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June 10, 2020
Crochet Crazy from Becca's Crazy Projects

I've been working through this Mandala yarn that Aunt Betty gave me. The Granny Hack shawl works up relatively quickly and is easy to pick up and put down. 
This is the colorway Sprite
Each cake gets you a full run of the colors. Mine started with yellow and ended with orange. Then it was on to the second cake for another repeat. 
Such a simple design that turns out looking more complicated than it is. 
This is a free pattern on my Ravelry. Check out the Granny Hack and share what you're making on Ravelry by linking ...

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May 22, 2020
Odds and Ends from Becca's Crazy Projects

I tried to make a quick-disconnect holder for masks. Progress was spotty, needs more work.
I worked on another Granny Hack shawl that turned out too short and will end being a cowl. 
I made some Tunisian crochet swatches to test an idea. 
Because my set of Tunisian crochet hooks arrived.

Tools and supplies (affiliate links):
Crochet hooks: Clover Crochet Hook Set (10 hooks)
Knitter's Pride Dreamz Tunisian Crochet Hook Set
Plastic Quick Side Release Buckle
KAM Snaps Starter Fasteners Kit

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May 18, 2020
Crochet Crazy Granny Chevron from Becca's Crazy Projects

Last week I shared my progress on this granny ripple shawl. 
I reached the end of the yarn, so that means the end of the shawl. 22" wide and 60" long.
I must admit I like this fabric more than I thought I would when I started. 
Two cakes of Lion Brand Mandala resulted in this substantial shawl. 
This is a pretty simple design and you can find the basic directions for the stitch in several crochet stitch dictionaries. I used my copy of Crochet Every Way Stitch Dictionary: 125 Essential Stitches to Crochet in Three Ways to design this ...

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May 13, 2020
Crochet Crazy Granny Chevron from Becca's Crazy Projects

I've been eyeing this stitch pattern in my copy of Crochet Every Way Stitch Dictionary for a while now. I decided it was time to make a swatch and plan a project. This was my first swatch. Very good start. So I ripped it out and cast on for a shawl.
That got me to here, five happy little chevrons and the certainty that I would run of yarn well before I got to a suitable shawl length. So I ripped back again.
I cast on for four happy chevrons and I think this will work out so much ...

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May 11, 2020
Paper or Plastic? Neither! from Becca's Crazy Projects

Pulled out the serger this past weekend to make some quick totes. It took me almost as long to set it up for 4-thread overlock as it did to make my totes. I'm not saying it is difficult to change the set-up because it isn't. It just takes a few minutes to find the cheat-sheet and tools to get it set up correctly. Threading is a breeze!
My aunt sent me these fabrics a couple years ago and they've been sitting on a shelf for entirely too long. I went over to the Green Bag Lady's ...

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May 8, 2020
Odds and Ends from Becca's Crazy Projects

Happy Friday! This is one of my strawberry plants making with the spring!
Last week I finished this fun crochet cowl/infinity scarf. I even managed to navigate the process of self-publishing through Ravelry. Check it out: Crashing Waves Cowl.
I grabbed my favorite crochet stitch dictionary and started a new crochet project.
I machine knit and finished a pair of socks. One of the nice things about mostly working from home is the fact that I get to wear socks I knit almost every day of the week. Okay, it is every day, but Monday barely counts because I ...

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April 22, 2020
Tunisian Crochet Update from Becca's Crazy Projects

I finished another dishcloth using the Very Pink pattern for Tunisian Shaker Dishcloths. It was super fun to watch the colors of the variegated yarn work up. I still have cotton yarn, so I will likely make several more of these. 
I also found some really amazing Tunisian crochet patterns for shawls. This is just the beginning of one called Saoirse. It's a stunning shawl and the designer has so many other great Tunisian crochet patterns. Check out her work if you want to try something new. I don't think this is quite the right yarn for this ...

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April 15, 2020
Trying Something New from Becca's Crazy Projects

I spent too much time thinking about giving Tunisian crochet a try. So much time that I ordered a set of hooks from Amazon. They came in nothing more than a plastic bag, so I think I'll have to sew up a roll-up carrier for them. 
I found a simple pattern on Ravelry for Tunisian Shaker Dishcloths. There is even a YouTube tutorial for this one. The picture above is my first try. It didn't end up becoming a dish cloth, but the next one did. 
Here is my finished dishcloth and another one in the making. 
That ...

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April 13, 2020
Crochet Crazy from Becca's Crazy Projects

I've been working on different crochet projects over the past weeks. This was an experiment with a single ball of Red Heart Unforgettable. I used one of the stitches from Crochet Every Way Stitch Dictionary: 125 Essential Stitches to Crochet in Three Ways to make this cowl. 
I worked until I ran out of yarn, then ripped back about half a row of double crochets so I would have enough to join the ends into a tube. 
I joined the ends using a row of single crochet through the cast on edge along with the working edge. This made ...

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April 8, 2020
Crochet Crazy from Becca's Crazy Projects

I shared this project in March. I finished it in April. After I ripped out every bit of the work you see above. The switch from regular to working the front post single crochet was entirely too obvious and I just had to start over. It was the right thing to do. 
Here is a close up of those stitches. The design is a super simple two-row repeat. 
I used two cakes of Mandala.
This colorway is called Phoenix. I don't know if it is very fitting for this colorway, but there you have it. 
Since the two cakes ...

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March 23, 2020
Crochet Crazy from Becca's Crazy Projects

Aunt Betty dropped off a bunch of Mandala yarn a few weeks back and I've been trying to use it up. I almost always have at least one crochet project going at a time. I wanted to use this easy 2-row repeat design called "domes" to make another triangle shawl. This stitch is from Crochet Every Way Stitch Dictionary: 125 Essential Stitches to Crochet in Three Ways. A great stitch dictionary if you are into crochet stitch dictionaries and designing your own crochet projects.  
I wasn't getting the texture I wanted by doing one row in the the ...

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