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My featured Merit Badge Awardee of the Week is … Krista Butters Davis!!!

Krista Butters Davis (MaryJanesNiece, #528) has received a certificate of achievement in Stitching & Crafting for earning a Beginner Level Crochet Merit Badge!

“I earned my merit badge by first learning how to crochet. I tried teaching myself by reading books. With no success, I asked a friend to come and teach me how to do some basic stitches. Once I got the hang of it, I decided to make a simple scarf for my little boy. After the scarf was done, I decided I wanted to add some easy tassels to the ends. Since the scarf was light blue, I wanted a dark color for the tassels and chose black. Then I decided to create a simple dishcloth for me. I chose to use a bright and fun colored yarn that would help me smile as I did the dishes.

The scarf turned out pretty good for being my first crochet project. I’ve seen the places where my stitches were tight and other places where they were loose. I only restarted a couple of times. My washcloth tuned out really nice. I was very pleased once I put an edge around it.”

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Krista’s Auntie MJ (moi) couldn’t be more proud.

Leave a comment 3 Comments

  1. Winnie Nielsen says:

    Krista, your first crochet project turned out great! Once you get the hang of some of the basics, you can have fun making all sorts of things to use and wear. Have you tried signing up for the Dishcloth swaps over at the forum? They are tons of fun to do and with all the pretty yarn at your access, you can make great swaps. I first started that swap by using your Auntie MJ’s pattern from her Ideas book. I embellished my plain dishcloths with yo-yos, buttons, and the basic shell edging. With fun colors, ribbons, buttons and the like, dishcloths never looked so darling. Check it out and join in. I did the swap for about 2+ years and saved most of mine. Then your Auntie MJ found a wonderful neighbor who crocheted them all together for me into an afghan. Now I can wrap myself in Farmgirl hugs when reading a good book!

  2. Cindi says:

    Congratulations Krista! Now that you have learned some of the basics, you will be able to relax and just enjoy. When my friend was confined to bed while awaiting the birth of her twins, my neighbor taught us both to crochet ~ a great way to pass the time while keeping my friend company. The first thing she taught us was to take our crochet everywhere! You can get so many things made while waiting for tires to be rotated or doctor’s appointments. Go wild! Can’t wait to see your next project 🙂

  3. Krista says:

    This is so cool! I am super excited to see my work being featured! Thanks everyone!

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