Category Archives: Patterns

Basic Arm Warmers With a Thumb Hole

This is one size fits most, but you should check the size and make adjustments to fit the person it is for.

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I used a chainless foundation when making this but if you do not know how to do that you can start with chaining 28.

If you do not know how to do a chainless foundation, but want to learn how I posted a video I found on youtube a week or so ago.

Using an H or I hook (use a larger hook for larger size)

Rnd 1 hdc 26 and join. Be careful not twist it when joining.

Rnd 2 hdc around.

You can add rounds if you would like the cover more of the hand.

Row 3 hdc 22 (21 for men) and turn. (This is the start of the thumb hole)

Row 4 hdc 22 (21 for men) chain 4 (5 for men) and join.

Rnd 5 – 21 hdc 26 around

You can add or subtract rows to fit.

This pattern is really easy to embellish, and easy to make. Get creative and add your favorite trim or applique.

For my daughter I will be adding cat prints to hers!

Want to download the PDF for free? Find it on Raverly! Basic Arm Warmers I made a nice pretty PDF so you can save this pattern to use later!

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What’s on your Hook Wednesday!

I have been so busy with back to school and trying to get extra hours at work that I have not had time to crochet or knit much. When I do have time I have been trying to learn how to make socks. Socks are the main reason I wanted to learn how to knit.

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Seems like every time I think I am doing well on making a sock, I find I have messed up so bad, that I have to start over. I still have not been able to complete one yet.

As you see I am not far. I did most of this yesterday, and hop to be “turning the heal” today.  I am using Socks 101 from Knitty to learn how to make my own pattern.

If my hands let me, I want to make a mini witch hat. I have arthritis in my right hand, and knitting seems to be easier than crocheting these days.

Which Hat is Witch?

Halloween is looming, and I am very excited!

To celebrate I am releasing a pattern I wrote last year. I wrote this in October, so it was kinda late for a real release.

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Which Hat is Witch Pattern

For those who can crochet I have the pattern for sale on Ravelry right now. I also list it on Listia from time to time. You can check my Listia Profile to see if I have it for free!

My daughter with her Witch Hat

 For Those Who Do Not Crochet:

I love doing custom orders! If you want a Witch Hat for your very own feel free to ask. Rates very based on size. I use flat rate shipping, and charge real shipping costs. I would be willing to use a cheaper shipping but at your own risk.

Coming Soon:

I want to make some mini witch hats and attach them to head bands!! Depending on my arthritis I may start that tonight.

Things I want to make (free Patterns)

Since I was thinking of looking into craft shows, I decided to look for some simple projects to sell.

I was thinking of putting together sets. I was going to do one of cleaning things, and some bathroom sets.

When I was a kid we used to go camping a lot. When I was learning to sew I made little bags to hold soap out of wash cloths. They were simple draw string bags that fit a full size bar of soap. Once wet they would lather up easy and it was washcloth and soap in one, and you could easily hand dry them.

So while I was looking up bathroom set patterns I was pretty excited to find these:

Get the free pattern for this at http://www.sugarncream.com

and

Get the free pattern at L.A. Is My Best

So I will be experimenting with these patterns soon and see how I like them.

This pattern from Red Heart is really cool too and I plan on trying it out too!