Monday, November 16, 2009

Powder Blue Popcorn Handwarmers


My powder blue handwarmers with popcorn stitching are done. I took the thumb gusset off as originally done in my prior post. I didn't write down exactly what I did so I will have to make my next pair with thumbs.

These measure approximately 8.5" long and fit a medium size adult hand. They fit my hands nicely; my hand measures approximately 7" around the widest part and my wrist measures 6" around. I will have them listed for sale soon. I'm also happy to take custom orders; just about any color is available.

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Powder Blue Popcorn Handwarmer

Here is 1 of 2 powder blue handwarmers I am crocheting. I decided to add a thumb to it as well. Not sure how well I like it just yet; I winged it but thought it turned out ok. Now to take notes so the 2nd one comes out the same. LOL

I made this pattern up as I went along and once I get it finalized, I'm happy to share it and will post a blog with the free pattern.

Cozy "Man-ghan" Free Crochet Pattern

Cozy "Man-ghan" designed by Kim Guzman



Afghan measures approximately 50"/127 cm wide x 56"/142 cm long


Caron International's Simply Soft (100% acrylic; 6 oz/170 g, 315 yds/288 m):

18 oz (A), 30 oz (B), 18 oz (C).

Shown in: #9730 Autumn Red (A); #9703 Bone (B); #9727 Black (C).

One size US G-6 (4 mm), or size to obtain gauge.

Yarn needle


In pattern stitch, 16 sts and 13 rows = 4"/10cm.


Chain (ch), double crochet (dc), single crochet (sc).


Work *4 rows with A, 4 rows with B, 4 rows with C, 4 rows with B; repeat from * for Color Sequence.


1. To change color in the last sc of a row, work last sc of old color to last yarn over, yarn over with new color and draw through both loops on hook to complete stitch.

2. In the fifth row of the afghan pattern, single crochet stitches are worked into ch-1 spaces 2 rows below the current row. When working these single crochet stitches, take care to draw the loop of the single crochet up to the height of the current row. These single crochet stitches are to be worked over the single crochet 1 row below (into which you would usually work).


With A, chain 207.

Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each remaining ch across, turn—206 sc.

Row 2: Ch 1, sc in each sc across, turn.

Row 3 (right side): Ch 2 (counts as first dc here and throughout), dc in next sc, *ch 1, skip next sc, dc in next 2 sc; repeat from * across, turn—138 dc and 68 ch-1 spaces.

Row 4: Ch 1, sc in each dc and in each ch-1 space across; change to next color in Color Sequence in last sc, turn—206 sc. Fasten off old color.

Row 5: With new color, ch 1, *sc in next 2 sc; sc in next ch-1 space 2 rows below (working over next sc and taking care to draw up loop of sc to height of current row); repeat from * to last 2 sc, sc in last 2 sc, turn.

Repeat Rows 2–5, until piece measures approximately 56"/142 cm. End with a Row 2 worked using A. Fasten off.


Using yarn needle, weave in ends.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Cranberry Knitted Handwarmers

These yummy cranberry handwarmers are made with one of my new favorite patterns. I've made 4 sets now and think this set will be one item off my Christmas list this season. If I get the nerve, I might make a matching hat. I've not knitted a hat before but would love to try.
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Saturday, November 7, 2009

Crochet Cell Phone Cases #2

I made 2 more cell phone cases last night. I think I'm hooked, literally. LOL Ok that was funny for me since I crocheted them and the fact I just woke up from only 4 hours of sleep so I'm silly tired.

The 2nd green one has a cute popcorn texture in the stitches. The blue & brown is a also nice with it's deep earth and sky tones.

Both are available for sale at RagamuffinQuilts

Friday, November 6, 2009

Crochet Cell Phone Case

While watching some tv tonight, I tried something and whipped up this little cell phone case. It doubles as a cute reusable gift card holder too.

The thought came about after I dropped my brand new phone not once, but three times in my driveway and now it has some nice little scratches and dings in it.

It measures approximately 2.5" x 3.75" and fits an LG cell phone or credit cards, drivers license, etc. nicely.

I will be listing these soon on my site for sale and they are available in just about any color. Just contact me for custom orders and color choice.
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