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Stone Path Hat - Browns


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  • Size: followed pattern for 18 1/2 inch head circumference

  • Colors: Autumn (Lion Brand Wool-Ease) (note: this is heavier than what the pattern calls for)

  • Pattern: Stone Path Hat - Design by Lisa Naskrent

  • Book: Interweave Crochet (magazine) - Winter 2007 - Copyright 2007 - Interweave Press

  • Hook: E (just like the pattern says)

  • Date: start December 3; finish December 11

The day the Winter 2007 Interweave Crochet magazine arrived in the mail, I looked through it, saw the Stone Path Hat, and immediately started working on it as the project to break me out of the 2-plus months of crochet burnout. Since I (almost) never use the yarn called for by the pattern (because I don't usually have it), I decided on Wool-Ease yarn in the color Autumn from my stash. And, wow!, the hat is warm!

I used an E hook even though Wool-Ease recommends a J hook, which produced a tight weave (the photo of the finished hat in the magazine looks loose) - and a thick fabric! A very warm hat!

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  • Size: XL

  • Colors: Violet (Lion Brand Cotton-Ease)

  • Pattern: Delicate Summer Jacket

  • Book: Crochet with Style: Fun to Make Sweaters for All Seasons - ISBN 1-56158-339-1 - Designs by Melissa Leapman - Copyright 2000 - The Taunton Press

  • Hook: ? (guestimate: G)

  • Date: start May 10; finish May 28

I was excited to start the Delicate Summer Jacket (cardigan), but not excited when I finished it. That just may be why it is now December and I've finally taken a photo of it for posting!

The yarn I used is too heavy (medium/4 weight) to be "delicate" and the popcorns are larger then I'd like them to be. I love the buttons I was able to find at Joann Fabrics, however! I'm a chunky person and this cardigan makes me look chunkier. I thought about pulling it out and re-using the yarn, but haven't made that decision yet.

The photos were taken on our lovely Pergo Dolce Mahagony laminate flooring that we installed last fall. It's lovely!

Crocheted Tie-on Cotton Headbands

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  • Size: 1.5 inches x 22 inches plus 9 for each tie strand

  • Colors: Midnight Magic (Sugar 'n Cream Cotton Ombre) [Purple, Green, Blue]

  • Pattern: Tie-on Cotton Headband - Design by Cheryl Lambert

  • Hook: G

  • Date: start/finish March 8

  • Size: 1.75 inches x 21.5 inches plus 12 inches for each tie strand
  • Colors: Violet Veil (Sugar 'n Cream Cotton Ombre) [White, Purple, Green, Blue]
  • Pattern: Tie-on Cotton Headband - Design by Cheryl Lambert
  • Hook: G
  • Date: start March 8; finish March 9

I made these last week - they're getting a lot of wear in the warm weather! They're cute! I made them for when I do my walking to absorb random drops of sweat, but I wear them a lot around the house too.

Burgundy Shells Scarf

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  • Size: 7 inches x 80 inches (88 with end borders)

  • Colors: Burgundy (Red Heart Super Saver)

  • Scarf Pattern: Shells Scarf (5 shell patterns from 280 Crochet Shell Patterns, each block of shells is separated by rows of sc-ch 1-sk 1-repeat) - Design by Cheryl Lambert

  • Book: 280 Crochet Shell Patterns - ISBN 1-60140-206-6 - Designs by Darla Sims - Copyright 2006 - Leisure Arts

  • Border: pattern #26 from 50 Crocheted Afghan Borders

  • Hook: I

  • Date: start February 25; finish March 3; border added March 16

I wanted to do some patterns from 280 Crochet Shell Patterns so I decided to make this scarf.

[Update March 17, 2007] I decided the scarf needed something more, so last night I added border #26 from 50 Crocheted Afghan Borders on each end. Much better!

  • Size: 9 inches x 80 inches

  • Colors: Black, Earth Shades (brown, black), Misty Shades (brown, tan), Slate Shades (very light blue, tan, cream), Westport Shades (blue-purple, tan-brown) (Bernat Soft Boucle)

  • Pattern: Long Soft Warm Scarf - Design by Cheryl Lambert

  • Hook: K

  • Date: start/finish February 25; ooops! too long: shortened February 28

After another false start with the scarf, I finally settled on a series of crocheted rows and a crochet hook size that worked for this scarf - not too tight so the yarn is cuddly soft, not too many holes, no detailed stitches that disappear in the nobby yarn. The idea was to surround a row of dc or hdc with sc and to not follow a dc-sc series with another dc row (this prevented too many holes that occur with a K hook and a dc stitch). The short pieces of yarn pulled out of the Jazzy Beach Wrap were used for the behind-the-neck area; longer pieces were used for the blocked sections.

For my about 5-foot 3-inch body, the scarf was much much too long the first day I wore it - and it stretched as the day went on! Hanging 2-3 inches below my knees when not wrapped around my neck) made me feel like I was going to trip on the ends! So, I shortened the scarf by about by about 10-12 inches. 80 inches long is much better!

Simple Scarf - Brown

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Size: 10 inches x 66 inches
Colors: Earth Brown (Red Heart Symphony)
Pattern: My Own (basically just sc, sk 1, ch 1)
Hook: K
Date: start December 8; finish December 9

This very soft scarf is a gift [update: for Patrice].

Size: 10 inches (diameter flattened) x 15 inches
Colors: Smartie (Moda Dea Cache)
Pattern: My Own: Drawstring Bag (purse)
Hook: H
Date: start December 9; finish December 10

I would like to line it, but need to first figure out how - by December 21! (It's a gift [update: for Gosia. I didn't end up lining it however].)

Cardigan for me - Purple

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Size: XL
Colors: Purple (Microspun)
Pattern: Cream Cotton Shrug - Design by Diane Langan
Hook: K
Date: start August 26; finish September 19, 2006

I made this cardigan larger than the pattern instructions, with shorter sleeves, and with Microspun instead of Sugar 'n Cream cotton yarn. I've worn it a couple of times now and have received compliments each time.

Easy Breezy Vest - Purple

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Cover of Crochet! magazine, March 2006 issue - Easy Breezy Cardigan (way too small!) on cover.
[photos not available unless I can get the vest back from Patrice for a short time]

Size: I adjusted the pattern to be much less tight than shown in the magazine photos. The end result fits a Medium-size woman very nicely.
Colors: Purple (Lion Brand Microspun)
Pattern: Easy Breezy Vest - based on the Easy Breezy Cardigan - Design by Doris Chan
Book: Crochet! magazine, March 2006, page 22
Hook: J
Date: June 2006

I tried and tried to adjust the Easy Breezy Cardigan pattern to fit me, but didn't succeed. As I wrote previously, when the body almost done, I discovered it really wasn't going to work. But, it did fit Patrice (my boss - she doesn't like that term!) and looked great as a colorful vest. So, now it is the Easy Breezy Vest! I finished the bottom edging and sleeve opening edging and gave it to her.

I then started another Easy Breezy Cardigan for myself but pulled it out before our vacation in Hawaii. I brought it along on the trip but didn't touch it. Something about sweating while sitting still and sunscreen covering my chest, arms, and face didn't make crocheting sound apetizing.

Julianna cardigan - Green

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Size: probably L
Colors: Pine (green) (Lion Brand Wool Ease)
Pattern: Julianna (cardigan)
Book: Cool Crochet - ISBN 0-8230-1124-0 - Designs by Melissa Leapman - Copyright 2005 - Watson-Guptill Publications
Hook: D, E
Date: June 2006

I started the Julianna cardigan on March 31, took a break while playing around with sewing/quilting, and finished it on June 16. Since it turned out too small for me, I'll give it to a co-worker (Elizabeth) if it fits her.

I love the color and pattern. It's too hot right now to consider working with a part-wool yarn, but I'll have to keep this pattern in mind for when it gets cooler so I can make one that'll fit me!

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About Cheryl

Enjoys crocheting, gardening, cats, NASCAR (especially Tony Stewart and Kyle Busch!), reading, photography, snorkeling in Kailua-Kona with sea turtles, Sizzler's Mega Bacon Cheeseburgers, hot and iced decaf coffee, dark chocolate, color (yarn, fabric), playing around with web technologies - not necessarily in that order! Still very much a beginner with quilting, knitting, and sewing. Donates crocheted lap blankets.

List maker, detail-oriented, organized, leans heavily toward perfectionism. ISTJ. Libra.

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