Friday, February 15, 2013

66s & 99s

Another UFO (Un-Finished Object) completed. I had crocheted these mittens last year but procrastinated in sewing on the quotes. I really don't like hand sewing so these poor mittens sat in a bag until I finished them last night.

Now there's no need to take off your mittens, potentially exposing your fingers to the cold, when you want to be sarcastic. Just hold up your mittens and the world will know when you want to air-quote.
  • He said he only wanted to be "friends".
  • Her "job" was to make sure the sandwich table was stocked.
  • If by, "love" you mean you wanted to stab yourself in the ears, then yes, I "loved" the concert.

Mitten design: Yarn Over Mo
66s & 99s design: Yarn Over Mo

Scrunchy face: Yarn Over Mo

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Circles Baby Blanket

Two of my cousins are expecting their babies in March, a week apart, so I wanted to make fluffy, soft blankets for the new arrivals. This circular baby blanket uses soft, chunky yarn and works up really quickly. By varying the colour changes, you get different looks for the blanket. Each round grows by increasing 12 stitches evenly. The edging uses shells and picots to stand out.

To download the pattern in PDF, please click here.

Saturday, February 9, 2013

Simple Elastic Headband

A simple headband that is easily adjustable to any size head and to any width. I crocheted it around a hair elastic so that it can fit snuggly to your head without stretching out the yarn. You can decorate it with a bow or your favourite flower.

For those who are not afraid of math, please see the end of the pattern on how to customize the size of the headband. I have a Masters in Mathematics and I don't get to "do" math very often in my job or at home so I jump very quickly at my chances to "nerd it up". If you are afraid of math, just skip my table and have fun making lots of headbands.

You can download the pattern here in PDF format.

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Fancy Heart

It's been a while since I've posted. I recently got a new job and now I don't have as much time to create patterns as I would like. Actually, it's the time to write them down and test them out that takes up a lot of time. (Don't get me wrong, I love my job but I do miss creating.)

So just in time for Valentine's Day, a fancy lacework heart. I plan on using mine as a coaster but this heart has so many possibilities.
  • Attach a few of them together with a simple chain to make a bunting.
  • Use it as an appliqué and sew it onto a dress or sweater.
  • Crochet two up to round 3, then use round 4 to attach them together to make an envelope for your Valentine's Day card/present/candy.

Fancy Heart in hot pink

Heart pocket for a valentine card (crocheted in Vanna's Choice Magenta & Pink)

You can download the full pattern in PDF here.