Friday, November 19, 2021

100 Hats for Preschool Donation

(edited and compiled from a couple posts from my previous blog)

One of the ladies from my church helps with the preschool classes at a local grade school. My church provides backpacks and school supplies for the preschool each fall. A couple years ago my mom decided to make hats for them. I helped her a little but she made most of them. Mom has moved away to another town so I have decided to take over. I enjoy making hats and giving them away. I’ve done it for several years, just not in that big of a bulk.

Got the notice from my friend at church on Sunday May 9, 2021 that all previous donated hats had been given out. I would like to have the hats all made and ready to take to my friend by the first Sunday in November, unless it looks like winter is coming earlier than usual this year.

I counted my hats I had stored plus ones I’ve made so far this year. If I counted correctly I had 40 hats. I need at least 100 total. I’ve finished, with a small donation from my sister (8 hats) the 100 hats to donate to a local preschool.

You can watch my YouTube video to see all 100 hats I’m donating.

Started 5/9/2021. Finished 9/27/2021. Delivered 10/3/2021. 😁

Thursday, November 18, 2021

Itty Bitty Kitty for a Friend

 (originally Posted September 6, 2021 on my old blog)

A friend contacted me about a month or so ago and asked me to make an itty bitty kitty for her daughter. She asked, if I could, to use the I Love This Yarn in the Drizzle Me This color. Thankfully I had enough left in my stash to make one.

This is a fat little kitty. 😂 It will join snowflake, pumpkin, and rainbow kitty. I can’t wait to see what my friends daughter will name this one. She loves all her kitties I’ve made. ♥️. I have enjoyed making them all for her. 

Wednesday, November 17, 2021

Tunisian Crochet Alien Cross Stitch

(originally posted September 7, 2021 on my old blog)

You will need to have basic knowledge of how to make the tunisian simple stitch, single crochet stitch, how to read a graph and basic cross stitch.

I used lily sugar and cream black and green. I used a normal sized “I” or 5.5mm crochet hook. You don’t need a long hook, just one with no cover on it. Yarn and hook size is up to you. Gauge is irrelevant for this project.

Chain 19 so you have 19 loops on your hook. TSS a total of 16 rows. Make 2 squares. I used this alien graph I found on Pinterest.

I left 2 rows before and after the cross stitch on both the top and bottom and 4 vertical bars, not counting the first and last “chain” on both sides.

I single crocheted around the edges putting 2 sc in the last loop and first loop of each side to give the corners a rounded look. The other loops have 1 stitch.

I’m not very good with written instructions, so if you have trouble understanding what I’m trying to say you can watch my YouTube Video where I describe what I’m trying to say here. 👽

Tuesday, November 16, 2021

Tunisian Ladder Stitch Washcloth ~~ I made a few modifications

(originally posted January 7, 2021 on my old blog)

 I made this Tunisian Ladder Stitch washcloth today. Its the same pattern as my previous post for the dishcloth. I chained 31, and instead of a solid tss row at the bottom I started with the 2tss yo and skip. I think it looks a lot better. I also added a single crochet border around the edge.

edge. As you can see I ran out of yarn with just a few stitches left to go. I really like this stitch for wash/dishcloths.

Monday, November 15, 2021

How To Make a Tunisian Ladder Dishcloth (no curl stitch)

(originally posted January 7, 2021 on my old blog)

To make this pattern you need a basic knowledge of tunisian simple stitch and how to yarn over.

You need cotton or acrylic yarn (I like to use acrylic for cleaning cloths). Depending on what size you want, one ball (2.5 oz) should be plenty. And a size K or 6.0mm long Tunisian Crochet hook.

Chain 40

Row 1: Tss in each loop across. Normal return

Row 2: tss in first 2 *yarn over skip next vertical bar tss in next 2* repeat from * across ending with 2 tss (before last loop). Normal return

Repeat to desired length.

Saturday, November 13, 2021

Tunisian Crochet Cross Stitch Pumpkin Potholder

(originally posted January 13, 2021 on my old blog)

I used this pumpkin pattern I found on pinterest. Cotton yarn and an "I" tunisian crochet hook. You will need to know how to do tunisian simple stitch, single crochet, and a basic knowledge of how to cross stitch.

I made 2 black panels using tss 29 stitches wide by 27 rows. I eliminated the leaf on the stem and made the stem a bit wider to accommodate the space. I used a single crochet around to put both squares together

Friday, November 12, 2021

Tunisian Crochet Cross Stitch Snowman Potholder

(originally posted January 4, 2021 on my old blog)

I used this pixel graph from Repeat Crafter Me for my snowman. I used cotton yarn for this project, and a size "I" tunisian crochet hook.

You will need to know how to do simple tuisian crochet, single crochet, and a basic knowledge of cross stitch.

I made 2 TSS squares (front and back) 27 loops by 27 rows. I centered the cross stitch on the piece. I crocheted the 2 squares together with single crochet.

You can watch my introduction video here (old channel name) on my YouTube channel

And my final finished project video here