I tried several round ripple blanket patterns & could never get them to work out right. But when I tried this Lyn’s Round Ripple it was like DUH!! This is it? I got it right for once..Man than I got a little addicted for a few weeks making a few to place in my (someone is having a baby stash) so I don’t have to rush when I need a baby gift. My Mom tends to be like “oh I need a baby blanket tomorrow for so & so baby shower can you whip up one?” REALLY? SURE…I have another on the hook as well a few more rounds and then weaving in the ends and it’s done..
Oh this yarn I wanted to tell you about this new yarn this is 100% acrylic @Joanna’s called Premier Yarn Sweet Rolls it take 3 of them for a 36 inch baby blanket total cost when yarn is on sale was 3 skeins for $10 to a baby blanket of TEN Dollars pretty good deal….
I drive a company van to transport people @ work and with 5 employee’s per week driving the same van it happens that some of the workers are messy..We carry lots of stuff in the cargo area and some employee’s tend to just toss in the back of the cargo area things as oppose to placing all of 8-10 trash bags in one bag so they are not all over in the van from one side to the other and in the way as well.
So I had enough so this cute green bag was born (I was being nice I was thinking Hot Pink or Even Purple) but the guys may not take to it was well you think? In this bag we carry about 8-10 trash bags…This is the purse pattern I used to modify to get this great bag guess that even the employee and the crews we transport love this idea :O)-
I made a gag gift for a co-worker who always asks me (a non smoker) for a lighter because he keeps loosing or misplacing his…So I surfed the net and found this cute pattern & I just knew it was perfect for his gag gift….
At work we have and use a lot of items that are orange for safety so the logical color choice was ORANGE…….
I just love these quick crochet magic bag or crochet treasure bags they are perfect to carrying just about anything or giving as a bag to hold a small gift…I am however using them to keep track of my car charging items…( usb cord/outlet plug etc) I tend to have lots of stuff they I carry around with my in my to go bag/ purse…it’s not small and so trying to keep things from getting broken/tangled or misplaced in a big bag is a royal pain…So these bags were whipped up to assist in this matter…
Blue Personal Car Bag -usb/car plug
Orange Work Bag- usb/car plug/wall outlet plug
Red/White/Blue- 2 pairs of head phones
Multi-color- has extra cord and adapter
The smaller blue bag I made for DD who needed a change bag for her purse so it works great….
I want to give a shout out to Flybabytina who posted on her blog this awesome free pattern that was just what I was looking for so I could make a matching child’s halter to go with an adult halter top I already made….This top worked up great super quick and 5T size it took almost 3.5 oz skein $5 or less if you use a coupon as cheap as $2.19 for Hobby Lobby I love this cotton….or $3 for 2 balls of Sugar and Cream from Walmart…I just love this pattern :O) I am addicted to it plus it will now be my go to pattern for kids tops…
Using this chart made sure that the shoulder measurement across the top chest area was less 9 3/4 inches as pattern called for so it was just a little big narrower 9. Then I follow the pattern to 7 inches for the top section before the ruffle/lacey then followed up withe ruffle part to measure 10.5 and then added the straps :O) great gift for cute shorts you find or even a skirt u grab at the store to match it :O) I bought 2 pairs of shorts one was $4.88 for the 4 of July one and the other red/white/blue hearts was $2.88. So the total cost for me was $10.76 plus time…:O) which was free too
As you know I get so busy I forget to post new things. I tend to finish one project and jump right into the next with out remembering to share some pictures and best of all the links to those project /patterns…
First project I finished was simple crochet baby bandana’s something super quick to have in my house stash for the unexpected baby gift my mom tends to call me about that she needs me to whip up something in 24 hours so she can give it the next day for the baby shower?…(why do people who don’t crochet always assume we can crochet a baby blanket in 24 hours?)
The second/third project was a gift for a friends little girl crochet easter basket and crochet puffy bunnies to go with them upon completing them I ended up making a second one for a co-workers little girl who is the same age 3…
The fourth/fifth projects ended up being crochet apron style halter tops for the little girl’s I mentioned above I tested out 2 different sizes as I was not to sure how much bigger a 5/6 size was to a 3/4 size was going to be..These tops took less then 1 skein of yarn and just over a 66 inches or 5.5 feet of ribbon for the strap….
The sixth and seventh projects were for one of the kid’s above mom a quick gifts too I made adult halter top and one sun top for spring /summer…I was not to sure of her size M or L so I added extra rows and a made them both a little longer estimating she maybe 34-36 size…
The little girl I make things for is just the right age for a doll carrier as well so I searched the net for a pattern and got busy looking in my stash of yarn for some bright colors for Spring…
I whipped this little carrier up in say few days while watching TV at night.
I opted for the following changes to the original pattern
1- Pouch style (didn’t want the doll or stuffed animal to fall out)
2- Longer straps with various button adjustment options
3- The Pouch is open 3 inches on each side near bottom so the dolls feet hang out…
8.5 tall and 8.5 wide
22 inch straps with 6 button adjustments.