Bunny Boy “Buddy”

My little girl bunny needed a little buddy at her side, and here he is.  His official name is “Boy Bunny with a piebald patch”, and he was designed by Julie Williams, whose patterns for these adorable softies are available on Ravelry.  I knitted him using Blue Sky Alpacas Sport weight yarn…very soft and slightly […]

Some Bunny to Love

                                                                I wish I could explain exactly what possessed me when I hit the “buy it now” button for this Ravelry pattern.  Knitting toys is just not my thing…or so I thought.  And then I discovered “Bunny girl in a dotty dress” by Julie Williams.  Love at first sight.  Was […]

Elsa and Olaf Frozen-inspired Hats

Frozen-mania continues to create excitement with children, and themed merchandise appears just about everywhere we shop (including the Dollar stores!).  And there were more little Elsa trick-or-treaters this past Halloween than I could even count.  So when I came across this adorable pattern on Ravelry a few months back, I took a deep breath, made […]

Sweet Newborn Crocheted Hat and Cardigan

Before anyone gets too excited…. Yes.  My son married a wonderful woman this past May, but this set was not crocheted with them in mind.  Instead, there is another happy couple expecting their second daughter next month, who I am hoping will wear this sweet little hat and sweater when she heads home with her […]

Emerald Cardigan

Some months ago, way back at the beginning of 2013, I learned that emerald is the “color of the year”.  Prior to this, I’m not sure I ever even realized that there WAS a “color of the year”.  And, being a “love-everything-pink” person, I could not imagine myself becoming enamored with any shade of green. […]

Knitted Stocking Cap

I needed a quick-knit to go along with a sweet, navy blue, Ralph Lauren winter snowsuit that I was presenting as a baby shower gift.  Since newborns photographed in stocking caps are all over Pinterest, I thought this pattern would be a great choice.   It’s in the book Itty Bitty Hats by Susan B. […]

Cozy Cocoons for Baby

Pinterest is bursting with photos of precious newborns, sleeping soundly, wrapped in soft, cuddly cocoons.  Knitted or crocheted, these little sacques are an adorable way to keep baby warm and snuggled.  This pattern is called “Angel Cocoon Set” in the book Annie’s Attic #871046, Cuddle Cocoons.  However, you can find it at Ravelry under “Roses and […]

Crocheted Pot Holders

I currently have in my possession 38 balls of Lily Sugar ‘n Cream cotton yarn.  You know how it goes…(or maybe you don’t)….you buy a few colors here and there, you do nothing with them….you buy a few more….again, do nothing…buy buy more more…and before you know it, you’ve got enough cotton yarn to crochet […]

Christina’s Cardigan

Christina is my dear, sweet 8 month-old niece who has a smile that lights up a room and warms your heart.  I held her on my lap recently and, as our eyes locked, I could “hear” her say, “won’t you please knit me a purple sweater?”  Your wish is my command, Christina. The pattern is […]

Christmas in July – Crocheted Snowflakes

Honestly, I have a hard enough time dealing with Christmas in December, much less thinking about it in the scorching heat of July. That said, I found myself crocheting these snowflakes for the holiday tree that I adorn with mini hand-knit sweaters, stockings and mittens.  I had an old Leisure Arts Leaftlet, #255, which featured […]

Crocheted Edge Pillowcases

A pretty crocheted edge can turn an ordinary, white pillowcase into a lovely bed linen.  You can stitch up your own pillow case or… you can do like I did and take the easy way out and buy white cotton pillowcases from Marshall’s or HomeGoods.  ($7 for a two-pack!) I did some internet research to […]

Cotton Crocheted Headbands

I just love this Ravelry pattern called “Baby Head Band”!  It’s a cute and easy crochet project that works up in a snap, and it uses up all those odds-and-ends of cotton yarns.  The measurements, materials list and tutorial can be found at Lanas de Ana. If crocheting flowers is not your thing, try adding […]

Dreamy Lace Baby Throw

“Dreamy Lace Baby Throw” is the name of the Lion Brand pattern that I used for this sweet little baby blanket, which I found on Ravelry.  I was looking for a quick and easy pattern that was pretty, worked up quickly, and was easily committed to memory.  Check.  Check.  Check. The blanket is made of […]

Crocheted Paper Heart Garland (and tutorial)

Valentine’s Day will be here in a few weeks, and I am eager to “show the love” by displaying my new crocheted paper heart garland.  It was a fun project and easy to make!  I simply traced hearts onto pretty card stock papers, punched small holes around the edges, and crocheted a decorative border.  Not […]

Pirate Baby Hat and Burp Cloths (aargh)

I hate to preface, but let me start this post by saying that, when it comes to things for baby (and most other things), I’m pretty traditional.  I love pink for a baby girl, blue for a baby boy, and soft whites and creams are always classic.  As for motifs?  Well, I like roses and […]