Fan Day: Even Tiny Tim isn’t this tiny


I’ve crocheted miniature itemz before, but these are just the cutest ❤

HIJinKs Crochet

My friend showed me this article, 20 Tiny Knitted and Crocheted Things, a few weeks ago.

Miniscule Snail

Let’s get real for a second. Do you see how tiny these things are? How small is this hook/needle? When I try to make tiny stitches, the whole thing just ends up as a GIANT knot. It’s not pretty. I hook some yarn, and then POW, knots. The smallest hook I own, I think, is about 1.75mm. That’s already really tiny, and that’s not even close the the normal hook sizes I use (H, I, J, and K, which is 5-6.5mm, hence the name of this blog).

This is just incredible. So tiny! It’s absolutely amazing. My favorite is probably the tiny little snowmen and the goat.

I’m a fan!

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The NYC-HHI Hat Reveal


NYC Hats for Hope Initiative

The NYC-HHI Hat reveal:


Apologies it’s taken so long to post this; there was an unexpected rush of activities, and I didn’t want to rush posting this with half the information.

Here’s what I plan for the hat:

Design: single ribs and stripes
Colour: Teal/Blue-Green
Variations on the NYC-HHI Hat:
1) solid teal colour, in any design/pattern of your choosing;
2) teal and other colour; main colour is teal; accent colour can be in any other colour; in any design/pattern of your choosing;
3) the NYC-HHI hat design, in any colour.

Here’s variations on the pattern/design, modeled by son, Justin:

Variegated yarn works well with the design; the stripes will line up nicely.  Solid colours work well too; it shows up the ribbed texture.

The pattern is being written up.  I’ve been too ambitious, writing up a pattern for the first time.  I hope to iron that out and post it…

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Deconstructing the Very Reductionist Pattern


The Sweaty Knitter, Weaver and Devotee of Other Fiber Arts

This post is a follow-up discussion on the “reductionist” pattern format used by Junghans-Wolle for women’s cardigan Modell 434/2, free on its website.  (I reduced its size below.)

German_Pattern_anleitung1German_Pattern_anleitung2I think the schematics are very well done.  They include all the information I need if I want to make any adjustments (and I always do).

I like the way the patterns change for the back and front pieces for the larger sizes rather than simply making the smaller sizes bigger.  Kudos!  (I worked in a yarn school when I was in grad school and saw far too many larger women who were disappointed with finished unflattering garments clearly designed for smaller women.)

I like the abbreviated instructions.  Combined with the schematics, the user would have to carry with her (or read electronically) only 2 pages!  (I’ve used U.S. patterns that were 8 pages long, and the rambling narrative serves only to, at best, frustrate…

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Wendy Gano – 45 minute skinny GIVEAWAY


I just entered & thought I’d give a share here as well ❤

I just started a HUGE giveaway on my website!!! Share this giveaway with your friends!! :)Enter here to win:

win a T3 x PHYTO Styling Set


Fiber, Funniez, & Factz!!


I’m going to try to make this an at least weekly post.  I’m still trying to get the disk back-upz of the old Crochetmamashouse website, soon as I do I’ll upload everything that was there…

’til then I’ll be working on some itemz to sell via FB, so I hope to put the designz to text to share ❤

I will be posting recipez, freebiez, contestz, & pretty much anything that I like & hope you’ll enjoy it to (y)


Fiber, Funniez, & Factz!!
   Today is a good day to weave in ends.

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Luv n Crochet Hugz,

Debra ~aka~ Crochetmama / dRaGz

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