No Needle Knitting

My arts & crafts blog – by Curtis Rogers



Gray mohair wrap with button

I made this small wrap for a retirement gift. I used Italian mohair and wool yarns crocheting them two strands at a time in a half granny square motif. Then for the border I used two strands of gray wool in a single crochet.

Green dish cloth with crocheted edging

This is the second dish cloth that I have made on the knitting machine. I used Maysville carpet warp and the color is myrtle green.  I knitted 60 rows on 40 hooks. I decided to set the tension at three and like it a lot better than the previous dish cloth tension setting which was 6. I crocheted the edging with a size D metal crochet hook in a shell stitch pattern.

Light blue baby blanket

finished this in a couple of weeks🙂 I used two strands of acrylic yarn in light blue and very light blue in a linen stitch and a size K hook. The border is one row in single crochet then a row of double crochet then a single row of single crochet. 


Lamb’s Pride Scarf

I was able to finish this beautiful scarf in only two evenings. I used two skeins of Lamb’s Pride in this wonderful shade of blue. The stitch is a linen stitch.


Organic cotton scarf

this is the first time I’ve made a scarf in linen stitch

  the above color is more accurate than some of the other photos

Hats for comparison…

So I decided to make a hat for a 10 year old using this adult small pattern but then decided it was too big so instead of using the 6-10 year old pattern which is one size smaller, I simply used a 5.0 mm hook instead of 5.5 mm hook and the same adult small pattern. So now I think this hat would be better suited to a young adult hat size.

Child’s donegal hat

Here is a child’s hat (6-12 months) I made with hand dyed Monte Donegal yarn made of alpaca and merino wool using this pattern.


Hat for me!

Finally took a break from making gift hats and made one for myself using Mochi Plus yarn and this pattern for size adult-medium. I also used my new larger size Clover pompon maker! It really makes the best ones🙂

Mochi plus hat

This is a hat I made for a one-year-old using this pattern for 12-24 months in half double crochet. I used the entire skein of Mochi Plus Violets Rainbow yarn and turned out really great! Another gift finished🙂

And here’s a photo of Jin in his new little birthday hat!


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