Monday, October 24, 2011

Go Baby! Giveaway

Flamingo Toes is hosting an Accuquilt Go! Baby giveaway. 

Go check out her site.  She has some great craft ideas.  I would really love to win this one.  I might purchase a Go! Baby anyway, but it sure would be nice to win!  If you haven't see a Go! Baby, you should really check it out.  I'm hoping to start doing more applique projects and this would really make it easy.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Big Change!

With the anticipation of posting more often and making this a really "useful" blog, the web address has been updated to match the name of the blog. I can now be found at:

I'm hoping to post at least once a week.  Some things to look forward to:

  • New crochet patterns
  • Crochet pattern reviews 
  • Craft ideas
  • Sewing projects
  • Favorite sites and blogs
  • Updates on my ever crazy life
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See you soon...

Monday, October 17, 2011

Coffee cup sleeve- EASY!

What better way to be green than to have a reusable coffee cup sleeve?  This pattern is very simple and you can make several and give to your friends. It's a great way to use that scrap yarn you have laying around.

Go from this:

 To this:

Pattern -
Small amount of worsted weight yarn.  I used cotton (Lily Sugar & Cream) because I think it will last longer and absorb the heat a little better.

G size hook and needle for weaving in ends

ch = chain
sc = single crochet
sk = skip

Round 1: Chain 32, join to make ring.

Round 2: Ch 1, sc around, join.

Round 3: Ch 1, sc in first sc, *ch1, sk1, sc* around, join.

Round 4: Ch 2, *sc in ch1 space, ch1*, repeat around

Repeat for 7 more rounds (for tall size - you can add more rows if you drink taller cups)

Last round: Ch1, sc around.  Finish off and weave in ends.

That's it!  Now go enjoy a cup of "eco smart" joe!