Thursday, April 28, 2016

And the winners are....


a Rafflecopter giveaway

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Giant Owl Pillow, 100th post and a Giveaway!!!

So first, um, YAY it's my 100th post on this blog! I'm so happy to still be posting and using this blog. It may not be as much as I used to or as much as I'd like but I'm still here! So now that I've gotten that out of the way I will get to the project and at the end of the post I will talk quickly about the giveaway!



Ok, so how adorable is this pillow??? I found the pattern on Repeat Crafter Me a few weeks ago and I fell in love with this project. My youngest daughter's room has an owl theme so it was perfect for her. And of course her older sister wanted one too so they both have one, and BONUS- for the stuffing, instead of using old sheets like the designer did, I used my girls' old receiving blankets! I had a ton of them and they were just sitting in a drawer, So not only is this pillow soft, cuddly and WASHABLE, it's also sentimental because the stuffing is made from their old baby things.  I absolutely love the pattern. It was super easy to follow and each one can be made in a few hours. Yay for owls!
Oh! And I almost forgot, I used giant craft eyes instead of sewing on buttons for the eyes.




Now, on to the giveaway!!!!  I've decided to giveaway not one but TWO prizes to this contest's grand prize winner!

The terms are simple, if you're not a fan already on Facebook, go ahead and "Like my page"
For additional entries you can comment on this blog post and tell me who you would make this project for. The grand prizes are two items that I couldn't have made this project without. A Tally counter, and my favorite thing of all, a Clover Armour Hook. But not just any one, THE one you need to make this pillow, the L/8.00mm size hook.



So The Grand Prize winner will receive
1- LCD Tally counter (color will be random)
1- Clover Armour L/8.00mm Crochet Hook


There will be 3 other winners who will each receive a tally counter!

The contest will run from April 21-April 28. Good Luck and Happy Crafting!

Thursday, April 14, 2016

Emoji Blanket- It's finished!

After I had my time-out with the blanket I decided the best way to join the squares was to keep with the white and whip-stitch them together. It went pretty quickly and I was happy to get it done, Once I attached all of them I did a simple border of just single crochet around in white yellow and black. It's not a very large blanket but I really did enjoy making the different squares and watching it come together. Now that I've finished the blanket I'm happy to say I will definitely be attempting more c2c graphgans in the future!



If you are looking for the graphs you can find them here.

Stay tuned, there will be a GIVEAWAY on the blog very soon for my 100th post!

Monday, March 21, 2016

Crochet C2C Emoji Squares

I have to be honest here. I have not finished this blanket. I started it weeks ago. The squares are done, but every time I try to border/join them I hate how they look and rip them out. It is going to sit in my office for awhile and I will do some other projects until I feel like picking it up again.
But for now here are what the 9 squares look like, I got the graphs (there are written patterns too) from Sarah at Repeat Crafter Me. Hers looks great all done.

















Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Easy Doll Diaper FREE Pattern!

Last night my 6 year old was looking for some new diapers for her baby doll. The one she had came with a cute cloth one and when she wants to "change" her, she wanted a new one. The only ones I could find were little disposables or some for LaLa Loopsy dolls. She asked me if I could make her one instead, so I did!


My diaper with the original doll diaper on the right.

The finished diaper before snaps.
This was pretty easy and fits a 14" La Newborn doll. You can easily adjust the gauge to fit a larger doll. You can find the pattern for download here or on Ravelry.
Showing the placement of the snaps.



On my daughter's doll Elsa (of course!)

The snap kit can be purchased here.

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

2016 Temperature Blanket

Hi Everyone!! I'm sure you've seen the tons of posts on Pinterest and Facebook about making a temperature blanket!

https://www.etsy.com/listing/262182198/clearance-sale-crochet-blanket-pattern?ref=shop_home_feat_2
*Not my work ©ChocolateDogStudio on Etsy

I've tried making one of these before and lost my interest so I never finished it. BUT this year I think I'm really going to do it.


One example of your yarn choices.
This year is special, why you ask? because it's a LEAP YEAR, which means this year has an even number of days! Perfect for a Corner to Corner blanket!! What my plan is is to use the chart below (I'm using Red Heart Super Saver and I liked that there is a wider range of colors in this chart) and create my blanket, Increasing from now until June, and then decreasing for the rest of the year.
I am also not great with doing *1 row a day* type projects, so I'm keeping a Temperature log in my datebook as a reference, noting the sky conditions (sunny, cloudy, rain, snow) the temperature and also the yarn color. I was originally wanting to make a C2C square for each month and join them at the end of the year, but because the months are all not equal with days they wouldn't be the same size and I thought it would look weird. So. That's my plan! I'm going to purchase some of the wintery colors now and get started!



This is the chart I'm using! (i will add stitches of rain and snow instead of the whole row)

Not into the idea of a Temperature blanket? How about a mood blanket? You could use the same principle ( a row a day) and use a different color based on your mood for the day. No matter what project you choose it should be a fun way to work on your crochet for the whole year!


http://crochetime.net/2013/12/30/crochet-mood-blanket-2014/

If you decide to make one please feel free to share it with me!
Happy Crafting!

Thursday, January 21, 2016

Double Layer Braided Cowl

This gorgeous cowl has been making the rounds on Facebook all week. Once I saw it I decided I had to give it a shot.

I love how this came out! It was so easy to make and I enjoyed picking out an ombré color scheme to show off the braiding. The best part is it's a free pattern! There is also a video tutorial for the new stitches. 
http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/double-layered-braided-cowl

Happy Hooking!

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

WIP (Work In Progress) FREE Printable!

If you're like me and have a short crafting attention span, then you may get some use out of this printable! It's a FREE downloadable pdf with two WIPs per sheet. You can print them on cardstock so they're a little more durable.



What I do is put my WIP in a clear bag and slip this card right in front so my projects are all nice and organized.

I've made one for knitting and one for crochet.

I hope you like them!



Monday, January 11, 2016

Chunky Chevron Blanket




I have been wanting to make this blanket for months, and I finally did! I love how it came out, I adore everything Chevron and was so excited to do this project. It worked up super fast (a nice weekend project) I'm planning on making another one and doubling the chain so it's bigger. This was a free pattern from Lion Brand (you need to have an account with Lion Brand to view it but the pattern is free!)



The only things I did differently was change the hook from a 10.00mm to a 12.00mm. (Best Hooks Ever!!) I also added a border. The yarn I used was Bernat Blanket Yarn in Light Teal, Dark Grey and Sweet Cream from the baby line. The link shows a 150g ball which I've only seen the large ones in stores ($9.99 each) for this blanket I used a little over 1 skein of the teal and grey and less than one of the sweet cream.

The size is a big lapgahn, Perfect for cozying up on the couch with the fireplace roaring, and of course, a new project on your hook!

Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Quick and Easy Granny Set

This is a set that can be worked up in a few hours! I am so excited to share this pattern with you and hope you will share photos of your finished project with me!
It is a very easy pattern to use and can be adjusted for all sizes. I do give 3 different sizes for the boot cuffs as well. I hope you enjoy working with this pattern it can be found on Ravelry and Etsy for purchase.
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