"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...

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Pillow Case Dress

When Jesse, Sam, Brittanie & Tabby were little I used to make these for them

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Fan -N- Feather Blankie

Blue Blankie I made for Dianna's baby
 
NOTE: This is "NOT" one of my original patterns. I am sharing what I did to create this Beautiful Baby Blankie with this pattern... Enjoy... JMSQ

Green Lap-ghan I made for my Mother who loves this pattern... JMSQ


Fan & Feather Baby Blankie
Measures - 37 X 34

10 needles


CO 150 - knit 1 row then begin pattern rows of 1-4


Row 1: knit across

Row 2: k3, p across to last 3 sts, k last 3 sts

Row 3: k 3, k 2 tog (3 times), yo k1, (6 times,
      * k 2 tog (6 times), yo k1, (6 times, *Repeat
      across to last 9 sts, k 2 tog (3 times), k last 3 sts

Row 4: knit across


*** REPEAT ROW'S 1-4  (37 more times)

Knit 1 more row and BO... Tuck in tail and enjoy

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Rib Hat 4 Babies

                      Red Heart WW Yarn
                             8 Needles

CO 48 sts

Row's 1-30: *k2, p2 *Repeat Across

Row 31: *k3, k2 tog. *Repeat across

Row's 32, 34, 36, 38: Purl across

Row 33: *K3, k2 tog, K2, k2 tog, *Repeat across

Row 35: *K 2, k2 tog, *Repeat across

Row 37: *k2 Tog *Repeat across


Leaving Long Tail, weave through sts on needle,
pull tightly, Sew along side sew to close, tuck in tails.


~~~~~~~~
NOTE:
The reason these hats are made in Purple is because they are for the Period Of Purple Crying Babies

Period Of PURPLE CRYING
http://jeanariespatterns.blogspot.com/2014/01/popc.html

Saturday, June 28, 2014

Hannah May's Granny Poncho

 
                                               "JMSQ "Copyright © 2014
                                            "JMSQ "Copyright © 2014

RedHeart WW Yarn

~~~~~~~~~
Sts Used: sc, hdc, dc ~AND~
Beg. Shell = ch 2, 1 dc in same st, ch 1, 2 dc in same st,
shell= 2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc in shame st indicated

*NOTE: ALL ch 2 at beginning of row COUNT as a st.
~~~~~~~~~

H hook

Row 1: ch 50, join, ch 2, 1 hdc in each st around

Row 2: ch 2,  BEG SHELL: 1 dc, ch 1, 2 dc in same st, ch 1,
       skip next st, *2 dc, ch 1 in next st, *Repeat to center of
       ring, SHELL 2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc in center st, ch 1, **skip next st,
       2 dc, ch 1 in next st, **Repeat to end , join in top of ch 2, space

Row 3-8: Repeat row 2

Row 9:   Repeat Row 2 with 2 ch's in shell space

Row 10: Join trim color yarn in  ch 2 space of shell, ch 2, 6 dc in same
      ch 2 space of shell (7 sts), *1 sc in next ch 1 space, 5 dc in
      next ch 1 space, *Repeat to next shell space, 7 dc in ch 2 space
      of shell, ch 1, **sc in next ch 1 space, 5 dc in next ch 1 sp,
      **Repeat to end,  join... Finish off


Neck Tie: ch 60, weave in and out of row 1, tieing in back if neck is
          to large for baby...



Hannah May's Bonnet (C)
http://jeanariespatterns.blogspot.com/2014/06/hmb.html

Friday, June 27, 2014

Hannah May's Bonnet

 
 "JMSQ "Copyright © 2014
 
                                                "JMSQ "Copyright © 2014

RedHeart WW Yarn     H & G Hook's

Sts Used: Sc, hdc, Dc, Shell = 2 hdc, ch 1, 2 hdc in same st

A- Green
B white
*NOTE: You can make this bonnet WITHOUT changing yarn colors if you desire.


With H hook:  Green Yarn

Row 1: ch 3, join to form ring, ch 2, make 9 dc in ring, join, ch 2 (10 sts)

Row 2: 1 dc in ch st, 2 dc in each st around, join ch 2 (20 sts)

Row 3: skip ch st, 2 dc in next st, * 1 dc in next st, 2 dc in next st,
    *Repeat around, join, ch 2 (30 sts)

Row 4: skip ch st, 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 2 (40 sts)
       End off green yarn


White Yarn:
Row 5: 1 hdc in each of next 34 st's (leaving  6 sts un-worked), ch 2 turn,

Row 6: 1 hdc in each st.. Fashen off white yarn (34 sts)


Green Yarn:
Row 7: Repeat row 5
Row 8: Repeat row 6


White Yarn:
Row 9: Repeat row 5
Row 10: Repeat row 6


Green Yarn
Row 11: 1 sc in each st "completly around hat" front, sides & back, join

Row 12: ch 3, 1 hdc in same st as joining, *skip next st, work shell in
        next st, 2 dc, ch 1, 2 hdc in next st, *Repeat along front of bonnet...
        1 sc in each st along R side, back and L side of bonnet, ch 40, sl st
        in each st to beginning ch, join in same st, then join to top of ch 2
        of shell st, sl st into shell


G Hook

Row 13: *3 sc in center of each shell, 1 sl st in st in-between next shell
        *Repeat along FRONT of bonnet, join with sl st in 1st along side of
        bonnet, now ch 40, sl st in each ch to beginning, sl st in same st
        as beginning, finish off



Hannah May's Granny Poncho
http://jeanariespatterns.blogspot.com/2014/06/hmgp.html

Saturday, June 21, 2014

Fan -N- Feather Scarf

SCARF: 5" x 48"
 
                              {This is NOT one of my original patterns,
                   I'm sharing what I did to achieve this beautiful scarf}

10 Needles

CO 22
*Knit 1 row

Begin Pattern:
Row 1: k across

Row 2: k2, p 18, k 2

Row 3: k2, k 2 tog (3 times), yo k1 (6 times), k 2 tog (3 times), k2

Row 4: k across

Repeat Pattern row's 1-4 for a total of 61 groups of 4 row pattern,
K 1 more row & bind off

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Gnome Mini (C)


               "JMSQ "Copyright © 2013-2014
              {Measure's between 3 1/4" - 3 1/2"}


  COLOR A - Red for male gnomes, any color for girls
  COLOR B - white / flesh yarn
  COLOR C - Blue is traditional for gnomes, but any color
            will do
  ~~~~~~~~~~

  F Hook

  Gnome HAT:
 Attach color A (Hat color)

 Row 1: ch 2, 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook, join with sl st, ch 1 (6 sts)

  Row 2: 1 sc in each st around, join, ch 1 (6 sts)

Row 3: 1 sc in ch 1 space, 2 sc in next st, *1 sc in next
         st, 2 sc in next st, *repeat around, join, ch 1 (9 sts)

  Row 4: 1 sc in ch 1 space, 1 sc in each st, join (9 sts)

  Row 5: 1 sc in ch 1 space, 1 sc in next st, 2 sc in next
         st, 1 sc in each of next 2 sts, 2 sc in next st,
         *Repeat around, join, ch 1 (12 sts)

 Row 6:  1 sc in ch 1 space, ! sc in each st around,
          
             *CHANGE TO COLOR B

  Gnome FACE:
  Attach color B (face color)

Row 7: 1 sc in ch 1 space, 1 sc in each of next 2 sts, 2 sc in next st,
         * 1 sc in each of next 3 sts, 2 sc in next st, *repeat around,
         join, ch 1 (15 sts)
 
Row 8: 1 sc in ch 1 space, 1 sc in each st around, join, ch 1 (15 sts)

Row 9:  1 sc in ch 1 space, 1 sc in each of next 3 sts, 2 sc in next st,
         * 1 sc in each of next 4 sts, 2 sc in next st, *repeat around,
         join, ch 1 (18 sts)

 Row 10: 1 sc in ch 1 space, 1 sc in each st around, join, (18 sts)


          CHANGE TO COLOR C

 *this is the best time to add your eyes, unless your gluing them on*
  Gnome Bottom:

  Attach color C (body color)

 Row 11:  1 sc in ch 1 space, 1 sc in each of next 4 sts, 2 sc in next st,
         * 1 sc in each of next 5 sts, 2 sc in next st, *repeat around,
         join, ch 1 (21 sts)

 Row 12: 1 sc in ch 1 space, 1 sc in each st around, join, ch 1 (21 sts)

 Row 13:  Repeat row 12


         ~BEGIN DECREASE~  = 1 sc in 2 tog.

 ROW 14: 1 sc in ch 1 space, 1 sc in next st, 1 sc in 2tog. * 1 sc in each
             of next 2 sts,  1 sc in 2 tog (dec) *Repeat around
 
Row 15: Repeat row 14


  ~STUFF FIRMLY~

  Row 16: 1 sc in ch 1 space, 1 sc in next 2tog, *1 sc in next st, 1 sc in
          2 tog. *Repeat around, join with sl st, leave long tail to close.

  FINISH OFF, WITH DARNING NEEDLE FINISH CLOSING

Gnome Keyring -or- Nacklace

                                   "JMSQ "Copyright © 2013-2014
                                {Measure's between 3 1/4" - 3 1/2"}

 COLOR A - Red for male gnomes, any color for girls
 COLOR B - white / flesh yarn
 COLOR C - Blue is traditional for gnomes, but any color
           will do
 ~~~~~~~~~~

You will need a keyring & a small metal ring.
~~~~~~~~~~~

 F Hook
 Gnome HAT:
Attach color A (Hat color)


Row 1: ch 2, 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook, BEFORE you join slip your
hook through small metal ring, NOW join with slip st pulling yarn
through metal ring as if it were also part of your st.  & ch 1
(6 sts Plus 1 small metal ring pushed forward)

NOW PRETEND METAL RING ISN'T THERE AND FINIAH GNOME PATTERN AS WRITTEN:


 Row 2: 1 sc in each st around, join, ch 1 (6 sts)

Row 3: 1 sc in ch 1 space, 2 sc in next st, *1 sc in next
        st, 2 sc in next st, *repeat around, join, ch 1 (9 sts)

 Row 4: 1 sc in ch 1 space, 1 sc in each st, join (9 sts)

 Row 5: 1 sc in ch 1 space, 1 sc in next st, 2 sc in next
        st, 1 sc in each of next 2 sts, 2 sc in next st,
        *Repeat around, join, ch 1 (12 sts)
 Row 6:  1 sc in ch 1 space, ! sc in each st around,

               *CHANGE TO COLOR B

 Gnome FACE:
 Attach color B (face color)

Row 7: 1 sc in ch 1 space, 1 sc in each of next 2 sts, 2 sc in next st,
        * 1 sc in each of next 3 sts, 2 sc in next st, *repeat around,
        join, ch 1 (15 sts)

 Row 8: 1 sc in ch 1 space, 1 sc in each st around, join, ch 1 (15 sts)

Row 9:  1 sc in ch 1 space, 1 sc in each of next 3 sts, 2 sc in next st,
        * 1 sc in each of next 4 sts, 2 sc in next st, *repeat around,
        join, ch 1 (18 sts)

 Row 10: 1 sc in ch 1 space, 1 sc in each st around, join, (18 sts)
         CHANGE TO COLOR C

 *this is the best time to add your eyes, unless your gluing them on*

 Gnome Bottom:
 Attach color C (body color)
 Row 11:  1 sc in ch 1 space, 1 sc in each of next 4 sts, 2 sc in next st,
        * 1 sc in each of next 5 sts, 2 sc in next st, *repeat around,
        join, ch 1 (21 sts)

 Row 12: 1 sc in ch 1 space, 1 sc in each st around, join, ch 1 (21 sts)

 Row 13:  Repeat row 12

        ~BEGIN DECREASE~  = 1 sc in 2 tog.

ROW 14: 1 sc in ch 1 space, 1 sc in next st, 1 sc in 2tog. * 1 sc in each
            of next 2 sts,  1 sc in 2 tog (dec) *Repeat around

 Row 15: Repeat row 14

 ~STUFF FIRMLY~

 Row 16: 1 sc in ch 1 space, 1 sc in next 2tog, *1 sc in next st, 1 sc in
                2 tog. *Repeat around, join with sl st, leave long tail to close.

 FINISH OFF, WITH DARNING NEEDLE FINISH CLOSING

 Beard: Cut 4 -  6" strands of white yarn, following photo,
        a1ttach beard yarn (like you would fringe) between rows
        7 & 8. slowly un-twist yarn, now you have 4 single curly
        yarns that create a natural looking beard.. enjoy


Now that your gnome is completed you can attach keyring to small
metal ring and enjoy your gnome keyring 24/7

You can also attach to your favorite chain and wear as a necklace,
~OR~ you can add a safty pin and wear as your favorite broth.

Saturday, May 24, 2014

10 Most Important Benefits of Yarncrafting

Received this from Lion Brand Yarn Newsletter

    Yarn heals. Whether you prefer needles or hooks or a combination of both, crafting can soothe your body and mend your mind. Anecdotal evidence has shown this for decades and new research confirms it with science. The benefits people report are seemingly endless. Here are the top 10 yarncrafting health benefits.

1. Knitting and Crochet Relieve Depression

Depression relief is by far the most reported and studied benefit of crochet and knitting. The repetition of the crafts has been shown to release serotonin, a natural anti-depressant. CNN recently reported that “in one study of more than 3,500 knitters, published in The British Journal of Occupational Therapy, 81% of respondents with depression reported feeling happy after knitting. More than half reported feeling “very happy.”
Knit Aromatherapy Eye Pillow
Knit & Crochet Aromatherapy Eye Pillow

2. Crafting Reduces Anxiety

Yarncrafts helps with various forms of anxiety. It keeps your hands busy and mind focused so that you can attend classes or events even when you have social anxiety. It brings the internal mind to a calmer space for when you’re coping with the anxiety of repetitious thoughts. The counting has even been shown to serve as a productive outlet for people with anxiety associated with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder as well as eating disorders. The Craft Yarn Council reports on one study that showed nearly ¾ of women with anorexia found knitting to be calming and anxiety-reducing.

3. Projects Build Self-Esteem

knit+crochetLow self-esteem has a variety of negative health impacts. Crafting helps build self-esteem by:
  • Building new skills
  • Allowing the crafter to feel productive
  • Providing a useful way to give to others
  • Creating beauty through self-expression
Simply visualizing, working on and then creating a product can make you feel better about yourself. This has helped people with everything from coping with the fear of unemployment to gaining the strength to leave abusive relationships.

4. Crafting May Reduce or Postpone Dementia

Several studies have shown that knitting and crochet can postpone age-related memory loss. The crafts can also be soothing for those people who are already experiencing signs of dementia. Recently, researcher Yonas Geda, MD, a neuropsychiatrist at the Mayo Clinic, completed a study that showed knitting is neuroprotective and may reduce dementia by as much as 50%.

5. Knit or Crochet Through Insomnia

Insomnia is a terrible feeling. You are tired but you can’t sleep so then you’re frustrated that you can’t sleep, which just makes it harder to sleep. Yarncrafts to the rescue! Focus on a soft, soothing, easy, repetitive crochet or knit project and your body and mind can often wind down enough to get to bed. Stitchlinks, a UK organization that does research into the benefits of knitting, reports that a study by professor Herbert Benson of the Mind/Body Medical Institute found that 100% of insomnia patients reported improved sleep with 90% being able to eliminate medication in a program that included knitting.

6. Relaxation Reduces Irritability and Restlessness

We recently shared how you can craft your way through cabin fever. Crochet and knitting can help you through any times when you feel grumpy, restless, frustrated or bored. This positive outlet preserves your relationships and keeps your mood balanced.

7. Crafting as Prayer

Prayer has been proven to have a diverse array of health benefits. Crochet and knitting can be used as part of your prayer process. See our articles on Prayer Shawl Crafting and How to Create a Sacred Space for Crafting.

8. Yarncrafting Builds Community

No matter what health issue you are dealing with, it helps to have a community of support around you. There are so many ways that crochet and knitting provide community:
• Through local knit-ins and crochet-in-public meetups
• At fiber fairs and related events
• Informally through connections at yarn stores
• In the many online craft communities
• Through a sense of being tied to the generations before and after us
Check out our ideas for crafting with family and friends.

9. Crafting Helps with Grief Processing

Loss is a horrible thing and none of us escape it. During periods of deep grief it can seem impossible that you’ll ever be able to function again. You get in your pajamas and stay in your bed and feel like the world has come to an end. Crochet and knitting can be one of the most comforting things during this time. It’s something that you can do without a lot of money or effort. It’s something you can do in small bits, when you have the energy. It can, for a moment, take your mind off of your pain. The textures and colors of the yarn, the warmth of the item that you’re creating and the beautiful up/down motion of stitch upon stitch can get you one day closer to feeling okay again.

10. Stress-Busting Benefits of Yarncrafting

Stress is one of our leading health problems. Its effects range from migraines and fatigue to heart failure and early memory loss. Reducing stress reduces disease. Using knitting or crochet as meditation can be a daily way to minimize the effects of stress in your life.
What’s the number one way that knitting or crochet heals you?

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