Sunday, June 26, 2016

White Ripple Baby Dress, Size 12-18 Months, Crochet Pattern

I have a few baby dress patterns in size 0-3 months and 3-6 months in my Etsy shop, and I've been getting a lot of requests for baby dress patterns for larger sizes.

Finally, here is a baby dress in size 12-18 months.

This dress is made with fine, category 2, cotton and acrylic blend yarn, and a hook size E/4 (3.5 mm). 

The cotton and acrylic blend yarn gives a light texture, that is suitable for a summer dress. 

I do believe the dress would look much prettier on a child, rather than on my mannequin. 

The pattern is available in my Etsy and Craftsy shops. 

Sunday, June 19, 2016

Diamond Baby Blanket with Hearts and Shells Border

Just look at this gorgeous blanket! 

This is one of the most beautiful ones I've ever seen!

I found it on Reddit. And here is what the person who made it wrote:

For the body of the afghan I used the diamond pattern found here.

For the hearts I used this one.

And for the border I mocked up a shell stitch based loosely on a pattern book I have."

I'm so glad my pattern for the Diamond Stitch Baby blanket was useful. 

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Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Lace Edging for a Handkerchief, Simple Crochet Pattern

As I cleaned my crafting supplies shelves recently, I found a few handkerchiefs. I bought a whole bunch of them a while back. I added crochet lace to some, and I posted about it before.

And now I'm going to add some lace to the remaining ones and give them away as gifts. 

I was going to add an edging from a vintage book that I have, but vintage patterns are not always easy to follow. So I just came up with my own lace edging. 

I used very thin thread, DMC size 8, and a very small, 0.75 mm steel hook. 

Round 1: sc evenly around; join with sl st.

Round 2: ch 1, sc in same space as joining, ch 3, *skip next 2 sc, sc in next sc, ch 3* around; join with sl st.

Round 3; sl st in next ch-3 space, ch 1, sc in same ch-space, *ch 5, sc in next ch-3 space, 5 dc in next ch-3 space, sc in next ch-3 space* around; join.

Round 4: sl st in next ch-5 space, ch 1, sc in same ch-5 space, {ch 1, dc in next dc} five times, ch 1, *sc in next ch-5 space, {ch 1, dc in next dc} five times, ch 1* around; join.

Round 5: sl st in next ch-1 space, ch 1, sc in same ch-1 space, *ch 3, sc in next ch-1 space* around; join.

Fasten off. 

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