I forgot to take a picture of my chunky crocheted sweater that I made from the class last month. At least one other finished hers and gave it away already. The green one I am working on for my 2nd one is in the pictures below. I used the bulky yarn they recommended this time and a larger hook than the pattern called for. Can’t wait to see how that is going to come out. I plan on working on it during the Olympics this month.

One lady was working on knitting two socks at one time. She was not very far along this month but we are looking forward to seeing how for she got next month. Hopefully will be able to get a good picture of them. Something that I have been wanting to try.

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A few members missed the meeting because we move the December meeting a week earlier then our normal 3rd Monday meeting. But for the 15 that were able to come, the white elephant trade was amazing. I am always surprised with what you ladies have brought. I was able to get some wonderful items to add to my home. Apparently homemade items are getting very popular. Trying to get supplies to complete my Christmas presents this year has become challenging. Even trying to order online, I found lots of backordered items. Here is just a sampling of what the ladies have been working on to get ready for Christmas, oh, I finally got the leaves put on the strawberry hat that every saw from our Crocodile stitch class:

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designed by Marilyn Losee

Finished Measurements: 8 1/2″ wide x 60″ long, excluding fringe

February 16, 2009 Crochet class will be the Waikki Scarf

February 16, 2009 Crochet class will be the Waikki Scarf

Yarn: (any type you like or) Naturally Caron.com Country (75% Acrylic, 25% Wool; 7 oz/100g, 185 yards/170m ball): 7 oz

Crochet Hook: One size US H/8 (5 mm)

Additional Materials: Yarn needle

Gauge: Gauge is not critical for this project; in single crochet, 15 sts and 19 rows = 4″

Stitches Used: Chain (ch), double crochet (dc), single crochet (sc), slip stitch (slip st), treble crochet (tr)

Special Terms: Treble Cluster (tr-cl): Yarn over hook 2 times, * insert hook in ch-4 space, yarn over and pull up a loop, [yarn over and draw through 2 loops, leaving last loop of tr unworked] twice; repeat from * 2 more times in same ch-4 space; yarn over and draw through all 4 loops on hook.

Strawberry Pattern (multiple of 16 sts + 5):

Note: This stitch pattern is a petite version of its larger cousin, the pineapple.

Row 1: Skip first 3 ch (counts as turning ch), * in next ch work [3dc, ch2, 3dc], ch 4, skip next 7 ch, in next ch work [dc, ch 4, dc], ch 4, skip next 7 ch; repeat from * across to last 2 ch, work [3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc] in next ch, dc in last ch, turn.

Row 2: Ch 2, * in next ch-2 space work [3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc], ch 2, skip next ch-4 space, in next ch-4 space work [(tr-cl, ch 1) 3 times, tr-cl] all in same space, ch 2, skip next ch-4 space; repeat from * across to last ch-2 space, work [3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc] in last ch-2 space, dc in top of turning-ch, turn.

Row 3: Ch 2, * in next ch-2 space work [3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc], skip next ch-2 space, [ch 3, skip next cluster, work 2 sc in next ch-3 space] 3 times, ch 3, skip next ch-2 space; repeat from * across to last ch-2 space, work [3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc] in ch-2 space, dc in turning ch, turn.

Row 4: Ch 2, * in next ch-2 space work [3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc], ch 4, skip next ch-3 space, work 2 sc in next ch-3 space, ch 3, work 2 sc in next ch-3 space, ch 4, skip next ch-3 space; repeat from * across to last ch-2 space, work [3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc] in ch-2 space, dc in turning ch, turn.

Row 5: Ch 2, * in next ch-2 space work [3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc], ch 4, skip next ch-4 space, in next ch-3 space work [dc, ch 4, dc], ch 4, skip next ch-4 space; repeat from * across to last ch-2 space, work [3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc] in ch-2 space, dc in turning ch, turn.

Repeat Rows 2-5 for Strawberry patt.

Scarf: Chain 35. Begin Strawberry patt; work even until piece measure approximately 60: from the beginning, end Row 2 of pattern. Do NOT fasten off.

Chain Loop Fringe: Working across last row of Scarf, * ch 30, slip sti in next st; repeat from * across. Fasten off.

Working in free loops on opposite side of beginning ch, join with slip st in first st, * ch 30, slip st in next st; repeat from * across. Fasten off.

Finishing: Using yarn needle, weave in ends.