The Veiled Purl

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Oh Baby!

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An amazing friend of mine is having her first baby this summer! So, of course I just had to make her baby some crocheted goodness. ;)

Pattern for the dress can be found on this awesome blog. Since it’s going to be summer, I left out the sleeves.

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I found a tutorial for these Mary Jane booties on crochet geek. The difference between hers and mine is that I did not add any straps.

Lastly I kind-of didn’t really follow an official pattern for the hat, so sorry no tutorial/pattern link for that.

Here’s another pic of the whole ensemble just ‘cuz I’m really lovin’ the result.

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(If anyone was wondering, I used Caron’s Simply Soft Pistachio yarn.)

That’s all for now. Have an awesome day everyone!

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Crochet Puff Hat!

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I made this hat a while ago for myself when I started crocheting. :) It was really fun to make and it was the first stylish hat I’ve ever crocheted. You can find the pattern here.

Recently, I made this hat again, but instead of using the above link as my guide I used crochet geek for this one. I found this easier to make.

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Also I gifted this one to my friend. :) I’m glad she really liked it.

That’s all for now. Have a great day!


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Hooded Toddler Jacket

I used grey buttons because I couldn't find any others. (and also cuz they look kinda nice)

I used grey buttons because I couldn’t find any others. (and also cuz they look kinda nice)

You know sometimes when you’re eating something really good, and you

The hood looks a bit wonky since it's kind of hard to take a nice pic of it.

The hood looks a bit wonky since it’s kind of hard to take a nice pic of it.

don’t want it to end? I’m eating such an amazing potato salad right now and I keep looking at it because it’s going to finish, so I’m eating it super slowly to savor it. It’s hard to do though, but I shall endeavor to try! Okay moving on, I found this pattern as I was searching for a sweater to make for my niece. It’s different from any other sweater project I’ve ever done because it has many sections. For example, there is the jacket “skirt”, then the middle, left & right bodice pieces, the hood, and the arms (which were also done in 2 parts each). I was honestly going to call it quits because it was a tedious process that involved many loose threads. (I really hate weaving in the extra yarn at the end) >_< The funny thing is, I made it in size 4T (my niece is 2.5 yrs old) and it actually fit her just right. I could have even made the skirt part longer if I wanted to. But, alas it would have been too much work since I already made the button hole rows. If any of you try the pattern, let me know how it goes.

That’s all for now, have a great day everyone! :)


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Crochet Baby Dress

Dress1How much wood could a woodchuck chuck if a woodchuck could

i cant fix the sidewayness >_<

i cant fix the sidewayness >_<

chuck wood? Hmmm… I really don’t know, and I definetly don’t recall what pattern I used for this dress since I made it a year ago for my niece. (But if any of you want the pattern, I’ll try to find it!) The skirt of the dress is made up of double crochet shells, and the increase causes it to be a full circle dress as seen in the picture. I remember it took me a looong time to make this and I used up quite a bit of yarn…which is probably why I never made it again ;) But, it looked adorable on my niece so it was worth it.


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Tartan Bag

The handles looks a bit weird because I had to crop out the background. Sorry bout that.

The handles looks a bit weird because I had to crop out the background. Sorry bout that.

I made this bag after seeing some videos on it by the user: bobwilson123. It’s done with double crochet and single crochet, and is weaved in by super long chains. I didn’t make the same handles she did, but i think mine work great too. To be honest even though I do love this bag, it was a pain in the you know what to make. But because this was the very first crochet bag I made, spending so much time on it wasn’t so bad…seeing the results :)

It's a close up, so it looks pretty big. But, I assure you it was okay for my niece's tiny little hands. :)

It’s a close up, so it looks pretty big. But, I assure you it was okay for my niece’s tiny little hands. :)

My 2 and a half year old niece loved the above bag so much that i decided to make her one too. (Different design though)==>

What do you all think? Comment & let me know!


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Mermaid Tears Bag

Gorgeous isn't it?

Gorgeous isn’t it?

I absolutely love this bag! I also love the name of the bag, it sounds so exotic right? The pattern is by Bernat. I   followed it almost exactly except I used a size 6.00 mm crochet hook (since I wanted a bigger bag) I also didn’t add the flower they suggested, and there is only one handle which is a little bit longer than they said. But, I think the changes were in my favor. ;) I happened to use Bernat’s Worsted Acrylic Yarn for this and the bag turned out soft yet firm. Even after I added the lining, the bag was able to stretch slightly to accommodate my books. I’m quite pleased with the result.

What say you all?