Sunday, February 28, 2010

Feb 28: Penguin (Amigurumi)

Pattern #59: Penguin

Many of you have recommended to see amigurumi patterns. Amigurumi are usually cute little crocheted animals. Many of them are somewhat lopsided & odd shaped. Those are not my favorite kind. I prefer the cutest little animals. :) So, with that little intro, I bring you amigurumi week! This is a lion brand pattern for a little penguin. It makes me think of my good friend Kelly.

Here is their picture:

Saturday, February 27, 2010

Feb 27: Movie Munchies -- COMPLETED

Pattern #58: Movie Munchies

I love all of the patterns that Beansprout has made. She's the one behind that hamburger yesterday. If you have a Ravelry account, definitely check out all of her work here. This would be a fun little set if you had a movie night -- great ambiance! You could put the movie case right next to the popcorn tub with popcorn & take a picture for an invitation!

This is our last week of food items.... stay tuned for next week's fun theme tomorrow!


Updated August 17, 2014: Okay this is seriously the cutest pattern ever. I love how it all turned out. The patterns from Beansprout are amazing. They always end up turning out well! Time for a movie night, right??

Friday, February 26, 2010

Feb 26: Hot Dog (Food) - COMPLETED

Pattern #57: Hot Dog

How much do we all love Hannah over at Bittersweet? This cute hot dog is her creation -- and she's a vegan, so this is probably the only kind that she will touch! I have to agree though, while cheap, hot dogs are rather disgusting! This would be fun for a boy's kitchen - now we just need to find patterns for BBQ tools and hamburgers. Actually, check out this pattern for a hamburger. It costs $2, but it would totally be worth it if you had a little boy and some free time to crochet it up!


Updated June 6, 2014: So somehow I crocheted the wrong pattern. I used this one instead, because for some reason I had it printed out. So random, but so fun!

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Feb 25: Pears (Food) - COMPLETED

Pattern #56: Pears

It is time for a healthy food item, right? Well I think pears are pretty dang healthy - and tasty too! These would be fun to add to a crocheted fruit basket or something. Now I just need to find patterns for the rest of the fruits! This pattern was created by crochetroo. I suggest you wander around her blog, as she has some other beautiful patterns too!


Updated 10/3/2011:  I actually changed this pattern, because Planet June had a Crochet Along for her pear pattern.  I wanted to be in on the fun, so I used her pattern instead.  Find it here.  And here are a few pictures of mine...

Lastly, as I picked out a set of coasters for a friend's weeding gift, I thought my pear would look perfect on the perfect pear coaster! haha

Wednesday, February 24, 2010


As I said earlier - I wanted to do a giveaway for my 50th pattern posting. I am a few days late, but the giveaway day is finally here! I wanted to thank those of you who have been stopping by, and also get some feedback.

The prize is: 3 types of yarn (you get to try out my new favorite - Caron from the $Tree - and find out that is it actually pretty good yarn) and a crochet hook, size G. And if I am feeling nice, maybe a completed project.

There are 3 ways to enter (yes, you can do all 3, but please do the first!)
1) Leave a comment with a suggestion or idea. I want to know what you like or do not like, and what you would like to see more of. If there is a completed project that you love, let me know! And while I have your attention, check out the new tabs at the top of the page. :)
2) If you follow me or I am in your reader, leave a comment letting me know that.
3) I like Ravelry, and want everyone else to as well. If you are a member there, friend me (if we are already friends, just leave a comment saying so). If not a member yet, just join and then request to be my friend. Make sure you leave a comment here, so that it can be counted as an entry. My link:

Make sure your email is enabled in your profile or you leave a valid email address. I need to have a way to contact you if you are the winner.

Good luck! This contest closes on Saturday, March 6th (2 days before my wedding anniversary) and the winner has 3 days to get back to me. If I have not heard back by then, I reserve the right to choose a second winner!

Feb 24: Frosted Donuts - COMPLETED

Pattern #55: Frosted Donut

Ready for another delicious pattern - sans calories? Well here is a Lion Brand pattern for donuts. They are so cute and yummy looking. Your little girls tea party would not be complete without these tasty treats!

Updated August 21, 2013:

It's donut time! This little guy was super fast to whip up! It's also the same base pattern as the iced donut. [In all honesty, I only made one base. First I glued on the "icing" and then when I realized it was the same, I just made the frosting and sewed it over. I didn't need two donuts!] Also, I just saw the cutest versions on Ravelry with sprinkles on top. I really should look at Ravelry BEFORE I make / finish a project!


Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Feb 23: Bakewell Tart - COMPLETED

Pattern #54: Bakewell Tart

I think I have a thing for desserts! haha I found this on a random blog a few months ago and just loved how cute it was! She (actually I guess it could be a he, the blog doesn't give much author info!) knit some cute little kittens, and then these tarts to go along with them. Scroll down in the blog post to see the pattern. I can't wait to make these adorable treats!


Updated August 21, 2013: I made it a goal to complete a bunch of little projects one night last week. This was one of them. It maybe took an hour. So fun and so cute!! Plus, it used up some extra yarn that I had lying around. I used a mini Gatorade bottle for the inside of the base, so it's actually pretty firm!

I left the top of the tart rather flat. I like it that way! I just saw some cute versions with red heart buttons on Ravelry though -- adorable!!

Monday, February 22, 2010

Feb 22: Cupcake (Food) - COMPLETED

Pattern #53: Cupcakes

This is another fun food pattern. I made these cupcakes, which are also from Hannah over at Bittersweet. The top one is her pattern, and the other one is a modified version that I found somewhere else. I want to make these in a few colors as well, and put the "sprinkles" on like she did.

Oh yeah - and the giveaway is coming soon :)

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Feb 21: Oreos (Food Week) - COMPLETED

Pattern #52: Crochet Oreos

This week I am going to focus on making play food. I think these will be great for little girls - you know to have at their tea parties! I have made one of these cute little oreos so far - but I think there need to be 3 or 4 for a complete set. And they do look real. In fact, Matt tried to pick it up and eat it about 20 minutes ago! The big bonus - it takes about 20 minutes (or less) to whip these up. I'm off to make some more!

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Feb 20: Bird Mobile (Baby)

Pattern #51: Bird Mobile

Did you know they have crochet patterns over at Michaels? Well, they do! I found this cute little bird mobile over there. You could totally design a whole nursery around these babies!

This is the last day of baby week. I have thoroughly enjoyed it, and I hope you have as well. Next week is something new and different, and I hope you come back to see what's in store for you!

The picture from Michaels:

Friday, February 19, 2010

Feb 19: Plaid Baby Blanket (Baby)

Pattern #50: Plaid Baby Blanket

Wow. I can't believe I made it to pattern 50. That's 50 days of patterns. 50 days of planning & preparing posts! And only 302 left! I feel like I should be doing a giveaway or something. But what to give away? Yarn? Hooks? Finished Products? What do you think? Let me know in the comments!

Oh, and back to the pattern at hand. I picked this pattern because my hubby has requested things plaid or argyle. So I figured when we have a baby someday (nope, not prego), I should make this. I think he would appreciate the thought behind it! So this project gets listed now, but I won't be starting on it anytime soon!

The picture from Lion Brand:

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Feb 18: Baby Mary Janes - COMPLETED

Pattern #49: Baby Mary Jane Slippers

We are now halfway through baby week! Crazy! Time is flying. Do you remember that Cupcake Hat pattern from early February? This pattern is by the same Teresa over at Learn to Crochet. I love her patterns, and that she lets you sell the final products - how awesome is she? And I just love this baby shoe pattern. They are so stinking adorable, and I bet I could make them in about an hour or two.
Updated April 10, 2012: Oh my word. These shoes are stinkin adorable. I made them in less than two episodes of Hart of Dixie... so I assume they took one hour, start to finish (including sewing on buttons). I took a few pictures with Instagram, but it was late so the lighting stinks -- hoepfully I will get better ones soon! I love the buttons though. They are a super cute blackish blue with sparkles.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Feb 17: Peeps - COMPLETED

Pattern #48: Angel Wings Pinafore

This cute little pattern is from Bev's Country Cottage. I just love the way this little dress looks. I can already imagine it on an adorable baby girl. I can't wait to crochet this!

Updated April 12, 2013:
Sometimes I am moronic. Sometimes (okay twice so far) I post the same pattern twice. This time, at least, the pattern had two different names. But upon inspection, it was most definitely the same pattern. The "Angel Wings Pinafore" was definitely the same pattern (and url) as the "Blue Pinafore with Ruffles." Sigh. The only perk -- It left me room for a pattern that I have found since 2010. I mean sure, I have crocheted many other things than the projects listed here; but I feel better when I crochet the things on my list. Because it means I can check something off the list! So I leave you with:

Pattern #48:  Peeps!

These things are so stinkin adorable. I think my puppy thinks they are realistic -- she got her little teeth into three of them! Sigh. I haven't decided what to do to fix them yet, so I threw them back into the Easter decor box. I'll deal with that problem next year...

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Feb 16: Pond Friends Stacking Toy -- COMPLETED

Pattern #47: Pond Friends Stacking Toy

Are you all babied out yet? I'm not - I could crochet baby gifts all day long! This one was recommended to me by a coworker, she really wants me to make baby toys. I am excited to try this out, but a little nervous - it's a pretty big / time consuming project! It is a great gift for a toddler as well - and it is gender neutral!


July 31, 2012:  It is finished! I think there are real pictures on my camera, but this will suffice for now! The rings turned out a bit smaller than I expected (so they sit lower on the center stick thing), but it is still cute. And I am sure my friend's baby will love it!

Monday, February 15, 2010

Feb 15: Baby Mittens (Baby)

Pattern #46: Baby Mittens

These are super cute and very practical. I mean, do you want your baby scratching his or her face with those precious little fingernails? This pattern is from Mimi over at Crochet & Other Stuff. You can crochet these in either white with the pink flower (or I bet it would look cute with the smallest heart from Suzie's Stuff) or just plain yellow or green or blue -- you know, for those little boys!

Here is Mimi's picture:

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Feb 14: Snug Booties (Baby) - COMPLETED

Pattern #45: Snug Boots

Happy Valentine's Day! And welcome to Baby Week. I love making things for people when they are going to have a baby. I mean, babies are cute, and all baby things are cute. So it is a major win - win situation. I made these boots a few weeks ago for a friend who just had a baby. Baby Ezra, actually. But they ended up being pretty small - they fit perfectly on an American Girl doll! haha I am going to try and make these with a larger hook, so that they will fit a baby! I improvised and made a larger pair (5.5" long) for a friend, but forgot to take a picture! If I can perfect this pattern, for my tight stitching, I will post a new picture. For now, here are my American Girl Uggs (as I now call them!)

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Feb 13: Crochet Heart Garland (Love) - COMPLETE

Pattern #44: Crochet Heart Garland

Remember our heart pin pattern from Wednesday? This pattern from Cindy [at Skip to my Lou] is a spinoff on that. It should really be called a project, more than a pattern. Basically you made a bunch of those hearts and join them together. Only Cindy added another row to make them bigger. I am going to make these my own way -- which is a new concept for me. I am a stickler for rules, that I always feel like I need to follow a pattern exactly (especially for this project). However, the exact pattern might not be right for me. So I am going to make this chain with 3 different sizes of hearts, and feel more comfortable crocheting other things differently (like making a beanie bigger or smaller than the pattern, so it fits me!)

A pile of hearts:

The finished chain (close up and then a shot of the whole mantle):

(I chose to use a little pink as well, I thought it gave it an extra kick!)

Friday, February 12, 2010

Feb 12: Love Bunnies - COMPLETED

Pattern #43: Love Bunnies

How cute are these 2 little bunnies? Erika over at Cast on Erika  (her blog is now private, but the pattern is still on ravelry, yay!) made them. What an adorable pair. I bet any little girl would love these!


January 17, 2014:  I made this guy in an evening for my fire fighter wife rescue pack (it's basically like a secret santa in my fire wives group). It was Valentine's themed and I really wanted to crochet something. I thought this was adorable, and I hope my secret sister thinks so too!

I tweaked the pattern a bit so I worked it all in one piece. Well, the ears were two pieces, but the body and head was one. Also, I did not overprocess the picture as it looks below. It looked great on my phone. Technology fail.

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Feb 11: Heart Potholder - COMPLETED

Pattern #42: Heart Potholder

This pattern was designed by Linda Lanning over at Kalei Designs. I love hearts, if you hadn't noticed, in the past few days; so this obviously caught my eye. I don't think I would use it as a potholder though, I already have lots of those. I will probably put it to use as a decoration during February.


January 19, 2014: This was a pretty quick project. I'm still a little unwary as to if I will use it in my kitchen, but it's worth a shot. I do like how it came out with the two colors though. Very fun!

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Feb 10: Heart Pin (Love) - COMPLETED

Pattern # 41: Heart Pin

This lovely pattern is from Suzetta, over at Suzie's Stuff. I found this link while searching for another pattern - which you will see on Saturday! Anywho, I realized these little hearts are SUPER easy to make, and super cute! I made a few of the medium & small ones and have not decided exactly what to do with them. Well, many will go into Saturday's project - but not all. I think I am going to attach one of the little ones to a pin and then put it on my purse, or my black jacket. How cute are these?

This is actually that Butterfly beanie, from back in January, but I added the heart just to see what it would look like -- very cute! I am going to make another little beanie and adorn it with a heart. I really hope baby Atwood is a girl, because I want to shower that kid with gifts!

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Feb 9: Conversation Heart Scarf (Love)

Pattern #40: Conversation Heart Scarf

This pattern is very similar to the 100 flowers scarf (yes I have it written as flowers scarf, but I realized it is actually called 100 flowers), as requested by Lisa. This scarf was designed by Pepperberry and I can't wait to make it! I think I am going to stick to the basic pastels that she used, to make it look genuine. But the real test - should I stitch on some of the wording? Like "Call me" or my favorite, "Marry Me?" I can't wait to get started on this one!

Here is the picture from Pepperberry: