Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Crochet and Cookies

I make these bookmarks to stick in birthday cards for friends and VT. A friend wanted to know how to make them so I recently showed her how. This is a simple pattern that I came up with to use my scraps of thread from other projects.
Shell Bookmark

Crochet cotton
No. 6 – 7 size hook

Chain 10
Row 1: DC in 3rd chain from hook. DC twice more. Chain 1 in same space and do 3 more DC. Chain 3. DC in 2nd space from end. DC twice more in same space, Chain 1, 3 DC to make shell. Chain 2 and turn.
Row 2: Work 3 DC in the Chain 1 space, Chain 1 and work 3 more DC in space. Chain 1, SC around the chain 3, Chain 1. Work 3 DC in the Chain 1 of the shell, Chain 1, 3 DC in same space. Chain 2, Turn.

Repeat these 2 rows for 21 rows. (Ending with row 1.) Fasten off and tie in ends. Weave ribbon through the eyelets in the center.

Today I made these yummy cookies for a funeral. I love that they are crisp but chewy and are one of my favorites.

Coconut Crisp Cookies

½ cup butter or margarine
½ cup brown sugar
½ cup granulated sugar
1 egg
1 tsp. vanilla
1 cup rolled oats/quick oats
1 cup flour
1 tsp. soda
1 tsp. baking powder
¼ tsp. nutmeg
¾ tsp. salt
1 cup coconut

Cream butter. Add sugars gradually. Add egg and vanilla. Beat until light and fluffy. Add flour, baking powder, soda, salt and nutmeg. Stir in oats and coconut. Drop by teaspoonfuls onto a cooking sheet. Bake at 350 degree oven for 12 – 15 minutes.


Alyson said...

Those cookies look good.

Oklahoma Granny said...

Your cookies look delicious! I'd like to try them but my husband can't eat coconut and I'd be the only other person around to eat them. YIKES!

Bluebird49 said...

Oh, Gayle! So pretty! I know you have been busy, and that really makes me feel like the slacker I am---but I love seeing what you're up to.

Kim Hughes said...

Do you think that crochet pattern could be turned into a headband?

You do amazing work!