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Friday, September 19, 2014

Teenage Turtle Beanie

A new treasure for any child between the age of 0 and 99.
I not only love the ease of the pattern
I like the fact I can make any size under pre-teen
in one day, maybe two days
 if I have other things to do besides crochet.
(I hate those days, don't you?)

This is my toddler neighbor modeling his hat.

Isn't he cute . . . 
and, you can see, the hat goes well with crumbs on a chin :)

And then we have my neighbor, Mason.
He was my original teen model.
But I felt it was too big
so I frogged and started over.

When I was ready for the "remake" modeling
Mason was at football practice
so his sister, Cassie, volunteered.
I sure like this one better.

Oh, and the mask is attached to the hat
but it ties in the back . . . 
this way, if it is a little large,
it can be "tightened" up.

Oh, the hat Cassie is wearing
has a sc mask. 
In the pattern I give you the pattern for the 
toddler and Mason's mask
and the separate pattern for Cassie's sc mask.

The pattern is written
so it can adapt from a newborn
to an adult male.

Remember, if you need any pattern help,
I am always around . . . 
and the pattern includes my email just in case.


This pattern is available for $1.00 in my Ravelry shop
If you would like to buy it, click the Buy Now button.
*All proceeds from this pattern will be donated
to a no-kill animal shelter in Western New York
or one my home state of Indiana.
The Fur~Babies and I thank you for your purchase

Friday, August 15, 2014

Prairie Slouchie


It actually looks pretty much like I had planned
(said tongue in cheek.)

The first 4 Rnds are what I planned.
From there
I frogged several times
and I am glad I did.

The final hat makes me smile.
It reminds me of a modern  take
on a Prairie Bonnet.

Not  bad for being made
while I was riding the exercise bike at the gym.
I would do several Rnds
come home and write up the Rnds I completed.
Frog if I wasn't happy
and start all over again
the next time I was at the gym.

I think if I just sat down to make it,
no gym or bike riding involved,
I could finish it in two days.

This pattern is available in my Ravelry Store for $3.99. 
Just click on the link below.
All proceeds from this pattern will be donated 
to a no-kill animal shelter in Western New York 
or one my home state of Indiana. 
The Fur~Babies and I thank you for your purchase

Sunday, July 27, 2014

One Can Never Be TOO Patriotic

Have I shown you this pattern yet?
I can't remember.
I can't find it.

So I apologize if it is a repeat
and hope you like it if it is new.

I wanted to take Miss E 
something special'for the 4th of July.
Since I LOVE thread
this is what I came up with.

I wish I had white
instead of cream
but I like the Early Americana look
that the cream gives it.

The front and back look pretty much alike
so it doesn't make a difference
if the buttons are on the front
or the back.

I really like the open weave
of the top.
To be honest,
I wanted to make a dress, 
but I got tired working
on the skirt part.
So, a top it became.

As you can tell, 
Miss E likes it so much
she had to wear it for the 4th of July.
And by the size,
it looks like she will be wearing it next year too.

Oh, the names comes from Miss E's late Grandma, Cindy.
She always said, "One can never be TOO Patriotic."

This pattern is available in my Ravelry Store for $3.99. 
Just click on the link below.
All proceeds from this pattern will be donated 
to a no-kill animal shelter in Western New York 
or one my home state of Indiana. 
The Fur~Babies and I thank you for your purchase

Friday, July 25, 2014

Ripples Sundress

My newest treasure for Miss E.
 was hoping for a Chevron look,
but ended up with more or a smooth ripple
instead of the sharp ripple I had imagined.

But, I like how it ended up.
The ripples look more like waves.

And the straps are just precious.

I also like how the straps button inside the dress.

These straps are long enough that when the "dress" is outgrown,
it can be worn at a top.

I used Patons Grace.
One skein of the following:
Blush, Lotus, Orchid and White
to make a Size 2T.


This pattern is available in my Ravelry Store for $3.99. 
Just click on the link below.
All proceeds from this pattern will be donated 
to a no-kill animal shelter in Western New York 
or one my home state of Indiana. 
The Fur~Babies and I thank you for your purchase

Thursday, July 24, 2014

They're Here

Indy found some boxes on the front porch today.
I am REAL excited to see all of them.

The top box contains the yarn I won
for placing in the Vanna's Choice Contest this spring.

The bottom two are from DirecTv.
It has only taken me three calls to them
to send these boxes to me.
We upgraded to HD 
and have 4 receivers we needed to return.
Once one calls them,
they say they will be sending boxes out to you.
Well, I think it took me one extra call
to get an American on the phone
who actually understood what I wanted.

Since the bottom two boxes are empty,
I won't show you what is inside them.

Here is what was inside the Lion Brand box.

It included the following 21 yarns.
Tapestry: Brazil, Scandinavian and Peru
BonBons: Happy and Peaceful
Glamor: Diamond and Lapiz
Worsted AWeight Vanna's Choice:
2 Navy, and one each of the following:
Aqua, Colonial Blue, Dusty Blue,
Silver Blue, Sapphire, Linen, Beige,
Mustard, Terracotta, Honey, Rust
and Raspberry.

Now, to find patterns :)


1st Christmas Ornament 1st Christmas Sweater 25% off 3-D Coasters 4-Square Baby Afghan 4-Square Potholder 9 Diamonds Adjustable Loop Advent Stockings afghan square African Flower Aiden's Cocoon Allison's Scarf Americana Americana Baby Andrea's Cowl Apple Bag ashcloth Avery's 1st Birthday Hat Aviator Hat Baby Elf Advent Stockings bag Banana Curls and Bells Hat Barefoot Baby Sandals billfold Birthday 60 + 2 Birthday Cake Potholder block bonnet book jacket bookmark Border Braided Cowl Pattern breakfast Bridget and Evan's Owl Hat Bridgette's Edging Bridgette's Pink Edging Bunnies in the Egg Garden bunny Butterfly Butterfly Cloche Butterfly Nursery Mobuke Caddies caddy Cake Flower Headband Campfire Squares Cat Christmas Stocking cat toy Cat's Crochet Corner Cat Cat's Easter Cross Charity Hat with Flower Chemo Hat #4 Christmas Christmas in July Christmas Music Christmas Tree Hat Cincinnati Bengals coasters coasters and basket cocoon coffee coin purse cowel cowl cozy - coffee Creamsicle Dress and Hat crochet bonnet crochet dress crochet food crochet hat crochet pattern - for sale crochet pattern - free Cross stitch - free pattern cross stitch pattern - for sale crown dessert Dhru's Tooth Potholder dino dinosaur Dinosaur Hat dish cloth dishcloth dog biscuits dress dress and hat E's Heart Ear Warmer Easter Easy Cheese Danish edging eggs El Bandito Elf Hat Elf Scarf Elizabeth Grace Ellie Grace Ellie Grace Sweater and Hat Evan's Blanket Evan's Edgings Evan's Patriotic Bucket Hat Field of Dreams Hobo Bag Filet Checkerboard Fish Coaster flag pattern flower garland Flowering Twig Fruit and Vegetable Bag game Garland's Frost gift Gingerbread and Candy Cane Potholder Give~Away Goin' Fishin' granny square Granny's Bookmark Haekelbuetal Halloween hat hat (Joyce) hat - baby hat - can be made for any size head hat - toddler headband heart heart America and England heart pattern heart pattern America and Scotland heart washcloth Hearts for Miss E Holiday Coaster hT Hugs and Kisses Shrug Hungry Caterpillar and His Hat I Act Different Indy's Christmas Collar Jingle All The Way Headband Joining Squares into a Tote or Bag Joliprint - PDF addition to each post kitty hat Lauren's Cowl Lauren's Scarf and Hat leg Warmers Linky Parties Little Elk Ski Hat Love Bonnet lovey Lydia's Crown Lydia's Hat-Cocoon-Receiving Blanket Magic Circle Margic Loop Maria's Crown Market Bag Matt's wedding Megan's Heart Merrian's Square Miss American Pie Miss American Pie II Barefoot Sandals Miss American Pie II Ring Toy Miss American Pie II Sweater and Headband Miss American Pie II Accessories Miss American Pie II Hat Miss Kathleen Jo's Lovey Bunny Miss Sophia's Hat Moebius Cowl Done By Acccident Molly's Hat Mommy and Me Turkey Hats Natalie's Second Chance Dog Shelter neck warmer Nesting Baskets NFL Sweater One Can Never Be TOO Patriotic One Kind Word Ornament pancake Patriotic pattern - free Paul L.'s Tote Pet Christmas Stocking Pittsburgh Steeler Sweater Polar Bear Hat Pony Tail Ski Hat potholder Prairie Slouchie. Princess Elizabeth Pumpkin Stuffie . . . 2013 Punkin' Rachel's Square rattle Receiving Blanket edging recipe Red Yellow and Green Sweater Ripples Sundress Rose of Sharon Part Deux Sally's Cowl sandals Santa Hat scarf shrug Sleeping Bag with Ruffle Snowman with Scarf Hat SOAP bag sock hats Sock Monkey Sock Hats Socks Sophia's Preemie Crown spring Spud's Bunny Spudletta's banket Spudletta's Bunny square St. Paddy Kaleta St. Paddy Placemat St. Patrick's Day Stegosaurus Hat Still Water Jumper- Shrug and Headband summer Summer Sun Dress Summer Sundress Sun Flower Hat Sundress sweater Talk To The Shepherd teddy bear washcloth Teenage Turtle Beanie tiara Top 100 Projects tote toy turkey hat Valentin Headband 2013 Valentine Puppy Hat Valentine's Day Valentines Booties Valentines Day Vanna's Choice Yarn Contest 2014 wash cloth washcloth Wendy's Cowl Wine Bags winter witches Woven Log Cabin wreath 12" square XOXO for Grandma Yoyo doll