Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Xmas tree skirt.

This is the crocheted Christmas tree skirt I made a few years ago with worsted weight "sparkly" variegated yarn. The light at the top is actually the bottom of our fiber optic Christmas tree. I would have posted this sooner, but I've been crazy busy at work.

Saturday, October 27, 2012

Look what I bought!

What is it? A big mess of yarn! It's actually several skeins of sport weight and novelty yarn all tangled up together. Why did I buy it? Good question!

I work at a discount store that sells lots of different things, including yarn from time to time. When I see a few tangled-up skeins in colors I like, I buy them. It's better than having them written off and thrown away. This is the biggest "mess" I've bought so far. It's going to take a lot of time and patience to untangle it, bit it'll be worth it!

Monday, October 22, 2012

Yarn doily

This was going to be a "doily rug", then I thought "A white rug might not be such a good idea". Then I thought "I'll just put it on the back of a chair to fancy it up a bit", but I'm not too happy with how the picot edges turned out. Then I thought "Why don't I just unravel it, make another doily with a different decorative edge, then put it on the back of a chair to fancy it up a bit".

Sounds good to me! :)

This is "yarn doily #1" (aka "doily rug"), made with Peaches & Creme yarn. 

This is a close-up of it.

Sunday, July 29, 2012

Giant granny square

Since this yarn is so beat up and not-so-good-looking, I decided to crochet a giant granny square with it. This is most of one large ball of yarn, and there's another equally large ball of yarn that I'll add to it. I'll just keep crocheting until I'm out of yarn, then see how big it is. There should be enough for a big square bedspread.

I put it over our BBQ for the pic.

The pattern of the colors is kinda funky, but since it'll be a bedspread, no one will notice...except people who look at the picture. :)

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Necco wafer table runner update

I finally figured out how to connect the little "wafers"! I'm going to crochet around each one with white thread to make them square-shaped, then crochet them together in rows. Seems reasonable, right? :)

Sunday, June 10, 2012

More shoelaces

I crocheted more shoelaces for my work shoes a couple of days ago, using size 20 size 10 (or "regular" size) crochet thread - one strand of black, and one strand of white. I chained 300, then did a slip stitch in each chain to the end, threaded them through the holes with a crochet hook, then tied a knot in the ends.

Since I have lots of crochet thread in different colors, I'll make a few more. It'll keep me busy until I get more white thread to finish my Necco wafer table runner (some day). :)

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Necco wafer table runner update

Most of the "wafers" for the table runner are done. So far, there's blue, yellow, green, peach, and variegated "wafers". I just need to finish the pink ones, then find some light purple, violet, or lavender colored crochet thread. I might look for another variegated thread to use, too.

Sunday, February 12, 2012

"Necco wafer" table runner.

After seeing a Necco wafer table runner on The Chew, I decided to crochet one. These are the first few "wafers". Needless to say, this will be a long-term project!

I still need to get yellow, pink, purple, and light blue thread (maybe orange, too). instead of counting the number of "wafers' I'll need, I'm going to make as many as I can out of each spool of thread, then figure out how I'll connect them. If there's any left over, maybe I'll make place mats or coasters...or something. :)

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Hot pad

Here's a hot pad I just finished. It didn't take very long to do, either. :)

I used the same yarn that I used for the scrubbies - Peaches 'n Cream yarn, but with a size I hook (I used a size J hook for the scrubbies). I just did single crochet stitches in a circle (joining each row, as you may be able to tell), until I ran out of yarn, and it finished at about 13" across.

Tuesday, January 17, 2012


This is one of the scrubbies I crocheted with Sugar 'n Cream cotton yarn. The yarn is pretty worn out from repeated re-use (I tried making a hat out of it several times), so I thought scrubbies would be a good use for it. I've done 4 so far, but I'll do a few more. Why not?

Wednesday, January 11, 2012


Here's a pic of the shoelaces I crocheted for my work shoes a few months ago. I didn't want the same old solid color, so I thought I'd try something new.

It actually worked! Using Mexicana color crochet thread, I made a chain as long as my old shoelaces, then did 2 rows of single crochet end-to-end (through both loops of each stitch), then 1 row of slip stitch all the way across (through both loops of each stitch).

I had to use a crochet hook to lace them, then I tied a knot in each end. Since they stretched, and are now almost too long, I tied a bigger knot at the ends. Next time, I'll make them a little shorter. :) I'll be making more soon - some for each season or holiday.