I never understand why they make sleeveless Christmas and Easter dresses for babies and toddlers. It’s generally not warm during those times of year. So I had to make my daughter a sweater to go with her Easter dress this year.
This is the first chance I’ve gotten to dip into a HUGE stash of free yarn that my sister brought to me after a de-stash event she participated in. My daughter’s favorite color is purple and there were several skeins of a nice soft purple yarn in one of the FOUR boxes of my sister brought me. There were also several skeins of dark purple fun fur that my daughter has particularly had her eye on, so I used that to fancy up the edging once I finished the sweater.
I used this pattern for the sweater, which is only sized to 18 months by changing yarn weight and hook sized. I needed closer to a 3T so I tried a much larger J hook. I worked up the yoke and tried it on her and it was just the smallest tad too tight, so I frogged it and tried again with my K hook. This worked much better. The sweater has a pretty picot edging on the hem and the sleeves, but left the collar and the sides plain, so that’s where I added the fun fur.
My daughter was so excited when she saw the finished sweater, particularly because of the fun fur. It will look very cute on her for Easter!
It’s that time of year again. Do you need some St. Patrick’s day decoration? Visit my Etsy shop and order this shamrock garland now!
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St. Patrick’s Day Shamrock Garland
$7 on Etsy! Decorate your front door, kid’s bedroom, or even your cubicle at work for St. Patrick’s Day with this delightful strand of festive shamrock garland. Seven lucky shamrock’s adorn this 48″ hand crocheted strand of garland. Click on the picture to purchase on Etsy!
This garland is made with variegated yarn therefore each strand will be completely unique.
Price INCLUDES first class shipping via USPS to the United States.
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Happy 2015! Welcome to the new year. After last year, I am just exhausted. I feel like I could curl up in bed and sleep for 3 months!
Here is one of the gifts I was working on for Christmas gifts last month. My sister asked me for a pair last year, but it was just too close to Christmas when she did and I couldn’t get them done so I tried them out this year. It seems they’re even more popular now.
I did create the pattern for this and am working on putting it together. I made a pair for my sister-in-law and my niece too. I’m also working up a pair for my Mom right now too as she wanted a pair after seeing my sister’s. I would even like a pair, but I actually don’t own a pair of boots!
After I finish my Mom’s pair, it’s Granny Square time!
Here are the girls in the Party Hats I made for them. Thanks to Sarah for the pics! I love getting pictures of people using the gifts I’ve made them!
I made these cute little party hats for a friend of mine’s twin girls’ first birthday party. The pattern for the hats can be found here. I added the crown myself.
After adding the ruffle edging I changed yarn so the crown would stand out a little, and worked two rows of single crochet- the first in the unworked front loop left after working the ruffle.
Then I did a row of shells (sc, skip two sc, 5 dc in next sc, skip next 2 sc) around, join with sl st.
Then a row for the peaks (sc in first sc, hdc in next dc, dc in next dc, [tr, ch 2, picot, ch2, tr] in next dc, dc in next dc, hdc in next dc) around join with sl st finish off.
I happened to have some Swarovski elements left over that I glued to the front three peaks of each.
Just a simple project for a quick birthday gift!
I did get the yarn today for the dress that I’m making for my daughter so I can finish it up this week. After that it’s back to Grannies!
It’s not often that I get a crocheted gift from someone else. But my friend Kay from church brought me these two lovely pot holders yesterday. This is absolutely perfect because I had just been thinking I needed to make myself a pot holder to keep at work for when I microwave my lunch and carry it back to my desk (which is more often than not.) So now I don’t have to, and I’ll think of her every time I warm up a lunch at work. Plus, I have two so if one gets soiled I can take it home to wash and still have another to use. And have I ever mentioned how much I love variegated yarn? Finally, it doesn’t hurt that all colors bluish-green (teal, turquoise etc) are my favorite!