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!
While browsing the RAKJPatterns Blog, I found a free crochet pattern for a toddler poncho!! If you are in the Yartist Facebook group you already know that I had been searching for an adorable poncho pattern for a while now. There are 3 things I love about this pattern right away. 1- simplicity! You all know I love simple patterns/easy to follow. 2- Adjustable! Just by starting with more or less chains and making more or less rows… you can make all the sizes you wish… its that easy! 3- Its adorable! Only the cutest for my daughter!
While following her pattern, I crocheted rows 1-11 and then I repeated rows 4-7 one more time before continuing to the last row (row 12). I also not only trimmed the bottom, but also the top. I changed colors at the end of each row. But if you do not want to take the time to weave in your ends.. changing colors is an option. I find that I dread weaving in my ends so much through out my projects, but once it comes time to do it… it really doesn’t take that long. It can be so rewarding to go ahead and make the color changes!
Be sure to not only check out RAKJPatterns free Poncho Pattern, but also her Facebook!
Every morning my daughter sits on the floor in front of the TV asking for her cereal. After she takes about 5 bites of her fruit loops she lifts the bowl up to drink the milk- like she has seen me do. It never fails, the milk and cereal go everywhere.
When I was a young girl, I remember going to my Aunt Debbie’s house and sitting on little rugs while we ate our Oodles of Noodles (Ramen Noodles). This Sweet Tart Crochet Rug will be my daughters new breakfast rug. I plan to also take it outside when she is drawing on the sidewalk with chalk. Nothing is worse than wearing a dress or shorts and sitting on your knees on the sidewalk while creating your masterpiece. The best part about this rug, its washable, durable, and looks as delicious as Sweet Tarts!
Bust through your small amounts of yarn with these fun and beautiful crochet square patterns. I made myself a bag with the Kaleido Dreams. What will you be making? Show me your creativity on my Facebook page! I would love to see some of these squares in action!
Dahlia In A Square
Flower In A Square
Sunflower In A Square
This Yoda beanie is designed for an adult male with a 24 inch head circumference. When laying this beanie flat, it measures 11 inches across and is just over 8.5 inches tall. If you need a different size you can add rounds or you can use your favorite beanie pattern and just use the Yoda ears from this pattern. I also have a free 3-6 month size Yoda hat crochet pattern available. This pattern is a custom fit for a family member. If you are not sure of what size you need, I would suggest checking out the size chart at the bottom of the post that I discovered on Crochet In Color.