Posts Tagged ‘child’

Crochet Pattern: Kite Applique

Posted in Free Crochet Patterns on January 23rd, 2013 by Emilee Gettle – 1 Comment
There is something nostalgic about making your own valentines. I love going through antique stores and admiring all the many different kinds of vintage cards, some of which include gorgeous trims. It’s not too early to start making your own valentine cards for the upcoming holiday. This quick and easy kite pattern paired with plain jane card-stock would make a great card. You could also use this pattern as an appliqué for children’s clothing and accessories. Use pastel yarn for a perfect kick-start to spring project or just add it to your handmade embellishment stash.

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Crochet Pattern: Popcorn Ombre Child’s Headband

Posted in Free Crochet Patterns on April 28th, 2012 by Emilee Gettle – 2 Comments
I have seen some really cute hair accessories everywhere I turn. A lot of my favorite department stores’ accessories sections have a large area devoted to hair barrettes, bows, bobby pins and headbands. While I must admit I’ve added several new hair doodads to my collection I have taken to making my own as well. I embellished this child’s headband in a matter of ten minutes for my daughter (that includes hunting down the headband itself). I love yarn that graduates in color and texture. This project is a perfect one for using up your treasured yarn scraps.

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Crochet Pattern: Doll Sleep Sack

Posted in Free Crochet Patterns on February 15th, 2012 by Emilee Gettle – 5 Comments
I love vintage pattern magazines from the 1940s and 1950s. Each one has several cute and relevant patterns that I can adjust for my lifestyle. Then, there are sometimes some that make me scratch my head and wonder what the designer was thinking! I remember as a child my mom telling me about the bleach bottle crocheted baby beds that were a popular project when she was young. I didn’t have a bleach bottle but I made this little sleep sack for my daughter’s dolly. It cradles her 5 1/2″ (14 cm) doll perfectly!

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Crochet Pattern: Miss Mouse Cat Toy

Posted in Free Crochet Patterns on September 14th, 2011 by Emilee Gettle – 1 Comment
I have two cats at home who are crazy about catnip. I’ve made felt cat toys in the past and filled them with my kitten’s herb of choice, much to their pleasure. I’m away from home on a business trip now and so in a fit of homesickness I crocheted this mouse for my comedic kitties, Crazy and Maggie. I know they will have as much fun with this as I did making it. I can’t wait to watch them! This mouse is jumbo sized for a heaping helping of catnip, but you could also use this as a child’s toy (minus catnip). If you want, you could add beads for eyes too!

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