Crocheting in the spring!

Trying to crochet in the spring time is like wearing a winter sweater during the summer! It’s just pure MADNESS I tell yah! I would love to crochet it’s just that it gets so hot when you’re underneath all that yarn! Then again it is the perfect time to start stocking up all your WINTER gifts because you’re the CRAZY YARN LADY. Okay, people don’t literally call me that but I DO feel like I am the crazy crochet/cat lady but minus the cats? I don’t have cats, I have dogs, does that still count? So for this spring some projects that I am THINKING about taking on or making. I’ll let you know as the season progresses or you can keep tabs on me if you’d like! Here are some cute ideas! If you have any you’d like to share that’d be awesome!

 

Crocheting in the spring!

How to Easily Crochet a Chunky Infinity Scarf

Chunky Infinity Crochet Cowl

I wish I could show you a wider angle of this scarf/cowl. I searched high and low for a scarf like this when I was in New York. I was literally going to pay anything at that point because I was so cold but I never found it! The scarves weren’t chunky enough or weren’t the right shades. I got so frustrated that when I got home from my trip in New York I just decided to make my own!

Many asked me how I made this scarf but it was really really easy!

How to Easily Crochet a Chunky Infinity Scarf (Cowl)

Materials I used: 

– 2 x Red Heart Yarn Yellow
– Crochet Hook Size S

Use double yarn as you crochet loosely SC (Single Crochet) and continue on as wide as you want.
Then SS (Slip Stitch) to the beginning of where you started.
Continue to SC in rounds as thick as you want.

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How to Easily Crochet a Chunky Infinity Scarf

YAY! Today I'm Featured @vagabondstudio

I meet this wonderful blogger named Shai @ The Vagabond Studio, through an my old friend of mine, Matthew (Thanks Matt!)! I’ve only JUST met her but she’s pretty amazing! She’s really sweet and has an amazing blog filled with great DIY projects and lovely pictures! THANKS SHAI for deciding to feature me in your blog!! You rock! 

 

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Crochet Nyan Cat Scarf

Crochet Nyan Cat Scarf I made for a fun Fall Blog Swap I participated in! It was one of my funnest pattern but it was also really difficult. Only because I wanted the eyes, feet, tail and ears to be just perfect.

Here’s the rainbow wave that I created!
Here’s the cat!!

To check out the wonderful model and the recipient of the scarf you can visit her here at Quirky Chrissy! I was so happy that she liked it! Although I think I made it a bit too short…sorry hun…I forget not EVERYONE is as short as me LOL

For the wave pattern I got it here from this amazing blogger known as Attic 24.

As for the cat…um sorry can’t help you there I didn’t keep track of my stitches. Sorry maybe next time!

Crochet Nyan Cat Scarf

Recycled, Upcycled, Repurposed Crochet Scarf turned into a Cowl

Repurposed Scarf

Recycled, Upcycled, Repurposed Crochet Scarf turned into a Cowl. That just basically means I took something old, an old crochet scarf that I had made before with tassels and it was just skinny and long…but apparently the popular style now is to have a “cowl”. Didn’t know what that was for awhile. I just called it the  “circle scarf”. Wish I had taken a picture of it for you before but I didn’t really know if it was going to work.

Doesn’t look bad for the new look …you can hardly tell that I “fixed” it up!

So here’s what I did:

Here’s another scarf I think I’m going to do it to! Take this ugly skinny scarf!

  1. Just embroider stitched the edges so take for example the scarf below: (in between the first set and the second set where I put them a little closer together.
  2. Then just stitch the top and bottom sides together.
  3. And then I’ll be making it thicker so I’ll be adding more rows after that.

Recycled Upcycled Repurposed Crochet Scarf Cowl

It’ll look funny like the picture below BUT you can hardly notice like the FIRST picture!

Recycled Upcycled Repurposed Crochet Scarf Cowl

Hope this will help you REFRESH your closet with a new looking scarf! OR save you some time and money from purchasing a new one!

I didn’t want to have to start from scratch! Let me know if you have any problems!

Please, please comment below! I’d love to hear from you to see if I should continue posting my crazy ideas! =)))

 

So here’s the FINISHED crochet cowl from the 2nd picture! As you can tell I added some cream into it! I love it! ALSO because THIS scarf was shorter than the previous one I only crocheted together one side.

Crochet Cowl Scarf for Fall

Recycled, Upcycled, Repurposed Crochet Scarf turned into a Cowl

Fall Festivities

Fall Trees and Foliage in NOVA

I’ve been so busy planning and doing Fall Festivities that I totally forgot that it was ACTUALLY Fall Festivities! My friend reminded me…she follows me on Instagram and been keeping up with all my pictures! She says looks like you’re really enjoying Fall! How could I lie! I LOVED IT! My first trip fall activity was to the visit the Hartland Apple Orchard to pick some apples…I would tell you it was AWESOME but it actually wasn’t. Why? Because we went at the end of the season (WHO KNEW?!). All the apples had fallen off the trees and were now in LARGE bins…yup that’s where I “picked” my apples. Wasn’t too exciting huh? Its okay though I still loved all the apples!

We bought a 1/2 Bushel of Apples which ended up being 28 lbs of apples! I made TWO batches of Homemade Apple Cider, TWO batches of Apple Strudel Muffins, Apple Sauce and Apple Squares. AND STILL I have lots of apples left!

Apple Strudel Muffins
Apple Strudel Muffins
Homemade Apple Cider
Homemade Apple Cider
Homemade Applesauce
Homemade Applesauce

I made TWO “FALL” style crochet headbands.

Comfy Fall Floral Crochet Headband
Comfy Fall Floral Crochet Headband
Comfy Fall Bow Crochet Headband
Comfy Fall Bow Crochet Headband

I went to my first Halloween Costume Party in a very long time. It was a lot of fun. There were a lot of snacks and sweets of course! We had one Ghost Rider, Captain America, and Grimes from Walking Dead. It was awesome! So overall I think I’m having a pretty awesome and successful Fall!!! Thanks for asking!

Halloween Costume Party
Halloween Costume Party
Halloween Party
Halloween Party Sweets

So if you’re bored….or need some inspirations hope that this list of things to do motivated you to go out there and do some experimenting! Oh ALMOST forgot to mention I also participated in this awesome FALL Swap!

Fall Festivities

Mario Toad Mushroom Newborn Baby Crochet Hat

mario-toad-mushroom-crochet-newborn-hat
Mario Toad Mushroom Newborn Baby Crochet Hat

Alright okay it’s not PERFECT but after THREE tries I gave up! LMAO So I’m sure at one time or another you had to have played or at least seen MARIO and I love TOAD so I decided to make a newborn baby toad mushroom hat. I figure since I want a kid but I don’t know the gender of the kid yet I might as well make it neutral for now…I’ve been making too many girly ones!

I found this awesome crochet pattern here, it was GREAT I loved it but my dh said it wasn’t MUSHROOM-Y enough so I had to add a few extra additions. You can find a normal pattern there and if you want to make mine I’ll show you how down below! So go ahead and follow her pattern and give her some love! It’s a lot of hard work writing down a pattern AND then come back here if you want it POOFY like mine!

Mario Toad Mushroom Newborn Baby Crochet Hat Pattern

Round 8: *dc in next stitch, (dc, dc in next stitch)* repeat from *to* all the way to the end.
Round 9: dc in each stitch all the way around.
Round 10:  *(dc in next stitch, decrease dc in next two stitches)* repeat from *to* all the way around.
Round 11:  same as round 10.
Round 12:  change color to cream and dc in each stitch for the next 4 rounds. Tie off loose ends.

If you have any questions or see something wrong please let me know!

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Mario Toad Mushroom Newborn Baby Crochet Hat