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janetmarie

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About janetmarie

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  • Birthday 11/19/1961

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  • Real Name
    Janet Marie Marston-McGregor
  • Biography
    I am an avid needleworker, from crochet, knit, needlework; wildlife/nature artwork and photography; and charitable ministry work as a certified chaplain
  • Location
    Longmont, Colorado
  • Interests
    Needlework, artwork, nature, wildlife, doll collecting, and more
  • Occupation
    legal adm asst / wildlife naturalist / certified chaplain
  • How long have you been crocheting?
    1970's
  • Favorite things to crochet
    blankets, baby items, scarves, hats
  • Favorite Hook
    Handmade
  1. I designed/created a simple crochet baby sock-bootie pattern to go with my mittens and hats - they make up very fast and easy - ENJOY! here's the link to the pattern (with pics): http://janetmariespage.blogspot.com/2011/11/free-crochet-pattern-janets-crochet.html or, just copy it from this post: Crochet Baby Socks/Booties designed by Janet Marie Marston-McGregor posted on 11/01/2011 This is my own design of easy baby socks-booties. Use baby yarn - for this pattern, I used Bucilla Lollipop yarn - but any baby yarn or sock yarn should do. Sock-Bootie should measure 3 to 3.5-inches from toe to heel; and 6 inches from toe to top of cuff This pattern makes a long cuff to fold down. (CUFF) with size F (or G) hook, CH18 NOTE - I tend to crochet tight - you might want to try F first ROW 1 = SC in 2nd CH from hook and all across (17 total); CH1, turn ROW 2-22 = SC in back loops across row (17 total); CH1, turn ROW 23 = fold in half; SS across (HEEL) (in both loops) ROUND 1 = SC in joining stitch and in next 9 (10 total); CH1, turn ROUND 2-5 - SC across; CH1 turn ROUND 6 - SC in next 3, 2SC togther (twice); FOLD in half, SS across (4) (FOOT) ROUND 7 - 7SC down heel; SC in next 14 (to the other side of cuff); 7SC up the other side of the cuff; join; CH1; turn ROUND 8 - SC in next 5, 2SC together (twice); SC in next 10; 2SC together (twice); SC in next 5; join; CH2 turn ROUND 9-13 - SC across (24); join; CH1 turn ROUND 14 - SC in next 6, 2SC together; SC in next 6, 2SC together; SC in next 6, 2SC together; join; CH1 turn ROUND 15 - SC in next 5, 2SC together; SC in next 5, 2SC together; SC in next 5, 2SC together; join; CH1 turn ROUND 16 - SC in next 4, 2SC together; SC in next 4, 2SC together; SC in next 4, 2SC together; join; CH1 turn ROUND 17 - SC in next 3, 2SC together; SC in next 2, 2SC together; SC in next 2, 2SC together; SC in last 3; join; CH1 turn ROUND 18 - SC in next 2 2SC together; SC in next 2, 2SC together; SC in next 2, 2SC together; join; CH1 turn ROUND 19 - 2SC together all around - join and stitch together - fasten off TURN INSIDE OUT - FOLD DOWN CUFF Please do not sell this pattern - you may use it (and sell what you make), share it, and link back to this site. Enjoy!
  2. i am very glad my simple pattern can be useful to all of you - feels good to be a blessing to others
  3. love this shawl pattern - will have to try it - thanks for sharing! :cheer:c9:manyheart:hug
  4. Ravelry has dozens of patterns - I have seen this too. Here's a link to the owl hat search on ravelry http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/search#photo=yes&craft=crochet&view=captioned_thumbs&query=owl%20hat&availability=free&sort=created lots to choose from
  5. Here's my all-time favorite eezy-peezy ribbed scarf pattern (designed myself): using 10-ply yarn - for mine, I used Red Heart - any will do NOTE - I crochet tight, so I tend to use a size larger than normal. _________________________________________ With size J or K hook, CH100 (CH200 for extra long) ROW 1 - HDC in 3rd CH from hook; HDC across; CH2, turn ROW 2 - **HDC in back loops of each HDC across**; CH2 turn REPEAT ** till desired width; fasten off add optional fringe or other trim as desired.
  6. I have a great pattern for you - if you want something faster, use double yarn and at least size "L" hook - otherwise, I use "J or K" For this, use standard 10-ply yarn, like Red Heart or Bernat My standard fast ribbed crochet scarf pattern: with K hook, CH 100 (or 200 for extremely long - can wrap 2 or 3 times around) ROW 1; HDC in 3rd CH from hook; HDC across; CH2, turn ROW 2; **HDC in the back loops of each HDC**; CH2, turn REPEAT ** till desired width; tie off add fringe (optional) or just leave as is
  7. Hi y'all - this is similar to my first kitchen potholder pattern, only with 3 cable rows - hope you like it! I love it - use it in my kitchen all the time. http://janetmariespage.blogspot.com/2011/10/free-crochet-pattern-3-cable-kitchen.html Here is another kitchen potholder/cloth I designed that is very easy. I am using red and white cotton for my kitchen - bought 2 14-oz cones - will buy more as i need them. my own design - very simple cable ________________________________________ with size H hook, CH33 (or multiples of 3+4) ROW1 - DC in 3rd CH from hook (counts as DC here and throughout); DC across, CH2, TURN ROW2 - FP in next 3 DCs (always leave the 1st and last one as a DC, not a cable; BP in next 3 DCs; continue to end; DC in last; CH2, TURN REPEAT till desired size TRIM - with ombre or alternate color of your choice, SC 3 rows (in corners, do 2SC, CH, 2SC); at end, if you want a hangin gloop, don’t cut, instead, fasten off, then CH20, SL into beginning of CH20 - makes the hanging loop.
  8. very nice bookmark - me wikes butterfwize
  9. Hi all - this is my original kitchen potholder design - made these for my kitchen - very simple - really love it - hope you do too! http://janetmariespage.blogspot.com/2011/10/free-crochet-pattern-cable-potholder.html SO FAR, THIS HAS TURNED OUT TO BE MY FAVORITE POTHOLDER DESIGN FOR MY KITCHEN - simple, and pretty. I actually designed this several months ago - finally got around to posting it. I am using red and white cotton for my kitchen - bought 2 14-oz cones - will buy more as i need them. my own design - very simple cable ________________________________________ with size H hook, CH33 ROW1 - DC in 3rd CH from hook (counts as DC here and throughout); DC across, CH2, TURN ROW2 - FP in 2nd DC; BP in next; FP in next; continue to end; DC in last; CH2, TURN REPEAT till desired size TRIM - with WHITE, SC 2 rows; in corners, do 2SC, CH, 2SC; THEN, with RED, DC one row; with 2DC, CH1, 2DC in corners; at end, don’t cut, instead, fasten off, then CH20, SL into beginning of CH20 - makes the hanging loop.
  10. I designed these very simple baby mittens for a friend's upcoming shower. Got lots of "oooohs" and "aaaahhhhs" - very fast when you need something quick. http://janetmariespage.blogspot.com/view/sidebar#!/2011/10/free-crochet-pattern-how-to-make.html I wanted to design something simple and easy. This looks so precious and you can make these up very fast. The mitten should be around 1.5 to 2 inches wide and 3.5 to 4 inches long (counting cuff) - the baby yarn I used is very soft and flexible - if you want tighter, just use a size F hook - if you are using a stiffer yarn, stick with G and increase the rows or try H ________________________________________ with size G hook, CH32 ROW 1 - HDC in 3rd CH from hook; HDC across; CH2, turn ROW 2-7 HDC in next HDC (back loops only); repeat across; CH2; turn on ROW 7, don’t CH2, instead, fold the mitten in half; with yarn still on your hook, sew up the side; tie off. on other side, starting from the top of mitten, sew down the side - TURN INSIDE OUT; now you can trim around the cuff any way you like - I made 2 sets of DC all around, then tie off. For a girl, you can use a shell or other border. Weave satin ribbon through bottom near the cuff - tie in a bow - you’re done!
  11. This is one of my favs that I have designed - get lots of requests from friends for baby showers - it's very easy and so sweet! (be sure to check out the mittens too) http://janetmariespage.blogspot.com/#!/2011/10/free-crochet-pattern-how-to-make-baby.html :c9AHHHHHHHHHH I used Bernat Lollipop Yarn - it's baby/fingering weight - any baby yarn will do ________________________________________ With size G hook (H if you crochet loose), CH32 (until measures 5-5.5-inches) (for larger baby - increase to 6-7 inches) ROW 1 = HDC in backloop of 3rd Ch from hook (counts as first HDC - do backloops throughout); HDC across (approx 29 HDCs); CH2, turn ROW 2 = HDC across; CH2, turn REPEAT ROW 2 (till approx 10.5-11 inches) (for larger baby, make 12-14 inches) do not fasten off yet - fold in half (should be at least 5.5 inches when folded) - slipstitch across; leave long tail, at least 12 inches; with needle, wave through top, pull string; then sew together make pompom (optional)
  12. Here's my latest "easy" crochet scarf design using simple cables and the star-stitch. http://janetmariespage.blogspot.com/#!/2011/10/free-crochet-pattern-how-to-make-cables.html (For this scarf, I used Misti Baby Alpaca Yarn, 10 ply) If you want a wider scarf, use multiples of 6 STS = Star Stitch (for first row of STS, pull up 6 loops, pull through all 6; then pull up loop in 1st stitch (the center of the STS, then on the next, which is the last of the STS you just made, you should have 3 loops on your hook, then pull up next 3 = 6, then pull through all 6 - if you don't understand, go to Janet's You Tube - from there, I have saved the demo from Crochet By Teresa - she has a hands on demo that's easy to follow - you can also go to my Ravelry Site, and search for free patterns on how to do this wonderful star stitch) ________________________________________ With size K hook, CH20 (should be 4-inches wide - use size J hook if needed to make gauge) ROW 1 - HDC in 4th CH from hook; HDC across; CH2, turn ROW 2-12 - FPDC around next HDC; BPDC around next; repeat across; HDC in last; CH2 turn ROW 13 - HDC across; CH3 turn ROW 14 - begin STS (pull up 6 on loop; YO; pull through; continue across (will have 7 STS per row); HDC in last; CH2 turn ROW 15 - 2HDC in center of each STS; HDC in last stitch (7 sets of 2HDC); CH3 turn repeat ROW 14-15 till desired length but leave 1/2 of last skein left; then do 1 row of HDC; then 12 rows of the simple cable; bind off This is a great alternative to the standard fringe trim.
  13. Howdy everyone - I am on Ravelry and Crochetville have been posted my patterns and projects there and on my blog...decided to share the ones I have designed with all of you here! Here's my own design of a star-stitch scarf - very simple and easy to make! http://janetmariespage.blogspot.com/#!/2011/10/free-crochet-pattern-how-to-make-star.html STS = star-stitch; pull up 6 on hook, pull thru, ch1 (see Crochet By Teresa's on how to make the stitch - there are more tutorials out there on this cool stitch - but I like Teresa's the best) I used a standard Red Heart multi-colored yarn for this scarf (If you want looser stars, use a larger hook) With size K Hook, CH24 (use multiples of 6 for the desired width) ROW 1 = make 7 STS ; HDC in last; CH2 turn ROW 2 = 2 HDC in center CH of STS across (should be 7 sets of HDC); HDC in last; CH3 turn; REPEAT ROW 1, then ROW 2 till desired length for TRIM - I used a light blue that was almost lavendar, did SC all around, twice, then added FRINGE (model in 3rd pic is my son's friend, Monica)
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