Baby girl!

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Those of you who know me know that I am pregnant with a little girl! As soon as we found out the sex this week, I started knitting this little dress. Our poor baby is going to spend it’s life in knitted clothes. I think this one turned out pretty cute though!

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Hello everyone! I know it has been a while since I posted, but I thought I’d get organised early for Christmas this year, and help you all to too! I have added a TONNE of items to my Etsy store (which you can reach by clicking the ‘shop’ tab at the top of the page’.

AND, because I appreciate by subscribers, I am offering you an extra 15% off. All you need to do is enter XMAS16 at the checkout.

Here is a sneak preview of some of the things which are for sale. I’m sure you can find some gifts for everyone!

Crazy jumper!

So… I had an idea to use up all my yarn scraps and knit my first jumper. I knew from the start that it would look a little bit ridiculous, but I didn’t anticipate how hideous it would turn out! On the plus side, I used up all my little scraps of yarn (some of them only managed 1 row) and I learnt a lot by knitting my first jumper. AND I have something warm to walk round the house in. I’m certainly never going to wear it out!

Ok, are you ready to see it? You might need sunglasses!

Voila!

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Oh yeah, and its reversible! Bonus! 😂

Knit and Crochet Top

I am proud to announce that I (yes me!) have knitted my first garment. OK I cheated a bit because the top is crochet, but I am pretty chuffed nonetheless. I bought the pattern for this from my LYS (local yarn shop) whilst I was living in Daventry, and it’s taken me about 6 months, working on and off (it should have taken about a week).

Anyway, have a look at the pictures below and let me know what you think 😀

Moss Stitch Arm Warmers – FREE PATTERN!

I worked out this pattern while trying to think of something to make a friend of mine which I know she’ll use but which uses relatively little yarn!

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • Worsted weight yarn in 2 colours (approx 60g altogether).
  • 4mm Crochet Hook
  • Yarn Needle
  • Scissors

Difficulty: Beginner

Notes

These arm warmers are crocheted flat then sewn together, leaving a gap for the thumb.

Leave a few inches of tail after each colour change which you use to sew the seam (so that you’re using the corresponding colour for each section).

Written using US crochet terms.

These can be made in any size but either adjusting the starting chain length, or adding more rows (or less!). This way, you can also use any weight yarn you like, just make sure you adjust the starting chain accordingly. You can use any colours you like and can change colours whenever you wish – I’d love to see your designs!

Abbreviations 

Ch – Chain

Sc – Single crochet

Sk – skip

** – Repeat everything in between the stars

Pattern

Ch 33. Now check that the chain length fits easily around your hand. Adjust length accordingly in 2s. (E.g. Ch 31 or ch 35).

Row 1: Sc 32 across, turn

Row 2: Ch 3, sk 1st sc, sc in next, *ch 1, sk next sc, sc in next*. Repeat ** to end of row. Turn.

Rows 3-8: Ch 3, sc in first ch 1 space, *ch 1, sc in next ch space*. Repeat ** to end of row. Turn. (6 rows).

Change Colour

Rows 9-13: Ch 3, sc in first ch 1 space, *ch 1, sc in next ch space*. Repeat ** to end of row. Turn. (5 rows).

Change Colour

Rows 14-21: Ch 3, sc in first ch 1 space, *ch 1, sc in next ch space*. Repeat ** to end of row. Turn. (8 rows).

Change Colour

Rows 22-26: Repeat rows 9-13.

Change Colour

Rows 27-34: Repeat rows 14-21.

Row 35: Ch 1, sc in each sc and each ch space across. FO.

Fold the rectangle in half lengthways, and so the right sides are facing (the right side is the one you finished on). Sew up the edges using the corresponding colour of yarn for that section. After the top 4cm, I left a 5cm gap in the seam for a thumb hole, then continued to sew down the length of the seam. FO and turn right side out.

Thumb hole: attach yarn at any point around the thumb hole and sc evenly around it (aprox. 18 sc). FO and weave in all ends.

 

If you have any questions, let me know. I’d also like to see your arm warmers if you make some so please send me a picture/link!

Amigurumi

I know it’s been a while since I’ve posted (understatement!), but it’s been a hectic year. Hopefully 2016 will bring more time to make and photograph my work.

I have recently made a couple of cute companions! I am enjoying having them around at the moment, but they have been listed in my Etsy shop (click the ‘shop’ tab at the top of my website) in case anyone would like a cuddle themselves! Either way, I’m really proud of how they’ve turned out. See for yourself…

NEW Pattern – Plushy Babies

I have designed a new pattern for some very cute and adorable little plushy babies. The pattern comes with 2 hat designs.

I am selling my pattern for £1.50 after next week, but for this week only (until Sunday 23rd) if you enter the code ‘NovemberPlushy’ at the Ravelry Checkout you get 50% OFF making the pattern only 75p!

Wanna see the cute little buggers? Voila!

 

To buy the pattern, just click here.

If you have any questions, please email me at josiecalvertbriggs@live.com

I would also LOVE to see the finished product if you do make one, so please send me your pics! 🙂