It was wonderful to visit Youth Villages and meet Kimmy and Chelsea. We learned about the program and discussed future collaborations. We will plan a crochet/knitting class for the youth in the winter. We delivered 135 hats. That still left us with hats that will be distributed to homeless in Douglasville by one of our Sunday School classes at DFUMC. They have a backpack ministry and each winter pack bags of clothing, food, and include a hat.
Friday, December 23, 2016
This year after our group made hats for Burnett Elementary First Graders and the 2-5 year class of DFUMC Preschool we were asked to consider making hats for Youth Villages. Youth Villages is a residential treatment center for troubled youth. We agreed and 160 hats later we dedicated them in a beautiful service at DFUMC.
|Rev. DeHart, Janet, Sandy and Shelia|
|Sandy and Shelia|
|Sandy and Shelia|
|Beverly, Sandy and Shelia|
|Beverly and Shelia|
This year Rachel's Blanket Ministry Team has been hard at work making hats. We have always made hats for the Burnett Elementary School clothes closet but this year they ask us to sponsor one of their classes and to make hats for each child. We decided that we would also make hats for our Douglasville First United Methodist Preschool also. These faces say it all!!
Some of our Team members with the bags and bags of hats!!
Our Team has also made blankets for the Pregnancy Resource Center and Wellstar Hospital.
Wednesday, November 16, 2016
This month we met and collected the following:
32 hats for Youth Village
26 hats for DFUMC Preschool 2years - 5 years
24 military skull caps
11 baby blankets for Wellstar Hospittal
21 prayer squares
1 baby blanket for Pastor Elizabeth Lobello
Last month we delivered caps to donate to the First Graders at Burnett Elementary School and baby blankets to the Pregnancy Resource Center. We gave baby blankets to a parent of one of our DFUMC Preschoolers and also to our former Youth Paster.
Saturday, November 28, 2015
Row two - starts with beginning chain string from first row on right I used a variegated yarn and repeated Rows 2 & 3 until it was 20 inches wide. It's worked lengthwise. Love this simple and easy pattern. You can look up the photo of the one that uses different colors on the link below. But for a "make it easy" day, just use one color or a variegated.
Crochet Hook: I/9 or 5.5 mm hook
Yarn Weight: (4) Medium Weight/Worsted Weight and Aran (16-20 stitches to 4 inches)
Caron Simply Soft:
A: Grey Heather (9509), 3 skeins
B: Plum Perfect (9761), 2 skeins
C: Charcoal Heather (9508), 1 skein
D: Off White (9702), 1 skein
Crochet Hook: I-8 (5mm)
Approximately 20"/51 cm wide x 75"/190.5 cm long
4 pattern repeats and 8 rows = 4"/10 cm
1. Wrap is worked lengthwise.
2. To change color; work last st of old color to last yarn over, yarn over with new color and draw through all loops on hook to complete stitch.
STITCH PATTERN (multiple of 3 sts + 1; +1 for foundation ch)
Row 1 (RS): (Sc, ch 3, dc) in 2nd ch from hook, *sk next 2 ch, (sc, ch 3, dc) in next ch; repeat from * across, turn.
Row 2: Ch 3 (counts as first dc), dc in first st, (sc, ch 3, dc) in each ch-3 space across to last ch-3 space, sc in last ch-3 space, ch 2, dc in last sc, turn.
Row 3: Ch 1, sc in first st, ch 3, dc in next ch-2 space, *(sc, ch 3, dc) in next ch-3 space; repeat from * across, sc in last dc (turning ch), turn.
Repeat Rows 2 and 3 for pattern.
With A, chain 224.
Rows 1–3: Work Rows 1–3 of Pattern Stitch—75 sc and 74 ch-2 spaces.
Continue working in pattern stitch changing colors as follows:
4 more rows with A, *1 row with D, 2 rows with A, 2 rows with C, 4 rows with B, 1 row with D, 4 rows with B, 2 rows with C, 2 rows with A, 1 row with D, 7 rows with A; repeat from * once more.
Using yarn needle, weave in all ends.
Sunday, November 22, 2015
|Belles & Books - Book Club and Guest with Author, Raymond Atkins|
|Janet Deal and Raymond Atkins at Book Signing|
|Georgia Author, Raymond Atkins|
|Belles & Books- Book Club|
Thursday, November 19, 2015
|Linda, Bev and Darlene at the November 18, 2015 meeting|
This makes a larger square. You can make a smaller one by chaining 14 and turning and chaining in 2nd chain from the hook. Then you have 6 SC, PC, 6SC to replace Row 3 Then adjusting the popcorn stitches to SC 6, PC, SC 6 and on the 15th row SC, SC, PC, SC, PC, SC,PC,SC,PC,SC,PC, SC,SC Eliminate rows to make only 7 PC down and 5 across.
** Soft worsted weight yarn - pastel solid color
** Size F crochet hook
CH = chain
SC = single crochet
DC = double crochet
PC = popcorn stitch
SL ST = slip stitch
YO = yarn over
SK = skip a stitch
Finished size approximately 5" x 7" or smaller depending on yarn used.
POPCORN STITCH -
Make 3 DC in the same stitch. Take the hook out of the loop of the last DC and insert the hook in the top of first DC. Hook the loop you just dropped and draw it through the stitch. Pull tight and then CH 1. Push the popcorn stitch to the front as you go to the next SC.
CH 18 loosely.
ROW 1 - Starting in the second chain from the hook, SC in each chain (17 SC total). CH 1, Turn.
ROW 2 - SC in each stitch across (17 SC total). CH 1. Turn.
ROW 3 - SC 8, PC 1, SC 8. CH 1. Turn.
ROW 4 - SC in each stitch across (17 SC total). CH 1. Turn.
ROWS 5 - 14 - Repeat rows 3 and 4 (5 times)
ROW 15 - SC 2, PC 1, SC 1, PC 1, SC 1, PC 1, SC 1, PC 1, SC1, PC 1, SC 1, PC 1,
SC 1, PC 1, SC 2. CH 1. Turn.
ROW 16 - SC in each stitch (17 SC total). CH 1. Turn.
ROW 17-22 - Repeat rows 3 and 4 (3 times)
ROW 23 - SC in each stitch (17 SC total)
BORDER - CH 2, SC in each row, SC 3 in the corner, SC in each stitch across the bottom, SC 3 in the corner, SC in each row up the side, SC 3 in the corner, SC in each stitch across the top, SL ST in the beginning SC at the corner and finish off.