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Wednesday Round Up 4/30/14 ~ Skirts and Dresses

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This round up includes both free and paid crochet skirt and dress patterns of many sizes! Take a look and see what speaks to you, then go twirl in your new skirt or dress!

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Here are the names and links of each pattern, along with a little something that each designer has to say about them.

1) Rachel Skirt  ~ By Jessie At Home
Rachel is a slightly flared double crochet skirt with lace ruffles on the bottom. You choose how many rows of lace you want at the bottom of your skirt! Instructions are given for 7 different lace patterns, which can be place in any order, use several different laces, switch off between two, or even just make a few rows of the same one, it is all up to you! Sizes child to adult 5X

2) Forget Me Knot Set ~ By Trifles and Treasures
Sweet little dress and bonnet set for your little darling! Sized for 0-3 months.

3) Amelia ~ a wrap top skirt ~ Knit version available as well! ~ By Jessie At Home
Amelia is a fun, twirly skirt that fits a variety of shapes and sizes. The sides of the skirt are open from the waist on up. To wear the skirt, simply step on in and tie the back section around your waist, then wrap the front section around and tie. Or switch and tie the front section first, it is a matter of preference, creating a different look each way. Sizes child to adult 5X

4) Diamond Infant Dress ~ By Crafting Friends Designs
This Diamond Infant dress pattern has been tested and is very simple to follow. Sizes Newborn – 12 month.

5) Fanny ~ By Jessie At Home
Fanny is a fan stitch and double crochet skirt with a slight flare. The top of the skirt is made of 6 panels of fan stitch alternating with 6 wedges of double crochet. The wedges are what give the skirt the flare. The panels/wedges are made one at a time and connected to their neighbors as they are made, so only one yarn is being worked at a time; no multiple bobbins or skeins being worked at once! Sizes child to adult 5X

6) Puff Stitch Halter Dress ~ By Jessie At Home
Here is a fun summer dress I made for my daughter. The neck is made in a similar manner to my Puff Stitch Choker pattern, and the top is textured nicely with a combination of puff stitches and single crochet. The skirt is light and lacy and fun to twirl in! It can be worn over stretch pants or shorts, and it can be worn over a shirt as well for added warmth.

7) Ruffle Crochet Skirt ~ By Stitch11
his Ruffle Crochet Skirt is a great pattern to make for your little girl. It stops just above the knee, but can easily be made longer. Add bows or ribbon for added accessory, or even crochet a matching hair piece.

8) Tiered Ruffle Skirt ~ By KT and the Squid
The Tired Ruffle Skirt is an original pattern by me (Katy). The pattern may look difficult but it is easy enough for an advanced beginner. I have included lots of pictures to help you along. The pattern is written for girl sizes XXS/2, XS/4, S/6, M/8-10, and L/12-14.

9) Emma Skater Skirt ~ By Jessie At Home
Emma is a playful skater skirt inspired by a UK reality star, and the lovely ice skating ladies of the 2014 Olympics. This pattern features my unique less~bulky crochet waistband. There are photos to help you along and a few videos for extra explanation, though everything is completely explained in the text of the pattern. Emma also features a decorative border which can be made in another color for a bit of variety! Sizes child to adult 5X

Sashay Ruffle Skirt by Debi Dearest

Bonus Pattern!

Sashay Ruffle Skirt

by Debi Dearest

 

Don’t forget to check out some of the other great Round Ups that have happened in Blogland over the last week!

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10 Things This Week in Crochet 4 By Kim Guzman
30 Awesome Appliques! A Crochet Applique Roundup By Fiber Flux
30 Awesome Appliques! A Crochet Applique Roundup By Fiber Flux
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Puff Stitch Halter Dress

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Puff Stitch Halter Dress
Crochet Pattern
Intermediate Skill Level
Designed by Jessie Rayot

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Here is a fun summer dress I made for my daughter. The neck is made in a similar manner to my Puff Stitch Choker pattern, and the top is textured nicely with a combination of puff stitches and single crochet. The skirt is light and lacy and fun to twirl in! It can be worn over stretch pants or shorts, and it can be worn over a shirt as well for added warmth. There is also a video linked to help with the puff stitch neck.

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SKILL LEVEL:
Intermediate

YARN:
3 (4) Skeins Red Heart Baby TLC yarn ~ Miami used in the sample, sample is a size 5/6

HOOK:
US 8/H/5.00 mm
and
US 9/I/5.50 mm

GAUGE:
16 sc and 20 rows in a 4” square with smaller hook. If you have to change the hook, then make the second hook one size larger than the first.

SIZE:
Child 5/6 (23~25” chest)
~or~
Child 7/8 (26~28” chest)

TECHNIQUES AND ABBREVIATIONS USED:
ch ~ chain
sl st ~ slip stitch
sc ~ single crochet
dc ~ double crochet
st(s) ~ stitches

puff st~ Puff Stitch: [yo, insert hook into st, yo, pull through st] 4 times, all in the same st (9 loops on hook), yo, pull through all 9 loops, puff stitch made.

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PATTERN:

Neck & Top

Watch this video to see how to make the connecting puff stitches used in the neck.

Row 1: Ch 3, puff st in first ch made, [ch 2, puff st in ch-2 sp on side of previous puff st] 59 (61) times. (60 (62) puff sts)

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Row 2: Ch 1 (does not count as a st), (sc, ch 2, sc) in the large loop at the bottom of the puff st, and in the bottom loop of each of the next 7 puff sts. (8 sets of (sc, ch 2, sc)

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Row 3: Turn, ch 2, 2 puff sts in ch-2 sp, [skip 2, 2 puff sts in next ch-2 sp] 7 times, hdc in last sc. (16 puff sts)

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Row 4: Turn, ch 1 (does not count as a st), 2 sc in top of each puff st. (32 sc)

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Row 5: Turn, ch 1 (does not count as a st), 2 sc in first sc, sc in each st across until 1 st remains, 2sc in last st. (34 sc)

Row 6: Turn, ch 1 (does not count as a st), sc in first sc, ch 2, skip 1, [sc in each of next 2 sts, ch 2, skip 2] 6 times, sc in each of next 2 sts, ch 2, skip 1, sc in last st (36 sts)

Row 7: Turn, ch 2, 2 puff sts in ch-2 sp, [skip 2, 2 puff sts in next ch-2 sp] 8 times, hdc in last sc. (18 puff sts)

Row 8: Turn, ch 1 (does not count as a st), 2 sc in top of each puff st. (36 sc)

Row 9: Turn, ch 1 (does not count as a st), 2 sc in first sc, sc in each st across until 1 st remains, 2 sc in last st. (38 sc)

Row 10: Turn, ch 1 (does not count as a st), sc in first sc, ch 2, skip 1, [sc in each of next 2 sts, ch 2, skip 2] 8 times, sc in each of next 2 sts, ch 2, skip 1, sc in last st (40 sts)

Row 11: Turn, ch 2, 2 puff sts in ch-2 sp, [skip 2, 2 puff sts in next ch-2 sp] 9 times, hdc in last sc. (20 puff sts)

Row 12: Turn, ch 1 (does not count as a st), 2 sc in top of each puff st. (40 sc)

Row 13: Turn, ch 1 (does not count as a st), 2 sc in first sc, sc in each st across until 1 st remains, 2 sc in last st. (42 sc)

Row 14: Turn, ch 1 (does not count as a st), sc in first sc, ch 2, skip 1, [sc in each of next 2 sts, ch 2, skip 2] 9 times, sc in each of next 2 sts, ch 2, skip 1, sc in last st (44 sts)

Row 15: Turn, ch 2, 2 puff sts in ch-2 sp, [skip 2, 2 puff sts in next ch-2 sp] 10 times, hdc in last sc. (22 puff sts)

For size 5/6 move onto waistband

Row 16: (Size 7/8 only) Turn, ch 1 (does not count as a st), 2 sc in top of each puff st. (44 sc)

Row 17: (Size 7/8 only) Turn, ch 1 (does not count as a st), 2 sc in first sc, sc in each st across until 1 st remains, 2 sc in last st. (46 sc)

Row 18: (Size 7/8 only) Turn, ch 1 (does not count as a st), sc in first sc, ch 2, skip 1, [sc in each of next 2 sts, ch 2, skip 2] 10 times, sc in each of next 2 sts, ch 2, skip 1, sc in last st (48 sts)

Row 19: (Size 7/8 only) Turn, ch 2, 2 puff sts in ch-2 sp, [skip 2, 2 puff sts in next ch-2 sp] 11 times, hdc in last sc. Fasten off. (24 puff sts)

Top Back Done

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Top Front

Go back to the end of row 2, and skip 7 (8) of the large loops at the bottom of the puff sts from row 1, starting in the 8th (9th) large loop, repeat rows 2 – 19, do not fasten off.

Top Front Done

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Waistband (worked in rounds)

Rnd 1: Turn, ch 1 (does not count as a st), 2 sc in top of each puff st, ch 4 (8), 2 sc in the top of each puff st from the bottom of the top back, being careful not to twist the neckband, ch 4 (8), sl st to top of beg sc. (96 (112) sc)

Rnd 2 – 10: ch 1 (does not count as a st), sc in each st around, sl st to top of beg sc. Do not fasten off. (96 (112) sc)

Skirt

Rnd 1: Ch 3 (counts as first dc), 3 dc in same st, * skip 3, 4 dc in next st, repeat from * around, sl st to top of beginning ch 3. (24 (28) sets of 4 dc)

Rnd 2: Switch to larger hook, sl st in next dc, sl st in between 2nd and 3rd dc of 4 dc set, ch 3, 3 dc in same space, *4 dc in between 2nd and 3rd dc of next dc set, repeat from * around, sl st to top of beginning ch 3. (24 (28) sets of 4 dc)

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Rnd 3~5: Sl st in next dc, sl st in between 2nd and 3rd dc of 4 dc set, ch 3, 3 dc in same space, *4 dc in between 2nd and 3rd dc of next dc set, repeat from * around, sl st to top of beginning ch 3. (24 (28) sets of 4 dc)

Rnd 6: Sl st in next dc, sl st in between 2nd and 3rd dc of 4 dc set, ch 3, (dc, ch 1, 2 dc) in same space, *(2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc) in between 2nd and 3rd dc of next dc set, repeat from * around, sl st to top of beginning ch 3. (24 (28) sets of (2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc))

Rnd 7~10: Sl st in next dc, sl st in ch-1 sp, ch 3, (dc, ch 1, 2 dc) in same sp, *(2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc) in next ch-1 sp, repeat from * around, sl st to top of beginning ch 3. (24 (28) sets of (2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc))

Rnd 11: Sl st in next dc, sl st in ch-1 sp, ch 3, (dc, ch 1, 2 dc) in same sp, dc in between next 2 sets of 2 dc, *(2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc) in next ch-1 sp, dc in between next 2 sets of 2 dc, repeat from * around, sl st to top of beginning ch 3. (24 (28) sets of (2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc) with 24 (28) dc in between)

Rnd 12~15: Sl st in next dc, sl st in ch-1 sp, ch 3, (dc, ch 1, 2 dc) in same sp, sk 2 dc, dc in dc, sk 2 dc, *(2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc) in next ch-1 sp, sk 2 dc, dc in dc, sk 2 dc, repeat from * around, sl st to top of beginning ch 3. (24 (28) sets of (2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc) with 24 (28) dc in between)

Rnd 16: Sl st in next dc, sl st in ch-1 sp, ch 3, (dc, ch 1, 2 dc) in same sp, sk 2 dc, 2 dc in dc, sk 2 dc, *(2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc) in next ch-1 sp, sk 2 dc, 2 dc in dc, sk 2 dc, repeat from * around, sl st to top of beginning ch 3. (24 (28) sets of (2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc) with 24 (28) sets of 2 dc in between)

Rnd 17~20: Sl st in next dc, sl st in ch-1 sp, ch 3, (dc, ch 1, 2 dc) in same sp, sk 2 dc, 2 dc in the center of the next 2 dc, sk 2 dc, *(2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc) in next ch-1 sp, sk 2 dc, 2 dc in the center of the next 2 dc, sk 2 dc, repeat from * around, sl st to top of beginning ch 3. (24 (28) sets of (2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc) with 24 (28) sets of 2 dc in between)

Rnd 21: Sl st in next dc, sl st in ch-1 sp, ch 3, (dc, ch 1, 2 dc) in same sp, (dc, ch 1, dc) in next ch-1 sp, *(2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc) in next ch-1 sp, (dc, ch 1, dc) in next ch-1 sp, repeat from * around, sl st to top of beginning ch 3. (24 (28) sets of (2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc) with 24 (28) sets of (dc, ch 1, dc) in between)

For size 5/6 end here

Row 22~25: (Size 7/8 only) Sl st in next dc, sl st in ch-1 sp, ch 3, (dc, ch 1, 2 dc) in same sp, *(2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc) in next ch-1 sp, repeat from * around, sl st to top of beginning ch 3. (56 sets of (2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc)

Arm Hole
Use a yarn needle and the yarn tail from the start of your project to join the neckband into a full circle.

Rnd 1: Attach yarn to second ch in underarm (at waistband), sc in same st, sc in next 1 (5) sts sc2tog using last ch of waistband and the side of the hdc, sc in the side of the same hdc, * sc in the side of each of the next 3 sts, 2 sc in the side of the next hdc, rep from * to top of arm hole, 3 sc in the long loop at the edge of each puff st from the original next band, ** 2 sc in the side of the next hdc, sc in the side of each of the next 3 sts, rep from * to bottom of arm hole, placing only 1 sc in the side of the last hdc, sc2tog using the same hdc and the remaining unworked ch at the waistband, sl st to top of beg sc.

Rnd 2: sc 1 (4), sc2tog, sc in each st around until 2 remain, sc2tog, sl st to top of beg sc, fasten off.

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Wear or give and enjoy!

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Spool Knit Fun and Other Goodies

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I hope you all had a lovely weekend, and that your week is turning out well. We’ve had some fun here. I used one of my new~to~me tea pots for the first time. It was an Earl Gray kind of day.

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On Sunday the girls and I decided it was time for a spool knitting tea party. They had received spool knitting kits from my parents (who are now stationed in Sicily) for Christmas, and with the plague we had going around, I hadn’t had a chance to teach them yet.

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They both picked it up quite quickly. They love learning how to create new things. I have no idea where they get that from. 🙂

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They spent hours, yes HOURS, sitting and spool knitting. No TV, just happily making. Vada even needed to swipe some yarn from my stash to keep going! Kyla’s kit had a lot more yarn in it, so she was fine with what she had.

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Vada’s spool knitter is wood and has 4 pegs, so it makes a cute little tube. Vada has a thing for green.

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Kyla’s spool knitter is plastic and has 6 pegs, so it makes a wider tube. She wants to make it really long and make a scarf. I am going to see if she can make it 3 times as long as she wants so we can loosely braid it to make it wider.

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This coming Saturday, my friend Marsha will be coming for a visit. Remember when I told you I swiped her pretty bowl so she would have to come visit? I went grocery shopping at Trader Joes on Monday and I may have gotten a bit excited about Marsha coming. I told her if she came around lunch time we could have a “bunch~of~little~things” kind of lunch. So this is what I picked up. I have some other crackers in the pantry as well. Plus tea, coffee, and tea biscuits. Yes, that is chocolate cheddar cheese. It is either going to be awesome or gross, I will let you know!

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We received a package that was packed with this brown paper the other day. Kyla loves huge paper to color!

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I had to buy a new scanner. At some point I will replace my scanner/printer/fax machine, but that is not in the budget right now. So I thought it would be nice to have a portable scanner, and I found this one for under $50 including the memory card and shipping. I was worried that it would get dirty, especially if I traveled with it. Why buy a portable scanner if you can’t take it anywhere? I thought it would be nice at conferences and such if there is a flyer or something I want to remember. So I knitted myself a little cotton cover for the scanner, and I even put on a pocket for the cord. The scanner is battery operated, but the cord is needed to upload the scans to a computer.

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I’ve made some progress on the jean/yarn skirt. I am almost done with the front wedge. This is taking a while because I don’t work on it that often. I have several other things that are a higher priority at the moment, but sometimes I just need a fun and easy knit, so this is great!

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Well it is almost time to take the littles to school, so I should wrap this up. Have a great day, my friends!

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Re~Skirt or What to do with Old Jeans

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Finally! A yarnie post for you! I know, I’ve had a lot of family photos and stories to share lately. Time for yarn!!

First, I promised you a while back that I would share how I have been taking my photos as of late. I have had several people ask how to get good pattern photos indoors, without good daylight. So here is my pattern photo corner in my basement.

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I hung a piece of light blue linen from a joist with a few thumb tacks. When I need a table top, I roll my desk chair over, toss a bin lid across the arm rests, and drape the linen over top of that. When I need the dress form, I just stick that in front of the linen. There is very little natural light that comes into this section of my basement. However, there is a large and bright light right there, and it works well for me. I use the close~up setting on my camera, and then just snap a bunch of photos. Having a decent camera helps, though mine is not top of the line…or all that new…but it certainly does it’s job.

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Here is the picture I got from the set up I just showed you. As you can see, it works just fine! I do tend to make some edits on Picasa, but not much.

Now I have a new fun project to share with you.

I tend to wear jeans until they can not be worn any more. Some people wear out the knees first, I wear out the inner thighs. Does this happen to you as well? I’m sure the smaller you are, the less it happens; but for those of us in double digit sizes, this tends to happen.

Old-Jeans

It seemed a shame to toss these jeans into a box for some future use, when I liked them so. And I have been on a skirt kick lately, so I decide it was time to transform them!

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I cut off the inseam and outseam, cutting on both sides so the seams were totally gone. I then cut a bit more from the crotch area on both halves, so that they would lay flat. This took a few tries as I did not want to cut too much off. I just cut a bit, then laid it on the table to see if it was flat, then cut a bit more until it worked.

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I decided I wanted to put a crochet border on the bottom, so I cut a few extra inches off the bottom. The extra bits were tossed in my “Jean Scraps” box. Those things come in handy! If I had thought about shortening the jeans before cutting them apart I could have cut the bottom few inches off first, then sewn the cut edges shut to make two bags. Just add a strap, a button loop, and a button, and maybe a fringy bit off the bottom, and you have a cute little bag!!

Inset-in-progress

I have some great spring colors of Red Heart Super Saver that seemed just perfect for this project! What you see above is the start of the wedge I will put in the center front, and then I will make another for the center back. I will then make 2 more for the sides that start with a top that is an inch or two wide to account for the bits of the jeans that I cut out at the waist. I am making the wedges knit, and then I will add a lacey crochet bottom. I love mixing my stitching! I will also crochet a belt to go with my skirt.

I will keep posting photos through this project.

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I am also crocheting a rug with 3 strands of Red Heart Super Saver and other like yarns from my giant bin o’ acrylic worsted weight yarn. I will write this pattern up and share it with you at some point. For those of you who are brave enough to give it a go without a traditional pattern, here is a quickie:

Chain 3, hdc into first chain, turn, hdc, sc, hdc in the first hdc. Then each row starts with 2 hdc in the first st (you can use a ch 2 for the first hdc, or a chainless starting hdc) then sc across, and 2 hdc in last st. For the “fancy” rows: (1 hdc, ch1, skip 1) across, then for the next row, 2 hdc in each ch-1 sp. Remember to increase on both ends! The other “fancy” row is just 2 rows of shell stitch: 3dc in first st, skip 2, (sc, skip 2, 5dc in next st, skip 2) across, both rows, on the second row the dcs are worked in the scs, and the scs are worked in the center of the 5dc shells. You may need to get a bit creative on the ends. I am making 4 rows of sc between the “fancy” rows.

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This past weekend we took the girls to Disney on Ice. We got great prices on the tickets through the Girl Scouts. Kyla was feeling the need to be a blue princess ballerina. She was in quite the goofy mood!

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Every morning I tell the girls to put on socks or slippers before coming downstairs. This morning Kyla got up before me and came downstairs with bare feet. When I came downstairs she was cleaning up her breakfast like this. Silly girl.

Attaching-Patches!

 In really cool and fun new, I have a pattern in All Free Crochet’s top 100 patterns of 2013!

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It is my Owlette Lovey pattern. The sample seen in the pattern (named Owlivia) was donated to the children of the Boys and Girls Club of Hoboken, along with many other handmade stuffed toys from the Craft Hope project just after Super Storm Sandy.

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That’s all for now. Time to get hooking on that rug!

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Angela Pattern is FINALLY done!!!

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It is finally here, the Angela knit shrug pattern!

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Look, I even made one for myself!

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This fun knit pattern goes all the way up to a generous size 4/5X.

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And it goes all the way down to a size XS.

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It is only $3.00! There are many photos in the pattern to help along the way. There is also a link to my video tutorials to help you out with the provisional cast on. As always, the pattern can be purchased through my stores online at Ravelry, Craftsy, or Etsy. I love to see photos of your creations, so come on over and join my Facebook group. Don’t forget to “like” my Facebook page as well so you know whenever I have a sale, and other fun happenings!

Oh, one last plug, if you are interested in testing patterns for me ~ knit or crochet ~ join my testing group. I have a few really great and reliable testers, but I would love to find more!

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What’s up, Buttercup?

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Just a quick update for you all before I call it a night. It has been a LONG day!

I had a nice Sunday at InsaniTea. I have been trying to kick this virus/bug/thing that I got from the girls, so I asked Ingrid to make me up some of her special tea mix to take home. Even the name makes me feel better!

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If you can’t read that, it says “HAPPY HAPPY FUN TIME FEEL BETTER TEA”

On Friday both the girls were especially proud of the outfits they chose for school, and they wanted me to take their pictures to share with you. Kyla was feeling very pink. She likes to choose a color and go with it head to toe. I am fond of the patterned socks with the cute shoes!

Pretty-in-pink-Kyla

Then there is my little spooky girl. Vada just loves anything Halloween. She wears Halloween clothes year round, and is proud! Some people think I am odd letting my kids pick their own clothes at this age. I think it’s nice for them to be able to express themselves! I do edit when needed. For example, Vada is wearing black tight shorts under her skirt because I made her go upstairs and put them on. I don’t let them go to school with a skirt that is above the knees unless they have tights or tight pants/shorts underneath. I don’t want them to be distracted in school by having to worry about not flashing their underwear. Kids this age love underwear jokes, so why take a chance?

Halloween-or-not-Vada

Remember when I showed you that long~legged doll that we were given with some hand~me~down toys? Well, she is become a favorite of Vada’s. We even had to give her a name. After much deliberation, she has been named…

Buttercup!

Well, Buttercup’s dress didn’t fit very well. It bugged me. Vada is so attached to her, I thought she deserved a dress that fit. So I found some crochet thread in Vada’s favorite colors, and made her a new dress.

Buttercup's-new-dress

Well, that’s all I have in me this evening. It’s been a long day! (5 loads of laundry, built lifts for the bed frame, cleaned the garage a bit, made Buttercup’s dress, and did all that Mommy stuff I do every day) I think my bed is calling…

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Some knit tests and a finished project

| Clothes, Girl Scouts, Knit, Skirt

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Well I am testing a few patterns now. The deadline for both is February 24th. As always, I am running the tests on Ravelry.

First is a project I have been showing you sneaks of for a while now:

new-knit-ruffle-skirt

This is the Wendy skirt. The pattern is for child small all the way to adult 5X. This one is a child small, made for Vada for Christmas. I have another in the works for Kyla. Sorry it is model~less, but I didn’t want to spoil the surprise! All the test details can be found here.

The next one may be a bit familiar. I didn’t get enough testers the first time around, so I am testing Paula again.

Paula-Poncho-knit

The Paula poncho is in sizes XS to 5X. You can find all the details here.

Crochet-Hook-Case

Remember when I told you I was making something I needed? Well here it is.

Crocheted-Hook-Case

A hook case that rolls both ways to be closed or to give access to the hooks.

Crocheted-Hook-Case

I’m not all too thrilled with the finished project. I am going to have to make some adjustments.

top-of-Crochet-Hook-Case

Once I do, I will have a free tutorial for you!

Vada-has-style

Vada’s outfit this morning was too cute not to share.

Well, we have to run to a Daisy meeting. I hope to have a tutorial (not the case) for you tomorrow.

Nighty~Night

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