Tuesday, June 4, 2024

Cuppa Love

I haven't been posting much lately as I have an enflamed tendon in my right hand. The Internet calls it tendonitis. My doctor said no crocheting for a week or two. I've also been trying to limit typing.

I did want to give you an idea of what I was working on.

Yarn: Color Theory worsted yarn in colors Provence, Canyon, Tourmaline, and Bone
Hook: I/5.5mm Bella Coco
Foundation ch: 45
Size: 12" x 13" one square
Pattern: Cuppa Love by Becca at Mayhem & Majesty

Here's a quick picture of the different colors.

Happy crocheting!


Saturday, June 1, 2024

Gifted by a friend

My friend Fran Metallo in New Jersey designed a shawl pattern which she named after me - Sandie's Wrapped in Love Shawl. She made me a beautiful shawl using this pattern and my favorite colors. Here I am wearing it.

You can see more of Fran's designs at Ravelry.  She also has an Instagram page.

She also sent me this gorgeous crochet hook by Laurie Whitaker (Facebook). It's Footprints in the Sand design. 

I have such wonderful friends! I love both items and look forward to using them.

Happy crocheting!


Saturday, May 18, 2024

Mandala Sparkle Draco

As I was going through the website I ran across this tidbit which might help you if you want to make a project but don't have the weight yarn for which the project calls.

Two strands #1 fingering equal one strand #2 sport.
Three strands #1 fingering equal one strand #4 worsted.
One strand #3 DK and one strand #1 fingering equal one strand #4 worsted.
Two strands #2 sport equal one strand #4 worsted.
Two strands #4 worsted equal one strand #5 bulky

Here's my latest blanket.

Yarn: Lion Brand Mandala Sparkle in color Draco
Hook: H/5.0 by Laurie Whitaker 
Size: about 26" square
Foundation chain: 98
Pattern: reduced Beginner's Luck

And here's the hook ...

Happy Crocheting!


Wednesday, May 15, 2024


Due to health issues, I'm making changes to my online sites.

At the moment, my plan is to return to blogger for Crochet Cabana blog posts. I've used almost all the allowed space for pictures at the free Wordpress site and blogger has unlimited space.

I'm downsizing the website as well. The patterns remain on the site presently. Most of the other pages are gone. The articles had not been updated in a number of years and crochet is constantly changing. Many of the pages simply had links to my YouTube videos anyway and those are still available.

Blogger also has unlimited pages as far as I can tell and I moved a few things over here. I may move the patterns here eventually as well but that's a project for another day. There are 139 of my own patterns if I counted correctly, plus a few others that I was kindly allowed to share. 

Happy Crocheting!


Friday, April 19, 2024

Mandala Sparkle Draco afghan

Wordpress is giving me fits trying to put a picture in so I'm back at blogger today. 

Yarn: Lion Brand Mandala Sparkle in color Draco

Hook:  G/4.0 Furls Odyssey

Size: 30"

Foundation chain: 118

Pattern: Call the Midwife (I followed Fiber Spider's version on YouTube)

On a personal note, I have been diagnosed with breast cancer and will be having a lumpectomy May 2 (current schedule). Prayers appreciated.

Happy crocheting!