Monday, July 22, 2013

Clara's Zebra Hat

Here is a picture of a zebra hat that I did for Clara. I used this pattern from Repeat Crafter Me. The only thing done differently was that I added the crochet bow instead of a ribbon bow. Plus I used neon pink yarn. I loved the results so I wanted to share!

Friday, July 19, 2013

Chunky Button Newborn Hat

Chunky Button Newborn Hat

Super bulky yarn
8mm hook
1 5/8 in wood button or whatever buttons you want to use

Stitch Abbreviations:
Sc- single crochet
Hdc - half double crochet
Dc- double crochet
sl st - slip stitch
Ch – chain
Sts- stitches
FpHdc- front post half double crochet

Approximately: 4 Sts and 3 Rows = 2 inches

Magic Ring, Ch. 2
Rnd 1: 10 Dc in ring, join, Ch.2 (10 sts)
Rnd 2: 2 Dc in each st around, join, ch.2 (20 sts)
Rnd 3: (Dc in 3 sts, 2 Dc in next) around, join, ch. 2 (25 sts)
Rnd 4-6: Dc in each st around (25 sts)
Rnd 7: Hdc in each st around (25 sts)
* For a different look you can Hdc in back loop only*

Rnd 8: (FpHdc in same st, skip st, Hdc in next) around (25sts)
Fasten Off and Weave in ends.

 On the dark hat I use Lion Brand Hometown USA in Cambridge Tweed. On the Pink/Cream hat I used Red Heart Homespun with two strands held together. On the gray hat I used a bulky wool, not sure the brand, and Red Heart Super Saver in Charcoal. The Gray hat shows what it looks like when you work in the back loops on Round 7. ( Haven't bought a button for it yet.)

** You may make and sell products from this pattern, but if you do I ask that you link back to my post. Please do not copy and post this pattern and claim it as your own. Please do not re-publish the photos as your own.**

Monday, July 15, 2013

Chunky Necklaces

Have you seen the chunky "bubble gum" necklaces for children? They are super cute and I wanted Clara to have few to wear. My local Hobby Lobby had some beads on clearance that sort of resembled  the beads used in the bubblegum style necklaces.  Here is a great video by mommycraftsalot on how to make them. (Video)

Materials I used:

Fishing line (10lb)
Crimp Beads
Magnetic Clasp

(I doubled the 10lb fishing line to make it more durable and used magnetic clasp in case she pulled on it or got it caught)

Friday, July 12, 2013

Fire Helmets

I have been busy for various reasons so I haven't gotten to post anything lately.  I have added Fire Helmets to both my Etsy and Storenvy shops. I have had the pattern for a long time just never got around to make any besides the ones for my daughter. The pattern comes from Micah Makes. I really love the shape and thickness! Here are a few photos:

Thursday, July 4, 2013

Happy Independence Day!

Happy Independence Day! Thanks to our forefathers and veterans,  we celebrate the birthday of our freedom! I hope you have a safe holiday with family and friends.