Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Free Crochet Clover pattern

Ch- chain
ss- slip stitch
sc- single crochet
dc- double crochet
hdc- half double crochet
trc- triple crochet
quad- quadruple crochet
-hook size f
(Bigger hook will make bigger clover)

Ch 5, ss in first ch to form loop
Rnd 1- Ch 3, trc 1, quad 2, trc 1 ch3 ss, Repeat 3 more times
Stem- Ch 6, dc 1 into 3rd ch from hook, hdc 1, sc 3, ss to clover to secure
Fasten off leaving a tail to attach to other project!

Blueberry coffee cake

Pre heat: 350                                     Bake : 25 min or till firm

Makes 6 half pint jars


1 ½ c. blueberries
¼ c. sugar
2 T. cornstarch
¼ c. water

Add water to berries and bring to a boil then reduce heat and simmer covered for about 5-8 min.  In separate bowl combine the water and cornstarch; stir into the berries.  Cook until it becomes thick and bubbly.  Continue cooking for a few more min past this stage and remove from heat.


1 ½ c. flour
2/3 c. sugar
½ t. baking powder
½ t. baking soda
¼ c. butter cut up
½ c. butter milk (I always use reg milk and add a t. of lemon juice or vinegar and let sit for 5 min)
1 egg
1 t. vanilla

Combine all dry ingredients and then cut in cold butter using a pastry blender until it resembles coarse crumbles.  In separate bowl combine milk, egg and vanilla, add to dry ingredients all at once in a well in the dry ingredients.  Mix until just blended. 


¼ c. flour
¼ c. sugar
2 T. cinnamon
2 T. Butter

Mix ingredients in a deep bowl and use a pastry cutter or a food processor.  Make sure butter is still cold. 
Grease 6 jars and spoon in two large table spoons into eat jar.  Add two table spoons of berry sauce and then top with 1 ½ more table spoons of cake.  (Adjust cake accordingly to have enough for every jar, everyone scoops different)  Top each jar with a hefty sprinkle of crumble topping.  Place jars on a cookie sheet and bake for about 20-28 min or a tooth pick comes out clean from center of top cake.
Either serve warm or place lids on right away to form proper seal.  Once they are sealed they will stay fresh for two weeks in the refrigerator or up to a month in the freezer.  They can be shipped to loved ones or saved for a party!  Enjoy!

Testers needed!!

I need some tester for my patterns.  I will be starting with Mary Jane slippers, I need 3 testers for this so please leave your email in the comments and I will send it to you.  This pattern includes 3 sizes and I need each size tested.  Once I send the email I will let you know which size I need, but you will have all sizes to keep.  Any extra names left will be considered for future testings.

Thank you for your help!!!

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Cakes in a jar

 Devils Food cake with peanut butter

Blueberry Coffee cake

Banana bread layered with cream cheese frosting

These finished items can be found on my Etsy page

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Free Crochet Flowers Headband Pattern

Hook size h
worsted weight yarn
Special st picot- ch 3, ss into 3rd ch from hook.
Ch 10
Row 1- Dc in 3rd chain from hook, dc across next 7 st, (8 st)
Row 2- Ch 2 and turn counts as first st (Dc in back loops only) dc 7 across (8st)
Row 3-40- repeat row 2 (this can go longer for larger head)
Row 41- put two ends together and ss through both to attach.
Color A
Ch 4, ss in first ch to form a ring.
Rnd 1– ch 1, sc in loop, *chain 4, sc in loop* Repeat **3 times, chain 4, ss in first sc
Rnd 2- ch 1, *sc 1 in next loop, ch 1, dc 3, ch 1, sc* repeat ** 4 times to form pedals, Fasten off.
Color b
Turn flower upside down, insert hook from behind pedal and out through center ring.
Rnd 3- Attach color b and ch 1, *sc 1, ch 4, sc 1* repeat ** 4 times, ss into first sc,
Rnd 4- ch 1, *sc 1, hdc 1, dc 1, tr 2, picot, tr 2, dc 1, hdc 1, sc 1* repeat ** 4 times, ss into first sc, Fasten off.
Use tapestry needle to attach flower to headband, sew in loose ends.