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Mod Baby Stripe

Hello everyone,

It is still Wednesday but only just barely. I am late today getting online. Just way too much going on. My darling daughter also has soccer now on Wednesday’s and she is having great fun with that.

This week I pretty much only worked on my Mod Baby Stripe Blanket. It is coming along nicely. I added 3 rounds of sc around the edge. And I am still researching doing a fleece backing. I have never backed a blanket before and I am not familiar with sewing terms. So finding an easy tutorial has been a challenge. Mod Baby Stripe Blanket CrochetDo any of you have any experience with backing with fleece. For example can I just cut the fleece the exact same size as my crochet blanket then blanket stitch around the edge? Which I have never done might I add.

Or

Do I need to leave a seam allowance and fold that under? I am going to probably do this by hand. So the simplest way is what I am looking for. But I also want it to look professional. I really get stubborn once I have an idea of what I want to do. Usually I end of creating my own method. Maybe I will end up doing that this time too!

here is a pic of my ends – Mod Baby Stripe Blanket CrochetAnd a photo with the single crochet edge – Though difficult to see on the black backdrop. This is btw some of the fleece I was considering using for the backing. Mod Baby Stripe Blanket CrochetI am a die-hard perfectionist and would really appreciate any of your comments on how to finish this blanket! hehe don’t be afraid to leave a comment :-).

On a lighter note I really have enjoyed making the granny stripe blanket and I have plans to make many more. I am even thinking of writing up an infinity scarf pattern with a stitch like this for the fall.

Look forward to talking to you!

Cricket

 

Related Post – Modern Granny Stripe Baby Blanket

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Crochet Cardigan

I recently shared a free crochet cardigan pattern with you guys from Lion Brand Yarns.

Here is my version of this pattern.

crochet cardigan This is the very first piece of real clothing I have made. Meaning there are sleeves. I really love this pattern for a beginner in crochet clothes. I was simple and gives you a good understanding and basic shaping techniques. The bobble, ch,bobble stitch is lovely as well it looks kinda like an upside down shell.

crochet cardiganMy daughter is 4 years old. She wears a size 5-6 because she is so tall. So this size 6-8 is too big for her right now. But she really likes it. She is having a bit of fun being silly in her room.

I still need to add a button or toggle for a closure. I will definitely make another one of these and I will give re-sizing it a try.

What do you think?

 

Cricket

 

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Color Me Pretty Purse

Good Day everyone!

Wednesday’s are update days. This week I made this purse set for a friend. She picked out the style of purse and the colors and strap size. I simply put it all into crochet. This purse is for a 6-year-old. I am considering redesigning this purse as a clutch for us big girls.

crochet bag Color me pretty purseI used the same triple layer flower that I have featured in this week’s Fun with Flowers Post.

crochet bag Color Me Pretty PurseThere is a simple button closure.

crochet bag Color Me Pretty PurseI created a lining by hand, I do not yet have a sewing machine. I am really pleased with this lining. It is the best one I have made so far. With some really fun and colorful cupcakes, this lining goes perfectly with the color scheme of this project.

crochet bag Color Me Pretty PurseClose up of the lining.

I made a slimmer strap for this bag. And I used a contrasting color yarn to do some special stitch work all the way around.

crochet bag Color Me Pretty PurseThis is a set because it is not just a bag. There is also a hair clip and butterfly key ring in the same color scheme. I really love how this set came out. I am going to make another similar set soon to put into my shop GiftsByCricket. So keep watch for it.

What do you guys think? I would love to know! Remember I am also on Facebook and Pinterest and would love to chat with you about the best hobby in the world, Crochet!

Have fun!

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

pink cloche hat wiphat and bag set wip

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

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Lazy Dazy x-Body Bag

This is my pride and joy this week. I have worked many hours on this bag. It is called the ‘Lazy Dazy x-body Bag’. This bag is perfect for those lazy days at the park. Grab a book and a snack and your ready to go relax in the sun!

lazy dazy cross body bag with long strape handmade crochet This bag is almost finished. I just need to line the strap. The bag features a button closure. And for the first time I did some hand embroidery on the single crochet rows.

lazy dazy cross body bag with long strap handmade crochetI also used the flower I made this week to accent the bag. I love it!

lazy dazy cross body bag with long strap handmade crochetHere in the sunlight it really brightens up!

lazy dazy cross body bag with long strap handmade crochetA hand sewn lining in a beautiful flower print.

lazy dazy cross body bag with long strap handmade crochetI enjoy sewing. I am sure I will enjoy it more when I have a sewing machine! lol

This Lazy Dazy x-body Bag will be a featured in my new Etsy Shop in the near future.

Hope you guys like this bag. What do you think? Leave a comment I would love to chat with you. And come visit us on Facebook for lots of crochet goodies.

Have a blessed day!

Cricket

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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

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Little Lady Toy Tote

I have been working on some bag designs. Here is one I am very pleased with. Though missing some finishing touches I think it is very cute. Following the design of my Little Lady Handbag with Bow here is the Little Lady Toy Tote.

crochet bag little lady toy totePerfect for carrying all of their small toys…*treasure*… This bag will have a flower lining that matches the Lazy Dazy Xbody Bag.

crochet bag little lady toy toteA band is weaved in through the center of the bag. Adding a little style. The handle is made small. Perfect for those little hands and easy for them to hold.

crochet bag little lady toy toteAnd a unique edging in a contrasting color ties in with the band.

This bag will be part of the grand opening of my Etsy store in the near future. Hope you like it!

Cricket

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