Category: Crochet

Sunset Sunrise Blanket

By , July 24, 2011 7:05 am

Virginia crocheted this from a selection of six colors of Palette yarn. It will brighten and warm the cloudiest and coldest of days. (It seems hard to believe that the temperatures can get so cold when we’re slogging through one of the hottest and muggiest summers on record, but it will and we’ll be ready).

Sunset Sunrise Blanket

Sunset Sunrise Blanket

Sunset Sunrise Blanket

Sunset Sunrise Blanket

Miles of Crochet

By , January 17, 2011 9:43 pm

A very audible sigh of relief was heard in the ScratchCraft household when the final loop was made on this piece.

Tropical Stripe Wrap

Twenty-four skeins of Spindrift were used to crochet this luxuriously substantial wrap. Let’s see, that’s 24 x 115 = approximately 2,760 yards of yarn, or about 1.57 miles of spun wool. That’s a lot of crochet (although, we have been spending some quality time in front of the television, to help the miles go by quicker).

Tropical Stripe Wrap

Virginia used a pattern by Kathy Merrick, called “Tropical Stripe Wrap” in the book Crochet in Color, deciding to play with 11 different colors of yarn.

Tropical Stripe Wrap

And, as this is a shop model for the local yarn store,  we’ll have to wait a bit before enjoying being wrapped in all that wooly goodness.

Tropical Stripe Wrap

Babette Blanket

By , October 4, 2010 6:59 pm

Babette

Some of you probably recognized the crochet detail in my last post as none other than the Babette blanket, a pattern by Kathy Merrick.

Babette

Virginia made this blanket over the course of the last few months, using 17 different colors of Cascade 220.

Babette

The pattern is a clever adaptation of an amazing quilt (Jewel Squares) originally designed by Kaffe Fassett.

Babette

Babette

Sneak Peek

By , October 2, 2010 3:47 pm

Several major projects are wrapping up in the ScratchCraft household. Here’s a little sneak peek of what you can expect to see in the coming days.

Babette (sneak peek)

Jarrett (sneak peek)

Details to follow! In the meantime, we are celebrating Virginia’s birthday this weekend. I believe there are lots of good things to come this year – interesting places to visit, creative projects to start and complete, good food to eat (including a birthday cake or two). Here’s to a happy birthday, Virginia.

Virginia's Birthday Gladiolas

Preparing for Winter

By , September 19, 2010 12:30 pm

I’m almost afraid to say it, but a few days of cooler weather have made it clear that Summer has moved on, Fall is here and Winter is just around the corner. Do you have enough handknits to keep you warm?

Handknit Shawl

Handknit Cowl

Handknit Fingerless Mittens and Hat

Handknit Scarf

Handknit Shawl

If not, get yours here: scratchcraft.etsy.com.

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