Monday, August 25, 2014

Calling All Crocheters--Follow-Up Cloud Pattern

On 15 July, we posted an adorable crocheted cloud and asked for volunteer crocheters to make up a bunch of them for upcoming Crops of Luv albums.  A pattern was requested and Caitlin Walker from Walker Whimsy was kind enough to share her original pattern with Crops of Luv.  THANK YOU so much, Caitlin Walker!
Unfortunately, the pictures that accompanied Caitlin's written instructions wouldn't load, but hopefully our experienced crocheting friends will be able to figure out the pattern from these instructions and the previous photo from our 15 July post.  Crops of Luv hopes there are LOTS of crocheting buddies out there who will whip up bunches of these adorable clouds for upcoming albums.  THANK YOU in advance!

Cloud Pattern

-G hook
-worsted weight yarn

ch - chain
sc - single crochet
hdc - half double crochet

Ch 84. Skip 4, sc in fifth ch from hook.

*Ch 2, skip 1 stitch, sc*. Repeat from * to * to end. Turn.

*sc, ch1, 3 hdc, ch1, sc* in first ch-2 space. Repeat * to * in each ch-2 space and beginning ch-4 space.

Finish off, leaving a long tail for sewing.

To make the cloud shape, take one end and begin to spiral the crocheted piece around itself (as if you were making a rosette). Do this with about 1/2 of the length.

Next, grasp the remaining half a few inches below the end. Spiral that piece around to make another "puff", leaving approximately six inches uncoiled.

Take this piece and thread it through the center of the second puff, then spiral it around.

Using the long tail, sew everything together so it retains its "cloud" shape.

Caitlin Walker
{walker whimsy} 

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Calling All Crocheters!!!

Crops of Luv is looking for volunteer crocheters who can make up a bunch of these adorable crocheted "rain clouds."  We don't need you to do the rain or raindrops, just the crocheted cloud.  If you want to share your crocheting talents for a very worthy cause, Crops of Luv needs YOU.  So START YOUR CROCHET HOOKS today!!!

Friday, May 23, 2014

HELP! COL Needs Embellishments!

Jody and Lisa have put out an SOS call for embellishments!  Any of you volunteers out there that can help,  COL needs every type of embellishment, title, etc.  Even if each of us only does a few, that's all gonna add up to a lot.  Let's get busy!   If you're not a scrapper but believe in the COL mission, maybe you could donate some purchased embellishments or make a cash donation to COL, or send COL a gift card to Michael's or JoAnn's or Hobby Lobby, etc.  Every little bit helps; it doesn't need to be extravagant to make a difference!  Thanx!