Monday ๐Ÿ˜ฌย 

Hello my lovely friends ๐Ÿ’œ Monday Blues? Nah – not for us! ๐Ÿ˜Ž


Yes we can! Right?! ๐Ÿ˜€

I have some housework waiting ๐Ÿ˜ฃ then crochet, and – of course – this little blog will see Part II of the crochet along. ๐Ÿ˜

What are your plans for this brandnew week? I sure hope they’re enjoyable ones! ๐Ÿค—

Have a good one! ๐Ÿ˜Ž I’ll see you in a bit.

Until then ๐Ÿ’•

Small ย ~ Project ~ Sunday ๐ŸŒบ Cute coasters ๐Ÿบ

Hello my lovely friends ๐Ÿ’• Welcome back! 

It’s a lazy Sunday ๐Ÿค“ And this morning’s forecast was right…

‘Cause that’s what I’ve been doing! ๐Ÿ˜Š I’ve made some cute coasters, and I’ll show you how you can whip up some yourself in an afternoon. ๐Ÿ˜ƒ 


I’ve used a different type yarn for each one – I can’t see a difference. I used a crochet hook    Size H/5mm.

In case you’re interested:

Purple = Caron, 1 pound ; Yellow = Red Heart ; Green = Peaches and Creme 

I’ve made “Smoothies” and a “Beerglass”. The basic form is the same. 

Ch 18, and work 32 rows in the ‘Tunesian Stitch’ ๐Ÿ’ฅ If you need a little reminder how to work that one …just click here for the how-to ๐Ÿค“

The Beer – Glass ๐Ÿบ

Connect your border yarn to the top right corner of your rectangle.  Ch 2, hdc across the top to the top left corner.  Ch1, slipstitch into the first stitch of the longer side. Slipstitch your way down, working into the top loop only. At the bottom left corner, ch 1, hdc into the first space. Hdc across. At the corner, hdc into last space, ch1, slipstitch into the same space. Ch 1. Continue with the slipstitch to the last loop (first stitch of the top row). Ch 2. Hdc in same space. 




If you’re doing the ‘Smoothie’ coaster – ch1. Hdc across, working the spaces between the dc, not the top loops. Fasten off. 

For the “Beerglass” you’ll now crochet ….

The “Foam” : 

Skip 3 stitches, *5dc – 1 ch – 5 dc in 4th stitch (shell)* . Skip 3 st, 1sc, Skip 3 st, repeat from * to *; Sc in last stitch.  Ch 1. Turn. 7 slipstitch on each dc of previous row. 5 treble crochet in sc of previous row. Skip 3dc, slipstitch in each following dc. End row with 1 slipstitch. 

The “Handle”: 
The handle is a continuation of the ‘foam’. 

Ch 20. Count 5 stitches from the bottom and connect with a slipstitch in the 6th. Work 1set of ‘Tunesian Stitch’. Slipstitch to the coaster-border. Fasten off, block. 

They do wanna curl a bit…so it’s best to get them wet, wet ๐Ÿ˜ฌ and block overnight – and don’t forget the ScotchGuard! ๐Ÿ˜

What do you think? Will you be making some? I think they’ll be a cute surprise at the next cookout – maybe even a take-home gift?! ๐Ÿ˜Ž

I’m working on Part II of the ‘Crochet Along’ and try my best to present it to you tomorrow ๐Ÿ˜ 

Until then ๐Ÿ’•

I’m not affiliated with any product mentioned here! 

Your Weekend ~ Chuckle ๐Ÿ˜„

Hello my lovely friends  ๐Ÿ’• Thanks for peeking in! ๐Ÿ˜Œ

This week I found some real knee-slappers for ya ๐Ÿ˜‚

๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒผ

It is hot outside, and we don’t judge ๐Ÿ˜œ


๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒธ

Poor little guy ๐Ÿ˜„


๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒบ
And then there’s this ๐Ÿ˜… I probably laughed way to hard at it …and not just once ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚


๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒผ

I love these…. ๐Ÿ˜


Let’s see what “I will tonight….”

Tonight I will have to admit that I love the fact that I can hardly wait until the next time you get to see what I did to your mind ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚ Oh wow ๐Ÿ˜ 

That’s a bit weird and freaky, huh? ๐Ÿ™ƒ

๐Ÿ’ฅDon’t forget to tell us your plans for tonight in the comments ๐Ÿ˜ฌ I’m so looking forward to it! 

I hope you had a little fun ๐Ÿ˜„ Thanks for visiting ๐Ÿ’œ 

I’ll be back tomorrow with a fun little project for ‘New Stitch Sunday’ ๐Ÿ˜Š and hope you will too.

Until then ๐Ÿ’•

And So it Begins ~ ‘Bohemian Oasis’ ย – A Boho Crochet-Along ๐Ÿ’œ

Hello my lovely friends  ๐Ÿ’• Are you ready for a new Crochet-Along? ๐Ÿ˜Š I’m so excited, and hope that you’ll have fun! ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

Since it’s not a ‘Mystery CAL’ I can tell you…we’re making a cozy blanket. An oasis for your living room – something to snuggle under in the colder months to come. It’s hard to imagine right now that I ever want to sit under a blanket, but it’s coming! ๐Ÿ˜‰

I will give you a few tips on how to change it into a shawl, a larger blanket, or even a Wallhanging. ๐Ÿ˜

But now…without further ado….here’s Part 1

(Please be patient with me ๐Ÿ˜Š this is my very first (own) crochet along…so if I stumble a bit, or am not clear on anything – give me a nudge ๐Ÿค— I think together we can make this a fabulous experience ๐Ÿ’œ)


It’s actually 32″ wide but in the full picture you couldn’t see the detail. ๐Ÿ˜

There was a lot of trial and error…translation – frogging ๐Ÿ˜„ But I ironed out the problems, and so far I’m pretty happy with it. 

So today I’m going to show you how to crochet the ‘Flower Grannies’. They are your foundation. 

There are 5, for a total width of 32″ (including the connection crochet) We’ll work a 3″ border around everything at the end for a total of 38″. 

If you want to make a larger blanket just add more squares. I picked stitches that work with any number of foundation stitches. ๐Ÿค“

But first…the ‘Flower Granny’ 

Abbreviations:

htc = half treble crochet 

tc = treble crochet 

dc2tog = yo, insert hook in designated stitch, pull yarn through, yo, through 2 loops. Yo, insert hook into same stitch, pull through. Yo, pull through 2loops, yo, pull through remaining 3 loops.

1. Start with a Magic Ring. Ch3, yo, dc in the base of the chain. *Yo, dc2tog, ch1, dc2tog . Repeat from *four times = 6 petals. Fasten off 

 

*Yo, dc2tog, ch1, dc2tog . Repeat from *four times = 6 petals. Close ring with a slipstitch. Fasten off

2. Connect your second color. Ch 3, dc in ch1 space at the base of the chain. Ch1, dc2tog in same space. Ch1. Work *dc2tog, ch1, dc2tog groups in each ch1 space. 

  I marked the placements with pins 

Connect with a slipstitch. 

3. Ch3, turn your work around, 2dc into space at the base of the chain. Ch 1. *Work 3dc into every ch1 space of the previous row 

= 12 groups of 3. Connect with a slipstitch. Fasten off. 



4. Connect your third color. Ch3, 2dc in space at the base of your chain. Ch 1, 3 dc into next ch1 space. Ch1 – now you’ll work the corner. 2 htr, 1tc, ch3, 1 tc, 2 hdc. *Ch1, 3dc in next ch1 space. Ch1, 3dc in next ch1 space. Ch1, crochet the corner. Repeat from *. End with a corner. Connect with a slipstitch, and fasten off. 

Done! ๐Ÿ˜ Isn’t that a nice weekend project? 

Then you want to connect them ๐Ÿ˜€ I picked this join stitch because it goes perfect with anything Granny Square, plus it aids in keeping the project ‘flowy’ ๐Ÿ˜Œ 

I posted a tutorial for this join stitch a few weeks ago…you can find it here ๐Ÿ™‚

I honestly hope you like the project I picked for us ๐Ÿค— Please holler if you have any questions or concerns! I’m always just a quick message away ๐Ÿ˜˜

Let me know what you think about this project! Will you join in? ๐Ÿ’œ That would be pretty awesome! 

I’ll be back tomorrow with a few ‘Weekend Chuckles’…I did find some good ones! ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚

Until then ๐Ÿ’•

My Crochet~Alongs – Past and Future ๐Ÿ”ฎ

Hello my lovely friends ๐Ÿ’• How wonderful to see you! 

Soooooo…..this just happened 

 No worries…it was intentional ๐Ÿ˜

It’s the result of me giving up on the ‘Crochet Along’ I started last week. It was just too boring๐Ÿ˜ด I didn’t feel inspired at all…every time I looked at it and contemplated doing a few rounds…I found something else to do. ๐Ÿ˜• I had a few talks with myself…not out loud – at least I don’t think so ๐Ÿ˜œ ….trying to convince myself that it’s the first CAL for me, that maybe my expectations were too high. 

So I set it aside – in a different room…that should’ve told me something ๐Ÿ˜ – saying ‘it’s too hot to be sitting under a ever growing blanket. A-huh ~ sure! That’s what it is.

Now I’m curious….did you ever get all excited about a project only to realize that it’s not that great? Did you abandon it for ‘greener pastures’ or did you power through? ๐Ÿ™‚

What brought me to the ‘official’ abandonment of this project was yesterday’s post from Robin from Imperial Crochet – and seeing that she had the same problem. That’s when I finally admitted that this CAL is not going to happen for me. 

Life is too short to be bored by a project ๐Ÿ˜Š weaving in ends is bad enough ๐Ÿ™„

But three positives came out of this experience ๐Ÿ˜€

1. I now know how to do the Tapestry Stitch 

2. I have 2 pounds of pretty yarn in pretty colors to make something lovely with 

3. This is where we come to the ‘CAL future’ mentioned in the title! I’m now inspired to hold my own Crochet Along…built from the expectations I had for the failed one. ๐Ÿค“

I have a lot of ideas, and already started on it ๐Ÿ˜ƒ It’s gonna be a wild one, because this wee one made an appearance and it looks like she’s here to stay ๐Ÿ’œ


I plan to post more about my CAL very soon ๐Ÿ˜ I’m really excited and ready to rumble! ๐Ÿ˜…

Thanks so much for visiting and reading all the great way down to here ๐Ÿค— 

I hope you will join me tomorrow for ‘Work ~ in ~ Progress Wednesday’ ๐ŸŒบ

Until then ๐Ÿ’• 

New ~ Stitch ~ Sunday โ˜€๏ธ Adorable Hydrangeasย 

Hello my lovely friends ๐Ÿ’• Welcome back! 

Since quite a few of you loved the ‘Hydrangea Purse’ in the making I decided apply the title loosely and make today’s post less about a new stitch, but a cute flower instead. ๐Ÿค“

If you look really hard you’ll find a new stitch – if you wanna call it that – a Picot ๐Ÿ”บ <—– yeah, something like that ๐Ÿ˜

Now to the flower ๐Ÿ˜Š You’re probably tapping your foot by now ๐Ÿ˜‰

Here it is 

     Cute, eh? ๐Ÿ˜Š
And really a fast and easy project. ๐Ÿ’•

But first – these are the things you need to know (besides the basic sc and ch)

hdc – yo, insert hook into designated stitch, pull yarn through. Yo, pull yarn through all 3 loops

dc -yo, insert hook into designated stitch, pull yarn through. Yo, pull yarn through 2 loops twice 

htr- yo twice, insert hook into designated stitch, pull yarn through (5 loops). Yo, pull yarn through 2 loops, yo, pull yarn through 3 loops

Picot – Ch 3, slipstitch into base of chain 

Magic Ring – wrap yarn around your finger twice, insert hook into the ring, pull yarn through, chain 1 (you want to hold the ‘ring’ and the tail between thumb and forefinger ๐Ÿ˜‰)


Okay….now really The Flower ๐Ÿ˜

1. Make a ‘Magic Ring’, and crochet 8 sc into it (twice the amount of desired petals); hold the row of sc, and pull the yarntail. Cool, huh? ๐Ÿ˜‹ Close circle with a slipstitch into the first slipstitch.

    

And now you know why it’s called a ‘Magic Ring’ ๐Ÿ˜€

2. Place *a hdc into the space under the hook. Now into the same space 1 dc, 1 htr, Picot, 1 htr, 1 dc, 1 hdc. Slipstitch into the next stitch*. 

Move to the next stitch and repeat * to * 3 times. 

And your flower is done! ๐Ÿ˜€

  

The bead is optional, but I think it’s a nice touch ๐Ÿ˜

I’ve already made a few more for my purse project ๐Ÿค“

 
As soon as it’s done I’ll share the creative process with you – that will hopefully be very soon ๐Ÿ˜

As usual on a Sunday I lolligagged a bit – so now it’s dinner time already! ๐Ÿ˜ณ It’s soooo hot here these days that I’m running out of ideas for ‘Hot Weather Dishes’ really fast. ๐Ÿค” Oh well, we’ll find something ๐Ÿ˜‚

Thanks for stopping by ๐Ÿ˜ As usual…if you have any questions, need to clarify something in the instructions ~ just holler! 

I shall be back sometime this week – probably tomorrow or Tuesday. ๐Ÿ˜˜

Until then ๐Ÿ’•



Your Weekend Chuckle ๐Ÿ˜„ and a (so called) ‘Friendship Test’ ๐Ÿ’œ

Hello my lovely friends  ๐Ÿ’•  Thanks for taking a moment to stop in!

First something for my fellow crocheters and knitters ๐Ÿ˜Š


Did you ever wonder why people assume that cats can’t spell? ๐Ÿ˜œ

๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒบ

True story! ๐Ÿ˜Ž


๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒผ

I sure would! ๐Ÿ˜‹

๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒบ

And now the ~ so called ~ Friendship Test’. I say ‘so called’ because I don’t think it’s a friendship-ending offense to disagree on the answers ๐Ÿ˜‰ But it’s fun….so here it is 


Here are my answers:

1. Dogs ๐Ÿ˜Š I have two spoiled darlings ๐Ÿ’œ

2. Burgers ๐Ÿ” HotDogs scare me ๐Ÿ˜ณ 

3. Mermaids ๐Ÿฌ (no Mermaid emoji!) Because I love the water and ‘Ariel’ ๐Ÿ˜

4. Coffee โ˜•๏ธ (see above โฌ†๏ธ)  ๐Ÿ˜œ

5. Beach ๐Ÿ– I love the serenity of the waves ๐Ÿ˜

6. Sunrise ๐ŸŒ… Nothing better than the possibilities of a brandnew day ๐Ÿ˜€

7. Ghosts ๐Ÿ‘ป Aliens are creepy…I think?! ๐Ÿค”

8. We’ll…that depends on the situation ~ am I tired or hungry? ๐Ÿ˜

I’m looking forward to your answers ๐Ÿค— Let’s stay friends, okay? ๐Ÿ˜„

๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒผ

Now go and have an awesome day filled with love and smiles! ๐Ÿ™‚

I’ll be back tomorrow for ‘New Stitch Sunday’ ๐Ÿค“ I hope you will join me! 

Until then  ๐Ÿ’•

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