Thursday, March 20, 2014

20% off Winter Gear

Winter gear discount

I friends! I’m sorry I haven’t check in for awhile. I am having trouble balancing my mom duties with everything else going on. My little guy, who is almost 15 months, is keeping me busy at home while my daughter is busy doing school and gymnastics. I hope to get back into some type of crafty groove soon!

For now, I am reducing the prices for all of my winter gear in the Etsy shop! All infinity scarves, woman’s hats, ear warmers, and slouchy hats are now 20% off.

Click here for 20% off Winter Gear

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Have a great Thursday and Happy Spring!

 

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

More Knitted Slouchy Hats!

Lindsay from Hello Hue once again took some great pictures of her in my slouchy hats for the Etsy shop. She lives in Boston and always finds the coolest spots to take her pictures! Not to mention, her outfits are always awesome too.

This time I made an off white and a sapphire color for her. Check out her outfit blog post here!

Knitted Slouchy Hat in Off White

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I ended up making myself an off white hat as well and I love wearing it! I always forget I can make myself hats too

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Knitted Slouchy Hat in Sapphire

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I am so thankful she is willing to take these awesome pictures for my shop! If you get a chance, check out her blog too.

 

Pattern: The Syndie Slouchy from The Velvet Acorn

Yarn: Lion Brand Wool Ease Thick & Quick and Loops & Threads Cozy Wool

Needles: 13mm and 15mm Circular needles

 

I absolutely love this pattern! This is great if you are a new knitter. It uses bulky yarn and big needles so it works up really fast.

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I am also offering 15% off orders in my Etsy shop for the rest of February! Use code BEMINE15 when you check out

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Friday, January 31, 2014

{ Three Layer Flower Pattern }

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Materials:

  • Any size hook to go with the yarn you choose. I am using a 5mm for this flower
  • Yarn of your choice (I am using my favorite, Lion Brand Cotton-Ease)
  • Tapestry needle to weave in your ends

*Full pattern written out at the bottom



First, pick your yarn and hook size. Any yarn will work for this pattern. You can even use thicker or bulky weight yarn. The size yarn and hook you use will decide how big your flower will be. I usually use a worsted weight then adjust my hook size to make my flowers bigger or smaller.

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So start, depending on what you are using your flower for, leave an 8-10 inch tail. This can be used to sew on your flower to your project.

Form a magic ring and do 5 sc into the ring. Tighten ring to get rid of the hole

Slip stitch to beginning (first sc) and ch 1

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Time to make your first petal!

You will work a petal in each sc from the previous round, including the slip stitch. Each petal will be *Ch1, 3dc, ch1, sl st* all into the same stitch. Sc into next stitch.*

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Repeat this all the way around until you have 6 petals. Make sure your last petal is going into the sl st from the beginning so you get 6 petals

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If you like this tiny flower you have made, you can always stop here! I say we keep going to make it even better.

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Next, we need to make a place to put our next layer of petals. To do this, ch 3.

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Then turn your flower down so the back is showing. You will pull the ch3 behind your first petal. Attach it into the loop furthest from your hook behind the first petal. Ch 3

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Continue this all the way around behind each petal until you have 6 ch 3 spaces. Slip stitch into beginning chain

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Time to make our next set of petals!

First, sc into the first ch 3 space

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To make petal *ch1, 4dc, ch1, sl st* all into the ch 3 space. Sc into next ch 3 space.* Continue this all the way around until you have 6 petals

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Again, feel free to stop but I say we go one more round.

Ch 4 and turn flower down so you are working on the back of your flower again. Connecting to the loop furthest away from your hook on the back of the first petal. Ch 4

Do this all the way around until you have 6 ch 4 spaces. Slip stitch to beginning chain

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Sc into first ch 4 space and start petal. *ch1, 5dc, ch1, sl st* and sc into next ch 4 space.* Continue all the way around until you have 6 petals

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Your done!

 

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Now just turn your flower over and sl st into any free loop and fasten off.

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Pretty cool!

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I use these for so many of my projects. I even make them in bulky yarn, which are really pretty. You could add a button to the middle, make each layer a different color, add to hats, make hair flips, whatever you want. Go ahead and get creative. I hope you have fun!

 

Three Layer Flower Pattern

Terms:

ch: chain

sl st: slip stitch

sc: singe crochet

dc: double crochet

st: stitch

Instructions:

Round 1: Leave a long 8-10 inch tail, make a magic ring. 5sc in magic ring and tighten up the middle. Sl st to beginning of the round

Round 2: *Ch1, 3dc, ch1, sl st all into the same stitch. Sc into next st.* Continue all the way around until you have 6 petals.

Round 3: *Ch 3, bring ch behind first petal, sl st into loop furthest from hook behind the first petal*.  Repeat all the way around until you have 6 ch 3 spaces. Sl st to beginning ch.

Round 4: Sc into first ch 3 space. *Ch1, 4dc, ch1, sl st* all into the same ch 3 space. Sc into next ch 3 space.* Continue all the way around until you have 6 petals.

Round 5: *Ch 4, bring ch behind first petal, sl st into loop furthest from hook behind the first petal.* Repeat all the way around until you have 6 ch 4 spaces. Sl st to beginning ch.

Round 6: Sc into first ch 4 space. *Ch1, 5dc, ch1, sl st all into the same ch 4 space. Sc into next ch 4 space.* Continue all the way around until you have 6 petals.

Sl st to any loop in back of the flower and finish off. Weave in your ends.

 

Let me know if you have any questions! I know it may seem confusing complicated when you work on the back of your flower. I promise it will get easier once you get your groove. I have this flower pattern memorized now! Maybe because I make them so much

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Thanks for reading!

Thursday, January 30, 2014

Coming soon…

Raise your hand if you want a free and cute flower pattern! Ok that was lame…

I am working on posting a free pattern for this three layered flower you will find everywhere on my blog and on my hats.

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I am also going to include a couple pictures to help you a long the way. Stay tuned!

Monday, January 13, 2014

Yarn Bombing… Not a Fan

I may be alone in this but that’s ok. I am not a fan of yarn bombing! I personally think it’s a big waste of yarn, time, and it could even be vandalism. Yikes that sounds harsh. I am not quite sure what the meaning is behind doing it either. I guess to make things look pretty? Either way, I’m not a fan.

I saw my first yarn bombing in person here at our place that holds concerts and other things. This was outside of the door walking in. I wasn’t impressed…

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I just think it’s kind of lame and weird. Am I the only one here? What are your thoughts?

Please no harsh words for this anti-yarn bomber please

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