It’s almost here…

Valentines day is almost here so give someone you love a heart… literaly

I found this amazing Anatomical Heart Crochet pattern on Pinterest and could not pass it up!  I think this would be a really fun gift to give someone with a great sense of humor.

Here is a link to the pattern (as well as the link to the owner of the photo above)!

http://inferieuratrois.blogspot.com/2012/02/crochet-anatomical-heart-pattern-with.html

Happy Almost Valentine’s Day!

~ Megan

 

 

 

 

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I Confess…

I am still finishing Christmas gifts!  In the week before finals my house flooded so I lost several days of crocheting time.  The week before Christmas was finals week, and the week of Christmas we went on a fabulous vacation to Las Vegas.  But none the less I am determined to finish these gifts and get them in the mail!  So today I finished my last gift for my mother in law.  Along with a couple bow ornaments and a couple hat ornaments, I wanted to make a soap saver to go with the local handmade soap I picked out for her.

Here is what I ended up with!  It is done in Sugar and Cream yarn in Mod Blue.
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And here is the link to the FREE pattern…  http://www.crazysocksdesigns.blogspot.com/2010/05/crochet-pattern-textured-soap-saver.html?m=1

The only change I made was adding a round of single crochet on top of the final round of double crochet.

In the next week before school starts back up I hope to finish three headbands, three infinity scarves and a stocking cap!  Wish me luck!

Happy Hooking!
~ Megan

Sunday Funday 10/27/2013… Back to hats!

For those who had some Halloween fun last night I hope you are recovering well :).  I myself had some fun but it involved playing WiiU with some of our wonderful friends… But today I craft!  Hats!

For some reason I always come back to hats, I love them. I know exactly what to expect and people seem to enjoy receiving them. I think the inspiration came from the weather this morning, it is particularly cold.  Making a hat seems to take the crisp out of the air a bit.

I found a great FREE pattern on Ravelry this morning that looks super easy and I think will turn our really nicely (http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/teen-adult-ribbed-cap/slideshow?fullscreen=1&start=4782422). I could not get a photo of the hat to load, so I will post my own picture when I finish.

I have also been working on writing my first pattern, I hope to post it soon. It is a headband I have made several times, but I am just not sure where to start when writing a pattern.  Any advice would be appreciated!

Hope everyone else has a Sunday Funday 🙂

Happy Hooking

~ Megan

W.I.P. Wednesday 10/23/2013

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Well another W.I.P. Wednesday has arrived… and another admission that I have not worked on any of my W.I.P.s…  I have poured a good portion of my free time into homework and writing my first grant (YAY!).  However I have managed to crank out a pretty cute little pumpkin patch and several Christmas Stockings.  You can find the links below, and they are free!!  I may have an opportunity to go to a craft fair or two, which I am REALLY excited about it, so I am trying to build up an inventory so I will be prepared.  I am thinking of making a few headbands and scarves, using alpaca or wool so they will be nice and warm.  I will keep you all up to date on the situation as it goes along!  I also ordered some business cards so I can start doing some custom work, and get my name into the community.  When I started to crochet again a couple months ago, I had no idea where this would lead… I suppose I still don’t, however I am enjoying where things are headed right now!

Find the pumpkin pattern here —> https://naughtyknots.wordpress.com/2013/10/14/yesterday-was-a-very-crafty-day/

Find the Christmas Stocking pattern here —> https://naughtyknots.wordpress.com/2013/10/20/sunday-funday-10202013/

I hope everyone is having a wonderful Wednesday!

Happy Hooking

~ Megan

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Not So Small Stocking (or Feeling Festive)

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Yesterday I posted a free pattern for small Christmas Stockings I thought I would try to attempt for Sunday Funday.  I stopped by the yarn store and was inspired by the Lion Brand Hometown USA yarn.  I thought it would make an interesting stocking and also be a way for me to use the pattern I really liked but make it bigger, and it did!  The picture next to my kitty is for scale (and because I have such a cute kitty).

I selected Tampa Spice and Oklahoma City Green for the colors, and I think the two balls of yarn will make two stockings of opposite colors.  I have not made a second yet but I will let you all know if that is the case. (Update 10/23:  I created a second stocking and there was just enough of each to make it, so one ball of yarn will make one stocking.)

I followed the pattern to the letter (I know that is rare for me :)) I used a N sized hook, and it turned out just like the picture only bigger.  I plan on picking up some more colors and turning quite a few of these out!

Head over to this post:  https://naughtyknots.wordpress.com/2013/10/20/sunday-funday-10202013/  for a link to the FREE Pattern!

Now off to work on some Math homework (BOO!), and finish some super cute crochet pattern (YAY!)

Anyone else working on festive items lately?  What are you working on?

Happy Hooking!

~ Megan

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Sunday Funday! 10/20/2013

Sunday Funday!  10/20/2013

I found these little stockings today, and I think I will attempt them. They are a FREE pattern and you can click on the photo for a link to this awesome blog. I know it is a little early for Christmas, but that is the best thing about crafting you can totally start working on this stuff early! I hope everyone has had a great weekend!

What are you working on?

Happy Hooking,
~ Megan

Hooter! :)

Hooter! :)

Last night I stitched up this little beauty. I love the way it turned out (though it does look a little shell shocked). I found the FREE pattern on Ravelry (you can click on the picture to get to the pattern). The pattern was super easy to follow and I was able to create it in a little over two hours. The thing I am most happy about with this pattern is I was able to use yarn scraps. I like patterns I can do that with because I have tons of scraps. I plan on making another one tonight (pictures to follow… of course) 🙂

W.I.P. Wednesday 10/16/2013

W.I.P. Wednesday 10/16/2013

So for the past several weeks I have been hookin’ together pumpkins in all shapes and styles, and yesterday was no different. This little guy is a free pattern from Ravelry, you can click on the photo for a link. This one is done in Vanna’s Choice in Terracotta and Vanna’s Choice in Olive.

As for my WIP It Good page, an update for that will have to wait till next week, as I am having far too much fun working on my pumpkin patch to pull myself away to work on those items… 🙂 I promise I will do better next week!

The only adjustment I made was on the stem. I did several rounds of single crochets (6 per round as the pattern states). On the last round I did 2 single crochets in each single crochet from the previous round making 12 sc. I found that this not only gave the stem a tapered look, but also made it easier to stitch it onto the pumpkin. I also added the little curl. To create the curl I made a chain of 11. In the second chain from the hook I made 3 hdc, I continued that down the length of the chain.

For a peak at my other pumpkins visit:

https://naughtyknots.wordpress.com/2013/10/14/yesterday-was-a-very-crafty-day/

and

https://naughtyknots.wordpress.com/2013/10/09/the-finished-pumpkin-hat/

I hope everyone is having a great day!
Happy Hooking!
~ Megan

Yesterday Was a Very Crafty Day…

So after several long work and study days I was able to pick up my Crochet hook.  I have a friend’s birthday this week and also had a couple stuffed pumpkin patterns I wanted to try.

I started the day with an earflap beanie I found on Ravelry:

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The FREE pattern can be found here:  http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/simple-earflap-hat

I made this for a friend who is having a birthday this week, he likes the Denver Broncos so I used Vanna’s Choice Terracotta and Red Heart Navy.  I did make a few alteration to the pattern.  I shortened the hat by a round and instead did the contrasting trim on the edge.  I also added the orange and navy pompom on the top.

I also had a small casualty from the experience.  When I was making the pompom I broke my yarn needle!  My last yarn needle!  So today I will have to make a trip to the mall to pick up a new one.

After the pumpkin hat from last week (https://naughtyknots.wordpress.com/2013/10/09/the-finished-pumpkin-hat/) I have gone a little pumpkin crazy.  So last night I also attempted a stuffed pumpkin (which was much more difficult than it should have been as I did not have a yarn needle) that was a very similar pattern to the hat I made.

I used another FREE pattern I found on Ravelry:  http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/easy-pumpkin-crochet-tutorial—follow-along-with-written-pattern

I used Vanna’s Choice in Terracotta and Olive.  I really liked the way this one turned out.  It is so little and super cute right?  I want to try making some different sized pumpkins with this pattern.

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I put the pencil in the photo for scale… Then someone decided to photo bomb my pumpkin picture! 🙂

I am trying another pumpkin pattern out to see which one I like better, but without a yarn needle it is in limbo… hopefully I will be able to finish it tonight and post a picture tomorrow.

I hope everyone is having a fabulous Monday!

Happy Hooking

~ Megan

Sunday Funday! 10/13/2013

Sunday Funday! 10/13/2013

Sunday Funday! I have found a lot of joy in picking projects to work on on Sundays that I can finish in a day, it makes me feel successful 🙂 After several BUSY days (and nights) at work and no time to pick up a hook I need to create something. So here is what I am attempting today…  (and yes it is FREE!)

http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/simple-earflap-hat

I am going to be skipping the stripes, and making it all orange with a blue and orange pompom and navy blue trim.

What weekend projects is everyone working on?  Any one with FREE patterns to share?

Happy Hooking,

~ Megan