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Look at Don's Variation on the inspiraled hat!!

Hello everyone!

Don Tavarozzi is a dear friend who I have never actualy met in person but "see" all over the crochet groups on facebook! I love how he altered the hat in a fun way and I asked him if I could share his photos and how it's done!

SO here started with my pattern here cal pattern and doubled up the yarn and using a large hook chained 40 and attached!!! How creative and fun!!! Have you altered a pattern of mine or even used a different yarn and LOVE the way it came out? send me an email at and tell me about it and if you would like to be in a post!  iwill link any site you have in the post :) Until next time Happy Hooking!!

Close up photos of the crocodile stitch used in the cuff

Chiq Crocodile Cuff

I am on crocodile overload because Mikey @ The Crochet Crowd with AllFreeCrochet are doing a huge giveaway!! (Details can be found on the crochet crowd website click on the link above) So I give you the simple easy and fun Crocodile Cuff

I used a size F hook and  a teal size 3 and a sparkle white crochet fashion thread size 10

chain 16 for an xtra small wrist ( you should be able to slip it on and off) or 23

Row 1 - chain 4 and 2 dc in the 5th chain from the hook, *skip 1 space and chain 1, skip one space and 2 dc in next space* Repeat until the end. sl to first stitch

* you make the crocodile stitches  around all the 2 dc's and IGNORE the single dcs.

Row 2 - ch1, *5 dc around the first dc, dc around the next dc , skip the 1 dc* repeat

** You want your second row of scales to be inbetween the first row***

Row 3 - with alt color attach and ch 3 on any single dcm dc in the same space, *chain 1 2 dc in next (single) dc chain 1 ,dc in center of prev. scale.* repeat (see photos.)

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Chiq Chrismas Tree

everyone!!!!!!!!!!!!! Merry August hehehehe Have you started making your gifts and decorations yet? If no why not??????? I know I have to start in july or I won't finish!!
I can't take credit alone for this idea, my wonderful coworker ( CERTIFIED Knitting instructor) Diane thought why don't we make a yarn bombed type Christmas tree and this is what we did. Have I mentioned lately I love love love my job!!!

skill level.. easy can ever be done with out crocheting

First lets talk about the supplies you need

You also need to make small pom poms in your favorite colors :) the example has red and white plus a HUGE silver one!!!!!!!!!

First you take you boucle  yarn and wrap the cone starting at the bottom to the top and back down making sure you cover it completely.

Next you take the eyelash yarn and wrap it around using pins to keep it in place.

Then add pom poms we tied bows with the tails, use pins to attach them, or if children will be near by you could sew them on.