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71  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Angel Wings Double Pineapple Scarf---->Free Link! on: March 10, 2011 05:29:35 AM

Double Pineapple Angel Wings



Cathedral Pineapple End

Here is a prayer scarf/shawl that is made with one skein of Red Heart Super Saver. I used an I/5.5mm hook and it measues 8 inches wide by 62 inches long. This is a very nice pattern to work if you've never tried the pineapple stitch before. I have included the slide show of step by steps in the pattern, so just follow along and you'll be done with your scarf in no time flat!
You don't have to use it for a prayer scarf, it's pretty enough just to wear around the office when it gets a little too chilly.

Here is the pattern:
http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/7804214/crochet_an_angel_wing_cathedral_pineapple.html?cat=24

If you would like to see the step-by-step, this is the the photo tutorial:
http://www.associatedcontent.com/slideshow/79486/pineapple_angel_wings_shawl_scarf_closeup.html?cat=24

I hope you enjoy this lacy scarf!

Love,
Maria

72  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Leafy Ladder Stitch Scarf In Painterly Colors--->Free Pattern Link on: March 08, 2011 06:06:50 AM




I blended two strands of yarn at different points in the scarf to get a nice gradation of color. The yarn was Red Heart Super Saver and my hook size was a P/11.5 mm. This is a good way to use up your scraps as you don't have to follow what I did, but make it your own. I'm getting so many compliments on this scarf!
It's really fast to make!

Here is the pattern:
http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/7827540/crochet_a_leafy_ladder_stitch_scarf.html?cat=24

Love,
Maria

73  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Plump Moon Goddess with link to free pattern on: March 07, 2011 04:32:58 AM


Here is a Plump Moon Goddess and her twin moon pals! I used Aunt Lydia's crochet thread,#10 in purple and my Lee Wards #7 steel hook. The size is 7x7 in inches. Also, this was made in the extended double crochet stitch to get a more accurate gauge. Using the the normal double crochet will yield a plumper goddess, but will still be very nice.

I you want the free pattern, just click here:
http://www.associatedcontent.com/slideshow/80036/filet_crochet_a_plump_moon_goddess.html?cat=24

Here is a photo tutorial on the extended double crochet stitch:
http://www.associatedcontent.com/slideshow/73636/how_to_crochet_the_extended_double.html?cat=24


Love,
Maria
74  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Monkey Happy Dance Filet with Free Link! on: February 17, 2011 04:38:59 AM

Dancing Monkey

This little guy is so happy, he's doing a dance! He could be the pet of King Tut;I don't know!

Use #10 thread and a #7 steel hook and the extended double crochet stitch for a piece that is
  8 inches x 8 inches
Here is the chart:
http://www.associatedcontent.com/slideshow/77710/crochet_filet_monkey_happy_dance_graph.html?cat=24

Here is a photo tutorial on the extended double crochet stitch:
http://www.associatedcontent.com/slideshow/73636/how_to_crochet_the_extended_double.html?cat=24

Love,
Maria
75  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Frog Filet Square in extended double crochet stitch---->Free Link on: February 14, 2011 10:01:32 AM

Froggy!!!!

I would like to share this little frog chart with you today. It's 31 squares by 31 squares, so it not too big of a project to tackle. I used my favorite stitch, the extended double crochet. Finished in #10 thread and a #7 steel hook is 8x8 inches.

Here is the free pattern link:
http://www.associatedcontent.com/slideshow/77604/crochet_frog_in_the_filet_stitch_free.html?cat=24

Photo tutorial on the edc:
http://www.associatedcontent.com/slideshow/73636/how_to_crochet_the_extended_double.html?cat=24

Love,
Maria
76  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Rosary and Chaplet Prayer Beads with Free Pattern Link on: February 12, 2011 06:45:29 AM

One Decade Wrist Chaplet


5 Decade Rosary


Rosary and Chaplet side by side

I wanted to make a rosary and also a chaplet which has less decades, and I wanted them to be entirely crocheted, including the beads, cross and medallion.

I used ordinary worsted, Red Heart Super Saver scraps that were less than 1/2 ounce. My hook was an aluminum Susan Bates F/3.75mm.The entire work was made in one piece with no stopping or joining yarns.
The rosary is 23 inches and the chaplet is 9 inches and can be worn as a bracelet.

Here is the free pattern link:
http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/7740028/crochet_a_yarn_rosary_chaplet_or_prayer.html?cat=24

Love,
Maria

77  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Valentine's Day / Valentine Tweety Beady! on: February 08, 2011 11:23:58 AM



I gave this away before I took a picture of it, but it's made with pony beads. It's a cute project for the kids!


There is a supply list here (free pattern!):
http://www.associatedcontent.com/slideshow/43805/valentine_yellow_bird_beadie_bead_weaving.html?cat=25

Love,
Maria
78  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Recycled T-Shirt Spaghetti Yarn Bowl or Basket ---> Free pattern link! on: February 08, 2011 06:56:56 AM



My bowl filled with Wade figurines


Empty Bowl with liner

Here is a quickie project that uses a partial ball of T-Shirt Spaghetti Yarn.
I wanted to finish off the bottom of the basket with a liner so I recycled a plastic lid and covered it with a scrap of t-shirt fabric. I like the way it looks and things don't fall out!

The measurements are 4 inches wide and 3 inches tall. I used a P/11.5 hook.


Here is the free pattern link:
http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/7728468/big_hook_crochet_a_bowl_basket_or_pot.html?cat=24

How to make T-Shirt Spaghetti Yarn:
http://www.associatedcontent.com/slideshow/76154/how_to_recycle_a_tshirt_into_spaghetti.html?cat=24

79  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Valentine's Day / Crochet an Eternal Red Rose in the Filet Stitch--->Free Pattern Link on: February 07, 2011 01:27:54 PM


Here is a rose that will never die!

This chart is only 25 squares x 25 squares and can be completed in a a couple of evenings. I used #10 red thread and a my vintage Lee Ward's #7 steel hook.
I chose the extended double crochet stitch instead of the double crochet stitch to get a truer proportion, but feel free to use a double or even a triple. My piece measured 9 inches x 9 inches.

You can find the fre pattern here:
http://www.associatedcontent.com/slideshow/76728/crochet_filet_rose_square_doily_free.html?cat=24

If you would like to have a photo tutorial on the extended double ecrochet stitch, here it is:

http://www.associatedcontent.com/slideshow/73636/how_to_crochet_the_extended_double.html?cat=24

Love,
Maria
 
80  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Valentine's Day / A Rose For You....With Love Cross Stitch --->Free Pattern Link on: February 07, 2011 11:42:25 AM


This will fit into a 5x7 frame and it's cross stitched on 14 ct aida.

Only full cross stitches are used, not partials!

Here is the link to the free pattern:
http://www.associatedcontent.com/slideshow/54368/cross_stitch_a_rose_for_you_with_love.html?cat=24

Love,
Maria
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