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Remember that I picked up a crochet hook this past Christmas?  Well, since then I couldn’t stop thinking about picking it up again!  Just as beads get me excited, yarn does that to me as well…and my sister, Rebekah.  She knows how to knit, crochet, and sew very well and I love being able to learn from her.  <3

I decided to start out with some simple projects, like scarves, and work my way up to my new favorite project (the featured image at the top of this post), the Ruby Sweater.  The project is from the March/April 2013 issue of Crochet Today and I already purchased the yarn for it!  :)  I had to buy extra yarn because the finished length of the shirt is 15″…I am six feet tall and I don’t do cropped shirts. I have to adjust the length and add on about 6″, probably 7″. I can’t wait to be able to make it!

In the meantime, here are the projects that I will be making for this winter season in order to work my way up the crochet technique ladder:

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Image source: http://www.redheart.com/free-patterns/taffy-pull

I found this “Taffy Pull” scarf on Ravelry.com, an online community for knitters, crocheters, and the like.  You can find the free pattern here.  I like the fun colors together and the simplicity of the design!  I decided to go all out with the colors and make it really “me.”  I love light, bright blue, lime green, purple, and true blue, so I thought I’d stick them together and see what would happen.  I created a board on Pinterest to see how they’d look together, so you can view that here.  I purchased the yarn online, so I still need to see it all in person before I make my final decision.  What do you guys think of the colors together?

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This project is from Crochet Today as well.  My sister has just about all the issues of Crochet Today, so we have quite a collection of crochet patterns…this project is from the November/December 2008 issue.  I am thinking of making the scarf for Rebekah.  Still need to decide on the colors or if she just wants it a solid color!

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Image source: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/calm-cowl

Last, but not least is this cowl scarf that I am going to make for my sister, Bernadette.  I don’t know what yarn she’ll pick out–all I know is that is must be soft as a cloud!

I will be going to the local yarn shop to choose the yarn for the scarves for my sisters tomorrow, so I’ll do an update next week with the yarn I will be using. ’Til then!

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