(I’m Learning) Tunisian Crochet

Hello! Salem is laying in my lap, no big surprise there, right?!as I lay in bed because it’s too early to get up yet. I don’t want to wake up Michael, who ‘s alarm won’t go off for another hour or so. 

I figured it was a good time to tell you about what I’ve been up to since I finished the C2C Scarf. I read directions & looked at some pictures, but just didn’t understand what I was supposed to do. I got the chain row down, that was easy since it’s the same! I even got the 1st row done, but was CLUELESS after that. I went to my phones Safari app and typed in How to Tunisian crochet and got all of the original info but needed to get more to figure out how to get to row 2!

That’s when I realized, there HAS to be a video on UTube! There were many videos, but I decided on using Mikey’s from #TheCrochetCrowd. He has videos on just about whatever you need! 

I watched lesson 1 & 2, which was more like some tips and pointers in 1 and getting started in 2. 

I practiced a few times, following along to the video until I got the hang of it. Now, you have to realize, I was watching this video outside, in the sunny afternoon, on my phone, so the screen isn’t all that big!  

 

(Here’s a good photo of the mulch that’s going to be used for around the deck.  Home Depot had it on sale). After watching Mikey’s videos and doing some sample rows,  I was able to get this far. You can see the bottom row looks like the top of stitches. That was 1 of  his tips. Go through the back bumps of the foundation chain. He also suggested going through the back vertical lines to stop the curling, but it was too awkward for me. Next project, I’ll try again, but for now, I’m happy with just being able to do it at all!

I got as far as the end of the skein and after watching another video on changing colors, (I had to go through a couple because they didn’t pertain to my project) decided to go with AllFreeCrochets video. Mikey didn’t have 1. Anyway, I learned I could add yarn whenever I wanted, but for my purposes, the start of coming back was the right time.  

 

As you can see, I added my new yarn choice and got a few more rows done. 

I’m still deciding on what this will be. I’m thinking Cowl, but you never know!  

  
You can see it trying to curl here. I’ve been keeping the project folded in 1/2, using the clips to keep the ends together, but I unfolded it here to show you my progress. 

I’ll keep you updated on how It’s coming along. 

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Crochet for Maddie’s Giveaway

Here is the Giveaway information. I figured it would be better by itself so it wasn’t lost by all of the Jax & Jewels Giveaway info.

Prize Album link:
https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.600765789977469.1073741846.487698857950830&type=1&l=2fb91ce22a

Rafflecopter link:
http://tinyurl.com/puj522y

The Giveaway will run from 1/20 , Midnight – 1/27 Midnight, EST.

1/25- Winners List has been posted. They have 48 hours to claim!
Congratulations!

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Here is her completed prize!

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Upcoming Giveaways

MrsBrittonsCreations has donated a prize to TWO upcoming Giveaways!

1. Jax & Jewels
1 pair of custom Barefoot Sandals with Flower.

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2. Crochet for Maddie
1 Custom Ribbed Infinity Scarf & Headband

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As soon as I have dates and Links, I’ll share them here as well!

1/12/14
Jax & Jewels 4K+ Giveaway starts at Midnight.
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1/15- there are 67 Prizes in the Jax & Jewels Giveaway. Check them all out here. https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.503826019736960.1073741839.341154749337422&type=3

1/17/14, today is the LAST day to enter Jax & Jewels Giveaway, so don’t miss out! Enter now!

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1/18/14
Giveaway ended at Midnight and the winners will be chosen today!!!!!!

Sherry McCall was the name selected for my prize.
Congratulations!
The whole list is still being verified and will be announced approx 5 pm.

Sherry chose Pink Barefoot Sandals for her daughter!

Here is the Winners List!
Cute Lil Tots- LYNN BOYD
Pinkapotamus- RUSSMANDY SPINKS
Inspired By A Little Diva Bowtique- DAWN SCHNEIDER
Babybug Creations- ELIZABETH FULLER STREBECK
Violet Paisley- MA LEE VANG
Bow-Dacious By Ali- SANDY BUSBY
Reclaiming Memories- MELINDA EGER
Bella’s Blooming Boutique- VICTORIA WASHINGTON ANDERSON
Handmade Fro Henley- MARIEFHE DE JESUS
Geneva’s Tutus- CRYSTAL SANDERS
Pretty Pens by Sara- DANIELLE RUSSELL
Chery’s Quilts & Crafts- DEBRA CAROZZA-LYNCH
Daysy Designs- IANTHIA BROWN
5 Little Elephants- LISA RAIF WAGNER
Looped Just 4 U- KRISTIN SUGAMELE
Little Divas Creations- KIANA BLAZE
Brookfield Bags & More- NATALIE NUNEZ
Just AloraBeths- LISA FLAMINO
Curiosity of the Geeks- JULIE P KNAPP
Mrs Britton’s Creations- SHERRY MCCALL
Sandi K Robb Photography- KRISTIN EYMOLD
Little Miss Ladybug- HALEY MARIE PETERSON
Southern Posh- JENNIFER FROMHOLTZ
Goosie Girl- AMANDA EHLERS
Glimmer & Glam Models- SUSAN D’ALESANDRO WILDER
Bean’s Sprouts- JAMIE WELLS-ROCHA
Kenzie’s Creations- STACEY DUX
Dolce Maria- PEYTON LYNN
Sugar Baby Knits- MICHELLE GRAY EBALO
Shabbie Girl Bowtique- CHRISTI SITES
Tami’s Quirkly Creations- JENNIFER ‘MANNING’ FREELAND
Nora Jeanne Couture- ASHLEY BARNETT
Bear Hugs by Sandra Marie- SAMANTHA COOKE
Elyana’s Bow-Tique- CASSIE BORDAS GALLAHER
Lollipops & Paisely- CHRISTINA KEVAN
Bitty Britches- HOLLY SCHWIEGER
Precious Moments by Sheena Photography- KRISTIN MAGRUDER
Monkey Love- BRIANNA KOSIOREK
Country Kisses Boutique- AMBER SMEGO
Garden of Arden- MELISSA KAUPP
Girly Kurlz- JENNY RUSSELL
Lilylane Crochet- BECKY KENNON
The Creative Nest- JOANNA SALAZAR
Saltwater Photography- CYNTHIA SWANCEY BLACKWELL CHIARITO
Babbles Bubbles and Bows- DANIELLE JASMINE OLIVER
Just Baby Fabulous- CANDICE BRAGG
Patton Imagery- JESSICA HAMILL
Photos By Diane- BRANDY WILLIAMS
My Four Girls Gifts- MICHELLE STEELE
Dawns Shabby Chic & Preppy Prince Boutique- LYDIA DOBSON
Scarf It- RACHAEL CRAWFORD PETTY
Custome Creations by Linzy- TONYA SUE CAVAZOS
Sweetest Creations Boutique- JAMIE SCARBROUGH
Monkey in the Mailbox- SHERI STREET
Clara Bella Designs- AMY GOINS FAZIO
JillyBug’s- MELODY MALONE JAMES
Hapa’s Mama’s- SIERRA COOL
Adams Design- ALICIA CROSS
Handmade and Handpicked Boutique- BRANDIE BRYANT
Little Bits Hairbows- ESTEFANIA SAUCEDO
Mystigail Adornments- TRACEY BECK
Pink Toes & Hairbows- JESSICA ROBERTSON
Sunshine Stepping Stones- CRYSTAL FITTS
Pretty Princess Bowtique- KATINA FOX PRESLEY
MainStreet Stitches- COLLEEN QUIGLEY
CraftiLee Adams- AMBER BROWNING
JRB Boutique- DOMINIQUE A. BALSOMA
Na’ia’s Knits by the Sea- JENNIFER AMBIO
Jax & Jewels- CAROLINE LISSAMAN
Jax & Jewels- ANGEL ARIAS
MUNGARAY

1/19 Redraws for unclaimed prizes.
Congrats!!!

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1/21
Here are the Barefoot Sandals that I mailed out today.

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These are the last of the redraws!

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Getting Ready for Halloween

9/3 -9/5, Ive Started working on some Hair Elastics & Clips for the girls for Halloween time. Made some 2 Tone Flowers & Single Flowers for each of them. (Serenity, Kaylee, & Ryder)
I felt bad that the boys got nothing, again! (Jayden, Ryley, & Justin)
So, I decided to see if I could find some patterns that would be appropriate for boys too.
My 1st & 2nd attempt was not to my liking at all. (Sorry, Yarnington, you’re photo of a Ghost was really cute, but you’re pattern was not clear enough for me and I was guessing what you meant! Needless to say, they both look horrible. Both, because I made them twice thinking I made a mistake! Lol!

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Next, came a pattern from Craftbits (Shellie Wilson), that Ghost came out super cute!

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After posting them to Instagram & FB, Jugglezcrochet suggested I make my own Ghost, a circle and a skirty bottom.
I thought about that for a while…..
Next, came the Spider! That pattern was from Crochet Spot. I think it will look cuter with Googly Eyes, so I ordered some from Amazon!

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I really have to tell you my finger tips are SORE from the hot glue/glue gun I used to attach the Bead Eyes! There was more on me & on the counter than where it was supposed to be!
Well, to wrap up the night, I decided to make my own Ghost based on Yarningtons. I made 1, then tried to remember what I did as I wrote it down. I guess I should have written it down as I went?!!, anyway, it’s cute, will be cuter when it’s got some eyes!
After I wrote it down, I made another to make sure they came out the same!

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Here are the girls Elastics & Clips!

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Since I found these really cute patterns, I will need to make some for each boy!

9/15/13
I’ve just today finished all the little goodies for the Grandkids!
Since Justin is a baby, I made him some squishy shapes. 🎃👻
Jayden & Ryley each have 4 pins and Serenity, Kaylee, & Ryder each have an assortment of pins, elastics, & clips.

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I had a couple leftover, so I put a Ghost & Pumpkin on my Tweety Bird Jacket!

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3 Piece Set -Hat, Scarf & Mittens

My newest project is going to be a 3 piece set (4 if you count both mittens, lol)
Hat, Scarf & Mittens
My first mitten is done! Yeah! Only ripped it out about 3 times before I got it right!
Anyway, I figured I’d start out with just a single color to see how it is, then work up to making a Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Batman, Captain America & a Superman set.

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