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Happy New Year Everybody!! See yall in 2009!

Hats  

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I made this hat for a couple of the kids I babysit. But the FLower's are my sister's creation, and she doesn't really know how she did them...She just sat down and did...like me she's bad about writing down her pattern.
How to make a Hat:
For the Marbled look, I just took 2 yarns, and crochet them together. For this hat, I used a hot pink and a light pink. And only 1 skein each. and I used a Crochet Hook size K/10.5.
Ch. 3. Join with a slip st to form a ring. RND 1: Ch. 3, 11 dc into ring-12 sts. Join w/a slip st to top of ch. 3 RND 2: Ch. 3, dc into same st as slip st. (2 dc into next dc) 11 times-24 sts. Join with a slip st to top of ch.3 RND 3: Ch. 3, *2 dc into next dc, dc into next dc repeat from * around ending rnd with 2 dc into next dc- 36 sts, Join w/slip st. to top of ch. 3 RND 4: Ch 3, dc into next dc, * 2dc into next dc, dc into next dc. Repeat from * around, ending rnd with 2 dc into next dc- 48 sts. Joing w/slip st to top of ch. 3 RND 5: ch 3 * dc into next dc, repeat from * around _48 sts. Join w/slip st to top of ch. 3 RND 6-12 (depending on how big you want your hat...for childs, only go to 9) Same as RND 5 -48 stis. Join with slip st to top of ch. 3
RND 13&14 (or 10&11 depending on size) CH 3, dc into same st as slip st. *2 dc into next dc, dc into next dc repeat from * around ending with 2dc into next dc-72 sts. Join with a slip st to top of ch.3 Repeat for RND 14. Fasten off. and ENJOY!
~Rae Byuel~

Hello  

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Hello Everybody!
Hope yall had a wonderful Christmas! I'll Be posting some more what with all the Christmas Presents I did. So look forward to those this up coming week!

Rae

1 Afternoon Kids Shawl  

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(< Full Shawl)

I'm really bad about writing down what i've done when it comes to crocheting :) But I made this shawl for a 3 yr old friend of mine, in just 1 Afternoon. She chose the colors, I just did the work.





(< Middle Of Shawl)
MATERIALS: Any size hook , and yarn.
DIRECTIONS:
Ch 8, join with sl st into ring. Row 1: Ch 7, dc in ring, ch 3, dc in ring, ch 3, tr cr in ring, turn. Row 2: Ch 7, dc in first space (not stitch), ch 3, dc in next space, ch 3, dc in next (final) space, ch 3, tr cr in same final space, turn. Repeat the pattern of row 2 always beginning each row with a ch 7 and dc in the first loop, *ch 3, dc in next loop* across, ending ch 3, tr cr in same final space, so that you have a dc, a ch 3, and a tr cr in the final loop. Continue in his manner until shawl is the desired size

(< The Edging)
This is the Pattern that I got the idea from...but about half way up, I added my own 'splash' of fun. (Different Color Yarn(2 color)) I did 1 row of just dc, ch 1,dc, ch1 and continue till the end...ch 7, dc in first space(not stitch) ch 3, skip 1 space, dc in next space, ch 3, skip 1 space, dc in next space, continue till end, ch3 turn, do another row of dc, ch 1, dc, ch1 and (change yarn, back to original color(1 color))continue till end, then do the original pattern till desired size, if you are doing an adult size, I suggest, doing this multipule times.... and the end, Do the dc, ch 1, dc, ch1 all the way around the Shawl...or add Tassles all around w/the 2 color yarn
~Rae Byuel (by.u.el)~
Let me know if pattern is not clear as to what to do! thank you, RB

One Big Granny Square...  

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This is one easy pattern, I've done a Lapghan like this before. I made one for my hope chest, and it was white, Pink, and blue. Looks cool, but easy to make and whip out!(In the Photo it's not the one on the Lady's lap...)


Lapghan measures approximately 39" square.
Crochet Hook: 5.5 mm [US I-9].

GAUGE: Rnds 1-6 = 7 ¾" across. CHECK YOUR GAUGE. Use any size hook to obtain the gauge.

With CB, ch 5; join with a sl st in 5th ch from hook to form a ring.

Rnd 1 (Right Side): Ch 3, 2 dc in ring, ch 3, [3 dc in ring, ch 3] 3 times; join with a sl st in top of ch-3.

Rnd 2: Sl st in next 2 dc and into ch-3 sp, ch 3, (2 dc, ch 3, 3 dc) all in same ch-3 sp, ch 1, * (3 dc, ch 3, 3 dc) all in next ch-3 sp, ch 1; rep from * around; join to top of ch-3. Fasten off.


Again, I can not give you the whole pattern here, but here is the Link...Click Here
~RaeByuel~

Ripple Romance  

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Ok, I had a request for a Blanket or something, that didn't deal with having to sew squares together...so I went searching...and found this one...plus more, but i'll start w/this one!


Skill level: Beginner

Red Heart Fiesta makes this crocheted ripple afghan extra special.

Afghan measures approximately 49 1/2" x 67".

SUPPLIES

RED HEART® Worsted Weight Yarns: This model made in RED HEART® "Fiesta" yarn, 73% acrylic, 27% nylon, Art. E704 (6 oz skeins) and RED HEART® "Super Saver®" yarn, 100% acrylic, Art E300 (8 and 6 oz skeins).
Amount: Fiesta: 34 Ounces No. 6347 Light Periwinkle CA; and Super Saver: 14 Ounces No. 311 White CB.

Crochet Hook: U.S. Size J-10 [6 mm].


Because of the wording in the Copyright laws, I can't post the whole pattern, but you can find it @ PurpleKitty

more on the way,
~Rae Byuel~

Christmas Gift Ideas  

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If your crocheting something, you have to start early...so here are some Christmas Crochet Ideas...


This is a snowman rug...but because of copywrite reasons, I can't post the pattern...but here's where you can find it... Snowman Rug








This is a pattern for a Christmas Tree skirt. You can find this patter @ Tree Skirt







The Pattern for this Snowflake Ornament...is @ Ornament


More Idea's To come! Enjoy!!

~Rae Byuel~

Lacy Lapghan  

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When I was looking up Lapghans i found this one too.

Materials

About 24 ounces of worsted weight acrylic yarn

Crochet hook size H


Gauge: Rounds 1-3 = about 4" from corner to corner

Finished motif size: About 6"

Finished lap-ghan size: About 30" x 48"


Pattern note: Lap-ghan is made of 40 (5 rows of 8) join-as-you-go motifs. For joining method illustration, see Flat Braid Joining. Finished size can be adjusted by using more or fewer motifs.



Ch 4; join with a sl st in the first ch to form a ring


Round 1: Ch 5 to count as the first dc and the first ch-2, (2 dc in the ring, ch 2) 3 times, dc in the ring; join with a sl st to the top of the beginning ch 3.


Round 2: Sl st into the first ch-2 sp, ch 3 to count as the first dc, work 6 more dc in the same sp, ch 1, (7 dc in the next ch-2 sp, ch 1) 3 times; join with a sl st to the top of the beginning ch 3.


Round 3: Sl st in ea of the next 3 dc, ch 3 to count as the first dc, work 6 more dc in the same st, ch 1, skip next 2 dc, dc in the next dc, ch 1, dc in the next dc, ch 1, skip next 2 dc, (7 dc in the next dc, ch 1, skip next 2 dc, dc in the next dc, ch 1, dc in the next dc, ch 1, skip next 2 dc) 2 times, 7 dc in the next dc, ch 1, skip next 2 dc, dc in the next dc, ch 1, dc in the joining sl st, ch 1; join with a sl st to the top of the beginning ch 3.


Round 4: Ch 4 to count as the first dc and the first ch-1, (dc in the next dc, ch 1) 3 times, dc in the same dc, ch 1, (dc in the next dc, ch 1) 3 times, skip next ch-1 sp and next dc, sc in the next ch-1 sp, ch 1, skip next dc and next ch-1 sp, *(dc in the next dc, ch 1) 4 times, dc in the same dc, ch 1, (dc in the next dc, ch 1) 3 times, skip next ch-1 sp and next dc, sc in the next ch-1 sp, ch 1, skip next dc and next ch-1 sp* Repeat from * to * 2 times; join with a sl st to the 3rd ch of the beginning ch 4.


Round 5: Ch 3 to count as the first dc, (dc in the next ch-1 sp, dc in the next dc) 3 times, 3 dc in the next ch-1 sp, dc in the next dc, (dc in the next ch-1 sp, dc in the next dc) 3 times, ch 1, *dc in the next dc, (dc in the next ch-1 sp, dc in the next dc) 3 times, 3 dc in the next ch-1 sp, dc in the next dc, (dc in the next ch-1 sp, dc in the next dc) 3 times, ch 1* Repeat from * to * 2 times; join with a sl st to the top of the beginning ch 3.


Round 6 (first motif): Ch 1, sc in the same st as joining, (ch 3, skip next dc, sc in the next dc) 8 times, ch 3, skip next ch-1 sp, *sc in the next dc, (ch 3, skip next dc, sc in the next dc) 8 times, ch 3, skip next ch-1 sp* Repeat from * to * 2 times; join with a sl st to the first sc. (36 ch-3 loops) Fasten off.


Round 6 (second motif): Ch 1, sc in the same st as joining, (ch 3, skip next dc, sc in the next dc) 4 times, ch 2, drop st, insert hook from the top into the 31st ch-3 loop on the first motif, pick up st and pull up through loop of first motif, ch 1, skip next dc on the 2nd motif, sc in the next dc on the 2nd motif, (ch 2, drop st, insert hook from the top into the next ch-3 loop on the first motif, pick up st and pull up through loop of first motif, ch 1, skip next dc on the 2nd motif, sc in the next dc on the 2nd motif) 3 times, ch 2, drop st, insert hook from the top into the next ch-3 loop on the first motif, pick up st and pull up through loop of first motif, ch 1, skip next ch-1 on the 2nd motif, sc in the next dc on the 2nd motif, (ch 2, drop st, insert hook from the top into the next ch-3 loop on the first motif, pick up st and pull up through loop of first motif, ch 1, skip next dc on the 2nd motif, sc in the next dc on the 2nd motif) 4 times, (ch 3, skip next dc, sc in the next dc) 4 times, ch 3, skip next ch-1 sp, *sc in the next dc, (ch 3, skip next dc, sc in the next dc) 8 times, ch 3, skip next ch-1 sp* Repeat from * to * once; join with a sl st to the first sc. Fasten off.


Round 6 (motifs 3-8): In the same manner round 6 (second motif) was attached to first motif, attach motif 3 to motif 2, then motif 4 to motif 3, then motif 5 to motif 4, then motif 6 to motif 5, then motif 7 to motif 6, then motif 8 to motif 7.


Round 6 (motif 9): Ch 1, sc in the same st as joining, (ch 3, skip next dc, sc in the next dc) 8 times, ch 3, skip next ch-1 sp, sc in the next dc, (ch 3, skip next dc, sc in the next dc) 4 times, ch 2, drop st, insert hook from the top into the 4th ch-3 loop on the first motif, pick up st and pull up through loop of first motif, ch 1, skip next dc on the 9th motif, sc in the next dc on the 9th motif, (ch 2, drop st, insert hook from the top into the next ch-3 loop on the first motif, pick up st and pull up through loop of first motif, ch 1, skip next dc on the 9th motif, sc in the next dc on the 9th motif) 3 times, ch 2, drop st, insert hook from the top into the next ch-3 loop on the first motif, pick up st and pull up through loop of first motif, ch 1, skip next ch-1 on the 9th motif, sc in the next dc on the 9th motif, (ch 2, drop st, insert hook from the top into the next ch-3 loop on the first motif, pick up st and pull up through loop of first motif, ch 1, skip next dc on the 9th motif, sc in the next dc on the 9th motif) 4 times, (ch 3, skip next dc on the 9th motif, sc in the next dc on the 9th motif) 4 times, ch 3, skip next ch-1 sp, sc in the next dc, (ch 3, skip next dc, sc in the next dc) 8 times, ch 3; join with a sl st to the first sc. Fasten off.


Round 6 (motif 10): Ch 1, sc in the same st as joining, (ch 3, skip next dc, sc in the next dc) 4 times, ch 2, drop st, insert hook from the top into the 31st ch-3 loop on the 9th motif, pick up st and pull up through loop of 9th motif, ch 1, skip next dc on the 10th motif, sc in the next dc on the 10th motif, (ch 2, drop st, insert hook from the top into the next ch-3 loop on the 9th motif, pick up st and pull up through loop of 9th motif, ch 1, skip next dc on the 10th motif, sc in the next dc on the 10th motif) 3 times, ch 2, drop st, insert hook from the top into the next ch-3 loop on the 9th motif, pick up st and pull up through loop of 9th motif, ch 1, skip next ch-1 on the 10th motif, sc in the next dc on the 10th motif, (ch 2, drop st, insert hook from the top into the next ch-3 loop on the 9th motif, pick up st and pull up through loop of 9th motif, ch 1, skip next dc on the 10th motif, sc in the next dc on the 10th motif) 4 times, ch 2, drop st, insert hook from the top into the 4th ch-3 loop on the 2nd motif, pick up st and pull up through loop of 2nd motif, ch 1, skip next dc on the 10th motif, sc in the next dc on the 10th motif, (ch 2, drop st, insert hook from the top into the next ch-3 loop on the 2nd motif, pick up st and pull up through loop of 2nd motif, ch 1, skip next dc on the 10th motif, sc in the next dc on the 10th motif) 3 times, ch 2, drop st, insert hook from the top into the next ch-3 loop on the 2nd motif, pick up st and pull up through loop of 2nd motif, ch 1, skip next ch-1 on the 10th motif, sc in the next dc on the 10th motif, (ch 2, drop st, insert hook from the top into the next ch-3 loop on the 2nd motif, pick up st and pull up through loop of 2nd motif, ch 1, skip next dc on the 10th motif, sc in the next dc on the 10th motif) 4 times, (ch 3, skip next dc on the 10th motif, sc in the next dc on the 10th motif) 4 times, ch 3, skip next ch-1 sp, sc in the next dc, (ch 3, skip next dc, sc in the next dc) 8 times, ch 3; join with a sl st to the first sc. Fasten off.


Round 6 (motifs 11-16): In the same manner round 6 (motif 10) was attached to the ninth and second motifs, attach motif 11 to motifs 10 and 3, then motif 12 to motifs 11 and 4, then motif 13 to motifs 12 and 5, then motif 14 to motifs 13 and 6, then motif 15 to motifs 14 and 7, then motif 16 to motifs 15 and 8.


Round 6 (motifs 17-24): Attach as row 6 (motifs 9-16) to motifs 9-16.


Round 6 (motifs 25-32): Attach as row 6 (motifs 9-16) to motifs 17-24.


Round 6 (motifs 33-40): Attach as row 6 (motifs 9-16) to motifs 25-32.




Optional Filler


The space where 4 squares are joined leaves a pretty big hole. You can fill this hole if you like by joining the yarn with a sc in any of the ch-3 spaces in these areas, and then working a sc in each of the remaining 7 ch-3 spaces; join with a sl st to the first sc. Fasten off. Repeat each place 4 squares are joined.




Edging


Join yarn with a sc in the first unworked ch-3 loop on the first motif (the loop after the loops that attach motif 1 to motif 9), ch 2, hdc in the side of the post of the sc, (sc in the next ch-3 loop, ch 2, hdc in the side of the post of the sc) 17 times, sc in each of the next 2 ch-3 loops that join the motifs, *(sc in the next ch-3 loop, ch 2, hdc in the side of the post of the sc) 9 times, sc in each of the next 2 ch-3 loops that join the motifs*, repeat from * to * 2 times, (sc in the next ch-3 loop, ch 2, hdc in the side of the post of the sc) 18 times, sc in each of the next 2 ch-3 loops that join the motifs, repeat from * to * 6 times, (sc in the next ch-3 loop, ch 2, hdc in the side of the post of the sc) 18 times, sc in each of the next 2 ch-3 loops that join the motifs, repeat from * to * 6 times, (sc in the next ch-3 loop, ch 2, hdc in the side of the post of the sc) 18 times, sc in each of the next 2 ch-3 loops that join the motifs, repeat from * to * 3 times; join with a sl st to the first sc. Fasten off. Weave in ends.

In My search...  

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In my search to find a Lap Blanket Pattern, I Found out you can use a baby blanket pattern and just use adult colors, I also ran across this,

Lion Brand® Babysoft®
GAUGE:

1 Square = 9 3/4 in. (25 cm) in pattern stitch. BE SURE TO CHECK YOUR GAUGE. When you match the gauge in a pattern, your project will be the size specified in the pattern and the materials specified in the pattern will be sufficient. If it takes you fewer stitches and rows to make a 4 in. [10 cm] square, try using a smaller size hook or needles; if more stitches and rows, try a larger size hook or needles.

COLORWAYS
Colorway 1: Work first 2 rnds with A, 3 rnds with B, 3 rnds with C, 3 rnds with D.
Colorway 2: Work first 2 rnds with D, 3 rnds with A, 3 rnds with B, 3 rnds with C.
Colorway 3: Work first 2 rnds with C, 3 rnds with D, 3 rnds with A, 3 rnds with B.
Colorway 4: Work first 2 rnds with B, 3 rnds with C, 3 rnds with D, 3 rnds with A.

SQUARE (make 12 total - 4 each in Colorways 1 and 3; 2 each in Colorways 2 and 4)
With first color, ch 4; join with sl st in first ch to form ring.
Rnd 1: Ch 3 (counts as first dc here and throughout), work 15 dc in ring; join with sl st in top of beg ch - 16 dc.
Rnd 2: Ch 3, 4 dc in same st as join (corner made), *dc in next 3 dc, 5 dc in next dc (corner made); rep from * around to last 3 dc, dc in last 3 dc; join with sl st in top of beg ch. Fasten off.
Rnd 3: Join next color to center dc of any 5-dc corner, ch 3, 4 dc in same dc (corner made), *dc in next 7 dc, 5 dc in next dc (corner made); rep from * around to last 7 dc, dc in last 7 dc; join with sl st in top of beg ch.
Rnd 4: Sl st in each st to center dc of 5-dc corner, ch 3, (dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in center dc (corner made), *dc in next 11 dc, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in next dc (corner made); rep from * around to last 11 dc, dc in last 11 dc; join with sl st in top of beg ch.
Rnd 5: Sl st in each st to corner ch-2 sp, ch 3, (dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in ch-2 sp (corner made), *dc in next 15 dc, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in next ch-2 sp (corner made); rep from * around to last 15 dc, dc in last 15 dc; join with sl st in top of beg ch. Fasten off.
Rnd 6: Join next color in any corner ch-2 sp, ch 3, (dc, ch 4, 2 dc) in same ch-2 sp (corner made), *dc in next 19 dc, (2 dc, ch 4, 2 dc) in next ch-2 sp (corner made); rep from * around to last 19 dc, dc in last 19 dc; join with sl st in top of beg ch.
Rnds 7 and 8: Sl st in each st to corner ch-4 sp, ch 3, (dc, ch 4, 2 dc) in ch-4 sp (corner made), *dc in each dc to next corner ch-4 sp, (2 dc, ch 4, 2 dc) in corner ch-4 sp (corner made); rep from * 2 more times, dc in each dc around; join with sl st in top of beg ch.
Fasten off.
Rnd 9: Join next color in any corner ch-4 sp, ch 3, (dc, ch 4, 2 dc) in ch-4 sp (corner made), *dc in each dc to next corner ch-4 sp, (2 dc, ch 4, 2 dc) in corner ch-4 sp (corner made); rep from * 2 more times, dc in each dc around; join with sl st in top of beg ch.
Rnd 10: Ch 1, *5 sc in next ch-4 sp, sc in each dc to next ch-4 sp; rep from * around; join with sl st in first sc.
Rnd 11: Ch 1, *sc in each sc to center sc of 5-sc corner, 3 sc in center sc, sc in each sc to next corner; rep from * around; join with sl st in first sc.
Fasten off.

FINISHING
Following assembly diagram, sew Squares together. Weave in ends.

Square #1 Square #2 Square #3
Square #3 Square #4 Square #1
Square #1 Square #2 Square #3
Square #3 Square #4 Square #1



ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
Click for explanation and illustration
beg = begin(s)(ning) ch(s) = chain(s)
ch-space = space previously made dc = double crochet
rep = repeat(s)(ing) rnd(s) = round(s)
sc = single crochet sl st = slip stitch
sp(s) = space(s) st(s) = stitch(es)


If you would rather order one instead of make one, go to Lion's Brand for only $19.95

History of Crochet Part 2  

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History of Crochet 1900s-21st Century

Lavish crochet emerged alongside other forms of elaborate needlework in the nineteenth century. When printed materials began to be mass-produced in the mid-nineteenth century, the popularity of crochet increased vastly.

Patterns for silk thread purses were the first to have been published, from about 1824 in Holland. Prior to this date, crochet was passed to future generations without written patterns but rather duplicated from small crocheted samples.

Victorian crochet hooks were made of materials such as ivory, brass, various woods, and other bone material. They were often ornately carved, the most impressive often being given as wedding gifts. Crocheted bags, clothing and d├ęcor were all popular. Crochet was considered a suitable activity for wealthy women, along with other forms of needlework. Bead crochet began to appear on the market in the 1830s. Knitting with beads was already in fashion at this time. ...

Crochet continued to be popular into the early twentieth century. The 1920s brought a flood of bead crocheted bags with piles of bead loops to complete the flapper look. From 1937 through 1940s there were crochet contests for workmanship design and speed. The onset of World War II saw the craft halt, owing to shortages in available materials. Bead crochet bags were popular throughout the 1950s. Crochet became an accepted art form in the 1960s and more experimentation in textile art took place including international fiber shows. Crochet began to regain its popularity in the 1970s, when it became popular to wear crocheted items. ...

In 1994 thirty four million American women crocheted or knitted, in 2002 this figure had increased to thirty eight million.

Crochet today is mainly created by using soft yarns to produce garments and blankets. Although the crochet stitch can be made by machine, it continues to be a home craft.

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History of Crochet Part 1  

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History of Crochet 1500 B.C. -1820

Little is known of crochets early history. It seems likely that the earliest crochet was made using fingers, rather than the hooks used today. There are theories that crochet could have existed as early as 1500 BC, as part of nuns work, which included needlepoint lace and bobbin lace.

There are three main theories for the origin of crochet. Some believe that it originated in Arabia and spread eastward to Tibet and then westward to Spain, finally following the Arab trade routes to other Mediterranean countries. Alternatively, its thought to have originated in South America, where a primitive tribe used crochet adornments in puberty rites. Another alternative stems from the fact that in China, early examples were known of dolls worked in crochet. ...
The earliest evidence of crochet, as we know it, is first commonly seen in the second half of the eighteenth century. Crochet may have developed from Chinese needlework, an ancient form of embroidery known in Turkey, India, Persia and North Africa, which reached Europe in the eighteenth century, and was referred to as tambouring. The main theory behind the origin of crochet seems to be that it began when it was realized that chains worked in a pattern would hang together without background fabric. At the end of the eighteenth century, tambour evolved into what the French called crochet in the air, when the background fabric was discarded and the stitch worked on its own. Tambour hooks were as thin as sewing needles, and therefore the work must have been done with very fine thread. ...
A type of lace called cheyne lace was made with a hook from the late eighteenth century and a primitive form of crochet called pjonting can be found from about 1820.

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i have a problem  

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Ok, My Grandmother, isn't doing very well physically. And she would like a lap blanket...Does anyone have any patterns that they could recomend? I'll be looking around, but I was just wondering if y'all had any ideas?

~Rae Byuel~
sorry that I haven't been posting as much as I should.

Please Vote  

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I'm trying to get a feel for what you want...
So please leave a comment on what you would like to see posted on this blog.

Thanks
Rae Byuel

A Cool Crochet Book  

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I pick this Crochet book up at Barnes & Noble. It has some interesting Patterns in it that I can't wait to try out. They have Purses, Hats, Sweaters, Dresses, Coats, Shawls. It has a lot of great Ideas and I recomend it!

Its Called:

CoolCrochet 30 hot, fun designs to crochet and wear

By: Melissa Leapman
Places where you can Buy this item:

Shrug  

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Ok, I made this one too, i got the pattern from Crochet! May 2008 (http://www.crochetmagazine.com/)



I think i might have added my own touches, i made this one back in may, lol. my memory isn't the greatest! lol

Noah's Ark Blanket  

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Hey y'all I finally have the internet back! it seems like its been forever. Please let your friends know that I'm back. :)





This Blanket I made for my Nephew. I got the pattern from Crochet! May 2008 but i made improvments. :) Thanks to all who wanted this pattern, but do to computer problems, I can't send out the pattern anymore...sorry!







Rae Byuel

My Move  

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Hey y'all,
As y'all know i am in the middle of moving, and my computer with all the photos of my crochet projects, is at the other house. So i won't be able to post for a little while. I'll try to post as soon as my computer is up and running, in the mean time if you need any books to read check out c-romance.blogspot.com

Till My Next Post,
Rae Byuel

Hey Y'all!!  

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Hey I hope everyone has a great 4th of July!! I'm spending it w/my family. I have no idea what we're going to do but at least we'll be together. I'm srry if I dont post much in the next month, but i'm moving, so i'm in the middle of packing, and unpacking. I hope to blog when I have the chance!



Enjoy the rest of your summer!!



Rae Byuel

4Th of July Afghan Pattern  

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SKILL LEVEL: Intermediate
SIZE: One Size 49 inches x 72 inches

GAUGE:
Each square measure 4½ inches (11 cm) across. BE SURE TO CHECK YOUR GAUGE.
SOLID COLOR SQUARES - Make 104 with A and 24 with BCh 6. Join with slip st to form ring.
Rnd 1 (RS) Ch 3 (counts as first dc), 2 dc in ring, ch 2, (3 dc in ring, ch 2) 3 times. Join with slip st to top of ch-3.
Rnd 2 Turn work and slip st in first ch-2 space, ch 3, 2 dc in same space, * ch 1, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in next ch-2 space (corner made); repeat from * twice more, ch 1, 3 dc in first space, ch 2 and join to top of ch-3 to complete first corner.
Rnd 3 Turn work and slip st in first ch-2 space, ch 3, ch 3, 2 dc in same space, * ch 1, 3 dc in next ch-1 space, ch 1, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in next corner space, repeat from * twice more, ch 1, 3 dc in next space, ch 1, 3 dc in first corner space, ch 2. Join to top of ch-3. Fasten off.
TWO-COLOR SQUARES - Make 48 with B and C
With C, ch 6. Join with slip st to form ring. Note To change colors within rnd, drop color not in use on wrong side of work. Do not work over it or fasten off unless specified.

Rnd 1 (RS)Ch 3 (counts as first dc), 2 dc in ring, ch 2, 3 dc in ring, ch 1, drop C; attach B and with B, ch 1, (3 dc in ring, ch 2) twice. Join with slip st to top of ch-3.
Rnd 2 Turn work, slip st in first space, ch 3, 2 dc in same space, ch 1, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in next space, ch 1, 3 dc in next space, ch 1, drop B; pick up C and with C, ch 1, 3 dc in same space, ch 1, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in next space, ch 1, 3 dc in first space, ch 2 and join to top of ch-3 to complete first corner.
Rnd 3 Turn work, slip st in first space, ch 3, 2 dc in same space, * ch 1, 3 dc in next space, ch 1, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in next corner space, ch 1, 3 dc in next space, ch 1, 3 dc in next corner space **, ch 1, drop C; pick up B and with B, ch 1, 3 dc in same corner space, repeat from * to **, ch 2 and join to top of ch-3 to complete first corner. Fasten off B and C.
FINISHING
Weave in yarn ends. Lay out squares, following diagram and carefully placing 2-color squares to form star points as shown. Matching stitches, sew adjoining edges of squares together, through back loops only, with matching yarn. Edging With right side of afghan facing you, using A, crochet a row of sc around edge, working 3 sc at each corner.

Fallen Hero Square  

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Fallen Hero Square:
Materials: RH Royal Blue, White, Cherry Red; Crochet hook Size H or size needed for gauge.
Square Size: 12 inch
Instructions: Joining new Color: At end of row work new color through last two loops of last st on row.
Round 1: With Color Royal Blue, Ch 4, Into first ch work ( 3 dc, ch 2) 4 times. Join with a sl st in top of ch 4. Sl st to next ch 2 sp.

Round 2: Ch 3, ( dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in same sp. * Dc in each dc across to next ch 2 sp. In corner ch 2 sp work ( 2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc). Dc in each dc across. Continue from * around. Join with a sl st in top of ch 3. Sl st to next ch 2 sp..

Rounds 3 - 7: Repeat Round 2. FO Blue.
Star:
Round 1:
With White and Size H hook make loop, ch 1, 15 sc. Join with a sl st in first sc. Draw loop shut. Weave end securely with a tapestry needle.
Round 2:
* Ch 6, sl st in 2nd chain from hook. In next chs work sc, hdc, dc and trc. Sk 2 sts, sl st in next sc. Continue from * around. 5 star points. Leave a long tail for sewing. Sew star to center of blue square
Row 8: Join Red with a sl st in corner ch 2 sp. Ch 1, sc in same sp and in each st across to corner. Work 3 sc in corner, sc across to next corner, work sc, ch 1 turn.
Row 9: Sc across, working 3 sc in center sc of 3 sc. Sc across to last st. Drop Red. (Do not FO), join White in last part of last sc. .
Row 10: With White, ch 1, sc across, working 3 sc in corner, ch 1, turn.
Row 11: Sc across, 3 sc in corner. Add Red in last st. Drop white (Do not FO).
Repeat Rows 9 - 11: 3 times or until square is desired size.

Weave in all ends, block lightly.

Necklace & Earing Set  

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Supplies:28 gauge jewelry wireSize 2 ( mm) steel crochet hook30 size 10 beads2 ear ringsnecklace claspSpecial Stitches:Beaded Chain (bch) – bring bead up against hook, YO, pull through loop on hook. Bead will be on the outside of the ch just made.Beaded Single Crochet (bsc) – insert hook in st indicated, YO, pull through st, bring bead up against hook, YO and complete as regular sc.Skill LevelEasy/Intermediate (this pattern is rated as Easy/Intermediate due to the fact that it uses wire and beads instead of yarn/thread. It uses simple stitches so once the technique of crochet with wire is gotten, the pattern is fairly easy to finish.
Earring (make 2)Rnd 1 – String 10 beads onto wire before beginning, ch 2, work 5 bsc in 2nd ch from hook.Rnd 2 – Sc in first bsc, ch 2, work bch, ch 2, sc in next bsc, * ch 2, work bch, ch 2, sc in next bsc from Rnd 1, repeat from * around, sc in first sc to join.Fasten off with wire cutters about 2” from flower. Weave end through loop on earring and in last sc completed on flower several times. Fasten off with wire cutters and pinch end in so it cannot cut anyone.Repeat for second earring.
NecklaceSide 1 – String 10 beads onto wire before beginning, leaving a 2” tail ch 52.Rnd 1 (of flower) – 5 bsc in 2nd ch from hook.Rnd 2 (of flower) - Sc in first bsc, ch 2, work bch, ch 2, sc in next bsc, * ch 2, work bch, ch 2, sc in next bsc from Rnd 1, repeat from * around, sc in first sc to join.Side 2 – Ch 50.Fasten off with wire cutters about 2” from last ch. Weave both ends through loops on clasp and in last ch completed on necklace several times. Fasten off with wire cutters and pinch ends in so they cannot cut anyone.
I found this one on the Internet and Fell in love with the design. I hope you enjoy the pattern. And Let me know how it turned out for you! -Rae Byuel

My Own Projects  

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I started this project with a simple shawl pattern. but once i got started I decided to change somethings. lol. I added extra rows, i added stripes,and fringe.

If you would like this Pattern, Please leave me a comment. -Rae Byuel

Gauge & Making a Swatch  

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Gauge is very important in crochet if you are making garments or fitted items such as hats, mittens, slippers or socks. Before beginning a project, make a swatch to check gauge using the yarn and the hook size called for in the directions. Yarns can be substituted for another, however be certain the substitute yarn produces the correct gauge and the look you want.Making a
Swatch: Start with a chain about four inches long and work the swatch in the pattern stitch of the item, until it measures about three inches deep. Fasten Off. Block the swatch by smoothing it out, pinning it down at the edges and steam-pressing it with a damp cloth.
Measure across two inches, counting the number of stitches to the inch. If you have MORE stitches to the inch than directions call for, your work is too tight. You may want to use a larger hook or work more loosely, however it is much easier (for consistency sake), to simply change hook size. If you have FEWER stitches to the inch, your work is too loose. Try using a smaller hook or crochet more tightly (again, you may prefer changing to a smaller hook).

Pin Wheel square  

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Materials: RH 4 ply Color A = Aran, Color B = Country Blue, Color C = Country Rose; Crochet Hook: Size F and E or size needed for gauge. Size G for edging.
Gauge: Each Square = 6" Note: Skill level: Intermediate.
Blocking: Block lightly and briefly with a warm damp pressing cloth on the reverse side of the square with a med-hot iron.
Pattern Stitches: 2 dc cluster (2 dc cl) Holding last loop on hook for each dc, dc in last st of first triangle, and in first st of next triangle, yo and draw through all 3 loops on hook.
Instructions
Center
With Color A and size F hook, ch 4, join with a sl st.
Round 1:
Ch 1, 16 sc. Join with a sl st. FO Color A
Round 2:
Attach Color C in any st, ch 1, sc in same sp, (ch 11, sk 1, sc in next st.) Continue around, end ch 11, sk 1, sl st in first sc with a sl st in first sc. (eight ch 11 loops).

Round 3:
Ch 1, sc in same st. working in back loops only, sc in next 5 chs, 3 sc in next chain, sc in next 5 chs. Working in both loops, sc in next sc. Working in back loops only, and both loops in sc between triangles, continue around. Join with a sl st in first sc. FO Color C.
Round 4:
With Color A join in sc between triangles, ch 1, sc in same st working in both loops, working in back loops, sc in 6 st., 3 sc in next st, sc in next 6 st. Sc in both loops of next sc. Continue around. Join with a sl st.
Round 5:
Ch 1, sc in sc, working in back loops, only sc in 7 st, 3 sc in next st, sc in 7 st cont. FO Color A

Round 6:
With size F hook join Color B with a sl st in both loops of sc between triangles, ch 1, sc in same st, sc in back loop only of next 8 st, 3 sc in next st, sc in next 8 st, sc in both loops of sc. Continue around. FO Color B.

Round 7:
With right side of square facing up fold triangles over- right over left, working in both loops, With color A join w/sl st in 4th st before corner. Ch 1, and sc in same st. (working on what formerly was backside of work,) and in next 3 st. 3sc in corner, sc in next 4 st. Work next 4 sc in next triangle in same manner, 3 sc in corner, sc in next 4 st. Continue around. Join with a sl st. 8 pointed star. FO Color A
Round 8:
Working in back ridge of each st with Size E, join with Color C in any corner, 3 sc. Work 2 sc, hdc, dc, work dc cl, dc, sl st, ch 3, sk next 5 st, sl st, dc, 2dc cl, dc, hdc, 2sc, 3 sc in corner. continue around. Join w/ sl st. FO Color C
Round 9:
Join Color B with size G hook in both loops, *work 3 sc in corner, sc in next 8 sts, 4 sc in ch 3 sp, sc in next 8sts. Continue from * around.

Finish off and weave in all ends.
The secret to folding the Pinwheel star is to fold each "star petal triangle" (the area between two sc's worked in both loops) separately. Work only on one at a time. You sort of twist the "petal" around, forming a little pocket on both the front and the back of your work. The very tip of the triangle is where you put your 4 sc, 3 sc in next st, 4 sc. This triangle tip is actually the "wrong" side of what you had been working on, while the pinwheel remains the front side. You then fold the next "star petal triangle", and work in the next triangle tip. If you've done it correctly, the blue row will look like the one in the picture. /\ /\ /\ <----- start here and work around. This is all you need to secure the "star petal triangles" together. When completed, you should have what looks like an actual pinwheel in the center, with the open pockets, surrounded by an 8 sided star.

Crochet Wire Necklace  

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Gauge:
20 ch=4".
Materials needed:

Artbead's Silver Wire (28-gauge; half-hard sterling; each spool approx 1 oz/28.5 g; 111ft/34 m) 1 Spool

Artbeads's Crystal Bicone

20 beads of each of the 4 different Beads u choose

Crochet Hook, size B/1 (2.25mm)

2 silver spacer beads(3 mm)

2 silver crimp beads

2 silver clamp-on bead tips

2 silver jump rings

1 silver toggle clasp

Crimping pliers

Wire Cutter

NECKLACE:

strand (Make 1 with each color bead) Prethread 20 beads of a single color onto wire.

Leaving a 6" tail, *Ch. 3, bead ch. Repeat from* 19 more times, ending with ch.3

Leaving a 6" tail, Fasten off

FINISHING:

Holding all 4 strands tog in your free hand, thread 1 silver spacer bead onto the 4 strands.

Thread 1 bead tip through its timy thread hole (with its open clamshell facing away from the crocheted chains) onto all 4 strands.

Thread 1 crimp bead onto all 4strands.

Move these jewelry findings as close as possible to the crocheted chains.

Using crimping tool, crimp the crimp bead.

Rim wire.

Tightly enclose the compressed crimp bead inside the hinged clamshell part of the ead tip.

Put 1 jump ring onto the open hook, ten close the hook.

Put 1 piece of necklace clasp onto the open jump ring. Close the jump ring.

Repeat for other side of necklace.

Let me know how it turns out for you! -Rae Byuel

 

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"I Love the USA" Crochet Square:

Materials: I hook; Red, white, and blue worsted weight yarn
Instructions: With Red, ch 4, join to form a loop
Round 1: Ch 4 (counts as dc and ch 1), dc, ch 1 7 times, join.
Round 2: Ch 6, dc in next dc, ch 3 around.
Round 3: ch 3, 2 dc in same st, ch 3, sc, in next dc, ch 3, [3 dc in next dc, ch 3, (sc, ch 3 in next dc)] 3 times, join to top of beg ch 3. (4 3dc groups)
Round 4: ch 3, dc in same st, dc in next dc, 2 dc in next dc, [ch 4, sc in next sc, ch 4, 2 dc in next dc, dc in next dc, 2 dc in next dc] 3 times, ch 4, sc in next sc, ch 2, hdc in top of beg ch 3 to join.
Round 5: Sl st around hdc just made, [skip next dc, 3 dc in next dc, sl st in next dc, 3 dc in next dc, sk dc, sl st in next ch 3 sp, ch 5, sl st in next sp] 4 times, join. Finish Off Red.
Round 6: Join white to any heart center st, ch 5 (counts as trc, ch1), (trc, ch 1) 2 times, tcr once more (corner made), [+ch 3, sc in space of round 4, ch 2, working in front of ch 5 loop, work 3 trc in sc of round 4, ch 2, sc in loop on round 4, ch 3+, (trc&ch1 three times, trc) corner made] 3 times, and + to + once more, join with slst in 4th ch of beg ch 5.
Round 7: Ch 3, dc in next sp, ch 1, [(dc, ch 1) 4 times in corner, dc in next sp, dc in next dc, ch 2, 3 dc in next trc, 2 dc in next trc, 3 dc in next trc, ch 2, dc in next dc, dc in next sp, ch 1] Repeat from [ to ] around. Join with sl st in top of beg ch 3
Round 8: Ch 3, [(dc in next dc, dc in next sp) twice, ch 1, (2dc, ch 2, 2dc) in corner, ch 1, (dc in next sp, dc in next dc) twice, dc in next st, ch 2, sc in ch 2 sp, sk 2 dc, 5 dc in next dc, sc between next 2 st, 5 dc in next dc, skip next 2 dc, sc in space, ch 2, dc in next dc] around, Join with sl st in top of beg ch 3. Finish off White.
Round 9: Join blue to any corner (ch 3, dc, ch 2, 2dc) in corner, skip next 2 dc, [ch 1,dc in next sp, dc in next 5 dc, ch 2, sc in middle dc of first shell, ch 1, hdc in sc, ch 1, sc in middle dc of 2nd shell, ch 2, dc in next 5 dc, dc in sp, ch 1, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in corner] Repeat from [ to ] around. Join with slst to top of beg ch 3.
Round 10: Sl st in dc and space, (ch 3, dc, ch 2 2dc) in corner, [*ch 1, dc in each st and space across making last dc in 1st dc of corner (23 dc), ch 1*, (2dc, ch 2, 2dc) in corner] 3 times, and * to * once more. Join.
Round 11: Sl st to corner, (ch 3, dc, ch 2 2dc) in corner, [*ch 1, skip dc, dc in next dc, ch 1, sk next space, dc in next dc (ch 1, skip dc, dc in next dc) 11 times, ch 1, sk next sp, dc in next dc, ch 1*, skip dc, (2dc, ch 2 2dc) in corner] 3 times, and * to * once more. Join.
Round 12: Sl st to corner, (ch 3, dc, ch 2 2dc) in corner, [*ch 1, skip dc, dc in each dc and sp till last dc (31 dc), ch 1, sk next dc*, (2dc, ch 2, 2dc) in corner] 3 times, and * to * once more. Join, finish off. Weave in ends.

What do I do when my Rows get Narrower?  

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Here's a way to stop that row from getting narrower: If you find that the item you're making gets narrower as you go along, you are probably missing a crochet stitch in the last stitch of each row (a common beginner mistake). Try counting stitches for awhile and you'll know if you are ending up with one less stitch on every row. Then you can correct that by making a special note to notice what the last stitch of the row should look like and being careful to crochet into that last stitch of the row each time.

Love Crochet  

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Hello all who see this Blog, I created this Blog to share my Love for crochet. It maybe a little while before this site is really up and going, but I hope you will wait it out with me.
I started crocheting about 4 years ago, and I fell in love with it on the spot. Since then I have been crocheting when ever I have a chance.