Sunday, May 29, 2011

Free Pattern: Plarn Wet Swimsuit Pouch

Wet swimsuits are annoying, especially when you have to stick them back in a bag full of other things, like dry diapers and snacks.  This plarn pouch keeps the wet suits from soaking the other things in the bag, but it breathes, so that the suits won't get stinky quite so fast if you forget to take them out!
This is the first plarn project I've finished.   Plarn is pretty tough to work with, so make sure you give your wrists plenty of breaks!

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Free Pattern: Crown - Size 12 Months

Newborn size here.
2T size here.

I made a crown for an Etsy friend, whose little one is turning one around the same time as my #2!  For these special little guys, I adjusted the crown pattern by scaling it back to five points instead of six.  I used a closed cluster stitch (popcorn stitch?) this time, which resulted in not needing the fifth row in the point.  I also tried out using two colors in the crown, which really made the detail pop.  Using two colors is not for the faint of heart, however, because there were tons of ends to weave in.  I'm really pleased with the way it came out.

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Free Pattern: No-sew Rose

The prevailing method for making a crochet rose is to make a scalloped strip, roll it up, and sew it shut.  I just couldn't get mine to roll up the way I wanted, and I was really dreading sewing it all shut at the bottom, so I worked out this rose pattern - it's flat on the bottom, which makes it more streamlined for embellishing hats, and the petals will always line up the same way.  Which could be a strength or a weakness, depending on how you look at it.  :)

I made this rose in a larger size here.

Monday, May 9, 2011

Petals Newborn Hat Pattern Corrected, Stitch Diagram Added

Lots of you have been having trouble with the Petals Newborn Hat pattern.  Finally, I went over the it, and I found some errors and some places to clarify.  Those are fixed now, and I added a stitch diagram to the page, which should make the pattern easier to follow.  Please click on the words, "Petals Newborn Hat" above to see the pattern.

Hope more people can make this cute hat without any trouble.  :)

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Free Pattern: Deeply Textured Hat - Newborn


Premie size here.
3-month size here.
6-month size here.
9-12-month size here.
Toddler size here.

This hat is a modification from the adult-sized deeply textured hat from The Laughing Willow.  I made the adult hat for myself and for my sister, and I love the texture!  I changed (and clarified a bit) her pattern, to make this cushy, toasty hat for a newborn.

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Free Pattern: Button Flap Beanie - Newborn

6-month size here.
3-month size here.
Premie size here.

The ribbed brim on this newborn-sized hat has a working button flap.  If you worked it a little tighter, it would still fit a newborn, and the ribs would show up better.

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