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Spring Rain

Day 24

I just can’t get in to this prompt. So once again I will go off on my own.

I hope you like it.

Spring Rain (Acrostic)
Spring rain falls down upon the sleepy winter earth

Pulling from the depths of it

Remaining seeds of last autumn’s retreat

Into the sky these seeds reach

No longer restrained by seed coat or cold earth

Gripping firmly to their rebirth in Spring.
Remembering their path of old

Among the tulips so red

If the gardens don’t tell

No secrets are lost in the end.

Just Because I Want To…Rugs

Who crochets just because?  Sometimes I have nothing planned or no project to work on and I crochet just because. I might end up with a hat, or a scarf, but most of the time I will end up frogging it out because it doesn’t look like anything that is usable. LOL

I do have a bathroom rug that I am working on for my sister. I could work on that and maybe I will. Hmmm. My other rugs have turned out quite well. Would you like to take a look at them?

Here they are. At least some of them. I have done many more that I didn’t take photos of, but you get the idea.

Here are the colors for my sisters new rug.

It’s going to be three big stripes and I will make a border of some kind. Well, I guess I won’t be crocheting at random after all. I want to get this rug finished…so I’ll be working on it today.

Tell me about some of your projects. I’m excited to see what you all are working on. Even if its not crochet.

Hope you all have a wonderfully creative day!

Summer Valance in Crochet

Springcurtains..odt-1   PDF printable

curtains 009These pretty summer valances are just the thing for you if you don’t want a full curtain.  The size is perfect at  10″ x 26″.  You could easily make these longer than 10″ by just continuing the pattern to make a full curtain instead of a valance.  I think they are perfect when you have a mini blind and just want a little color.  The little flowers that I made on the flower loom can either be added or not as you wish and can be made in any color.  I wanted lots of color as you can see by the photos. Please respect that this is a pattern that was made by me and do  not take it as your own.

curtains 004

 

I used Lily Sugar N’ Cream yarn in the colors of Cornflower and Yellow for the valance.  A variety of different colors were used to make the flowers.  You can of course use any colors that you wish. Lily makes so many beautiful colors that it is hard to pick a favorite.  They also make beautiful variegated yarn as well.  You can look at all the different colors of yarn and get patterns too at their web site :

http://sugarncream.com/

I used a size K crochet hook to make this pattern.

Abbreviations:

Ch: chain

DC: double crochet

slst: slip stitch

SC: single crochet

The directions are as follows:

Chain 80

Rows 1 – 14:  DC in third ch from hook. Ch 1, skip 1 ch, DC in next ch. Repeat across. Ch 3, turn.

Repeat this for the desired length that you want.  14 rows will get you a 10″ length.

Row 15 or the loop row.

At end of row 14, change colors if you wish. This is where I changed my color from yellow to cornflower blue.

Chain 1, sl st in first DC from row below. Chain 15, sc in same st.  *SC in ch 1 space, (SC in next DC, Ch 15, SC  all in same space) repeat from * across to the end and fasten off. Weave in loose ends.

Now you can add your flowers that you made on the flower loom.  You can get one of these flower looms at any craft store such as Michael’s or AC Moore or Amazon.  The directions come with the loom and are very easy to follow.

bloom loom amazon
Bloom Loom from Amazon

Since this is my pattern, please feel free to use it and even share it with others.  I have only one request and that is that you link back to me and give me proper credit.

 

I was not paid for this article by Lily, Michael’s , AC Moore or Amazon.

 

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