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Featured Member Crochet: August 26

At Starting Chain we love to show off the crochet work done by our readers. We hope that encourages creativity. It all starts with one chain…


Lynn Caple‘s darling train blanket has been popular with our readers and we all can see why. We’d like to thank her not only for her post, but also explaining how she made it. She writes,

“Idrew this on graph paper and made it with regular granny squares. Face and lights were added when finished. Face was strips of single crochet sewn on, lights were double crocheted circles. 3 inch granny squares with size G hook.

Thanks, Lynn, for sharing your very well done and adorable train with us…and giving an example of how we all can use graph paper to design a project. The elements here are all basic: the granny square, single crochet, and double crocheted circles. Put together, it makes a stunning work that any child would love and parents will treasure.

We’d like to thank Katherine Florimbio for sharing this photo of the beautiful black crocheted necklace she made. She writes, Made with #10 crochet thread and sequin thread held together. Jewelry clasp crocheted in the back. No pattern.” Works like this are elegant in their simplicity. We always love, too, seeing creativity. With something like this, only a simple dress is needed. Thanks, Katherine, for inspiring us to try something like it ourselves.

We always love seeing blanklets, afghans and other crocheted works that have been made, in love, for others. Brenda Parrish shared this very lovely one with our crocheting community. She made it for one of her aunts who has been hospitalized frequently. Her aunt, she writes, loved it and cried in gratitude. That’s a shared emotion that all of us who have made things for loved ones can treasure. Brenda’s work is well done and we know the blanket took a while to make. She writes, too, that she purchased the pattern from Mary Maxim. Thanks, Brenda, for your post to our Starting Chain Facebook page.

Thanks to everyone who has shared their work. We inspire each other. Crochet offers so many opportunites for creativity.

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