Monday, July 10, 2017

Free Crochet Pattern for a Young Girls Fancy Chemo Cap

Using Lion Brand's Homespun yarn can be so rewarding, and can help you make a lovely hat! I did find myself missing my stitches, but when I got the hang of it I was so pleased with the outcome! There is a photo tutorial on how to get your stitches where you need them to be, to create this fancy but small Chemo cap.

The pattern is being hosted in my Ravelry Shop. Get the PATTERN here.

Here is a description from Lion Brand about their Homespun yarn.
Soft, silky and beautiful! A uniquely textured yarn that works up quickly and easily. From shawls to sweaters to throws, this yarn can't be beat for softness and sheer touch-ability. With solids, heathers, and beautiful self-striping 'painterly' colors, Homespun comes in gorgeous shades you’ll love.

Please note that some colors have long, slow color variations that cause them to subtly stripe. This is deliberate and adds to the beauty of the finished garment; such yarns are designated as our 'painterly' colors. 

Enjoy and I hope you "Keep Creating"!

Monday, June 12, 2017

Messy Bun Hat Follow Up

Well this grandma has been busy since my last post about the Messy Bun Hat. So I thought I should follow up and show you my own Messy Bun Hat designs! Messy Bun Hats are easy, cute and fun!

I started out making a variety of Shell Stitch Messy Bun hats, the patterns will be released at a later date. This design is so versatile and using a variegated yarn with this shell stitch makes a lovely MB Hat!  I love using Lion Brand Landscapes. I think every color palette they offer is a winner!


The shell stitch design is also perfect for creating a school color themed MB Hat! Red and Black...Blue and Gold...just any collegiate or school color combination make a great MB hat.


I also designed a Floating Hearts MB Hat for a Valentine Treat! I do have the pattern ready for this one, and it can be found HERE. The hearts are worked as the hat is crocheted, you will love how much fun this design is to make.

I also designed a matching coffee cozy to match...I just could not resist! You will find the pattern for the cozy HERE

Well of course you know what came next don't you? Shamrocks...St Paddy's day isn't too far behind it seemed fitting to make floating shamrocks that can be crocheted as you work. Yes...the patterns are on Ravelry as well.

I was on a roll...ready to expand this line of Floating Hearts and Shamrocks, and was writing the patterns for a tutu 2nd grandson made his entrance into the world...a little early, but very healthy, to which we are so thankful.

I will release the pattern for this design next January. There is a little info for this tutu dress on my Ravelry page.

I also felt the need to make an old fashioned looking shamrock, and I incorporated it into a cloche, the pattern will be released next January or February of 2018. You can find info on this design here.

I know that was a huge wrap up, but there have been huge things happening at my house. Be sure to check back, as I have so much to catch up my third grandchild!