It’s Almost Done… National Crochet Month & Sunburst Granny!

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I decided to get busy on my Sunburst Granny Square Blanket ..  I’m still not sure of the size I want though, … I now have 45 squares complete and will need somewhere between 48-63 squares to make a nice size blanket!  I am tempted to stop at 48 so I can join them and put an edging on…   I only need 48 to make a twin topper,,, 63 for a queen… Hmmmm!  Well, I will have to decide tonight… I actually could have this beautiful blanket done this weekend if I do 48 squares!

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I really have enjoyed making this blanket,,, and for once I am keeping it for myself…YAY!  Hopefully one of my children don’t want to steal it,,, I always give in!

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These are a few of my favorite combinations…

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This reminds me of my childhood bedroom colors… My Grandmother Beatrice Ryan Ramshaw painted my room purple for me when I was 8 years old… Loved it!  She made a crochet loopy rug in these colors for my floor… I wish I still had it… Maybe I should make a replica!

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Don’t forget this is still National Crochet Month… Stretch yourself into learning how to crochet, reading patterns or new stitches!

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Here is to finishing projects and National Crochet Month…

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Elena

Owl Hats and Art….

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Last night I finished up the last two items for Alpine Originals children’s theme for the local Art Walk,,, Owl Hat’s…. The Art Walk is today from 4pm to 7pm in downtown Mt. Shasta …. Many galleries and shops will be open late to show off the different types of art we have in our town… It’s fun and so many great items in the shops!

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Children’s Owl Hats…

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This is a great Children’s Owl Hat  Pattern you can get for free from one of my favorite crochet sites… Repeat Crafter Me .  She always has great projects and tips… Check it out!

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I will be hanging out for a bit at Alpine Originals this evening to support this event and promote National Crochet Month!  If you happen to be around, stop by and check out our local artist’s handmade items!

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So here is to Art Walks, Owl Hats and National Crochet Month!

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Elena

Easter Granny Bunny…

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I was so excited when I found this cute pattern on Janette’s blog at The Green Dragonfly…  I had wanted to make a bunny to give to my grand-kids and this is the perfect one!!!!  It uses up scraps,  it was easy to make and different from the typical Easter Bunny!

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I am still finishing up my next project, Camo Granny Baby Blanket, maybe just another evening or so…  I just love to complete something each day and this bunny was the perfect project… It took about 2 hours start to finish,,, Some of that time was looking for my stash of batting…lol!

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So here is to Quick, Easy Projects & Easter Bunnies!

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Elena

Easter Granny Square Baby Blanket

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It’s almost Easter and I couldn’t resist making another sweet Granny Baby Blanket….

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When I was looking through my stash, trying to decide what to make next… I kept picking up these beautiful Eastery skeins of yarn!   Hmmm… What to make???  Well, if you have been following my recent posts about the Art Walk in our town you will remember that the store I sell my items is participating in the event… Alpine Originals carries handmade items that are created by local artist (me included).  This month their store’s theme for the Art Walk is children’s items, and I have been making quite a few.  I thought I was done with blankets,,, but no… this yarn kept calling me and my hook to get to work…

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That’s not the only one though… I am almost done with the next baby blanket,,,  Am I obsessed with baby blankets or what???  The next one is a Camo Granny Square Blanket,,, It is about 3/4 done and I should have it complete just in time for this Friday’s Art Walk…  I will post a picture of it when it’s done…

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So here is to Baby Blankets and Granny Squares….

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Elena

Sunshine and Shells Baby Cocoon & Hat Set-Free Pattern

Happy Tuesday! Finally, I got this pattern together to add to my FREE PATTERN library!  Super sweet and soft, these baby cocoons will swaddle a baby perfectly!  I hope you enjoy this pattern!

Sunshine and Shells Baby Cocoon & Hat Set

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Size:                      Newborn-3 Months

Materials:            Red Heart Soft Baby Steps Yarn- 2 Skeins, 5 oz each or any soft worsted weight yarn desired.     

                              Crochet Hook, Size H or hook to obtain proper gauge

 

Abbreviations:                       Ch-Chain              Sc-Single Crochet            Dc-Double Crochet          St-Stitch

 

Beginning Shell Pattern:      Ch 3, Skip 2 Sts, 5 Dc in next St, Skip next 2 Sts.

Shell Pattern:                         Dc in St, Skip 2 Sts, 5 Dc in next st, Skip next 2 Sts.

Gauge:                                     3”x 3” Shell Pattern Swatch = 2 Shell repeats x 5 Rows.

 

Note: Pattern is worked in the round and all joining stitches are joined to the beginning stitch.

 

Cocoon 24” x 18”

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Make a Magic Ring.

Row 1: Ch 2 (Does not count as a stitch now and throughout), 12 Dc in Magic Ring, Join to beginning Dc. Pull Tail to tighten ring. = 12 Dc

Row 2: Ch 2, 2 Dc in each St around, Join to beginning. = 24 Dc

Row 3:  Ch 2, *2 Dc in first St, 1 Dc in next St*, Repeat **around, Join. = 36 Dc.

Row 4: Ch 2, *2 Dc in first St, 1 Dc in next 2 Sts*, Repeat ** around, Join. = 48 Dc

Row 5: Ch 2, *2 Dc in first St, 1 Dc in next 3 Sts*, Repeat ** around, Join. = 60 Dc

Row 6: Ch 2, *2 Dc in first St, 1 Dc in next 4 Sts *, Repeat ** around, Join. = 72 Dc

Row 7: Ch 2, * 2 Dc in first St, 1 Dc in next 5 Sts*, Repeat ** around, Join. = 84 Dc

Row 8: Chain 3 (Counts as 1st Dc now and  throughout), Skip next 2 Sts, 5 Dc in next St, Skip next 2 Sts (Beginning Shell Pattern made), *Dc in next St, Skip next 2 Sts, 5 Dc in next St, Skip next 2 Sts* Shell Pattern Made, Repeat** 13 times. Join to the top of Ch 3. = 14 Shell Pattern Repeats (including Beginning Shell Pattern).

Rows 9 – 31: Repeat row 8.

Row 32-33:  Ch 1 Sc around = 84 Sc

Row 34: Ch 1, *Sc in 4 Sts, Ch 3, Sc in same St (Picot Made)* Repeat Around, Join. Finish Off and Weave in ends  = 21 Picot

 

 

Hat   13” Circumference

Make Magic Ring

Row 1: Ch 1,  Sc 8 in Ring. Join. = 8 Sc

Row 2: Ch1, Sc in 1st St,* 3 Dc in next St, Sc in next St*. Repeat ** around, Join. = 4 sc, 4 Dc Clusters.

Row 3: Ch 3, Skip St, 5 Dc in next St, Skip St (Beginning Shell Pattern Made),* Dc in next St, Skip St, 5 Dc in next St, Skip St ( Shell Pattern Made)*, Repeat ** around, Join. = 4 Shell Pattern Repeats.

Row 4: Ch 3,  Skip 1 St,* 3 Dc in next  St, 1 Dc in next St, 3 Dc in next  St, Skip St ◊, Dc in next  St, Skip St*. Repeat ** around 4 times ending at ◊, Join. = 4 Repeats.

Row 5: Ch 3, Skip St,*5 Dc in next St, Skip St, Dc in next St, Skip St*, Repeat ** around, Join. = 8 Shell Pattern Repeats.

Row 6: Ch 3,* Skip 2 Sts, 5 Dc in next St, Skip 2 Sts, Dc in next St* Repeat Around, Join. = 8 Shell Pattern Repeats

7.-9: Repeat Row 6

Row 10: Ch 1, Sc in each st around, Join.

Row 11: Ch 1 Turn, Sc in each around, Join. (This is the only round you turn)

Row 12: Ch 1, Reverse Sc in each St around, Join. Finish off and weave in ends.

 

*If you find any errors, please let me know by comment or email [email protected]*

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*** You may make and sell products from my patterns but if you do I ask that you link back to my post. Please do not copy and post this pattern and claim it as your own. Please do not re-publish photos as your own.***

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