Free Pattern from Melody’s Makings!

 

Today on Moogly’s Blog they the posted a new guest pattern from one of my favorite designers and friends, Melody’s Makings!

This adorable little Diamond Bear Beanie is not only available to you for FREE but it also comes in both a crochet pattern and a knit pattern! This makes me sooo happy because even though I love Love LOVE to crochet I have been dabbling in the world of knitting. So, nothing makes me happier then being able to work on creating an awesome knitting library for when I get the hang of things! So, no matter if you like to crochet, knit or maybe do both, you just have to add this pattern to your library!!!

So, make sure you head over to Moogly’s Blog for the post by following this link: http://www.mooglyblog.com/diamond-bear-beanie-pattern

And while you are at it head over to Melody’s Makings facebook page to show her some love (Don’t forget to let her know that I sent you)! https://www.facebook.com/MelodysMakings

 

Pattern Test for Sew Much Love Patterns – 04

This pattern is a little different then the usual patterns that I test because it was a sewing pattern! šŸ™‚ Yes, Sew Much Love Patterns has broadened her pattern making into the wonderful world of sewing! I was very excited when I saw that she wanted testers for her first sewing pattern so, of course I volunteered! šŸ™‚ I love her crochet patterns and just knew that I would love her sewing pattern as well. So, I am very happy to share this test with you all!

First things first… picking out the fabric. I decided to make something for my Mushy this time, since I usually make stuff for my Peanut. I took both of them to the fabric store but let the little one pick out her fabric. She immediately picked a pink butterfly sparkley fabric (I wasn’t really surprised by that) then I picked the dark pink color to be the accent fabric.

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After I got home with the fabric I opened the PDF file for the pattern (this was my first PDF pattern that I have ever worked on). The instructions were very easy to follow for the measurements so I was able to cut my fabric.

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My little Mushy just doesn’t like to model for me so, I had to settle with a hanger shot of the finished dress. I was able to trick her into letting me take some photos of her walking around though. Shhh don’t tell her! :p

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Her older sister liked the dress so much that I am now making her one as well! This one is in the same butterfly fabric but with a purple background and she wanted yellow to be her accent color. I of course would have picked a dark purple and I suggested it. But she was very sure that she wanted it to be yellow. Guess it’s a good thing that my 3.5 year old sticks to her guns, but it didn’t hurt to try to get the dark purple. :pĀ  I will be sure to share a picture of her dress all finished!

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You can find the links to her first (of hopefully many) sewing patterns below.

Girls Dress Pattern – Simple Pillowcase Dress – Available sizes: 6 months – 8 years

Etsy: Girls Dress Pattern, Pillowcase Dress Pattern, Easy Sewing PDF Patterns, Sewing Pattersn, Baby Dress Sewing Pattern size 6 months to 8 years

Craftsy: Simple Pillowcase Dress Pattern

 

Make sure you check back because I have another pattern test coming up from a different designer. This one is more of a tutorial on how to create something using any kind of yarn and with any hook, and have it turn out right!

 

Pattern test for Sew Much Love Patterns – 02

I working on another super cute pattern test for Sew Much Love Patterns after I finished up the test for the Pencil Scarf. This little cutie is called the Button Girl Camera Giggle. This project was one that I have never done before so I was surprised by how quickly it was finished! I will be honest I was a little nervous about using a hair band with my project. I thought that it would have been a lot harder to get the yarn to work with it, but I quickly learned that it was a piece of cake. The stretch of the hair band allows you to create more room when making the first row of stitches. Another thing that I loved was that she included three different ways to make the eyes! I asked my girls which way I should make them and they picked the buttons. šŸ™‚

I can imagine so many color combinations to do this cute little camera giggle as well as different ways to create the pigtails (I think the next one I make will have braided pigtails)!

You can find the Pencil Scarf pattern by heading to any of Sew Much Love Patterns shops using the following links!

Etsy: https://www.etsy.com/listing/180396382/instant-download-button-girl-camera?ref=shop_home_active_3
Craftsy: http://www.craftsy.com/pattern/crocheting/other/button-girl-camera-giggle/87068

You can also check out the other stuff that Hooked Up Crochet Couture has to offer by visiting her shops, just follow the links below!

Textured Hat & Scarf Set

I have been working on this project for awhile because other projects kept coming up, but once I got into it, it really works up fast. Sweet Potato 3 Patterns did an awesome job with the texture on this set, I just LOVE it! Perfect for any little boy (or older one too since the pattern goes from Toddlers to Adults). She created the set with the perfect amount of stripes on it to create the right amount of detail to go with the texture. To work up this pattern you just need to know simple crochet stitches like Single Crochet (sc) and Half Double Crochet (hdc).

I can definitely see myself making more of these sets (especially since the majority of my family lives on the East Coast. hehehe).

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To purchase this pattern or check out the many other patterns that Sweet Potato 3 has to offer please follow the links below.

Like her patterns? Well, Sweet Potato 3 Patterns also has an awesome Pattern Club! This Pattern Club is for 3 months and during that time you will get at least 3 NEWLY RELEASED Patterns from her! If she releases more then 3 patterns during the month then you will also get those. This is an awesome deal if you ask me! šŸ™‚
To get more info on or purchase the membership follow this link: https://www.etsy.com/listing/105897724/pattern-of-the-month-club-3-months?ref=shop_home_active_1

Pattern Test for Sew Much Love Patterns – 01

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I have been working on some fun pattern tests for Sew Much Love Patterns and Hooked Up Crochet Couture. They have been collaborating on some fantastic patterns! The first one that I got the pleasure of working on and that I am going to share with you is the Pencil Scarf. This was a fun pattern to work up and would make a perfect gift for any teacher or lover of pencils! hehehe
I just loved how it has so many details that a real pencil has, right down to the ribbed markings on the metal band that holds the eraser in! The eraser is even made with a bulky yarn which makes it feel more like a soft eraser compared to the worsted weight yarn used for the rest of the pencil. Because of how it was designed you can easily adjust the length of the pencil depending on who you are making it for.

You can find the Pencil Scarf pattern by heading to any of Sew Much Love Patterns shops using the following links!

Etsy: https://www.etsy.com/listing/179044437/pdf-pencil-scarf-crochet-pattern-instant
Ravelry: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/pencil-scarf-7
Craftsy: http://www.craftsy.com/pattern/crocheting/accessory/pencil-scarf/85644?fresh=true&NAVIGATION_PAGE_CONTEXT_ATTR=PATTERN

You can also check out the other stuff that Hooked Up Crochet Couture has to offer by visiting her shops, just follow the links below!

My oldest just had to be a model with the pencil scarf! hehehe

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Little Legwarmers

My oldest has been taking dance lessons for months now. She really loves it and is getting very into it. While she was in dance class this past week, I walked down to the dance store with my little one. I originally planned on buying her new tights since her original ones are getting a little yucky but instead we ended up buying her a new dance outfit. This one is not a traditional light pink like the one she has now. Instead if is dark purple with multicolored lace for the tutu. Of course she loves it! But that means that the pink legwarmers that I made for her original outfit just wont do anymore (like I need an excuse to make something new heheheh).

I’ve started a new pair for her this morning. The pattern that I am using is by A Crafty House. It’s a free crochet pattern that she has listed under the free pattern tab. The original leg warmers I made up myself but this time I wanted one with a ribbed top and I wanted them to be a little taller then I first made them.

So, far I have part of the band done but it’s coming a long well. I love the way the yarn looks so far. It’s Red Hearts Gumdrop in grape. What do you think?

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