• Completed Projects,  Crochet,  For the house,  Handmade,  Pattern

    Blanket with Waves

    A house warming project for my sister. I used Bernat Blanket Stripes yarn in the colorways: Stormy Sky and Seaside (3 skeins each), with a 8.0 mm hook. I really liked the beachy-ness of the Seaside colorway, but did not want a quarter of the blanket to be tan. I wanted more blues. Luckily, there was the Stormy Sky colorway that shared two of the blue shades with Seaside. I alternated the colorways every few rows or so. I did not really have a specific count, I did it more by eye/when I felt a color change was right aesthetically. The only limiting factor was that since I was carrying…

  • Clothing/Accessories,  Completed Projects,  Crochet

    Simple Double Crochet Hat

    When this title says “simple” it means it. This hat is easily done in one sitting. I found this free pattern on ravelry. I was looking for a more lightweight hat since it was starting to get cold out, but was not enough for my heavier winter hat. You see, I shower in the morning before work and my hair is still a bit damp when I’m heading out the door. So having something where I could pile my hair on top of my head and keep it out of the way was a necessity. I used Caron Simply Soft yarn in the colorway Ocean with a 5.5 mm hook.…

  • Art,  Completed Projects,  Crochet,  Cross Stitch,  Handmade

    Dream Catcher Project

    aka: my sister benefits yet again from my crafty ways So it all started because I wanted to make my sister a graduation gift. And that thought was actually formed because I found this cross stitch pattern while browsing pinterest and it spoke it me. And somehow one cross stitch pattern turned into a whole project that included crocheting a dream catcher/feathers, ribbon, and beads. But, that’s how I do things… big, over the top, plans. I built the rest of the piece around this honestly. The colors of the DMC floss I used were: 3862 (brown), 3820 (yellow), 954 (green), 813 (blue), 553 (purple), 3801 (red–3705 was used on…

  • Completed Projects,  Crochet,  For the house,  Handmade

    A cat bed

    Otherwise known as crocheting a big circle. I’ve had a boat load of “crafting” hobbies. But my main textile one was cross stitch. I’ve done it off and on since childhood. But back in the summer of 2017, I found myself standing in a used bookstore comparing knitting and crocheting books… I walked out with like six crochet ones, drove over to my local craft store for some supplies, and the rest is history. After a few days of messing around with some cheap yarn to learn the stitches, I made my first piece: a cat bed. Basically just a big circle, but I was really happy. I used a…