Monday, May 13, 2013

Baby Christening or Party Patterns for Babies

Is there a newborn in your family about to be christened?  Would you be interested in making an outfit for the baby which might very well become a family heirloom for several generations? 
Try one of these patterns from the Lion Brand Yarn website.

Image of Crocheted Christening Gown And Bonnet

This one is for the crocheters. The pattern suggests that you have intermediate experience before tackling this pattern.

Image of Knit Christening Gown And Bonnet

An experienced knitter can make a christening gown like this one.

This is so cute for a party dress, that it almost makes me want to get better at knitting.

Image of Party Girl Dress

This is supposed to be a little easier to knit than the christening gown. If you consider yourself to be of at least intermediate skill, you can knit this for your precious little one.

Happy crafting,

Kathi Linz

Saturday, May 4, 2013

Covers for Modern Electronics

Here are a few more interesting items to make for our various electronic devices.

Phone cozies

Image of Pronto Phone Cozy

Image of Smart Phone Cozy

iPad cover

Image of Crochet iPad Cover

Digital Tablet cover

Image of Digital Tablet Cozy

Book/Tablet cover

Image of Book/Tablet Cover

Thanks to Lion Brand Yarn for our photos and free patterns.

Happy crafting,


Something a Little Different

I'm poking around for some knit and crochet ideas that are a little different.

Lion Brand Yarn has a pretty Tunisian crochet afghan that can be done with a regular crochet hook since you only hold a few stitches on the hook at a time. Here's the link to the pattern:

Image of Tunisian Crochet Entrelac Throw

I think it looks bright, cheerful, and warm. It would be wonderful if I aimed towards doing one for next fall.

On the other end of the scale, here's a light, out-on-the-town crocheted shawl. (A little more advanced skill might be required for this one.)

   Image of Bridal Shawl

This looks like an airy crocheted summer top.

Image of Inside Out Circles Top

This is called a knit pattern. It's a pom-pom pillow, all soft and nice.

Image of Pom-Pom Pillow

Maybe you would like to try making a purse?

Image of Two Tone Bag

One for crocheters -

Image of Cable Ready Bag

One for knitters -

Image of Loom Woven Bag

One for loom knitters -

And a spare for the knitters. This was just too interesting to pass up.

Image of Slip Stitch Mosaic Tote

Whatever you pick,

Happy crafting,