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About Lealonna

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    Junior Villager
  • Birthday 07/24/1996


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  • Biography
    I'm a homeschooler in the 11th grade. I love horses, goats, chickens, cats, dogs, and I have a strange fascination with elephants. I love the country and being a Country Gal.
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    crocheting, reading, writing, climbing trees, campfires, the woods, and taking walks.
  • Occupation
    Various things
  • How long have you been crocheting?
    since May 2010
  • Favorite things to crochet
    Depends on what mood I'm in
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  1. I have neck pain {and I'm young} because of a dislocated collar bone awhile back. I rest my elbows on something, and use some lavender/peppermint oil when it gets to bad. That really seems to help me.
  2. Hey, everyone! It's been a really long time since I've been on here! What projects is everyone working on? I just finished my first blanket! Pics will be on my blog soon! Now, I'm looking for something to do next... I have 65 yards of lovely yarn, and I am trying to find the perfect project for it... any ideas?
  3. So cute! Thanks for sharing :-) I am using the pattern to make squares for a granny SWAP.
  4. Thanks so much! I found a lot of really nice and unusual ones on Crochet Pattern Central :-)
  5. Hello, everyone! It's been a long time since I've popped in around here! I was wondering if anyone can help me find some free patterns for 6" Granny Square variations patterns? I would like to find some interesting/uncommon patterns for a granny square SWAP I am participating in. Thanks so much!
  6. Gorgeous! I will have to make one sometime :-) Thanks for sharing!
  7. @momwithahook~ Thank you very much! :-)
  8. Can anyone tell me where I might find a free crochet pattern for Larry the Cucumber from Veggie Tales? I looked online and all I could find were patterns that you have to buy. I would greatly appreciate your help! Thanks, Lealonna http://hookedcreations.blogspot.com/
  9. I recently found a pattern for an Amigurumi doll, and after making the doll, I decided to try make more clothes for her. I made up the pattern as I went along. The pattern has not been tested, so please let me know if you find any corrections. Doll Skirt Pattern Rnd. 1. Ch. enough to fit loosely around dolls wast. Rnd. 2. ch. 3, dc in ea. ch around Rnd. 3. ch. 1, in back loops only, 2sc in ea. dc around Rnd. 4. ch. 3, in back loops only, dc in ea. sc around Rnd. 5. ch 1, in back loops only, sc in ea. dc around Rnd. 6. Rep. rnd. 4 Rnd. 7. ch. 1, in back loops only {sc in next st., 2sc in next st} around Rnds. 8-11. Rep. rnds. 4 and 5 alternately Rep. rnds 7-11 until skirt is desired length Hem {optional}: ch. 3 , dc in next st., {2hdc in next st., 2 sc in next st., 2 sl. st. in next st., 2 sc in next st., 2hdc in next st., 2dc in next st.} around Happy Hookin'! ~Lealonna http://hookedcreations.blogspot.com/
  10. I use Blogger, and it works fine for me. My sister uses WordPress, and she says you can upload pictures directly from your computer using that as well. Window's Live Writer is great for writing blog posts, you can download it online. Hope this helps! :-) ~Lealonna http://hookedcreations.blogspot.com/
  11. Thanks so much for your help with the pictures! I will do that next time :-)
  12. Hello, friends! I wanted to share with you a tutorial I wrote up on how to felt. Sorry there is no pictures with it, I can't figure out how to put pictures on here {could someone tell me how to do that, please?} To see the pictures, you can visit my blog here. Felting Crocheted Projects Notes and tips before starting: 1. Your project must be made out of wool yarn. 100% wool felts best, but anywhere from 50% up should work. 2. I noticed that taller crochet stitches {such as treble or double treble} do not felt as well. They do not blend together. 3. When crocheting the project you are going to felt, it is best to make the stitches a little on the loose side {don't forget to check that with your gauge!}. The looser the stitches, the more friction you will have when felting it, and your project will felt better. You will need: A basin deep enough to fill with water to cover your project Rubber gloves Mild dish soap or shampoo {I used baby shampoo on the swatch, and both baby shampoo and dish soap on the hat.} A towel Warm and cold water Optional: blocking aids {pins, a bowl, etc.} Optional: A hair dryer {to help with the drying} Something to felt :-) Fill basin with enough hot water to cover your project. Make sure the water is very hot but not so hot that you can't keep you hands in it, like me The hotter the water, the faster your project will felt, and the colder the water, the slower it will felt. Add a small squirt of shampoo/dish soap. Completely submerge project in the water, and agitate it evenly with your hands. To soft-felt it, only work it so that the stitches are slightly fused together, but still clearly visible. To hard-felt it, continue to agitate until the stitches are no longer visible, the fabric is thicker, and a little stiff. If the fabric does not seem to be felting, you can "shock" it, by putting it in cold water for a few minutes, and then returning it to the hot water. When your project is felted to your satisfaction, take it out of the hot water and place it in cold water. Gently rinse it without agitating it anymore. The cold water will stop the felting. After you have rinsed your project, lay it as flat as possible on a clean, dry towel. Roll the towel with the item in it as tight as possible, to squeeze out the excess water. Unroll it, and block it if you need to, as it may be a little out of shape from the felting. If you try felting using this tutorial, please let me know how it turns out! Happy Felting, friends! ~Lealonna http://hookedcreations.blogspot.com/
  13. I recently found an awesome crochet website called Free Vintage Crochet. All of the patterns on this website are now public domain, and are no longer under copyright protection. So, you can re-post the patterns, use them to make items and sell them, etc. There is more information on the home page of the website. I have found some very pretty patterns on here, as I love vintage styles. Here is the link: http://www.freevintagecrochet.com/ Happy crocheting! ~Lealonna http://hookedcreations.blogspot.com/
  14. Thanks so much for sharing! I have started making one of these on Friday night, and I am half-way done. It is so easy! It is a very pretty pattern. Thanks again! ~Lealonna
  15. Awhile ago I learned how to do the "fan stitch". I just read how to do it and started making something. I didn't really know what I was making at first. Then I decided to make it into a little purse for one of my little 3 year old cousins, then made another one exactly opposite her twin sister, making up the pattern as I went along. Here is the pattern: You will need: 5.50 mm crochet hook 2 colours of yarn (This doesn't take much yarn) For the purse: Ch. 40. Work 4 rows of fan st. using col. A. Chg. to col B. Work 2 rows of fan st. using col. B. Chg. back to col. A. Work 3 rows of fan st. using col. A. Finish off. Fold in half. Start in corner and sc. both edges together along the bottom and up the side. Do NOT finish it off yet. Ch. 50. Attach ch. to other side (this is the handle/strap). If you want to decorate a bit more, you can weave a piece of yarn around the top edge on either side and tie the ends in bows on either end. For the change-purse: Using col. B, Ch. 11. Starting in second ch from hook, *sc across (10 sc in all). ch one*. Rep from *to* ten times, not chaining one the last time. Finish off. Do this twice. Using col. A attach the 2 squares you just made by sc on two sides and the bottom. If the instructions aren't clear, or you have any questions, just ask :-) Have fun! ~Lealonna http://hookedcreations.blogspot.com/