Announcing the Waffle Stitch Car Seat Blanket!
This adorable little blanket is designed with openings for car seat or stroller straps to go through to keep it in place no matter how wiggly those baby legs are. It’s a great project for your own baby or grand-baby, or even for a baby shower gift. It is smaller than a regular baby blanket (so it doesn’t drag on the ground) making it an easier and quicker project for a beautiful, useful gift.
Both US and UK Terms included.
Available in any of my online shops:
Released in December:
The last of my Santa Baby Collection (so far…) was released last month:
Santa Baby Throw Blanket – Adult and Baby Sizes
The drape on this blanket is to die for! I love it! It is cozy and just hugs you. Instructions are included for both a crib-sized blanket and adult afghan. Both UK and US terms included.
Available in any of my online shops:
I’ve been a busy bee lately! Despite sick kids, sick me, and sick hubby, I still managed to get this one released this weekend. It’s super exciting for a nerd like me!
Introducing the Santa Baby Car Seat Blanket:
This matches the Santa Baby Car Seat Canopy that was recently released as well. And let’s not forget the Santa Baby Booties! They are part of my Santa Baby Collection.
COMING SOON: Matching throw! (Adult & Baby sizes included)
I’m going to be releasing similar patterns to match the Waffle Stitch Canopy as well. Keep an eye out!
The Santa Baby Car Seat Blanket is available in any of my shops:
I have released two new car seat canopy patterns today!
First, we have the Waffle Stitch Car Seat Canopy:
Next we have the festive Santa Baby Car Seat Canopy:
These canopies were so fun to design and turned out exactly how I imagined. I’m thrilled! It’s fun to make string pretty, isn’t it?
COMING SOON: I am also designing matching car seat blankets and throws (both baby & adult sizes included) for both of these patterns. The Santa Baby blankets should be released in the next few days. So, keep an eye out!
If you’d like to grab one or both of these patterns, they are now available in any of my online stores:
Don’t you love the feeling of knowing something before anyone else does? Do you want to know about my upcoming patterns before they are released? Ok, I’ll tell you a secret…
All of my patterns are tested through a testing group on Ravelry. Because of this, you can see the patterns I’m about to test in my projects page. It’s true, although I think you have to be a Ravelry member to see them.
Do you want to know another secret? There’s a new one in my projects right now!
Shhh! Don’t tell.
So, it’s official. I’m a terrible blogger. I completely forgot to announce my last pattern release!
Baby-licious Shorts (released Oct 5, 2013)
Part of the Baby-licious Collection, these shorts use the same stitch to create adorable shorts for your baby (or grand-baby!). They work up quickly, include both boy and girl instructions, and even include instructions for creating your own cords!
Snag your copy in any of my shops:
Congratulations to Lorna W. for winning the Facebook Giveaway! She has won a free copy of my new pattern:
Baby-licious Baby Booties!
These booties are easy to work up. The soles are worked in rows instead of rounds, which makes them far less frustrating. Easy with impressive results!
Grab your copy at any of my stores:
It’s time for another Giveaway!
This giveaway is on my Facebook page in celebration of the release of a new pattern on Monday, July 15th. It will be a new addition to the Baby-licious Collection. Hooray!
To enter, all you have to do is leave a comment guessing what you think the pattern is. Is it a blanket? Bag? Clothes? Other accessories? The good news is that if you guess wrong, it’s no big deal. The winner will be picked at random for this event. So, you could guess a purple giraffe and still win. (Hint: It’s not a purple giraffe.)
Spread the word! Tell your fellow hookers (crochet hookers, it’s really our term) to enter. And be sure to check back on Monday to see if you are the winner!
I recently have had an epiphany. I had an inquiry as to if my patterns were written in US Terms or UK Terms. This isn’t the first time that I’ve been asked this, but after I answered they were in US Terms and sent a link to a conversion chart, I realized I was basically saying, “I know you are paying for this pattern, but you’ll have to do all the work to make it work for you.” That’s just wrong. So, I am going to right this wrong.
Living here in the good old US of A, we sometimes forget that we are rebels who just have to be different from the rest of the world. I honestly wouldn’t have it any other way. However, when creating something to share with the world, it helps if we take this into consideration and realize that to share with the world, we should also provide an option that the rest of the world understands. That’s why I am currently working on translating all of my patterns into UK Terms / British Terms, whichever you prefer to call it. I’ll be using “UK Terms.”
As of date, I have already translated my Criss-Cross Baby Sandals pattern. It is now offered in my shops as 2 PDF files. Both PDFs have both US and UK Terms included. One PDF is formatted for Letter-size paper (Standard US size) and the other PDF is formatted for A4 paper (for most countries using the metric system).
UPDATE (Jul 9, 2013): Crocodile Stitch Canopy is also complete with both terms and formatting.
I hope this helps you all out and relieves some frustration. As always, those who have already purchased any of my patterns will receive an updated pattern for free. (Just give me some time, it’s a big project) If you are interested in my patterns, please feel free to visit any of my shops:
Congratulations to Robin H for being the winner of the Heather’s Craft Corner Newsletter-exclusive Giveaway! (Cheering in the background)
Robin won a free pattern of her choice.
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Recently I was lucky enough to take a trip to Hawaii, more specifically, Kauai. I absolutely love it there. It is beautiful, green, full of flowers, and the people are just wonderful and easy going. This trip has left me in an aloha spirit and I’ve decided to seek out some Hawaiian-inspired crochet patterns.
The most iconic symbol of Hawaii, in my own humble opinion, would have to go to the beautiful plumeria flowers of the islands.
I found this pattern awhile back and have not had a chance to try it out yet. It is a 3D flower and is a great likeness to the actual plumeria. This pattern was created by the very talented June Gilbank of PlanetJune Craft Blog. She offers the pattern for free on her site. If you would like a .pdf of the pattern that is formatted for printing, all she asks is a donation to her site, which is well worth it for such a lovely pattern.
This next pattern is a baby hula girl photo prop. Isn’t it cute? This pattern is also offered for free via Craftsy. It was designed by Aimee Arnold. Her Craftsy store is called Chain Four. Go check it out! You do have to create an account to get it, but Craftsy is a great pattern resource. You can even find Heather’s Craft Corner patterns there! (Shameless plug!)
The next pattern is an amigurumi hula girl doll by Sayjai of K and J Dolls. She is just plain adorable. This pattern is available on Etsy for $4.99. There are a bunch of cute patterns available in her shop. She is incredibly talented.
Let’s not forget about the dolphins. I was able to take a dinner cruise while in Hawaii and we saw two large pods of dolphins. They really do like to play with the boat. This dolphin amigurumi pattern is available on Etsy. I’m not sure who the creator is. The shop says that all funds will go to fund dutch artist Joyce Overheul’s projects, but I’m not sure if she actually made the pattern. Regardless, it is very cute.
If you know of any other cute Hawaiian-themed patterns, please post a comment with the link. I’d love to see them.