My Recent Crochet Obsession

I just realized I hadn’t shown you my Valentine mantle!

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After the Christmas decorations came down, the mantle looked so bare (as did the rest of the house!).  I decided to put up a seasonal display, and the season coming up next?  Valentines.

On the left, there is my white canvas with my 1 Cor 13 verse on it.  It helped that the large portrait that always hangs there has some pink in it.  I added some pictures, some more pink, some red, some candles, and a little cute valentine owl I found at Hobby Lobby.

Did you notice this?

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It’s a little crochet heart garland I made a few years ago.  (You can find the pattern HERE).  And it got me to thinking…

I need another garland after Valentines is over…

So, I found this pattern on the same site, and went to work.  Now it’s all ready to go when it comes time to change out the mantle decorations.

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You can’t tell very well from the pictures, but I alternated colors between a light yarn with sparkles, and a darker green yarn.  It turned out pretty cute if I do say so myself.

And while I was whipping up my crochet shamrock garland, it got me in the mood to do some more crochet work.

And I realized, I never shared with you my handmade gifts from LAST Christmas.

So, I took some pictures.  This is a blanket I made for my youngest:

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And here is a scarf I made for my middle in the Gryffindor colors.

crochet7I used “fancy” yarn from the yarn shop for this one, and it’s super soft.  I also used fancy yarn for my eldest’s shawl.

It looks kind of funky all laid out, but it really looks cute as a shrug:

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crochet3Quite yummy.

Can yarn be yummy?

So, I’ve been working sporadically on another blanket for my #1… it’s going to be a lot larger than the pink one.  This is what it looks like so far…

crochet1I have to take breaks, though, because it gets a little monotonous.

This is my current “break” project:

crochet2My middle daughter wanted a scarf with a pocket in it.  So, I’m going to turn up the ends and sew the sides together to make a pocket at both ends of the scarf.  Isn’t the yarn fun?  I love working with it.  It’s like a little bit of sunshine in the house on a cold day.

What about you?  Do you have a hobby you pick up now and again?  What’s your current crafty project?

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A Christian wife, mother, daughter, former educator, photographer, amateur chef, pretend gardener, alto 🎶, book nerd, cancer-survivor and laundry-hater.

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