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. πŸ˜‚ 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. πŸ‘½

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)

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

Thursday, November 11, 2021

How I Made This Cute Tunisian Crochet Rag Doll Kitty Kitty

(originally posted January 8, 2021 on my old blog)

SO I was browsing YouTube and a new [tunisian crochet] channel popped up on my suggested videos. Of course I had to check it out. I's not in english and there are no translation via CC available so I did this all on my own by using the above screenshot of the item the creator was talking about. Here's a link to the original video at the timestamp when this cute kitty cat is mentioned.

I made all my pieces with a combination of tunisian simple stitch and regular single crochet.

Here are my "chicken scratch" instructions for what I did. Hope you can understand them. Everything is worked in the round. I used worsted weight yarn, except the nose/mouth and it was a sock or fingering weight yarn. Regular crochet hook sizes F and H, and a size G double end tunisian hook. I also used safety eyes in the center of the eyes. I don't know what size I used as my eyes were gifted and have no sizes with the packages.

Color 1 = Blue and Color 2 = Green for my instructions

Legs/Tail (make 5)

with H crochet hook and Color 1 make 6 SC in a magic loop.

row 2 12 SC

Row 3-12 with G double end tunisian hook TSS

finish off and leave tail for sewing and joining


with H crochet hook and Color 1 chain 14 and work in the round. adding 1 INC stitch in the ends (30) Work a total of 8 rows single crochet

With G double end hook TSS 10 rows

Change back to H hook and work 12 Single crochet rows

finish off and leave tail for sewing and joining


With F crochet hook in the round

6 SC in magic circle

INC (12)

2 more rows (12)

finish and leave long tail for sewing and joining.

I added a safety eye in the middle


With F crochet hook

4 SC in magic circle

inc (8) and one more row (8)

increase (12)

increase (16) and 2 more rows is SC (16)


Wednesday, November 10, 2021

Tunisian Success or Tunisian Fail?

(Originally posted January 6, 2021 on my old blog)

We have all seen pictures of pinterest fails....but YouTube [project] fails?

So I was browsing YouTube and one of the suggested videos had this cute Tunisian critter in it. The channel is not in English and subtitles aren’t available so I was clueless to what was being said but I knew I had to try! Here's a link to the video where the project is. It’s at the correct time stamp.

Here’s the photo I screenshot from the video as my guide to recreating the project.

Here’s my final work.

Was it a success or a fail? Let me know in the comments. I had fun trying to recreate this doll kitty cat. I wrote down my pattern as i went along. If you’re interested let me know that in the comments too.

Check out my YouTube video where I talked about this project. Tunisian Crochet ~~ Rag Doll Kitty Kitty——Is it a Fail or a Success? ~~ Yarn Talk

Saturday, November 06, 2021

It's been a while....

 It's been a while....I thought I wanted a domain for my [crafting] blog so I paid for one.  The fees will be more to renew this year than they were last year when I got it, so I decided to just come back here to free.  If you want to check it out before it's gone and see what I have been up to this year, here's the link.  It will probably disappear December 31st or shortly there after because I'm not renewing it.  

Here's my last finished project I posted there.  A tunisian crochet cross stitch project.

I started the cross stitching on November 11 of 2020. I didn’t work on it for a good part of 2021 but now it is finally finished.  I finished it on October 16th.