On the Crochet Hook / Knitting Needle (OTH/OTN) – March 2021

On the Crochet Hook / Knitting Needle (OTH/OTN) – March 2021

It’s been a while since I’ve shared what’s on my crochet hooks / knitting needles! I thought this was a good time to do so since it looks like I’m not going to get a pattern published in March. sigh Apparently I over-estimated the amount of work I could get done this year.

Mystery project – just off the crochet hooks

secret project

This green item that just came off my crochet hook this month, is sort of a secret project. I’m not releasing it outright. It will be part of a Crochet for Me bundle coming out in April. I can’t wait!!

Don’t worry if you only are interested in my patterns. I will be releasing this pattern by itself later this spring.

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Snowflake

In looking over my progress, it appears I don’t have much going on my needles. It’s all been crochet hooking all the time, baby!

crocheted cotton snowflake

The group Sisters of the Snowflake host an annual “Snowflake Ball” – usually held the first Saturday in February. The event is run by Deborah of SnowCatcher fame. If you like crocheted snowflakes and don’t know about her site and her FREE patterns, you are missing out! She releases a new snowflake pattern practically every Monday for the past who-knows-how-many-years!

I didn’t participate much in the event, but I did take the opportunity to dig out my steel hooks and crochet thread. I love working in thread; I’m not sure why I don’t do it more often!

And of course, I wasn’t happy with just creating any old snowflake. I decided to make one of my own. I’m calling this one “February Flake”. But I’m not sure if I should release it soon or wait until next year? Maybe I could do a Christmas in July release? Any opinions?

Beach cover

My last crochet hook project, which is actually still in progress (unlike the others that are finished, just not released) is a cotton summer beach cover-up.

crochet hooking a beach cover-up

This one has been slow going. As in crochet several rows, then decide I don’t like this or that feature, so I frog (rip-it, rip-it) back and start over. I almost had the front done but decided I wanted to add some more shaping on the sides. It currently looks like the picture above. (Anyone else stick their crochet hook in the ball of yarn so not to lose it?)

But I’m also rethinking how deep that V-neck is. I might redo it completely with more of a rounded neck. The nice part about the deep V was that the “triangles” had equal increases on both sides, making it simple to write up.

My crochet hook has been getting a workout trying to finish this before summer starts! 😀

Carmen

I love to design quick, colorful knit and crochet patterns for the adventurous crafter. My specialties are hats and shawls. Whimsical stitch markers are an obsession!

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