Sherbet Easter Basket
It’s Easter time again, and one of my favorite Easter crafts is making Easter Baskets for my grandchildren. I know there are many plastic and metal baskets out there, and they’re all very inexpensive. But I like to make them baskets that a different from those you can buy at Walmart.
The other day I went to our local craft store and found this pretty yarn by Red Heart. It’s color is called Sherbet. When I saw it I just knew I had to turn it into a Sherbet Easter Basket.
Valentine Heart Hot Pads – Free Pattern
Valentine's Day is in less than a month. Valentine's is such a fun holiday, specially for crafters! I made up this super cute set of Valentine Heart Hot Pads to use in my kitchen this Valentine's Day. They make great gifts too!
This pattern is very easy, it's perfect for beginners! It uses rows of alternating single crochet and double crochet stitches to get the textured look. To make it heart shaped you just increase and decrease stitches at the appropriate rows.
I used Lily's ...
DIY Baby Super Hero Costume
I saw this baby super hero costume on Pinterest and just had to have it for my newborn grandson, until I saw the price. It's available by special order on etsy.com for at whopping cost of $46. In my opinion it was too costly for a photo prop that he would really use only once, twice if it still fits on Halloween.
I was determined to find a way to make this costume for fraction of the cost. But I didn't want to haul out my sewing machine for such a tiny project so I ...
Crocheted Newborn Ruffled Diaper Cover
I had plenty of left over yellow yarn from making my grandson's chick hat so I've been looking for ideas to make.
I made a yellow diaper cover as part of my newborn grandson's super hero costume so I decided to make his twin sister a matching diaper cover to go with her little flip flops.
I used the same free pattern from The Braden's blog and added my own ruffles. It took me about an hour and a half to make. The pattern is for a new born size, you will have to make adjustments if you ...
DIY Crochet Elephant Snuggly – FREE Pattern
I have twin grandbabies, Harper and Sadi. I made them these cute elephant snugglies. They are very simple to make, they're basically an over-sized granny square with a stuffed elephant head attached to the middle. It took me just a few hours to make each one.
I used the free pattern from DenDennis Amigurumist but added my own border. For the blue border I used a simple slip stitch/chain 1 pattern all the way around; for the pink one I used a picot type pattern to make it look ...
Crocheted Mermaid Costume for Infants – Free Pattern
I saw this cute mermaid costume on Pinterest. It was being offered for sale on Etsy.com for just under $50.
I really wanted one for my baby granddaughter but wasn't will to spend $50 for it. I knew I could make it myself if only I could find the right pattern. I searched online and found several different free patterns. None of them really worked for me. I ended up using 3 different patterns and combining the pieces to make the version I ended up ...
Easy Baby Onesie FREE Pattern
I made the adorable crochet baby onesie for my granddaughter Harper, I had to make one for her twin brother too! My problem was how could I make the onesie more boyish and not so girly girly. My answer is buttons! Instead of using crochet ties or ribbons I would use buttons.
Button embelishments are really in right now. You can find some really cool buttons at the sewing/craft department of Walmart, and other craft stores. I had to modify the pattern just a bit to accommodate button ...
Baby Onesie – Free Pattern
I saw this cute baby onesie on Pinterest it had a free pattern. I just had to make it for my baby granddaughter Harper. Of course I added my own touches such as the button, applique, and ruffles; after all Harper is our little princess.
The free pattern from Bev's Country Cottage is very easy to follow. It's a great pattern for beginners!
I made the basic baby onesie using orchid colored yarn from Red Heart following the pattern then added the ruffle around the legs. I added the ...
Crocheted Baby Flip Flops
Yarn left over from other projects always makes me crazy! If I put it away I always forget I have them and end up buying even more yarn. I try to find small projects to utilize left over yarn as soon as possible.
It just so happened my youngest daughter sent me a photo of a pair of baby flip flops she saw in a small store in Tombstone, Arizona. She wanted to know if I could make them, she was reluctant to pay $13 for something that wasn't very functional.
I promised her I'd look for ...
Turtle Photo Prop – Free Pattern
I saw this cute crocheted Turtle Photo Prop online and decided to make them for my twin grandbabies. The pattern is for newborn size and I had to adapt it to fit the babies who were born 6 weeks premature and weighed barely 4 pounds each. Both babies have gained weight rapidly and are doing great!
I also added the flowers for baby girl Harper. Just make whatever flower you want and stitch it onto the shell and beanie.
The Turtle Photo Prop pattern on stitch11.com by Corina is very ...