Saturday, November 15, 2014

~ Hi everyone ~

I've recently found Instagram and I am enjoying it so much more than blogging.  I take a picture, fill in a few words and post.  Quick and easy.  It will be my new home now.  My blog will stay open in case anyone needs one of the patterns.  

If you would like to follow me - here is the link:


If I have a new pattern, then I will post it here on my blog - other than that, I think I'm out of here.  

I have had a great 7 years of blogging, and have met and made many lovely friends through our love of crochet.  I thank you all from the bottom of my heart for all of your support and friendship.  

Until next time ~ 

Debi Y.  :)

p.s. the 'guardian grandmas' will still be active.  Just email me for my address at dlyrs@juno.com

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Tuesday, November 11, 2014

~ Thank you ~




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Sunday, November 9, 2014

~ comfy slippers ~


Materials:
- 3 oz. 4-ply worsted weight acrylic (these slippers were crocheted with Bernat 'winter sky')
- small amount contrasting color 4-ply worsted weight acrylic
- J hook

Size:  these are a size 7 - to make smaller or larger:  leave off or add dc rows on the back foot part before Row 21 - then work Row 21 as the last row.

Notes:
- I crochet tight, so you may need to adjust the size of your crochet hook
- the ch 2 at the beginning of Rnds 1 through 11 do not count as a stitch

Directions:
Rnd 1:  Ch 3, work 12 dc in the 3rd ch from the hook.  Join with a sl st to 1st dc.  (12 dc)

Rnd 2:  Ch 2, 2 dc in same dc as joining st, dc in next dc.  *2 dc in next dc, dc in next dc.  Repeat from * around.  Join as before.  (18 dc)

Rnd 3:  Ch 2, 2 dc in same dc as joining st, dc in next 2 dc.  *2 dc in next dc, dc in next 2 dc.  Repeat from * around.  Join as before.  

Rnd 4:  Ch 2, 2 dc in same dc as joining st, dc in next 3 dc.  *2 dc in next dc, dc in next 3 dc.  Repeat from * around.  Join as before.

Rnds 5 - 11:  Ch 2, dc in same dc as joining st, dc in each dc around.  Join as before.

Row 12:  Ch 3, dc in next 21 dc.  Turn.  (22 dc)

Rows 13 - 20:  Ch 3, dc in each dc across.  Turn.

Row 21:  Ch 3, dc in next 7 dc, hdc in next dc, sc in next 4 dc, hdc in next dc, dc in last 8 dc.  End off leaving a long tail.  

Fold last row in half and matching stitches, whipstitch together.

With a contrasting color:  make a chain about 23" long - start in the front of the slipper and weave through the dc stitches, then weave through the dc's and ch 3's around the ankle of the slipper.  Put slipper on - pull a little tight - tie into a bow.  

***Debi Y's pattern***


   

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Saturday, November 8, 2014

~ random stuff video & a g.g. donation ~



Guardian Grandmas donation from Debbie Zoeller.  Thank you so much Debbie - the little hats are adorable.  ♥


Have a great weekend everyone.  :)


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Saturday, November 1, 2014

~ rippling shells ~


Materials:
- 4-ply worsted weight acrylic
- J hook

Notes: 
- the ch 2 at the beginning of Rnds 1, 2 and 3 do not count as a st
- beginning shell = (ch 3, dc, ch 2, 2 dc)
- shell = (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc)
- v-st = (dc, ch 2, dc)

Directions:
Rnd 1:  Ch 3, work 12 dc in the 3rd ch from the hook.  Join with a sl st to 1st dc.  (12 dc)

Rnd 2:  Ch 2, 2 dc in same dc as the joining st, 2 dc in each dc around.  Join as before.  (24 dc)

Rnd 3:  Ch 2, 2 dc in same dc as the joining st, dc in next dc.  *2 dc in next dc, dc in next dc.  Repeat from * around.  Join as before.  (36 dc)  

Rnd 4:  Ch 1, sc in same dc as the joining st, sc in next dc.  *ch 2, sc in each of the next 2 dc.  Repeat from * around.  Join with a sl st to the 1st sc.  

Rnd 5:  Sl st into next sc, sl st into ch-2 space, work beginning shell in same ch-2 space,  v-st in next ch-2 space.  *shell in next ch-2 space, v-st in next ch-2 space.  Repeat from * around.  Join with a sl st to top of beginning ch 3.  

Rnd 6:  Sl st into next dc, sl st into ch-2 space of shell, shell in next v-st.  *shell in next shell, shell in next v-st.  Repeat from * around.  Join as before.

Rnd 7:  Sl st into next dc, ch 3, shell in ch-2 space, dc in next dc, skip next 3 dc, shell in next shell, skip next 3 dc.  *dc in next dc, shell in ch-2 space, dc in next dc, skip next 3 dc, shell in next shell, skip next 3 dc.  Repeat from * around.  Join as before.

Rnd 8:  Sl st into next dc, ch 3, dc in next dc, shell in ch-2 space, dc into next 2 dc, skip next 3 dc, shell in next shell, skip next 3 dc.  *dc in next 2 dc, shell in ch-2 space, dc in next 2 dc, skip next 3 dc, shell in next shell, skip next 3 dc.  Repeat from * around.  Join as before.

Repeat Rnd 8 increasing the number of dc by 1 on the sides of the ripple points on each succeeding Rnd.  The shell points will remain shells. 

***Debi Y's pattern***
          
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~ baby blanket finished ~

I finished up this baby blanket last night.  I crocheted it with various brands of white and off-white yarns.  All of the yarns are labelled 'size 4', but believe me - they are all not 'size 4'.  Some were a light size 4, some were a medium size 4 and that darn Red Heart Super Saver in 'white' was a thick size 4.  I don't understand why the RHSS white is like it is - the RHSS 'soft white' was not thick - it was a nice medium size 4.  About 90% of my yarn stash is RHSS and most of it is a medium size 4 and relatively soft.

***  light size 4 = probably could be labelled a size 3
medium size 4 = the perfect weight - soft and squishy
thick size 4 = feels a little stiff and solid - like crocheting with a small rope  ***

Well, anyways - I enjoyed crocheting the blanket.  It was easy to do and since the squares were solid, I only had one yarn end to weave in on each.


(The squares that have the pink tinge and blue tinge are Patons Canadiana - white yarn with color spots on it.)

   

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Friday, October 31, 2014

~ campground projects ~

While we were at the campground Laura and I worked on our projects.  Laura made plastic canvas coasters and I worked on a new round ripple.  We didn't get too much done because we were so busy with the Haunted TeePee preparations.

Laura is adding a dark pink border to the two variegated pink coasters and a dark blue border to the variegated blue coasters.


I have run out of the aqua yarn so I'm kind of stuck right now - can't go any further with it.  But I am working on writing out the pattern - I should have it posted within the next couple of days.  I hope you like it.  :)


Have a great day everyone.  ♥
  
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