Tuesday, September 30, 2014

In The Works

crochet scarf

The beginnings of a new scarf...........

Crochet Infinity Scarf

Since watching too much TV gives me headaches, I have to find ways to keep myself occupied while recovering.  Crocheting is good and I dusted off my old French books from college.  The only college textbooks I actually kept! My skills are in sad shape but I it's amazing how much I can still understand of written French.

I also have this France in 360 book with amazing photography.  It's been my lifelong dream to visit France one day........sigh.

Crochet Infinity Scarf

Stay tuned for my new crochet scarf pattern.... it's going to be good :)

Monday, September 29, 2014

Photos of the Week

I didn't get out much last week so my photos were all taken in my backyard........
I love my cosmos flowers!

cosmos flowers
cosmos flowers
purple pink white cosmos flowers
purple pink cosmos flowers
purple pink cosmos flowers

Last week I was overwhelmed with feelings of gratitude for my family.  Going through something trying and traumatic as surgery does that to me.  

I'm grateful for my mom who stayed with me over a week, cooking, cleaning, taking care of my son while I recovered.  My husband who puts up with an often sick wife and a job he doesn't like in order to provide.  He is the most patient man in the world.  My son who makes me smile almost every time I look at him.  As much as I would love more children, I can't help but weep tears of gratitude and joy for this little boy I have already.  He is a gift!

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Free Crochet Pattern: Chevron Blanket

Free Crochet Ripple Chevron Blanket Pattern by Elise Engh: Grow Creative

I've been working on this blanket for months and months and I'm sooooooo happy it's finished! I find myself looking at it again and again during the day.  It's so colorful and so happy.  It livens up my mostly brown living room :)

It's made from mostly thrifted yarn (which I did wash  by the way) and my left-over scraps, so it was cheap to make too.

Free Crochet Ripple Chevron Blanket Pattern by Elise Engh: Grow Creative

Simple Chevron Blanket Pattern
copyright Elise Engh: Grow Creative-2014. Please do not copy, distribute, or sell as your own.
Materials:
Size I/9-5.50mm Crochet Hook
Worsted Weight Yarn- variety of colors
Yarn Needle

Abbreviations:
Ch=chain
Sc=single crochet

Notes:  This pattern makes a blanket that measures approx. 53 inches wide by 66 inches long. Crochet fewer rows to make a shorter blanket.

Ch. 236 (or a multiple of 13 plus 2- to make desired width)

Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in same ch, *sc in next 5 ch, skip 2 ch, sc in next 5 ch, 3 sc in next ch; repeat from * across to last ch, 2 sc in last ch, turn.

Row 2:  Ch 1, 2 sc in 1st sc, *sc in next 5 sc, skip 2 sc, sc in next 5 sc, 3 sc in next sc; repeat from *across to last sc, 2 sc in last sc, turn.

Rows 3-200: Repeat Row 2.  Change yarn colors as desired.

Fasten off and Weave in Ends.

Free Crochet Ripple Chevron Blanket Pattern by Elise Engh: Grow Creative
Free Crochet Ripple Chevron Blanket Pattern by Elise Engh: Grow CreativeFree Crochet Ripple Chevron Blanket Pattern by Elise Engh: Grow Creative

Download a Printable PDF Version of the Pattern HERE.
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