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10 CROCHET BABY HAT FREE PATTERNS

10 CROCHET BABY HAT FREE PATTERNS

These are 10 of my favorite baby hat patterns.  They are easy to make and look great.  A perfect gift to keep baby comfortable and warm.  They are also perfect projects for people just starting out at crochet because they are easy.  So, lets not […]

6 CROCHET GRANNY HANDBAG FREE PATTERNS

6 CROCHET GRANNY HANDBAG FREE PATTERNS

These are my 6 favourite crochet granny handbag patterns.  They are so easy and simple, but look great.  It makes a great gift, or accessory for yourself.  Everyone can use a new handbag.  These free patterns are exactly what you need to make a handbag […]

10 FREE CROCHET BABY BOOTIE PATTERNS

10 FREE CROCHET BABY BOOTIE PATTERNS

Baby booties are an excellent way to show someone you care.  They are just too cute.  Makes an excellent gift, or you can make it for your own little one.  Either way, you can’t lose with these 10 free adorable baby bootie patterns.  It is quick and easy to craft.  You just use a little yarn for little feet, and the finished product is cute and stylish.  I’ve always thought that the best gifts to give are handmade with love.

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1.  Crochet Baby Booties / Green Zebra (by Croby Patterns)

Crochet Baby Booties / Green Zebra

2.  6-9 Months Baby Winter Boots (by Kitty’s Kreations Boutique)

6-9 Months Baby Winter Boots

3.  Cowboy Booties (by Crayons)

cowboy booties


4.  Crochet Baby Booties with Ankle Strap (by R0SEDEW CREATI0NS)

Crochet Baby Booties

5.  ROSY christening baby set (by Luba Davies Atelier)

ROSY christening baby set


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6.  Simply Cute Baby Booties (by Mon Petit Violon designs)

Simply Cute Baby Booties

7.  Cute Baby Boots (by Teri Crews Designs)

Cute Baby Boots

8.  Charlotte Marie Baby Boots (by Country Willow)

Charlotte Marie Baby Boots

9.  Baby Wrap Around Booties (4 sizes) by Quartered Heart Crochet

Baby Wrap Around Booties

10.  Baby Booties (by TheCrochetArchitect.com)

Baby Booties

 

How to crochet the Crunch Stitch Dishcloth

How to crochet the Crunch Stitch Dishcloth

After I learned how to do the Crunch Stitch with Beth Graham in her “Fun & Fantastic Textured Crochet Stitches Craftsy class“, I love the textured stitches.  I have a tutorial “How to Crochet the Crunch Stitch”.  Then, I thought, what can I do with […]

10 Free Crochet Dishcloth Patterns

10 Free Crochet Dishcloth Patterns

A lot of ladies like me, who love crochet, have beautiful designs for crochet patterns.  Probabbly the easiest way to see a good pattern is with a dishcloth.  It also makes a perfect gift for Mother’s Day, which is just around the corner.  I’m making […]

How to crochet the Crunch Stitch

How to crochet the Crunch Stitch

I have been doing crochet a long time, but have been serious to do it on Etsy since 2014.  Even though I know how to crochet, I love to learn new stitches.  I have learned so much from Craftsy online classes.  This crunch stitch I learned from Beth Graham.  She is fantastic for teaching new stitches, for textured crochet.  The name of the class I took from her is called Fun & Fantastic Textured Crochet Stitches.

fun and fantastic textured

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Materials:

Abbreviations:

CH – chain

SLST – slip stitch

HDC – half double crochet

Pattern Note:

  • Crunch stitch uses a combination of HDC and SLST. If you don’t do the SLST properly, it will be too tight.  If you crochet tight, you may want to upsize your hook to J[6mm]
  • This pattern is written in American crochet terms.

Foundation:

Chain in multiples of 2 (+1 for foundation chain)

Pattern:

ROW 1: 1 SLST in third CH from hook (2 skipped CHs count as first HDC), *1 HDC in next CH, 1 SLST in next CH * – repeat across. Turn your work.

ROW 2: CH 2 (counts as first hdc), 1 SLST in next HDC, *1 hdc in next SLST, 1 SLST in next HDC* – repeat across. Turn your work.

Repeat Row 2 until you have reached your desired length.


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RECTANGULAR TISSUE BOX COVER

RECTANGULAR TISSUE BOX COVER

This is my rectangular tissue box cover.  It comes in two sizes, medium and large.  I used acrylic soft yarn on this project because its soft and velvety, I love the texture.  You can find the pattern for it in my Etsy shop, or the […]

Owl Plastic Grocery Bag Holder

Owl Plastic Grocery Bag Holder

This is a unique, yet beautiful, plastic bag holder that will add a touch of style and sophistication to any home.   Excellent for organizing your old plastic bags.  Its approximately 11 inches long.  Comes with a handy loop on top, so you can hang […]

Crochet Can and Bottle Cozy

Crochet Can and Bottle Cozy

This is a can and bottle cozy, crochet knit look.  This is another easy pattern and finishes quick.  Nothing too fancy, but a great project for beginners, and people who want to learn new stitches, like the HDC (Half Double Crochet in the Third Loop).  It’s a simple project, but don’t look simple.  When its done its very flexible and stretchy, making it fit almost anything.  Fits bottles and cans.  This design I started in 2016, and it sold very well in my local area, and I want to share it with you.  You can make it for yourself, your loved ones, or make it to sell.

For the Third Loop, new stitch, you can see the video below the pattern.

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Materials you will need to make can and bottle cozy:

Pattern Note:

  • Chain 1 or chain 2 at the beginning of each round doesn’t count as a stitch. At the end of each round, join to the first SC or DC with a slip stitch.
  • This pattern is written in American crochet terms.

Abbreviations:

CH – chain

SLST – slip stitch

DC – double crochet

HDC – half double crochet

Gauge: With size I crochet hook in DC pattern: 7 DCs = 2″

Approximate finished size:  5” long

Instruction can and bottle cozy:

Begin with magic circle.

Round 1: CH2, 12DC into magic ring, SLST (12 stitches)


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Round 2: CH2, 2DC in the same stitch as SLST, * 2DC in next stitch * – repeat (24 stitches)

can and bottle cozy


Round 3: CH1, work a HDC through the back loop only in each stitch all around, SLST (24 stitches)

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Round 4-13: CH1, HDC in the 3rd loop in every stitch, SLST (24 stitches)

Fasten off and weave in ends.

How to Crochet into the Third Loop of the Half Double Crochet:

Yarn over, insert hook into the third loop only of HDC (The V on the top of each stitch), yarn over again. You should have three loops on the hook. Yarn over and pull through all three loops, completing your third post only HDC.

Did you make the can and bottle cozy?  Tag @myshevon on Instagram or send me a snap, I would love to see it. 

Thanks for visiting, I hope you enjoy.

BASIC BABY BEANIE IN THREE SIZES

BASIC BABY BEANIE IN THREE SIZES

After I finished the newborn baby beanie pattern, I decided to make a basic baby beanie in three sizes.  Infant to three months, three to six months, and six to twelve months.  Ideal for beginners who just want to make something easy-to-make.  Everyone needs a […]


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Dream Travel Destinations

Dream Travel Destinations

Almost everyone I know loves to travel.  I know I do, and so does my family.  That’s why we have a travel website.  I’ve traveled right across Asia and North America, but I still have a bucket list of places I want to travel.  Some you’ve heard of, and some you might not have heard of.  So, let’s get started.

Cambodia

Cambodia has been on my buckAet list of places to travel since 2004.  It’s right next door to my birth country of Thailand, but I’ve never found the time to get there.  However, there are a few places in Cambodia that have catapulted it to the top of my list of dream travel destinations.

Angkor Wat

Angkor Wat is a given.  It is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the World, and is also the largest religious monument in the World.  Steeped in history and mystique, Angkor Wat would be the highlight of any trip to that region.

The Killing Fields

A trip to Cambodia wouldn’t be complete if you didn’t visit the Killing Fields.  Over a million people were killed in Cambodia between 1975 to 1979 and marks a very dark time in the countries history.  It can be found in Choeung Ek, just about 8 kilometers South of Phnom Penh.

Laos

Maybe one of the lesser known countries is South East Asia, Laos is a gem of a country and has only recently been touted as a tourist destination.  However, it has some places that shouldn’t be missed.  Let’s take a quick look at some of the reasons this makes my list as a dream travel destination.

Plain of Jars

Located near the town of Phonsavan, the Plain of Jars is still somewhat a mystery to archaeologists.  There you will find, if you care to visit, fields of huge jars made of stone.  Worth a quick trip to see, if you’re in the area.

Vang Vieng

At just 4 hours from the Capital City, Vang Vieng has lots of stunning beauty and scenery to behold, but tourists mostly visit for the party.  To sum it up for you quickly, it’s a huge river party, where you rent an inner tube, float lazily down the river, and visit bars that have set up along the river.  A haven for partying backpackers.

So, there you have it.  This is my dream travel destination list.  If you know anything about South East Asia, all these destinations are quite close together, and can be all taken in on one excellent dream vacation.

Other possible travel destinations to see when travelling to South East Asia would be Thailand, the jewel of the orient.  Burma, which is slowly opening its doors to tourism the last few years.  As well as Vietnam and Malaysia.  I had a friend that rented a motorcycle and travelled to all these countries and locations in a few weeks.  It would make for a great vacation for a younger person, but I’m not as daring as I use to be.

So, there it is, my dream travel destinations.  Just a quick trip from where I was born.  When I plan my next trip back to Thailand, I will guarantee to have stories to share with you about these places too.  After all, the Orient is one of the most interesting places to explore in the World.


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10 CROCHET BABY HAT FREE PATTERNS

10 CROCHET BABY HAT FREE PATTERNS

These are 10 of my favorite baby hat patterns.  They are easy to make and look great.  A perfect gift to keep baby comfortable and warm.  They are also perfect projects for people just starting out at crochet because they are easy.  So, lets not […]

6 CROCHET GRANNY HANDBAG FREE PATTERNS

6 CROCHET GRANNY HANDBAG FREE PATTERNS

These are my 6 favourite crochet granny handbag patterns.  They are so easy and simple, but look great.  It makes a great gift, or accessory for yourself.  Everyone can use a new handbag.  These free patterns are exactly what you need to make a handbag […]

10 FREE CROCHET BABY BOOTIE PATTERNS

10 FREE CROCHET BABY BOOTIE PATTERNS

Baby booties are an excellent way to show someone you care.  They are just too cute.  Makes an excellent gift, or you can make it for your own little one.  Either way, you can’t lose with these 10 free adorable baby bootie patterns.  It is […]

How to crochet the Crunch Stitch Dishcloth

How to crochet the Crunch Stitch Dishcloth

After I learned how to do the Crunch Stitch with Beth Graham in her “Fun & Fantastic Textured Crochet Stitches Craftsy class“, I love the textured stitches.  I have a tutorial “How to Crochet the Crunch Stitch”.  Then, I thought, what can I do with […]

10 Free Crochet Dishcloth Patterns

10 Free Crochet Dishcloth Patterns

A lot of ladies like me, who love crochet, have beautiful designs for crochet patterns.  Probabbly the easiest way to see a good pattern is with a dishcloth.  It also makes a perfect gift for Mother’s Day, which is just around the corner.  I’m making […]