Wednesday Facebook Fan Favorite… Week 21

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As the Arctic Vortex whips through the United States and freezes a large part of our country, many of us are crocheting to pass the time while we are trying to stay warm…What a way to start the new year!!!!  Today’s Facebook Fan Favorite it the first one for the year and it will keep you cozy in this chilly weather!  This design is from one of my favorite designers,,, Bonita Patterns… She is famous for her Crocodile Stitch projects and I have made several of her patterns!  This is a free one from her and well worth checking out!!!  So here it is… Our first Fan Favorite for the year… Reversible Textured Slouch & Crocodile Stitch DOUBLE LAYERED Flower by Bonita PatternsClick here for the Free Crochet Pattern.

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Don’t you love this hat?? I do and the flower is made from her signature Crocodile Stitch Pattern!!!  This will definitely be on my to-do a list for this year!!.

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On another note…. Are you ready for our Crochet-A-Long??? If you missed my last post containing the Material List… You can Click Here to see it… And at any time you can click on the Crochet-A-Long tab at the top of the page to see all the posts for this upcoming project… Each Saturday starting January 18th I will begin to post a pattern section for a weeks worth of crochet…  And every Friday Evening we will have a “Show and Tell” on my Facebook page where you can post your comments and progress pictures!!! And,,, Hang out on Ravelry too… We have a large group of you who have joined  over there… It will be another great place to hang out and crochet!!  I am beyond excited!! I have written and crocheted the first weeks section and will be taking the pictures this weekend…

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I think you are going to love it… It is a combination of all my favorite stitches and pattern pieces… Contemporary yet modern!!!  So get your yarn and hook… come hang out with me and crochet!!!

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Happy Crocheting… Elena

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Tuesday Tidbits…

Tuesday Tidbits…

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A quick tip… When you yarn seems to be dragging on your hook, it can really slow you down… And also cause hand fatigue!  Sometimes it is the yarn you are using and sometimes it is the hook…  A quick and simple tip: Take a small amount of household furniture polish and a soft cloth,,, Place a very small amount of polish on your cloth and polish the shank of your hook (the hook area).  Make sure to work the crevice and the tip thoroughly, and wipe all excess polish away. This method can be used on metal, plastic or wooden hooks.  A smooth hook makes for speedy crocheting!

Happy Hooking, Elena

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Small Steps…

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I am so excited today is here!  All the hard work making tons of crochet projects for my display at Alpine Originals for the Art Walk this evening… And now I  get to show it all off!  I couldn’t resist last night making a couple new items though!!!  I thought I would make one more pair of Skimmer Slippers using the pattern I bought a couple of years ago over at hookcandy.com… The pair I made a few days ago already had sold and I thought it would be nice to make one more pair for the Art Walk…

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I couldn’t resist the temptation of something new… I had been talking to my Sister-In-Law Laura a couple of weeks ago about the pattern and we were saying how much we both love making these slippers,,, She then told me she had also purchased the children’s pattern and LOVED it!  So… I hopped over to  Hook Candy and purchased the children’s pattern!   I couldn’t wait to get home to give it a try… They were so easy and quick,,, I whipped these up in just a couple of hours and they will be the final touch for my display… Debbie at Alpine Originals had just mentioned how much people liked seeing Baby Items in the store!  We live in such a small town,,, Sometimes it’s hard to find what you need,,, Now,, They can find Baby Skimmer Slippers!

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Baby Skimmer Slippers

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Glow In The Dark Dimensional Fabric Paint Hearts For Non-Skid Soles!

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Purple & Pink 12 Month Size

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Green & White 6-9 Months Size

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Hope to see some of you at the Art Walk tonight!  I will take some pictures to share just in case you can’t make it!!!

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So here is to New Patterns, Hook Candy and Art Walk!!

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Elena

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