Crochet For Camping

Hello Everyone, I am excited because with Spring the camping season will be here soon. Yes I love to go camping. I do need to get busy and find room for more items like towels, silverware and etc. I then started to research on crochet patterns for a camper. Below you will find some of those patterns.

I loved the looks of this organizer for the bathroom. I need all the help I can get in that small space. You can find this pattern here https://www.thriftydiydiva.com/diy-crochet-bathroom-door-organizer/

This colorful set caught my eye. Bright colors just say summer to me. https://www.topcrochetpatterns.com/crochet-patterns/camping-set

I was thinking these would make a great kitchen item for the camper. https://www.redheart.com/free-patterns/hanging-baskets-on-dowel

We all know that it can get cooler in the evening and this blanket would make a great thing to curl up with by the campfire. https://therustedpansy.wordpress.com/2017/09/13/wip-091317

This is just too cute not to mention! If you are not into doing the real thing this would be one way to go camping without being outdoors. https://www.amazon.com/Lets-Go-Camping-Crochet-Adventure

I am so looking forward to the feeling I get from getting away and camping. Let me know if you like to go camping and if you have any ideas or any patterns that I have not seen.

Thank you so much for stopping and taking a look!

Laura 🙂

Simple Easter Basket Pattern

Molly and her Easter Basket

Easter is fast approaching so I thought I would see what I could crochet for some decorations. I created this Easter Basket. I love the way it turned out and it really is simple to make.

What you will need is a I/9 5.50 mm.

I used 2 strands of yarn and it was some that I had left over. I use Red Heart yarn and it did not take even a full skein of yarn. I used a variegated and a solid together.

You will also need 2 pipe cleaners, some craft glue, a yarn needle to sew in the ends and the handle on the basket and something to decorate the outside of the basket.

I used some jeweled color gems that I purchased from a local craft store. You really do not need a gauge for this project.

  • Stitches used single crochet (sc)
  • chain (ch)
  • slip stitch (sl st)

The basket is worked in rounds but you will slip stitch together at the end of each round, ch 1 turn and go the other direction.

To start out with you will use a magic circle, here is a link if you do not know how https://www.wikihow.com/Crochet-a-Magic-Ring

The Basket

In the magic circle sc 8 times and then pull the magic circle together.

  • Rnd 2 ch 1 turn, 2 sc in each st around, sl st into the 1st sc (16 sc)
  • Rnd 3 ch1 turn, * 2 sc in next st, sc in the next st* continue between *’s around, sl st together (24 sc)
  • Rnd 4 ch 1 turn, * 2 sc in next st, sc in the next 2 sts* continue between *’s around, sl st together (32 sc)
  • Rnd 5 ch 1 turn, sc in next st and around, sl st together
  • Rnd 6 ch 1 turn, * 2 sc in next st, sc in the next 3 sts* continue between *’s around, sl st together (40 sc)
  • Rnd 7 Repeat rnd 5
  • Rnd 8 ch 1 turn, * 2 sc in next st, sc in the next 4 sts* continue between *’s around, sl st together (48 sc)
  • Rnd 9 Repeat rnd 5
  • Rnd 10 – 17 Continue to repeat rnd 5, fasten off and weave in ends

The Handle

I used 2 pipe cleaners twisted together

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Row 1 Sc in the 2nd ch from hook, sc in the next st, now take the 2 twisted pipe cleaners and start to sc over them, continue to do this across and at the end sc in the last 2 sts, fasten off and weave in the ends

Now sew the handle onto the basket about 2 inches down from the top, I used the variegated yarn to sew the handle on and as you can see below it blended really well.

I then proceeded to glue on the gems for a finished basket. If you have any questions please contact me and I will be happy to answer them for you.

This pattern is copyright Dunmire Crochet Corner ©2019 so Please do not copy, share, adjust or resell my pattern.

All finished crocheted items made from this pattern may be sold. If you share images of finished product online, you must link back to this page.

Thank you so much for taking a look and I hope you have an wonderful day

Laura 🙂

Quilt Afghan With A Half and Half Color Granny Square Pattern

Hello Everyone,

I just love what all you can do with making Granny Squares. This afghan is made with half and half color granny square. The designs that you can make by sewing the squares together are amazing. You can be inspired by sewn quilts like I have or make up your own. As you can see this covers the top of my queen size bed.

Materials you will need: A Crochet Hook I/9 5.5 mm, I used Red Heart Super Saver yarn approx. 4 skeins of the variegated (5 oz) and 3 skeins of the solid (7 oz). A yarn needle for sewing in the ends and sewing the blocks together.

The squares are 12 inches, you will make 30 squares and 9 rounds per square. These squares are worked like a regular granny square but you will be turning and changing colors

Stitches Used: Slip St (sl st), chain (ch), Double Crochet (dc) Half Double Crochet (hdc)

Gauge: 10 dc = 3 in wide, 2 rows = 1.5 in

With the solid color ch 4, sl to together to form a ring

Rnd 1 Ch 3 (counts as dc here and throughout) dc 2 times into the ring, ch 2, dc 3 times into ring, change to variegated yarn and ch 2, (leave tail of solid color behind to use later) 3 dc into ring, ch 2, 3 dc, hdc into top of ch 3

Rnd 2 Turn ch 3, in hdc space 2 dc, ch 1 and in corner 3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc, ch 1 and in next corner 3 dc, change color by picking up the solid and ch 2, 3 dc in same space, ch 1, 3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc in next corner, hdc in top of ch 3

Rnd 3 Turn ch 3, 2 dc in hdc space, ch 1, in next ch 1 space 3 dc, ch 1, in corner 3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc, ch 1, 3 dc in next ch 1 space, ch 1, in corner 3 dc pick up the variegated color, ch 2, 3 dc in same space, continue around till the beginning and hdc into top of ch 3

Rnd 4 – 9 Keep repeating rnd 3 and in each ch 1 space you will be doing 3 dc, When you get to the end of rnd 9 instead of doing the hdc ch 2 and sl st into the top of ch 3 and fasten off. Weave in all ends.

Once you get all 30 squares done you will need to sew them together according to the graph in any way you want to. I used a yarn needle and ran the yarn through both back loops.

You can always contact me if you have any problems with the pattern. I will be happy to help if you have any questions along the way.

This pattern is copyright Dunmire Crochet Corner ©2019 so Please do not copy, share, adjust or resell my pattern.

All finished crocheted items made from this pattern may be sold. If you share images of finished product online, you must link back to this page.

Thank you for stopping by and I hope your day is filled with laughter and love.

Laura 🙂

A Little Luck Of The Irish In Crochet & Crafts

I have been busy with my Brother and Sister in Law coming down to Florida to visit so I am behind on everything! It was great to see them but now that they are back home it is time to get busy again.

Seeing that St Patrick’s Day will be here soon I thought I would see what there was available in crochet and crafts for this Holiday.

I ran across this Four Leaf Clover Throw and thought I have not seen anything like this before. I love the different color of greens that run through it.

You can find the pattern here: http://www.redheart.com/free-patterns/four-leaf-clover-throw

This is such a cute way to capture those precious moments with this Lucky Shamrock Frame. I wish I had more time to delve into all the crafts I would like to indulge in. (sigh) 🙂

The directions and all the materials needed to accomplish this project are found here: Lucky Shamrock Frame at Joann.com.

Are you one of the many who celebrate this holiday? I know I have some Irish in my blood and so I wondered where and when did this holiday come about.  Below is some information about this holiday thanks to Wikipedia.

Saint Patrick’s Day, or the Feast of Saint Patrick (Irish: Lá Fhéile Pádraig, “the Day of the Festival of Patrick”), is a cultural and religious celebration held on 17 March, the traditional death date of Saint Patrick (c. AD 385–461), the foremost patron saint of Ireland.

Saint Patrick’s Day was made an official Christian feast day in the early 17th century and is observed by the Catholic Church, the Anglican Communion (especially the Church of Ireland),[4] the Eastern Orthodox Church, and Lutheran Church. The day commemorates Saint Patrick and the arrival of Christianity in Ireland,[3] as well as celebrating the heritage and culture of the Irish in general.[5] Celebrations generally involve public parades and festivals, céilithe, and the wearing of green attire or shamrocks.[6] Christians also attend church services[5][7] and the Lenten restrictions on eating and drinking alcohol are lifted for the day, which has encouraged and propagated the holiday’s tradition of alcohol consumption.[5][6][8][9]

On St Patrick’s Day it is customary to wear shamrocks and/or green clothing or accessories (the “wearing of the green”). St Patrick is said to have used the shamrock, a three-leaved plant, to explain the Holy Trinity to thepagan Irish.[13][14]

Well this certainly explains why there is so much alcohol consumption on this day! I often wondered too where the custom of wearing green came from.

Here is a cute Irish Hat to make and then to wear while celebrating!

You can find this pattern here: https://www.freepatterns.com/detail.html?code=FC01287&cat_id=334

I love this wreath and the way they have incorporated all the different fabrics to convey the Irish Spirit!

The directions and materials to create this wreath are found here: St. Patrick’s Day Wreath at Joann.com.

I can say that I did learn some things about why we celebrate this day. Have a great time celebrating this Irish Holiday and I hope you gained some inspiration on some items that you can create for this day!

Thank you as always for stopping by and entering my wacky creative world!

Laura 🙂

Race Day A Crochet Jeff Gordon Afghan

I love watching Nascar and I am a Fan of Jeff Gordon. My husband has a room full of items of Jeff Gordon so you know he is definitely a fan.  I am not sure any more of what year I did this afghan as a surprise for my husband. I was able to surprise him which is not an easy feat to accomplish. I was able to crochet the majority of the afghan while he was around because I of course am always crocheting something for around the house. There is a part of the afghan that I did while he was at work and I had a day off of work.  There were times that I took my mother-in-law to a doctors appointment and took it with me to work on.  I was able to complete the afghan without him realizing what I was doing. It had also took me longer to accomplish than what I had expected. I wanted to have it completed by Christmas and then I wanted to have it done by his Birthday and that was in January. Needless to say I did not get it done by either of those dates. I was able to give it to him about a month later. He absolutely loved it. I guess the reason I am writing about this is because Jeff Gordon is going to be retiring after this year and we will miss seeing him on the race track!

The back of this afghan is just the checkers. I had found a picture of Jeff in cross stitch and adapted it to the crochet. I made a rectangle in the afghan stitch so I was able to cross stitch his likeness on to the rectangle. The blanket was all made with the checker squares and sewn together. After I finished the rectangle I sewed it to the middle of the afghan.

If you are interested or know someone who is a fan there are some patterns for afghans that I have found.

 

These afghan graphs are available for purchase here http://www.mckcreations.com/racing.htm

I found this afghan that someone had done in single crochet but no pattern but thought it might help someone with inspiration.

Thanks for stopping by and I am off to watch the Sprint Cup Race!!

Laura 🙂

Make It A Crochet Valentines Day!

We all know that Valentines Day will be here soon. Why not add some fun and creative crochet to help celebrate the day! There are so many unique items that you can incorporate into that special day.

I ran across these cute Lips to make as an application or what ever your heart desires. Click here for the pattern {walker whimsy}: Crochet Kissy Lips {14 Days of Fluffy Stuff}.

Another way to add some fun to your wardrobe is to make this scarf! This could be made in pastel colors as shown or make it more vibrant with some red and white or even a touch of black added to it.  You will find the pattern here Conversation Hearts Scarf – Media – Crochet Me.

Have you ever wondered when Valentines Day was first associated with Romantic Love? Well I did so here is some information for you to take with you thanks to Wikipedia.

The day was first associated with romantic love in the circle of Geoffrey Chaucer in the High Middle Ages, when the tradition ofcourtly love flourished. In 18th-century England, it evolved into an occasion in which lovers expressed their love for each other by presenting flowers, offering confectionery, and sending greeting cards (known as “valentines“). In Europe, Saint Valentine’s Keys are given to lovers “as a romantic symbol and an invitation to unlock the giver’s heart”, as well as to children, in order to ward off Saint Valentine’s Malady.[6] Valentine’s Day symbols that are used today include the heart-shaped outline, doves, and the figure of the winged Cupid. Since the 19th century, handwritten valentines have given way to mass-produced greeting cards.[7]

All right back to some of those unique crochet items that you can create for Valentines Day!  We go from the neck down to the feet. 🙂 I saw these and wanted to make me a pair of these slippers.

Pattern: Heart and Sole Slippers | AllFreeCrochet.com.

Here is one for the kids or those of us who remember doing this game on paper! I don’t know about you but I remember playing this game with my Brother, Sister and Cousins all the time.  Those are some fond memories! 🙂

Free Crochet Pattern – Cupid’s Tic Tac Toe.

Why not add some Romance with some home decor. A wreath of roses for your door or window!

Gorgeous Rose Wreath | AllFreeCrochet.com.

I have made some of these crochet Heart Coasters and love the way they turned out! As you can see they make any table have a touch of Romance.

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You can find the pattern here: Valentine Heart Coaster Crochet Pattern | Red Heart.

If you have had any fun things that you have made for Valentines Day let me know. I would love to see some of them! Thank you for stopping by and hope you had fun looking at the different things you can create in crochet to make your Valentines Day Romantic and Fun!!

Laura 🙂

A New Find Of Taxidermy Crochet

While I was having fun searching my favorite sites I ran across a picture of a deer that had been crocheted. I then said Wow! It looked so life like but it had been crocheted. I of course then did some more research and found that there was some people that were doing a thing called Taxidermy Crochet.

This is one of the many pictures of animals that Shauna Richardson has done. I was amazed by what she was able to accomplish with crochet. If you want to know more about her you can go to http://shaunarichardson.com/ 

Another picture I had ran across was one from Nathan Vincent. His Lion that he had created was awesome in my opinion. To see more of Nathan’s work go to  http://nathanvincent.com/

I wanted to know how you they had accomplished this art form. It was then on to more research to see if anyone had a pattern of taxidermy crochet. I soon discovered a form of Faux Taxidermy.  There were different ways to accomplish this form of crochet.

This I thought would be great for a child’s room! You can find her pattern at Ravelry: Rhinka the Rhino – Faux Taxidermy Head pattern by Sanda J. Dobrosavljev. I found quite a few of these kind of faux crochet on Pinterest that I thought were cute.

Another way of the accomplishing the faux taxidermy is to use a sweater that you no longer want. I thought it was quite a unique way of adding some art to your home.

This artist name is Rachel Denny and she uses mixed media to create her art. She has some amazing and unique art of nature. You can find more information on her at http://racheldenny.com/

I showed my husband the picture I found of the deer from Shauna Richardson and of course you know what he asked. He wanted to know if I could do something like that for him.  I now get to add that to my list of things I want to try in crochet. I am not sure that I will be able to accomplish something like this but I sure would like to give it a try! 🙂

Thank you for stopping by and coming into my world of creative crochet!

Laura 🙂