I Whipped a Couple of WIP’s and Two Hats, I Also Found a Couple of Froggs




After frogging ” THE PENCIL CASE”, my intrest in it was renewed along with the fresh start when I decided to give it a point. So I finished it straight away. Oh, by the way I used the entire paper towel tube, I didn’t remove a piece as per the pattern, when I cut it.

Project Name: Pencil Looking Pencil Case
Pattern Used: Crochet Pencil Case
Incorporated: Halloween Treat Bag
Both Designed by: Kara Gunza from Petals to Picots .com
Finished: 03/12/2017
Hook Used: G/6 – 4.25 mm
Stitches Used: Single crochet and SC back loop only
Colors Used: Unlabeled Scrap Balls of black, peach and pink.
Other Materials: Paper towel tube and a 1/2 inch diameter Neon Yellow Button
Measurements: 14 inches long by 2 inches wide.

I have also finished crocheting the Blues Market Bag/Purse. Now I just need to find the motivation to get the sewing machine out to do the liner.

Project Name: Blue Multi-Color Market Bag/Purse
Pattern Used: Dynamite Market Bag
Designed by: Jaime Maraia from Crochet Dynamite .com
Started on: 02/05/2017
Finished on: 03/07/2017 crochet
Hook Used: I/9 – 5.50 mm
Stitches Used: Half Double Crochet and Single Crochet
Colors Used: Red Heart Wintuk Knit and Crochet 100% Virgin Orlon Acrylic Fabric in 814 Robin Blue
Red Heart Super Saver Jumbo 100% Acrylic 4 Ply worsted wieght in 0381 Light Blue, 0387 Soft Navy
Kitten Spun Yarn Knitting 100% Acrylic 4 ply worsted wieght in Light/Dark Blue Ombre
Unlabeled Skein in Purples/Blues variegated
Measurements: 10 inches in length x 12 inches wide base is 3 inches x 11 inches

I found a few more balls of scrap going through my stashed yarn. So I was able to add 2 1/2 rows to the Skrappy Triangle Shawl. It now has a section of Christmasy rows.

Simple Triangle Shawl

Designed by: Sharon Maher from Laughing Purple Goldfish .blogspot .com

I also finished two hats. The first one is a baby/toddler summer bucket hat in blue variegated yarns. I used my children’s size pattern, but because I crochet on the tight side and variegated yarn tends to crochet up smaller the circumfernce was more suitable for average head sizes of baby/ toddlers from 6 to 18 months of age.

Project Name: Child’s Multi-Blues Bucket Hat
Pattern Used: Children’s Summer Bucket Hat
Designed by: Sara Sach from Posh Pooch Designs . com
Started on: 03/07/2017
Finished on: 03/08/2017
Hook Used: J/10 – 6.00 mm
Stitches Used: Single, Half double, Double Crochet and Slip Stitch
Colors Used: Red Heart Super Saver Wintuk 100% Virgin Orlon Acrylic Fiber in 814 Robin Blue Knit and Crochet Yarn
Vonnel 100% Acrylic 4 ply Worsted Weight Pop n’ Yarn in 605 Blue/White (Variegated)
Kitten Spun Yarn 100% Acrylic 4 ply Worsted Weight in Light/Dark Blues Ombre Knitting
Measurements: Circumference of 17 inches . Crown to edge of brim measures 6 1/2 inches when laid flat.
Size Made: Children’s 6 to 18 months

The other hat was this black bowler hat for Martin.

Project Name: Martin’s Bowler Hat
Pattern Used: Mini Brim Hat
Designed by Dianna Judge from Artsy Daisy Crochet . com
Started on: 03/10/2017
Finished on: 03/12/2017
Hook Used: K/10 1/2 – 6.50 mm
Stitches Used: Single Crochet with 2 strands of yarn held together.
Colors Used: Red Heart Super Saver Jumbo 100% Acrylic 4 ply worsted weight in 0312 Black
Super Saver 8 oz. in 633 Dark Sage for hat band.
Measurements: Circumference of 20 inches . Crown to edge of brim measures 7 inches when laid flat. Hat band is 22 inches in circumference and 1 inch wide when laid flat.
Size Made: Toddler size was made by only doing 20 rounds then doing the brim.

I made it to match the one I made for his daddy, Justin.

I had to make a dark sage hat band for Justin’s too. He did not like the neon colored one that was crocheted right into the hat. The reason I just made a hat band for Martin’s is I didn’t have two skeins of this color yarn to hold two strands together. So both hats have removeable bands.

Another way to get things off your WIP’s list is to frogg the project, so I decided to frogg the wavy blue green baby blanket.

I was not liking how it was coming along. I only have one ball of the puppy print and I think I was over using it in the stripe pattern. After I got it all ripped out, I decided to crochet a blanket using the pattern I am using for the light and airy spring scarf. I also have a better idea what I will be doing for the stripe pattern. So actually a baby blanket is still in the WIP’s but just in a new form. 😀


Speaking of the light and airy scarf I decided to frogg it also. I liked the pattern, but I realized that I did not have enough different variegated blue and no variegated pinks to do the color stripe pattern I wanted. I plan to start this project again. I will be finding yarn that I have enough of to complete what I have in mind the next go round.  🙂



Blueberry V-stitch Set Photo Shoot

Blueberry V-stitch beanie, scarf, and fingerless mittens photo shoot. Too bad it is sooo freaking cold, the snowy fields would have made a great background. So it was an indoor shoot. These range from serious to silly. It is hard to get all three in a photo. I would be a good model if I wasn’t the photographer and a good photographer if I wasn’t the model. I hope you enjoy them anyway.

My Purple Passion Hooded Scarf


What began way back on December 23, 2015, was finally finished  on April 11, 2016.

The pattern:

Scoodie – Hooded Scarf With Pockets Free Crochet Pattern by Sara Sach at Posh Pooch Designs

Hook used: I/9 – 5.50 mm

Colors used:

0356 Amethyst Red Heart Super Saver Jumbo

0575 Hyacinth Red Heart Super Saver accent

0550 Bright Orchid Red Heart Super accent

3972 Mulberry Mix Red Heart Super Saver

55 My Hooded Scarf

55m My Hooded Scarf

The Start of Something New A Granny Square Blanket for Martin

                      And An Old WIP

I saw this pattern on All Free Crochet for a Double Diamond Baby Blanket it gave me ideas for making my first granny square blanket. I had found a similar granny square pattern in the following Kindle e-book “How to Crochet 16 Quick & Easy Granny Square Patterns” I chose the Solid Granny Square pattern by Tamara Kelly from Moogly. This is a free pattern book. I was having trouble with the written directions for both of these patterns, so I found this Youtube video “How To Crochet A Solid Granny Square For Beginners” by Bella Coco . It is a different technique than the one given in the blanket pattern and the one by Tamara Kelly. I was able to understand it and follow along. I did go to Tamara’s blog and found a video tutorial for her pattern. I now understood her directions after seeing her video, but I had already had six squares made using Bella Coco’s technique. No need to change boats in mid stream. So I read 3 different patterns and watched videos for 2 of them so there is more than one way to make a solid granny square. I picked the one that worked for me. 🙂

I am going to make it in orange, black, and green. I will arrange the squares in a jack o’ lantern pattern. It will have 6 rows of 5 squares each. I am using  a H/8 – 5.00 mm hook and Double crochet stitch, and slip stitch. I have the one green square, one black square and 4 orange squares done. That completes the first row.

This is the layout for the rows.

O = 255 Burnt orange Red Heart Hand Knitting

G = 0368 Paddy green Red Heart Super Saver

B = 0312 Black Red Heart Super Saver Jumbo






Martin's Jack o lantern blanket wip

Kay gave me some greyish/black fleece material that will make a perfect backer for it.   I have looked at a couple of videos on different ways to join the squares just to get some ideas about that. I still have plenty of time for researching the best method for me. It will be for Martin’s 1st birthday present from me.

I have also been working on another WIP.

Do you remember this ole thing? Purple hooded scarf

This is the hooded scarf I started back in December.

I have been working on it off and on between small projects.

I think I am down to my last 5 rows.

I then will flip-up the last 6 – 8 inches of the scarf part to make the pockets.

I think I will work on it steady now and maybe have it finished in about a week or so.