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Thank Goodness for Crochet

[subscribe2]Hello my crafty friends,

I wanted to reach out and let everyone know I was still around! I have missed my daily updates and I will endeavour to be regular with my updates.

As with any great post title, I have come up today with “Thank Goodness for Crochet”. My reason for saying this is simple – I love it. I have been recently spending quite a bit of time on Pinterest and have found a mountain of ideas to play with and get inspiration from. I have created a board that is called Crochet Stitch Patterns which I need to try. I’ve been thrilled with all the different stitch patters, combo’s, or techniques out there that are absolutely beautiful.

If you’re on Pinterest, follow me at Crochet4mybutterfly and you too can link to this board as I add to it.

Crochet Cowl with new stitch technique
Crochet Cowl with new stitch technique

I am very  lucky to be able to share this with you today. The above photo is a 2 row repeat that looks complex when it’s actually quite simple. Well, I will be off as I go on with my search for new and fresh ideas that are in the crochet world.

Have a super happy and sunny day!

Corinne

For some time now I have dreamed of becoming a crochet designer. So when I contacted Elann and they gave me a chance, I was thrilled to work with them and their high quality yarns. Please help me support my yarn provider of choice by supporting them. You can find many of my patterns for sale on their website at www.elann.com or their Facebook page

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Crochet & Beads

[subscribe2]Hello my crafty friends,

I have always loved many types of crafts, crochet became my passion after many years of experimenting with things like embroidery, needle point, beading, rug hooking and this list could go on for quite a bit of time. I have some fond memories that I would like to share with you.

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First, I was a very fortunate little girl as my family and my families friends saw something in me that was creative and they helped to feed that creative desire to learn many types of crafting. My younger sister is only 2 years difference so we always we part of each other’s parties my mom organized. I am not sure how old she was turning but I do remember going to her birthday party and even tho I shouldn’t have received anything I was treated to a small creative gift where I was to decorate a styrofoam dress with beading and ribbons and many other things. I had this done by the time the party was over and I was very pleased with the praise I received from the family friends whom had presented me with this gift.

Then one year in high-school I can remember my art teacher helping me with a drawing of a friends face. I was pretty proud of this and I found that I really enjoyed working on this type or medium, and for awhile I thought that was going to be my path in life some artistic form of applying crafting with my creativity.

My motive for writing about my personal experiences is simply that I want to ask my crafty friends to help our crafty youngsters be supported in their creativity by teaching or directing them where they may find assistance to develop those skills and creativity. I think many things have improved and the teaching of the “Arts” in our schools have started to flourish again which is a positive thing.

Lastly I have started working with Crochet & beads and I am very excited with my new work. It brings me back to those extremely fond memories.

“For some time now I have dreamed of becoming a crochet designer. So when I contacted Elann and they gave me a chance, I was thrilled to work with them and their high quality yarns. Please help me support my yarn provider of choice by supporting them. You can find many of my patterns for sale on their website at www.elann.com or on their Facebook page www.facebook.com/elanncomcrochet”

Have a great night,

Corinne

For some time now I have dreamed of becoming a crochet designer. So when I contacted Elann and they gave me a chance, I was thrilled to work with them and their high quality yarns. Please help me support my yarn provider of choice by supporting them. You can find many of my patterns for sale on their website at www.elann.com or their Facebook page

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Crochet Jewelry Question for Help

Hello my crafty friends,

I have been looking at a lot of my magazines lately because I wanted  to look for a nice necklace and earrings set for a friends birthday present.  I have only really found 1 that I like and its more of a choker type style which surprised me a lot because I normally wouldn’t ever pick out something like that for this frieend.

The other thing I really was surprised with was that I didn’t care for many of the designs I saw.  I had thought I might try to find a few ideas and maybe add them to my items I sell on ESTY and at the craft fairs I do in the fall prior to Chistmas.  Is it just me being overly picky or it there a secret place where some crochet jewelry is hiding because after perusing magazines as far back as 4 years I was feeling someone deflated.

The reason I am trying to find patterns for making jewelry is that I made a mistake awhile back and bought a large amount of size 10 thread that I would like to get rid of it as its one of those things that I will not usually use  regularly and rather than throwing it out I want to get something for it and I felt it would be a great skill building opportunity.

So may I please ask for your help, do you know of a great spot to find “easy” crochet jewelry for me to learn how to do.  I really appreciate any help you may be able to provide me with.

“For some time now I have dreamed of becoming a crochet designer. So when I contacted Elann and they gave me a chance, I was thrilled to work with them and their high quality yarns. Please help me support my yarn provider of choice by supporting them. You can find many of my patterns for sale on their website at www.elann.com or on their Facebook page www.facebook.com/elanncomcrochet”

Have a great weekend!

Corinne

For some time now I have dreamed of becoming a crochet designer. So when I contacted Elann and they gave me a chance, I was thrilled to work with them and their high quality yarns. Please help me support my yarn provider of choice by supporting them. You can find many of my patterns for sale on their website at www.elann.com or their Facebook page

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Tight stitches for baby blankets

Hello my crafty friends,

I have been thrilled with my purchased I made a the Michaels store I was at the other day.  I was able to get enough yarn to make my little butterfly’s new blanket.  She just loves any fiber that is soft like most of our little ones.

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My first attempt using this beautiful soft yarn was shortly after she joined us at 7 months of age.  I had chosen a nice Tunisian stitch which was on the looser side because I had chosen a larger hook but I felt it would bring many months of comfort to her with “blankie”.

I remember this clearly while getting us ready one morning I always started with a gentle back rub to awaken my little butterfly while I get her going in the mornings.  while I was doing my makeup or my hair I can remember hearing her cry out softly, so I went into her room to see what was happening but when I got there she was asleep again, so I was a bit confused but went on my way to the next task or cup of coffee and this time I hear her again so I went back her to her room as picked her up our of her crib and it was a full pat down that I found those lovely loose stitches had been pulled and stretched so that it was now wrapped 3 or more times around her wrist and it was quite tight now so she was crying out because it was tightly wound cutting off the circulation in her hand.

So Grandpa and I knew this was going a struggle as this blanket was her absolute favorite one.  Even tho we told her it was dirty and we needed to wash it, several months later she was still asking for her pink blanket.  So even tho its not the same color it is the same texture she loves and it took only a few days for me to make it for her.  I found her this morning with it cuddled in her arms with her pink stuffy name penny the penguin so she seems pleased with the new items.

I love this yarn for children’s blankets but I do recommend using tight stitches for baby blankets or slip stitch so that there is less opportunities for little ones to  get their hands or fingers tied up in the stitches.

Have a fabulous Friday tomorrow!

Corinne

For some time now I have dreamed of becoming a crochet designer. So when I contacted Elann and they gave me a chance, I was thrilled to work with them and their high quality yarns. Please help me support my yarn provider of choice by supporting them. You can find many of my patterns for sale on their website at www.elann.com or their Facebook page