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7 Petal Flower Tutorial!!

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Happy Friday everyone! I am back today with a new flower tutorial! This is a flat, 7 petal flower that is easy to make and is a really cute decoration!

Round 1

You will start this flower with a magic ring. If you’ve never done it before, here is a great tutorial!

1. Chain 3 (counts as first double crochet) then work 13 more double crochets in magic ring (14 total dc)

DSC_80652. Pull tail to close ring, join in 3rd chain of beginning chain 3

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DSC_8070Round 2

3. Chain 5 (counts as 1dc and ch2), double crochet in same stitch

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DSC_80784. Skip next double crochet and work dc, ch2, dc  in the following double crochet

DSC_80815. Continue dc, ch2, dc in every other dc from previous round. In the picture below, you will work dc, ch2, dc in each of the starred stitches.  You should have 7 ch2 spaces

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DSC_80826. Finish round 2 with a slip stitch in the 3rd chain of the beginning ch5

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7. Slip stitch so you’re ready to work out of the ch2 space

DSC_80928. Chain 3 (counts as first dc), dc, ch2, 2dc in same ch2 space

DSC_8095 DSC_81009. Next, you will work a half double crochet (hdc) between the next two double crochets

DSC_810310. In next ch2 space *2dc, ch2, 2dc, hdc between next 2 double crochets*

DSC_810611. Repeat between ** 5 more times. To finish round 3, slip stitch in 3rd chain of beginning ch3

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12. In the same stitch you just joined in, work a single crochet

DSC_811713. In ch2 space, work 5 dc

DSC_812914. The next couple steps may be a little confusing, so hopefully the picture below will make it a little clearer! You will skip the first dc and sc in the second dc. Then, skip the hdc and sc in the next dc. So basically, you will sc in the stitches with stars on them in the picture below!

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DSC_8130 DSC_813315. Repeat steps 13 and 14 for the rest of round 4. Slip stitch in the first sc to finish

DSC_8144Done!!

DSC_8147You can easily make this a 6 or 8 petal flower! All you have to do is change the number of double crochets in the very first round then follow the rest of the pattern as usual! To make a 6 petal flower, use 12 double crochets and to make an 8 petal flower, use 16 double crochets.

Screen Shot 2014-07-31 at 3.09.29 PMI love using these flowers as coasters!

FlowersI made these with Lily’s Sugar and Cream cotton and a 5.00mm hook.  They are large enough for most cups and are really good at absorbing water!

20140801-105938-39578477.jpgAs usual, if you make any little flowers, I’d love to see them!

 

Fourth of July Ideas!

Fourth of July Idea The 4th of July is just around the corner, so I thought I’d put together some easy Fourth of July Ideas to share!

Bunting I’ve always loved the look of bunting, I’ve just never made it before. I thought the 4th of July would be a perfect time to try it out! I used Lily’s Sugar and Cream Cotton in Red, White, and Nautical Blue. The colors were perfect for these projects! DSC_7933I found a great bunting tutorial at Pink Milk! You can make them whatever size you want and in any color combination! I made one that was just red and blue and another that was a little bigger in red, white and blue. I added little stars (tutorial from bitOwhimsey) to the blue ones. I just attached them to the blue triangles with fabric glue, and they’re holding on great!DSC_7967.NEFDSC_8053 I love the way the bunting turned out! It was really easy, but turned out so cute! If you want to try another kind of bunting, I’d take a look at this beautiful bunting from Petals to Picots! It is so pretty and festive! Bunting Star Pot Holders and Dishcloths I saw these and thought they would be perfect for the 4th! I used this pattern by Maggie Weldon to make dishcloths and potholders. DSC_8032.NEF I love these! There are so many color combinations you can try! I am so excited to use these on the Fourth of July! I stitched two dishcloths together to make thicker potholders. I added a few pictures to show you how I joined them and added the loop! 1. Make 2 star dishcloths DSC_7973.NEF 2. Put them back to back. You will slip stitch through the back loops only. I marked them with stars in the picture below.DSC_7978_FotorDSC_7979 3. Join new yarn with a slip stitch through the back loops. Continue slip stitching through the back loops of each double crochet DSC_7981DSC_7986 4. In the corners, slip stitch in the top loop of the chain stitches. DSC_7987_Fotor 5. When you get to the corner that you want to add the loop, slip stitch in both chain stitches like the other corners, then chain 7. DSC_7993 6. Flip the potholder over so you’re looking at the back side. DSC_7997 7. Slip stitch in the chain 2 space of both potholders, chain 1DSC_8000 8. Work 11 single crochets in the chain 7 loop DSC_8003DSC_8007 9. Continue slip stitches in the remaining double crochetsDSC_8010 10. When you get back to the beginning, slip stitch in the first slip stitch and fasten off!DSC_8012 I also made a few dishcloths with this pattern. I usually really don’t like variegated yarn, but for some reason I’m okay with it for the Fourth of July. I used Lily’s Cotton and Cream in Nautical Ombre and Nautical Twists! I love the way the one in Nautical Twists turned out!Screen Shot 2014-06-13 at 8.09.24 PM Screen Shot 2014-06-12 at 5.12.22 PM I really love the way these potholders and dishcloths turned out! I love that they are quick enough to make in one sitting, and I plan on making several more! I think they would be great little gifts to bring to a Fourth of July barbecue or cook out! I think they would be a hit! Blanket If you have a lot of free time between now and the 4th and you’re feeling motivated, how about making one of these awesome blankets? I definitely don’t need to start another blanket right now, but maybe one day I’ll be able to make it. I think it would be so great to have for any patriotic holiday! I love it! This is a free pattern from Lion Brand and you can get it here! American Flag Blanket I hope these suggestions helped you come up with some ideas for the Fourth of July! I would love to see anything you make!

Spiky Mandala Tutorial!

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I guess you probably noticed that I’ve become a little obsessed with mandalas. I see why so many people love making them! So, I’m super excited to share another mandala tutorial with you! This one’s pretty simple, but I love it! It looks great with a bunch of different colors, and is completely customizable.

To begin, chain 5 and join with slip stitch in the first chain to form a ring. The first round will be worked out of it.

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Round 1:

1. Chain 3 (counts as 1 dc), work 11 more dc in ring

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2. Join with slip stitch in 3rd chain of beginning ch3. Fasten off and weave in ends

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Round 2:

3. Join new color between any two double crochet stitches

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4. Work sc in same space, chain 1

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5. Work sc, ch1 between each dc of previous round

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6. Join with slip stitch in first sc. Fasten off

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Round 3:

7. Join new color in any ch1 space

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8. Chain 3 (counts as 1dc), dc in same ch1 space, ch1

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9. Work 2dc, ch1 in each of the remaining ch1 spaces of the previous round

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10. Join in 3rd chain of beginning ch3. Fasten off

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Round 4:

11. Join new color in any ch1 space. Work sc in same space, ch1

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12. Work sc between the next 2dc, ch1

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13.  Continue working sc, ch1 in each ch1 space and between the dc of previous round

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14. Join with slip stitch in first sc. Fasten off

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Round 5:

15. Join new color in any ch1 space, ch 4 (counts as 1dc and 1ch)

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16. Work dc in next ch1 space, ch1

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17. Continue working dc, ch1 in each ch1 space of the previous round

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18. Join with slip stitch in 3rd chain of beginning ch4. Fasten off

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Round 6:

19. Join new color in any ch1 space. Work 2sc in same space, ch1

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20. Work 2sc, ch1 in each of the ch1 space of the previous round

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21. Join with slip stitch in first sc. Fasten off

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Round 7:

22. Join new color in any ch1 space, work sc in same ch1 space, ch3

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23. Skip the next two sc, sc in the next ch1 space of previous round, ch3

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24. Continue working sc, ch3 in each ch1 space of precious round

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25. Join with slip stitch in first sc. Fasten off

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Round 8:

26. Join new color in any ch3 space, ch5 (counts as 1dc, 2ch)

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27. Work dc in same ch3 space, ch1

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28. In next ch3 space, *dc, ch2, dc, ch1*

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29. Repeat between ** in each ch3 space of previous round

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30. Join with slip stitch in 3rd ch first ch3. Fasten off

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Round 9:

31. Join new color in any ch1 space, ch5 (counts as 1dc, ch2)

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32. Work dc in same ch1 space, ch2

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33. In next ch1 space, work *dc, ch2, dc, ch2*

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34. Repeat between ** in each ch1 space of previous round. Join with slip stitch in 3rd ch of first ch5. Fasten off

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Round 10 :

36. Join in any ch2 space between 2dc, ch3

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37. Work 4 more dc in same ch2 space, sc in next ch2 space

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38. In next ch2 space, work 5dc, sc in next ch2 space

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39. Continue step 38 for the rest of the round

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40. Finish with a slip stitch in 3rd ch of first ch3. Fasten off

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And you’re done!

I hope this tutorial is easy to follow! I loved seeing some of the  mandalas you made with the other tutorial! (you can find it here if you missed it!) I’d love to see any more that you make! Please share your pictures with me on Instagram or leave your link in the comments below!

 

Disney Tournament and New Projects!

This weekend I was in Orlando for the Disney Volleyball Qualifier tournament! It was a huge 3 day tournament with hundreds of teams!

Chloe and I left thursday afternoon.  I had to check my team in at the Convention Center, then we checked in to my hotel.  We stayed at the World Center Marriott and it was an awesome hotel! There were about four or five restaurants in the hotel and was so pretty! I was so excited when I saw that we had a patio, but was kind of disappointed when I saw we just had an excellent view of the roof.

Balcony

We played three games friday, three games saturday and two on sunday.  Our games were in the afternoon, with our first game at 3:00pm and our last game at 7:00pm.  It’s really neat going to big tournaments like this one that are held in big convention centers.  There were about 100 nets set up with games being played at each.

Volleyball Courts

Saturday we had a team lunch at King’s Bowling Alley.  They got our reservation wrong, and only had one waitress working our group of 30 people. It took forever, and we were rushing to get to the convention center in time to play.  While we were eating, the weather turned horrible and we all received alerts on our phones that a tornado had touched down.  Thankfully, the restaurant was only a few minutes from the convention center, so I didn’t have to drive too far in that weather. I don’t think I’ve ever driven in anything that bad before, but I figured the convention center would probably be a pretty safe place.

The weekend was very fun, and my team did pretty well, but I sure am tired today! It was so hard getting out of bed this morning and having to go to work.

I didn’t have much time to work on projects this weekend.  After finishing the chair covers for my friend, I decided I really wanted one for my desk chair.  I got this chair from Target years ago, and I really like it, but the paint is starting to wear off and turn blue from my jeans.

Chair

ChairSquaresI’m using different colors from the other chair pads, and I really love it!

ChairCoverIf you follow me on Instagram, you probably saw a picture of this new mandala I made last week!

Mandala 1I like that this one kind of looks spiky and looks really great with a lot of different colors! Hopefully I’ll be able to get a tutorial and pattern up for it this week!

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Mandala Tutorial!

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I was finally able to take the pictures for this mandala tutorial, and I’m so excited about it! I don’t really know if this is technically a mandala or a doily, or if it even matters, but I love the way they look!

I made my first mandala a few weeks ago, and I thought it was so fun! I love that they are so quick to make and each one can be so unique!

For these mandalas I used my new  yarn from Knit Picks.  I used the Shine Worsted yarn for the first mandalas I made and loved the way they looked.  I only had 3 colors, so of course I had to buy more.  My yarn buying problem is real.

Yarn

For this mandala, I used the colors Blush, Cosmopolitan, Clementine and Dandelion and a 3.5mm hook.

To begin, chain 5 and join to form a ring.

RingRound 1:

1. In ring, Ch3 (counts as first dc), 11 dc (12 total dc)

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2. To join, slip stitch in 3rd chain of beginning ch3

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Round 2:

3. Ch3 (counts as 1 dc), dc in same stitch

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4. Work 2dc in each stitch of round 1. To join, slip stitch in 3rd chain of beginning ch3. (24 total dc)

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Round 3:

5. Ch3 (counts as 1dc), dc in same stitch.

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6. In next stitch, work 1dc.

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7. Work 2 dc in the next stitch, followed by 1dc in the next

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8.  Continue this pattern for the rest of round 3. (36 total dc)

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Round 4: This round will be worked in single crochets.

9. Ch1 (does not count as single crochet), 2sc in same stitch. 1 sc in each of the next 2dc.

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10. Work 2sc in next dc, followed by 1sc in each of the next 2dc. Continue this pattern for the rest of round 4.

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11. To end, slip stitch in the first sc of this round.

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Now we’re ready to switch colors! Go ahead and cut your yarn, leaving a tail to weave in, and fasten off.

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Round 5:

12. Join your next color yarn in any sc with a slip stitch.

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13.  Ch5 (counts as first dc plus ch2)

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14. Work 1dc into the same stitch and ch1

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15.  Skip 2 sc from previous round.  In next sc, work *dc, ch2, dc, ch1*

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16. Repeat between ** all the way around the circle

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16. Finish this round with a slip stitch into the 3rd chain of the first ch5.

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Round 6:

17. Slip stitch into first ch2 space of the previous round and repeat steps 13 through 16.

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We are ready to change colors, so cut your yarn, again leaving a tail to weave in, and fasten off!

Round 7:

18. Add new color with a slip stitch into any ch2 space.

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19. Ch3, dc in same ch2 space

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20. In the same ch2 space, ch2, 2dc, ch2

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21. In next ch2 space, *2dc, ch2, 2dc, ch2*

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22. Repeat between ** in each of the remaining ch2 spaces.

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23. Join with slip stitch in the 3rd chain of the first ch3. Slip stitch in the next dc and in the ch2 space, so you’re ready to work out of that space for the next round.

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Round 8:

24. Repeat steps 19 through 23

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Round 9:

25. In first ch2 space, ch3, dc, ch2, 2dc, ch 1

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26. Slip stitch in the ch1 space from the previous round and ch1

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27. In next ch2 space, *2dc, ch2, 2dc, ch1. Slip stitch in ch1 of previous round, ch1*

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28.  Repeat between ** in the remaining spaces.

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29.  To finish this round, slip stitch in the 3rd chain of beginning ch3 and fasten off.

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We are now ready to start our last color!

Round 10:

30. Join new color with slip stitch in any of the ch2 spaces

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31. Ch3 (counts as first dc)

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32. In same ch2 space, work 4 more dc (5 total dc), ch2

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33. Slip stitch in the slip stitch from the previous round and ch2

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34. In next ch2 space, *work 5 dc, ch2, slip stitch in slip stitch from previous round, ch2*

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35. Repeat between ** in each remaining space

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36. To finish, slip stitch in 3rd chain of first chain 3.  Fasten off and you’re done!

Finished

Not too hard, right? If your mandala ends up curling a little around the edges, there’s an easy fix! All you have to do is iron it a bit and it will lie flat.  I use a thin towel between my iron and the mandala, and set the iron so there’s a lot of steam.  I also let it cool off all the way before I move it. If you want your doily or mandala to be a little stiffer, you can spray it with starch before you iron.  I like using the spray starch because it does stiffen it a little, but doesn’t make it hard or crunchy.

These mandalas are also easily customized! You can use whatever color combination you like, and switch colors wherever you want! They even look great in just one color!

DifferentSize

It’s simple to change the size by just changing yarn weight and hook size. These two were made using Cascade’s Ultra Pima fine yarn.  I used a 3.5mm hook for the pink one and a 4.5mm hook for the grey one.

I hope this tutorial is helpful! I loved making it, and would love to see any mandalas that you make!

Sneak Peek!

I don’t have any finished projects or tutorials to share yet, so I thought I’d give you a little sneak peak of what I’ve been working on and what’s to come!  If you follow me on Instagram, you’ve probably already seen this picture.

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So these squares are going to be turned in to seat covers for a friend! Here’s a picture showing kind of what they’re going to look like, but I think we’re going to do four rows instead of three. I’ll share more pictures and details when they’re finished!

Lani Chair

These aren’t colors I usually use, but I have to say I really like the way it’s turning out! The colors look great in her kitchen, and I’m so excited to see them all finished!

I’ve also been working on making more doilies and a tutorial. However, it’s been unbelievably rainy and stormy here yesterday and today, so I’m waiting for better light to take pictures!  Hopefully the weather will clear up and I can get it together this week!

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The thunderstorms have also been causing Mabel some serious stress. She is incredibly freaked out by thunder and lightning! I think Lizzie actually really likes storms.  She sits and stares out the windows and loves to go on the porch and smell the air. Mabel shakes and hyperventilates during the whole thing, so we’re trying to figure out something to help her.  I’ve heard good things about the thundershirts, so I think we’ll try that.

Currently…

This past week  was a lot busier than normal! There was a huge three day volleyball tournament in Jacksonville this weekend. It was a lot of fun, and my team did pretty well, but it was certainly tiring.  I’ve been working on some small projects this week, in addition to a new blanket and my granny circle blanket.

Chunky Blanket 2

Chunky Close Up

I’m using Lion Brand’s Wool Ease Thick-and-Quick in the color Fisherman.  I’m just alternating single crochets and double crochets and I’m really liking it! I’m planning on just working on this here and there, buying a new ball or two when it’s on sale or I have a coupon.  It’s going really fast, but each ball of yarn is not going as far as I’d like it to. So far I’ve used 2 1/2.  I’m excited to see how many it will take!

I’ve been trying to come up with some new items to put in my Etsy shop. I’ve been really working to make my shop something I’m really happy with! It’s been a lot of work and I think some exciting changes will happen in the next few weeks!

Etsy Work

 

Currently

Watching: Veronica Mars.  I’ve wanted to watch this for a while, and with the upcoming movie, I felt I should watch it soon! I just started the 3rd season and I love it!

Listening to: The Avett Brothers (as usual) and the Inside Lleweyn Davis Soundtrack.  It’s so good! I’m dying to see the movie!

Reading: Alfred Hitchcock’s Witches Brew.  I’ve had a lot of time to read at work lately, and this book has been perfect! It’s a lot of short murder stories that I can finish quickly and are really great!

Wanting: To go to the Banjo-B-Q Festival in Georgia to see the Avett Brothers and Old Crow Medicine show.

Missing: Utah. I’m surprised that I actually miss it. I miss being close to my sister, my friends and even the snow! And, it is BYU men’s volleyball season, and there are only a few things that are better than a BYU volleyball game. And Cafe Rio.

 

Weekend Recap

This weekend was really relaxed.  I  had volleyball tournaments the past two weekends, so it was nice to have a break, especially with a big three day tournament coming up. We’ve had a lot of rainy weather the past few days, and we were all fighting  different sicknesses, so we kept it pretty laid back.

I spent most of my free time joining most of my circles on my blanket. I absolutely love the way it’s turning out! It’s growing, but there is definitely still a lot of work to do. My goal was to get all of them joined this weekend, but it took longer than I thought and I got a little burned-out, so I’ll have to finish this week.

Blanket Circles

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I took a break from circle joining and hopped on the mandala bandwagon. I’ve seen a lot of these recently on Pinterest and other blogs, so I thought it was about time I made my own.

Mandalas

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I now see why they’re so fun! I love all of the color possibilities that make each one unique.  I followed patterns in issues 7 and 14 of Simply Crochet.  They were really easy to follow and I think they turned out pretty great! I used KnitPicks Shine Cotton in Robot, Reef and Green Apple and loved it! The cotton is super soft and the colors are bright and beautiful!

If you can’t tell, I definitely have a comfort zone with colors.  Blue is my favorite color and I have a really hard time straying from it.  I want to be better about trying new colors, so my goal is to use colors other than blue and green in new projects. Let’s see how long that lasts.

I’ll leave you with one of my favorite videos. This is Scott Avett singing Bob Dylan’s One More Night and it’s seriously great!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NBlrbFYfRkQ

Valentine’s Day Ideas!

Here are a few ways to add crochet hearts to your Valentine’s Day gifts and decorations! I think adding little handmade items make gifts so much more special, and these hearts are quick and easy to make!

Mason Jar Ties

Mason jars are always cute, and theses little hearts are a quick way to dress them up! I followed this tutorial from Maybe Matilda for the little hearts. They are so little and so adorable! I connected them with a long chain by slip stitching in the center of each heart. Just fill a mason jar with your favorite candy, tie this around it, and you’re good to go!

Mason Jar Ties

You can also use this to tie up a gift box!

Gift Tie

Garlands

I love garlands! They’re so fast and can be made for any holiday! I  used the same heart pattern from before with a 3.25mm hook and thin cotton to make tiny heart garlands. I connected them by chaining 31 and slip stitching in to the center of the heart.

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I also made bigger hearts with this tutorial from yesterday! Your hearts may curl a little around the edges. To make the hearts lay flat, I sprayed them with starch and ironed them for a second.  This doesn’t make them too stiff, but does help them hang straight.

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Card Holder

If you are giving a card, why not slip it into a little heart pocket? I used a plastic needle to stitch two hearts together. You can use it alone for a note or gift card, or tie it to a bigger gift!

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The easiest way to use a crochet heart is to just tie it to your card! I found some awesome vintage valentines here that I just printed out! Punch a hole in the corner of your card and tie it to your heart. It’s an easy way to add something unique and personal to your Valentine’s Day Cards!

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I hope this gave you some ideas for your Valentine’s Day! I had a lot of fun coming up with the ideas and putting them together! Please let me know what you think!

Granny Square Heart Tutorial!

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With Valentine’s Day just a couple weeks away, I thought it would be fun to post a quick heart tutorial! This heart is pretty easy and fast; the first two rounds of this heart are just a simple granny square!

To start, chain 5 and join to form a ring.

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Round 1:

1. Chain 3 (counts as first dc), 2dc in ring

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2. *ch.2, 3dc in ring*

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3. Repeat between ** 2 more times.

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4. To end, ch2 and slip stitch it top of beginning ch3

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5. slip stitch across to ch2 space.

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Round 2 

6. Ch3 (counts as first dc), 2dc in ch2 space

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7. ch2, 3 more dc in ch2 space, ch1

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8. *3dc, ch2, 3dc in next corner space, ch1*

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9. Repeat between ** 2 more times in the corner spaces

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10. To end round 2, slip stitch in the third ch of the beginning ch3.

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11. To get to the right place for the next round, slip stitch in the next two dc, in each of the two corner chain stitches and in the first dc of the next dc group.

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Round 3:

12. Now we’re going to start making the little bumps of the heart! Start with two tr in the ch1 space of the previous round and ch1.

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13. To finish this hump, work 2tr, ch1, 2tr, ch1 in the same ch1 space.

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14.  Slip stitch in the last dc on the same side to finish the bump, then slip stitch in each of the corner chains and the first dc of the next group.

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15. Repeat steps 12 and 13 to make your second bump. Slip stitch in the last dc on the same side.

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16.  Like before, we need to slip stitch to get to the next ch1 space.

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Round 4

17. Ch3 (counts as first dc), 2dc in ch1 space, ch1

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18. In bottom corner space, 3dc, ch2, 3dc, ch1

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19. 3dc in next ch1 space

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20. In the next corner space, work 2dc.  In the little space before the tr, work one more dc, ch1

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21. 3dc in next 2 ch1 spaces4p6

22. In the ch1 space after the third tr of the previous round, work 2sc

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23.  Slip stitch in the corner ch2 from the previous round.

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24. Work 2sc in the space before the next tr.

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25. In next ch1 space, 3dc, ch1.  Repeat in next ch1 space.

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4p10p226. In the space after the last tr, work 1dc.

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27. In the corner ch2 space, work 2 more dc

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28. To finish, slip stitch in the third chain of the beginning ch3.

Finish

And there you have it!  A granny square heart!

Heart

There are so many things you can do with this heart! Tomorrow I’ll share with you a few ideas I have for Valentine’s Day decorations and gift wrap!