Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Flower Bonnet & Booties

I recently found out a friend was having a little baby girl this fall. Of course I had to pick up the crochet hooks and make her something special. 


I used a combination of a few patterns to come up with this adorable gift. The shell bonnet is one of my patterns that you can get on Etsy / Craftsy / Ravelry.

Then I needed to add a lovely flower. I wanted to make sure it was a flower that would lay nice a flat against the hat so it would look and feel nice. After searching on Pinterest, I found this lovely pattern for free from Articles of a Domestic Goddess. She has a list of Springtime Flower Assortment, these are all free patterns and I simply love this one (it is the first one listed in here post)!

Next up... I needed a perfect accessory to go along with the bonnet. Booties was the obvious answer. I wanted something simple to go along with the bonnet. Again, I turned to Pinterest and came across what I thought was the perfect pattern from Susie J Crochet, the Basic Baby booties


I did make a couple alterations from the pattern. For each bootie I made to soles (round 1-3), stitched them together to give the bootie a sole that was more shaped and a tad bit firmer. Then on round 9, instead of working a slip stitch in each stitch around, I worked a slip stitch and chain 1 and repeated in each stitch around. I think it adds just the right amount of ruffle for a girly touch. 

I hope you like the set as much as the Mom did when she received it! 

Monday, April 7, 2014

Flower Bonnet Pattern Release

Now Available, the Flower Bonnet Pattern!
This pattern has the instructions for the rounded and the pointed petals (perfect for a sunflower or a daisy). 
The pattern comes in sizes from newborn to child.

 
Grab your copy today in my shops: Etsy / Craftsy / Ravelry
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Or you can get a copy of the Flower Bonnet along with my Tulip Hat Design.


The Tulip Hat also comes in sizes from newborn up to 24 months. Both hat designs are fun for those cool spring mornings and evening walks. 

Get your copy of both patterns in the Flowers in Bloom Collection for a discounted price 
in these shops: Etsy / Ravelry




Thursday, April 3, 2014

Free Simple Crochet Basket Pattern

Today I dug into my stash of yarn and found a lovely skein of super bulky yarn and had to whip something up with it. I wanted a simple basket to set on my desk for my current projects. 

But, once I was done making the basket it dawned on my how useful it really is, 
especial with Easter this month!
 

I mean seriously, it is too cute and everyone needs a convenient basket and this one works up really quick!
Use it as a basket for everyday items, use it for holidays (Easter basket), or use it as a personal gift for a special occasion.
The Simple Crochet Basket is made using a super bulky yarn so it holds it shape and is small enough to keep your things in place and still big enough for it all to fit in.
Enjoy this free pattern from Sweet Potato 3 Patterns, grab your FREE copy on 
 

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Golfer Set Pattern Release

The biggest request I get for new patterns is 
"Boy Stuff"
Well, how about this darling little Golfer Set...
This adorable pattern comes in sizes for:
Newborn
3-6 Months
6-12 Months

You can get the pattern on:

 

This crochet pattern comes with complete instructions for this adorable Golf Set. The pattern has instructions for the Golfers Cap, Bow Tie with an adjustable neck band, Britches that fall just below the knee and suspenders. The pattern has the following sizes: NEWBORN, 3-6 MONTH & 6-12 MONTH. Sizing is difficult at this age, I used average sizes and the sizing has been tested but I recommend taking measurements if possible.

  

I love getting new idea's, so keep sending them my way. Make sure you are following Sweet Potato 3 Patterns on Facebook to stay up to date on all new pattern releases and sales. 


Friday, March 21, 2014

Men at Work Pattern Collection

One of my biggest requests as a pattern designer is, "can you do more boy stuff?" 
I decided to collect my most popular boy hat patterns and offer them to you at a discount. 
Check out how cute the Men At Work Collection is:


You can get the Men at Work Collection on Ravelry or Etsy. It includes
 the Construction Hard Hat, Policeman Cap and the Fireman Helmet all in a package deal.

Or if you are interested in ordering them individually here are the links below:
 
The Construction Hart Hat is available on


The Policeman Cap is available on 


The Fireman Helmet is available on