Sunday, April 2, 2017


I found this amazing stitch and instantly fell in love. Its simple and creates a wonderful texture. I have a baby shower coming up and of course a lot of yarn laying around so I thought I'd give it a try. It turned out great and worked up rather quickly. I am looking forward to using this stitch for cowls and hats! Below is the free pattern. Give it a try and let me know what you think. As always share your photos.


Skill Level: Easy

Materials Needed:                                                       
Yarn: worsted weight yarn.
Hook(s): Size H-8 (5.0 mm)

ch = chain
sk = skip
sp = space
st(s) = stitch(es)  

Foundation Row: chain 100 loosely to measure approximately 26 inches. Sc in stitch across, turn.

Row 1: ch 3, 3dc in 1st stitch, *skip 3st, [1sc, ch 3, 3dc] in next stitch* repeat across, end with 1sc in last stitch, turn.

Row 2. ch 3, work 3dc in the sc of the previous row. *[1sc in the space made by ch 3 of previous row, ch3, 3dc] in same ch 3 of previous row* repeat across, end with 1sc in last stitch, turn.

Repeat Row 2 throughout. Continue until the blanket is 26 inches long.

If you need help figuring out how to do a specific crochet stitch, I would recommend going to Annie’s Catalog. They have a huge selection of videos and picture tutorials that will walk you through the process.

I would love to see pictures of your finished work. Share them on my Facebook:

You are welcome to sell any finished products made from my patterns. If you sell items from this pattern, you must mention my Etsy store name and website in your listing. Both my patterns and my images are copyright protected and you may not use my images to sell your finished items.

You do NOT have permission to recopy, rewrite, or redistribute this pattern in any form as your own or otherwise. You may NOT resell my patterns.

Monday, July 29, 2013

August Gallery Hop

Next weekend I have the opportunity to display some of my items at Amy Clark Studios during the monthly gallery hop.

have been very fortunate to work with the lovely photographers at Amy Clark Studios. I just love working with such talented people and they make my items look so lovely!

If you are in the neighborhood feel free to stop by, visit and shop!

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Little Girl's Shell Crochet Hat

This is one of a few little girl hats I made a couple of weeks ago. They are crocheted using Caron Simply Soft acrylic yarn. The simple shell stitch makes this a very nice hat to wear all season. The way this hat is made it can fit a girl from age 3 to 10 years old. I just love the way it turned out. Of course, great photos make any item look like a thousand bucks!

I worked with Kayla from CBK Photography. She did an awesome job with a great turn around time. Go "like" her facebook page to see her amazing photos. I will be posting new pictures as I get items listed. I can't wait to show you the wonderful pictures I have!

Of course this and a few other items are available in my Etsy shop. If you want a color I don't have listed let me know. I would love to do a custom order for you.

Friday, June 29, 2012

It's Hot In Here

It's amazing how no matter what the season, people always complain about the weather. I'm one of them! I am always cold and the winters in Ohio are sometimes challenging. The summers can even be worse! Yesterday was the first time we were at 100 degrees since 1999!

Of course our air conditioner went out Wednesday night! Our house was our own personal sauna. It went from bad to worse last night. I found it interesting that our house was so hot our thermostat refused to register the temperature!

We were saved by our late night purchase of fans from Walmart. Although I'm not sure if blowing hot air around is what I would call relief.

This morning after my shower I rushed out my house to head into work where it's alway cold. I came to the conclusion I'd rather be cold than hot.

Relief will come this afternoon when the AC guy comes between 2p & 5p! I pray that you're staying cool this weekend.

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Thrift Store Wednesday

The last Wednesday of every month is 50% off at all Ohio Thrift stores. As if you needed  another reason to go shopping to find lovely hidden treasures!

I love going to see what goodies I can find. I find myself a little heartbroken when I run across a hand crocheted item. How could someone have such disregard for something that was made especially for them. When I can I purchase those forgotten crochet beauties and recycle their yarn.

My trip this time was to look for baskets. I will be attending a craft show in the next month and thought presenting my items in baskets would make for a good look. I was thrilled to find two baskets that met my needs. Although they weren't part of the 50% off sale I did get them at the low, low price of $0.99 each. Who could argue with that!

So now I have two pretty little baskets to store some of my inventory in and use during craft show. I am very excited to get more.

What goodies have you gotten from the thrift store lately? Or am I the only one who love thrifting?

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Self Striping Yarn

Saw this patriotic yarn and just had to have it. I didn't know what self striping yarn was. I am very thrilled with the way it looks. I will spend the evening making washcloths. Have you made anything using self striping yarn? Would love to see your projects.

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Crochet Hat Fanpage Giveaway

A unique and beautifully handmade crochet women's hat just for you. The turquoise color is perfect for those chilly spring mornings or to brighten up your winter outfit.

Made of 100% acrylic yarn. It is recommended that you hand wash your hat and lay flat to dry. I love crocheting and enjoy making unique items that can be enjoyed by anyone who appreciates handmade.

About the giveaway item:
Enter for a chance to win this lovely handmade one of a kind hat. This is a warm and fashionable hat. Its the perfect winter or spring accessory.

This giveaway is open internationally!!

"Like" MyHobbyShop Fanpage and click on the "Giveaway" icon. Follow the directions.

This giveaway will end at midnight EST on April 13th

It's that simple!
~ Good Luck ~

Don't forget to leave me a note & let me know you stopped by!!

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Where Is The End??

There are some days that too much crocheting can be stressful!

Time to put the yarn and hook down. Slowly step away. Poor a glass of wine and relax!

Friday, March 23, 2012

Spring Cleaning

Spring is just around the corner. For many people it means its time to do some spring cleaning. Get into your closets and start pulling out stuff you haven't touched since you've moved in! Its also the perfect time to get your windows, pantries and basement cleaned. Sounds like fun doesn't it?

When I think of spring, I think of bright and pastel colors. This past weekend I made a bunch of washcloths in some amazing colors that get me excited for spring. These washcloths can also be used as dishcloths so you can be eco friendly while you do your spring cleaning!


Feel free to check out my Etsy shop if you are interested in looking at my other washcloth.

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Blankets For Foster Children

I love making items and there is nothing more satisfying than creating something that you know someone is going to love and appreciate. That’s why when I heard of My Very Own Blanket I just knew I had to share it with you.

“My Very Own Blanket is an organization of volunteers dedicated to helping children in foster care feel valued and comforted.” They do this by delivering personalized handmade blankets to foster children. Imagine my surprise when I found out that they are a local organization, right here in Ohio!

I love that they make sure every blanket is personalized with the child’s name. How awesome. I know that most of these kids don’t get to take much with them when they leave home, so to have something handmade with love especially for them has to be amazing!

They accept blankets no smaller than 36 x 36 and no larger than 42 x 60. Don’t crochet? Don’t sew? Well, no worries, just visit their website to get instructions on how to make a No Sew Blanket!

This gives me so many ideas. One of them … Wouldn’t it be great to have a group of people make crocheted or knitted squares and put them together to make a blanket to donate? You can do this with your church group, Girl Scout troops, or just as a special project.

I am going to use this as motivation to finish my granny square blanket that has been sitting on my night stand for over a year!
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