Monday, April 29, 2013

Another Scarf Pattern

Moms Blue Scarf

N hook
Red heart super saver Turqua

Ch 22
Row 1 hdc in 2 nd ch from hook and ea ch across (21 hdc)
Row 2 ch 2 turn ( not first hdc) hdc in blo of first hdc and ea hdc across
Row 3 -4 ch 2 turn hdc in blo of ea hdc across
Row 5 ch 3 ( 1st dc) sk nxt hdc, dc in next hdc then dc in skipped hdc ( cross stitch made) , dc next hdc, cross st over next 2 hdc continue in this pattern to end
Row 6 ch 3 turn,* sk next dc dc in next dc then dc in skipped dc cross stitch made, dc in next dc then repeat from * across
Row 7-10 ch2 not first hdc, hdc in blo of ea st across
Repeat rows 5 - 10 until desired length
Mom's scarf was 80 rows end with 4 hdc rows
At end of last row you can finish off if you like or like I did twist the beginning and sew the last and first row together with sl st finish off and weave in ends

I don't have a picture of this scarf it was a gift to my Mom at Christmas and I didn't get the picture taken. I hope you will try this scarf pattern and let me know what you think.

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Lace Steampunk Wristers Pattern


Red Heart fashion crochet thread size 3 ( I used black)
F hook

With f  hook ch 41
Row 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook and ea ch across ch 1 turn (40 sc)
Row 2 sc in first sc, ch 2 skip 2 sc, sc in next sc,* ch 2 skip 2 sc sc in next sc, repeat from * to end ending with sv in last sc ch 1 turn
Row 3 sc in first sc, *2 sc in ch 2 sp, sc in sc repeat from * across ch 1 turn
Row 4 sc in first sc,* ch 2 skip 2 sc, sc in next sc, repeat from * across
Row 5 repeat row 3
Row 6 rep row 4
Row 7 rep row 3
Row 8 rep row 4
Row 9 rep row 3
Row 10 rep row 4
Row 11 rep row 3
Row 12 rep row 4
Row 13 rep row 3
For border do sc in ea st around and down sides putting 3 sc in ea corner. Sl to beg sc
Sl in first 10 sc sc in next st (ch 3 skip 1 sc sc in next sc) 9X sc in next st leave rest of row unworked
Ch1 turn sc in sc ch 3 sc in next sc across ch 1. Turn
Repeat for 3 more rows
Ch 1 sl to ch 3 loop sc in loop ch 3 sc in next ch 3 loop across to last loop sl to last sc ch 1 turn repeat for 9 rows last row is just one loop sl to sc then ch 12 sl to sc on other side of ch 3 loop. Sc in ea ch of ch 12 sl to beg and finish off

Go to side and attach string on side with ch 1 same space 15 sc across side. Ch 1 turn sc in ea sc
Do 2 more rows of sc for total of 4. At end of last row ch 1 turn sl st in first sc ch 5 sk 5 sc sl st in nxt sc ch 5 sk 5 sc sl st in next sc ch 5 sk next 5 sl in last sc finish off (3 ch five loops made)
Repeat on other side
For 50 weave tie through ch 5 loops on sides
Sew a metal key to middle of hand back

As always I made these up as I went then wrote the pattern down. I try not to make it too confusing or have mistakes but mistakes are possible.

Enjoy the pattern if you make them let me know and show pictures.


Friday, April 5, 2013

Chicken Fajita Rice Skillet

Chicken Fajita Rice Skillet

I again found myself in need of a quick and tasty dinner. Looking to see what I had in the pantry and fridge this is what I came up with. It actually was very good and everyone liked it. Was good the next day too for lunch. I find sometimes, actually more times than I want to admit, I find myself doing last minute quick cooking, but this will be one of my go to meals when I find myself in that spot.

2 lbs chicken strips cubed ( I used fully cooked fajita chicken bought from store)
3 cups white rice
1 pkg frozen rainbow mixed vegetables ( vegetables were corn, peas, green peppers cubed and red peppers cubed)
1 cup Velveeta cheese
1 cup salsa

Cube the chicken strips and place in a large skillet. Heat the chicken. Cook rice and vegetables as directions on their package states. While this is going on cube Velveeta cheese and place in microwave safe bowl along with the salsa. Microwave at 20 sec intervals stirring in between till cheese is beginning to melt. When chicken is heated through add the cooked rice and vegetables to the skillet. Stir and add the Velveeta cheese and salsa, you can add more cheese and salsa to your taste we had one in the house that didn't like spicy so we didn't add as much salsa as we might otherwise. Turn to low and simmer for 5 min or till heated through.
Dish up with a side salad and cornbread and you have a good meal. If you use salsa that is gluten free then you have a great gluten free meal also.
This dinner can be made by cooking your own chicken and using fresh vegetables too, but like I said I needed quick tonight. Hope you will give this a try and let me know what you think.