Sunday, December 23, 2012

Basket Weave E-reader case

Hello All! I'm back with a new pattern!

This pattern is for an e-reader. I made it for my kindle fire and it fits as snug as a bug in a rug! The basketweave stitch allows for a nice padding around the kindle and the way it is completely open at one end allows for charging while the e-reader is in its case. I hope you enjoy making it as I did! And I enjoy using it even more! Have a Very Merry Christmas!

Update: Fits a Kindle Fire HD as well!

Basket Weave e-reader case  

(Fits a Kindle Fire & a Kindle Fire HD)

Materials Needed:
H (5.00 mm) hook
WW yarn (I used red heart super savor)
1 or 1 1/2 inch button
yarn needle
an hour or two of time

6 stitches of fpdc and 2 rows worked = 2 inches by 1 inch

Stitches and Abbreviations used:
chain (ch)
slip stitch (sl st)
single crochet (sc)
double crochet (dc)
front post double crochet (fpdc)
back post double crochet (bpdc)
stitch (st)
fasten off (FO)
with (w/)

Pattern Notes:
- chain 2 at beginning of rounds 2-20 does not count as first stitch
-rounds 21 is an incomplete round, it is there to make the loop of the clasp

1) chain 16, sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each chain across, working in opposite side of ch, make a sc in each unworked loop across, join w/ sl st to first sc (30 sc)

The opposite side of chain base
2) ch 2, dc in each st around, join w/ sl st to first dc (30 dc)

3) ch 2, (fpdc around next 3 sts, bpdc around next 3 sts) around, join w/ sl st to first fpdc (15 fpdc + 15 bpdc = 30 sts)

4-5) repeat round 3

6) ch 2, (bpdc around next 3 sts, fpdc around next 3 sts) around, join w/ sl st to first bpdc (15 bpdc + 15 fpdc = 30 sts)

7-8) repeat round 6

9-11) repeat round 3

12-14) repeat round 6

15-17) repeat round 3

18-19) repeat round 6

20) ch 1, sc in same stitch and in each st around, join w/ sl st to first sc (30 sc)

21) sl st in next 8 sts (includes joining sl st from round 20), ch 20, sl st in next 3 sts (11 sl st, 20 chs)

Close up of the loop

FO and weave in ends

To Sew on Your Button:

Sew your button onto round 16, stitches 23-25. This is the middle of the case, opposite of where the loop from round 21 is.

Congrats! You are finished! Enjoy your new case!

Great color for a boy's case!

This pattern is copyright 2012 to Lillian Hoover. You may not sell the pattern or parts of the pattern. Pictures also copyrighted to Lillian. You may make and sell the finished product at farmer's markets etc, just not online. You may give away as gifts, use for charitable purposes etc. I would love it if you'd include a link to this pattern. Thank you and God bless!

This pattern has not been tested, so if an error is found or the pattern is unclear, please leave a comment. Thanks!

Saturday, January 28, 2012


Well this morning I was in a butterfly making mood. I crocheted three butterflies from this pattern and folded some from these instructions. They were a bunch of fun! I am most likely going to donate them to the Holocaust Muesam ( They are collecting butterflies to remeber the children who died during the holocaust.


Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Flower Scrubbie Pattern

Flower Scrubbie Pattern

Here it is! A flower scrubbie. It works up pretty fast. It takes me under 15 minutes. Hope you enjoy!

Thanks to my pattern testers Vanessa and Lillibet! I appreciate it!

Materials needed: 
-Less than 1 ounce of cotton 4-ply yarn
-Size H (5.00mm) hook
-Yarn needle

Abbreviations/Stitches used:
sc-inc: 2 single crochet into specified stitch
YO: Yarn over
Ch: Chain
Sc: Single crochet
Dc: Double crochet
St: Stitch
Sl St: Slip Stitch
inc: increase
FLO: Front Loop Only
BLO: Back Loop Only
w/: with
s at the end of any of  the above abbreviations: makes it plural (i.e. sts=stitches)

 Gauge isn't important, so use the hook that works best for you! One of my testers used an "I" hook since she crochets tighter than I do.
Pattern Notes: 
-Read Pattern through before beginning
- Pattern is worked in rounds
- Ch 3 at the beginning of a round counts as a double crochet
- Number in [ ] at end of a round indicates how many stitches or groups of stitches you should have at the end of a round
-Round 3 is worked in FLO while Round 4 is worked in the BLO of stitches from Round 2

Special Stitches:
Bobble (without a chain) : (YO, insert hook into indicated stitch, YO, draw through loop, YO, draw through 2 loops on hook) 7 times, you should have 8 loops on your hook when you are done, YO and draw through all 8 loops on hook 
DO NOT chain 1 at the end of the bobble stitch, it is not needed for this pattern.


ch 4, join w/ a sl st to first ch to form a ring

Round 1) ch 1, work 6 sc into ring, join w/ sl st to first sc [6 sc]

Round 2) ch 1, sc inc in each st around, join w/ sl st to beginning st [12 sc]

Entire round worked in FLO:
Round 3) ch 1 *work a Bobble in next stitch, sl st in next st* repeat from *to* for a total of six times [6 Bobbles, 6 sl sts]

Entire round worked in BLO of stitches from Round 2:
Round 4) sl st to the first back loop of round 2, ch 3 (dc, ch 2, 2dc) in same stitch, skip next st, *(2dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in next st, skip next st* repeat from *to* for a total of 5 times, join w/ sl st to top of ch 3 [6 groupings of the (2dc, ch 2, 2 dc)]

Work remaining round in both loops:
Round 5) sl st to next ch 2 space, ch 3 (2 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in ch 2 space, skip 2 dc, sc in space between skipped dcs and next 2 dcs, skip 2 dcs, *(3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in next ch 2 space, skip 2 dc, sc in space between skipped dcs and next 2 dcs, skip 2 dcs* repeat from *to* for a total of 5 times, join w/ sl st to top of ch 3 [6 scs, 6 groupings of (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc)]

FO and weave in ends

Copyright Lillian 2012

Monday, January 16, 2012

Knitted Wrist Warmer Pattern

Hello everybody! 
I haven't posted in awhile. Well I am back! Hope everyone's new year is going well so far. Well, I crochet quite lot but I also knit. I am very much a beginner. I was looking at all these lovely wrist warmer patterns, but they used double pointed needles. I can't knit with double pointed needles so I decided to make my own pattern with two needles.

This pattern makes a rectangle type shape that you sew together at the end. 

-Size 6 Needles
-Bulky (Size 5) yarn
-Yarn Needle

Pattern: (make 2, right and left are made the same)
Start by making the cuff:

Cast on 32

Rows 1-15) *Knit 2, Purl 2* across


Row 16) Knit across

Row 17) Purl across

Rows 18-33) repeat rows 16 & 17, a total of 9 repeats

Top Cuff:

Rows 34-39) *Knit 2, Purl 2* across

Bind Off, leave a long end (at least 30 inches) to sew up edges. 

To sew: Fold rectangle in half, whip stitch 1 inch down the side, skip 2 1/4 inches by weaving yarn down one edge of the rectangle, finish sewing (about 4 inches) down the cuff. Make a knot and weave about an inch of yarn through the rectangle. Cut the yarn. Weave in any remainding ends. 

Ta dah! You have made knitted wrist warmers. 

This pattern has not been tested, please tel me if you find any errors. Thank you!

Copyright info: You may make items to sell from this pattern or items to give away. Do not sell or give away this pattern nor use my pictures. 


Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Here's to a blogging new year!

Hello everybody!

Today is a day of the New Year! The big 2012. Can you believe another year has passed so quickly? Though I have only just started this blog, I can still say the days have gone by fast since I started it.

Do you have any resolutions? Mine are to keep up blogging, prayer more, read the Bible more often, read some of the classics (Pride and Prejudice, ect.), and of course, keep crocheting!

I received a Kindle Fire for Christmas. They have many classics for free and I have already downloaded quite a few of them. Of course I started out reading Pride and Prejudice and I finished reading it this very morning. Crocheting is coming along more slowly. I am currently crocheting on the side to make things for children in Africa.

A fun thing I get to do today is go out with a couple of friends to see the movie War Horse. I can't wait! I recently saw a different Steven Spielburg Film (no idea if I am spelling his name correctly), Tin Tin. Being a fan of the comic books, I was of course excited to see the movie. It did not disapoint. Many reviews of the film said it was fast paced and didn't do a good job of portraying Captain Haddock, and of course they said it didn't stick to the comic book story lines. I personally agree slightly with all of these things because they had some truth to them, but otherwise it was a most wonderful film. You have to be into adventures to fully enjoy the movie, for there are battles and mysteries galore! and even if you're not, I'm sure you still will.  Definately one I will buy when it comes out on DvD.

God Bless and Have a wonderful start to 2012!


Friday, December 30, 2011

Food, Food, and a snake!

Hello everybody! Today I am sharing pictures of food and my finished snake!

On Christmas eve, we had a little dessert tray and I got to make it! We bought red velvet cupcakes from Sam's Club and I was able to add on a bunch of fun little treats. 

This is a close-up of the top. The middle pink squares are peppermint fudge and the green, red, and white candies are part of a nerd's rope I cut up to five the tray some color.

This is a close-up of the middle of the tray. Here I added chocolate covered pretzels, part of a giant hershey bar, and small chocolate candies for color.

Finally here is a close-up of the bottom of the tray. I added a bunch of little candies just for something different. All in all, the tray was a hit!

In the background of most of the photos above, you see someone cooking something. Here are pictures showing you what we are cooking. We made our own chips! We used corn tortillas cut into strips and fried them in vegetable oil. We let them cook until they were partly crisp on one side, then flipped them over and did the same thing to the other side.

Once they looked nice and crisp, we put them on a plate and salted them. They taste amazing! I recommend as a great snack. They are quicker than most people think and are actually pretty healthy.

Here I showed of the progress of a snake I was making as a Christmas present. Now I give you the finished project! What do you think?

Close-up of the head:

That's all for today! Have a great New Year's weekend. May God bless you in the year to come.


Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Triangle in a Diamond ornament pattern

As promised! Here is the pattern for the ornament. Enjoy!

Thank you to my 3 testers! Vanessa P., Mary W., and Tonya R.!

My finished ornament, copyright Lilly 2011

This photo is thanks to my tester Vanessa. Copyright 2011 to Vanessa Pavlat
She used a G hook and red heart yarn

Materials: H hook, 
                 WW yarn ( I used RedHeart supersaver)
Stitches and abbreviations used: 
chain - ch
single crochet - sc
slip stitch - sl st
increase -inc
with - w/
stitch - st
fasten off - FO

-read pattern through before beginning
-Pattern is worked in one piece and is divided into three sections, Section A, Section B, and Section C.
- Pattern is worked in rows, there are the basic rows (Row 1, Row 2, ect.) and then there are rows to help you make the points of the ornament and these are a bit longer than the basic rows (Row A, Row B, ect.)
-You do not FO until the very end of the pattern
-there is an optional section after row 10, this is to make the ornament loop, you can use a store bought ornament hook or a paper clip instead of doing this step, if not doing this step, continue onto Row C

Section A:
Row 1) ch 5, sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across (4sts)
Row 2) - 4) ch 1, turn, sc in each st across (4 sts)
Square shape made
Row A) fold square you just made in half to form two isosceles triangles, join the two corners of the triangle where your hook should still be from the end of Row 4 with a sl st, then sl st down the remaining side of one of the triangles to next corner, DO NOT sl st the sides of the triangle together!

Section B:
Row 5) ch 11, join w/ sl st in next corner (ignore the corner you sl st together in Row A) ch 11, join w/ sl st to first ch (22 chs)

This is what the ornament should look like after Row 5

Row 6) ch 1 (sc in next 5 chs, 3sc inc in next ch, sc in next 5 chs) twice, join w/ sl st to first sc (26 sts)
Row 7) ch 1, (sc in next 6 sts, 3sc inc in next ch, sc in next 6 sts) twice, join w/ sl st to first sc (30 sts)
Row B) sl st in next 7 sts, join the two opposite points w/ a sl st into middle stitch of the 3sc inc from Row 7, sl st in next 7 sts
~ You should have formed another “triangle” type point, the point of section B should be pointing in the opposite direction of section A~

Section C
Row 8) ch 19, join w/ sl st in next corner (ignore the corner you sl st together in Row B), ch 19, join w/ sl st first ch (38 chs)
Row 9) ch 1 (sc in next 9 chs, 3sc inc in next ch, sc in next 9 chs) twice, join w/ sl st to first sc (42 sts)
Row 10) ch 1, (sc in next 10 sts, 3sc inc in next st, sc in next 10 sts) twice, join w/ sl st to first sc (46 sts)

~Optional Ornament Loop (continue w/ pattern if using store bought hook or paperclip) ch 25, join w/ sl st to first sc from row 10~

Row C) sl st in next 10 sts, join the two opposite points w/ a sl st into middle stitch of the 3sc inc from Row 710 sl st in next 10 sts
~ You should have formed another “triangle” type point, the point of section C should be pointing in the opposite direction of section B and the same direction as section A’s point~

FO and weave in ends

You are finished!

Copyright info: This pattern is copyright Lilly H. It may not be reproduced in anyway to sell or giveaway. You may link back to my blog, but please do not sell this pattern! You may sell items made from this pattern, but you cannot use my pictures (or Vanessa's). Thanks!