Nicole's Crochet Bistro
My "Brag" Page

Hello there everyone! I had some limited access to a digital camera, so I am able to showcase a few of my own completed projects!

On this page you will find items that I have made using my own patterns, as well as free patterns, and patterns I have purchased. Wherever possible I have included whatever details I can on the item. To make this page faster to load, I have thumbnail photos only on this page. If you would like to see a larger version of the picture, just click the thumbnails.

Just like with anything else on my site, I would love to hear your comments!


Click for larger image. 9-Patch Sampler Afghan - This afghan was the first project for Crochet Talk's crochetalong group which was started in November of 2002. Bea Wells designed this ghan but unfortunately the pattern is no longer available online. It is a sampler of afghan squares based on traditional 9-patch quilt patterns, but I couldn't get the entire afghan in the picture. My husband Derek chose the Red Heart Super Saver colour "Plum Mary" as the basis for this afghan. Much to his surprise and delight, I managed to complete it {entirely behind his back no less!} in about a month while furiously working on other Christmas gifts {including *TWO* other full-sized ghans!}... and had it wrapped and under the tree for him to open on Christmas morning!


Click for larger image Adult-Sized Slippers - These slippers were made using my own pattern which isn't available for sale, only as a finished item. This is the ladies size, which fits approximately a ladies size 7-9 shoe. I used Red Heart Comfort for them, and they were a gift for my DHs cousin.


Click for larger image. Baby Ripple Afghan - This ripple variation is from a Bernat Magic yarn wrapper. I had originally made one in nearly neon shades for my daughter back in 1995. I had started this one when I found out I was pregnant with my next daughter later in 1995. It had been a nearly finished UFO {un-finished object} for over 5 years, and I found it while pregnant with my last child. I finished it off in the Spring of 2002, in time for his birth. This photo shows the pattern a little more clearly.


Click for larger image Child-Sized Slippers - These slippers were made using my own pattern which isn't available for sale, only as a finished item. These two pair are the toddler size which will fit most preschoolers age 2-5. I used two different Red Heart Comfort varigateds so that the kids could tell whose was whose without fighting -- well without *too* much fighting anyway! These were made for my DHs cousin's two older children so that it wouldn't be just mom and the baby getting presents!


Click for larger image Deerstalker Hat - This hat was made using a pattern from freepatterns.com in October 2003. It was made for my photographer friend as a thank you for all the help he has given me with my pictures for my web site. You can see a picture of him proudly modelling his hat here. It was made with Dark Sage RHSS and a G hook.


Click for larger image Newborn Charity Hat - This hat was made from one of several free online patterns that I like to use for charity hats. I will post the URL for this one when I find it on my old puter! I like to make these hats out of my leftover yarn when the colour is appropriate for a baby. When I get a stack of them completed, I donate them to my favourite maternity ward here in Winnipeg: Victoria General Hospital.


Click for larger image Puff Ripple Baby Afghan - This afghan was made from a free tear-off from Red Heart using RH Comfort yarn. I love all kinds of ripple patterns and this one worked up really fast. This particular afghan was made for my DHs cousin that had a baby in May 2003.


Click for larger image Puff Stitch Baby Sacque - This sacque was made from a Leisure Arts Little Book leaflet. It is one item in my favourite layette set to make, since the whole layette takes only one skien of Red Heart Baby Soft {including the pompadour colours!}. This particular sacque was made for my DHs cousin that had a baby in May 2003.


Click for larger image. Spike Stitch Tote - This roomy tote was made from Bea Well's design which is no longer available. This is actually one of the few things that I have made for myself personally! I finished it in early spring 2003 to use while watching my husband's hockey games. It seems that nearly everything I make is spoken for by someone else before it's even finished. I can manage to squeeze in two pounder balls of yarn as well as a WIP {work-in-progress}; or my pounder of cotton yarn for dishcloths and my purse. This versatile bag goes with me everywhere!


Click for larger image. Vintage Lace Afghan - This is another one of the projects I did as part of the crochetalong group at Crochet Talk. This one is a MAM {mile-a-minute} style afghan, and the pattern is from freepatterns.com. It's hard to tell from the photo, but it's a nice lacy style of afghan, and I did it up in Light Plum RHSS. I surprised myself by completing it in about 3 weeks... which is a good thing since I gave it as a gift for a wedding in October 2003... and I was only given just over 4 weeks notice about it!

...may all your projects be frog-less,
and all your patterns be error-free!!!


What patterns are available? They're on the patterns page. Looking for finished items? See the projects page. Knitting on a crochet site? That's on the knitting page!
Why did I create this site? Learn more about me! What else have I done? Check out my "Brag" page. What's on the drawing board? It's on the coming soon page.
Who thinks this is a great site? See it on the awards page. Into webrings? You'll find them on the web ring page. The links page has some great crochet groups and learn-how sites.
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