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Pink Crochet Pattern Round Up

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St. Valentine’s Day is coming up, so “pink” seemed to be a good theme for this week’s round up. Here are 8 very sweet pink free crochet patterns. Of course, you can make them in any color, but they sure are pretty in pink. ♥♥♥

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Wednesday Round Up 9/24/14 ~ Craft Hope for Kenya!

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This week’s Round Up is in honor of the latest Craft Hope project. You can find all the details here. Some of the needed donations are knit or crochet hats, scarves, and mittens for kids, so that is what I have to share with you!!

The above photo is full of crochet patterns and the links are below. Underneath the crochet links you will find another photo full of knit patterns and the links for those below that photo. Now go forth and craft some hope!!

Here are the names and links of each pattern, along with a little something that each designer has to say about them.

1) Scrappy Scoodie ~ Crochet Version Designed by Jessie Rayot
Last week I made some yarn from left over bits of yarn I had, and it was screaming “scoodie!!” to me. So here is my fabulously fun scrappy scoodie pattern for you. 🙂

2) Twisted Cable Scarf and Headband designed by Kim Guzman

3) Spring lacy hat for little girls designed by My Hobby is Crochet
This is a crochet hat with a nice lacy shell pattern and no visible seams! Perfect for spring and fall!

4) Eternal Love Hugs & Kisses Infinity Scarf by The Crochet Lounge
After creating the infinity scarf MCAL, I doubled back to make the Eternal Love Headband free crochet pattern in my size and made it with matching border color to my scarf. I simply LOVE it, and now my Music child also wants a set 🙂

5) Diagonal Steps Scarf designed by Kim Guzman

6) Crochet Infinity Scarf Doris designed by My Hobby is Crochet
This infinity scarf worked in rounds it’s very easy and fast to make!

7) Crochet Hat Swirling Ribs designed by My Hobby is Crochet
This is a chunky, warm hat, perfect for winter! It is very stretchy, that’s why can fit a 6 year old child, but also an adult woman!

8) Butterfly Kisses designed by from Grammies Heart with Love
Butterfly Kisses; captures the beauty of summer. A sweet little butterfly flutters over a lovely flower full of nectar! This little butterfly looks quite content perched atop the adorable pink flower. What little lady wouldn’t enjoy wearing such a sweet yet spunky hat!?

9) Raised Stripes Hat & Scarf Designed by Jessie Rayot
Create one or both pieces of this fun hat and scarf set!

10) Eli Hat ~ Chunky or Worsted Weight Designed by Jessie Rayot
You can make a set with this hat and the matching Leo scarf which is also available in chunky or worsted weight. OR you can make the Ali cowl in chunky or worsted weight. So many options!!

11) Mrs. Murdock’s Mittens Designed by Brenda K. B. Anderson
My sister-in-law (who incidentally lives in Michigan, the nation’s high-five) asked me for a no-frills mitten pattern using worsted weight yarn. I wrote this one for her.

12) Crochet Scarf Valentine toddler- adult designed by My Hobby is Crochet
Use up your scrap yarns and make a pretty scarf for your toddler or for yourself!

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1) Stone Creek Scarf Knit and Crochet designed by Kim Guzman

2) One Row Handspun Scarf Designed by Stephanie Pearl-McPhee
This pattern is quick, easy, has only one row to learn, is reversible, looks good in any gauge, is easy to make wider or narrower (making it awesome for handspun) and looks (I believe) fabulous.

3) Lorraine Ear Warmers ~ Knit Version Designed by Jessie Rayot
Lorraine is a quick ear warmer pattern that buttons in the back. This is a great way to keep ears warm, without a lot of damage to styled hair.

4) Holloway Hat Designed by Jemma Helliker
A perfect introduction to cables, this quick knit is an adorable winter accessory for the small people in your life.

5) Bev’s Really Basic Stretchy Hat Designed by Beverly A. Qualheim
This hat can be made in many sizes, one to fit everyone you know! Easy to knit, and a great pattern for beginners as all you need to know is how to cast one, knit, purl, knitting stitches together, and casting off.

6) Chutes and Ladders Scarf Designed by Jessie Rayot
This scarf is a simple and fun way to show off your prettiest yarn. It is made in garter stitch, with some yarn overs added and then dropped to create a fun, off~kilter, look.

7) Basic Pattern for Children’s Mittens with 4 Needles Designed by Elizabeth Durand
Avid community knitter Elizabeth Durand generously offers the use of her 4-needle mitten pattern for the afghans for Afghans project and other charitable purposes.

Don’t forget to check out some of the other great Round Ups that have happened in Blogland over the last week!

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Sometimes you need to take a day

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It was a rough night last night. Vada was coughing all night, and Kyla woke us up (OK, only me as Doug didn’t hear her) at 3am, crying with growing pains.

Due to the impending doom of Nemo *I dare you to read that without a chuckle* the district had called today as a half day for school. So, with the utter lack of sleep we all had, I decided it was time to take a day.

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We started the morning with some Yummy Berry tea from InsaniTea. The girls love to pick out the little pieces of fruit and berries and eat them.

OK, so do I.

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Nemo started off early. I tried to photograph the snow falling, but it wouldn’t show up in the snap.

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I gave it a shot thought the other side of the window and it worked a bit better.

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I decided to deal with the cold for a quick bit and opened the side door. Finally a picture where you can actually see the snow falling. I had grand plans to document the storm…but I forgot to keep taking picture throughout the day. I’m not that heartbroken about it though, as it really is only dropped a few inches of snow. Nothing like what was advertised.

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We spent the morning relaxing and watching PBS. It was nice.

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I made myself one of my favorite breakfasts. It really is better then it looks. It is a sandwich thin (you can find them with the hamburger rolls, they are flat and round and yummy) topped with sliced tomatoes, and then cheese on top. Toss it under the broiler and let the cheese melt and brown a bit. Don’t forget about it! Mine browned a bit more then I wanted, but it was still very tasty! If you have some pesto, sneak that in on the sandwich thin under the tomatoes. You can also use bread, muffins or bagels in place of the sandwich thin.

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The girls and I had a very pleasant morning. Doug came home early, and after their nap the girls talked him into playing Parcheesi. They really do know how to play. There are very few things in life that they like better then playing games with Daddy.

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Kyla found a little piece of yarn and tried to tell me it wasn’t trash. She insisted I could make something with it. So I did.

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I have a Pinworthy idea I have been meaning to share with you. I know you have seen it in pictures before, but I never really told you about it. As any of you with school age littles know, Kindergarten is full of “sight words” that you are encouraged to practice with your children. I came up with this solution as a place to display the sight words where the girls would see them everyday, and we could easily practice them. It’s quite simple. I took some 1 1/2″ ribbon and attached it along the stairway. I was able to just use a household stapler to attach the ribbon at the top and bottom of the stairs. Then use paper clips to attach the sight words onto the ribbon. I did staple the ribbon again under a few of the sight words to keep the ribbon from sagging. We really like it.

Well, I have some things to finish up this evening. I hope you are all ready for the virtual party here tomorrow!!

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Hope times 240!

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We opened more boxes of Hope last week.

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The girls even got to stay up a little past bedtime to open all 134 new softies,

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and quality control check them all for lots of love.

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There was much giggling and hugging and love infusing.

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Our new count is 240 softies,

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though that number will go up again soon as we open up the rest of the stragglers next week.

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I am in the processes of finding another donation site,

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as we have more then needed already for the Boys and Girls clubs of Hobokin and Jersey City.

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Oh what a problem to have!

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I hope you enjoy the photos!

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Just a quicky

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Just a quick post for you before I turn in for the night. Last week when my friend was over here (when I hurt my ankle,) she saw my stack o’ hats for my Max hat pattern, and asked if I could make her and her daughter a matching set.

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So I picked up some sparklie pink and black yarn when I was finally able to go to the yarn store.

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I think they turned out awesome!! The flower was made loosely from this pattern by Lucy.

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This morning Kyla was wearing all white. She wanted a red necklace. So I grabbed some chunky chain I had laying about, left over from my chain infinity scarves, and tied this together for her. She was quite the happy little one.

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Then off to the store I ran. Look what I found for 99 cents. I bought 3 boxes. Anyone want to come over for tea and caramel wafers?

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This weekend I would love to finish unpacking this pile. It is in one corner of the “spare” room ~ one day to be Kyla’s room ~ and is the last of the girls stuff. Mostly off season clothes and books. I think. I have a feeling the Goodwill pile will be large.

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The girls brought the large pile of boxes upstairs to stack in another corner of the room. We will have to have another Craft Hope box opening party tomorrow. I really hope to make some deliveries next week.

There are quite a few things I would like to get done this weekend, but we will have to see how my ankle is doing. It is much better, but if I use it too much, I have to stop for a while. That’s fine, I have more knit and crochet to do then I would like to admit.

Well, past my bedtime. We’ll chat again in a day or two. Nighty~night.

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106!! Craft Hope 19

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With all the … life … happening in my life lately, I am rather late in sharing the last Craft Hope box opening adventure.

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There were two full boxes that contained a total of 44 of these little sock beenie critters. Many of them came with cards stating the name of the critter, and the first name and hometown of the creator.

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This is my favorite box so far. I couldn’t wait for the girls to open it!

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There was much joy as all the boxes were opened.

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In addition to the sock beanie critters, there were another 27 lovable characters unpacked. That brings the total to 106.

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Of course, it took me so long to post these photos that there is another large pile of boxes waiting to be opened again. Sooo…more to come another day.

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Thank you to each and every one of you who have sent us some love for Sandy victims.

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