Walking the talk
1) I am wearing a necklace and earring set that I made from African Jaspers beads some time ago. The necklace has a purchased bronze colored metal pendant. This statement necklace has always been one of my favorites.
2) I am also wearing a three crocheted bracelets that I call My All Hallows Bracelet set. They are made by first crocheting a 6 inch spiral chord, then adding bead caps to the ends using wrapped loops and finally adding charms and closure to the end loops. There are many tutorials available for making the spiral chord, I can direct you to two that I found most helpful.
1. My Mother-Of-The-Groom dress is complete! It is based on a pattern by Jenny King that was published at Annie’s Crochet (https://www.anniescatalog.com) and is called the Everlasting Wedding Dress. I used King Cole’s Finesse (a cotton/silk blend) with a 4.5 mm hook. I used 11 – 50 g skeins. I have found an appropriate underdress and am all set for the big day!
2) I completed my socks for the Mischief Managed Mal hosted by https://crochetcakes.com I followed Clarisabeth’s “Vintage Wave” socks pattern (find it on her site https://crochetcakes.com). I used a 3.5 mm hook and the Bellatrix colorway by https://littlebeanlovesyarn.com as my main color.
3) As a third entry for the Mischief Managed Mal, I made witchy doily following a paid-for pattern by Cylinda Mathews found on Ravelry at https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/masquerade-party-crinoline-girl-doily---item-0475 . I have named my project “Minerva” after Harry Potter’s teacher Minerva Mcgonagall.
I used Red Heart Mercerized Cotton in black and Petra DMC cotton in a green colorway (though not the right color for McGonagall) with a 2.5 mm hook.
3) I have made a second doily following the pattern by Marsha Glassnor called Boo! that I decided to call “Dementors are here”. It was made in Omega Cotton yarn in a grey colorway using a 2.25 mm hook. The pattern is free and can be found on Ravelry at https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/boo-12 .
4) I made the perfect pumpkin following the Little Rustic Pumpkin by Rebecca Langford. You can see a free version of the pattern on her blog https://yarnandchai.com or you can buy an ad-free version. The designer also provides a video tutorial that can be found at https://youtu.be/6SfxhD44DZY . To make my pumpkin I stranded Red Heart’s Super Saver in the Pumpkin colorway with an unknown fingering weight terracotta colored yarn on half of the pumpkin and with a 75/25 BFL/nylon fingering weight yarn dyed by Norah George and also call Pumpkin. I used a 4.5 mm hook.
I have no crochet wips currently on my hook! (Well at the time of this recording anyway…)