New Patterns: Crocodile Stitch Baby Beanie and Baby-licious Car Seat / Stroller Blanket

Just released March 2014 is my newest pattern, the Crocodile Stitch Baby Beanie:
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I’ve been wanting to make a new baby hat for awhile now and I love the crocodile stitch.  This cute little hat finally popped into my thoughts.  Like my other hat patterns, the decorative stitch is from the crown down so it’s adorable from every angle.  I’m thinking of also making a pattern for children and adult sizes.  We shall see…
Both US and UK Terms included.

Available in any of my online shops:
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I’ve been working down my list of designs I want to make and finally got to the Baby-licious Car Seat / Stroller Blanket:

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This blanket is a perfect compliment to my other Baby-licious Patterns.  This is the 7th pattern in the Baby-licious Collection (the bib & burp cloth are sold together).
Both US and UK Terms included.

Available in any of my online shops:
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New Pattern Release: Waffle Stitch Car Seat Blanket

Announcing the Waffle Stitch Car Seat Blanket!

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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:
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Released in December:

The last of my Santa Baby Collection (so far…) was released last month:
Santa Baby Throw Blanket – Adult and Baby Sizes

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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:
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New Pattern Release: Santa Baby Car Seat Blanket

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:

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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:
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Two New Patterns Released!

I have released two new car seat canopy patterns today!

First, we have the Waffle Stitch Car Seat Canopy:

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Next we have the festive Santa Baby Car Seat Canopy:

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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:

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Want the inside scoop?

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.

New Pattern Release: Baby-licious Shorts

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)

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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:
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New Pattern: Baby-licious Booties!

Congratulations to Lorna W. for winning the Facebook Giveaway!  She has won a free copy of my new pattern:

Baby-licious Baby Booties!

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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:
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Facebook Giveaway!

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!

Coming Soon – UK Terms and A4 formatting

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:

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