It’s difficult to have time to knit or crochet when you have a small baby but…

… with bits done here and there I completed my first crochet rattle!

First it looked like this:

(And this bit was done by the end of February….) Looks like a microphone!! X-)

And finally yesterday I made it look like a Fox:

I think it’s pretty cool, but I’m sure all that bubba will want to do is try to eat it! 

I’m now working on another one, that will be a frog (hopefully….)

Patterns from here.

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Improvised abstract crochet

I stopped here, because I ran out of blue, white and red. Now will it just hang on the wall as some sort of “crochet art piece” or should make a pillow cover out of it?

Looking at it now I regret not having put this colours together before for a scarf or something… 

Happy Monday!!

Easy crochet baby boots

 

I found some easy and cute baby boots on Pinterest, so decided to adapt the pattern to crochet and here is how they turned up:

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Here are the instructions:

(All stitches were half double crochet stitches)

 

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Then sew it all together:

A1 with B1, A2 with B2, ans both Cs with D

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This gives you boots for 1-3 month baby, approximately. I suppose it is easy to “scale-up” but havenยดt tried yet…

Now you can go and make as many variations as you want ๐Ÿ™‚

Some examples made by  me:

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Why not have a mismatched pair of boots?? ๐Ÿ™‚

 

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Basic grey and blue – for a boy

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I like the detail in Red ๐Ÿ™‚

 

New house = DIY time!

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So we forgot to buy pot holders on our IKEA-trip… Good opportunity to try something new and use the T-shirt yarn I bought 2 years ago, right?

So here is my first attempt to write a pattern! (I didn’t follow any pattern, just did them as I went…) Sorry for any mistakes ย or if it’s written in a confusing way… ๐Ÿ™‚

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Square pot holder:

1. Chain – I made a chain with 15 loops, but can be as big or as small as you want.
2. Sc on the second loop from the end of the chain, and them one sc in every loop of the chain. Then chain one and turn the work
3. Sc in every sc of the previous row
4. Repeat 3 as many times as necessary to get the pot holder the size you want it to be.
5. When finished the last row chain 8-10 to make the little loop that allows you to hang your work.

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Circular pot holder:

1. Make a magic circle with 6 sc. Slip stitch on the first sc and chain one.
2. Make 2xsc in each if the 6 stitches of the previous row. Slip stitch on the first sc and chain two.
3. Make 2x DC in each stitch from previous row. Slip stitch on the first sc and chain two.
4. Make a DC into the same stitch where you chained two, 2x DC in the next stitch, 1x DC in the next stitch. Then repeat until end: 2xdc, 2xdc, 1xc.
5. When you reach the end slip stitch into the first stitch, and make a small chain to to the hanging loop.

Sc= single croche
DC=double crochet