Monday, May 4, 2015

Crocheted Stitch Sampler Blanket

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Hi there. Thanks for stopping by. I've been busy working on this huge blanket for my daughter. 

Her favorite color is pink but to my surprise she asked for a multi-colored blanket. Something different than the blankets I've made previously.

I knew right away that she would love, love, love a crocheted stitch sampler blanket.



Crocheted Stitch Sampler Blanket



Inspiration

The blanket on the right was made by Hannah at not your average crochet. Isn't it gorgeous?

I found it on Pinterest and immediately decided to make this blanket. Or something very similar.

To see the pattern and written instructions for Hannah's blanket just click on the picture.

My Crocheted Stitch Sampler Blanket

Crocheted Stitch Sampler BlanketI didn't want to completely copy Hannah's blanket so I used her instructions as a guideline.

My foundation row is 194 chains. Then I thought hmmm. Maybe I should make mine a little bigger so I added two multiples of 24. 

In retrospect I should have kept to the 194. Oh well. Live and learn.

Crocheted Stitch Sampler Blanket
I used my favorite hook which is 5.00 mm. And I didn't go out to purchase yarn. I just used whatever I had in my stash. Which some full balls of yarn and bits and pieces from other projects.

I followed Hannah's pattern right up to the 54th row. 

Instead of repeating rows 1 to 54 I continued to crochet different stitch patterns in between the dc and granny square stitch rows.


Crocheted Stitch Sampler Blanket







Crocheted Stitch Sampler Blanket

I really like the crocheted puff stitch. You can see it in the picture to the left. It is the yellow row.

I still have several rows to complete the blanket but so far my daughter is loving her new blanket. 


Crocheted Stitch Sampler Blanket
Crocheted Stitch Sampler Blanket



















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Bye for now. Wishing you the best, Darlene


Thursday, April 30, 2015

May's Creative Challenge Link Party #5 - Silverware/Flatware



Welcome to May's Creative Craft Challenge! 



For the month of March, the material we are challenging you to re-purpose, recycle, or upcycle is Silverware/Flatware.


The Craft Challenge Creative Link Party 
is brought to you by:

Kristina & Millie @ 2 Crochet Hooks Blog/Pinterest/FB/Twitter
Bonnie @ Our Secondhand House Blog/Pinterest/FB/Twitter
Robin @ Redo It Yourself Inspirations Blog/Pinterest/FB/Twitter
Darlene @ Let It Shine Blog/Pinterest/FB/Twitter

We are looking for co-hosts for each month! If you would like to have some fun with us, let us know! 
Linky Party


I hope you will consider following your hosts.
It's a nice gesture, though not required :) 

Your hostesses will announce on the first Friday of the month what the crafting challenge is - typically this will be a common item found in or around your home - you must use this item in your creation. 

You then have until the last Friday of the month to complete your project and link it up below. You may link up a previously completed craft but we hope you will be inspired to create something new!



The Upcoming Material Challenges:
  • June: Washroom tissue/Paper Towel Rolls
  • July: Twigs (Something from Nature)
  • August: Food Cans
  • September – dishes/glass/plastic/metal
  • October – broken jewelry
  • November – margarine/cool whip bowls
  • December – unique wreath

RULES:
1. Use the material we are currently challenging: Denim (+ anything else)
2. Make sure the project is reused, recycled, or upcycled.
3. Come back as many times as you want (with cardboard); the party lasts the entire month.
4. Link up your own projects.
5. Have fun creating your Craft Challenge project


An InLinkz Link-up
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Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Wordless Wednesday: The Big Sister








Thanks for stopping by. I hope you enjoyed your time with me.