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Frozen Snowflake Blanket – Free Pattern Review

I tried to queue this up to post at my normal 2pm time, but I couldn’t get wordpress to log me in! It kept telling me the password was wrong, so, I go ahead and change it…only to be told I can’t change it to what I want because that password was “recently used.” Ugh. Anyway, back up and running now!

 

This project was both the bane of my existence and a glorious success that I love. I despise granny squares. I hate weaving in ends. I hate sewing them together. It is so pretty, but I hate all the effort that must go into them. But, when my friend took on a new foster daughter right before both her 3rd birthday and Christmas, I knew it had to happen. This little girl happens to be Frozen obsessed and the lovely Sarah of RepeatCrafterMe caters to Disney loving babes.

So, following her super simple snowflake granny square pattern, I was able to put together this amazing blanket in just over a week. Now, I imagine those with more than an hour or so a day to dedicate to crocheting could do this faster, but hey, I am a busy lady over here.

I made 49 squares, and the full picture is it lying on the center of my king sized bed. I joined with a single crochet through just one loop for each square, so that the white made a nice ribbing on the front, and a lightly visible connection on the back (see last photo). I used my standard J hook, and worsted weight yarn, more specifically, Lion Brand’s I Love This Yarn.

Sarah, again, knocked it out of the park with this pattern. It is really easy to follow, the squares work up quickly, and the snowflakes would be awesome stand-alone as decorations too!

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Snow White C2C Graphgan

So, a while back, I started writing up C2C color changes for a ton of different graphgans. I didn’t end up posting very many of them, I did do a series of the princesses in small granny square sizes, but these are a little different.

Unfortunately, I saved them as PDFs and don’t have the software to edit PDFs, so that I can easily copy/paste the text here…and I am far too lazy to retype it out, it was a lot of work! So, you get a scanned copy as a photograph. If you click on the photograph, it will enlarge. I recommend printing them, as I prefer to do C2C by marking off the rows as I go. Remember, start on the bottom right hand size.

I like to use worsted weight yarn and a J hook.

 

 

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Wedding Day!

Today is the day of our vow renewal. It’s going to be totally amazing! I can’t believe this has been in the works for the last 18 months!!

Thank you to the friends and family who made it out here.

Thank you to the friends and family who couldn’t be here, but have sent your well wishes and support.

We love you all!

My next few blogs (and this one) are all written in advance and scheduled. But, I promise once everything returns to normal, I will tell you all about it!

Here are some of our many prep photos as we have gone!

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Long Weekends

Long weekends are the best. I spent yesterday working on new projects, I made a child size skull shawl,


a whale, a heart, and an owl. They are all pretty amazing. I am loving the bernat blanket yarn. It makes huge stuffed animals so fast and SO FLUFFY! Photos to come later.

Today is church and Disneyland.

Tomorrow is housekeeping and orders. 🙂

Then a short work week, followed by two weeks vacation!

So exciting! The wedding is in 13 days!! Ahh!!

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Princess Anna

A couple of weeks ago, I posted about my daughter working on a princess Anna doll for her foster cousin. 

It was a free pattern, but I am not going to link to it. It was a very, very poorly written pattern that I kept having to adjust and fix as I went along. And I didn’t write down my adjustments, as I was far too frustrated to do that. So, I don’t really want to embarrass the pattern writer by linking here, though I did contact them privately to let them know the pattern was messed up and they should go back through it and try to work up a doll using it.

Anyway, kiddo did get the doll done in time for the birthday party, barely. She’s so proud, and I am thrilled to see her so happy about her work! So, here she is! Her cousin loved it. 🙂