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Crochet: Timberland Baby Booties

On Craftsy, I also came across a super adorable crochet pattern for Timberland Baby Booties http://www.craftsy.com/pattern/crocheting/clothing/pattern-baby-booties/122118

Little did I know that the pattern itself is not that complicated…but the description is lacking sufficient detail and some of the wording is a bit strange…none-the-less it took me a minute to decipher the meaning of the pattern.

Next time I make these adorable booties, I will take detailed notes on the number of stitches per row to make it easier to replicate the pattern and create identical booties.

I used
Classic Wool DK Superwash by Patons
Yarn size: 3
Crochet hook size: 4mm, US size G/6
Colors: gold for the shoe, dark gray heather for the sole, mocha for the shoe laces and trim

So far I have made two pairs: one pair for 0-6 months and one pair for 6-12 months. Once these shoes reach their new owner, I will comment about how well the sizing works.

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Craftsy project can be found here http://www.craftsy.com/project/view/timberland-baby-booties/279982

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Crochet: Kendall Square Infinity Scarf

After “mastering” the snowflakes…I thought I can do ANYTHING!

A good friend of mine kept posting things about Craftsy, a site with tips, tricks, and instructions for various arts and crafts projects including crocheting.

On this website, I came across a pattern called Kendall Square Infinity Scarf http://www.craftsy.com/pattern/crocheting/accessory/kendall-square-infinity-scarf/73987?_ct=fhezusj-tujqyb-fqjjuhd-ydifyhqjyed&_ctp=73987

I really liked the crochet pattern. When buying yarn, I found a color that I couldn’t wait to try out for the scarf. The color (a mix of black/gray/white/pink) seemed to be a perfect color scheme for a friend, who absolutely loves HelloKitty.

I used Deborah Norville Everyday Soft Worsted Yarn
Yarn size: 4
Crochet hook size: if I remember correctly, I used crochet hook size 5

I followed the pattern as mentioned. The suggested length allows the scarf to be wrapped three times, which allows the scarf to lie nicely. I used single crochet (only through the front loop) to crochet the ends together.

The completed project can be found on Crafts under: http://www.craftsy.com/project/view/first-ever-infinity-scarf/279971


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Crochet: Snowflake Christmas Ornaments

Of course, some times you have to dream big.

After having mastered the first steps of knitting and “knowing” how to crochet (or so I thought)…I figured I can easily learn how to crochet snowflake ornaments and send them as Christmas presents. So Hans and I went to the public library and I checked out “Crocheting: For Dummies” and “Christmas Crochet”. This book contains instructions for a snowflake pillow. I used the patterns for several snowflakes and turned them into ornaments.

crochet-christmas-book

The snowflake crocheting patterns were rather overwhelming at first. It was like looking at images of hieroglyphs. And once I started reading the Crocheting for Dummies book, I realized how little I truly knew about crocheting. WAIT?! There is more than just the two stitches I used to make the little woolen squares?! It took a bit of patience and practice but eventually, I succeeded in making snowflake ornaments.

Below you can find images of my snowflake ornaments.

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Ornaments on the Christmas tree =)