Monday, November 23, 2015

Crochet Crinkly Baby Toy

I thought for this post I would share something that I made for my shop.

For this toy I had a huge skein of Bernat Cotton lying around and decided to use it. The pattern for this adorable toy can be found in this book . Usually I'm not big on buying books for patterns but Stacey Trock is the girl behind FreshStitches  and I absolutely adore her patterns. I received this book from my husband for Christmas one year and I love everything inside. Stacey is a fantastic designer and I am happily still a part of her Kit Club. I love being surprised  by her adorable Amigurimi patterns!

So without further ado... here is what my Triangle Baby Toy looks like!

I went with a nautical theme, but you can obviously do any kind you want! I also found my crinkle paper on Etsy, there are lots of sellers to choose from. Also-!!!
I usually don't bother blocking projects but this one needs it! the triangle takes on sort of a bikini top shape and needs to be flattened out well before sewing on the ribbon and stitching it all together.

I have this particular one for sale in my Etsy shop and can make up many different combinations. It can also be made smaller, stuffed and a squeaker added!

Happy Crafting!

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Crochet Turkey Wreath

I usually don't decorate for Thanksgiving but last week I saw a post that Sarah over at Repeat Crafter Me posted and since I was already going to get yarn for another project I figured why not give this a try. It worked up super fast and was a lot of fun.
My kids love it also, my two year old thinks it's hysterical that we have a turkey in the house. So here is what mine looks like! I tweaked it a little from the original version but I really like it and I am thinking of different wreath designs for winter and spring!

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Camera Graph Pattern

Here is another graph pattern that I've made!

I really like this one, it's simple and has a vintage look to it!

This graph measures 59x65 and will make a pretty decent sized blanket.

To purchase the pattern you can find it on either Etsy or Ravelry

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Ariel Silhouette Graph

I am in so love with this blanket, the original pattern that I purchased was 150x150. I didn't realize how large a 150x150 c2c blanket would be and I had a deadline to meet so  I decided to try my hand at making it into a 55x55 graph for a C2C blanket.
it was my very first C2C (Corner to Corner) blanket and I'm very proud of the way it turned out. This graph was originally supposed to be a single crochet stitch blanket. The

Disclaimer: **I did not alter the original graph, I found the original source image and created the graph from there.**

I am listing my version of the graph for sale on Etsy.
My pattern graph

Monday, October 26, 2015

Jack Skellington Graph

Just in time for Halloween!

Here's a Jack Skellington graph!

It's pretty basic and only uses two colors! If you are new to graphgans you should really look at the bobbin method, it helps minimize weaving in ends and is a huge time saver! If you are doing this as a C2C, it should be a pretty large blanket!
Here's the link to the FREE download!

Happy Hooking!

Monday, October 5, 2015

Ariel Graph Pattern

Hi everyone!!!
It's been a long time since my last post! Family life has been busy and things have gotten in the way, BUT, it is a new(ish) month and I'm recommitting myself to this blog!

SO, it seems like graphgans, pixel blankets and the graph corner to corner (C2C) and bobble stitch blankets are very popular now, so with that in mind I am introducing my very first paid pattern. I'm super excited about it (it's listed for sale on both Etsy and Ravelry)

It's a very simple pattern and it even gives you the guide for the yarn colors.

This graph can be adjusted to use for different types of blankets. I'm using the C2C method because I'm impatient and don't like to take forever on a project.
I use a 6.0mm hook with my C2C blankets and if you want you can use a chunky blanket and a larger hook.
If you would like to make this a large blanket you can use the pixel method like Sarah at Repeat Crafter Me. She does small tight granny squares and sews them together.

This particular graph is 45x65

I will be adding more graphs to my collection! Stay tuned!


Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Elsa and Anna Hats

I had so much fun making these hats!
Now, unfortunately I didn't come up with the patterns and they weren't free, BUT they were a pretty good value and I would recommend them because they work up pretty quick!!

The listing for the FINISHED HATS is here.

The listing for the PATTERNS is here. 
*One quick note on the Elsa pattern, it is called for to thread your bead on the yarn when making the crown, I found it much easier to thread it onto the pipe cleaner instead*


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