Thursday, October 31, 2013

What makes a circle perfect?

There has been a huge debate over what makes the magic circle.  Is it indeed perfect?
Here is my take...
chain 5, pull slip knot tight. 
slip stitch into the first stitch. 
single crochet around the circle. 6, 7, or 8.. until its tight
place 2 single crochet in each stitch, all the way around
              this doubles your stitches. 12, 14, or 16.
viola, magic circle

Andria Carlene

First blog ever!!!

Hello Everyone,

                       My name is Andria Carlene West and I am the Owner of Blue Monkey Crochet.   I am a stay at home mom.  I have two wonderful boys, ages 9 and 7.  They keep me on my toes.  I also have a amazing and supportive husband that helps me  pursue my passions of being a crochet artist.

I have some great friends in the crochet community, one of which encouraged me to start this blog.
            So here I am.  I have been crocheting since I was little.  I used to watch my Gramma with her hook and yarn and wonder how she made her pretties.  One day she gave me a hook and showed me what to do.  Since then, I have dabbled with it off and on, but about 3 years ago I really started to create my own works of art.  I am no Picasso, but, I love the way my style has evolved.  Right now I am in a zombie phase.... every thing I crochet seems to look a bit zombified, perhaps its because today happens to be Halloween... not certain, either way, my youngest son loves it. 

I will be working on my first written pattern today... more to come!

Happy Halloween Everyone,
                                   Andria Carlene