The other day I posted about how busy I have been, and I didn’t have any pictures of the custom order baby blanket I was making. Well, it’s finished and it’s off to the customer Tuesday Morning!
I really enjoy doing filet crochet. It’s easy to do, but with just enough stitch counting to keep it from being mind numbing! For those of you who knit or crochet, you understand what I mean. I really hate to do patterns that are extremely simple because my mind will wander and I end up making more mistakes than with a more difficult project.
This pattern is one of my own and I have the blanket in my shop as a custom order item. The customer can choose what color they would like the blanket made in.
Have you ever finished a project for someone and checked it over once it is all finished and find a mistake? I did with this order! I was taking some pictures and realized I never finished the last few rows before I did the edging! UGH! 😥 Well, the mistake was easily rectified by removing the edging from the top and finishing the missing rows. I then remade the edging and tada! A finished baby blanket!
Well, I must get back to work! I have another order to fulfill! Leave a comment and tell me what you think of filet crochet.
To recap August, as you may know, I have moved my website from Etsy.com to a hosted site. I still intend to keep my original Etsy shop. This move gave me more control over my site and my online store. Of course, the move came with a few headaches, of which I documented in my post New Site is up and Running. Over the last few weeks I have been tweaking settings, updating product listings, a few special product sales and fixing small errors. Overall, everything has smoothed out and is working pretty well.
In between all of this, we had to deal with Hurricane Harvey. I live about two miles north of San Antonio and everyone from here to the Gulf Coast was told to prepare for the worst. Well, I am so very thankful that we were spared from the brunt of the storm. It missed us by just 40 miles! My heart goes out to all who have been so severely affected and we continue to pray for them.
What’s New on the Site?
The main new item on the site is a new blog series titled; Crochet – How to Begin. This is a series of posts to help those who are interested in learning to crochet. We will talk about how to get started, what supplies to get and where to purchase them, reading yarn labels, and finally, starting the first project. I am currently writing part three, the first project. I am also going to make a few videos to go along with this series. The link above is the main page where all the lessons will be posted. If you are interested, check it out. This is a free tutorial for anyone.
I am also going to list more items in my shop that I haven’t had the time to write up yet. I hope to get to these items over the next couple of weeks.
What have I Been Working On?
I have had a few made-to-order purchases that have also kept me busy! I have made a couple of the Mouse Hats, a Christening Gown and I am currently making a baby blanket for a customer. Here are some pictures of the Christening Gown:
This is a free pattern to make a filet crochet blanket using the ducks and bunnies charts. The pattern is fairly easy, but if your have not worked in filet crochet before, take your time in the beginning and it will soon get a great deal easier! Here is an example of what you can do with filet crochet:
I will upload the letters and numbers charts soon for anyone who would like to make this blanket.
This PDF chart details how to make filet crochet ducks. There are two sections on this chart, one for the duck facing right and one facing left. This is only a chart and not a complete pattern. For instructions to make a blanket, please download the free blanket pattern.