Do YOU Knit?

I've known how to knit for a while but I rarely ever finish what I start.

Why? It's SLOW. Well slow for me anyway. However it doesn't mean it isn't awesome. I've always been fascinated about how different crochet and knitting is and sometimes its nice to have a change of pace and learn something different.    

Some of the things that attracts me to knitting is the fact that the fabric is thinner than crochet if you are using the same yarn which is convenient if you live the Texas heat like I do. (Its November and we are still in 80 degree weather) I think the best difference it that it uses LESS yarn!

So as an experiment I am taking a ball of Lion Brand's Shawl in a Ball and I am designing a wrap/scarf that is going to have a knitted and crocheted version just to see the difference in size with the same 518 yards.

I'm ALMOST finished with my knitted version. (THOSE COLORS!)

Do you knit, crochet, or both? Let me know! 

Free Pattern! Kitty Ear Hat

This hat is super easy to make with no sewing!

This hat is super easy to make with no sewing!

Kitty Ear Hat

Sizes : Child/Tween/Adult   18/19/21” hat circumference

Yarn: Baby Bee Baby Lou Lou in Strawberry(38% acrylic/62% polyamide/ 3.5oz/100g/267yd/244m)

I/9-5.50 mm Hook

Gauge: 13 sts x 9 rows = 4” in dc

 Brim

Ch 9

Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across. Turn [8 sc]

Rows 2- 60 (62,66): CH 1, scblo in each sc across. Turn

Do not fasten off.

Holding short ends together and working through both thicknesses, sl st through the back lp of each sc and corresponding foundation ch seaming the brim together.

Do not fasten off.

Hat

Turn work to crochet into the row ends of the brim.

Rnd 1: CH 3 (does not count as dc), dc in each sc row end around, dc in same place as ch-3, Join in 1st dc made. Turn [60, 62, 66 dc]

Rnds 2- 11 (12, 13) : Ch 3, dc in in each dc around, dc in same place as ch 3. Join in 1st dc made. Turn

Do not fasten off.

Ears

Holding last row together to seam the top of the hat

Sc through both thicknesses of each dc across the last row [30, 31, 33 sc]

Turn to work along the row edge

Sl st down 4, (4, 5) rows

Turn to work at an angle going back towards the top of the hat.

Sl st at an angle through both thicknesses until you reach the top of the hat (sc row).

Count the number of stitches from the sl st over to corner of your “ear” as a guide for the next section. (I’m just gonna call it X# of stitches, this is to make sure your ears are the same size )

Working along the top of the hat again, sl st across each sc until you have X# of stitches remaining.

Since I used this fuzzy yarn its kind of hard to see the slip stitches, so this may help.

Since I used this fuzzy yarn its kind of hard to see the slip stitches, so this may help.

Yarn Haul!

Happy weekend everyone!

So I got a chance to shop at the Hobby Lobby that just recently opened near me and wow, they really have some great stuff! I literally walked back and forth in between the two aisles of yarn for so long that my husband left to go to another store, made his purchase, then came back and said "ok, wrap it up." ;-P

It had been a while since I last shopped at a Hobby Lobby since I would have to make an hour's drive, so I was impressed with all the new yarn that I hadn't seen before, especially the store brand yarns!

I don't know about you, but I have to touch EVERY SINGLE ONE. There was so much squishy, colorful, fuzzy, shiny yarn candy I probably spent an hour (yes, ridiculously enough) touching everything trying to make my selections.

Here's what I got:

 

So I've been wanting to try Lion Brand's Shawl in a Ball for a while so I should have a design whipped up for it soon, the colors are soooo pretty! I sometimes think that the yarn snobs out there shy away from store brand yarns but Hobby Lobby really has some great stuff. While I didn't bring home everything I wanted to I will be going back to get some more novelty yarns to play with. Just look at those colors though!

I previously usedI Love This Yarn! for my Gamer Jacket and it worked wonderfully!

It doesn't pill very much, is super soft and very durable.

Stay tuned for a new free pattern and don't forget to visit my Facebook page to enter the giveaway for my book! You will find the pinned post here.

 

My First Book!

Welcome to my new website!

I'm excited to share with you all my first crochet book "Learn to Crochet Linked Stitches".

 

I'm sure you may have heard of linked stitches before (maybe not) but these are worked quite a bit differently and you can link not just your double and treble crochet stitches but also single crochet, half-double crochet and more!

I hope you join me on my Facebook Page for a book giveaway :)

**Please bear with me as I work on my site because I am literally learning as I go, but I plan to start adding free patterns soon!