November 24, 2013 § Leave a comment

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My kidlets in their Halloween costumes ( a bit late, I know ). I found a great free pattern for the monkey hat here.

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Gratitude

October 26, 2013 § 1 Comment

I just love seeing photos of things other people have made using my patterns, makes all the hard work worth it. Here is a Samira Bonnet sent to me from a lovely reader, Ayinda. Complete with the cutest matching booties! Thanks Ayinda.

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PomPoms and Puffs

June 11, 2013 § 30 Comments

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We are coming into winter here in Australia so I created these thick puff stitch hats to keep my kiddy’s heads warm during the cooler months ahead. As with all of my patterns, feel free to sell the finished product if you wish.

Hook: 5mm (US 8/H)

Yarn: 2 strands of 8 ply (I used Moda Vera Pure Wool)

Weight: Toddler – 150g | 3-6 months – 100g

Dimensions (approx.): Toddler – H 21cm x W 19cm | 3-6 months – H 17cm x W 15cm

ABBREVIATIONS:

DC – Double Crochet

HDC – Half Double Crochet

SC – Single Crochet

St(s) – Stitch(es)

Ch – chain

PUFF STITCH:

Yarn over, insert hook in designated stitch. Yarn over and pull through (three loops on hook). Pull loops upward, the same height as a double crochet stitch. Repeat three more times. Yarn over and pull through all loops on hook. Chain one to finish.

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TODDLER

Ch 46.

ROW 1: HDC in second ch from hook. HDC in all remaining chains. Turn.  (44 stitches)

ROW 2: Ch 1. 1 SC in same st. *Ch 1. Skip 1 st and puff st (see above) in next st. Ch1. Skip 1 st and SC in next st.* Repeat to end of row. Turn. (11 puff stitches)

ROW 3: Ch 1. Puff st in same st (last SC from pervious row). *Ch 1. Skip 1 st and SC in next st (top of puff st from pervious row). Ch 1. Skip 1 st and puff st in next st.* Repeat to end of row. Turn.

ROW 4: Ch 1. 1 SC in same st. *Ch 1. Skip 1 st and puff st in next st (SC from previous row). Ch 1. Skip next st and SC in next st (top of puff st from previous row).* Repeat to end of row. Turn.

ROWS 5 – 17: Repeat rows 3 and 4.

Fold the panel in half and slip stitch the sides together. Cast off and weave in ends.

Bottom:

Join yarn to one of the front corners and HDC 34 evenly across the bottom (from corner t corner). Chain 2 and turn. *HDC in next 4 sts then DC 2 together* Repeat to end. Chain 40 for the tie. Cast off. Attach yarn to the opposite corner and chain 40 again for the other tie. I left a long tail to tie the pompoms to.

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THREE TO SIX MONTHS

Ch 38

ROW 1: HDC in second ch from hook. HDC in all remaining chains. Turn.  (36 stitches)

ROW 2: Ch 1. 1 SC in same st. *Ch 1. Skip 1 st and puff st in next st. Ch1. Skip 1 st and SC in next st.* Repeat to end of row. Turn. (9 puff stitches)

ROW 3: Ch 1. Puff st in same st (last SC from pervious row). *Ch 1. Skip 1 st and SC in next st (top of puff st from pervious row). Ch 1. Skip 1 st and puff st in next st.* Repeat to end of row. Turn.

ROW 4: Ch 1. 1 SC in same st. *Ch 1. Skip 1 st and puff st in next st (SC from previous row). Ch 1. Skip next st and SC in next st (top of puff st from previous row).* Repeat to end of row. Turn.

ROWS 5 – 14: Repeat rows 3 and 4.

Fold the panel in half and slip stitch the sides together. Cast off and weave in ends.

Bottom:

Join yarn to one of the front corners and HDC 30 evenly across the bottom from corner to corner  (I put two HDCs in the first row one HDC in every other row). Chain 2 and turn. *HDC in next 4 sts then DC 2 together* Repeat to end. Chain 30 for the tie. Cast off. Attach yarn to the opposite corner and chain 30 again for the other tie. I left a long tail to tie the pompoms to.

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Pompoms and Puffs (more photos)

June 9, 2013 § 8 Comments

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Puffy Pixie Pattern

June 8, 2013 § 3 Comments

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So I’ve almost finished this pattern. I’ve written out the toddler pattern I’ve just got to finish the baby version and take some more pictures. Pattern should be up sometime this week. Gosh I love crochet!

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NOTE: The finished hat has pompoms on the ends of the ties. Alas, someone was inpatient and didn’t tie them on properly and a certain little girl couldn’t resist tugging on them, hence they are not in these photos.

Dress-ups

June 1, 2013 § Leave a comment

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I made these lamb and fox hats for a dress-up party we went to today. I found this great free pattern for the lamb hat here and the fox one I just made up as I went along. I’m really happy with how they turned out. I also made some fox booties that you can’t really see in the photos, I might take some more soon. For the booties I adapted my favourite free pattern and added little claws on the front. Seriously, it’s such a great pattern -  I use it allll the time.

 

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Hello World!

April 10, 2013 § 11 Comments

 

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Theodore William, born with the rising sun on April 9th. All dressed up in his crocheted outfit and ready to go home the next day.

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