Thursday, May 28, 2009

Baby Booties



These are baby booties made of Dusty Rose Acrylic Yarn.
These were especially made for a dear friend who had her first baby girl!! We shared some very interesting yet dreaded classes in law school. :)

The booties fit a 6 month baby. The pattern that I followed for this one is right here -

http://crochet-mania.blogspot.com/2008/02/blog-post_24.html

This pattern inspired me to create some of my own. I am currently working on a Baby Booties pattern, trying to simplify it so that I can share it with everyone here !
Hope you guys will enjoy making these !!

Friday, May 22, 2009

Baby Boy T-shirt



It has been great fun working with all the colorful yarns this month !!

This is my first attempt at making a T-Shirt for a Baby. Hope you all will like the pictures. The pattern is as simple as making 4 square blocks and joining them together. A border was crocheted into the arms, neck and bottom for added cuteness factor.

Close up of the Arm:


Close up of the Border:


Close up of the Neckline:


I will add to this post, please check back for more details.

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Baby Blanket - Granny Square Variation




How could we have a Baby Month and not have a special blankie on the occasion !
This is a Baby Blanket that measures 24 x 24 inches and is made of 4-Ply yarn. I used two colors for it... pastel green and lemon yellow. These have become my favorite over time.

Zizi loves the colors so much, she even wanted her special hair clip made with the same yarn ! :)




The baby blanket is made of 16 squares - 6 x 6 inches each. The pattern for this square is a variation of the traditional Granny Square. It has front post double crochet stitches which give it the 'x' look. The pattern is from Teresa's Blog -
http://crochet-mania.blogspot.com/

I'm a great fan of Teresa and have been following her thread for a while now. She's real fun to watch. I really enjoy trying out her patterns.


A close-up of the blocks:


For my blanket, I altered a few things in the pattern, like-

* Using the colors differently from Teresa's sample.
I've used Color A for rounds 1 & 2;
Color B for rounds 3 & 4
Color A for Round 5 & 6

* I added round 6 to the pattern.
After finishing round 5, Ch1, make 1sc in the next stitch to the end of the row.
In the ch 2 space make 3 sc, continue making sc around on all four sides.
To finish off, sl st in the beginning sc, cut your yarn.

* Added Tassels.
These were added to finish off the Blanket.

Adding the 6th round makes for a good finishing. The edges are well defined and not roundish anymore. Its also easy to join these squares together coz the lines are so straight.



Hope you will enjoy this project as much as I enjoyed making it !
Enjoy the pictures... Do leave your feedback !

Sunday, May 10, 2009

For Momie with Love...

Happy Mother's Day to all the Moms around the world !!!


video

This video is dedicated to the two amazing ladies in my life... My Mom and My Mom-in-Law.
You make us laugh, you make us cry... We love you so much... miss you so much..
We have half the world between us.. wonder why?

Missing you both on this very special day..

Love,

All your Children.

Baby Girl Dress

Crocheting a full baby dress can be time consuming. I came up with some easy options to create something fun for your baby in no
time !!




In this picture, Zizi is sporting a white cotton skirt with its un-attached top with two little pockets. The Top part and the pockets of this dress are made with 100% mercerized cotton thread in Rose color. The Pattern is called 'Tipsi Blocks' and has been adopted from a book called 'Crochet Inspiration' by Sasha Kagan.

Its a great book for anyone who is looking to create their own patterns while trying out some lovely variations of the basic stitches. The author has some very unique designs and projects as part of this book. I recommend it a 100% !

The idea of this dress is to have some parts that are crocheted while the skirt can be simply sewed on. This is just one of the many ways of achieving the same result - a Great Summer Dress !!

A close up of the pattern - Tipsi Blocks


Enjoy the Pictures.

Saturday, May 9, 2009

Accessorising a Baby Dress




Few Daisies added a lot of cuteness factor to this already fun summer dress for a baby. Zizi offered to help out and model the dress for Yarnilicious. :)

The daisies are easy to make and can be added to anything you like as embellishments- a bag, a dress, hats, or even made into a hair clip !

Here is the pattern -

Ch 3, sl st in first ch to form loop.
ch 1, 8 sc in loop, sl st in first sc.
* ch 4, sc in second ch from hook and in next 2 ch, sl st in next sc, (Petal made) repeat from * 7 more times with last sl st in same sc as joining. 8 Petals made.
Finish off.

To attach to a dress use a similar color thread to sew on. If your crochet stitches are too close, it will make the petals to fold in. One way to correct it is spraying some starch on it and ironing.

Close up of the DAISIES -



Enjoy !

Friday, May 8, 2009

Meet ZIZI !!!



Zizi is a cute little lam'kin. She came to us from her home in Missouri. She loves babies and icecream kisses.

Zizi is turning 2 in May and we are celebrating her birthday month as the baby month on Yarnilicious.

Currently she's enjoying the summers with me, dressing up and taking pictures everywhere we go. Keep checking back for our new adventures !

May - Baby Month




May is going to be all about Babies.

My baby niece is now two months and I am looking forward to some snuggly time with her.. not to mention all the fun I am having crocheting pretty accessories for her !

I've been working on a few projects for babies and will be sharing pictures, patterns and the over all experience of creating something special for the bundle of joy in our lives.. all through this month !

So...... tune in !!