Thursday, January 30, 2014

Sunday, January 26, 2014

Vintage Shell Stitch Baby Hat

I love baby hats.  I must have over 30 different patterns for them. Although, my little one is not a baby anymore (insert sniffles here) I still find myself crocheting a ton of them.  Sometimes, they are for gifts and sometimes it is just to try a new yarn or pattern.  I find that baby hats take a minimal amount of time and yarn which is perfect when I am looking for a quick project to work up.
What small crochet projects do you like to work up when you are short on time?

For this hat I used Crochet My Love Designs Shell Earflap Hat pattern.  I omitted the earflaps and just added the ties.  The yarn is Lion Brand Nature's Choice Organic Cotton in the Spice color.  I love the the texture of this yarn and works up beautifully!  It is soft & organic, perfect for those newborn heads.  The flowers are clip ons that I found at H&M.  

Project: Vintage Shell Stitch Baby Hat
Pattern: Shell Stitch Earflap Pattern by Crochet My Love Designs
Yarn: Lion Brand Nature's Choice Organic Cotton in Spice

Sunday, January 19, 2014

In the Mood this Year to Crochet a Blanket

I decided this is the year to make my first full size blanket.  So, I was so excited when I saw some of my favorite crochet bloggers on instagram sharing a new project they were joining.  The Crochet Mood  Blanket started by Stacey on instagram is a an awesome crochet along project in which you choose colors to match your mood that day and create a granny square to reflect it.  You can either make a square a day to give you 365 squares that will work up a large blanket or you can make a square a week for 52 squares and that will work up a small blanket.

I started with the squares above but have already begun working on a new square pattern & colors.  This is one of the reasons I love this project, the possibilities are endless.

So, are you going to join? 
 It's really fun and if you are on instagram the support you get from fellow crocheters is amazing!

Yarn: Drops Paris