Monday Makings… Crochet Fun and Yarn Shopping!

I love weekends!!!  Lots of time to crochet and spend time doing my favorite things!!

This last week was so busy, I couldn’t wait to sit down and get some serious crocheting done… And to top it off Saturday was a Yarn Shopping Day!!!  I have been so lucky to be able  to share my creativity with all of you,, It makes my design process so much more fun!!  Friday over on Facebook, We played a little guessing game… It was a blast!!  Every few minutes I posted a clue to “What will my next Free Pattern be”…  So many good guesses!  If you missed out on the fun, you will find out at the bottom of this post!!  Let’s get started on this week’s Monday Makings segment……

To start the segment off.. I want to share with you 2 Memory Blankets I made these last week!  You may wonder how I finished 2 blankets,,, Well ~ A Memory Blanket is a  small blanket 12″ or 15″ .. These blankets are being donated to our July ELK Studio From The Heart Charity Drive.  As most of you know, I have been working with Kathy from ELK Studio Handcrafted Crochet Designs for almost a year with the charity she put together. Each month we donate to a designated charity.  Anyone can join us and if you are interested just shoot me an email!   For July, we are donating to Project Sweet Peas, Project Sweet Peas is a national non-profit organization coordinated by volunteers, who through personal experience have become passionate about providing support to families with infants in intensive care and to those who have experienced pregnancy and infant loss.    Maria from Pattern Paradise has organized this months drive and I have decided to donate these sweet little blankets…

c2c memory blankets

These Memory Blankets are a simple Corner to Corner Afghan and each measures approximately 15″.

If you haven’t tried this type of afghan, they are all the rage and are easy to make… Red Heart Yarns has a great pattern you can follow… Click here for the details!  This is the third time I have made this type of pattern and it is addicting!!

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Next up is the  really fun stuff... I want to share with you my Saturday Yarn Shopping Trip… I left late morning to head up to Medford to get a little work done on my car… We live a little over an hour away from a town with any major stores, so when we go… We fill the day with shopping!  I collected all my coupons for JoAnn’s and Michael’s…  JoAnns had 4- 50% off, 1 – 40% off and then 15 % off the entire purchase coupon… Michaels had a 25% off the entire purchase coupon… So this was a great day to go yarn shopping!!  Here is what I got…  6 soft skeins of Red Heart Baby Yarn for my next new Free Pattern (See that announcement at then bottom).. Some Cotton yarn for my stash, a new hook and some place markers…

ag yarn

Colors for my new project….

Yarn Shopping

This weekends yarn haul!!!

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Now… What you have been waiting for… After much thought ~  My next Free Crochet Pattern will be the 8th pattern in my Amazing Grace Pattern Series!!!  When I was trying to decide what to add, I realized I didn’t have a pattern for children yet!  Since the Amazing Grace Series is dedicated to Cancer and Illness, our little loves need something to wrap up in when they are suffering and recovering!!  So… My next pattern is ~ Amazing Grace Baby Blanket…  Here is a small sneak peek of this fun pattern… As usual we will be using the same stitch pattern that is in all the Amazing Grace projects… It is easy to follow and  the finished afghan will be cheery!!  Are you ready to make one??  The pattern is still in the works and should be finished before the end of the month!!  Stay Turned!!

Amazing Grace Baby Blanket Beginning

Also,,, Just for fun I did a quick manicure using these peacock fingernail stickers… Fun stuff!!

Manicure

Happy Crocheting!

Elena

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Comments

  1. You are SO inspiring! Thank you for your dedication to this art that we all love. ….I think I may try a c2c after seeing yours…..

  2. Jean Anne Engel :

    I love the C2C, I’ve made two baby blankets, and several dish cloths and spa cloths. I think this is my favorite stitch. Have a great week.

  3. Hello Beatrice, I just found your website and love the Amazing Grace Crochet Patterns. I am particularly interested in the Pink -Bubble Gum shawl. I belong to a prayer shawl group at my church and would love to make this. My problem is that I am having difficulty downloading the pattern as it appears on your Amazing Grace page without all the business of the page. Am I doing something wrong and is there a way I can obtain a copy of this pattern? I will gladly pay to obtain a copy of this pattern? I love the look of your patterns but don’t know how to download them.

    Please answer when you have a free moment. Many thanks.

    Eileen Kerryetc [email protected]

    • Eileen, if you are on the Amazing Grace Pattern page, you click on the link by each picture to go to the individual patterns. However, this is a free pattern site and patterns are not downloadable directly from here.There are 2 easy choices!
      1 Copy the part you would like to have from the page, then paste it into a word document and you will have it on your computer… or
      2 Copy the URL in the address bar of the page you would like to download, go to printfriendly.com and enter the URL into the designated area. From there you can download, make a pdf, email, print and many more choices… this is a great method…

      Thank you!

  4. Look forward to your new baby blanket pattern in your series, just finished a c2c for a great grandchild. I will try to make a few memory blankets. Today I was grocery shopping at Walmart and a skien of Red Heart with Love fell into my basket. Started working with it and I am amazed how soft it is. A good utility yarn and will be nice for hats and scarves for the shelter. Only 3.59 at Walmart, limited color selection.

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