Handmade Baby Blankets

Those who know me know that I absolutely LOVE to crochet.  It is a passion of mine, and I have to be careful that it doesn’t take up too much of my time.  I can get so caught up in working on something that I don’t realize just how much time has really passed. 
A couple of months ago, I was able to test a couple of blankets for one of my favorite designers, Donna Mason-Svara aka Smoothfox.  I also made a diagonal baby blanket (A Red Heart Pattern in my Crochet Today magazine). 


Both of the pink baby blankets went to my cousin Brooke, who is expecting her first baby in July!  The blue & green one is still patiently waiting for a forever home. 

Shhhh! Don’t tell anyone….

Hi!  My name is Steph and I’m addicted to yarn! 


Anyone who knows me knows that I love to crochet!  Well, over the last few years, my yarn stash has really started growing.  Well, today, Melia was looking for some yarn for the graph-gahn that she would like to make for Michael for his birthday next month, so she turns to her favorite source of yarn, her mom’s stash! 


So, while the majority (no, this isn’t all of it) of it was out, I decided to do a bit of “housekeeping” and reorganize it & take a couple of pics. And then I thought I would share them with you, dear followers.  I know other yarn addicts lovers would appreciate these pics as much as me!  My color palette is not as widely varied as it has been in the past since I really hit it hard over Christmas, but who knows.  Maybe I’ll add some more fun to my stash this year.   Even one my kitties had to come see what mom was doing with all of this delicious yarn!



Candy Cane Chains Scarf Pattern

I decided that I wanted to share my pattern for this scarf with you.  Please remember that I saw a version of this in a store and created this pattern from seeing it.  This is my version & I hope you enjoy making it as much as I did!
Candy Cane Chains Scarf
Created by Stephanie Martin © 2011
Materials needed:
Approximately 3.5 ounces of Red WW yarn
Approximately 3.5 ounces of White WW yarn
Hook size H/8 (5.00 mm)
ch = chain
dc = double crochet
Red Chain (make 8):
Row 1: Ch 7; dc in 4th ch (counts as 1 dc) from hook and in next 3 ch (5 dc).Turn.
Row 2: Ch 2 (counts as first dc here and throughout), dc in next 4 dc (5 dc). Turn.
Row 3 – 14: Repeat row 2.
Row 15: Repeat row 2 once more; fasten off
White Chain (make 7): Repeat same pattern as for red chains.
Sew ends together, remembering to alternate colors and to slip each new ring into previous ring before sewing together to create the “chain” effect. Weave in all ends.
*I prefer to sew the red chain loops into their individual “chains” & then slip 2 red chains onto a white prior to sewing the white “chains” closed, but they can be done one at a time, alternating colors and slipping each “chain” into previous one. *
Make 2 tassels of 30 strands of yarn each and attach one to each end of the scarf.
This pattern is protected by copyright. Please do not redistribute it in any form. I do not mind if you sell finished items from my pattern, however please give me credit for the design. For any questions or pattern help, please contact me at sahm2g1b at gmail dot com 
From my heart to yours, Stephanie Martin
“She watches over the affairs of her household and does not eat the bread of idleness.”     – Proverbs 31:27