Month: March 2016

Floating Picot Edging

  Hello, everyone!  I wanted to document an edging that I’ve been using for a long time when I want something simple, but still cute. It adds that perfect little something.  No step-by-step photos here, but it’s so simple! You can set it up with a foundation round of either (SC, Chain 3) – chain-3 loops, or plain SC all around..    Floating Picot Edging pattern: (SC, Chain 3, SC in third chain from hook, chain 1…) repeat… If you have a chain-3 loop foundation, then SC in the next chain loop to start the next repeat..  If you have an SC round foundation, then skip 2 stitches, and SC in the next stitch to start the next repeat..         

VVCAL – Week 11

Welcome to the eleventh week of the Vibrant Vintage CAL! If you’re just joining in, we’ve made 20 squares so far! Go catch up! 😉 Loving the VVCAL and feeling generous? Help me support a dear friend of mine who is battling stage 4 renal cancer, while raising 2 toddlers (one recently adopted, and one surprise successful pregnancy!). Click here to donate – any amount will help, and I genuinely appreciate it! Link leads to http://paypal.me/VVCALdonate Related Links CAL Main info page – Please read thoroughly for fully-linked weekly schedule, design basics, and color selection Ravelry ebook – All the block patterns so far, with printable PDF versions (to save your printer ink, they are almost only text) Find the PDF version as a free Ravelry download here. PDF includes: Full pattern, charted instruction, and a condensed, printable PDF version of the pattern Ravelry group – Join if you want to! Anyone can participate in this open CAL just by following along each week – subscribe to this site, or join the Rav group if you like *NEW* …

Week 10 – Mary

  Welcome to the tenth week of the Vibrant Vintage CAL! If you’re just joining in, we’ve made 18 squares so far! Go catch up! 😉 Related Links CAL Main info page – Please read thoroughly for fully-linked weekly schedule, design basics, and color selection Ravelry ebook – All the block patterns so far, with printable PDF versions (to save your printer ink, they are almost only text) Find the PDF version as a free Ravelry download here. PDF includes: Full pattern, charted instruction, and a condensed, printable PDF version of the pattern Ravelry group – Join if you want to! Anyone can participate in this open CAL just by following along each week – subscribe to this site, or join the Rav group if you like *NEW* Facebook Group – Vibrant Vintage CAL (official) – Join if you like! Basic USA crochet terms with tutorials from CrochetCabana.com Finishing ends on squares (do them as you go!) Tons of info at Crochet Cabana Each week, I’ll be posting a new “Fancy” granny square pattern. All you need to do …

Trellis & Chevron Blanket

Etsy || Craftsy || Ravelry Why buy?? -No sew! All join as you go instruction included! -Unique and solid construction – get creative with this beauty and make any design! You can use this pattern as a springboard to create the blanket to your liking! Here are some great pattern features: 1) 20-page description/tutorial-style pattern to help you make this blanket 2) Many photos detailing the crochet process 3) A personal reading experience; not a cold, industrial pattern style 4) 24-hr/day support for your blanket creation process – I am always available and happy to chat! 5) Lifetime pattern updates. If I make any future improvements to the pattern, I’ll email you the freshest copy automatically! I enjoyed making this pattern a great deal, and I am so pleased to pass it on to you.  

VVCAL – Week 9

Welcome to the ninth week of the Vibrant Vintage CAL! If you’re just joining in, we’ve made 16 squares so far! Go catch up! 😉 Note: Are you enjoying this CAL? The VVCAL is a FOREVER FREE collection of 33 afghan block patterns including PDF versions, charts, and photo steps, plus mix-and-match joining methods and edging options, as well as endless support via myself, or social media groups. I thought this could be a great opportunity if anyone feels like they can donate to a worthy cause. Someone very close to me is going through stage 4 cancer, while somehow managing to keep up with two toddlers (one newly adopted, and one surprise natural success!). Any amount will help, and each week I will donate 100% of the funds to their GoFundMe page for medical bills. Click here to donate; I genuinely appreciate it! Related Links CAL Main info page – Please read thoroughly for fully-linked weekly schedule, design basics, and color selection Ravelry ebook – All the block patterns so far, with printable PDF versions (to save …