Saturday, August 6, 2016

Sale on Etsy

Wow, its been way too long since i've last posted. I've been busy working and just trying to enjoy my life.

Im currently having a sale on what little items I do have up in my shop right now.

Please go check out my sale and buy something! :)

Thanks for keeping up with me!


Link to my Etsy Shop:

Monday, October 27, 2014

Pre-Winter Sale

Head to my Etsy shop now to save 35% Off your next purchase of $10 or more!! Ships to U.S., Canada and select other countries. Must use offer code SHOP35 at checkout to receive discount, no exceptions. Offer is valid on custom orders!

So what are you waiting for GO SAVE NOW!!


Tuesday, September 16, 2014

NEW Crochet Pumpkin Coaster Pattern

I've retired my previous Crochet Pumpkin Coaster Pattern and replaced it with this one. I was trying to make coasters the other day with the other pattern and realized it was horribly flawed. I cant believe i've gone this long and never noticed the flaws. So I just scrapped that pattern and threw this one together.

Crochet Pumpkin Coaster Pattern

Coaster Measures x 4.5 in, sizes may vary

* Worsted weight yarn - Orange
* Worsted weight yarn in contrasting color - Green
* Crochet hook size I9/5.50mm
* Yarn needle

Stitch Abbreviations
ch: chain stitch
sc: Single crochet
sl st: Slip Stitch
st(s): sticth(es)
hdc: half-double crochet
dc: double crochet

With orange;
Ch 5, sl st to form a ring.
Round 1: ch 1, sc, hdc, 5 dc, hdc, sc, hdc, 5 dc, hdc, sl to first sc.

Round 2: ch 1, sc in same st as join, hdc in next st, 2 dc  in next 5 dc, hdc, sc, hdc, 2 dc in next 5 dc, hdc, sl st to first sc.

Round 3: ch 1, sc in same st as join, hdc, 2 dc in each of the next 10 sts, hdc, sc, hdc, 2dc in next 10 sts, hdc, sl st to first sc.

Fasten off, weave in ends.

With green; and on the opposite side of your work (where your other hdc,sc,hdc sequence is)

Sl st in the first dc to the right of the first hdc (the hdc on the right)
Row 1: ch 1, sc in same st and in each of next 4 sts.

Row 2: repeat row 1, twice more.

Fasten off, weave in ends.

Hope you enjoyed my tutorial; don’t forget to check here for more patterns and view My Etsy as well.

© 2014 Copyright by Monet Gipson
All rights reserved, not to be reprinted.
Patterns are for personal use only.
Not for commercial or retail purposes.
Items made from my patterns may not be sold.

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Say Hello to Sprinkles & Oliver

"Sprinkles" The Blanket

This is Sprinkles the latest blanket that I have completed. I've watched so many lovely people make lovely v-stitch blankets lately and I couldn't resist making one myself. So here she is. I named her Sprinkles because her colors remind me of a bottle of sprinkles.

"Oliver" The Blanket

...and this is Oliver, I couldn't make a v-stitch blanket for a girl and not make one for a boy!

Today I finished Sprinkles, shes got a border and all ends are weaved in, however i'm thinking of blocking her later today.

Things have been going good, i've been coming up with my fall inventory line, what I want to carry and things. I will keep everyone posted.

Until next time friends.


Wednesday, July 9, 2014

What a Watermelon

Afternoon dear friends, hope for all of my fellow American readers you had a great Fourth of July! My dear best friend was in town this past week with her  little guys so I spent the last week visiting with her, not much crochet happened. *shame face* It was well worth neglecting my crochet for. 

I'm currently working on this gem, the colors remind me of watermelons. Check my etsy soon for the listing

That's about it for now. No new tutorials or patterns just yet. Currently working on one and hope to have it up next week. 

Until next time, have a great rest of the week and weekend.


Tuesday, June 24, 2014

One Fifty To Go

 Things have been looking up. About two weeks ago I received my very first bulk order. My client wanted 150 crochet mug cozies for a company project she's working on and I obliged. How could I resist such temptation. I have never done an order of this magnitude but I know what I am capable of and I knew I could do it.

My client wanted 50 in Turquoise, 50 in Hot Pink and 50 in Lavender. I finished them last week. Here's the final product, best shot I could take with them.

I'm so pleased.

Now I know I can do bulk orders :)

Also I ordered new business cards as well. I didn't have very many of my old cards left and I wanted enough to ship with this new order with my current info with all my sites on it. 

Here they are:

On the front it reads:
Crochet By Monet
Handmade Crochet Keepsakes and More

On the back it reads:
"custom orders, afghans, hair bows, baby blankets, housewares and more"

Order online at:

Then there's my social media contact info, I have my email, my blog, my fb like page (I set it up so no one could take my URL but haven't had the time to fix it up), and my instagram (crochetbymonet).

I'm extremely pleased with them. My old cards were black instead of white and only had my email and not any of social media. This looks much better.

I will be back to post my headband tutorial in the next few days. 

Thank you for reading. If you're a frequent visitor please feel free to follow me on instagram as I do post many pictures of my current projects as well as follow the blog! I don't write often but it's nice to see my followers. :)

Until next time friends.

Saturday, June 7, 2014

Patriotic Viesta Granny Square Pattern (revised)

Patriotic Viesta Granny Square

Pattern makes a 7 ½ inch square

·         Worsted weight yarn- any color(s)
·         Crochet hook size I9/5.50mm
·         Yarn needle

Stitch Abbreviations
ch: chain stitch
sc: Single crochet
sl st: Slip Stitch
st(s): sticth(es)
hdc: half double crochet
v-st: v-stitch 
dc: double crochet
sk: skip

NOTES:  The format *hdc, sc, hdc* means work hdc in next st, sc in st after that and hdc in next st. Not to work all three sts in same stitch unless otherwise stated. Also when reading please remember that * to * means to repeat pattern from everything inside the asterisks.

Stitch Guide
v-st: dc, ch 1, dc all in same sp.

Ch 5; sl st in the first ch to form a ring.

Round 1: Ch 3 (counts as first dc), 15 dc in the ring, sl st in 3rd ch of beg ch 3. (16 dc)
***Round 2 Color Change:  start new color with a sl st in any dc and ch 4***
Round 2: Ch 4, dc in same st as joining (counts as first v-st), ch 1, *sk next st, v-st in next st, ch 1* repeat from * to * 6 more times, sl st in the 3rd ch of the first v-st. ( 8 v-st, ch 1 sps made). 

***Round 3 Color Change:  sl st in any v-st sp and ch 4***
Round 3: sl st in next v-st, ch 4; dc in same sp (first v-st made), v-st in each v- st and ch 1 sp around.  (16 v-sts) 

***Round 4 Color Change:  start with a sc in any v-st*** 
Round 4: Sc in next ch 1 sp, 5 dc shell in next ch 1 sp, repeat around, sl st to first sc. (8 shells, 8 sc)

*** Round 5 Color Change:  sl st in same st as join and ch 3.***
Round 5:  ch 3 (counts as first dc), hdc in next 2 sts, sc in 3rd dc of  5 dc shell, hdc in next 2sts, *5 dc in next st ( corner made), hdc , hdc, sc ,hdc, hdc ,dc, hdc, hdc,  sc, hdc, hdc* repeat from * to* 3 more times, 5 dc in the next st, hdc, hdc, sc ,hdc, hdc, sl st to beg ch 3.

***Round 6 Color Change:  sl st in same st as join and ch 4***
Round 6: ch 4, dc in same st as joining (v-st made), [sk  2 sts, v-st in next st],repeat from [ to ] once more, sk 1 st,* v-st ch 1 v-st in next st  (corner made), sk 1 st , v- stitch, sk 2, v-st across to the next corner, sk 1*, repeat from * to * around, sl st to beg ch 3.

Your finished Square should look like this!

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