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!
I 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.
- 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)
ch – chain
sc- single crochet
sk – skip
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.
Let 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!
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.
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.