Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Modern Bowler Hat Crochet Pattern - PDF Download

I am seriously in love with how simple, quick, yet cute this hat is! It is all worked in the round and comes together in about 2 hours!!
 
I needed a hat for Mr. Z for Easter, but didn't want anything to fancy or over the top. Also, I needed something to match big sisters Easter Dress! After searching and not finding any hats that I liked, I decided to make my vision out of crochet, and it turned out perfectly.

He looked absolutely darling in his hat! When I first gave it to him to try on and make sure it was what I wanted he refused to take it off. So, for the first day he wore it around the house without the ends weaved in. It was very funny! After I put him to bed I was able to sneak it away and weave in those ends before Easter pictures!

I also think this hat would look incredibly cute in girl colors as well. Even with a little bow attached around the band area! Or how about a little applique on it?!? Oh the possibilities 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)


Monday, April 27, 2015

BOWtiful Sweater Set Crochet Pattern - PDF Download

Okay, this has got to be my favorite little girly sweater set that I have designed so far! I love all the texture on this set, and what little girl doesn't look precious in bows? And, with this set you will get plenty of bows!

It makes for the perfect sweater set to give to a spring and summer baby too because it has a headband and not a hat, and the sleeves are 3/4 length! Just right for a little added extra warmth on a cool day.

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, headband, and booties; and the 12 months and 18 months set includes patterns for the sweater and headband.

Enjoy this fabulous crochet sweater set pattern, and as always I would love to see your finished sets!

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 – 15"
6 months – 17”
12 months – 18.5”
18 months – 19”
Finished Size for Boots
Age and Sole Length
3 months – 3.5”

6 months –4” 

Friday, April 10, 2015

Britteny's Boutique's Hungry Caterpillar Crochet Pattern - Free PDF Download


When my son was born he was like a little hungry caterpillar! He ate nonstop and grew so fast; changing and developing so quickly! He hasn’t stopped since! He always reminded my hubby and I of a hungry caterpillar turning into a gorgeous butterfly.  Naturally he loves bugs, worms and other critters. I prefer to handle the crocheted ones versus the real ones! So, I made him his very own caterpillar to snuggle and play with!

As I was making his caterpillar, and developing the pattern, I was other thinking about what awesome gifts they would make for teachers, libraries, baby showers, and of course - birthday gifts! These little caterpillars can be made in an endless combination of colors to match nursery décor, characters from various books, or in a person's favorite colors. In fact I am making one for my niece who will turn three in May to match a book that I have for her too.

I hope you enjoy this new FREE pattern, and make many wonderful caterpillars of your own!


Please share your amazing caterpillars! I would love to see your color combinations!

(You will have to "check out" but the download link will be at the end)

Link to Craftsy to download this pattern

Friday, April 3, 2015

Baby's Bouncing Ball Blanket Pattern - Crochet Pattern - PDF

After making the Bouncing Ball Sweater Set pattern I knew I just had to make a blanket to match. As I was
working on the blanket I thought how cute this would look in various sizes! So, I went and made this blanket in THREE sizes and all of them are included in the pattern!

There is the Nite Nite size that is (42" L X 35"W), and it is perfect for bedtime in a crib, toddler bed or naps on the couch. The Travel Size  is (28"L X 25"W) and is a wonderful size to tuck a little one in in a car seat on a cool morning or a blustery day. It also fits well is a stroller or carriage too! Finally, the Snuggle Size is (14L X 14"), and makes great lovies for a little one to carry around and snuggle.

These blankets are so perfect because they have such great texture to them. The balls really pop on the blanket and when you run your hand across the blanket it has great texture to it! They also can be made a huge variety of colors to match décor, favorite colors, and sports teams.


I can't wait to see your Bouncing Ball Blankets!

Special Stitch:
5 dc-cl - [Yo, insert hook in indicated st, yo, draw up a lp, yo, draw through 2 lps on hook] 5 times in same st, yo, draw through all 6 lps on hook.

Gauge:
Not important for this pattern.

Sizing / Finished Measurements:
Snuggle Size (14" X 14")
Travel Size (28"L X 25"W)
Nite-Nite Size (42"L X 35"W)

Materials:
Worsted Weight Yarn (4W) - Color A - Approx. (4oz, 7oz, 16oz)
Worsted Weight Yarn (4W) - Color B - Approx. (1oz, 3oz, 7oz)
J (6.00mm) hook
Tapestry Needle
Scissors

Preferred Brand/Yarn:
Red Heart Super Saver

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Baked Pesto Chicken Recipe - PDF Download

This chicken dish is delicious and so easy! I started making it when my hubby and I first got married and it became a huge hit! 

It was so easy to put together after a busy day, but tasted fantastic and full of flavor! Now it has become a frequent meal in our house and both Miss K and Mr. Z love it too!


It pairs really well with some pasta and a fresh garden salad.  I like to add some roasted veggies and a dash of the pesto to my pasta and toss to coat. Then I place my chicken right on top of pasta! I hope you enjoy this dish as much as my family and I do! 

I would love to hear what you have paired your chicken with in the comments below! I am always looking for new pairings as well!



Baked Pesto Chicken Recipe

From the kitchen of Britteny’s Boutique

Ingredients
  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 1/2 cup basil pesto
  • 2 plum tomatoes
  • 3/4 cup shredded mozzarella

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F
  • Line baking sheet with heavy foil
  • Place chicken and pesto in medium bowl; toss to coat
  • Place chicken on a baking sheet
  • Bake 20 to 30 minutes or until done
  • Remove from oven and top with tomatoes and cheese
  • Bake for an additional 3 to 5 minutes or until cheese is melted


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!