Crochet With Me!!!  Week 5 CAL…

Crochet With Me!!! Week 5 CAL…

Welcome back to Crochet with Me!!!  Our weekly Crochet A Long Segment…

If you love to crochet afghans,,, Join me each week to work on our current Crochet~A~Long!!  Currently we are working on a Vintage Fan Ripple Afghan… We are approaching the half way mark, so it’s still not to late to join in on this fun project!!  If you are participating don’t forget to email your progress photos in so we can all share!!

Here are last weeks progress pictures…The first one is mine and below that is two of our friends wonderful progress photos!!

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This pattern is very easy and looks great… It is a vintage pattern, and we are using A Creative Being’s updated pattern for this project… To stay connected and get all the weekly pattern assignments… Click on the Crochet with Me tab at the top of the page!!    I would love to hear how your project is coming along… and in the next couple weeks I will have a poll to vote for our next Crochet With Me project!!  So stay tuned!!

This Week’s Crochet With Me Assignment…

This week is a busy week for most of us… With Halloween in the mix,,, I am sure we will all be making costumes, going to parties and getting our little ones ready for some fun… I will be traveling to see my oldest daughter and grandson for the weekend… So lets do 2 more color segemnts!!    Segments 11 & 12 will get us through this week… YAY!!  I hope you are loving this!!  I hope to see my email filling up with your progress pictures!

Happy Crocheting!!


Monday Makings… A new look and lots of crochet coming you way!!

Monday Makings… A new look and lots of crochet coming you way!!

I didn’t get much crocheting accomplished..  Over the weekend I was busily working on the website making the new changes.. Many things are still the same,  but I did change the theme slightly which changed the top of the site and the boxes the posts are in… Also some of the advertising is positioned a little differently… You may wonder why I have had advertising in the past and why it will be added this time too…  Running a website isn’t free and it helps off set the cost of the website and the costs of designing and publishing my free patterns…

One of the best upgrades in my opinion,,, besides the cute theme… Is the Print Friendly button at the bottom of each post… This nice little button will make it very easy for you to print out  my patterns without all the other pieces of the website… You click on it and it takes you to a screen with the page you are wanting to print…

printfriendly Look for this button at the bottom of each page!

This is one of my favorite tools!!

Here is what you can do with Print Friendly…

1. Print

2. Make a PDF

3. Send it as an email

4. Delete the sections you don’t want to print… Very customizable!!

This is one of my favorite tools!! You will find the button at the bottom left of each post… above “Related Posts”


A few other changes I like….

At the bottom of each post there is a section of  “Related Posts“, This hopefully is a fun way for you to get to know me and see posts from the past you may want to read!!

In the Sidebar... I will be making some changes… one is my Twitter Feed is now in place… If you like twitter.. check it out…

Pinterest...  If you love Pinterest.. As always you can click on the button at the bottom of each post to pin one of my pictures.. But now… You can hover over the picture and you will find a Pin It button there too!!!


I will be fussing with the site for a bit… so please still be patient!!


Now on to the CROCHET!!  I have been working on a new pattern… I didn’t quit finish it this weekend as planned… Hopefully this week!!  Here is another sneak peek…

rainbow dash bag sample

And…THIS THURSDAY  I have a very SPECIAL SURPRISE!!!  So make sure to come back and be a part of a really great Crochet Collaboration!!  Shhh… I might have a  little something new with one of my most popular patterns…

Lastly!!!  Next week will be the beginning of an 8 week Crochet Charity Extravaganza…  I hope you will tune in and help me make this a special time…  It includes my Amazing Grace Patterns,,, Charity,,, Prizes,,, and Paying it forward!!

Amazing Grace Charity Extravaganza

Happy Crocheting!!


Monday Makings…

I have a large stack of WIP’s… What about you??  The majority of them are crochet projects that I fully intend to finish!!!  But this week, my daughter asked me if I could Knit (yes Knit) a hat for her friend’s birthday,,, And she would by the yarn… How can you say no to that??  Well I guess if you didn’t know how to knit you would say no…lol.

So, She brought the yarn home… A gorgeous skein from Cascade Yarns Eco Duo line… It was a Alpacha/Merino Wool blend.. undyed. I don’t knit often, but I can do the basics… So I had her show me a picture of what type of beanie she wanted, and I dug out my knitting needles(well found them in my knitting drawer)!  Then the fun began…  I was nervous, I wanted it to turn out just as she wanted and also,,, not ruin the great yarn she bought…  When you are making something for someone else’s vision,,, It is always a little scary!

Finally a few hours later… The hat was complete!! Yay,,, But I was worried it wasn’t what she had pictured,,, I thought it may be a little more slouchy than she wanted…  When she arrived home later that evening I showed it to her and she was very happy… I was greatly relieved!!!  So here it is,,, One of my few knitted projects…



Back to crocheting…  Do you hear a sigh of relief??  I am so much faster and proficient with crochet, it is really my craft of choice!!  But after knitting this hat,,,I thought… Hmmm maybe I will try a little more knitting in the future!


This week I also completed Week 8 of the Crochet-A-Long… We are nearing the end… The edging will be started in the next week or so… I am really happy with the afghan so far!  All the pictures on Facebook Show and Tell have been really great… If you have time,, hop over to last Friday’s Show and Tell and check them out!!


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Week 8 grass



Charlie could hardly sit still for this picture… All he wanted to do was bounce all over the yard!!

Happy Crocheting!!!




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