Happy Monday! It's hard to believe we are at the end of March already, but here we are! I waited till the end of the month to post my Giveaway since I had 3 last month. This month, I have decided once again on a coffee cozy set, but wanted to give back to my Handmade Sellers who have a love of Yarn that I can completely relate to. So if you follow me there, you may have seen it, but in case you missed it:
I will be posting an IG story later tonight of the Winner and also tagging the winner in the post. So Watch for that later!!! And Good Luck to all the entries!!! I have to tell you, I LOVED the Winner's photos that were posted on IG last month! I did Repost them, so please let's keep this going! I would like to thank Sheila & Leslie for posting theirs! Take a Look!!
Once again, thanks to all the people who LIKE the GAW Posts, tag, and comment on each item. It is really encouraging and I am very thankful for each of you!
Thanks again and Lord bless,
Happy Friday! Here's another great crochet baby pattern called "Aunt-ticipating?" which can be found in the American Thread Company, Star Book No. 186 "I Love You Baby", it does not have the year it was published inside, but it is a true gem! I have to tell you, this was not the first time I picked up this pattern... I don't remember what was going on with me at the time, but I just could not understand it and I would crochet, start over, crochet again... only to find myself so frustrated that I finally put it away. Am I the only one who does this?
First up, you can find the pattern HERE. Second, this pattern calls for a 3.75mm/F hook size, but I used a 3.5mm/E hook with my favorite yarn Cascade Yarn in Lavender. As you can see in the photos 1-3, once you get done crocheting the first 9 Rows of Shells, you simply slip your draw string through the top of the mitten with a whip stitch needle to pull it/close it and continue to whip stitch down the seam. Also, I would suggest only chaining 1 at the end of each row. I chained 3 which created an uneven seam. Afterwards, you will simply begin the last row which is the border where you will place your ribbon, but in the pattern is referred to as the "Next Row". When adding the border, you will need to skip one stitch in order to achieve the 12 meshes counted at the end of the pattern. (pictures 4-5). So then you are ready to make the second one! Yay!
This pattern is easy and a super cute quick little project you can probably finish within 45 minutes. Remember, if you would like a Preemie and/or Newborn size, I would suggest using a smaller hook. This set would comfortably fit a 3-6 month old infant. Although, I'm not big on having ribbon, bows and buttons on anything for a baby over 3 months old, but the ribbon does add a cute touch.
I hope you enjoyed this pattern as much as I did... even though, it took me the second time around! I would LOVE to know if you complete any of these patterns on your Instagram by tagging me in your photo so I can Repost your photo.
Until next time... keep croch-yaying!!
Happy Tuesday! I hope everyone has been having a great week so far and are nose deep in crochet orders, creating new crochet projects and busy crocheting gifts! So if you haven't figured out the purpose this blog yet, it's to keep you inspired on learning how to read crochet vintage patterns and how easy it can be. I am nowhere near of being an expert crocheter even though I've been crocheting since 2002 and I am still learning. Every time I pick up one of these old crochet patterns, I just never know how it is going to turn out. And I've got a huge stack of them all planned out, but this week I went back to my Star Book No.43 Baby Book. This Pattern download is called "Crocheted Soaker" and it's truly the cutest Diaper Covers I think I've ever seen!
If you download the pattern, you will see a couple of things (in red) I did change in order for to it to be Newborn size-up to 7 lbs (in order to use my yarn of choice.) :
1. I used a 3.25mm crochet hook along with Baby Bee Sweet Delight Yarn.
*Note : Remember, you can always use a bigger hook to create a bigger Soaker.
2. I made the waistband approximately 12.5" long (*not noted on the pattern download-pic2)
3. I crocheted in the Back Loop Only every row of the waistband (to create the ribbing).
4. I whip stitched with my hook and not a whip stitch needle. (pic 3)
Once the waistband is complete, I single crocheted around the waistband on the right side of the crochet piece before starting the simple Griddle Stitch. Once you've created the edged border, you will keep crocheting/decreasing each row until you are left with 2 stitches on your hook (pictures 1 & 2 photos below). Before whip stitching together, I single crocheted all around the bottom piece (pictured 1 & 2 photos below). Turning the crochet piece inside out, I whip stitched the soaker together-I measured 1.5" instead of the 5.5" per Pattern instructions. I simply measured/counted the stitches which is 6 and just stitched it up to the tip, whip stitched down the other side-counting 6 stitches again then once more all across the top. (pictures 3-5 in the photos below).
Last change, I crocheted a cord 30" instead of 20" and of course added my poms!
As I stated in my IG post regarding this pattern... how sweet would it be to give a few of these as a gift with a few boxes of pampers to the new mom in your life? I really love that idea so much, I really want to do this for someone. Until I am able to do that, I am considering adding a set or two to my Etsy with some matching mittens. This pattern really inspired me to create my own pattern, but we will see how that goes!
I really hope y'all enjoy this one! In my never-ending quest to find the perfect Diaper Cover, I've never stumbled upon anything quite like this one! Unfortunately, my photos do not give this little crochet piece the justice it deserves and I do apologize. You should make it and see what I mean though.. super cute, adorable and not hard at all!
Until next time-Keep Croch-yayin'!!!
Happy Thursday, er'body! Sorry I missed last week, not that anyone is waiting on the edge of their seat for the next pattern, but it was bound to happen sooner or later. I'm happy to be here now to share this next pattern with yall! This pattern is called Pink Daisy Set and can be found in the Summer Issue 1983 of Crochet Magazine. This Bonnet Pattern is in FOUR PARTS all posted on my Flybii, so I will link each part with my explanations of the pattern, starting with the Bonnet. You will find complete pattern at the end of this blog entry. First, you must know I used Cascade Yarns Cherub Baby series yarn with 3.50mm Size E hook because I did not have the 3.25mm Size D hook that the pattern calls for.
You will first crochet all the Motifs. Once you get all your squares crocheted like in Picture 1, you will whip stitch them together-as you can see in Picture 2 so you can crochet the body part of Sacque until this part of the bonnet measures 4.5", which are simple crochets of alternating rows of double crochets with one row skipping one stitch, chaining one and double crocheting into the next stitch-all the way across-shown in Picture 3. So easy!
Once your bonnet measures 4.5"-as seen in Picture 3 from first group of photos, you will then fold bonnet in half and whip stitch along the back, so you can crochet the edging, as you can see starting Picot Stitch all around in Picture 1 in this second group of photos. After it's all sewn up, it explains how to crochet a draw string to be fed around the base of the bonnet-as shown in Picture 2 here of this group of photos. If you're not sure how to feed your draw string through your work, I usually take a larger hook, grab the draw string and feed it through every other double chain space.
As you can see in the last picture, the final product is just precious. It is light and airy yet still so very soft and cozy- super perfect for Spring!
I am not the best at explaining but you can find the full pattern here with a few helpful reminders/hints as you begin to create this little gem. If you have any questions, please feel free to email me-I'd be happy to help! email@example.com
Until next week... or the next.. I do hope you have a wonderful Croch-day!
Happy THURSDAY!!! Once again, I almost didn't make it this week! But here I am with a super duper easy baby booties pattern that I feel is the answer to all your baby booties pattern searches. It's a simple single crochet fold and whip stitch-that's it!
Once I finished the little pink set, I decided they needed a very simple little rosette. If you remember, I normally do not like coiled flowers because I just can never make them look as beautiful as they are supposed to be in any pattern I've found and used. So very carefully, I decided that I needed to make up my own pattern so they don't look or feel bulky at the bottom. Since a couple of you seemed interested, I thought I would share what I designed:
1. Ch 16. Crochet loosely, as you continue.
2. Single crochet in 3rd chain from hook. *Double Crochet, chain 2, Double Crochet in next stitch. Single Crochet in the next stitch. *Repeat to the end of the chain. Once the row is done, you can see your flower is naturally coiled on its own. Now thread a whip stitch needle to sew your flower into a roll very carefully and slowly. (pictured)
As you can see, I am using a thicker yarn and bigger hook size in order for you to see the rosette better. Here is a great Leaf Pattern. I did not use it, but you will need a leaf!
What I love most about this pattern is, you can use any stitch you like! I decided to try a double crochet first by following the measurements of the pattern, as you can see they are pretty simple to assemble for the whip stitching once your crocheting is complete.
If you decide to make these cute and super easy booties.. please share your creations with me on Instagram.. just use #sewsorose hashtag! I would love to see your work! Thanks to all who continue to encourage me by showing interest! I really appreciate it. As always, if you have any questions please feel free to contact me.
Until next time!
Happy Thursday, y'all! I can't believe we are at the end of my favorite month already! And as promised, here is the last Giveaway Item, which again is another Cozy set. I told y'all I was going crazy on these, but as much as I love them... I am thankful March is upon us and Spring to follow!
Hope you Enter this Giveaway! A Random Winner will be chosen tomorrow Friday, February 17th by midnight.
Until next time!
Happy Wednesday! Well, I almost didn't make it to this week's VFP - vintage free pattern, but here I am. Since I really loved how the Crochet Set No. 205 Bonnet turned out, I thought it would be a good idea to make the matching booties. I'm so glad I did because I love them!
I think what I love most about this pattern is it's somewhat beginner friendly, quick and has the same instructions as the last set of baby booties I shared. Then of course, there's that incredible stitch! You really can't see it in this photo, but it is really pretty and really nice around the cuffs. Also, the poms... I'm so in love with the Poms! They really do add that little vintage touch. Just darling. If you don't have a Pom Maker, oh dear - GET ONE! They are so wonderful!!! They really keep your hands from hurting!
If you would like to make this pattern, you can download it here! Just remember to refer back to the previous posts linked for more information.
As always, if you do decide to make these adorable booties, I would love to see what you create by using the #sewsorose hashtag. :)
Until next time, y'all be blessed!
Happy Friday, y'all!
My second Giveaway is under way over on my Instagram! Have you entered yet? It's another Coffee Cup Cozy Set! I am on a cozy frenzy right now... seriously, who couldn't use one? This Valentine's Day set also comes with 2 pens, 2 pencils and a sketch pad. If you haven't entered, I think you should check it out! It ends TOMORROW - Saturday, Feb 11th!
If you are a Crocheter and think you would like to make this Cozy Pattern, you can find it here. It is free! Hey! I love that! Before you make it, I would like to share with you a couple of things to eliminate any issues you may encounter:
I hope that will help if you decide to make this pattern. It's very well written and I just love it! I will definitely be making it again. <3
As always, if you have any crochet questions, please fee free to contact me. If I can't help you, I can surely guide you into the right direction!
Happy Tuesday, y'all! This week's free vintage pattern sure is super cute! I can't tell you about the book it is from because I do not have the sleeve but it is identical to 2 other books I have that are both from the 1940's. I am certain this pattern is as well. One book is from Chadwick's Red Heart Wools called Woolies for Babies No. 224 printed in 1945. The other book is simply called Baby Book / Star Book No. 43. Again, this pattern I am sharing is not from either these books, but it's just to give you an idea of how old the actual pattern is if you decide to look them up.
I know everyone reads patterns differently. And reading vintage patterns is very difficult for me because I am a Step 1, 2, 3 kind of girl. However, I have discovered using a bright Ruler does help me keep stay on track of the Rows. Who knew?! heehee. Just a little tip!
Before I get into this incredible stitch, you need to know that I used US G/4.00MM hook and Bernat Softee Baby yarn, which are the full requirements in making this pattern, but I did stick with one color. It is very basic and simple to understand. If you make beanies, you'll know once you get started. However, this stitch really through me for a loop at first, but by the 2nd round.. I made up a little tune in my head to keep me going. If you don't do this, it really does help. It is a gorgeous stitch! These photos do not give it justice! :(
To start a fresh row of this Stitch, you will chain 2, bring up your loop and single crochet in the same stitch then inserting hook into the next 3 stitches (the pattern states "next 2" in the beginning) then yarning over to pull yarn through all 4 loops. (pictured below)
And here's where my little song comes into play! As you can see, the first image is after you've pulled your yarn through the 4 loops from the previous photos. You will chain 1 then very carefully insert your hook into that ch 1 space known as the "eyelet" (photo 2). Again carefully bring your hook down and to the side of the stitch and insert it into the last SC on the side. (Photo 3). From there, you insert your hook into the "base" of the stitch which is the same last stitch you are working in. You will have 4 loops on your hook and here is where you will insert your hook into the next 2 stitches. Once you've yarned over, you will have a total of 6 loops on your hook... take a deep breath and pull the yarn through all 6 very carefully. And you just repeat this step throughout the row. As you can see, it is just beautiful! I don't know what this stitch is called (there's no name in the pattern) and have never seen it before, but it's very unique and I love it!
You can even sing my little tune.. "in the eyelet, on the side, to the base, in the next 2, YO and just pull through (the 6)..." hehehe
Alas, you can download the Pattern! Please remember it's in 2 parts here and here!
It sure turned out a lot more gorgeous than I expected it would! I just need to decide if I want to add ribbon and/or draw string with the poms. (I LOVE the poms just a bit too much right now.) And I am working on the booties next.
I do hope you've enjoyed this one! It was a bit different and a tad more difficult, but this is how we get better. I'm practicing what I still preach to my grown babies. When you want to get better at something, you need to work harder so you can keep learning-whatever you want to do in life!
If you have any questions about this pattern, just drop me an email firstname.lastname@example.org and/or find me somewhere on the web and I'll get back to you!
Until next time!
Some of you may already know, February is my absolute favorite Month. When I say "my favorite", I mean.. I love it more than December! Of course, it helps that my birthday, our Wedding Anniversary and Valentine's Day all fall in to one big celebration-which I LOVE and that's why it's my fave. :)
I am starting to feel the days slip away from me faster than I can blink, but I'm really hoping that weekly I can stay on top of sharing Vintage Patterns, but also possibly... maybe... host a Giveaway once a week throughout the month of February. My first Giveaway this month ends TOMORROW! It's a fun little Coffee Cozy Set with a couple of pencils and a Sketch Pad. It's not much, but I still have 2 and 1/2 more weeks to go! There aren't too many Rules either and you can find it here.
I do hope y'all check it out! I do have a lot of plans, ideas, and tricks up my sleeves, but I just need to make time to get more of them done. Stay tuned!
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Growing up with a love for sewing, I enjoy crocheting and all around crafting. I will be sharing recipes, past/current projects, my favorite patterns, tutorials on crochet/knit patterns I use, Free Patterns from my collection of Vintage Patterns given to me from my Mother and Giveaways. It's my prayer, my readers will be blessed my blog entries.