Holiday Boutique this Saturday, Dec 12th, 10am-4pm

Please come this Saturday, Dec 12th, from 10am-4pm to 9168 Fox Fire Way, Highlands Ranch. I’m really excited to be a part of this Holiday Boutique! We will have 10 vendors selling a variety of items featuring: caramels, candy, gift … Continue reading

Baby Heart Dress with Matching Diaper Cover

I saw this pattern while on pinterest, and I knew I had to make my own version of it! It took me several months to get it finished. And I finally got it done in August 2014, and I am just now getting around to writing about it!

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I used Vickie Howell’s cottonish yarn in Grey T-Shirt and Cotton Gin, size E crochet hook, x3 1/2″ matching buttons, and crocheted this in the 12 months size.

So here are my notes about this pattern:

  1. Working with dk cotton yarn and a small hook works up a little slower than I’d like, not a con, just a note.
  2. The beret needed another row or two of dc to fit my child’s head properly.
  3. I had to block it like crazy (and after each wash) to get the dress to lay flat and not pull since it is mainly crocheted in the round. I don’t know about you, but no matter how I join in the round (and I’ve tried several methods), my work on this project pulled to the right something fierce (I crochet left-handed).

Then… I made a matching diaper cover. Yay! I based it on Elizabeth Alan’s princess diaper cover. I changed it up a bit since the pattern is just sewing together two of the same sides. Ahm, I don’t know any 12-month size baby who whose front side is the same shape as their back side. Not to mention those chunky thighs. So, I made adjustments. And yes, I used the 1/8″ elastic, as suggested in the pattern for the larger sizes.

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Here is a photo of my little monkey modeling the dress (this is before she was walking, and she wouldn’t keep the hat on for long enough to take the photo):

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Crochet Cable Headband Earwarmer

Crochet Cable Earwarmer

Crochet Cable Earwarmer

I recently found a fun, new pattern for crochet earwarmers!

Crochet Cable Ear Warmer Pattern

It is a fairly simple pattern that works up quickly. I think the pattern should be considered advanced beginner or intermediate level. The only thing I did differently was omit a few rows since it was a little loose around my head. You can use any standard medium weight yarn. Acrylic is warm, but the cheaper yarns can be scratchy. Cotton is usually not scratchy, but it is not as warm. I used Red Heart Soft yarn – it is 100% acrylic but is not scratchy at all. These make great stocking stuffers, and they are perfect for the cold weather!

Crochet Valentine Romance Headband – spring version!

Completed Headband

Completed Headband with flower

I have really enjoyed the Crochet Valentine Romance Headband (free download on ravelry). So far I have made a blue one for DD2, a purple one for DD1, and an adult size in purple. The pattern on ravelry is JUST the headband. So I designed my own flower to which I added a lovely purple button.

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Flower before adding the button

Crochet Flower - back view

Back view of the flower

Flower with Button

Flower with Button sewn on

Headband before adding flower

Headband before adding flower

The flower was crocheted with Caron Simply Soft yarn in white with an E hook. The headband was crocheted with Bernat Satin yarn in lavendar. I will work on putting together a tutorial for the flower.

Batch of Crochet Headbands

Here are some fun headbands/earwarmers I’ve been working on. They would be perfect for a Valentine’s gift or just a fun project to make for yourself. I crocheted each of these in 100% cotton yarn (except for the Delightfully Chunky Headband Earwarmer which is crocheted in a wool poly blend). If you’d like to purchase the finished product, please see my etsy shop:
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For the pattern links, please see below.

Crochet Headbands Ear warmers

Crochet Headbands Ear warmers

The pattern for the cream, burgundy, and taupe headbands is here: http://flowergirlcottage.blogspot.com/2013/09/crochet-headband-pattern.html .

Here is the pattern for the Valentine Romance Headband (pictured on the right) http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/valentine-romance-headband .

The cream flower on the read headband on the right is my original design. Here is the pattern for a very similar flower: 4-6-8 Crochet Flower .

The pattern for the flower on the cream colored Delightfully Chunky Headband Eearwarmer can be found here: http://www.hopefulhoney.com/2014/03/charmfully-chunky-flower-earwarmer.html .

Baby Girl Crochet Sunhat and Sandal Set

Wow, I have lots of friends having babies and lots of baby showers coming up.  Here is a fun little set that I recently whipped up (well, it did take a few hours) for the next baby girl shower.

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The hat pattern is (once again) from my favorite crochet pattern designer, Elizabeth Alan, entitled “Teaparty Hat“, for purchase $5.95.  If you are going to purchase a pattern, her patterns are the best I’ve come across so far.  They are very easy to follow, and her designs are just adorable!

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And I found a free pattern for the baby girl sandals.  Here is the link.

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All items were crocheted in 100% cotton yarn (I used Lily Sugar ‘n Cream).

Happy crocheting!  I will eventually list these in my etsy shop for those who would like to order a set.