Crochet Season Comes To A Close

As the days get warmer and longer the amount of time I spend crocheting is greatly reduced. I can’t say that I don’t do any crocheting during the spring and summer because my hook and yarn are always at the ready and you never know when I’ll just pick it up and I do have one project in mind that I would like to get done before fall.

Any way let me show you the last few projects I have done. None of these really fit into the “quickie” crochet category that a couple of my previous projects did.

I made some sunflower pot holders that I gave to my daughters for Easter. I think they look better in real life than they do in the picture. I think I will be making some more of these since I did not keep any for myself.

Here is a link for the sunflower pot holder pattern.

The next project is one I worked on most of the winter. It is and afghan I made for my daughter Tina. Like the pot holders, I don’t think the photos do this justice. The colors were much more vibrant than they appear in the photo.

In the above photo it is folded in quarters. I took a photo of it opened up but for some reason it would not download to my computer.

My husband loved this blanket and whenever he would see me working on it he would ask me when I was going to have his blanket done. I guess I’ll have to make another one for him.

There is no pattern for this. It is simply double crochet stitches done in a square. I loved using the self striping yarn.

I did add a shell stitch boarder for the very last round to give it a touch of class.

The afghan was not a difficult crochet project at all – just time consuming because of it’s size.

The last project, despite being small, is one of the most difficult crochet projects I have ever done. I had actually started this project two or three times in the past only to become frustrated and give up.

This time I completed it. It came out bigger than I like for a book mark (about 4×6 inches) and the stitches are not as uniform as they should be so I am trying again using a smaller hook. I did apply a coating of clear craft glue to this so it will hold it’s shape. I do have a link to this pattern saved somewhere on my computer so if any of my crochet friends would like to give it a try just leave me a comment and I’ll dig it up for you.

Thanks for visiting and have a great day. πŸ™‚

21 thoughts on “Crochet Season Comes To A Close

  1. I always like your crochet projects … I know it will be difficult to fit crocheting in your life once the crops need tending and then you’ll be putting them up before you know it. The afghan is beautiful and huge … I can tell from how big it is folded in quarters. Hubby likes your handiwork. πŸ™‚

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      1. Yes, I think that the grass is so tall and lush from that warm spell and then we had all the rain (we did anyway) The weeds showed up about three weeks ago when everything was still blah looking – there they were poking their heads out!

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  2. The cross looks majestic, although definitely difficult. Great job. I like the sunflowers a lot. So pretty and useful! I chuckled at the fact that your husband is asking for his own blanket.


    1. Thanks! My husband has a wool throw that he keeps on the back of his recliner and will occasionally cover up with if he gets chilly so I never thought about making him and afghan because it wouldn’t compare to the quality of that wool – until now. I guess I know what next year’s winter project will be.

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  3. The sunflower potholders are so cute! And that blanket is beautiful. I can just imagine how difficult the bookmark must have been. I always have the hardest time with any project that uses really small hooks.

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  4. They are wonderful projects, Ruth! I just finished a little crossstitch project of the oldest home here in Winchester where I take tours as a little fun pt job. I would love to try the cross—it’s beautiful!!

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  5. They are all so very beautiful. I love the sunflowers. If they are anything like the strawberry potholders mom made for us, your girls will have them forever. I have always admired your ability ( and talent) at crochet. Funny how pictures can never do justice, to what we see in person .

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    1. Thanks! I tried knitting once but since I already knew how to crochet I decided to stick with what I knew. Maybe someday I will try again. I have done some loom knitting which is very easy.

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