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Crocheted Blanket

When I am not designing jewelry, fusing glass, or making lampwork glass beads, I love to crochet.  It is very relaxing after a very long day at work.  Very therapeutic.
Here is a crocheted blanket/afghan I made for my daughter, Beckie, in Nov 2015.

I never posted pics of it, so thought I would share.

I used Caron Simply Soft yarn.

I know you crocheters out there will want the crochet pattern.  I used the Red Heart Rainy Day Ripple Throw: http://www.redheart.com/free-patterns/rainy-day-ripple-throw

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Friday Night Relaxing

Here is how I spent my Friday evening, getting some hooking time in, relaxing after a very busy week at work, and slowly recuperating after the oral surgery the Friday before.  My jaw is still just a little sore, but healed for the most part.

Crochet is very relaxing to me, it is very therapeutic.  I love it.  If I am too tired to design jewelry, or fuse glass, I can still be creative and crochet.  I will not use power tools or light a torch when I am tired, as that is a recipe for disaster, so I can pick up a crochet hook and be creative and also relax at the same time.  The stress of a busy day, or week melts away.

This will be a gift for someone special, so I am not telling you any more about it for now.  You will see pics of it when it is finished.

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Free Crochet Pattern: Ruffled Boa

RUFFLED BOA

May 17, 2015

By: Christina M. Lee

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Skill Level: Easy

Gage: Not important

Materials:
1 skein, Sensations, Rainbow Bouncle Patterns (Self-Patterning Bouncle) Pink/Grey Rainbow
(Note: I used 1 large 11 oz skein, if using a different type of yarn in a smaller skein, please adjust yarn accordingly.  I  had plenty of left over yarn from this skein, enough I made a pair of fingerless gloves and a stocking type hat to match my boa, and still had some left.  A regular worsted weight yarn makes the Boa too heavy (believe me, I tried it). If you change yarns, use something soft, light and fuzzy such as a baby weight yarn.)
Crochet Hook Size I/9 (5.5 mm)

Pattern:
Chain 161
(Note: Pattern is worked in round continuously on right side, do not turn.)
Round 1:  sc second ch from hook, sc in each ch across to the last ch, 3 sc in last ch. Do not turn your work. Continue to sc around on the bottom side of the chain in the open (unworked) loop all the way across the back side of the row of chain stitches back to the beginning. 3 sc in last loop, sl st to first ch creating one continuous oval, ch 2. (159 sc on each side of chain, with 3 sc in each end stitch.) 324 stitches.
Round 2:  2 dc in same stitch, (the first ch 2 acts as one dc), *3 dc in next sc*, repeat ** across this side, 6 dc in end st, *3 dc in next sc*, repeat ** across this side, 6 dc in end st, sl st in top of first ch 2 of row. Ch 2.
Round 3:  2 dc in same st, (the first ch 2 acts as one dc), *3 dc in next sc*, repeat ** around, back to beginning, sl st to beginning ch 2. Fasten off.

SANY0013I hope you have fun creating your own Boa. Please share pictures of your completed Boa with me, feel free to post them here in the comments section.  I would love to see your creations.

You may also post your pictures of your finished Boa and comments about the pattern on my Facebook page, Knitting & Crochet Friends

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This is an Original Design by Christina M. Lee. Copyright May 17, 2015, Christina M. Lee, Lee Creations, Inc. d/b/a Christina M Lee Designs.   Please feel free to use my pattern to make as many Boas as you desire, give them away, sell them freely.

You are prohibited from selling the pattern or claiming the pattern is your own, or publishing the pattern in any printed material without my explicit permission. You are prohibited from publishing, copying, or using the photographs in the pattern in any manner without my explicit permission.

I would please ask that when you share the pattern you give me credit for the pattern and post a link back here to my blog or my website. or to my Knitting & Crochet Friends page on Facebook.

If you have any questions about the pattern, or need any help with the pattern, please feel free to contact me. You may post comments here on my blog, may email me at Christina@creationsbychristina.net or via my Knitting & Crochet Friends Facebook page.

Happy crocheting,  Christina

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Award Winning, Crocheted Wool Eater Blanket

Award Winning, Crocheted Wool Eater Blanket made for my Husband, Rick.

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I entered this blanket into the Manatee County Fair and won 1st Place in January.  I used Homespun yarn, by Lion Brand, in this project. Homespun is a bulky yarn.  It made the blanket very heavy and very soft.  My husband just loves it and so do it.  It covers most of our king size bed, but not completely.  I had to lay it on the dinning room floor and stand on a step stool to get the pics of the whole blanket.  I so enjoy being creative with fiber arts, it is very laxing.

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Here is a close up of the scolloped stitching and the edge of the blanket.

I used 16 skeins of yarn in it.  About $65.00 worth of yarn.

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Here is the blanket at the Fair

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Here are my entry form and my blue ribbon

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Here is the note the Judge wrote on the back of my entry form.

 

I entered 9 items in the Fair this year, 4 jewelry, 4 crochet, and 1 fused glass, and I won 7 1st Place awards and 2 2nd Place awards.  This is my 3 year entering the Fair and it is a lot of fun.  I encourage everyone to enter you local county fair.  More pics to come here on the blog of my award wining entries.

Here is a link to the pattern I used http://sarahlondon.wordpress.com/2009/08/25/wool-eater-instructions/.

 

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Double V Shell Scarf with Scalloped Edges, Free Crochet Pattern

Double V Shell Scarf with Scalloped Edges
11/1/2010 by Christina M. Lee

Skill Level:
Intermediate: (If using Homespun, because it is a bulky yarn and hard to crochet with, I do not recommend beginners use this yarn.)
Easy: (If using any 4 ply worst weight yarn, see suggestions below).

Gage:  Not important

Materials:
Lion Brand Homespun Yarn 2 Skeins, color of your choice
(Or for a not so bulky look use any 4 ply worsted weight (non-bulky) yarn, color of choice and a H hook.  Ideal yarns would be Vanna’s Choice, Caron Simply Soft, I Love This Yarn, Red Heart Super Saver, Red Heart Soft, or Loops and Threads.)

Crochet hook size I

Special Stitches: Double V Shell = 2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc in same space, will be referred to as dvs in pattern below.

Pattern:
Ch 23 (28 for worsted weight).
Row 1.  dvs in 4th ch from hook (see above for instructions on how to make dvs), skip 4 ch, dvs in 5th ch, repeat across.  A total of 5 (6) Double V Shells. Ch 3 turn.

Here is what the Double V Shell (dvs) stitch looks like.
For the sample pictures I used a regular 4 ply worsted weight yarn so you could see the dvs stitch.

End of Row 1

Row 2.  dvs in the top of the 2 ch space of the dvs in previous row, (in the center top of shell) repeat across. Ch 3 turn.

End of Row 2, you can now see the scalloped edges starting to form.

Rows 3-79 (or to desired length):  Repeat row 2. Ch 3 turn.  At the end of row 79 Ch 4 turn. Finished length before fringe is 80”, with fringe is 88”.

Row 80:  sc in the top of the 2 ch space of the dvs in previous row, ch 4, repeat across.  Do not fasten off.

Pretend this is row 80.  Chain 4, sl st to the in the center top of the dvs stitch and repeat across.

 Close up of chain fringe below:

Chain Fringe:  ch 35, sl st in center of 4 ch sp, repeat across.  Fasten off.  Chain Fringe at beginning of Scarf:  Attach yarn to the opposite end of the scarf, (the beginning), in the center bottom of the dvs, ch 35, sl st in to the center of 4 ch sp, repeat across.  Fasten off.  Work in ends.

Chain 35

Sl st into center top of dvs

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Sl st into the top of the next ch 4 space, repeat across.

I hope you have fun creating your scarf. Please share pictures of your completed scarf with me, feel free to post them on my blog.  I would love to see your completed scarves.

You can also post your pictures of your finished scarves and comments about the pattern on my Facebook page, Knitting & Crochet Friends https://www.facebook.com/KnittingAndCrochetFriends?ref=ts&fref=ts.

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This is an Original Design by Christina M. Lee.  Copyright Christina M Lee Designs and Christina M Lee, November 1, 2010.   Please feel free to use my pattern to make as many scarves as you desire, give them away, sell them freely.
You are prohibited from selling the pattern or claiming is as your own, or publishing it in any printed material without my explicit permission.  You are prohibited from publishing, copying, or using the photographs in any manner without my explicit permission.
I would please ask that when you share the pattern you give me credit for the pattern and post a link back to this blog page.
If you have any questions about the pattern, or need any help with the pattern, please feel free to contact me. You may email me at Christina@creationsbychristina.net  or post a comment below.

Happy Crocheting,

Christina.

Here are some other scarves I have made with this pattern:

These two were for granddaughters Allyson and KC.  Christmas Presents.

A Friend, Jessica’s scarf, a gift.

Scarf for my best friend, Linda, for her birthday.

I just love how some of the homespun yarn changes shades as you crochet.

Another shot of Linda’s scarf, the chain fringe.  I have now made 10 of these scarves for gifts.

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