Crocheting & Crafting

Crocheting scarfs, blankets, and some clothes, along with various crafts around the house…

Halloween Crochet Spider Web T-Shirt

It’s HALLOWEEN month!  Are you celebrating?!

Get started with the 31 Days of Halloween on Get Your Crap Together site HERE… there are so many creative ideas for Halloween.

I am participating today with an embellished t-shirt of a crocheted web and a cute little spider family.  “Crawl” on over to the site to see all the details to make your own.


Ripple Afghan Blanket… crochet pattern by Freya Esme Designs

WOW… look at this crocheted blanket… I LOVE it… it is a pattern by Clare at Freya Esme Designs.

I am so happy to say that this is the first crocheted blanket that I have finished — I have started several, but this one kept my attention and got done.

Many months ago, Clare was looking for crochet’ers to stitch up samples of her patterns.  I was lucky enough to be selected and started her pattern right away.  Well, you know how things go sometimes, and I fell behind on my stitching – there was our trip to Spain, then the end of school, and finally dance recitals.  But I did get back to the blanket as soon as I could and just look at the results.

You can see all of Clare’s exclusive crochet designs on EtsyCraftsy, and Ravelry

I am so proud!  I love the yarn!  It is Vicki Howell’s Sheep(ish) yarn in Turquoise(ish), Plum(ish), and White(ish).  It is so soft and so easy to work with!  The colors are so vibrant.  I will use this yarn again and again and again.

The pattern is simple once you get the first few rows stitched.  You get to pick the color scheme – pick as many colors as you want and then repeat each color how many you want.  Such options….

I finished the edges with my own made up stitching to even out the ripple pattern.

This will be a cherished blanket in our house… thank you Clare for the opportunity to show off your pattern.