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What has Mary Kathryn (Crochet Chiq) been up to?

Hello everyone, Thank you so much for reading my blog!! A huge thanks to Teresa at the Crochet Geek or Art of Crochet by Teresa ( her blog is http://crochet-mania.blogspot.com/) For sharing one of my blog entries!
I have been pretty busy lately teaching crochet classes and believe it or not but that normally leaves me pretty uninspired to crochet anything non class related! It's hard to crochet 6 hours at a wack a few days in a row. But I love teaching so what is a girl to do? So let me show you a few of the things I have created.

The first hat is red heart soft in sea foam green and done in the puff stitch. The second hat is in Caron's Simply Soft in Pink  is just a HDC beanie with a trim. The third Hat is Caron's Simply Soft in Black and a DC hat with teddy ears. The third hat is a DC hat. The last hat is made with Red heart Soft in Grey starts like a round granny and then a shell. I will be posting a pattern for this one. I think it would make a darling Easter hat!  

Last night my grandma asked how hard it is to make baby hats because of a charity her friends are quilting for. A friend of theirs is an RN in downtown Los Angeles, CA that makes home visits mainly to teen moms who are trying to stay in school who just had babies. So I made five hats so far and I love the way they turned out! what do you think? Ask around your area and see if there are any churches, or hospitals that are looking for donations it's really fun and quick to make newborn hats and they hardly use any yarn!

I redid the ears like 5 times until I came up with these perfect pig ears!
This hat is available to buy at my Etsy store!
http://www.etsy.com/listing/91779322/crochet-pig-hat-any-size
My Cousin's little girl is soooo in love with pigs and she is having a Pig themed Birthday party, I hope she will like this hat!



The last project I would like to share is my cup cake cutie! I love her, and children do too! What are you up too? What is hot off you hook! Send me your photos at CrochetChiq@gmail.com and they will be in viewer blog post at the end of the week, Keep Hooking everyone!

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