Posts Tagged: crochet

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Cowboy Cute: Baby Quilt and Hat

I just love this collection of Michael Miller Lil’ Cowpokes fabric, and I welcomed the opportunity to turn it into a quilt for a special little boy who will be born in early July. This simple pattern is found in Even More Quilts for Baby,  and it works up f-a-s-t.  I thought it was the […]

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 […]

Mitered Granny Square Baby Blanket

I saw this blanket at the Crochet Again blog, and there was never any doubt that I would make one.  I just loved her take on the traditional granny square and, as luck would have it, the yarn colors in my bottomless stash allowed me to recreate her stunning combination. I crocheted 16 blocks, sewed […]

Crocheted Edge Fleece Baby Blanket

These little fleece blankets have become one of my all-time favorite new-baby gifts.  They are so soft and the fleece fabric comes in a bajillion different color and print combos, for endless possibilities.  I made this white one with a neutral khaki edge for a baby whose sex will be a surprise. There are several […]

Crocheted Baby Blanket

I bought way too much of this Classic Elite (Pebbles) cottony white yarn, and I knew that if I didn’t do something soon, it would join countless other skeins (referred to as my “stash”) that wait patiently for me in a huge plastic footlocker in the basement. I picked up a copy of Best of […]

Beaded Crochet Necklace

Beads + crochet = two of my favorite things, so when I saw this crochet necklace combo on Ravelry, I had to give it a try.  The detailed instructions are called “Infamous Beaded Necklace Tutorial”, by Devon Clement.  There are many creative interpretations found on the “projects” pages there which provide inspiration aplenty. My beads […]

Keep the Change

As a young girl, I was always fascinated when my dear, Italian grandma would fumble through her huge pocketbook and pull out her little leather change purse.  It had to weigh 2 lbs. and was stuffed with quarters, dimes, nickels and pennies.  As we walked along the city streets, we’d always stop at the “candy […]

Mother’s Day – Our 2nd Anniversary

Last Sunday, little a and I spent a glorious day at the Elephant’s Trunk Flea Market in New Milford, Ct., celebrating the second anniversary of Big A, Little A!  This flea market is huge and chock-full of vendors with antiques, collectibles, plants, flowers, foods, etc., and last week it was totally bursting with shoppers.  A […]

Granny Square Blanket for Baby

I’ve decided to attack my enormous stash and turn some of that yarn into something useful! First up, I found an assortment of Patons Astra, a DK weight, 100% acrylic yarn, that I thought would make a sweet little baby blanket.  The pattern for this classic granny square is everywhere, and it’s fun to explore […]