This baby blanket has been a while in the making, but it is finally done. If possible, I want to send it to Papua New Guinea for Mom and Dad to give to a baby there. The yarn is very soft and cuddly. Not sure what kind of yarn it is though. Stitch used is butterfly stitch.
This lapghan was much faster to make. Yarn used is Red Heart Super Saver, and colors are Coffee, Aran, and Petal Pink. Stitch used is 2 half double crochet, chain one skip a stitch; 2 half double crochet, chain one skip a stitch throughout, ending with 3 half double crochet at the end of each row. A variation of the brick stitch was used on the first row of a new color.
We've had the same decorations on the top of the white shelves in the living room for a long time, so I decided to change things up a bit. On some red paper and some paper with pale pink roses, I printed out some hearts and then made some heart flowers and a heart butterfly. On top of the piano had been a vase with some plastic flowers. These were washed and allowed to dry. Some of the flowers were packed away, but I saved out the roses to put in with the heart flowers and butterfly. Also put some red paper in a couple of little heart frames and a verse in a metal frame with roses. The cups that were on top of the China cabinet got moved down to the top of the white shelves as well. These cups say, "Friendship warms the heart." Here are a few pictures!
Spring dishcloths were the crochet project of the day. Yarn used was Peaches and Creme 100% cotton yarn from Walmart.
For the dishcloth in the first picture, I used the following stitch - single crochet, chain 1 and skip a stitch; single crochet, chain 1 and skip a stitch, and so on throughout the pattern. Border is one row of single crochet.
For the dishcloth in the second picture, I used the following stitch pattern - 1 single crochet, one half double crochet, one double crochet and repeated this across the first row. On the second row, I did the reverse - one single crochet, one double crochet, and one half double crochet. The goal was to always make sure a single crochet went into another single crochet, a half double crochet into another half double crochet, and a double crochet into a double crochet. It made the dishcloth almost look like it has a flowery design. I did not make a border, but it looks kind of like it needs something. Maybe a flower? Both dishcloths are approximately 8" x 8".
I also tried making a round dishcloth, kind of granny style with cluster stitches. Here is the result.
Dishcloth is approximately 8" in diameter.
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