More from my Hook

I’ve been doing a lot more actual crocheting of late – which is nice. That’s what I like to do, but it can get shoved to the side with all of the pattern-writing, and web design, and yarn buying, and sweater recycling…all of that stuff is good, but all of those things are for the crocheting. So it’s nice to be doing more of that. Here’s another pair of mittens:

blue and yellow mittens

And I’m delighted with them. The first and second pair work, but I wasn’t perfectly happy with them. With this third pair, I’ve gotten it right! Woohoo! So pretty, wonderfully shaped. Now I don’t need to keep tweaking it, I can just crank ’em out. I plan to do many different color combinations and patterns to keep it interesting.

I’ve also worked up some plush hangers. It’s realy fast and easy; I basically just made a chain stitch around some plastic hangers with a really bulky yarn. Red Heart Light and Lofty, I think. I went all IK on the photography and stuck them on a chair:


Sadly, this sort of shot doesn’t really let you see what it looks like. (Here’s a clearer shot.)


I’m going to make one or two more. I like them. I do wish I had some nice, wide pink ribbon, though, to make some bows on them. I don’t have any ribbon to speak of. I keep running into projects that would benefit from some, but I make do without, and then whenever I wander into the ribbon aisle I can’t think what I need it for. I do like ribbon, though. It’s pretty.


  1. Rebecca says:

    Hi there Melissa. My name is Rebecca and I just wanted to say hello and THANK YOU. I did a search on crochet patterns and found your adorable fairy tale finger puppets, and then found that amazing Noah’s Ark bag (and I just LOVE the rainbow strap!) and one thing led to another and now I find myself here! πŸ˜‰ Thanks for sharing some of your amazing patterns for free. It helps people like me who are just starting out in the wonderful world of crocheting. :-)

    I am a twenty-something gal too, with two children at home too. Except I have a girl first and then a boy.

    Anyway-thanks again for sharing. Now-to keep seeking out your treasures.

    PS- I think it is very noble for you to work on a project like that ministry through church. Perhaps when I get good enough to make something NON-square (hehehe) I will be able to do that as well. I remember one time there was a beggar outside of our door and the children were in the backseat. I always pack them lunches because we live far away from town so they eat on our way to the store. She hadn’t yet started to eat when Corynn (my three year old) saw this beggar and told me I should give him her lunch. So, I opened the window and handed over her sandwich, snacks and juicebox. That was a proud moment for me. Then I took her to McD’s because I was so proud of her.

    PPS. Your little guy reminds me of my Andrew-he is a huge guy too and no one ever believes me when I say how old he is. But really, between us, I wouldn’t change him a bit… :-)

  2. Abi says:

    Nice mittens. You are such an inspiration. I’ve be wanting to make things for those who are in need and you just made me realize that I should just do it, what am I waiting for. Plus for an Enrichment activity, some ladies are wanting to learn to knit and crochet, so what better way to get them started by making squares for afghans to donate (I’m on the Enrichment Committee whoo-hoo!).

    Also, those are wicked awesome hangers. They look so soft and what better way to spoil your clothes, in the good way of course. πŸ˜›

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