Get Hooked on Finger Crochet πŸ€“

Hello my lovely friends πŸ’• How nice of you to peek in! 

As you know I was laid up last week. 🀧 Even though I had the TV (Hallmark Movies and Mystery Channel saved the days 😊) and slept a lot, I was getting restless after a few hours. I get real fidgety when my hands have nothing to do. πŸ™ƒ But because of the aforementioned napping knitting needles or crochet hooks were out of the question. I didn’t wanna add injury to my list of ailments. πŸ€•

So I grabbed a skein of chunky yarn, conveniently stored within arms reach in a basket under the coffee table, and started to finger crochet. And I must say it’s fabulous πŸ˜€

It does take some practice. Well, if you know the basics it gets real easy after 3, 4 rows. 

To make a scarf  ~ ch 11, and place your first sc in the 10th ch. At the end of the row *ch 1, turn, and sc in the second stitch 


finish the row, placing a sc in each stitch, making sure you pick up both top loops- otherwise your scarf gets too ‘holey’. 😊 Repeat from * until you reach the desired length. 

I used ‘Bernat Blanket’ yarn – it’s chunky, very soft and comes in lots of pretty colors and also multicolored. I love this yarn in fall colors 


If you can get your hands on artisan yarn you should definitely try that. The result is simply gorgeous 😍


Am I right, or am I right? πŸ˜‹

This is a great way to be creative on the go – no needles or hooks to worry about. Just grab a ball of yarn and run. 😁

It’s also a nice activity for kids. Since they don’t have to worry about holding the hook the right way, they get to concentrate on the stitches and that way pick up the basics of crocheting without any frustrating mishaps or hand cramps. 😁

When you decide to try this fun and fast way of making something pretty, please let me know and don’t forget to share your pictures. 😘

I’m going back to hook and yarn so I can show you some progress tomorrow for ‘Work in Progress’ Wednesday. 

I hope to see you here tomorrow πŸ’•

~Tina xoxo 

⚑️I’m not affiliated with any company mentioned here.

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Crochet a Dishcloth ~ Fast and Easy DIY ProjectΒ 

Hello my lovely friends πŸ’• Thanks for stopping by….but you might wanna take a step back! I have a nasty cold 🀧 and I know you don’t want anything to do with that! 😜

That’s also the reason why I have nothing to show you for ‘Work-in-Progress’ Wednesday. The last three days I spent on the couch…sleeping and watching TV. πŸ˜– Not at all my thing…ugh. I just didn’t have the energy to do anything else. But ~  I’m on the mend now…so I have a nifty little project for you that can be done in an hour or two. πŸ˜€

Let’s crochet a nice dishcloth πŸ™‚ It’s really simple, and will last you a long time.

All you need is

~ 1. a yarn remnant ~ I prefer ‘Red Heart Super Saver’ because it’s a bit scruffy, and in combination with the stitch texture perfect for scrubbing without scratching! πŸ˜€

~ 2. a crochet hook Size H – 5mm – for this yarn. If you use a different yarn, please check the recommended size on the band.

Okay…..let’s start with

Ch 40 (+2)

Dc in each chain stitch, skipping the first one; at the end of the row ch 3

Second row *dc in every 2nd stitch, ch 3 at the end of the row*

Repeat from * to * 14 times (rows)

At the end of the 15th row ch2, turn and finish with one row of dc in every stitch.

Done! That was easy, wasn’t it? πŸ˜€

Oh…. I did take some pictures, let’s not let them go to waste πŸ˜‹.


Skip one stitch to receive the mesh look

At the end of each row insert the hook into the 2nd chain stitch.

Care is also real simple – I set it on top of the silverware in the dishwasher every time I run it, and rinse it in a bleach/water solution once a week. This way it stays clean and non-smelly. 😝

Alrighty….now off to do the dishes before I fall asleep again! 😏

I hope to see you soon….that time with an update on the Cardigan πŸ˜

 Until then πŸ’•

~Tina xoxo

πŸ’«I’m in no way affiliated with any product mentioned/shown here. 😁

Work-in-Progress ~ WednesdayΒ 

Hello my lovely friends  πŸ’• How sweet of you to peek in! 

Today I wanna show you -real quick – what I’m creating these days. 😊 

I’m still attaching fringes to the Puzzle Poncho 


But that gets old – yeah, okay, boring πŸ˜‹ ) after a while so I needed another project to go to.  ‘Caron Simply Soft-Peacock Feathers’ …to the rescue! πŸ˜ƒ 

Last week I found this pretty yarn….on sale! 😏 I grabbed the last few skeins off the shelf, even though I had not even an inkling of an idea what it should be. 🀣 I’m sure you’ve been there, done that! πŸ˜‰ 

Since I love Granny Squares, and the ‘Paints’ line is perfect for them it was not too hard to come up with a design. I thought, sweater, big square and crochet mesh for the front, Granny Triangles and mesh for the sleeves. I drew a quick sketch…

 -sorry it’s so pale…πŸ˜•

….and started on the square. Easy peasy. Now the Granny Square halves were a little more complicated. I found, and tried, a few instructions on Ravelry, but none gave me a straight bottom edge. Until I came across the perfect one from Renate Kirkpatrick ….it’s pretty simple. See…

 This image is from Renate’s Ravelry page. 

Smooth sailing from here on out. All the full- and half squares are finished. 

While crocheting I kept picturing my sweater idea, and liked it less and less. Once finished, I laid everything out – on a cardi that was right there- and found that it’s a definite ‘No’ on the big square on the front. 

 Don’t you agree? πŸ˜•

Back to the drawing board. Since I wear more cardigans than sweaters, the decision was easy.  A cardigan with the squares wrapped front to back, the sleeves stay as planned. 

The layout looks promising… 

 

Please imagine the yellow mesh all around the triangles. 

It does have potential, don’t you think? 😊 You know what I just realized? It’s another ‘Puzzle Project’ 🀣

I hope you can join me for the big reveal! πŸŽˆπŸŽ‰πŸŽˆπŸŽ‰πŸŽˆπŸŽ‰πŸŽˆ

Until then 😍 Be good & take care 

~ Tina xoxo 

*I am not affiliated with any product/person mentioned here. 

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