Friday, November 30, 2012

Simple Blue Scarf

My Granddaughter turned 18 this month and so I decided to crochet her a scarf. She loves the scarfs I make her from the fun fur to the warm ones and all in between. This one is for warmth with hopefully enough fashion to be worn with anything.

This is a simple pattern but looks elegant.
Caron's Simply Soft yarn in your choice of color ( I used ocean though here it looks really blue)
size J hook
Row 1 ch 250
Row 2 hdc in 2nd ch from hook and ea ch across
Row 3- 4 ch 2 turn, hdc in first hdc and ea hdc across
Row 5 ch 2 turn, hdc in first hdc, ch 1, sk next hdc, hdc in next hdc, *ch 1 sk next hdc, hdc in next hdc repeat in pattern from * to end
Row 6 ch 2 turn, hdc in ea hdc and ch 1 space across
Row 7 ch 2 turn hdc in ea hdc across
Row 8-9 repeat row 7
Repeat rows 5-9 two times more then fasten off and weave in ends.
I made this scarf long so that she can wear it in many different ways.
This would also be easy to make into a cowl by sewing the ends together when finished.
It was simple, easy and fast and I plan on making more for presents. This would also be an easy pattern to make several for gifts to shelters.
I wrote these instructions down after I made this so I am hoping the instructions are accurate.
This is my own pattern and feel free to use but please give me credit
Thanks and happy crocheting

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Chocolate Chip Coconut Macaroons

I was looking for a new cookie to try that was easy and quick to make but delicious. I love coconut and chocolate so decided to combine the two into an easy cookie. I had made these simple coconut macaroons without the chocolate chips and decided they would work well with chocolate included. These are a big hit with my family and so easy. Give them a try and remember they would be a great and easy cookie to take to Holiday parties that are coming up.

                                    Chocolate Chip Coconut Macaroon


1 (14 oz.) pkg sweetened flaked coconut                        2 tsp vanilla extract
1 (14 oz.) can eagle brand sweetened                              1 1/2 cups chocolate chips (or as many as you
    condensed milk                                                             like without over powering the coconut)


1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line baking sheet with parchment paper.
2. In a bowl, combine milk and vanilla. Mix well. Add coconut and chocolate chips. Mix well making sure coconut and chips are well coated and mixed together. Drop by teaspoon onto parchment lined baking sheet and with back of spoon slightly press down to flatten some. Bake 8-10 minute or until lightly browned. Remove from baking sheets and place on parchment covered cooling racks.
Depending on how big you make these you can get about 30 cookies. Let cool and then put in container. These will be chewy and sticky but oh so good.

I hope you will give these a try. Easy and delicious.