This is my place to chronicle the simple pleasures of my life.....I knit, crochet and sew etc. I'm a proud Mommy, a wife and above all a soul of living light. Join me on a journey to inspiration amongst craft or life.....

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Finished wool soaker

I used a 'Jenny King' pattern for this one (worked sideways) but I did alter a few things....I crocheted the sides together instead of sewing them and instead of making and attaching separate bits for the leg holes I did 40 SC around and then did 5 rounds in the back loop SC making it a totally no-sew soaker!

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Free crochet pattern - Baby/toddler helmet or bonnet

Size: 12 change sizes just decrease or increase the amount of rounds at the back piece.

US terms
Any type yarn - for the stripy hat I used
4 ply baby yarn
8 ply for stripes

Size 4.00mm hook

Starting at centre back:
CH 3, join with SL ST to make a ring and do 6 SC into the ring.
2- 2SC in each stitch around
3- 1 SC in next stitch, 2 SC in next, REP around
4- 1 SC in next two stitches, 2 SC in next, REP around

Keep increasing the amount of SC stitches around by adding 1 more to each set before the INC of 2 SC in a stitch until you have....INC, 15 SC, INC on a side

Starting the hood:
1- 2 DC, miss 1, 2 DC (V-stitch) around leaving the neck open (one side)
2- DC in each stitch around

Then begin ribbed DC *RF/RB repeat* for 3 1/2 to 4 inches or about 12 rows.

The rib pattern is achieved by doing the stitch around the post of the stitch below - in front of the work first and then going around the post of the stitch below from the back for the second stitch)
Tutorial -

Turn to work around the neck edge with a round of SC.
Then work *2 HDC, CH 1, skip 1, 2HDC*  around for the ribbon eyelets...
SC around neck edge once more
Finish off

Thread ribbon around neck eyelets to finish

OPTIONAL - change colors for stripes etc
It is wise to use a less flimsy yarn for the stripes to hold the shape of the bonnet if you are using 4 ply baby yarn for the rest.

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Tiger Jacket

Tiger Jacket for Israel
Made this up as I went along with the gorgeous "tiger" dyed yarn...then added an orange border and then made up a cute tiger face 'button' for the loop!
I'll get a better pic in daylight tomorrow

Friday, June 11, 2010

Pineapple crochet....

Pineapple overtop for Israel....I fiddled a few things with the pattern to add a few more rows to the length and I also did short sleeves (by the time he fits it it will be spring and will look good over a skivvy)
The pineapple pattern on the front also extends around the back

Edit - I still have to find two buttons and pop them on.

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Crocheted shawl in dark purple and periwinkle

  And here is my latest FO - a crocheted shawl in a very soft yarn in the colors of dark purple and periwinkle. Destined for my MIL's birthday present....all I need to do is find a lovely shawl pin/brooch to go with it.