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Crazy for Baby roundup

I did it. I’m on the cusp of my second trimester and my sickness is over!!!  I’m so excited and constantly have baby on my brain so what better to do with it than to round up a bunch of my favorite FREE baby patterns from some of my favorite designers!!!   Just click on the pattern name to be taken right to the free pattern! 

1.) Newborn Cable Beanie by Crochet Kim

2.) For Kyle Baby Blanket by Underground Crafter

3.) Pink Princess Preemie Hat by Raising Robertsons

4.) Shells and Picots Baby Booties by Homemade Hats by Cheryl 
5.) Baby Bonnet Crochet Pattern by Posh Pooch Designs

6.) Spins and Ridges Earflap Hat by Melodys Makings

7.) Little Liam Lamb Hat by Raising Robertsons

8.) Mini Granny Blanket and Hat Set by The Purple Poncho 

9.) Crochet Shell Baby Slippers by Rebeckah’s Treasures

10.) Simple Newborn Baby Boots by Whistle and Ivy 

BONUS:

 More from Melodys Makings 

 

11.) Swirl Sack Hat

12.) Heirloom Thread Flower Bonnet 
More from Homemade Hats by Cheryl 


13.) Shells and Picots Baby Bonnet 
More from Underground Crafter

 
14.) Diagonal Rainbows Baby Blanket

15.) Checkerboard in Primary Colors Blanket

BONNET BONANZA!!

21 paid patterns from the talented Debi Dearest!   

 
These are too good to pass up!  See her Ravelry store HERE for details and links to her site to buy!  

Debi’s website can be found HERE

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Pattern reviews

Sweetie Pie Bow Headband pattern review. 

Oversized bow:  check!

Vintage style: check!

Designed by one of my favorite designers: check!
How could I not make this adorable headband. The Sweetie Pie Bow Headband designed by Hopeful Honey. 

 
This Free pattern can be found HERE

I not only love this design, but it also taught me a whole new way to crochet!!  It’s called Tunisian Crochet and is a form of crochet and knitting combined!  I love how it looks like knit but works up quickly like crochet!  Don’t know how to to Tunisian?  Hopeful Honey Included a video tutorial on how to do it! I really liked this pattern. It worked up fast and was easy to learn. I’m a beginner with Tunisia and she made it very easy to figure out and accomplish!  

   I won’t lie, I have probably worn this headband everyday since I’ve made it!(don’t worry I washed it.  Don’t be gross! Haha)

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Garland Sun Hat pattern review. 

Summer is here!!!  What a better way to kick off the summer with a sun hat to keep those harmful rays away!!!  During my 365 hat challenge that I obviously failed at(maybe after my kids are grown), I came across lots of hats I wanted to make. I finally had a chance to make one I’ve been dying to make for sooooo long!  The Garland Sunhat!  Designed by Ana Silva of CPCreations.   


You can find this pattern for $2.50 HERE in Ana’s ravelry store.  

For a mom with two rowdy kids, I surprisingly made this hat quite fast. The pattern was very easy to read and follow and is a favorite already. The one pictured is for my Mum. I’m already stating one for myself. I honestly wish I had found this pattern sooner because it is a good hat to make if your a competent beginner.  I used regular worsted weight in Red Hearts Super Saver Solids. 

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Deadly Daisy Necklace

i love the old fashioned flapper strand of pearls that lots of ladies like to wear. I’m still in flower mode so I want to bring a floral touch to an already cool trend!  I came up with the Deadly Daisy Necklace 🙂

  
I only used thread once before but I knew it was the perfect fiber for this necklace!  

I used Red Heart of course. 😉
  
2.75 mm/c2 Hook

Red Heart Fashion Crochet thread size 3

Stitches used:

  Single crochet

  Double crochet 

  Triple crochet (like double crochet but y/o twice)

  

Deadly Daisy necklace. 
Magic circle

Ch1, 9sc in center. Join with slst. 

Ch3(counts as first dc), treble in same sp, dc in same sp

Slst in next sp

Dc,treble,dc in next sp

Slst in next

Repeat til five petals. Ending with Slst in bottom of ch3. 

Ch5

Ch4, slst 4th ch sp from hook to form a ring. 

Turn

Ch1, 9sc in center. Join with slst. 

Ch3(counts as first dc), treble in same sp, dc in same sp

Slst in next sp

Dc,treble,dc in next sp

Slst in next

Repeat til five petals. Ending with Slst in bottom of ch3

Ch10

Ch4, slst 4th ch sp from hook to form a ring. 

Turn

Ch1, 9sc in center. Join with slst. 

Ch3(counts as first dc), treble in same sp, dc in same sp

Slst in next sp

Dc,treble,dc in next sp

Slst in next

Repeat til five petals. Ending with Slst in bottom of ch3

Ch15

Ch4, slst 4th ch sp from hook to form a ring.

Turn

Ch1, 9sc in center. Join with slst. 

Ch3(counts as first dc), treble in same sp, dc in same sp

Slst in next sp

Dc,treble,dc in next sp

Slst in next

Repeat til five petals. Ending with Slst in bottom of ch3. 

Ch10

Ch4, slst 4th ch sp from hook to form a ring.

Turn

Ch1, 9sc in center. Join with slst. 

Ch3(counts as first dc), treble in same sp, dc in same sp

Slst in next sp

Dc,treble,dc in next sp

Slst in next

Repeat til five petals. Ending with Slst in bottom of ch3. 

Ch5

Ch4, slst 4th ch sp from hook to form a ring.

Turn

Ch1, 9sc in center. Join with slst. 

Ch3(counts as first dc), treble in same sp, dc in same sp

Slst in next sp

Dc,treble,dc in next sp

Slst in next

Repeat til five petals. Ending with Slst in bottom of ch3.

Repeat this from row1 until necklace measures desired length. The one I made measures  52 inches in length before seeing   

  
**I also secured the base of the Daisy to the chain of the necklace by sewing it. 
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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. 

Free Pattern · Pattern reviews

Summer SC headband. (Pattern reviews too)

Another Sunday is approaching and the boys have outgrown a size yet again. I needed some cute accessories for Their new church clothes, as well as for mommy (me) to match. I came up with this super simple and quick headband for starters.   

 Summer SC headband. 

5.5 mm
Red heart super saver
Color A

*Ch until fits desired circumference. Slst to join.  do not twist. 

Color B

*Ch1, sc in same sp and each sp around. Join to 1st sc with slst. Fasten off and weave in ends. 
Now, the entire reason I made this was so I could match the boys church clothes. 
  
Toddler Bow tie design by My Joy and Pride
This FREE pattern can be found HERE
I then decided to throw in this great Crochet Bangle, designed by Crochet For You. 
  
This FREE pattern can be found HERE
Pattern reviews

Crochet Slippers Pattern Review

Crochet Slippers Pattern design by Look at What I Made.   
 
This FREE pattern can be found HERE.  

I honestly can’t count how many pairs of slippers I have made in the past. . .  I knew I wanted a more lacy girly looking slipper to fill my slipper obsession void. I stumbled on these gorgeous ones on Facebook!  It took me an afternoon to make so I was able to whip them up and wear them so soon!  The pattern is very easy to follow and the way it works up into the slipper shape is really cool to watch as you work along.  The lacy look also makes them perfect for spring/summer.