Our 8 year old 3rd grader grandson brought this amazing artwork home yesterday. My heart melted. :-) The tablecloth is being laundered to put on fresh tomorrow morning at which time I will request that my tall sons get the Thanksgiving china out of the cabinet above the fridge, and I'll set the table for the dinner. Dayle will be up early making his sage bread stuffing and getting the 28 lb. turkey in the oven. I will make the green bean casserole, candied yams and mashed potatoes. I'm the gravy master which is accomplished when the turkey is done. Then voila! A FEAST!
I'm working on the edging of the baby blanket for our son's friend's expected baby. Being that it's a boy, I'm doing a simple border. I've done double crochet so far.. I'm thinking one more row of picot? Any suggestions?
I hope there is not too much pink in this blanket for a boy!
I'm totally sold on this shell pattern for blankets. It's lacy but tight, easy to make, warm and pretty. I added the pattern to the bottom of this post in case you'd like it.
New growth on the Hibiscus.. love.
I do love my crocheted rocks. I am not sure where best to display them. One on a desk as a paperweight would be lovely. We used to have them on the windowsill but the new windows don't leave as big of a ledge. Would it be weird to hang them on a wall? Ideas?
Well.. I have to get some low carb lunch in me and pack my swim bag and head to the pool.
If you celebrate Thanksgiving, I am sending my wishes for a wonderful day full of good food, friends and/or family and loving fellowship. I give my thanks for my warm home, family, grandkids, friends and the ability to still volunteer and be of service to my community. I'm also thankful for you, my dear readers - the best part of doing this blog is the friends I've made from near and far, circling the globe. :-) What are you thankful for?
((hugs)), Teresa :-)
I am sure someone else has written a pattern similar somewhere – but I made this up as I went along and I love how it looks like rows of shells.
I used worsted weight yarn and a size G hook. You could use finer yarn and smaller hooks or heavier yarn and a bigger hook if you’d like.
I chain as long a chain as I want my blanket to be wide – I don’t count and it always works out. But if you want, you can chain in 3s until the width you want. For a baby blanket you could do 90 chains.
Once you have the chain as wide as you want – then chain 2 more – turn and do 3 double crochets into the 2rd chain from the hook, skip one chain, do one single crochet in the next chain, skip one and do 3 double crochets – and on across.
When you do the last 3 dc shell and the last sc – chain 3 and turn, do 1 dc in the base of the first chain, sk 1 ch, sc, sk 1 ch, do 3 dc in sc of last row, or the “ditch” between the shells on the first row. Continue on until the end where you’ll do 2 dc in the last stitch of the shell below.
On that 2nd row, the 2 double crochets on the beginning and the end are what I call a “half shell”. Each row is either all shells or one that starts and ends with a “half shell”.
3rd row, chain one, turn, do 3 double crochet in sc or "ditch" of last row between shells.
Just keep going until the blanket is the size you want. You can do a square or a rectangle depending on it’s use. Baby blankets are nice in squares while lap blankets are nice in rectangles.
You can leave it as is or you can do shells around the whole blanket when done to make it look a little prettier.