I just wanted to make a quick post regarding the contact form in the drop down menu above. I am getting huge amounts of email from the form that are full on spam. I created this form for followers to contact me with pattern questions. I have made a note on the form that if your are sending links for sales, they will deleted. This hasn't worked and I continue to receive these messages. They are for everything shoes, music lessons, sports wear; some aren't even in English and I can't read them.
I know some people do not like to leave a public comment of blog posts, I can respect this. Due to the amount of these emails I am removing the contact form. If you need help with a pattern I have a button to the right, in purple, that says contact me. This is going to be the only contact me that I have on this site. You will still be able to publicly comment on posts but for private questions the purple button will be it!
Thank you everyone for understanding this contact predicament I have found myself in!!
Recently I bought one of Furl's new Streamline hooks. I bought a Camwood, G+, 4.5 mm, and I must say I really like it. It is as advertised, lightweight and well balanced. I liked it so much that I just ordered another Streamline, this time an I in Rosewood. Furls is also having a sale!! It is running from now until the 18th of February. By using the coupon code LOVE20 at check out, Furls will take 20% off your order! What started out as a $17.50 crochet hook came out to $14.00! I just love a sale! I will include an affiliate ad pic below that you can use at your convenience. I used my Furls Streamline G+ to make an Unforgettable Stained Glass Scarf.
The yarn I used for this scarf is by Jubilee Yarn's Galaxy Fantasy, it is a roving style yarn, in a sock weight of 100% mercerized, washable wool. You can purchase this yarn and view more of their colorways over at BambooMN.com. The colorway that I used is called Bittersweet. The colors are very rich and the yarn is very soft!! You can see a picture of my Stained Glass Scarf done with it below. The color shown above is called Dream Cycle. I have started another scarf and will show you when I am finished.
The mortar and pestle shown here is made by Uncle Matt's Woodworking. You can see more of his work in his Etsy shop. The link is in blue above. I received this lovely hand turned piece as a Christmas gift. I love it, the workmanship is beyond reproach. I have wanted a mortar and pestle for quite sometime now. I guess good things do come to those who wait!!
The Unforgettable Stained Glass Scarf was the first pattern I released under the "Sherry's Crochet Corner" site. It has proved to be one of my most popular patterns to date, being shared over 200 times!! Just click on the blue link above to find the free pattern. You can also purchase an ad free pdf in the pattern store on this site. You can get to it through the menu above.
Don't have time to make your own scarf? You can purchase the original Stained Glass Scarf in my Etsy shop, "Sherry's Corner Store, where everything is hand made."
Use coupon code VAL2018 to take 20% off your order! Coupon code good until 2/18/2018!
This past week I watched my 6 year old grandson Dylan, aka The Dylie Bean. He wasn't feeling to good and couldn't go to school. Both his Mom and Dad both work so Grammie got a call. I was more than happy to have him for the day. He was feeling better by lunch time and it was nice to have company for lunch.
Because I published this by mistake I will have to post the pattern tomorrow, I meant to save it until I had the kinks worked out!!! Oops!!!
My Quick n Easy Men's Hat is one of my most popular patterns. It uses one skein of Lion Brand Hometown USA, a #6 bulky weight yarn. You can whip up one of these hats in less than an hour.
Today I am going to give you the child's version of this simple hat. I have eight (8) grandchildren who are always in need of warm hats, mittens and scarves. Living in the Northeast we get some pretty cold and windy conditions. This hat will fit children from 4 to 8/9 years.
What you will need to make this hat is one (1) skein of Lion Brand Hometown USA, a P hook, tapestry needle and about 45 minutes. Grab a cup of coffee or tea and let's crochet!!
To begin, make magic ring (mr), chain (ch) 2, make 10 double crochet (dc) in ring. Join with a slip stitch (ss) to first dc made, ch 2. If you don't know the mr method, ch 2, 10 dc in first ch made.
Rnd 2: 2 dc in each stitch around (20 dc), join with ss in first dc made, ch 2
Rnd 3: 2 dc in first st, *dc in next st, 2 dc in next st, repeat from * around (30 dc), join with ss in first st made, ch 2
Rnds 4 - 8: dc in each st around, join with ss, ch 2 (30 dc) at end of rnd 8, join with ss in front loop (fl) of 1st st made ch 2,
Rnd 9: dc in fl only in each st around, join with ss in first st made, ch 1
Rnd 10: single crochet (sc) in each st around, join with ss in first st made, (30 sc)
Fasten off, weave in ends.
Baby and woman's version coming soon!!!
Today I am going to share a new hat pattern with you. This easy hdc hat pattern is quick to work up, uses a bulky weight yarn and a K hook. Even with our Christmas deadline getting close, you can still whip up one of these hats in no time at all!
What you will need:
1 5.3 oz skein of Lion Brand Scarfie
1 K/6.5/10.5 mm hook
tapestry needle for weaving in ends
Stitches and abbreviations used:
(dc) double crochet
(hdc) half double crochet
(sc) single crochet
(ss) slip stitch
(st/s) stitch, stitches
(mr) magic ring
(ssaj) same stitch as join
You will be joining with a slip stitch in the first st made, not the ch 1 at the beginning of each round.
Rnd 1: make mr, ch 2, 12 dc in ring, pull ring tight, join with a ss in first dc made, ch 1 (12 dc)
if you do not know the mr method, ch 3, 12 dc in first ch made, join ch 1
Rnd 2: 2 hdc in ssaj and each st around, join, ch 1 (24 hdc)
Rnd 3: 2 hdc in ssaj, *hdc in next stitch, 2 hdc in next st, repeat from * around, join, ch 1 (36 hdc)
Rnd 4: 2 hdc in ssaj, * hdc in next 2 sts, 2 hdc in next st, repeat from * around, join ch 1 (48 hdc)
Rnd 5: 2 hdc in ssaj, *hdc in next 3 sts, 2 hdc in next st, repeat from * around, join, ch 1 (60 hdc)
Rnds 6 - 11: hdc in each st around, join, ch 1
Rnd 12: hdc in ssaj, *ch 2, skip 2 st/s, hdc in next st, repeat from * around, join, ch 1
Rnd 13: hdc in ssaj, *2 hdc in ch 2 space, hdc in next st, repeat from * around, join, ch 1
Rnd 14: hdc in ssaj, hdc in each st around, join, ch 1
Rnd 15 - 16: Repeat round 13 & 14, join, ch 1
Rnd 17 - 18: sc in ssaj and in each st around, at end of rnd 18, fasten off, weave in ends.
I made this hat as a gift. I added my Picot Flower to it. Please excuse the ends, I wasn't sure if I was going to add the flower or not and had to get another opinion. The flower won, to attach the flower I made 3 french knots in the center and then tacked it down at the picots to make sure it didn't droop and stayed secure.
What do you think, will you add the flower to your hat?
The holidays are coming upon us quickly. I can't believe that 2017 is almost over. It has been a busy year for me. In April I launched a new site, Sherry's Crochet Corner, in July I began working at a company called Label Shopper. Now, here it is the middle of November and I will be shutting down Sherry's Crochet Corner and begin devoting all of my time and energy to this site. All Sherry's patterns will be listed under the tab above, I will also be listing them in my pattern store here.
I have reactivated my mailing list and started a new group, Mad Hatter's. The people that are already on my mailing list will be receiving an invitation to join within the next couple of days. Those of you that decide to join the group will get to see my new pattern releases before I release them to the public. If you want to become a member you will need to register with this site, create a log-in and that's it! I promise not to spam you with a bunch of crap that you don't want to see.
I am hoping to be able to start a monthly newsletter; I am still in the planning/deciding stage. I don't want to get to far ahead of myself and make promises I can't keep. I have signed up with Mail Chimp to help me create said newsletter. You can sign up for my mailing list via the form on the home page side bar. All information gathered is kept confidential;
I have also joined up with Melody of Melody's Makings to bring you a monthly subscription service called Unwind. You can find more information about this service in my previous post.