Thursday, August 14, 2014

Baby Blue Stripes

Baby Blue Stripes Baby Blanket:

This blanket takes a little while because you are crocheting in every stitch, and it is worked in the round.  It is for personal use only, and it took a while to figure out, so please respect that.  Do not sell the pattern or the final product.  Thank you!

For this pattern:
- I used an "I" or 5.50 mm hook
- Bernet Baby Sport yarn in "Baby Blue".  The white I used was recovered yarn from a blanket, also sport weight.
- This blanket is approx 36"X36".
- "Ch up 3" counts as first dc.

To begin, using the blue, ch 5 and join to create a circle.
R1: Ch up 3, 2 dc, *ch 2, 3 dc* all in middle of circle.  Repeat * to * 2 more times, then ch 2 and join with top of "ch up 3". Sl st in next 2 dc and in "corner".
R2: Ch up 3, dc, ch 2, 2 dc all in corner.  *Dc in next 3 dc.  2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc in corner.*  Repeat * to * 2 more times, then 3 dc in next 3 dc and join in top of "ch up 3". Sl st in next 2 dc and in "corner".
R3: Ch up  3, dc, ch 2, 2 dc all in corner.  *Dc in next 7 dc.  2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc in corner.* Repeat * to * 2 more times, then 7 dc in next 7 dc and join in top of "ch up 3".  Sl st in next 2 dc and in "corner".
R4: Ch up 3, dc, ch 2, 2 dc all in corner.  *Dc in next 11 dc.  2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc in corner* Repeat * to * 2 more times, then 11 dc in next 11 dc and join in top of "ch up 3".  Sl st in next 2 dc and in "corner".
R5: Ch up 3, dc, ch 2, 2 dc all in corner.  *Dc in next 15 dc.  2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc in corner* Repeat * to * 2 more times, then 15 dc in next 15 dc and join in top of "ch up 3".  Sl st in next 2 dc and in "corner". Fasten off.
R6: Attach white.  Ch up 3, dc, ch 2, 2 dc all in corner.  *Dc in next 19 dc.  2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc in corner* Repeat * to * 2 more times, then 19 dc in next 19 dc and join in top of "ch up 3".  Sl st in next 2 dc and in "corner".  Fasten off.
R7: Attach blue.  Ch up 3, dc, ch 2, 2 dc all in corner.  *Dc in next 23 dc.  2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc in corner* Repeat * to * 2 more times, then 23 dc in next 23 dc and join in top of "ch up 3".  Sl st in next 2 dc and in "corner". Fasten off.
R8: Attach white.  Ch up 3, dc, ch 2, 2 dc all in corner.  *Dc in next 27 dc.  2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc in corner* Repeat * to * 2 more times, then 27 dc in next 27 dc and join in top of "ch up 3".  Sl st in next 2 dc and in "corner".  Fasten off.
R9: Attach blue.  Ch up 3, dc, ch 2, 2 dc all in corner.  *Dc in next 31 dc.  2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc in corner* Repeat * to * 2 more times, then 31 dc in next 31 dc and join in top of "ch up 3".  Sl st in next 2 dc and in "corner".
R10:  Ch up 3, dc, ch 2, 2 dc all in corner.  *Dc in next 35 dc.  2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc in corner* Repeat * to * 2 more times, then 35 dc in next 35 dc and join in top of "ch up 3".  Sl st in next 2 dc and in "corner".
R11: Ch up 3, dc, ch 2, 2 dc all in corner.  *Dc in next 39 dc.  2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc in corner* Repeat * to * 2 more times, then 39 dc in next 39 dc and join in top of "ch up 3".  Sl st in next 2 dc and in "corner".
R12: Ch up 3, dc, ch 2, 2 dc all in corner.  *Dc in next 43 dc.  2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc in corner* Repeat * to * 2 more times, then 43 dc in next 43 dc and join in top of "ch up 3".  Sl st in next 2 dc and in "corner".
R13: Ch up 3, dc, ch 2, 2 dc all in corner.  *Dc in next 47 dc.  2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc in corner* Repeat * to * 2 more times, then 47 dc in next 47 dc and join in top of "ch up 3".  Sl st in next 2 dc and in "corner". Fasten off.
R14: Continue pattern using white.
R15: Continue pattern using blue.
R16: Continue pattern using white.
R17-21: Continue pattern using blue.
R22: Continue pattern using white.
R23: Continue pattern using blue.
R24: Continue pattern using white.
R25-29: Continue pattern using blue.
R30: Continue pattern using white.
R31: Continue pattern using blue.
R32: Continue pattern using white.

NOTE: This pattern is untested.  Please let me know if there are mistakes.



Sunday, August 10, 2014

New Blankets!

Hey everyone...so it's definitely been a while since I've posted, but I'm still crafting away.  Mostly crochet to be exact.  There have been so many babies, I just finished my 4th blanket in the past 2 months.  The first one I'm dubbing Baby Blue Stripes blanket.  I will write a new post with the pattern.  It's pretty easy, just time consuming because it's worked in the round, but no holes, so it doesn't work up as quick.


 This blanket is actually for someone, sorry for the bad lighting.  I followed an actual pattern for this one.  I did the pattern with white and a variegated yarn.  You can find it here: http://greetingarts.typepad.com/greetingarts/2010/05/neopolitan-ripple.html

 This is the final blanket I did.  I can write up a pattern if you guys are interested.  It's called the Striped Shell blanket.  It did take a while longer to do because the pattern is a little more challenging.

Thursday, March 20, 2014

New patterns?

So I've created/posted several patterns up here, and I was wondering if anyone had any patterns they would like to see?  Let me know in a comment below :)

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Misc Projects

Last year after Halloween Michael's had a sale on their ceramic pumpkins marked down to $5.  SCORE!  So I painted it black with orange and green accents for a modern flare.
I also had a backpack that had originally been a GO ARMY bag.  Since the army logo is not my style, I painted it once before to cover it up.  However, it was a very shotty paint job.  So I glued black fabric over the previous design and repainted it in a rainbow-esque style.  I added the safety pins to help secure the extra fabric, but I also like the look of them.

 Normally I would deck out my phone with sparkles or rhinestones, but I was enjoying working with the puffy paint.  I also found some awesome designs online, so I got creative with my phone case :)
I originally bought these shoes years ago, and they needed an update for the up and coming ball.  I used  Mod Podge and sparkles to give these shoes two coats.  I also added a ribbon bow for extra detail.

Monday, October 14, 2013

Free Pattern: Easy Striped Baby Blanket

I created this light and airy baby blanket, and it seems to crochet up pretty quick.  It is for personal use only, and it took a while to figure it out, so please respect that.  Do not sell the pattern or the final product.  Thanks!




I used size J hook and sport baby yarn.  *Note: Ch 3 counts as 1st DC*

Ch 113
R1: DC in 4th ch from hook.  DC in next 10 ch.  Ch 1, *DC, ch 1, DC, ch 1, DC, ch 1, DC, ch 1, 11 more DC*.  Repeat from * to * until you reach the end of the row.  Turn.
R2: Ch 3 and DC in next 10 st.  Repeat from * to * until you reach the end of the row.

Repeat R2 until you are satisfied with the length.  The width of the blanket is about 42".



Wednesday, April 24, 2013

It really has been a while...

So, I've been overly busy….school has made me busy to the point where it pretty much looked like a bomb went off in my apartment.  That being said, I have had little time to do crafts.  I have done a lot, including more crochet stuff.   So here some of it is:

Made a bouquet out of pens with floral tape and fake flowers at the dollar store (PS: this really brightens up an office, and you don't lose your pens!)

Created this jewelry holder….cost $5 for plates and cups.  This girl makes some pretty fantastic stuff, but here's the link:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=myLKMrxkSeQ

A baby blanket made for one of the ladies at my internship.  The pattern is called the "Basket Stitch Baby Blanket"…..really easy/quick pattern.

So everyone has been doing flower headband DIY's so I figured I would too!

A long time ago I saw someone use tshirt scraps to make sandals.  These turned out better than expected.

These are actually those big buttons you find on bulky sweaters….now my earrings!

This is by far the coolest.  We are going to a masquerade ball, but how do you get a mask that fits over glasses???  Well this one does!  I made it with tulle and fabric paint and added jewels. Here is the link to that pattern:
http://sprinklesinsprings.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/mask-temp.jpg


So I am not sure if the photos will show up for the crochet items, so let me know if they don't…..(PS thanks for letting me know Miss).  This cowl was done on a whim, but I think it turned out really nice.  It was a project that I just created w/no pattern


This was a hat, done on a whim also.  The pattern was a little confusing because of the way it was explained, but after catching the hang of it, it was easy.


Another whim.  I made up this pattern too, I feel like it turned out really nice, and I don't hate doing a v-stitch anymore :)




This was not the best picture.  But….I started out with a pattern, but then I ended up doing my own thing because the instructions were confusing.  It doesn't talk about where the stitch markers go when you increase.  It also seemed to require there to be stitch markers, in addition to the ones for increases when you were doing the trim, but it didn't seemed to be specified as to where they should have been put.

So I'm sure there are other things that I have done over the past couple months, but like I said….school had taken over my life, but I still tried to reply to comments/concerns.  I would like to put up more patterns on here.  Let me know what you think :) Thanks for reading!

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Quick Pineapple Peacock Scarf


I came up with this on the spot.  Takes a couple hours to make and it's extremely customizable in length and yarn.  This was yarn I got from another sweater that I bought for a couple dollars from the thrift store.  This pattern is for personal use only it took me a couple hours to make the pattern, please respect that.  Do not sell the final product or the pattern.  Thanks!





Pineapple Peacock Scarf

Note: Gauge is not important.  Use a hook appropriate for thickness of yarn.  Scarf is made by creating two separate pineapples and then attaching the yarn to one.  The length with then be crocheted and the second pineapple will be attached at the end.

Shell (sh)= 2 dc, ch, 2 dc (when making first shell in row, ch up 3 to count as 1st dc)


How to make the pineapple (make 2):

R1: Ch 9 and dc, ch, 2 dc in 4th ch from hook.  Sh in last st.  turn
R2: sl st in 2nd dc and in ch1sp.  Sh in ch1sp, ch 2, sh in next ch1sp. Turn.
R3: sl st in 2nd dc and in ch1sp.  Sh in ch1sp.  Dc, ch 1, dc in ch2sp in previous row.  Sh in ch1sp.  Turn.
R4: sl st in 2nd dc and in ch1sp.  Sh in ch1sp, and repeat 2 more times (3 total), turn.
R5: sl st in 2nd dc and in ch1sp.  Sh in ch1sp. Ch 2, 9 dc in ch1sp, ch 2, sh in ch1sp. Turn.
R6: sl st in 2nd dc and in ch1sp.  Sh in ch1sp. *Ch 1, Dc*.  Repeat from * to * across in each dc from previous row. Ch 1, sh in ch1sp. Turn.
R7: sl st in 2nd dc and in ch1sp.  Sh in ch1sp. *Ch 3, sc in ch1sp*.  Repeat from * to * across 7 more times.  Ch 3, sh in ch1sp. Turn.
R8: sl st in 2nd dc and in ch1sp.  Sh in ch1sp. *Ch 3, sc in ch1sp*.  Repeat from * to * across 6 more times.  Ch 3, sh in ch1sp. Turn.
R9: sl st in 2nd dc and in ch1sp.  Sh in ch1sp. *Ch 3, sc in ch1sp*.  Repeat from * to * across 5 more times.  Ch 3, sh in ch1sp. Turn.
R10: sl st in 2nd dc and in ch1sp.  Sh in ch1sp. *Ch 3, sc in ch1sp*.  Repeat from * to * across 4 more times.  Ch 3, sh in ch1sp. Turn.
R11: sl st in 2nd dc and in ch1sp.  Sh in ch1sp. *Ch 3, sc in ch1sp*.  Repeat from * to * across 3 more times.  Ch 3, sh in ch1sp. Turn.
R12: sl st in 2nd dc and in ch1sp.  Sh in ch1sp. *Ch 3, sc in ch1sp*.  Repeat from * to * across 2 more times.  Ch 3, sh in ch1sp. Turn.
R13: sl st in 2nd dc and in ch1sp.  Sh in ch1sp. *Ch 3, sc in ch1sp*.  Repeat from * to * across 1 more times.  Ch 3, sh in ch1sp. Turn.
R14: sl st in 2nd dc and in ch1sp.  Sh in ch1sp. Ch 3, sc in ch1sp.  Ch 3, sh in ch1sp.  Turn.
R15: sl st in 2nd dc and in ch1sp.  Sh in ch1sp.  Sh in ch1sp.
R16: sl st in 2nd dc, ch1sp, and in next dc.  Sh in ch1sp.  Sl st in 2nd dc.  Tie off.

To make the length of the scarf:

Attach string to non-pointy end of pineapple (or bottom of pineapple).

R1: Ch up 1 and evenly sc 8 across bottom of pineapple
R2: *Ch 3, sk 1 st, sc*. Repeat from * to * four times all together (4 loops)
R3+: *Ch 3, sc in ch3sp*.  Repeat from * to * four times all together (4 loops).
Continue repeating R3 until desired length is reached.

Attach the second pineapple by the bottom to the length.  Tie off and tuck in ends.