yellow sweater

  A few years back a made a yellow caplet that I gave to my sister in law as a gift.  Posts  of that previous item are here and here .  Modifications I made are below in this post.
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free pattern grandma’s a touch of south west afghan

This is one of three afghans that I received for my wedding many years ago.  This one is from my husbands grandmother on his mother's side.  This won her 1st place at the Lincoln County Fair in Nevada one year.

Make starting chain as long as you wish to make the afghan start with a tail and leave a tail at the end of every row when you cut the yarn at the end of every row.

below is the rest of the pattern pretty simple really

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Lace edging free pattern

antique piece of lace

lace rollMy friend and neighbor JoDee had this piece of antique lace.  She knows I like all things handmade and vintage so she brought it over for me to see it.   She was kind and let me borrow it for a few months until I had time to sit down and copy it.   She had a few yards of it and she plans on sewing it to a dress.   I figured it was a pretty simple pattern but elegant so I wanted to copy it and figured others might like it too.

yards and yards of lace

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In want of a cameo… free necklace pattern

I have loved cameos since I was a little girl.  My Vova (grandmother)wore the first one I ever saw.  I have loved them ever since.  Several people in my life have owned cameos the old style hand carved.  I always admired those and loved them.  Recently several relatives passed and I wanted the cameo's to remember them by but others did as well so I passed on all of them.  A friend of mine was talking to me and knew my love of them and the cameos she gave me one her husband had given to her before they got married given to her between 45 and 50 years ago (while dating before they got married)the type I love and are hand carved. See left photo to see how special it is a very pretty cream colored cameo with a amber background. This is now a treasured possession of mine from a friend of over 13 years who loved me enough to give what should be a family heirloom in her family to me.  That being said I am nervous to wear it as the clasp is weak and has fallen from my clothes a few times so now it sits where I can admire it and awaits me taking  it to a jeweler so I can wear it and not have fear of losing such a precious memento.

close up

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Rose Oya Pattern free

roses edging
Oya and Bebilla Lace. Get yours at bighugelabs.com
I am using size 30 crochet cotton for mine on a simple black organza scarf that belonged to my grandmother.  Traditionally this would be done with either silk, 100 % polyester thread or 100% nylon thread. If using thread just hold enough strands together to get to the thickness of size 30 crochet thread as it is hard in the USA to find the correct supplies to do it traditionally if you are lucky enough to know where to get the correct supplies please leave a comment/ message here so others can do it that way thank you.

Free pattern in the read more section

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Beaded crochet necklace free pattern

detail of beaded cord

I was playing with rocaille beads.
pattern instructions below
This is for choker style if you want it longer you will need to have a lot more beads.

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March RPLAL free pattern collar fits baby to adult

march collarsecond half of march collar

 Download pattern below in this post.

Sorry this was so long in the posting.  My children who help me do some of this had finals and reports to do at school and that took president but it is here now and please enjoy.   The collar as it prints from your computer will work as a baby to toddler size yoke or you can use it as a child to preteen collar.  If you want it to fit an adult blow it up to the measurements on the sides of the print outs then it will be adult size.

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free irish rose pattern

free blue irish rose patternI am making a blouse using this Irish rose pattern here is the pattern for you use.  You can use it to make afghans or any thing else you can work your mind around.  I am using sewing thread and a size 14 steel hook but you are welcome to use any hook that corresponds to your yarn size…

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>Irish rose block free pattern

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Trying to help someone on raverly repair an afghan  the photographs are hers not mine that are in the white/ecru thread original is from about 1940 she said.  The photo you see above was my only reference to make the pattern for her as she is in one state and I am in another.   The one below I saw after I had made the pattern for her. Not to bad if I say so myself  I hope it helps her.
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I did popcorns in mine but you could use bobbles or puffs instead I think the original is bobbles.

size 5 hook 1.90mm
size 10 thread

ch 6 close to form ring

  1. 1 chain 1, 12 sc into ring slip stitch into first sc
  2. ch 1, sc in to sls just made, *ch 5, sk 1 sc sc into next sc on previous round* 4 times , ch 5 sl st into fist sc sl st into next ch 5 space ch 1
  3. sc, 6dc, sc  in every  ch5 space ,  slst into 1st sc, ch 1,
  4. sc around 1st sc on round 2, * ch 7, sc around next sc on round 2 * 5 times, ch 7 slst into first sc and next ch 7 space, ch 1
  5. sc, dc, 7 treble, dc, sc  in each ch 7 space , sl st top  first sc, dc, and 1st and 2nd treble
  6. ch1 sc in same stitch as last slst,( ch 3, slst into top last sc made)picot made, *chain 9, sc in second to last trebl of this petal, make picot, ch7, sc in second treble of next petal, make picot, ch 7 , sc in second to last treble of this petal make picot,chain 9, sc in second trebl of the next petal,  make picot, ch7, sc in second to last treble of this petal, make picot,* ch 7 , sc in second treble of next petal make picot, repeat from * to * 1  time ch3, dtreble into 1st sc of round
  7. ch 1 sc into top of last treble on last round, make picot, chain 7 sc in 5 chain of next  chain, *ch 9, sc in the same stitch as last sc, (ch 7, sc in 4th chain on of next chain, make picot,) repeat 1 more time, chain 7, sc in the 5th chain of the next chain,* repeat from * to * 2 more times, ch 9, sc in the same stitch as last sc, ch 7, sc in 4th chain on of next chain, make picot,), chain 3, dtreble into first sc of round         rose
  8. ch 1 sc into top of last treble on last round, make picot, ch 7, sc in 5 ch of next ch, make picot,ch 7, *dc in the 4th chin of the next chain,ch6 dc in the stitch as last dc, (chain 7, sc in 5th chain of next chain, make picot) 3 times, chain 7* repeat from * to * 2 more times, dc in the 4th chain of the next chain,ch6, dc in the stitch as last dc, ch 7, sc in 4th ch of next ch, make picot, ch 3, dtreble into 1st sc of round, ch 1 net
  9. sc in top of dtreble make picot, *ch 7, sc in the 4th chain of the next chain, make picot, ch 7, dc in 4th,  5th and 6th ch of next chain, (5 dc in next dc, remove hook and place in top of first dc of 5 hook loop and pull through, 1 sc) popcorn made, 1 dc in each of the next 3 chains,  chain 6, 1 dc in each of the next 3 chain , make popcorn in next dc, 1 dc in the each of the next 3 chains, chain 7, sc in 5th chain of next chain, make picot* repeat from * to * 2more times, ch 7, sc in the 4th chain of the next chain, make picot, ch 7, dc in 4th,  5th and 6th ch of next chain, make popcorn in next dc, 1 dc in each of the next 3 chains,  chain 6, 1 dc in each of the next 3 chain , make popcorn in next dc, 1 dc in the each of the next 3 chains, chain 4,dc in the top of the first sc of this roundhalf done
  10. ch 10 ( counts as 1 dc and a ch 70, sc in the 4th chain of the next chain, make picot, ch 7,* dc in 4th,  5th and 6th ch of next chain, make popcorn in 1st dc, 1 dc in each of the next 5 stitches, make popcorn in next dc, 1 dc in each of the next 5 stitches , make popcorn in next dc,1 dc in each of the next three chains, chain 7,sc in the 4th chain of the next chain, make picot, chain 7* repeat from * to *2 more times  dc in 4th,  5th and 6th ch of next chain, make popcorn in 1st dc, 1 dc in each of the next 5 stitches, make popcorn in next dc, 1 dc in each of the next 5 stitches , make popcorn in next dc,1 dc in each of the next two chain, slip stitch into the 3rd chain of the beginning  10 chains
  11. ch 3, 1 dc in each of the next 2 chains, *chain 5, 1 dc in the last 3 chains of the next chain 7, (popcorn in next stitch , 1 dc in each of the next 5 stitches) 2 times popcorn in next stitch , 1 dc in each of the next 3 stitches, chain 6, 1 dc in each of the next 3 stitches, (popcorn in next stitch , 1 dc in each of the next 5 stitches) 2 times popcorn in next stitch , 1 dc in each of the next 3 stitches,* repeat from * to * 2 more times chain 5, 1 dc in the last 3 chains of the next chain 7, (popcorn in next stitch , 1 dc in each of the next 5 stitches) 2 times popcorn in next stitch , 1 dc in each of the next 3 stitches, chain 6, 1 dc in each of the next 3 stitches,(popcorn in next stitch , 1 dc in each of the next 5 stitches) 2 times popcorn in next stitch slip stitch in to the toop of the chain 3
  12. chain 3, 1 dc in every stitch including each chain,  in the corners work (1 dc in each of 3 chains, then chain 6 the work 1 dc in each of the last 3 chains), over the chain 5 areas you should have of course 5 dcs slip stitch at the end of the round to the 3rd chain at the begining of the round.
  13. chain 1, 1sc in ever stitch in the corners work (1sdc in each of 3 chains, then chain 2 the work 1 sc in each of the last 3 chains),slip stitch at the end of the round to the top of the fist sc. cut and finish threads
finished block

>Large snow queen shawl progress

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large shawl progress

detail
I have made some progress on this bu tit goes pretty slow now that it has this many rounds and is in a size 10 thread.


pattern

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