My Quest…

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~ It is high time I get a series about selling my crochet items. I have been putting this off and I am so over doing this to myself. I am going to restart this quest. I am also going to do this my way, learning from others, and having fun along the way. 

Ready Set Goooooo………….


Crochet Blanket Sizes Chart 

Posted on Published: May 30, 2020 Categories

Crochet, Knitting / Crocheting



Crochet Size Chart with blanket sizes & how many stitches it takes to get started

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~ These charts can give you an idea on what size a blanket should be. I normally make my blankets a little bigger, because I like my blankets to be with the child a little longer. Well, if I am working on a blanket for a child.

~ I was looking for a direct answer to my question, “how much should I charge for a crochet blanket,” and I got more questions than answers. Examples…….

~ I did find two websites that actually gave me a direct answer……..

~ I am not yet ready to size and price all of my projects (yet), because I am going to turn every last scrap of yarn into a project. That is my first step and it’s time to get crocheting……

Bye IV Now, LD*

A Patchwork Blanket….

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Trying not to shop for yarn is harder than I thought it was going to be. Michael’s keeps sending me reminders of 40% off this week, last week was buy 1 get the 2nd ½ off, and who knows what the next sale will be?

I decided to use up all of my unused yarn both scraps and full skeins of yarn. I have one, maybe two full blankets left. In other words, crocheting whatever piece of yarn I have left. I am working on a gray & pink blanket that I am calling a “patchwork blanket.” 

TUNISIAN KNIT STITCH CROCHET / BEGINNER  Claudetta Crochet    Jan 28, 2019 Hello Everyone, today I am going to show u how to Tunisian crochet the KNIT STITCH! Very easy and great for Beginners. Also, I will show u how to work with two colors. Used Yarn :… {}

Video #1 : I gave up on trying to follow. Her words were clear and I was able to do two rows, but that third row was a no go for me. I will try again.

I turned the tunsian knit stitch (the pink & gray together) into a triple stitch. I was going to post a video, but after watching what an actual triple crochet stitch looks like, I realized I didn’t actually do a normal triple stitch. 

The next box was done in tiny granny squares: pink and two shades of gray.. 

{} How To Crochet a Granny Square – Beginners Tutorial & Basic Pattern

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Video # 2: I will always go to Jayda InStitches for good ideas

{}  Joining Squares Idea in Crochet | Zigzag Slip Stitch Method | Embroidery Inspired\

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Video # 3: This was the coolest stitch. It was fun adding each granny square together, but it’s a lot of work.

The next big square is both light and dark gray

{}   Crossed Double Crochet Stitch | Crochet Tutorial 

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Video # 4: This is an easy stitch that could be used for almost any project. I have also made scarfs as well as full size blankets.

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video # 5: The dark pink square was done in this basket weave stitch and I cannot wait to do a full size blanket in this stitch. I wonder how it would look using three or more colors?

I never know how big any of my blankets will be, because I keep crocheting  until I am either done with the yarn or the pattern I am working on.  I am going to keep on crocheting as many projects I can with what yarn I have until I can start selling them.

Bye IV Now, LD*

Hat Set Done…

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I finally finished that hat and scarf set. True it wasn’t to my liking, but who am I? When I finally actually got in touch with my client, she told me she had changed the colors, but she liked what I did. I wanted to say, “I texted her a few times showing pictures, all with no response, and went with what I liked.” 

She actually wanted a black and yellow, but I couldn’t do the bumble bee look. I saw this mixed orange color yarn and fell in love with its colors. I had to add the black to give her almost the colors she wanted.

Easy Crochet C2C Hat and Scarf | Crochet easy hat scarf set | Bag O Day Crochet Tutorial

Bag-O-Day Crochet    Feb 18, 2021  #bagodaycrochet #easycrochet #crochet :  / @bagodaycrochet   #easycrochet #crochet #bagodaycrochet Learn how to crochet easy hat and scarf set for beginner crochet. Easy C2C crochet hat and scarf set.

I Love Crystal  ‘Bag-O-Day Crochet’ youtube page, because her words are easy to follow. Crocheting isn’t hard and so much fun. I will be making more sets for next winter…

Bye IV Now, LD*

Yellow & Black Set….

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I got a request for a hat and scarf set. I wasn’t going to admit again that I wasn’t good at making hats, because who in their right mind would turn down money. 

Although, the colors that were chosen, which were yellow and black, had me thinking about a bumble bee, and who wanted to look like a bumble bee?

I looked up a few hats and came across a few. In this first video I actually made a hat for myself. It was easy and will be making another one. My client wants pom poms on her hat. I don’t think it would work for this project.

{}  4 Weight Yarn Tutorials 2021

Easy Beginner Basic Blue Beanie/ Crochet Easy Unisex Hat/Free Crochet Tutorial Bag O Day Crochet

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I couldn’t even think of doing this project, because of the colors. I know that sounds strange. I went back to Micheals and was so glad I didn’t cash my check, because they had a lot of new color yarn. I found what I thought I was looking for, until I was walking out of the door, and saw this skein of yarn. I believe this color would be best  for her hat and scarf set.

When I came across this video I knew I found the right hand for my next project.

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HOW to CROCHET an EASY WINTER HAT – Simple Textured Beanie by Naztazia Nov 6, 2019

Naztazia   You can learn how to Crochet an Easy Winter Hat in this DIY tutorial video. Hi I’m Donna Wolfe from Naztazia. This is a nice simple textured hat that works great for beginners. The crunch stitch, which is easy to crochet, adds a nice texture to the top part of this beanie hat. And the single crochet ribbing adds a good amount of stretch to that hat.{}

I started this hat pic # 1: pattern came out right, but I missed one stitch and was redoing it. Pic # 2: I redid it, got to the right size, but then I listened to the video again, and realized every stitch I did was wrong. I got the first one I had done two days ago and as much as I was hoping I was wrong. I knew that thought was lost, because the first one looked way better.

I am yawning, so I know I am not going to do anything beyond taking each stitch out. I will redo the hat tomorrow and try to get both hat and scarf done within a week. I will be weaving in some black, to keep my client happy, and start another project… 

* Side Note – I redid this hat three more times, but hopefully I like the design I am working on now. I will post that, when I get it done, and I am hoping that will happen soon….

Bye IV Now, LD*

Krochet cafe #5: A Three Color Stitch….

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Krochet Cafe #5: Three Color Stitch

I am always looking for new crochet stitches. I have asked this question, “A three color crochet stitch,” and I have come across a few that I liked. 

Side note: I came across this video. I never heard of this song before, it may not be the full version of this song, but what Ms. Hudson sang beautifully. She has an amazing voice.

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Granny in the Line Up – CROCHET STRIPE BLANKET PATTERN/ The Secret Yarnery.{}

Video #1:  I didn’t think I was going to have enough yarn to really do this project any good. I can’t go to Micheals and get a few more skeins of yarn in at least five or more colors…

{}  All Secret Yarnery Tutorials

How to Crochet a Granny Rectangle – ELONGATED GRANNY SQUARE The Secret Yarnery    Nov 29, 2018 These easy granny rectangles are easy to make, and fit together with regular granny squares for a fabulous looking design!  Let’s make some elongated granny squares~! {}

Video #2: I liked the video, but I thought it would look better with more than just three colors. so, this video is a no for this project. 

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Easy Boxing Granny Square / The Secert Yarnery {}

Video #3: I was having a hard time following this one. I am sure I could have done it, but I was a little too impatient to follow along. I am thinking I am not going to find a new stitch, but I am not the one to give up either…

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The Granny Log Cabin Blanket Crochet Tutorial!

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Video #4: I was going to go with a stitch I have done before, but this video stopped that idea. I am happy I found this new stitch. I know I  don’t have enough yarn to make a big blanket, but hopefully something nice. I was thinking about “a lovey crochet blanket,” which is only 18” x 18” . Only time will tell if I have enough yarn.

I kind of messed up on the light purple. There was a time when I would have taken the whole thing out, but I am done with redoing my projects. I don’t think anyone else will notice…..

Bye IV Now, LD*