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Earflaps beanies

My auntie gave my baby son a knitted earflap beanie when he was born, and I just love it. It buttons up at the bottom, which is fantastic now that he’s old enough to rip off any hat or beanie that is put on his head. I’ve decided he needs more beanies like this, so I’m on the hunt for a good crochet pattern. Here’s a few I thought I’d share from various etsy sellers:

Pattern by polkadotposh

Patterns by InnerHooker

Patterns by adrienneengar

Patterns by angelschest

Pattern by InnerHooker2

Pattern by polkadotposh

Pattern by sylver

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Baby blanket WIP

An update on the baby blanket I’m making for a friend. All the squares are now done and joined. I used slip stitches to join the squares (and wouldn’t recommend it! Such a tedious task). I’m just finishing it off now by adding a 3cm border around the edge.

baby blanket WIP

I’ve just started my first baby blanket for a girl I know. I debated whether to try a funky stitch or pattern, but decided that it would be more statisfying to use granny squares. I found a soft 8 ply in cream and a calming green. Here are the first of the squares. I think I worked out that I need to make 48 in all for a small cot blanket.

baby booties on etsy

Keeping with the baby booties theme, I thought I’d share some of my favourite baby bootie pattern finds from etsy. All of these patterns are available at the seller’s stores for just a few dollars.

And of course, now that I’ve collected these, I think I’m just going to have to buy some more patterns. Which doesn’t really help me get through my list of works-in-progress…

Sporty-casual booties from Hollanddesigns

Kimono Flower booties by Hollanddesigns

Rainbow booties by AbsoluteKnits

Button booties by Mamachee

Bodie booties by Mamachee

Warm Winter booties by Mamachee

Flowers & Pearls booties by ketzi

Double strap booties by Sylver

Two strap Mary Jane booties by Sylver

monpetitviolon booties

I was taught basic crochet stitches when I was a teenager, but didn’t stick with it very long. Always had a problem with tension – I gripped the hook so tight, and just couldn’t coordinate my fingers, so my stitches were so uneven. Somehow now, as a 20-something year old, I’ve managed to get the hang of it.

It was the birth of my baby boy 8 months ago that got me back into crochet. I was searching for a pair of crochet booties on etsy when I stumbled upon monpetitviolin. Without much thought, I bought the pattern to these gorgeous booties:

I’d never followed a pattern before, so it was quite a learning experience. I re-taught myself the stitches through the wonders of the internet, and my first pair came out like this:

booties

Not bad at my very first attempt to follow a pattern. They’re a little bit wonky, but I’m sure if I gave them another go they’d be fine.

So if you’re looking for very clear, easy-to-follow patterns for baby wear, adult accessories, clothing and more, I highly recommend you visit monpetitviolin!