Sunday, March 22, 2015

Baby's Bouncing Ball Sweater, Hat, and Booties Layette Set Pattern - Crochet Pattern - PDF


Ever since I started my Boutique, I've always loved to have a balance of items that can be used for both a boy or a girl, and this set totally does the trick!



The set is perfect for a cool day to keep your little ones warm.

The color combinations are endless, and the pompom on top is completely optional. 

The complete set is easy to whip up with some worsted weight yarn and an H hook! The pattern comes in 4 sizes (3,6,12,& 18 months). Both the 3 months and 6 months patterns include the
sweater, hat, and booties; and the 12 months and 18 months set includes patterns for the sweater and hat. You can't go wrong with this pattern sweater set!

Finished Size for Sweater
Age and Chest
3 months – 16” to 17”
6 months –17” to 18”
12 months –18” to 19”
18 months –19” to 20”
Finished Size for Hat
Age and Head Circumference
3 months – 13.5” to 15.5”
6 months – 15” to 17”
12 months – 16” to 18”
18 months – 17.5” to 19.5”
Finished Size for Boots
Age and Sole Length
3 months – 3.5”

6 months –4” 


Tuesday, March 10, 2015

My Daughter's 5th Birthday Party - Elf on the Shelf Theme

I know this post is really really late, but I've been so busy with crochet patterns that I had forgotten I hadn't posted this yet.



After I got over the shock that my baby girl was turning 5, I began planning her 5th birthday celebration!! She really got into the Elf on the Shelf this year, so we decided to go with that for her party and it was a huge hit!





First, I crocheted her an Elf on the Shelf costume, and little elf hats for all of her friends! She looked absolutely adorable and still puts on the outfit and plays dress up in it!

We played some super fun yet simple games. First we played pin the nose on the snowman and then had a bow race. The bow race was a super fun game, so much so the girls kept playing even after it was originally over! The girls were all given a gift bow to balance on their heads and then they had to race from one end of the hallway to another without dropping their bow.



My daughter also asked if I could come up with a game that all people could play together. So, I wrote down famous holiday characters on sticky notes and when put one on everyone's back. They then had to ask questions to try to figure out what character they had. It was a lot of fun and everyone got many giggles out of it!



I also crocheted an elf for the topper to her cake! She picked a delicious dark chocolate cake with buttercream filling. I covered it in fondant and fondant decorations. It was super delicious and cute too! She has the elf in her room, and told me she will now always have a bit of Christmas in her room. She is just so sweet!



For her food we made Christmas cut out cookies, we had a Christmas snack mix with holiday coated chocolates, and peanuts, veggies and dip, cheese and crackers, and a homemade pizza dip!! The pizza dip is always a hit and I will be sharing the recipe with you all very soon!



It was so much fun to play games, each good food, and visit with everyone!


Sunday, March 8, 2015

My Favorite Crochet Bag!!

I often get asked if I have a favorite craft bag because there are so many to choose from! It took me a while to find one that I really liked and accommodated all my needs. I wanted one that had many pockets of all sizes so I could put everything from my current patterns to my hooks in when I wanted to. I searched and found the Vivid Allon Eco Bag. It has many patterns - I chose the Red Floral pattern and it is so pretty.








This bag is awesome and has everything that I was looking for! It has so many pockets in all sizes. I can pack up so much in this bag, and it holds a ton of yarn!! I can often get more than one project in the bag at a time. It can hold almost all of my hooks and other good with no problem. It has two zippers too, so the bag is expandable. Awesome - right?!?!






The bag is also super durable. It has a very thick and washable fabric on the outside, which is very helpful when you take your crochet with you EVERYWHERE! It is so simple to just wipe off and clean up.


Do you have a favorite bag or way to store your yarn? I would love to hear and feel free to share photos or your bags in the comments!!

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Chubby Bunny Amigurumi - Crochet Pattern - PDF

Finally, I have my new Chubby Bunny!!! The big feet and ears are just too precious to pass up! 

They are super cuddly, unique, and fit perfectly in an Easter basket. 

You get to customize the colors too, to make it a perfect fit for whomever is getting a new best friend. 

Or maybe you just may want one for yourself as an Easter decoration, they are just too cute to giveaway!




Sizing / Finished Measurements:

The bunny is approximately 18 inches from tip of ear to heel of foot

Materials:

5 oz worsted weight yarn (main bunny color)
1 oz worsted weight yarn (contrasting color)
Small piece of pink yarn for mouth
6x6 inch piece of felt
G (4.0mm) hook
Poly fill
12 inch piece of ribbon or small bow to adorn the bunny
2 12mm safety eyes
1 18mm safety nose
Stitch marker
Tapestry needle
Scissors

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Caron One Pound 


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Sunday, February 22, 2015

Bunny Rabbit Hat - Crochet Pattern - PDF

Okay, this is probably one of my favorite hats that I have ever designed! Living in the Northeast of the US, it can still be quite cool in the morning and evening throughout the Spring season, so I still like to put hats on my little ones. This one fits the bill perfectly for that job!

Also, my little guy LOVES rabbits! He has had a love of them for the past 2 years, so I wanted to make sure this hat was extra special. As I was working on them and the design I would ask his input and he would tell me either yes or no! It was very special and he hasn't taken it off since I finished it!

This hat is great for Easter or Spring themed photos too. We have an Easter photo shoot all set up, and I can't wait for my two little ones to get there photos in these hats!

I know I say this a lot with most of my patterns, but this hat is also perfect for both boys and girls. Just a touch of a flower or bow and boom, the hat is an adorable girl bunny for your precious little girl.

The wide range of sizes make this hat great for a newborn baby's photo prop, all the way up to a little guy or gal's hat!
 

The color combinations are endless!!


Sizes included:
Newborn - 3 Months (3.5-4 inch crown, 5 inch height)
3-6 Months (4-4.5 inch crown, 5.5 inch height)
6-12 Months (4.5-5 inch crown, 6 inch height)
1-3 Years (5-5.5 inch crown, 6.5 inch height)
3-5 Years (5.5-6 inch crown, 7 inch height)

6-10 Years (6-6.5 inch crown, 7.5 inch height)








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Sunday, February 15, 2015

Lucky Shamrock Crochet Hat Pattern - PDF

With the luck of Irish, you can't go wrong on this hat. Works as an all year round hat too because Lucky doesn't happen on just St. Patty's day!!

I had an idea to create something different for a St. Patty's day hat, and decided to go with this fun cross-stitch on crochet!


Once again, I'm publishing this with both boys and girls in mind because I'm always finding that there is a significant imbalance in kid's hat options. ;-)


Of course the shamrock has four leaves!!!

The wide range of sizes make this hat great for a newborn baby's photo prop, all the way up to a little guy's hat!

The color combinations are endless!!

Sizes included:
Newborn - 3 Months (3.5-4 inch crown, 5 inch height)
3-6 Months (4-4.5 inch crown, 5.5 inch height)
6-12 Months (4.5-5 inch crown, 6 inch height)
1-3 Years (5-5.5 inch crown, 6.5 inch height)
3-5 Years (5.5-6 inch crown, 7 inch height)
6-10 Years (6-6.5 inch crown, 7.5 inch height)

All of these sizes are included in this pattern, as well as a step-by-step tutorial on how to make the shamrock, and the diagram for the cross-stitching!!



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Friday, February 6, 2015

Love Bug Hat - Crochet Pattern or Custom Order

This is a precious hat for any love bug!

I decided to design it because all the hats I looked at are overly girly and frilly and I wanted one that a little boy could enjoy for Valentine's day too!

It's super fun, and what little kid doesn't love bugs!?

The wide range of sizes make this hat great for a newborn baby's photo prop, all the way up to a little guy's winter hat!

The color combinations are endless!!

Sizes included:
Newborn - 3 Months (3.5-4 inch crown, 5 inch height)
3-6 Months (4-4.5 inch crown, 5.5 inch height)
6-12 Months (4.5-5 inch crown, 6 inch height)
1-3 Years (5-5.5 inch crown, 6.5 inch height)
3-5 Years (5.5-6 inch crown, 7 inch height)
6-10 Years (6-6.5 inch crown, 7.5 inch height)

All of these sizes are included in this pattern, as well as a step-by-step tutorial on how to make the heart shaped pompoms!!

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