Category Archives: Patterns

Specific patterns that can be altered into just about any project (ie: blankets, scarves, hats, sweaters, etc.)

Buttons is in Trouble!

If you follow my blog here you may have noticed that the last few entries featured a new mascot of sorts, and I want you all to know his name: Buttons!

Buttons got his name from my husband actually. He was a gift that my husband got for me when he was leaving town on business for awhile and when my husband saw me putting buttons in the picture with the two baby hats Buttons got his name. My husband said “I like the buttons you put on them.” and I thought he was talking about the dog, forgetting that I had put buttons on each of the hats and the name stuck!

Now for the part about Buttons getting into trouble. You see Buttons is just like any other puppy and he finds his way into everything, including the headbands I made. All of these headbands are made to fit a baby (from infant to toddler) and made with out any elastic so they will fit comfortably on baby’s head! If they do start to stretch out all you have to do is put them is the washer and dryer just like any other laundry and they return to their original size. Well, I guess Buttons wanted to see just how comfy they were and then got carried away playing dress-up in them! This is what I found:

Bedtime!

Today’s title is bedtime which is appropriate for several reasons. Mostly because today I am sharing the Tunisian baby blanket I made and have completely fallen in love with! The other reason is because today I am posting from my bed as I am sick :( and have been for the past couple of days. That is why I haven’t posted since Monday, I have taken a few “sick” days, but I just couldn’t stay away any longer.

So as I have already mentioned today I am sharing the Tunisian baby blanket I had been working on. I have a feeling that this one will go over well too since all of the excitement over the checkerboard hats! I just keep thinking “wow, what an amazing gift this would make” and think that this blanket really stands out for all the right reasons!The really wonderful thing about Tunisian crochet is how smooth the final product is and feels. It is very solid, yet still lightweight. I plan on sharing several more Tunisian Crochet projects in the near future so stop back often! Please leave a comment to let me know what you think :)

Always Learning!

For the past  couple for weeks I have been working on really getting the hang of Tunisian crochet and have started making my first real project with it! I am so excited about this technique because it is almost like someone handed a knitter a Tunisian crochet hook (it is longer, has a cap on the end to keep stitches from falling off, and is completely round with no thumb rest) and told them to use that instead of their knitting needles and this is what they came up with. I have tried knitting and I can knit, it just takes way too long and is so easy to make a mistake. That is why I am really loving this Tunisian crochet. I will be posting pictures of that soon, I just wanted to update you on what I am currently working on.

In the mean time though I thought I would post a picture of a scarf I recently made for a friend. I made her a hat over Thanksgiving and finished the scarf shortly after. She wanted it to be very solid and yet still have some character for it. So this is what I came up with:This scarf was worked with the zig-zag cluster stitch that can be seen on the stitches page. I hope she likes it!

Baby it’s cold outside!

Let me start today by saying that I hope everyone had an enjoyable weekend and stayed warm! I know much of the country is suffering with below normal temperatures and that is no fun! I also want to say a happy birthday to my mother! I really do hope that you had a wonderful day and I wish I could have been there to celebrate it with you!

Today I am going to share with you another item that I have made as special request that I received. I was asked if I could make another dog sweater for someone else whose dog is not a big fan of the cold.  The dog is white and she wanted something that would contrast nicely with that so we decided on purple with a magenta flower (she is still a girl!) and she wanted it to be very solid. So this is what I came up with!It is primarily made with a single crochet stitch, but I added ribbing around the collar and waist for a more comfortable fit as well as a slot for the leash to go through for ease when going out for walks!


Cute and Trendy!

Today I wanted to share with everyone a different style of hat. Every hat that I have posted so far has been very attractive, but yet also very practical. Today I have two hats to share that are not exactly going to keep you warn in the winter, but will certainly show off your personality!Both of these cap are a mesh style that make great accessories and they are just so much fun! The aqua one I left a little more simple, more of an all ages, but the purple one I made for a special little girl so I added a scalloped edge and a couple of flowers! There are many other ways that wither of these hat’s can be dressed up too, the possibilities are limitless!

Go Gator’s!

Okay, just in case you haven’t noticed, I know a Florida Gator’s fan or two. It may actually be a few more than that even :) . So recently I had a request for a Gator’s hat like the one I had on here that my husband was wearing, but I had a feeling that this person might like the two colors in the same style I did for my brother’s hat (the green and black one) so I sent them a copy of that picture and it was a hit! Of course this hat is for a woman this time and she also wanted a flower on it, so this is what I came up with!I had so much fun with this one and she has already had two others request the same hat since I showed her the final product!

Remember, this time next week voting will begin on the business card design contest! Get your entry in for your chance to win a custom project of your choice!

Busy Bee

While you all have been busy working on your contest entries I have been busy working on new projects. Today I am posting a new lacy scarf that I finished last night and this is the first one that I have shared that has fringe! Fringe is always an option but I find I don’t used it often enough. I am a someone who fidgets a lot (which makes crocheting a perfect hobby for me because it keeps me moving but in a productive way) and if I were wearing something with fringe or anything else like that I would constantly be playing with it. There is something to be said though for the way that fringe really sets off the design and really puts that “finished” mark on it!
I wanted to be able to show you what the pattern itself looks like up close to because every lace is different!
Also remember to get your contest entries in for your chance to win a custom project of your choice!

Special Hats

Today I wanted to share some custom orders that I have just completed. I just want everyone to know if there is anything you see on here or even an idea you have in your head there is always a way to work with it and make it happen!

So right before I posted my hat and scarf set on here I had someone ask about a hat for their daughter for a Christmas gift. I sent her a picture of the hat I had made myself to show her another option than what she had already seen on here and she loved it. So from there were talked about some color options and quickly decided on a really rich purple which is he daughter’s favorite color. So here it is, well within time for Christmas morning!

The next item I am going to share is another hat, but this time for a man. This is actually for my little brother (little by being younger than me only, he is actually a grown man) who lost his favorite winter hat and needed a new one. Knowing my brother I already had an idea about a style that I had been wanting to try out  so all I needed to know was the colors he wanted (the style I wanted to try needed a minimum of two colors) and had expected him  to pick red and black but he asked how close I am able to match a color and sent me a picture of his surf board and said that was the green he wanted in his hat and a black. He has always has always liked checkerboard patterns on anything really so here is what I came up with and I hope he likes it :)

Simple and Pretty

So lately I have been sharing a lot of cold weather items but today I wanted to change things up a bit. I know it is cold where I am at, but that is a temporary condition and does not apply to everyone (be thankful if it is warm where you are). So today I have two pretty scarves to share, that are more of an accessory than practical for keeping warm. Nothing wrong with having something that makes you feel pretty though ;) .

Both scarves patterns can be seen in detail on the stitches page (check out the tabs at the top, just under the header). The pink scarf is made with the cascading shells pattern. The blue scarf is made with the diamond weave pattern. I hope you all enjoy them

Let it Snow!

So as my final post this week I decided to make my own holiday wish come true, snow for the holidays! Luckily this is not the  kind of snow that requires shovels and plows, this is simply the beautiful to look at kind! Normally these type of snow flakes are made as small Christmas tree ornaments, but I decided to change things up a bit and really let them make a statement!I hope you enjoy them! I hope everyone out there has a wonderful and safe Thanksgiving. Let’s all remember the things we have to be truly thankful for! :)

Holiday Cheer!

So as promised I am continuing the holiday theme today. My newest project is a Santa Hat that I embellished with a popcorn stitch around the brim! What more festive and fun way to wear some holiday cheer! I hope you enjoy :) I am keeping things short today so that I can get a few more things ready for Thanksgiving!

Christmas Stocking

Good morning everyone! I hope everyone had a great weekend and is ready for a big turkey dinner this week!

So in preparation for the upcoming holiday’s I decided that I would make that a theme for this week. So for the next 3 days I will be posting pictures of holiday related items. So here is what we will start will for today:

It is a Christmas stocking! The great thing is that is that is can be completely personalized with colors, patterns, and accessories. I left this one plain just to show a basic and more traditional Christmas stocking but the possibilities are endless! :)

Bountiful Booties!

Recently I decided to try and make baby booties. I had never made them before but I figured with the amount of baby blankets that I have made for people that is was about time that I give it a try. So today I am showing you the result of my efforts. Instead of taking several different pictures of all of these different booties I decided to showcase them side by side.Starting from left to right the first one is a mary-jane style with a simple little button closure on the side. It is shown as a two-tone but can also be done as a solid color. The next is a more moccasin style with a fold-over cuff, which would be great for a boy or girl. The third has a patterned detail on the cuff (which didn’t photograph well sadly :( )and does have eyelets that can be laced through to help hold the bootie on. Lastly is a simple bootie that is great for any baby, boy or girl, and makes a great shower gift for those who have not announced the baby’s gender!

Beautiful Baby!

So today I am sharing with you the newest baby blanket I have finished. After the pink and white one I wanted to share something that is at the opposite end of the spectrum. Since the pink and white one has so much texture I wanted to keep this one much more simple. Also, since the other was pink I thought I would do the opposite of that and do a baby blue shade. The body of the blanket was done in an alternating shells pattern. I then trimmed it out with a row of puff stitches that frames the entire blanket and finished it off with a row of double crochet stitches. I also took a close up picture so that you could really see the alternating shells and the trim work.I love how beautiful this blanket turned out! The white trim and blue edging really set this one off nicely!

Still Chilly

Good morning everyone! I just want to take a moment to thank everyone that has stopped by to check out the site. I really appreciate all of the positive responses! Well yesterday I showed you the hat and scarf set that I made for my husband and today I am going to share the one I made for myself. I wanted to keep mine fairly simple and yet give it just a few feminine touches. the scarf itself is made with the star/flower pattern (that you can view on the stitches page) while the hat is made with the single crochet stitch and trimmed out it in puff stitch. I added two flowers just for fun! The great thing is that it is so nice and warm. I love it!

Keeping Warm

As I mentioned before, the weather out here is turning cold! I am a big fan of the cold weather and love being able to add beautiful accessories to help keep warm. Today I wanted to show that these same sort of crocheted accessories can be a great way for a man to make a personal statement too! Just because something is crocheted doesn’t me that is has to be frilly and girl-y. There are many ways to make a masculine statement with crochet. When designing the hat and scarf for my husband he requested one of his favorite teams colors, the Florida Gators. He even wore his Gators jacket for the picture to show off how well they match! We kept the hat simple with just a striped pattern but really played up the scarf with the two toned grid pattern. Enjoy :)

Super Girly

I wanted to start today by thanking everyone who has stopped by and commented on the website! I am so excited to see how many people I have reached already :)

So today I am sharing something special with everyone that I stayed up late last night to finish. It is probably the most girl-y baby blanket that I have ever made and has the most texture as well. It has a little bit of everything going on, lattice and popcorn stitches trimmed in lace. I couldn’t believe how wonderful it turned out!I hope you all like this one! This blanket has not been made for anyone in particular and will soon be posted on another page with item that are available for sale. I am also posting a close-up of the popcorn stitch on the stitches page so you can get a really good idea of the amount of texture on this blanket. The lattice stitch is already up there so stop by and check them out :)

Please leave a comment to let me know what you think of this blanket! Thanks, Erika