Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Two new crochet projects

O.K. Here are two new projects I found to do with yarn. I am going to start two back to back. The first one is a baby blanket. I was at JoAnn's on Monday and I found some yarn on sale. It's was $.97 a skein. There was a free pattern on the label so I decided right on the spot to make the blanket.

This is the yarn I purchased. I bought an extra skein just in case. If I have one left over I will make something return it and buy some yarn for my next project.

The blanket is worked over with a V-stitch pattern. It's very simple and I hope to have it done soon. Here is a link to the instructions Lion Brand Homepun Baby Baby Blanket

I started this Tuesday evening while watching television. I already used one skein of yarn and I am on row twelve. It's very easy. I can't wait to finish it and move on to my next project. I think I will be able to complete it very soon.

Here is the second project. It's a crochet cropped jacket using Moda Dea yarn. It's the same stitch as the baby blanket, Isn't it beautiful! I love it a lot. I think this would be a great first try at couture for adults for me. I am quite excited. I haven't purchased the yarn yet for this one. I plan on doing it next week when JoAnn's has Firefly sale.

Please wish me tons of luck on this project. I am hard to size so it will be a challenge to get it done. I am actually going to test my gauge on this (something I never do with baby items). I can't wait to go back and find the yarn for this one. Here is a link to the pattern Moda Dea Crochet Cropped Jacket

Well I have started this week off with some fun projects. I can't wait to finish them.
Wish me tons of luck!


Adrienne said...

Very cute Cassandra!! Can't wait to see your progress!

KimT said...

very cool. Thats what i like about crochet. You can see progress fairly quickly. And I have to say .97 /skein? WHAT A BARGAIN! Makes we want to run to the nearest JoAnn's.

Sheila said...

Hi.. jumped over to your blog after visiting Ebony Eite. The yarn for the baby blanket looks like boucle... very pretty. Can't wait to see your cropped jacket.. Thanks for the pattern link

Bev Love said...

Homespun is soooo soft. Beautiful color too.