Crochet Bralette/Summer Top

I stayed up all night again hooking since my two spirited boys and work keep me very busy during the day.

Here’s the updated and finished product. You can see the beginning process here.

I changed my mind on the bottom part and decided on a fan shell stitch instead of the square motifs. Here are the pictures.

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I made the center part higher so it can give the top a more feminine look, at least I think it does. I noticed it on a bathing suit top I had. I worked dc and tr on the center stitches.

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18680117481_a8d41901cd_oAnd here’s what it looks like once it’s on.

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Crocheting… it’s bringing sexy back!

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CAL- Mystery Afghan Challenge Week 2

I was a little hesitant, to be honest, when I saw that week 1 was a simple granny square. The advantage of starting late is that I was able to see the next clue, and we do some funky stuff to the granny square no longer making it appear blah.

Week 2 clue pattern can be found here.

CAL Week 2 Granny Square

and here are all 20 of them 🙂

CAL Week 2 Squares

CAL Week 2 Cross in 20 Squares

and wait until you see week #3!

Crochet Slouch Beanie

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I just wanted to show off today’s head accessory 🙂

Sorry there’s no pattern. I was testing out a chunky yarn and I just went with it. I get so many compliments on this hat, I plan on making more to put on my future Etsy page… I know, I’ve been saying that forever. Trust me, it’s worth the wait.

All Mine Crochet Slouch Pattern by Moogly

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Today I had to run out and do some early morning errands and I wanted to stay warm. Ever since I lost all that weight, I tend to get cold a lot. So I go into my bin of beanies… I seriously have so many beanies… most of them are baby ones my boys either grew out of, or don’t want to wear… sigh … and I come across this one I made a year ago, I think.

I wish I would have pulled it out earlier, like two days earlier, but here it is, and just to add on to the hipster look, I wore my Converse. The glasses, well that’s just because I’m blind and I don’t want to get contacts.

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But you don’t have to wait for Valentine’s Day to make this beautiful crochet hat. You can find the pattern here.

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I swear, every day I fall more in love with crochet. The things I can make with just yarn and a hook are unbelievable. I’m not only a hooker, I’m a magician too 😉

Love, laugh, live, crochet.

Crochet Bookmark

Lo nuevo de mis tejidos…

I haven’t had time to crochet. Being a busy mom, working and on top of that our recent move. Time is what I wish I had.

 

Last night I was contemplating on whether I should read or crochet. So what do I do? I crocheted a bookmark! What a great project to describe both of my biggest passions.

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I was inspired by a pin on Pinterest. Yay! One completed pin, a million to go!

Here’s the pattern.

I used Lion Brand’s Bonbon Yarn, Green and Dusty Rose from the Nature package. It took me less than an hour to complete and I was able to get my crochet fix 😉

 

Nautical Chevron Scarf

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Summer is coming up and I know knitted (or crocheted) scarves are really not that practical, but I couldn’t help it. I live for crocheted things. Here, we get chilly evenings and sometimes, like today, we get chilly cloudy days. I’m totally picturing this nautical color scheme scarf with a simple white tank, cropped jeans, and flip-flops.

I used this pattern and used Red Heart yarn. My scarf measures 86”. With this length, I’m able to use it in different ways. I can even put the ends together and make it look like an infinity scarf.

I couldn’t wait to wear it so I just threw it on to what I was wearing this day. A good little accessory, don’t you think?

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Cheerful Afghan Challenge

This month’s Crochet Crowd Challenge is called the Cheerful Afghan Challenge and we are only two days away from the submission deadline. I finally finished it last night. Here’s a little about it.

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The starting date was on April 15, but since I was working on the Mystery Challenge, I didn’t really start this one until May 1st.

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The pattern and video tutorial was simple to follow and like always, Mikey did an excellent job at giving us pointers on how to go about repeating the pattern, instead of re-reading it over and over again. That night I managed to get a lot of the blanket completed.

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I used Red Heart Super Saver yarn in Aran, Honeydew, Watercolor, and Orchid but Medium Purple would also work.

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As you can see. I worked a different border than the one on the original pattern. This was a tough one because the pattern itself is busy, but you can never go wrong with a shell. This border I got from a book I got a year ago.

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This book has AMAZING borders. I don’t think I’ll ever be able to do all of them, but just going through all 150 makes you want to do 150 afghans just to use all of them. For this blanket I used border #121.

Let me show you in pictures how the border started to form.

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And now I’m left with an emptiness, because that’s the feeling you get when you tackle and finish a blanket. It looks like I’ll have to start another afghan project 🙂