I’m still, slowly, working on my stash. I had a lofty goal of reducing my boxes of crochet from 12 to 6 by the end of 2018. It is the end of 2018 and I now have…drum roll please…9 boxes. While I didn’t make it to 6 boxes, the 9 boxes aren’t quite as stuffed as they once were. Not what I had hoped but a little progress. In 2018 I only purchased two skeins of yarn. This was to make a hat for my brother. And I received some yarn support for two designs that will published in 2019 by third parties. So overall, my yarn stash did decrease, just not as much as I had intended. Once again, the second half of 2018 was busy and I just did not get to crochet near as much as I had planned. Here is what I did complete in the last 6 months of 2018-
#AwkwardFamilyPhoto Halloween pumpkins with crocheted eyes
Ghost Pumpkins with crocheted eyes.
Harvest Corn Pillows
Christmas Tree Pillows
Mother Bears for donation
A potholder gift
An ear warmer headband for me.
And last, but not least, 3 more octos for donation to local NICU.
I’ll be back at stash busting in 2019. However, I think I’ll make my 2019 goal a little easier to measure. I plan to set a goal by weight rather than volume.
Happy New Year to you all. May 2019 be filled with lots of happiness and lots of crochet.
Textured Christmas Tree Pillow crochet pattern now available!
The Textured Christmas Tree Pillow crochet pattern is now available. This is the second tree shaped pillow pattern in the Christmas Tree Pillows set. The pattern is written for heavy worsted, aran weight yarn. I used Lion Brand’s Vanna’s Choice for the sample. Adjusting the yarn will result in a different sized pillow. Just be sure to use a hook that yields a tight stitch. You don’t want stuffing creeping out of your pillows.
Striped Christmas Tree Pillow crochet pattern now available!
The Striped Christmas Tree Pillow crochet pattern is now available. This is the first of at least two Christmas Tree pillow patterns. I hope to share the second one with you soon. The pattern is written for heavy worsted, aran weight yarn. I used Lion Brand’s Vanna’s Choice for the sample. Adjusting the yarn will yield different sized pillows. Just be sure to use a hook that yields a tight stitch. You don’t want stuffing creeping out of your pillows. This pillow also looks great crocheted in one color and decorated with buttons. OR for a large pillow, crochet with two strands held together.