Another scarf

I had another skein of Yarn Bee Sugarwheel in Plum Crazy so decided to make another scarf and mail them together. This one came out just about the same size 6 1/4″ x 78″. My camera was being used by someone else so this was taken with my phone. I may have brightened it a tad too much. It starts with black. The dark purple has a bit of black in it then it goes to a medium then light purple and back to black.

scarf 12-29-2017-reduced

I used an I hook. Foundation chain was 22.

The color changes in this yarn are pretty far apart as you can see. Of course, I was only working 20 stitches across so I guess if it was an afghan it would be different. Hmm. I may have to try that! It will have to be later though as I only have one more cake yarn.

The Yarn Bee Sugarwheel is 100% acrylic. It comes in 7 oz skeins with 355 yards. Suggested hook is an I which is what I used.

It’s really cold in Louisiana right now so I’ll be crocheting a lot. Forecast temps are below freezing for next week.

Happy crocheting!


Scarf and Squares

This scarf was made with Yarn Bee Sugarwheel GoGo Cocoa yarn from Hobby Lobby. I used the entire skein. The foundation chain was 22. I used straight double crochet. Finished size is 6 1/4″ x 77″.  I used an I hook.

Sugarwheel is one of the cake yarns that have color changes every so often. If the color change came in the middle of the row, I ripped back and clipped there so the change would be at the end of a row. Just my preference.

The two end colors are a dark brown. There is a darker and a lighter olive green, a lighter brown and a rust color.

scarf 12-27-2017 gogo cocoa-red

I also worked on 6″ squares. I got 54 done this time. I used an I hook and worked 5 rounds for each of these squares, adjusting my last round to make sure it was 6″ if necessary.

The variegated with orange in it is Yarn Bee Glowing Mariposa Prairie. I don’t remember what each of the other colors were. [update] I just found a couple wrappers and one was Red Heart Super Saver orange and one was mango. The others were either Red Heart or I Love This Yarn.

squares 54-red

Happy Crocheting!


Baby Ripple afghan

Tonight, I finished this baby ripple afghan.

pink-white-ripple-baby 12-20-2017 red

I referenced three patterns which basically follow the same technique – two decreases for the valley and two increases for the hill. This gives a wavier ripple rather than a steep one. I’m sure there are other similar patterns out there too as the ripple is pretty common.

Ripple Baby Blanket by Lauren at Daisy Cottage (not the Easy Chevron.  For this one I worked into the ch-2)
Ribbed Ripple Crochet by June at PlanetJune. To get the rib you work in back loops only which I didn’t do for this particular afghan)
Neat Ripple by Lucy at Attic 24 (UK terms, very detailed tutorial)

I used an I hook and worked 4 rows of pink and 2 of soft white. There are 52 rows in total, 36 pink and 16 soft white. The pink is I love This Yarn Pink and the white is Red Heart Super Saver Soft White. I bought 7-ounce skeins and used about 1 1/2 skeins of the pink and about half the skein of the soft white. That’s very much a guess but you can’t really buy half a skein so to work it as I have you’d need two skeins pink and one white. I edged the sides with single crochet.

Finished size is about 31″ square.

I’m also still making squares because well, I like making squares. LOL And I can make them while riding my recumbent bicycle.

I’d like to wish you all a very Merry Christmas!





squares and hats

As the title says, I’ve been working on squares and hats. 🙂 The squares are going to a very talented person who assembles them and sends them off to various charities. I do this through Bev’s Charity Challenge on yahoogroups. The group closes on December 31 and regroups on January 1 as folks make a new commitment to help others. I am having a little trouble with yahoogroups this evening but will try to get a link when I can.

The grey squares were made with I Love This Yarn grey mist and greybeard (I think). I  used some leftover Red Heart Super Saver in Icelandic for the squares with blue and two shades of grey. I think the cream is RHSS soft white. Not positive on that. I made this over a period of time and wrappers got lost.

squares 12-1-2017

The hats are going to Little Hats, Big Hearts. No less than three people tagged me on Facebook regarding this charity effort. I took that as a hint that God wants me in on this so I’m making little red hats of various sizes. The ones below were made with I Love This Yarn red. [Update: I ended up with 18 hats of various sizes, additional ones with Simply Soft.]

hats 12-1-2017

If you’re interested in making hats for this charity, another charity or someone you know, you might like to take a look at . It gives insight into sizes and how to make a simple hat.

There are many, many baby hat patterns out there. There is no rule that you have to use the patterns listed on the charity web site. You can use any pattern but the color has to be red.

This is not crochet but I liked the idea and thought I’d share it with you. This mom used stones as a means to tell a story. This particular story is the nativity but you could use it for any story if you can draw the appropriate figures. Have a look at RainyDayMum.

That’s all for today.

Happy crocheting!