Monday, November 25, 2013

Packer Afghan Featured on Ravelry!

My mind is blown! Ravelry featured my Packer Afghan on their "where my stitches at?" on November 15th. I didn't even know it until I opened up Ravelry to look at a pattern I want to make, and noticed over 60 messages in my mailbox. Thank you to everyone who has left a comment! I appreciate it!

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Bizzy Crochet FB Page 1500 LIKES Giveaway!

Hey all! 
I'm having another giveaway! Bizzy Crochet's FB page has finally hit 1500 LIKES, so I am giving away a fun prize package with some yarn, a book, and some fun crochet tools like a hook, a stitch marker and some buttons. 

(Just a hint...the tab button is your friend. Use it to get to the orange button. Don't ask me why it acts like that, it just does.)

The only requirement to be eligible to win the prize package is that you are a "liker" of Bizzy Crochet's FB page! There is also a "bonus" entry for you if you like my Instagram page too! :)

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Crochet Beans the Kitty

This kitties name is "Cinnamon".

Crochet "Beans" the Kitty Pattern

G hook/red heart super saver yarn

R1- ch2, 6sc in 2nd ch. don't join. 
R2- 2 sc in each (12)
R3- 2 sc in each (24)
R4- (sc in 1sc, 2sc in next) around (36)
R5- sc in each
R6- (sc in 2sc, 2sc in next) around (48)
R7-9- sc in each. 
R10- (sc in 4sc, sc dec) around, (40)
R11-12- sc 
R13- (sc in 3sc, sc dec) around. (32)
R14-15- sc
R16- (sc in 1sc, sc dec) around, sc in last 2. (22)
R17-18- sc in each. Don't cut. 
Stuff plump. Pinch top together and sc through both thicknesses. Cut. Tuck end. 
Cut a long piece & with lg eye needle, start at the bottom, push up to one side of the finish row in the center- go over the finish row and push needle through to the bottom. Tie snugly, indenting the head to make ears. 
Embroider a pink nose. Eyes use black or white or whatever you have on hand. 

Tail: ch 22, sc in 2 ch from hook, sc in each ch. (21)
Cut leaving a long end and sew to butt. 

Kitty Knits

     I've been on a "kitty" kick for the past two days. I found this adorable pattern by Linda at Natural Suburbia and I've just gone kitty crazy! It takes me about an hour to make one. It uses so little yarn that I have been using bits from my "ball stash". They are great little stash busters. 

     The most fun part of this for me has been naming them. The original pattern done by Linda was named "Beans". I adopted that same name for the first little guy I made (first picture). When I started using other colors, they needed other names. I had my friends on Bizzy Crochet's FB page help me name one of the kitties...which I called Paprika, but there were so many cute names I decided that I needed to make a kitty for each name. I'm about 1/3 of the way through the list. 






"Cherry" and "Pumpkin"

Size 6 dpns, a little ball of yarn, and some fluff....THE CUTE IS RIDICULOUS!

 Once is the pattern.

Saturday, November 02, 2013

Finished Mushroom Purse

I finished what I call my 'mushroom bag'. I used fall tone acrylic yarn that I purchased on clearance. Then I lined it with an adorable cotton blend mushroom patterned fabric. I added a chunky wooden button and wooden handles. I love the way it turned out, and I can hardly wait to give it to my friend for her birthday. 

The original pattern is in this issue of Simply Crochet-UK, which you can get as a download online or through the newsstand app on iPhone.