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.

{} https://youtu.be/YUf_UXE4kw8  4 Weight Yarn Tutorials 2021

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

Bag-O-Day Crochet {}   

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.

{} https://youtu.be/tc51K1h8Y64   #naztazia

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.

{}Jennifer Hudson/The Impossible Dream [The Voice UK 2019]

#theimpossibledream #jenniferhudson #amazingvoice {}

{} https://youtu.be/N19LDRPTRMo

All Secret Yarnery Tutorials

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…

{} https://youtu.be/CALpyxHNlL0  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. 

{} https://youtu.be/pRHDKXKY-kQ All Secret Yarnery Tutorials

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…

{} https://youtu.be/dEGIiUmSDeA Crocheting with Fiber Spider

The Granny Log Cabin Blanket Crochet Tutorial!

Fiber Spider {}

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*

Finally A New Stitch…

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I said I was never going to frog  (undo a few crochet stitches) ever again. I guess what they say is true, “never say never,” but I did this at least three times on one project. I got a request for a king size blanket, no rush, I could choose the stitch, but I couldn’t make up my mind.

Video #1 : https://youtu.be/c3MIn-ALLTM

Video #2 : https://youtu.be/yP9mrL4gh4U

Video #3 : https://youtu.be/XJs8Z7ZwKts  ~ I did this on top of the granny square blanket I started on #2.   I wish I had started with this stitch.

I didn’t like either one  video #2 & video #3 The stitches were pulling too tight and the lines weren’t straight. Video #1 was right, but I changed my mind on the square all together.

I got back to looking for another new stitch and I finally found one.     https://youtu.be/_D0niviy8a0

Well, it’s time to get back to working on my new project. I am grateful for this paying job, because yesterday I got fired. That was a first for me, but when one door closes a better one opens…

Bye IV Now, LD*

Almost A Sale..

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The thought of working on a crochet project and getting paid for it, got me Smiling. I was happy for days.  I remember years ago, just after my son was born, I started crocheting and it was pure luck that the project actually fit a king size bed. I do remember it took me over four months to make.

 I wanted this project to come out right, because this time it won’t be a gift. I did my research. I got a rough idea about the amount of yarn that will be needed. I put that question out on Google and I looked on more than ten sites and the answer was always different.

The number count was between 12 and 14 skeins of yarn. Then again I also know, it depends on the yarn, and I wish she hadn’t looked at the ‘cake’ yarn, because it is thicker than most and will need more to complete the size.

She offered $200.00 and that sounded good, until I got to adding what it would cost to get the yarn. She even suggested I start on it now, but that was a big “NO.” (I WILL NEVER PUT MY MONEY INTO A REQUESTED PROJECT EVER AGAIN. I learned the hard way, people will take everything from you if you allow it.)

The look on my face must have said what I was thinking and before I could say anything, she said she would give me half of the money up front and the other half when it’s done. COOL!!

I agreed. I know Micheals is always having a sale and since it’s a Christmas gift I have enough time. I saw her every day when I got home from work, (and yes she has my phone number) but for some reason I am no longer seeing her.

I will not call her to ask if she still wants me to make her that blanket, because part of me no longer wants to do it. We may have agreed on a $200.00 blanket, but if it’s going to cost me more then $60.00 on the yarn I don’t think so. (I know its going to take me at least two months to make) I am thinking she was just talking to be nice. I might be wrong and this is one of those times I am hoping I am.

This person may not buy a crochet project from me, but one day I will open an online store. My goal is to have a place where anyone can buy one or two of my crochet items as well as request something as well. 

I am hearing an unasked question. What is a requested item? I have seen items in catalogs as well as online and I thought, “that is a cool dress, too bad they don’t have any colors I liked,” and that is how I want to add that to my page.

A Person : You know that isn’t how things are done.

Me         : If you are always playing “follow the leader.” How are you going to shine?

The person whom I was talking to, had no response, and walked away from me with a confused look on their face.   

{} I will give thanks and praise to You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made; Wonderful are Your works, And my soul knows it very well.  Psalms 139:14 AMP

https://bible.com/bible/1588/psa.139.14.AMP {}

Bye IV Now, LD*

A New Project…

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I cannot believe I lost my favorite crochet needle once again. I even bought two extra ones. I also cannot. I am actually working on a granny square blanket, which I am putting it together, and enjoying this new stitch.

Here are a few youtube sites I like:

  1. https://youtu.be/eCmpm26n8EA
  2. https://youtu.be/WmFYap_izdc
  3. https://youtu.be/c3MIn-ALLTM
  4. https://youtu.be/KqgwYWJYXe0
  5. https://youtu.be/Ob8IVq_KJVk

#4 & #5 are not within this project, but I have done those squares into full size blankets.

I learned a different way to connect the squares together and I can not go back to how I was doing it before. I may not be doing it like the video, but I am very close to it. I am making a knot at the start and end of these stitches. (I wouldn’t want to get a review saying how their blanket came apart after a few washes, but this is just me)

{} https://youtu.be/V3-zQA2qjLs  Joining Squares Idea in Crochet | Zigzag Slip Stitch Method | Embroidery Inspired

Lyza Walters How to join a crocheted granny squares in zigzag slip stitch method. This join is tight, flat & has a nice & neat seam in both sides even when stretch, very easy and it works fast. {}

Well, this ends my Saturday Morning, and now it’s family time…….

Bye IV Now, LD*