by Carmen Statham



Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Sweet Blossoms Pom

I made this absolutely adorable double pom pom hat in a day, and I'm amazed with how gorgeous it is! I had no idea what I was going to do with it until I asked my great friend, Laura, to help me decide between one pom on top of hat or a pom on the end of earflaps, and obviously she wanted to see it with the double poms. I used her gorgeous and easy to follow drop blossoms pattern for the sweet flowers on the side of hat. Now, all I need to do is find a newborn little girl and a photographer, and I'm set. Here is Laura's blossom pattern:!/notes/the-mad-hatter/free-pattern-blossom-drop/190282271003822

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Softee Newborn Cocoon Pattern

I hope you enjoy making this cocoon as much as I did. Happy crocheting!

newborn cocoon
8.00 mm hook
yarning needle
2 skeins of wool-ease thick & quick
I used sky blue
1 inch wide contrast ribbon about 2 feet long (optional)

ch 5, sl st to make loop
2 sc in every st (10)
2 tr in every st (20)
1 tr in next st, 2 tr in following st, repeat until end (30)
1 tr in every st around (30)
repeat last row until cocoon measures about 17 inches, SL ST TO JOIN TO END ROUND (30)
fasten off, weave in ends
optional ribbon: carefully weave ribbon between tr sts and ties into a bow

Friday, February 18, 2011

Softee Newborn Cocoon

This incredibly soft newborn cocoon is easy and quick to make. I used Lions Brand Wool-Ease Thick & Quick in a beautiful sky blue. I didn't add a ribbon because I didn't have any on-hand, so next time I head to Michael's I'll pick up white or pastel blue ribbon to carefully weave through the triple stitches. If only I had a newborn to snuggle up in my cocoon and a camera to take a few quick pictures with. Makes me want another newborn in the house!

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Striped elf hat

I am in love with this striped elf hat my daughter, Ariana, is modeling. The colors are perfect and the pom pom is adorable! I encouraged my daughter to walk outside with me and quickly slid the hat on and snapped a few quick pictures. The lighting is perfect and she had the perfect distraction (a guy walking down the steps) which allowed me to get this adorable picture of her.
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Thursday, February 10, 2011

Tutorial coming soon

Several fans have asked for a tutorial on the red purse I made a few weeks ago. And to please those fans, I am working on a thistle stitch purse which will include a tutorial for sewing a lining. I'm taking pictures galore and including a written pattern to make crocheting the purse easy to read and follow. I hope you can wait for me to finish the tutorial because I know it will be great!