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1  Re: Frida's Flowers CAL-FREE Ravelry Pattern in Crochetalongs by bethntim on: July 22, 2016 07:21:57 PM
I finally picked up my crochet hook again!

block #5
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2  Re: Frida's Flowers CAL-FREE Ravelry Pattern in Crochetalongs by bethntim on: July 02, 2016 09:39:06 AM
Blocks 1-4. I like switching them up that way I don't get bored making the same block over and over.
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3  Re: Frida's Flowers CAL-FREE Ravelry Pattern in Crochetalongs by bethntim on: July 01, 2016 06:54:39 PM
Block #3 is in the books!

Took me 3 TV shows to finish this block.  I measure time in TV programs, not minutes Smiley

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4  Re: Frida's Flowers CAL-FREE Ravelry Pattern in Crochetalongs by bethntim on: June 28, 2016 05:57:04 PM
here's my block #2!


I LIED!!! Here it is (forrealz this time)
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5  Re: Frida's Flowers CAL-FREE Ravelry Pattern in Crochetalongs by bethntim on: June 28, 2016 02:57:53 PM
here's my block 1!
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6  Frida's Flowers CAL-FREE Ravelry Pattern in Crochetalongs by bethntim on: June 27, 2016 09:45:23 AM
Is anyone doing the Frida's Flowers Crochet Along?  It's a free ravelry pattern and also available here:
http://www.stylecraft-yarns.co.uk/Crochet.htm
I started it last night using Sugar & Cream cotton yarn, the blocks work up really quick and they colors are striking.
(Jane Crowfoot's photo-NOT MINE)
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7  Re: Orlando Strong in Crochet: Completed Projects by bethntim on: June 15, 2016 06:30:43 PM
our vigil is tomorrow night and I made shirts for the five girls in my office
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8  Re: Orlando Strong in Crochet: Completed Projects by bethntim on: June 15, 2016 07:47:41 AM
In an adorable turn if events my hubby said, "honey, that's really pretty but...... (long pause....) you're not gay"
I said, "I don't think you have to be gay to support gay rights"
And he LITERALLY did this...

And said, "well, you're not wrong!"
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9  Orlando Strong in Crochet: Completed Projects by bethntim on: June 14, 2016 09:11:01 PM
Like most of you I am in utter shock and dismay over this weekend's events in Orlando.  A resident of Orlando for over 20 years, this tragedy really hit home since it was right in my backyard.  Orlando is a great place to live and raise my family, it's a huge melting pot of wonderful cultures and great people I love calling it home.
I also lost 2 co-workers in the massacre and my work is having a vigil on Thursday.  Although I had no direct connection with either victim, we mourn their loss as part of our family.  I crocheted this garland for my cube, it's the very least I can do to show I am Orlando Proud and Orlando Strong.  I donated blood 3 weeks ago and my son donated 5 weeks ago so we missed out on that opportunity for support.

If anyone wants the heart pattern it's real simple

Round 1: 10 HDC in a magic ring, join
Round 2: ch2, 1 HDC in same stitch, 2 DC in each stitch around (20 stitches)
Round 3: ch 2, 1 HCD in same stitch, *1 DC in next stitch, 2 DC in next stitch* repeat around, join (30 stitches)
Round 4: see below diagram

All aboard the Hot Mess Express:
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10  Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands! in Craftalongs by bethntim on: June 09, 2016 10:08:08 PM
I really hate when I can't sleep.... it leads to endless hours on the internet starting off with very innocently watching ASL videos on YouTube and parlaying itself into "how to talk to giraffes" videos.  I digress....... Another favorite time waster of mine is, of course, PINTEREST!!  I keep seeing this pattern in my "recommended for you" pins and it's called Mystical Lanterns, written by a fabulous lady who is also doing a "Frida's Flowers" crochet along, paying tribute to Frida Kahlo.  http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/fridas-flowers-blanket
Anywho, being the cheap skate I am I looked VERy very VeRy closely at this pattern and said "Hey I can do that!" and based solely off a picture made this one lonely block.  I'm sure there are many more to come as this is a great stash buster and would make a lovely throw.  i wrote down the pattern I used but I'm unsure if I can share it with you fine folks since she charges for it (not sure how that whole thing works-don't wanna have the LIMBO stick busted over my head)
Hope you likey
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