Crafts · Crochet · Etsy · giftideas · Hat · jesscrafting · pattern

Crochet Baby Santa/Elf Hat

Hi everyone!

I have seen so many amazing crochet Christmas items online lately and it made me think of the crochet baby hat I made awhile ago. I have this holiday homespun yarn I bought when it was cheap after the holiday season. I like homespun yarn because I always finish projects really fast when I use it.

This newborn baby Santa/Elf hat pattern is from Amber’s The Flighty Crafter Blog. It is an elf hat, but since I made it with red and added a white trim, I think it would work as a Santa hat as well 🙂 This pattern was easy to follow and it seems like you can make it into many different sizes by adjusting the pattern a little. I will definitely be making a different sized elf hat…possibly for myself.

I used the Clover Pom Pom Maker to make the pom pom for this hat. It is so quick and easy to make one with this! If you don’t want to buy a pom pom maker, it is very easy to make ones out of cardboard. Here is a tutorial by Giddyup Workshop to make the discs and here is a tutorial by Bernat Yarns on how to use them.

Here are my results:

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I think this will look adorable on a newborn for the holiday season! I really like Amber’s pattern and liked how it turned out using the homespun holiday yarn. I definitely recommend making one for any newborns you may know 🙂

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-Jessica

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Bags · Crafts · Crochet · Etsy · giftideas · jesscrafting · pattern

Crochet Rose Bag Pattern

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Today I want to share my completed rose bag that I wrote about in a Bi-Weekly Pattern Share. Once I finished the base, the rest of the bag felt like it was completed quickly. I think my bag turned out larger than the pattern cause I used a thicker yarn than the pattern said to use.

I decided to use three colours since I wanted to use it a lot. I used Caron Simply Soft, so there were a lot of colours to choose from. I wanted to use it up cause I got it from a yarn sale at Michael’s last year. Hooray for yarn sales!

I got the pattern from Make It Coats’ website and I only made one adjustment to the pattern. I wanted to make the area around the straps stronger so I repeated the pattern instructions for the holes for the straps on the inside flap of the bag to make them match. Then I don’t have to worry about carrying heavy items 🙂

Here are my results:IMG_0237IMG_0241IMG_0242

As you can see I did more rows of the darker colour since I always put my bags on the ground and didn’t it to get dirty that quickly. In the future I want to possibly add a lining and a pocket and maybe separate sections in the bag so I can use it as my project bag…not that I don’t have enough of those already.

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-Jessica

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amigurumi · Crafts · Etsy · giftideas · jesscrafting · Knitting · pattern

Knitted Chicken

Hi everyone!

Today I am writing about a knitting pattern I found in the book Amigurumi: Animal Friends by Michele Wilcox.  You can find this book on a lot of websites online, but my boyfriend got it for me from Amazon, here.

I have never made a knitted amigurumi before, but the animals in this book didn’t look to difficult. I have very basic knitting skills, as in I know knit and purl and have made a couple pair of not matching socks and a couple of scarves. I decided to knit the chicken since it looks so cute! I finished in a day with some pauses in between. The pattern was easy to follow for someone that doesn’t knit much.

Here are my results:155070155076

I think I don’t make amigurumi often because it takes so long to sew the pieces together, but since knitting creates looser stitches, I found it much easier to sew. I really enjoyed making this knitted chicken and think this a great book for beginner knitters. I will definitely be making more of the animals. Chirp Chirp 🙂

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-Jessica

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