Free Pattern Friday: Baby Blankets!

I have two co-workers I have promised baby blankets to. One is a brand new daddy with his first ever baby being born at the beginning of September. He’s been on paternity leave, and he’ll be back when I get back from vacation. I’m hoping the blanket is big enough since he hasn’t told anyone any details about the baby yet.

His blanket is made using Baby Bee Adore-A=Ball in Happy Face. I used 6 balls of yarn and a size M/N(9mm) hook.:

The paw belongs to my son’s orange and white tabby, Butterscotch.

My other co-worker is going to be a brand new granddad with his first grandchild expected in December. He doesn’t know the gender of the baby yet, so I went with white.

This baby blanket is also made with Baby Bee Adore-A-Ball but it’s called Angel:

I’m also using the M/N (9mm) hook for this one too.

I haven’t measured either one but when I do, I’ll update this post.

While I like how this “yarn” feels, I don’t really care for working with it. It’s like homespun only slicker. I won’t be using it for any future projects.

See you on the flipside and don’t forget your towel and sonic screwdriver!!!

Free Pattern Friday: Another Baby Blanket for a Co Worker

One of my coworkers showed me a picture of his first granddaughter who was born on March 1st, and she’s a real cutie. He’s also one very proud grandpa. Since I feel every newborn should have a handmade blanket, I decided to make her one.

I went looking for yarn that wasn’t the same as the yarn I’d been using. I try to make things as unique as possible. I saw this yarn, and I fell in love!

The color palette for this yarn is called Snapdragon. There was another called Gerbera, but I didn’t think the color palette was quite right for a little girl. There were only 3 skeins of this yarn on the shelf, and I bought all three.

I used an “I” hook and single crochets for the entire piece.

It’s not a very big blanket, but it’s big enough for her to cuddle under or lay on top of when it’s warm out. It took me three days to make as I focused on it more than anything else I did this past week.

See you on the flipside and don’t forget your towel and sonic screwdriver!!

Free Pattern Friday: All My Projects Are Done!

Between longer hours at work and pushing to finish the commissions for a co-worker, I haven’t done much else. Still, it’s been worth it to see the smile on her face when I gave her the two baby blankets and the four remaining octopi she’d commissioned from me. She assures me the children these will be going to will love them and so will the mothers. I hope so, but I still had fun making them so it’s a win-win.

Baby Blankets

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I am so happy with how these two turned out! 🙂

Baby Octopi

She requested I make one smaller than the rest if possible so I used a smaller hook. I did put faces on them, I just forgot to take a picture before I gave them to her. These were fun and so easy to make!

I now have nothing else to make until the beginning of the year when I have several projects I want to make, for myself and for others. I’ll be sharing them with you as I work on them. 🙂

Let me know, please, what projects you’re working on and have just finished! I’d love to see them!

See you on the flipside and don’t forget your towel and sonic screwdriver!!

Free Pattern Friday! Crocheted Baby Hat

It’s that time of year again to make cute baby things for your baby or for those you know who have, or are expecting, babies of their own.

Fave Crafts has the cutest baby hat, and the pattern is free! What’s not to love about that!

Baby Blue Hat

If you make this hat, please share a picture of it! I’d like to see it!

See you on the flipside and don’t forget your towel and sonic screwdriver!!!

Newest Etsy Addition

Below is my newest addition to my Etsy shop.  It’s a stroller blanket. 🙂  I am working on a second large project even after I told myself I wouldn’t do another after finishing the peacock.  Still, the new project is proving to be fun to make so I’ll continue with it.

Please, visit my shop and tell your friends about it too.  I do take some commissions so it doesn’t hurt to ask, either here or at the shop.  I’m using the money to save up for a car so I can move out of the motel I’m currently living in and get into a place more secure.  I also can’t have my furbaby Oliver with me, and I miss her a lot!

The shop’s name is Griffin’s Market.  Yes, I realize it’s not a terribly creative name, but I wasn’t looking for creative when I started the shop.  My wares are my creation.

With that I bid you all adieu.  I’ll catch you on the flipside and as always, don’t forget your towel and sonic screwdriver!

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Griffin’s Market

Griffin’s Market is the name of my Etsy shop.  I know it’s not too original, but it gets the job done.

I have four items already listed on there – including my just finished peacock project.  I will be listing more items as I get pictures made and get projects done.

I take some commissions as well so don’t hesitate to ask.

The link is : GriffinsMarket

Let me know if the link doesn’t work.

See you all on the flipside and don’t forget your towel and sonic screwdriver!