Crochet Living… My Journey of Crochet Decor!

Crochet Living… My Journey of Crochet Decor!

I am so excited to present you with my latest Weekly Post Series!!!


Recently I have moved into a new Condo and have had so much fun decorating!!  I thought it would be really fun to show you my new home and how I decorate with my crochet!!  It is a work in progress and you will get to join me in my fun!

Each week I will post a picture of an area in my new home that I have either decorated with previous crochet projects and talk about where the crochet project came from, what pattern was used and how you too can use your handmade crochet projects in your home!…  Also, I will share  Free Patterns that I will be making to decorate my home with, you will be able to make it right along with me! These projects will be CAL’s, finished or new free patterns or taking a finished project and turning it into a whole new home decor item!!! I hope to inspire you and show you what you can do with the most popular fiber arts craft in America ~ Crochet!


Let’s start in my Master Bedroom… It is fairly a blank slate, no pictures yet on the walls… And not much color!  I am doing the room in white shades and teal shades.. On the nightstand you can see a teal doily I made a couple of years back…

This is a free pattern by Denise Owes and it is called Summer Splendor!

To kick off this new, fun journey… I have decided to make a super simple, chunky, colorful afghan!  This weekend when I was doing a little shopping therapy, I found my self in Michael’s!  Their Loops & Threads ~ Country Loom Yarn was on sale and exactly what I was looking for… I chose the color ~ Clear Skies!

This fabulous yarn is a #6, Super Bulky Acrylic Yarn, and a N Hook is recommended.  Each Skein is 104 yards.

I purchased 12 skeins for a total of just over 1200 yards.

Next week, I will post a finished picture of the afghan and the Free Crochet Pattern… Along with some other decorations adorning the room!

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Tune in weekly for more beautiful crochet, decorating ideas and inspiration!

Happy Crocheting!!


Amazing Grace Chunky Crochet Cowl!

Amazing Grace Chunky Crochet Cowl!

I love working my Amazing Grace Patterns!!!  Sometimes I just want to whip one out in an hour or two…. The other evening I was so cold and had to go out in the snow, Then it hit me!  I had some fabulous yarn in my stash that was Super Bulky, slightly shimmering and  a lovely color.  So, I decided to make an Amazing Grace Chunky Crochet Cowl!!

If you are new to my site, my Amazing Grace Free Pattern Series is dedicated to my lovely friend Sandy who passed away from Breast Cancer in 2007.  So each pattern is made to comfort those suffering or recovering from Cancer or any hardship in life… The Amazing Grace Patterns are all made with the same simple stitch pattern throughout each pattern and are fun and easy to make!


Amazing Grace Chunky Crochet Cowl


Amazing Grace Chunky Crochet Cowl - Free Pattern

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Red Heart Boutique Twilight Yarn in Jaded ~ 60 yards (1.5 balls)

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Hook ~ N



st ~ Stitch     sk ~ Skip     ch ~ Chain     sl st ~ Slip Stitch     sc ~ Single Crochet     dc ~ Double Crochet

*Tips ~

*You will be working in the round for this pattern.

*If you would like to only use 1 ball of this yarn, you can eliminate rows 8 & 9 and finish off with row 10.

*As with all of my Amazing Grace Free Patterns, I ask that you consider making and donating an item to pay it forward to someone in need.




Ch 33,  Join with sl st to beginning of chain.  Be very careful not to twist the chain when joining.

Round 1:  Ch 1, sc in same as joining and each st around. Join with sl st to beginning sc. = 33 sc

Round 2:  Ch 1, sc in 1st st, ch 2, sc in same st, skip 2 sts, *sc in next st, ch 2, sc in same st, skip next 2 sts*, Repeat * *around. Join to 1st sc. = 11 ch 2 sp

Round 3:  Sl st in 1st ch 2 sp, ch 3, (counts as 1st dc now and throughout), 2 dc in same sp, *3 dc in next ch 2 sp (Shell Made)* Repeat * *Around, sl st to top of ch 3. = 11 dc shells

Round 4-9: Repeat rows 2 & 3 three times.

Round 10: Ch 1, sc around. Join with sl st to beginning. = 33 sc

Finish off and weave ends in.

Congratulations!!  You now have an Amazing Grace Chunky Crochet Cowl!!

Happy Crocheting!!



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