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.

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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 – https://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! 🙂

Gumdrop Slouchy Hat

Winter is the time for hats. YAY! For my part, I’m a huge fan of slouchy hats and seem to have spread this taste among my friends, who are now slouchy-hats’ fans! 🙂

For me, the almost perfect pattern is the Gumdrop Slouchy Hat. The pattern is free and you can find it here: http://www.gleefulthings.com/blog/?p=640 They are easy to crochet, look absolutely great and chain up really fast! Enjoy!

Support Gleeful Things and Julie by buying some patterns! Check out the Spring Blossom Slouchy Hat on ravelry, as well as other patterns here: http://www.ravelry.com/stores/gleeful-things-2