Saturday, June 25, 2016

Crochet Princess Toddler/Kids Aprons (for playing dress-up or as a costume). 2T - 5 size.

UPDATE:  10/4/16 -- FINALLY, I have posted the pattern for this APRON.  Check out today's post...If you make this, please share your pics.  I would love to see them.  Also, I typed up this pattern at 5:30 am this morning and was reading my scribbled notes from months ago (which is not easy...lol) and with minimal light since my grandson spent the night and was sleeping.  So, my apologies on the delay of posting this and if there are any errors or confusion.  Please feel free to comment or email me with any questions.
Pattern Link:


UPDATE:  9/21/16 -- my apologies on my delay in posting this pattern for anyone who may be interested in it.  I will make every effort to have this pattern available within the next day or two.  If you need it before then, please feel free to comment or send me an email request...

I started working on these aprons a few months back.  I came up with my own pattern.  I have my notes and graph in a pile and will eventually get the pattern typed up and made available.  I couldn't find any crocheted character aprons that I liked on Pinterest or searching the web.  My granddaughter loves princesses and playing dress up.  So, I started with Snow White and Ariel (my granddaughter's name is Arielle...lol)

I think this pattern is very easy to complete, even for the beginner, and can be altered into any character you want.  The size ranges between 2T - 5.  Tots and kids will enjoy this for playing dress-up, helping mommy in the kitchen or as a costume.

I had been holding off on posting this for a few months now since I'm planning to make a matching chef hat to go with it.  But, with our pending move to our new house next week, I'm trying to get organized and a little clutter-free.

I hope my design encourages you to give it a go.  Like I said, it may be a couple weeks before I get to post the pattern.

If you do use my pattern design, I just ask that you don't copy/post my pics or pattern, but link back to my blog.  You may make, sell or give away your completed projects.  Thanks so much...

Snow White Apron

Ariel Apron

 

Crochet Princess Toddler/Kids Aprons (for playing dress-up or as a costume). 2T - 5 size.

UPDATE:  10/4/16 -- FINALLY, I have posted the pattern for this APRON.  Check out today's post...If you make this, please share your pics.  I would love to see them.  Also, I typed up this pattern at 5:30 am this morning and was reading my scribbled notes from months ago (which is not easy...lol) and with minimal light since my grandson spent the night and was sleeping.  So, my apologies on the delay of posting this and if there are any errors or confusion.  Please feel free to comment or email me with any questions.

Pattern Link:
https://rilla2u.blogspot.com/2016/10/crochet-apron-snow-white.html?m=1


UPDATE:  9/21/16 -- my apologies on my delay in posting this pattern for anyone who may be interested in it.  I will make every effort to have this pattern available within the next day or two.  If you need it before then, please feel free to comment or send me an email request...

I started working on these aprons a few months back.  I came up with my own pattern.  I have my notes and graph in a pile and will eventually get the pattern typed up and made available.  I couldn't find any crocheted character aprons that I liked on Pinterest or searching the web.  My granddaughter loves princesses and playing dress up.  So, I started with Snow White and Ariel (my granddaughter's name is Arielle...lol)

I think this pattern is very easy to complete, even for the beginner, and can be altered into any character you want.  The size ranges between 2T - 5.  Tots and kids will enjoy this for playing dress-up, helping mommy in the kitchen or as a costume.

I had been holding off on posting this for a few months now since I'm planning to make a matching chef hat to go with it.  But, with our pending move to our new house next week, I'm trying to get organized and a little clutter-free.

I hope my design encourages you to give it a go.  Like I said, it may be a couple weeks before I get to post the pattern.

If you do use my pattern design, I just ask that you don't copy/post my pics or pattern, but link back to my blog.  You may make, sell or give away your completed projects.  Thanks so much...

Snow White Apron

Ariel Apron

 

Crochet Cardigan - Long and Fashionable for the Ladies

I fell in love with this cardigan when I first saw it a few months back in my quarterly 2016 Crochet World magazine.  I decided to use a lightweight yarn I had on hand in the color Bashful that I had purchased from Hobby Lobby in the baby yarns.

I'm not very photogenic and I think taking selfies just makes me look even more awful, but I wanted to show you all the cardigan on me and not on my bed...lol.  I added some cute elephant buttons that I found on clearance sale at Hancock Fabrics.
 



 
Since it was in Crochet World magazine, I didn't think I would see a free pattern link to it, but, alas, I have found a link.  If you give this a go, please comment and post a pic on my blog.  Thanks so much:

Crocheted Cardigan/Tops for Women...

A few months ago, I went on a cardigan frenzy, making them with a super easy pattern that I found on Pinterest - but, like usual, I tweaked the pattern to change to my liking and used a different yarn.  I don't know about you, but some of the yarns listed on some patterns, I've never heard of, or maybe I'm just a little too country...lol!!!  Anyway, I'm a big Hobby Lobby supporter.  I literally feel like a kid in a toy store when I'm there.  I can spend hours just walking the aisles and looking for the deals.  When I'm stressed, feeling down, need inspired or looking for friendly staff to chat with, I can always count on my local Hobby Lobby store of coming through for me.

I have to say, "I Love This Yarn" has got to be one of my favorite yarns to work with.  Of course, I enjoy Vanna's Choice, Bernat, Red Heart, and Lion Brand and so, so, so many more yarns, but "I Love This Yarn" is soft, reasonably priced and always readily available.  So, I find myself tweaking a lot of patterns to accommodate this yarn.








Friday, June 24, 2016

Crocheted C2C wool pillow...recyling is always good!!!!

Front side

Back side


 I crocheted this pillow covering using some gorgeous bulky yarn (#5) by Yarn Bee in Harlequin that I found on clearance sale at Hobby Lobby.  I used the C2C method - HDC with ch 2 and ch 5 on each increase row.  I completed 15 rows before starting the decrease rows.  I completed 3 rows of sc with 3 sc in each corner for the border...The back side was completed the same way, using acrylic yarn by Yarn Bee in Rain Forest Tender Touch...

   
OLD becomes NEW again...instead of out with the old, it's recycle the old...
   

Crocheted Hooded Capelet
This capelet was really easy and quick.  I completed this in one evening.  I used Super Bulky (#6) in black and soft taupe and a size 8mm hook.  I made this pattern up as I was crocheting.  I used HDC st throughout.  I started with a FHDC and just wrapped it around my shoulders and added two inches.  I only did a chain 1 at the start of each row - I added an HDC into the first stitch of every row.  I just kept adding rows until I was happy with the length.  I then ran out of soft taupe so I went back and added 2 rows of black at the bottom.  At the top, I joined the black yarn and completed two rows across.  I then turned, ch1 and ss into first ten stitches.  I completed HDC's across, leaving the last ten stitches undone.  I completed a total of 19 rows with black (this includes the initial two rows of black) and then used a tapestry needle to join the black ends at the center to form the hood.  This made my hood a little big - but I like it that way.  You can adjust the length and width of the hood to your liking.  To finish this up, I added 2 rows of sc down each side of the front; on the left side I made a buttonhole by chaining 3 and skipping 3 stitches on the first row and then on the second row, I sc 3 stitches into the ch 3.  Added a decorative button that I got on clearance sale from Hancock Fabrics.  This is super soft and was a lot of fun to create. 

This is just what I came up with and...well, it works for me!!!  lol
I completed the remaining elephant items to go with the elephant blanket to give as a gift to one of my daughter-in-law's sister, who is having a little boy in August. 

It's funny that I had already completed the diaper cover and hat when I ran into her at the grocery store and she said, "I'm glad I ran into you, I just saw something on Pinterest and was going to text you to see if you could make something like it for the baby's first pics..."  Lol!!!  I had to reveal that I had already made her a set...

She hasn't seen any of the items I've made but she knows...I think she will be thrilled with her gift. 









Crocheted Batman cape and hat...
 I made this Batman set for my daughter-in-law to give to her friend's son for his 3rd birthday last week.  I'm told he loved his gift.  I'm glad.  The logo was quite trying to complete...lol!!!


The last few weeks has been quite busy here with packing, sorting and tossing stuff as we get ready to move next week.  Exciting and scary at the same time.  We've been in our house for 20 plus years so a little emotional as well.  But, I'm looking forward to having a craft room and sunroom.  Plus, my current house is staying in the family with my son, daughter-in-law and two grandsons.  Yay!!!

I've been working on a lot of different projects and will post pics soon.  I'm still having a little difficulty with posting pics from my iPad and iPhone. When I click on the pic icon, it shows old pics that's not even on my electronics anymore.  Go figure!!!!

Lots of prayers going out to my family and friends in WV who are in the flooding locales. Stay safe.


Thursday, June 9, 2016

Crocheted Peppa Pig


My granddaughter is going to love this. She is a big Peppa Pig fan. I used a free Spanish pattern, worsted weight yarn and a 4mm hook.

Crochet Elephant Baby Blanket - C2C


I completed this cute C2C elephant blanket last night for a baby shower gift. I used "I Love This Yarn" #4 worsted weight from Hobby Lobby and a 5mm hook.

The blanket was made using standard, double crochet C2C method.

The border was done as follows:
--1 row sc in navy
--1 row sc in greybeard
--1 row dc in greybeard
--2 rows fpdc & bpdc in greybeard
--1 row sc in navy

-- on the sc rows I added 3 sc in each corner
-- on the other rows I added 3 dc in each corner

I used the elephant pixel graph from the following link:



Monday, June 6, 2016

Crochet Onesie/Romper

I designed and crocheted this cute onesie in size 18 months for my chunky little grandson...lol. 100% cotton.  I have the pattern written down but just not typed up yet.  So, if you're interested in the free pattern, just comment or shoot me an email and I will get it posted for you.

Thanks so much!!!




Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Crocheted Christmas Blanket...

I wanted to make a Christmas blanket as soon as I saw the pixel graphs back in December on a blog (@repeatcrafterme); a few weeks ago I decided to get one made...lol. I kept the graphs the same but changed the border and added ornament appliqu├ęs. I think it turned out pretty good.