Babies!

I couldn’t get a good picture of this baby poncho. I didn’t have a model and the octopus was the best I could do 🙂 I made it out of Bernat Baby Blanket Tiny. I love Bernat Blanket yarn and was so excited to use the Tiny version when it came out. Unfortunately I don’t like it. I find it very hard to see the stitches and work with. I returned everything I bought but 2 skeins since I had tried to use them. I used one of them to make this baby poncho. It is very soft with a nice texture. The texture comes from a sc, dc stitch. This poncho took a long time to complete. Since the yarn is thin it takes awhile to get the height needed to form the poncho. It is a free pattern on the Yarnspirations website. The pattern is here.

Bunny!

This was a fun bunny to make. I liked it because it was not your typical looking bunny. The pattern was easy to follow and it was easy to sew together. I had issues getting the feet on right.  I ended up redoing the feet attachment. The first attachment had the bunny falling over.  I can’t decide if I should keep the bunny or give it as a gift … He seems to like to watch me from wherever he is sitting. 🙂

The pattern is from a Simply Crochet magazine.  It is in UK terms.  I do like the magazine but I eventually canceled my subscription and got a refund for my remaining issues.  The company that was managing the US distribution was not good.  I wouldn’t get every issue and many issues arrived 1-2 months late. I got tired of tracking my issues.  I have decided to buy the magazine one at a time to prevent that frustration.

Kitty Rug

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I started this rug in the fall. I bought the pattern but I can’t remember why I wanted to make it :).  It worked up pretty fast as it uses three strands of yarn. I used Red Heart brand. I don’t like putting things together so I had to psych myself up to do it. It was easy to put together just cumbersome because of the size. The pattern is worth the purchase. It is very well written, has clear instructions and corresponding pictures included. The pattern is by Ira Rott. It is called Sassy the Kitty Cat. You can find the pattern here.

 

In December I got a few projects crocheted and I spent New Years weekend getting them finished off. I will post a few of them at a time 🙂

The mustard color Malia infinity scarf was a lot of fun to make. The pattern is worked in rows and gives you a fun looking stitch. You sc in the 3rd loop of the hdc to get the top of the stitch to pop forward. I used Vanna’s Choice yarn. It was a little thicker than the yarn used by the designer. I used 3 skeins and did not do the last repeat of the pattern. I was at 6.5″ wide like the pattern called for. I also had just enough yarn to make the fringe. The buttons are decorative and sewed on to both ends to form the circle. The designer is Rebecca at Little Monkeys Crochet and she made a lot of patterns with this stitch. I look forward to making more. The pattern was free. You can see her patterns in this stitch here.

A friend gave me 3 skeins of Yarn Bee Fireside yarn. I have never used this yarn before and it isn’t one I would have chosen. It is a wavy yarn and typically that yarn is hard to crochet with. I found a Convertible Cowl pattern that used the same weight yarn so I thought I would try it. The first one ended up big but my niece really liked it. It can be yarn as a shawl and not just a cowl.  I had enough yarn left over so I tried to make her one that is smaller. I am sending it to her so I have to wait to see if it fits. If it doesn’t, I will make her one out of the recommended yarn. The pattern is called Cityscape Convertible Cowl by Lorene Eppolite. I found her pattern in an issue of Happily Hooked but you can find it on ravelry here.

I had about 1/2 a skein left of the Yarn Bee Fireside yarn so I found a messy bun hat to make with it. I love messy bun hats since I usually have my hair up in a pony tail. With the cold Minnesota winter, I like being able to kick throw on a messy bun hat and not have to take my pony tail out. This had worked up quickly and is another favorite pattern for me. You can find the pattern here. It is by She’s Crafty Crochet. My hat doesn’t look like hers because of the yarn being multi-colored and wavy.