Today I have a super cute and warm hat pattern for you. As some of you may already know, if you’ve followed my blogging journey for a while, I live in Pennsylvania and holy moly, do we have some cold winters. I’m sure it’s nothing compared to those living north of here, but it’s still pretty frigid most of the winter. And being January, we’re in the thick of it with no sign of spring for a few more months.
Let me tell you, crocheting is certainly a useful skill up North. We never have too many hats, scarves, mittens, sweaters and blankets!
Well, we’re on the downward slope of summer now, heading swiftly into autumn. It will be here before we know it, but I can’t say that I’m that upset about it. Even though I love summer with all its sunshine and warmth, my heart belongs to autumn.
It’s one of those seasons that, at least in Pennsylvania, seems to start out so beautiful with the changing leaves and chill in the air…and a week later…all the leaves are gone, the trees are brown and bare and it’s freezing.
Does anyone remember rag quilts? Does anyone still make them?
I remember some of the quilts that my grandmother used to have and I sincerely wish that I could’ve gotten my hands on a couple. I have no idea if she still has them or if they’re long gone.
So this week’s crochet pattern was inspired by the beloved rag quilt!
I hope your day is going great. I’m here today to give you another free pattern! And I think I picked the cutest little design for a purse, handbag, pocketbook, suitcase…whatever it is you call it!
Since it’s the middle of summer here, I knew that I wanted to make a bag that I could just throw a few things into and run out the door. When you’re a mother of three little boys, that’s about the best I can do. Everywhere we go is rush, rush, rush and half the time I forget some of the things I was supposed to bring.
So here I am again with another upcycled garland pattern. I just love these so much. I get to make something pretty and upcycle something that might otherwise end up in a landfill. I do recycle religiously, but I’m hoping that by sharing this pattern, other people could help out in the fight against polluting the planet. I realize it’s a small gesture, however, I honestly believe that big things begin with little steps!
The Granny Square Cabin Rug is such a fun little project! I’ve made several rugs in my crocheting lifetime and I’m currently using five in my home—they last a really long time. I’ve had mine for years and washed them tons of times. I’m very happy with how durable they are. I always make them with multiple strands of yarn at the same time, which makes them super thick and comfortable under your feet.
Happy 4th of July!
Summer is in full swing now. The days are long and the sun is HOT! And because of Memorial Day, the 4th of July and Labor Day, how could we not celebrate America all summer long? Personally, I keep Americana decorations up all year, but summer tends to be the peek of country pride season.
Oh my gosh everyone…I am so excited to show you this pattern for these Faux Burlap and Lace Silverware Pockets!!!
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I was browsing through Pinterest the other day when I came across a set of burlap and lace silverware holders—real burlap, real lace. I thought they were super cute and then I started thinking. I had crocheted the Burlap-like Ruffle Garland, why not these holders too!
Well here it is—the matching infinity scarf to the Taupe Slouch Hat—just as promised!
This scarf came out unbelievably well and matches the hat perfectly, in my honest opinion. It’s made with Caron Simply Soft in Taupe and it is super squishy and oh so soft! The exact type of accessory that I would love to wrap around myself when it’s cold outside. The last thing anyone wants to deal with when they’re trying to fight off a chill is a scratchy scarf! Yuck.
This past winter, I made quite a few winter hats and ear warmers like the Clusters and Stripes Ear Warmer Headband or the Jess Mess-y Bun Hat. Those kinds of projects are fun and fast and I liked giving them away as gifts.
I had been eyeing some yarn at the store, Caron Simply Soft Taupe, for a few weeks, never knowing just what I would do with it. One day, on a whim, two skeins ended up in my cart. It was just so pretty. The yarn actually sat in my stash for a few more weeks before I decided to do anything with it. Can anyone relate?