Quick Update

I haven’t had much chance to do anything on here lately, we had a family emergency, problems with our house and of course like most people financial hardships. I have been able to crochet, I think it’s the only reason I am still sane at the moment, I do have a pattern to post, it’s a pretty simple Crochet shell purse but I haven’t had the time or really the motivation to sit here and type it out.
I’m hoping to get my butt in gear soon and get the pattern up as well as a few others I might have in my stash that I just never got around to posting. Some are knit, some are crochet and if I have the energy I might attempt a new dog pattern but as of right now my focus is to just crochet. I am trying to get a few hundred things made for an upcoming festival in our tiny town in October and I think that’s part of the reason for not getting my butt in gear to post things.

Also as of right now all hopes for a contest are down the drain but maybe I can get one going next year, for now please continue to make pretty things with my patterns I really enjoy seeing pictures on ravelry so if you don’t have an account please join it’s a great way to find new patterns and share your projects.

Happy Knitting and Crocheting!

~Sarah~

Jar lid cover

This is a simple crochet pattern, it’s not super creative (nor is the name) but I am so backed up on my patterns and Christmas gifts something simple like this helps.
I decided to make a jar cover to go on a jar for a Christmas gift, I tried a pattern I found on Ravelry, now there’s nothing wrong with the pattern but mine did not turn out right, I think it was my yarn. So I undid all the work and started over with my own pattern.

This is a great way to spruce up any jars you make or buy as gifts, I got a jar of something for a relative for Christmas and wanted to make it nicer. I love how this turned out, and I hope it helps anyone that wants to add a little something to any gifts or just to decorate.

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All terms are in US

Abbreviations:
MR – Magic Ring
CH – Chain
SP – Space
SS – Slip Stitch
DC – Double Crochet
FO – Fasten Off
SK – Skip

 

Things needed:
Hook size G/6 4.25mm
Cotton yarn (I used peaches & Creme but I think any worsted weight yarn would be ok)
Contrasting color yarn OR Ribbon
Yarn needle

 

Pattern

MR OR Ch 5 ss to make ring
~Ch 2’s at beginning of rounds do NOT count as first stitch, Ch 4 and Ch 5 do count as first stitch~

*to* repeat

1) Ch 2, 13 dc in ring, ss to join
2) Ch 2, 2dc in each stitch, ss to join – 26 stitches
3) Ch 4, dc in first stitch, *Sk1, dc, Ch 1, dc* (makes V stitch)  ss loosely to third Ch to join
4) Ch 2, *2dc in Ch sp (not the stitch just in the open space), 2dc in dc of previous round* dc in ss of previous round – 51 stitches
5) Ch 5, dc in first stitch *Sk2, dc, Ch 2, dc* (makes larger V stitch) ss loosely to third Ch to join
6) Ch 2, *3dc in Ch sp, 3dc in dc of previous round* 3dc in ss of previous round – 102 stitches

FO and weave in the ends

Ch 100 of contrasting color or cut ribbon long enough to wrap around and make a bow on the jar, weave the tie into round 5 (large V stitch)

Place on your jar, tighten the tie and enjoy!

 

Like I said it’s simple but nice, I didn’t have any contrasting color of yarn so I just used the same yarn for my test cover. If there are any problems or you have any questions let me know! Happy Crocheting!

~Sarah~

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Please do not make and sell this item.

Panda Bear Lovey

So I found this adorable Baby Panda Outfit I went ahead and made it because it was too cute not too, I didn’t have buttons for the eyes or diaper cover so I have to buy some but it’s still so cute! Well I love pandas and it gave me this idea, my baby colors are pink, white and brown for a girl with cherry blossoms and blue, white and brown with cars (not the movie) for a boy, so why not instead of teddy’s I have pandas with them both? It may sound silly but it makes sense to us, so after I finished making the outfit (and a hat for myself) I started working on this Lovey.

Major note! The blankets are made starting with the SAME color as the animal for a very important reason! The head/body are attached at the end and because of that you can make a huge mess of it (I always do) but because of the colors matching it hides the knots and the actual sewing, keep that in mind. If you have a good sewing technique that hides the yarn feel free to start it differently, or if you just want to start it differently it doesn’t matter because that’s what you want, this is just my reasoning! :)

You can easily turn the panda into a brown teddy by not making the eyes!

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Abbreviations: US terms
MR- Magic Ring
SC- Single Crochet
SC2TOG- Single Crochet Two Together
CH- Chain
DC- Double Crochet
HDC- Half Double Crochet
2SC- 2 single crochet in same space
2DC- 2 Double crochet in same space

Items needed:
Hooks – G/6 4.00mm and I/9 5.5mm
I love this yarn (very much so suggested but Red heart “love” might work)
Marker (or paper clip)
Yarn Needle
if you want safety eyes 10mm is what I used

Pattern: Only blanket is made in the round, rest is done in a spiral. Use marker to keep track of first stitch.

Eyes – make 2 (using G hook) ~if making normal teddy skip this~
Black
1) MR, ch1, sc 6 in MR
2) sc, hdc, sc, slip into next stitch and Finish off leaving long tail for sewing

Head (using G hook)
White
1) MR, ch1, sc 6 in MR
2) 2sc in each – 12stitches
3) sc, 2sc around – 18
4) repeat row 3 – 26
5-9) sc around
10) sc, sc2tog – 18
11) repeat row 10 – 12
if using safety eyes place them through the eyes and head between round 5-6 and sew the eyes you made in place then stuff head now, if not using safety eyes just sew on the eyes you made and stuff the head.
12) Sc2tog- 6
Finish off leaving a long tail for sewing

Embroider the eyes and nose or just the nose if you used safety eyes and sew the last 6 on the head close but do NOT cut the tail!

Ears – make 2 (using G hook)
Black
1) MR, ch1, sc 4 in MR
2) 2sc in each – 8
3) sc in each
Finish off leaving a long tail for sewing

Sew ears to head

Arms – make 2 (using G hook)
Black
1) MR, ch1, sc 6 in MR
2) 2sc around – 12
3-5) sc
6) sc, sc2tog – 8
7-12) sc
Finish off leaving a long tail

This is a little tricky, hold the arms where you want them or pin them in place, I held mine and put them on one at a time, it’s a pain right here…

Blanket – in the round (using I hook)
~Row 1 is the only row that the starting ch counts as first dc, I noticed a gap after row 1 if I continued to count it as my first dc~
1) MR, ch3, dc, ch2 *2dc, ch2* repeat * to *you should have 4 ch2 spaces, join
2) Ch2, dc to the ch2 space, **2dc, ch2, 2dc** repeat around, join
3-12) Repeat row 2 (you can make it bigger if you like)
finish off

Weave in any yarn, I work in my tags as I stripe so I only have the center and the end to weave in, it just makes it easier to me but do whatever works best for you!

Sew Panda (or teddy) on the blanket using the tail from the head, sew it good so it should stay in place with all the beatings it might get.

I love this pattern it’s just way too cute! I used Pink Brown and White for my blanket (we want a girl) plus I don’t have any blue lol, I changed my mind about the kitty because I came up with this one, I might try to tackle it later but so far I think I’m “done” with lovey patterns for a while. If you have any problems let me know and I’ll do my best to help! Happy Crocheting!

~Sarah~

This pattern is for private use only. Do not distribute or publish this pattern in any other form. If you like this pattern and would like to share please link to this blog.

Please do not make and sell this item.

Bunny Lovey

So here is my Bunny Lovey, I’m planning on making a second one with a different animal, I’m thinking kitty cat if you have any better ideas or something you would like me to come up with feel free to ask! I’m also going to post the pictures of my first 3 lovey’s which because they are sports themed there will be no pattern for them.

Major note! The blankets are made starting with the SAME color as the animal for a very important reason! The head/body are attached at the end and because of that you can make a huge mess of it (I always do) but because of the colors matching it hides the knots and the actual sewing, keep that in mind. If you have a good sewing technique that hides the yarn feel free to start it differently, or if you just want to start it differently it doesn’t matter because that’s what you want, this is just my reasoning! :)

I have 2 designs for my blanket, it is the same pattern but striped differently and it just gives you an idea on the cute potential this pattern has. If you’re new to crochet to stripe is easy when you slip to join you just pull the next row’s color for the slip stitch and tie the 2 colors in a knot, then you’re ready to continue the pattern! (Sounds confusing when I type it but it’s not)

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Abbreviations: US terms
MR- Magic Ring
SC- Single Crochet
SC2TOG- Single Crochet Two Together
CH- Chain
DC- Double Crochet
2SC- 2 single crochet in same space
2DC- 2 Double crochet in same space

Items needed:
Hooks – G/6 4.00mm and I/9 5.5mm
I love this yarn (very much so suggested but Red heart “love” might work)
Marker (or paper clip)
Yarn Needle

Pattern: Only blanket is made in the round, rest is done in a spiral. Use marker to keep track of first stitch.

Head (using G hook)
1) MR, ch1, sc 6 in MR
2) 2sc in each – 12stitches
3) sc, 2sc around – 18
4) repeat row 3 – 26
5-9) sc around
10) sc, sc2tog – 18
11) repeat row 10 – 12 (stuff head)
12) Sc2tog- 6
Finish off leaving a long tail

Embroider the eyes and nose or use plastic safety eyes and nose, I embroidered mine. Sew up the remaining 6 stitches and DO NOT cut tail

Ears – make 2 (using G hook)
1) MR, ch1, sc 4 in MR
2) sc, 2sc around – 6
3)sc
4) sc 2, 2sc around – 8
5-8) sc
Finish off leaving a long tail

Sew ears to head, they seem a little weird I know but if you bend them a little you can make them cute

Arms – make 2 (using G hook)
1) MR, ch1, sc 6 in MR
2) 2sc around – 12
3-5) sc
6) sc, sc2tog – 8
7-12) sc
Finish off leaving a long tail

This is a little tricky, hold the arms where you want them or pin them in place, I held mine and put them on one at a time, it’s a pain right here…

Blanket – in the round (using I hook)
~Row 1 is the only row that the starting ch counts as first dc, I noticed a gap after row 1 if I continued to count it as my first dc~
1) MR, ch3, *dc, ch2* you should have 4 ch2 spaces, join
2) Ch2, dc to the ch2 space, **2dc, ch2, 2dc** repeat around, join
3-12) Repeat row 2 (you can make it bigger if you like)
finish off

Weave in any yarn, I work in my tags as I stripe so I only have the center and the end to weave in, it just makes it easier to me but do whatever works best for you!

Sew bunny on the blanket using the tail from the head, sew it good so it should stay in place with all the beatings it might get.

I love this pattern, I think it’s cute and like I said I plan on making a kitty cat unless I get tons of requests for something else! If you have any problems let me know and I’ll do my best to help! Happy Crocheting!!!

Pictures of the first 3 (colors are off due to lighting)

First one, Alabama Roll tide Lovey! Crimson, white and grey.
Alabama
Second one, Georgia Bulldogs Lovey! Red, white and black.
Georgia
And finally the third one (colors are really off on this one) Auburn Tigers Lovey! Orange, blue and white.
Auburn

Cute right? Do not request these patterns because I will not give them out, me showing them is just to show you where I got the idea for my bunny and the kitty is going to be similar but not exactly the same as the tiger. I’m not trying to be mean but these are just for show and not for my blog since I made these special.

~Sarah~

This pattern is for private use only. Do not distribute or publish this pattern in any other form. If you like this pattern and would like to share please link to this blog.

Please do not make and sell this item.

Ouch My Poor Feet pt 2

Well this was going to be the pattern page but sadly nothing that I had in mind worked, so I gave up and just never got around to updating. But it turns out I have this weird foot condition where the muscle tightens up when resting that as soon as I stand up the muscle stretches and causes severe pain in my heel. I can’t remember what it’s called but there’s a few things I can do to help and annoyingly losing weight is one of them, I want to lose weight just to lose weight but now I have a reason that I need to lose weight. Well also my new job turned out to be well crap, I got fired and I was planning on quitting they just beat me to the punch. 6 people got fired or quit within a months time, which turns out is normal for them, they have such bad turn over it’s a good thing I’m done with it.

But I had never been fired which made it hard, I was a little depressed but I made some good friends there and met a new neighbor because of it. I did make a couple of cute lovey’s for my neighbor that are sports themed but I don’t want to risk being sued for it so I’m not going to make a pattern up for my blog but I’m going to make up a pattern for a lovey that isn’t sports themed. I have one more sports themed lovey to make for a friend and then I’m going to make up a pattern for one that I won’t possibly get sued for lol.

Hopefully I can start making new patterns soon but because of my job I got backed up on projects, I have 2 creepers to make and I’m not even halfway done with one of them , I have a tote I’m making for my yarn, I’m making a blanket for my dogs and several more things I want to make that I didn’t get around too. Plus I barely got around to finishing my last order from the lady I met and now officially crochet for and she’s told me she’s going shopping when she gets back from a family reunion, so I’m really trying to get my projects done so I can work on her stuff.

Anyway I’m going to get back to my projects Happy Knitting and Crocheting everyone!

~Sarah~

Ouch… My poor feet pt1

Ouch my poor feet, I got a real job in retail and it hasn’t even been a month and my feet are dead! I like the job but it is keeping me from my crafts which sucks, but I have a plan. See my feet are so dead and we’re only supposed to work 5 days a week so I will be able to make things some but I am a little backed up, I have two creepers to make and a blanket plus whatever I can with the leftover yarn from the blanket. So this is called ouch.. My poor feet pt1 because pt2 will have a pattern for feet, I am planning to make something to massage my feet in the tub, that sounds weird but I’m either going to make something for the tub or just something else but the tub is my idea for now. Also my contest is on hold again because we had a few major bills come up like we need new tires for my car we weren’t expecting that for another year… So yet again it’s on hold but it will come back around again after all I now have a job and can afford the prizes! Just keep your eyes out for more patterns and the contest, happy Knitting and Crocheting everyone!

~Sarah~

Easter bunnies

I made this pattern a few years ago, I never uploaded it and I gave away all the bunnies I made so I whipped out my knitting needles to make sure there were no problems (that I can find) and started working. Mine have no faces, you can embroider a face, use plastic pieces or whatever you want, I’m not good at embroidering faces and mine always look weird so I never worried about it. I think it’s cute even without the face but that’s just me.
I think it’s fairly simple but the ears make it a tad hard because it’s so tight, but the ears are cute because you can move them (I.e. have one up one bent or both up) add a ribbon to make the face and body take the right shape or just to add a pop of color.
I have a cat version I will add at some point but since Easter is only a little over a week away I thought this would be cute, of course you can use any color not just white, I made one in pink before. It’s up to you and the little ones you make it for, I made a brown one with a green ribbon for my youngest brother and a black one with a red and white ribbon for my other little brother (Georgia bulldogs fan) so there’s no limit to what you can do.

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Abbreviations: K-Knit
P-Purl
KFB-knit front and back
Ssk-slip slip knit
K2tog-knit two together
S- slip
P2tog-purl two together
K3tog-knit three together
Co- cast on
Ssp – slip slip purl

Things needed:white yarn (I love this yarn is my first choice)
A set of five double pointed needles in US Size 3
Yarn sewing needle
Some ribbon

CO 8 divide evenly (2 on each)

Rows 1,3,5,7,9,11 are all knit (row 1 is your joining row)
2)KFB – 16 stitches
4)K1, KFB – 24 stitches
6)k2, KFB – 32 stitches
8)k3, KFB – 40 stitches
10)k4, KFB – 48 stitches
12)k5, KFB – 56 stitches

13-17) k
18) k41, make bobble on next stitch, k14
19-24) k
25-30) k1, ssk, k until 3 remain on the second needle, k2tog, k1.
Repeat for other two needles -32 stitches

31-33,35,37,38) k
34, 36, 39) k1, KFB, k until 3 remain on second needle, KFB, k2.
Repeat for other two needles – 44 stitches
40-43) k
44-49) repeat rows 25-30)
50) k1, ssk, k until 3 remain on second needle, k2tog, k1. K remaining stitches on last two needles

Stuff bunny

14 stitches should be left, this is where it gets hard and a little confusing.
You should have 3 stitches on the front two needles and 4 on the back two, (the bobble should be in the middle of the back two) take you working needle and slip the last stitch worked, then slip the first stitch on the front needle, then the next one on the back needle. Alternate slipping stitches on this needle until you have all from the first and last needle (should be 7 on your needle) repeat for other two needles on a different needle. You should have 2 needles with 7 stitches each, the head should be closed and look something like this.

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Ears
1-14) S1 knit wise, k1, p1
15) ssk, k3, k2tog
16)ssp, p1, p2tog
17)k3tog
Fasten off

Repeat for other ear.

You might have a tiny hole between the ears so take the yarn from the beginning of the second ear and put it under the upside down v in the middle of the ears, put yarn between the ears and take the yarn under the closest stitch to the middle of the head on the ears (confusing I know) pull through and tie a knot, hide the remaining yarn in the body. Here’s some pictures to maybe help you understand the hole.

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Weave the yarn from the top of the ears down the side of the ear and hide the rest in the body, use the tail from cast on to sew up the tiny hole at the bottom. Hide any other yarn in the body, tie a ribbon tightly around the neck and make a bow. Embroider a face if you want and you’re done!

If there are any problems feel free to tell me, or if you need help don’t be afraid to ask, if you don’t know how to make a bobble the go to this link knitted bobble it’s how I learned. Hope everyone enjoys! Happy knitting!

~Sarah~

This pattern is for private use only. Do not distribute or publish this pattern in any other form. If you like this pattern and would like to share please link to this blog.

Please do not make and sell this item.