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Lazy Star Bunting

        Ive truly missed regularly reaching out and updating all of you. I promise these next few months this year will be updated much more frequently as well as more of a regular correspondence. If you need any imediate help from me regarding give always and/or pattern help feel free to email me at raisingrobertsonscrochet@gmail.com
    Since I’ve been gone I haven’t crocheted very much but I did come up with some fast and easy patterns and some upcoming plus size clothing patterns. This is one of those patterns that is Super fun and perfect to work up on a lazy day with some tea and a podcast on.  

Hook:   Large star- 9mm.                                    Medium star- 5mm

Yarn: Red Heart Super Saver Solids                  Red Heart boutique Sashay Boho

Yarn needle to sew in ends. 

      ***Red Heart Yarns has been so generous and supplied me the yarn for the stars. They sent me Boutique Sashay Boho in Rendez-vous.  Please go show them some love. They are so gracious! You can find the exact same yarn I used HERE.  

   

Lazy star bunting 

 Ch18

Row1: Sc in 5th sp from hook, *ch2 skip 2 sc. Repeat from * around ending with a sc. Should have five gaps/sections. 

Ch1

Row2: In ch2 sp, sc, hdc, dc, tc, ch2, tc, dc, hdc, sc. Repeat in each ch2 sp. sew together to form star. fasten off and weave in ends.
For the bunting I just made a rope by chaining as long as I needed. I also used. 9mm hook for the large star. 5.5mm hook for the medium and a 3.25 for the small. 

Free Pattern

Lollipop Lazy Eyes

More goodies from the kind and creative folks over at Red Heart!  I knew I wanted to dabble even more with various textures and yarn outside of Super Saver(my go to favorite for everything).   This time I used Red Hearts Boutique Fur. You can find it HERE

   The color I used is called Azalea. It was fun and flirty and reminded me of girls night in!!  What goes better with a girls night in that a good old sleepover favorite. A sleeping mask! 

  The fur is super  soft and feels great on my face. It is a bit challenging to work with, you need to rely on feel and not sight when using this yarn. It’s so darn soft i didn’t mind doing it that way at all!  Now I’d lure wary of using the fur or you feel it may be too hot this season, I created a summer(beginner) version of this pattern too!             

                      Lollipop lazy eyes:
 Three colors of Red Heart Super Saver
 Red Heart Fur in Azalea

5.5mm hook. 

This pattern uses Single crochet and Half double crochet. 
Winter version:
Using RHSS

Magic circle

10sc in center(10)

1.)Ch1 turn, 2hdc in each sp.(20)
2.)Ch1,turn hdc in each sp around. 

3.)ch1, 5sc, skip next sp, 5sc. Repeat around

                Switch to fur

4.)Slst in skipped sp, slst in sp below 5sc. Repeat around.  

Fluff fur trim*. 
Summer version:

Color A

Magic circle

1.)10sc in center(10)

Color B

2.)Ch1, turn, 2hdc in each sp around

Color A

3.)Ch1, turn, 2hdc, hdc in next sp repeat around

Color B

4.)Ch1, hdc in each sp around 

Color A

5.)Ch1, Turn, 5sc in sp, skip next sp. repeat around. Fasten off
To join eyes, sew together in center with yarn needle. 
Ties: slst into side of eye piece(I positioned mine so that there are two sets of 5sc in between). Ch10, skip two 5sc sp. slst. Fasten off. Repeat on other side. Join to ch10 in center and ch 40. 

Repeat on other side. 

Fartist of the month series.

Fartist Of The Month!

   im going to just jump right in!  I’m very excited to share with you all some amazing designers and friends. Their patterns included too! So shall we meet our first talented designer?!?      Marie Segares of UnderGround Crafter as well as the woman behind the addicting and beneficial podcast called Creative Yarn Entrepenuer which you can find in ITunes and/or Sticher.   She has been an inspiration to me and many others so let’s meet her!!!!!!

Interview:

1.) What is your fart? Crochet or Knit?

Although I’m bicraftual, I’m much more of a crocheter. (Sorry, knitting!)

2.) What do you listen to or watch while farting?

I often binge on old sci fi television shows while working on larger projects. Some of my favorites are The X Files and Star Trek (original and Next Generation). I listen to podcasts, too – I have about 25 I subscribe to, so I just turn on whatever I’m in the mood for at that moment.

3.) Do you have a favorite fartist?

Hmm, I don’t work as much from other people’s patterns any more, but some of my favorite designers whose patterns I have actually crocheted are Kim Guzman, Lily Chin, Margaret Hubert, Ellen Gormley, Edie Eckman, and Margaret MacInnis. In knitting, I’ve enjoyed several patterns by Caitlin ffrench. I find the CrochetBug blog very fun to read. 

4.) What is the biggest frog fart you have encountered?

Argh, I like swatching so I frog a lot. But the worst case scenario was when I crocheted the front, back, and an arm of a man’s XL sweater. I realized that it wasn’t really the right style and project so I ripped it all out. (You can read more about it HERE

5.) What is your most favorite fart you have ever created?

Oooh, it’s so hard to pick just one!
I wear the sample for Thaden’s Asymmetrical Shawlette A LOT but the yarn is so scrumptious that I don’t think I can take all the credit: You can find the pattern HERE
I have a scrap blanket that I crocheted back in the day that has gotten a lot of love. The pattern was from 100 Afghans to Knit and Crochet.

6.) What made you decide to start farting?

My grandmother taught me to crochet when I was about 9 years old. She tried to teach me knitting, too, but it didn’t really stick. (I picked it up again in 2010.) 

7.) Do you have a favorite stitch to use while Farting? (Link to tutorial if available)

I’m a big fan of crossed double crochet. In knitting, I’m all about cables.

8.) Most embarrassing Fart you have ever created? 

There are lots of these! When I was first designing, I made many experimental hats that haven’t since seen the light of day.

9.) THREE farts of yours. (Original designs only
)

Here are three of my free crochet patterns that are particularly suited to warmer weather:

  A Little Bit of Bling Shawl

  
Chocolate Chip Cookie Hot Pad

  
’80s Remix Chain

10.) Do you have any other hidden talents besides farting that we should know about?

I love to bake! I just made a cherry pineapple upside down cake last night. (It was a variation on this recipe but I added many, many, many more cherries than recommended.) It was yummy!
Want to know more about Marie and her work?

You can find Marie and all of her goodies +more in the link party below!!

*Underground Crafter official Website. 

*Creative Yarn Entrepreneur Show

*Facebook

*Google+

*Pinterest

*Ravelry

*Twitter

*YouTube

Pssst. Don’t forget to listen to her podcast Creative Yarn Entrepenuer on ITunes, which is a great listen for those who work in the fart industry. 

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Summertime Concert Crown

ive been seeing a lot of festie themed pictures all over my Facebook feed. I wanted to join the fun without actually going to a festival/concert. 

 
This pattern is really easy to make. It’s good for beginners who are learning double and triple crochet stitches. It also uses the same method as the Fatty Boom Bloom flower I design using Silk Sari by Red Heart Yarns. (Realistically any yarn can be used for the flower) 

  
Summertime Concert Crown:

4.0 mm hook

Red Heart Super Saver in Plumb Pudding

Terms:

      Sc- single crochet

      Dc- double crochet

      Tc- triple crochet (similar to dc but you y/o twice,)

      Hdc- half double crochet

  

Ch45

Row1: Sc in 5th sp from hook, *ch2 skip 2 sc. Repeat from * around ending with a sc. 

Ch1

Row2: In ch2 sp, sc, hdc, dc, tc, ch2, tc, dc, hdc, sc. Repeat in each ch2 sp. fasten off and weave in ends. 

Depending on the width of your head, you will need to make 8-12 flowers. I used 8(21in) for my head. 

  
       Assembly: Now there is two ways to sew the headband. You can do,what I did, and sew the tips of one petal to another, or you can make a band to sew them on to by ch until the length of your head. My head measured 21 inches(8 flowers). 

Pattern reviews

Little boy themed pattern review. 

So many baby boys in my family back home in Pennsylvania. I had to make more hats for little Liam back home.  I decided to go with my favorite color combo for boys to make him a few hats to grow into. 

 
The owl design is called Oh Boy Oh Boy Owl and is designed by Cre8tion Crochet.  This free pattern can be found HERE

   I love how it worked up. The ears bend on their own, the eyes just make his owl face light right up.  I had no issues working this hat up and I love how the instructions included how to carry out the color changes. 

 The Beret hat to the right you have seen before!  

It’s a Posh Pooch design!  Called Strawberry Shortcake Beret. (For Christmas).  This FREE pattern can be found HERE. 

     I knew the same three cute boy colors would be perfect for this hat.  I made it for a toddler so that Liam can wear it once he outgrows his Owl hat.   The review for this hat can be found HERE

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Day 70

Basic Beanie design by Bob Wilson 123. 



This pattern was a video tutorial that I found HERE. 

This hat, made three years ago, was the very first thing I have ever crocheted. I’m serious. My parents were in town and my mom found it while sorting old baby clothes with me. I couldn’t believe we found it. I was also stunned by how critical i was of myself when I made it. I hated it and thought I didn’t terrible job. It’s not so bad after all. It took me my first try to make it so the video was very easy to follow. I can’t stress enough how good this pattern is. This was my first project and I understood every part of it. I made the mistake of using a fluffy yarn. I relied a lot on my sense of touch to measurement progress. 

365days of Hats · Pattern reviews

Day 62

Twisted Turban Headband(modified) design by Hopeful Honey. 



This FREE pattern can be found HERE

I really love the vintage looks these days. I’ve been able to make so many things that not only look fashinably vintage, but serve a function as well. This turban headband was no different!  I modified it a bit so it would have more gaps. I use this headband to keep my hair up for spring cleaning. It worked up in no time at all. I didn’t even have to wait for a nap window to do so. I love her designs and this was no exception. Easy to make and fun to wear!

Check out day 61 HERE