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Twirly Crochet Skirt

You would think it’s a Can-Can Skirt by the way Goose was twisting and kicking around the house in it. And of course she had to put on her clompy heels and stomp.. You know, just to make sure EVERYONE was paying attention. I kept telling myself, while resisting the urge to pull out my hair, that it only means she likes it.


This one is a little more dainty than the last. The ribbon drawstring makes it so much sweeter. I just need to whip up a pair of stretch shorts to wear under it. The stitches are single crochet, but I used my rug hook… so they’re big with seeing room in between. Not a very lady-like look.


I’m not exactly liking the shrug and the skirt together either. The yarns are from the same color scheme, but for some reason I don’t think they go. The skirt looks better alone.. and the shrug looks better with a turquoise color. Don’t you think?


All in all, cute though. The skirt took one skein of yarn to make and only a few hours spread out over a few days. The majority of it is single crochet…

For anyone looking to make one, this is what I did..

*Measure your waist and using your H hook make a chain to match your measurement..
*Rows one and two, all sc
*Third row went like so.. 2dc, ch, skip next stitch and repeat (this is so you can lace your ribbon thru).
*Forth row, again all sc..
*Firth and rest, changed to a rug hook and sc.. adding an extra stitch every three stitches in every third row.
*Add buttons and ribbon.. (make shorts if you prefer a lady-like appearance) .. and you’re done.

Yarn: Red Heart Super Saver
Color: Orchid

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Cute and Easy


LION BRAND’S URBAN GIRL CROPPED CARDI #81042AD – pattern here
YARN: SUGAR’N CREAM – HOT GREEN – 3 BALLS

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Vintage Style Scarf Pattern – Sort Of

If you follow my blog you know that I struggle when reading crochet and knitting patterns..Let’s put it down on record that I’m no pattern writer either. However, Megan at In Divine Love asked if I would jot something down so that she could make her own Vintage Style Scarf. So, here’s the jist…

Row 1: Ch 60
Row 2: st 59, 1 ch for turning
Row 3: st 59, st 3 in the last stitch of your 2nd row – this begins your turning and the start of your 1st round.
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You’ll now be working on the underside of your original chain, or row 1.pattern pic 9

Continue to st around, making sure to add extra stitches as needed at the ends to accommodate for growth or width – kind of like a fan. You’ll know you’ve added enough if your piece lays flat.
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I worked in this fashion until my piece was the desired width. St should stop at an end.. make sure there are equal amounts of rows on each side of your original chain.
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Now you’ll want to do a five ds stitch shell stitch around the entire piece. Like so:
**dc in 3rd stitch, this counts as your 1st dc – 4 more ds in same hole. sc to connect your shell. sc in next stitch.** Continue around full scarf, fasten off.
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For the Flowers, I used this pattern (different size needles to make different size flowers)

Stitch the flowers together and then to the scarf. I just pulled the loose tails through, knotted, and then wove the excess into the scarf. Add a button to the other end with thread. (Don’t worry that there is no button hole; you can easily push it through the scarf just under the flowers and no one will know.)
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My new GREEN scarf to go with my black wool coat. 🙂
vintage green scarf

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Two Stitch Crochet Blanket Pattern

2 STITCH BLNKTIf you want to learn to crochet, or are very limited in your crochet skills, such as myself, then this blanket is a great starting point. Two stitches are all you need to know…the chain stitch (abbrev. “ch”) and the single crochet (“sc”). With a simple variation of the single crochet you can achieve lovely little ridges that will give your blanket depth and make you look (to the non-crocheter ;)) like you’re a pro. In the very simplest of explanations, this is how you make it.

I used an “I” size hook & approx 935 yards of acrylic medium (worsted).. in other words, the stuff you can find at Wal-Mart.

If you understand gauge, this blanket is 22 stitches + 28 rows sc = 4″…. if you don’t understand gauge, just make your chain as long as you want you blanket wide.. and keep adding rows to your sc to make it as long as you like.

The two stitches you need to know are: chain stitch (“ch”) and single crochet (“sc”)

If you don’t know how to achieve a chain stitch and a single crochet check out Nexstitch for videos.. she’s a genius!!

The flat sections of the blanket are achieved with single crochet. Like this..

BOTH LOOPS
grab both loops

To make the ridges you will still use the “sc” but you will only grab the back loop of each stitch. I believe, but not 100%, that patterns refer to this stitch with a note that looks like such: (“work in bk lps”). Like this..

SC IN THE BACK LP
grab back loop

Before you begin your blanket it’s a good idea to work on a sample piece.. try
15 ch with 1 ch for turning
15 sc repeat 3x &
15 sc – work in bk lps repeat 3x

Don’t be afraid to “wing it”.. if your not happy with the way it turns out, just rip it out and try again.. it’s no big deal.

If you achieve the look then start your blanket :)!

Here’s my very simple, non-genius pattern:

Ch 107

row 1: sc 107 with 1 ch for turning… repeat row 1 six more times (in total you will have 7 rows of sc grabbing both loops)

row 8: sc 107 (working in bk lps) with 1 ch for turning… repeat row 8 four more time (in total you will have 5 rows of sc grabbing back loop)

You should now have your first flat section and your first ridged section…

keep repeating in this fashion 20 more times. In total you will have 144 rows or 12 flat sections and 12 ridged sections… do not fasten off. – This is the blanket.

For the border around the blanket

Round 1: ch 1, sc 107 (this is across the top), sc 1 in same corner st (this is just one extra stitch in your last sc for turning), sc 144 (down the side), sc 1 in same corner st (again, for turning), sc 107 (across the bottom), sc 1 in same corner st (for turning), sc 144 (up the other side) – repeat all 1 more time. Fasten off.

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