Hey y'all, here's another cute vintage baby cardigan! Simple, simple.. Ya know I LOVE SIMPLE! The body is a simple V-stitch which always turns out beautifully no matter what you're making! You can download the pattern HERE.
For this pattern, I used the following materials:
I didn't get a chance to take a picture of the beginning of the sleeves. I did to get a close up of that picot stitch border. It's so pretty! I just love it!
I really like this cardigan. I wanted to make the bonnet and booties, but there was only 1 skein left of the DNSS yarn at Joann Fabrics. However, the whole layette pattern is included in the download. Any 3 ply yarn will do, though.
I hope you enjoy this pattern as much as I did! If you have any questions, feel free to ask.
Success is... liking yourself, liking what you do and liking how you do it.
Happy Sunday, y'all! Well, here it is... another Giveaway! This one is a biggie since I'm trying to break 2K. I have pretty awesome followers.. so I do believe it will happen! My plan is to keep Re-posting until I hit 2K. I will taking notes of all who Re-post and how many times they re-post. It might take a while and I'm okay with that!❤
This Giveaway includes the following items:
Thanks to all who have shared and re-posted! Good luck to all who enter as well!☺
Until next time, Lord bless!❤
No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.
Happy October! It's so hard to believe that September is over-just like that! It's one of my favorite months-not just because my daughter was born in September, but it's also my parents' wedding anniversary month.❤
This September, I participated in the FibreShare. I've known about it for sometime and always wanted to join. I'm just so tickled I finally joined! It's such fun! If you haven't joined, you should. Once you are partnered up, you get to know who you are sending to and who's sending to you. The two partners chosen for me were so spot on, too! Who couldn't use more fibre friends?! I had no idea how cool it would be. Upon joining, I asked God to remind me that I joined to make new fibre friends, but also to help me focus on how I can truly bless my receiving partner and better yet help me to be grateful for whatever I receive. I know that sounds silly... but being this was my first fibre-swap, I was really nervous on what to send and how much. This was on going conversation in the Fibre Share Tribe group as well, so I didn't feel alone. There were also others-like me, who felt they didn't send enough after getting their packages. However, one point one member made really stuck with me; 'it's not about quantity but about quality'. That made me feel so much better because I put all my heart into my out-going package; I wanted to get that yarn she has 'been drooling over', the yarns without the wool because she is allergic and a good sturdy bag with "Crochet Queen" (google image I found to put on her bag) to carry all her on going projects. I wanted to send things she could not find in store chains because of her special yarn needs. She was so graciously thankful even after I told her how I felt once I received my package. She was still incredibly happy with her package. Gosh, I am very thankful for her kindness. ❤
Allow me to add this was a very tough month for me; emotionally, physically and spiritually. To my surprise, I was totally blessed beyond belief. But it wasn't just the package's contents. I really felt in my spirit the showering of God's Love-just when I needed it the most. It truly lifted the feeling of day to day hopelessness that I had been struggling with for so long. And there is so much more to that, but I will leave it at that because truly, it's all that matters. It's my prayer, these first partners chosen for me will always be my fibre friends and I look forward to making more.❤
As if all that wasn't cool enough, I was so super tickled when my photo was shared on the FibreShare IG feed! Something this big has only happened with my Instagram Account a few times, so I was crazy excited! lol
THANK YOU FIBRESHARE FOR ALL YOU DO!!
Until next time yall.. Lord bless,
Light tomorrow with today. Elizabeth Barrett Browning 1806 - 1861
Happy Friday again! I hope y'all have had a great week! Here I am again with another vintage baby Sacque. I really wanted to make the Kimono because it was SUPER CUTE and that baby in the picture sold me on it quick! However, for whatever reason.. again.. my brain did not want to understand the simplest of instructions. Good grief! What is the deal with that? I will just never understand why my brain does that every now again with these patterns. This pattern can be found in "Woolies for Babies" Book No. 224 from 1945 and you can download it HERE.
Once again, I have chosen the same materials as from the previous pattern post:
Now I will tell you, I didn't sew up the sleeves until after I attached them to sacque. It just seemed to make it all come together a little easier.
I can also tell you that as many as times that I had to frog the Kimono then/ now Sacque, I think it turned out really cute once it was done. I know that if I had been able to finish it as a Kimono, I would be cooing over it for days. I have never made one of those, so I will most definitely be making that soon! ☺
I hope y'all enjoyed this one as much as I did! Also, I would like to encourage you tag me if you decide to make any of these patterns that I have shared!
Until next time, thanks for reading.
Ralph Waldo Emerson 1803 - 1882
Hello Saturday! First let me say, my prayers are with my fellow Texans who are dealing with Hurricane/TS Harvey; may God protect you all! Thankfully, we are safe & sound. ❤
Although, we are not physically dealing with this storm in particular, we are in the midst of our own storm at home. Without going into any details, I will just say... I am so so thankful for my crochet! Seriously, am I the only one who.. when really upset with a situation, just turn to crochet without having to bother with reading a pattern? I mean, do you ever just crochet then start to in vision something and just go with it? This is something that I have always done, however not always happy with the outcome. It is just crocheting that keeps me calm, focused, and relaxed in the most troubling moments. It also gives me an opportunity to pray and that most definitely keeps me calm! :)
Last Saturday, I decided that I wanted to master crochet cables, again needing something to focus on.. so I got my book and read about the stitch. I was very surprised that I caught on to it very quickly and didn't need the book anymore after the 2nd row. I say that I was surprised because I have tried so many times before to learn crochet cables, and was never successful. So I encourage you, if you do not have The Complete Photo Guide to Crochet, 2nd Edition book-get it!
Once I started creating this beautiful piece of crochet cables-which are not at all perfect (and that's fine) but I decided I wanted to make myself a purse to match my new Knitting bag. ☺
So in this series of photos below, you can see how it all started and once completed to the desired size-I had to line it, which again... I am no expert on. It was just-I had the exact fabric that my new knitting bag was made out of. I had to have that my lining! No brainer. I did watch some videos and read the instructions in TCPGTC book (linked above).
Once I finished the body, I knew I wanted to put a big flower on it. I didn't want just any flower either.. I have seen so many posts about The Never Ending Wild Flower and I just had to have it! I also knew that I wanted it to be a little fuzzy. I have to tell you, it's a beautiful fuzzy flower! ❋
Now I have to tell you... I wasn't planning on even using these handles for a number of reasons. However, it all just came to me on how to make them work (like a knock on the head) while my son was explaining a dream he had last night. I'm not sure how I correlated the two, but as he was talking.. I just said "Yes!" He thought it was odd and asked if I was even listening to him. lol. I really was! ❤
So I decided to write it down to share in case anyone would like to use these bamboo handles:
Ch 21, sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc across. 20 stitches.
Row 2-3: sc across. (21 st)
Row 4-5: to Decrease; sc2tog in first 4 stitches, sc across until 4 remaining stitches to sc2tog in ea. (12 st)
Row 6-10: sc across, 12 stitches
Row 11-12: to Increase; 2sc in the first 2 stitches, sc across until remaining 2 stitches to 2sc in each.
*you should have 20 sc stitches at the end of Row 12.
Row 13-14: sc across.
That's it! All you have to do then is place your handles in each handle holder piece, place on the purse body, glue-let dry and sew it firmly to your new purse. I know I have not gone into dept detail on how to sew it all together, but I believe you can do it!
Until next time, thanks for reading.
Joseph Addison 1672 - 1719
Happy Sunday to all! Well it's true, it's the middle of August and we are all longing for Autumn as it slowly wants to creep in... It's still over a hundred degrees outside, but we're hopeful as we wait. Because we all know what cooler weather means... crochet, knit, yarn and more yarn! If you have been following me on Instagram, you know that I am still in the pursuit of learning to knit, as in trying to get past the beginner stage. I have to tell you, it has taken a few years to get where I am today. I am so happy now when picking up a beginner pattern book because I understand what I am reading. I just want to tell everyone around me! Naturally, my children my biggest supporters so when my son asked me "can you knit me up a beanie? just a regular old beanie, no slouch, you know.. just fitted." Without hesitation, I replied "yes, of course!" I knew exactly what that meant... circular needles, double pointed needles, and a whole lot of patience. I am comfortable with the circulars fine, but I knew those dpns would drive me to point of frustration to where I would want to give up. For so long, I have watched videos and studied books. All I could do was picture myself sitting there feeling awkward and strange almost like Edward Scissorhands. To be honest, I was nervous. It sounds so silly, but there I was. Until my son came into my sewing room, picked out the yarn he liked and asked me if I had a pattern he could see. I showed him one from The Little Grey Heart (which is perfectly written for a beginner like myself-thank you!), which I did start but once I finished it-he really didn't care for the ribbed edge-which worked out well for me since I had made so many mistakes in it that I just chunked it. So I decided to make one w/o the ribbed edge because I knew there was a Slouchy Hat Pattern out there similar to what he wanted and I could use it as a guide. So I did! ☺
If you follow my IG, you can see that I did have some issues with a stitch or two. However, I didn't actually drop any stitches so that was a huge victory for me. Yay! Once I was able to transfer over to the dpns from the circular, I did struggle getting the top of the beanie closed, which you can kind of see in the Instagram photos. It's not a complete mess up top, but it's okay for now until I can make him a better one. He loves it! Since he is quite taller than me, I can't even see my mistakes if he decides to wear it early, too. heehee. I think he sure looks very handsome in it. ❤ϟ
Now that I finished this beanie, it's onto the next project! What ever shall that be? I do not know. Let us just wait and see. Until then, thanks for reading!☺
Success is the ability to go from one failure to another with no loss of enthusiasm.
A while back a couple of folks tagged me in “20 Things about me” on Instagram, but I never took the time to post anything. If you tagged me and happen to be reading this-thank you! However, I did decide 10 Things about me should be better. ;)
So here we go:
There you have it... 10 random things about me. It's not at all exciting or captivating, but I'm just a simple girl who loves the Lord, enjoys classic movies, all genres of retro music and smelly old books. Thanks for reading, and Happy Saturday!
When I started counting my blessings, my whole life turned around.
Hello Thursday Readers! It's taken me almost 2 weeks to complete this sweet little red Sacque-but it's done. The full pattern can be found in Coats & Clark's 1975 "Learn How Book No.170-D". As much as I love everything about it; it's most likely I will not be making this one again even if commissioned. Yes, it is that tedious. However, it does turn out beautiful and the pattern is quite easy to follow. You can download the full pattern >>here<< and the crochet knot stitch used >>here<<.
* * * I found a great a tutorial on the stitch, too! It is not mine, but you can view it >>HERE<< * * *
Here are the details you should know before you can begin and what you will need:
I will say the Body part of this pattern kind of had me stumped. There really isn't an explanation on how to keep the back of the sleeves separate from the body yoke, as it seems to be explained as one whole piece or that is how I read it and I could have read it wrong-just know that. However, I did keep them separate-and the only problem that arose was the whip stitching of the back of the yoke to end of the inner sleeves. Again, I'm not 100% that is what the pattern calls for, but it seemed to work for me and you can't even tell from the back of the sweater. Yay! :)
All in all, I think it turned out great and is just so lovely. I am struggling with what type of bottoms might work best on it. If you know me, you know I do not like to put buttons and/or ribbons on sweaters, booties or bonnets. So we'll wait and see what happens when it shows up in my Etsy shop!
I hope everyone is having a great week and hello.. keep croch-yayin', yall!
Lord bless, Rose
Life is not a problem to be solved, but a gift to be enjoyed.
Do you love the Shell Stitch? Well, you're going to love this little sweater so much. It can be found in the January 1975 issue of The Workbasket & Home Arts magazine. You can download the complete Ensemble >>HERE<<
Here are the materials I used:
I did finally figure out and learn what "10 dc evenly spaced" means. I don't know why I always let those words intimidate me so much. Oh my goodness, it's so easy!!
Let's see how well I can explain this...after completing the first Row, here is what you will have at the end of these Rows:
Row 2, dc in every 5th stitch- you will have a total of 61 stitches.
Row 3, dc in every 7th stitch-71 stitches total.
Row 4, dc in every 8th stitch-81 stitches total.
Row 5, dc in every 9th stitch-91 stitches total.
Row6, dc in every 10th stitch-101 stitches total.
Row 7, dc in every 11th stitch-111 stitches total.
Row 8, dc in every 12th stitch-121 stitches total.
You are now ready for the fun part-the shell stitch! Once you are finished with the body, you will be ready to add the sleeves. Again, super easy and it will go quick because it's only 7 rows. Whoa baby!
This is a really sweet pattern! I am planning to make the bonnet and blanket for my shop and/or as a gift. I really love how the Bernat Yarn looks and feels. It's one of the thicker yarns I enjoy very much. If you haven't ever used it, I highly recommend trying it!
Again, I hope y'all enjoy this pattern! If you make this, I do hope you tag me so I can see your work. I would love to see it! Also, I hope everyone has had a great week! Mine has been a little trying and we could use some prayers.
Until next time, let's keep cro-yayin'! (even though I've been knitting all week...hehehehhe)
Thomas Carlyle 1795 - 1881
Hello and Happy summer, y'all! It seems like it's been forever and a day since my last Giveaway! But I've been planning this one for a while... it's a good one! You can help me reach my goal by Entering to Win--- >>> here <<<
Again, I would like to extend my appreciation to all my Followers who have been with me from the very beginning! You have helped me stay focused and motivated in the huge world of handmade on Instagram. It has been my pleasure helping and getting to know everyone who reaches out. Thanks again!
Good luck to all who enter!
Lord bless, Rose
Thomas Jefferson 1743 - 1826
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