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Crochet. We're into week two of May and I'm still sticking with this little project.

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I've been wondering what makes this daily project different than others I've attempted in the past and all I can come up with is "crochet is portable". I can throw it in a bag and bring it to swimming, church, soccer, the doctor's, and on car trips. I bring it outside while the kids are playing, and I throw on another round while I wait for water to boil on the stove. I don't like to be idle for long, and crochet is the perfect thing to while away the minutes. And these blocks whip up really quickly and look beautiful. So here's day 9: There are quite a few of Melinda's blocks being used for this CAL (crochet-a-long) and I love them all! Here's a peek at my progress as of last Thursday. And now for a little scrapbooking, and I mean little.

I took a photo of my crazy threesome after they had had a free-for-all with the body markers. Crafty Crafty: Free Crafty Crafty Pattern: Jolly Roger skull and crossbone potholder or placemat. Fancy making yourself this crochet skull and crossbone mat?

Crafty Crafty: Free Crafty Crafty Pattern: Jolly Roger skull and crossbone potholder or placemat

Then print out our exclusive Crafty Crafty pattern and you'll be one step closer to Jolly Roger joy. Pattern after the jump This is a very straightforward pattern, using rows of Double Crochet (US Single Crochet), turning at each end to work forwards and backwards. Each square represents one DC (US sc). Materials: 2.5mm crochet hook (MM) Black and Red Mercerised cotton, using two strands of cotton for each for extra thickness. Notes: Chain 27 to begin. Chain one to turn - this counts as your first DC (US sc). Carry the colour not being used through the back of the mat. The pattern is slightly different to the finished mat - I thought the pattern needed a bit more bone on the bottom left side, and I also made the pattern square (not sure why I didn't think of that when I was making it!) To finish: Do a row of double crochet (US single crochet) in your chosen bone colour to finish it off.

Carina's Craftblog: Crochet magic ring tutorial. Mmm... happy colours!

Carina's Craftblog: Crochet magic ring tutorial

Ok, so there's a granny triangle tutorial in the works, but first I'm going to show you how to make a magic ring. This is a very handy thing to know how to make. Not just for granny triangles! Why is it handy? Because it can make centres of your work look a lot better. And despite its name, there is actually no magic involved whatsoever. Please respect my copyright.

Por favor, respeta mis derechos de autor. Ok, grab your yarn and we'll do this! 1: wind yarn around your fingers like you are going to make a slip knot. 4: yarn over and pull through 5: with the loop still on the hook, insert the hook in the ring itself, yarn over, then pull through the ring 6: you should now have two loops on your hook 7: pull the latest loop through the other one, so you only have one loop on the hook 8: now chain 3, this will count as the first dc If you are working on a project that has sc or tdc in the first round, adjust the length of your chain accordingly. Thank you! Anleitung: Sunburst Flower Granny Square haekeln « Kasa Amend. Geschafft: Meine Foto-Anleitung zum Häkeln der Sunburst Flower Granny Squares für eine dieser tollen Decken, wie sie viele wahrscheinlich von Sandra Juto oder dieser Flickr Group kennen, ist fertig.

Anleitung: Sunburst Flower Granny Square haekeln « Kasa Amend

Für eine Freundin, die heute Geburtstag hat, wollte ich schon längst mal meine kleine Übersetzung dieser englischen Anleitung von MaryjoO abtippen. Nun hab ich mir etwas mehr Zeit genommen, um die Anleitung noch etwas detaillierter auszuarbeiten. Dank des tollen Fußauslösers, konnte ich die ganzen Häkel-Schritte selbst fotografieren und da die liebe MaryjoO nichts dagegen hatte, stelle ich das Ganze nun auch hier in den Blog und wünsche viel Spaß beim Häkeln. Wolle: Cool Wool 2000/ Merino Superfein von Lana Grossa (Das aber nur als Info, ihr könnt selbstverständlich auch ganz andere Wolle nehmen. Die Merino Wolle ist zwar etwas teuerer, aber sehr weich & kuschelig und lässt sich außerdem ganz gut waschen.)

Bedarf: Etwa 9 g Wolle habe ich pro Granny Square verhäkelt. Granny Spiral. Author PKOlson Introduction Spiraling Granny Square Pattern.

Granny Spiral

Materials List Yarn - any, appropriate sized hook for chosen yarn. Finished Size Varies based on yarn & hook size chosen. Gauge Notes This motif begins with a four-color spiral. Colors A, B, C, D (each color is used, in turn, on each round) Magic Circle (adjustable) loop. Make a large loop by putting the yarn tail behind the working yarn (the yarn coming from the skein). The Pattern Begin with color A and a Magic Circle (adjustable) loop. Rnd 1: * [1ch, 1sc, 1hdc, 2dc] in ring, remove hook, joining colors B, C, & D in ring in.