Monday Makings and Pattern Reviews….

What a fun last week!!!  I released my latest Free Crochet Pattern… Winter’s Twist Headband,,, The Crochet-A-Long is going fantastic,,, lots of great projects shared on Facebook last Friday on Show and Tell!!!  My Sunburst Granny is now all most done… Squares are completed and joined,,, Now just for the edging!!  And, I made 3 more hats for our upcoming charity drive at ELK Studio From The Heart…  Wow… Now that’s alot of crochet!!

So here are some pictures and then… Reviews of the hats I made… Just in case you would like to make them too!!

First here is my Winter’s Twist HeadbandClick Here for the link to the Free Pattern!

Winters Twist Headband Free Pattern

Next,,, Week 5 Crochet-A-Long… Click the tab “Crochet-A-Long at the top of the page to get going on this great afghan!!

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And here is how my Sunburst Granny Square Blanket is coming along… All that’s left is the edging… I hope to finish that up by tonight!!

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Now on the the reviews…

The first  hat is from ELK Studio Handcrafted Crochet Designs… This is Kathy’s Country Appeal Hat… This is a Free Pattern!  As usual, this pattern is easy to read and can be made in one evening…  Kathy is quite the hat designer and as you know,,, I have made several of her wonderful patterns… This hat is one of my favorites!!  The texture she designed makes this very cozy and comfortable to wear!  It is worked from the bottom up to assure a great fit!!  So if you would like to make this Country Appeal Hat, Click Here

 

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Country Appeal Hat

The Second Hat I made is the Surface Braid Hat by The Laughing Willow…  To make this hat, Click Here for the Free Pattern… I have wanted to make this style of hat for a while and just found this pattern recently!!  It is a great technique to get the fun effect on the right side of the hat… This technique makes the hat very stretchy and plush!!!  I actually ended up making two… I need to send off at least 4 hats to the charity… so now I am ready… I have these 3 hats and one from last weeks review.

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Flat Braid Hat

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I hope you had a great Crochet Week!!!

Happy Crocheting!!

 

 

Monday Makings and Crochet Pattern Reviews……

It’s Monday again and  I feel great about what I worked on this weekend!!  I worked on our Crochet-A-Long (which I am loving), The Sunburst Granny Afghan for a charity… and Two Free Crochet Patterns to review!!

I hope you all are enjoying the Crochet-A-Long… There are so many great color combinations being shown over on Facebook Show and Tell each Friday… It is so inspiring!!

The Sunburst Granny Afghan I am making for a charity is coming along nicely!!!  All the squares are now ready for the final base color then I can attach them and add a border!!  I hope to be completely done later this week!!

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Sunburst Granny Afghan, Free Pattern by Pricillas Crochet… It will be 35 squares total!

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The first hat I worked up this weekend is by my dear friend Kathy at ELK Studio Handcrafted Crochet Designs… She is an amazing designer and has been putting out some really wonderful patterns…  Click Here to head over to her site to see all of her patterns!  This hat is called Morning Frost… It was easy to follow and has amazing texture… Kathy gives several different style options on the pattern… I chose to make it two tone… and as I was taking the picture I discovered how great it looked when I turned it inside-out too!!  A couple great things about this pattern is… 1. It is a FREE PATTERN and 2. It is easy to memorize the pattern… This makes it very easy to work up while watching TV!

If you would like to make this hat… Click Here for the Free Pattern Link!

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Morning Frost Hat in two tone…

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Morning Frost Hat… Turned inside-out!

The Second Pattern I made up to review is by e-Lee from the Crochet Lounge… Last month I reviewed her Mariposa Beanie…This is another great pattern by the Crochet Lounge!!!  Just in time for Valentines Day, you can whip this up in just a couple hours…  The pattern instructions are excellent and once again she uses some new techniques like the Foundation Single Crochet, she gives great explanations for all of the stitches and this Headband is easy to make and the results are outstanding!!  This is the Eternal Love Hugs and Kisses Headband, Click Here for the Free Pattern!

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Eternal Love Hugs and Kisses Headband by Crochet Lounge….

I hope you try these Free Patterns!!!  And stay tuned later this week for a Big Announcement!!!  I have something special for you!

Happy Crocheting!!

Elena

Weekend WIP’s… What’s on your hook today??… Let’s Chat!

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I love to hear from you!!  What did you make this weekend??  I worked on the CAL and a Sunburst Granny Afghan…

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Happy Crocheting!!

Elena

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Monday Makings… Life in the Crochet Lane!!!

I absolutely love to crochet!!!  If a day goes by without a hook in my hand… I feel sort of lost!  So many of us talk about all our projects we are working on and how many we have stashed away… I am the Queen of that!!   I thought I would take a moment to see if I could check some of those off my list this weekend…  And the big answer was NO… I just decided to add more to my list…. Love to Crochet!!!

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The beginnings of my newest,,, Bright Sunburst Granny Afghan…

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All the centers complete and most of the Third rounds are done…

 

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The final size of the Sunburst Granny Block…

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So why start another Afghan while working on our CAL???  Yep that’s what I said to myself…   I  am donating  this Beautiful Bright Sunburst Granny Afghan to a Fundraiser… It has to be done in just a couple of weeks… So I had to get busy!!!

If you remember from last year… I made a Beautiful Cream and Scrap Sunburst Granny… I loved it so  much that I thought I would make another!!!  This pattern is from Priscillas Crochet… You can Click Here to get her Free Pattern!!

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Beautiful Cream and  Scrap Sunburst Granny from Last Year….

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Also this weekend~I worked on our CAL pattern… So much fun… I hope you are making it with me…  If you haven’t started the CAL,,, It’s not to late to join in the fun…Week 1-3 are easy and you could catch up before we get to week 4… Lots of fun and lots of great stitching!!!

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A corner of my Week 3 CAL Afghan… So in love with Vanna’s Choice Yarn by Lion Brand!!!

Happy Crocheting!!

Elena

Fun and Fantastic Friday Crochet….

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     Happy Friday… What are you crocheting this weekend???
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I am working on my “Pewter and Berries” Afghan…”True Colors” Afghan…”Sunburst  Granny” Afghan and New Hat Patterns!
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Chime in and let me know what you are up too… And if you have a moment… Post  your WIP’s on my Facebook Page!  I would
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So here is to Fridays, Work’s in Progress, and Being Happy!
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Elena
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