Author Archives: sysclp

About sysclp

I do a lot of different things. I am a horse racing photographer, I make jewelry, and I crochet. Here I will mostly concentrate on crochet. I live in Ontario, Canada, now but I am from the deep South and lived in Alabama before I moved here.

Finished crochet cable throw

I couldn’t leave it be and powered through to finish it tonight.  It turned out really nice too.  I know I messed up the center braid in one place, but it doesn’t stand out too bad and since it is … Continue reading

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Work in Progress: Cabled blanket

I saw this pattern online and just had to try it.  This is my first try at crochet cables and I am liking it.  I may have messed up the center braid a bit but I don’t feel like backing … Continue reading

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Which type of crochet hook do you prefer?

Whether you like aluminum, bamboo, or just plain old plastic crochet hooks, you still have to pick a style of hook.  The two main ones are the in-line Susan Bates type hooks and the Boye type hooks with the nipped … Continue reading

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Giant granny square throw

I just tried a new yarn we have at Michaels that changes texture called Bernat Home Mix.  The color mixes are nice and the chunky yarn has 4 different textures: a regular yarn, a fuzzy yarn, a t-shirt like yarn, … Continue reading

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Crochet Pumpkin

Tonight is an ultra lame free yarn class at Michaels, winding yarn into a ball to make a pumpkin with a pipe cleaner stem.  The only reason to come is because the first 10 people get a free skein of … Continue reading

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Amigurumi Bear

I posted already about the potted cactus I made as a sample for the crochet class I teach at Michaels, so here the bear which is the other option for the class.  It is cute but takes quite a bit … Continue reading

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Happy Easter!

Today is Good Friday and I decided to make this cute little Easter chick.  I started with this pattern from Bittersweet’s blog and made some modifications to suit what I wanted it to look like.  He has a tail and … Continue reading

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