Saturday, March 22, 2014

Green Diagonal Filet Shirt

March 22, 2014:


Green Diagonal Filet Shirt!

I fell in love with this shirt when I saw the photo and I knew I had to make one.

I have always been a lover of filet crochet patterns and a designer as well, but I had never made a garment in filet crochet.

For this project, I used two strands held together through pattern of 8/2 Glenspun very thin cotton-like acrylic yarn (about the same size as Aunt Lydia's size 10 crochet cotton thread).  These Glenspun cones can be purchased at

Hook size used:  G or 4.0 mm.   I used a Clover brand hook but this size hook in any brand will work.

There was no set gauge and so I just started the chart.  Originally, I was holding three strands of this Glenspun yarn together along with the 5.0 mm (H) hook and it was coming out way toooooooo biggggggg.

So, I re-started the shirt with two strands and it is sized well for me.  I wear an XL size (yikes!) and a 4.0 mm (G) hook was just right for this project.

I also have this linked on my project page at

The back piece is the one I am holding with my right arm and the front of the garment is the one on me.

Next step is to sew or crochet the front and back pieces together at the shoulders and sides, allowing openings for the neckline and armholes.

After that is done, I will add and edging around the neckline and armholes to give it a more "finished" and tidy look.

Below are some photographs made during the front piece:

This is a WPI photo I took showing "Wraps Per Inch."
My photos kept coming out a little blurry so I kept the best one.  The glare is bad on the ruler but it is at the next inch marker.  This Glenspun is 27 WPI.

So, next step is completing this filet shirt and hopefully I can post those photographs very soon.   :)

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

CAL Clarice Top March 2014

Clarice Top by Kim Guzman: March 2014 (Official) - Crochet-Alongs - Crochetville:

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Who is participating in this CAL Crochet-A-Long? I am, and I am looking forward to this!

Kim Guzman has some lovely designs and I hope to be able to successfully make this. If I do accomplish and successfully complete this English pattern, I hope to gain a better understanding of the Russian, Japanese and Portuguese-written patterns.

Anyhow, I started this and it was coming out WAYYYYY TOOOO BIGGG! So, I cut the thread and re-started the garment. I elected to use Glenspun acrylic yarn (on cones from or in the Mint color. I chose hook sizes G (4.0 mm) and H (5.0 mm).

So far, this is my progress! I started into the "skirt" portion of this top last night.

March 11, 2014:

All done!  My CAL is finished! Yipee!!

Check out my page; I have this project posted there!   :)

Here is the Crochet-A-Long link for the CAL at crochetville if you would like to read the comments and posts and see the various pictures from other people participating:


#crochet #clariceCAL #CAL #leeannh #crochetgottaloveit #crochetshirt #blusa

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Fox Scarf

January 28, 2014:

Hi everyone,

I saw this really fabulous pattern not too long ago for a hat and scarf combination pattern.   It is a free pattern offered at

Here I am modeling the finished Fox Scarf.  This is VERY WARM as the tail part is made in rounds, thereby making the scarf a double layer of crocheted fabric!

Please leave me a comment below!   I always love hearing from you!   :)

This required 3 skeins (6 ounces / 170.1 grams) of Caron Simply Soft #4 worsted weight yarn.   For the hook size, I used a size G / 4.0 mm hook.  I already had some black yarn and some speckled off white colored yarn and some black fun fur.

At this point with it around my shoulders, I have about 33 inches made.  The pattern calls for 44 inches, but I decided to make it 52 inches for extra length.

Instead of making the tail in single crochet stitches, I opted for half double crochet stitches.  I started out with single crochets but then after a few rounds with the orange, I switched to the half double crochets.

I got so into it last night that I was awake until 2 am working on it.  I wanted to get the boring, monotonous tail finished.   Good thing too; we are plunging into the teens regarding the cold temperatures for the next 2 or 3 days.

I am using the 2-pound worsted weight cotton chenille cone I bought off of Ebay last week.  Makes a great temporary form to display the scarf!  

This pattern at is very well written and easy to follow, if you decide to try it.

Please leave me a comment below!   I always love hearing from you!   :)

Sunday, December 29, 2013

My Despicable Me Minion Hat

Hi everyone!

I made my first Minion today!   These little yellow guys in the movie are so cute and funny.

I found this freebie pattern by Janet at her blog:


Lee Ann Hamm
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Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Urban Slouch Beanie Hat

Hi everyone,

I have been making a bunch of hats and beanies lately and they are such fun!   I especially love the slouch design on myself and I like the "stylishness " of this look!   Put together with a skirt, tights and boots .... look out!! 

These slouch beanies work up quickly and can be finished and ready to wear in one or two days!

This is a free pattern by Vickie Howell and it is a good one!  I found this pattern at this link on

Lee Ann Hamm
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Crochet Owl Hats

Hi everyone,

I have been on a hat-making binge lately and needless to say, I have thoroughly enjoyed these.

Crochet hats work up quickly and can be finished in one or two days and ready to wear; they are not too involved or lengthy!

I have been wanting to make an owl ear flap hat for the past year and I came across a really nice, free pattern at Sarah's website:

This is an excellent pattern to follow!

Sunday, December 15, 2013

December 15, 2013:

Since I love this hat pattern so much, I decided to make another one but this one will be for me.   

In organizing my craft supplies in my (now) craft room, I discovered I had several skeins of Patons Pebbles yarn in the Moon Stone color. I have no idea when I got this yarn or where it came from.

And I have never worked with a specialty yarn like this before but I like it.   I usually work with thinner threads and yarns so I had to get used to a gigantic size I hook (5.5 mm).

I like the way this is turning out and I think it will be pretty warm, especially on my ears.

What do you think?   Any suggestions?     Please comment below; I love hearing from everyone!


Lee Ann Hamm
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Wednesday, December 11, 2013

My Owl hats are finished!!!   These were such a hoot to make (pun intended!)

I found this pattern at Sarah's blog,

Lee Ann Hamm
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Tuesday, December 10, 2013

How to Crochet the Star Stitch

How to Crochet the Star Stitch.

 I love this stitch! I just haven't used it much! ~Lee Ann H.

Seriously, I would love to know some suggestions for using this star stitch.  I was thinking scarves and neck warmers since this stitch produces a nice closed fabric for warmth.

Crochet Stitches with Inverted V-Stitches

Here is a pretty little baby jacket made with (US terminology) double crochet stitches and inverted V-stitches.

You can make this in any color combination or in one color!   The video is well done with very clear instructions.

Turn those speakers on, get that yarn and hook out and have fun!   :)

Sunday, December 8, 2013

▶ How To Crochet Flower Thick Petals With Picot Tutorial 45 - YouTube

▶ How To Crochet Flower Thick Petals With Picot Tutorial 45 - YouTube:

I absolutely loooovvvvveeeee this little flower!     This video is a very clear closeup view on how to make this uniquely pretty flower motif!

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My Owl Hats

December 8, 2013

Hello everyone!   I have been working on a fun project lately.   I have always wanted to make a character ear flap hat and I am nearly finished several of them.  

Sewing the eyes on was the hardest part as I accidentally sewed some sets a little crooked. Then I had the challenge of sewing on the beaks. But I got through it!

Now, I need to trim up the ears and braid the ties which are attached to the ear flaps.

This baby to Adult sized hat pattern can be found at Sarah's blog:

If you decide to give this pattern a try, it is well written and easy to follow.    :)

Lee Ann Hamm
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Sunday, December 1, 2013

My First Owl Hat!

I made my first ever owl hat tonight!

Everyone else lately seems to be making these cute owl hats and I figured I didn't want to be left behind. So, I jumped on the bandwagon and got a hat  started!

I found a free pattern on the internet and went to work.

Having plenty of yarn in my stash and a size H hook, I made my first Owl Hat.   I love the look of the braids and the eyes are too cute!

   This hat pattern is written for hat sizes baby through adult size.

The pattern I used is © by Sarah and here is her page with this terrific pattern:

This is a wonderful stash-buster type project too!    I had a blast making this one!   

Lee Ann Hamm
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Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Life size filet skeleton!

This is interesting ... a life size filet skeleton!

I was poking around the picasaweb albums website and I saw this by Cee Add in one of her albums.

The pattern charts are below and the link I found this at is above.   What a clever use of the filet crochet technique!!

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Craft Room Organizing; Great Grandmother's Motifs

My great-grandmother had started these crochet pieces probably before I was born. I barely remember her and the only memories I have of her, is that she was bedridden. I think I was about 5 at the time and she had stopped crocheting many years before that.    As of October 2013, I am 49 years old so these motifs were made some time ago.

I have no idea what she may have meant these to be other than some type of doily or antimacassar.

She did however crochet very very tightly and I can tell when I hold these pieces, the work feels thick, tight and the stitches are evenly done too. Sure wish I could have known her when she was able to crochet.

I inherited a lot of her old booklets and books with patterns and I *think* this pattern is from one of her old 10-cent booklets called, "Radio and TV Scarves. "   I am not certain though. I also have the unused balls of thread she was using to make these and they still have their wrappers intact.

In further organizing my craft room, THE SAGA CONTINUES! LOL  More photos of this organizing of a craft room continues at:

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Lee Ann Hamm

Monday, September 30, 2013

8 Petaled folder crochet flower

September 30, 2013:

8 Petaled folder crochet flower, pretty!!
Crochet Flower Petals Folded to Left Tutorial 21

Спиральный цветок Вязание крючком Урок 22 Spiral crochet flower

September 30, 2013:

Beautiful spiral crochet flower like those charts at
Their charts can be a little confusing on which direction to go but hopefully this video will help.

Спиральный цветок Вязание крючком Урок 22 Spiral crochet flower

Pretty 6 petaled raised flower with another outer round WITHOUT picots

September 30, 2013:

Pretty 6 petaled raised flower with another outer round WITHOUT picots

Цветок связанный крючком Урок 30 Как связать объемный цветок