Sunday, January 30, 2011

Free Pattern: Bobblicious Baby Hat

This little bobble-ful hat is newborn sized. The dimensions should be about 12 in. diameter and 6 in. from top to bottom. If you tend to crochet tightly, you may want to use a larger hook from round 4 on.  The pattern for the flower appliques can be found at the bottom of this pattern, and here.

Free Pattern: Bobble Flower Applique

Three of these sweet, puffy flowers were the appliques on my Bobblicious Baby Hat.  For the flower on the far left, I used a 5 mm (H/8) hook, and for the two flowers on the right I used a 4.25mm (G/6) hook.

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Recent Makes

In the last couple of months, I've made some things from others' patterns that I wanted to show off.  :)

I made two scallop scarves from a Lion Brand pattern, which I looooove. I used the recommended Vanna's Choice.  The scarves turned out so cushy and pretty, and it's a really simple pattern that's easy to follow and pretty fast.  I am definitely going to make more of these.

For myself, I made a hat, since we spent Christmas in the cold Northeast.  I used the Deeply Textured Hat pattern from The Laughing Willow.  I used Full O' Sheep wool, which is kinda itchy, but I love the clean look of the texture.  And it's very warm.  :)  I also made one for my sister, not pictured, but on hers I crab-stitched around the last row, which was a nice finishing touch!

Most recently, I made these Mitten Time mittens from Crochet Soiree for my sister.  (Crochet Soiree link was broken (they took the pattern off the site) so I removed it.  I can't host the pattern on my site, but I can share it with you directly.  If you want it, email me and I will send the PDF to you. allicraftsblog AT gmail DOT com)  My favorite parts of this pattern - though it is worked in rounds, you turn on every round, which creates a more detailed texture than a pattern worked continuously in rounds.  And, of course, the bobbles!  It's hard to find cute crocheted mittens, but I think these hit the mark.  I used an alpaca wool from a LYS near where my parents live.  (They turned out far from perfect!  Not too bad for my first pair, though, and I have no doubt that, if my sister notices, she won't mind!)

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Free Pattern: Baby Earflap Hat - 3 months

Premie size is here.
Newborn size is here.
6-month size is here.
9-12 month size is here.
Toddler size is here.
Youth/Adult Small sizes are here.
Adult Medium/Large sizes are here.

This is a 3-month size.  The twisted wool yarn is from a local yarn shop near my parents' house in PA.

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Free Pattern: Washcloth or Dishcloth-Size 3 Thread

My mom goes through more dishcloths and dishtowels than anyone I know!  Because I knew she'd use it so much, I wanted to make her a special one for Christmas.  I'd made a dishcloth with cotton yarn before, but it turned out too clunky for me.  By using two strands of size 3 cotton thread, it worked up just as fast as yarn, but it is much more flexible and absorbent, and it dries quicker than if I'd used cotton yarn.  I definitely won't go back!

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Free Pattern: Fishing Game Kid's Toy

This was a Christmas present for our little friend Jack.  It turned out to be somewhat more involved than I thought it would be, but it turned out even better than I'd imagined!  It's fun to "fish" the fish, and it can be used to help teach colors and counting.  The storage bag flattens out into a play surface.

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Free Pattern: Fuzzy Bear Newborn Hat With Ears

This was a Christmas present for my soon-to-be-born nephew Henry.  His daddy loves hats with ears, and this yarn was perfect for a cushy, fuzzy bear hat.

Find the 9-12 month size here.
Find the 6-month size here.
Find the 3-month size here.
Find the premie size here.

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