All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Crochet Blanket’

Ki Places - Scrap Yarn Granny Rectangle - Essence of Me

Ki Places

It is finished. I have worked…crocheting…digging up scraps…winding them up…and it yielded this beautiful blanket for my daughter. My initial intent was to work on it here and there. But once she learned it was for her…well she kind of put a fire under my butt. 😉 Here are a few pictures: Make One You can make one too. This …

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Granny Rectangle - Essence of Me

Use Your Scrap Yarn: Changing Skein or Color

  How do you change colors? How do you handle the tails? I’m asked these questions often. I like using every bit of my yarn. I’ve learned over the years to use it while limiting the number of tails. Sewing in a million loose ends is not fun. And most people throw in the towel after a half dozen or …

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Scrap Yarn - Essence of Me

Waste Not Want Not: Scrap Yarn Project

My grandmother and mother used to say “waste not want not”. It is an old saying basically meaning if you don’t waste a particular item in the present you won’t lack for that particular item in the future. I am adopting the philosophy to my yarn life. I usually try to find a place for everything. I utilize my yarn …

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YouTube Cast Off Crew with Dana

Cast Off Thursday #47 – January 2014

Recording Cast Off Thursday monthly seems odd. But I hope to have updates that will keep you guessing and anticipating the next post. Here’s my first monthly installment. Enjoy! Cast Off Thursday #47   (Can’t see the video? Click HERE to view online.) Have questions about anything I shared? Please leave them in the comments section.

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Crochet Cowboys Blanket - Essence of Me

LIVE TUTORIAL: How Bout Them Cowboys Blanket Set

You asked…so I’m responding. I couple of months ago I posted the stadium blanket and bag set I made for my hubby…a diehard Dallas Cowboys fan. In response I’ve received many emails asking how I did it.  Well, I merged three tutorials to produce a blanket custom made for my husband. And it seems we have some more Cowboys fans …

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31 Days of Yarncrafting for a Cause - Essence of Me

31 Days of Yarncrafting for a Cause [Day 4]: Crochet Blanket and Bag Set (with Pattern)

 A couple of weeks ago I posted a special blanket I made for my husband. What I didn’t share it was also a collaboration with my friend and fellow yarncrafter Carlyn–she’s on Facebook and YouTube. Today’s post is not a hat BUT it would be a great project to make for an area shelter or nonprofit that supports the homeless …

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Crochet Cowboys Blanket - Essence of Me

How Bout Them Cowboys!!! Show & Tell: Crochet Cowboys Blanket

How ’bout them Cowboys!!! I’ve added this catchy and fun statement which I consider the unofficial, yet official, phrase for the Dallas Cowboys. That is about as far as I’ll go with the sports jargon because frankly my lingo is limited in that area. 😉 Today’s post is in honor of the Dallas Cowboy fan in my life…my hubby. Yes, …

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Crochet Star - Essence of Me

Crochet Star & Crochet Granny Rectangle Project Update

I don’t have enough completed to make a Cast Off Thursday video. Instead I thought I’d share some update pictures on my blog. These are pictures from a “big project” I’m working on. I hope to reveal is early next week. Until then…. Pictures (Click to enlarge picture.) I’m excited about this project but I can’t share too much. In …

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