Sunday, July 14, 2013

Contest Giveaway!

So, over at AllFreeCrochet, they've got a contest goin' on. It's got some pretty awesome vivid green and blue yarn. I have entered, of course, and hope that you will too.

You can make all kinds of things with it and you could make this really cool Shocking Mandala Rug! It's pretty awesome! In fact, if I don't win, I may even go out and buy some of this yarn and make the pattern any way. I love the way this rug looks and I think it would look fantastic in my house.
Shocking Mandala Rug 300x282 Brighten Your Home With A Shocking Mandala Rug
Shocking, right?
The contest can be found here: Go on and enter! Take a chance!

Also, there is another give away! This one can be found here: and  you can win some more yarn. Though it isn't as vivid and the Red Heart yarn, it's still really pretty.

This yarn looks beautiful!

If I find any more contests, I'll be sure to post them here. Make sure you keep up with my blog so that you can enter all the contests sponsored through Facebook and the other crocheting/knitting sites that I follow! And good luck to you all!

Saturday, July 6, 2013

So... 4th of July Creations

Well, I didn't get around to making anything for the Fourth of July this year. I forgot and didn't have time to finish the bag I started the day of. I wanted to make this All-American Granny Bag; however, I forgot all about it. So, I've decided that I'm going to make it any way and post pictures of it later, maybe for Labor Day. It's a cute bag and I'm super excited about making it! In fact, I'm tempted to make it in different colors. Dunno which colors yet, but when I do, I'll let y'all see it!

This is the bag I'm in the process of making!

So, for Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas, I'm going to get a head start on those projects. Not sure what I'm making yet, but I can't wait to make a ton of stuff! For Christmas, I'm going to make a bunch of gifts and give them away. I may even make something Christmas themed. And if I don't get to it this year, there is always next year!

Hope all y'all are enjoying the holiday with your families; I know I am! In fact, my niece Sakura wants to learn to crochet! She even had Mimi (her grandmother/my mother-in-law) help her buy her own yarn. I had to go and buy Sakura a hook, but that's not a big deal. I just hope that when she takes it all home that her momma isn't going to take it away from her.

Until next time, dear readers. Hope your holiday is going well and that you're enjoying the summer. I know I am!

Monday, July 1, 2013

Beanie into Bearded Beanie!

In my last post, I threw this picture in and asked y’all to guess what it could be (besides a beanie, because that was too obvious).

Bearded Beanie WIP

But, I didn’t get any guesses. Oh well. The reveal is this: a bearded beanie! My little brother wanted one (green and brown) so I finally got to make one! I’ve been dying to work on this pattern for a long while now (for a couple months) and I was so excited to finally have someone ask for it.

Bearded Beanie

The pattern to the bearded beanie that I used. It is a free pattern, of course. She says in the beginning that  she modified the pattern from another (which didn’t give any hook sizes, so if you try that one: good luck). Personally, between the two, I love this one! It looks really good.

Helpful hint: make sure the beanie covers the ear completely. That way the beard will fit a bit better. Of course, you need to make sure it works for the person you’re making it for. (For example: the beanie fit my and my hubby perfectly and, if I followed the pattern, so would the beard. Except, the beanie was smaller on my brother so I had to up the hook size [from I to K] to make it work for him.)

Also, if you don’t know how to “Front Post Double Crochet”, “Back Post Double Crochet”, and “2dblcrochet cluster” you should look them up. They’re super easy stitches to learn and they look really awesome! YouTube has some good videos and Google has some good sites where you can learn how to do them.

Well, that’s about it for this post. Until next time, where I’ll be posting the start up of a massive order of crochet horse scoodies (and one horse hood)!