January 31, 2014

Crochet-A-Long - - and more!

I've got lots of exciting things to tell you about!

--first, don't forget to follow me on Instagram and Facebook - you can get sneak peeks and behind-the-scenes type of fun!

--second, the Olympics is coming - eek!!  I'm a hopeless diehard fan.  I'm not that into sports in general, but there's just something about the Olympics that pulls me in - the stories of triumph, the nation pulling together and cheering on our athletes, etc.

a few random things I've crocheted in the past - and a glimpse into the Lion Yarn party I went to at SNAP the first year - with Cindy (Skip to my Lou) teaching me a magic circle and Char (Crap I've Made) teaching me about Twitter...


--so third, I'm in on a Crochet-a-Long, and I want you to join me.  It's perfect timing because of the Olympics!  I love to have a "couch project" - one where I can sit and watch tv and do my project.  Crochet is the perfect answer.  The Olympics runs for a couple of weeks - think I can make a whole blanket?  I'm hoping so!

So, I'm excited to announce Project Crochet, a crochet-a-long hosted by Kim of 733 Blog, Heather of Twin Dragonfly Designs, and myself.  Whether you are new to crochet or you've been doing it for years, we'd love to have you join us!  We will each be sharing a project on our blogs and you can choose to crochet along with one of us, or if you prefer, pick your own  project to tackle.  All the while, we would love for you to share your creations on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram using the #projectcrochet hashtag.

Don't worry if you're not awesome at crochet - just give it a try!  I know a couple of basic stitches, and that's about it.  But I'm still up for the challenge.  You can make what you'd like or make the same thing as me or the others... be sure to check out their blogs to see what they're making.  


Want to know my goals??

A Blanket.  Yes, a whole blanket.  I think I can get it done in a month, right?! (am I kidding myself...no, I can do this!)    I want to do a Granny Stripe quilt, and so I need to learn to read patterns so I can understand this one at Attic 24.  Here are a few visual ideas (if I found a link, you can click on the image to go to it)
crochet modern granny stripe baby blanket

A Fox Hat. And if I get the blanket done, or if I need to take a break and try a different project for a little bit, I want to make this fox hat I featured at last week's link party - the pattern is from The Stitchin' Mommy
Crochet Fox Hat - Free Pattern by The Stitchin' Mommy www.thestitchinmommy.com

So, are you in??  do it!  make something along with us - this is going to be fun!!
I'm jumping right in, and I have a cartload of yarn to prove it...


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Mandy is a craft blogger who loves to blog and enjoys all things crafty, sewing, and DIY - she feels that if she can do something, you can too, and provides tutorials to help you along the way. She loves being a mom to 4 awesome kiddos and blogs from the Kansas City Area. Follow her on Facebook or Twitter or Google +

3 Fabulous Comments:

A crochet along sounds fun, I just might crochet along too. :)

How fun. I will be joining you ladies. Hmm what to crochet????

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