Sunday, April 2, 2017

Spiral Granny Square Video

CLICK HERE to see a different way to make a spiral granny square. I decided to try it with some random yarns I had in front of me and I got this, and I love it:

That's my test piece. I like it, actually, but I don't have enough yarn in those colors to keep going. So now I am using my purple, gold, and white yarn to do a blanket, and this is what I have so far:

Thursday, March 2, 2017

Finished Entrelac Afghan

This is a very simple entrelac afghan, made in the round-the-world pattern. I just recently finished it and I plan to gift it to someone. :)

Washcloth Pattern!

Tunisian Crochet Washcloth & Linen Stitch Border

I am so going to make this.

Friday, October 21, 2016


I also make jewelry, using either paper beads (some of which were hand-painted by me) or recycled materials like empty 2 liter soda bottles.

This first pair of earrings is made from hand-painted paper; the colors sort of reminded me of some of the images I've seen of the Southwest, so I call them Arizona Heat beads.

This necklace is one I crocheted, using silver beads and glass cross-shaped beads. It is very long and can be wrapped around the neck several times. 

I also crocheted this necklace using random shapes, colors, and textures of beads; like the previous one, it's very long and can be wrapped around the neck several times:

This necklace is an ocean theme, using seafoam green thread and sea themed beads:

This necklace is a Halloween themed necklace:

This is a random paper bead I painted:

This is a bracelet I made using paper beads (the blue striped beads):

Paper bead earrings - hand painted by me:

Crocheted earrings:

Small granny square earrings:

These are paper beads I made from preprinted scrapbook paper:

I then turned them into a bracelet:

The necklace here was not made by me. It belongs to a coworker, and I had to fix the clasp for her. While I was at it, I made her matching earrings and a bracelet.

More jewelry I made using paper beads:

Here is a pair of earrings I made using rounds cut from an empty 2 liter soda bottle, fabric, and beads. I call these my "Baltimore Orioles" earrings because I usually wear them with an Orioles shirt. :)

A bracelet made with paper beads & wooden beads:

Crochet necklace incorporating the colors for diabetes awareness: red, white, silver:

Friday, October 14, 2016


These are some afghans I have made or I'm working on...

This first one is basically a baby blanket I did in corner-to-corner granny stripe:

This is a blue and white granny square:

This is my latest addiction - TUNISIAN CROCHET! I'm doing this in the "round the world" pattern:

This is also Tunisian crochet, worked in rows:

Another "round the world" Tunisian afghan:

Tunisian "round the world" in 3 colors:

Scrap granny stripe; this blanket has been completed and simply needs to have the tails sewn in:

A chain stitch afghan I've been working on:

A corner-to-corner scrapghan:

And my personal favorite - my Scrappy Steps blanket, featuring my cat Gustav:

This is a large corner-to-corner afghan I made for my husband:

Crochet Scarves!

For the first entry in my new craft blog, I'm going to post the crochet scarves I've made in various types of patterns.

First is a scarf I "arm knitted," using my forearms as knitting needles. I used two balls of chunky yarn, plus regular worsted weight pink yarn as an accent color:

This scarf is one I made for a coworker in the colors of his favorite NFL team; I used the crossed double crochet pattern:

This one is a chain-link scarf I made in shades of blue, alternating with white. Each link is single crochet:

I call this one the Chelsea scarf; I made it for a coworker named Chelsea but she moved out of state before claiming her scarf. It's all half-double crochet and chain 1, with each hdc worked in the ch 1 space, for a mesh effect:

This is a corner-to-corner infinity scarf made in the colors of diabetes awareness (as I am a type 2 diabetic):

This is a braided rope scarf I made with ruffle yarn that has glitter, and complementary colors of worsted weight yarn. I basically made a long chain out of it and it can be looped and knotted in various ways for different effects:

Semi-meshy scarf made with chunky charcoal yarn:

This scarf is the Tunisian crochet, honeycomb pattern.

This scarf is an interlocking scarf I put together while waiting out Hurricane Matthew.

The pattern for this one is a pattern I found on YouTube, on bethintx1's channel; she calls it the Joseph's Coat scarf because she usually makes them with mixed colors/scrap yarns. Because it is made with chain stitches, I think of it as a variation on a chain stitch scarf. This particular scarf got snatched up by a coworker because she loved the colors in it (I used Red Heart Super Saver in the Heartfelt colorway, with Soft Navy as a contrast color):

And another, that shows the pattern more clearly:

This is a WIP; it's another Tunisian crochet project I'm doing in the basketweave pattern: