Tuesday, October 22, 2013

crafting with grandma - Fun, Excellent & Inexpensive Gifts - Crocheted Afghan - Free Pattern & a Yarn Give-Away!

I enjoy crocheting . . . well, I do now! When I was a child my grandma gave me a, "learn to crochet kit" for Christmas. So, during Christmas break that year, I walked down to her house - she just lived a block away - so she could teach me to crochet. The kit had pink yarn and was for cat head potholders, but my hands wouldn't cooperate and I couldn't seem to get how to crochet. So, being a frustrated child I said, "I hate crocheting. It is for old people!" My grandma was not impressed with me calling her old! I didn't try to crochet again for twenty years until I saw a pattern for cute little bunnies dressed like bears, sheep and cows. I thought they would look cute on a shelf by pictures of my children when they were little. So, I went to my sister and she showed me how to crochet! I began to crochet all kinds of things - of course then my husband liked to remind me, "Who did you say crocheting was for?!!!" I'd smile and say, "NOT for old people!"

At any rate, crocheting is really fun and for the cost of yarn you can make wonderful gifts for people on your gift list! I've been busy making hats - so far Agent Perry hats and Minion hats - and have scarves on my "to-do" list yet before Christmas! I also want to crochet warm, fun blankets for my grandsons - I'll post more about them when they are finished!
Free Pattern for A Harlequin stitch blanket (click on the word, "here" and it takes you to the free pattern)
But, if you would like to make a lovely blanket for someone you love, check this great, free pattern which I found on Pinterest! Follow this link for the free pattern - it would make a beautiful blanket for pretty much anyone you know!

Red Heart sent me some yarn for review and I'm delighted for the opportunity to give some away! I LOVE their Gumdrop yarn; not only does it come in a nice variety of colors, but it is so soft! It is perfect for a blanket for a child you love! 

I have two skeins to give away; one in Gumdrop Yarn-Smoothie and one in Gumdrop Yarn-Grape (USA only)! If you are 18 and older and would like to be in the drawing for the yarn, which will be on November 12, 2013, please comment below to let me know if you have followed on Google+, Google Friend Connect, followed by liking on facebook with the tab at this link (not just liking the post) and/or have followed grandma's cookie jar by email. For each of these which you have done you will receive one entry. In addition, if you "share" this post, you'll receive an additional entry (please let me know if you share!) This will help me be able to draw names from among people who would like to win the yarn and it gives you several ways to enter the give-away!

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