Recently my niece Abby was having a birthday. I knew I wanted to make her something that would make her eyes light up. I asked my sister Miranda, from Work At Home Adventures, what I should make. Since she has a little girl that is also 6, I knew she would have a clever idea. She quickly sent me a link from The Yarn Box for a free Lalaloopsy crochet pattern.
The Lalaloopsy pattern was simple enough for me to understand but I must admit, the pattern is flawed and at some points, it really lacked detail. Which is really fine with me since I like to do my own thing anyways. I think a crochet beginner would be able to figure the pattern out but experience will really come in handy with this one.
Shortly after I started making Abby’s doll, my daughter Ella stressed to me how much she wanted one too… a baby one. I was going to write a free pattern for it to share with you but there were some flaws that I would really want to get fixed before posting. Don’t worry though! You can find the free pattern for the original on Ravelry.
Have you ever watched a pom pom fall apart before your eyes? Have you ever made a toddler a hat with pom poms? If the answer is yes, you need to know how to make a secure pom pom!! Follow this step by step tutorial and say goodbye to those annoying pom pom bombs.
Last week, my mother and I went YARN SHOPPING!!! While we are admiring all of the beautiful yarns at Hobby Lobby, I asked her what she would like for Mothers Day. My sweet mom says “coasters.” <– This is one thing I love so much about my mom. She could have easily said “a bedspread.” But she would rather have something simple, small, beautiful, and something that would be stress free for me. So, obviously this free crochet pattern is designed for and inspired by my momma
About a year ago, a friend of mine took some amazing photos for me of the Chloe Hat and for my About Me. I promised her I would make her baby (who was still in her belly) a crochet item. I have started making things for her so many times in the past but never really loved anything enough to give her as a big “Thank You!” Last week I came across a pattern by Busting Stitches for a newborn suspenders and bow tie photo prop. That is the moment I decided I wanted to make clothing and a bow tie. I honestly wasn’t wanting to write a pattern but after searching and searching for a free boy clothing pattern…. I had no choice but create something of my own.
Wyatt (pictured above) is 13 lbs and is 4 months old. Since this is my first time really making clothing, I am not exactly sure if this outfit would be 0-3, 3-6, or 0-6 months in size- so “3 months” is what I will call it I did actually use measurements and 3-6 month clothing as a guide, but Wyatt is in 0-3 month clothing so “3 months” really seems safe. If you create these overalls, please share with me on Facebook!
This pattern is a very simple crochet pattern and ideal for even the crochet beginner. If you are not up for the “Foundation Chain” you can use the regular technique of chaining and shouldn’t have any issues.
When I came across a free crochet pattern for “Simple Child Slippers” at The Yarn Box, I knew instantly I would be making a few pairs of shoes for my nieces. HodgePodge Crochet did an excellent job writing this pattern. I found it to be very easy to follow and they are actually the first shoes I have ever enjoyed making. You will be seeing more of these made by me. My daughter Ella is already begging me for a pair and I have another niece who loves to dance!
When making these ballet sippers I used Lion Brand Tweed Stripes and also used smaller hooks than called for. The slippers with purple measure just over 7 inches long and were made with a 4.25 mm crochet hook. The pink ribbon ballet slippers were crocheted with a 3.5 mm crochet hook and measure 6.25 inches long.
Before finishing off the yarn on the shoes I chained 5 and slip stitches 2 stitches over to create a loop on the top of the heal. Wove in my ends and then added ribbon by weaving it around from heal, around the front, and back to the heal. I then took a small piece of ribbon, tied it into a bow and hot glued it onto the center of the ribbon on the front of the shoes.
Make sure you share your ballet slipper pictures with me on Facebook!