Posts by Crafty Gardener

Dishcloths

Categories: Crochet and Knitting.

It is always good to keep a stock of dishcloths on hand, either knitted or crocheted.   They make great little gifts or stocking stuffers added to hand soap, hand cream, or kitchen gadgets. The pattern for these is what I call a ‘no brainer’ pattern.  These were made using up all the odds and ends of cotton yarn I had on hand. Cast on 4 stitches. K2, yo, k to end of row. Repeat this row till you have 40 stitches on the needle. Then start the decrease, k1, k2tog, yo, k2tog, knit to end. Continue till there are
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Zucchini Fritters Recipe

Categories: Printable Recipes.

With the print friendly option you can choose how much or how little you want to print, just mouse over the text for the option to delete. Images can be included or not. Zucchini Fritters from http://www.craftygardener.ca/zucchini-fritters This recipe is for your own personal use only and not to be sold. Ingredients 2 cups shredded zucchini 1/3 cup flour 1 egg 1/3 cup chopped onion, or add more or less to your taste, I used a sweet onion 2 medium cremini mushrooms, chopped but not too small olive oil for the pan Shred the zucchini and place in a strainer
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The Rockin’ Village

Categories: Crafty's Projects, Garden Projects, and Whimsy.

The rockin’ village is exactly that … a village made of rocks. I’ve been busy making a village out of rocks  to add to my garden. I discovered the books by Lin Wellford and just knew I had to have some of these to add to my garden. Being a whimsical village nothing has to be to actual scale. The village has some local gnome residents, a mushroom collection, a rock ladybug and even it’s own streetlight. You will begin to look at rocks in a totally different way. Ones with flat bottoms will stand up properly, ones that are
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Towel Ring Holder Pattern

Categories: Patterns.

  With the print friendly option you can choose how much or how little you want to print, just mouse over the text for the option to delete. Images can be included or not. Crochet a simple towel holder ring. I devised a pattern using a metal ring and some left over bits of yarn. When the hanger is complete you can button it over the handle on your oven or drawer. I am not a professional pattern writer or designer.  I just like to share patterns with other crafters.  This is my original pattern for personal use only and
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Crochet Covered Coat Hanger Pattern

Categories: Coat Hanger Crafts and Patterns.

These crochet covers help protect your clothes and stop them from slipping off onto the floor.  The pattern is made in 2 pieces and then joined together or the hanger. click the print friendly button to open a new window for printing With the print friendly option you can choose how much or how little you want to print, just mouse over the text for the option to delete. Images can be included or not. Thanks to a visitors I now know this pattern was published in Hooked on Crochet March/April 1988 and designed by Carolyn Paske,  and in Annie’s Crochet
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Braided Wire Covered Coathanger Pattern

Categories: Patterns.

With the print friendly option you can choose how much or how little you want to print, just mouse over the text for the option to delete. Images can be included or not. The original idea and pattern by Qualicraft.  A version of the pattern was shared by SusieQ on a crafting bulletin board several years ago and I have tweaked it to be a bit more user friendly. Please do not sell this version of the pattern or post it on other sites as your own. Share the link so others may visit and enjoy this craft from days
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Crochet Covered Coathangers

Categories: Coat Hanger Crafts and Crochet.

I have a huge collection of coloured, plastic coat hangers and wanted a way to cover them.  I’ve seen a few different versions of this hanger and have adjusted the pattern I was given to suit myself. A lovely lady at a flea market shared a pattern with me several years ago. I hadn’t seen this pattern in any crochet booklets but I was sure it must be printed somewhere and thanks to website visitors I now know the sources. Thanks to a visitor to my site, WeeBeastie, I now know this pattern was published in Annie’s Crochet Newsletter, Nov-Dec, 1989 and
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Six Layer Rhubarb Cake Recipe

Categories: Recipes.

  Ingredients:  4 cups chopped rhubarb, 1/4 cup sugar,  4 cups mini white marshmallows, 1 box strawberry jello, white cake mix,  Cake topping:  1/4 tsp cinnamon,  1/2 cup brown sugar Mix cake mix according to directions, Grease 9×12 baking dish,   Layer in rhubarb, sugar, marshmallows, jello and then pour cake mix evenly over the top. Combine cinnamon and brown sugar and sprinkle over the top of the cake mix. Bake for 40minutes at 350 degrees F. It’s wonderful served warm with ice cream.  The top is crunchy and the bottom is gooey and delicious.  If you freeze rhubarb you could use
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