A Halloween table runner and the scary hook!

While looking for something to make my sister for her birthday I found a pattern for a Halloween themed table runner.  Eeeek… it calls for crochet thread and a teeny little hook. I’ve always been a bit afraid of these types of projects. (did I mention the hook is really little?)

But she loves decorating for Halloween and I love her. As you can tell… part of this project requires black thread!

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It felt a little odd at first holding such a small hook and manipulating the crochet thread but… guess what?! It wasn’t as bad as I feared. Actually using the hook and thread was fine. Keeping track of how many ‘open’ and how many closed squares turned out to be trick in this treat of a gift! (There was quite a bit of frog’n !!)

The Stacked Pumpkin Table Runner pattern can be downloaded at the Red Heart site (here) It called for 2 balls of Classic Crochet Thread size 10 Pumpkin and one size 12 ball of Black. I found that I needed 3 balls (2 plus some) of the Pumpkin colour.

My sister and I are big Disney fans so I decided to modify the pattern a little. When I mickeys-not-so-scary-halloween-party_full_25199printed off (and enlarged) the graph I simply filled in a few extra spaces to form “Mickey ears” on the top pumpkin.

 

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Another modification that I did was to the border. I was tight for time and decided to just add to the checkboard edge with a scallop finish to the ends vs the tassels.

 

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Saturday Stitch Library: La Petite Grise (a variation of a wave stitch)

Good day! This is the first of a weekly post series. I’ll be sharing a new-to-me (or favourite) stitch here…. building my #stitchlibrary

I found this beautiful stitch; a variation of the shell stitch, on Patty Crochete. Kindly visit her site for instructions.

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To begin, the numbers: multiple of 13 + 12 (for symmetry) + 2 stitches for the edge of each side of the work

Have you created some yarn art with this week’s stitch? I’d love to see it! Please do share 🙂

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5,6,7 (louder) 8,9,10 (LOUDER) 11, 12 …

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It’s been a while and it will be a bit yet before I can catch up with you. I miss sharing with you but most of all I miss hearing about your creations! I have been sharing random yarn art projects to my Facebook page. Please feel free to join me there. Collecting project ideas is almost as much fun as visiting the yarn aisle 🙂

Looking forward to sharing my #wips here and hearing about your projects!!

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National Handmade Day ~ April 7

I haven’t been able to find out just which country this is originating in but I’m all for celebrating National Handmade Day ❤

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Here are a few favourite pieces of my yarn art.

 

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What have you made that brings joy to you?