This prayer shawl is finished. I ran out of of the tan colored yarn, and decided to make the shawl longer by adding rows that mimicked the pattern of the hexagons. I edged the whole thing with one row of single crochet. It was a hit at the prayer shawl ministry group.
Among other shawls
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I belong to a group on FB called Crochet Craze. One of the members of the group showed a picture of a sweater she had just finished. I saw it, and know it was something I wanted to make. It is a pattern created by the Double Stitch Twins, and is on the Red Heart site, here.
I had some yarn left over from the baby blanket that I thought I would use. I crocheted a swatch and found that I needed to use two strands together of the baby yarn from Big Lots, with a K size crochet hook to get the right gauge. I used pink and yellow yarn together for the back, the sleeves, and the peplum. Blue and green yarn were combined together for the front and the edging. I also used one less treble stitch in each stitch for the sleeves, since it seemed like it was getting too bulky. It is the smallest size, for a two-year old. It worked up pretty fast, since I crocheted it in one evening. I figured out how to tie it before I photographed it, the next day. :)
The baby blanket is finished! It really knit up pretty quickly, once I got the hang of it. I think it is around 30"x 36". I actually knit through one ball and part of another ball before I decided it was going to be a lot bigger than I planned. So I frogged it and redid it. I like how it turned out. Even my husband commented on how soft it was.
I only used two skeins, so I decided to crochet a scarf with another skein. The pattern was demonstrated on a video by Mikey, from The Crochet Crowd.
It is very quick and easy. I finished in about thirty minutes, and still have about 2-3 yards of yarn left. Now I have to figure out what to do with the other skein. Maybe I will make another scarf to give to someone else.
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Two years ago in November, I saw several skeins of pink Bernat Puff Ball yarn on clearance at for $1.19 per 3.5 oz skein. I am a breast cancer survivor, so I was interested in seeing that some of the money from the purchase of these skeins would go toward Susan G. Komen for the Cure. I purchased four skeins, put it in my yarn stash when I got home, and promptly forgot about it. Every time I would see it since, I would think that I needed to figure out what I would do with it. Finally, I decided to make a baby blanket with it last night.
I started to crochet a scarf with it first, but realized that would only use one skein, so I decided to knit a baby blanket instead. I am knitting a smaller version of the blanket from Bernat's Peppermint Stripe Blanket pattern in just the pink, so it will be without stripes. It took me about three tries to get the hang of it, but now it is going along fairly smoothly. I hope it is not too bright. I know it is nice and soft.
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I have crocheted a baby afghan in the pattern commonly called granny stripes. I have seen it many places around the internet, so I don't have a particular pattern link. I used a baby yarn from "Big Lots" that is labeled as Hand Knitting Yarn For Baby Projects. I chained the length I wanted, using a G hook, and then crocheted a 3 dc shell in every other stitch. The next row was a 3 dc shell in the place between the shells, just like in a granny square. I chose to have three rows of each color, with 12 rows of white between them. I edged the blanket with a row of sc, followed by a row of sc, ch 3, sc.
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