Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Zig Zag Chevron Baby Blanket


It has been a few months since I have had the time to update my blog, there has been a lot of things happening in the family that have taken me away from blogging (I did keep up with my crocheting). Now that things have settled down and I have some time off of work, I am back in full swing with a few new patterns to share, like my Zig Zag Chevron Baby Blanket, my Fusion Blanket Project, and a few crochet Christmas Ornaments. Some of the patterns will be free and some will be for sale in the pattern store. So lets get started with the Baby Blanket


The Zig Zag Chevron Baby Blanket

The inspiration for the Zig Zag Chevron Baby Blanket is my 5th grandchild, Jackson who was born at the end of March. He was born into a baseball loving family, so the colors of the blanket match his baseball themed room and the red zig zag stripes on the blanket represent the stitching on a baseball.

Here is Jackson with Da a few hours after he was born


Here are a few pictures of the blanket made for an awesome little boy and the link to the pattern can be found below, so your can make a unique blanket for the awesome little ones in your life.




I chose to make a chevron blanket because I have never made one before, yes, even though I have been crocheting for  30+ years I have never made a chevron blanket! I have tried to make one over the years but they never seemed to turn out right, so this time I decided to write my own pattern, and I am so happy with the way the blanket turned out that I wanted to share the pattern with you.

You can find the pattern HERE


Next week I will share my adventure in making a Fusion Blanket

I hope you enjoy this pattern!
Crochet on,
Da

Monday, December 19, 2016

Tiny Bubble Cup Cozy-Free Pattern

I can't believe that it is only 6 days until Christmas, where has the year gone? Christmas had crept up on me and I am not prepared! Every year I crochet a little something for the girls in the office at my school and this year I do not have a lot of time left. I needed something practical, cute, and easy to make so I came up with the "Tiny Bubble Cup Cozy".  See pattern HERE


I grabbed my cotton yarn, a few tools, buttons, and bought reusable Starbucks cups and got to work.


I wanted a cup cozy that had some texture so it would be easy to grab on to and not slip out of your hand. I choose cotton yarn because it does not stretch and washes up nicely. (I was going to use the buttons in the picture, but after making the cozy, I wanted a larger button, so I found some 1 1/2" buttons and they look really cute) See photos. 

*This pattern was written for the Starbucks reusable cup, but with adjustments it can fit other coffee cups.

This is an inexpensive gift that you can make in a snap for just about anyone! To crochet the cozy with the button and a Starbucks cup it cost about $3.00 each, but you can add other things to the gift if you want a little more expensive gift. I am adding a $10.00 Starbucks card to each cup and cozy for a nice little gift. You can add candy to the cup, packets of hot chocolate, a bag of coffee, or a box of tea and of these items would make a nice gift.



Here are my finished cup cozies with their cups and gift cards, all I have to do is pop them in a gift bag and they are ready for giving!

I hope you enjoy this pattern,
Have a great Holiday!
Da