Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Custom Order - Crochet Chicken

Occasionally I'll post in my local Mom's group that I crochet, and I invite them to like my Instagram or join my facebook page. I post with the hope that I'll get more followers, not custom orders.
I find that custom orders can be tricky, if the client is very specific about what they want, color demands, or specific pattern requirements.... and usually they want to pay pennies for my time put into the project.
Well, last month I did my usual "check me out!" post and I got a private message with a custom order request. The request was simple, she wanted a crochet chicken to give as a gift. She shared a free pattern on Pinterest that she liked, and I quoted a fair price for the materials and time it would take to make it. At this point, I'm kind of holding my breath because I'm expecting hostile negotiations about to begin....But she gladly accepted my price and while I couldn't start right away, I was excited and happy to work on this project for her. And I think it turned out lovely!

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I started out by working on the various appendages. They're smaller and work up faster. It's easier to squeeze in those pieces when I need a break from my other projects. I wanted to work up the body in one sitting, so the tension would be the same throughout the piece. So I started that one later.


I got all the pieces put together, and all that was left was the assembly!


I didn't want to stuff it the way it was with the fiber fill. The yarn we decided on (Lion Brand Hometown USA - White) was bulky so it left larger holes between stitches. I took some white fabric from my stash and sewed an insert in the appropriate shape, and put a little bead pouch at the bottom to help weigh it down. I was VERY PLEASED with the way it turned out!!!

Isn't she so cute! I probably should have made some little eggs to go with it! How cute would that have been?!

Happy Crocheting!

Monday, August 5, 2019

Watermelon C2C Blanket - FREE GRAPH

Its been a very, very busy summer, and I haven't been able to post these new designs as quickly as I  had wanted! But to follow up my yummy fruit theme, I've designed this super cute watermelon blanket for you!




Here you can find the FREE graph for this C2C blanket:


(right click and select "save image as" to download it at full size)

*Disclosure: This post may contain affiliate links. If you purchase an item through one of the links on this site, I may receive a small percentage of that sale at no additional cost to you. See my full disclosure policy.Thank you for helping support this blog!

With this graph, you can make it in the colors listed, or exchange one for another. You could do a completely different color scheme and I'm sure it would look awesome!

Materials needed to complete the blanket:
Gauge:
Gauge not essential, C2C Crochet a triangle 8 blocks high. If your triangle measures 5.5” tall, your project will end up being 45”x 56”.


Written Instructions:
If you are interested in receiving written out row-by-row color counts for this blanket, I have a PDF version for sale that include right handed and left handed versions.

Click here to purchase the PDF written out instructions!

I hope that you enjoy this pattern! Remember to tag me on Facebook or Instagram to show me your finished products!

Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Citrus C2C Blanket - FREE GRAPH

Okay, so I'm starting out a new themed set of C2C patterns that are really going to make your heart happy: FRUITS! I just love eating fruits and veggies, and so I wanted to design some blankets that will make your fruit-loving heart happy!

I started with a Lemon design, because WHO DOESN'T LOVE LEMONADE. That was the first fruit tree we planted when we bought our home.



Then I quickly realized, well this pattern actually kills MULTIPLE BIRDS (or fruits) with ONE stone. ALL you have to do is change the colors a little bit and you get a LIME



And if you tweak the colors a little bit more, you get an ORANGE.


You can adjust the colors slightly and get a GRAPEFRUIT

And because you have so many different options, I named this blanket the Citrus Blanket!

Here you can get the FREE graph for this design:

 (right click and select "save image as" to download it at full size)
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(right click and select "save image as" to download it at full size)

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With this graph, you can make it in the colors listed, or exchange one for another. You could do a completely different color scheme and I'm sure it would look awesome!

Materials needed to complete the LEMON blanket:
Materials needed to complete the LIME blanket:
Materials needed to complete the ORANGE blanket:
Materials needed to complete the GRAPEFRUIT blanket:

Gauge:
Gauge not essential, C2C Crochet a triangle 8 blocks high. If your triangle measures 5.5” tall, your project will end up being 45”x 55”.


Written Instructions:
If you are interested in receiving written out row-by-row color counts for this blanket, I have a PDF version for sale that include right handed and left handed versions.

Click here to purchase the PDF written out instructions!

I hope that you enjoy this pattern! Remember to tag me on Facebook or Instagram to show me your finished products!

Monday, July 1, 2019

Sunshine C2C Blanket - FREE GRAPH

This lovely design is just full of bright happy SUNSHINE! I had to make a beautiful, neutral blanket that just radiated LOVE and BEAUTY. The sun is the perfect choice, as it gives us light and life, and expects nothing in return. I think that best illustrates what LOVE truly is. Now you can give this little ray of sunshine to your little sunbeam!




Here you can find the FREE graph for this C2C blanket:


(right click and select "save image as" to download it at full size)

*Disclosure: This post may contain affiliate links. If you purchase an item through one of the links on this site, I may receive a small percentage of that sale at no additional cost to you. See my full disclosure policy.Thank you for helping support this blog!

With this graph, you can make it in the colors listed, or exchange one for another. You could do a completely different color scheme and I'm sure it would look awesome!

Materials needed to complete the blanket:
Gauge:
Gauge not essential, C2C Crochet a triangle 8 blocks high. If your triangle measures 5.5” tall, your project will end up being 43”x 56”.


Written Instructions:
If you are interested in receiving written out row-by-row color counts for this blanket, I have a PDF version for sale that include right handed and left handed versions.

Click here to purchase the PDF written out instructions!

I hope that you enjoy this pattern! Remember to tag me on Facebook or Instagram to show me your finished products!

Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Mermaid Scales C2C Blanket - FREE GRAPH

We are JUST coming out of a heat wave here in San Diego, and all I can think about is the beach! I felt like it was the perfect time to release this beautiful, bright, ocean-themed blanket! Mermaid Scales! You can make one of these for the mermaid lover in your life!




Here you can find the FREE graph for this C2C blanket:


(right click and select "save image as" to download it at full size)

*Disclosure: This post may contain affiliate links. If you purchase an item through one of the links on this site, I may receive a small percentage of that sale at no additional cost to you. See my full disclosure policy.Thank you for helping support this blog!

With this graph, you can make it in the colors listed, or exchange one for another. You could do a completely different color scheme and I'm sure it would look awesome!

Materials needed to complete the blanket:
Gauge:
Gauge not essential, C2C Crochet a triangle 8 blocks high. If your triangle measures 5.5” tall, your project will end up being 44”x 55”.


Written Instructions:
If you are interested in receiving written out row-by-row color counts for this blanket, I have a PDF version for sale that include right handed and left handed versions.

Click here to purchase the PDF written out instructions!

I hope that you enjoy this pattern! Remember to tag me on Facebook or Instagram to show me your finished products!

Saturday, June 1, 2019

Falling Arrows C2C Blanket - FREE GRAPH

I've got some more geometric or quilt like designs coming out, and I am so excited to share them with you. This one is has a super simple design, but it is the bright, bold colors that really bring it to life!



Here you can find the FREE graph for this C2C blanket:


(right click and select "save image as" to download it at full size)


*Disclosure: This post may contain affiliate links. If you purchase an item through one of the links on this site, I may receive a small percentage of that sale at no additional cost to you. See my full disclosure policy.Thank you for helping support this blog!

With this graph, you can make it in the colors listed, or exchange one for another. You could do a completely different color scheme and I'm sure it would look awesome!

Materials needed to complete the blanket:
Gauge:
Gauge not essential, C2C Crochet a triangle 8 blocks high. If your triangle measures 5.5” tall, your project will end up being 45”x 56”.


Written Instructions:
If you are interested in receiving written out row-by-row color counts for this blanket, I have a PDF version for sale that include right handed and left handed versions.

Click here to purchase the PDF written out instructions!

I hope that you enjoy this pattern! Remember to tag me on Facebook or Instagram to show me your finished products!

Monday, May 27, 2019

Crochet Rainbow Shooting Star Key Chain - FREE PATTERN & TUTORIAL

So, after I made the super cute heart key chains, I just couldn't stop and had to make some stars. But I couldn't just use ANY star pattern. WHY? Because I looked all over Pinterest and couldn't find one small enough, sturdy enough, or pointy enough! Even my previously designed Shooting Star Crochet Pattern wasn't small enough. I seriously went through like 6 versions of this petite little star before I was satisfied with the design. THEN, I just couldn't help myself and I added RAINBOW TAILS and I just fell in love.




Isn't this just AMAZING. The BEST PART is that the points are built in, not a chain, so you don't have to block the stars and they will ALWAYS stay pointy!


Then you can add on little key rings and they make adorable Shooting Star Key Chains!


Here is the pattern:
*Disclosure: This post may contain affiliate links. If you purchase an item through one of the links on this site, I may receive a small percentage of that sale at no additional cost to you. See my full disclosure policy.Thank you for helping support this blog!

Materials needed to complete the blanket:
Gauge:
Gauge not essential, If using materials listed, your star will measure 1.25"x1" or 1.25x4" (with tail)

Written Instructions:
In the Magic Loop: *ch 4 , sl st into 2nd ch from hook, then insert hook into the next ch and draw up a loop, then do a HDC crochet stitch into the magic loop, finishing by drawing the yarn through the last 2 loops on the hook, then ch 1, sc 1, and repeat from * to make 5 points and then slip stitch into the top of the first sc
Pull the Magic Loop tight to pull the star together. Tie the two loose ends and sew them into the back.

To make a tail, cut six 6" strands of yarn in rainbow colors and attach to the bottom of the star.

Add a key chain ring to make a cute little gift that used up lots of scraps of yarn!

Step by Step tutorial to make the points:

Ch 4

Sl St into 2nd Ch from Hook

Draw up a loop through the next chain

Complete a HDC by doing a yarn over, and draw loop through the magic ring (4 loops on hook now)

Complete the HDC (2 loops on hook now)

Draw yarn through the last two loops on hook

Chain 1 and sc into the magic loop. Repeat 4 more times to make all the points!



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