Taking a break from knitting…(free pattern!)

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I’ve burnt myself out with all the oddball projects I’ve been working on. I have to frog a row on an intarsia piece, isn’t hard, just don’t wanna.

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I’ve got the Hemlock ring blanket to finish for the school’s silent Auction. I’m in the top half of the chart now. So it’s going to be a busy day of pushing myself.  This is the first day in a while I have had to run to 5 or 6 places. Tomorrow is going to be strange. I might have mentioned I suffer quite horribly from migraines. Last week I nearly wrecked my car in the pick up lane when I got hit with one and couldn’t see anything in front me. I could focus on anything.  It happened on and off all week. Rather annoying when knitting to say the least. So I have an mri tomorrow,  and I can’t remember the last time I didn’t have some sort of work in my hands. I’m nervous,  but hoping to finally get some answers after 4 years of dealing with these. So to distract myself yesterday after all the doctors and running around I saw some über cute button flowers on, I want to say, but I may be wrong, Moogly’s fb page. So I looked at them and knew exactly what I was going to do.

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I’ll tell you how I made them too.

Required materials include:
•crochet threat
•2.25 or 2.5 mm crochet hook
•plastic buttons with reasonable sized button holes
•wide eyed sewing needle (tapestry ones are too large for this, sorry!)

I made sure the hook fit the holes with a little ease, because the major issue is when you have to run a second sc in the 3rd button hole.

Start by single crocheting and securing yarn in first hole

♡Ch 1 and sc in original sc.
♡Ch 5, sc next hole, repeat 1 time
♡Ch 5, sc in 3 hole again (it may look funny, but trust me, it’s right!)
♡Ch5 and single crochet into last hole, ch5 again and slip stich into the top of the second sc in first hole, and ch 1
The base foundation chain has been laid, now this will save you much frustration with small work, the following stitched will be worked not by working stitches directly into the chain, but by stitching under neath.

♡ sc1, hdc1, dc1, tc1, dc1, hdc1, sc
Repeat this in each of the ch5 gaps made in foundation. When you are finished with last one slip stitch into the first sc of the begin the row and fasten off. Weave in ends and voilà, you’re finished! Let me know if you have any questions or need help!

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