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OK, so it’s not a free pattern…

6 May

…but it IS a double rainbow!

What does it MEAN?!?

This rainbow developed before our very eyes as Husband and I enjoyed the freaky dark-sky-above-us-but-sunny-right-in-front-of-us spring evening we experienced earlier this week.

At first there was only one little rainbow, but moments later her BFF came out to play (can you guess what her BFF’s name was?)

Me & My friend ROY.

And then, a few moments after that, my rainbow friends looked (though it’s hard to tell in the picture) all 3-D-ish, like at any moment Rainbow Brite or a Care Bear would come sliding down the rainbow to kill me with kindness!

Care Bear Stare!

(That black bit on top is the overhang from our balcony).

So.  Please enjoy these awesome rainbow pictures in lieu of a pattern.  Please also enjoy these topical, yet mostly unrelated links:

Have an excellent weekend, and I’ll see you all on Monday!  =)


Free Pattern Friday: Cuppy Cakes!

24 Dec

Cuppy Cake Ornaments!

I found this free pattern on Ravelry… head on over to check it out!


You’ll need to know the following special stitches (click the links to watch instructional videos on YouTube):

Back Post Double Crochet

Front Post Double Crochet

Cupcake Ami

Use hook size H and brown (chocolate) yarn, ch4.

1: join with a sl st to the first chain, ch3 to count as 1st dc

2:dc 14 times in ring, slst to top of first dc to join, ch3

3: BPDC around each post of each dc (14), sl st to top of first bpdc to join, ch3.

4: FPDC around each post of each bpdc (14), sl st to top of first fpdc to join, FO.


Hook size H

1: work 6 sc in a magic circle

2: sc inc around (12)

3: sc inc around until your circle is about two inches across, FO leaving a long tail for sewing.



Sew icing to top of “cake.”  Stuff when you’re about 3/4 of the way done stitching.  Add a hanger to the top in the color of the frosting, and… voila!  A cutie pie little cuppy cake ornament (the perfect gift for my cupcake obsessed friend Janet!)