Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Crochet Virginia Tech Hokie Hat for Babies/Toddlers


Well,

Last night my nephew asked me to make a Virginia Tech Hokie hat for some friends of his. They have a baby that will be a year old at Christmas. So, I was surprised that the school colors are a plum purple and burnt orange. An interesting combination.

I have never made a turkey hat before. I make owl hats all the time though. So, I just made some modifications to my owl hat and came up with the one you see below. I think it turned out pretty well.




Happy Hooking Everyone!

Friday, November 23, 2012

Crochet Christmas Stockings

Hey everyone,

I just love these crochet stockings, made in nontraditional colors. They are small to medium sized and great for stuffing small gifts or gift cards. I plan to work on the pattern and post very soon.

The finished products are available for sale in my Etsy shop. Check it out!
























Merry Christmas everyone! And.... Happy Hooking.

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Thanksgiving 2012 Weekend Sale


I'm having a SALE in my Etsy shop for Thanksgiving weekend.....

25% off everything in the shop!

Coupon Code: THANKSGIVING2012

Have a great Thanksgiving everyone..................

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Pixie Hood Hat: Free Crochet Pattern


Here is another free pattern.... I spent hours trying to figure out the correct measurements of this hat! But, I really like the end result. It is perfect for the little ones who don't like to keep hats on. There is a tie at the bottom that keeps it secured. The finished hat is available for sale in my Etsy shop.

Poochie Baby has many other patterns available for free and for sale at Ravelry, Craftsy and in the Etsy Shop. There are also versions available in the Kindle store if you prefer to use your ebook reader.


crochet pixie hat


pixie hat

The baby in the picture is my granddaughter. She is almost 11 months old and her head circumference is 17.5". This hat will probably fit a toddler up to about 16 months old. It can also be made smaller by using a smaller hook.

Pattern:

I Hook
CH 52

R1 - HDC in the second chain from hook. HDC in each stitch across. CH 2 and turn.

R2 thru R14 - HDC in each stitch across. CH 2 and turn.

R15 - HDC in each stitch across. CH 1 and turn.

R16 (trim) - SC in the first four stitches. Skip a stitch and then 5 DCs in the next stitch (this forms the scalloped edge). Skip a stitch and SC in the next stitch. Skip a stitch and 5 DCs in the next stitch. Continue to skip, SC, skip, 5 DCs until you reach the last four stitches. SC in the last four stitches. Tie off and leave a long strand of yarn.

Finishing:
Fold the hat in half and  sew the back together using the long strand of yarn left when you tied off. Turn the hat right side out and you are finished!

Bottom Tie:
Using double strands of yarn, CH 100. Tie off and secure both ends with an additional knot. Weave the tie into the bottom edge of the hat (about 1/2 inch from the bottom).

That's it!


So simple................ Happy Hooking!
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Baby Owl Blanket Pattern

Finally.... I have finished the pattern for my owl blanket. Many of you have asked for it!

This blanket can be made in so many different colors. It makes a perfect gift for a new baby and it is relatively quick to make.

Crochet Owl Blanket

Crochet Owl Blanket

The pattern is available on Craftsy - Ravelry and in my Etsy shop. If you prefer reading  patterns on your kindle, a version of this pattern is also available in the Kindle store.

Happy Hooking!

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Saturday, November 10, 2012

Free Printable Crochet Project Sheets

Hey everyone,

While searching the web today looking for some blog planner sheets, I came across these! They are very nice looking free printable sheets to keep track of your crochet projects. One is for ongoing projects and the other is a sheet that has all info for completed projects. I especially like that it has a section to place a photo and the tag from your skein of yarn.

These are available at http://momsbudget.com


Click here to print out this "Crochet Project Tracker" sheet.



Click here to print out this "Completed Crochet Project" sheet.

Mom's Budget also has other free printable sheets to keep track of craft projects such as knitting and scrapbooking. I found many great printables for the household, meal planning, budgeting, etc. Check out the site!

Happy Hooking!

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Friday, November 9, 2012

Ribbed Crochet Headband: Free Pattern


Hey everyone,

Here is a simple pattern for a ribbed crochet headband.

I am currently selling the finished products in my Etsy shop....... I also have several other patterns available for sale at Craftsy. They are in PDF format and can be downloaded right away!

crochet headband

Materials:
I Love This Yarn (from Hobby Lobby) or any worsted weight yarn
I Hook (I use Clover Soft Touch hooks)

Pattern:

CH 13
R1 - SC in the second chain from hook and in each stitch across. CH 1 and turn.
R2 thru R64 - SC in each stitch across, working in back loops only. CH 1 and turn.
R65 - SC in each stitch across, working in back loops only.

Finishing off - place the two ends together and join using a SC stitch across the edge. Tie off and weave in the ends.

That's it!..... So simple.
See my other patterns for sale at Craftsy!

Crochet Flower Headband
This pattern is for sale online from Ravelry. Ribbed flower headband with a choice of three differentflowers or interchangeable flowers. It's super easy to make and very versatile!

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Thursday, November 8, 2012

Organize Your Yarn

I have more yarn than I know what to do with! Most of it is stashed away in my hall closet. I'm not really sure what I have in there.... Every once in a while I go through the closet trying to find a particular color and I find a surprise.

In my office/workroom I've gotten into the habit of keeping my yarn in old diaper boxes. Not very decorative! So, yesterday I picked up this small shelving unit at Lowes. I have a larger version in the hall closet. This one was perfect to set up by my recliner. Now I can keep all the yarn I am actively using right in sight. It's very light weight and I can move it around wherever I need it. No more wondering what color I have and how much I have left.



Something to think about............

Happy Hooking!




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