Tag Archive | pattern

Box of Chocolates Cocoon

I love chocolate so when I saw this pattern I had to make it. It is the best way to enjoy chocolate without gaining weight. My version is shown. Enjoy!

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Autism Awareness Scarf

As some know, I work with special needs children. They have a special place in my heart. (Funny I was terrified of them as a youth.) Even though it is summer I was thinking about scarves. Last year I made several of the Pink Ribbon scarves and probably will again. diy-free-pattern-crochet-pink-ribbon-awareness-breast-cancer-scarf















I wanted a scarf with the Autism Awareness Ribbon. There are some out there but they are honestly more complicated than I want. So I stumbled across this blanket. I loved it but REALLY don’t need another blanket project right now. (I have 4 in the works right now!)
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Anyway, I decided to make a scarf from this general idea. This is the first one. Kinda a prototype. It must not be too bad. A lady from the Robeson County chapter of Autism Society asked me if I would consider making one for a raffle. And someone else who has an autistic child asked for one for later. So here is my first version. I think I will tweak it a little in the future. But not sure how right now. I honestly just had to get the idea out of my head.



First Published Pattern for Sale

Well I finally did it. I took the jump to the next level of crafting and wrote up, took photos, had the pattern tested and put it for sale on Ravelry. So without further ado, here it is the pattern for the car canopy tent I designed. It is called Heartfelt Car Canopy Tent by Nadine Creates. I would love it if you check out, tell everyone you know and share it.
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Camo Love

Do you ever look at something, in my case yarn, and see it a different way? I love when that happens. Recently I completed a baby blanket for my future grandson. Afterwards there was some of the yarn left. I figured it would be great for booties and a cap for him when I saw something else.

What do you think? I call it “Camo Love”.  Think I have a new product for the shop. Can’t you see it in pink camouflage for girls?

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Baby Blankets

I have been working on baby blankets recently. I have a new grandson on the way and mom loves camoflauge. So I hope she loves this blanket. It is the Drops In A Pond blanket design. You can see more examples of the ones I have made here.

Camo Blanket

Camo Blanket

Camo Blanket

Camo Blanket





I also finished a lap, nap, cot blanket. It is a Circle In A Square design. It is great way to use up scraps. I worked on the squares in the morning while riding the bus with students. Funny but watching me crochet helped keep them calm and interested. So I showed them the finished product when I put the squares together and made the blanket. It will either go to a school for a pre-k class or I may let a school auction it off during fall festival. Unless I sell it before then. In which case I will make another one for the school!

circles in square blanket

circles in square blanket

circles in square blanket

circles in square blanket







Oh! How do you like my babies that are using the blankets? The little girl on the left is a reborn doll by Jenni Sholter and the other is a doll I have had for a while.

Well I am on to other crochet projects that are on my list. Now that I will be home for a couple of months I have made a list of projects I want to work on. Amazing how that list keeps growing every day.

Read Across America Week

This is Read Across America Week. It is also the week that we celebrate Dr. Seuss on our pre-k hall. In honor of that, I mentioned I was going to crochet a Cat In the Hat hat. Another teacher asked that I make her one also.

So off I went in search of the best pattern. After looking at several I decided to modify this free pattern by Red Heart.

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I followed the pattern through the first 16 rows with red and then changed to white for 4 rows and alternated the colors like Cat In The Hat’s is. I also changed the brim a little by crocheting in the front of the first row of the brim. This gave the brim definition and stood out better. cat hat


So now make a hat and celebrate Dr. Seuss with us!

Rings of Change Update

I have been working on Frank ORandle’s Rings of Change pattern. The pattern is easy to understand which is great. However, I found a treasure on You Tube. Go there and you will find a slide show of the pattern row by row. This is wonderful because I am visual like so many of my friends. I can look at the slide show and make sure I doing it right.

This was how far I was last week.rings

This is the rug up to round 25rug

Up through 34 below. The lighting isn’t as great as I wanted but maybe I can tweak it in the next few days. In the meantime, you can get a feel for it.



Here it is up through row 39. Gotta love snow days!


Only 72 rows left on this pattern! I will continue until all the rows are done or it is 6 feet across.