Tuesday, 15 October 2013

Current & Completed Crochet Projects....







As Miss V is snoozing...

I thought I would take this opportunity...

To update you on my crochet progress...

The afghan I showed you previously is completed...

It is nice and big...

And very plush...

Just the ticket for a chilly evening...

Soon it will be wrapped  and under the tree...


 








I really like the combination of double crochet...every other row into the back loop only...

Makes a very nice pattern...

Much snappier than just DC all the way...

What do you think??? 






Next project....

This is the first time I have worked with 4 ply cotton...

I have mixed feelings...

1. it doesn't glide as easily as the wool/acrylic...

2. it stretches!!!

   A LOT!!!!!

I followed a sort of pattern...very loosey-goosey...

This is a pillow cover...with a bit of a popcorn stitch...which I have adapted to suit my style and tension...

I have finished both back and front pieces...now to put them together...sew on a few buttons...and it will be finished...
Will show it to you all when I am completely finished... 


The pattern is....cast on # of stitches you want to desired width...should be an uneven #....I used 59 stitches...

SC first row...ch2...DC all along...ch1...SC next row...ch1..turn...sc first stitch... TRC in next stitch...sc in next stitch...this makes the little popcorn...to end of row...

SOOOO....

That is 1 row of SC...ch 2...1 row of DC...ch 1...1 row of SC...ch 1...1 row of sc,TRC,sc...till it measures desired length...

Do you see the pattern developing???

Good...

'Cause it took me 3 ripouts to get my brain in gear to this pattern...

And...it kept stretching bigger every few rows...so...I adjusted the stitches myself to suit!





 Hope you are all having a great day...

Not too full of turkey! hahaha!

Another sunny day...but a bit nippier...and breezy...



On the menu tonight...

      Turkey Pot Pie!!!   surprise....suprise!!!

Also....a pot of Turkey soup....

Took a break from the stove yesterday... 

Enjoy the rest of your day!!!

                                       Cheers!  :o)
                                         linda 

24 comments:

  1. The crochet looks really great Linda, especially the afghan. Just the thing to snuggle up under in the winter. Hope that you are enjoying your turkey leftovers! xx

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    1. yes...the turkey pot pie was delish...soup for tomorrow!!

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  2. Both are really pretty....awesome work! :)

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    1. You say the nicest things, Marisa....

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  3. Both are lovely ! Wonderful work you do ! Thanks for sharing ! Have a good day !

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    1. Thanks Elaine...I do enjoy crochet...very relaxing!

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  4. They look great! Your work is so nice and neat. I do find that cotton yarn stretches a lot. But your project is looking great so far. Enjoy!

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    1. That is great....coming from you Jennifer...the master crocheter!!!

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  5. I love doing the crochet into the back loops, gives a nice texture to the finished item. It will be a wonderful Christmas gift.
    The pillow cover is coming along nicely ... another gift?
    Turkey soup made here too. I'm planning a post with the recipe ... just need to get myself into gear and get it done. Rain tomorrow so perhaps I'll do it then.
    Did you have Name/url option for commenting? can't find it today. I'll use my backdoor Wordpress site.

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    1. Yes...2 gifts done...phew!!!
      I guess the ripple afghan will be next....Jennifer was kind enough to explain it to me...must make a practice swatch, and see how it goes...

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  6. Absolutely gorgeous crochet!
    Much love,
    Tammy

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    1. Why thanks Tammy....I appreciate that!!!

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  7. I don't know all the knitting/crocheting terminology but I do know these are both beautiful projects, Linda. Great job!

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    1. Thanks Pam...I am surprised you don't knit or crochet....get crackin', eh! haha!

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  8. Yes the dc sure makes up fast. Love the colour combo. That sure is going to be one happy recipient.
    Can't wait to see the popcorn stitch completed.

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    1. Will post, as soon as I am done!!

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  9. That blanket will make a gorgeous Christmas gift! I love it!

    And I'm loving that cotton pillow case...can't wait to see that all finished! It's beautiful!

    Talented lady, you are...and gorgeous! Sigh. ;)

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    1. I am excited about eh cotton pillowcase...I will get it together soon!!
      Gorgeous??? hahaha!
      I love that!

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  10. Marion keeps trying to teach me double stitch, single stitch any old stitch. I stink at it! But oh my gracious, how I would love to create such comfort and snuggly beauty.

    Thanks for sharing, Linda...

    P.s. My post tomorrow will be much shorter, lol..and you won't be stuffed with turkey:)

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    1. Crochet is pretty easy,Louise...keep at it!

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    1. Hi Laura...thanks for visiting!!!

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