Boys crochet scarf (a quick and easy stocking filler!)

This is a really simple crochet scarf which i made using a half ball of wool left over from another project.

I used a 5mm hook but you could use any size just by increasing or decreasing the length if the starting chain.

Ch20 (or more if you want a wider scarf)

Row 1 hdc in each ch  across, ch2 turn

Row 2 hdc in each hdc across,  ch2 turn

repeat row 2 until the scarf is the desired length i made mine 39 inches for a 4 year old boy. DO NOT fasten off

To finish off sc in each chain all the way around the ends and sides of the scarf  (sc ch1 sc in each corner) this just evens out the edges a bit.

Finally add tassles. Here is a video which explains how to do this if you have not done it before VIDEO

 

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Fluffy edge baby vest top

 

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My grandmother sent me some random brown wool she had picked p in a charity shop. I dont make ALOT of brown things but it seemed a shame for it to go to waste so the fluffy edge vest top was born. It would fit a baby around 6-9 months nicely but if you want to make it bigger or smaller it wold be fairly easy to adjust by simply making the starting chain longer (or shorter) and measuring against your baby or a top you know will fit.

 

 

 

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Not too warm summer baby booties

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Little summer booties

These lightweight crochet baby booties are easy to make very quickly and are perfect for summer as they are not too thick and allow some air to circulate around the little feet!

The pattern is for size 3 months but they can easily be adjusted by either increasing or decreasing hook size or adding a few more pattern repeats.

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Big and roomy mittens

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Mittens in action

Mittens on a string

During the snow little emily followed this pattern everytime we went out:

1.cry when putting mittens on (because she likes to wriggle her fingers which sh

e cant do very well in mittens)

2.Pull mittens off in any way possible while out

3.Lose mittens by throwing them on the floor

4.Cry all the way home because her hands are cold.

so I came up with this giant mittens on a string. She can wriggle her fingers inside the top (the top is much bigger than her hand but I decreased the sizes to fit snuggly around her wrist and if she does managed to get them off they are on a string which goes through the back of her coat so no more  lost mittens!

I just used a normal mitten pattern but increased the number of stitches at the top while decreasing the number more quickly than the pattern said as I was going down towards the wrist part. Then just made a long chain and attached to each mitten.

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2 Year old girls birthday wishlist

As a crafting addict I am always looking for little things to make for my children. My little girl in 2 in February so of course I have all these grand plans of what I will make, as always I probably wont get around to it but my dream birthday morning for a 2 year old would bring:

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Party hat

Crochet dolly

bunny pillow

Bunny pillow

Dolls soft carrycot

Pull along pet pig

Counting beanbags

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