Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Baby Sweater Pattern

This one is more or less for my own convenience.  It's not written in a very user-friendly manner, but I can decipher it, and once I have it up here, then I always know where I can find it.  Whew!


Baby Sweater crochet pattern

Size G or H hook
Chain 65

Do 12 rows of trinity stitch

Single crochet 16 on each side for 18 rows
    Rows 15-16, only 13 stitches
    Rows 17-18, only 7 stitches

Whipstitch tops together to form a vest.  

Do sleeves*, borders, buttons, or ties.  

*Sleeves:  When stitching together tops together, also stitch together bottom six rows of trinity stitch, making a smaller armhole.  Fasten off.  

Row 1:  30 sc around armhole
Row 2-5: 30 hdc
Row 6: decrease to come to 23 sc
Row 7-10: 23 hdc
Row 11: decrease to come to 20 sc
Row 12-15:  20 hdc
Row 15: decrease to come to 17 sc
Row 17-20: 17 hdc, finish off.)

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Tuesday, January 29, 2013


It's been frigidly cold here lately. Like, -15 degrees in the mornings, and 1 to 2 degrees as the high for the day. It's rough, but at least I work indoors, and can turn up the heat.  The husband of one of my closest friends is an arborist, and he works outside, up in trees, starting at the crack of dawn and often not finishing until after dark. He freezes.  So, a bit ago, when his wife was describing to me the litany of clothes that he wears every day, I decided that he absolutely needed a beard beanie.


So I made him one.

*Note:  I don't sell these.  That's because the pattern I use is copyrighted, and was written and given to me by a friend who happens to make beanies like these for her livelihood.  She gave me the pattern with the understanding that I can make them as gifts, but not as merchandise for sale. (in case you are wondering, I'm thrilled with this arrangement.)  Anyway, if you're dying for one of these hats, may I recommend her websites here and here?

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Tuesday, January 1, 2013


I'm in fingerless gloves mode right now.  We had big plans for family and fun during our Christmas break--big plans that where thwarted when my husband and I contracted the flu of death and spent the entire break coughing and sniffing and aching.  If there is a bright side to all of this (which I guess there is, but I honestly had to look pretty hard to find it) it's that I was able to get a whole lot of crocheting done, and now I have a whole rainbow of gloves stocked in the etsy shop.

So, that's been kind of fun.  I'll be honest though, I'm starting to tire of fingerless gloves, and I'm itching to try something different.  In the running are 1)A new blanket for my daughter (she's still using her baby blankets, and she's four now), 2)Baby jackets to be kept on hand for shower gifts, and 3)Crocheted bow-ties, 'cuz really, shouldn't boys be able to have something cute as well?

Who knows what will win out?

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