Tulip Boot Cuffs

 
I'm anxious for spring, but winter weather is still here.
 
This weekend I created these winter boot cuffs in spring colors - perfect for the changing of seasons.
 
Boot cuffs are warm, fun and quite fashionable! They keep your legs warm by filling that gap between your jeans/tights/leggings and boots. Stylish with a skirt or dress too!

The Tulip Boot Cuffs are approximately 7 inches high and can be worn so as little or as much is peeking out above your boot. Circumference is 10.5 inches and will stretch 1-2" beyond that comfortably if needed. Find the pattern on my Etsy shop, Craftsy shop or Ravelry shop.
Image courtesy of twobee at FreeDigitalPhotos.net

I've seen a few daffodils poking up through the ground.
 
It won't be long before we see tulips as well.

Crochet Tip Tuesday - A Hat Sizing Guide

 
 

After doing lots of research as to the correct sizing of each age category, I have created my own guide.
 
Feel free to comment and share.

Bohemian Stripes Poncho

 
It's taken me several weeks to get this poncho/cape/shawl to lay just right, but it was worth the work.
 
I like how the pattern turned out. I've made it several times now, with and without the fringe.

 
I'm not sure which way I like it best.
 
The pattern for this Bohemian Stripes Poncho in sizes for the littlest girl to adults can be found here or on my Etsy shop.
 
I have one of the above blue ponchos in a size 3 available on my Etsy shop.
 
Which version do you like best - with or without the fringe?

Crochet Tip Tuesday - Count!

Picture: FreeDigitalPhotos.net
 
Count your stitches as you go - always! I often find counting my stitches tedious and time consuming. But it is much more time consuming to have to unravel rows and rows of a project because you failed to count stitches as you go.
 
Has this been an issue for you as it has for me?

Happy Valentine's Day!



 
 
Here are a few ideas of what to do with all those hearts you crocheted last week.
 
 

Using several hearts together you can make a colorful garland to decorate for your Valentine's Day party.


Use your favorite headband pattern and add a few hearts to create a unique headband for your littlest Valentine.

 
 
Make different sized hearts by using different size crochet hooks.
 
Coasters would be a LOVEly gift for your Valentine!

Using two strands of yarn together help make your crochet projects more sturdy.
 

 
A heart shaped basket would make a perfect gift for a teacher, secretary or anyone who loves chocolate!
 
 

 Wishing you a very Happy Valentine's Day! 

 

Work in Progress Wednesday - Spring Poncho

 


I'm currently working on a Spring poncho for girls. I'm loving working with a little "color" after a winter of Oatmeal, Wheat, and Barley yarns by Lion Brand's Vanna's Choice.
 
I'm trying out several different types of stitches in this pattern so that it doesn't get boring to make.
 
 
Trying to decide how to finish the edge to give it a little "Bohemian" look.
 
Suggestions?

Crochet Tip Tuesday - Start Small


Start small - if you are trying out a new stitch, don't start with a large project such as a baby blanket. It's much better to try the new stitch out on a small project such as a dish cloth until you have the pattern how you want it. Then you can make the pattern in a larger size. Unraveling and reworking your stitches until perfect is much faster and easier on a smaller scale. Try a baby hat before you make an adult hat!
Any thoughts to add?

Free Pattern Friday: Valentine's Hearts Crochet Pattern

 
A Simple Crochet Heart Pattern
 
 
Yarn - Cotton - Lily Sugar N' Cream - I Love This Cotton
 
Choose your hook size.
 
Multicolored heart  -  G hook  -  2" across
 
 White heart  -  I hook  -  2.25" across
 
  Pink  - K hook  - 2.5" across
 
  Abbreviations: 
 
ch – chain
st – stitches
sl st -  – slip stitch
sc – single crochet
dc – double crochet
 hdc – half double crochet
 tr – triple crochet
 
                                                                         
Directions – Small Hearts
 
 Row 1:  Make a MagicRing. In the circle (ch3, dc, 2 tr, 4 dc, 1 tr, 4 dc, 2tr, dc, ch3), sl st to magic ring and pull ring closed tightly.
 Fasten off leaving a long tail. Pull magic ring tight and tie strands together if necessary.
Repeat for as many hearts as you want.
 
 
Please post pictures of the projects you create using this heart pattern.
 


Off The Hook Monday!

Need a break from crocheting? Here's a great healthy and quick snack or breakfast to keep you going!

Pumpkin Pie Granola


 
Recipe and directions can be found on the TeaintheMorningtoo blog.
 
 

Delicious!