Wednesday, November 27, 2013

POST STITCHES FOR THE BABY'S TASSEL HAT!

A hat to match the Wrap and Button Baby Booties! 
Nice to make a set for the baby, yes?
The good thing about Post- crochet stitches, is that they turn light yarn
into a chunky, soft and warm fabric. Perfect for baby-wear!
This is Post-dc sts. Once you've got the hang of the technique,
it's like crocheting any dc-project!
Pattern included How to make Cord and Tassels.
Link HERE
I've made a 2in1-pattern-pack; Hat and Booties included!
Link HERE

My cute Sophie with her new hat!
Sizes from 3 months - 2 years.

This is the smallest size; 3-6 months

Pretty set!
This is the medium size; 6-12 months.

Natural colors for the baby!

Pretty selection of onion hats! With cord and tassels!

Embellish and style the baby hats!
So cute the little babies, with over-sized bows and flowers!

WHITE LACE CROCHET DRESS FOR LITTLE GIRLS

This dress was one of the first I designed, with a pattern in mind.
It has been one of my best-sellers for 3 years.
Starting publishing my patterns, my instructions was written in British English crochet terms, the lay-out was still not developed to the level my patterns are today, and..... my English were so and so! 
This beautiful lace dress deserved a fully renovation. So.. I have more or less rewritten it:
  • New lay-out
  • US American crochet terms
  • Full stitch Diagram for the chest section
  • Crochet-Flower Tutorial included for the flower-"buttons" on the dress
  • Improving/changes for instructions, and all the detail-st-charts, for better and easier understanding
  • Corrections for some instruction-errors
  • Improving my English (For the better I hope!)

This is the first......and last, garment I ever worked
with hook-size 2,5 mm (US 2), and Fingering yarn!
It was not done in a week, but it was great fun!
The dress developed in a natural and beautiful manner,
creating the increasing repeats of lace and flower-borders.
Like to try out the pattern? Link HERE
Size for girls 3-5 years. Aboutly.

I made these cute, white slippers for my Sophie's
not to pretty feet! Very simple one piece/toe up
pattern. Link HERE:

The dress fresh off the hook, one beautiful summer day,
3 years ago!
I originally had the dress buttoned on the back,
with handmade polymer buttons.
Designing this pretty hat for the dress,
I turned the closure for the straps to the front,
and replaced the buttons with these cute flowers!
The neck-opening is large enough to close the straps permanently!
These are the flowers included with a tutorial for the updated pattern.
Link to the hat HERE
The hat-pattern includes - by the way, also adult sizes!



Sunday, November 17, 2013

WRAP AND BUTTON - BABY BOOTIES CROCHET PATTERN!

I have now designed my first baby-slippers!
Avoided it forever... the competition is huge!
So many beautiful and clever baby-booties out there!
Persuaded by a friend, I went to work.
I like my adult Red Rib Wrap Slippers, so these were my 
inspiration for the Wrap and Button Baby-Booties!

Sophie's feet forces into the M-size!
She should be about 3 years according to the height,
but her head- and  feet-size are for a 2-year baby!
For those who do not know Sophie; She's my little doll-manikin! 

This is the smallest size, for newborn to 6 months.

This is size L, for 12-18 months.

2 cuties! The smallest and largest size.


The 4 sizes.

The slippers are entirely worked with Post-dcs.
This makes it possible to create the special rib-wrap,
and separate the sole-section from the foot-piece.
May look complicated, but once you've got the hang of
FP- and BPdcs, it's like working any dc-project! 

Friday, November 15, 2013

Affordable Crochet-Gifts Everyone Would Love to Receive!

 Once upon a time, long time ago, we all received homemade gifts! 
It was not fun! Soft presents! 
Now everyone get hard presents! 
I've seen a lot of happy faces lately, unpacking a handmade gift!
That's special! Someone have been thinking of you, making it!

For Adults See the selection in my Ravelry store,
or in my Sophie and Me-shop on Etsy!
For Kids! See selection in my shops linked above!

Thursday, November 14, 2013

HIS HOUSE SHOES - CROCHET SLIPPERS SPECIAL FOR HIM!

Men are freezing too, and he’s worth 
a pair of warming slippers, yes? 
Wouldn't he be happy for these home-shoes, 
made special for him, with your own hands! 
One-piece, toe-up, perfect for the winter-holidays, 
and a quickly worked present! 
These slippers for men, are a modified/simplified version
of my denim slippers for WOMEN 
Link for His Loafers, HERE

I inserted handmade soles, covered with old jeans-fabric!
Personal message-label attached

Worked with heavy Worsted, quick and easy!

Looks cool too, like real loafers!

With or without socks!?