Monday, February 22, 2010

Baby girl round ripple w scallop edging

1 Caron Pounder in Lilac
3 Red Heart Super Savers in Baby Pink (just a little bit more than 2)
J Bamboo Handle Bates Hook (which is more of an I 1/5 than a J)

Ghan measures 42 inches from point to point.

The round ripple.
It's just a round ripple pattern. Use which ever one makes you happy. ( I do 2 rounds of 2dc shell and 1 round of Vst) you can fudge this at the end if you don't have the right counts. I turn every single row until the border.

When I had 10 dc between the ch2 and the valley I switched colors
Starting with 11 dc from ch2 to valley - 1 row pink
1 row purple
3 rows pink
1 row purple
1 row pink

Then I did 3 rounds of purple (17 dcs from ch2 to valley) and did a boring old scallop st with a picot in the points.

Border Round 1
If you can't figure out where to start it where your yarn ends up then start in the point.
-attach w sc in ch2 sp, (sk 1 dc, in next dc work 5dc, sk 1dc, sc in next dc) 4 times,
- 4dc in valley sp, sk 1 dc, sc in next dc, repeat 4 scallops up the other side.
- in ch2 sp work (sc, ch3p, sc)
- at end, sl st in 1st sc to join

Border Round 2 - do not turn
slst into 2nd dc, ch1, sc in same st, 3sc in center dc, sc in next 2 dcs,

- to work scallops - sc in first 2 dc, 3sc in center dc, sc in last 2 dc, slst around sc into previous round
to work valley and make popcorn (you will have slst'd in the last sc on the side) insert hook into front of 1st and back of last dc, yo and draw thru, slst around sc into previous round and continue working next 3 scallops.

- to work point - (last scallop)
sc in 1st 2dc, 3sc in center dc, sc in next dc, ch2, sc in loop of picot, ch3P, sc in loop of picot again, ch2, skip 1st dc, sc in next, 3sc in center dc and continue on as a normal scallop.

Sunday, February 21, 2010

... and the winner is ...

... as chosen by Jimbo.

The best name for a hook in production is.....

The HookAwl

dobertoni is the winner!


Since her entry was sent in by email because of blogger's problem with being viewed in IE on some computers I will be contacting her by reply and letting her know to give jimbo her home address so she can collect her prize!

This was so much fun. I hope I get to run another contest with jimbo again someday.

Hook naming contest is closed!

I'll be working with jimbo,

(if he can tear himself away from
his new pooping apprentice)

to pick the winner.


Tuesday, February 16, 2010

only 3 days left to enter the hook give-away!

Just a quick reminder that there's 3 days left
to enter to win the new Jimbo hook!


Friday, February 12, 2010

Problems accessing Blogger

It has been brought to my attention that there some people have been having a problem accessing my blog while using IE. This is a known problem with Blogger and there is nothing that I can do to fix it.

For the Hook Naming Contest, if you know of anyone who is having a problem accessing my blog, please let them know that they can contact me thru my ICD email and make sure you give them the link to the full size picture so they can see what up for the winning. I will post in the comments for them. Their hook name will be entered into the contest.

I apologize for any inconvenience, I'm doing my best to work around it. I will reply to your email and let you know that your name has been added to comments.

I can be contacted at

inspiredcrochet (at) bellsouth dot net


Thursday, February 11, 2010

The Naming Contest has begun!!!!!

(click on pic to see it full size)

... and this is the winner's new Pokey Hook,
Jabber the Hook, RoseRed's Pokey?????

Come on guys -
we really need some help picking out
a name for this new style of fabric hook.

It started as an idea and bloomed into reality.
It took a couple tries before we got it just right.
Even took a broken one so we knew what wouldn't work.

This new style of hook has been tested by
yours truly with the 'felt test'.
If it'll go thru a piece of felt and slide
back out in one piece it'll survive
any dishcloth or fleece blanket
that you put in front of it.

Just be careful because you can hurt yourself on that hook.

Hook Stats:

The handle is Padauk and
the hook itself is Bamboo.

It's an H and is 6" long.

Shank (including point) is 3 3/8".

(I'll be posting pics soon of some different styles of hooks
that you can order directly from Jimbo.)

He's even making one from his chopsticks so that
the proceeds go to his FARA fund.

Contest Rules:

Leave your ideas in the comments section.

You can leave up to 5 different name ideas.

Contest will end Midnight, February 19.

The winner will be chosen by Jimbo and me.
Whichever name we like the best will be the winner.

You will need to send Jimbo an email
with your address so that he can
mail out the hook to the
winning name giver.

Jimbo can be found on his front porch up
at Deadman's Crick:

Jimbo's Front Porch


Crochet Games of Ancient Greece begin Friday!

Amy and Donna are at it again over at

It's time for the:
2010 Crochet Games
Ancient Greece

They begin with the
Opening Ceremonies on Friday 2/12

and end with the
Extinguishing of the Flame
Closing Ceremonies Sunday 2/28

That gives us 16 days to complete a
project that is a personal challenge.
You can compete individually or with a
Team of Awesome Cheerleaders.

Check out the Rules and General Info
for more information and to join.

Last time I took a Silver Medal at the Games. I didn't quite make it. I finished my giant round ripple with points a day and a half late. I did, however win the awesome drawing prize from Coats & Clark which was an awesome Redheart Tote filled with a new pattern book and the
yarn to make my pattern of choice.

So, come on out and join. It's tons of fun, lots of chatting and a great excuse to crochet your heart out without getting grief that everything else is lacking for those 16 days. heehee


Thursday, February 4, 2010

WARNING! Contest Ahead

Thought I'd give everyone a heads up here.

Jimbo & I are hosting a


for the new fabric hooks.

The winner will receive their very own ____ hook!

The contest is going to be pretty simple. Leave a comment with your ideas for this awesome hook. It'll run for about a week, I guess. You can leave as many names as you like. When the contest is over, Jimbo and I will pick our favorite name and contact the winner for their mailing address. Jimbo will send out the hook.

I've personally tested 5 different hook sizes/styles. I even broke one of them so Jimbo knows that that one didn't work well. We even came up with an excellent way of testing their strength. We call it the felt test. If it doesn't break going thru a piece of regulation felt - it'll live long and prosper as a fleece/dishtowel hook.

Pics will be coming shortly!

Jimbo (good thing I just love that man) wanted to call them RoseRed Pokeys and other variations of that. He also thought of Jabber the Hook. So, PLEASE- start thinking of some names here peoples.