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Flower bib ~ free crochet pattern

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With the hope of spring to come, I have made you this pretty flower bib pattern. I hope you enjoy it!

Free-Crochet-Pattern-Flower-Bib

I actually started out this pattern with my Large Flat Flower Motif. So get that flower made and then hop back on over here!

Flower-Bib-Free-Crochet-Pattern-Close-Up

Use just about any yarn, and the hook to match. Sample was made with Lily Sugar ‘n Cream and a 4.5mm hook.

Other Notions:
Yarn needle for weaving in ends

Stitches and Abbreviations used:

sl st ~ slip stitch
ch ~ chain
dc ~ double crochet
dc2tog ~ double crochet 2 together
beg ~ beginning
sp ~ space
st(s) ~ stitch(es)

dc2tog ~ yo, insert hook into next st, yo and pull through (3 loops on hook), yo, pull through 2 loops (2 loops on hook), yo, insert hook into next st, yo and pull through (4 loops on hook), yo, pull through 2 loops (3 loops on hook), yo, pull through all 3 loops

After making the Large Flat Flower Motif continue working here

Crochet-Flower-Bib-Round-one

Rnd 1: work this row in back loops only, switch colors and sl st in between 4th and 5th sts of any petal (see above photo), ch1, sc in same st, sc in next 2 sts, hdc in next st, * 2dc in next st, (hdc, 5sc, hdc) across next 7 sts, rep from * 6 more times, 2dc in next st , (hdc, 2sc) across next 3 sts, sl st to top of first sc

Crochet-Flower-Bib-Finish-Round-One

Rnd 2: ch2 (counts as first hdc), hdc in same st, (hdc in each of next 8 sts, 2hdc in next st) 7 times, hdc in each of next 8  sts, sl st to top of beg ch2

Crochet-Flower-Bib-Round-Two

Rnd 3: ch2, hdc in next 4 sts (2hdc in next st, hdc in each of next 9 sts) 7 times, hdc in next 4 sts, sl st to top of beg ch2

Crochet-Flower-Bib-Round-Three

Rnd 4: ch40 (add 10 more for a longer strap), sc in second ch from hook and in next 38 chs, (2sc in next st, sc in each of next 10 sts) 6 times, turn

Rnd 5: sl st into previous st (to the right), (skip a st, 5hdc in next st, skip a st, sl st into next st) all the way around to end of strap, ch6, sl st to end of strap to create a button hole ~ make more or less chs at the end to adjust for different size buttons.

Free-Crochet-Pattern-Flower-Bib-Close-Up

Attach button and weave in ends.

Crochet-Flower-Bib

To find a printer friendly version of this pattern (text only, in black, no photos) click here. This will bring you to the listing for this pattern on Craftsy, where you can also find printer friendly versions of all my free patterns, and where you can purchase my sale patterns.

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Virtual Party on Saturday! *and some other stuff*

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I’m sure you have noticed all the changes around here lately. JessieAtHome has had a makeover! To celebrate I will be having a Blog Reno party all day Saturday. All my patterns on Ravelry will be 20% off (it will show at check out) and I will activate the coupon code “bloom” in my Etsy store which will give 15% off your entire order; both of these sales will run for the entire day! In the morning, I will put up a blog post announcing the party and sharing all the details of the various give aways and contests that will happen throughout the day. In order to win any of the prizes, you will need to reply to that blog post. If you want to get ready for the party, be sure you have liked my Facebook page, and joined my Facebook group. You may also want to take a look at my pattern store on Ravelry to see which pattern(s) you would like if you win, and think about what patterns you would like to see me write in the future. Get ready, it is going to be a fun day!!

Ooo-Giant-Scissors

So, on Sunday, we went to a friend’s place to help her out with some organizing. She has lots of fun things for the little ones to play with. Kyla enjoyed the dress up clothes!

Kyla-The-Clown

I have been working on far too many projects. I will be getting more space to sell my finished items at InsaniTea, so I have been printing out pictures to make some shelf signs.

Working-on-shelf-lables

I also have a friend who has dojo,  and he wants to sell my Max hats in his gift shop. So I have been making many red and black (his dojo colors) hats in various sizes.

Making-stripey-hats

Whenever I work downstairs George always watches over me.

George-watches-over

I still have more items to photograph, price, and label. But I have made a bit of a dent in the stash.

Still-more-to-photograph

Back on the first floor, there still seems to be yarn everywhere.  I have been thinking a lot about my pattern writing. I have so many pattern ideas written and sketched. More then I can work on at once. I have to admit, I hadn’t really been paying a lot of attention to the seasons with my pattern releases. I just made whichever pattern struck my fancy. Some happen quickly, others can take 6 months or more, between writing, personal testing, editing, outside testing, editing, sometimes a second round of testing, editing, and finally release.

Yarn-yarn-everywhere

I have decided that I will now organize my patterns by season, and write them so they can be released at the appropriate time. This means I am now working on fall patterns. I may be able to get a few summer patterns done on time, but we will see.

Still-more-to-photograph

Of course, the free patterns are usually much quicker to work out, so they should still happen once every week or two. I do have a few in the works right now.

Beginning-a-Tutorial

Usually the free patterns happen as I find a need for something (such as gifts for various occasions.) So you should be seeing some free patterns for items I will be selling at craft fairs this summer.

New-project-for-a-free-pattern

I have started work on a fall pattern. It is one many of you may be excited about! Here is all the yarn for the first go at the pattern. This is a pattern I will be writing and making at the same time. It works better for me that way. Like the colors? Any guesses what it will be?

Getting-ready-for-adult-Kat-pattern

Here it is on the needles, just barely started. Any guesses yet?

Here-we-go--adult-Kat-coat

It is the adult version of the Kat coat!!! I am very excited!

Well, time to get back to the needles. Have a nice night, my friends.

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Breakdown of the Yarn Haul!!

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So I promised more photos and a break down of all the yarn I bought last night. I didn’t count out all the colors, but I did separate and count it by type. So here is the breakdown, with links to the yarns on line, and the retail price (based on the price of the yarn in the LYS, not on line.) The photos may not match up with the text, as they are just snaps of the unpacking and organizing efforts.

*btw ~ there will be a party here all day Saturday with pattern give aways, and fun contests*

First-Box-of-Yarn-Unpacked

Berroco Vintage Chunky, 105 skeins, retail $8.50 x 105 = $892.50

Three-Boxes-Of-Yarn-Unpacked

Berroco Remix, 12 skeins, retail $11.00 x 12 = $132.00

Starting-to-organize- the-yarn

Tahki Cotton Classic, 15 skeins, retail $6.50 x 15 = $97.50

Three-boxes-of-yarn-all-organized

Prism Tencel Tape, 3 skeins, retail $15.00 x 3 = $45.00

All-the-yarn

Zara Chine, 9 skeins, retail $10.95 x 9 = $98.55

I-Love-My-Yarn-Stash

Universal Cotton Supreme, 7 skeins, retail $9.00 x 7 = $63.00

Needles-and-Patterns

Tahki Boulder, 4 skeins, retail $30.00 x 4 = $120.00

My-new-yarn-in-its-new-home

Various patterns and needles = $102.45

Happy-me

Total retail = $1551.00, I paid = $320.00 I’m happy.

OK, that is an old picture of me happy, but it is hard to find pictures of me, I am rather camera shy.

I hope you all have had a weekend as spectacular as mine has been, or even just half as spectacular would still be rather awesome!

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Frenzied Friday & Spectacular Saturday

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Yup, an interesting couple of days over here. Friday morning, after dropping off the girls at school I made a run to the local Girl Scout council. I had to pick up all the Daisy uniforms. The girls are going to be so cute, but boy were those boxes heavy!

GSHNJ

Last week my washing machine stopped spinning. So it’s basically useless. After picking up the uniforms, I had to make a trip to the laundry mat. Uk, no fun.

Not-This-Again

However, the lady working there was very nice. When I came in she said, “I am running to the corner for a coffee, if you don’t mind. Would you like me to get one for you?” How very sweet.

Something-To-Do

While the clothes spun away, I worked on one of my many WiPs. Oh, my, I really need to finish some of these things!

My-Photo-Studio

Once home I did some cleaning, then went downstairs to get some work done. Like my photography studio? I had lots to photo.

Stuff-To-Photo-and-Sell

I went through some of the piles of items I have that need to be priced, photographed, and put into one of three groups: Etsy, InsaniTea, or Craft Fair. OK, Etsy stuff goes into Craft Fairs as well, but there are some items that aren’t worth listing on Etsy, because they are really just good inexpensive craft fair items. I made a little dent in the pile.

Box-O-Etsy

I worked a bit on yet another WiP, this one is going to be a free KNIT pattern. I know, it’s been a while since I have had a free knit pattern for you.

Knit-Capelet-Work-In-Process

Friday was the last day of no TV for the girls. It really hasn’t phased them, which makes me happy as it wasn’t a punishment as much as a preemptive strike to keep them from being dependent on the TV for entertainment.

Stacking-Dominos

They played with lots of their games. Dominoes was the game of choice on Friday. They did actually play it correctly for a while, but then the dominoes became building blocks, and chain reaction toys.

Setting-Dominos

They really had a great time, and I love watching them be creative! Kyla even built a laptop!

Domino Laptop

I ended the evening with some orange and spice tea in my favorite winter mug. Ingrid found it somewhere and put it in her shop. I fell in love!

Winter-Tea-Mug

Now as crazy as Friday was, Saturday has been amazing! In the morning I hopped onto the internet to see that Berroco yarn had put up my interview on their blog! What an awesome way to start the day! In celebration, I have put the Kat coat pattern that they featured on sale for the rest of the week. On Ravelry only you can buy the pattern for $10.00 ~ regular price is $12.50. The sale will end at Friday at midnight.

We had some great friends over for a visit in the afternoon. A great time was had by all! I really love having company, I wish I was better at inviting people over. I guess I not only have a hard time actually thinking of it, but when I do think of it I have a bit of fear that people won’t want to come over. It’s one of those social anxiety depression issues that even when I have myself in check, it still hangs about. Thankfully, I have some friends who have no fear of inviting themselves over. How lucky am I? After the great time we all had, I may be able to invite them over myself next time. It also helps that our girls and their son just adore each other. Their son is about a year and a half younger then the girls, but they all just work so well together. It makes me happy!

A few months back my favorite LYS (Local Yarn Store) closed. The owner happened to see the Berroco feature this morning and remembered me coming in to buy the yarn, and the whole process of the coats being made. She contacted me to let me know she still had a lot of inventory left in her basement and was selling it at half cost. That is basically 1/4 retail.

Box-O-Remix-and-Other-Yarn

I stopped by her house this evening. Well, first I stopped at the ATM.

Box-o-Vintage-Chunky

I got 104 skeins of Berroco Vintage Chunky to make the pattern for the adult version of the Kat coat. And a few other things, I’m sure.

More-Vintage-Chunky

Plus quite a few other yarns as well. I will take more snaps next week and share my stash with you.

Giant-Yarn!

She also threw in some free patterns and button tubes. My, it was a fun night. I am welcome back any time. Maybe if Doug’s school district actually signs a contract for the teachers and lifts the pay freeze sometime soon I will actually be able to go get more! In the mean time, I think I have enough to keep me busy for a bit.

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Large flat flower motif / coaster

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This flower has oh~so~many uses. I’m sure you will see it used in many upcoming patterns of mine!

Large-Flat-Flower-Motif-Coaster-Free-Crochet-Pattern

Use just about any yarn, and the hook to match. Sample was made with Lily Sugar ‘n Cream and a 4.5mm hook.

Other Notions:
Yarn needle for weaving in ends

Stitches and Abbreviations used:

sl st ~ slip stitch
ch ~ chain
dc ~ double crochet
dc2tog ~ double crochet 2 together
beg ~ beginning
sp ~ space
st(s) ~ stitch(es)

dccl ~ Double Crochet Cluster – yo, insert hook into next st, yo and pull through (3 loops on hook), yo, pull through 2 loops (2 loops on hook),  yo, insert hook into SAME st, yo and pull through (4 loops on hook), yo, pull through 2 loops (3 loops on hook), yo, pull through all 3 loops

Rnd 1: Make a magic circle (or ch3 and join into a circle with a sl st,) work into that: ch2, dc, ch, (dccl, ch) 7 times, pull circle closed, change color and sl st to top of first dc.

Rnd 2: sl st into ch sp, (ch2, dc, ch,dccl) all in same sp * (dccl, ch, dc 2tog) in next ch sp, rep from *6 more times, sl st to top of first dc.

Large-Flat-Flower-Round-Two

Rnd 3: sl st into ch sp, sl st in between next 2 dccl (see picture), (6dc in next ch sp, sl st in between next 2 dccl) 8 times. Clip yarn and end off.

Large-Flat-Flower-Round-Three-Start

Rnd 4: change color, sl st in between 3rd and 4th dc of any petal, * ch3, sc over next sl st, ch3, sl st in between 3rd and 4th dc of next petal, rep from * 7 more times. This is a good place to stop for a smaller flower.

Large-Flat-Flower-Round-Four

Rnd 5: ch3, (2dc, hdc) in same ch sp, *(hdc, 3dc) in next ch sp, (3dc, hdc) in next ch sp, rep from * 6 more times, (hdc, 3dc) in next ch sp, sl st to top of beg ch3, clip yarn and end off.

Large-Flat-Flower-Round-Five

Weave in all ends and enjoy!

To find a printer friendly version of this pattern (text only, in black, no photos) click here. This will bring you to the listing for this pattern on Craftsy, where you can also find printer friendly versions of all my free patterns, and where you can purchase my sale patterns.

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This, that, cupid and cleaning

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I ran across this image the other day. I had to snag it. After all, it is so much the story of my life. Yet for some reason, my home looks nothing like Wonderland…

Alice-we-are-all-mad-here

This past Sunday was one of my Fiber Arts days at InsaniTea. While there I had to take a snap of the back of Travis’s laptop. It just always makes me giggle, it has so much personality.

Travis-laptop

While there, I made quite a few of my little hearts. Kyla really loves them and wanted me to make some for her.  So I had an idea.

lots-o-hearts

After making up a dozen of these little cuties, I made up some bunting with all of them.

heart-bunting-on-our-stairs

Kyla was very happy with our new Valentine decorations. She had been a bit under the weather, and the bunting brought a smile to her sad little face. It was totally worth all the time!

heart-bunting-on-the-stairs

I also finally finished up a project I started quite some time ago and put aside. I will share more with you shortly. I have some big plans for the next few weeks. Lots of growing going on around here!

sneak-peak

I got a little bit of organizing done last week. I finally finished up the dress up rack I was working on when I fell down the stairs a few weeks ago. Now the girls and I need to get their playroom cleaned up so we can bring in the play clothes!

Dress-Up-Rack

I also made a pin board for all the “stuff” we get from school. I cleaned up my piano and put the pin board up above it.

clean-up-piano-corner

I used a scrap from a ceiling tile and covered it with some pretty fabric for my pin board. It makes me smile.

new-pin-board

Well, as I said, lots of things to come here. My head is spinning with everything I am working on, but I am also quite excited. I hope you all like the changes I have made here. There are more to come, though most won’t be very obvious at this point. Just a lot more organizing  and improving the navigation/menu bar up above. I also have so many patterns in my head, I can’t move my hooks and needles fast enough!

Have a great week, my friends!

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Max Hat ~ New Pattern Contest!

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Announcing the long awaited release of the Max Hat Pattern! This fun unisex hat pattern includes all sizes, preemie to adult large.

Max-Hat-Samples

In my hunt for a great ear flap hat, I just couldn’t find what I wanted! I was looking for one that had the earflaps made within the last several rows. I just love the look of those. Unfortunately, every pattern I found was just not quite what I wanted. The flaps were the wrong size, or they sat at the wrong angle, or they stood straight out from the hat, or just didn’t lie flat, or something else! So I gave it a go. I also worked in a fun stripe pattern, as well! Links to video tutorials are included for several stitches and techniques that are used in this pattern.

Adult-Large-Max-Hat-Crochet-Pattern

This PDF pattern can be purchased for $3.00 from Craftsy, Ravelry or Etsy. It can also be found in print at InsaniTea in Montclair, NJ, were you can also purchase some finished items made from this pattern along with many other finished items of mine.

Max-Hat-Crochet-Pattern-Child

To celebrate the release of my new pattern, I am running a contest over at my Jessie At Home Facebook Page. Hop on over here to enter.

Good Luck!!

Mother-and-daughter-Max-hats

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