2016 Arrives!

For Your Little Princess!

For Your Little Princess!

When my 2nd grade teacher taught me to crochet, little did I know that years later I would be selling my wares to people all over the United States and sometimes even around the world. Of course I can’t forget my local customers either who shop at Local Lucy’s in Belleville.

2015 was a good year for Crocheted By Charlene. I was able to make a lot of wonderful things for some wonderful people. It’s always fun to be given a challenge and see if I can do it.

I’m looking forward to 2016. I never know what the new year will bring. If you need any crocheting done this year, just let me know! Right now my schedule is almost wide open.

Here’s how I decided to start the year. Who doesn’t want to be a princess?


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red hat 003 gray hat 003 football hat 002Halloween has always been one of my favorite holidays. I love the colors and the fun of costumes and seeing the kids trick or treating. This year has been a great year because I’ve been busy making hats for little kids everywhere for their costumes! I’ve made top hats, owl hats, Cabbage Patch Doll hats and just plain red hats with braids for hair. It’s been fun and has put a whole new purpose behind getting ready for Halloween next year!

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Back to School Pencil Hot Pads

pencil 005Be the first to own a pencil hot pad. I’ve crocheted this for fun and function. Every year my daughter participates in our local Relay for Life event. I’m always looking for ways to help support her efforts. This year I’ve decided to make a monthly pot holder and all proceeds from the sale of them will go to her Relay for Life team. In case you aren’t aware, they raise money for cancer research.

My mom died several years ago from colon cancer, after being a survivor of uteran and kidney cancer. So this is near and dear to my heart. I’m thinking an apple for September since it is apple harvest time and of course of pumpkin for October. But I’m starting off with this cute pencil for back to school August!

If you want to order one, let me know and I’ll get to crocheting. Everyone knows a teacher who can always use a pot holder. 🙂

Here’s the link to the pot holder in my Etsy shop.

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New Flower Dishcloths!

flower potholders 2 002 flower potholders 2 005I’ve been making dishcloths for awhile now. Pretty much boring, square or rectangular cloths. They certainly serve their purpose (washing the dishes and cleaning the countertops, with a little help from you) and I try to make them in pretty colors, but still just boring. Now if I could make some that did all the cleaning for you, they would sell like crazy!

Well, the other day, I started going through my crochet books to hopefully destash some of them. The problem is, I never get finished going through them because I always get distracted by a pattern that I must make! So this time it didn’t take long to get distracted by this cute flower dishcloth. I think they were supposed to be coasters made with thread, but I made them with cotton and I think they turned out adorable. They would make great trivets for your table too!



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Couldn’t help myself!

I couldn’t help myself. I made these tonight before I forgot about them.

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