Pink Swirly Turtle


I made one of these cute little turtles for Miss Chompy when she was a baby.


When a friend saw it, they said, “When I have a baby–I want one of those!”


Now that day is here. She has her own sweet little one. So, naturally, she needs her own baby turtle too. I found the original pattern at Lion Brand Yarn‘s website. I added a double row of pink shell stitches around the edges…just for fun.


Do you think she’ll like it?

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Mystic Mermaid Cocoon


Have you EVER seen anything so adorable in your life?!!

I found this sweet little fishy baby on b.hooked crochet and I just keep staring and staring at it. The pattern is there for FREE too. And you know what I say…you can’t beat free.

If only I knew someone who was having a baby girl soon.

Oh, wait…

I do.

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Granny Ripple For Baby

We have a couple new babies making their appearance here in the next few months–which for me, means that I have some huge hookey work to do. Babies—babies! Tons of them!! Could anything possibly be more fun?

My first project is this pretty little Granny Ripple. I found the instructions over at the Lazy Hobby Hopper. Turns out, she’s got step by step instructions for this lovely stitch and since I’ve been pining away since I first saw it, I figured now’s my chance.


I was very unsettled about the colors that the mom chose–just never seen this combo together. It worried me so much that I hesitated to even start because I just pictured myself pulling alllll those stitches out. But my worries were silly because as you can see, the colors are…gorgeous.

This is a soothing, almost sing-songy pattern that you’ll end up doing mindlessly before long. I love this kind of work because I don’t have to think about anything while stitching.

Anything, that is, but the pink, fluffy bit of sweetness that will be nestled in it’s warmth in just a few short months.

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Tara’s Snowflake~

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This lovely thing was sent in by my friend Tara. I’ve never even thought about making it in red, and isn’t it just beautiful?!

Just goes to show what creative people can do.


That Pretty Little Snowflake

A very popular post from a while back is the Snowflake Potholder. Since that time, we’ve had lots of people make the pattern as well.

Joyce's potholder

Look at this lovely one that my friend Joyce made. It’s the perfect project for a cool Autumn evening. If you decide to try one yourself- or any other project you find on GraciousRain, for that matter– I hope you’ll share it with us by emailing the photo to me at

I’ll love it. You’ll love it. And if it gets posted, we can ALL love it!