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Crochet Square /CAL 2nd Square

Crochet Square

Decorative Crochet square by Yolanda Soto-Lopez

Crochet Square

Second Square of CAL with Kristin Omdahl

The second square for the “Springtime Afghan CAL” is ready.   I used 2 colors for each square and alternated the colors to get a little more variety.  I am using a sport weight yarn with the weight category of 3.    You will need to be able to work a magic loop or circle.  If you are not comfortable doing that you can begin by chaining 4 and sl st into the 1st chain to form a circle.   You will also need to know how to change colors.

Please visit www.kristinomdahl.com  to order your yarn.  This is 100% bamboo yarn and is so soft.  You are going to really enjoy using it.

 

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Crochet Along with the fabulous Kristin Omdahl

Stitches West

Kristin Omdahl and Yolanda Soto-Lopez

Announcing a CAL Crochet Along Project with the Fabulous Kristin Omdahl

I finally got to meet Kristin Omdahl last year when I attended the Stitches West show in Santa Clara, Ca.  We were introduced thru our mutual friend Zee Pacheco.  I loved her instantly.  Her sense of humor, wit, authenticity and warmth really drew me to her as a friend.  We became quick friends.  Although we live on separate coasts of the USA.  I’m in California and she is in Florida.  Thru the use of technology we were able to grow our friendship.  We have been able to chat thru Facebook and thru Skype (video).  Isn’t Skype great?  It allows you to stay in contact with people while actually seeing them.

We thought it would be fun to work together on a project.  We decided to design an afghan together.  Each of us will be making 3 squares.  Every week we will take turns sharing our square on our YouTube channels and blogs.  Not only will you be able to see the video tutorial for each square but you will then be able to go to our blogs to download the written instructions for each square.

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CAL (Crochet along) announcement – Baby Layette Set

layette

 I absolutely love making baby items.  It just makes me so happy to think of a little baby wearing something that I made with love especially for them.  I know to some the idea of a handcrafted baby layette may seem quaint or old-fashioned but I love it.  If that makes me weird so be it.  I wanted to share this little layette set with my youtube viewers.   Beginning on June 24, 2015 I will begin a crochet along series for this baby set.   The pattern is available for download as a PDF file from LeisureArts.com.  The purchase price is currently set to $5.99 for the set.  (US Dollars).   I wanted to give everyone advance notice so that you will have time to purchase your pattern and supplies if you would like to participate.  I have received permission from Leisure Arts to be able to film and share the video tutorials for this little set.  Purchasing the pattern is optional (you can still view the videos) but it is a great things to have for your own files and it will help you learn to read patterns as well.

I am not being paid for provide these videos.  The only form of compensation I will receive is a small commission from the pattern purchase if you purchase thru the following link:   Baby Layette Pattern     I hope you will consider purchasing the pattern as this small amount of commission will help to offset some of the expense of providing the free video tutorials.

The pattern contains the materials list for the set.  It also breaks down what will be needed by item in case you don’t want to make every item.  The set includes the the bonet, sacque/sweater, booties, and the blanket.  The size is for approximately 6 – 9 months old and the blanket measure 43 inches square.

If you would like to participate in this Crochet Along you still have time to purchase your pattern and supplies.

I think this set makes a beautiful gift for baby showers or for that special little baby in your life.    I look forward to having all of you join me in this CAL.

Hugs and Kisses,

Yolanda

Hola,  quiero hacerles saber que empezando el dia 24, de junio 2015 estaré subiendo una series de videos para aprender hacer este set para bebe en crochet.   Los videos videos en ingles serán disponible los días miércoles y los videos en español estara disponibles los días viernes.   A mi me encanta hacer prendas para bebe.  Algunas personas piensa que hacer y recibir ropa tejido a mano es algo de una época pasado o antiguado pero a mi me encantan.  Yo quiera compartir un set que esta muy bello.  Leisure Arts me ha dado permiso para grabar estos videos de un patron de Leisure Arts.  El patron en ingles esta disponible para compra y trae toda la informacion sobre los materiales que se necesitan para completar este set.  Y también informacion para las diferente prendas si no quiere hacerlos todos.  La talla es para las edades de 6 a 9 meses y la manita mide 43 pulgadas (un cuadro).   

No recibir ningún tipo de pago por hacer los videos.  La única forma de pago que recibirse sera una pequeña comisión de la venta de los patrones.  Asi que ojalá pueda ayudarme y comprar el patron.  Esta comisión chica me ayudare con los gastos de hacer los videos.  Aqui esta el link en donde pueden comprar el patron: 

Patron para set de bebe 

Me gusta mucho este set y pienso que hacer un regalo muy bonito.  Ojala me acompañe en este series de videos.  

Abrazos y besitos, 

Yolanda

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