Granny Square to Wear – or the world’s easiest top

In between the dreadful work overload of the past few days, I managed to crochet this little delight. Yes, CROCHET. I’ve been so busy learning how to knit that I had “forgotten” that I’m actually much better (and quicker) at crocheting.

granny5This particularly pattern is Amanda Tipton’s take on a “Granny Square to Wear”. And what a great concept it is! In the matter of a couple of hours, you’ll have a great baby top, perfect for these sad Spring days. All you really need to know is how to crochet a granny square (check out Teresa’s blog if you need help – http://www.crochetgeek.com/2009/01/crochet-traditional-granny-square.html) and then take some time to join both pieces. It’s instant-crochet-satisfaction! :)

The pattern may be found here:

http://pardonmychaos-amanda.blogspot.pt/2011/08/granny-square-top-tutorial.html

Or on Ravelry

And here’s my creation! I have another one hooked up already, so more updates to follow!Fotor041021406

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One down – plenty of projects to go!

Despite being completely swamped with work, I still have time to do my thing!

This is an extremely easy and quick knitted baby top. I had to use 5.00mm needles to obtain correct gauge. Little A. is currently 6-month old and the top still has some room to grow. Good! The yarn is Sirdar Summer Stripes (Sombrero), which is 60% Cotton, 40% Acrylic, which is super soft and quick. And, the best thing is, it only took 1 skein!

You can find the pattern here at Ravelry, as a free download:

http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/simple-baby-vest-singlet

Queue it on Ravelry!

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TBMCreations – 2 Bored Moms Creations

First of all, I’ve already completed several projects on my stash, but I’ve been so busy with work that I didn’t even have the time to photograph them. Bah… :(

Second, a while back, Michelle and Jackie were kind enough to ask for my permission to sell flowers they’ve made from my pattern (found here – http://didascrochet.files.wordpress.com/2011/12/7-petal-flower1.pdf) and I said yes, of course! Well, these are 2 VERY creative moms! You can find them on Facebook (www.facebook.com/twoboredmomscreations) and make sure you stop by their shop on Etsy (http://www.etsy.com/shop/2BoredMomsCreations), where you will be able to find these lovely, über-cute things:

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Free Pattern – Le Drool: Awesome Bib for Awesome Babies

Awesome Knitted Bib for Awesome Teething (and Other) Babies

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Bibs. Here’s something you can NEVER have enough. Never. First comes the spit-up. Then come the first meals. And then that dreadful monster without a face called “Teething Horribilis”. So, whether you need to keep your bib stash full, you’re searching for a last minute gift for a baby that literally takes one to two hours to finish or you’re just taking your first steps in knitting, this is the project to choose.

PS: This is my first written knitting pattern. Be patient (and nice). If you find any mistakes or if you have any thoughts, queries or suggestions, please let me know.

The PDF file: Le_Drool_AwesomeBib

Hope you like! And please, please, share your photos of the finished products with me! :)

Knitted baby shrug – free pattern by Tonya Wagner (@theshizknit.com)

So, this is the Confection Baby Shrug. If you’re looking for an easy and adorable baby knitted shrug, this is the pattern to have by your side. AND IT’S FREE, so make sure you thank Tonya Wagner properly and drop by her website @ http://www.theshizknit.com/.

Using US 8 – 5.0 mm needles and worsted yarn (I used acrylic; not sure about the brand, though), this is a fast project. The eyelet details and the ribbing definitely bring the garment to life. I did make the sleeves a bit longer, but only because winter is still in full force around here.

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You can find it on Ravelry (as usual) here: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/confection-baby-shrug

Or, if you prefer the PDF link, click here: http://www.ravelry.com/download/5317/free

Thumbless Baby Mittens

Looking for a great gift for a newborn or an extremely quick and easy knitting project? Check out Jen Gontier’s Thumbless Baby Mittens. The pattern, from HipKnitized is free and if you are a beginner knitter, there is nothing simpler!

I’ve used a self-striping yarn (http://www.iceyarns.com/, which I bought on Ebay.co.uk), thus the end result. What do you think? Are you feeling inspired?

Pattern link: http://www.hipknitized.com/2009/11/thumbless-baby-mittens-quick-knit.html

Ravelry link: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/thumbless-baby-mittens-2

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Such a long absence! :)

Well, first of all, so sorry for the extremely long absence. Between being pregnant (and VERY sleepy), having the baby and all things in between, my blog was somewhat abandoned… :)

Nevertheless, I’m back! In the meantime, I’ve learned how to knit and have been spending some time improving my skills. I’ve already made a few things that I’ll be sharing with you later on!

Happy crafting, everyone!im-back

Bun in the oven!

Well, it seems that I have a bun in the oven! :D And you know what this means: baby crochet overload! I’ve been making some very cool things that I want share with you.

The first thing is the Bombay Love crochet sweater, from Yarny Days. It’s a free pattern (Thank you so much, Rima!) and you can find it here:

http://www.yarnydays.com/2009/01/bombay-love.html

And you can queue on Ravelry here: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/bombay-love

It’s an extremely easy pattern and I guarantee you that the results are extraordinary. You can customize it in a million different color combinations and have fun with the buttons. In fact, I’ve shown the cardigan to some (pregnant) friends and it seems that I will be making plenty of these to give as gifts!

Here’s my creation:

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