Crochet Cricket

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WIP Week

Hello everyone!

It is Wednesday, my weekly update day and I usually have some finished work to show but not this week. This week is pure work in progress.

I have spent many hours this week working behind the scenes. Working on my website and on opening my etsy shop. If you would like to see my shop you can click the link in the sidebar or HERE. My shop name is ‘GiftsByCricket’. I only have a few items listed so far but will be adding more soon. I am new to the Etsy world. I would really appreciate any advice you guys have for me about running my shop.

I have also been doing a lot of hat testing on my cloche pattern which I have named ‘Lannahbelle’s Cloche’ after my daughter. I am also working on some flowers for a request for headbands and clips. Have a look!

Flowers

crochet flowersI have been testing flower patterns trying to find ones that will work for the clips and headbands I am making. I will put together a post of free flower patterns hopefully for our free pattern Monday. I want to try a few more first. I am having a great time making these flowers!

Hats

crochet hats wipsLike I said…testing! hehe I am satisfied with the fit of the size 4-6 years old. I have the adult size nearly finished but it is a little loose on the head. I may need to work in some elastic.

adult cloche hatI added an edging to the adult cloche hat I was working on. And I will add a flower soon. Once I choose a favorite. It is hard to decide which flower I like better.

adult cloche hatI would like your opinion on something. Do you like the smaller white edged flower or the larger more colorful flower for this pink hat?

Cloche hat and Handbag Sets

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I am considering using the two very colorful flowers on my next cloche and little lady handbag set. Do you like it or should I stick with the white as the accent color?

Well that’s it for this week. Hopefully next week I will have a bunch of finished projects to show you guys!

Don’t forget to visit my new Etsy shop! You can also follow Crochet Cricket on Pinterest and Facebook. Just check the sidebar for the links!

Have a great week everyone!

Cricket

©2013 Photos by Crochet Cricket. They may only be shared with a direct link to this blog post. Thank you!


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Cloche Hat in Off White

I am doing a Cloche hat collection for summer. Here is one I am working on in Off White. This is a size Adult Small.

crochet cloche hat vintage inspired by crochet cricketI have not added the edging or applique yet. So this project is missing some finished touches as well. I really enjoy making cloche hats. I love that era.

crochet cloche hat vintage inspired by crochet cricketSome natural sun…and trees hehe. You can see another cloche hat I made for my daughter HERE.

crochet cloche hat vintage inspired by crochet cricketCloche hats are very flexible. You can flip-up the edge for a small brim on one side or all the way around. You can wear it down over your eyes to protect them from the sun. Many options with this style.

crochet cloche hat vintage inspired by crochet cricketHere is one of many cloches I will be making. All will go my Etsy Shop in the near future. I hope you enjoyed this post.

Have a blessed day!

Cricket

©2013 Photos by Crochet Cricket. May only be shared with direct link to this blog post. Thank you!


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Weekly Update: Baby Set & Creeper Beanie

Hello everyone!

*note* Great news!! I finally found a new link to the baby bootie pattern on Craftsy http://www.craftsy.com/pattern/crocheting/clothing/basic-baby-booties/32436 enjoy!

I am just dropping in to show you guys what I have been up to this week. I made a creeper hat for my son and a cloche baby hat with matching booties size 3-6 months. I am very happy with how everything came out. I also made my daughter a Bolero but I don’t have the photos downloaded into my computer yet. Sorry! I have been hard at work with my new website which I hope to share with you in the weeks to come. I hope you enjoy these pieces.

Baby Cloche and Booties with Bow

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The booties are a free pattern by Mellony Bester. The cloche hat is my own design but I do not have a pattern available yet. The bows are from bobwilson123 you can find a video tutorial here.

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Those little bows are too cute and super easy. The best project I have found for scraps so far.

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Creeper Beanie

From time to time I make my son a beanie. This time he requested a Creeper Hat. He likes playing a computer game called ‘MineCraft’. If any of you have sons this could be a good option for you.

crochet-creeper-beanie.jpg 008It’s just a single crochet beanie with a black border and appliques in the shape of the creepers face. I am going to make a couple of more versions of this beanie until I am happy with it. This was the first test and it came out pretty good.

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Here he is pretending to be attacked by a creeper, I think lol.

That’s all for this week. As always I would love to see your creations. Share your photos with us. Send them to crochetcricket@yahoo.com. I do feature other crocheter’s work from time to time on my blog and Facebook page.

Thank you for visiting this week! Best wishes from Crochet Cricket.

Happy Hooking!

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