Thursday, November 28, 2013

Happy Thanksgiving...

Hello Friends,

I hope your Thanksgiving day is filled with family, friends, good food and blessings galore.

And a little crochet never hurts...

Enjoy your holiday...


Sunday, November 3, 2013

Crochet Pumpkin Tutorial...

I have made so many of these little pumpkins over the last couple of weeks. First, my garland and then single ones with pins attached to the back for wearing. They are so easy - and fun - to make I decided to do a tutorial for you. One last note, please excuse my un-manicured nails. It's amazing what you don't notice until you see it big on your computer screen...


Create a magic circle

then, chain one plus 9 double crochet

pull tight

and slip stich into the chain one.

Create 2 double crochet each in stitches 1 through 4

then slip stitch into stitch 5

and create 2 double crochet each in stitches 6 through 9

ending with a slip stitch in the slip stitch that closed the first round.

Cut the yarn, leaving a tail and pull it through the stitch.

Thread a yarn needle and bring the yarn down through the slip stitch from the first round and tie it with the starting tail.

And, your pumpkin is done.

To make the stem, chain 4

cut and pull your yarn through the stitch and, using a yarn needle, thread it half way through the back of the chain.

Working from the front of your pumpkin, bring the starting tail through to the back

turn your pumpkin over and

knot it with the ending tail that was threaded half way through the chain.

To make the leaf, chain four

and then turn and create a single crochet, half double crochet and a slip stitch. Cut your yarn and pull it through the stitch.

Working from the front of the pumpkin, use your yarn needle and bring one of the tails to the back of the pumpkin.

Pull the second tail over the top of the pumpkin and tie them together.

Weave the yarn ends in and cut of the extra yarn.

Your pumpkin is done!

Saturday, November 2, 2013

Autumn Leaves...

Autumn is my favorite time of year.

After seeing an inspirational picture on Pinterest, I decided to create autumn leaf garland. The leaves are cut from felt and strung with yarn.