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I am a retired married mom of two grown boys & three grandchildren. I spend my free time crafting & creating new designs. Crafting is my therapy & it is a very rewarding gift.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

MY CRAZY DAY

HOW IS EVERYBODY DOING TODAY?
BOY DID I HAVE A CRAZY DAY.
FIRST  MY FUTURE DIL ASKED ME IF I WOULD GO WITH HER TO THE DENTIST, SO I COULD WATCH THE BABY & I SAID OF COURSE I WOULD.
PLUS IT GIVES ME QUALITY TIME WITH MY GRANDSON.
 DEREK NOT FEELING VERY GOOD & NOT SURE WHY HE IS FEELING THIS WAY

THESE ARE PICS BEFORE THE RASH CAME OUT
SHE HAD TOLD ME THAT HE BROKE OUT IN A RASH AT 3 AM & GOT HIS FEVER BACK. THE POOR LITTLE GUY HAS BEEN FIGHTING THIS FEVER SINCE SAT. NIGHT.
MY SON STEVEN & HIS FIANCE BARB TOOK DEREK TO THE ER SAT. NIGHT & THEY WERE TOLD THAT HE HAD A LITTLE COLD, SO HE WAS PUT ON AMOXICYLIN.
BY THE TIME WE GOT TO THE ER TODAY HIS RASH WAS ALL OVER HIS LITTLE BODY WHICH LOOKED LIKE TINY MEASLES.
SO THE CONCLUSION IS EITHER DEREK IS ALLERGIC TO AMOXICYLIN OR HE HAS WHAT IS CALLED ROSYOLA.( I'M NOT SURE IF I AM SPELLING IT RIGHT )
HE HAS THE RASH LIKE TINY MEASLES, SWALLON LYMPH NODES BEHIND HIS EARS & SWALLON EYES WHICH IS  SOME SYMPTONS OF ROSYOLA.
BUT THE DOC TOLD MY DIL TO TAKE HIM OFF THE AMOXICYLIN, JUST TO BE SURE.
I HAVEN'T HEARD AN UPDATE YET, BUT I REALLY HOPE BY TOMORROW THAT OUR LITTLE ONE WILL BE MUCH BETTER

SORRY FOR NO DISHCLOTH DESIGN, BUT WITH ALL THAT WENT ON TODAY, I FELT THAT MY DARLING LITTLE GRANDSON WAS MORE IMPORTANT.

DIFFENTLY TOMORROW I WILL POST # 11 & MY FIRST HINT OF WHAT I WILL BE DOING AFTER ALL THE DISHCLOTHES ARE FINISHED.

I HOPE Y'ALL HAD A WONDERFUL & BLESSED DAY.

ONE MORE THING, I HAVEN'T HAD ANY COMMENTS FROM TERRIE OR MARIE & I'M WORRIED ABOUT THEM.
HOPE Y'ALL ARE DOING GOOD & I HEAR FROM YOU BOTH REAL SOON.

HUGS,
DEE

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

GOING IN CIRCLES # 10

HEY THERE & HOW ARE Y'ALL DOING?

I HAD A LITTLE PROBLEM DESIGNING THIS DISHCLOTH.
 REMEMBER WHEN I SAID THAT I WAS USING ALL MY SCRAP YARN.
 WELL MY KITTY CAT NAMED SLICK GOT HOLD OF MY BALL OF YARN THAT I WAS USING, WHEN I WASN'T LOOKING & BOY WHAT A RATS NEST HE MADE FOR ME. LOL
IT TOOK ME ALL AFTERNOON TO UNTANGLE THE MESS & TRYING AT THE SAME TIME NOT TO UNRAVEL WHAT I HAD ALREADY CROCHETED.
FINALLY AFTER HOURS LATER, I GOT TO FINISH MY DESIGN.

MATERIALS THAT YOU WILL NEED:

SMALL AMOUNT OF YARN( I USED RED HEART WORSTED WEIGHT VARIEGATED)
CROCHET HOOK- I

COPYRIGHT BY DENISE G

ROW 1
CHAIN 6, SLIP STITCH IN FIRST CHAIN TO FORM A CIRCLE
CHAIN 2, ( WHICH EQUALS 1 DOUBLE CROCHET THROUGHOUT)
DO 2 MORE DC IN CENTER OF CIRCLE, CONTINUE WITH 10 DC IN CIRCLE, THEN SLIP STITCH AT TOP OF CHAIN 2.( 12 )

ROW 2
CHAIN 2, THEN 2 DC IN BETWEEN 2 DC OF ROW 1, CONTINUE AROUND WITH 3 DC IN BETWEEN EACH 2 DC, SLIP STITCH IN TOP OF CHAIN 2 (36DC)

ROW 3
*CHAIN 3,SKIP NEXT DC, SINGLE CROCHET IN NEXT DC, REPEAT FROM * AROUND, SLIP STITCH IN BOTTOM OF CHAIN 3. (18 LOOPS)

ROW 4
DO 3 DC IN FIRST CHAIN 3, CONTINUE AROUND IN EACH CHAIN 3 LOOPS, SLIP STITCH IN TOP OF FIRST DC ( 54 DC)

ROW 5
REPEAT ROW 3 ( 27 LOOPS )

ROW 6
REPEAT ROW 4 (81 DC )

ROW 7
SLIP STITCH TOP OF FIRST DC, CHAIN 2, THEN DC IN EACH DC AROUND, SLIP STITCH IN TOP OF CHAIN 2 ( 81 DC )

EDGING
CHAIN 3, REPEAT ROW 3 AROUND & SLIP STITCH AT BOTTOM OF CHAIN 3.
FASTEN OFF (41 LOOPS )

NOW MAYBE YOU CAN UNDERSTAND WHY I AM CALLING THIS ONE GOING IN CIRCLES.
ENJOY!

JUST THINK ONLY 2 MORE DESIGNS TO GO, THEN I WILL LET YOU KNOW WHAT I WILL BE UP TO NEXT.
WHEN I POST # 11, I WILL GIVE YOU THE FIRST HINT OF WHAT I WILL BE DOING AFTER MY DISHCLOTH CHALLENGE IS ALL DONE.
SO CHECK BACK EACH DAY TO SEE WHAT I HAVE TO SAY.

MAY YOU HAVE A WONDERFUL & BLESSED DAY.
HUGS,
DEE

Monday, February 21, 2011

OOOOOOPS

I AM SO SORRY. I WAS JUST CHECKING MY BLOG & FOUND THAT I HADN'T PUBLISHED YESTERDAYS DISHCLOTH.
PLEASE JUST CHECKOUT BELOW THIS POST TO SEE # 9 & HOW TO MAKE IT.

OOOOOOPS, MY MISTAKE. I HOPE YOUR DAY IS GOING GOOD SO FAR.
I AM NOW WORKING ON # 10, SO WHEN I AM DONE, I WILL SHOW YOU THIS DESIGN.

HAVE A GREAT DAY & I WILL BE BACK SOON.

HUGS,
DEE

Saturday, February 19, 2011

TWO TONE V-STITCH DISHCLOTH DESIGN # 9

HEY Y'ALL,

CHURCH WAS WONDERFUL TODAY AS USUAL, I HOPE IT WAS THE SAME FOR YOU.

HERE IS # 9 THE  NEW DISHCLOTH THAT I DESIGNED FOR YOU & I HOPE SOMEBODY WILL TRY TO CROCHET THIS ONE & POST A PIC FOR ALL TO  ENJOY.

WHAT YOU WILL NEED:

SMALL AMOUNTS OF 3 DIFFERENT COLORS OF YARN, I USED OF COURSE RED HEART WORSTED WEIGHT YARN ( DK. GREY, SLATE BLUE & LIGHT BLUE)

CROCHET HOOK #I/9-5.50MM

COPYRIGHT BY DENISE G.

V-STITCH= (DOUBLE CROCHET, CHAIN 1, DOUBLE CROCHET IN SAME STITCH)
CHAIN 3 STITCH= ( DOUBLE CROCHET & CHAIN 1)
SHELL STITCH= ( 3 DOUBLE CROCHETS & SLIP STITCH IN SAME STITCH)

ROW 1
WITH 2 STRANDS OF YARN HELD TOGETHER( I USED THE DK. GREY  & SLATE BLUE ),
(NOTE) HOLDING 2 STRANDS OF DIFFERENT YARN TOGETHER GIVES THE LOOK OF A 2 TONE EFFECT
CHAIN 29, SC IN SECOND CHAIN FROM HOOK ACROSS TO LAST STITCH (28SC)

ROW 2
CHAIN 3, TURN, *SKIP NEXT 2 SC THEN DO A V-STITCH IN NEXT SC, REPEAT FROM * ACROSS TO LAST 3 SC, SKIP 2 SC, CHAIN 1 & DC IN LAST SC.

ROW 3
CHAIN 1, TURN, SC IN SAME STITCH, THEN IN CHAIN 1 SPACE, THEN IN DC, CHAIN 1 & IN DC OF V-STITCH  ACROSS TO CHAIN STITCH & SC IN LAST DC STITCH

ROW 4-10
REPEAT ROWS 2&3 ALTERNATING ROWS & ENDING WITH ROW 2, BUT DO NOT FASTEN OFF.

EDGING
ROW 1
CHAIN 1, TURN, SC IN SAME STITCH & IN EACH STITCH  ACROSS TO CORNER, 2 SC IN CORNER STITCH, WORKING DOWN SIDE, DO A *SC IN SC ROWS & 2 SC IN V-STITCH ROWS* TO BOTTOM CORNER WITH 2 SC IN BOTTOM CORNER, THEN CONTINUE ACROSS BOTTOM WITH 2 SC IN NEXT CORNER. WORK UP THE OTHER SIDE REPEATING STITCHES * TO *, TOP TOP CORNER WITH A SC IN TOP CORNER. SLIP STITCH IN FIRST SC.  FASTEN OFF ONE COLOR ( I FASTENED OFF THE DK. GREY YARN)

ROW 2
WITH ONE SINGLE STRAND OF YARN ( I USED THE SLATE BLUE)
CHAIN 1, DO NOT TURN  *SC ACROSS TO CORNER WITH 3 SC IN CORNER*, REPEAT FROM *AROUND TO FIRST STITCH WITH 2 MORE SC IN FIRST STITCH AT TOP CORNER.

ROW 3-5
REPEAT ROW 2, OF EDGING, AT THE END OF ROW 5 SLIP STITCH IN FIRST STITCH & FASTEN OFF.

SHELL SCALLOP
ATTACH THE 3RD COLOR (WHICH I USED LIGHT BLUE) DO NOT TURN
CHAIN 2 & DO 2 MORE DC IN STITCH, SLIP STITCH IN SAME STITCH( SHELL MADE),
*SKIP NEXT SC, SHELL IN NEXT, CONTINUE FROM * AROUND EDGING OF DESIGN UNTIL YOU GET BACK TO FIRST SHELL, SLIP STITCH IN BOTTOM OF FIRST STITCH, FASTEN OFF

WEAVE IN ANY LOOSE ENDS.

PLEASE HAVE FUN & TRY THIS ONE. IT'S A NICE SIZE TO FOLD IN HALF & USED AS A GREAT SCRUBBER.

PLEASE IF ANYBODY HAS ANY TROUBLE UNDERSTANDING MY INSTRUCTIONS, PLEASE LEAVE ME A COMMENT & I WILL TRY TO HELP YOU OUT.

HAVE A WONDERFUL & BLESSED DAY

HUGS,
DEE



UPDATE ON WHY I DIDN'T POST YESTERDAY

HELLO TO EVERYONE,

I KNOW THAT I DIDN'T POST ANYTHING NEW ON FRIDAY. I JUST WASN'T DOING TO WELL WITH ALL THE PAIN THAT I AM IN.

I WENT TO SEE MY SURGEON AT THE HOSPITAL WHICH IS 2 HOURS AWAY FROM ME & BOY WHAT A LONG RIDE THAT IS ON THE HORRIBLE PA ROADS.

THE DOC LOOKED AT MY X-RAYS & CAT SCANS, THEN TOLD ME THAT AT LEAST ONE OF THE RODS & 3 SCREWS ARE BROKEN, WHICH MEANS THEY HAVE TO BE REPLACED.

I HAVE TO GO FOR MORE SCANS ON THE 8TH, THEN IN ABOUT 3 WEEKS I WILL BE BACK IN THE HOSPITAL FOR ANOTHER BACK SURGERY.

HE SAID THAT IT IS ANOTHER SERIOUS ONE, BUT AT LEAST THIS SURGERY WILL ONLY BE 6 HOURS, NOT 16 LIKE THE FIRST ONE.

I ALSO SHOULDN'T BE IN THE HOSPITAL AS LONG THIS TIME, ONLY A WEEK OR TWO INSTEAD OF A MONTH.

SO THAT'S MY UPDATE IF ANYONE IS WONDERING.

I DO PROMISE THAT AFTER CHURCH TOMORROW SOMETIME IN THE AFTERNOON, I WILL POST # 9 DISHCLOTH DESIGN FOR Y'ALL

I REALLY DO HOPE THAT YOUR DAY WAS A  BLESSED & WONDERFUL ONE.

HUGS,
DEE

Thursday, February 17, 2011

AND HERE IS #8 CALLED THE RIDGY SCRUBBER

HELLO TO EVERYBODY,

THIS IS ONE OF MY NEW DESIGNS & I AM CALLING IT THE RIDGY SCRUBBER. I JUST LOVE IT WHEN I HAVE A GOOD CLOTH THAT CAN REALLY SCRUB OFF THE FOOD ON THOSE DISHES.
IT IS ALSO A GOOD DISHCLOTH FOR SCRUBBING THE COUNTERS & APPLIANCES, BECAUSE IT HAS RIDGES ON BOTH SIDES.

YOU CAN WHIP THIS DESIGN UP IN NO TIME. I HOPE THAT YOU WILL MAKE ONE, POST A PIC & LET ME KNOW WHAT YOU THINK.

WHAT YOU WILL NEED:

A SMALL AMOUNT OF WORSTED WEIGHT YARN- I USED RED HEART SIZE MEDIUM 100% ACRYLIC, VARIEGATED. YOU CAN ALSO USE A COTTON YARN, WHICH MANY PREFER

SIZE H CROCHET HOOK

COPYRIGHT BY DENISE G

ROW 1- CHAIN 31, SC IN SECOND CHAIN FROM HOOK ACROSS TO LAST CHAIN (30SC)

ROW 2- CHAIN 1 TURN,   (WORKING IN BACK LOOP ONLY THROUGH OUT THE WHOLE DESIGN IN EVERY ROW) *PICK UP BACK LOOP, SC IN SECOND CHAIN FROM HOOK ACROSS TO LAST SC.*

ROW 3-34- CHAIN 1 TURN, REPEAT ROW 2 FROM*-*, UNTIL ALL 34 ROWS ARE DONE

TO FINISH OFF, WHEN YOU DO THE LAST SC IN OF ROW 34, SLIP STITCH & FASTEN OFF.
WEAVE IN ANY LOOSE ENDS

* IMPORTANT INFO TO KNOW* WHEN YOU ARE CROCHETING THIS DESIGN, YOU WILL START SEEING WHEN YOU GET A COUPLE ROWS DONE, THE RIDGES WILL START TO SHOW.
THIS WAY YOU WILL KNOW THAT YOU ARE DOING THE DESIGN RIGHT

THIS DESIGN IS QUICK, EASY & A NICE TIGHT CROCHET

I HOPE YOU LIKE THIS ONE AND OR ANY DESIGNS THAT I HAVE POSTED SO FAR & I HOPE SOMEONE TRIES ONE OR ALL DESIGNS.
I LOVE TO SEE PICS OF WHAT OTHER CROCHETERS CAN DO TOO, SO I HOPE I GET TO SEE WHAT YOU HAVE DONE.

HOPE YOUR DAY WAS JUST A WONDERFUL WARM & BLESSED DAY

HUGS,
DEE

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

SORRY FOR NOT POSTING # 8

MANY THANKS TO EVERYONE FOR THEIR KIND THOUGHTS.
IT WAS VERY HARD FOR ME TODAY, NOT SEEING ROCKY IN THE HOUSE. SO MANY TIMES I WOULD THINK I HEARD HIS BARK OR WHEN I WOULD TALK TO MY OTHER LITTLE DOG, I WOULD CALL HIM ROCKY INSTEAD OF BRUISER.  I KNOW TIME HEALS, BUT I AM TIRED OF BEING SAD.

TODAY ALSO, THE LADY THAT HAS BEEN LIVING WITH US FOR THE PAST 3 YEARS, MOVED INTO AN ASSISTANT LIVING FACILITY. THIS WAS A HARD DECISION FOR ME TO MAKE, BUT IT HAS BEEN GETTING TOO MUCH FOR ME.
 SHE IS 82 & I REALLY THINK THAT LIVING THERE WILL BE MUCH BETTER FOR HER. ITS A LOVELY PLACE & THE STAFF IS JUST WONDERFUL. I GOT ALL HER CLOTHES UNPACKED & FIXED UP HER SIDE OF THE ROOM. WE STILL HAVE A FEW MORE THINGS TO TAKE OVER, BUT WE ARE HOPING THAT WE WILL BE ABLE TO DO SO BY THE WEEKEND. I WAS OVER THERE MOST OF THE DAY & WHEN I GOT BACK HOME I WAS SO EXHAUSTED.
ITS NOT TOO FAR A WAY FROM MY HOME, SO I WILL BE ABLE TO VISIT HER. THE ONLY THING THAT SHE WASN'T HAPPY WITH WAS BECAUSE SHE HAS TO SHARE HER ROOM, BUT I THINK IN TIME SHE WILL BE OK ABOUT IT.

SO IT WAS A LOT FOR ME TODAY & SORRY THAT I DIDN'T POST # 8, BUT I JUST WASN'T UP TO CROCHETING.
I PROMISE THAT I WILL POST #8 BY TOMORROW.

HOPE Y'ALL HAD A WONDERFUL & BLESSED DAY
HUGS,
DEE

Monday, February 14, 2011

# SEVEN FOR MY DISHCLOTH CHALLENGE

HI & HERE I AM AGAIN,

AFTER HAVING OUR SAD NEWS TODAY, I JUST COULDN'T COME UP WITH A DESIGN OF MY OWN.
SO, I THOUGHT I WOULD POST ONE THAT I CROCHETED RECENTLY WHICH IS A  DESIGN OF THE TALENTED MAGGIE WELDON.
THIS DESIGN IS #23 CALLED HOLEY CROCHET DISHCLOTH, FROM HER DISHCLOTH CHALLENGE.
YOU CAN GET THE DIRECTIONS BY GOING TO www.bestfreecrochet.com, THEN GO TO HER DISHCLOTH CHALLENGE & LOOK FOR #23.

HOPE YOU ENJOY THIS ONE, TOO.

I HOPE THAT YOU & YOUR FAMILY HAD A BLESSED & WONDERFUL DAY.
HUGS,
DEE

MORE SAD NEWS FOR OUR FAMILY

HELLO ALL,
THIS IS ONE VALENTINES DAY THAT I WILL NEVER FORGET.

I AM POSTING 2 DIFFERENT POSTS TODAY, ONLY BECAUSE I HAVE MORE SAD NEWS TO TELL FIRST.
OUR DOG ROCKY WHO WAS 13 YEARS OLD, PASSED AWAY THIS EVENING.
I WAS THE ONE WHO FOUND HIM LYING ON THE FLOOR & MY SON STEVEN & I TOOK IT VERY HARD. ROCKY WAS SO CLOSE TO STEVEN WHEN HE WAS GROWING UP.
ROCKY  WAS A JACK RUSSELL.  WHEN  MY BOYS GAVE HIM HIS TREATS, THEY WOULD HOLD UP THE TREAT HIGH  & ROCKY WOULD JUMP UP VERY HIGH OFF THE GROUND. HE WAS A WONDERFUL PET & FRIEND.
ANIMALS BECOME FAMILY MEMBERS & MY HUBBY SAID THAT HE JUST DOESN'T KNOW HOW MUCH MORE SADNESS & HURT THAT WE CAN TAKE.
THIS IS JUST TOO MUCH IN A VERY SHORT TIME.
FIRST MY FIL & NOW OUR PUPPY ROCKY.
ALL I CAN SAY IS AT LEAST THEY ARE BOTH AT PEACE.
BOTH OF THEM WILL BE MISSED SO VERY MUCH.

Sunday, February 13, 2011

MY GRANDDAUGHTERS VALENTINES GIFTS

HELLO TO ALL MY FRIENDS,

I KNOW THAT I SAID I WASN'T GOING TO POST ANYTHING TODAY, BUT I WANTED TO MAKE A VALENTINES CARD FOR MY PRECIOUS LITTLE GIRLS.
I HAVEN'T SEEN THEM IN AWHILE & OH HOW I MISS THEM.
SO I GOT SOME THINGS TOGETHER FOR THEM & SENT IT OUT IN THE MAIL.
I AM HOPING THAT THEY WILL BE SURPRISED & IT WILL MAKE THEM HAPPY


HERE IS SOME PICS OF WHAT I GOT FOR MY GIRLS. & THE CARD I MADE FOR THEM.
BOTH GIRLS GOT THE SAME AMOUNT OF THINGS. AREN'T THEY CUTE?

HAPPY VALENTINES DAY TO ALL.
HOPE THAT YOU HAVE A WONDERFUL & BLESSED DAY

HUGS,
DEE

Saturday, February 12, 2011

# 6 & WE ARE HALF WAY THERE

HELLO,
 HOW IS EVERYBODYS DAY GOING SO FAR?

WE ARE HALF WAY THROUGH THE CHALLENGE WITH # 6 DISHCLOTH.
I AM STILL USING MY BALLS OF YARN & I HAVE SO MUCH THAT WHEN I AM DONE WITH THIS CHALLENGE, I BET I WILL STILL HAVE SOME LEFT LOL

IN THE FUTURE MY HUBBY & I ARE MOVING TO VIRGINIA, SO I WAS TRYING TO COME UP WITH A DESIGN THAT WOULD REPRESENT THE SOUTH.
I DECIDED TO MAKE A FAN SHAPE LIKE THE SOUTHERN LADIES USE ON A HOT DAY.

I AM CALLING THIS ONE "THE SIMPLE LIFE"

COPYRIGHT BY DENISE G.

SO HERE WE GO WITH THE DIRECTIONS: EASY

SMALL AMOUNT OF MAIN COLOR & VERY SMALL AMOUNT OF CONTRASTING COLOR

YES I USED MY RED HEART WORSTED WEIGHT YARN
I'M SORRY IF I SOUND LIKE A BROKEN RECORD LOL

CROCHET HOOK SIZE H

SC(SINGLE CROCHET), DC(DOUBLE CROCHET, CH( CHAIN) & CH 2(DC)

ROW 1- WITH MAIN COLOR CH 4 & THEN DO A DC IN 3 CH FROM HOOK & DC IN LAST (3)

ROW 2- CH 2, TURN DO A DC IN SAME STITCH & 2 DC ACROSS (6)

ROW 3- CH 2, TURN, REPEAT ROW 2 (12)

ROW 4- CH 2, TURN, REPEAT ROW 3 (12)

ROW 5- CH 2, TURN, REPEAT ROW 2(24)

ROW 6- CH 2, TURN, REPEAT ROW 3 (24)

ROW 7- CH 2, TURN REPEAT ROW 2 (48)

ROW 8 & 9- CH 2, TURN REPEAT ROW 3

EDGING

ROW 1- CH 1, TURN SC IN SAME STITCH AS CH 1 & THEN SC ACROSS TOP OF FAN TO CORNER WITH 2 SC IN THIS STITCH, CONTINUE WITH SC EVENLY DOWN SIDE TO BOTTOM.
DO 2 SC IN VERY BOTTOM, THEN CONTINUE WITH SC EVENLY UP THE OTHER SIDE, TO FIRST SC, SLIP STITCH IN FIRST SC & FASTEN OFF.

ROW 2- ATTACH CONTRASTING COLOR WITH A SLIP STITCH, CH 1, BUT DO NOT TURN.
SC IN SAME SC & EACH STITCH ACROSS TOP TO CORNER WITH 2 SC IN CORNER STITCH.  WORK SC EVENLY DOWN FIRST SIDE WITH 2 SC IN BOTTOM STITCH & SC EVENLY UP THE OTHER SIDE, SLIP STITCH IN FIRST STITCH

ROW 3- *CHAIN 3, SC IN SAME STITCH AS CH 3, SKIP 1 SC, CH 3 & REPEAT FROM * ACROSS TO LAST STITCH, CH 3, SC IN SAME SPACE & FASTEN OFF.

WEAVE IN LOOSE ENDS & VIOLA ALL DONE

ENJOY! ARE WE HAVING A GOOD TIME OR WHAT?

REMEMBER, IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS OR COMMENTS PLEASE LEAVE THEM FOR ME.

JUST SO Y'ALL KNOW, I WON'T BE POSTING A PATTERN ON SUNDAY.
I WILL BE AT CHURCH & IN THE AFTERNOON WILL BE TAKING A LITTLE REST.
SO I WILL SEE YOU BACK HERE ON MONDAY.

I REALLY DO HOPE THAT YOUR WEEKEND WILL BE BLESSED & THAT YOU & YOUR FAMILY HAVE A WONDERFUL ONE.

HUGS,
DEE

Friday, February 11, 2011

HERE IS # 5

HELLO AGAIN, I WAS WONDERING WHERE EVERYBODY HAS BEEN? I DIDN'T RECEIVE ANY COMMENTS FOR #4 DESIGN. HOPE Y'ALL ARE DOING WELL.

SO HERE IS WHAT I DESIGNED FOR TODAY'S DISHCLOTH CHALLENGE.

I AM CALLING IT THE COUNTRY STAR. 
THIS CHALLENGE HAS BEEN GREAT FOR ME, BECAUSE I AM GETTING TO USE ALL THOSE BALLS OF YARN THAT HAVE BEEN SITTING IN MY BASKET FOR QUITE SOME TIME NOW.

WELL HERE WE GO WITH THE FREE DIRECTIONS TO MAKE THIS ONE.
WHAT YOU WILL NEED:

SMALL AMOUNTS OF YARN FOR MAIN COLOR & A VERY SMALL AMOUNT FOR CONTRASTING COLOR. OF COURSE I USED RED HEART WORSTED WEIGHT YARN, BUT OF COURSE YOU CAN USE A COTTON YARN, TOO.
CROCHET HOOK SIZE G
THIS IS ANOTHER EASY DESIGN
CH(CHAIN), SC(SINGLE CROCHET), DC(DOUBLE CROCHET), SHELL(3 DOUBLE CROCHETS)
COPYRIGHT BY DENISE G

ROW 1-, MAIN COLOR, CH 8 & SLIP STITCH IN FIRST CH TO FORM A CIRCLE

ROW 2-. CH 1, 8 SC IN CIRCLE, SLIP STITCH IN FIRST SC, (DO NOT TURN THROUGH OUT)

ROW 3- CH 1, 2 SC IN EACH STITCH AROUND, SLIP STITCH IN FIRST SC (16)

ROW4-, CH 1, REPEAT ROW 3 (32)

ROW 5-, CH 2, 2 DC IN SAME STITCH FIRST SHELL MADE, *SKIP 2 STITCHES, SHELL IN NEXT, REPEAT FROM* AROUND, SLIP STITCH IN TOP OF CH 2.

ROW 6- SLIP STITCH IN NEXT 2 DC & IN BETWEEN THE FIRST 2 SHELLS, *DO A SHELL IN THAT SPACE, CHAIN 3, THEN ANOTHER SHELL IN SAME SPACE, REPEAT FROM * AROUND TO FIRST SHELL & SLIP STITCH IN TOP OF THE FIRST DC OF SHELL

ROW 7- REPEAT ROW 6

EDGING

ROW 1- CH 1, SC IN EACH DC AROUND & 1 SC IN CH 3 SPACE, SLIP STITCH IN FIRST STITCH & FASTEN OFF.

ROW 2- ATTACH CONTRASTING COLOR WITH A SLIP STITCH, CH 1, *SC AROUND & SLIP STITCH IN FIRST SC.

ROW 3- CH 1 & REPEAT ROW 2 FROM * & FINISH OFF. WEAVE IN LOOSE ENDS

YOU WILL NOTICE THAT IS SHAPED WITH POINTS & IS NOT A COMPLETE CIRCLE SHAPE

HOPE YOU ENJOYED THIS ONE

I HOPE THAT YOUR DAY WAS A BLESSED & WONDERFUL ONE

HUGS,
DEE

Thursday, February 10, 2011

WOW DAY 4 OF THE DISHCLOTH CHALLENGE

HI Y'ALL,
BOY HAS MY BRAIN BEEN GOING CRAZY, SO MUCH WHERE I DON'T KNOW WHAT TO DO FIRST.
HERE IS #4 WHICH I AM CALLING " SAY IT ISN'T SHELL"

WHAT YOU WILL NEED:
SMALL AMOUNTS OF YARN FOR MAIN COLOR & FOR CONTRASTING COLOR - I USED RED HEART WORSTED WEIGHT YARN, FROM MY STASH OF COURSE
CROCHET HOOK SIZE G

SC(SINGLE CROCHET)  DC(DOUBLE CROCHET) SHELL(3 DC IN SAME STITCH)
THIS IS AN EASY DESIGN
COPYRIGHT BY DENISE G

ROW 1- CHAIN 31, SC IN 2ND CHAIN FROM HOOK ACROSS (30)

ROW 2- CHAIN 2, TURN DC IN 2ND CHAIN FROM HOOK ACROSS (30 DC INCLUDING CHAIN 2)

ROW 3-CHAIN 2, TURN * SKIP FIRST 2 DC, THEN DO A SHELL IN NEXT, REPEAT FROM* ACROSS TO LAST 3 DC & DO 2 DC IN LAST STITCH

ROW 4- CHAIN 2, TURN DO A SHELL BETWEEN FIRST 2 DC & FIRST SHELL, THEN DO SHELL BETWEEN EACH SHELL ACROSS, SKIP 2 DC & THEN 2 DC IN LAST CHAIN 2 STITCH

ROW 5-15  REPEAT ROW 4 ACROSS TO LAST STITCH

ROW 16- CHAIN 2, TURN & DC ACROSS TO LAST DC

ROW 17- CHAIN 1, TURN & SC ACROSS TO LAST STITCH, DO NOT FASTEN OFF.

EDGING
ROW 1-
CHAIN 1, TURN & SC IN SAME CHAIN STITCH & IN EACH STITCH ACROSS TO CORNER, WITH 2 SC IN CORNER STITCH. CONTINUE WITH SC EVENLY DOWN SIDE TO NEXT CORNER WITH 2 SC  IN CORNER, THEN CONTINUE AROUND ENDING AT FIRST SC, WITH 2 SC IN ALL CORNERS. FASTEN OFF

ROW 2-
ATTACH CONTRASTING COLOR WITH SLIP STITCH IN TOP RIGHT  CORNER, *CHAIN 1 DO NOT TURN,
SC IN EACH STITCH ACROSS TO CORNER WITH 2 SC IN CORNER STITCH. THEN SC EVENLY DOWN SIDES TO NEXT CORNER AGAIN WITH 2 SC IN CORNER STITCH, THEN CONTINUE AROUND TO FIRST SC, WITH 2 SC IN ALL CORNERS*

ROW 3- REPEAT ROW 2 FROM * TO * IN LAST STITCH, FASTEN OFF, WEAVE IN LOOSE ENDS

WOW ANOTHER EASY DISHCLOTH & ISN'T THIS FUN?
I'M SURE ENJOYING THIS CHALLENGE, WHO ELSE IS?

ANY QUESTIONS OR JUST WANT TO LEAVE A COMMENT, PLEASE DO SO

I HOPE THAT YOU ARE HAVING A WONDERFUL & BLESSED DAY
SEE YOU BACK HERE TOMORROW

HUGS,
DEE

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

DISHCLOTH CHALLENGE # 3

HELLO TO MY FRIENDS & FOLLOWERS.

THIS IS DAY 3 OF THE DISHCLOTH CHALLENGE & I WAS TRYING TO DESIGN AN INTERESTING STITCH FOR DISHCLOTH #3, I CALL THIS ONE TWIST & SCRUB

SO HERE IS THE PIC & INSTRUCTIONS TO MAKE IT.  
COPYRIGHT BY DENISE G.

WHAT YOU WILL NEED
SMALL AMOUNT OF YARN- FOR MAIN COLOR & ALSO A CONTRAST COLOR FOR EDGING. I USED RED HEART WORSTED WEIGHT ( SCRAP YARN FROM MY STASH)
CROCHET HOOK = SIZE G
(SC=SINGLE CROCHET)  (DC=DOUBLE CROCHET) (TWIST DC=DOUBLE CROCHET AROUND DC POST OF PREVIOUS ROW) ( CHAIN 2= A DC)
THIS IS AN EASY DESIGN, BUT DIFFERENT

ROW 1- CHAIN 25, TURN, THEN SC IN 2ND CHAIN FROM HOOK ACROSS (24 SC)

ROW 2- CHAIN 2, TURN, THEN DC IN 2ND CHAIN FROM HOOK ACROSS (24 DC)

ROW 3-  CHAIN 2, TURN, THEN DO A TWIST DC AROUND POST OF 2ND DC FROM HOOK OF PREVIOUS ROW ACROSS TO CHAIN 2, YOU WILL DO A TWIST DC AROUND THE CHAIN- YOU WILL HAVE 24 TWIST DC INCLUDING CHAIN 2

ROW 4-18- CHAIN 2 & REPEAT ROW 3
AT THE END OF ROW 18, DO NOT FASTEN OF

EDGING;
CHAIN 1 & TURN, THEN SC IN FIRST SC ACROSS TO THE CORNER. DO 2 SC IN CORNER STITCH, THEN WORKING DOWN SIDE, SC EVENLY TO NEXT CORNER AT BOTTOM & DO 2 SC IN CORNER STITCH.

THEN SC ACROSS TO NEXT CORNER AT BOTTOM & PUTTING 2 SC IN CORNER STITCH.
CONTINUE UP ALONG SIDE WITH SC EVENLY  TO FIRST SC, ENDING WITH 2 SC IN CORNER STITCH. THEN SLIP STITCH & FASTEN OFF.

ATTACH CONTRASTING COLOR IN TOP CORNER STITCH WITH A SLIP STITCH.

CHAIN 1, THEN SC IN SLIP STITCH & SC ACROSS TOP TO CORNER STITCH, DOING 2 SC IN CORNER STITCH, CONTINUE DOWN SIDE SC EVENLY TO BOTTOM CORNER WITH 2 SC. THEN SC ACROSS BOTTOM TO NEXT CORNER, WITH 2 SC. THEN WORKING UP SIDE WITH SC EVENLY TO TOP CORNER, ENDING WITH 2 SC IN FIRST CORNER STITCH.

CHAIN 2, DO NOT TURN, SKIP FIRST SC, THEN SC IN NEXT SC.
*CHAIN 2, SKIP SC & SC IN NEXT SC, REPEAT FROM * CONTINUE AROUND ALL SIDES & WHEN YOU GET BACK TO FIRST SC STITCH, SLIP STITCH IN SC & FASTEN OFF.

WEAVE IN ALL LOOSE ENDS. NOW WASN'T THAT FUN?

THIS IS A GREAT DISHCLOTH FOR SCRUBBING, SINCE BOTH SIDES HAVE RIDGES.

HOPE YOU WILL TRY THIS ONE, IF NOT PLEASE LEAVE A COMMENT

IF YOU ARE CONFUSED ABOUT ANY OF MY INSTRUCTIONS, PLEASE LEAVE ME A COMMENT & I WILL EXPLAIN IN MORE DETAIL.

HOPE Y'ALL HAD A WONDERFUL & BLESSED DAY.

HUGS,
DEE

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

DAY 2 OF THE DISHCLOTH CHALLENGE

HELLO TO ALL MY FRIENDS,

 TERRIE, I AM SO SORRY THAT YOUR RA IS ACTING UP & YOU WON'T BE ABLE TO JOIN IN. MAYBE AS TIME GOES BY YOU BE ABLE TO CROCHET AGAIN.

 HERE IS THE NEXT DISHCLOTH FOR MY CHALLENGE.

I CALL IT THE BOBBLE DESIGN & IT IS ANOTHER VERY EASY ONE TO CROCHET.

HERE ARE THE EASY & SIMPLE INSTRUCTIONS TO MAKE IT.

USING A G CROCHET HOOK
BALL OF WORSTED WEIGHT COTTON- I USED SUGAR'N CREAM BY LILY
FINISHED SIZE IS ABOUT 8" SQUARE
SC(SINGLE CROCHET)  TR(TREBLE CROCHET)

ROW 1, CHAIN 30, THEN SC 2ND CHAIN FROM HOOK ACROSS (29)

ROW 2, CHAIN 1 & TURN, *SC IN FIRST SC, TR IN NEXT, REPEAT FROM * ACROSS, ENDING WITH SC.

ROW 3,  CHAIN 3 & TURN, * SC IN TR, TR IN SC, REPEAT FROM * ACROSS ENDING WITH TR

ROW 4,  CHAIN 1 & TURN,  * SC IN TR, TR IN SC, REPEAT FROM * ACROSS ENDING WITH A SC IN THE TOP OF THE STARTING CHAIN 3 IN ROW 3

ROWS 5-25, REPEAT ROWS 3 & 4, ALTERNATING, ENDING WITH ROW 3. BUT DO NOT FASTEN OFF.

NOW FOR THE EDGING;
CHAIN 1 & TURN,* SC ACROSS TO THE  END, 3 SC IN CORNER OF THE LAST STITCH, REPEAT FROM * AROUND TO THE LAST STITCH & SLIP STITCH IN THE FIRST SC.

WEAVE IN ALL LOOSE ENDS & YOU ARE DONE.

NOW WASN'T THAT EASY & FUN?

IF YOU ARE SOMEONE THAT DOSEN'T WANT TO JOIN IN, THEN PLEASE JUST LEAVE A COMMENT TO LET ME KNOW WHAT YOU THINK ABOUT MY CHALLENGE & BLOG.
OR MAYBE YOU WOULD LIKE TO LET ME KNOW WHAT YOU WOULD LIKE TO SEE HERE ON MY BLOG.
GO AHEAD, I LOVE COMMENTS.

I HOPE YOU ENJOYED THIS ONE & STOP BACK TOMORROW FOR # 3.

HOPE Y'ALL HAD A WONDERFUL & BLESSED DAY

HUGS,
DEE

Monday, February 7, 2011

Bear Bottom Mountain Designs: INSTRUCTIONS FOR HEART DISHCLOTH

Bear Bottom Mountain Designs: INSTRUCTIONS FOR HEART DISHCLOTH: "Hello Everybody, I hope that your day went well. Even though I didn't get any comments today, I am still going to continue my 2 week challe..."

INSTRUCTIONS FOR HEART DISHCLOTH

Hello Everybody,

I hope that your day went well. Even though I didn't get any comments today, I am still going to continue my 2 week challenge of 12 dishcloths.
So, since this is not my own design & it isn't right to copy somebody Else's instructions.
Here is the link to Maggies crochet to get the instructions of the heart design.
Just go to www.bestfreecrochet.com & you will see her dishcloth challenge. The pattern for the heart one is #1.
Now tomorrow will be #2 dishcloth, but it won't be from one of Maggies designs.
So, I hope that you will stop by tomorrow to see a pic of the next one on my dishcloth challenge.
I also hope to see pics of what type yarn & color you crocheted the heart design.

Remember, there is a surprise gift for someone.
So lets get crocheting & have fun.

Hope you have a Wonderful & Blessed Day tomorrow.
HUGS,
DEE

I'M CURIOUS

HELLO TO ALL MY FRIENDS,

I apologize for not posting the directions for the HEART DISHCLOTH.

Yesterday, we had a family issue to take care of & didn't get home until very late.

Today, when I went to check my comments, I didn't see not one about if anybody liked the idea of the first dishcloth.
So, I am wondering if I should continue with my DISHCLOTH CHALLENGE?
I will check back  later in the day to see if there is any comments & or interest.
Let me know please or if not I will come up with a different idea.

Hope your day is going well & May You Have  A Wonderful & Blessed One.
HUGS,
DEE

Saturday, February 5, 2011

SNEAK PEAK

Hello Everyone,

I promised you a sneak peak of the first challenge. I crocheted this pattern in 2 different colors, just to show you how colors can change a look.
This pattern is an original design by MAGGIE WELDON, a wonderful designer.
Crocheting for me has always been great therapy & even though I crochet all year round, winter is the best time when you are stuck in the house.

I am extending the sign up deadline until tomorrow Feb.6th.
I would really like to see more crocheters signing up.
So, come on my friends & new friends, lets have fun.

See Y'all tomorrow with the directions.
May you have a Wonderful & Blessed Day.
HUGS,
Dee

Friday, February 4, 2011

TIME IS RUNNING OUT

Hello everyone,
I hope your day is going good, mine is better today than yesterday. But who knows what tomorrow will bring, only the good Lord knows.
Time is running out ladies for sign up for my first challenge. I am glad to see that my Southern friend wants to join in my dishcloth challenge.
Marie, I wish you crochet cause it's great therapy.
Tomorrow, I am posting a pic of what the first dishcloth will look like, then on Sunday I will post the instructions.
So  just a little reminder, TOMORROW FEB. 5TH IS THE SIGN UP DEADLINE.
I am hoping to see more people involved.
Until tomorrow, I hope that everyone has a Blessed & Wonderful Day.
HUGS,
Dee

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

GROUND HOGS DAY & A CHALLENGE

Well, here it is GROUND HOGS DAY & LOL I don't even know if he saw his shadow or not. I wouldn't think so, since the weather is so terrible. Can somebody let me know what you have heard, cause I am really hoping for an early spring. I am so sick of all this snow & ice. Where we are going to build our new home in Virginia, it is a high of 63 degrees as I am posting. Oh how I wish we were already living there, hopefully next year we will be in our new home.
I hope everybody else that are having this bad weather are being safe & warm.

I am starting to get enthusiastic about crafting again & I was wondering all you crocheters out there, would you like to join me in a crochet dish cloth challenge?
I have loved to crochet since I was a little girl. It's quick, easy & fun.
Who will join me in this challenge?
 And there is a surprise at the end, someone will win a gift, but it is a surprise, so I can't tell you.

This is how it will work;
Starting Sunday Feb.6th I will post a finished pic of the first dish cloth with directions for you to make it & then you will post a pic of your finished dish cloth on Monday, here on my blog.
Each day I will post a new pic & pattern, totaling 6 dish clothes for the week.
I will do this for a 2 week period, so you will have a total 12 dish clothes when we are finished.

I want you to crochet them in any color that matches your decor or colors that you like, so you don't have to have yours look like mine.
The yarn that you can use are RED HEART SUPER SAVER # 4 weight, which I love, cause they turn out nice & thick, great for scrubbing those pots.
Also you can use WORSTED WEIGHT COTTON YARN, such as by LILY SUGAR 'n CREAM
This is also a great way to use up your extra skeins or balls of yarn that you don't know what to do with.
Please make this your own personal set of dish clothes or for a wonderful gift.

I like making things that can be useful.

So please, leave me a comment & let me know what you think about this challenge.

Whose in ladies?
 I am so excited about my very first challenge, also to see all the different ideas & to see whom will be the winner of the surprise gift.

Deadline to sign up is Saturday Feb. 5th.

HOPE Y'ALL HAVE A BLESSED & WONDERFUL DAY.

HUGS,
DEE