Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Top 100 Blogger of 2015

I'm so excited! 
For the 4th year in a row I'm a Top 100 blogger for All Free Crochet! 
I think that is great for not blogging very much this year, 
but some of my patterns are just some of your top favorites! 

What a great honor!  I'm so grateful for this! 

To see the full list of all top 100 patterns just click the picture below! 

So what was my top pattern! 

I may have more in the list but sometimes they change names and I miss it! 
So check out these great patterns! 

I wish you lots more crochet time in 2016!! 

Monday, December 14, 2015

12 Days of Christmas 2015

Can you believe we are so close to Christmas! I thought it would be fun to do 12 days of Christmas Pattern Deals! So visit this post each day to see the new deal of the day now through Christmas

Day 11

Merry Christmas Eve
"Not a Creature was stirring not even a mouse" 

Lil Mouse Cuddle Critter Cape 

 In Ravelry only for $1.00 

Just click to go to my Raverly Shop 
 and use the code 

This deal is good Thursday Dec 24th -Ending Midnight Central

Come back tomorrow for our final Christmas deal! 

Thursday, December 10, 2015

Thin Blue Line Beanie Crochet Pattern

Today is a exciting yet sad day for me! My sweet hubby has been working at Hobby Lobby Corp. for 5 years! Today is his last day! I'm sure going to miss my discount!  Aside from that this is a wonderful change for my hubby and our family! 

My hubby has been working very hard at Hobby Lobby in transportation, part time as a reserve policy officer and going to academy this past year. He graduated a few months back but He will officially start as a full time officer Jan 2016. I'm very proud of him.  He's wanted to be an officer for as long as we've been together and I'm so glad to see his dream finally come true! 

These changes bring on more changes in the next few month but I'll share those as they come about! I see a move by next summer and some adjustment as schedules change and such! I don't mine change but the next few months are going to be a bit of a roller coaster. 

My hubby asked me to make some hats for some of his officer buddies for Christmas. 
So I thought I'd write up a simple pattern for a Thin Blue Line Beanie. 

It works up quick and is an average Man/Women Size Beanie. 
I may add sizes as I have time but for now it's just the one. 

I hope you will make these in support of our Police Officers or for an Officer you know! 
They sure need to know we stand by them! 

Thin Blue Line Beanie

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Hobby Lobby I Love This Yarn Worsted Weight  
1 Skein of Black and small amount of Royal Blue
H-hook (5.00mm)

Hat Gauge 4” x 4” swatch = 8 rows of 14 dc

Terms and Stitches
ch - chain
sc - single crochet
hdc - half double crochet
dc - double crochet
fphdc - front post half double crochet
bphdc- back post half double crochet
sl - slip
st - stitch
rep- repeat

Fits 21-23 inches  - Measures 8 1/2 long but 10 inch wide

*join each round with a sl st to the 1st st of the round
*ch 1 does not count as a st in the st count
*number in (#) is the stitch count for the round

Starting with Black
Round 1: ch 2, 10 sc in 2nd ch from the hook, join, ch 2 (10)
Round 2: 2 dc in each st around, join, ch 2 (20)
Round 3: *(2 dc in next st, dc in next st,) rep from * around, join ch 2 (30)
Round 4: *(2 dc in next st, dc in next 2 sts) rep from * around, join, ch 2 (40)
Round 5: *(2 dc in next st, dc in next 3 sts) rep from * around, join, ch 2 (50)
Round 6: *(2 dc in next st, dc in next 4 sts) rep from * around, join, ch 2 (60)
Round 7: *(2 dc in next st, dc in next 9 sts) rep from * around join, ch 2 (66)
Round 8: dc in each st around, join, ch 2 (66)
Round 9-15: rep Round 8

Switch to Royal Blue, Do not fasten off Black
Round 16: hdc in each st around, join ch 1 (66)
Round 17: hdc in each st around, join, ch 2 (66)
Switch back to Black, Fasten off Royal Blue
Round 18: dc in each st around, join , ch 1 (66)
Round 19: *(FPHDC in next st, BPHDC in next st) rep from * around, ch 1 (66)
Round 20: rep Round 19, join, fasten off and weave in ends. 

My Hubby showing off his hat!