Thursday, July 7, 2011

A New Crafter is Born...

My 7 year old daughter, Angelique, asked me to teach her to knit today! YAY! My inner crafter is downright giddy! I am in desperate need of tips and tricks to make it simple for her. I am self taught. I didn't have anyone to teach me. I actually even taught my mom. :) But for a 7 year old, I am clueless.

Please help. Any and all tips are very much appreciated!

We are starting with a small pillow. The original pattern is a large pillow but it is made in 4 smaller parts that could be made in 4 small pillows instead. The front is pretty detailed and I would do that but the back is strictly stockinette stitch so we figured she could do that. Or if she has too much trouble with it we could change it to garter stitch and it would look fine.

The pattern can be found at Go to Free Patterns. Then click on Season 2. Then scroll down almost halfway to Show 210: Stitching with Kids. You have to register to download the free pdf but that's free too.

Let me know what you think. Thanks.

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Happy 4th of July...A bit late

Meant to get on here earlier but just wasn't able to make it happen. Happy 4th of July! Hope everyone has a wonderful and safe holiday weekend.

Monday, July 4, 2011

Crochet Brim Hat (Newsboys Style Beanie)

Well...the large hipster doily didn't happen. I think I may have found a typo in the pattern and I'm waiting on the designer to email me about it. So I did this instead:

It is the Crochet Brim Hat featured on Knit and Crochet Today. I think it turned out very cute. Will definitely get some use out of this one. Pattern can be found here: I didn't like the flower though. So I used the Crochet Motif VI: Six-Petal Flower Motif. Pattern found here:
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