Corner to Corner baby blanket

Hello everyone! I haven’t posted in a while. I got a new job which doesn’t allow for as much free time as I had before.

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I just finished my first C2C baby blanket today! I love how this pattern looks, especially with variegated yarn. I used two skeins of Lion Brand Ice Cream, in Cookies and cream. The border is Red Heart With Love, obviously black. My blanket measures about 3×3 I would say. The pattern I used is this one: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/corner-to-corner-throw-3.

This Patten is fairly easy. Simple shaping technique is all you need really and an understanding of basic stitches.

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Overall, I’m very happy! My edges turned out a little wonky, only because I used a bigger yarn for the edge than the blanket.

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Spiral floor rug

Here’s my most recent big project!

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The pattern I used was meant to make little hexagons and sew them together to make a blanket, but I wanted just one big spiral, so I just continued the pattern until I ran out of yarn. Here’s the pattern, it’s free: http://www.berroco.com/patterns/salem

For my last row I did a row of BLO sc. This is a pretty easy project, so I didn’t really run into any problems other than running out of yarn! I used a chunky yarn so it built up pretty quickly, but I expect if you use a smaller yarn it’ll take much longer than the 4 days it took me.

Super Cute Fingerless Gloves

This is the very first pattern I’ve ever created on my own! So bear with me, it might be a little confusing. If I made any mistakes, feel free to tell me!

 

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FIngerless Gloves

Things you’ll need

Size 6 hook

Worsted yarn (I would suggest Red Heart With Love, or wool yarn for this)

Needle for weaving in ends

Optional: some sort of embellishment, for example, a button, or crocheted bow or flower.

 

Stitches you’ll need to know:

Foundation Double Crochet (FDC) http://www.mooglyblog.com/foundation-double-crochet-fdc/

Slip Stitch (Sl St)

Single Crochet (SC)

Back Loop Only (BLO)

Double Crochet (DC)

Double Crochet 2 Together (DC2TOG)

Front Post Double Crochet (FPDC)

Back Post Double Crochet (BPDC)

 

Row 1: 25 FDC. Sl St into first DC.

Row 2: Ch 3. *FPDC around first DC, BPDC around next DC.* Repeat around. Sl St into first DC

Rows 3-4: Repeat row 2.

Row 5: Ch 1. SC around. Sl St in first SC.

Row 6: Ch 1. SC in BLO around. Sl St in first SC.

Rows 7-10: Ch 3, DC around, Sl St in first DC

Row 11: Ch 3. DC in first 3 st. 2DC in next 2 st. DC around. Sl St in first DC

Row 12: Ch 3. DC in first 3 st. 2DC in next st, DC once in each of the next 2 st, 2DC in next st. DC around. Sl St in first DC.

Row 13: Ch 3. DC in first 3 st. Ch 6, skip 6 st, DC in next st and around. Sl St in first DC.

Row 14: Ch 3. DC in first 3 st. Along the ch 6, DC2TOG, DC next 2 st, DC2TOG. DC around. Sl St in first DC.

Row 15: Ch 3. DC in first 3 st. DC2TOG twice, DC around. Sl St in first DC.

Row 16: Ch 1. SC around. Sl St in first SC. Fasten off, weave in ends. Sew on embellishment if desired.

 

To make the bow:

Ch 12.

Row 1-3: Ch 2, DC across.

Wrap some yarn around the middle of the bow a bunch and tie it off. Now you’re ready to sew it on your glove!

You can also sew a button on there, or a flower, or whatever you want!

 

Super cute baby booties!

I made these beauties for my friend’s niece!

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Pattern found here: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/crochet-wrap-around-button-baby-boots–girls-and-boys

It only takes a couple hours per shoe! I’d say they’re like 9-12 month sized with the 4.25 hook that I used. If you want them smaller or bigger, adjust the size of your hook.

I did change it up a little though, I added an extra layer to the sole of the shoes by following the pattern all the way until right before you do the row of crocheting in the back loop, then I just sewed the piece on the bottom of the shoe. If that makes sense haha!

Little bag with a bow!

I just finished this cute little bag. It’s super easy!!

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I used this pattern for the bag: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/granny-stripe-boutique-bag

The yarn I used was Vanna’s Choice Sapphire for the bag, and I used that Bon Bon thread to do the bow.

And the for the bow:

Ribbon (Big Rectangle)

With G hook and color B, make ch 24

Row 1: 1 dc on 3rd ch from hook, 1 dc on each ch, turn (22 sts)

Row 2-6: ch 2, 1 dc in each dc to end

Fasten off.

Ribbon Tie (Small Rectangle)

With G hook and color b, make ch 12

Row 1: 1 dc on 3rd ch from hook, 1 dc on each ch

Row 2: ch 2, 1 dc in each dc to end

Fasten off

Assembly:

*Sew the small rectangle in the middle of the big rectangle to form the ribbon.

*Sew the ribbon on the sides of the purse. Making sure it is even.

If you want to, you can put like a flower or something instead of the bow.