Personal Crochet Projects

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Have I told you how much I love to crochet? Does this photo of my yarn stash closet give you an idea? This photo was taken a couple of years ago so it has gone through several changes as I use up and then buy new yarn.

YARN

Although I do crochet for different ministries more than any other reason, I also crochet gifts for friends and family and for my home. Here are a few of those items.

This is the Pineapple Squares Afghan I made for my daughter, Kathy. You can read more about it here.

PineappleSquaresAfghan2

Next up is the Snowflake Pillow I also made for Kathy a couple of years ago. Isn’t it pretty?

Red and White Snowflake Pillow

Red and White Snowflake Pillow

I also made a different color variation of this pillow, plus a matching afghan, as a gift for my good friend and mentor, Pat Knight.

Blue and White Snowflake Afghan and Pillow Set

Blue and White Snowflake Afghan and Pillow Set

A few years ago, Kathy saw this Wind Chime Afghan in one of my crochet magazines (or online somewhere) and asked me to make it for her. I also made her the matching cover for one of her large sofa pillows. You can see both in the photo below, decorating her very comfy living room chair. Please excuse the small size of this photo. I tried to enlarge it using what I have for photo editing software but it just made everything blurry.

Kathy_Afghan_Pillow

Lest you think that I never make anything for myself, here are a few projects I’ve made for our home.

First up, a few days ago I finished making a new valance for our kitchen window. I loved the pineapple squares afghan I made for Kathy so much that I used the same pattern to make this valance. Those things hanging just in front of the valance are some of our smaller wind chimes.

KitchenValance4

I am absolutely loving this Square Stitch Sampler Afghan, which is draped over the back of the couch. The different stitches make for a wonderful combination of textures, and the different colors just add to my enjoyment. This has been my favorite crochet project… so far.

This Red Lapghan used to grace the back of our couch, but that was before the Square Stitch Sampler Afghan usurped its position. Now the Red Lapghan rests on the back of my recliner for me to use during the chilly months. If you look very closely you can see that there is a pattern crocheted into this lapghan.

The red color in this photo is deceiving because it is the same color red as in the photos above of the Square Stitch Sampler Afghan. I guess my camera and photo editing software does not always translate color very well.

Red Lapghan

Next is what I call my Wild and Crazy Lapghan. Every so often I work up a piece to use up my yarn leftovers from other projects. This is the most recent project I’ve made from those leftovers. Pretty wild, huh?

Wild-and-Crazy-Afghan

This is my latest personal afghan project. The pattern is called City Blocks Afghan but I’ve named my version the Pink Blocks Afghan because I used different shades of pink in it rather than the actual colors called for in the pattern.

I also enjoy crocheting dish cloths which I use every single day. I rarely use paper towels since I started using these dish cloths, and I really like the nubby texture of them for cleaning. When they get old and faded, I recycle them for cleaning in other parts of the house.

These happen to be in shades of pink but I’ve made them in all kinds of colors. I use a clean one daily, sometimes more than once a day if it’s been that kind of busy-in-the-kitchen day for me.

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Recently I made these cute ear warmers for some friends. They are so cute I wish I could wear one but this hot-flash gal wouldn’t be able to keep one on for long! I made three of these altogether. I neglected to take a photo of the first one, which was made in the exact color combo as that cutie is wearing. I used the same colors of yarn in the other two but in different combinations and with different buttons. I am definitely not a photographer, so please excuse the poor quality of the center photo and the one on the right. The colors in those photos show up much darker than they really are.

I’ll be adding to this page as I finish new projects, so be sure to check back from time to time!

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