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Fall 2014 Projects

So it feels like it has been forever since I’ve blogged. Life has been super hectic this fall, but I’ve been able to get a bit of work done.

I saw a decorated canvas necklace holder on pinterest (see link here), and thought it would be pretty cool to paint one. It was super easy and didn’t take a whole lot of time to do. Then I screwed in hooks from Walmart. I found larger ones for the second one so I could use it for head bands.

.canvasnecklace hangerheadband holder

My sister-in-law had asked me to make the crocodile booties (found here) for my future nephew. The second set of booties were my first attempt, but I couldn’t figure out the stitch, so they became folded booties. A good crocodile stitch pattern is available here.

crocodile booties folded booties

My sister-in-law also requested some boot cuffs, so I got to be creative. The crocodile ones were made to totally match baby’s booties. The second pair were a v-stitch top, and ended up not being very stretchy. Here is the pattern I used to do the bottom, I then changed up the top part.

crocodile cuffsboot cuffs

I cleaned up my pinterest not too long ago, and seems like I got rid of the pin with the pattern for this hat. Isn’t it adorable? It is a pretty easy newsboy hat. The band on the front could be longer, but it is still adorable.

Newsboy cap

The volleyball snuggly is for nephew to be. His parents play beach volleyball all summer and he will likely be spending a lot of time at their games. I thought he needed a volleyball of his own. The pattern for the ball is here. The blanket is just a granny square, with a sc,hdc, dc, dc, hdc, sc edging. Super easy and fun.

volleyball snuggly

This is another one I’ve lost the pattern for. It is also for nephew to be. My mom used to make us ninja turtle pizza when we were little. (It is a pb and jam pizza on a homemade crust, and I’m so glad my niece and nephew like it because it gives mom and excuse to make it and us an excuse to eat it). So I figured her grandson needed a ninja turtle diaper cover and hat. For the hat, this is the pattern I used for the ties, but the hat pattern looks pretty great too – I think I might try it next time.

ninja turtle diaper cover Ninja turtle hat

This is another diaper cover. I decided to make after going to a craft sale and seeing all the tutus. I made a simple crochet diaper cover then tied in sections of tulle to it.

tutu diaper cover

This buttoned hat started as a headband (pattern here), then I decided it wasn’t complete and continued the pattern all the way into a hat.

sparkly button hat

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Baby Girl Booties w/ Strap

IMG_00000849  Stitches used:
HDC – Half Double Chain
HDCdec – Half Double Chain decrease (Yo, through st, yo, pull through, Yo, through next st, yo, pull through, yo, pull through 5 loops)
DCdec – Double Chain decrease (Yo, through st, yo, pull through, yo, pull through first 2 loops, yo, through next st, yo, pull through, yo, pull through first 2 loops, yo, pull through remaining loops)
SC – Single Chain
SLST – Slip stitch into next stitch

Using a G crochet, chain 10.
Row 1: HDC into second chain from hook. HDC in next 7 ch. 3 HDC in last ch. HDC in next 8 ch. 2 HDC in last ch. SLST into first HDC.
Row 2: Ch2. HDC in same stitch. 2 HDC in next st. HDC in next 8 HDC. 2 HDC in next 3 st. HDC in next 8 st. 2HDC inn last two st. SLST together.
IMG_00000851Row 3: Ch2. HDC in same st. 2HDC in next st. 1 HDC in next 9 st. 2 HDC in next 6 st. 1 HDC in next 9 st.  2 HDC in last 2 st. Change second colour, SLST to first st
Row 4: Ch2. HDC in same st. 2HDC in next st. 1 HDC in 11 st. Alternate 2HDC 1HDC in next 10 st, 2 HDC in last two st. SL ST Tog
Row 5: Ch2. HDC in back of each st
Row 6: Ch2. HDC in 11 st. Alternate HDCdec HDC for 18 st. HDC in next remaining 9 st. SLST
Row 7: Ch2. HDC in 11 st. HDCdec. 7 DCdec. HDCdec. HDC in 10 st. SLST
Row 8: Ch2. HDC in 12 st. 4 DCdec. HDC in 10 st. SLST
Row 9a: Ch2. HDC in 9 st.
Row 10a: Ch2. HDC back to first st. Cut yarn, but don’t pull loop to finish.

Fold bootie flat, slip hook through the matching spot on the other side of the bootie where row 9 ends.
Row 9b: Ch2. HDC towards back of bootie and SLST into ch2 from 9a.IMG_00000850
Row 10b: Ch2. Slip remaining loop from 10a onto hook. HDC into all st to end.
Row 11: Ch2. HDC into all st from row 10b and 10a. Cut yarn

In original colour, slip stitch and chain one at some location on Row 11. SC to the end of the back Chain 20.
SC all the way back to the slip stitch.
Repeat going in the opposite direction.

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Baby Booties 2

HDC bootiesIn the Baby Booties post, I showed 1 option of the baby booties I made. Here is another option, very similar, but with different stitching. Again, I started with the pattern from Repeat Crafter (see here). This time, I followed the pattern until Row 3.

At end of row 3, join and chain 2.

Row 4: In back loops only, HDC in each stitch. Join and chain 2.
Row 5: HDC in 12 Stitches, (HDC dec, HDC)x4, HDC in 12 stitches. Join CH2
Row 6: HDC in 10 stitches, HDC dec x2, DC dec x4,  HDC dec x2, HDC in remaining stitches. join and CH 2
Row 7: HDC in 9 st, HDC dec x2, HDC in 2 St, HDC dec x2, HDC in remaining stitches. Join. Cut yarn and wrap in.

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Baby Booties

BootiesI don’t know about you, but it seems like everyone I know is having babies. Off the top of my head, I can name 24 people who are having babies or had babies since December. It is absolutely insane the amount of babies being born.

I decided to make a couple things for a few of the babies close to me – family, coworkers, close friends. I will try and post the different inspirations and patterns used for the items.

IMG_00000329The baby booties I made for one little guy, the pattern came from Repeat Crafter’s Crochet Cuffed Baby Booties Pattern. I followed the pattern until row 10, but didn’t want boot booties, but more slippers.

Row 11: SC 8 (HDC dec) x 4 sc to the end

Cut and tie off.

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