All posts tagged Crochet

Published January 10, 2018 by Jayashiangel


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This cute little crochet vest style shawl I made for my niece for Xmas. She is 11 years old and wears 14-16 in girls..This shawl goes together very quickly with a K Hook and 3.25 of Caron Cakes yarn which is nice a soft. I made this shawl a little longer to make sure it covers her lower back (& since she was not around I had to visually wing it)

However it turned out just perfect when I gifted it to her….The pattern comes in S-L & Plus size 1X-3X…:O):O)




Crochet Smiley Baby Rattle

Published January 10, 2018 by Jayashiangel

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Crocheting is a great pastime for me I tend to have lots of time as I work a job where I must wait to be called to driving crews members around to various places in town. Then more wait (down time) so I crochet or read during this time…I take various project in what I cal the start stage (must be no bigger then say half a baby blanket in size as I sit in van/drive/wait/crochet/wait & crochet….)

This is one of the projects I completed that was just perfect for my down time plus you can use any scraps you have to whip up this cute smiley baby rattle….I used Red Heart Super Saver in Yellow and Orange both were from random scrap balls I had in my scrap box….Using a E hooks and it measured 4 inches..Here is the pattern…

This project is quick and best paired with say maybe as few baby bibs whipped up in less then 2 days for that oops I forgot to get a baby gift these are great to have as I call gift stash items in a box in the closet..


Published January 9, 2018 by Jayashiangel

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So for Christmas time of 2017 I was busy whipping up lots of mini back packs for various family members here are a few of them and one as a gift for a little girl who I have been crochet things for since she was a baby :O) who is now in first grade…

The original pattern measurement 5 wide X 7 inches tall. I however preferred them to be a lot bigger around 10 inches wide and 12 inches tall. Which everyone who got one loved them :O) so that was a super bonus for me as everyone knows Xmas gift are very hard to give but with crochet or handmade items that is even harder….


Crochet Swing Skirts

Published January 9, 2018 by Jayashiangel

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Wow I see I forgot to post things I have been making since August 2017 I tend to post on a few various sites I am a member of like Crochetville and Raverly. However I have forgotten to share here as well…I guess I better leave myself a reminder note must be getting old and forgetful?

Since I made those cute little Swing tops they really needed something cute was well on the bottom right? How about simple swing skirts??

I came across this pattern from Christina Budd. I love her patterns from little girls to you guessed plus size women or as like to say real women :O)..

Back to the swing skirt it calls for a chain of 80 that would be perfect for a size 4/5 just make sure to measure up against your child if your child’s waist is way smaller you could always go down a few stitches or if you need more space go up a few stitches this pattern is flexible since I tend to wing most patterns…

I opted to use a draw string but I next time as suggested in the pattern I will most likely use some thin elastic as this looked like a better option for a little girl who may not be able to tie and untie the waist…(mental after thought)

I used a G hook and Red Heart Super Saver yarn that I had just laying round in the yarn closet…


Child Size Swing Top

Published August 13, 2017 by Jayashiangel

I came across these really cute and quick swing tops. These tops go from start to finish very quickly in less then one day. They would be perfect to use when you have a skirt/shorts or even pant that no top just matches right….plus the amount of yarn was wild less then one full skein 6 oz.. I plan to make another with those new cute Cake style skeins..The pattern on Ravelry is free however you can join them free and have access to lots of free and paid for pattern. This pattern comes in sizes child 3-7 years and teenager.. However I am assuming following the pattern concept you could making it larger for an adult…

I decided to change the pattern just a little as I was surfing the net and found a different style strap done on a similar one and thought this strap option was quicker as well as a better option for kids as I didn’t want the button/strap to pull to much on the top…

This top I whipped up should fit a child size 5/6 I added an extra row of DC before starting the shell row…

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Lots of Crochet Projects

Published April 11, 2017 by Jayashiangel

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?)

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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…

Easter Basket Mix



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….


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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…

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20170409_Hot Pink Summer Halter Top