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.

Free Shark Crochet Patterns

Free Shark Crochet Patterns

Sharks, sharks, and more sharks.  What’s that swimming in the water?  It’s a bird, nope, it’s a plane, nope, it’s a SHARK!  Quick, grab your hook, yarn and pattern and start crocheting these 5 free crochet patterns.  These patterns are among my favorites and something I would actually make on dry land.  There’s something for every skill level.


Shark Hat
Shark Blanket
Shark Pencil Pouch
Baby Shark Hat and Booties
Shark Hat
Free Crochet Shark Patterns

Clicking the links will take you directly to their website.

1 Shark Swaddle

2 Shark Pouch

Shark Beanie

4 Shark Blanket

5 Shark Beanie

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Fun Facts about Sharks

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Help My Pet Is Cold

Help my pet is cold, what can you crochet for your beloved four-legged friend?  A crochet sweater of course.  Crocheting something for an animal is quite new for me.  I was asked to crochet a sweater for my grandcat who is here visiting.  I got busy, found a pattern and a couple of hours later I made my first cat sweater.  Click here to be taken to the original pattern by DIY Maven.

Meow Sweater

There’s nothing wrong with the pattern but it didn’t give me that “wow” factor.  I followed the instructions but it was very short and all of her goodies were exposed.  If you make this you may want to make it a little snug.  The front paw sleeves are not separated leaving a big hole.  Hmmmm, a big hole you say?  By the time my cat rolled around a few times the sweater was off and she left quickly to hide.  That type of cat sweater was a no go for me.  Good thing it didn’t take long to make and it wasn’t a yarn waster.  It was good first attempt.

I’m glad that I don’t give up easily.  I fell in love with the Candy Cane Cat Sweater by Alicia Moore.  Since it had a frilly bottom I decided to use some fun colors.  This one was much better, it was longer and it had separated paw sleeves.  This cat sweater is a WINNER!

Meow Sweater

Awww, isn’t she pretty.  She looks great in her new sweater and I think she’s not a fan of this one either.  Over time she will get use to wearing clothes just as she did with her leash.

Never say anything is impossible.  Please leave a comment below and share your favorite pet sweater pattern.

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Out With The Old

Happy New Year

In a few more hours we will be saying goodbye to 2015 and hello to 2016.  So, it’s out with the old and in with the new.  Not sure as to when I will post this but I wanted to wish you a Happy New Year.  The year flew by with a few personal ups and downs along the way.  My greatest moment was watching my son receive his college degree from Radford University earlier in the month.  Tragedy struck our family five days before he was to start college and ended with a victory for 2015.

R.I.P. Devin McDade Thompson, your son made it through the storm.


Making and sticking with goals for 2016 will be an ongoing battle.  I know I can’t write a list of goals and stay with it for the entire year.  So, I have to set either monthly or biweekly goals.  Many of us have set goals for the new year and many of us did not complete one stinking goal.  I want to be on the winning team and complete at least one monthly goal.  Having a hobby adds disorganization to my life.  I get so involved with a hobby until that hobby has taken over my house.  I have more skeins and copies of patterns that can keep me busy for a few years.

First things first…….

Dedicate a crocheting area, in my case I will have to include my sewing things also.  That was the easy part.

Now my biggest challenge and main goal for January will be to organize my yarn into categories.  In a perfect world everything would be arranged by weight and color.  This is the look that I’m going for.Yarn OrganizationIt’s going to take some baby steps to reprogram myself to be organized.  Out with the old and in with new habits forming.

What are some of the things you do to stay organized?

Did you know I’m on Pinterest and on Facebook!

Again, Happy New Year!