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Free pattern for simple shawl

Hello everyone....it’s been a while since I’ve posted, but I’m still here!  I recently decided to create a shawl.  After trying 2 patterns, I created my own, and here is the result:

The pictures are not the best, but I think you get the point.  It can either be worn as a shawl or as a scarf.   I noted the yarn I used below, although I'm not sure if I'd recommend it.  It tended to split and got extremely tangled during one of my frogging, even though I used a ball winder.  So here is the pattern: 
Note: The pattern is worked from the bottom up and you will increase on both sides as you go.  This is a very simple pattern, that you can add borders, fringe, attach appliqués, and use up all those random yarns you have lying around.

**As always, I wrote this pattern.  Please don't sell it or the final product.**
Materials - H hook - 2 skeins Soft and Shiny by Loops & Threads (Worsted Weight)

Abreviations: ch- Chain hdc- half double crochet sp- space
R1: Ch 4 and hdc in beginni…
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Free Adjustable Seashell Skirt pattern

Well, it finally happened.  After years of debating, and 4 crochet patterns later, I made a skirt.  I've started crocheting a skirt multiple times, but was never satisfied with the outcome.  It was too boxy, not girly enough, not lacy enough, etc. etc.  So I created my own pattern.

This pattern is not for the faint of heart, and this is the first time I've tried to make a pattern that fits everyone (written pattern is for size 8).  So I've either succeeded or failed miserably.  But this is an untested pattern, so proceed at your own risk 😊


**As always, I wrote this pattern, so please don't sell the pattern or the final product.
Materials: - I hook - Worsted Weight Yarn
Abbreviations:
- Fsc- foundation single crochet - Sh- shell - Ch- chain - Dc- double crochet - St- stitch - Sp- space - Sl- slip - Tr- treble crochet 
Special stitches:
shell (sh)-  5 dc in st
Pattern:
R1: fsc muliple of 9 and join.
R2: dc in each st around.
R3:ch 1, dc in same st.  ch 5, sk 2 st, sc in next s…

Free pattern for Simple Tapered Leg Warmers

I've been recently frustrated with my crochet and needed an quick, easy pattern to get rid of some of my stash.  So I found a pair of leg warmers... Great!  Except my gauge was totally off because I almost always refuse to check it since it takes so much time and bothers me since i have to pull extra out of my skein....long story short....I ended up creating my own pattern.  Note: These are meant to be more fitted, and you may have to adjust the size.

**This pattern is for personal use only, and it took me several hours to create.  Please do not sell this pattern or the final product.  Thanks!

These leg warmers are a little tapered at the bottom because I wanted to make sure they didn't just come off or make their way under my heel.  The pattern is worked in rounds and my calves are about 14".  Ch 3 and Ch 2 count as a dc or hdc, EXCEPT for the last round.

Yarn: WW- I used Red Heart
Hooks: H & I
Abbreviations:
- st- stitch
- ch- chain
- dc- double crochet
- hdc- half …

Ripple cup cozy pattern

Looking for a quick project that I could make for my old coworkers since I now have a new job...but what to make??  I searched high and low and decided a cup cozy would be the best option since everyone drinks coffee or tea.  I scoured the internet for a pattern and found a really cute wavy pattern so I bought all the supplies....

After looking at the pattern again, I found out that it cost almost as much money AS a cup of coffee/tea!  I'm too frugal and I've been at this too long to pay for a pattern.

And created my own cup cozy pattern:

Using worsted weight and G hook.  You will need a button as well.

Ch 39

1. Dc in 3rd ch from hook, dc in next 4 ch.  *Dc2tog 2x.  dc in next 3 ch.  2 dc in next 2 dc, dc in next 3 dc*.  Repeat until the end.  2 dc in last dc. Turn

2. 3 Ch.  Dc in first 4 st.  Dc2tog 2x.  dc in next 3 ch.  2 dc in next 2 dc, dc in next 3 dc*.  Repeat until the end.  2 dc in last dc. Turn


Repeat row 2 until desired width (I did 4 rows).

Do not fasten off.  Sl …

Granny Fail!

I'm always posting patterns and projects...well, this project is a total FAIL!!  Behold the granny triangle:

Innocent enough, this granny square has been the bane of my existence.  The idea of a triangular granny square was so novel, I wanted to create a vibrant blanket.....over a year and a half ago.  With all the colors I wanted to add, as well as different types of yarn, which was a rookie mistake.  It started to bubble up in the middle and wouldn't lay flat:

Through this process I've learned several things:  
1. Don't use different weights of yarns together--which I should have already known. 2. Two triangles with equal sides do NOT make a square--again I should have known this. 3. It takes a lot of work to put together multiple colors so they look good together. 4. I absolutely hate piecing blankets together. 5. The triangular granny pattern is no longer novel and we are no longer friends.
I ended up taking it apart and using the yellow yarn for a different blanke…

Three's Baby Blanket

Hey everyone...it's been a while, but I've created a new baby blanket pattern!  For this blanket, I did something different and used a graphics program to write the pattern.  Anyways, as always, this pattern is for personal use only, and it took me several hours to create.  Please do not sell this pattern or the final product.  Thanks!
For the Pattern:
- I used an "I" hook and worsted weight yarn - The pattern is worked in the round - The blanket is approximately 36" X 36" - I did 27 rows, starting with lilac and switched to off-white after three rows.



Baby Blue Stripes

Baby Blue Stripes Baby Blanket:

This blanket takes a little while because you are crocheting in every stitch, and it is worked in the round.  It is for personal use only, and it took a while to figure out, so please respect that.  Do not sell the pattern or the final product.  Thank you!

For this pattern:
- I used an "I" or 5.50 mm hook
- Bernet Baby Sport yarn in "Baby Blue".  The white I used was recovered yarn from a blanket, also sport weight.
- This blanket is approx 36"X36".
- "Ch up 3" counts as first dc.

To begin, using the blue, ch 5 and join to create a circle.
R1: Ch up 3, 2 dc, *ch 2, 3 dc* all in middle of circle.  Repeat * to * 2 more times, then ch 2 and join with top of "ch up 3". Sl st in next 2 dc and in "corner".
R2: Ch up 3, dc, ch 2, 2 dc all in corner.  *Dc in next 3 dc.  2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc in corner.*  Repeat * to * 2 more times, then 3 dc in next 3 dc and join in top of "ch up 3". Sl st in ne…