Thursday, December 11, 2014

More Crochet Cowls For Kids

It's mid-December ish and it's finally getting cold... 
My boys won't keep a scarf on so I figured a cowl is harder to slip off.

I liked the Cilantro stitch I found on YouTube. 
I followed Fiber Flux Tutorials
I actually made this one for my 4 year old but he was too busy playing games... lol 
so I put it on my 22 month old.

This is a Red Heart Super Saver Yarn using a 6mm hook.

Now this one I actually made for him using a chunky yarn and a 9mm hook. Its' basically 3 rows of single crochets and 1 row of double crochet.. & repeat.


Friday, December 5, 2014

Crochet Kids Cowls

These cowls are so easy to make. I used two strands of Red Heart Super Saver yarn and a 9mm crochet hook. Crocheting through the back loops only gives it that ribbed look. These are for 3 & 5 year old girls. The foam head is small so it looks like an adult size but I use my 4 year old son as a model which I promised not to show (to hubby) lol.

I realized that I was running out of prettier buttons. Have no fear... more has been ordered! ^_^


Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Anna - Frozen Inspired Crochet Hat

I made an Elsa Inspired Crochet Hat a month ago and of course, you need an Anna hat too! I followed the same tutorial:

I followed the tutorial by Haley here for the hat. She has a beautiful story to why she made the Elsa & Anna hats. There are 2 videos. Part 1Part 2.

I just LOVE LOVE LOVE how it turned out!

I cannot tell you how much fun I had with this little cutie!

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Crochet Scoodie (Scarf + Hoodie)

I chopped off more than 21" of my hair to donate... and so now my neck will be very cold this winter! Not to fear! I'm making a scoodie! That just sounds so funny. It's a scarf with a hoodie... Scoodie

I followed the tutorial here. It's a two part tutorial: Video 1 & Video 2

Even though I measured the hood to my chin as she suggested because she made hers too small and explained how to fix it, I did the exact same thing. But I think it looks better with that extra "border" around the hood.

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Crochet Infinity Scarf

I love this blue (Peacock) color yarn by Red Heart. It's just so pretty. I made it a little too short but oh well, it still works for my little head. 

I followed the tutorial here by Crochet Geek.

Love the pattern.

Head looks weird empty huh?

I had to take one with a beanie on. Much better? haha


Monday, November 17, 2014

Crochet Newborn Hat With Flower

I made this cute little hat for a friend who is due in January. I also made a few Tiebacks for her to use in her newborn photos.

She's so in love with purple... so of course, the hat must be purple! :)

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Crochet Snowflake Banner

I found this tutorial for the snowflakes... aren't they so cute!? 
By the way, Clare at bobwilson123 has so many FREE crochet tutorials, it's awesome!
I highly recommend following her if you are interested in learning how to crochet.
I learned how to crochet just a few years ago and I couldn't have done it without all the wonderful people who share free tutorials online!

I made 6 and hung them up as a banner for my Christmas Backdrop. I used the white yarn and chained until I got the desired length... LOVE!

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Crochet Camera Buddy

Kids are hard to photograph because they are busy and they don't stay still. There are a few things I have that get their attention. I have an attachment to the hot shoe that allows me to clip my iPhone on it and play kiddy music videos... 

One of the things I love are the cute little "buddy" things you put around the lens to get their attention. This is the first of many I'll make if it works. We will see!

I searched "Crochet Camera Buddy" on pinterest and so many things popped up! My favorite was of a caterpillar. Here's my shot at it!

I used a hair tie. So convenient huh?!? Single crocheted all the way around. & then 2 more rows of double crochets.

2 rows of double crochets for the caterpillar.

Stitch in some eyes & a smile. Sew onto the ring. How cute is that?!

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Crochet Women's Peaked Hat

I absolutely LOVE this hat.... 

I followed the Cluster Beanie Tutorial for the top portion (using a size chart) & added a brim to it using the rest of this Crochet Women's Peaked Hat free pattern.

I love how it turned out! Yay!

I added a flower to this hat using the flower tutorial here. I left one side of the brim down. I don't know if I like it up or down (yet). I may flip it up and add a button later. I'll give it a try without it up. Kinda cute that way ^_^

I used this same cluster stitch for my preemie crochet hat here. Awe he was so tiny. He's filled in quite a bit since then.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Elsa Inspired Crochet Hat

While visiting my sister and my niece, I was told that her birthday party (next month) is a Frozen theme and that my niece will be in an Elsa dress. How cute is that!? Of course, that gave me an idea to make her an Elsa hat to wear to match her dress. She's expecting a baby sister in February so I guess I'll just have to make an Anna newborn hat for a photo session! 

I followed the tutorial by Haley here for the hat. She has a beautiful story to why she made the Elsa & Anna hats. There are 2 videos. Part 1, Part 2.

I followed the tutorial by Yolanda Lopez here for the crown. There's 3 videos. Part 1, Part 2 & Part 3. She's so awesome. She does her tutorials in English and Spanish (not that I understand Spanish but it's great for people who do!)

Visit Anne Granger's site for a sizing chart:

I decided not to use white yarn because I think White is just too white for me... if that makes sense. 

I learned something new with this project. I had never heard of Blocking your crochet work. It's basically shaping your pieces by pinning it to a foam block & lightly wetting or steaming it.

I found these cute little snowflakes at Walmart for $2/pack! Its not Halloween yet & Christmas stuff is already out! I already had the turquoise gemstones for the hair. I also used clear gemstones for the crown. You can get these at Walmart too or Michaels, Jo-Ann's, Hobby Lobby...

I used E6000 to glue the gems & snowflakes on the crown & hair.

I was pretty excited about the finished hat. I can't wait to give it to my niece!

This foam head (with a nose ring!) is small. This is actually for a 2 year old. I know it will fit because I used the sizing chart and I tried it on my son who is 3 months younger than my niece. Shhhh! Don't tell daddy!

I wish I had more time to crochet. I squeeze in crochet time while I'm nursing or the baby is napping & my 4 year old is out playing in the yard. 

I really wanted to finish this last night so while I was crocheting the crown, I had the baby strapped to me and had to chase my 20 month old around... why? Because he grabbed my yarn and started running! He was giggling and laughing because he thinks it's funny. 

So I had to crochet standing up with my yarn on a high surface to finish. The 2 month old was fussy so I'm bouncing around and trying to watch the tutorial on my tiny little iPhone! Sometimes I think I'm crazy and just need to sit down. haha really? I have time to sit down? I'm nursing as I type right now!

As crazy as it gets... these are moments as a mom of 3 little boys that I will look back and truly miss. ♥

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Crochet Boot Cuffs

It's almost fall! It's been super hot but today, it actually rained! It was a nice change.

I need to make crocheted boot cuffs. I LOVE the look of boot socks but my calf is so big, there's no room for bulky socks! :P

I followed the tutorial here. You can make these with any stitches and design... I hope to have time to make more adding cute buttons and maybe bows? Fall will be here before you know it! We'll see!

Instead of using my tripod, I asked my 4 year old to take photos of my legs. I think he did an awesome job! Don't you? haha

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Toy Story Alien Crochet Hat

I made this little hat so that my 1 month old baby can wear it to match my other boys... Woody & Buzz Lightyear.

Doesn't it look like he's reaching for "The Claw"? hehe

And here is the trio!

Monday, September 8, 2014

Crochet Toy Hammock

My son doesn't want to give up his stuffed animals. He has his favorites that sleeps with him in his bed but the rest... they're all over his room. When I asked if we can put them away, he says he still wants them. I hope he doesn't end up like me, a pack rat. I've been better lately but for the longest time, everything had a sentimental value... everything. My husband thinks I'm crazy because I keep the cord thingy (yes thingy) from our kids' umbilical cord! I bet I'm not the only one! :)

Anyway, I decided to crochet a hammock to get the stuffed animals off the floor. I found a pattern on Wikihow and asked him what color he wanted. Of course it's green. It's always green. I wonder how long that will last until he has a new favorite color?

Friday, August 15, 2014

Crochet Preemie Hats

I crocheted several hats for my son while pregnant but he didn't fit any of them because he was born early at 34 weeks just over 5 lbs. When I took him home he was only 4 lbs 14 oz. 

I followed this tutorial for the Crochet Cluster Beanie. 

The Crochet Cap is just double crochets with a brim. It's similar to this tutorial (adjusting yarn and hook size as necessary).

The hats are so teeny that I was able to finish one while nursing (20-30 mins). I'm sure it would be faster if I had both hands free. I had to work around nursing but it wasn't too bad...

10 day old Dustin wearing the Crochet Cap

10 day old Dustin wearing the Crochet Cluster Beanie

Crochet Lulu Pom Pom Scarf

Let's face it. Kids things are cute. They're miniature and the kiddos look good modeling anything! Anyone who knows me knows ...