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.
Wednesday, February 18, 2015
The February meeting of Rachel's Blanket Ministry was held at Brookdale Assisted Living. Jimmie Lou Price and Betty Schulhof were the special guest. Ms. Price has made dozens of blankets, scarves and caps for the Rachel's Blanket Ministry.
Sunday, January 4, 2015
|Broach, Beverly and Shelia from Rachel's Blanket Ministry|
- Baby Blankets - Blankets are made and donated to the Douglasville Pregnancy Resource Center. The blankets go in their "store" and women participating in the program can purchase the blankets with "points" they earn by participating in the program.
- DFUMC Baby Blankets - Blanket as made and given to each new baby born in the DFUMC family. This year we also included "grandbabies" of members. Two of our own members had their first grandbaby and blankets were given to Beverly and Sandy for their new grandchildren.
- Angel Blankets - Blankets are made for Wellstar Hospital in Douglasville, GA. These blankets have a special mission because they are use for infants of fetal demise. A tragic but important ministry.
- Scarves and Caps for Burnett Elememtary School - Scarves and Caps are made for the clothes closet at Burnett Elementary School. DFUMC has adopted this school and this project is one of many that support the teachers and children of the school.
- Scarves and Caps for Department of Family and Children Services - This project is new for 2014. Rachel's Blankets partnered with DFUMC Women's Missionary Union to provide scarves and caps for children that come for services.
- Military Skull Caps - Each year in November military skull caps and goodies are sent to service men and women of DFUMC family and friends. A special dedication service is held in November and veterans in the congregation participate in the pray and dedication.
- Prayer Shawls - Prayer shawls and lap blankets are made for DFUMC Stephen's Ministry. The blankets are given to people experiencing illness, grief and or hardship.