Oh goodness I can’t believe how long it’s been since I’ve shared my finished projects. Yikes!
This is a cute little coffee cup cozy I tested for Darleen Hopkins. The place mat is another from the color block design I like so much. So far I’ve only just made this one but I really love the color combinations and need to buy more yarn to finish a set. It doesn’t match a thing in my house but I just love how the colors work together.
I used up a few skeins of old yarn from my stash for a puppy blanket. He loves laying on my afghans and I decided he needed one of his own so I could use mine. I didn’t follow a pattern, just used the basic moss stitch for the whole thing alternating colors in a nice even pattern. I really love how it turned out. He likes it too as you can see.
After the success of Hudson’s blanket I had to make one for my grandson using the same basic pattern. But he wanted it done in Gryffindor colors and this is what I came up with. This is his full size bed and it hangs over the side so it’s pretty big (he just turned 8 so I think this will last him a while). I used the same moss stitch as in the previous blanket but did add a single crochet border.
I tested a cute Christmas Tree Pillow pattern for Darleen Hopkins and ended up making two of them. The larger striped one was made with two strands of yarn and the small one with one strand and added some buttons. They look really cute together and are a little different.
My grandson really loves the big one and couldn’t wait for me to finish it so he could “squish it all up”. No one is fond of the red one, they keep poking themselves with the buttons. Note to self – make sure the pillow doesn’t sit on the sofa or chair so no one gets poked.
The final project of the year were these cute little coffee cup coasters from Repeat Crafter Me for my daughter. They were quick and easy and made a great stocking stuffer.
I used my favorite Lion Brand 24/7 cotton yarn. The yarn holds its shape and color extremely well even after several washings unlike other yarns.
Well that’s it for 2018 I think. I was going for 20 finished projects in 2018 and only managed 11, not even one a month! I really want to finish up a whole lot of UFOs in 2019 and maybe work on more testing, which I really enjoy doing.
Happy crocheting everyone!