Monday, May 19

Baby Blanket and some squares

Well, I found some great square patterns over on CPC and had to adjust some of them to make them 6" with an H hook... many of them called for smaller hooks. Anyway, I wanted to use my new Jimbo hook for the squares, because it's so new and so perfect, and so comfortable to work with that I didn't want to put it down, anyway, here are the 30 squares that I made for the May Charity Blitz

Then when i was done with those, all made during the May Charity Square Along weekend, I sat down last night and made this blanket in 6 hours! Non-stop while watching a movie with the family, and just kept working while Zach watched stuff I didn't care to watch, I need a better photo, my good camera has no batteries at the moment, so for now this is what I have, the color ways in this yarn (Homespun Honolulu) are amazing, it's almost self striping and I used the pattern for Diagonal Hues again, and this one was made with my handy dandy Chophook, be sure to get with Jimbo and get your own Chophook, it's a GREAT hook! This blanket is 32x32", and will be going to Donnalynn in Florida, I'm going to finish more before I send it on, but that's who it's for!

Thanks for looking!

Thursday, May 15

Projects I can't show and May charity Square A Long

Well, I have finished my project for my Kit and Kaboodle swap partner, it's all boxed up and ready to mail, now just have to get to the post office...

Found out my Scarf Swap Partner is Lavonne, and I'm working on a scarf for her now that I know who she is, and she'll be getting the 2 scarves I've already done and this one, hopefully will be ready to mail by end of next week...

oh, I made a Dot's Little Ditty Bag for my Axe, so here's my Axe Ataxia purse:

I whipped up a few squares for FARA yesterday, I'm tossing them in the collection, and I'll send them all out once I've had my hands on the hook

Tomorrow starts the Charity-Square-Along Weekend for May, since my churches women's ministry is the focus of the Charity Blitz this month I'm devoting my squares to that this month. I would like to complete 30 6" between tomorrow and Monday. Working with a few different colors this time, have some browns set aside, pinks, purple, a harvest colored verigate, black and soft white as well. So, I shouldn't get bored doing the same square over and over.

This week I have to work on projects I can show pictures of, lol.

Saturday, May 10


I received some squares WAY BACK WHEN from Pineknott over on crochetville, and FINALLY they have become the comfortghan they were destined to be. Have a look...

I've also been working my partners kaboodle, and made another girly scarf that I'm hoping I can use in the Summer Scarf swap... but can't show those pictures because my partner and prospective partner should see the finished product first!

OOOO, and I won the auction on ebay for the book with The Cathedral Rose Window afghan pattern in it, and I'm bidding on a Jimbo Hook that I'm hoping to win, I'll find out Monday for sure... man I'd LOVE a Jimbo hook.

Speaking of Jimbo, I designed something today:

It's based on the Axe Ataxia button, and I'm going to put it on a purse that I'm probably going to make this week, yay!

Monday, May 5

Thinking about the week

Well, I'm in the Having Fun Getting It Done CAL over on Crochetville, and it's been really good for me, as far as working on projects and making real progress on them goes. I posted this same list over there, but want it where I can find it easily later on, here's the projects I want to work on this week:

Finish the Pink Comfortghan
Finish 8 Round Squares on Babette
Have 10 Squares ready to mail to OA by Friday
Start 8 Pocket Tote (if not started this week I'm removing from list for this quarter)
Start Tote for my Kit and Kaboodle Partner

The above are in no particular order, just that's where I want to focus this week, so we'll see how many new projects tempt and side track me over the course of the week, lol.

Saturday, May 3

8" Chophook Square #2

Here is the 2nd 8" square I've come up with using my Chophook If you havn't already, be sure to get your own Chophook from Jimbo, they'll be available for as long as he can whittle!

As with all my patterns this pattern is free for your use, please link to me as opposed to posting the pattern on your own site. You can do what you want with the squares you make from the pattern, but selling the pattern is not allowed! Hope you enjoy the pattern!! Feel free to send my pictures of your squares to lovinglyhandmade (at)gmail (dot) com

Small amount of worsted weight yarn in 2 colors
Chophook (roughly size K crochet hook)
Tapestry Needle to weave in ends

FPTRC: Front Post Treble Crochet
BPTRC: Back Post Treble Crochet
Sc: single crochet
Dc: double crochet
TRC: Treble crochet
Sl st: slip stitch
Ch: chain
Sk: Skip
FO: Finished Off

With Color A:

Ch 4, Join with sl st to form a ring

Round 1: Ch 3, 2dc, *ch2, 3dc* 3 times, ch 2, Join with sl st to top of beginning chain 3

Round 2:
Ch1, BPTRC around same st, and nxt 2 sts *(2dc, ch2, 2dc) in corner, BPTRC in nxt 3 sts* 3 times, ch 2 join with sl st to 1st BPTRC.

Round 3: ch1, FPTRC around same st, and nxt 4 sts, *(2dc, ch2, 2 dc) in corner, FPTRC in nxt 7 sts* 3 times, (2dc,ch2, 2dc) in last corner, FPTRC in nxt 2 sts, join with sl st to 1st FPTRC

Round 4: ch1, sc in same st and nxt 6 sts, *3sc in corner, sc in nxt 11sts* 3 times, 3 sc in corner, sc in nxt 4 sts. FO

Round 5: Join color B with a sl st to center sc of any corner. Ch1,(sc, ch2,sc) in same st, *(ch1 sk nxt st, sc in nxt st) 6 times, ch 1, sk nxt st, (sc,ch2,sc) in nxt st* 3 times, ch 1, sk nxt st, sc in nxt st, across last side, ending with ch 1, and sl st to 1sr sc, FO.

Round 6: With color A join with sl st to any corner ch2 space. (ch3, dc, ch2, 2 dc) in same corner, *(ch 1, dc in nxt ch sp) across (2dc, ch2, 2 dc) in corner* around. FO

Round 7: With Color B Join with a sl st to any corner ch 2 space. (ch3, dc, ch2, 2dc) in same space. Dc in nxt 2 sts, TRC in sc of Round 5. *(ch1, trc in nxt sc of round 5) 7 times, dc in nxt 2 sts, (2dc, ch2, 2dc) in nxt corner, dc in nxt 2 sts. TRC in sc from round 5* 3 times (ch1, trc in nxt sc from round 5) 7 times, dc in nxt two sts. Join with sl st to top of beginning ch 3. FO

Round 8:
With Color A join with sl st to any corner ch2 space. ch1, 3 sc in same sp, *sc in each st and ch1 space across to next corner, work 3 sc in the corner* repeat around, join with a sl st to 1st sc. FO. Weave in ends.