Monday, March 18, 2013

Shamrocks and clovers

A friend tagged me in a post on Facebook linking to this pattern: 4 Leaf Clover.

I decided to use it to make a couple shamrock bobby pins. Love the pattern and it was super simple and super fast. I ended up even putting a button in the middle of mine cuz I thought it would be cute.

Light green with a white button ---->
 <----Dark green with a green button.
Crappy cell pics. . . 

But yeah, it was super fun. I used some of my crochet thread and a G hook.

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Picot Flower Bobby Pins

I completed my order for picot flower bobby pins yesterday. The little flowers take me about 12 minutes to do if I pace myself, are super easy, and fun to do. 

I use this pattern: Picot Flower 

You may notice that one of these things is not like the other ones... I did one wagon wheel posy as well. The pattern is in a book I have from a kit "I taught myself Crochet". Pretty sure copyright laws prevent me from reproducing that one without permission. It's essentially 8dc with a ch2 between each one for the spokes, then you make your petals out of the second color, then the pointy ones behind those are kinda like the picot petals of the other flowers without the picot.

In any case, I hope my customer is happy with them. She told me she wanted bright colors, and she liked pink with green.

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

well that escalated quickly...

Another co-worker who saw the Yoda hat ordered one from me. It's all finished and looks just like the first except the hat part is a bit bigger, since it was made for a one year old, not a newborn.

I've also picked up a bunch of brightly colored crochet thread to work up some picot flower bobby pins for another customer. I gifted her one, and she loved it so much that she's ordered five more. Her only stipulation is that she wants them brightly colored. The one I gave her is a white flower with green leaves.

I'll be sure to take pictures of the final products!

Be well,

Thursday, March 7, 2013

Yoda Hat

Finally finished the Yoda hat! I must say I am quite pleased with the outcome.

This is the pattern I used for the ears, more or less. (Tangled Threads and Random Thoughts: Crocheted Yoda Hat/Cap) The only change I made was that on the decrease rows I was using single crochet, but on the normal rows, I used half double crochet. I found that it gave the ear a more pleasing length.

I know that the pattern for the hat itself was found online, but for the life of me, I can't find it now. So I'm going to reproduce it here, but please, if you know the author of this pattern, let me know who it is so I can give credit where credit is due.

I have it marked in my notebook as "Infant Hat"

R1) ch 4. join as a ring. 11dc into ring. slst tog

R2) slst btwn next two sts. ch3 dc into same spot. 2dc ea space betwn sts around. (24sts) slst to top of ch3

R3) slst btwn next 2sts. ch3 dc in same spot. (1dc, 2dc) around btwn ea st. slst to top of ch 3

R4-R12) slst btwn next two sts. ch3. dc btwn ea st around. join with slst to top of ch 3

R13) rev sc around btwn ea st. fasten off and weave in end.

I can't wait to show my customer! I'm sure she'll be super geeked to finally try this on her new baby girl.

My customer la-la-loved the hat! I'm so pleased. She's already taken pics of it and posted to facebook. I can't wait for her to have her baby so I can see it worn.

Monday, March 4, 2013


I am FINALLY feeling human! That last couple months of being sick, then having that sinus infection were hell. Since I've been making stuff more or less for other people and for other people's babies, I took a hiatus from crochet while I was sick. I just couldn't bring myself to make stuff for babies while I was so ill.

But now it's on like Donkey Kong! I have a Yoda hat that I need to start, as well as an oatmeal coloured diaper cover for a photographer friend of mine. I also was hoping to surprise the parents of the child I'm making the Yoda hat for with something else Star Wars related for their little bundle of joy, but I'm not sure right now if it will be feasible. The idea works in my head, but I'm not certain it would work out like I have it pictured.

I will post photos of my work as I go along.

Blessed be! And thanks for sticking with me!