Thursday, July 13, 2017

Filet Crochet: Lift High the Cross

This little gem was a design I was playing around with. The design part didn't take as long as it took me to actually crochet, so I wasn't playing around with it too much.  The inspiration came to me on a quiet, lazy Sunday afternoon, which can be rare in my household. Perhaps it was divine inspiration? It didn't take me long to make once I settled on the pattern. Overall I like how it turned out and it has received multiple compliments, but I think I will keep messing around and modify it some. I already started another designed based off this one and will have that posted once I finish crocheting it.  I have the chart written down on graph paper with a pencil, which I will scan and upload when I get a moment to do so. Unfortunately I don't have those fancy computer programs to spit out the design in a more professional manner. Perhaps it will be something I look into in the future.

If you are interested in just use the above picture for the chart, you can chain 80 for the foundation and double chain into the 9th chain from your hook to get started. 

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Leaping Stripes and Blocks Blanket

When I was pregnant with my little girl, I was super excited about the opportunity to crochet using girly colors. After so many years spent as being a mother of only boys, it was a nice change of pace. Don't get me wrong, I love my boys, LOVE them! However, there's nothing like doing a project for a little princess, especially my little princess. This was the first time that I was pregnant since crocheting on a regular basis.

I know you're thinking, "little girl, why not go with pink?" I did use pink, but in a different project that I will post at a later date. For this project I decided to do a blanket, since my little girl would be a December baby and need lots of things to fight off the winter chills.

I decided to use the Leaping Stripes and Blocks over at Moogly using Red Heart Soft Yarn in Lavender, Lilac, and White. This was an easy project. Once you figure out the pattern, you can easily do this while vegging out in front of the television. I whipped this out in a week. I probably could have finished it earlier, but pregnancy takes a lot of energy out of me. I am really pleased at how well it turned out, especially when wrapping up my little girl in it. Precious!