Thursday, November 12, 2020


My two grandsons, ages 7 and 4 are Minecraft crazy. With that in mind, I went a little crazy myself and started making Minecraft afghans. They are made of 3" granny squares. 

The first one is Minecraft Steve with his sword. It is about 60" x 67". So many tails!

Then with even more crazy I decided to do several smaller pieces of characters. I'm not quite finished but have these done. Here are Minecraft Pig, Skeleton, Steve, Creeper and Sheep. I'm currently working on Chicken. Each of these are about 24" square. 

I used a G hook and sport yarn for all of these. Steve with sword is Knit Picks Brava Sport. Some of the other pieces use that yarn also as well as Bernat Baby sport and Premier Everyday black.

I used the beading patterns at Minieco for these. For the chicken I'm using a different pattern from Ten Sisters. I'll add that picture here when it's done. As you can see I haven't sewn in all the tails yet. I just tucked them in for some of the pictures.

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Happy crocheting!


Tuesday, March 3, 2020

Off my hook

Reminder that I no longer keep up this blog regularly. My main posts are at .

Here are a few things off my hook recently.

The first few are from a course with the American Crochet Association. Some of the stitches have videos. There are 30 stitches in the course I'm currently taking. I'm enjoying going through them. These are paid courses, not free.

The first one is the Bobble Stitch.

This one is the Jeobneun stitch

This is the Cable Towers.

This one is #24 Climbing Shells. Very simple repeat. I used I Love This Yarn #353 Menthe Dye Lot 911010 and an I hook.

You find the pattern in Leisure Arts leaflet 63 Easy to Crochet Pattern Stitches Combine to Make an Heirloom Afghan. This is a 1987 leaflet that has been reprinted oodles of times. You can find it many places. At Knit Picks  the leaflet is on sale as I write this. You can buy and read reviews at Amazon as well.

These scarves are straight double crochet, worked horizontally.  I chained 203 with a Furls K hook and the Woolspun yarn on this one. The color is Forest Print. They are about 6-7″ by about 76″.

This is my Super Bowl scarf. I saw a pattern at Lion Brand to make one and even though I didn't actually watch the Super Bowl, I made the scarf. 

I chained a little bit more to make it wider. For half time I worked 25 rows of double crochet. There were 99 rows without half time ones. I measured it at the end of the 4th quarter section and it was about 48″. I decided to just add more on the end to make it close to 60″ which I think of as the average length needed for a scarf.

I used I Love This Yarn cranberry and a gold that did not have a label. It wasn’t planned, just what I had on hand.

The darker cotton is Lion Brand Comfy Cotton Blend. The color is called Cloud Nine. The blues and greens are made with Lily Sugar ‘n Cream Emerald Energy Ombre.

Happy crocheting!

Friday, January 17, 2020

More pics

Thought I'd stop by and post a few pics for the new year. Remember if you want to see ALL my posts they are at the Wordpress site. .

The first one (and a few of the others) is from the Unraveled Mitten winter CAL - It is the first square Half Square Triangle. The color changes are a little tricky but otherwise not a difficult square to work.

Yarn: I Love This Yarn Buttercup and Menthe
Hook: I
Size: 6" (I added a round)

Pattern: Bobble Stitch Square #23 from
Yarn: I Love This Yarn Buttercup and Menthe
Hook: I
Size: 12"

Pattern: C2C DC Square #14 at
Yarn: I Love This Yarn Buttercup and Menthe
Hook: I
Size: 12"

Pattern: straight double crochet
Yarn: two strands of Unforgettable - not sure of the color. Possibly Polo
Hook: H
Size: 6″ wide x  60″ long

Pattern: Sweet as Can Be Baby Blanket by D Maunz
(Note: I followed Fiber Spider's video instructions and did ch 59)
Yarn: I Love This Yarn Fruit Salad (It took a full skein and a little bit)
Size: about 19"

Pattern: Fiber Spider Feather and Fan video  (ch86)
Yarn: Knit Picks Brava worsted Seashell (2 skeins and some of a third)
Hook: H
Size: 23"

Pattern: Pineapple Granny by Priscilla Hewitt
Yarn: ZZ Twist white
Hook: 4.5mm
Size: about 10″

Pattern: center portion of Baby Love Blankie
Unknown yarn, probably an H or I hook

Pattern: Give Thanks Tea Towel from the Happily Hooked magazine Nov 2019 (subscription required)
Yarn: I Love This Yarn soft blue and unknown pink

Pattern: Diagonal Trip #2 at
Yarn: Premier Anti-pilling in color Spa
Hook: I
Size: about 12"

Happy crocheting!