Saturday, December 21, 2013

Fun Winter Hats for Kids

Hey everyone....... I"ve been really busy with Christmas orders. Boot cuffs are very popular this time of year! But I have also made some special winter hats. Not only is this the holiday season, it is also birthday time for two of my grandkids..... The baby girl is turning two the day after Christmas and my oldest is turning four in the middle of January. Joni is all about cats! So, she is having a kitty party, complete with a new Hello Kitty hat. Seth has decided that he wants a Batman Hat, but with blue on it. I also made some hats for special little kiddos.

Here is what I have so far:


Superhero Hat for Boys
Batman Hat
Crochet Hat for Girls
Monster High Hat
Crochet Hats for Girls
Koala Hat and Hello Kitty Hat
Minnie Mouse Hat for Girls
Minnie House Hat

If you are interested in any of these hats, the cost is $25 + $3.20 shipping. Just send me an email or visit my Etsy shop to request a custom order (if I don't have a listing already).

Happy Holidays and Happy Hooking!

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Sunday, November 24, 2013

OOAK Cell Phone Cases

New cell phone cases added to the shop! 

Cell phones cases in Poochie Baby's Etsy shop.


tribal art cell phone case

These original phone cases begin as a plastic, snap on case. Sometimes I need to take a break from crocheting to create something different. I just love these cases! Some incorporate my crochet work with the crochet thread flowers. I also created a tribal art case that is completely hand drawn. You can visit the Etsy shop to see all of the cases I currently have available.

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Sunday, November 17, 2013

Free Crochet Pattern for Granny Striped Baby Afghan

free crochet pattern for granny afghan
Free Crochet Pattern for Granny Stripe Blanket

Hey everyone!............. I wrapped up the pattern for my new owl afghan a couple of days ago and decided to post a new free pattern.

This striped granny afghan works great for babies! It is also the perfect lap afghan size for adults. If making this blanket for a baby, you can match the colors to the nursery. The finished blanket measures approximately 31 x 38 inches when complete (if using a three color scheme). You can always modify the width by adding rows. Just work out the number of rows per color before you begin. I usually start and finish the rows with the same color.

When using three colors, you will need one 7 oz. skein of yarn per color. The blanket I decided to make while working out this pattern is made in many different colors though. Needless to say, I have a lot of yarn left over from other projects. A good portion of it has too much left on the skein to be considered SCRAP but it's not really enough to use on another large project. So, I gathered these skeins to make this blanket. It worked out perfect even though the colors don't match at all!! I used each color to make three rows on the blanket. I would estimate that it took about 2 oz. of yarn for three row section.

So........... on to the pattern!

Materials:
  • Three 7 oz. skeins of yarn in your preferred colors or approximately 2 oz. of yarn in each color for every three row section
  • H Hook

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CH 150

R1 - DC in the third chain from the hook. Skip two stitches and 3 DC in the next stitch. Skip two stitches and 3 DC in the next stitch. Continue to skip two stitches and 3 DC in the next stitch across the row. When you reach the last three stitches, skip two stitches and 1 DC in the last stitch.

free crochet pattern for granny afghan

R2 - CH 2 and 2 DC in the same chain space. 3 DC in the next chain space, 3 DC in the next chain space. Continue this pattern across the row until you reach the end. At the end of the row, 1 DC in the last stitch.

crochet pattern for granny blanket

R3 - Repeat R2

*Switch Color


granny afghan pattern

R4 thru R6 - Repeat R2

*Switch Color

R7 thru R9 - Repeat R2

*Switch color

R10 thru R12 - Repeat R2

*Switch Color

R13 thru R15 - Repeat R2

*Switch Color

R16 thru R18 - Repeat R2

*Switch Color

R19 thru R21 - Repeat R2

*Switch Color

R22 thru R24 - Repeat R2

*Switch Color

R25 thru R27 - Repeat R2

*Switch Color

R28 thru R30 - Repeat R2

*Switch Color

R31 thru R33 - Repeat R2

*Switch Color

R34 thru R36 - Repeat R2

*Switch Color

R37 thru R39 - Repeat R2

*Switch Color

R40 thru R42 - Repeat R2

*Switch Color

R43 thru R45 - Repeat R2

*Switch Color

R46 thru R48 - Repeat R2

Edging:

Ch 1 and SC all the way around the blanket.


Afghans in many colors
Striped granny blankets in many colors

Finished!!


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Saturday, November 9, 2013

One Skein Baby Blanket Crochet Pattern

One 7oz skein of yarn is all you need!

Hey guys! Here is another Poochie Baby original pattern for a "One Skein" baby blanket. These blankets are so affordable to make and experienced crocheters can stitch one up in a day.

The finished blanket measures 20 x 21 inches. The perfect size for newborns, preemies, reborns or baby dolls. The blanket would also work well as a changing pad or to use for tummy time.

The easiest way to purchase this pattern is right here.... buy now ! The PDF pattern will be downloaded from Ravelry. 

Remember: All of Poochie Baby's pattern are written in an easy to understand style. Many patterns are difficult to read. I try to make it simple and add pictures where needed to illustrate the stitches. And, I am also just an email or facebook message away if you have questions about a particular pattern.

Here are a couple of examples of the finished blanket.


Make a blanket with one skein of yarn
One skein baby blanket pattern for 4.50 buy now!
One Skein Baby Blanket Pattern
One skein baby blanket pattern for $4.50 buy now!


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Thursday, November 7, 2013

Crochet Owl Receiving Blanket Pattern

This big eyed owl blanket is so easy to make. And, the end result is adorable! This blanket can be custom made to match any nursery. Just think of all the possibilities.

The finished blanket is a perfect receiving blanket sized. It will last for years and be a great keepsake for special little babies.

Here are some examples of the blankets I have made using this pattern:


crochet owl blanket pattern
Pink, gray and white owl blanket. Pattern: $4.50 buy now!
 Modified picot edge and color row combinations. Not shown in pattern.
owl blanket crochet pattern
Pink, black and white owl blanket. Pattern: $4.50 buy now!
 Modified picot edge and color row combinations. Not shown in pattern.
crochet owl blanket pattern
Yellow, gray and white owl blanket. Pattern: $4.50 buy now!
Simple single crochet edge and color row combinations. Not shown in pattern.
crochet owl blanket pattern
Purple, brown and white owl blanket.
Pattern: $4.50 buy now!
The pattern has this row color combinations
and blanket edging.
crochet owl blanket pattern
Purple, green and white owl blanket.
Pattern: $4.50 buy now!
The pattern has this row color combinations
and blanket edging.
blue and green owl blanket
Blue, green and white owl blanket. Pattern: $4.50 buy now!
Modified picot edge and color row combinations. Not shown in pattern.
crochet owl blanket pattern
Blue, yellow and white owl blanket. Pattern: $4.50 buy now!
Modified picot edge and color row combinations. Not shown in pattern.
These pictures show the blanket with three different edgings.... The blanket in the pattern has the looped, ruffle edge. It is possible to modify the edges as you like to suit your needs.


Happy Hooking!


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Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Make a Baby Blanket with One Skein of Yarn

One Skein Baby Blanket: 7oz Skein is all you need!

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I just love this little blanket! It is the perfect size for newborns, preemies and dolls. I have found that the best yarn to use is "I Love This Yarn" from Hobby Lobby. It is super soft and very affordable. There are also so many colors to choose from.

Make one of these blankets in a day....... Great for last minute baby shower gifts.


one skein baby blanket
One Skein Baby Blanket Pattern

easy baby blanket pattern
Easy Baby Blanket Pattern
You can purchase this pattern directly from this page through Ravelry. The cost for the pattern is $4.50 and it will be available for immediate download. Just click buy now to purchase!



Happy Hooking!

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.

If you would like to see some of the items I make and sell, visit the Poochie Baby Etsy shop.

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Poochie Baby's posts are separated into categories. You can subscribe to get ALL posts or to just certain categories that interest you. All posts related to crafty things or planning..... but I do know that not all crocheters are interested in stationary and not all planners are interested in crochet!
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