Saturday, August 16, 2014

Easy Meatloaf and A Free Crochet Apron Pattern

I am excited to share with you 
my new Crochet Design,
 Sparkle Celery Apron
It is 24 inches wide and 16 inches long.
But before I do.
 I want o share my 
Super Easy Meatloaf recipe.
Ingredients:
2 lbs ground beef
2 eggs
1 box Cornbread Stuffing 
and seasoning mix
15 oz can of tomato Sauce
( save 1/2 of the can top the meatloaf)

Put All ingredients in a big bowl,
and combine, using your hands!
Until all ingredients are mixed and 
there are no dry portions.
Top meatloaf with the 1/2 can of Tomato sauce.

Put mixture in an 
 13 X 9 inch baking dish

Back at 425 for 90 minutes
let sit for about 15 minutes before serving.

OK! The Apron Pattern
Head on over to Ravelry 
and add this pattern to your favorites, Please.

Sparkle Celery Apron By Sara Sach

Skill: Easy

Materials:
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Yarn- 2 Skeins of Cotton - I used I Love This Cotton -Celery Sparkle
1 skein -White Cotton yarn
2 yards of 1.5 inch wide White Satin Ribbon

Stitches:
Chain ( ch)
Slip Stitch  ( sl st)
Single Crochet (sc)
Half Double Crochet ( hdc)
Double Crochet ( dc)

Ch 1 at end of rows does not count as a st.

R : 1 - Starting at the waistband, With White, ch 59,
 1 sc in the 2nd ch from the hook, and in each ch across, turn,
ch1 ( 58sc)

R : 2 - 1 dc in each sc, turn (58dc)

R : 3 - Change to green yarn, ch 1, 1 hdc in each dc, turn, ch 1 ( 58 hdc)

R : 4 - 12  - Repeat R : 3

R : 13 - 1 dc in the 1st 2 hdc, 
*skip the next 3 hdc,ch1, 2dc, ch1,2dc in the next hdc, ch1*
Repeat From * to * across, 1 dc in the last 2 hdc, turn, ch 1
 (2 dc,14 shells, 2dc)

R : 14 - 1 dc in the first 2 dc, ch1,  
2dc, ch1,2dc in the next ch 1 space in the center of the first shell, 
*ch1,  2dc, ch1,2dc in the next ch1 space in the center of the next shell, ch 1*
Repeat From * to * across, 1 dc in the last 2 dc, turn ch 1 (2 dc,14 shells, 2dc)

R : 15 - 27  - Repeat R : 14

If you want the apron longer continue to repeat R:14 until desired length.

R : 28 -Change to White yarn, 1 hdc in the first 2 dc,
*1hdc in the 1st ch1 space,  ch 1,1 sc in the center of the next shell,
 ch 1, 1 hdc in the next ch 1 space* 
Repeat From * to * across, 1 hdc in the last 2 hdc, turn ch 1

R : 29 - *Skip the next 2 sts, 4 dc in the next st, skip the next 2 sts,
 1 sc in the next st, *Repeat From * to * across,
 sc in the last st, tie off and weave in ends.
Pocket -
R : 1 -  With green, 1 Ch 24, 1 sc in 2nd ch from the hook
 and in each ch across, turn Ch1, ( 23 sc)

R : 2 - 1 dc in the 1st 2 hdc, 
*skip the next 3 hdc,ch1, 2dc, ch1,2dc in the next hdc, ch1*
Repeat From * to * across, 1 dc in the last 2 hdc, turn, ch 1 
(2 dc,4 shells,2dc)

R : 3 - 1 dc in the first 2 dc, ch1, 
  2dc, ch1,2dc in the next ch 1 space in the center of the first shell,
 *ch1,  2dc, ch1,2dc in the next ch1 space in the center of the next shell, ch 1*
Repeat From * to * across, 1 dc in the last 2 dc, turn ch 1 (2 dc,4 shells, 2dc)

R : 4 - 8 -Repeat R : 3

R : 9 - Change to White yarn, 1 hdc in the first 2 dc,
*1hdc in the 1st ch1 space,  ch 1,1 sc in the center of the next shell, ch 1, 
1 hdc in the next ch 2 space* Repeat From * to * across, 
1 hdc in the 1ast 2 hdc, turn ch 1

R : 10 - 1 hdc in each st across, turn, ch 1

R : 11 - 1 hdc in each st across, turn, ch 1

R : 12  - Ch 3, skip the next st,*sl st, ch 3, skip then ext st,
* Repeat across top of pocket, Then turn and sc evenly down the
 side of the of the pocket, 3 sc in the corner, Repeat on the other 2 sides,
 then join to the top of the pocket, tie off weave in ends.

Place pock on the Apron and sew in place.


Apron ties - Lace the ribbon through R : 2, lacing through 2 dc sts at a time.
 Gently gather the waist of the Apron.
An Ad Free PDF file for the pattern
 is available for $1.50
in my Craftsy Shop at this LINK

So put your apron on 
and make the best and easiest 
meatloaf for dinner!
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