Skip to main content

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 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!
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 and they will be in viewer blog post at the end of the week, Keep Hooking everyone!


Popular posts from this blog

Thread Cross Bookmark

I used Aunt Lydia's Crochet thread and a size D hook. Make a magic circle Round 1 Ch3, 2dc, ch2, 3dc, ch2, 3dc, ch2, 3dc, ch2 and join. Sides and top of cross Ch3 2dc, ch2, dc3 in any ch2 sp. Turn and *sl to ch2, ch3,2dc, ch2,3dc. *Turn and repeat * repeat everything in this step 3 more times. Cut thread and weave in ends at the ends of the sides. Bottom of the cross When you get to the last side repeat the * section 2 more times for a total of 4 shells for the bottom and 2 shells for the sides not including the center. On the top of the cross attach yarn and chain 26, skip the first 5 and sl to the first chain. Then I added a tassel. If thread isn't your thing check out this great bookmark Stitch 11 made from my Cross Bangle pattern! Check out the Stitch 11 post here

Cross Bangle

I wanted to crochet a sideways cross bracelet for some time now but it wasn't until I received this lovely STARDUST( by Red Heart yarn ) that I actually sat down to make it!  This project will fly by you will want to make one for everyone at church :) Stardust - any color you like I used #1303 Brown * this requires very little yarn, so make a lot!* E crochet hook Skill - Advanced Beginner (* HINT this is basically a vertical row or a shell*) First stitch*** Ch3, hdc 3rd ch from hook, ch1, 2 hdc ( all in the same space) Every other one*** *turn, slip stitch until you and in the ch1 space, ch2,1hdc,ch1,2hdc* repeat until you have the length desired, * it should stretch slightly to slide on and off your wrist.. ** suggested lengths _ Woman's s/m ~18 shells l/xl ~20 shells Mans~ 23 shells child~ 11-15 ( 11 fits most five year olds) sew the 2 ends together and weave in your tail at least 4 inches worth so it will not come undone. ***Add the cross part***

Easy simple no shaping stocking ornament

Step 1 This is the star stitch but you can make these any size and any stitch just make it in this shape. The above sample has 19 star stiches on the bottom ( 2 rows plus beginning hdc row)and reduces to 10 star stiches ( 3 rows) step 2 turn so the right sides are facing each other, and sew them together like the above picture,. isdsjfklajlkdsjc step three turn right side out! attach a chain 5 if desires so you can hang it. I am making about 30 of these for my 6 year old to hand out as Christmas gifts at school with mini candy canes in them! Below is a crochet chart for a basic hdc stocking but you can use any stitch. * turn at the end of every row,  * ch1 and hdc in the first stitch of every row Row 1 ( starts from the bottom up) chain 38 Row 2 38 hdc Row3-6 repeat row 2 Row 7 starting 11 stitches over ( you can do this my sl or if you alternate colors just attach the yarn on the 11th stitch) hdc in the next 18 stitch  Row 8 until- (desires length i