Just Crochet/Craft Idea's: It's been a very long time since I have posted anything to my Blog. Due to family and life in general, I got a little detoured. I will try to get time to type up some new entries. I have created a lot of items, gave them away and did not take pictures or type them up. We lost both of our boys this year. Jiggy in March and Stubby in July. We have a new friend her name is MayBee (due to the fact that we weren't quite sure about keeping her). She's 4 years old and full of energy. I make her Kitty Strings with yarn, it was such a hit, I donated some to the local animal shelter. I'll try to put them on the Blog next week. As usual, if you have questions about crafting or crochet, I will answer them under the post where you leave the comment. Thanks for stopping by. Birdie

News of interest and/or Fun:
All your yarn web sites have Free patterns and great yarn buys. So check them out. My favorite finds to date are Red Heart Yarns, Lion Brand and Lilly Sugar & Cream Cotton. Also don't forget the craft stores, like Michael's or Joann's, they also have free patterns in their yarn section and some great books for sale.

Also GO TO... ALL FREE CROCHET or FAVE CRAFTS, They always have new Free e-books and lots of patterns and crafty things. and remember they also have ALL FREE KNITTING too!

Monday, January 31, 2011

Fabulous Felted Rug

This was the most beautiful little bath rug I ever made. I always seem to give them away. This one went to my daughter in Wisconsin, she loved it and so did Jiggy. I used a pattern from called fabulous Felted Rug. It's a free download and well worth the time. I used left over Lion Brand 100% fisherman's yarn (you can use any 100% wool that will felt) held together with fun fur. Made with a large hook, it's fast and so fluffy on the feet. Also, try taking any of the basic rug patterns use felting wool with the fun fur held together instead of the yarn called for in the pattern, use 2 sizes larger hook (for instance - if a US I (use a US K)) this usually adds about 4 inches in width and length to the stitches, then when you felt it, you have a nice size rug for the bath.


  1. Birdies
    I'm not familiar with 100% fisherman's yarn can you explain or tell where it came from? Love the cat stories.
    thank you

  2. Hi NKBJ, I typed the information in the discription for the above. Also added other tips. thanks, Birdie