Tuesday, April 17, 2012

New Cuteness!

Hi guys! I didn't do much this past week besides the cocoons BUT I did hook this ADORABLE photo prop set! I just love it!

I am trying to use up my stash of yarn so I you will be seeing alot of little random things. I really enjoy making these cute little sets so you'll be seeing more of them!

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Free Pattern- Triple Crochet Newborn Cocoon and Hat

Well a friend of mine saw my crochet on facebook and got me in touch with a photographer she knows! yay! Well, said photographer needs a cocoon with a matching hat. We haven't talked color yet but I had this skein of Bernat Premium in taupe and I just love the color so I decided to try and make my own cocoon. I was envisioning a really textured looking sack with triple crochet and I managed to make it work :)Then I made the green and pink on in Caron Simply Soft and added a flower to the hat. I am probably going to try this with some thicker yarn and a smaller hook also and I will let you know how it turns out! Here is the pattern for my newborn cocoon with matching hat.

Here is a tutorial for the Magic Ring

What You'll Need

WW Yarn

J hook

Tapestry Needle

Row 1- magic ring,ch 4, 16 tc into magic circle,ss to top of beginning ch (16 tc)
Row 2- ch 4,2 tc in each tc around, ss to top of beg ch (32 tc)

Row 3- ch 4, *2tc in first st, 1 tc in next st, repeat around, ss to top of beginning ch (48 tc)

Rows 4 -17- ch 4, tc around, ss to top of beginning ch (48 tc)

Row 18- ch 4, tc in first st, ch 1, tc in 2nd st fom hook, *ch 1, tc in 2nd st from hook, repeat from * around, ss to top of beginning ch (25 tc)

Weave in the ends and you're done!
You can fold over the top edge for smaller babies or keep the edge up.

matching hat

Row 1- Make a magic ring,ch 4, 12 tc into magic circle, pull tight, ss to top of beginning ch (12 tc)

Row 2- ch 4, 2tc into each tc around, ss to top of beginning ch (24 tc)

Row 3- ch 4, *2tc in first stitch, tc in nex 3 st, repeat around (30 tc)

Row 4-6-ch 4, tc around, ss into top of beginning ch

Row 5- ch 1, sc around, ss to beginning ch

Weave in the ends

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Ruffles, Ruffles, and more Ruffles!

I just finished the most adorable diaper cover set! My babe thinks there are too many ruffles going on, but I am most definatly in love! These pictures aren't the best and they don't show the true colors but I had to share! I will update this post with a photo in the sunlight, where the colors show correctly.

 The hat reminds me of those russian roller hats with the fur... what do you think? I will post the pattern for this hat soon!! It is extremely simple :) Have a great day!

Matching ruffled diaper cover made from this basic pattern from The Bradens