Fast Flower

I’ve been busy nesting like crazy!  I’m 8 months pregnant and so ready to not be pregnant anymore but at least things are getting done!  I came up with a fast flower pattern so I could whip up a cute bunting to hang above he baby’s nursery nook!


You will need

Two colors Red Heart Super Saver

5.5mm hook

Start with a Magic circle using color a. 

1.)Sc 12 in magic circle. Do not join. Work in continuous round for this row. 

2.) 2 sc in each sp around. Join to first sc. 

Switch to color b. Join with standing sc. 

3.) ch 4. Skip four sp . sc in next sp. repeat around. Omitting last sc in the skip 4 sc Join to first sc with a slst. 

4.) ch1, sc in sc sp. in ch5 sp(sc. Hdc, 2dc, tc, ch3. Picot. Tc, 2dc, hdc, sc). Repeat around.  

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Razzle Dazzle Receiving Blanket

Another baby item I notice that moms and dads can’t do without are receiving blankets. They have so many uses from car rides to a portable changing mat to makeshift burp cloths.  I know from my previous babies (now toddlers) that I never had enough of these things. I decided to whip up an electric and fun looking receiving blanket pattern to share with you all!

Introducing the Razzle Dazzle Receiving Blanket !

Razzle Dazzle Receiving blanket:

You will need:

Three varying colors of Red Heart Suoer Saver.

6.5mm hook


Razzle Dazzle Receiving Blanket:

Ch53

Starting with color A: 

1.) dc in 3rd ch from hook(ch 3 counts as first dc). Dc in next sp and each sp across(51dc). Turn

2-4.) Ch3(counts as first dc) Dc in next sp and each sp across. Turn. 

Switch to color b:

5.) ch1. *sc, Spike stitch in one row below, sc, repeat from * across. Turn

6.) ch2(counts as first hdc.) Ch1, skip next sp. *hdc, ch1, skip next sp, hdc. repeat from *around. Turn

7.) ch1. Sc in each sp across. Turn. 

Switch to color a: 

8.) ch3(counts as first dc) Dc in each sp across. Turn

Switch to color c:

9.) ch1, *sc, Spike stitch in one row below, sc, repeat from * across. Turn

10.) ch2(counts as first hdc.) Ch1, skip next sp. *hdc, ch1, skip next sp, hdc. repeat from *around. Turn

11.) ch1. Sc in each sp across. Turn 

12-23) Ch3(counts as first dc) Dc in next sp and each sp across. Turn

Switch to color c:

24.) ch1, *sc, Spike stitch in one row below, sc, repeat from * across. turn

25.) ch2(counts as first hdc.) Ch1, skip next sp. *hdc, ch1, skip next sp, hdc. repeat from *around. Turn

26.) ch1. Sc in each sp across. Turn

Switch to color a:

27.) Ch3( counts as first dc) Dc in next sp and each sp across. Turn

Switch to color b:

28.) ch1. *sc, Spike stitch in one row below, sc, repeat from * across. Turn

29.) ch2(counts as first hdc.) Ch1, skip next sp. *hdc, ch1, skip next sp, hdc. repeat from *around. Turn

30.) ch1. Sc in each sp across. Turn

Switch to color a:

31-35.) Ch3(counts as first dc, Dc in next sp and each sp across.
Edging:

I just used a simple sc around the edges. When I came to a corner I made sure to (sc, ch1, sc) in each of the four corner spaces. 

Rinse and re-use Ridge Scrubby. 

We no longer use sponges. That’s right. Threw them all away because I am in love with the Scrubby Yarn by Red Heart Yarns. They have been so supportive and generous yet again and sent me some Scrubby yarn to try! The color is called green tea. You can find Scrubby yarn HERE

I am so happy with this yarn and the pattern I came up with. I made TWO with just one ball and some leftovers to spare. I also pitched all sponges forever and am using these scrubbies because I can just throw them in my washing machine for re-use! 


The cool thing is the pattern which is essentially a ridged pocket, leaves room for you to use it however you like!


Hands inside for some extra scrubby elbow grease scrubbing. 

Or


Slip a sponge inside for some sturdy scrubbing. You could also shove a bar of soap inside and turn it from a sink scrubby to a shower scrubby. 

🛀🏻🛀🏻🛀🏻🛀🏻🛀🏻🛀🏻🛀🏻

The scrubby yarn is very textured so remember to rely on your sense of touch as well as some stitch counters to keep your place. I’m including pictures of the rinse and re-use ridge scrubby in regular Red Heart Super Saver Yarn so you can use it as a guide for the ridge rows of the pattern. 


Rinse n Re-use Ridge scrubby:


You will need:

*Red Heart Yarn Scrubby (green tea)

*6 mm hook

*yarn needle
Stitches used:

Hdc-half double crochet 

FPhdc-front post half double crochet

BPhdc- back post half double crochet 

BLO- back loop only
1.) ch 16, Hdc In 2nd ch from hook. Hdc in each remaining 14 sp. (15 hdc). Turn. 

2.) ch1, hdc in first sp, *fphdc, hdc in next 2 sp, fphdc. Repeat from * across ending with hdc in last sp. turn

3.). Ch1, Hdc, *bphdc, Hdc in next 2 sp, bphdc. Repeat from * across ending with Hdc in last sp. turn.

4-11.)?alternate rows 2&3 so a ridge on the right side of the scrubby forms. 

12.) ch1, Hdc in BLO of each sp across. Turn. 

13.) ch1, HDC in FLO of each sp across. Turn

14.) ch1, hdc in first sp, *fphdc, hdc in next 2 sp, fphdc. Repeat from * across ending with hdc in last sp. turn

15.) Ch1, Hdc, *bdhdc, Hdc in next 2 sp, bdhdc. Repeat from * across ending with Hdc in last sp. turn.

16- 23.) alternate rows 16&17 so a ridge on the right side(outside) of the scrubby forms. 

24.) ch1, Hdc in BLO of each sp across. Turn. 

Fasten off. Leave long tail for sewing. 
Sewing:

Sew together row 1 and the BLO of row 28. Turn inside out. 

Sew up one side of the scrubby. Turn right side out. Use as a pocket to put a sponge or a bar of soap inside or sew up final side. 

^Base pictured above^

Exfoliating Spa Scrubby and Salt Scrub Recipe. 

I was beyond excited when Red Heart sent me new summer yarn to review and create with!  This time is was their new Scrubby Sparkle Yarn in Grape! 


You can find the Scrubby Sparkle yarn HERE

   So many ideas came to mind on what to make with this yarn. It’s truly one of a kind. Not only in texture but appearance. It was easy to work with and down right fun! After feeling it out for a little while I came up with the idea to make an exfoliating pad with a salt scrub recipe I’ve used for years! 

Exfoliating Spa Scrubby and Salt Scrub recipe. 

Exfoliating Spa Scrubby:

What you need:

5mm hook

Red Heart Yarns Scrubby Sparkle(I used the color grape)

Yarn needle

Dry skin 😉
Terms used:

Hdc-half double crochet 

Dc-double crochet

Magic Circle

Tc-triple crochet
Using two strands together: 

1.)starting with magic circle, ch1, 10hdc in circle. Join to first Hdc 

2.) ch1, 2dc in each sp around(20dc). Join to first dc.  

3. Ch1 2dc, dc in next sp. repeat around. (30dc). Join to first dc

4.) ch1, 2dc, dc in next 2 sp. repeat around. (40dc). Join to first dc 

5.)ch1, *sc, ch4 skip 3 sp, sc. Repeat from * around. Join to first sc

6.) ch1, sc, sc, Hdc, dc, tc, ch2, tc, dc, Hdc, sc in ch4sp. Repeat from *around. Join to first sc. Fasten off. Weave in ends
Handle/Strap:

 1.)Join yarn with slst in first dc of the three dc of row 4 under the petal (see picture). Ch3(counts as first dc) dc I. Next 2 sp. ch1 turn. 


Rows 2-9.) dc in each of the three sp. ch2 turn. 

Join strap/handle by slst through first dc on strap and first dc of row 4 on the opposite side of original strap/handle join. (See picture). Slst across.


 Fasten off. Weave in ends. 
Salt scrub:

 *1 cup coarse sea salt. 


*1/2 cup liquid coconut oil. 

*6 drops of desired essential oil.(I used lavender) 
**Put salt into small container. Slowly stir in coconut oil followed by essential oil drops. Seal and save for your next salt scrub n soak!  I got the container I used at big lots. All of the other ingredients came from my local grocers. (Andronico’s)

Bumpy Bobble Burp Cloth

More baby hugs yarn please!  


This yarn by Red Heart Yarns is so soft I just want to rub it on my face. What a good idea!  Soft and safe for a cute little baby face. Reminds me of burp cloths since they are used so much on a babies face. 

I can’t tell you how many of these things I go through in a day with babies!  I’ve had two baby boys already and my third baby boober is on her way!  The best part is the Baby Hugs yarn is safe and tested free of over 300 substances so it’s prefect to use for those little faces!  I figured throw in a little extra oomph and use the bobble stitch to help get all those messes off of baby’s face.  It also is great for an added massage  for those little cheekies. 


Bumpy Bobble Burp cloth: 

You will need:

*5.0mm hook. 

*Red  heart yarns baby hugs yarn(recommended since burp cloths are used in baby’s face)

*Yarn needle for sewing in ends. 
Stitches used

*Sc- single crochet 

*Dc- double crochet(part of bobble)

*Bobble stitch-video how to by Red Heart❤️

—I used 3dc for my bobble instead of 4+ (video tutorial explains both ways)

*Crab(reverse single crochet) stitch- Video how to by Red Heart❤️
Bumpy Bobble Burp cloth:

   Ch53

1.) Hdc in 3rd ch from hook and each ch sp across. Ch1 turn(51)

2.) Hdc in first stitch. front facing bobble in next stitch, hdc in next stitch. Rear facing bobble in next stitch. Repeat til end of row. 

3.) hdc in first stitch and each stitch til end of row. Ending with hdc in last stitch. 

4.) Hdc in first stitch, Hdc in next stitch. rear facing bobble in next stitch. Hdc in next stitch. Front facing bobble in next stitch. Repeat til end of til end of row. Ending with Hdc in each of the last 2 stitches 

5.)repeat row 3

6.)repeat row 2

7.)repeat row 3

8.)repeat row 4

9.)repeat row 3

10.)repeat row 2 

11.)repeat row 3

12.) repeat row 4

13.) repeat row 3

14.) repeat row 2

15.) Hdc in first stitch and each stitch across. 
Edging:

1.)Join with slst using color b. 

*2.)Ch1, Sc evenly along outer edge of burp cloth. In corner stitches, make sure to sc, ch1 sc in each corner. Join to first sc with slst. 

3.)Ch1 crab stitch/reverse sc in each stitch around(including ch1 sp) Join to first crab/reverse. Fasten off. Weave in ends. Block if necessary. 

The best part is these cloths can be made along with my other pattern I used Baby Hugs with to make a perfect baby shower gift set!

You can find the pattern for the Nanny Square Lovie/teether HERE

Nanny Square Lovie with Teether

Red Heart Yarns was so kind in providing me with their newest Baby yarn to test and work with!  It’s a medium weight yarn Called Baby Hugs. You can buy some HERE:   It’s the newest yarn of its kind on the market!  Tested and assured to be free from over 300 substances. Certified Safe for baby according to Oeko-Tex Standard 100 Class I!

They provided me with the cutest colors too. The orange hue is called Orangie. The green is called Aloe. The first thing I noticed is how soft this yarn is!  Not to mention safe for babies and easy to clean!  I decided to whip up a lovie with an organic teether attachment because what goes better with certified safe baby yarn?!?  A safe organic teether of course!


You can find these kinds of wooden, untreated teethers all over etsy HERE

I went with the classic granny square look. It’s fast and easy to work up especially with the Baby Hugs Yarn. I renamed it a nanny square because I call my granny, Nanny💙

Nanny square Teether/Lovie


Nanny Square lovie/teether. 

You will need:
*Red heart Baby Hugs in 

         color a- orangie

         color b-Aloe 

*5.5mm hook

*Yarn needle

Terms:

*Magic Circle

*dc- Double crochet

*sc- Single crochet 

*Reverse single crochet/Crab Stitch-Video how to by Red Heart’s YouTube channel HERE:

1.) magic circle. 

  In center of magic circle, ch3(counts as 1st dc) 2dc, ch1. *Dc3x, ch1. Repeat from * 3 times total(four sets of 3dc). Join to top of ch3 with slst. 
2.) Switch to color b and join in ch1 corner sp with slst. working the corner(ch3, 2dc, ch1, 3dc). Ch1. *Working next corner(3dc, ch1, 3dc) ch1. Work next two corners same as above *
3.) Switch to color a and join in any ch1 corner sp with slst. working the corner(ch3, 2dc, ch1, 3dc, ch1) *Skip over 3dc from previous row. In ch1 sp(3dc, ch1). Skip 3dc, Working in next corner sp(3dc,ch1,3dc) ch1. Repeat from * around. 
4.) Switch to color b and join in any ch1 corner sp with slst. working in the corner(ch3, 2dc, ch1, 3dc ch1.) *Skip over 3dc from previous row. In ch1 sp(3dc. Ch1). Skip 3dc. In ch1 sp(3dc, ch1). Skip 3 dc, Working in next corner.(3dc, ch1,3dc,ch1). Repeat from * around. Join to top of ch3. 
Rows 5-11.) Switch colors and join in any ch1 corner sp. ch3, 2dc, ch1, 3dc, ch1. *repeat method in row four, making sure to (3dc,ch1) in each ch1 sp and (3dc, ch1, 3dc, ch1) in each corner sp. 

Fasten off. 

Edging:

Join with a slst to any dc in a row of 3dc. Ch1, sc in same sp. sc in each dc and ch1 sp around. ***Make sure to sc, ch1, sc in each of the four corners to form corner. *** Join to first sc with slst. 

Ch1

Crab stitch/reverse single crochet in each sc around skipping over ch1 spaces. Join to ch1. Fasten off. Weave in ends. 
Teether attachment:

  With color a,

     A.)Join to first dc with slst in row 1 of granny square. (See picture for help) Ch2, hdc in each of next 2 sp. ch1 turn. 


     B.) hdc in each sp across(3hdc). Ch1.

     C.) repeat row B.  

Slip teether ring under dc strap and be ready to attach. (See picture)     


D.) slst in first hdc of row C and first dc of the opposite side of previously attached row 1 (see picture). Slst through BOTH across. Fasten off and weave in ends. 


⭐️⭐️remember to NEVER leave baby unattended with this lovie/teether⭐️⭐️

Pattern and Podcasts

What do you like to do while you crochet? Watch tv? Listen to music? Lay outside in the sun?  I personally like to listen to podcasts. What’s a podcast?

After I share some of my favorite podcasts there will be a FREE multi size baby beanie pattern below!

I’m really into true crime and mysteries these days so of course the majority of my suggested podcasts include content of these types. All of these podcasts can be found on iTunes and the iTunes podcast app for smartphones.  Shall we get started?
King Falls Am


King Falls AM:(fiction)

http://www.kingfallsam.com

👽King Falls AM centers on a lonely little mountain town’s late-night AM talk radio show and its paranormal, peculiar happenings and inhabitants.

 

Missing Maura Murray. 


Missing Maura Murray: http://www.mauramurraydoc.com

❓Two documentarians named Lance Reenstierna and Tim Pilleri started a journey to film a documentary about the forever baffling missing persons case of Maura Murray. What turned into a serial podcast in the meantime has taken off and brought forth new evidence and theories in this rabbit hole case. The podcast includes fan theories, interviews with journalists, police investigators and even psychics who are interviewed and weigh in on what could have happened to Maura. **Personally my favorite podcast too 🙂




Lore


Lore: http://www.lorepodcast.com

👻Winner of the “Best of 2015” award. Written,recorded and produced by AARON MAHNKE Lore is a fun and frightening podcast that dives into the fascinating history of folklore. It include true stories and accounts that will scare you sleepless.



Thinking sideways


Thinking Sideways: http://thinkingsidewayspodcast.com

The three hosts Steve, Devin and Joe discuss things like mysteries, cryptids, and true crime instances that will have you thinking outside the box or shall I say thinking sideways 😉

Revolutions


Revolutions:

http://www.revolutionspodcast.com

Mike Duncan hosts this show that explores the great revolutions throughout history. **My Hubby’ssuggestion.

******please remember to support your favorite podcasts. They are free to download but patronage is always appreciated and comes with perks only donations can come with ;)******

🙊🙉🙈

FREE pattern: Basic Baby Beanie(multi size)

Basic beanie

6.5mm hook

Red Heart Super Saver in gray/heather


0-3month size:

Magic circle

1.) 7hdc in circle. Join to 1st hdc

2.) 2 hdc in each sp around (14hdc)

3.) 2 hdc, hdc in next sp. repeat around.(21hdc)

4.) 2 hdc, hdc in next 2 sp. repeat around (28hdc)

5.) 2 hdc, hdc in next 3 sp. repeat around(35hdc)

6-13.)hdc in each sp around

15.)sc in of each sp around.

16.) sc of each sp around
3-6 month size:

Magic circle

1.) 7hdc in circle. Join to 1st hdc

2.) 2 hdc in each sp around (14hdc)

3.) 2 hdc, hdc in next sp. repeat around.(21hdc)

4.) 2 hdc, hdc in next 2 sp. repeat around (28hdc)

5.) 2 hdc, hdc in next 3 sp. repeat around(35hdc)

6.) 2hdc, hdc in next 4 sp. repeat around (42hdc)

7-14.) hdc in each sp around

15.) sc in each sp around

16.) sc in each sp around
6-12month size:

Magic circle

1.) 7hdc in circle. Join to 1st hdc

2.) 2 hdc in each sp around (14hdc)

3.) 2 hdc, hdc in next sp. repeat around.(21hdc)

4.) 2 hdc, hdc in next 2 sp. repeat around (28hdc)

5.) 2 hdc, hdc in next 3 sp. repeat around(35hdc)

6.) 2 hdc,hdc in next 4 sp. repeat around(42hdc)

7.) 2hdc, hdc in next 5 sp. repeat around(49hdc)

8-16.) hdc in each sp around

17.) sc in each sp around.

18.) sc in Each sp around.