Sunday, February 27, 2011

Crochet Washcloth- Weave

Above is the almost finished-my-hands-hurt-so-I'm-blogging about it washcloth/dishcloth!  I used one ball of Lily brand sugar n cream in purple along with a size G-hook.  Its quite simple to do all it takes is the materials listed above and some tylenol for the ache in your hands if your hands start to hurt! Haha!  
Abbreviations: Slst-slip stitch  hdc-half double crochet  ch-chain   st-stitch
The pattern:

Ch 46
Row 1: Slst in second ch from hook and in the next 4chs.  *hdc in the next 5chs, slst in the next 5chs* repeat across (45sts)
*Note: work in the backloops only from here on out*
Row 2: Ch1, turn, slst in the first 5 slsts, *hdc in the 5 hdcs from the previous row, slst in the next 5 slsts from the previous row* repeat across
Row 3&4: Ch2, turn, hdc in the first 5sts, *slst in the next 5 sts, hdc in the next 5 sts* repeat across
Row 5: Ch1, turn, slst in the first 5 hdc, *hdc in the next 5 slsts, slst in the next 5 hdc* repeat across
Repeat rows 2-5 until washcloth measures 10" or your ball of yarn runs out!! End and weave in ends unless you desire an edging.  Until next time, Happy Hooking!!!

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Hats! Hats! and more Hats!

In December of last year, my husband, Jarrod, and I cut out, sewed and tied 403 fleece childrens stocking hats as a Christmas charity event help in my hometown.  We got notice of the event on December 3rd and had to have them finished and delivered by December 18th.  It was wonderful seeing the smiling faces of each child that recieved a hat that day.  Now every time I say I need to sew some more hats Jarrod and my daughter, Bailey, scream and run out of the room.  They are both too funny!  Well thats all for now!