Friday 23 January 2015

Free Crochet Pattern ~Dolly and Me Ear Warmers

#Crochet Free Crochet Pattern ~Dolly and Me Ear Warmers #Dolly #EarWarmers

Yarn: Red Heart Super Saver; Medium 4, Worsted. Colour is 'Monet'.
5.0 mm Crochet Hook.

Approximately 11 hdc = 4 inches.
Approximately 7 rows = 4 inches.

Sized to fit child's head, measuring at approximately 21 inches in circumference, with a matching doll size (for generic 18 inch dolls, like American Girl or similar). 

Friday 16 January 2015

Free Crochet Pattern ~A Silly Hat For My Silly Dog

Free Crochet Pattern ~A Silly Hat For My Silly Dog #Crochet #Hat #Dog
She is so adorable sleeping in her new hat! She didn't like it on her head until I added the braided ties.
I would say this hat is easy to make.

It involves some front post double crochet, as well as single crochet, double crochet and half double crochet stitches, skipping stitches, and decreasing.

Sunday 11 January 2015

Sunday Night Link Blast ~A Collection Of Fabulous Links

Enjoy this great collection of fantastic Crochet links. I had a Link Blast on my Facebook page earlier today. It was so much fun. I shared a pile of wonderful links published by some really smart ladies. Check them out! You won't be disappointed! 

Friday 9 January 2015

Free Crochet Pattern ~Twist & Shake Square

Free Crochet Pattern ~Twist & Shake Square #Crochet #GrannySquare
5 mm crochet hook.
Phentex Merit, Medium 4 Yarn in colours; 'Creme Menthe', 'Candy Floss' and 'Chocolate'.
Caron (one pound) Baby, Medium 4 Yarn in colours; 'Yellow' and 'Denim'.
Darning needle to sew in ends.

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This pattern includes a mix of stitches to give it this unique appearance.

Sunday 4 January 2015

Pattern Review ~Ribbon Candy Dress

Pattern Review ~Ribbon Candy Dress
My little princess asked for some new doll clothes for her new American Girl doll. So I'm on a bit of a mission to get some made up for her!

The pattern for this lovely dress is called 'Ribbon Candy Dress'. It is very nicely written by Kate Wagstaff of Crafting Friends Designs.

I purchased this pattern a few weeks ago, and finally had the chance to give it a go. I made a few small additions/modifications to the pattern to suit my princess's requests.

The very first difference I made is the yarn choice. I did not have the yarn listed in the pattern, and my husband says I need to use some before I can purchase more, so I gave my princess the chance to choose the colours she wanted. I used: Patons Canadiana Yarn, Medium 4, in colours; 'Med. Green Tea' and 'Dark Green Tea'. I also used: Patons Allure Bulky 5 in 'White'. I do recommend using the yarn listed in the pattern for best results.
Pattern Review ~Ribbon Candy Dress

My princess and I worked together to decide where we would switch colours. If I do this pattern again I will definitely try alternating colours as the pattern requests. After working up the dress base, following the pattern exactly, I finished off by adding 2 more button holes & buttons in the back. I then evenly Single Crocheted on the furry yarn around the neck, bottom and sleeves of the dress. 

She also wanted a jewelled belt and the snowflake button, so I sewed them on easily.

Pattern Review ~Ribbon Candy Dress

Saturday 3 January 2015

Free Crochet Pattern ~Taylors Washcloth

Free Crochet Pattern ~Taylors Washcloth #Crochet #Washcloth

I made some more washcloths.
These ones are super easy. A great project for beginners. These ones work up pretty quick and look great prettied up with ribbons.

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