Monday, July 15, 2019

Everything Is Peachy Hat & Booties...

The past couple months has really been busy on my home front.  I've worked on quite a few crochet projects, but I've been really lax in updating my blog with the patterns.  I'm hoping to get caught up over the next few weeks.

I know some of you have asked about the hat and booties set I made for my Everything Is Peachy Blanket.  So, ask and it shall be given!!!!

Enjoy...
Everything Is Peachy Hat & Booties...
Size: 0-3 Months (15.5" head circumference)

Materials:
--6.0mm (Hat) & 3.5mm (Booties) hooks
--#4 worsted weight yarn in peach, gray and white (I used I Love This Yarn from Hobby Lobby)
--1 faux fur pom
--tapestry needle 

U.S. Stitch Abbreviations:
Ch:  chain
Sl st:  slip stitch
St:  stitch(es)
SC:  single crochet
DC:  double crochet
HHDC:  herringbone half double crochet
Rep:  repeat
Sk:  skip
MR:  magic ring
FO:  fasten off

Special Stitch:
Herringbone Half Double Crochet Stitch:  Yarn over, insert hook into next stitch or chain, yarn over, draw through stitch or chain and first loop on hook; yarn over and pull remaining two loops on hook through.

Crab Stitch (Reverse Stitch):  Work single crochet stitches in reverse.  


Directions:
Hat:
*

1.  With peach yarn, 8 HHDC into MR.  Sl st join to first st and Ch1.  (8)
2.  2 HHDC into each st around.  Sl st join to first st and Ch1.  (16)
3.  2 HHDC in the first st, 1 HHDC in the next st.  Rep around.  Sl st join to first st and Ch1.  (24)
4.  2 HHDC in the first st, 1 HHDC in the next 2 st.  Rep around.  Sl st join to first st and Ch1.  (32)
5.  2 HHDC in the first st, 1 HHDC in the next 3 st.  Rep around.  Sl st join to first st and Ch1.  (40)
6.  2 HHDC in the first st, 1 HHDC in the next 4 st.  Rep around.  Sl st  join to the first st and FO peach yarn.  Weave ends.  (48)
7.  Join white yarn in any st and ch1.  *SC and DC in the first st, Sk the next st.* Rep from * to * around.  Sl st join to first st and Ch2.  (48)
8.  *DC in the first st, SC in the next st.* Rep from * to * around.  Sl st join to first st and Ch1.  (48)
9.  Rep #7.  (48)
10.  Rep #8.  At the end of this Round, FO white yarn and weave ends.  (48)
11.  Join gray yarn in any stitch and Ch1.  HHDC in each st around.  Sl st join to first st and Ch1.  (48)
12.  HHDC in each st around.  Sl st join to first st and Ch1.  (48)
13.  For the final round, I used the Crab Stitch.  If desired, you can work the single crochet stitches as normal.

Add the pom and you're all done!!!!

Booties:

For the booties, I used Ellie the Elephant Baby Bootie free pattern by hopefulhoney.com.  I did add an extra round of SC stitches and omitted the camel stitch round.

I added little yarn poms to mine.  I used the gray and white yarn.  I held the 2 colors together and  wrapped around 3 of my fingers 10-15 times.  I tied a double knot in the center, trimmed ends and attached to the center front of the booties.

You could also add bows, if you’d prefer.  For bows, just make a magic ring and Ch2.  Then add  2 HHDC stitches into the MR.  Sl st into MR.  Ch2.  2 HHDC stitches into the MR.  Sl st into MR.  FO and leave a long tail.  Pull tail to close center.  Wrap tail around the center of the bow.  Be sure to leave enough tail to attach to the top front of each bootie.


And here is my super cute Everything Is Peachy Lovey...
Happy Crocheting...

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Saturday, July 6, 2019

Everything Is Peachy Lovey...

I was asked to make a “Lovey-sized” version of my Everything Is Peachy Baby Blanket.  This Lovey measures 14” x 14”.  The combination of peach, grey and white yarn is just so pretty.

I decided to design and add a mouse head with arms to the center of it.  I wanted to turn my Lovey into a cute animal, but not the everyday favorite animals...lol.  So, with my own twist, I settled on a mouse.  The real thing may not be cute and cuddly but this Lovey sure is...

I used a 6.0mm hook for the Lovey portion and a 4.5mm hook for the mouse head and arms.  I decided on buttons for the eyes and nose, instead of animal eyes since this is for a baby and I felt the buttons provided a more secure safety measure.  But, this is optional and your choice.  I embroidered the whiskers and mouth with black thread.  And, of course, I had to add a little “fuzzy” hair and bow.

Isn’t she so cute?  Well, I hope you all will enjoy this pattern.

Everything Is Peachy Lovey
Size:  14” x 14”

Materials:
--4.5mm & 6.0mm hooks
--#4 worsted weight yarn in peach, gray and white (I used I Love This Yarn from Hobby Lobby)
--small amount of Poly-fil
--3 buttons (2 for the eyes and 1 for the nose)
--black embroidery thread
--tapestry needle 

U.S. Stitch Abbreviations:
Ch:  chain
Sl st:  slip stitch
St:  stitch(es)
SC:  single crochet
SC2tog:  single crochet 2 stitches together
DC:  double crochet
HHDC:  herringbone half double crochet

Rep:  repeat
MR:  magic ring
FO:  fasten off

Special Stitch:
Herringbone Half Double Crochet Stitch:  Yarn over, insert hook into next stitch or chain, yarn over, draw through stitch or chain and first loop on hook; yarn over and pull remaining two loops on hook through.

Here is the link to my video tutorial for the Herringbone Half Double Crochet Stitch.

Directions:
Lovey:
1.  With 6.0mm hook and peach yarn, ch 39.  HHDC in 2nd ch from hook and across.  Ch1 and turn.  (38)
2-6.  HHDC in each st across.  Ch1 and turn.  At the end of Row 6, FO peach and join white yarn.  Ch1.  (38)
7.  With white yarn, *SC in the first st, DC in the next st.* Rep from * to * across.  Ch1 and turn.
8-9.  Rep #7.  At the end of Row 9, FO white and join gray yarn.  Ch1.  (38)
10.  With gray yarn, HHDC in each st across.  Ch1 and turn.  (38)
11-15.  Rep #10.  At the end of Row 11, FO gray and join white yarn.  Ch1.  (38)
16-18.  With white yarn, Rep #7.  At the end of Row 18, FO white and join peach yarn.  Ch1.  (38)
19-24.  HHDC in each st across.  Ch1 and turn.  At the end of Row 24, FO and join white yarn.  Ch1.  (38)
25-27.  White white yarn, *SC in the first st, DC in the next st.* Rep from * to * across.  Ch1 and turn.  At the end of Row 27, FO white and join gray yarn.  Ch1.  (38)
28-33.  With gray yarn, HHDC in each st across.  Ch1 and turn.  (38)
Border:
34.  With gray yarn, SC in each st around, placing 3 SC in each corner.  Sl st join to first st and FO.  Weave ends.


Mouse Head:
The mouse head is worked in the round.  So, use a stitch marker to keep track of the first/last stitch of each round.  
1.  With 4.5mm hook and gray yarn, 6 SC into MR. (6)
2.  2 SC in each st around.  (12)
3.  2 SC in first st, 1 SC in next st.  (18)
4.  2 SC in first st, 1 SC in next 2 st.  (24)
5.  2 SC in first st, 1 SC in next 3 st.  (30)
6-10.  1 SC in each st around.  (30)
11.  *SC2tog, 1 SC in next 3 st.* Rep from * to * around.  (24)
12.  *SC2tog, 1 SC in next 2 st.*  Rep from * to * around.  (18)
13.  Firmly stuff head with Poly-fil
14.  *SC2tog, 1 SC in next st.*  Rep from * to * around.  (12)
15.  SC2tog.  Rep around.  Sl st join to first st and FO.  Leave a long tail.  (6)
16.  Weave tail in and out of last round to close up opening.  Leave a long tail for attaching to the Lovey.   

Ears (make 2):
1.  With 4.5mm hook and peach yarn, 6 SC into MR.  (6)
2.  2 SC in each st around.  FO peach and join gray yarn.  (12)
3.  With gray yarn, 2 SC in first st, 1 SC in next st.  Rep around.  Sl st join to first st and FO.  Leave a long tail for attaching.
4.  Attach ears on each side between Rounds 4-6.  

Arms (make 2):
1.  With 4.5mm hook and white yarn, 6 SC into MR.  (6)
2.  2 SC in first st, 1 SC in next 2 st.  Sl st join to first st and FO white yarn.  (9)
3.  Join gray yarn in any st and ch 1.  1 SC in each st around.  (9)
4-7.  1 SC in each st around.  At the end of Round 7, sl st join to first st and FO.  Leave a tail for attaching.
8.  Attach arms at the center bottom of the Mouse's head.  (Note:  you can attach arms either before or after attaching the head to the blanket portion)

Hair:
With gray yarn, I joined strands to the center top and tied in a double knot.  I then used the tapestry needle to fray yarn.  I then trimmed to make sure all of the strands were equal in height.

Facial features:
I used 2 peach buttons for the eyes and 1 black button for the nose.  I attached the buttons first.  I then used embroider yarn to make the whiskers and the mouth.

Hairbow:
1.  With 4.5mm hook and peach yarn, I made a MR and ch3.  2 DC into MR.  Sl st join into MR.  Ch3.  2 DC into MR.  Sl st join into MR.  I then pulled tail to close.  FO and leave a long tail.  I used the tail to wrap around the center of the bow.  Make sure to leave enough tail for attaching to the Mouse's head.  I just attached mine in front of one of the ear's.   

Attaching Mouse Head:
Now you are ready to attach your head to the center of your blanket (Rows 16-18).

And, that's it for this super cute "Everything Is Peachy" Mouse Lovey!!!

Enjoy...

Happy Crocheting...

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Wednesday, June 26, 2019

Glory Beach Blanket

Hey Guys!!!  With summer in full swing here in North Carolina, I wanted to share a few pictures of a recent project I completed.  The yarn reminds me so much of "Old Glory," that I aptly named this design, Glory Beach Blanket.

This blanket is the perfect size for the beach.  Place on a lounge chair or on the sand to catch some sunrays.  This fun size is different and sure to stand out wherever you go.

I plan to get my blog updated soon with the pattern.  So, click on the pin button in the left hand corner OR you can click on any picture below to save this link!!!!  Check back often for pattern availability.

Until then,
Happy Crocheting...  

Glory Beach Blanket






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Sunday, June 23, 2019

Grilled Calzone Sandwich Recipe

On Saturday, I made homemade Calzones for dinner.  Well, today, after church, I noticed I still had all the ingredients for Calzones but no pizza crusts.  And, since I love a grilled cheese sandwich, my mind started spinning with making a “Grilled Calzone Sandwich.”  And, to my delight, it turned out so yummy.  Although my blog is primarily crafting-related, I wanted to share the simplicity and yumminess of this Sandwich.  Now, if you’re looking for low fat and low calories this isn’t the recipe for you, but if you want a “comfort food” lunch to enjoy, then give it a try....



Grilled Calzone Sandwich Recipe
Quick, Simple and Easy Lunch.  Yummy Oozing cheese.  Delicious!!!  This is a wonderful alternative/variation to eating a Grilled Cheese Sandwich.

Prep. Time:  10 mins

Cook Time:  3 - 4 mins

Ingredients:
—2 slices of sandwich bread
—1 slice of salami
—4 slices pepperoni
—2 teaspoons pizza sauce
—toppings:  sliced black olives, banana peppers, sliced mushrooms, diced bell pepper, diced onion
—shredded mozzarella cheese
—Olive Oil spray

Directions:
1.  Preheat burner and then turn to medium heat.
2.  Spray frying pan and place one slice of bread.
3.  Layer in the following order:  salami, pepperoni, toppings, sauce and last cheese.  Place second slice of bread on top.



4.  Lightly spray bread with spray.
5.  Cook for 1 1/2 - 2 mins on each side, giving time for the cheese to melt.

6.  Enjoy this tasty Sandwich. 

NOTE:  Add as few or as much toppings as you like.  

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Thursday, June 13, 2019

Deer Lovey

I made this super cute "Deer Lovey" a few months ago for my little baby cousin, Kaden, in Texas.  And, he is enjoying this as much as I enjoyed making it.  I hope you all will enjoy it as well.  It's super easy to make.

Quick AND Easy = my kind of projects!!!

I used #4 worsted weight yarn, "I Love This Yarn," from Hobby Lobby in several colors.  You can use any yarn brand of your choosing; just note, there may be a slight variation in overall size.  But, that is no biggie!!!

Deer Lovey
Size:

Materials:

U.S. Stitch Abbreviations:

Directions:





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Everything is Peachy Baby Blanket...


I have been forever behind on getting my blog updated with all of the new patterns I have been working on.  Springtime has just been busy around the house, with home schooling my grandson, umpiring baseball and working on new projects.

And, then deciphering my scribbled notes has proved to be a little time consuming...lol.  I made this design for a co-worker of my hubby's for a baby shower gift.  And, I absolutely love the combination of peach, white and gray.  It is so girly and just happy colors.

I used #4 worsted weight yarn, "I Love This Yarn," from Hobby Lobby.

“Everything is Peachy” Baby Blanket Pattern
Size:  30” x 36”

Materials for the Blanket:
-- 6.0mm hook
--1 skein each of #4 worsted weight yarn in Light Peach, White and Gray (I used “I Love This Yarn,” from Hobby Lobby)
--tapestry needle for weaving

U.S. Stitch Abbreviations:
Ch:  chain
St:  stitch(es)
Sl st:  slip stitch
SC:  single crochet
HHDC:  herringbone half double crochet
DC:  double crochet
Rep:  repeat
FO:  fasten off

Directions:
1.  With Peach, Ch101. HHDC in 2nd ch from hook and each ch across.  Ch1 and turn.  (100)
2-15.  1 HHDC in each st across.  Ch1 and turn.  At the end of Row 15, FO Peach yarn and join White yarn and Ch1.  (100)
16.  With White yarn, *1 SC in the first st, 1 DC in the next st.* Rep from * to * across.  Ch1 and turn.  (100)
17-25.  Rep #16.  At the end of Row 25, FO White yarn and join Gray yarn with a Ch1.  (100)
26.  With Gray yarn, 1 HHDC in each st across.  Ch1 and turn.  (100)
27-40. Rep #26.  At the end of Row 40, FO Gray yarn and join White yarn with a Ch1.  (100)
41.  With White yarn, *1 SC in the first st, 1 DC in the next st.* Rep from * to * across.  Ch1 and turn.  (100)
42-50.  Rep #41.  At the end of Row 25, FO White yarn and join Peach yarn with a Ch1.  (100)

51.  With Peach yarn, 1 HHDC in each ch across.  Ch1 and turn.  (100)
52-65.  1 HHDC in each st across.  Ch1 and turn.  At the end of Row 65, FO Peach yarn and join White yarn and Ch1.  (100)
66.  With White yarn, *1 SC in the first st, 1 DC in the next st.* Rep from * to * across.  Ch1 and turn.  (100)
67-75.  Rep #66.  At the end of Row 75, FO White yarn and join Gray yarn with a Ch1.  (100)
76.  With Gray yarn, 1 HHDC in each st across.  Ch1 and turn.  (100)
77-90. Rep #26.  At the end of Row 90, Ch 1 and turn.  (100)
Border:
1.  With Gray yarn, 1 SC in each st around, placing 3 SC st in each corner.  Sl st join to the first st and FO.  Weave ends.

And, that's it for my gorgeous "Everything is Peachy" Baby Blanket.  Enjoy!!!



I had enough yarn leftover to make a matching hat and booties in newborn-sized.  I used an oversized gray pom for the hat and made small yarn poms for the booties.  I just think the hat and booties are so super cute to go with this blanket.

Here is the LINK to my Everything Is Peachy Hat & Booties...

And, here is my LINK to myEverything Is Peachy Lovey... 

Happy Crocheting...

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Cocoa Moss Stitch Blanket

First off, this gorgeous Fall blanket takes a little time to make using the Moss Stitch, but it is so worth it.  Look how beautiful the colors look.

I used the Sugarwheel yarn from Hobby Lobby in "Go Go Cocoa" to work on this project with a 5.0mm hook. 




Happy Crocheting...