Friday, January 28, 2011

Cotton Hat

I'm planning on making a knitted "cousin" to this hat, but here's the crocheted one!  I saw several of these style hats on Ravelry, and so I decided to give it a shot without a pattern.  I think I did pretty ok. 

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Prayer Squares and my Cuties!

2 Crocheted prayer squares, a cutie pic of our new puppy, and a cutie pic of my toddler!

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Another Hat . . . .

I LOVE crocheting this hat, designed by Betsy at The Dainty Daisy (click on link in sidebar).  It's so quick and so pretty on baby's head.  It's the perfect gift for a baby shower!  I made this one entirely of 100% super soft cotton for a spring baby.  I used violet and creme.  Love it, and I can't wait to make more.

Ravelry Year Long Partner Gift #1

Monday, January 17, 2011

The Blankie

Here is the lapghan my granny crocheted for me when she was in her 80's!  I've been cuddling up with it a lot the last couple days and am so glad I have it and my great grandfather's Bible. 

A Tribute . . . .

A tribute to my beautiful great grandmother Mable with my great grandfather Homer.  They are so beautiful . . . .

Crochet . . . .

I learned to crochet when I was 8ish by my great grandmother.  I admit that I could only do chain, single crochet, and double crochet, but even then I had no idea what the names for the stitches were.  I became frustrated when as an adult I was unable to figure out a simple crochet hat, so I decided to learn to knit.  As soon as I learned to knit, I went BACK to crocheting and learned all the symbols and abbreviations and made my first hat!  Although I now have a fondness for knitting, crochet will always hold a special place in my heart because it connects me to such a beautiful person.  So, since my granny passed into the arms of Jesus on January 15th this year, I'm exclusively crocheting this entire year as a tribute to her.  I can still remember her with hook and yarn in hand making beautiful afghans for all of us she loved so much.  She gave so much when she herself had so little.  It is my hope to do the same.  I am going to try and teach as many people who are willing this year to crochet.  Then I can pass along a little of granny.  I will only be representing things on my blog that are for crocheters.  I've included some of the pics of items I've crocheted.  I've crocheted many more things than this, but I didn't think to take photos of them.  I would like to make several garments this year, and I'm working on some babysets.