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Patterns and whatnot!

Hey, if you are ever wondering about my patterns and the permissions I give with them here goes:

I think if you make any item from any pattern OF MINE, you are allowed to do with it as you want.  You can sell the item, give it away, or whatever.

You may not sell the PATTERN because it is free for all to come here and get. 🙂

Anyway, I just wanted to make that clear!

Nifty Newborn Booties!

Nifty Newborn Booties PDF File

Nifty Newborn Booties

By Spiffyniftyriffic

 This is a bootie I wanted to make so that if you did not want to put socks on

your baby they would keep their feet warm anyway.  Most booties are sort of

loose and hard to keep on but with the single crochet stitches I think this bootie

will be one of your favorites to make.♥ The set pictured is of the girls ruffle edge.

Fits Approx. size Newborn to Three Months

Materials Needed:

Size H Crochet Hook

Any Worsted Weight Yarn

(I used Red Heart “Love” Yarn and/or I Love This Yarn by Hobby Lobby)

Blunt needle to weave in ends

Small amount of ribbon

Pattern:

Gauge isn’t really a concern since babies come in all different sizes and the yarn is stretchy.  The size of the booties I made are approximately 3 inches long.  If you want a smaller bootie you can always go down a hook size.

Being by chaining 28 on your foundation row.

Row 1:  Single crochet into 2nd chain from hook and across, turn.

Row 2:  Chain 1, single crochet into next stitch and all the way across, turn.

Row 3-6:  Repeat row 2 four more times.

Row 7:  Slip stitch into the next 5 stitches, chain 1, single crochet into 15 stitches, turn.

Row 8:  Chain 1, single crochet across, turn.

Row 9:  Chain 3, double crochet into each stitch across, turn.

Row 10:  Chain 1, single crochet into each stitch across, turn.

Row 11-15:  Repeat row 10.

Next row is your edging row.  You can from three edgings.

Edgings

 Ruffle Edge:  Chain 3, sc into next stitch, ch 3 and sc into next stitch around. Slip stitch into first stitch to finish.

Picot Edge:  *Chain 3, sc into 2nd chain from hook.  Single crochet into next stitch.  Sc into next stitch*  Repeat from * to * around.  Slip stitch into first stitch to finish.

Front&BackPost Double Crochet:  Chain 3, front post double crochet into single crochet stitch two rows below, back post double crochet into next single crochet stitch two rows below in the back, around.

Slip stitch into first stitch to finish.

When you have your edge row done leave a pretty good tail before you cut your yarn because you can use it to sew up your bootie.  I like to sew it up to the edging row so it is nice looking when you fold it down.  You also need to run your ribbon through your double chain row and tie it in a bow!

Spirally Scarf!

Spirally Scarf PDF File

 

I wanted to make a quick and easy crochet scarf so I came up with an idea.  I did not want to do the same old boring scarf pattern because I knew I wouldn’t want to finish it 🙂  I decided on a spiral because I love the way they look with an extra color added to the edge.  Alright, here goes:

 

Spirally Scarf by Spiffyniftyriffic

Start by finding some yarn you love and a hook that would be a good match for it.  I went by the recommended size on the yarn details.

I used a Super Bulky yarn, Caron Simply Soft Quick and Lion Brand Wool Ease Chunky (this is a bulky weight)

My hook size was J or 6.00mm

Chain as many desired for the foundation row.  I went by how far the foundation chain hung around my neck and down my body.

You can do longer or shorter depending on your need.

Four Double crochet into the third chain from the hook.

Repeat that four double crochet into each stitch as you go up your foundation chain

until you get to where you will be placing it around your neck.  Here is where I just single crocheted

into each stitch for about 8 inches or so.  The reason for doing this is so that it lays nicely

on the back of your neck and doesn’t twist up or make your neck itchy.

When you feel you have enough for your neck go ahead and double crochet four times into

your next chain.  Repeat that four double crochet into each chain thereafter until you reach

the end of your foundation row.

Cut your yarn and pull it though and weave in your beginning tail and your finish tail.

Adding second color!!!

To add a second color start at either end of your scarf and join the new color of yarn

at the beginning edge.  You simply just single chain into every stitch

around and around and around all the way to the other end.

Cut your yarn and weave in the ends and ta-da! You have a cool looking scarf!

For the second one I made I chose a worsted weight yarn and held it doubled

for the entire scarf until I reached the edging and then I added a bulky fuzzy yarn for a different look.

(The teal scarf is the scarf that was held double yarn throughout)

Those two!!


Thosetwo a video by spiffyniftyriffic on Flickr.

Ok so here are those two dag nabbit fantastic pieces of yarn that I didn’t know what to do with in a pattern by the great designer Stephanie Dosen. The Moss and Bluebells Pocket Scarf!

Working on a baby blankie

My husbands nephew is having a baby soon, probably tomorrow on his birthday 🙂  I have been working on a baby blanket for them and other items as well to go with the blanket.  The blanket is pretty cool in how it is made and laced up.  I know I had a bit of trouble trying to figure it out but then it clicked and I got it.  I thought it might be useful to post a small video of me lacing up the middle section to help others if they need it!

Blanket is called Lace Up Baby Afghan

I hope the video works for you!  here goes:

Lacing up blanket middle

A bit about me and crafting as of late!

Hello!  I am in a couple of swaps on Ravelry right now and I think maybe I needed to write something up about what I have been up to craft wise.  I have been making Christmas gifts and recently I am working on baby items for my husbands nephew (they are due in Jan.)  I always work on family items as a given so I use a lot of good ole Red Heart/I love this yarn/Deborah Norville/Impeccable/Caron brands.  I do love LOVE wool yarn tho.  I also love fingering weight yarn but I found I have a small amount of DK weight yarn lately which is weird because I haven’t used much!

All things vintage are cool in my book.  Not 60s but before that whole hippie era 🙂  I love making crochet jewelry and bracelets.  I love Charms and Buttons!  I sew also.  I love beads and beadwork and putting beads into crochet and knitting.. beautiful!  I love owls and pigeons! 😀

I love to read but I have to figure out a way to find more hours in the day to do it!  I found that audio books help this problem because you can do something else while listening.  I like inspirational novels ones that make you feel warm and fuzzy when you read them but I am not a big fan of the dramatic romantic stuffz.  I like Jane Austen movies/books/anything.

My 2012 year of crafting includes making everyone I know a hat of some sort.  Cowls/neck warmers/hats etc etc etc.  I figure if I start early there should be plenty of time to finish right? haha 🙂

I want to make some projects I have been putting off and I want to do some things I haven’t done before.  I have never made socks!  I would like to try enterlac also.  I have never done fair isle and would like to try my hand at some felting.  I have yet to make a “blanket” that is larger then a baby blankie and I would love to find the patience to do that!  Especially the Bee Keeper’s Quilt by Tiny Owl Knits.  Must collect all mini skeins!!!!!

I hope this small bit about me helps out, thanks for reading!!!!