Monthly Archives: April 2012

Baby Barefoot Sandals

I’ve noticed an obvious trend for barefoot sandals.  If you haven’t seen these, they are basically a decoration for your feet when you want to be barefoot but still cute.  Most fit around the 2nd toe (next to the big one) with a loop and tie around the ankle.  The styles are numerous and they’re actually really cute.

Of course, being a mom, I never think to make things for myself because, let’s face it, baby feet are cuter than mine!  So I made some Baby Barefoot Sandals.  These particular ones are very easy to make (minus the flower which is a little more tricky & time consuming).

As much as I would love to claim this pattern as my own design, it is not.  I found a free pattern on Living the Craft Life if you would like to try making them yourself.  The flower I used was also a free pattern from Crochet and Other Stuff.  I decided to make the flower removable and had made these flowers months ago and have been trying to find something to add them to.  Here’s the end result:

And, like I said, everything is cuter on baby feet:

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Baby Sun Hat Pattern

Pattern is NOW AVAILABLE!

Baby Sun Hat
(can be made for girls or boys)
This cute hat can be made for girls or boys (just leave off ribbon for boys & use boy colors).  It has a neat textured stitch that starts at the crown.  I had fun creating it and I hope you enjoy making it too!
This pattern is available in any of my shops:
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Diaper Soaker / Diaper Cover with Pockets

Aren’t these diaper covers adorable?  The pattern I used is actually intended for a boy diaper soaker, but I have girls.  More importantly, my baby is a girl.  So, I made these in pink and purple.  They are incredibly soft and make her baby bum look so cute!
The texture of this crocheted fabric is what initially caught my eye.  I love it.  So much that I have started creating matching items to go with it.  (See the hat below)

Don’t you just love the pockets on the back?  I LOVE THEM!  They look so adorable on.

 

Here they are in pink.  I created a hat using this texture to match these diaper covers.  I’m currently working on a bib and will be making a burp cloth as well.

Isn’t it cute?  I’m a little proud of it.  This hat pattern will be available in my Etsy Shop soon, hopefully followed by the bib and burp cloth pattern.  I’m also thinking about a little tank or halter to go with it for the little ladies. ***UPDATE: Hat pattern is now available!***

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Credits:
Baby soaker was made using “Baby Boy Soaker” pattern by Sharon Mann.  Available at www.coatsandclark.com

Fun Free Purse Crochet Pattern for Kids or You!

I just finished making a play purse for my daughter.  It actually turned out cute enough that I was tempted to add a lining and a zipper and keep it for myself!  But, I didn’t.

I’m feeling generous today, so I decided I’d make this available to all of you for FREE!!!
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Here is the purse pattern:
I used an H/5mm hook and Red Heart Super Saver yarn (Warm Brown & Coffee)

Purse Panel (Make 2)

Ch 32.
Row 1: Starting 2nd ch from hook, sc across. (31 sts)
Ch 1. Turn.
Row 2: (Sc in next. Dc in next.) 15 times. Sc in last st. (31 sts)
Ch 1. Turn.
Row 3: Sc across. (31 sts)
Ch 1. Turn
Rows 4-15: Repeat rows 2 & 3.
Row 16: Ch 4. (Counts as dc & ch1) (Skip next st. Dc in next. Ch 1.)  across. (31 sts)
Row 17: Repeat row 3.
Row 18: Repeat row 2.
Row 19: Repeat row 3.
Row 20: Sl stitch across.
Fasten off.

Sl st panels together with right sides facing (bumpy sides together).

Draw String

Take 3 strands of contrasting color that are 7-8 times as long as the width of the purse.
Tie a knot at one end.  Weave through the double chains of row 16.  Tie a bow and trim ends as desired (cut knot off or knot other end as well).  Secure bow knot with thread & needle. (It only needs a stitch or two, just so it won’t come undone)
*I tightened the draw string to narrow the opening a little bit to help keep things inside.

Strap

Sl st in 3rd stitch from side seam of purse into sl sts on the back of the panel. 4 sc in next 4 sts (will go over the seam). Sl st in next.
Ch 1. Turn.
Work 2 sc together over sl st & 1st sc of previous row. 2 sc in next 2 sts. Work 2 sc together in next sc & sl st of previous row.
Ch 1. Turn.
Sc across. (4 sts)
Ch 1. Turn.
Repeat (4 sc. Ch 1. Turn.) Until strap is desired length. (4 sts ea row)
Work 2 sc into first sc of previous row. 2 sc in next 2 sts. Work 2 sc into next st. (6 sts)
Sl st across to join purse & strap (through previous row’s sts & sl sts on back of purse panel) (6 sts)

Fasten off & weave in ends.

If you want to use this for yourself, you can sew a lining and even add a zipper!  :)

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