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I’m back from my Holiday Hiatus!

If you are still following me at this point, I thank you. The holidays ended up being a very busy time for me this year; between chasing after my now very mobile infant, and making handmade gifts for our whole family, I didn’t have a whole lot of extra time on my  hands. I apologize if you left a comment and I was not able to respond. I am hoping to pick up the pace on my blog, as I have an exciting new project starting up this year. Being a Coloradoan, after the Broncos won the AFC Championship I decided to try my hand at selling some Denver-inspired crochet items. So far, I have sold 7 items. Which is honestly more than I had anticipated. I have also discovered that I enjoy selling my handiwork a whole lot. I had previously considered opening up an Etsy shop, and now I know I definitely will. I have a lot of work to do before the opening, but I am hoping to have it up and running by Easter. Until then, I will be doing loads of research and building up my inventory. My shop won’t only feature crochet items, I am also going to experiment with handmade headbands and tutus. Mostly baby girl things, but I will make some adult and baby boy items. I am very excited to start this new adventure, and would love any tips or suggestions! I will keep the blog updated with the progress I make!

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Easy Chevron Infinity Scarf

scarf1I have officially finished my first crochet scarf! It took me about 2 weeks, due to limited time to work on it. But now that it’s finally done, I love it! It was extremely easy, any beginner could probably make it. I chose this pattern for the chevron detail. I chose to do mine in all black, but it could be made in multiple colors if you wanted to accentuate the chevron. The original pattern is located here. I have pasted the pattern below with a couple of my own notes.

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Materials:

  • Black Yarn
  • 9.00 MM crochet hook (I used a 7 MM and it turned out just fine- adjust according to what yarn you use)

Key

ch – chain

sc- single crochet

sk – skip

 

Scarf

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Row 1-15: working in front loops, sc in 2nd ch from hook and in the next 9 ch, 3 sc in next ch, sc in 8 ch, sk 2 ch, sc in 8 ch, 3 sc in next ch, sc in 8 ch, sc 2 in next stitch, chain 2 – turn (at the end of each row, you will have two extra stitches- this is correct. This will create a zig zag on the sides as you go. You will add a trim at the end to even that out.)
Row 16-30: working in back loops, sc in 2nd ch from hook and in the next 9 ch, 3 sc in next ch, sc in 8 ch, sk 2 ch, sc in 8 ch, 3 sc in next ch, sc in 8 ch, sc 2 in next stitch, chain 2 – turn
Repeat rows 1-30 until you reach desired length. Connect ends with a row of sc.
Trim: Row 1-2: sc in row ends around entire scarf on both sides. 2 rows both sides.

 

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Baby Leg Warmers!

IMG_1254Let me start by saying, don’t judge me for my crooked rows. This is the second pair of leg warmers I have crocheted, and this pattern was a little more complicated than the first one I made. Daisy looks adorable in them, anyway (she’d look adorable in a brown paper sack…which isn’t saying much for my leg warmers I suppose). These little gems will come in handy when my munchkin starts crawling. Which could be any day now, and I’d hate for her knees to get rug burns!

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This super cute pattern happens to come from a fellow WordPress blogger! Her blog is awesome, with tons of free patterns. Click here to check it out! The pattern is for 6-9 month olds, but I had to shrink it down quite a bit for Daisy. Her legs don’t have any big baby rolls yet!

I also whipped up some little teethers for Daisy. I had some old, slightly coarse yarn lying around and no idea what to do with it. It occurred to me that the yarn would probably be fairly absorbent. I crocheted a few simple small shapes with the yarn, and ta-da! Baby teethers. They can be wet down with cold water, and Daisy loves to chew on them. These are something I can make in a matter of minutes for friends with teething babies.

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I had no idea how to crochet an oval before this, and I totally winged it. I think it came out pretty good! The heart shape is a free pattern I found online. Click here to see it! That’s all the crochet fun I have for today. With the snow we’ve gotten, I’m inspired to embark on some warm winter projects! Those will be up soon.