Annie’s Hook & Needle Club Kit 7 – Pacific Place Setting


With today’s mail came my next Annie’s Hook & Needle Club kit. This month I received the Pacific Place Settings, a kit with enough yarn for two place mates and two napkins rings. Unfortunately this is the wrong color for my dining room so I am thinking this one will get sold.

The Pacific Place Settings kit came with four 100% cotton in 2.2 ounce skeins and the pattern requires a K hook. I have to admit I love the sea color variegated yarn that was chosen, although once again the yarn is marked Annie’s Hook & Needle Club,-which of course means I cannot duplicate the same place mates if I wanted four instead of two. Judging by the front picture on the cover and the amount of yarn, I am assuming I can make two place mats and napkins rings with this amount of yarn. Time will tell.

The pattern is rated “easy” which I would recommend as a good pattern for a beginner with a little bit of a challenge since it uses the Foundation Single Crochet (Foundation Single Crochet and Reverse Single Crochet (Reverse Single Crochet) which I am always excited about making. I do not see this foundation row used enough in many patterns and the Reverse Single Crochet is one of my favorite edgings.

This is the point where I need to show a little will power, because I always want to tear open the kit and start crocheting. I need to put this kit aside and let it wait until I finish the afghan I have been working on. I am progressing nicely but not as quickly as I would have liked. This afghan will be for my fifth grandchild, an adorable little girl that was born a week ago. I am hoping to have it finished when I see her for the first time this Thursday as she lives 600 miles away from us.

The baby afghan is composed of Double Crochet and the Cross Over Long Double Crochet that I had done the tutorial on a few months ago. (Here is the link Cross Over Long dc) It is made of six pastel colors that are rotated throughout the colorful afghan. I will have more details and pictures on this project when I am finished later on this week. I must say at this point that I am really pleased with its appearance.

Until next time keep those hooks flying.


About crochetwithpassion

I have been certified through the Craft Yarn Council both in teaching and Instructor. I also have been teaching people to crochet for over fifteen years. This is what I will be doing through this blog. In the Crochet Master Class there are 18 projects. Some of the projects will be familiar to me such as Hairpin Lace; Tunisian Crochet; Filet Crochet; Double Ended Crochet; painted Crochet; Aran Crochet and Irish Crochet. However there are several in the book that are new and have peaked my interest and that includes the following: Woven Crochet; Tapestry Crochet; Entrelac Crochet; Fashion Crochet; Tassels; Bullion Stitch; Overlay Crochet; Bead Crochet; Bruges Crochet; Free-form crochet and Wire Crochet. Since Crocheting is a time consuming craft I will only be posting once a week. If you are like me and love to crochet but would really like to challenge yourself to go beyond what you are now doing, come along with me and move to the next level. Although the actual patterns will not be posted (copyright law) I will take you through each project and go through the process of each one. This is not a blog about free crochet patterns or selling crochet tools. What I would like to do is take you with me on the journey through this book as I learn and crochet each of 18 projects. I will attempt to crochet each project in the book, and in the process recording in detail my progress and the problems I encounter along the way and the process I went through to accomplish each project. I am hoping that you will not only learn from my experience but that it will inspire you to push yourself to the next phase in your crocheting skills. Until next time; keep those hooks flying.
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2 Responses to Annie’s Hook & Needle Club Kit 7 – Pacific Place Setting

  1. Nicole says:

    I would love to learn to do this!

  2. Nicole, the skill level for this project is Easy and would be a great project for a beginner crochet.

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