Crochet New York Newsboy Hat and Diaper Cover

An old friend of mine contacted me with this New York newsboy hat and diaper cover request.
I used my own (free) >Newborn Newsboy< hat crochet pattern.
Below you will find the N and Y crochet pattern.
The diaper cover can be found at >Crochet by Jennifer’s Ravelry account<. It is a paid pattern but well worth those few bucks! She gives plenty of measurements to help you make sure everything is coming out the right gauge. The pattern is well written and simple to follow!
I couldn’t be more happy with the outcome of the diaper cover! I have followed a free pattern for one in the past but it didn’t turn out as perfect as this one.

Using a 5 MM crochet hook and white Medium/Worsted Weight yarn.

Part 1: CH 18. Skip 1 CH. 2 HDC into next CH. CH 1, Slip stitch into same CH. Slip stitch into next 5 CH. CH 1, HDC into same CH. CH 1, Slip stitch into same CH.
Part 2: Slip stitch into next 6 CH. CH 1, HDC into same CH. CH 1, Slip stitch into same CH.
Part 3: Slip Stitch into last 5 CH.  CH 1, 2 HDC into same CH.
Part 4: Finish off leaving long tail. You will need to twist the piece while attaching it to make the N shape point back up.

Part 1: CH 8. Skip 1 CH. HDC into next CH. CH 1, Slip stitch into same CH. Slip stitch into next 3 CH.
Part 2: CH 5, Skip 1 CH, HDC into next CH. CH 1, Slip stitch into same CH and back up 3 more CH.  Slip stitch into the same CH you slip stitched into last in part 1.
Part 3: Slip stitch into last 3 CH. CH 1. HDC into same CH.
Part 4: Finish off leaving long tail. Attach to the hat using the photo (or google) as a guide.

Lean on Me – Free Crochet Infinity Scarf Pattern

Lean On Me - Free Infinity Scarf Crochet Pattern by Stitch11

I was playing around with stitches the other night when I discovered a fun and simple way to make this beautiful scarf. The reason I just *had* to write it out is because I wanted to make sure I remember how to make the leaning rows. Just a simple stitch placement and it all falls into place!

#4 Medium Weight Yarn – I used Yarn Bee’d  Effervesce  Mango. (One Skein)
J/10-6.00 MM Crochet Hook
Yarn Needle

Stitches Used 
CH – Chain 
DC – Double Crochet 
3-DC-Cl  –  3-Double Crochet Cluster 

Lets Get Started!
Row 1: CH 27. Turn. Skip 3 CH. {DC, CH 1, DC}-into next CH. **Skip 2 CH. {DC, CH 1, DC}-into next CH. Repeat from ** six more times. Skip 1 CH. DC into last CH.
Row 2: CH 3. Turn. 3-DC-CL into CH space of  V stitch. **CH 2. 3-DC-CL into CH space of next V stitch.  Repeat from ** six more times.  CH 1. DC into 2nd CH of CH 3.
Row 3: CH 3. Turn. **{DC, CH 1, DC}- into CH just to the right of the cluster stitch. (See photo below for guidance) Repeat from ** 7 more times. CH 1. DC into 2nd CH of CH 3.
Repeat rows 2 and 3 until desired length. I made mine 4 feet long and had yarn to spare. 

Finish off leaving a long tail. Using Yarn needle, weave tail attaching both ends together.


Baby Fox – Pattern Review

Baby Fox Pattern Review

My daughter recently discovered the ever so annoying and catchy song “What Does A Fox Say?”. This has sparked her curiosity. We have been studying the fox and watching all the cartoons that have fox’s that we can find. She has been begging me to make her one of these for some time now.. so we went on a pattern hunt.

After searching through all the patterns that are available online, we discovered this adorable baby fox pattern on AmigurumiPatterns by Pepika. We knew instantly that this was “The One”!

The pattern was very easy to follow, and after making the head of the fox, I knew it would be easy to make a few minor changes to make the ears and legs change colors as well.  I could not be any happier with the outcome and cuteness of this little fox. My daughter will be carrying this little guy around with her everywhere! :)


6 Scarves I Have Made and Loved!

Six Beautiful Scarves I have made and love

Pavement Infinity - Free Crochet Pattern The Pavement Infinity Scarf was a favorite of mine last Winter. I gifted so many, that I actually lost count! It works up easy and what I like to call “mindless”. My favorite thing about this scarf is that you can use any yarn and hook you wish- making it great for busting your stash!


Beautiful and Simple Free Crochet Scarf PatternThe Beautiful and Simple Scarf is exactly that, beautiful and simple. Using just the Half Double Crochet you make this pretty texture by changing your yarn combos.



Good Morning Cowl - Free Crochet PatternThe newest to my collection is the Good Morning Cowl. The stitches are fun, yet easy! It works up quick and is so soft and comfy! Great for cold mornings.



Free Kissing Jewels Infinity Scarf Crochet PatternThe Kissing Jewels Infinity/Cowl was so much fun for me. I am anxious to make more but using different yarns and colors to get a completely different affect.



Artfully Simple Infinity Scarf - Free Crochet PatternMost of you have already heard of, seen, or made the Artfully Simple Infinity Scarf. It went CRAZY around the crochet world! And if you have made it, you know exactly why! It is such a beautiful and simple work of yarn art that is also practical and comfy to use!

Soft and Squishy Shell Scarf - free crochet patternThe Soft and Squishy Scarf really is soft and squishy! It’s a great shell design to add that splash of color and texture during the colder seasons.

Good Morning Cowl

Good Morning Cowl - Free Crochet Pattern

It’s that time of year again. The mornings are Chili and by noon it is warm outside. The best way to dress during seasons like this is to wear layers. This cowl is made to supply warmth and comfort to help kick start our days.
The stitch I came up with for this cowl is so much fun. It includes 3 beginner stitches- making this a great project for anyone.

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