Wednesday, October 26, 2016


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Ted Erikson

93-Year-Old Swimming Legend.

It’s been 60 years since he became the first person 

to win the swimming contest across Lake Michigan (60 miles).

There is a Celebration at the 63rd Street Beach in Chicago 

on Sunday morning August 22, 2021.

Congratulations Dad!

https://tederikson.com/


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 Welcome!
You might recognize this as Park Avenue in Arches National Park, Moab Utah.
It is one of our favorite places to hike.
If you would like to take a trip with us, visit our Travel Adventure Page.

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Grandma Perkins' Crochet Patterns:
Hope you enjoy the patterns below.
And feel free to leave a comment at the very bottom of this page.

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Heart Bracelet - Easy Closure
(Worsted Weight Yarn)


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Heart Bracelet Easy Closure
(# 3 Crochet Thread)

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Holiday Flower Necklace
Just a little festive necklace for the holidays.
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Jingle Bell Ring
Rings on your fingers.
And… Bells on your finger, too.
Here is a quick and easy stocking stuffer or party favor.
This ring fits most kids and some adult fingers.
It stretches and can return to its original size.
And the little Bell is so much fun to jingle.
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Halloween Zombie-Monster 
Finger
Do monsters eat popcorn with their fingers?
No, they eat the fingers separately.
Updated and with Blood Drips
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Cluster Bracelet with Easy Closure 
pdf

This is my Friendship bracelet. 
When I gave them to the grand-kids, they said,
“But Grandma, we are already Friends!”

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Easy Closure Bracelet
Here’s an adjustable bracelet that can be made to fit almost any size wrist.  
It’s quick and easy to make, and it adjusts with a simple closing pull-string.


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Halloween Spectacles
Are you ready for Halloween?
Here’s a little pattern that recycles plastic milk-container-rings.
It is really easy, and quick to make.

I added a Nose and Moustache for a little extra silliness.
Happy Halloween!




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Bilbocatch
Updated August 2018

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*** Swedish Woven Heart Basket ***  


Here is a Swedish Valentine!
I created these especially for my father’s 90th birthday in February.
Ted Erikson still swims almost every day,
and he is the strongest person I know.
His father was born in Boden, Sweden so…
S V R (yes, we are) Scandinavian.
When I was a kid, every December,
the Chicago Museum of Science and Industry
displayed Christmas Trees of the World.
My favorite was the Swedish Tree.
It was always filled with cloth or paper woven-hearts.
You can use this little basket as an ornament on your Christmas Tree, too.
Enjoy!

Tanyarzh made a Russian video translation for my pattern.
It includes an edging that does not serve as a basket (only as an ornament).
But, it is very cute.
Here is the link:


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*** Mermaid Lip Balm Cozy ***  

Here is cute little mermaid that will hold your lip-balm.
You can attach her to your keychain, belt-hook, or backpack.
She would also make a great stocking-stuffer.
The Mermaid is crocheted all in one-piece.
A good project for stash-busting.
I hope she puts a smile on your face.

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*** Spirit Fidget Wishing Stone and Pouch ***  


This Spirit Stone is especially for you.
If you wish hard enough, your wishes come true.
It has Magical Powers, if you hold it tight:
All will be Well, and all will be Right.

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*** Bunny Pocket-Pal Puppet &Treat Holder ***  



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Bit of Irish Luck - Key Chain  

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Colorful Peaks Scarf - Pdf

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Christmas Wreath Ornament - Pdf

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Happy Dewali Tea Light Diya

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Triton Transformable  
Pattern on hold.   
This magical flower can transform into a Greek God.



 Triton, son of Poseidon and King of the Seas.
Hmmmm…… Who does he look like?

I designed this especially for my father, Ted Erikson, 
the infamous World Class Marathon Swimmer.
Even though he is approaching 90, he still swims regularly, 
competes and still achieves victory awards. 
His swimming record is incredibly impressive.
If you would like to peruse it, visit his link at: 
http://www.sdogv.com/swim.html

Triton is sitting on a boulder in the middle of the ocean, 
contemplating his power over the waters. 
Triton is happy to calm the seas or roar into a mighty storm. 
And, just as quickly as he arrived, he can transform back into an Enchanting flower.




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Secret Pocket Fish Kiss 

This little fish has a little treat.
In its belly is a chocolate sweet.
Put it on a keychain or 
Use it as a luggage tag.
Hope it makes you smile, 
When it dangles from your bag!

Designed and Made Especially for:  
Ted Erikson

On April 29, 2016, Ted (my father) was honored with the prestigious 
John J. Schommer Award from Illinois Institute of Technology.
http://ted-award.blogspot.com/
http://alumni.iit.edu/alumni-awards-2016-erikson

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Secret Pocket Bunny Kiss
Pdf at Ravelry 

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Secret Pocket Halloween Ghost
Pdf at Ravelry
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Healing Hand-Aid
Pdf at Ravelry

Here’s a little ball, to take away your stress.
To exercise your hands, just grab ahold and press.
It can be used in other ways: to release your pain or anger.
Just throw it at the culprit, that raises up your dander.

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Nylon Dog Frisbee
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Happy Mother's Day!
If you received one of these, I hope it brightened your day.
This is another little gift for my mother to hand out at the Florida clinic.
My mother tells me that the patrons look forward to these little trinkets.
One lady, who put it on her finger, said this one could be used as a ring.


The pattern is the dark blue flower 
(from my flower pencil toppers) minus the topper.
I attached a folded 4” pipe cleaner to the back as a leaf.
Very easy.

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Here is a quick one, that I just wanted to add.
We can all use a bit of Luck!
Lucky Charm - Penny Clover

Pdf at Ravelry

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Secret Pocket Heart Valentine
Pdf at Ravelry
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Foldable Basket Reticule
Pdf at Ravelry
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Secret Pouch Travel Tag
Pdf at Ravelry
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Windsor Circle Lucky Green Pants
Pdf at Ravelry
I just had to add this YouTube
The Puppets at Windsor Circle were getting down and Grooving!
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Fish Applique Bookmarks
Pdf at Ravelry
To Honor my brother, Jon Erikson
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Fish Applique Bookmark Mini
Mini Fish
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         Zombies are on hold.


              
Also, working on Creed. 
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Refrigerator Rabbit  
Freezer Bunny Puppets
Pdf at Ravelry
Rabbit

Rabbit
Added Instructions for Child Safe Eyes!
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Mini Transformable Flower Doll
Pdf at Ravelry
Mini Flower Doll
Happy Birthday, Mom!
Hope you enjoy all the Flowers!
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Lucky Clover Pencil Topper / Applique
Pdf at Ravelry
Clover
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St. Paddy's Pencil Hat
Pencil Hat
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Fortune Cookie Fast and Easy
Pdf at Ravelry
Fortune Cookie
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Heart Ring - Super Easy
Updated on February 18, 2014
Heart
 Heart Ring
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Mini Transformable Flower Doll
Pdf at Ravelry
Mini Flower Doll
Mystery Solved
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Mystery
If you are feeling adventurous, try this little Pdf pattern.
When finished, it has a surprise inside.
It should only take an hour or so to complete.
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Personalized Label
Pdf at Ravelry
Label
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Superhero Eye Mask Cuff
Eye Mask
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Magical Math Stick
Pdf at Ravelry
Cover Case now added!
This one's for you, Dad!

math sticks
http://grandmasnapiersbones.blogspot.com/
Math Sticks and Case
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Santa Frame Ornament
Pdf at Ravelry
Santa Frame
Just had to add this cute one 
(made by Jennifer Chudy)
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Frisbee #3
Pdf at Ravelry
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2 in 1 Bracelet (Looped or Linked)
Pdf at Ravelry
2 in 1 Bracelet
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Car Seatbelt Neck Pad
Pdf at Ravelry
Car Seatbelt Neck Pad
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Snap Tray (Folds Flat)
Pdf at Ravelry

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Pencil Flags
Pdf at Ravelry
 
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Foldable Desktop Christmas Tree #2
Pdf at Ravelry
no stuffing needed
 
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Foldable Desktop Christmas Tree # 1
Pdf at Ravelry
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Pocket Wreath Paperclip Bookmark

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 Magical Flower Chain
Pdf at Ravelry

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Muffy's Irish Outfit
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Hen Party Bear
Pdf at Ravelry
with real Muffy Money
(Muffy the Chippendale  -------  For Monica)
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Infinity Puzzle Bracelet
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 Moustache Easy Finger Tube
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King of Beer - Cozy Coaster
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Fun Frisbee for Dogs
Pdf at Ravelry
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Personalized Stress Balls
Pdf at Ravelry
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Umbra the Wonder Dog Pencil Topper
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Crocheted Folded Fortune Teller
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Grandma Perkins Flower Child Flip Flop Basket
 
This beautiful doll (above) was made with my pattern
by Jacqueline (knutsel-mam) in the Netherlands for Queens Day.
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Magical Dream Catcher by Night / Frisbee by Day
Pdf at Ravelry
This one's for you, Caelan!
http://grandmaperkinsdreamcatcherfrisbees.blogspot.com/
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Lucha Libre Thumb Wrestlers
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All-in-One Flower Pencil Toppers
Pdf at Ravelry
This one's for you, Mom!
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Two in One Facial Recognition Toy
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Incredible Indoor Flying Doily

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A big “Thank You” to Dedri!
She motivated me to share my patterns.

I am having so much fun.

I hope you all are, too.

Anyway I am off to my next crochet adventure.
Pan