I crocheted some pumpkin pins to share with folks at the nursing home.
It was so much fun to run around offering them to everybody – residents and visitors alike. Silly pins really bring out the smiles!
My thanks to Laura at lovethebluebird for her easy-to-follow crochet pumpkin tutorial. Maybe next year I’ll get my act together early enough to make a matching pumpkin garland to decorate the Crochet Corner!
Tired after completing the arduous task of writing a 62-word-long Halloween post, – lol – I easily fell to the temptation of looking through Laura’s older posts. Here’s a short-cut to the ones labeled ‘crochet’. You might want to get yourself a cup of coffee, and snack, before starting. It will take awhile to skim 80 posts.
My favorite finds of the day. . .
About a year ago, not finding anything in the stores that she wanted to buy – Haven’t we all been there!? – Laura made herself a new kitchen rug by crocheting with unbleached cotton yarn over a 2″ wide strip of tarn (t-shirt yarn). I love the way the yarn mutes the bright colors. There are many BRIGHTLY COLORED t-shirts to be had at Sal’s. I’d like to see how this would look done with a dark colored yarn.
Found another photo tutorial for a crocheted rug, (no captions) one made with what I think is #3 crochet cotton worked over narrower strips of tarn. This combination gives a completely different look. You notice the color of the thread far more than that of the tarn. BTW – the tutorial covers how to go about changing colors of tarn.
Laura’s Spring Bunny might be a good choice for next year’s Crochet Corner Easter pins.
I really like the looks of this crocheted shower scrubby. It would make a nice gift, especially when paired with a crocheted – or knitted – washcloth! I can’t access that particular pattern but, hopefully, I’ll be able find another for something similar. . .
O.K. That was fun, but it’s time I get back to work. . . Tomorrow is November first, which means Christmas will be here sooner than I care to think about.