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Blanket Drive

It's time for Bella's Babies annual blanket drive. Check out the "Winter is Coming" post at our website.
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Those who know me know I LOVE Barbies!!! I have a small collection. So when I saw a story about a 9 year old girl named Gianni I had to share it. This young lady is trying to collect 1,000 Barbies for
little girls in shelters. I believe she is up to 700. I just bought 4 to send to her. You can get a plain Barbie at Walmart for $5. They also have different ethnicities. Her website is She also has a facebook page. I'd love to see her reach her goal so if you can help please do.

Happy 2016!

I have been on a baby sweater kick.

New Pattern!!

I have put up a new Sweater Pattern up at Bella's Babies.
It is called "Sam's Sweater" after my beautiful Niece.

Heart Graph Written Pattern

This blanket was made with Red Heart Super Saver Yarn and an "H" hook. It is 25 blocks x 25 blocks. For videos and directions for making a Corner 2 Corner blanket please go to the previous post. This is just the written out directions for the blanket. I will show the actual graph at the end. How to read the pattern:  "W" is the background color.   "P" is the heart color.                                    The number will be how many of that color to use for each block.  EX: 1W, 2P Means work 1 white block and 2 pink blocks. Click here for PDF of Pattern 1W 2W 3W 4W 5W 6W 7W 8W 9W 10W 11W 12W 13W 14W 15W 3W,10P,3W 4W,10P,3W 3W,11P,4W 5W,11P,3W 3W,12P,5W 6W,12P,3W 4W,12P,6W 7W,12P,4W 5W,12P,7W 8W,12P,5W  Start Decreasing next row 5W,12P,7W 7W,12P,4W 4W,12P,6W 6W,12P,3W 3W,12P,5W 5W,11P,3W 6W,8P,4W 4W,8P,5W 5W,8P,3W 3W,8P,4W 4W,7P,3W 3W,7P,3W 3W,6P,3W 3W,5P,3W 10W 9W 8W 7W 6W 5W 4W 3W 2W 1W Here is the graph: And the blanket half done: 


Hello! So I have found something that seems to be the "in" thing in crocheting. They are called graphgans. Basically you crochet a picture into your blankets. I learned newly popular technique from the Repreat Crafter Me facebook page. If you search "Graphgans" on Pinterest you will find
a lot. There are also different ways to obtain this. I have tried the Corner 2 Corner version. First I made 2 Corner to Corners with solid colors to get the hang of it. Then I designed a heart pattern which I will be sharing here. It seemed an intro was necessary before the pattern. As usual youtube 
is a great place to find a video to show you how to do the "C2C" blankets. Here are the ones I used
to learn:
How to start your Corner to Corner: Corner 2 Corner
How to decrease: Decreasing Corner 2 Corner
Here is the link to doing a C2C graphhan: C2C Graphgans
And if you want to try a c2c graphgans here is how to use bobbins: Bobbin use in C2C

So these are the videos I …