Granny Square Cotton Dress

May 26th, 2015

I just finished and gifted this cute 12 month sized dress for a co-worker’s adorable little girl. It is the first time that I have ever incorporated fabric with a crochet or knitting project. I did all of the sewing by hand, because I don’t have a sewing machine, but it was a small project and so it was very manageable.

It was another easy project! I asked for a measurement of her chest circumference and made the appropriate amount of granny squares to fit. The fabric was sold bundled as a remnant, and came in a 15×18″ size. I gathered the 15″ side to fit the granny square circumference, and sewed them together. Then simply hemmed the dress to 16″ from the shoulder. Added two buttons on each shoulder that are closed with using loops that were part of the last crochet round.
So cute! I have started making another one using a different fabric.

Pattern:Granny Square Crochet Fabric Dress * Yarn: Patons Grace * Hook: size D

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Ahhh….so precious!

March 11th, 2015

So happy to share a photo of the sweet baby girl wearing the sweater I made for her!
How precious, and it’s a perfect fit, with a little room for growth….maybe!

A Sasha Kagan Baby Sweater

March 8th, 2015

I finally finished this beautiful, challenging, gorgeous baby sweater for my co-worker! This is one of those patterns that has been on my “to do” list for years, so I was happy to finally have a reason to begin it when my co-worker said she was having a baby girl.

It calls for cotton, so you know I chose Omega Sinfonia….my all time favorite cotton yarn! The pattern is meant to incorporate the intarsia method for the flowers, but I was too lazy for the challenge and instead used the duplicate stitch after knitting up each piece. Well, THAT was a mistake! It took f.o.r.e.v.e.r to do each flower and the leaves, and I quickly regretted not doing the intarsia method. Lesson learned.

In the end, I absolutely love this little sweater, and will gift it tomorrow. Will I ever make it again? Yes! (But using the intarsia method!!)

Pattern: Patchwork Pullover by Sasha Kagan * Yarn: Omega Sinfonia * Needles: size 2,4

Santa Baby Set

December 11th, 2014

My niece asked if I could make this set for her friend, who is expecting her baby next week. Such a cute set…how could I say “no?”

I made the newborn size, and actually used two different patterns: one for the hat and another for the diaper cover. The diaper cover pattern called for doubling the yarn; the hat pattern uses single yarn. It came out so cute! I hope to receive a photo soon from her!

* Pattern: Santa Diaper Cover * Pattern: Santa Hat * White Yarn: Red Heart Buttercup * Red Yarn: Premier Yarns * Hook: size J

Finished!

November 9th, 2014

I finished the “Radical Top” and before I mail it off to the anxious Birthday Girl, I had to model it… of course! I love it! I have to make myself one!!

* Pattern: “Radical Top” * Yarn: Tahki Yarns ‘Tandem’ (Color: Waterlilies) * Crochet Hook: H

New Project: Radical Top

October 27th, 2014

After many months, I have a couple of projects in the works!
The first one is for a family member who wanted this “Radical Top” that is featured in “Crochetscene 2014.” I have chosen to make it using a cotton/viscose blended yarn called, Tandem, a Tahki yarn at $9 for a 50gr ball in the color: 02 Waterlilies. I’m using a crochet hook size H to get the proper gauge of 15 Sts/4 inches. So far, it’s going quick and easy!

The second project is a baby shower gift. The pattern is from the book, “Vogue Knitting Baby Gifts” and is called the Patchwork Pullover. I’m using Sinfonia Cotton and needles size 2 & 4.
I love the colors and I’m using the Intarsia method on the body of the sweater and will use the duplicate stitch for the flowers.

I couldn’t wait to see what the flowers would look like, so I stopped and made up one to get a sneak-peek. Love it! This sweater will be a 3-6 month size.

So, with these two projects, I’ll be a little busy for awhile.
It feels good to be busy again!

New Projects

March 3rd, 2014

Wow, has it been that long?! I guess it has! I have been slacking off on crocheting and knitting, but didn’t know it had been this long! Well, I only have one project to show, but a lot of wonderful life memories to cherish since my last post.

This is a crocheted Giraffe that a co-worker requested for her new grandbaby. She chose the colors that matched the baby’s nursery. I changed the striping pattern from the original pattern to get more of the green to show. This pattern was super easy; a beginner can handle this project with ease. It is 17 inches tall, including the horns. If you stuff the legs and arms as you go, it is so much easier. I love this littly guy!

Pattern:Stripy Giraffe ** Yarn: Bernat Satin Solids ** Hook: size E

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  • Judy in Central Texas
    I've been knitting & crocheting many years, and it is great to see the rise in popularity. Basically,the loves of my life include: knitting, crocheting, being with my family and giving thanks to God for how He's blessed my life, but not necessarily in that order!
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