Wow….I had no idea how much work these CAL were! But I have to say so much FUN!!! I’m super happy with how mine turned out! Love the variegated yarn that I used for this one! I see more Mermaids coming.
Here’s the 3rd and Final Video for this Mermaid Crochet a Long! Make sure watch til the end as you’ll see the Sneak Peek of the next Doll Crochet a Long. So CUTE! Please don’t hesitate to ask any questions! Again if you’d like to share and aren’t in our FB Group message me and I’d love to see it and share here on my Blog!
As always thanks for stopping by and Happy Craftin’,
Happy Saturday All! Sorry I thought this went out yesterday! Here is the 2nd video of the Mermaid Crochet a Long for those that are Visual learners or for those who are learning and want to follow along with the video.
If you just found my Blog and don’t have the pattern go HERE.
Enjoy and again I’d love to see your progress. Leave me a comment if you’d like to share your Mermaids!
Thanks for stopping by and as always…….Happy Craftin’,
Today is the day! Sorry to have been MIA for a while I’ve been up to my neck in Video and Mermaid Making….Wow I’m super nervous and excited at the same time! So let me give you some Details on how it’s going to work.
This is a FREE Mermaid Crochet A Long and the pattern will be released all at once today on my Blog and I’ll also post in Ravelry later today or early Friday. You’ll see all the Social Media Tabs either above this post or in the upper right hand corner.
For those that are Visual YES I made Videos too! Those will be released 1 day at a time. I’m still editing the last 2 videos. (some difficulties) I didn’t leave anyone out and I have a Left-handed version too! Videos will be linked below.
I would LOVE to see the progress of your Mermaid Doll come to life. If you’d like to share leave me a comment. Sharing is half the fun right? I can share right her on my Blog. HOW FUN! If you find any mistakes with the pattern please let me know. I did have a few testers.
So the materials that I used (Mermaid in Photo) are below. But you can use ANY Color Combo you want!
Well here it is Sunday March 3rd, 2018 where did February go? WOW there was alot going on for me last month that’s for sure. Things are finally slowing down and so I’ve got a few things that have been going on that I’d like to share with you all! 1st my friend Diana and I have created another Facebook Group – I’m super excited to announce our New Group called “Amigurumi Dolls Worldwide” I’ve been wanting to do a Doll Group for awhile now and I thought it was only fair to drag her along with me since she dragged me to the Crochet Messy Bun Group! LOL!
Anyway – in this Group we’ll be sharing FREE Doll Patterns, Tips on Doll Making and we’ll be doing a few “Crochet Doll A Longs” (CDAL) I’m super excited about this! If you’ve been wanting to learn Doll Making OR are a Doll Maker and enjoy making them, then come an join our Group! Our 1st CDAL will be on March 15th – I’ll be making the videos also for those that are visual learners.
Here is what we’ll be making first! YES….the Mermaid Doll – she is my own pattern and I am absolutely in LOVE with her! So click on the link above to join in.
If you don’t have Facebook and would like to do the CDAL also come back on March 15th that’s when the pattern will be posted as that’s when it starts!
Thanks for stopping by and Happy Crafting!
So the Basic Granny Square pattern has been around forever! I would say it’s a Classic! I just LOVE how versatile it is! It’s perfect for beginners too! You can make so many cute things with it. I learned along time ago how to make it. I was also in several what they called “Friendship” Square swaps. It’s where you would make a certain amount of squares and send them out to the person Organizing the swap and in return you would get Squares from others. The Friendship Square blanket. I’ve got about 3 of them. One was a Christmas Theme, Spring and Any Occasion theme. They were fun to make. Once you got them all you’d crochet them all together to make your Blanket. You could also make Baby “Lovey’s”, you could just keep going and make one Big Giant Square til it’s as big as you want it to be. Change colors etc….ideas are endless!
Well my first video of the year is “The Basic Granny Square”. At the middle school I work at we have a Crochet Club and at the end of last year I had promised them a video and I finally got around to making it. So I’ll share it here also. I’ve got many more projects that are in the making so stay tuned. Below the video I’ve got the Basic Instructions for The Granny Square.
As always thanks for stopping by and…
NOTE: Ch 3 counts as your 1st DC unless otherwise noted
There are a few ways to start – here are my 2 favorite
Do a Magic Circle/Ring
Start with a Slip Knot, ch 4 and join to make a circle
Either one is fine to do, your choice
Round 1: Ch 3, 2 DC into the ring ch 2, (*3 DC into the ring, ch 2) Repeat (*) 2 more times, join with a slst to the top of your beginning ch3, slst til you get to the ch 2 space.
*I call these 3 DC – Clusters*
Round 2: Ch 3, 2 DC into the ch 2 space, ch 2, 3 DC into the same space, ch 1, (*3 DC into the next, ch 2 space, 3 DC into the same space, ch 1) Repeat (*) 2 more times, join with a slst to the top of your beginning ch3, slst til you get to the ch 2 space.
*We just made our 4 Corners
Round 3: Ch 3, 2 DC into the ch 2 space, ch 2, 3 DC into the same space, ch 1, 3 DC into the ch 1 space, ch 1 (*3 DC into the next, ch 2 space, 3 DC into the same space, ch 1, 3 DC into the ch 1 space, ch 1) Repeat (*) 2 more times, join with a slst to the top of your beginning ch3, slst til you get to the ch 2 space.
*We are now growing our Square
Round 4: Round 3: Ch 3, 2 DC into the ch 2 space, ch 2, 3 DC into the same space, ch 1, 3 DC into the ch 1 space, ch 1, 3 DC into the ch 1 space, ch 1 (*3 DC into the next, ch 2 space, 3 DC into the same space, ch 1, 3 DC into the ch 1 space, ch 1, 3 DC into the ch 1 space, ch 1 ) Repeat (*) 2 more times, join with a slst to the top of your beginning ch3, slst til you get to the ch 2 space.
Repeat the process til you get the desired size you want.
Hey All! I wanted to share a question that I get asked a lot. “What Crochet Hooks do I use?” Well I use many of them Boye Brand was what I started out with many years ago along with Susan Bates. But I have found a New Brand “Clover”. I was looking for something with a little more comfort as I do crochet A LOT! I tried Clover Soft Touch it was comfy BUT I fell in LOVE with Clover “Amour” – These are my all time FAVORITE Hooks! If you watch my videos I use them ALL the time! I love the soft grip and I do crochet much longer with them. I have one more set to collect but I’ve got just about ALL of them! Below I’m adding the ones that I do have (Amazon Affiliate)
If you are looking for something new and crochet a lot TRY them – I tried the “J” Hook first then ordered my set! You won’t be disappointed! I’ve got more goodies to share with you all a little later as things have slowed down here. I plan on Blogging more and doing more videos in 2018!
As always thanks for stopping by and Happy Crafting!
Happy 2018! So thought I would do a quick video on how I make my Pom Pom’s. I am also going to show you a little trick! I don’t like how the strands from the Pom Poms pull out to easy. No matter how tight I would tie the string in the middle. So I’m going to show you what I did to help with that. Now you’ll still get a few that might come out BUT not so many. I’ll adding the links below to the Clover Pom Pom Maker that I’m using along with a few other sizes. This Video was done at the end of last year and totally forgot to blog about! I mean it’s not like I was busy or anything! LOL! Enjoy the video and if you have any questions don’t hesitate to ask.
Hello All! Just wanted to share this New Hat Design by my friend Diana called the “Bella Rose”. It’s a great pattern and very versatile! It’s a closed hat or you can open it at the top and put your hair up in a “Messy Bun” also. If you hair is thick or thin it really doesn’t matter as the opening is big enough and the ties will close up to the size you need! I think this is just brilliant! I made a video for this and am posting it here! What do you think? I LOVE this color! It’s Loops & Threads Impeccable yarn in Gold. But looks like a Mustard Color! I just LOVE the Design on this Hat!
The pattern is in this FB Group – HERE – Don’t have Facebook and would like the pattern? Just message me and I’ll get it to you!
As always thank you for stopping by and
How adorable are these Santa Hats? Super FUN and Perfect for the Holidays! That’s right it’s that time to get your Jolly on!
This pattern was shared on a Facebook Group by Sarah Zimmerman from Repeat Crafter Me. You can find the pattern HERE.
UPDATED: I used Clover Amour L Hook – (Amazon Affiliate Link)
I did modify it to fit a Teen/Adult hat. Here is what I did -With the L Hook I started with a chain of 44 and that measured 20″ – I switched to M Hook when it changes to Red. After round 3. Then after 4th round it says to Repeat it 4 more times – I ended up doing 8 more times for Adult size. Giving me a total of 12 rows –
Then when we get to the Shape top: This is what I did (You’ll see in the pattern is says next rnd: I changed it up)
R1 – ch1 *(Sc2tog), sc in next 20, repeat* once, join, ch 1 (42)
R2-3 – sc in each around, join, ch 1 – (41)
R4 – (sc in next 5, sc2tog), repeat () around, join, ch1 (36)
R5-6 – sc in each around, join, ch 1 – (36)
R7 – (sc in next 4, sc2tog), repeat () around, join, ch1 (30)
R8-9 – sc in each around, join, ch 1 – (30)
R10 – (sc in next 4, sc2tog), repeat () around, join, ch1 (25)
R11-12 – sc in each around, join, ch 1 – (25)
R13 – (sc in next 4, sc2tog), repeat () around, join, ch1 (20)
R14-15 – sc in each around, join, ch 1 – (20)
R16 – (sc in next 4, sc2tog), repeat () around, join, ch1 (16)
R17-18 – sc in each around, join, ch 1 – (16)
R19 – (sc in next 4, sc2tog), repeat () around, join, ch1 (12)
R20-21 – sc in each around, join, ch 1 – (12)
R22 – (sc in next 4, sc2tog), repeat () around, join, ch1 (10)
R 23-32 – sc in each around (10) From here you’ll follow the pattern Even though you’ll have 20 stitches instead of 16. It will still work out fine!
Should you have any questions please let me know – If you are not a crocheter and would like to order a Santa Hat click on the Etsy link in the top right hand corner. OR message me and I can send you a Paypal Invoice.
Well Thanksgiving is over and it’s full Christmas mode now! Hope you had a wonder Thanksgiving! Didn’t mean to be MIA for this long but have been busy with orders and just been a making machine adding more goodies to the store where I’ve got my items in. Which I’m extremely grateful for. The Gift Boutique & Home Decor (next to Levis) in San Clemente Outlet Mall is where my items are located. OF course in my Etsy Shop as well! All of my Baby Hats sold out! Super excited about that! Here’s what’s going in this week!
Seriously, doesn’t this just put a smile on your face! I’ll show you a little later what else has been on my hook.
For those who also crochet this pattern if from Sarah at Repeat Crafter Me. Not a crocheter and owuld like to order a hat? Click on the Etsy Shop button to the right of the screen.