5/27/16

Baby Hat Project!!

Much like the blanket pattern project in the past and the current one Danita is running (click here to find out more about her's)....here's another pattern project. This time it's HATS!

Would you like a pattern named after your little angel? This is your chance...again! It doesn't matter if you signed up before you're welcome to sign up again!

Here's the form! (If it's easier you can use this link to get the form as well:


5/20/16

Jace's Blanket - 15 inch Blanket Pattern

I won't lie this one gave me trouble. I made the original and liked it, but I couldn't replicate it for some reason. (I make the blankets THEN write the pattern). So I had to rework it MANY times. I FINALLY got something that turns out beautiful! I love the bobbles (little balls). Especially since this was for a boy... I mean all little boys like to play with balls right :) There are so many ways you can switch up the colors too (see photos after the pattern).

Yarn used for blanket in photo:
I Love This Yarn Arctic Ice and Light Grey



Materials
4ply yarn
H hook
Scissors
Yarn needle


Pattern Abbreviations
ch = chain
sk = skip
sc = single crochet
dc = double crochet
yo= yarn over
hdc = half double crochet
hk = hook
sl st = slip stitch



PATTERN
Special Stitch
4 HDC BOBBLE (4HDCB)- yo, insert hk into stitch indicated, yo, pull through, yo, pull through two loops, *yo, insert into same stitch, yo, pull through st, yo, pull through two loops repeat from * two more times, during last time pull through ALL remaining loops, bobble made.


Chain 43

Row 1
HDC in 3rd ch from hook and in each ch across, ch 3, turn

Row 2
DC in each stitch across, ch 2, turn

Row 3
HDC in each stitch across, ch 3, turn

Row 4
DC in each stitch across, ch 2, turn

Row 5*
Rows with “*” are worked in a second color
HDC in next 5 stitches, * 4HDCB in next stitch, 1 hdc in the next 5 stitches. Repeat from * to end of row, ch 3, turn

Row 6
DC in each stitch across, ch 2, turn

Row 7
HDC in each stitch across, ch 3, turn 

Row 8
DC in each stitch across, ch 2, turn

Row 9
HDC in each stitch across, ch 3, turn

Row 10*
DC in each stitch across, ch 2, turn

Rows 11-29
Repeat rows 1-10 (Note: Row 1 turns into HDC in each stitch across, ch 3, turn)

BORDER (worked in the round)

Round 1

Ch 2, 4 HDC in corner space, *1 hdc in next 5 stitches, 4 HDC in next stitch along side of blanket, repeat from * around blanket. 



 
Here are some great variations to try! 


On the above I picked out a variegated yarn and then found three solids to match it. Using one color for the "*" rows and then alternating between the other two solids. 




This one I put the color around the bobble rows, but kept the double crochet color change row the same. 

 


 

5/15/16

March for Babies Walk!

Another year in the books. It was a COLD and WINDY day but the March for Babies walk happens rain or shine! I'm happy for the no rain part :) 



Special thanks for those who came willing to facepaint! Dylan became a one man show but there wasn't too many faces willing to be painted with the cold temperatures.

 

Danita as always is a huge help. She sat with me a few days taking care of making ornaments and stuffing envelopes :) Here's the ornaments soon after they were painted. Every person who placed a butterfly in the garden that represented a loss got a matching heart with foot butterfly painted on it :) They had ribbons attached to them so they could be used as ornaments or wall decorations :) 



Here's the beautiful butterfly garden! 




This year was smaller than most years I'm sure it was due to the cold, but it always is a fun time just talking to other angel moms and joining together in such a great event! THANK YOU so much to everyone that came!