Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Delectable Crochet

First, I would like to thank you all for your kind words and prayers about my daughter.  You are all so sweet.  I know that God has a perfect plan and I will trust in Him and wait on Him to work all things for the good of those who love him.
We have had a couple of quiet weekend days here.  I decided to take a break from the painting on the weekend and work on some crochet.  I have quite a few odds and ends skeins of yarn.  Some were given to me and others were left over from previous projects.  I decided I would see what I could make to use them all up.
This is the first thing I made.  I used a very soft bamboo yarn that was actually  on clearance.  It's a small scarflette.  I will be mailing this out to a sweet young girl.  I hope she likes it.
 Another scarflette made in the same pattern but it looks completely different because of the different yarn.  I love this little rosette.  This will also be sent off to another sweet young girl.
 I made this crochet market bag.  I had made some previously but like this pattern much better.  It is a free pattern sheet I picked up at Joann's but you can find the pattern on the Red Heart site. The handles are much sturdier than the other pattern I used.  I did not like the raw edge at the top of the bag and around the handles so I did a single crochet stitch all around.  I am quite happy with it.  This is going to a special friend.
 With the additional yarn from the bag I made a couple of dishcloths.
 This lace cowl is my favorite.  It was such an easy pattern to follow.  The instructions call for a thick yarn and I used a thinner yarn.  I added about 20 stitches to the chain and worked it in the pattern instructions for the rest.  It look a little bare so I crocheted a rose with the leftover yarn.  It looks beautiful.  I am not sure if I will keep this one or give it away.  I love to share the things I crochet with others.  
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12 comments:

Amanda in RI said...

You really are so talented, Ruth! I love seeing all of the things that you create!

Stephanie Suzanne ♥ Queen of Dreamsz said...

Hi Ruth,

I love all of it but that Market bag is my favorite. ♥ I started a new blog to focus on my crochet and sewing. I don't think you know about it. I'd love for you to visit with me and follow since this is now my primary blog for posting.

Have a wonderful day,
Stephanie ♥

Laura said...

Wow, you had a productive weekend! Very cute. :)

Lolly Jane said...

thanks for the sweet comment earlier. new followers to your blog. your crocheting is darling, if you'd like to visit again tomorrow, we'd love for you to link up to our weekend long party (:

XOXO, kelli & kristi

Julia @ 551Eastdesign said...

I can't do anything like this which makes it even more amazing to me! Great job!

Stephanie Lynn @Under the Table and Dreaming said...

Sp pretty and fabulous work. Crocheting is one thing I have not picked up - very inspiring! Hope you have a wonderful week. ~ Stephanie Lynn

Holly Lefevre said...

You have been busy! These creations are gorgeous. I do love that lace cowl too.

Ellen said...

You're right - the yarns give the scarflette a very different feel. Like the bamboo one a lot. Haven't crocheted before - that's my daughter's arena. She needs to teach me.

Terry said...

Beautiful work! Thanks for linking up, I'll be featuring you this weekend and I hope you can link up again and so more great projects!

Anonymous said...

Where did you find the pattern for the lace cowl at the bottom?

needlekrafter said...

ohh! love the lace cowl with the rose-- is this your own design or are you able to provide a link to the pattern? thanks so very much. lovely blog.

needlekrafter said...

ohh! love the lace cowl with the rose-- is this your own design or are you able to provide a link to the pattern? thanks so very much. lovely blog.

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