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New Project: Radical Top

Monday, October 27th, 2014

After many months, I have a couple of projects in the works!
The first one is for a family member who wanted this “Radical Top” that is featured in “Crochetscene 2014.” I have chosen to make it using a cotton/viscose blended yarn called, Tandem, a Tahki yarn at $9 for a 50gr ball in the color: 02 Waterlilies. I’m using a crochet hook size H to get the proper gauge of 15 Sts/4 inches. So far, it’s going quick and easy!

The second project is a baby shower gift. The pattern is from the book, “Vogue Knitting Baby Gifts” and is called the Patchwork Pullover. I’m using Sinfonia Cotton and needles size 2 & 4.
I love the colors and I’m using the Intarsia method on the body of the sweater and will use the duplicate stitch for the flowers.

I couldn’t wait to see what the flowers would look like, so I stopped and made up one to get a sneak-peek. Love it! This sweater will be a 3-6 month size.

So, with these two projects, I’ll be a little busy for awhile.
It feels good to be busy again!

Saturday, February 2nd, 2013

Another baby shower gift completed! This is a crocheted baby cloche to fit 9-12 months. I have actually made this cute hat before, but made it using a lavender cotton. I am now working on a little a summer sweater to match using pink and white cotton. If only I had enough hours in the day!

Pattern: Sandnes Mandarin Petit 0407 * Fingering Cotton * D Hook

Baby Crocheted Cloche

A Few Baby Gifts

Sunday, January 6th, 2013

Lately I have been making baby shower gifts, and I have a few more to make! Is there a baby boom going on?! I have been pulling books, yarn and needles out for each of the projects, and my craft room is currently a mess! So, there were four baby gifts to make, and I have two down and two more to go. But first off, let me share a photo of the cute baby wearing the knitted set I made. He looks adorable in it.

Baby Gifts

The next gifts were for a “New Grandmothers” baby shower hosted by a co-worker. It was a very cute idea and I was told that one of the nursery color scheme was green and brown.

Baby Bootees
Polka Dot Baby Bootees * Yarn: Caron Simply Soft * Needle: 3

Baby Gifts
Lacey Leaf Bootees * Yarn: Caron Simply Soft * Needle size:6

I have two more baby gifts to make, so stay tuned!

Snug Baby Sweater, Beanie & Gansey Booties

Wednesday, November 14th, 2012

I just finished this cute sweater and bootie set for a co-worker who is expecting a littly boy in 2 weeks. This is the first time I’ve ever used this yarn, and it is so soft and chunky! I love the way this sweater feels. I made the 6 month size and changed the pattern stitching along the two fronts that extend into the hood. The pattern stitch is #209 from “Vogue Knitting’s Stitchionary 1” book. I gave her the set today at work and she loved it!

* Pattern: “Snug” * Yarn: Berroco Comfort Chunky * Needle: size 10

<Snug Baby Sweater

<Snug Baby Sweater

<Snug Baby Sweater

Single Rib Beanie

Baby knit beanie

*Pattern: Gansey Booties * Yarn: Berroco Comfort Chunky * Needle: size 10


A Free Pattern!

Friday, October 19th, 2012

Thank you, Nik, for finding this free pattern by Annie Modesitt! I love it, and will put it on my project list for the Summer. I love the dropped shoulders and the sleeves. Beautiful!


Monday, July 23rd, 2012

Well, another crocheted top is completed! This one was intended for someone else, but she never sent me her dimensions, so……I made it to fit me! I love it! I used Aunt Lydia’s crochet thread size 10 and doubled the yarn to get the gauge. I still had to modify the pattern some, but it wasn’t difficult, just time consuming. I have so many projects to complete in the next few months, wish me luck!

Pattern: * Yarn: Aunt Lydia thread size 10 * Hook: size B


*Updated 8/11/12
“After wearing this top a couple of times, I decided to add the scalloped edging around the bottom and the sleeves. I think it makes the top look more feminine and “complete.” (sorry, it’s a little blurry)”


Sunday, July 1st, 2012

Trying it on for size…..looking good, with a few modifications! I made two rows of the pineapple pattern instead of one row, in order to extend the bodice section…and after that, I modified the double crochet cluster pattern for a more tailored fit for the ‘body’ section.

Crocheted top progress


  • Judy in Central Texas
    I've been knitting & crocheting many years, and it is great to see the rise in popularity. Basically,the loves of my life include: knitting, crocheting, being with my family and giving thanks to God for how He's blessed my life, but not necessarily in that order!
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