Crafts · Crochet · jesscrafting

Minnie Mouse Headband Pattern

Hi Everyone!

It’s time for another simple headband 🙂 I have been following Stephanie’s All About Ami Blog for a really long time now. She has so many great ideas! I have made quite a few projects from her blog, although sometimes it doesn’t look exactly like hers. She uses pictures along with the pattern so its very easy to follow.

This headband is from one of her posts. Once I saw the Minnie Mouse headband I really wanted to make it. I got a headband from the dollar store and started to make it right away 🙂 It took no time at all and now I have something that I can give to someone as a present 😀

Here are some pictures of the finished product:

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Enjoy! 😀

Jessica

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Crafts · Crochet · jesscrafting

Crocheted Flower Purse Pattern

Hi Everyone!

I am working on posting all my past projects. I have a lot of pictures to edit so its slow going, but I will eventually get them all up! 😀  I am always searching on Ravelry for patterns and I can spend hours and hours saving patterns that I might make one day :P. That is where I found the pattern for this crocheted purse.

I like making things for little kids because everything is so much smaller than the adult version of things. I decided to make my boyfriend’s niece a purse that she could put all her items in. I was looking for a simple pattern that a little girl would like. I changed a few details of the pattern, but the majority of it is the same thing. The Little Miss Two pattern by Sharon can be found here. Of course you must have a Ravelry account to view it. If you don’t have one get one! It has so many patterns and a lot of them are free 😀

For this pattern I made the straps longer since I wanted her to be able to wear it without having to keep remembering to grab hold of it. I also put in some lining on the inside and used Velcro so all her prized possessions don’t fall out :P. I didn’t make the flower exactly like the one that is in the pattern, but it is pretty similar. I also added a smiley face button just for fun :). I hope you enjoy making these for the little girls in your life 😀

Here are some pictures of the finished product:

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Enjoy!

Jessica

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Crochet · jesscrafting

Mario Crochet Doll Pattern

Hi Everyone!

Its been a while since I last made a post :P. Schools in full swing and there are lots of papers and projects this semester so not a lot of time to craft :(. I still have some time to bake and eat it 😀 For now I will be posting about old projects that I have completed and want to share.

This post will be about the Mario Crochet Doll that I made following the pattern on Wolfdreamer’s Blog. I used a different colour for the skin because I couldn’t find a skin coloured yarn at the craft store, but I think it turned out well :). I grew up with Mario games (not that I was very good at it :P) so making a crocheted doll of him was very enjoyable. The pattern is very easy to follow and I completed it in a couple of days. It was the first amigurumi project that I had completed and it was so much fun to make!

Here are the pictures of the progress:

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Enjoy 😀

Jessica

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Crafts · Crochet · Etsy · jesscrafting · Knitting

Etsy Shop Open!

Hi Everyone!

I have finally opened my Etsy shop! Right now I only have one posting, but I will be adding more soon so please come back and check it out! I will be linking the items I have in my shop in the Etsy tab so be sure to go there and see if there is anything you like. I want to share my creations with everyone so if you have anything you would like me to add let me know.

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Jessica

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Crochet · jesscrafting

Crochet Hook Case Pattern

Hi Everyone!

School has started so I will have less time to start new projects, but I have a few completed projects that I will be posting soon. I also plan on posting things on etsy so keep coming back for updates! Of course, I will continue to bake so there will be more recipe posts.

Today I will be talking about a crochet hook case that I made from an aluminum foil cardboard tube. I have seen many patterns through Craftgawker of people using toilet paper rolls. One of them is found at Kara’s Petals to Picot Blog. I made some changes to the pattern so it would fit around the small aluminum foil tube. I also used a bit of cardboard from a cardboard box for the ends of the tube so the hooks and needles don’t fall out.

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Terminology (American Style Terms):

CH: Chain

SC: Single Crochet

HDC: Half Double Crochet

Adjusted Materials:

* Aluminum Foil Cardboard Tube (Cut it to the length of your hooks and needles then cut the lid (around 2 inches) from that)

* Cardboard circles the size of the base of the tube

Adjusted Pattern:

Bottom (Base)

Round 1: Magic Ring (6), Slip Stitch.

Round 2 (Increasing Round): CH 2 (counts as 1 HDC), HDC in same hole, 2 HDC in each hole across, Don’t Slip Stitch. (12)

Round 3: SC in back loops of each HDC from Round 2, Don’t Slip Stitch. (12)

Note: Put into cardboard circle and leave it there.

Round 4-28 (24 Times): SC in each SC from Round 3, Don’t Slip Stitch. (12)

Note: Keep testing to see if the tube fits. Since the aluminum foil tube is thicker than the toilet paper roll it would be difficult to crochet with the tube inside. It might be a tight fit slipping the tube in when the base is complete, but it can be done.

Round 29: SC in each SC from Round 28, Slip Stitch. (12)

–>Change Colour<–

Round 30: Slip new colour into Slip Stitch of Round 30. SC in each SC from Round 30, Don’t Slip Stitch. (12)

Round 31-33: SC in each SC from previous round, Don’t Slip Stitch. (12)

Round 34: SC in each SC from previous round, Slip off. (12)

Note: Put in Base tube.

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Top (Lid)

Round 1: Magic Ring (6), Slip Stitch.

Round 2 (Increasing Round): CH 2 (counts as 1 HDC), HDC in same hole, 2 HDC in each hole across, Don’t Slip Stitch. (12)

Round 3: SC in back loops of each HDC from Round 2, Don’t Slip Stitch. (12)

Note: Put into cardboard circle and leave it there.

Round 4-8 (5 Times): SC in each SC from Round 3, Don’t Slip Stitch. (12)

Round 9: SC in each SC from Round 8, Slip Stitch, Finish off. (12)

Note: Put in Lid tube

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Finishing Touches

Attaching Lid to Base: Attach yarn(same colour as the lid) to the lid and use a tapestry needle to attach it to the base. Weaving in and out of 7 or 8 stiches should be enough to secure it and have the lid open easily, but this all depends on your preference. Just make sure that you don’t stich too many stitches together because the lid and base would be too close and won’t open.

Button: Attach button at border of colour change

Button Hole: Slip Stich into the Slip Stich of the Top (Lid). Slip Stich 5 times, Ch 9 ( this depends on how big your button is, so adjust this till it fits), Slip Stich back into the same stich on the lid, Slip Stich 5 times, Finish off.

This is the first time I have tried to alter a pattern to fit something of a different size. Let me know if there are any mistakes! It will be greatly appreciated!

Enjoy making lots of cases for all your needles and hooks!

Jessica

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Baking · jesscrafting

Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookies

Hi everyone!

It’s time for another recipe! It’s cookies without butter! I wanted to make cookies the other day, but did not want to use butter. I have made cookies with pumpkin puree and some with nutella and oatmeal. They are usually different in texture than cookies with butter, but just as delicious! 😀 This week I made Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookies! Peanut butter is the best! I found the recipe on Monique’s Ambitious Kitchen blog. The recipe asks for chocolate chips, but I didn’t have any on hand so I excluded them. I also used 1/2 a cup of brown sugar instead of 2/3 cups. They weren’t as chewy as I would have liked so I will use 2/3 cups of brown sugar next time. 🙂

Here are some pictures of my process 😛

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Enjoy!

Jessica

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