Pattern Test for Sweet Potato 3 Patterns – 06

Christine from Sweet Potato 3 Patterns, had asked me to do a pattern test for something that I haven’t really worked on before. This one required a bunch of buttons and involved doing a pretty cool stitch. When I told her that I would test this pattern for her it made me think of back home in Western New York. Because I feel that it is something that you would use for a little one in cold weather… certainly not in the weather that we have here in good ‘ole SoCal.

This little Hooded Cocoon was so fun to make. I loved the way that the rows looked as I was working on them. I made mine in pink with clear buttons (to be honest that was the only kind of buttons that I had on hand, in the quantity that I needed for the project).

The pattern was really easy to work up, you basically construct it in a rectangle (she gives you really good measurements for the project so no worries there). Then when you get to the correct size you sew the buttons on and one of the edges together to form the hood part of the cocoon.

So, if you know a little one that needs a snuggly place to take a nap please check out The Button Up Waves Hooded Cocoon!

Just look at the texture on this project! Super fun with all of the waves!

You can get this pattern on Ravelry here: Button Up Waves Hooded Cocoon
Make sure you head over to her Fan page too! Sweet Potato 3 Patterns

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The Crochet Crowd’s Summer Stitch-cation Challenge!

This is an awesome and fun summer project that The Crochet Crowd has recently put up on their blog! This fun project begins on July 1st and was designed to refresh or expand your crochet skills by using 10 different stitch combinations for this project! They are requiring everyone who does this challenge to use a minimum of 8 colors and you have to be able to change colors effectively without the use of horrible knots. You can put the required squares together any way that you want and you must have a border element (which is totally up to your choosing) to tie it all together.

They not only have the directions and videos for the project on their blog but they also have it available as a downloadable workbook! This is super awesome to me because it makes it easier to take it along everywhere you go!

Now comes the fun part! This awesome challenge ends on Labor Day, September 1st so make sure your afghan is submitted before then to qualify to win 1 fo 3 Red Heart Loaded Yarn Bags with Crochet Crowd Gifts! Yes, you read correct! They will be giving away THREE prizes for this challenge!!! The 3 winners will be randomly drawn so everyone has an equal opportunity to win one of these awesome prize bags!

Be sure to check out the link to enter the Challenge and check out the other awesome things that they have on their blog! http://thecrochetcrowd.com/stitch-cation/

Little Legwarmers

My oldest has been taking dance lessons for months now. She really loves it and is getting very into it. While she was in dance class this past week, I walked down to the dance store with my little one. I originally planned on buying her new tights since her original ones are getting a little yucky but instead we ended up buying her a new dance outfit. This one is not a traditional light pink like the one she has now. Instead if is dark purple with multicolored lace for the tutu. Of course she loves it! But that means that the pink legwarmers that I made for her original outfit just wont do anymore (like I need an excuse to make something new heheheh).

I’ve started a new pair for her this morning. The pattern that I am using is by A Crafty House. It’s a free crochet pattern that she has listed under the free pattern tab. The original leg warmers I made up myself but this time I wanted one with a ribbed top and I wanted them to be a little taller then I first made them.

So, far I have part of the band done but it’s coming a long well. I love the way the yarn looks so far. It’s Red Hearts Gumdrop in grape. What do you think?

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