Free Pattern – Daydreamer Cardigan

Daydreamer cardi - a free crochet pattern on StitchesNScraps.com

This is the final piece of a 4 piece set, designed to match my Puffy Pinwheel Hat, Striped Booties and  Dreaming of Pinwheels blanket. The Anne Geddes Baby yarn by Red Heart quickly became a favorite of mine through these projects, and I hope I have a chance to work with it again soon. It’s soft and squishy, but strong too, and comes … Continue reading →

This is why.

My friend's baby Harrison

Sometimes, I try to pull out the end from the center of a skein, and the whole middle comes out in one big blob of yarn barf that I then spend 2 hours untangling. Sometimes, 15 stitches from the end of a massive project, I run out of completely unmatchable yarn. Sometimes, I put down a project for a few … Continue reading →

Free Pattern – Li’l Pumpkin Hat

Li'L Pumpkin Hat - a free crochet pattern at StitchesNScraps.com

A couple of days ago, I shared with you my Puffy Pinwheel Hat pattern. One Friday evening, I was working on that pattern at my LYS, and my friend Annie said “that looks like a pumpkin!” Well of course she was right (she usually is), and of course I had to make a pumpkin version. How could I not? Please note this pattern is … Continue reading →

Free Pattern – Puffy Pinwheel Hat

Puffy Pinwheel Hat image collage

This puffy, slouchy hat matches my Striped Booties and  Dreaming of Pinwheels blanket. It’s made with the same Anne Geddes Baby yarn by Red Heart, which is machine washable and soft, with just enough stretchiness. This pattern has instructions for sizes 0-6 months, 6-12 months, and toddler (1-3 years).   This pattern is protected by copyright. Please do not distribute or share this pattern in any way other … Continue reading →

Pattern Review – Crochet Mannequin Heads by 5 Little Monsters

Shane, my new mannequin head

Meet Shane (yes, I name my mannequin heads). He’s about a 6 month old baby hat model, and I made him using the free pattern Crochet Mannequin Heads by 5 Little Monsters. The pattern is easier than I expected and very well written – a beginner would have no trouble following it. Those of you who know me though, know that … Continue reading →

Free Pattern – Striped booties

Fun Striped Booties - A free pattern on StitchesNscraps.com

I made these fun, striped booties to match my Dreaming of Pinwheels blanket. They’re made with the same Anne Geddes Baby yarn by Red Heart. I love the colors, and the acrylic / nylon blend means it’s strong and machine washable too. This pattern has instructions for sizes 0-6 months and 6-12 months   This pattern is protected by copyright. Please do not distribute or … Continue reading →

My biggest blocking job so far

baby blanket blocking

This hexagonal baby blanket seemed quite small and manageable while I was knitting it, in fact I was worried it would be too small. I’ve never blocked a really large piece before, but I thought it would be the perfect job for my blocking wires. I was right! Here it is all stretched out: This post contains affiliate links (click for … Continue reading →