Friday, October 25, 2013

More Halloween Patterns

Here are some more Halloween patterns that I really like.

Cute Little Ghost

This little ghost is soooo cute! Makes a very nice decoration for Halloween.
Click here to get the free pattern. 

Mad Eye Patch

This is a great idea to go with a Halloween costume! 
Click here to get the free pattern. 

The Great Pumpkin Applique Pattern 

I think this is so cute! 
Click here to get the free pattern. 

Pumpkin Bag Crochet Pattern

A great pattern for a Halloween trick or treat bag for your little one!
Click here to get the free pattern. 

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Cute Halloween Patterns.

Here are some cute Halloween patterns that I recently found online.

Hello Kitty Witch

This would look so cute sitting on your table with the treats you pass out to the little spooks!
Click here to get the free pattern. 

Boo Ghosts

I thought these were just sweet! A very cute Halloween decoration.
Click here to get the free pattern. 

Halloween Bracelets

The kids would love to wear these while they are waiting for Halloween to get here. 
Click here to get the free pattern. 

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Diamonds Dishcloth (Crochet)

I have a new pattern on my website, it's a crocheted Diamonds Dishcloth. 

Along with the regular written instructions, I have also included Stitch Count instructions. 
You can get the pattern on my website by clicking here.

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Website is back online. is back online! 

I had decided to go with blogging only and canceled my web host and set my domain to 
re-direct here to my blog. But after about a week I missed my website and decided to purchase web hosting again. I have had my website for many, many years and it just didn't feel right not to keep it after all the work I had done to it.

What a time it has been! It's been so long since I first put my site online that I had forgotten that it can be quite a job to do it all over again. 

I had to wait 24 hours for my domain to propagate across the internet and after that time it still wasn't showing up. I tried to figure it out myself, as that's the way I am, I'd rather find the solution myself before asking for help.

After doing a lot of reading and messing around in my web hosting account and my domain name registrar account, I finally gave in and asked both of them for help. They replied promptly and helped me get it back online. 

However, uploading all the files and photos proved to be a big job as well. I've been going over my site and looking for missing files and sure enough I found lots. I've uploaded those files. But I'm sure there is more that I have overlooked. So if you find any missing pages or photos, just let me know in the comments section or you can email me from my website. 

Now that I have most of that taken care of I can get back to crocheting! I am working on a camouflage baby cap and camoflage baby socks that my sister asked me to make for her son's new baby boy to be born in November. She liked the ones I had made for my new grandson who was born last month, Sept.

The baby hat has a brim and is so cute. The pattern I used is called "Cheri Hat". It has a crocheted flower on it but as I was making it for a boy with camoflage yarn, I omitted the flower, of course. lol 

Friday, October 4, 2013

Fall Craft Shows

It's the time of year for the fall craft shows. I wish all of those who are participating as vendors much luck for a successful show. 

I'm here at home with my 2 year old granddaughter and my son-in-law as my daughter is off selling her crocheted items at the big annual 3 day craft show in the city. It gets huge crowds so I'm sure she will do very well.

I'm glad to be able to help out with watching my granddaughter. They used to live so far away from me. They are staying with me for awhile until they find a place to live which won't be so far away, as her husband starts his new job in the city on Monday and it's only takes an hour to drive there. 

She has been working her fingers hard all week. I don't know how she does it! I love to crochet too but I couldn't spend that many hours per day on it. She is so fast at it too. Even with her speed all her work is done with extra care to detail. 

She has built up a large inventory of crocheted items such as shirts, bags, shawls, scarves, infinity scarves/scoodies, hoods, fingerless gloves, armers, wristers, hats, jewelery, slippers as well as other clothing and accessories. 

Many people like to get out to the craft shows at this time of year to do some early Christmas shopping. There is nothing better to give as a gift than a hand crafted item! If you have never sold at a craft show before, it might be something to consider for earning some extra money for the upcoming holiday season.

Here is another good idea: In my area there is a local buy and sell facebook group. Even though most people sell items they no longer want or need, such as clothing, household appliances, furniture, etc, many are also selling handcrafted items such as crochet, knitting, wood crafts, etc. If there isn't such a group in your area, you could start one yourself! 

I love to see people earning an income from their special talents! I'll be adding some more articles on tips for selling your crafts that I hope will help. 

As always, I welcome anyone to use my free patterns to make items to sell at home or at the craft shows. 

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

New format.

Update: I've decided to keep my website. I have bought the web hosting again and have uploaded the site, however it will take about 24 hours for it to become active. I will keep this blog as well, as I find it quite fun to share new information here. My domain  name will no longer redirect to this blog once the hosting becomes active, rather it will go right to my website which will contain links to this blog as well. 
Update: Oct. 9, 2013 - should be back online early this evening.
Update: Oct. 10, 2013 - I am having a difficult time getting my site set up with the hosting company. I managed to get it to redirect in my domain registrant account to my account at the hosting company, but it's still not exactly right. I'm waiting for replies to my support tickets.

I've changed the Crochet and Knitting website. I still have some information to get moved to the new format. 

I decided to go with blogging only as it is easier to update. I do not need to do the HTML coding, unless I want to, so that is a big help.

The tabs at the top of the page will take you to my Free Patterns, the Pattern Search forum, etc.  I hope you find this site helpful. I'll continue to add great info on crochet and knitting and other crafts. As well, I hope to get back to designing some new patterns in the near future.