Carseat Cover

I recently received an invitation for a baby shower.  So, naturally I had to figure out what to make for a gift.   Usually I make a baby blanket and call it good,  but this time I wanted to try something a little different. Plus, I am sure the mother-to-be will get several blankets. 

I have been seeing a lot of patterns for carseat covers on Pinterest,  so I thought I would give it a try.  I really like the idea of the carseat covers and I wish I had one when my kids were babies.  I really hope the mom-to-be likes the gift.

Here is the pattern I used.  I am not very good at writing patterns out, so hopefully it will all make sense. 

Hook: I

Any three colors of medium yarn. 

Colors: A, B, and C

CH=chain

SC=single crochet 

HDC=half double crochet 

DC=double crochet 

SS=slip stitch

Blanket:

Color A: CH 70

Row 1: In second CH from hook SC, then DC in same CH. Skip one CH, then SC and DC in next. Repeat across.

Row 2: CH one and turn. SC and DC in last SC from previous row. Repeat across doing SC and DC in the SC stitches from row one.

Row 3-6 repeat row 2.

Change to color B and do 2 rows like the previous rows.

Change to color C and do 2 rows. 

Change to color B and do 2 rows. 

Change to color A and do 6 rows. 

Continue this pattern ending with the 8th strip of color A. Do not tie off.

Border: CH one then HDC along the top. At the corners do 3 HDCs and continue around the blanket. SS into first HDC. CH and repeat.  5 rounds in color A, 1 round color B, 1 round color C and finish with 1 round color B. Tie off and weave in ends.

Straps: make 2

Using color B, CH 26. Starting in second CH from hook SC across.  CH 1 and turn.

SC across. Repeat to make 6 rows.

Switch to color C. SC across, then 3 SC in the corner. CH 5, 3 SCs in next corner.  SC across, 3 SC in corner,  SC across, 3 SC in corner and SS to first color C SC. 

SC all around strap including in the chain. This creates a button hole. When you have made it around cut a long tail to sew the strap to the blanket. 

You can use a button or make a button.  I made the buttons using color A.

Button: make 2

CH 3 then join using SS. CH one then 8 SCs into circle.  SS to join.  2 SC into each previous SC. SS to join.  Cut a long tail to sew button to blanket. 

I hope this all makes sense.  Please comment if you have questions.  I hope you enjoy this pattern.

Chair BootiesĀ 

One year in the new house, and already my floors have scratches. After my dad so “graciously” pointed this out to me, I decided to take action. 

A good portion of my furniture, including my dining set, are hand-me-downs. And they are old, worn, and not too nice on my floors.  I would love to replace everything,  but it is not a priority for us at the moment.  So, we make do with what we have.   That is why I made these little caps, or booties  (whatever they’re called) for my dining set.

They work great and keep my floor safe from scratches.  I did a really easy and simple pattern consisting of mostly half double crochet stiches.  

I am pretty sure that even when I get a new dining set, I will still use these booties to protect my floor. 

Pattern:

F crochet hook 

CH- chain

SS- slip stitch

HDC- half double crochet 

CH 4 and connect with a SS making a circle. 

Round 1: CH 1, 10 HDC into circle.  SS to first HDC to join. (10)

Round 2: CH 1, 2 HDC into 1st HDC from round 1, 2 HDC into each stitch and join with SS (20)

Round 3: CH 1, 1 HDC into each stitch and join with SS (20)

Round 4-9: Repeat round 3. Tie off when done and weave in the ends.

You can adjust the size to fit your chairs by doin more or less rounds.

Good luck,  and may your floors remain scratch free.

Mohawk Hat

I recently made this hat for my Etsy shop.  It only took a few hours, and it was a lot of fun.  The hat is pretty simple,  and I found a good pattern for the mohawk and I used the hat pattern with some adjustments.

I used an H hook for all of the hat, and instead of sewing the ear flaps, I casted onto the hat where I wanted the ear flaps (I try to avoid sewing when I can).

Once casted on chain one followed by 13 hdcs.

Chain one and turn followed by 11 hdcs and one toghdc.

Ch one, turn, 9 hdcs and one toghdc.

Ch one, turn, 7 hdcs and one toghdc.

Ch one, turn, 5 hdcs and one toghdc.

Ch one, turn, 6 hdcs. Tie off.

For the ties I threaded some long strands of yarn and braided.

I think next time I make one, I will try to add the mohawk without having to sew. I’m not sure how to do that yet,  but I will find a way. šŸ˜‰

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Owl Toddler BeanieĀ 

I finally finished this hat. I purchased a Top This bundle which comes with the yarn and animal topper. I think it is a super cute idea.   The pattern that it comes with is a knitting pattern, and I don’t knit.  It took me a few tries with different patterns until I finally found one I was happy to use.  The pattern I used was from the Top This website, and it is pretty simple.  I’m pretty happy with the results.

Check out this item in my Etsy shop https://www.etsy.com/listing/470770364/crocheted-owl-beanie

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