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!

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Naomi  :)