Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Just a little hello.

My three stooges in their new hats, made from the earflap hat pattern from  Allicrafts. I just love that pattern!

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Free Pattern- "Cutie Bib"

Well my three month old is starting to drool! So I decided I should whip up some bibs for my little "cutie". I love to make my bibs with buttons, no fuzzy velcro and they're not easily ripped off by baby. Made from cotton yarn so they are easy to care for, just throw them in the washer.
I have made bibs before but the result was never consistent. I have made three bibs from this pattern.  I am pretty sure it works, but let me know if you have any problems.
What You'll Need
Size I Hook
WW Cotton Yarn
Button (I used 19 mm buttons, size really isn't a big issue, as long as it fits nicely through the buttonhole)
Tapestry Needle for weaving in loose ends
sc- single crochet
ch- chain
sc2tog- single crochet 2 together
ss- slip stitch
Row 1: ch 14, 2sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in next 11 ch spaces, 2sc in last ch, ch1, turn. (15 sc)
Row 2: 2sc in first sc, sc in next 13 sc, 2sc in last sc, ch1, turn. (17 sc)
Row 3: 2sc in first sc, sc in next 15 sc, 2sc in last sc, ch1, turn. (19 sc)
Row 4-19: sc across, ch1, turn. (19 sc)
Now we will begin the first strap.
Row 1: sc in next 6 sc, ch1, turn. (6 sc)
Row 2: sc across. (6 sc)
Row 3: sc in next 4 sc, sc2tog, ch1, turn. (5sc)
Row 4: sc across, ch1, turn. (5 sc)
Row 5: sc in next 3 sc, sc2tog, ch1, turn. (4 sc)
Row 6: sc across, ch1, turn. (4 sc)
Row 7: sc in next 2 sc, sc2tog, ch1, turn. (3 sc)
Row 8-18: sc across, ch1, turn. (3 sc)
Row 19: sc across, finish off. (3 sc)
Now for the second strap!
Row 1: join yarn in last stitch on other side of bib. Ch1, sc in same stitch, sc in next 5 sc, ch1, turn. (6 sc)
Row 2: sc across, ch1, turn. (6 sc)
Row 3: sc in next 4 sc, sc2tog, ch1, turn. (5 sc)
Row 4: sc across, ch1, turn. (5 sc)
Row 5: sc in next 3 sc, sc2tog, ch1, turn. (4 sc)
Row 6: sc across, ch1, turn. (4 sc)
Row 7: sc in next 2 sc, sc2tog, ch1, turn. (3 sc)
Row 8-17: sc across, ch1, turn. (3 sc)
Row 18: sc, ch2, skip over middle sc, sc in last sc, ch1, turn.
Row 19: sc in first sc, sc in ch2 space, sc in last sc. (3 sc)
You can change colors here if you like.
Border: ch1, sc all the way around, put 3sc in each corner stitch, join to first sc with ss.
Weave in ends and attach button.
There you go! I would love to see your completed bibs and hear what you think of this pattern.  So leave a comment and/or a link if you like!
Please do not claim this pattern as your own. You may sell the finished product but do not sell my pattern. When selling please link back to me. Do not post this pattern anywhere else, you may link back to me though. :) Thanks!

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Free Crochet Pattern- Soft and Simple Baby Washcloth

It's simple and fun to whip these washcloths up.  I use them so much.
They are nice and big, great for covering up baby's belly to keep them warm in the tub and easy to wrap around your hand for washing. I use mine every day! In the photos I didn't chain loosely so the bottom is a little uneven but if you chain loosely it will be even.  
I don't always make them the same so I decided to figure out a pattern, my first pattern!
What You'll Need
Size H hook
WW cotton yarn
Tapestry Needle for weaving in ends
Row 1: ch. 23 very loosely, sc in 2nd chain from hook,  sc across. (22 sc)
Row 2-24: ch1, turn, sc across. Do not end off. (22 sc)
You can change colors here if you like.
Border: ch2, dc all the way around, placing 3 dc in each corner stitch. Join with first dc, end off.
Weave in all loose ends.
Enjoy! I think I will have to write out my face cloth pattern and share it with you soon. Nicely textured in hdc to help buff off dry skin.
This is a super simple pattern but, if you have any questions just leave a comment.  I will gladly get back to you.
If you make this please leave me a link to some pictures!  I would love to see them.
Please do not claim this pattern as your own, you can sell the finished product but, if you sell online please link back to this pattern. Thanks!  :)

Sunday, March 18, 2012

I'm gonna go frogging!

I just ran across this blog about frogging aka recycling yarn. It is here.  I have a sweater at home that would be perfect for this, it's a funky yarn that I love!  What a great way to economize this addiction of mine!  Can't wait to see how it turns out, I'll let you all know, with photos included of course. Have an awesome day!

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Great free patterns! Diaper covers and hats!

Well here we go! I have been crocheting up a storm the past few days ( in between the demands of two small children and a growing baby!) I found a free diaper cover pattern at The Bradens, she has other patterns available too. I took this pattern and made three pairs with hats. My first attempt was the blue and green set, simple and cute. The second one I made was the brown and pink set. I really had fun with this one! I gave the diaper cover and hat ruffled edges, sweet spirals on the hat and a big flower on the bum.. can't you imagine a sweet baby girl snoozing on her belly with the flower right there :) The earflap hat pattern is from AlliCrafts, I used it for both earflap hats. Lastly we have the grey and green set with a munchkin hat! Free pattern from Neanners Shop. Enjoy! :)

It started with a free diaper cover pattern...

I am excited to have finished three diaper cover and hat sets!  I will be posting pictures and links later tonight or tomorrow! Stay tuned... Here's a cute photo that makes me smile :D

Thursday, March 15, 2012

A Few Things

Here are a few things I have made.  I love the sweater patterns from Bella Bambina Knits, they are so simple and beautiful. The blue and green sweater here and the funky little cardigan here are from her patterns:) also the cardigan in brown and green which is the one I made for my friend. The sweater in purple variegated is actually a variation of the sweater from Bella Bambina found on Christina's Sunshine Haven. The pattern for the brown and green booties can be found here. The pattern for the brown and green hat with visor here. The bibs are variations of basic patterns :). Oh and the funky little slippers I made for Mikey here.Well I just wanted to share a few things with you for now. I made a cute little diaper cover last night and I need to finish up the matching hat. I am going to make a few sets and then post pictures and the links to the patterns for you all. Whoever has read this :P if you want the patterns for anything that I've forgotten,  just ask and I'll try to dig it up for you.  If you are interested in the bib, I currently have it on ebay.  Have an awesome day :) btw it's my 6th anniversary today!  So happy anniversary to my babe, I love you!

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Why, hello.

Hi! My name is Lindsey. I guess I will start off my first post with a little bit about me. I am a stay at home mom to three great kids!  Madison is four, Michael is two and Nicolas will be three months on the 17th. Right now things are pretty busy here to say the least.  :-P

Well I started this blog as a place to share and document my crochet projects and I guess whatever else catches my fancy.  I learned to crochet when I was 14. Let's just say I started quite a few blankets. None of them were completed.  During both of my first two pregnancies I started blankets that I never finished. Maybe I have an issue with completing things?  ;) Well, with Nicolas I decided I was going to pull out that bag of forgotten baby blankets and finish one. Once finished,  I decided I would really like a matching hat to go with it... and that is where it started! I found a written out pattern and made a hat and then I was addicted. Well if you ever tried to find written out patterns then you know those are in short supply and crochet patterns look like they are written in some foreign language when you don't know how to read them! Well I taught myself to read them and the different stitches and went craaaaazy! Haha. No, really. I was obsessed. I made my son 3 sweaters and a pea coat and countless hats, washcloths. Recently I have been crocheting cotton bibs and I made a sweater set, bib and washcloths for a friend who just had the most adorable baby boy :) I am planning on starting an etsy shop once I create some more original patterns and/ or buy patterns I can sell from. I do have a bib on ebay currently, we'll see how that goes! Well I am working on a diaper cover so I'm gonna scoot!