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On my Hook – 12th Man Blanket….Again

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12th Man Blanket

Once again, here I am, making a 12th Man Blanket.  This time, instead of doing the 28″ x 50″, I am working on 4′ x 7′.  Actually, I will be working on two, 4′ x 7′ and putting a big “12″ in the middle.

I don’t have very much done on this one, and it is the first.  I need to put more time into it.  I have decided to set apart certain days to work on it.  If I continue until it’s done, without any other projects or orders in between, well, let’s just say, it wouldn’t be pretty.

With that said, would you believe that one of my other orders is for the 28″ x 50″ blankets?  So I have to set aside certain days and times for that blanket also.

I’ll spare you the photo, although I have accomplished more on this blanket.

So to help keep my sanity, I am also working on another order.

The next order that I will be working on is for a giveaway winner.  She won a set of my Button Buddies Holiday set.

Button Buddies Holiday Set

Button Buddies Holiday Set

These  are fun little items that I thought would be a neat accessory to have.  The backs of these have buttons on them.  All you need to do is button them onto anything knit, crochet or with a button hole!  There are so many options that you can do with these!  I love to wear them on my hats.  Adding initials or numbers can create so many ideas!!

I’ll do more on those later, don’t worry.

For now, I better be going.  I obviously have lots of work to keep me busy.  Thankfully!

Welcome Spring SHP

On My Hook ~ 12th Man Blanket & My Ponies

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Welcome to my new series, that I hope to be updating at least weekly.  I would like to make it a Monday morning thing, but we’ll see.  This series will touch on what my projects are that I have going on, whether they are orders that I am working on, something for myself or family or new things to add to the shop.

I had a special custom order for a baby blanket to be made with Seattle Seahawks colors.  I have only finished (note the word finished) one blanket before.  It was also a baby blanket and a nice and easy pattern to follow.  In fact, I made it last year, during our big ice storm that took out our power for five days.  I worked on the blanket for 3 or 4 of those days I believe.  It was a blanket that I made for a donation to a family who had recently lost everything in a house fire.

Since I am not expert enough at crocheting yet to go off on my own for lots of things, I had to find a pattern that matched the measurements that we discussed.  I found one that was almost the same, and I decided to just add to the chain to make it longer.  Well that didn’t work, lesson learned.  I would actually have to do some math to figure it out, and me and numbers just don’t get along.  So I had to go by the pattern and the blanket will just be a couple of inches shorter in width.

12th Man Blanket

12th Man Blanket

Following the pattern made it incredibly easy and after the second row, I no longer needed to follow the pattern.  It is that easy.

I started crocheting this blanket on January 18.  I usually do not crochet orders on the weekends, that is my time, so the first weekend I didn’t work on it.  Monday was a day for my kids, so I did not crochet anything because of it.  But since Tuesday, the 22nd, I have worked on this blanket every day, even over the weekend.  I have a little less than 10″ left.

Blankets are a big project, even one as little as crib size.

The project that I began last weekend was a pattern that resembles the My Little Pony dolls that came out in the 80′s.  I loved those when I was younger and decided to make myself one.  I started it out and got all of the pieces done.  It just needs to be assembled, hair made, and face and rump designs embroidered on.  Since posting a photo on my Facebook page, I have had an order for two ponies.  One was for the same that I was making for myself, so I will just finish it for her order.

Not pretty yet, but it will be!

Not pretty yet, but it will be!

I am very excited to get both of these items done!

Blanket Info: Crib size made at approximately 28″ x 52″.  Machine washable on cold and gentle/delicate cycle, machine or hang to dry.  Made with Red Heart yarn.  $50 plus shipping.

My Ponies: 7″ tall stuffed, Machine washable on cold and air dry.  Made with Red Heart Yarn $20 plus shipping.

Orders can be made on my Facebook page, Klucky Kitty Creations.

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My Little Pony crochet pattern found on the blog Knit One Awe Some.

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