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When every I travel I pack my latest crochet project, sometimes extra yarn I may need and my crochet hooks I need. Recently while out and about I had moment while waiting in the car that would have been the perfect time to do some crocheting and I remembered I left a skein of yarn in my big old pocket book. I forgot however that I had taken my crochet hook out of my purse because I needed it. So I sat and stared out the window for the next fifteen minutes.

Well this will never happen again. I bought the Boye (My Favorite) Crochet Hook Set pictured above from Walmart online. It was a great price... just $9.97. If your local Walmart don't have it you can order it from Walmart.com and have it shipped to your local Walmart for FREE. Site to Store they call it. This set has all the crochet hooks I use on a regular basis and comes in a handy plastic storage case! I now have a full skein of of yarn (you could use a ball of yarn and make it a size to fit your purse) and this beautiful crochet hook set in my pocket book permanently. The yarn of course will need to be replaced from time to time lol =)

I will never be stuck without my crochet on the road ever again! I am all set to Crochet on the run!

Have a Happy Creative Crochet Day My Creative Friends! T =)  

  

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Crochet Pattern: Circle

Crochet Pattern: Circle
Round 1: ch 2, 6 sc in second ch from hook, place marker
Round 2: 2 sc in each sc around
Round 3: (2 sc in next sc, sc in next sc) around
Round 4: (2 sc in next sc, sc in next 2 sc) around
Round 5: (2 sc in next sc, sc in next 3 sc) around
Round 6: (2 sc in next sc, sc in next 4 sc) around
Round 7: (2 sc in next sc, sc in next 5 sc) around, sl st in next sc, finish off

Crochet Abbreviations

alt = alternate
approx = approximately
BP = back post
BLO = back loop only
BPdc = back post double crochet
beg = begin, beginning
CC = contrasting color
ch = chain
cl = cluster
cont = continue
dbl = double
dtr or dbl tr = double triple
dc = double crochet
dec = decrease
dir = directions
dk = dark
dnt = do not turn
ea = each
ex sc = extended single crochet
fig = figure 1 (picture of stitch)
FLO = front loop only
FP = front post
FPdc = front post double crochet
fig = figure 1 (picture of stitch)
fo = finish off
foll = following
gm or gr = grams
gr = group
hdc = half double crochet
hk = hook

htr = half triple crochet
in = inch
inc = increase
incl = including
inst = instructions
lp(s) = loop(s)
lt = light
MC = main color
med = medium
mm = millimeter
no. = number
oz(s) = ounce
pat st = pattern stitch
pc st = popcorn stitch
prev = previous
rem = remaining
rep = repeat
rnd = round
rs = right side
sc = single crochet
sk = skip
sl st = slip stitch
sp = space
st(s) = stitch(es)
tch = turning chain
tog = together
tr = triple (treble)
x times = (such as repeat 5x)
ws = wrong side
yo = yarn over

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Do You Want To Learn To Crochet?

Surfing the web one day I came across this terrific website! If you want to learn how to crochet this is the website for you. I love there videos that show you everything you could possible want to learn about crocheting. Just click the link below to check it out for yourself! Happy Crocheting! :-) T

I thought this is a really cool way to Recycle the Plastic Bags! :-)

One of My Favorite Crochet Websites is CrochetNMore!  

T's Afghan









It took me a entire Winter Season and a whole bunch of scrap yarn to crochet this Afghan but it was worth it! I love this blanky (LOL) It is a Giant Circle! It hangs two inches from the floor when I put it on my Queen Size bed! I crocheted petals around the edge so it looks like a giant flower! The last picture you see of the Afghan is a picture I took of the blanket after I folded it up so you could see what one quarter of the blanket looked like. It is laying on top of my Queen Size bed so I think you can get the idea just how big this afghan is! Last Picture: I did make the bed this morning! Sorry the afghan made the blanket move and that is what made the mess you see! LOL T :-)

The Family Blanket

I Gave this blanket to my Sister for Christmas. I call it The Insert My Sister's Last Name Here Blanket. The green in the center is for Ireland. Our family and her husband's family have Irish roots. I then crocheted 4 rows of white for her 4th child (youngest of 4)... Another row of green (Ireland)... 3 more rows of white for her 3rd child... Another row of green (Ireland)... 2 more rows of white for her 2nd child... Another row of green (Ireland)... 1 row of white for her 1st child (oldest of 4)  Another row of green (Ireland)... My Sister's wedding colors where yellow and green so I crocheted 3 rows of yellow for my Sister... one row of yellow and green combined (a symbol of my Sister and her Husbands marriage)... I ran a little short on the "John Deere" green (Not my Sister's actual green wedding color but my Brother-in-law likes it! See his coffee mug in the picture? LOL) but there are 3 rows of this green on two sides... add my sister's 3 rows of yellow + the one row of yellow and green for there marriage + my Brother-in-law's 3 rows of green and you get 7... the month they were married in (July)... I added the green (Ireland) when my Brother-in-law's green ran out and I decided that ties there family to their roots (I thought it sounded good! LOL)... I finished with Another row of green (Ireland)... and at the very end there is clusters of red... 1 cluster for each member of their family. I also added a series of green clusters in the final row that if you count the clusters along the row it is the month (one cluster) Date (second cluster) and year (last cluster) they were married.

The idea for this afghan just popped in my head one day and I ran with it! My Sister loved it! I was so happy to see it perfectly placed over her bed when I visited them a month after Christmas. It is one of my favorite things I made to date. Have a Happy Creative Day! T :-)

T's Quilt-Aghans!

I'm currently working on finishing these throw size blankets for my nieces and my nephew. I made quilt squares. Blanket stitched around the edges of them and then stitched them together on my sewing machine....

 

I then crochetted around the square....

 

 

This Quilt-Aghan is not quite done yet but I think you get the idea!....

 

 

 

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