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Afghan Order Complete

Ribbon CrossHere it is, all ready to package and mail out!  It’s a good thing I got this order actually because as I was working this up I found and corrected two errors in the pattern.  I got an updated PDF loaded to Ravelry and sent out to those who have already purchased it. Fortunately (and unfortunately) that’s only 3 people.

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Afghan Order

Afghan 3

Well I was started back up on the Granny Square project, but then I got an order for an afghan on my Etsy shop.  So now I’m working this up again real quick this week to ship out. Then it will be back to the grannies again, again, again.

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Pattern – Basket Weave Baby Afghan

1Here is the afghan I have been working on in payment for my new graphics.  I really like how it came out.  It is a basket weave stitch with a faux ribbon edging similar to the Ribbon and Pearls Christening Afghan.  It also has a double ruffle in two colors with a picot edge.

2The pattern for this afghan is now available for sale on Ravelry!  I’ve set the price for it at $5.00.  I would love to hear from anyone who purchases the pattern and see pictures of your completed afghan!  I may even post your picture on the site here!  Click on the picture to see the Ravelry listing, or just the “buy now” link.  Enjoy!


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Christmas Presents 2013

SnowflakesFinally, here are the Christmas presents that I made for the family this past year.  I’ve been wanting to make these as Christmas gifts for several years now.

I made a set of 5 starched snowflake ornaments for each of my and my Husband’s Parents and each of our siblings’ families.  I made the same snowflake for everyone rather than using a different pattern for each set.  I had it memorized very shortly and was turning them out in 30 minutes each by the time I got them all done.

I used different thread from size 5 to 20, including one set of gold thread and two different sets of red thread – all of which I already had on hand.  I did have to buy some ribbon for the hangers and I also sprayed each set with glitter spray once they were starched to add a little sparkle.  (That was a lot of fun in the freezing cold temperatures we had this December.)

I picked up old Christmas tins at the thrift store to put these in instead of boxing and wrapping.  I lined the tins with tissue paper to which I added a few drops of scented oil so that you got a nice whiff of Christmas when you opened the them.  In the end it took me a lot of time to make, starch and finish these, but everyone seemed to enjoy them.

Starching and pinning to shape.

Starching and pinning to shape.

This is scented oil from Bath and Bodyworks. I added just a few drops to the tissue paper before putting the ornaments in their tins.

One of the tins I picked up at the thrift store.

One of the tins I picked up at the thrift store.

This is the gold snowflake which I gave to my Mom.

This is the gold snowflake which I gave to my Mom.

This is my favorite.  I love how delicate it came out using the smaller thread.  My Mother-in-law got this one.

This is my favorite. I love how delicate it came out using the smaller thread. My Mother-in-law got this one.

I plan to make a bunch of snowflakes for myself to put on a second tree in our home eventually.  I’m talking about making a few dozen different snowflakes.  That sure will be a project!

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Ribbon Cross Christening Afghan (Style A)

Afghan 3The pattern for this afghan is now available for sale on Ravelry!  I’ve set the price for it at $5.00.  I would love to hear from anyone who purchases the pattern and see pictures of your completed afghan!  I may even post your picture on the site here!  Click on the picture to see the Ravelry listing, or just the “buy now” link.  Enjoy!


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Pattern – Ribbon and Pearls Christening Afghan

The pattern for this afghan is now available for sale on Ravelry!  I’ve set the price for it at $5.00.  I would love to hear from anyone who purchases the pattern and see pictures of your completed afghan!  I may even post your picture on the site here!  Click on the picture to see the Ravelry listing, or just the “buy now” link.  Enjoy!

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Ribbon and Pearls Christening Afghan

As promised, I designed an afghan in honor of my baby girl and I just love how it turned out!  I even submitted this one to Leisure Arts to see if they wanted to publish but they didn’t.  Oh well. 

I think I’ll sell the pattern for this one on Ravelry.  So I won’t post it for free here, but I will get the link added to the item on Ravelry once I get it posted there.

I loved how the ribbon and pearls turned out.  I was initially going to use white pearls but I’m glad I used the pink.  This pattern could be real pretty in reverse colors too with pink yarn and white ribbon and pearls. 

Update:   I have added the pattern for sale to my Ravelry store!

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Baby Booties Pattern

So like I mentioned in the previous post,  I designed these cute little booties.  I looked at several different patterns and just didn’t like them.  So I came up with my own pattern instead using a combination of what I’d seen elsewhere, along with my own changes.  I may even design some more different booties coming up here.

Size: Newborn

Materials:
• Worsted Weight Yarn.
• 3/8” Wide Ribbon
• Size F (3.75mm) Crochet hook
• Yarn Needle

Pattern Stitch:
3 Single Crochet Decrease (3scDec) Uses next 3 sc: insert hook in next st, [draw up a lp] 3 times (4 lps on hook), yo and draw through all 4 lps. (3scDec made.)

Row 1: Ch 26, turn, sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each across (25 sc)

Row 2-4: Ch 1, turn, sc in each sc across.

Row 5: Ch 1, turn, sc in 11 sc, 3scDec, sc in last 11 sc.

Row 6: Ch 1, turn, sc in 10 sc, 3scDec, sc in last 10 sc.

Row 7: Ch 1, turn, sc in 9 sc, 3scDec, sc in last 9 sc.

Note: Rows 8 & 9 are worked in the round along the edge of previous work.

Round 8: Ch 3, turn, [skip next st, hdc in next st, ch 1] across to end of row, hdc in last st, ch 1, 8 sc evenly in end of rows, ch 1, 25 sc across beginning ch along bottom of work, ch 1, 8 sc evenly in end of rows, ch 1, join with sl st to beg ch 3.

Round 9: Ch 1, turn, sc in each sc around to first [hdc, ch 1] space, [ch 3, sc in next ch 1 sp] across row, ch 3, join with sl st to first sc.

Row: 10: Ch 3, turn, sc in first ch 3 sp, [ch 3, sc in next ch 3 sp] across , finish off leaving a 20” tail for sewing.

Finishing: Turn bootie inside out and whip stitch along the heel and sole to toe. Weave ribbon through Round 8 and tie in a bow.  Weave all yarn ends.

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A Wedding Bible

 So the first project I’m writing about was not a gift for someone else, but one of the rare items I’ve made for myself – a Bible Cover for my wedding this past summer.

I found the pattern for this cover years ago in a crochet magazine and I knew right away that I wanted to carry this down the aisle when I got married instead of a bouquet of flowers.  So I put the magazine away in the cedar chest where I keep much of my yarn, saving it.  When it came time, I pulled the magazine out and started putting the materials together, including the bible I had received as a child in 1986.

The cover was made in three pieces (the cover and the two pockets) by holding two strings of thread together and crocheting cluster stitches.   The edging attached and closed the pockets and  included threading pearl beads onto one of the threads and crocheting stitches around the beads.  Ribbon was woven around the edging as well and a length was left at the end to which I added an elegant pearl spray.  I had to modify the pattern slightly to fit the size of my bible.

 

I don’t crochet with thread very often.  I love the delicate work of fillet crochet used to make doilies and other projects with thread, but the small work really hurts my hands.  Fortunately, this piece was made a little easier by holding multiple threads.  It gave it more bulk than crocheting with just one strand of thread, but allowed the piece to remain more delicate than if actual yarn had been used.

I suspected that a lot of people thought I was crazy when I told them I was going to carry a Bible down the aisle with a crocheted cover on it instead of flowers.  (Though no one actually said so.) But it turned out absolutely perfect and I pined a corsage to the front for embellishment on the big day.

 

Stitched In Love,

Tatha

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