Thursday, October 2, 2014

Two New Patterns: Baby Dress and Girls Hat



Hello fellow crafters,

I recently added a couple of new patterns to my Etsy and Craftsy shops.




The first one is a baby dress made with crochet cotton thread size ten in two strands and crochet hook size D (3.25 mm). This pattern involves 2-dc clusters and 3-dc clusters. The size is approximately 3-6 months. The dress has an opening with a small button on the back. I wrote a very detailed pattern including stitch count for each row and round.




The second pattern is for a crochet girl's hat size 3-5 years old, made with 100% acrylic yarn. The skill level for this hat is beginner. The hat itself is very easy to make (the pattern is very detailed and includes stitch count). However, the flower is a bit complicated.

Monday, September 15, 2014

Things are Getting Better and My New Baby Blanket Pattern


Dear Friends, hello!

First of all I want to thank you all for your positive thoughts and prayers on my father’s surgery. It went well and now he is slowly recovering and gaining back his strength.



I have a new pattern in my Etsy and Craftsy shops. This baby blanket is super easy and quick to make. The stitches involved are only chains, single crochets, and double crochets. And what can be easier than that?



The pattern looks slightly different, but equally pretty, on the right and wrong sides. I used my favorite 100% acrylic yarn Snuggly Wuggly by Loops and Threads, but other acrylic yarns of your choice should work well



I also have a new pattern for a baby dress, but I still need to put it all together. 

Thank you for stopping by and have a nice week!

Monday, August 18, 2014

Simple Crochet Motif and Lacy Tray Cloth, Free Vintage Pattern


Here is a simple motif that can be used to make a fancy tray lining or cloth.




Photo Credit: New Ideas in Crochet, Table Topics, Book 123,
The Spool Cotton Company, 1938


The pattern is from The Spool Cotton Company Book #123, New Ideas in Crochet, Table Topics, 1938.


First Strip. First Motif… Starting at center, ch 8. Join with sl st to form ring. 1st rnd: Ch 3, 4 dc in ring, *ch 5, 5 dc in ring. Repeat from * 2 more times, ch 5. Join with sl st to 3rd st of ch-3 first made. 2nd rnd: sl st in each of next 4 dc, sl st in ch-5 loop, ch 3, 2 dc in same loop, ch 3, 3 dc in same loop (corner); *ch 3, skip next 2 dc, sc in next dc, ch 3; in next ch-5 loop make 3 dc, ch 3, 3 dc. Repeat from * around, ending with ch 3, sl st in 3rd st of ch-3 first made. 3rd rnd: sl st in each of next 2 dc, sl st in ch-3 sp, ch 3, 2 dc in same sp, ch 3, 3 dc in same sp, *ch 3, sc in next ch-3 loop, ch 3, sc in next ch-3 loop, ch 3; in corner ch-3 make 3 dc, ch 3, 3 dc. Repeat from * around, ending with ch 3. Join with sl st to 3rd st of ch-3 first made. 4th rnd: sl st in each of next 2 dc, sl st in corner ch-3 sp, ch 3, 2 dc in same sp, ch 3, 3 dc in same sp, *ch 3, sc in next ch-3 loop, ch 2, 2 half dc in next ch-3 loop, ch 2, sc in next ch-3 loop, ch 3; in corner ch-3 make 3 dc, ch 3, 3 dc. Repeat from * around, ending with ch 3. Join with sl st to 3rd st of ch-3 first made. Fasten and break off. This completes one motif.


Second Motif… Work as for first motif to 3rd rnd incl. 4th rnd: sl st in each of next 2 dc, sl st in ch-3 sp, ch 3, 2 dc in same sp, ch 1, sc in corner ch-3 of first motif, ch 1, 3 dc back in corner ch-3 of second motif, ch 3, sc in next loop, ch 2, half dc in next loop, sc between 2 half dc of first motif, half dc back in same loop of second motif, ch 2, sc in next loop, ch 3, 3 dc in corner ch-3 sp, ch 1, sc back in corner loop of first motif, ch 1, 3 dc back in corner loop of second motif (thus second motif is joined to first). Complete rnd as for first motif.


Make 7 more motifs, joining to previous one as second was joined to first.


Second Strip. First Motif… Work as for second motif of first strip, joining on last rnd to lower edge of first motif of fist strip.

Second Motif… Join on last rnd to lower edge of second motif of first strip, and to adjacent side of first motif of second strip.


Continue in this manner until there are 14 strips of 9 motifs. Attach thread to outer edge, and work a rnd of sc closely together all around outer edges, keeping work flat.

  
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Thursday, August 14, 2014

Preemie Baby Crochet Hats


One of the customers from my Etsy shop contacted me asking about preemie patterns, and I realized that I didn’t have any. I added “preemie patterns” to my list of crochet ideas and projects to do. And this is the first preemie pattern that I’ve made.

I used size F crochet hook and baby sport yarn (Beehive Baby Sport by Patons). The finished hat measures approximately 13 inches in circumference, and 5 inches in height, quite small.

I used the same stitch that I used for the last baby blanket I made. And I love how this beanie turned out. I made five of them as I wanted to try different color combinations. It also looks cute when made with variegated yarn.

 I will be mailing these preemie baby hats to Stitches from the Heart charity.