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Crochet Thumbless Mittens

With the colder weather approaching, I have been crocheting these adorable thumbless mittens from my original pattern.  I am very excited to share with you that this pattern can also be found on crochet patterns galore.  Take a moment and check it out.

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These work up really fast and always great to have several pairs around – keep extras  in your purse or in the car.  Perfect pattern too for donations to charity organizations or local hospitals.

This design includes sizes from 0-3 months, 3-6 months, 6-12 months and 12-18 months.  I prefer to use super fine (1) yarn or fine (2) yarn for the smaller designs and a worsted weight (4) yarn for the largest size.  Hope you enjoy making these as much as I do 🙂

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Fun and Funky Toddler Beanie

While doing some web surfing, I can across a fantastic blog site called Cre8tionCrochet.com and I really enjoyed visiting and checking out all that was available. SONY DSC

I found a free Easter crochet pattern beanie that I liked and thought I would crochet it in a toddler’s size.

I used 100% cotton yarn and a size H hook for the hat.  I made mine all in one color and pulled up the front edge of the beanie and attached a big, funky rose.  I might have added an extra row or two for the brim but was enjoying a glass of wine while crocheting and forgot exactly what I did.

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I used a size G hook and same type of cotton yarn for the big rose.

Anyways, check out her blog and all that is offered there, I know you will enjoy it as much as I did.

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Crochet Toddler Skirt

You will see here my version of the Olivia Skirt.  I found this free pattern on Ravelry by Janelle Khawly, Cageofwords raveler and really liked how the front post crochet gives it great texture.

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I made this in a size 3T and it is about 13″ long which will allow for some growing room.  I had 2 skeins of Spud and Chloe sweater yarn (Aran weight) and 1 skein of their fine yarn.  I used the sweater weight for the skirt (size G hook) and the finer yarn for the ruffle and the contrasting single crochet casing for the waistband.

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I completed three double crochet rows to create the ruffled edge along bottom.  Crocheting 4 DC into each stitch for the entire first row, 3 DC into each stitch for second row, and 2 DC into each stitch for third row.

I inserted a 1″ non-roll elastic into the waistband casing so it would be easier to pull on and off.  It is very bright and cheery and I think will look really cute with tights and/or leggings.

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More Beanies ready for donation

I have taken my newborn beanie pattern and made one with a lacy look, one with some added ribbing and texture around the beanie itself and made a seamless, in the round beanie with a very simple edging. SONY DSC Will be donating all of these to our local hospital for their new maternity ward.  I can just picture some sweet little ones going home with these and it puts a great big smile on my face. Take your crochet style to another level too by trying new techniques to this very basic pattern. The super simple and subtle edging was just crocheting on the last row in each stitch — a SL (slip stitch), CH  one (chain stitch), SL, CH one, SL, CH one around the entire beanie.

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Crochet Scarf and Beret

Completed the Tunisian crochet scarf and had a little yarn left (used 2 skeins for both items) so I came up my version of a little beret style beanie to make a nice gift set.SONY DSC

I just crochet the beanie (using a Size K hook) following the directions in my pattern.  Because I was using a chunky (5) weight yarn, I only completed 4 increase rows and then did 3 rows only of the double crochet (dc) stitches with no increases for a total of 7 rows.

Changed yarn, did 1 row of single crochet (sc), then did 1 row of : * 3 SC in next 3 stitches,   then in next stitch 2 SC Tog,  4 SC in next 4 stitches,  then 2 SC Tog, repeat from * around ending with 2 SC Tog.   This might not end perfectly even, last couple of stitches might be 2 SC then 2 SC Tog.  Made this last night and, unfortunately, was not writing all my instructions down.  🙁   Really doesn’t have to be exact, just want to have some decreases scattered around to create a somewhat puffy look.  SONY DSC

Now I just finished off with 3 more rows of SC and last row of just slip stitches (SL) and then fastened off.

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This crochet set was made for a 3-year-old and I know she will look soooo very cute when wearing everything!!  Hope you will give it a try.  🙂

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