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Website Is Almost Completed!

I have been working long and hard at getting my site re-designed. I am still working on a few things, so please “pardon our dust!” πŸ™‚

One noticeable change is I have removed the “SHOP” pages and now only have my Etsy shop items displayed. I was trying to maintain two sets of products on two different sites, so one had to go! All sales will be completed through Etsy. When you click on any product within this site, you will be redirected to that products Etsy page.

Please be patient while I continue with the alterations of the website.

Carl Lockett III

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Autumn Finally Has Arrived!

Fall is finally here

Well This is Autumn for South Texas!

Fall is finally here
South Texas Fall

With the cooler temperatures at night and mild days, we Texans think Autumn Finally Has Arrived! Most of our trees don’t shed the beautiful colored leaves like they do in the northeast, but we do enjoy the awesome cooler temperatures! The photo to the right is about the extent of our fall colors! This season makes me want to incorporate all these awesome colors in my projects.

Now that it is getting cooler, I have been trying to decide what items I would like to add to my shop for the winter season and Christmas Holidays. I don’t enjoy working on blankets larger that a baby blanket most of the year because it’s just too darn hot! Even with air conditioning working on an afghan in your lap is not enjoyable.

CIL Creations SalesI’ve been thinking of adding a line of winter hats for babies through adults to the shop. I just have to figure out what type of pattern I would like to use. I sell more items that are made to order, especially where the customer can pick the colors they would like in the item. Once I have this planned out I will post it.

I do have a number of items on sale right now! Check them out and maybe find a gift for someone!

Hope you have a great day!


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Rainbow Baby Blanket – WIP Thursday

Rainbow Baby Blanket

My Work In Progress This Week is “Rainbow Baby Blanket

Now that I have a little break from finishing up orders, I decided to make a new baby blanket design. For now I’m naming this new design, “Rainbow Baby Blanket.”

I came across the stitch pattern on YouTube the other day by HappyBerry Crochet while looking for a crochet stitch that would look great as a baby blanket. I was looking for something not very difficult and this was perfect! Sometimes you just want to make something that’s really easy and quick. 

Rainbow Baby BlanketThe stitch pattern is based somewhat on corner to corner (C2C) crochet, where you start an item at the corner and work in a diagonal, increasing each row until you reach the middle and then you begin decreasing until you reach the end of the opposite corner. This allows you to make some really neat designs.

Well, this pattern is worked in rows instead of diagonally. Apparently there is not a proper name for this stitch. HappyBerry Crochet calls it a Mixed Grit Stitch Variation or Half Shell Ripple. Whatever name we give it, the pattern is really neat! The blanket feels thick, but it is actually lighter than it looks.

I’m hoping to finish this “Rainbow Baby Blanket” by Friday evening and I will post the finished project and list it in my shop!

Have you ever worked in C2C crochet? Tell me about it!



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5 Projects Crochet This Fall – Crochet539

5 Projects Crochet This Fall by Crochet539

I read this article today, 5 Projects Crochet This Fall, and thought I’d share it! There are some really great ideas to try if you crochet. Just click the link below to view the article on the author’s page.



Projects CrochetHi my creative friends!  Hope this Tuesday is finding you well and safe.  There are many natural disasters taking place in the United States, and for those of you who are dealing or have dealt with…

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