Lemon Meringue Lapghan

The Lemon Meringue Lapghan is a small throw blanket that is perfect for just covering the lap. It is crocheted in bright, cheerful yellows and white. The three-dimensional crocodile stitch creates peaks and valleys that resemble the meringue on a pie. This lapghan is surprisingly warm, despite the size of the holes in the blanket, because of the three-dimensional depth that helps the blanket hold warmth next to you while it is on your lap.

This blanket has a pleasant, light weight, and is perfect for car rides, visits to the movie theater, or any situation in which you have to sit in an environment that is cooler than you prefer. Lapghans are small and easily portable, and this one would even fit, folded up, in a large handbag or beach bag.

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Caron Summer Mist Afghan


The Caron Summer Mist pattern is for a throw blanket, but this has been adapted to fit a queen size bed. It is intentionally shorter from top to bottom than it is from side to side, so that the blanket does not get sucked down between the bed and the footboard of a bed frame, and so that there is extra blanket for both sides of the bed – no one is likely to be able to steal the covers with this afghan!

Being that this is such a large blanket, it takes quite a bit of yarn – as well as time. This is a very big project, but the end result is lovely. This is a blanket that has a nice heavy weight to it and a good amount of warmth. The yarn is soft and cozy. This blanket calls for five colors and can be made in any color combination you choose.

Colorful Tilda Doll


The Colorful Tilda Doll is a rather free-spirited style of doll, who wears colorful, mismatched clothing that is made with Red Heart brand yarn in white, green, and two different kind of rainbow variegated yarns (all colors can be altered to suit your tastes). She has green and white striped stocking legs and is wearing a variegated color/dark rainbow jumper. The jumper has golden ties on the sides of the legs and a front pocket with stitches showing as part of the style. Her hair can be either a skein of light rainbow colored yarn, or it can be crocheted pink velvet yarn in spirals that are tied up in a ponytail with rainbow yarn. The version of the doll that has loose yarn hair comes with a drawstring-adjustable bonnet in variegated colors of your choice. Her shoes are crocheted boots in variegated blues and greens. This doll can be made with safety eyes or button eyes.

Blue Tilda Doll

The Blue Tilda Doll is made with Lion Brand Feels Like Butta yarn in white, has a white bodice decorated with pink and purple velvet French knot roses, with shoulders shirred in pink ribbon, and a lacy skirt tiered with velvet edging. Her hair is blue and white Softee yarn knotted firmly to the scalp of the doll. She is wearing a headband that ties at the top of the head and is made with Feels Like Butta in pink. The headband is decorated with pink and purple velvet roses with teal leaves. Her shoes are crocheted Mary Janes. This doll can be made with safety eyes or button eyes – the last photo is of another doll, but to show what button eyes look like.

Pink Tilda Doll

The Pink Tilda Doll is made with Lion Brand Feels Like Butta yarn in white and pink, has a darker pink bodice decorated with a pink velvet yoke with white velvet roses, with shoulders shirred in pink ribbon, and a lacy skirt tiered with velvet edging. Her hair is crocheted pink velvet yarn in spirals that are tied up in a ponytail with a ribbon. Her shoes are crocheted Mary Janes. This doll can be made with safety eyes or button eyes – the last photo is of another doll, but to show what button eyes look like.

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Base patterns for dolls and clothing are by Suwanna’s Crafts Room and have been embellished by Christyl to make them unique.