Author: @crochetstyles4u

I started crocheting again after many years. Back then when I thought of the word crochet a granny square comes to mind first. No one was wearing crocheted clothes and the fad of crocheting died. I picked up a hook and some yarn and I was on my way. No more granny square blankets for me. Thanks to the internet you can learn anything you want and if you search just a little bit further you will find people who share your passion. I immediately I became enthralled in Pinterest, Ravelry and Facebook crochet groups. If I ran into a snag there was YouTube, I can learn a new stitch from a live person. So two years later here I am, a certified crochet addict and lover of yarn. If you are a die hard crocheter you will understand. I have so many WIP’s going on at one time until I confuse myself. The attack of the yarn has made it to my home. Yarn has found it’s way from my computer room, bedroom, and now it rests in the family room. Pretty funny having my son’s friends over and they are moving yarn to sit down and I provide the entertainment of showing them my finished work. I think that’s the real reason why they want to come by so much. To combat the many unfinished projects I decided to keep an online presence of what I do, make and find on the web.

Crochet Coffee Cup Coasters

How many times has someone placed a glass on your table and it left a ring or liquid ruining your tabletop?  Happens all the time in my house and I’m guilty of it also.  Hot weather equals more drinking.  To solve that problem why don’t you crochet a few coasters and leave them laying around.  Maybe if it is seen it will be used and you won’t have to yell

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Since I love drinking coffee I thought it would be cute to make coffee cup coasters.  Again, Pinterest is your friend.  Divine Debris designed Cocoa Mug Coaster which can be found on Ravelry and on her blog.  The directions were easy to understand.  It was very simple to make with little cotton yarn used.  You should be able to make a set of four with a skein of cotton yarn.

Coffee Cup Coaster
Coffee Cup CoasterIf you like tea Divine Debris has got you covered, click here for the pattern.

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Happy Hooking!

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Crochet Mojo

It’s that time where I can’t find anything to crochet or find something to make that will hold my attention.  I’m not even interested in yarn sales either.  I hope I’m not getting sick, lol.  Seems like I’ve been in this situation before, hmmmm last year around this time…..

This must be my slow down time and recharge period 🙂

 

Creative Mind

While I’m in this slump I’ve crocheted some random items.

Long School BusI work in a school by day and I thought it would be cool to make some school themed items.  This Hop on the Bus ,Gus!  scarf jumped right on my hook. I even found my WIP of this project from a couple of years ago when I first started out.  After crocheting a few rows I quickly remembered why I abandoned it in the first place.  RANT TIME – I like crocheting in short rows not long rows, hence that’s why I don’t like making blankets.

Finishing a project was my main goal and I forced myself to continue.  It turned out to be quite a fun project that worked up quickly.  Not to much counting stitches and color changes.  You can do so much with this design from adding letters to headlights.

Half BusWhat a great gift for Bus Driver Appreciation Day.  It takes a real special person to drive school bus, kudos to you.

Since I was on a school theme check out the pencil scarf.

Pencil Scarf

 Start on a few of these now so you will be ready when the kiddos return to school.  What I love about a scarf is you can make it as long or short as you want.  Go crazy and make some for your whole family.

I’ve been on a dishcloth kick and I got bored of the regular rectangle dishcloths.  The Little Quaker dishcloth gives me the chuckles.  I had some left over bright yellow cotton yarn that came in handy.  If I make this again I will add some feet.

Rubber Ducky Dishcloth

Baby did someone say baby.  OMG this Elephant Baby Hat and Diaper cover was such a delight to make.  I can’t wait to see pictures of the little one who it was made for.  Don’t be afraid and mix and match patterns.

Elephant Hat and Diaper Cover

Elephant Hat and Diaper Cover 2

I found this cute set in a box and I do not know about the pattern.  I think I freehand the hat and no clue about the scarf.  I may keep this set for myself.

Purple Hat and Scarf

I’m so proud that I’m actually using yarn in my stash.  I was using these colors to make a make a bag that I lost interest in a long time ago. That’s one of the perks of crocheting, you can reuse the yarn.  I used my imagination…

Sparkly Hat

I freehand the cowl using the basket weave stitch and some double crochets.

Sparkly Hat and Cowl

This is what happens when boredom sets in.  The intentions were to make a few more in bright colors but I only got around to making one.  Just in case you are wondering, it’s a Bobble Bracelet

Crochet Bracelot

From the looks of things I don’t think I lost my crochet mojo.

What are some of the things you crochet in your down time?

Happy Hooking!

Double Cross Infinity Scarf

This may be my last winter item.  The Double Cross Infinity Scarf came into being by accident.  I was at that time where I lost my interest in crocheting and I was tired of the yarn in my stash.  As most of us say, “I will not buy any more yarn until I use what I have”.  LOL, that does not always work.  I was armed with full skein of red yarn and off I went.  The yarn is really red and not pink.

Pop in your favorite DVD and knock this easy project out.  The Double Cross Infinity Scarf will make an excellent last minute gift.

Double Cross Infinity Scarf

Supplies:  Big Twist Collection Sincerely Yarn – Red

Weight: 6oz, 170 gms, 332 yds, 295 meters

I Hook/5.5 mm

Tapestry Needle

Scissors

Abbreviations:

ch – chain

st – stitch

sk – skip

dc – double crochet

 

Notes:  Gauge is not important.

Finished scarf measured approximately 59”

 

Instructions:

Row 1:  Ch27, dc in 4th ch from hook, dc in next ch and in each ch to end, turn.

Row 2:  Ch3 (counts as dc now and throughout), dc in next st, *sk st, dc in next 2 sts, dc in sk st, repeat  from * across to last 2 sts, dc in last 2 sts, turn.

Row 3:  Ch3, dc in next st and in each st to end, turn.

Repeat Row 2 and Row 3 until desired length or until you run out of yarn.  I used the entire skein.

Make sure you end at Row 2 when you reach your length.

Finish off and weave ends.

You can either whipstitch the ends for an infinity scarf or leave the ends separated for a regular scarf.

Hope you enjoyed this pattern and feel free to share.

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