If there's one thing that I never get tired of, it's textured crochet stitches. Ribbing, ridges, popcorns, puffs. . . the squishier, the better! It's hard to choose (they're all just so lovely), but I think that my favorite textured stitch would have to be the bean stitch. The bean stitch is no stranger to this blog; It's been the star of more than one pattern in the last couple of years. So when I was thinking about making a textured pumpkin, of course I had to use the bean stitch! For those of you who are looking to upgrade your basic crocheted pumpkin, this cute bean stitch pumpkin is sure to fit the bill.
It's now October, so we all know what that means: it's pumpkin season! Love it or hate it, there's no avoiding them in one form or another. So if you can't beat 'em, join 'em, right? I know that there are approximately 12748329 different crocheted pumpkins patterns out there already, but after some encouragement from you all, I'm gonna toss a couple more into the ring. Time to embrace your inner pumpkin! Err... Time to become one with the pumpkin!? Still no... It's pumpkin o'clock??? Somehow even worse... However you want to say it, here is a crochet pattern set so you can make Yet Another Pumpkin (in 3 sizes)!
I LOVE deciduous trees. Their lush green leaves in summer. Their hopeful blossoms in spring. Even their bold, bare branches in winter (aka "dead stick season," aka "the worst"). But nothing leaves me in awe quite like their brilliant leaves in fall. Now those are swoon-worthy, even for the less arboreally-minded among us; I'm pretty sure it's impossible not to see the beauty in vibrant fall foliage. And since it's officially fall now, it only seemed right to pay homage to my favorite feature of one of my favorite things using my favorite medium. This leaf garland was exactly what I needed. With a little bit of yarn magic, I now have a tiny piece of endless fall indoors. What could be better?
Oh look, another baby pattern! Hopefully you aren't all getting sick of them yet, since I'm sure this won't be the last baby pattern that wends its way onto this blog. (But don't worry, my next pattern is something more universal.) They say that "necessity is the mother of invention" and the latest need in our apartment is a lovey for Little #3 as we transition her to the crib. So it's time for a new lovey pattern! I debated about which animal to use for a long time, but ultimately went with a classic: a sweet sleepy puppy. Because who doesn't love puppies, right?
I'm a big fan of hand-me-downs, especially for baby things. Babies grow so quickly that most of the time there's still a lot of life left in their things once they're done with them. We were blessed to be given so many great baby hand-me-downs for our firstborn and we've put them to good use. But not everything made it out alive. Among the casualties was the crib mobile. Little #2 made do without, but Little #3 needs constant attention/distraction, so a mobile jumped up a lot higher on my priority list. Luckily, crochet saves the day again! Oh, magic yarn, what can't you do?
Oh, hey there, blog! Long time, no see! Between a colicky baby during waking hours and the computer being trapped in the room with the sleeping baby, it's been pretty quiet over here the past few months. I've got some fun projects in the works, but things have been going at a snail's pace. Today, though, I feel accomplished because I have a fun new crochet pattern for you all! And it's by far the quickest make ever. I was able to design, create, and photograph all three of these cute teether toys during one 45 minute nap (which is a pretty terrible nap, but that's just how we roll, apparently). So if you want a cute and easy pattern, look no further! These bad boys have even passed the slobber test, so you know they're a winner.
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