Here’s another gift! I love finding these cool blanket patterns, but I have more blankets than I could use in a lifetime.
For this project, I decided to use yarn I already had in my stash. It’s a mix of brands, but they seem to have come together very nicely!
This gift is not meant to be given until Christmas, but I thought I’d get a good start since my favorites I’ve made can take as long as 2-3 months. A day or two into the project, I realized I’m nearly halfway done! This is also when I found how to do a join-as-you-go technique for hexagons, and I just had to go into overdrive out of excitement!
I used less yarn than I thought I would per hexie, so I think this would make a good scrap yarn project! But let’s save that for another time!
- Hook: 5.5 mm Furls Odyssey crochet hook from Furls Crochet.
- Known yarn used:
- Red Heart Super Saver in Aran, Medium Thyme, Charcoal
- Red Heart With Love in Black
- Lion Brand Vanna’s Choice in Seaspray Mist, Beige
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This week’s FO are reusable water balloons from Left in Knots! I tried them first as is with a 9.0 mm hook but came out too big for a child, so I omitted a row and switched to an 8.0 mm hook. But after trying them in action, I decided to put that row back with the 8.00 hook. And they came out great!
Once they’re made, all you really need for your fight is a bucket of water! They absorb about half a cup of water each, so you can cause the same amount of damage as traditional water balloons.
The best thing about this is the clean up! They are machine washable and dryable, and leave no trash on the battlefield.
- Yarn: Bernat Blanket
- Hook: 8.0 mm crochet hook from Clover USA
- Pattern: Left in Knots
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This afghan has been completed for a while. But since this was given as a gift, I did not want to risk ruining the surprise by posting too early!
This project had some ups and downs, and some learning experiences. First lesson was when using multiple colors for squares (in this case, hexagons), work by color sections and not one square at a time. Doing so helps break the monotony and makes you feel it is a quick project.
Another lesson is to not put projects down to hibernate for too long. For me, this gives me an excuse to postpone and get lazier and lazier to finish the project. My inner procrastinator comes out too much.
But overall, this turned out to be a great throw!
- Pattern by: Julie Yeager
- Yarn: Red Heart With Love in Aran; Red Heart Super Saver in Cherry Red, Hot Red; Vanna’s Choice in Scarlet, Brick
- Hook: 5.5 mm and 6.00 mm Soft Touch crochet hook from Clover USA
Last year’s Black Friday, I had a good haul of this Heartland yarn by Lion Brand. This has been my on-the-go project because it’s just a big ol’ granny square!
I just made a granny square as wide as my arm span. Then slip stitched together the side into itself to form the sleeve. A single crochet edge around the openings. And there you have it!
Really, that’s it.
The top part is folded over to make it look like a collar.
Warm and comfy. But in this Hawaii summer, this sweater will have to wait.
Get a head start on Halloween!
I’m starting to stock up on these hats. Because last year, I was crocheting at maximum capacity to keep up with demand!
The most popular item during Halloween season last year were these Edith hats. It was getting made in all sizes!
Avoid the rush and order Edith hat (or any other hat) here any time of the year!
They are done! So cute and cuddly!
These pictured have been claimed by my daughter, so they are being debuted into my shop as made to order. Order yours here.
Now to figure out which one to make next!
- Yarn: Red Heart Super Saver in Bright Yellow, Light Yellow; Loops and Threads Impeccable in Aqua; Vanna’s Choice in Black: Red Heart Classic in Mid Brown
- Other Materials: 15 mm plastic safety eyes. polyester fiber filling
- Pattern from: Crafty Hanako