Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Minnie Mouse Newborn Crochet Shoes

Minnie Mouse Newborn Crochet Shoes


I think I am on a booties making phase lol I just love making these! It could be because I am expecting and I can't wait to find out what I have so I am creating all these options for my little one!

Of course, as I mentioned on my previous post, the actual booties/ shoe pattern doesn't belong to me or is something that I created....here is the link! Link to booties pattern: http://www.repeatcrafterme.com/2013/05/crochet-newborn-baby-booties-pattern.html. Repeat Crafter me by no means asked me to post these, it's something I am doing on my own! All the credit to her though, she is awesome!

To make the shoes as pictured above, follow these instructions below!

You will need:
  • US H/ 5.00 MM hook
  • (1) Skein of I love this Yarn in Black
  • (1) Skein of I Love this Yarn in Red
  • Yarn needle for weaving.
  • Hot glue gun and glue sticks.
****All of the items you are making below will be made using the 5.00 mm hook.****

For the booties/ shoes - Use Red Yarn:
  • End at Row 8.
  • Row 9: Ch 1, SC into the same st, and into every st around,. Fasten off and weave in the end. (19 SC)
For the Minnie/ Mickey Applique - Use Black Yarn:

Head - Make 2:
  • Row 1: In MR make 5 SC, tighten circle, and sl st to 1st SC to join. (5 SC)
  • Row 2: Ch 1, make 2 SC into the same st as join, and into every st around, (10 SC)
  • Row 3: Ch 1, make 2 SC into the same st as join, make 1 SC into the following st, *Make 2 SC into the next st, make 1 SC into the following st*, sl st to 1st SC to join, fasten off and weave in the end. (15 SC)

Ears - Make 4 - Attach both ears to the head by separating the ears by two sts:
  • Row 1: In MR make 6 SC, tighten circle, and sl st to first SC to join. (6 SC)
  • Row 2: Ch 1, Make 2 SC in same st as join, make 1 SC into the following st, *Make 2 SC into the next st, make 1 SC into the following st*, sl st into the 1st st to join, fasten off. (9 SC)

Bow - Make 2 - Use Red Yarn:
  • Left side of bow: Chain 3, make 2 DC into the third chain from hook, sl st into the same st, do not fasten off, and proceed to make the right side of bow.
  • Right side of bow: Chain 3, make 2 DC into the third chain from hook, sl st into the third chain from hook, fasten off leaving a 6" tail.
  • Completing the bow: Wrap the tail around the center of the bow tightly 6 times, weave in the tail. Now using the hot glue gun or sewing method, affix the bow onto the side of the ear. 


Hot glue gun the head by making a glue ring on the back  of the head and affixing the head in the middle underneath the middle two sts of the front of the shoe.

Once the head is glued to the center of the front, add a dot of hot glue to the middle of one ear, and stick the ear where it naturally falls on the side of the shoe; do this for the other side as well.

Now that the ears are affixed to the shoe we can now add the bow. Add a dot of glue to the middle of the back part of the bow and attach this in between the ears. Now add a dot of glue on the back of the wing of the bow and glue it where it naturally falls to the side of the middle; repeat on other side.

Now you have completed making the Minnie Mouse Crochet Newborn Shoe! Let me know if you have any question! Enjoy your day!

-Naomi

Sunday, September 29, 2013

Hello Kitty Crochet Newborn Shoes

Hello, hello, hello!

Today I was working on a project like a nut! Ha ha! My husband and children were just looking at me all weird but hey I accomplished was I set my mind on doing!

My sister sent me a picture of a pair of crochet Hello Kitty Shoes that a mutual friend of ours wanted me to make her 3 month old baby girl. I made her a newborn size because she is fairly small and this size would fit her perfectly. This image below is the picture that our friend sent her.


For the patterns you will need:
  • 2.50 MM Crochet Hook - For the Hello Kitty Applique and Bows
  • 5.00 MM Crochet Hook - For the Booties
  • Hobby Lobby's I Love this Yarn in Hot Rose (Pink) and White
  • Peaches and Cream Solids - 1 Skein in Yellow and 1 Skein in Black
  • 2 Pearl Buttons or 2 Buttons of choice. 
  • Scissors and a yarn needle for weaving. 
  • Optional: Hot Glue Gun
Of course, I couldn't find this pattern as much as I looked so I created one of my own like any other crocheter! lol ;)

I just love that pattern....it's so versatile! I adjusted it a little bit seeing as to the shoe needed a strap and I will be sharing it with you below. So the pattern that I used was the booties pattern I used before; here is the link. 


Complete the above pattern and stop at Row 8 and fasten off. 

Left Shoe:

  • Row 9: Count 5 sts to the right counting from the fastened off point, join the pink yarn and ch 15, make a SC into the first ch from hook, make a SC into the 2nd ch from hook, and into each of the next 23 sts. 
  • Row 10: Ch 1, SC into the next 20 sts, ch 1, sc into the next st, ch 1, and sc into the last st.
  • Row 11: Ch 1, SC into the next 24 sts, fasten off and weave in the ends. 

Right Shoe:

  • Row 9: Add the pink yarn on the left side of the shoe by counting 5 to the left from where the fastening off from Row 8 ended. Ch 15, turn, and on the opposite side of the chains, SC into the first ch from hook, and into the next 23 sts. 
  • Row 10: Row 10: Ch 1, SC into the next 20 sts, ch 1, sc into the next st, ch 1, and sc into the last st.
  • Row 11: Ch 1, SC into the next 24 sts, fasten off, and weave in the ends. 


Pattern for the Hello Kitty Applique - Make 2: 

  • Row 1: Using the 2.50 MM hook and the white yarn chain 9, make 3 SC into the second chain from hook, make 1 SC into the next 6 sts, make 3 SC into the last st. Now we will work around on the other side of the work, make 1 SC into each of the next 6 sts, sl st to first SC made to join. 
  • Row 2:  Ch 1, make 2 HDC into the same st as join, 1 HDC into the next st, 2 HDC into the following st, make 1 DC into each of the next 6 sts, make 2 HDC into the next st, make 1 HDC into the following st, make 2 HDC into the next st, make 1 DC into each of the next 6 sts, sl st to first HDC to join. 
  • Row 3: Ch 1, SC into the same st as join and into the next 3 sts, make 1 HDC, 1 DC, Ch 1, 1 DC, and 1 HDC into the next st, loosely but not too loosely make a sl st into each of the next 6 sts. Make 1 HDC, 1 DC, Ch 1, 1 DC, and 1 HDC into the next st, make 1 SC into each of the next 4 sts, make 2 SC into the next st, make 1 SC into each of the next 4 sts, make 2 SC into the last st, sl st to first SC to join, fasten off.

Pattern for the Bow - Make 2:

  • Left side of bow: Using the 2.50 MM hook and the pink yarn chain 3, make 2 DC into the third chain from hook, sl st into the same st, do not fasten off, and proceed to make the right side of bow.
  • Right side of bow: Chain 3, make 2 DC into the third chain from hook, sl st into the third chain from hook, fasten off leaving a 6" tail.
  • Completing the bow: Wrap the tail around the center of the bow tightly 6 times, weave in the tail. Now using the hot glue gun or sewing method, affix the bow onto the side of the ear. 
Once you have completed these items, you can go ahead and sew on the eyes & whiskers with the black yarn as well as the nose with the yellow yarn. Affix the bows on the left and right side of the corresponding applique. Once you have completed this, you are now ready to glue or sew on your applique to the shoe. 

There are several steps to making these shoes however you will be very happy and satisfied with the finished product! This is the end result for me.....hope this helps in making some Newborn Hello Kitty Crochet Shoes!


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Toddler Shoes Update 03/05/2015: This is for a toddler shoe Size 4 (4'-5' heel)
Go to this link and it will bring you to MNE Crafts....she has a post on toddler crochet shoes that is absolutely great! Better that what I can come up with in 10 minutes ;) 

Step 1: Complete the shoe portion and Row 1 of the cuff section, join, ch 1, SC into each st around. (24 SC), fasten off and weave in ends. 

Side note: In the post she states to use a Size G hook if you have a loose tension (which I do and which I did). If you have a tighter tension, use a H or I hook. If this size is to large, try using a 3.50mm hook or reducing the amount of stitches you are starting off with. I will be working on a post to have from newborn to all size toddlers. 

Step 2: Make one more. 
Step 3: Make two Hello Kitty Appliques and two bows. 
Step 4: Affix bow onto the applique.
Step 5: Affix applique onto the shoes and enjoy! 


If you still have any questions in regards to the toddler pattern .....please comment below and I will assist you as much as I can. Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, September 27, 2013

Despicable Me Minion Crochet Set

Despicable Me Minion Crochet Set
-Booties, Overalls/ Dress, and Hat

My sister in law in getting ready to have a baby boy sometime this month or early October and I just wanted to give her something sort of unique. She loves taking professional pictures of her family and decided to make her a photo prop for her baby shower. Of course, she looovveedd the set!

I love the photos that I have seen for the Despicable Me Minion hats! Aren't they so freaking adorable!?I had actually made two sets because my sister had a baby shower to go to for her sister in law and she have this to her niece as a baby shower gift as well! She mentioned they loved it too! Here is what they turned out like.

Boy Set

A Newborn Baby Girl Set set that I am also selling online in my Etsy Shop....here is the link:

Girl Set



Now, I didn't come up with these patterns! I am going to give you the links to the patterns that I used in just a moment. They are easy to follow and I have also added written pattern for the bow and eyes. 

For the overalls:

The dress I made was with this pattern however I made a foundation crochet row of 60 and joined; then I followed the pattern as instructed but didn't add the pocket.

For the booties:

For the hat: 

Rows one through five I used yellow, I made Row 6 black, and for Rows 7-11 yellow. I didn't add the ear flaps as you can see but I did add a row 11 of SC and completed with an invisible join. 

For the grin: 
I just sewed it on....you can use your imagination. I have seen felt being sewed/ glued on and embroidered, I guess its a matter of preference. 

For the bow:
You will need:
US H/ 5mm Hook
Pink Yarn 

Pattern:
Row 1: Chain 8, Ch 1, SC into the next 7 chains.
Row 2-8: Ch 1, SC into the next 7 sts.
Fasten off and weave in the ends. Now get your yarn needle and get a 20" or so tail and pinch the middle of the rectangle piece. Insert the needle to bunch the middle together, now wrap the yarn around the middle piece until you are comfortable with the thickness, weave in the end. 

For the eyes:
You will need:
US H/ 5mm Hook
Black, White, Brown, and Gray Yarn 
Yarn Needle for Weaving
Scissors

Pattern:
Row 1: Using black yarn make a magic ring, ch 1, make 6 SC into the ring, pull loose end snug and join to the first SC made, fasten off, you will now switch to the brown yarn. (6 SC)
Row 2: Ch 1, make 2 SC into the same st as join, and into each st around, fasten off, you will now switch to white yarn. (12 SC)
Row 3: Ch 2, make 2 DC into the same st as join, make a DC into the next st, *2 DC into the next st, 1 DC into the following st*, end with a DC into the last stitch, fasten off, you will now switch to gray. (18 DC)
Row 4: Ch 1, make 2 SC into the same st, make 1 SC into each of the next two sts, *2 SC into the next st, 1 SC into each of the following two sts*, end with a SC into the last st, join to first SC and fasten off. 

You have completed one eye, repeat the pattern for multiple eyes and I hot glued these to match the black part of the eyes onto the hat. 

I am making another set for a friend and I will be adding photos tutorials for the eyes as soon as I can but for now hope this helps in making a Despicable Me Minion Set of your own!

Before you get started, don't forget to follow me here on my blog to keep up to date with all new projects as well as on Facebook and Instagram. Giveaways coming soon!

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Naomi  :)








Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Ripple Baby Blanket

My sister is due to have a baby boy in June! This will be her fourth child and we are all so excited for her! I wanted to make her something that will last throughout my nephew's infancy. I thought a baby afghan would be nice because it's so versatile she can use it for piratically anything! (Rug, blanket, decoration...)

After an hour of searching for the perfect pattern on Ravelry and Pinterest, I came across one designed by Smooth Fox on Ravelry. I really enjoyed making this blanket....when I was completed with the last round of my choice I decided to go around the edge with a Crab Stitch edging. I have fell in love with this edging! I just love it! I can use it on anything and well it made the blanket look really nice! For the corners that point the highest I made 3 DC into that ch 2 space and proceeded with making the Crab Stitch around the edge as usual....it looks something between a Bobble and a Picot! I will call it Bobble Picot lol :)

Story behind Bobble Picot: I was trying and trying to figure out how I was going to work the Stitch inside the ch 2 space going backwards and had the bright idea to just make a fan. As I was making the DC's it occurred to me that it wouldn't look like a fan because of the Crab Stitch beside it I had to make. When I made it, I thought to myself, this really looks good! So I left it as is....I love getting creative!

Here in the link to Ravelry where I found the pattern.
http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/free-smoothfoxs-beginners-round-ripple

The yarn that I used was a Caron Simply Soft in colors:
Celeste (Blue)
Persimmon (Orange)
Country Peach

Hook size was a US I9/ 5.5mm and have a total of 24 rounds counting from the beginning and the 25th round was the edging.





I will be giving my sister her blanket at her baby shower on the 27th of this month....I know that she will love it! Have fun making your own, it will be a nice gift to someone or a great addition to your home decor.

Enjoy your day and thanks for stopping by!
Naomi :)

Friday, April 12, 2013

Sunflower Crochet Motif







Good morning! Today is such a beautiful day! The weather is starting to warm up and we have actually had 70-80 degree weather here in NC. It's been a big change compared to the cold that we were having and other than wearing more deodorant and taking showers more often than normal...it's not a big deal! lol

Last night I came across a posting on Pinterest that I loved and couldn't find the pattern for the life of me! Don't you hate it when you click on a link on Pinterest and the website is nowhere to be found! So frustrating!

What I came up with is similar to the picture I saw. The yarn isn't worsted in the picture and the hook that was used is smaller but I needed to use worsted yarn and a larger hook to be able to see what I was doing. I am not a big fan of using small hooks and thin yarn but it looks absolutely beautiful!

I don't like taking credit for copying someone else's work....I really loved the motif so this is why I made a replica. I am going to make a blanket of motifs with what I put together and will post a picture of it at a later time.

Here is what you will need:
5.5mm Crochet hook
Worsted Weight Yarn ( I used I Love This Yarn from Hobby Lobby in Gold)
Tapestry Needle for Weaving
Scissors

Abbreviations:
Sl St - Slip Stitch
St (s) - Stitch (es)
Ch - Chain
SC - Single Crochet
DC - Double Crochet

Pattern:

Row 1: Chain 4 and sl st into the 4th chain from hook to join, ch 4 (first three chains count as first DC and the ch 1 counts as the space), DC and ch 1 eleven times (crochet over the loose end to hide it as you go around), sl st to top of the 3rd chain of chain 4 to join. (12 DC + 12 Ch's = 24 sts)

Row 2: Chain 5 (first three chains count as the first DC and the remaining two chains counts as the chain 2 space), *skip one st, make a DC into the next st, chain 2* and repeat ten more times, sl st to the top of the 3rd chain of chain 5 to join. (12 DC and 12 chain 2 spaces = 36 sts)

Row 3: Sl st inside the next ch 2 space, chain 3 and make 2 DC into the same ch 2 space, ch 1, *make 3 DC inside the ch 2 space and chain 1*, repeat ten more times, sl st to the top of the 3rd chain of chain three to join. (36 DC + 12 Ch's = 48 sts) Side note: You can switch to the color brown before you begin row three by changing the color to brown to give it the actual sunflower effect, then switch back to yellow on row 4)

Row 4: Sl st into the next 2 sts, sl st into the ch 1 space, ch 1 and make a SC into the same space, *chain 6, sc into the next ch 1 space*, repeat eleven more times, sl st to first ch of ch 6 to join. (You should have 12 sets of Ch 6 spaces)

Row 5: Sl st into the next Ch 6 space, Chain 3 (counts as first DC), make 3 DC, chain 1, make 4 DC into the same ch 6 space (first petal made), *proceed to work into the next ch 6 space and make 4 DC, ch 1, make 4 more DC*, repeat this ten  more times until you have reached the end of the row, and sl st to the top of the first ch 3 to join. (You should have 12 petals)

Row 6: Sl st into the next 3 sts or DC, sl st into the ch 1 space of the same petal, make a SC into the same space, ch 12,SC into the next ch 1 space of the next petal, ch 6, SC into the next ch 1 space of the next petal, ch 6, SC into the next ch 1 space of the next petal, ch 12,SC into the next ch 1 space of the next petal, ch 6, SC into the next ch 1 space of the next petal, ch 6, SC into the next ch 1 space of the next petal, ch 12, SC into the next ch 1 space of the next petal, ch 6, SC into the next ch 1 space of the next petal, ch 6, SC into the next ch 1 space of the next petal, ch 12, SC into the next ch 1 space of the next petal, ch 6, SC into the next ch 1 space of the next petal, ch 6, and sl st to the first SC made in the first petal. (108 SC) At this point you can stop here if you want to and have an idea of how to make the above pin cushion. Since I am making a blanket and I am going to connect the motifs, I will proceed to make another row of SC's.


Row 7: Ch 1, SC into the same st as join, make a SC into each of the next 5 sts, make 2 SC into the next two sts, make a SC into the next 5 sts, make a SC into the next 15 sts. You have completed the first side. For the second, third, and fourth side of the motif or square you will repeat this three times. *SC into then next 5 sts, make 2 SC into the next 2 sts, SC into the next 5 sts, SC into the next 15 sts*, sl st to first SC to join. (124 SC)


This motif is really sweet, romantic, and you can make it in any color you want! I love to get creative and try to use this in as many projects as possible! A few things that come to mind when I see this motif is a sofa afhgan, a baby girl blanket, a pillow cushion, the bottom of a skirt, I could go on and on! lol ;) Don't be afraid to use smaller hooks like I am (it's mainly because I can't see lol, crocheting is going to make me go blind lol), use different types of yarn and see how it comes out!

If you have any questions....let me know! I would be happy to answer any of them for you. :)

Thanks for stopping by!
Naomi









Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Today I completed this Turtle Shell and Beanie Set for a friend....she will be using it as a photo prop for her grandson who will be joining the family soon.


She is such a sweet lady and already adores her little man. Wanda will be a great grandmother! 

The shell came out pretty good. I made it using 7 African Flower Motifs (link to website: http://heidibearscreative.blogspot.com/2010/05/african-flower-hexagon-crochet-tutorial.html)  and joined together with a SC inside the shell. Once I connected them all, I HDC'd around the edge. On the inside corners where the motifs joined I made 2 DC and continued with the HDC. On each of the corners that makes the pentagon sides, I made 2 HDC to even it all out. This is the brown edging you see on the outside of the motifs. 

Once I completed the brown edging, I started to finish off with the green. For the last row of the edging I used the crab stitch all around. It came out really nice! 

For the beanie I used the basic pattern of making a ch 2 in MR, 10 DC, join. The chain 2 doesn't count in any of the rows. Then I increased in each row until I had 40 stitches. Rows 5-7, I DC'd all around. When I came to row 8, 9, and 10, I made the rib stitch using the FPDC and DC. For row 11, I finished off with the crab stitch all around to match the shell's edging. I hope that you are able to figure this out but don't panic if you don't, I will be updated a post with the pattern. I just wanted to share this project because I was so happy it came out really nice!

I didn't have a baby to work with lol so this is the photo that I took to give you an example as to how this would look haha Of course, the babies head would be to the side with its little hands on the side and sleeping. 




Thanks for stopping by! 

Naomi :)

Friday, February 8, 2013

Blush Fingerless Gloves

Another pattern to share with you guys...

It's has still been pretty cold but I really hate wearing mittens and gloves...I can't grab things right and well when you are picking up kids, getting off and on the car, going in and out of stores, and etc. they don't work out. My hands keep sliding so even though I think that they are super cute....I can't wear full fingered gloves/ mittens lol I get so annoyed! 

To remedy my dilemma I made these....if you are like me I am sure you will find them useful and they don't take an eternity to make! ha ha ;) 

Blush Finger-less Mittens  


You will need: 
  • Yarn needle for weaving. 
  • Scissors 
  • Size 10mm Crochet Hook 
  • 1 Skein of Bulky Weight Yarn, I used Lion Brand Wool Ease, Thick and Quick 

Abbreviations: 
  • St (s) - Stitch (es) 
  • Sl St - Slip Stitch 
  • Ch - Chain 
  • SC - Single Crochet 
  • DC - Double Crochet 
  • SC2tog - Single Crochet 2 Stitches Together 
  • CS - Crab Stitch, single crochet to the right instead of single crocheting to the left. 
Tips: 
  • Read the complete pattern before beginning your project. 
  • It takes about 30-45 minutes to make a set. 
  • When making the DC and SC into the same st, the DC is first, then the SC and into the same st.  
Gauge: 
  • For people with longer fingers repeat row 4. 
  • Small (teen/petite fit), Ch 12 sts. Medium(Average female), Ch 14 sts. Large (Male)Ch 16 sts 
  • For a male, eliminate Row 13 and join on row 12, fasten off and weave in any loose ends.  

Pattern: 
Ch (12/S, 14/M, 16/L) sts and join (be careful no to twist the ststo the first chain with sl st. 

Row 1:  Ch 1 (doesn't count as anything, here and through the pattern) and SC into the same st as join, SC into the following 13 stssl st to first SC to join. (12/ 14/ 16 SC) 
Row  2-3: Ch 1 (doesn't count as anything, here and throughout the pattern), Make a DC and a SC into the same stitch as join*Skip one st, make a DC and a SC into the next st* until you have reached the end of the row, you will end with a single st alone*, sl stitch to the top of the first DC made. (12/ 14/ 16 STS)  

Making the thumb hole: 

Row 4: Ch 1, DC into the same st as join, Ch 1, skip one st (this is the thumb hole), make a DC and a SC into the next st*skip one st, make a DC and a SC into the next st* until you have reached the end of the row, you will end with a single st alone*, sl stitch to the top of the first DC made.  
Row 5-6: Ch 1DC and a SC into the same stitch as join*Skip one st, make a DC and a SC into the next st* until you have reached the end of the row, you will end with a single st alone*, sl stitch to the top of the first DC made.  (12/ 14/ 16 STS) 

Making the wrist: 

Row 7We will be decreasing in this row; Ch 1, SC into the same st as join, SC into the next 4 sts, SC2tog (this would be sts 6 & 7), make a SC into the next 5 sts, SC2tog (the last two sts or 13 & 14 of row 6), sl st to first SC made. (12/ 14/ 16 SC) 
Row 8-12 : Ch 1, SC into the same st as join, SC into the next 11 stssl st to top of first SC to join.(12/ 14/ 16 SC) 
Row 13Ch 1, CS (reverse SC, instead of SC'ing to the left, SC to the right) to end of row, sl st to join, fasten off and weave in any loose ends.  (12/ 14/ 16 CS) 

Enjoy! 
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