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Hooked: Optical Illusions

Hi! It’s me, Abby, again. I was creative during the Christmas season – I crocheted lots of presents!

This is a Planket I made for my sister in Colorado. The granny squares looked simply striped on their own but together their powers combined to create a great visual illusion.

Hooked: Optical Illusions

For my brother-in-law also in Colorado, I made another Planket.

Hooked: Optical Illusions

I tried to make it masculine enough that he could take it hunting or camping but cozy enough to snuggle with on the couch.

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More Christmas present pictures to come….

Neon Red Linden & Two More…

Hello new favorite sweatshirt. So warm and snuggly, it’s the perfect thing to wear to the beach in January. This is the Linden sweatshirt from Grainline patterns. When it first came out I wasn’t sure that I needed sweatshirts. Then Christmas break happened and it was cold and I didn’t have to get dressed for work and I decided I did need sweatshirts. So off to Stonemountain and Daughter to find the right knits.

Neon Red Linden & Two More...

The fabric is a very thick and fluffy sweatshirt fleece in what may be my favorite shade of bright red. I cut a size 2 on top and graded out to a size 4 at the hip. I also shortened it by 2″ after comparing with another sweatshirt in my closet. It was a very fast and easy sew. I did try top stitching around the neck to tack down the seam, but the fabric is so thick that it ended up a bit uneven. A little unpicking fixed that.

Neon Red Linden & Two More...

As for the two more… The lovely striped hat I’m wearing was crocheted by my sister Abby (Thanks!). And what you can’t see is that I’m wearing a new pair of Cloth Habit’s Rosy Ladyshorts. This is the second pair and I’m pleased with the fit now that I’ve added about 1/2″ to the backside. I’m using these as practice while I work up to trying the new Watson pattern.

Details: Linden sweatshirt by Grainline, sz 2 graded to sz 4 at hip, shortened the body (front & back) by 2″; Cloth Habit Rosy Ladyshorts, sz 6, 1/2″ added to center back and graded to a smooth line, 1/2″ added to waist band

Hooked: Planket

And now for something completely different…

Hi! I’m Noelle’s sister, Abby. I also live in Petaluma and I prefer to crochet. Recently I thought of a great idea for a travel blanket. I worked furiously for days until the PLANKET came to fruition.

Hooked: Planket

In all honesty, I was inspired by a quillow – a quilt that folds into a pillow – my mom had sewed years ago. The Planket is my crocheted version. This one is made of 16 squares – 3X5 squares for the blanket with an extra square as a pocket.

Hooked: Planket

It was easy to attach the pocket square and it folds into a great pillow!

Hooked: Planket