Monday, February 23, 2015

February Gift

Hello! Can you believe it's the last week of February! It's been a busy month around my home and I haven't got to design like I wanted to. I have lots of WIP's and ideas drawn up but haven't got to really sit and finish or finalize them! I think everyone in my house is finally well and I'm praying the sickness and unexpected surgeries are done. So with that this momma needs to make some money to pay for more dr. visits! Things are entirely to tight and I'd like to get some of these out of the budget!! With that you get a sale! So please know that your pattern purchase is helping my family soo much! 
I love you and if you can't spare a couple bucks I totally understand and I have a free gift for you too!

All patterns in my Raverly Shop are 70% off through the end of the month! 
Just enter the Coupon Code SNOW2015 at checkout! 

Make sure you use the code!! There will be no refunds if you forget :) 
Sale Ends February 28th at Midnight Central!


I also have a limited time paid pattern free for you! I love the Heirloom Hearts Set! 
I made this as a baby prop with this darling tiara. Baby props aren't for everyone I know but this doily can be used as a centerpiece or decor around the house. I know I've missed Valentines Day but I thought this was still the perfect freebie everyone could enjoy anytime! 

Just click pattern title text below and it will automatically add it to your cart with the discount code! 
(This free gift is only good for a little over 48hrs - Feb 23 - Feb 25 ending at noon central)

PS. Make sure if you have Raverly to log in and save it to your Library. If you purchase as a guest and you ever lose the pattern I can't replace it because there will be no record of who purchased it and you'll have to purchase at full price later :) 

I hope you enjoy the sale and the freebie! Every purchase means the world to me! Hopefully I'll hit my goal by the end of the week! ~Elisabeth

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

My New Niece and Crochet Gifts

Yesterday I got a new niece! I'm so excited for a new baby in the family! I can't wait to meet her! With all the sickness we are giving her some space though! We don't want this fresh bundle getting sick! So hopefully I'll get to love on her later this week! 

Of course she got some crochet goodness from me! I made these around christmas time. 

I made up the hat! Just a simple beanie with a little ribbon ridge and 
added accent bow from the boot pattern. 

The darling boots were a special request from momma! I already had the pattern and have made them a few times! So I was excited to make them again! 

These are the Mia Slouch Boots
Pattern by Two Girls Patterns

They have tons of adorable, very well written patterns so be sure to check them out! 

Her momma sent me this picture this morning! 
She is wearing the darling hat I made for this special day! 

Congrats to Jason and Rachel on your darling new baby girl!! 

Friday, February 6, 2015

Free Pattern: Cross Your Heartland Headband

Last year I released some fun designs using little hearts patterns! 
I'll link those up in the bottom of the post! 

I thought it would be fun to add in a headband pattern too!

I absolutely love Lion Brand Heartland yarn! These lovely colors were just perfect! 
They are warm, cozy, soft and blend so well! They have a Country Heartland feel! 
So That's why I called it......

 The Cross Your Heart-land Headband 


Worsted Weight Yarn of Choice in 3 colors
I used Lion Brand Heartland Color = #1 Cream-Acadia, #2 Red -Redwood & #3 Blue-Glacier Bay

*Hook Sizes:
H-Hook - (5.00mm) J-Hook (6.00mm) 

*Terms and Stitches used:

ch - chain
st - stitch
sl st- slip stitch
sc - single crochet
hdc - half double crochet
dc- double crochet
fphdc - front post half double crochet
bphdc - back post half double crochet
rep - repeat

*Special Stitches:

Crossed Double Crochet: [csdc]
sk st, dc in next st, working across the front, dc in previous sk st.
This special stitch makes an “X” shaped texture.
*Click here to see video tutorial of this stitch -

Hdc Chain-Less Foundation:
*Click here to see video tutorial of this stitch-

*Chain stitch does not count in stitch count, unless otherwise noted!
*The number at the end of each row is the stitch count for the row (#).
*As you change colors, carry up your yarn through out, do not fasten it off.

Kids size: 4-10 years, fits 18-20 in. Measures approx 9 1/2 in wide by 4 1/2 in tall 
Women's Size: fits 20-22 in. Measures approx 10 in. wide by 5 in. tall
Starting with H- Hook (for Kids) or J-Hook (for Women'sand Color #1, leave a tail about 4-6 inches long.

Round 1: using hdc chain-less foundation, work 60 sts, join with sl st to 1st st. (Take care not to twist the ch. You’ll use the tail to join the bottom of the hdc.)

Round 2: ch 2, *(fphdc around next 2 sts, bphdc around next 2 sts), Repeat from * around, join with a sl st to 1 st of round (60)
Round 3: ch 1, sc in each st around, join with a sl st to 1st sc (60)
Switch to color #2 
Round 4: ch 1, sc in each st around, join with a sl st to 1st sc (60)
Switch to color #3
Round 5: ch 2, CSDC around, join with sl st to 1st dc of round (60 or 30 csdc)

Switch to color #1
Round 6 - 7: ch 1, sc in each st around, join with sl st to 1st sc (60)

Switch to color #2 
Round 8: ch 3 {counts as 1st dc in this round only}, dc in same stitch as join, ch 1, sk 3 sts, *(2dc, ch1, 2dc) in next st, ch 1, sk 3 sts, Rep from * around. Work (2 dc, ch 1) in same stitch as join (already has the ch 3, dc from beginning), join with sl st to top of ch 3.  
Switch to color #1
Round 9:
ch 1, sc in ch 1 space before join (center of the 1st heart), *ch 2, sc in the center sc of the sk 3 from previous Round below, ch 2, sc in ch 1 space (center of heart), rep from * around. (you will end just before the center of the 1st heart with a ch 2 ) at end of round join with a sl st to 1st sc.

Round 10: ch 1, 1 sc in each sc and ch-2 space around, join with a sl st to 1st sc (60)
Switch to color #3
Round 11: ch 2, CSDC around, join with sl st to 1st dc of round (60 or 30 csdc)
Switch to color #2
Round 12: ch 1, sc in each st around, join with a sl st to 1st sc (60)
Switch to color #1
Round 13: ch 1, sc in each st around, join with a sl st to 1st sc (60)
Round 14: ch 2, *(fphdc around next 2 sts, bphdc around next 2 sts), 
Repeat from * around, join with a sl st to 1 st of round (60)
Round 15: ch 2, *(fphdc around next 2 sts, bphdc around next 2 sts), Repeat from * around, join with a sl st to 1 st of round (60)

*Fasten Off and Weave in Ends

Please check out these other fun designs of mine using little hearts too! 

Thursday, February 5, 2015

Yarn Talk Thursday: Knitting and Hearts

Well Hello! Have you missed me! Things have been far to quiet here on the blog and Facebook! This season has been an incredibly hard one for sickness! My dear kids got the flu & Strep so we battled that for a week and then they kindly shared there germs with me! I ended up with the Flu and upper respiratory infection the following week. Then a felt good for about a day. Then, I got a raging Sinus Infection! Ouch! Still dealing with that some this week but lets just say to many visits to urgent care for one month! I sure am looking forward to feeling happy and health again! 

All the sickness took away from crochet time and really the desire to even try! I have several designs in mind that I want to work on. It's so hard to choose where to start again! So since I don't have any thing new ready for you just yet I thought I would share a few projects that I hadn't had a chance to share yet! 

I've been playing around with knitting for a few years now. Finally started to catch on to it more within the last year! It was time to try something new! I found a fun free pattern for a knit/crochet slouch and I was immediately drawn to it! I don't know why I was so scared of cables! Honestly knitting cables is easer that crocheting them! I think it's just easier to see the stitches and they lay so perfectly in knitting! 

If you know me I love a good slouch hat! This one starts with a knitted brim and then the rest of the hat is worked in crochet rounds. Pretty simple and easy to adjust! I didn't really follow of slouch part directions of the pattern as I knew how I wanted it to lay from designing some of my own slouch patterns previously, (you can see that here)  but I did follow the brim directions exactly! 

Isn't this a pretty color too? I love my jewel tones! I used my favorite worsted weight yarn. Hobby Lobby's I Love this yarn in Antique Teal. 

I'm sure you'll want to make one too! Your in luck because it's a free pattern 

My next project was just for fun! My MIL saw these on pinterest and asked if I could make them! Of course I said! Any excuse to try a new pattern! I love this Graphing technic! It gives really clean lines and after making 10 graph hats right before this project for a large order using a different technic I think I'll try this next time instead! 

These are also a free pattern

I worked these up using The same hook suggested but wasn't sure what yarn to use as I don't really have any DK weight in my stash. I went with Vanna's Choice worsted weight and it worked up perfectly. I only use one skein for both slippers of the main color.  Now my MIL and I have small feet size 6 so you may need an extra skein :) 

I followed the pattern exactly but I did crochet pretty tightly to match gauge but I do that naturally. The only adjustments I made was to the length of foot portion by removing a few repeats and I just went by my foot for measuring! Following everything else it came out perfect!

These are so squishy and soft! I'm going to have to make me a pair to keep! Maybe in purple :) 

My Hobby is Crochet also just released these in a child size too! 
You might be able to whip up a pair for Valentines Day next week! 

So which on will you make?