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Long Island, NY

Crocheting constantly, Unless I'm knitting...

I started at my grandmother's knee. It was said that as a child back in the "old country" she was exempted from farm labor because she could knit an ...

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Foolin' Around

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(4) Name: 'Crocheting : Foolin' Around
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Basic Skills Necessary:

  • You should know how to read a pattern and how to crochet.

Pattern Description:

OK, you caught me. I was SUPPOSED to be cleaning and vacuuming in preparation for the weekend houseguests, but what was I doing instead? Fooling around with my first love (crocheting), making all these little square motifs. I couldn't resist the pretty colors, and trying them out in all the different sizes! I brought them along to Knitting Club Thursday, where they were generally admired, but I was asked repeatedly, "but what are you going to DO with them all?" I replied, "Well, you see, I'm designing a vest, but it's a vest to fit a wide variety of sizes, from a tiny baby to someone... WIDE!" (My size, unfortunately). So I have to test the motifs for the different size vests. The vest has a strip of six motifs sewn together in the midriff area, and the motif size determines the vest width. I made the vest in my skinny teenage daughter's size, and the pattern is currently being test-crocheted by the inestimable EffinEffie. But in the meanwhile, I couldn't resist making test swatches of each of the possible size Motifs! It is SO MUCH MORE FUN than cleaning my house!!! Well, the guests have arrived, my house is still a mess, and I never got to the vacuuming. Fortunately, my guests are neither an inspection team from OSHA, nor a film crew from "House Beautiful;" instead, it is my BFF, LDearie, also a crochet designer! She would rather "oooh and aaah" over my Motifs than run a white glove over my undusted furniture, and her husband will be spending most of the weekend fishing at Democrat Point anyway, so all is well... In the meantime, I thought maybe you would like to fool around too! So here are the patterns for all 12 of the Motifs, ranging in size from 2 1/2" to 8". If you like, make a bunch all in the same size and sew them together into a blanket, or a shawl, or whatever you like! (I SUPPOSE you could even make a dust rag to help with the house cleaning, if that's your thing...) Or measure around your widest part, divide by 6, and make 6 Motifs that size. Then wait for the Vest pattern!


16 dc = 4"

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Motif sizes are from 2 1/2" through 8"


  • Siz H crochet hook and worsted weight or DK weight yarn.