"Childrens Hospital Donation"

"Childrens Hospital Donation"
This is the load of Baby Hats, Blankies, Teddy's Bears & Dolls we took to
Childrens Hospital In Little Rock today.. There are over 400 Baby hats...

Thursday, March 6, 2014

Double Cable Scarf


                                 Measures 5" x 50"           10 1/2 Needles

CO 20

Knit 8 rows - then begin Cable Pattern below:

Cable Pattern:
Row's 1,3,7,9:) knit across

Row's 2,4,6,8,10:) k4, p12, k4

Row 5:) k4, *slide 3 sts on cable needle, knit next 3 sts,
knit 3 sts on cable needle, *Repeat again) k last 4 sts

** Repeat row's 1-10 ~ 21 more time's

Knit last 8 rows & BO


*NOTE:
This scarf will need to be blocked.

Saturday, February 1, 2014

Winter Scarf's

                                         "WINTER SCARF"

                                         "I AM NOT LOST"

                                 If your stuck out in the cold,
                          Please take this scarf to keep warm

                        ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Everyone is going through such cold temps this year, I am urging
everyone  to make 1 scarf (either knit or crocheted) and go down
to your local park, court house, homeless shelter etc. and give it
away to help others. You can tie it to a tree and let them find it,
 
We are having a "Winters Mix of weather" in our area, so we
put our scarf in a zip-lock bag and tied it outdoors in the gazebo
at the square to be found.
 
Just 1 scarf can make such a difference in someone life...





 


 

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Period Of "PURPLE CRYING"

                     HELP US PREVENT CHILD ABUSE

Arkansas Children's Hospital is working hard to spread the word about the "Period of PURPLE CRYING". This is the phase when an infant cries incessantly and inconsolabley. We know from research and experience that many shaken baby and infant head trauma cases are rooted in this extremely frustrating experience. To help raise awareness about the Period of PURPLE CRYING and to let parents know how they can help. We are looking for purple hats to distribute to our newborn patients' families. Your careful creations can help us drive home the message that incessant newborn crying is normal and that there are healthy ways to address it...

DONATE PURPLE KNITTED OR CROCHETED HATS:
*Needed most are 12-to-14 inch diameter to fit majority of our patients that are full term infants
*A few smaller caps in the 9-inch, 10-inch and 11-inch are needed

To learn more about the Period of PURPLE CRYING,
visit http://dontshake.org

Arkansas Children's Hospital
1 Childrens Way
Little Rock AR. 72202

                               Jeanarie's Purple Hat Pattern:

Purple yarn - Redheart WW yarn
For every skein of yarn you use, you will get 10 baby hast

8 needles

cast on 44 sts,
Row's1-6: *k2, p2 across *Repeat across
Row 7 & 9: k across
Row 8 & 10: p across
Row 11 & 12: k across
Row's 13, 15, 17, 19, 21: k across
Row's 14, 16, 18, 20, 22: p across
Row 23 & 24: k across

[BEGIN DECREASE ROWS]

Row 25 & 27: k3, k 2 tog, *Repeat across
Row's 26 & 28, 30: p across
Row 29: *k2, k 2 tog, *Repeat across
Row 31: *K2 tog *Repeat across
Row 32: p across, Leave LONG TAIL, to sew together

with darning needle, go through top 11 sts and pull
tight to close hat, whip st along seam

Monday, January 6, 2014

NormaJean

This is Norma Jeans Double Praying Hands Prayer Shawl I made for her. She is currently under going chemo treatments and would be pleased to have you  hold her and her husband (John) within your prayers
                                                        This is Norma Jean

Monday, December 23, 2013

Door Nob Covers


These door nob covers are quick and easy to make... They don't have to be made in Christmas colors, whatever your decore colors happen to be, make some to complament each other...

G Hook

Row 1: Ch 4, join to form ring (counts as a dc plus ch 1),
        *ch 3, ch 1 *Repeat 6 more times, join (Total 8 dc plus 8 ch 1 spaces)

Row 2: ch 3, 2 dc in ch 1 sp, *1 dc in next dc, 2 dc in ch space,
       *Repeat around, Join

Row 4: ch 3, 1 dc, ch 1, * 1 dc in each of next 2 sts, ch 1, *Repeat around, join

Row 5: ch 3, 1 dc in each st around, join

Row 6: ch 1, 1 sc in each st around, join & finish off, tuck in tails

TIE: Make 1
Ch 100 sts, leave long tails at each end... feed in and out every 2 sts around,

POP POM's: Make 2
Wrap yarn around 2 fingers 15-20 times, secure, attach to one end of tie,
*Repeat for the other end of tie

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Gnome Bag

                                           "JMSQ "Copyright © 2013
 
Perfect for traveling,
Will carry a dozen or more mini gnomes to share along your journey...
 
 

RedHeart WW Yarn
Red, White & Blue Yarn
 
H Hook


NOTE: {Ch 2 always counts as st}
 
(With Blue Yarn)
Row 1: ch 6, join, ch 2, 16 dc in ring, join, ch 2 (16 sts)
 
Row 2: 2 dc in each st around, join, ch 2,  (32 sts)
 
Row 3: *1 dc in 3 sts, 2 dc in next st, *Repeat around, join, ch 2
 
Row 4: Repeat row 3
 
Row 5: Repeat riw 3
 
Row 6: 1 hdc in each st around, BL only, join, ch 2
 
Row 7: *skip next st, 1 dc in next st, 1 dc in st just skipped,
                                 *Repeat around, 1 dc in last st, join, ch 2
 
Row 8: 1 hdc in each st around, join (CHANGE TO WHITE YARN), ch 2
 
Row 9: 1 dc in each st around, join, ch 2
 
Row's 10-12: 1 dc in BL's only around, join, ch 2, [After end of
                               row 12, CHANGE TO RED YARN]
 
Row's 13-16: 1 dc in each st around, join, ch 2
 
Row 17: 1 dc in next 2 sts, ch 1, sk 1 st, *Repeat around, join, ch 2
 
Row 18: 1 sc, ch 1 in each st * space around, join & fasten off
 

Ties:  MAKE 2
leave long tail at both ends, ch 100, finish off..Weave ties in and out of spaces on round 17, join together and tie  a secure knot, tie in a double bow, trim ends

Eyes:  I placed mine on round 12, with 6 sts inbetween eyes

Beard: cut 19 long strands of white yarn, attach yarn like fringe
in front loops BETWEEN row 10 & 11: Separate yarn into 4 and allow
natural  curl to develope
 

Monday, November 4, 2013

Towel Topper

Cut hand towls in 1/2 across width of towel... Now you have 2 pieces

F & G Hooks
~~~~~~~~~~~~~

F Hook:
Crochet with sc across top of towel edge you just cut.

G Hook:
1.) ch 2, turn, 1 hdc in each st across
2.) ch 2, *1 dc in each of next 3 sts, 2 dctog. in next, *repeat across
3.) ch 2, *1 dc in each of next 2 sts, 2 dctog. in next, *repeat across
4.) Repeat row 3
5.) ch 2, *1 dc in next st, 2 dctog. in next, *repeat across
6.) ch 2, *2 dctog *Repeat across
7.) Repeat row 6 - DO NOT FINISH OFF

You should have 4-8 sts (I usually have 6 sts left including ch 2)


TOPPER HANGER:
Row's 1-10: 1 dc in next st, ch 2 turn
Row 11: 1 dc in each of next 2 sts, ch 1, sk 1 st, 1 dc in each
of last 2 sts,
finish off and sew button on front of row 4, hang around door
handles or refergator handle and button in place

Sunday, October 6, 2013

Kelly McBee's Prayer Shawl

             This is the photo of the Prayer Shawl I made for Kelly McBee...
Please continue to hold her and her Precious family deep within your prayers

When knitting this Prayer Shawl, I used RedHeart WW Yarn, size 10 1/2 needles. I always start with the the Praying Hands first, then knit and work the Reverse Cross for the other end.  The pattern below for the Cross'es pattern is listed below, but the Reverse Cross is  at the "bottom of the pattern".


                     Pattern for the Praying Hands can be found here:
http://jeanariespatterns.blogspot.com/2010/11/praying-hands-shawl.html


          Pattern for the "REVERSE CROSS" can be found here:
http://jeanariespatterns.blogspot.com/2011/01/double-cross-shawl.html

Saturday, October 5, 2013

Spa Cloths


                                 "JMSQ "Copyright © 2013

Spa cloths are used the same as wash cloth.
They are easy & fun to make, They are wonderful to give
as gifts. I like to add a bar of lavender soap with my
Spa Cloths as a nice gift.

NOTE:
Make sure you dry your Spa Cloths after each use. I hang
mine over shower faucets to dry, or over shower curtain
to dry. They will smell of mold if not throughly dried after
each use.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Made with Sugar & Cream Cotton
H hook
Sts Used:
ch 1, sc & dc
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Row 1: Ch 25, 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook & in each st across,
ch 1, turn

Row 2: 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook, 1 dc in next st, *1 sc in
next st, 1 dc in next st, *Repeat across, ch 1 turn

Row's 3-18: Repeat row 2

Row 19: 1 sc in each st across, fasten off & tuck in tails

Sunday, September 8, 2013

Stacy's Gnome Potholder


                                         Stacy Sampson - SLS © 2013
                       This is my sister Stacy's creation. Looking at her
                       photo of this gnome I've come up with this version
                       of her pattern... I hope it does her justice... JMSQ

G hook

NOTE: Ch at beginning of each row counts as a st worked

Row 1: ch 10, join to form a ring, ch 1, 3 sc in ring, turn
       and make 3 sc in back of sc's just made, join (6 sc)
Row 2: ch 2, 2 dc in each st around, join (12 dc)
Row 3: ch 2, 2 dc in next st, *1 dc in next st, 2 dc
       in next st, *Repeat around, join (18 sts)
Row 4: ch 2, 2 dc in ch 2 space,  *1 dc in each of next
       2 sts, 2 dc in next st, *Repeat around, join
Row 5: ch 2, 1 dc in each of next 2 sts, 2 dc in next st,
       *1 dc in each of next 3 sts, 2 dc in next st, join
Row 6: ch 2, 2 dc in ch 2 space,  *1 dc in each of next
       4 sts, 2 dc in next st, *Repeat around, join
       FINISH OFF

 CHANGE TO WHITE
Row 7: ch 2, 1 dc in each of next 4 sts, 2 dc in next st,
       *1 dc in each of next 5 sts, 2 dc in next st, join

Row 8: ch 2, 2 dc in ch 2 space,  *1 dc in each of next
       6 sts, 2 dc in next st, *Repeat around, join
Row 9: ch 2, 1 dc in each of next 6 sts, 2 dc in next st,
       *1 dc in each of next 7 sts, 2 dc in next st, join
 
 FINISH OFF

Change to bottom color
Row's 10-17: 1 dc in each st around. join.. FINISH OFF after row 17
Row 18: fold gnome in 1/2, working through both front & back sts,
        join with sl st, ch 3, *1 sc in next st, sl st in next st,
        ch 3,  *Repeat across, finish off

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Mini Gnomes



In honor of Duck Dynesty, I've made up several Camo "Mini Gnomes",
Green Camo for boys, & Rose Camo for girls

If making for a gift, attach a Scripture and enjoy


Pattern Found Here:
Gnome (MINI) (C)
http://jeanariespatterns.blogspot.com/2013/05/mn.html

Friday, August 2, 2013

Elf Bonnet


  Copyright © 2013 by (JMSQ)

Note:
for preemie, I would use 18 sts, baby weight yarn
and a F-G hook & follow directions below

Fits - 0-3 mo
G hook  -  I used baby weight yarn


Row 1: ch 21 sts, 1 dc in 2 ch from hook, 1 dc in
each st to end, 3 dc in last st, 1 dc in each st along
opposite  side... DO NOT JOIN

Row 2: 1 dc in each st , ch 1, turn

Row 3-10: Repeat row 2

Option:
on row 10, you can do a hdc in each st instead
of dc, you decide


Row 11: ch 40, sl st in each ch to bonnet, sc in 1st st
along front of bonnet, ch 1, sc, ch 1, in each st along
front of bonnet, ch 40, sl st in each ch to bonnet edge,
sc in each st along side & back, join, fasten off and
tuck in tail

Thursday, July 11, 2013

X & O Curly Headband

                                          JMSQ © 2013

H hook - WW Red Heart Yarn
~~~~~~~~~
SPECIAL STS USED:

POPCORN ST:
to work popcorn st, it consist of 5 dc in each st,
you wrap your hook in desired st, work 2 sts of dc
leaving 1 st from each dc on hook until all 5 sts
have been done, then you wrap yarn around hook and
drawl through all 6 loops left on hook. (the reason
there are 6 loops left on hook is because there is a
loop from the st you wprked previously or the ch you
worked leaving 1 loop on hook

X ST:
skip next st, 1 dc in next st, then 1 dc in st just skipped

CURL:
work 5 dc in each st,
**skip first st next to ch 2 (On every row)
~~~~~~~~~~


Row 1: ch 36, 1 hdc in 2nd st from hook & in
       every st across, ch 2, turn

Row 2: 1 sc in 2 sts tog, 1 sc in each st across until
       last 2 sts,1 sc in  2 sts tog, ch 2, turn

Row 3: work X st across, 1 dc in last st, ch 2 turn

Row 4: 1 hdc in each st across, ch 1 turn

Row 5: sc 2 tog, *1 sc in each of next 2 sts, sc
       2 tog, *Repeat across, (26-27 sts)

Row 6: Repeat row 3

Row 7: Repeat row 4

Row 8: *1 sc in next st, ch 3, skip 1 st, *Repeat across,
DO NOT FINISH OFF

*Continue with trim

*Trim:
sc evenly up side of headband to 1st corner, ch 35, sl st in each st
to beginning, 1 sc, ch 1 in each st along front to corner, ch 35, sl
st in neach st to beginning, evenly sc along side, finish off and
tuck in tails


CURL's
You should have 9 ch 3 hoops in back of headband.
I made 5 curls, but you can make all 9 curls if desired.
attach yarn to one of your ch 3 hoops, ch 25,
place marker, ch 10, (work curl st - 5 dc in each st
to marker), remove marker, and sl st in next st tightly,
now sl st in each remaining sts, finish off


Flower:
ch 4, join to form ring, ch 3, 9 dc in ring, join (10 sts
Row 1: work popcorn st, ch 1, around, join finish off, tuck in tails


ATTACHING FLOWER:
Long string of yarn, in center of back on your center curl,
lace string through back of flower, the run both ends in opposit
direction and tie in a bow, tuck in tails

Saturday, June 29, 2013

Babies Gnome Hat


G hook for preemies
H hook for newborn

Stitches used: HDC, DC, FPDC, BPDC

Row 1: Ch 2, 6 had in 2nd ch from hook, join, ch 1 (6 sts)

Row 2: 1 hdc in same st as ch 1, 2 had in next st,
           *1 had in next st, 2 hdc in next st, *Repeat
            around, join, ch 1 (9 sts)

Row 3: 1 hdc in same st as ch 1, 1 hdc in next st,
             2 hdc in next st, *1 hdc in each of next
             2 sts, 2 hdc in next st, *Repeat around,
             join, ch 2 (12 sts)

Row 4: 2 dc in neach st around, join ch 2 (24 sts)

Row 5: 2 dc in next st, *1 dc in next st, 2 dc in
             next st *repeat around, join

Row 6: 1 dc in next st, 2 dc in next st, *1 dc in each
             of next 2 sts, 2 dc in next st, *Repeat around,
             join, ch 1

Change color

Row 7: 1 dc in each st around, join ch 2

Row's 8-11: 1 fpdc in each of next 2 sts, 1 bpdc in each
                    of next 2 sts, Join, ch 2
                    [ch 1 at end of row 11]


Row 12: REPEAT row 11 only using hdc INSTEAD of dc,
              join & finidh off

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Strawberry Pot-Holder

                           Recieved this pattern from: Olga Velazquez
*This is NOT one of my (JMSQ) patterns. Original creator is un-known. Olga is sharing her written pattern from photo's she saw and wrote down the creation to share with us...

To start , you can either ,chain 6, close to form a circle or
use the magic circle.

With green ( or color of choice)

Rnd 1- chain 3 (counts as 1st. dc),17 dc….(18)

Rnd 2- ch. 3 , 1dc in same space, 2 dc in each dc. (36 dc)

Rnd 3- ch 3 , 1dc in same space , *1dc in next 2 dc, 2 dc in
next* .  Repeat from * to *
.
Rnd 4 – ch 3 , 1 dc in same space *ch 1 skip 1dc , 2dc* in
next..repeat to end.

Rnd 5 Slip stitch to chain 1 space. Chain 3 , 1 dc in same
space. , ch 1 2 dc in next ch space , continue around to end .
Fasten off.

With color of choice , join yarn to any chain1 space.chain 3,
2dc in same space. *ch2 ,3dc in next 10 spaces for a total of
11 3dcs. Chain 3 , SKIP NEXT SPACE, 3DC IN NEXT SPACE
for a total of 11 more 3dc spaces. You should have , 11 3dc spaces ,
1 skipped space , 11 more 3dc spaces and 1 skipped space . Join .

Rnd 6- Slip stitch to next space ,ch 3 , 2 dc in same space.2 dc ,
3dc in next space continue for a total of 10 3dc spaces. Ch. 3 …
skip next 3dc , 3dc in next ch space. Continue in this manner
to end

You will continue in this manner, this will cause it to get
smaller and form the tip  This makes the front and back in
one piece….I hope I made sense , I’ve never translated a
pattern …maybe if you read this and look at the pictures
at the same time it may be