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2018 Crafts for a Rainy Day, crochet, projects

Ripples in the Pond (or) Skipping Stones

Craft: Crochet Pattern: Improvised Yarn: Malabrigo Rios, Lion Brand Amazing, Knit Picks Swish Worsted, Paintbox Yarns Cotton Here's a modular vest that is crocheted in simple stitches (except for the I-cord closure, which is knitted). I named it "Ripples in the Pond (or) Skipping Stones" because the interplay of all the different colored yarns together reminds me of a… Continue reading Ripples in the Pond (or) Skipping Stones

2018 Crafts for a Rainy Day

These Boots Were Made For Walkin’

Craft: Crochet Pattern: High Country Baby Booties by Julie Barber Materials: Paton's Superwash DK, Necklace leather   Here's a little deviation from my proposed list of crafts for 2018 (and there may be a few more to come!) My little chubster needed some shoes for scooting around in his walker so I crocheted some booties… Continue reading These Boots Were Made For Walkin’

2018 Crafts for a Rainy Day, designs, knit

Fall Creek

This is a sweater I designed to match the Noble Eliott baby sweater. It is available as a PDF (download below). I have tried to be as thorough as possible in replicating my notes into pattern form for anyone who is interested in making the sweater themselves. The pattern is only written out to produce a sweater with the finished measurements… Continue reading Fall Creek

2018 Crafts for a Rainy Day, knit

Arizona [Red Rock]

Craft: Knitting Pattern: Modular (No Sew!) Baby Sweater Size: 6 mo. (12 mo. 18 mo. 24 mo.) Here's a great, quick project to teach yourself some modular knitting. I made this a couple years ago with some inexpensive acrylic yarn to practice knitting a sweater (of the few I have made so far, this was one of my first.) As… Continue reading Arizona [Red Rock]

2018 Crafts for a Rainy Day, designs, knit

Noble Eliott

At the beginning of this year I decided I wanted to be a bit more daring with my knitting and crocheting. Which is why I designed a raglan sweater from scratch in both a mama version and a mini munchkin version, with only this raglan as prior experience! The mama version is in the late stages of completion, but the mini version… Continue reading Noble Eliott

2018 Crafts for a Rainy Day, crochet, designs, knit, projects

Constable Charlie

Here's a little knitted dickey/popover/vest/bib with a matching cap to top it off. This dickey started as an idea for a bib that would entirely cover the front of baby's upper body. After everything was said and done, it was too darn cute for me to bring myself to just use it as a bib! I like to pop… Continue reading Constable Charlie

2018 Crafts for a Rainy Day, crochet

Leaping Crochet

Craft: Crochet Pattern: Leaping Crochet Baby Hoodie Size: 6 mo. (12 mo. 18 mo. 2T) The first crocheted sweater I have ever tried, and it did not disappoint! Beautiful results. Despite the simplicity of the design and the color striping, the finished object looks very striking. Try different color schemes for different affects as well. The brown, red and blue… Continue reading Leaping Crochet