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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Baby Bunting

April 3, 2013 § 2 Comments

Buntings

Here is what I’ve been working on for my baby boy while waiting for him to make his appearance (he was due last Sunday). I was going to write out the pattern but then I found this one which is practically the same anyway.

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Getting back into it.

March 24, 2013 § Leave a comment

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I have decided to slowly, slowly start crocheting again. After an hour of trepidation and a few minutes of looking at my crochet hook and feeling a bit nauseous I took the plunge and started a new project. I decided to do something that was extremely quick and easy so that I didn’t overwhelm myself. I ended up making a simple bunting/garland to decorate the new arrivals room. It wasn’t as bad as I was expecting, it’s funny how you develop these sickness associations (I still have a terrible morning sickness association with Dora the Explorer – but I can live without that). I will try to post some photos of my humble garland as well as the pattern tomorrow.

38 – Getting closer……

March 18, 2013 § 1 Comment

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37 and counting……

March 13, 2013 § 2 Comments

February 25, 2013 § 2 Comments

So it’s been a while since I’ve posted anything. I thought I may have been over the morning sickness but it’s still lingering and unfortunately the thought of picking up a crochet hook makes my stomach churn – I can’t even look at Ravelry without feeling nauseous! I really miss it but at the same time I can’t bear to think about it. Thank you so much Jessie for clearing up the Samira Bonnet issue, It had been weighing heavy on my mind for some time now, I have updated the pattern with the corrections. Only 5 weeks to go and hopefully I will be back to my normal self (only this time with a toddler and a newborn to look after).

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