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!
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.
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
Hey All! Just a real quick post to share what I’ve been up to! It’s been crazy in this house with all the goodies I’ve been making! Here are a few Hats that I’ve been making for the shop at the Outlet Mall in San Clemente – Gift Boutique & Home Decor! We are getting ready for the Holiday’s and let me tell you if you haven’t been and you are in the area you’ve got to check it out! So many Unique Gifts! I’ll be working this Sunday and will take some pics of the new items and share here. These are just a few of the “Messy Bun” Beanies that I’ve got in there. There are more colors this one is “Cupcake”! I’ll share some more styles with you a little later.
If you are a crocheter and would like the pattern you can download it- Mindless Messy Bun Hat. I’ve also done a video which you can watch by clicking the YouTube button at the sidebar. Or you can see it below.
Thank you for stopping by and I’ll be sharing more hats soon! I have designed 2 hats of my own. I’m happy with the way they turned out! I’m so not a Designer, tester yes, Designer not so much! Til next time….
May already! So much going on! It’s just never ending here in my household! I’ve also had my Grandson come and visit and well everything else goes out the window! That one has got this “Nana” wrapped around his little finger! I just can’t get enough of him!
I’ve had many Baby Gifts in the last few weeks that I’ve been doing and am still not done! I’ll share those a little later this week! I wanted to share the last video that I did which is the 3 Color Katniss hat! I’m so in Love with this texted hat! The color combos are endless!
Enjoy the video and if you have any questions don’t hesitate to ask!
Happy Saturday All and it’s April Fool’s Day! Well no fooling around here! LOL! I had been asked to do some Beginner Crochet Tutorials for some time now. So I have finally done a Crochet Mini Series! I’m posting the play list that I created below. I’ll be sharing more things I’ve been working a little later today!
Boy February has just flown by! Where did the time go? Well some of it went by with a visit with my Grandson! LOVE when that happens! Then there’s my son who plays Baseball & Basketball – well Basketball is coming to a close so it’ll be Baseball only. OH and he’s umpiring now too! WE are always busy, busy with something! It’s great though totally keeps him busy and out of trouble! LOL!
With all this going on this month I managed to do another video. It’s another great pattern by Diana Borgstrom called “Messy Bun Owl Hat” – It’s absolutely adorable! Just had to share her Photo too! This is a child size hat and the pattern can be found on her FB Group Crochet Messy Bun.
Video is below! I’ve got more shares for you and hope to post tomorrow. If not next week for sure!
Thanks for stopping by and as always……Happy Craftin’,