Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Busy little bee

I know I've been slacking on posting here, but I've been a busy little bee!

So many babies are on the way, plus my niece had a baby. My go-to handmade gift is a crocheted baby blanket. So far, two of the blankets are done.

This blanket was made for two good friends of ours, crocheted with Lion Brand Pound of Love in Antique White. The pattern is called Bundle of Joy, from the Leisure Arts booklet Baby Afghans to Crochet. Normally, I use either Bernat or Caron baby yarn for blankets, but I wanted this one to coordinate with their nursery theme.

Once I got the hang of it, the pattern was relatively easy. I think I had to frog a few different rows about three times.

My niece chose purple for her brand new baby girl. The only problem was that I couldn't find ANY purple baby yarn at Wal-Mart. I know, I know... why not just go to a craft store for the yarn? Because my wife has classes and she puts up with me asking to be taken to the craft stores (about a half hour away). I finally found some at a Wal-Mart in Pennsylvania the day before Easter. 

The FREE pattern for this purple one can be found here

I've just started the third blanket, so for now, I'll just show the colors I'll be using. 

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Panda baby rattle :D

Hello hello,

Yes finally posting something i actually finished! woop woop
So a coworker of mine is pregnant and it was her last day at work the other day. So decided to giver her a few crochet baby things.
I made this cute baby rattle. The original design is from Ana Paula Rimoli. I followed most of the design, except at the panda head. I've made a couple of these rattles and the first one was perfect, but the ones after that the head didn't seem to have enough rows, might have be the yarn. Anyways so thats the only thing i did different but it still looks the same. :D  It has a little bell in the head for the rattle. It took a about 4 hours for me to make. Yeah I'm not to fast at this yet. hihi

x Sabrina