Row 7: This row is made up of cute popcorns and half double crochet stitch: one popcorn-2HDC-popcorn. To make the popcorn stitch you chain 3 and then slip stitch in the first chain this makes a little corn that separates each pair of HDC, slip stitch to close row.

Row 8: This row introduces the slip stitch. You want to work in each space between the pair of HDC and in the front.  Please relax your tension, you want to work very loosely, if not you will see your work getting tight, slip stitch to close row.

Row 9: This row introduces a very low tension stitch, please relax and keep your grip light:

Start by yarning over and working in the B-a-c-k of the slip stitch, meaning the Back of the popcorns, please use photos as guide, next yarn over and go under the stitch and repeat 5 times until you have lots of yarn on your hook (first photo) then close with a slip stitch.

Then you want to work in one loop of the slip stitch, close with a slip stitch, then repeat one more time, this gives the space between the fat stitches ( forgive the name, if you have a better name then let me know 😀)

It is hard to explain but look at the photos for the visual.

This is all for now, if you have any questions, please let me know….

Forgive the picture quality, the lighting is not very good at night 😩


Row 3: chain 3 and 2 treble cluster then anchor with a slip stitch in the next space, the next group is what you will need to do until you reach the end of the row: 3 treble cluster (call it any name you wish) yarn over and close all 3 clusters then anchor this cluster in the next space with a slip stitch:

Row 4: chain 2 then 4 puffs close the puff then add 1 chain then 1 double crochet then 1 chain, for all others it is 5 yarn over puffs then close then add 2 chain then 2 double crochet then 1 chain and repeat:

You notice the double crochet is anchored in the space just before the treble group from the previous row, and the puff is worked right after the 3 chains and before the two treble clusters. Close the row with a puff and slip stitch closed:

Row 5: chain 1 then 2 single crochet in the same space, we are working in the spaces before and after puffs, repeat

Row 6: chain 3 and anchor in the space after the two single crochet, repeat and slip stitch to close the row:

This is all for now, let me know if you have any questions 😀


Good morning Artisans!! It is so nice to embark on this Crochet Along aka Road Trip.

I decided to call it Compact Doily because it won’t be lacy, it is going to be “solid-looking”.

So, take out your hook and thread and wrap around your thread about six times, this is just an example, I did mine about six or seven times but I did not photograph it, silly me.

It should look like this: 

This is what we call a magic ring and next, you want to do 40 single crochet into the ring, close with a slip stitch.

Next row: you want to chain 2 and slip stitch into each single crochet (work in the back loop) from the previous row. This row won’t lay perfectly flat because it has extra stitches, if it is tight you know you are doing something wrong.

Next row: We are working with the Puff Stitch, here’s the diagram ( thanks to Renate Kirkpatrick

Make certain you yarn over 5 times, so chain 3 and make your first puff with only 4 yarn overs and place in the first space (the 2 chains form a tiny space, this is where you want to work) you close your puff with one slip stitch and add 2 chains to separate each puff. You want to work in every other space, at the end of this row you must have 20 or 21 puffs, it doesn’t have to be precise.

Let us stop here. You will have more work next time😀


Thread Crochet is in the air! I have decided that a thread crochet doily is what we should do next.

There are several types of doilies made with thread: the lacy type and the solid type.

We did a lacy tablecloth some years ago so now I want a solid doily type, think in your mind Overlay Crochet or Mandala.

The basic color we are using is white but I have a feeling that we are going to do some overlay to give the doily a nice spring feel, so check to see if you have any strips of thread you didn’t want to throw away, we are using every bit.

So, a no fuss Road Trip will be on its way tomorrow morning, please have these ready:

Size #10 thread

Images are thanks to Google 
Changing subjects: I am working on several other thread crochet projects but the going is slow because I am using the solid type of  work instead of the lacy open crochet.

See You bright and early 😀



Good Morning Everyone!! How was your weekend? Terrific? Good!!!!!! 🙂

Today starts the countdown for our  Road Trip a.k.a T/W Bag CAL, we want to leave early Friday morning, that way we have all weekend to complete the body section of the bag.

Few things to keep in mind: this crochet along can be adapted to fit you. My bag is medium size but you can add more stitches to create a bigger bag.

We are learning  3 new stitches.  Please click  here for the post. I know you have mastered the stitches by now 🙂 plus we are using basic crochet stitches too.

You have the freedom to adapt the bag to your likeness and what you want to accomplish with this bag, my design fits me.

Okay, so now that we have that out-of-the-way I want to show you what I want to carry in my Tool/Work Bag: 

Image result for crochet hooks sizes Image result for jumbo crochet hooks sizes

Image result for tape measure Image result for scissors

Image result for yarn  Image result for yarn


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I am packing only the hook(s) that I am expecting to use plus the yarn/thread and scissors and a small tape measure plus  stitch markers, if needed.

When it comes to stitch markers what are you? Cute or Practical? 

It is cute to be cute 🙂 but I tend to be practical 90% of the timeImage result for crochet stitch markers vs Image result for crochet stitch markers

So, I use what I have at hand be it pins, clips or just a different color strip of yarn but I won’t say no if I find cute markers at my yarn store.

Well, let me stop here and I want to wish you A Very Creative and Fun Filled Week……See You Soon….

all images are from Google

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