Walking the talk
1) I am modeling for you today a rosary style, 24 inch labradorite necklace set. In case you have never heard of it, labradorite is a stone that has pearly hues that shimmer in a range of iridescent blues and greens. Labradorite is associated with a large range of metaphysical properties. It is considered to protect and shield against negativity. Labradorite is said to lift one's mood, reducing insecurities and fears while encouraging self-empowerment. Great gemstone to add to your collection.
1) Jack-in-the-Web was constructed using a doily pattern by Marsha Glassner. It is a free pattern on Ravelry. This was made up fairly quick, with Omega 100% cotton #5 and a 2.5 mm hook. Great pattern!
2) Large white pumpkin was made using the Little Rustic Pumpkin by Rebecca Langford. It is a free pattern on Ravelry. https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/little-rustic-pumpkin
It was made using LionBrand hometown USA/ Los Angeles Tan which is a Super Bulky yarn in an ivory color. I added less third loop rows to this pumpkin (just because) and used an 8 mm hook for this one. I also added a crochet stem based on a free pumpkin pattern found at https://sonspopkes.com/2018/08/21/free-crochet-pumpkin-pattern
I used some leftover scraps in an unknown colorway and unknown yarn blend. I held two strands together and used a 5mm hook. I also made the base of the stem (the part that attaches to the pumpkin) a little wider.
1) The Mini Rings of Change Doily by Frank O'Randle is a free pattern on Ravelry.
This is the first 42 rows of the 111 rounds of the Rings of Change pattern. In his patterns the stitch pattern is never repeated once it has been used. So this is very entertaining. Most of the stitch patterns are short and easy to remember across the row. I am loving this!
You can use this pattern for a baby blanket up to and over 40”/101cm if you use worsted weight and a J/6mm hook or as small as 16.5”/42cm if you use crochet thread and a B/2.25mm hook to make it as a doily.
2) The Vanya Cowl by Hannah Siegmund of the Cozy Cottage Crochet Podcast is a paid-for pattern available on Ravelry that you can find here:
The Vanya Cowl is designed for lace weight yarn. I used Bilas 100% silk yarn in Silver 656 yards/100g) and a 3.25 mm hook.
3) Segue Sock by Deanne Ramsey of Addydae Designs is a project that has returned after a year. The second sock had never been completed because I found the first one a bit too big, but I am now completing it so I can gift them for Christmas 2019. I am making the size 4 in a 3.5 mm hook using Opal/Sunrise with a contrasting heel, toe and cuff, out of Valley Yarns/Hawthorn Sock yarn. And just like that I am in love again!
4) The Faux-Fur Vest pattern can be purchased with a kit at the LionBrand’s site. But it is also available free on the Mama in a Stitch blog.
I am using Lion Brand’s Faux Fur in the colorway Chinchilla and am making the L/XL size using an 11.5 mm hook.