Sunday, March 25, 2012

Free Pattern: Vintage-look Summer Bonnet

I love this sweet Easter bonnet for a photo prop, or it would be beautiful in white for a christening bonnet.

I used a stitch from The Crochet Stitch Bible - all credit to them for the stitch.  I will try to explain it the best I can, but I will not do a diagram because it would just be copying the book.  If you want further help, the book is easy to find on amazon.

This is a newborn size (doll pictured has a head circumference of 14"), but it would be easy to adjust for bigger sizes.  Just add 10 to the foundation sc and add a row at the end for each size up - so for 3 months, 72 and 11 rows; for 6 months, 82 and 12 rows, etc.  That would be my guess anyway.

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Free Pattern: Curly Sprig Hat - Newborn

This photo prop is for my newest nephew-on-the-way, by special request of his very pregnant mommy.  :)  Don't leave baby unattended with a long curly sprig hat, since it's long enough to make trouble.

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Free Pattern: Doll Blanket with Special Stitch

This little blanket is a perfect size to cover up or wrap up a girl's baby dolls.  My girls' medium sized doll has a 12" head circumference.  I used a stitch that I accidentally made up while I was learning to crochet.  Even now that I know how to make all the stitches correctly, I go back to this one sometimes when my eyes get tired of straight rows of double crochets, or my hands get tired of long stints of single crochets.  It's easy stitch that creates an interesting texture.

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Free Pattern: Girl's Room Wall Decor Letter 'E'

I thought #1 needed something new on her wall, so I whipped up a big letter E for over her bed.  She and I both love how it turned out.

This would also work for any other letter that is all straight sticks (L, T, H, F, I). 

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