50 Stitches CAL

I also found out about the 50 stitches CAL from The Cool Crochet Society FB page.  What a group of talented crocheters!  Kelly is hosting this CAL so that we (the participants) have the opportunity to learn new crochet stitches (or combination of stitches).  For this square, we learned the Seed/lemon Peel Stitch.  This stitch is a combination of single crochet and double crochet and has a really nice look.

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50 stitches CAL – #1

My block is a completely different size than it should be.  I chose to use Sugar’n Cream Cotton with a size G hook.  I actually really like it quite a bit, but have not decided what I will do with it.  The next block we learn bobble stitches.  I have never done these in crochet so am excited to learn.

Moogly Square #1 and Slow Stitch Sunday

Every year Moogly hosts a CAL.  This year is no different!  I LOVE the first square from Pinkmambo called Flower Power Square.  The original pattern calls for several colors, but I decided two was enough for mine.

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Moogly CAL 2020 – Block #1

This worked up VERY quickly – just a couple of hours which also included picking my colors.  Lots of bpsc which I love.  I don’t know if I will keep up with the CAL – It will depend upon the patterns and how much time I have, but I really liked this one.

Sharing also with Kathy’s Quilts for Slow Stitch Sunday.

One Monthly Goal

I’m squeaking in right under the wire with my goal for the month.  I just had some trouble deciding what I wanted to commit to.  Finally the decision was made – the goal for the month is to finish with the tail portion of the mermaid blanket that I am making for my daughter.  The final fin will be next and hopefully this will be done so it can be gifted for her birthday mid-February.

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January One Month Goal-Mermaid Blanket – 55 rows complete

This is where I’m at right now – 55 rows completed out of 66 for the top portion.  After that there are 10 more rows for the tail portion.  I am hoping that I can complete all that by the end of January.

This Mermaid Blanket pattern by Nadia Fuad of YARNtopia can be found here.

I thought it would be fun to share my “notes” page in my projects book

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Mermaid Blanket notes page

When I’m done, I’ll enter all this information into Ravelry.  Wish me luck!!

Class Samples

It seems that lately I am mostly making samples for my summer camps and classes!IMG_3940

I know this guy is sort of wacky looking!!  I am totally in love with him.  He is my own design and I am hoping the kids in this week’s camp will want to try to make him!!

These were made from a pattern and are super simple to make.  They include three different crochet stitches (DC, HDC, and SC).  One camper from last week already made a pair for herself in a cream colored yarn and they were so cute!!

More Samples

I always feel like I need to upgrade my sample projects for the kids in my classes and camps!img_3773

I made this cute little butterfly pin that I saw on Youtube.  It is quite quick to make up.  I wonder who will make this little guy?img_3776

A new little purse to carry things in and…img_3783

A cute little pouch that I almost lost!  Dear Hubby decided that this one was perfect for his sunglasses.  I’ll have to whip up another one just for him!