Monday, February 29, 2016

Bobble Heart washcloth

Happy Leap Day!

If you saw my post earlier this month, I made a square from the pattern found here.  This time, I made the square in 100% cotton yarn so that it could be used as a fun washcloth!  I love how it turned out.

Get these fun labels here.

Friday, February 26, 2016

St. Paddy's Day Wash/Dish Cloth

This was inspired by a post from a crochet group I am in.  Here is the recipe for making your own:

I used an I hook (5.5 mm) and 1 skein of Lily's Sugar'n Cream 100% Cotton Yarn

Ch 24.

1.  dc5tg in 3rd chain from hook, ch 1, sk 1, (dc5tg, ch 1, sk 1) across.  End with dc in last ch.  Ch 2, turn

2.  (dc5tg in ch-1 sp, ch 1, sk 1) across.  End with dc in last st.  Ch 2, turn.

Repeat row 2 until item is an even square, or until as long as desired.

If you make one, I would love to see the results!

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Goddess Doll

I found this free pattern on Ravelry.  You can make your own Goddess Doll in a variety of sizes by altering your hook and yarn choices.

Monday, February 22, 2016

Winter Hat

I started with a free pattern, found here, but ended up changing it up.  I used Worsted Weight Yarn (10 ply) and an I hook (5.5 mm).  I did 72 chains, but you can increase or decrease the size of the hat by adding or removing in 8 stitch groupings.  The stitches that resemble flakes or petals are apparently called the lush stitch, and I found several videos on YouTube that helped me figure it out since the website instructions were not very clear.

I changed the top of the hat (after 4 repeats of the pattern) into decreasing double crochets.

Friday, February 19, 2016

Owl Feather Cowl

This is a creative and fun cowl pattern from Spider Mambo Designs.  The cowl uses worsted weight yarn (10 ply) and an I (5.5 mm) hook.  It works up quickly and the results are fabulous.

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Dragon Scale Bonnet Slouch

I made two of the Dragon Scale Bonnet Slouch hats from Spider Mambo designs.  For both designs, I used an I hook (5.5 mm).  For one, I used a worsted weight yarn (10 ply).  For the other, which I turned into a beanie instead of a bonnet, I used Red Heart Unforgettable Boutique yarn.  These are the end results.  I left off the pom-poms as suggested in the pattern.  I have seen some other people create some really cute hats from this pattern using a solid and varigated yarn.

Monday, February 15, 2016

Heart Square

A fellow crocheter had recently posted a picture of a blanket made from this bobble heart square, and so I wanted to attempt the square to see if it was easy to do.  There is a family wedding in the near future and I thought about making a blanket for the couple, but wanted to give this square a try before I jumped in.

The pattern is free on Ravelry.  Instead of a written out pattern, it is a graph pattern.  Although I have not done a lot of graph patterns, this one is easy to follow and the designer did a good job explaining the stitches.  The finished square for me ended up being just about 8.5 x 8.5" using an I (5.5 mm) hook and worsted weight (10 ply) yarn.

The picture above is not blocked, but the square does work up relatively quickly.  If you are not familiar with following graphs, I think this is a pretty good one to start with.

I am still not certain what I will make with the finished square, but I will definitely be making more of these.

Sunday, February 14, 2016

Happy Valentine's Day!

A friend emailed me looking for a hat with a brim and flower pattern.  After I searched around, I found several cute ones on Ravelry.  It also inspired me to try out one of the patterns I found.  The result is above.  You can get the pattern yourself here.  The instructions also allow for a band instead of a brim.  The hat works up quickly and I would like to try a brimless version, too.

I hope you have a wonderful Valentine's Day.  Be sure to show some love to the most important person in your life.  YOU!

Friday, February 12, 2016


This sweet little girl is a free Ravelry pattern which can be found here.  I used worsted weight (4 ply) yarn from my leftover project yarn and a 2.5 mm crochet hook.  Her dress and hat are made from the popcorn stitch.  The only safety eyes I had were larger than the 3 mm eyes called for in the pattern, but I still like how she turned out.

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Love Bug

This cute little love bug can hold a variety of items.  The original, free pattern shows him holding a Dum Dum lollipop.

He works up fairly quickly.  I had him completely finished in less than an hour, including gathering all the pieces I needed to put him together.

Monday, February 8, 2016

Earwarmer for ballcap wearers

For you folks that wear ballcaps all the time, or have a loved one who does, there is no reason to have cold ears during the winter months.  This fun earwarmer pattern keeps the ears and back of your neck warm. Get the pattern here.

Saturday, February 6, 2016

Here's My Heart Gift Bag

I made Red Heart North America's Here's my Heart Gift Bag after seeing their post on Instagram.  It works up quickly and is cute, but I do not know that mine looks much like the traditional Valentine heart, especially if not for the white trim around the smallest heart, which serves as a pocket on the front of the bag.  I probably should have blocked the pieces first.    

Instead of the handle in the pattern, I made my own quick handle.  You could also just increase the length of the side panel to make a handle that is sewn in one piece.

If anyone makes one of these, I would love to see your results!

Friday, February 5, 2016

Bonnet Style Heart Hat

Another great pattern from Spider Mambo Designs, one of my absolute favorite designers!

This hat works up quickly and is perfect for the upcoming holiday of LOVE!  <3

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Queen of Hearts Harlequin Hat

Another awesome Spider Mambo Designs pattern.

I used scrap yarn to make up this hat.  I omitted the optional heart crown.  Great, easy pattern.

Monday, February 1, 2016

Skull Earflap hat

My picture does not do this hat justice.  It's an incredibly warm hat, made out of two layers.  The top layer is made of skulls.  Be sure to check out the pattern for better pictures.