Sunbonnet Potholder Is Almost Finished. Assembly Today.


WooHoo!! Almost finished.

The shell edging has been stitched to both sides. 13 shells per side.

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The flowers, leaves and hanging tab are done and ready to attach.

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Now it comes down to how many flowers. Which colors? And where to place?

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Waiting to hear from my buyer. Will post a finished photo once I am done.


Go here to make your own sunbonnet potholder. I didn’t do all the bells and whistles. Just simple and easy after making the sunbonnet.

http://www.craftown.com/crochet/pat12.htm

Crochet Beanies and Necklaces: A Week’s Worth

This is what I have been working on for about a week. I meant to post a couple pictures a few days ago but just kept on making stuff.

And I learned two new stitches. Herringbone Half Double Crochet and Crossover.


Beanies/Caps/Hats with coordinated necklaces.

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Made this cute little purse. This is the Herringbone HDC stitch.

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Used cotton yarn for everything. Sugar n Cream and Lion Brand.


Patterns used:

  • Flowers, Crochet Bouquet by Suzann Thompson. Page 33, Simple 5  and Page 98, Six-Petal Traditional Rose.
  • Yellow hat, 100 Hats by Jean Leinhauser & Rita Weiss. No. 75 on page 143.
  • Yellow purse, a mistake turned good. No pattern.
  • Other caps, used various stitches to create.

99

Need I say more!! If you have been following me on my Project 101 journey, then you know EXACTLY what that means.

Here they are. The next five.


Square 49 – Watermelon

  • red, green, white & black
  • hook G
  • measures 6 1/2″

Fast to make. I like it. I didn’t follow the directions in the book for creating the “seeds.”  I just looped around 4 times for each seed. In and out. Easy-peasy!!

I will make more. In fact, I think I will make a table cloth for our family reunion’s picnic this coming July.

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Square 68 –  Berry

  • cream, orange & brown
  • hook G
  • measures 7 1/2″
  • cluster and berry stitches

Love this square, with or without the edging. I am so sorry I am just now getting around to making it. The berry stitch would have been perfect when I was searching for edgings for other projects. I really like it and will for sure make it again.

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Square 73 – Huge Flower

  • dusty blue, lime & cream
  • hook G
  • measures 7 1/2″

Whew!! Didn’t think I would EVER finish this square. It was very tiring. I took frequent breaks. Make 2 petals, take a 3 hr nap.  Look at all those yarn ends. Weaving in all of those took over an hour. To do it right. I am proud of how it turned out. Front AND back.

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Square 75 – Perfect!!

  • pink & green
  • hook G
  • measures 4 1/2″
  • long triple crochet stitch

Isn’t this THE most perfect square!!  I know I have told you of other squares I love but I really do LOVE this one. You will be seeing more of it.

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Square 97 – Cross

  • dusty blue, lime & cream
  • hook G
  • measures 7 3/4″
  • double triple crochet stitch

I guess this one could have been included in the Holiday post. A cross. Easter, maybe?  But I hadn’t started it then.

I am so glad I didn’t wait and make this the last square. I would have been on a downer instead of an upper. I have to put this one up there in the TOP FIVE HARDEST SQUARES.  Maybe even higher.  I had to read, reread & reread the directions in order to visualize what to do. Thank goodness for the color photo. It helped me a lot.

No question. I WON’T BE MAKING this one again!!

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Well, that’s it for now.  I am hoping to finish the last 2 sometime today. But if not, for sure by tomorrow. I want to start on making up stuff with these squares and utilizing all the techniques I have learned.

2 to go!!


Patterns for these squares can be found in the book, 101 Crochet Squares, by Jean Leinhauser.

Zig Zag, BABY & Giant Flowers: New Crochet Squares

I am happy to report, I have completed 43 squares from my Project 101. 58 to go!!

Here’s the latest. No color explosion this time. I am all over the color map. Trying to mix things up and use some of my yarn just sitting.


Square 89 – Zig Zag

This looked interesting so thought I would try it. Yuck!! The square is all single crochet. Took forever. And placing the zig zags to zig zag just so also took forever. Even with a guide from the book, I still ended up redoing the zags about as often as the zigs. 😀

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Will I make this square again? NOOOOOOOOOOOOO.


Square 19 – BABY

Have you tried the new BABY yarn line from Lion Brand, Vanna’s Choice? Very pretty colors. This pink is called Pink Poodle.

Cute, petite. I would make it again.

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In fact, I DID make it again. 😀

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Square 69

Looking for a quick and easy square to make? This is it. Kinda plain. Kinda dull. But it’s in the book. So had to make it. I added an extra single crochet row around the edges.

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Square 17 – Love it!!

Love this flower!! It came out perfect. Will definitely make this square and flower again. There are 3 layers of petals. And pattern uses Back Post Single Crochet stitches. They are easy. Just have to determine which stitch they go around.

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Square 32 – Another Uh, Oh Moment

Switched to earthtone colors for this one. Used cream, toffee and espresso dark brown. Espresso almost looks black.

Starts off with this flower.

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Round 8. Uh, Oh!! Not again!! I am making a square. Not a CIRCLE!!

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Still smarting from the flying saucer, I was hesitant to go past Round 8. BUT.. I rechecked all the steps and was pretty certain I hadn’t missed, messed up or skipped anything. Kept going.

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Whew!!

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I added an extra round of double crochet stitches before the final single crochet row.


Squares are being made from patterns in the book, 101 Crochet Squares by Jean Leinhauser.

Yarn used for the above squares:

  • Lion Brand, Vanna’s Choice
  • Loops & Threads, Impeccable
  • Red Heart Soft Yarn

Hook G for all.