I am so excited! I have finally finished my Heart Of My Heart baby blanket and I now have both the blanket and the pattern listed in my Etsy shop. I like the way it turned out and think it’s a super cute pattern for the newest addition to your family.
I would love to hear your thoughts and what you think of it.
The pattern is available for purchase here Heart Of My Heart . I made 4 strips of Tunisian crochet using tunisian knit stitch and tunisian reverse stitich to make the heart pattern and then connected the strips with basic hairpin lace crochet and added a ruffle stitch border. For this blanket I used Bernat Baby Sport in Baby Pink.
I have to admit that the border had me a little flustered for a bit. I pretty much knew what I wanted it to look like, but had a hard time finding just the right way to do it. Oh what a happy day when I finally got it figured out (after ripping it out and re-doing it about 4 times). But after seeing the end result it was worth the extra work. Just goes to prove there is great worth to “sticking with it”.
I love it when someone contacts me on Facebook and says “Can you make me this?” along with a picture of something they have found somewhere. It’s definitely a challenge, but I think the phrase “Nailed It!” applies here 🙂
It just so happens that the item they wanted this time is from a crochet along on another site and the pattern was posted free for those wanting to participate. I also found the thread of the pic they sent to me and she actually mentioned the yarn brand and color she used. It doesn’t get any easier than that! So I made one for her, posted the picture of it on her timeline and asked if that would work, then her friend chimed in and wanted one too LOL, so guess what… I made TWO.
Here are the custom order neck warmers I made this week. Aren’t they the cutest things??
The pattern is from Red Heart and can be found here… Button Up Neck Warmer …I used Red Heart Super Saver in the color Day Glow and it’s beautiful for spring! This project is quite simple and it only took about 2 hours to complete. It is a part of The Crochet Crowd’s ‘Spring has Sprung” crochet challenge. If you want to learn more about it click here… Spring Has Sprung …
Now it’s off to the next project.
I did it! I got the pattern for my Baby Beach Ball Hat done and available for purchase.
Beach Ball Hat pattern
I was looking for a cute and lightweight hat for little ones in the summer, but didn’t find too much out there. All of the absolutely adorable baby hats (and there are a LOT of them) are for photo props or winter time. This hat is light and airy and at the same time, protects baby’s head from the sun when you are at the pool, the beach, or the park.
I hope you like this hat as much as I do. I have the pattern listed in my Etsy shop and you can find it here Baby Beach Ball Hat . I have also listed a few finished hats for those of you who don’t crochet. I am always willing to take custom orders as well in case you see something you like, but it’s not the right color or size etc.
First work the colors in the strip
Does anyone else have that one project that seems to take forever to finish? For me it was this Stained Glass Afghan. It is a very simple mile-a-minute afghan worked in strips and then connecting the strips to the desired width. For some reason I start to work on it, then put it down and work on a bunch of other things, then pick it back up again a few weeks later. I have been working on and off and on again for nearly a year. How long is too long to take on a project anyway? I think I took procrastination to a whole new level on this one. But FINALLY I have finished it and am kind of proud of how it turned out. Especially since I didn’t know there for awhile if it would ever actually get done at all.
Add the “X” look and border around each strip
Connect the strips
I like Mile A Minute afghans because of their simplicity. Just make strips and then connect. I got this pattern from a Leisure Arts book called Contest Favorites Mile-A-Minute Afghans back in 1999. For anyone who would like to try it for yourself, the link will take you to where you can purchase the book. If you’re not a crocheter this will be listed in my Etsy shop later this week. While I have a tendency to modify the patterns I work on (like I did with this one) it has some really great patterns in it and there are a couple more I want to try, hopefully It won’t take me that long to finish the next one!
As I mentioned in my last post, I make cotton hats for my Etsy shop and $3 from the sale of each one goes to the American Cancer Society. I am always looking for fun new patterns to keep a variety in stock and actually my stash is getting low so I definately need to make more. These are two caps I just made this week and will be listing them in my shop today or tomorrow.
The green one is made with I Love This Cotton in Sage and the blue one is made with Bernat’s Cottontots in Seakiss. The colors look awesome with this particular pattern. The pattern itself is the best part! It’s a FREE pattern I found on Red Heart’s website. It can be found here. Vintage Cloche
Cotton caps are great for anyone to wear and cute too, but if you know someone battling cancer they make an awesome gift for sensitive skin. And nothing says it came from the heart like hand made.