Pumpkin Spice!

Pumpkin spice is my favorite thing this time of the year. So every year I have to find a nice, soft yarn in some kind of orange color that resembles pumpkin or pumpkin spice.

This pom pom hat was inspired by my girls. They love pom poms on hats and I don’t make enough pom pom accessories, just to be honest.

I crocheted this hat using a wool blend of a chunky yarn and a size H crochet needle. It’s super fun to make! More about this hat here.

Enjoy the pics!

Romantic Bath Crochet Project Idea

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Isn’t this beautiful? I thought of this crochet bath project and was hooked! I had to at least share it and invite you to comment.

This is a guest bathroom and this simple hook usually holds a towel for your guests. However, in this case, it goes beyond and gives you the welcoming, warmth and delicate beauty by elevating the hook.

The yarn is mercerized cotton. I chose blue because of the nautical look, and because nautical color tones are my favorite. The trick is to work your way around the metal ball and go up in repetitive crochet rounds until you reach the end or top. You could take the fixture down and do it that way (preferred), or if you are out there shopping for a new hook for your guest bathroom, then this is an excellent idea to personalize it and make it your very own unique item.

Except for the starting round, which are chain stitches, the rest of the rows are simply single stitches. It’s best to work from the outside of the fixture ball to the inside arm.

If you want to try it out, feel free to make a comment in this blog and share how it went. I know this may be easy to follow if you are an expert crochet lover, and if you are still a novice, then don’t lose heart! This is a super easy project. For now, look for my upcoming video which I will be posting soon to this blog with single crochet stitch lesson (in English and Spanish.) If you want, leave me a comment and I will include the step by step instructions for this one too.

Here are some more pictures of the finished project. Enjoy! 🙂

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I hope you have a lot of fun with this project.

Welcome to My Yarn Getaway – Learn to Crochet and Knit!

Welcome to My Yarn Getaway, a blog where you will find lessons, projects, ideas and  stories about yarn and beautiful projects. I hope you can find this content useful and learn to make beautiful things with your own hands and hopefully with and for your loved ones.

Since I was 10 I learned to crochet with my Mom (R.I.P). She was a great teacher. Her lessons allowed me to have a space to retreat with a piece of yarn and needle  and relax. Today I am a business woman, a professional, a wife and a Mom. All these things are great blessings, including my Etsy shop , my treat! At CrochetKnitandMix.etsy.com you can see who I am, my designs and inspiration. This blog will hopefully complement my shop.

Finally, this blog is the one place where I want to share what I know and inspire others to find a way to unwind and relax, which is what crochet, knitting and embroidery do for me. 🙂

Here is my first lesson in English and Spanish. My son, Jimmy, plays the acoustic classical guitar in the background to his original tunes, while I go on sharing some stitching lessons with you. Enjoy! 🙂

English Chain Stitch Lesson.

Haga Click aqui para la leccion de Cadeneta Crochet en Español.