Thursday, February 14, 2013

Free Pattern: Bohemian Baby Bib!

I wanted to create a Newborn Set for my shop that was unique, fairly simple, and had lots of options on terms of customization.

Here is the free pattern for the bib that is part of the Newborn Gift Set!

I probably should not have titled this "Bohemian"  - because you can use any color yarn to change the style. But - with the color changing yarn I used, it looks quite Bohemian to me. A cute flower hides the slightly adjustable button so this bib can grow with baby.


Monday, February 11, 2013

10% Off Coupon!

Right now, if you go LIKE our Facebook page, you get a 10% coupon for everything and anything in the shop. 




I'll apply it to any custom orders as well.  So go LIKE our page!






Sunday, February 3, 2013

Free Pattern: The Dude Scarf!

I recently had a male friend request a scarf, and wanted to make something masculine but with a bit of texture. This pattern has just enough to make it interesting, but is not too overwhelming.


If you don't feel like making this, you can order it on Etsy HERE.

 If you DO want to make it, here is the pattern:

Materials:
  • 2 balls (plus a little more for fringe if you want it) of  worsted weight yarn, I used Wool Ease Forest Green
  • 9 mm hook
  • Scissors for fringe

Pattern:
  • Holding 2 strands together, Ch 16
  • HDC into 2nd Ch, and across row (14 hdc's), Ch 3
  • *Tc across row (14 tc's), Ch 2
  • Hdc across row (14 hdc's), Ch 2     
  • Hdc across row*
  • Repeat until you run out of yarn, preferably ending with a single hdc row to match your beginning row. It measures approx 7"W by 60" W.   
  • For optional fringe: I tied 2 pieces of about 10" of yarn in each stitch on both end 

    Abbreviations and Tips:

    • Ch = chain
    • hdc = half double crochet
    • tc = triple crochet
    • Be sure to chain loosely at the end of each row to make sure you get your 14 st in each row, and are not ending up with banged up finders trying to pry open that last stitch open (not speaking from experience - I swear!)
    • Stretch your scarf as you go. I find with this yarn it keeps the spacing and ends more even.
     
That's it! Hopefully the dude (man or woman) in your life will enjoy this scarf!
---Claire







And here is a picture of my friend Jason that was just sent, sporting his Dude Scarf!



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