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I recently knitted this blanket for my granddaughter.  It took about 2 hours to knit.



  • Bernat Baby Blanket Yarn – the number of balls you need depends on the size you make the blanket (I used 4 x 300 grams balls (255 yds) of peachy ombre colored yarn for my44″ x 55″ blanket).
  • Crochet Hook – US P/11.5 mm.
  • Scissors


Ch = chain, sl st = slip stitch, dc = double crochet (U.S.)

If you choose to make this blanket smaller or larger, for the initial chain, just be sure that the number of chains you use is divisible by 6. 42, 48, 54, 60, 66, 72. etc.

To join a new ball of yarn, tie the end if the yarn to the end of the 2nd ball and continue crocheting. Trim any ends that are sticking out.

  1. Make a slip stitch and chain 60 stitches together, keeping tension even through the chain.
  2. Not turning your work, count back 4 stitches from the hook and do 2 dc in the same spot, skip a chain, 2 dc and continue in the same manner along foundation chain until the end.
  3. Once you reach the end, 1 dc in the last chain.
  4. Ch 3 and turn.
  5. 1 dc in first chain, skip 1 ch, 2 dc and repeat until the end (the 2 dc should be in between the “v” stitches front the first row)
  6. Using the top chain on the end, place 1 dc. ch 3 and turn.
  7. Continue steps 5 and 6 until you’ve made the blanket as long as you’d like. I made my blanket 50 rows.
  8. Fasten off.
  9. When adding the fringe, cut the yarn to about double the length you want the fringe to be (mine were 8 inches each total length). Fold your yarn in half and take the side with the loop and push it through the gap on each side of the 2 dc along the border of your blanket. Then get the side with the loose ends of the yarn and pull them tightly through the loop to secure. Continue until both ends of your blanket have fringe across the entire width of the blanket.



Scrabble -The ultimate game by making your favorite ornaments

Do you own a scrabble game?  Then you can create the ultimate craft night by using Scrabble games to create ornaments.

ALL you will need are:

  • Scrabble game
  • glue gun
  • your favorite ornaments–snowflakes, stars, square foam and  Christmas trees
  • your favorite ribbons



My name is Mimi.  I love to design and create various projects using various crafting tools, colors and see the finish project.  I love to use candy to create in my arrangements and unusual embellishments such as fabric, toys, woods. I like to shop at specialty, antique, thrift stores and flea markets.

My inspirations are from my environment and using elements from nature.   I am passionate about new ideas that are easy and simple.  I treasure my time.  I try not to work on projects  that takes a lot of time to finish.  My projects usually takes about 2 hours maximum unless I am waiting for paint to dry.

I have design candy bouquets for weddings,  all types of parties and have sold my design to numerous companies.

I plan to use this site to showcase all of my design and collections.


My goal is to provide easy and simple crafts ideas for novice and beginners.

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