Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Easy Peasy Lovey

I love making lovies for baby gifts! Sometimes I need a gift FAST, like within a couple of hours fast, and I just don't have the time to make the little character for the top of the lovey. Maybe that's not your problem, maybe a little person in your life has a stuffed animal that has been loved to pieces and you want to repurpose it. Maybe you don't enjoy amigurumi crochet. Or maybe you are brand spanking new to crochet and you want to make a cute gift but you aren't ready to take on a complicated character for the top of the lovey. The Easy Peasy Lovey is a great solution to my problem and yours. 

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It does require a specific type of yarn to make the Easy Peasy Lovey, unless you are repurposing a worn out stuffed animal, Top This yarn comes with a little character that matches the yarn and one skein is the perfect amount of yarn for a lovey!!! You will never make a lovey faster than this and there are so many cute characters to choose from. My boy was fascinated with the elephant.

Crocheting kits around $10 or less, excluding shipping!

One thing I love about this project is that the one skein of yarn comes with everything that you need. The one skein is enough yarn to make the blanket and as a bonus the yarn itself changes in textures! There is a soft furry section, a plain color section and a multi color section making it a great sensory gift. The character that is included with the skein has ribbons already sewn in place that you can use to attach it to the lovey. We are talking very minimal work for a very excellent reward. It almost doesn't get better does it?

I hope you enjoy making your very own Easy Peasy Lovey for a sweet one in your life.

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Easy Peasy Lovey Pattern

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Granny Stitch Triangle Scarf

My favorite accessories are ones that I can use in multiple seasons. Transitional pieces that I can use to spice up an outfit as we switch from winter to summer and from summer to winter. Triangle scarfs are perfect for those more chilly days that come when the weather changes and granny squares are a timeless stitch pattern. Enter the Granny Triangle Scarf! Perfect on all fronts! 

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It is easy and quick to make up and a perfect pattern for beginning crocheters who want to try their hand as simple shaping. You can also easily customize the size by continuing the pattern repeat until the scarf is as long as you want it to be. It could even be made into a shawl if that is what you are looking for! I hope you enjoy making and wearing yours as much as I do.

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Granny Stitch Triangle Scarf

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Buffalo Check Obsession Scarf

I've always been drawn to gingham patterns. I love that buffalo check plaid and gingham are coming back into the fashion world. They are so on trend right now! This winter when this red and black buffalo check plaid went crazy I fell in LOVE with it. I really have buffalo check plaid obsession! I wonder if it's diagnosable?..

It took me longer then I was hoping, but I finally was able to get the look I wanted. I hope you love it as much as I do!
This pattern is a little more advanced as the best way to make the plaid checkered squares is to carry your yarn, there is also joining and surface crochet. I've included step by step photos for the more complicated parts that I hope will be helpful. It is a beautiful, cozy, warm scarf and I hope you enjoy making it!

The Buffalo Check Obsession Scarf has two options, either a cowl that would wrap around your neck once or an infinity that would wrap around twice. The modeled pictures are of the infinity scarf.



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Buffalo Check Obsession Scarf



Sizes/Measurements
Cowl 29" x 10 1/2"
Scarf 58" x 10 1/2"

Buffalo Check Obsession Scarf Photo Tutorials

Photo Tutorials
I will apologize, red and black yarns are probably the HARDEST to photograph. I tried to make these pictures as clear as possible.

Carrying color B when working Strip A
Cross color B over color A.
Ch 1 locking color B in the st.

Saturday, January 16, 2016

Warm Up Quick Infinity Scarf


Hey everyone! Is it chilly where you are? It's freezing here! Like literally! We've had weeks at a time that it hasn't gotten above 32 degrees! (Or zero for those of you that use Celsius). 

I suddenly realized that I didn't have scarves for me or my girls! I usually donate the ones we used the previous winter when it starts to warm up so that someone else can stay warm and I'm not packing away things I will never find again or use. Somehow winter hit this year and I wasn't ready for it! Haha! Long story short, we all needed scarves and we needed them FAST! 

This infinity scarf works up so quickly and because of the bulky yarn it is also soft and warm. It makes a great last minute gift and because of the simple stitches it's a good gender neutral pattern. Also, because it works up so quickly, it's easy to make it in every color and expand your accessory wardrobe! I hope you enjoy it!


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Warm Up Quick Infinity Scarf 

Sizes/Measurements
The pattern is written for child (teen/adult)
Finished Length 40" (54") Finished Width 5.25" (6.5")