Showing posts from October, 2018

Camping Blanket

My mom always loved camping, we went all the time as kids, and my boyfriend and I ysed to go at least monthly, until we bought our house (then we got busy with projects and gardening). We've started camping again since mom's passing, and we found we needed a good blanket that could get dirty but was easy to clean, and warm with a good weight to it. We live in the Pacific Northwest so it gets cold this time of year, especially up in the mountains.

I had some Bernat Maker Outdoor left over from another project and started with that as a base, I got enough of it worked up that i fell in love and knew that it was going to be our camping blanket.

So I went out and bought the rest of the orange and orange stripe Bernat Maker Outdoor that my local Joanns store had left. This camping blanket is super easy to make, its a simple moss stitch with a single crochet border.

How I do the moss stitch is: start with an even number chain, sc in to the 4th chain from the hook, ch 1 sk…

Crochet Pumpkin Dish Towel/ Pot Holder

This fun Pumpkin Dishtowel or Pot holder is a quick, beginner friendly project. Its a basic pattern that repeats and works up quickly. Lately, I have been decorating slowly for Halloween, and making some new things and wanted to make a cute Halloween Kitchen Decoration, and I love Lily Sugar n' Cream cotton yarn for things in the kitchen. Materials:

This uses H/ 5.0mm hook. I used my H hook from Clover Amour;
1 ball Lily Sugar n' Cream in Hot Orange
1 ball  Lily Sugar n' Cream in Renegade
1 ball Lily Sugar n' Cream Black PUMPKIN: Chain 31
Row 1: *sl in to second ch from hook, sc in next ch, 1 hdc in each of next 2 ch, 1 dc in each of next 2 ch, 1 hdc in each of next 2 ch, sc in next ch, sl in next ch.; repeat from * until end. Last stitch should be sl in to last chain. Ch 1 and turn. Row 2: 2 sc in first stitch, sc in next 28 stitches, 2 sc in final stitch; ch 1 and turn Row 3: sc in each stitch across; ch 1 and turn Row 4: 2 sc in first stitch, sc in next 30 stitche…