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Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Jehanna Friendship Knot- coloring and embroidery

Friendship knot- with a version to color and one to embroider

Today is my friend Jehanna's birthday. We've been friends for over a decade and she loves knots a lot. So I drew this friendship knot for her-

It has 12 sides for the journey around the sun she's made since her last birthday.

It has circles that represent friendship, love, sharing, experience and eternity.

The simple line version is for embroidery because she loves to sew.

I hope you all enjoy this. Print, color, embroider it, and if you have a moment, send a good thought to Jehanna to wish her a fantastic birthday!
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Friendship knot to print and color- available in jpg and transparent png, embroidery version available as well

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knot embroidery version- versions available to color as well



Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Sun mandala to print and color

Rainbow star mandala- blank version available to color
The reason I haven't been updating a lot this month, or part of it, is because I've been working with a rubber stamping company on a line of stamps. It's pretty exciting.

Anyway, I hope you enjoy this mandala to print and color.

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Star and circle mandala to print and color- available in PNG and JPG format

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Sunday, September 20, 2015

Sunshine Shawl- crochet pattern

Sunshine Shawl

So this shawl has a bit of a story. When I finished my rainbow shawl- I had some yellows, oranges and reds leftover from the yarn sets I ordered for it. So I thought "Hey, I could make a sunshine shawl! and started it promptly with the idea it would be a simple half round with points!

It took a couple starts and restarts, but it did work out. However, I didn't keep notes, figuring I'd count it all up to write the pattern. But then within a day or two after showing it off and promising a pattern, I got a nasty virus and the idea of trying to work out the pattern was just more than I could handle.

This is one of my husband's favorite shawls on me. I'm not sure why, but he really likes this one!

You will need:
Darn Good Yarn Chiffon Ribbon 
2 skeins of orange
3 skeins of dark orange
2 skein of red
2 skein of yellow
There will be some leftover. I'm kind of guessing since some of it was leftover from the first shawl.

Size N hook
Scissors
Large needle or small hook to weave in ends
Because of the nature of the yarn, you can knot in color changes.
Pattern is in American terminology

sc= single crochet
ch=chain
dc=double crochet
sl st=slip stitch
Each odd number round begins ch 5, sc in first loop, and ends with ch 2, dc in first sc of previous round.
Each even number round is ch 1 to turn, sc in same stitch, ch 5, sc in next loop all the way across, then ends in ch 5, sc in 3rd chain from first ch 5 of the previous row. So the even number rounds have 1 less loop than the odd number round before it.

The odd number rounds have the increases, which are chain 5, sc in same loop.

Red
Chain 6- sl st to close

Round 1: Ch 5, sc in ring, ch 5, sc in ring, ch 5, sc in ring, ch 5, sc in ring, ch 2, dc in ring (5 loops)

Round 2: Ch 1 to turn, sc in dc, *ch 5, sc in next loop*, repeat ** 2 times, ch 5, sc in 3rd ch from first 5 from previous round. (4 loops)

Round 3: Ch 5, sc in first loop, ch 5, sc in next loop, ch 5, sc in same loop, ch 5, sc in next loop, ch 5, sc in same loop, ch 5, sc in next loop, ch 2, dc in first sc of previous round. (7 loops)

Round 4: Ch 1 to turn, sc in dc, ch 5, sc in next loop, repeat across round until the last loop, ch 5, sc in 3rd ch from first ch 5 on the previous row. (6 loops)

Round 5: Ch 5, sc in first loop, ch 5, sc in next loop, ch 5, sc in next loop, ch 5, sc in same loop, ch 5, sc in next loop, ch 5, sc in same loop, ch 5, sc in next loop, ch 5, sc in next loop, ch 2, dc in next loop. (9 loops)

Round 6: Ch 1 to turn, sc in dc, ch 5, sc in next loop, repeat across round until the last loop, ch 5, sc in 3rd ch from first ch 5 on the previous row. (8 loops)

Round 7: Ch 5, sc in first loop, ch 5, sc in next loop, ch 5, sc in next loop, ch 5, sc in same loop, ch 5 sc in next loop, ch 5, sc in next loop, ch 5, sc in next loop, ch 5, sc in same loop, ch 5, sc in next loop, ch 5, sc in next loop, ch 2, dc in first sc of previous round. (11 loops)

Round 8:  Ch 1 to turn, sc in dc, ch 5, sc in next loop, repeat across round until the last loop, ch 5, sc in 3rd ch from first ch 5 on the previous row. (10 loops)
Orange
Round 9:  Ch 5, sc in first loop, *ch 5, sc in next loop*, repeat ** 2 more times, ch 5, sc in same loop, ch 5, sc in next loop, ch 5, sc in next loop, ch 5, sc in next loop, ch 5, sc in same loop, *ch 5, sc in next loop*, repeat ** 2 more times, ch 2, dc in first sc of previous round. (13 loops)

Round 10: Ch 1 to turn, sc in dc, ch 5, sc in next loop, repeat across round until the last loop, ch 5, sc in 3rd ch from first ch 5 on the previous row. (12 loops)

Round 11: Ch 5, sc in first loop, ch 5, sc in next loop, ch 5, sc in same loop, ch 5, sc in next loop, ch 5, sc in next loop, ch 5, sc in same loop, *ch 5, sc in next loop*, repeat ** 4 more times, ch 5, sc in same loop, ch 5, sc in next loop, ch 5, sc in next loop, ch 5, sc in same loop, ch 5, sc in next loop, ch 2, dc in first sc of previous round. (17 loops)
Yellow
Round 12: Ch 1 to turn, sc in dc, ch 5, sc in next loop, repeat across round until the last loop, ch 5, sc in 3rd ch from first ch 5 on the previous row. (16 loops)

Round 13: Ch 5, sc in first loop, *ch 5, sc in next loop* repeat ** 2 more times, ch 5, sc in same loop, ch 5, sc in next loop, ch 5, sc in next loop, ch 5, sc in same loop, *ch 5, sc in next loop*, repeat ** 4 more times, ch 5, sc in same loop, ch 5, sc in next loop, ch 5, sc in next loop, ch 5, sc in same loop,*ch 5, sc in next loop* repeat ** 2 more times, ch 2, dc in first sc of previous round. (21 loops)
Dark Orange
Round 14: Ch 1 to turn, sc in dc, ch 5, sc in next loop, repeat across round until the last loop, ch 5, sc in 3rd ch from first ch 5 on the previous row. (20 loops)

Round 15: Ch 5, sc in first loop,*ch 5, sc in next loop*, repeat ** 2 more times,ch 5, sc in same loop, ch 5, sc in next loop, ch 5, sc in next loop, ch 5, sc in same loop, ch 5, sc in next loop, ch 5, sc in next loop, ch 5, sc in same loop, *ch 5, sc in next loop*, repeat ** 4 more times, ch 5, sc in same loop, ch 5, sc in next loop, ch 5, sc in next loop, ch 5, sc in same loop, ch 5, sc in next loop, ch 5, sc in next loop, ch 5, sc in same loop, *ch 5, sc in next loop*, repeat ** 2 more times, ch 2, dc in first sc of previous round. (27 loops)

Round 16: Ch 1 to turn, sc in dc, ch 5, sc in next loop, repeat across round until the last loop, ch 5, sc in 3rd ch from first ch 5 on the previous row. (26 loops)

Round 17: Ch 5, sc in first loop,*ch 5, sc in next loop*, repeat ** 2 more times,ch 5, sc in same loop, *ch 5, sc in next loop*, repeat ** 2 more times, ch 5, sc in same loop, *ch 5, sc in next loop*, repeat ** 2 more times, ch 5, sc in same loop, *ch 5, sc in next loop*, repeat ** 4 more times, ch 5, sc in same loop, *ch 5, sc in next loop*, repeat ** 2 more times, ch 5, sc in same loop, *ch 5, sc in next loop*, repeat ** 2 more times,ch 5, sc in same loop, *ch 5, sc in next loop*, repeat ** 2 more times, ch 2, dc in first sc of previous round. (31 loops)

Round 18: Ch 1 to turn, sc in dc, ch 5, sc in next loop, repeat across round until the last loop, ch 5, sc in 3rd ch from first ch 5 on the previous row. (30 loops)

Round 19: Ch 5, sc in first loop,*ch 5, sc in next loop*, repeat ** 3 more times,ch 5, sc in same loop, *ch 5, sc in next loop*, repeat ** 3 more times, ch 5, sc in same loop, *ch 5, sc in next loop*, repeat ** 2 more times, ch 5, sc in same loop, *ch 5, sc in next loop*, repeat ** 4 more times, ch 5, sc in same loop, *ch 5, sc in next loop*, repeat ** 2 more times, ch 5, sc in same loop, *ch 5, sc in next loop*, repeat ** 3 more times,ch 5, sc in same loop, *ch 5, sc in next loop*, repeat ** 3 more times, ch 2, dc in first sc of previous round. (35 loops)

Round 20: Ch 1 to turn, sc in dc, ch 5, sc in next loop, repeat across round until the last loop, ch 5, sc in 3rd ch from first ch 5 on the previous row. (34 loops)
Orange
Round 21: ch 5, sc in first loop,*ch 5, sc in next loop,* repeat ** 2 more times,ch 5, sc in same loop,*ch 5, sc in next loop,* repeat ** 2 more times,ch 5, sc in same loop,*ch 5, sc in next loop,* repeat ** 2 more times,ch 5, sc in same loop,*ch 5, sc in next loop,* repeat ** 2 more times,ch 5, sc in same loop,*ch 5, sc in next loop,* repeat ** 2 more times,ch 5, sc in same loop,*ch 5, sc in next loop,* repeat ** 2 more times,ch 5, sc in same loop,*ch 5, sc in next loop,* repeat ** 2 more times,ch 5, sc in same loop,*ch 5, sc in next loop,* repeat ** 2 more times,ch 5, sc in same loop,*ch 5, sc in next loop,* repeat ** 2 more times,ch 5, sc in same loop,*ch 5, sc in next loop,* repeat ** 2 more times,ch 5, sc in same loop,*ch 5, sc in next loop,* repeat ** 2 more times,ch 2, dc in first sc of previous round (45 loops)

Round 22: Ch 1 to turn, sc in dc, ch 5, sc in next loop, repeat across round until the last loop, ch 5, sc in 3rd ch from first ch 5 on the previous row. (44 loops)

Round 23: ch 5, sc in first loop,*ch 5, sc in next loop,* repeat ** 7 more times, ch 5, sc in same loop, *ch 5, sc in next loop,* repeat ** 6 more times, ch 5, sc in same loop, *ch 5, sc in next loop,* repeat ** 12 more times, ch 5, sc in same loop, *ch 5, sc in next loop,* repeat ** 6 more times, ch 5, sc in same loop, *ch 5, sc in next loop,* repeat ** 7 more times, ch 2, dc in first sc of previous round (49 loops)
Red
Round 24: Ch 1 to turn, sc in dc, ch 5, sc in next loop, repeat across round until the last loop, ch 5, sc in 3rd ch from first ch 5 on the previous row. (48 loops)
Dark Orange
Round 25:Ch 5, sc in first loop, *ch 5, sc in next loop*, repeat ** 15 more times, ch 5, sc in same loop, *ch 5, sc in next loop*, repeat ** 14 more times, ch 5, sc in same loop, *ch 5, sc in next loop*, repeat ** 15 more times, ch 2, dc in first sc of previous round (51 loops)

Round 26: Ch 1 to turn, sc in dc, ch 5, sc in next loop, repeat across round until the last loop, ch 5, sc in 3rd ch from first ch 5 on the previous row. (50 loops)

Start the points-
Attaching yarn from one tip:
Row 1:Sc in first sc, *ch 5, sc in next sc*, repeat ** 5 more times, ch 2, dc in next sc, (7 loops)
Row 2: ch 1,turn, sc in dc, *ch 5, sc in next loop*, repeat ** 4 more times, ch 2, dc in top of first loop of previous row. (6 loops)
Row 3: ch 1,turn, sc in dc, *ch 5, sc in next loop*, repeat ** 3 more times, ch 2, dc in top of first loop of previous row. (5 loops)
Row 4: ch 1,turn, sc in dc, *ch 5, sc in next loop*, repeat ** 2 more times, ch 2, dc in top of first loop of previous row. (4 loops)
Row 5: ch 1,turn, sc in dc, ch 5, sc in next loop, ch 5, sc in next loop,  ch 2, dc in top of first loop of previous row.  (3 loops)
Row 6: ch 1,turn, sc in dc, ch 5, sc in next loop, ch 2, dc in top of first loop of previous row. (2 loops)
Row 7: ch 1,turn, sc in dc, ch 6, sl in 4th chain from hook, ch 2, sc in top of first loop of previous row, break off. (1 loop with picot)

Start the next point in the same stitch as the end of the row 1 of the previous point.
7 points total. I used yellow for every other point, then used other colors in between the yellow. Adapt the points to the colors you have left after working the body of the shawl.
Weave in ends.





Sunday, September 13, 2015

Darn Good Apple Cozy

Darn Good Apple Cozy Crochet Pattern
I can't even tell you how much I love this yarn. I got a skein in a grab bag from Darn Good Yarn and balled it up and just pet it and stroked it until I had a plan for it. It's made from banana fibers! So yes, I wrapped my apple in bananas.

Darn Good Yarn Banana Fiber - they also have a gorgeous multicolor version- Kaleidoscope Banana Fiber

It's soft, fluffy, absolutely touchable. One ball will make an apple cozy with some leftover for making a bracelet or other accessory, 2 balls will make 3 apple cozies. The cozies fit the "school boy" sized small apples, but it would be easy to adjust the pattern for one of those huge apples if you're really apple crazy.

You will need:
Banana fiber yarn
Size K crochet hook
scissors
smaller hook to weave in ends OR a ribbon threaded through a tapestry needle to make a loop works too. The yarn does not go through needles easily.

Time- very short. These are quick, easy and make great gifts.
American terminology
Stitches:
chain=ch
sc= single crochet
dc= double crochet
sl st= slip stitch
st or sts=stitch or stitches
dec sc= insert hook in first st, yarn over, pull loop through, insert hook in next st, yarn over, pull loop through, yarn over, pull through all three loops on the hook.
Repeat ** means repeat the instructions between the asterisks.

Ch 2 or magic ring
Round 1: 6 sc in first ch or magic ring. Sl st to join (6 sts)
Round 2: ch 1 (does not count as first st) 2 sc in each st around, sl st to join (12 sts)
Round 3:  ch 1 (does not count as first st) sc in first st, 2 sc in next st, *sc in next st, 2 sc in next st*, repeat ** around, sl st to join. (18 sts)
Round 4: ch 1 (does not count as first st) sc in each st, sl st to join (18 sts)
Round 5: ch 1 (does not count as first st) sc in each st, sl st to join (18 sts)

Now we switch to back and forth rows.

Row 1: ch 1 (does not count as first st), sc in same st, sc in next 15 sts (16 sc)
Row 2: ch 1 (does not count as first st) dec sc over first two sts, sc in next 12 sts, dec sc in last 2 sts. (14 sc)
Row 3: ch 1 (does not count as first st) dec sc over first two sts, sc in next 10 sts, dec sc in last 2 sts. (12 sc)
Row 4: ch 1 (does not count as first st) sc in each st (12 sts)
Row 5: chain 15 at end of row 4. Sc in second chain from hook, dc in next 7 sts, sc in next st, sl st in next 5 ch, sc in next 12 sts, ch 15, turn, Sc in second chain from hook, dc in next 7 sts, sc in next st, sl st in next 5 ch, sl st to join. Break off and weave in ends.

Yay! Apple cozy done! In 5 rounds and 5 rows. Put in apple, tie the ties once.

Coming as soon! A pattern for my sunshine shawl.


Monday, September 7, 2015

Pumpkin to color

Fall pumpkin
It's fall. It must be fall. The leaves are changing color and I heard geese getting ready to fly back south.

I hope you enjoy this pumpkin coloring page.
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