Tag: crochet

March Square Posted – Mish Mash KCAL 2018

January & February 2018 Finished Objects

A few years ago every Friday I would post about the knitting and/or crochet projects I had finished that week. Back then there was usually 1 project done – and usually a pair of socks. I got burnt out on posting every Friday along with knitting a pair of socks every week. Besides I have I think nearly 40 pairs of socks – who really needs more? Not I. I decided since I am taking a lax stance at posting a project photo weekly this year on Instagram that I would post my finished projects every 2 months.

Without further wait here is what I have done for January & February 2018. They link to the Ravelry project page that has all the project information on.

Another Blue BeanieBrown WindschiefFlamenco BoomSundry Baby Blanket


Ravelry has a challenge for 2018! I have joined! It is to challenge yourself to finish projects. I have challenged myself to finish 11 projects in 2018 (I will add more if I hit 11 before the end of the year). As of this post I have done 5 of 11. Check out my challenge page: https://www.ravelry.com/projects/jessika/challenge

NEW PATTERNS AVAILABLE!

Today I released two new patterns!

Reverse Mitered Potholder

Reverse Mitered Potholder
This is a knitted potholder with a crochet border.
http://crochetjessica.com/free-patterns/potholders/reverse-mitered-potholder/


Ribbed Baby Beanie

Ribbed Baby Beanie
A rewrite of a retired pattern. There is a newborn & 3-6 month size.
http://crochetjessica.com/free-patterns/wearables/ribbed-baby-beanie/

BOOK REVIEW: 200 Crochet Blocks for Blankets, Throws, and Afghans: Crochet Squares to Mix and Match


Title: 200 Crochet Blocks for Blankets, Throws, and Afghans: Crochet Squares to Mix and Match
Author: Jan Eaton
Genre: Arts > Crafts > Crochet
My Rating:
Book Description:


From Art Deco-inspired geometric designs to traditional checkerboard stripes and elaborate motifs, this guide helps crafters rediscover crochet with more than 200 fabulous block patterns. Employing traditional styles and contemporary colors, crocheted blocks inspire crafters to create a dynamic palette of color, pattern, and texture by mixing, matching, and combining. Step-by-step instructions accompany each pattern, along with stunning photographs that encourage crocheters to explore a range of color combinations and coordinates. A directory of blocks is cross-referenced with symbols that describe the techniques used and the degree of difficulty, and each pattern is designed so that finished blocks are the same size when they are worked in yarn of the same weight. A useful refresher course of crochet stitches and techniques is included, as are patterns for edgings and instructions on making fringes to finish off afghans in style.

My Review

I got this book about 10 years ago. It is my go to book for when I need to crochet some squares (motifs). Every time I make a blanket I use at least 1 square out of this book.

The designs are nice and the directions are pretty much clear to me. Though to a very new crocheter the directions might be a little daunting but I think that is true with any new crocheter. In the back of the books she has information about the techniques she used for the squares in the book, edgings for blankets, colors, and a discussion on how different weight yarns make different sizes.