Monday, May 28, 2012

Free Patterns: Little Flower & Butterfly

I was wanting a few new appliques for some clips fore my daughter and came up with a few. They're fairly simple patterns and have probably been used been many people before now but if anyone is looking to get the same look, I'm sharing the patterns. :)

 Little Flower

Hook Size: Doesn't matter, depends on how big you want it. I used an F hook for this one.

Round 1: Create a magic ring, sc 5 in the ring. Slst into first sc.
Round 2: [Ch 1, sc into first st, 2 dc in same st, 1 sc in same st, slst into next st.]* x5
FO and weave in ends.

Little Butterfly

Round 1: Leaving a decent sized tail, Ch 2, sc 4 in 2nd chain from hook. 
Round 2: [Slst, ch 1, sc, dc, tc, dc, sc, slst]* in first st and in the next 3 st. 
Slst into the first st and fo off, leaving a good size of tail.
Wrap each end of the tail around the middle twice and then knot at the top. Cut to make antenna.

My finished projects from the past two weeks since my last update. :) I will also be posting a few small free patterns up in a bit as well.

Here is a purse that I made for my oldest niece's birthday. I didn't use a particular pattern, just used DCs and SCs around in the colors that she picked out and braided chained strands of black, purple and white to make the handle. She also got some bracelets I made and a purple genius headband. :)

My step-mother-in-law's mom asked for a hand full of solid headbands.. I gave her one a few weeks ago to have and she liked it so much she decided she needed to order a bunch for me. :)

I was lucky enough to get to test a basket out for Tiffany (Tiffer93 @ CrochetVille )! I absolutely love it and it holds up so well. It's currently holding all of my made appliques and headbands.

My monkey got himself a monkey hat. :) He loves it and is constantly wearing it. I need to get a good picture of him in it.

This is not crocheted, but it is definitely full of lots of yarn! I saw this adorable Pixie Tutu on Pinterest and just had to make it for my little girl. It was really fun to make and it came out so cuuute. I may make a few more in some other colors for her. Here is a picture of it on her. 

That's all for now but I will have some small free patterns up soon.. nothing huge, just a flower and a butterfly. I also have my Zebra Tote Bag pattern up for sale on Ravelry! And I have one fully made and ready for shipping at my Etsy Store.

Monday, May 14, 2012

So, its that time for me to catch up on the projects I've done seen my last update. :)

I made some Genius Headbands! I was looking for something that would be nice and stretchy, but not stretch out and be unusable and these are so perfect. It's all one piece and my four-year old has no problem putting them on by herself since there are no ties. :) I made some for her and me, they are awesome.

My daughter wearing her blue headband.

My black one and a newborn sized yellow one.

A cute baby girl owl hat. I had fun doing this one, I've been
wanting to do something owl for a while now.

My son loooves dogs and puppies, so I needed to come up some
kind of puppy hat for him. Here's the finished product. I think it is
sooo adorable.

So, my three Angry Bird hats were for my nephews' birthdays.
Another of my nephew's birthday was last week and asked my SIL
if he liked Angry Birds, cause I planned on making him one too.
She requested a shark because he has a love for them and he really
loved it when he got it. :)

A good friend of mine commissioned me to make this Spring Petals Backpack
for her. It was so easy and a fun pattern and the end look is so beautiful.
She wanted the straps bigger then what the pattern had, so used 2 strands
of Turqua together for some extra sturdiness.

This purse was for one of my hubby's co-worker's step-daughter.
She recently went through a lung transplant and was sick in the hospital
for a little while.  Hubby asked about her for me and found out she
loves zebras and hot pink. This was my first attempt at designing something
like this. I love how it came out and I hope she likes her get well gift.
I also made her this pink scrunchie and a pink headband to go
inside it.