Thursday, May 30, 2013

Outside of the Box: A Simple Yoke and PJ Eater

I was in Goodwill the other day. (Lots of great craft stories start out this way don't you think) And I found this shirt.
Uh Yikes. 

When I saw it there was no way I was going to wear it but I saw a lot of potential for it becoming a PJ Eater. You can find the pattern for them here. http://sewfearless.com/patterns-and-tutorials/the-pajama-eater-pattern/.
 I think she turned out pretty well.

I still had some leftover fabric from the shirt. So I made this shirt for my daughter.
I took her measurements, and cut out two rectangles to match those measurements, I sewed them together and hemmed it on both sides. For the yoke I made a simple lace strip to go around the bodice and two more strips for the straps.


The repeating pattern for the lace strip is:
Row 1: Ch the amount of ch you want in multiples of 2, dc in third ch from hook, and in each ch
Row 2: Ch 4,* sk 1 dc, (dc and ch 1) in next dc* repeat to end
Row 3: Ch 4,* 3dctog in next dc, ch 1* repeat to second to last dc, dc in last dc.
Row 4: Ch 4, 1 dc and 1 ch in each 3dctog, dc in last dc
Row 5: Ch 3, dc in each ch space and dc across
Continue repeating rows 2-5 till you have the length desired.

If you would like to see an adult version: Go Here!

Monday, May 20, 2013

Primrose Newborn Hat


I have a new pattern for you. I had a lot of fun designing this one. I wanted a hat that when done it would look like a flower laying over the babies head. Sort of how a fairy would look if they had a flower for a hat. The picture I have really does not do it justice, I could not find a good angle to get more petals into the picture. Plus my model decided to grow to fast. Ha by the time I got the picture she was a week past newborn size, so the hat is a little tight. I have the pattern in larger sizes but it is written out differently. I could not get the rounds to line up when writing it out and it still make sense. I will post the larger sizes at a latter date, so keep checking back. 



Primrose Infant Hat

Yarn: Caron Simply Soft
Hook: H

Notes: Ch 3 at the start of a round always counts as a st, Ch 2 at the st of a round does not count as a st.

Round 1: Make an adjustable loop, and make 10 dc in loop, pull tight, and sl st into beg dc.  (10 dc)

Round 2: Ch 3, dc in same st, 2 dc in next st,( FPdc, and dc) in next st, 2 dc in next st, (dc and  fpdc) in next stitch, {2 dc in next st} repeat once, (fpdc and dc) in next st, 2 dc in next st, (dc and fpdc) in last st, sl st in first ch 3.  (20 st)

Round 3: Ch 3, dc in same st, dc in next 2 st, 2 dc in next st, fpdc in next st, { 2 dc in next st, dc in next 2 st, 2 dc in next st, fpdc in next st} repeat { to} 2 more times, sl st into beg ch 3.  (28 st)

Round 4: Ch, 3, dc in next 2 st, 2 dc in next st, dc in next 2 st, 2 fpdc in next st, { dc in next 3 st, 2 dc in next st, dc in next 2 st, 2 fpdc in next st} repeat 2 more times, sl st in beg ch 3. (37 st)

Round 5: Ch 3, dc in next st, 2 dc in next st, dc in next st, 2 dc in next st, dc in next 2 st, fpdc around next 2 st} repeat 2 more times, sl st in beg ch 3. ( 44 st)

Round 6: Ch 2 (does not count as a st),  fpdc around last fpdc made in round 5, { dc in next 3 st, 2 dc in next st, dc in next 3 st, (fpdc and dc) in next st, (dc and fpdc) in next post} repeat 3 more times, you will end with a dc not a fpdc, sl st into starting fpdc.  (48 st)

Round 7: Ch 2 (does not count as a st), fpdc around first  fpdc made in round 6, { sk 1 dc, dc in next 6 dc, sk 1 st, (fpdc and dc) in next st, bpdc in next 2 st, (dc and fpdc) in next st} repeat 3 more times, you will end with a dc and sl st into the first fpdc made in the round. (48 st here and throughout)

Round 8: Ch 2 (does not count as a st),  fpdc around first  fpdc made in round 7, {sk 1 dc, dc in next 4 st, sk 1 st, (fpdc and dc) in next st, bpdc in next 4 st, (dc and fpdc) in next st} repeat 3 more times, you will end with a dc, and sl st into the first fpdc made in the round.

Round 9: Ch 2 (does not count as a st), fpdc around first fpdc made in round 8, {sk 1 dc,  dc in next 2 st, sk 1 st, (fpdc and dc) in next st, bpdc in next 6 st, (dc and fpdc) in next st} repeat 3 more times, you will end with a dc, and sl st into the first fpdc made in the round.

Round 10: Ch 2 (does not count as a st), fpdc around first fpdc made in round 9, {sk 2 st, (fpdc and dc) in next st, bpdc in next 8 st, (dc, and fpdc) in next st} repeat 3 more times, you will end with a dc, and sl st into the first fpdc made in the round

Round 11: Ch 2 (does not count as a st), {fpdc aound both the first and the next fpdc of row 10 sk the 2 dc in between, dc in the fpdc just used, bpdc in next 10 st, } repeat 3 more times, sl st into first fpdc.

Round 12- 13: Ch 2 (does not count as a st), bpdc in each st around, sl st in first st.
At the end of round 13 or desired length Finish off and weave in the end.  

Thursday, May 2, 2013

Tulips aplenty Jumper

Crochetvolution newest issue came out yesterday and my daughter made the front cover.
That also means I have a new pattern out. 














Crochetvolution, Summer 2013
If you would like to see it you can find it here.
I actually  made this pattern last year. I submitted it to a magazine, it was rejected, so then I had to save it for the warmer weather. It also took me forever to get good pictures of the dress, because it would not stop snowing this year.
This is the original picture I submitted for the jumper, you notice all the snow on the ground. I'm so glad the jumper has found a home and that people will enjoy making it as much as I did.