5 Works in Progress (My show, The Craft Table, is now on YouTube!)

Hello my Huffsters,

Thank you so much for joining me! Easter is right around the corner and you need some ideas on what to make or gift. Be inspired!

 

Project #1 – Bunny Earflap Hat

My fist project that I now finished is the Bunny Beanie by Heart Hook and Home. Ashlea gives you a boy and girl version, but I made up my own! Using yellow yarn for the trim and bow, I make this sweet hat pop! Easter ain’t ready for this!

I also added earflaps and tassels in white. Love earflaps, how about you? I only had scraps of the yellow and not enough for a tall bow, so I just worked with what I had. The bow looked strange and long, so I folded the bow in and sewed it in place. I love how it came out! I call it, The Double Bow!

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The book is Colors with Reboli, gifted by family from the Reboli Center.

 

Project #2 – Scallywag Sweater

The next project is an original design I am working on. I wrote down a few rows and then my son woke up from nap, so I continued crocheting it without writing down the pattern.

Scallywag Sweater
Size 2 years old
H Hook
DK in grey and bluejeans blue, and WW yarn in lyme and navy
with grey
1. Chain 60, dc in 3rd chain from hook. (58)
2. inc, dc 12, inc, dc 6, inc, dc 16, inc, dc 6, inc, dc 12, inc
3. inc, Dc 13, inc, dc 8, inc, dc 16, inc, dc 8, inc, dc 13, inc
4. Dc 15, inc, dc 10, inc, dc 16, inc, dc 10, inc, dc 15
5. inc, Dc 14, inc, dc 11, inc, dc 16, inc, dc 8, inc, dc 13, inc

 

I really do like the way the first version came out, but that’s what it is. The first version. I want to make the stripes wider, remove the lyme and maybe embroider with lyme at the end. I would move the joining seam from the front to the back. It looks good and fits my son. More of the pattern to come!

 

 

Sail the Seas Hat ~ Free Crochet Pattern

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Have you ever looked for a statement piece that would be your go-to? Something you love to wear, day in and day out, because when you DO wear it, you get sooo many compliments? Add this to your collection. You’re welcome!

This hat is thick, snug, and warm! I use the bobble stitch here in a contrasting color. Sometimes also called the popcorn stitch or puff stitch, but bobble is the best word for it! I call it ‘Sail the Seas’ because of the bumpy blue nature. Because I believe in exploring the world and having fun doing it! To be awed and amazed is something we forgot how to do and take it for granted. Let’s notice the beautiful things again!

Design Creation

I use large pieces of paper (that I get from AC Moore for $0.55) as backdrops for my photos. I took one out and brought out crayons, pencils, and markers for my son to doodle on. Of course, I start doodling with him, and lo’ and behold – I drew an earflap hat with a blue pencil and gave it polka dots. That inspired me! I wanted to crochet an earflap hat with staggered blue bobbles on a white background.

The best way for me to write a pattern is to write it as I am crocheting the piece, otherwise, I will never write the pattern down. That’s a good challenge, considering my son loves anything electronic and I cannot type on the computer without his little head in front of my face, and little fingers swiping and clicking on everything. He’s pretty good for a two year old.

I looked up some bobble patterns and photos, and there were only like two that I liked the look of, so I had some ideas. One was the Bobble Crochet Stitch by Marly Bird, found here. The other was the Polka Dot Blanket by Daisy Farms Crafts, found here.

So what happens is, I don’t like the way the bobbles are arranging themselves – they are going in a spiral, and that’s not what I wanted. But see spiral pattern at the bottom of the post. Note to self: never delete what you typed up, cuz you might need it later. I frog (rip back, rip it, ribbit) the work from row ten to row four and begin again, changing strategies.This time, it is coming out the way I hoped, but still a little too close together. I am thinking of working another version of this hat, with just white rows in between the bobble rows, so there aren’t so many bobbles.

I started crocheting a 6 dc tube for the earflap tassles and increasing in each stitch then decreasing to make a sphere at the end, but definitely did not like the way it was coming out. It looked like… mens privates! So… I’m still thinking of the best tassel combo for this hat. And a pom pom, it might need a pom pom. This design took me two days to complete.

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Size

Child/Adult

Materials

Yarn – Bernat Softee Baby Chunky yarn in white and Lion Brand Homespun in Tourmaline

Hook – L 8.00 mm

Notes

Bobble stitches are worked in the contrast color. Change color to blue on the dc before the bobble.

Carry the other color yarn as you work.

Ch 2 and work in same st as chain at the beginning of each round unless otherwise specified.

Sl st to join at the end of each round.

Do not turn for the body of the hat. Turn when working the earflaps.

Repeat from * to *.

 

Stitches Used

Dc – double crochet –

5 dc tog bobble – (yarn over, insert hook in next stitch, yarn over, pull through, yarn over, pull through, yarn over, pull through) x 5, change to white, yarn over, pull through 6 loops on hook. Push the bobble to the front so it puffs out.

Inc – increase – two double crochet in one stitch

Dec – decrease – double crochet two stitches together (dc2tog)

Dc3tog – decrease – double crochet three stitches together

Dc4tog – decrease – double crochet four stitches together

FO – fasten off – sl st, pull yarn through, cut. Weave in ends.

 

Pattern

With white,

  1. Ch 3, dc 12 in third chain from hook (12)
  2. Inc, *bobble, dc in same st, inc x 2* x 3. Bobble, dc in same st, inc in next st. (24)
  3. *(Dc, inc) x 2, dc, bobble, dc in same st,* x 4 (36)
  4. Dc x 2, *inc, bobble, dc, (inc, 2 dc) x 2* Repeat from * – * to end.
  5. Dc, bobble, (dc 5, bobble) x 7
  6. Dc 4, bobble, (dc 5, bobble) x 7, dc in last 2 sts
  7. Bobble, dc 6, (bobble, dc 5) x 4, dc in last 4 sts
  8. Dc 3, bobble, dc 6, (bobble, dc 5) x 4, dc in last st
  9. Bobble, dc 6, bobble, dc 5, (Bobble, dc 5) x 6, dc in last 4 sts
  10. Dc 3, bobble, dc 6, (bobble, dc 5) x 7, dc in last st
  11. (Bobble, dc 5) x 2. Bobble, dc 6, (Bobble, dc 5) x 5, dc in last 4 sts

 

Earflaps

First earflap:

  1. Dc 3, bobble, dc 5, bobble, dc 2
  2. Dec, dc 4, bobble, dc 4, dec
  3. Dec, dc , bobble, dc 5, bobble, dec
  4. Dec, dc 2, bobble, c 2, dec
  5. Dc3tog, dc4tog. Fasten off.

Second earflap:

Skip 7 stitches from the first earflap (this will be the back of neck area,)

  1. Dc 3, bobble, dc 5, bobble, dc 2
  2. Dec, dc 4, bobble, dc 4, dec
  3. Dec, dc , bobble, dc 5, bobble, dec
  4. Dec, dc 2, bobble, c 2, dec
  5. Dc3tog, dc4tog. Fasten off.

Border

Attach blue to any stitch in back of neck, working two stitches in each corner of earflaps, sc around entire hat. FO.

You’re all done!

Want to make a beanie that has the bobbles making a spiral? Follow instructions below:

5. Dc in the next 7 sts and change to blue before finishing the last st, bobble, (dc in the next 11 sts and change to blue before finishing the last st, bobble.) x3

6. Dc in the next 10 sts and change to blue before finishing the last st, bobble, (dc in the next 11 sts and change to blue before finishing the last st, bobble.) x3

7. Dc in the next 2 sts and change to blue before finishing the last st, bobble, dc in the next 12 sts and change to blue before finishing the last st, bobble. Dc in the next 11 sts and change to blue before finishing the last st, bobble. Dc in the next 10 sts and change to blue before finishing the last st, bobble. Dc in the remaining 9 sts.

8. Dc in the next 5 sts and change to blue before finishing the last st, bobble, dc in the next 12 sts and change to blue before finishing the last st, bobble. Dc in the next 11 sts and change to blue before finishing the last st, bobble. Dc in the next 10 sts and change to blue before finishing the last st, bobble. Dc in the remaining 6  sts.

9. Dc in the next 9 sts and change to blue before finishing the last st, bobble, dc in the next 11 sts and change to blue before finishing the last st, bobble. Dc in the next 11 sts and change to blue before finishing the last st, bobble. Dc in the next 10 sts and change to blue before finishing the last st, bobble. Dc in the remaining 3 sts.

10. Dc in the next 9 sts and change to blue before finishing the last st, bobble, dc in the next 11 sts and change to blue before finishing the last st, bobble. Dc in the next 11 sts and change to blue before finishing the last st, bobble. Dc in the next 10 sts and change to blue before finishing the last st, bobble. Dc in the remaining 3 sts.

11. Dc in the next 9 sts and change to blue before finishing the last st, bobble, dc in the next 11 sts and change to blue before finishing the last st, bobble. Dc in the next 11 sts and change to blue before finishing the last st, bobble. Dc in the next 10 sts and change to blue before finishing the last st, bobble. Dc in the remaining 3 sts.

With blue, sc around. FO, weave in all ends.

You’re all done!

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Seed Stitch Crochet Baby Blanket Tutorial

 

 

I am inspired to make this commissioned baby blanket project. I love the seed stitch pattern and it is working up so fast!

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Materials

I am using Bernat Softee Baby dk yarn in aqua, red, tan, peacock, light green, green, grey, white, cream, and yellow, as well as an H 5.00 mm hook.

Notes

I am working two rows of each color.

 

Pattern
Chain 100, *sc in second chain from hook, ch 1. Skip one chain.* Repeat across.

Follow the pattern, sc in first sc, sc in ch 1 space, ch 1. Skip sc, *sc, ch 1 in next ch 1 space.* Repeat to the end.
With cream, sc for five rows to create border, working 3 sc in each corner.
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Watch my tutorial on how to Crochet the Five Pretty a Petals, Round One!

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Five Petal Flower Toddler Hat – Free Crochet Pattern (Original Design)

 

About Pattern:

This pattern is written for simplicity in reading. I was inspired by a home decorating magazine – there was this gorgeous flower painting and I just had to make a hat with a flower border, that was my original design. You can work the border in the middle of the hat or at the bottom, any where, really. Feedback is always welcome!

 

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Materials:

DK Yarn in two colors (Green and Yellow)

US G-6/4.00mm Crochet Hook

Scissors

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Stitch Descriptions:

Ch – chain – yarn over, pull through one loop on hook

DC – double crochet – yarn over, insert hook under both loops, yarn ver, pull through, yarn over, pull through both loops on hook, yarn over, pull through two loops on hook

 Inc – increase – work two double crochets into one double crochet of the previous round through both loops

FO – fasten off – chain one, pull long length of yarn, cut yarn, weave in end

Chain Petal – Open (CPO)– ch 4, yarn over, put your hook in same stitch as ch 4 or the back bump of 4th ch from hook, yo, pull throu, yarn over, pull thru 2, yo, put your hook in same stitch as ch 4 or 4th ch from hook , yo, pull thru, yo, pull through 2, (Start work on next petal)

Chain Petal – Closed (CPC)– ch 4, yarn over, put your hook in same stitch as ch 4 or the back bump of 4th ch from hook, yo, pull throu, yarn over, pull thru 2, yo, put your hook in same stitch as ch 4 or 4th ch from hook , yo, pull thru, yo, pull through 2, yo, pull through 3 loops to close

Petal (Sk 1 st) (P1) – sk 1 st, y/o, put hook in next st, yo, pull throu, yo, pull through both loops, (yo, put hk in same st, yo, pull through, yo, pull under two loops)x2

Petal (Sk 2 st) (P2) – sk 2 sts, y/o, put hook in next st, yo, pull throu, yo, pull through both loops, (yo, put hk in same st, yo, pull through, yo, pull under two loops,)x2

 

Did you know?

  • Rows are worked back and forth, on the right and wrong sides of the work.
  • Rounds are worked on the right sides only, going around and around. You can join each round or not. Not joining will not create a seam.

 

Pattern Notes:

  • Ch 2 at the beginning of each round
  • Sl st to join at the end of each round
  • Always dc in same stitch as chain at the beginning of the round
  • Never work in the last st closest to starting chain at the end of the round
  • Repeat from * around

 

Hat Pattern

With F hook and DK main color yarn,

  1. Ch 3, then 12 dc in in 3rd ch from hook. (12 dc)
  2. Inc in each stitch around. (24 dc)
  3. 3 .*dc in next stitch, 2 dc in next stitch (36 dc)
  1. *dc in next 2 stitches, 2 dc in next stitch (48 dc)
  2. *dc in next 3 stitches, 2 dc in next stitch (60 dc)
  3. *dc in next 4 stitches, 2 dc in next stitch (72 dc)
  4. CPO, P1, Yo, pull through all 6 loops. (two petals). CPC. CPO. P2.P1
  5. sl st to center of flower, CPC, ch5, (CPC in the center of the next flower, ch 5) repeat around to end of round.

9 -11. dc in each stitch around. (72 dc)

 

Earflaps

Turn at the beginning of each round

  1. ch2, dc 12 (12)
  2. ch2, dec, dc 8, dec (10)
  3. ch2, dec, dc 6, dec (8)
  4. ch2, dec, dc 4, dec (6)
  5. ch2, dec, dc 2, dec (4)
  6. Ch 4, sl st to last stitch. FO.

 

Second Earflap 

Fold hat in half as you are looking at the front of the hat, find a stitch on the other side of the hat to start the second earflap.

  1. ch2, dc 12 (12)
  2. ch2, dec, dc 8, dec (10)
  3. ch2, dec, dc 6, dec (8)
  4. ch2, dec, dc 4, dec (6)
  5. ch2, dec, dc 2, dec (4)
  6. Ch 4, sl st to last stitch. Do not FO.

Turn the hat so the right side is facing you, sc 4 in the chain 4, sc around the earflaps and hat. FO.

 

Braided Tassels

Hold your yarn colors together and wrap 21 times around elbow.

Cut yarn, divide into two equal parts.

Fold the yarn in half and pull the yarn through the earflap hole.

Do same for other earflap

 

Cut two lengths of yarn. You will use these to tie the ends of the braids together.

 

Braid the first yarns, tie with length of yarn.

Braid the second yarns, tie with length of yarn.

 

Match the braids and trim the tassles so they are the same length.

 

Wear and marvel! You did it! Great job, now post a photo and leave me a message!

 

Thanks and enjoy!

 

Have an idea? Let me know! I’d love to put your idea into a real handmade item!

 

 

 

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Five Pretty Petals

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Free pattern! Knit kitty hat!

Free knit hat pattern! Use US 4mm needles, worsted weight yarn in two colors, and an F crochet hook. Cast on 70, knit garter for 80 rows, bind off. Sew top and side. Count 1.5″ from each edge and sew diagonally to make ears. Crochet the ‘C’ by @mooglyblog, and marvel!

Knitting a baby Jets sweater

Hi all,

I am knitting a baby Jets sweater with green, white, and black worsted weight yarn. I use size 6 needles for the rib, six rows of black and six rows of white doing a knit one, purl one rib. Then I moved on with size 8 needles to knit in stockinette. I have to knit for 8.5″ before wrong on the underarms. 

Works in progress

Hi all,

I am working on a few things at the moment. Finishing the sleeves for my sons Ukrainian colors cardigan; finishing my sons faux cable knit hat; starting a Jets cardigan for my baby; and my Amazon Prime haul – two skeins of True Green red heart yarn and 15  sets of dpn’s for $7!!!

Crochet Adult Male Hat (XL) with Free Pattern

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The thing about custom orders is, I can do whatever I want and people get whatever they want. I have an order for an extra large 25″ circumference hat in dark grey with a pom pom on top. Guess what? No problem! The bottom hat I made and then was afraid it would be too small – it could fit me pretty well so I didn’t want to chance it. My head is 22″ in circumference.

I went to Michael’s and bought this Cotton Fair yarn, which is 52% cotton and 48% acrylic. I am done with 100% acrylic yarns. I just want something more, something better. It’s a fine yarn, size 2 (versus a worsted weigh size 4.)

 

Materials: G hook, Cotton Fair size 2 yarn in Slate Grey, scissors

Notes: Always join with a slip stitch and chain two at the end of each row. Work in same stitch as join.

The Hat Pattern

  1. Chain 3, double crochet 12 into third chain from hook, join with a slip stitch (12 sts)
  2. Chain 2, 2 dc in each sts around (increase) (24 sts)
  3. Chain 2, *dc, inc* around (36 sts)
  4. Chain 2, *dc 2, inc* around (48 sts)
  5. Chain 2, *dc 3, inc* around (60 sts)
  6. Chain 2, *dc 4, inc* around (72 sts)
  7. Chain 2, *dc 5, inc* around (84 sts)
  8. Chain 2, *dc 6, inc* around (96 sts)
  9. Chain 2, *dc 7, inc* around (108 sts)
  10. to 23.  Chain 2, dc around (108 sts)
  11. Row 24. Chain 1, sc around (108 sts)

Finished crochet male adult hat 

Hi all,

This hat took me a few hours to make. Watch me put the Pom Pom on via Periscope!

Finished second lamb toy!

Hi all,

Check out this little one!


This little lamb toy was a custom order by a coworker for his baby niece. She is just a few months old and I’m sure she will bond with this cute little lamb!

I bought the pattern from Anatillea on Etsy for $5.00. The toy is a hit! People are loving it. I just realized, I didn’t do the hoof detail… still cute!

The pattern uses puff stitches to make the lamb body and hat. Check out my video on how to crochet a bobble stitch!

 

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Crocheting more lamb toy orders

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Check me out on Periscope while I crochet his lamb toy!​​​

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