Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Early Birthday Gift

I got an early birthday present. :) I've spent hours just looking through it deciding on the first project to make from it.

So far, these are my favorite projects that I hope to make this year.  Ambitious huh?

Harvest Star, Delectable Mountains,  Amish Inspired Shoofly,  Prairie Baskets,  X's and O's, Feedsack Flags, Use A Napkin Only For Your Mouth (and the best part is I have a charm pack I've been saving for the perfect project. So I'll use that for this project)

Sunday, January 19, 2014

Rainbow Crochet

In honor of my late mother in law,  I've been crocheting. Every stitch I make I think of her. Now, I'm not the best at crochet but I'm trying. 

I love rainbows and figured that I could make some granny squares using rainbow colors.

I'm using red heart yarn in red, pumpkin,  bright yellow, paddy green, royal, soft navy and medium purple.  I'm planning on making 16 blocks, and I'm on the green rounds on 12 before I ran out of the skein. So I moved on to the royal blue.

If you plan on doing this like me you'll need one skein of red, pumpkin and yellow.  You'll need two skeins of paddy green, royal, soft navy and medium purple.  I'm crocheting two rows of each color using a 5.5 mm hook, using US terms double crochet.

I haven't joined the blocks yet (and they still need to be blocked) but I purchased a pound of yarn in white. That should be enough but I'll keep you updated. :)

I've completed one full block so I had an idea of what everything would look like.  The block hasn't been blocked yet and to give you an idea on the size the newsprint pad its shown on is 18"x24". :) nice and big.