Cro-Shayley makes a Bloomin' Headband and Dress Up Booties

Cro-Shayley makes a Bloomin’ Headband and Dress-Up Booties

Do you know a sweet little girl that a flower headband would just look adorable on? What about a pair of dress-up booties? Ohhh do I have the perfect patterns for you! Using Red Heart Soft Baby Steps, I made this set for my new friend, Macie, who was born recently to some dear friends of mine!

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August Featured Throw of the Month

Welcome to the August Featured Throw of the Month! This month we have the Southwestern Rainbow Throw made in Super Saver. Each month we will have a new themed throw as a featured free pattern. Each throw will have a tip or two in the blog, as well as a giveaway to win the yarn to make the throw. Keep reading for the tip and to access the giveaway! Use the hashtag #throwmonth to talk about the series.

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Cro-Shayley makes the Merry Go Round Teddy Bear

Cro-Shayley makes the Merry-Go-Round Teddy Bear

Need a big BEAR hug??? Oh man, do I have the perfect, snuggly pattern for you! I had a few skeins of Red Heart Snuggle Bunny in my yarn stash and I was dying to use it to create something soft for my new friend, Weston. Snuggle Bunny is similar to Red Heart Baby Clouds which was the yarn used to create the “oldie-but-oh-so-goodie” Merry-Go-Round Teddy Bear so I thought I’d try it. This finished teddy bear is big and I LOVE IT! Standing approximately 21” tall, longer than some newborns. :)

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Learn a Stitch, Make an Entrelac Crochet Cowl

Welcome to the eighth entry in our ongoing series Learn a Stitch, Make a Cowl! Each month in 2015 we will teach you a new crochet or knit stitch. You can then use the stitch when you make the featured cowl. This month our stitch is entrelac crochet, and the cowl is the Entrelac Crochet Cowl in Boutique Treasure. Keep reading to learn the stitch and enter to win! Use the hashtag #learnstitches to talk about the series.

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Cro-Shayley makes a Super Hero Outfit

Cro-Shayley makes a Super Hero Outfit

My baby boy just turned 9 months old this past weekend and I wanted to take some fun pictures of him. I searched Red Heart’s free patterns to see if I could find something to crochet that screams his personality and came across the Halloween Boy Hero pattern. AHHH!!! HOW PERFECT!

This pattern offers different sizes so for my growing 9 month old, I decided to crochet the smallest size, size 2, and use Red Heart Super Saver Royal and Hot Red yarn.

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Cro-Shayley makes a Bear Sweater

Cro-Shayley makes a Bear Sweater

Bear SweaterLast year, a friend who works on the yearbook team for a local elementary school asked me to make a sweater for a bear that would appear in many upcoming yearbook pictures. She asked for a blue and gray striped sweater with a red “B” in the center. As I was searching Red Heart’s free patterns for a baby sweater, I came across the Little Prince Crown Sweater and thought I could definitely tweak this pattern to fit the bear. The bear sweater turned out great and the children loved him and they named him Brownie. How sweet?!?! She sent some pictures they used in the yearbook that I thought I would share. :)

 

 

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A Little Snow(man) in July

From guest blogger Joan Barnett

I admit to loving snowmen. I collect them in all shapes and sizes. I have ceramic snowmen, a yarn ball snowman holding an old wooden spool of Dual Duty thread, a dog snowman-you get the picture, I have a collection. Some stay out all year and some only come out at Christmas time.

I was walking through the yarn area the other day on my way to a meeting and spotted a knit snowman made from Red Heart Super Saver. I was charmed by his knit in sweater, scarf and hat. He even had a knit carrot nose! I think I mentioned that I love snowmen but I also love small knit things and I wondered what would happen if I made my snowman from sock yarn?

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