‘Tis the Season to Crochet

Who’s counting down to Christmas? I know my family and I are! (Yes, there are only THREE days to go!) With Christmas in mind, I went to town with my crochet hooks, crocheting one timeless piece after another. And so, allow me to introduce you to a few pieces I put together.

Hanging merrily from the ladder in the back is a scarf I created (FREE pattern will be posted soon!) using a yarn called, “Comfort 12” by Jack Frost Yarn Co. Not only was the 50 gram ball priced right at a dollar and change back in the day, but the yarn itself feels wonderful! If you come across this vintage yarn, buy the entire lot and make yourself lots and lots of beautiful crochet items!

On the sofa, there is a pillow splashed with the colors of fall and I’ll argue- Christmas! See the red and green? Yup! The story behind this pillow is such:  I had two pillows which were going to pot from being put in the washing machine soo often. I didn’t want to toss them because they’re super comfy! So, I find a stitch pattern from my favorite handy-dandy book entitled, Crochet Stitch Guide by Jean Leinhauser and Mary Ann Frits, and come up with pillow covers for the pair. I tell you, it was a sigh of relief knowing that my two comfy pillows would not be thrown out! (No worries! Click HERE for my FREE Pillow Cover Pattern!) 

Last but not least, there is a cream colored lap blanket draped neatly over the head of the sofa. I used “Caron by the Pound” yarn for this pretty piece, and it’s THE softest blanket I’ve ever crocheted! It gets softer and softer with each wash, and makes the perfect Christmas gift for any loved one. (The stitch pattern was acquired from my handy-dandy pocket book mentioned above. See page 27 when you buy it! The stitch pattern can be found there.)

I hope my enthusiasm for crochet has inspired you to create your own masterpieces! I wish you and your family a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! Many blessings to you all.

(Revised 12/27/2016)

Please Excuse My Mess

I want to wish everyone a Happy Mundane Monday!  😉 Don’t worry, the weekend isn’t far off.

Now, onto my next thought  (before I lose it!), please excuse my lack of content on Handmade Crochet Boutique  (HCB). As a new Blogger, I’m  in the process of getting all the good stuff linked to my website. So, bear with me, porfavor (Yes, that’s Spanish for ‘please’.)! Thanks everyone!

P.S. Just finished working on a simple crochet pattern I created. Tested it, too. Will post it shortly.

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Here Goes Nothing…!

I FINALLY did it. After much thought, throwing ideas back and forth, and a splash of procrastination, I decided to make my OWN blog. B-L-O-G… it gives me the chills just thinking about it (in a good way of course!).

By the way, thanks for visiting Handmade Crochet Boutique!

My goals are simple. I promise to do the following:

1.) Keep you up-to-date with new and easy patterns.

2.) Let you know what I’m currently working on (with juicy behind the scenes feedback about my progress).


3.) Provide you with crochet tips to keep you from pulling your hair out!

If at any time I do not fulfill any of the promises stated above, please leave a comment in the Comment Box to the right. Again, thanks for stopping by, and be sure to click on the “Follow HCB” button to the bottom right. Have a super-dee-dooper day! 🙂


Debra Lee