Finished Object: Another Lap Throw

IMG_5990[1]IMG_5989[1]As I mentioned previously, I was working on Lap Throw #2 to donate to Nursing Home Residents.

This pattern is actually listed as a baby blanket but, baby blankets make nice lap throws also. I really, really, enjoyed this nice and super simple pattern. This is definitely one of those patterns that you can zone out and watch a movie. An added bonus–it works up super quickly. And because of this, the procrastinator in me took over and took a 2 day break. Today, I finished it and I simply love how it turned out. I want one for myself. Maybe one day I’ll have time to treat myself 😉

This is a free pattern that can be found HERE.

Details:

Yarn – Red Heart Super Saver

Color – Cherry Red

Hook – J (6.00 mm)

Weight – Worsted (4)

Level – Beginner to Easy

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Finished Objected: One Skein Lapghan

This past Saturday, I finished the lapghan that I had been working on to donate to the Nursing Home.

They call this pattern the one-skein lapghan because it is only supposed to use 1 jumbo skein of Red Heart Super Saver; however, I had to use another smaller skein because the pattern called for 853 yards and the jumbo skein was only 747 yards.

Moving on, I love how this turned out! The color is perfect. It has a nice drape but, it still has some weight to it for warmth. I also loved the pattern for the most part. The front post double crochets and back post double crochets were fun to work on. I also liked doing the cluster stitch. But, man I hated working the crab stitch/reverse single crochet edging. It just was not fun. But, it all worked out and I am very pleased with the finished result.

Note: My sister, April, made the brown lapghan that you see in the pictures. She used the same pattern.

This free pattern can be found HERE.

Details:

Yarn – Red Heart Super Saver

Weight – Worsted (4)

Color – Paddy Green

Hook – L (8.00 mm)

Level – Easy

Crochet Style (OOTD)

I decided to start a new segment on the blog for Crochet Style and Knit Style. It is essentially outfit of the days (OOTD) but, there is a focus on how I style the wearable items that I handmade.

Today, I am wearing the Any Day Cardigan designed by the Double Stitch Twins. This is a free pattern that can be found HERE.

Outfit Details:

Cardigan – Handmade by me

Sweater – New York and Company

Pencil Skirt – Thrifted

Boots – Walmart

WIP: Lap Throws for Charity

The Missionary Department at my church decided to make lap quilts for Nursing Home residents as Christmas gifts.  I am responsible for making 2-3 lap throws.

I have had this pattern in my free pattern folder for some years now and I knew it would be perfect for the project. So far, I have done about 20% of the lap throw and it’s going by wonderfully. It is a very easy pattern that is very easy to memorize. I plan on making another throw in red and another in soft navy. I am trying to keep with general colors so, that they can be given to female or male residents.

I really hope they enjoy it!

Details:

Level – Easy

Yarn – Red Heart Super Saver

Color – Paddy Green

Hook – US L/6.00mm

Finished Object: Elegance Doilie by Coats & Clark

I love making doilies!! If I could I would make millions but, I would have nowhere to put them. So, whenever there is an opportunity to create one I jump on it. I love that doilies are so classic and so vintage and so elegant.

Recently, I got this gorgeous ZZ Plant for my office and I love it. Its a tough and durable plant; yet, it is so lovely. I placed the plant in my window but, it was seriously lacking something. That something was this doilie.

I grabbed my booklet on doilies and decided to crochet the Elegance doilie (I love that name.)

The project worked up in a matter of hours and didn’t take long at all. When it was complete, I blocked it by holding the doilie under cold water and wringing out the excess water. I then blocked it in place on my Yoga mat using straight pins. Usually, when I make doilies after it finishes blocking I iron it using starch. However, this time I skipped that step because I wanted to take it to my office immediately. I still thinks it looks great!

The yarn used was Aunt Lydia’s Fashion Thread in Size 10. The color is frost green. (My fave color for doilies are cream because it pays homage to those vintage doilies from the past but, I am really feeling this green. It still came out classically elegant.)

Up close and personal shots: