Annie the Alien went on an exciting adventure this past summer. She joined us on our road trip from Georgia to Las Vegas, NV and everywhere in between. From the bright lights of the Vegas Strip to some of the most breathtaking vistas in the United States, Annie enjoyed them all. She wanted to share with you some of her favorite sites. Psst! See below for a special offer in honor of National Crochet Month, 2017!
Somehow a pink alien fit right in at infamous Las Vegas!
Annie the Alien LOVES Bryce Canyon. She didn’t want to leave…. Annie will be back. I’m sure of it. And she will bring her brother Arnie to see it all.
Annie the Alien enjoys the North Rim of the Grand Canyon. The North Rim is so peaceful. We saw very few humans at the overlooks. BTW, the black bean soup at the little snack bar at the North Rim Visitor’s Center is REALLY GOOD!
Another view of Annie the Alien at the North Rim of the Grand Canyon. WOW! It is AMAZING and BEAUTIFUL and OUT OF THIS WORLD!!!!!
Annie the Alien started this hike at 6am to avoid the 110 degree weather. Boy, was it worth it! The arch is HUGE!!!!! Do you see the person in the middle of the arch and one on the left side?
Want to make your own Annie (or Arnie)? You CAN! In honor of National Crochet Month, 2017, the Arnie and Annie Baby Lovey Crochet Pattern is FREE with any Crochet by Darleen Hopkins purchase on Ravelry. Yup! With the purchase of any of my self-published patterns on Ravelry and coupon code “AnnieNatCroMo2017“, you can get the pattern for free. Happy Crocheting! Valid during the month of March 2017 only (expires 3/31/2017 11:59 PM EST) Use this link to get started. The pattern and the coupon are already added to your cart. You just need to figure out what other pattern you would like by clicking on “View all available items” at the top of the page. ENJOY!
YIPPEE! They arrived! The packaged didn’t even make it to the house before I ripped it opened. And they are gorgeous! In May I posted about a crochet potholder swap (Post 1 and Post 2) and I’m super excited to share with you the three beautiful potholders I received in the swap. I can’t wait for the next one 🙂
The round purple/teal was crocheted by Sybil. The pattern is called Disc Disc.
A while back I posted about men in crocheted pants. That post has become quite a hit-obviously, who wouldn’t want to see men in crocheted pants! I get a lot of emails asking where to get the patterns. And I have always had to respond “Sorry, I don’t know.” Until now.
Pattern and photo by Kirstie Adamson with EcoCreate. Photo used with permission.
These amazing crocheted shorts can now be made with the awesome pattern by Kirstie Adamson. I haven’t tried the pattern…yet. I’m envisioning a pair of capris in blues and greens. I have the perfect yarn. I just need to find the time, and the guts, to go for it. If you decide to make a pair of these shorts, please let me know. I’d love to see them!!! The link for the pattern is here: Crochet Shorts Pattern by Kirstie Adamson. While you are there, check out the website and blog for some great upcycling ideas and tips.
Whoo-hoo! I finished all three of the potholders for the swap. Super excited to participate in this. Some of the participants have started posting pictures in the Ravelry group and they are CUTE! Wanna play? Finished potholders and return mail are due in Texas by June 13, 2016 so there is still time to participate if you like. Potholder Swap 2016
New #CbyDH Pattern Alert! The Modern Tote is now available!
An easy and versatile tote bag for you to make. Use yours as a gym bag, a project bag, a take my lunch and other necessities to work bag, a book bag, a beach bag, a large purse, or make yours in thinner yarn for a smaller purse. Whatever purpose it is made for, it will look fantastic. Pattern is written for heavy worsted/aran weight but it can be made in any weight yarn. Your bag will vary in size if you use different yarn.
I remember, in either 1st or 2nd grade, an elementary teacher of mine having a huge calendar in her room. Each month had a saying but the only one I really remember was March-In like a lion, out like a lamb. I remember thinking it was really weird-how could a lion turn into a lamb??? and what does that have to do with March??? For whatever reason this saying stuck with me for many, many (many…) years. So when it came time to publish my latest design, I thought the perfect day would March 1! I’m pleased to announce that March 2016 is indeed, coming in like a lion. A Peek-a-Boo Lion to be exact.
Just in time for Valentine’s Day! Also perfect for weddings, anniversaries or “just ’cause I love you” days! What’s different about this pattern? Pattern includes instructions for hearts as well as pre-made templates. Crochet, print and mail. It’s that easy!