Wednesday, September 22, 2010

2010 Projects

Though I've been remiss in updating this site, I have been having fun learning new things. Thanks to patterns provided in Suzetta's and Bella's Babies blogs, I was learning to crochet baby items. Suzetta had the cutest Jonquil Baby Vest, I made mine in baby blue. The onesie was taken from Bella's Babies, This was such a fun and easy pattern. I think I'll pair it with the vest for a baby gift. The white bib was made from 100% cotton yarn. The pattern used was from

This year I also experimented in making tops. I used my sister and one of my grandnieces as the guinea pigs. The halter top in blue/white is from a lion brand pattern, "Light 'n' Lively Tank. I haven't seen her in it yet but it sure looked pretty on the hanger, lol. (My photo doesn't give it its proper due so check the website for a better image.) My sister's shell also came from the lion brand website, "Airy Lacy Shell." I made it using a cream colored cotton yarn.

Using the curly-sue skirt pattern as my guide, I crocheted 3 versions of the pattern for my youngest grandnieces. I modified the top/band because I had no elastic. So on one skirt, belt loops were attached on the others I created gaps in order to weave a belt through to use as a drawstring for size adjustment. I really had fun with this pattern and my girls loved the ruffles on the tail of the skirt. Here's her link: I made these skirts with navy, 100% acrylic yarn.