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Crocodile Stitch Hood – Bonita Patterns

December 1st, 2014

It has been ages since I made anything.

It has a been a long year.

But then I noticed this pattern on Craftsy and it looked really cute, so I decided to purchase it and try it out.

I used different yarn so it came out a bit bigger… but I think it still looks cute on Little Bee :)

crocodile stitch hood

crocodile stitch hood

Feeling a Bit Grey and Blue Wristwarmers

February 5th, 2014

I decided to make myself a pair :)

Blue and grey wristwarmers

I used Sirdar Montana shade 0209 and 4.25mm hook. Pattern adapted from Drop Design.

Wrist Warmers to Choose From

January 22nd, 2014

Scott saw the wrist warmers I made for Mummy G on the kitchen windowsill at work. He really liked the pattern and asked if I could crochet a pair for his mom.

I crocheted his mom a baker boy hat for his Christmas present to her but I can’t use the same yarn as it is very chunky but I had a green yarn lying around somewhere and over the weekend… crocheted these:

green shell wrist warmers

Then I remembered I had a coral colour yarn from the same brand and crocheted these:

coral and green shell wrist warmers

Then I thought… hmmmmm… how does it look like if I mix the colour like these:

coral with green trim shells wrist warmers

So Scott now has three wrist warmers that he could choose for his mom. He might not like any of them and choose a different yarn for me to crochet for his mom but at least I’m building up stock for when I finally decide to sell my stuff at the craft market :)

I used Sirdar Supersoft Aran shades 0897 (coral) and 0899 (green), 4.5mm hook and the pattern is from Drop Design.

A Bit of Green, A Bit of Beige Baby Hat

January 21st, 2014

Mummy Jue saw the jumper that I crocheted for Nero and she likes the colours… and she asked me to crochet Baby K another hat :)

Here it is :)

baby hat

Should fit 4-6 months old baby :)

I used 4.5mm hook and Red Heart Niki yarn – beige and moss. Pattern… it was trial and error ;)

Pug Jumper

January 15th, 2014

Yes, it has been awhile since I picked up the hook and crocheted something. But at last I’ve finished the jumper for Nero.

I made it quite big when I first started as Nero is quiet…hmmmmm… how do I put it nicely… chunky dog. More than half way through I felt that maybe it’s a bit big so I unstitched it and started again, making it slightly smaller.

When I got back to work, I passed the half finished jumper to Scott to try it on Nero for size… it turned out to be the right size but a bit long. Scott also wanted a little pocket to put a plastic bag in.

So here it is… with a toy pug from Little Bee to Scott.

pug jumper - front

 

pug jumper - back

Can’t wait to see Nero in the jumper! Scott… pictures please!

I adapted the pattern from Dog Gone Knit site and used 6.5mm hook and Red Heart Niki yarn – beige and moss.

Matching Pink Baker Boy Hat and Cowl

December 1st, 2013

pink baker boy hat and cowl

When Little Bee saw me crocheting the green baker boy hat for Scott’s mom, she was asking if it was for her as she wanted a hat like mama’s purple hat. I told her of course not as I know green is not her favourite colour to which she asked if I was making a pink one for her.

Hmmmmm…

The thing is this is a very quick hat to make, with super chunky yarn and 10mm hook. But I didn’t have a pattern for a child so it was trial and error. When I did managed to make one that fitted her perfectly, she said she wanted it a bit more loose. It’s OK. I don’t mind unstitching and doing it over and over again until I got it right as it is quick!

Plus… Little Bee has been very ill this week and I thought a little handmade something from mama would make her happy… and as I was crocheting the hat, I realised that she needed a scarf. As I had two balls of Stylecraft Swift Knit Super Chunky in carnation, I used one ball for her hat and the other for her cowl.

pink baker boy hat and cowl

 

Baby Pink Hat to Match

November 29th, 2013

Mummy Jue asked me to make a hat to match Baby K’s cardigan. Well, she mentioned it on one of our lunches at Uncle Lim’s and I thought she was just joking so I didn’t make a start at it until she nudged me about it.

So here it is Mummy Jue. Hope it fits!

pink baby hat

 

The problems is I never write my pattern down… so I really hope that this will match the cardigan ;)

So for this hat I used Yarn Fair Tootsy Baby Double Knitting yarn in baby pink and white and 5mm hook… and this is the pattern I used… hoping that it will fit 0-3 months old baby.

5 chain.
Slip stitch into a circle.
Round 1: 3 ch, 2 tr into the loop, 1 ch; *3 tr into the loop, 1 ch**; repeat * to ** 3x, slip stitches into the 3 ch and 2 tr.
Round 2: 3 ch, 2 tr, 1 ch, 3 tr into first chain, 1 ch ; *3 tr, 1 ch, 3 tr into next chain, 1 ch**; repeat * to ** 3x, slip stitches into the 3 ch and 2 tr.
Round 3: 3 ch, 2 tr, 1 ch,  3 tr into first chain, 1 ch ; 3 tr, 1 ch into next chain; *3 tr, 1 ch, 3 tr into next chain, 1 ch; 3 tr into next chain, 1 ch**; repeat * to ** 3x, slip stitches into the 3 ch and 2 tr.
Round 4-9: 3 ch, 2 tr into first chain, 1 ch; *3 tr into next chain, 1 chain**; repeat * to ** 13 x, slip stitches into the 3 ch and 2 tr.
Round 10: 3 ch, 2 tr into first chain, 1 ch; *3 tr into next chain, 1 chain**; repeat * to ** 13 x, fasten off.
Round 11-12: white yarn, 1 ch, 1 dc into each tr stitch, 2 dc into each chain stitch.
Round 13: 1 ch, *skip one stitch, 5 dc next stitch, skip one stitch, 1 dc next stitch**; repeat * to ** all around the brim for a little shell effect.

OK… this is the first time I’ve written up a pattern. It may not be professional like the ones in the books but it’s just to remind me the next time I have to make another of these hats. And I’m sure this pattern has been used before, it’s just that I didn’t really follow any pattern from books or on any website… it’s was trial and error and reaching to the pattern that I was happy with.

I’m happy with it… hope Mummy Jue and Baby K will too ;)

Green Baker Boy

November 26th, 2013

I promised Scott that I would teach him to crochet so he could make something for his mom. Unfortunately, things happened and we haven’t found the time to sit down for me to teach him… so, he asked me to make a hat for his mom… and here it is.

Sorry for the horrible photos. It was dark when I got home, and dark when I left home… so never enough light during this time of the year.

green baker boy

 

green baker boy

 

green baker boy

I used Stylecraft Swift Knit Super Chunky chameleon yarn and 10mm crochet needle. The pattern is adapted from Crocheted Beanies by Frauke Kiediasch.

Purple Shell Beanie

November 25th, 2013

It has been a while since I sat down to crochet due to health reasons. But hopefully I’m back and that Mummy G is happy with this to match with her shell wrist warmers.

purple shell beanie

 

purple shell beanie

 

purple shell beanie

 

purple shell beanie

 

I adapted a pattern from the book Crocheted Beanies by Frauke Kiediasch. I used with Robin FX Chunky yarn petunia purple fleck shade and 5mm and 4.5mm hooks.

Baby Pink Cardigan

November 5th, 2013

I posted this off yesterday to Baby K, whose mummy is very glamourous… so, I hope the pattern is not too old fashion ;)

baby pink cardigan

baby pink cardigan collar detail

 

baby pink cardigan detail

It’s my first baby cardigan. It’s not as difficult as I thought it would be! Well… apart from having one bit inside out so I had to unstitch the sewing! Felt a bit silly when I realised my mistake. But apart from that, it’s pretty easy :)

I used Yarn Fair Tootsy Baby Double Knitting yarn in baby pink and white and 5mm hook. The pattern is adapted from Knit Nottingham page here.