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April 2012

A clutch is in progress here using redheart changes yarn!
Wow is April almost over already?? This month has zoomed by so quickly! I would like to start by thanking Michael  Sellick @ the Crochet Crowd for all of his encouragement and help!Did you know I learned how to crochet by watching his videos and reading his patterns?  Check him out on facebook, pintrest and youtube! 
Also a huge thanks ToBlogger: Crochet Chiq - Create Post Christine @ AFC  for brainstorming with me on ideas for patterns and promoting my blog on Facebook, pintrest and newsletters!! I'm also on their youtube! How did you find this blog was it from AFC? 
I have been one busy hooker this month!! Have you checked out all the new posts? What was your favorite?

I want to show you pictures of what I have been up to!
This is part of my crochet Demo Display At Michael's Arts and Crafts

This is part of my display each project is a class we offer!

A baby shower gift, it's a CHIQ changing pad the folds up like a purse and has a pocket for a diaper!
This was another baby shower gift I made!!  The Blanket ( the pattern is Art of Crochet by Teresa, with some changes by me) worked up in only one night!!!

I just LOVE the puff stitch!

I played with this flip flops trying to decide which stitch would look the best
A baby cardigan using the changes yarn and the pattern from the crochet crowd's video

A coworker asked me to design some funny hats for her grandchildren, Elmo is missing his eyes in this photo!

Look for this pattern in May!! Would you wear crochet shorts??

What have you been up to? What free patterns would you like to see in May?

This blog is part of a blog hop with favcrats!! Check them out!


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