Monday, December 2, 2013

Striped Hat with flowers

These were a request from a cousin of mine. She sent me a photo of a hat she liked and this is what I came up with. I really like how these turned out. I love the bright colors. I love the fun flowers. These are the first non-chain-daisy flower that I've ever done and I was seriously surprised at how easy they were. I added an extra row to make them bigger and I am very happy with how they turned out. 
October 4, 2013 (5)
IMG_0009October 4, 2013 (2)
October 4, 2013 (3)October 4, 2013 (4)
The hat pattern is mine, I used my 
The flower pattern can be found HERE

Thursday, November 28, 2013

Owl Phone Cozy

These are so AWESOME!!!! Seriously, cuter and cuter. This guy is my first and the only one I got to keep. I had a lot of requests for him after I posted him on my instagram so I've made a dozen of these (so far). He works up relatively quick and he's pretty simple too. I get noticed everytime I take my phone out.
This pattern is not mine, You can find this guy HERE

Sunday, November 24, 2013

Reindeer Cup Cozy

This guy is my new favorite! My daughter (who's 7) thinks Rudolph's fur should be dark brown so she's not a fan but I love him with cream fur. He's the second cup cozy I've made and I'm really starting to love these. They are easy and fun and make great gifts. Isn't he adorable!
This pattern is not mine. You can find it HERE

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Sock Monkey Cup Cozy

This is my very first attempt at a cup cozy. I'm not sure why it took me so long to get into these. I guess I wasn't really into accessories when I first started. Now I love them. They are quicker than the normal projects I do and they make great gifts. Seriously, who wouldn't want this guy stuffed in their stocking? I wasn't paying attention when I put this guys ears on so he is a bit lop-sided... but still adorable  :)IMG_0032IMG_0034
This pattern is not mine. You can find it HERE

Sunday, September 15, 2013

Barefoot Sandals

Last month... ok 2 months ago I posted about winning an awesome contest from Bizzy
Crochet. I completely forgot to link to the patterns I used to make the barefoot sandals included in that post.
These patterns are not mine.
The Stars were originally designed for babies and I am NOT baby sized so I added a few stitches here and there to make it work  :)
You can find the Hearts HERE and the Stars HERE

Friday, September 13, 2013

Happy Friday the 13th! Skull Hat (free pattern)

Yes I'm the weirdo that spends Friday the thirteenth watching scary movies.
I don't believe in bad luck but I do enjoy watching other people get all paranoid about it. Haha, my facebook feed is full of crazy and that is just the way I like it! Since I am in such a good mood I thought I would share another free pattern with you. I actually made this hat and wrote up the pattern like 2 years ago but I never thought about sharing it until today. I've made several hats so I think the pattern is good but if you see any problems, please let me know.
Ok so I call this a skull hat but what I was really trying to do was make a Jack Skellington hat. I’m a little obsessed with Tim Burton and making this hat was a must for me. Problem is, I’ve raised my kiddos to love Nightmare Before Christmas too so they’ve been stealing my hats… Which is why I've made a lot of them  :)
Blue Jack Hat 1Blue Jack Hat 2November 16, 2012 (7)November 16, 2012 (6)November 16, 2012 (8)November 16, 2012 (9)
November 17, 2012 (12)November 17, 2012 (13)
November 17, 2012 (15)November 17, 2012 (16)November 17, 2012 (17)November 17, 2012 (18)
J hook
3 colors worsted weight yarn (each time I’ve made this hat, I’ve used black, white and an accent color)
Now I did 2 versions, One solid (the green one) and one more “holey” (the teal blue one) The directions I have below are for the more solid one. If you like the look of the other one you simply replace every 2 dc with a 1 dc, ch 1
Example: (keep in mind for example that the beginning ch 2 counts as first dc)
Row 1: (solid) ch 2, 19 dc into circle, sl st to beginning ch 2 (20 st)
Row 1: (with holes) ch 3, 1 dc, ch1 - 9 times into circle, sl st into beginning ch 2 (20 st)
Solid hat will end up feeling a lot wider at the top then the holey one but the bottom of the hat (rim around four head) will measure out the same.
Ok now onto the Solid pattern:
*With color A, ch 5 and sl st into a circle.
Row 1: Ch 2 (counts as first dc here and throughout pattern) dc 19 into circle. sl st to starting ch (end all rows this way) (20 st)
Row 2: ch 2, dc in same st, 2 dc in each st around. (40 st)
Row 3: Using color C, ch 2, dc in same st, 1 dc in next st, 2 dc in next st. Repeat 1-2-1-2 pattern around (60 st)
Row 4: ch 2, dc in each st around
Row 5: Using color A, repeat row 4
Row 6: Using color B, repeat row 4
Row 7: Using color A, repeat row 4
Row 8-9: Using color C, repeat row 4
Row 10-12: repeat rows 5 through 7 with same colors
FO, weave in ends.
For Skull face:
Using white, make a magic ring
Row 1: dc 15 into ring
Row 2: ch 2, dc into same st, 2 dc in each st after
Row 3: ch 2, dc into same st, 2 dc in next st, 1 dc in next. repeat 2-2-1-2-2-1 pattern around. FO, pull ring tight and weave in ends.
For eyes (make 2)
Using black, make a magic ring
Row 1: dc 15 into ring
Row 2: ch 2, dc into same st, 2 dc into each st around
FO, pull ring tight and weave in ends
NOTE: on the eyes for the “holey” hat, I only did one row. You can make your eyes big or small, it’s really up to your personal preference.
Sew eyes onto skull. Stitch in nose and mouth with black yarn. Sew skull into place on hat and weave in ends.

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

I won!

OK I know it’s been a long while since I posted and it’s rude of me to post just to show off… but I can’t help it. I never win things so this is exciting to me plus I wanna give some love to the awesome lady that made me a winner.
Last week I won a free gift basket from Bizzy Crochet. She shipped it to me quickly and I have already begun to play with it. Her site is super fun and you should all go check it out here. Also go find her on facebook!
Check it out:
The basket itself folds up. How cool is that? Plus I LOOOOVE the color! My six year has already called dibs on the book marks (I’m so proud of her and her love of books) IMG_0231
I love that she has her own stitch marker and hook, They are so cute! And I love the bees. And it’s an H hook! My favorite  :)  … not sure why but I’ve been favoring H’s for months so this baby will get some use. IMG_0232IMG_0234IMG_0235IMG_0236
I looked for some fun summer patterns and decided my first project will be a couple of barefoot sandals. I’ve only made them once before and I sent them to a friend so I never got to enjoy them. These are for me! :)
Thanks so much Bizzy Crochet!
And for those of you wondering, no, I have not stopped crocheting. I’ve finished loads of projects and a couple patterns. I just haven’t had time to post. My blog will be back to being busy when the weather gets cold again :)

Thursday, January 31, 2013

Heartbeat Skully Hat

I recently got the chance to a test another pattern for the awesome Julie. I’m sure you all remember the awesome sparkler bag… that I accidentally destroyed…Anyways this time, there was no hot wax in sight! I made sure of it  :)
This pattern is so lovely. When I first saw the photos of this hat, I thought “How did she do that?” It’s actually easier then it looks, I promise  :)  The Heartbeat Skully hat is a quick and super cute skull cap. I chose to test this pattern with Halloween colors (Shocker, I know) Actually my son picked them out. I really love the tiny splashes of color peeking through the black. It’s definitely a project I will make again. Included in her directions is the version I made and a longer slouchy version (that I am also making) The pattern is currently available on Ravelry for the low price of just 4 bucks.
My kiddos were in no posing mood so at first I had to use Baby Bear… Then my son got jealous of all the attention baby bear was getting so he let me snap a few of him too  :) (links to pattern are below my photos)
January 27, 2013 (19)January 27, 2013 (2)January 27, 2013 (3)January 27, 2013 (6)January 27, 2013 (10)January 27, 2013 (11)January 27, 2013 (18)
Isn’t this hat adorable?
This pattern is not mine. You can buy it HERE and Check out Julie’s blog HERE

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Stripped Earflap Hat with braids (free pattern)

This hat is a quick and easy, warm and comfy, hat that is a must have for the winter season.
November 16, 2012 (11)November 16, 2012 (12)
November 17, 2012 (7)November 17, 2012 (8)
November 17, 2012 (9)
Supplies needed:
Worsted weight yarn (2 colors) For the two hats shown, I used Red Heart Solids in White, Blue, Red and Black
size K 6.50 mm hook
Hat Pattern:
*using color A, ch 5 and sl st together to form a circle
Row 1: ch 2 (counts as first hdc here and throughout pattern) hdc 9 around and sl st last st into first st (end all rows this way) (10 st)
Row 2: ch 2, 1 hdc in same st, 2 hdc in each st after. (20 st)
Row 3: With color B, ch 2, 1 hdc in same st, 1 hdc in next st, 2 hdc in next st. Repeat 1-2-1-2 pattern around. (30 st)
Row 4: Repeat row 3 (45 st)
Row 5: With color A, repeat row 3 (66 st)
Row 6: Ch 2, 1 hdc in each st around.
Row 7-8: With color B, repeat row 6
Row 9-10: With color A, repeat row 6
Row 11-12: With color B, repeat row 6
Row 13-14: With color A, repeat row 6
Row 15: With color B, repeat row 6
Row 16: (earflap row) ch 2, hdc 22
*ch 2, turn.
sk 1 st, 8 hdc, ch 2, turn.
sk 1 st, 7 hdc, ch 2, turn.
sk 1 st, 6 hdc, ch 2, turn.
sk 1 st, 5 hdc, ch 2, turn.
sk 1 st, 4 hdc*
sl st down earflap toward the front of the hat.
hdc 32, repeat between **
sl st down toward back of hat. hdc to end of row.
Row 17: With color A, 1 hdc in each st around. FO, weave in ends.
For braids:
I cut 24 strands of yarn,12 for each braid. Half of color A and half of color B. You can make them whatever length you want. Mine were about 30 inches each.