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About brendaKbrown

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  • Birthday 09/09/1968

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    Boo Bear
  • Short bio
    I am blind and have been crocheting since 1978. I make everything! My favorite is designing doll clothes
  • Location
    AZ
  • Hobbies
    crochet, charity work and games of all sorts (well, not sports)
  • Occupation
    house wife
  • Favorite projects
    tiny doll clothes (actually, any size)
  • Crocheting since...
    since 1978

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  1. FROSTED SHELLS BABY BLANKET There is no picture as I am blind. this is a simple shell pattern with a twist. The "frosting" shows up like V's between the shells. The next row of shells works over the frosting so all you see are the V's on each side but not at the top. Size: 36 inches square. Materials: Lion Brand Pound of Love, 1 ball pink, small amounts lavender and white; H hook; yarn needle. Note: On row 1, I split the shell up. I work 2 dc in one ch, ch 1, and work the other 2 dc in the next ch. It keeps the work flat without skipping more chs. Shell: (2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc) in st indicated. With pink, loosely ch143. Row 1: 2 Dc in 5th ch from hook, ch 1, 2 dc in next ch, * skip next 2 chs, 2 dc in next ch, ch 1, 2 dc in next ch; rep from * across, ending skip next ch, dc in last ch; ch 3, turn. Rows 2 & 3: Shell in ch1 sp of each shell across, dc in top of turning ch; ch 3, turn. At the end of Row 3, drop loop from hook and put a safety pin through it. Frosting Row 1: Join lavender with sl st in top of beg ch of Row 3; sc in each st and ch sp across. Fasten off and weave in ends. Rows 4-7: Place loop of pink back on hook; rep Row 2. Frosting Row 2: Rep as for frosting Row 1, but use white. Continue in this manner working 4 rows of pink and then frosting it with either lavender or white. Edn with a lavder frosting and 3 rows of pink. Border: Rnd 1: Continuing with pink, work a fourth row of shells across, work shells evenly along edge, work shells in Row 1 working through middle of each shell, work shell up other side, join. Fasten off and weave in ends. Rnd 2: Join white and work sc in each st and ch sp around, increasing at corners to keep work flat. Fasten off and weave in all ends. Rnd 3: Join lavender with sc in any sc, * ch1, sc in nt sc; rep from * around, join. Fasten off and weave in ends.
  2. I appreciate your ideas. They do help me. Thanks so much!
  3. My mom has a norgan and I wanted to crochet a doily scarf to go on top and around the music stand. I haven't seen anything like that so wondered if anyone knew of such patterns. I am blind so can't see pictures. Thanks in advance for any suggestions
  4. Ah ha! I finally understand what you are saying. Sorry that I forgot to post where the pattern was from. When I converted the pattern from PDF, it had that extra yarn over in it. The print gets a bit scrambled like that on some patterns. Thank you so much for your help!
  5. I have the pattern for the basket wove diamonds but I don't understand how to do the woven stitch. It says to yarn over, insert hook and pull up a loop (3 loops on hook). then it says to yarn over and go through 1 loop and now there are two loops on the hook. It doesn't makes sense to me. Can anyone help? I am blind so maybe I am not "seeing" this right!
  6. Okay, I took another look at this pattern and I guess that is it. I thought I remembered a smaller bag with chains for the "shoulder straps". who knows!
  7. I have seen those ballerina bags but what I remember is a basket that looks like a ballerina's dress. Are these bags the same?
  8. I am looking for the ballerina basket. I found links to it online but I get an error every time I try to go to that site. Thanks in advance for any help.
  9. I am "looking for some baby sandals that are more like thongs but also have a back strap. I say "looking" because I am blind. Anyway, someone wants me to make some baby sandals with the toe strap just like thongs. However, there is also a strap that goes around the ankle and buttons on the side. The picture she has shows three flowers across the toe strap. Any ideas? I appreciate any help.
  10. I wish to send out a big thanks to all who are working on this new site! I would help if I could, but being blind does limit me. However, if anyone makes my submitted patterns on crochetville and then posts a picture, feel free to add them to this new site!
  11. I am glad to hear that Rachel is okay. I wondered what had happened. There seemed to be no notification at all. All of a sudden she was gone and there were no new updates and of course, the new site isn't easy. Like was mentioned, the search box does nothing. Oh how I miss Rachel! How greatful I am to her for all of the work she put into it!
  12. I am so glad you like him. I have always liked small things.
  13. A couple of years ago my mom bought a Christmas house can cover at a yardsale. she brought it to me and I wrote the pattern to the best of my ability. I do not have a picture as I am blind, but hopefully this will help. CHRISTMAS HOUSE CAN COVER Size: Fits 3 pound coffee can. Materials: Worsted weight yarn, red for house, white and small amount of green; yarn needle; H crochet hook. Picot: Ch2, sl st in top of last tr. Can Cover: With red and starting at center bottom, ch4, join with sl st in 4th ch from hook to form a ring. Rnd 1: ch3, 9 dc in ring, join with sl st in top of beg ch3: 10. Rnd 2: ch3, dc in joining, 2 dc in each dc around, join; 20. Rnd 3: ch3, 2 dc in next dc, (dc in next dc, 2 dc in next dc) around, join: 30. Rnd 4: Ch3, dc in next dc, 2 dc in next dc, (dc in next 2 dc, 2 dc in next dc) around, join: 40. Rnd 5: Ch3, dc in next 2 dc, 2 dc in next dc, (dc in next 3 dc, 2 dc in next dc) around, join: 50. Rnd 6: Ch3, dc in next 3 dc, 2 dc in next dc, (dc in next 4 dc, 2 dc in next dc) around, join: 60. Rnd 7: Ch3, dc in next 4 dc, 2 dc in next dc, (dc in next 5 dc, 2 dc in next dc) around, join: 70. Sides: Rnd 1: Working in back lps only, sc in each dc around, join with sl st in first sc: 70. Rnds 2-24: Ch1, sc in each sc around, join. At end of last rnd, fasten off. Bottom Snow Ruffle: Working in rem lps of bottom, join white with sl st in center back; ch1, (sc, ch3, 2 dc) in same lp, sk next 2 lps, (sc, ch3, 2 dc) in next lp) around, join with sl st in first sc. Fasten off. Door: With white, ch9. Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across; ch1, turn: 8. Rows 2-12: Sc in each sc across; ch1, turn. Rows 13-16: Sc first 2 sc together, sc across to last 2 sc, sc last 2 sc together; ch1, turn: 2. At end of last row, fasten off. Sew to front of side, with Row 1 just above snow ruffle and last row at Rnd 16. Wreath: With green, ch2. Rnd 1: 8 Sc in 2nd ch from hook, join with sl st in first sc. Rnd 2: Ch1, sc in joining, (ch2, sc in next sc) around, ch2, join with sl st in first sc. Fasten off and weave in ends. Berries: With red, work French knots in each ch2 section around, working over ch2 sp, not in it. Sew wreath to door Rows 12 15. Windows: (make 2) With white, ch8. Row 1: Dc in 4th ch from hook and in each ch across: 6; ch3, turn. Row 2: Dc in each dc across; ch4, turn. Rnd 3: Sk first dc, (dc in next dc, ch1, sk next dc) across to last dc, (dc, ch2, dc) in next dc, ch1, dc between rows 1 & 2, ch1, (dc, ch2, dc) in first ch on opposite side of Row 1, (sk next ch, dc in next ch, ch1) across to last ch, (dc, ch2, dc) in last ch, ch1, dc between rows 1 & 2, ch1, dc in same dc as first dc of Rnd 3, ch2, join with sl st in 3rd ch of beg ch4. Fasten off. Turn window so rows are vertical; sew to Rnds 8-18 of sides. With green, tie bowknots at bottom of solid section of windows. Roof: With red, ch2. Rnd 1: 4 Sc in 2nd ch from hook, join with sl st in first sc. Rnd 2: Ch1, sc in joining, 2 sc in next sc, sc in next sc, 2 sc in last sc, join: 6. Rnd 3: Ch1, sc in joining and in next sc, 2 sc in next sc, (sc in next 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc) around, join: 8. Rnd 4: Ch1, sc in joining, 2 sc in next sc, (sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc) around, join: 12. Rnd 5: Ch1, sc in joining and in next sc, 2 sc in next sc, (sc in next 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc) around, join: 16. Rnd 6: Ch1, sc in joining and in next 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc, (sc in next 3 sc, 2 sc in next sc) around, join: 20. Rnd 7: ch1, sc in joining and in next 3 sc, 2 sc in next sc, (sc in next 4 sc, 2 sc in next sc) around, join: 24. Fasten off red. Rnd 8: Join white with sl st in joining; ch1, sc in joining and in next 4 sc, 2 sc in next sc, (sc in next 5 sc, 2 sc in next sc) around, join: 28. Rnd 9: Ch1, sc in each sc around, join. Rnd 10: Working in back lps only, ch1, sc in joining ad in next 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc, (sc in next 3 sc, 2 sc in next sc) around, join: 35. Rnd 11: Ch1, sc in joining and in next 3 sc, 2 sc in next sc, (sc in next 4 sc, 2 sc in next sc) around, join: 42. Rnd 12: Ch1, working in back lps only, sc in joining and in each sc around, join. Rnd 13: ch1, sc in joining and in next 5 sc, 2 sc in next sc, 9 sc in next 6 sc, 2 sc in next sc) around, join: 48. Rnd 14: ch1, working in back lps only, sc in joining and in each sc around, join. Rnd 15: ch1, sc in joining and in next 6 sc, 2 sc in next sc, (sc in next 7 sc, 2 sc in next sc) around, join: 54. Rnd 16: Ch1, working in back lps only, sc in joining and in each sc around, join. Rnd 17: ch1, sc in joining and in next 4 sc, 2 sc in next sc, (sc in next 5 sc, 2 sc in next sc) around, join: 63. Rnd 18: ch1, working in back lps only, sc in joining and in each sc around, join. Rnd 19: ch1, sc in joining and in next 5 sc, 2 sc in next sc, (sc in next 6 sc, 2 sc in next sc) around, join: 72. Rnd 20: ch1, working in back lps only, sc in joining and in each sc around, join. Rnd 21: Ch1, sc in joining and in next 10 sc, 2 sc in next sc, (sc in next 11 sc, 2 sc in next sc) around, join: 78. Rnd 22: Ch1, sc in joining and in next 11 sc, 2 sc in next sc, (sc in next 12 sc, 2 sc in next sc) around, join: 84. Roof Snow Ruffle: Rnd 23: Ch1, working in back lps only, sc in joining, dc in next sc, (tr, picot, tr) in next sc, dc in next sc, sc in next sc, * sc in next sc, dc in next sc, (tr, picot, tr) in next sc, dc in next sc, sc in next sc; rep from * around, join with sl st in first sc. Fasten off. With green yarn, tie bows in every other picot around. Roof Ruffles: Join white with sc in joining, ch3, 2 dc in same lp, * sk next 2 lps, (sc, ch3, 2 dc) in next lp) rep from * around, join with sl st in first sc. Fasten off. Rep in rnds 12, 16, 20 and 22. Working in rem lps on Rnd 22, sew roof to top of lid, stuffing lightly before closing. Place cover on can and place lid on top.
  14. I think the name of the book was "cozy Comforts", but not possative. It has patterns like "Primary Pizzazz" and "Sculptured Shells" just to name a few. Thanks!
  15. I had a book, probably from Annie's Attic that was mile-a-minute afghans. Being blind, I scanned those patterns into my computer. now that I need the print book I can't find it! My problem is that the "Sweetheart" afghan and others call for a cluster and say "see pattern stitches". Unfortunately, that page never got scanned. Does anyone have this book? I do know that in the introduction it says "Inch by inch anything's a sinch ... I just need to know how to make the cluster stitch. HELP!!!
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