Wednesday, July 30, 2014

FREE PATTERN: Baby Booties–Boy or Girl

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Here is a blog-post version of my Baby Booties - Boy or Girl pattern.  You may print a copy of this post.  Click on a photo to enlarge. The pattern is also a free PDF via Ravelry.  You will need the latest version of Adobe to open the PDF.   Please do not sell or redistribute pattern as your own.  Since I sell these shoes, please do not make them for personal profit.



Baby Booties – Boy or Girl


AnnaVirginia Fashion - Baby Booties
If you have questions about this pattern or need help with a particular problem, let me know! I'm happy to answer any questions.  You can leave a comment below, email me at shopannavirginia@gmail.com, or send a message via my website contact page.

Yarn: Peaches & Crème/Sugar ‘n Cream 4-ply Worsted cotton yarn.
Skeins: One skein is plenty to complete a pair, but you will need more than one skein for contrasting colors.
Hook: 3.75 mm (F) hook results in a 3.5” (9 cm) long shoe
4.0 mm (G) hook results in a 4” (10.2 cm) long shoe
5.0 mm (H) hook results in 4.5” (11.5 cm) long shoe
Other: Yarn needle, 5/8” (1.5 cm) button, thread, sewing needle
Special Stitch:
Dc cluster: Yarn over (yo), insert hook into next st, yo and draw through stitch, yo and pull through 2 lps on hook. Repeat. You will have 3 lps on hook. Yo and draw through all lps.
SHOE
Rnd 1: Ch 12.
Sc in 2nd ch from hook. Sc in each of next 7 ch. Hdc in the next ch, 2 hdc in the next, and 5 hdc in the last ch.
Do not turn. Work around other side of foundation chain.
2 hdc in next ch, 1 hdc, sc in each of next 7 ch. 2 sc in last ch (same as beginning sc). Sl st to first sc. (28 st) AnnaVirginia Fashion - Baby Booties
Rnd 2: Ch 1
2 sc in first st. Sc in next 10 sts. (2sc, 1 sc in next st) 3 times.
Sc in next 9 sts. 2 sc in next st, 1 sc in last st. Sl st to first sc. (33 st)AnnaVirginia Fashion - Baby Booties
Rnd 3: Ch 1
2 sc in first sc. Sc in next 11 sts
(2 sc in next st, 1 sc in next st) twice, (sc in next st, 2 sc in next st) twice, Sc in next 11 sts. 2 sc, 1 sc in last st.
Sl st to back lp of first sc. (39 st)
Rnd 4: Work Back Loops on this rnd only.
Ch 1
Sc in each st to end of rnd. Sl st to first sc.AnnaVirginia Fashion - Baby Booties
Rnd 5: Ch 1
Sc for 11 sts. Dc cluster 8 times (For Boy Booties – work back lps only for the Dc clusters). Sc to end of rnd. Sl st to first sc.
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Rnd 6: Ch 1
Sc in each st around (31).
Rnd 7: Ch 1
Sc for 11 sts. Sc2tog. Sc for 5 sts. Sc2tog. Sc to end of rnd. Sl st to first sc.
Fasten off.
INSOLE (optional)
Do the same as SOLE Rnds 1 through 3. Leave a long tail to use for attaching to shoe.
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Attach to inside of shoe with wrong side facing each other (right sides showing).
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GIRL BOOTIES
Right Shoe
Attach trim color at same point as where you fastened off Rnd 7. (see picture).
Sl st for 8 sts. Ch 11. Sl st in the 6th ch from hook. Sl st along ch and into next st on shoe. Sl st around. Fasten off. Weave in loose ends.
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Left Shoe
Attach trim color at same point as where you fastened off Rnd 7. (see picture).
Sl st for 21 sts. Ch 11. Sl st in the 6th ch from hook. Sl st along ch and into next st on shoe. Sl st around. Fasten off. Weave in loose ends.AnnaVirginia Fashion - Baby Booties

BOY BOOTIES
For each shoe: Attach trim color at same point as where you fastened off Rnd 7. (see picture).
Sl st around the mouth of shoe. Fasten off.
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Strap (make 2)
Row 1: Ch 5
Sc in 2nd ch from hook. Sc across. Turn. (4 sc)
Rows 2-8: Ch 1
Sc across. Turn. (4 sc)
Row 9: Ch 1
Sc, ch 2. Sk 2 sts, Sc in last st. (Buttonhole made)AnnaVirginia Fashion - Baby Booties
To complete border: rotate piece clockwise to work along side.
Ch 1 and 1 sc in first sp (same sp as last sc).
Then sc once per each row for 6 sts.
(1 sc, ch 1, 1 sc) in corner.
Sc in next 2 sts (base of strap).
(1 sc, ch 1, 1 sc) in corner.
Sc once per each row for 6 sts.
1 sc, ch 1 in last st (in same sp as first st in row 9). Sl st to first st from row 9. Leave last sts of row 9 unworked.AnnaVirginia Fashion - Baby Booties
Fasten off.
 
Attach trim color to the left of ch-2 sp (see picture). Sl st around, ending just before ch-2 sp. Fasten off and weave in loose ends.
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Attach one strap to each shoe by using yarn needle to sew opposite side from buttonhole to shoe. Orient strap so that it will reach the other side for a button.
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FINISHING (for Boy or Girl)
Attach button to opposite side of strap on the respective shoe.
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Done!
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This pattern is licensed for personal use only.
No item made using this pattern may be sold.
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Friday, July 25, 2014

Mesh Cloche with Flower

Mesh Cloche with Flower - AnnaVirginia FashionThere is a pattern in my Pattern Shop that I wrote back in 2011.  I noticed it had a few errors and so I wanted to fix those up, as well as add more sizes to the pattern.  Well, I’ve finished and I’ve got it published again for your convenience!  The pattern is only $4.55 (USD) and now has sizing for Toddler, Child and Adult.

It’s a feminine hat with the flower pattern included.  The top of the hat features a mesh design, and then there is a solid band near the forehead.  I suggest using worsted weight yarns.  If the hat-wearer’s head is itch-prone, I recommend using cotton worsted weight yarn.

The hat has a lot of “negative ease.”  That means that it can stretch.  Even if that hat says it’s for a head that is 22 inches (56 cm) circumference, the hat can stretch to accommodate a head circumference of around 26 inches (66 cm).  For best sizing, measure the hat-wearer’s head circumference (across forehead and around the back) with a measuring tape.  Then choose the size that closest matches their head circumference.  It can be a larger or smaller size depending on how loose or tight they prefer their hats.

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The pattern has the same instructions for all three sizes.  The way to change the sizes is to use different size hooks.  Here is a chart showing what the pattern requires:

Mesh Cloche with Flower - AnnaVirginia Fashion

This pattern is available at my pattern shop or through Ravelry.  Either location uses your Paypal account to pay for the pattern.  I’m really excited to release this updated version!  If you have any questions about any pattern or purchasing, please contact me at shopannavirginia@gmail.com.

But what if you don’t crochet?  Well, I can make one for you!  I have similar hats already in my shop, but I can make a custom hat (choose your size and colors) and send it out to you.  Just contact me at the same address: shopannavirginia@gmail.com.

Saturday, June 28, 2014

Baby Christening/Blessing Gown

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Our third baby will be arriving in about three more months!  We’re pretty excited for her to join our family.

I’ve made a crochet Christening or Blessing Gown for her to wear!  Isn’t it cute?  I think it turned out great! 

A little about the dress: I made it using Red Heart Shimmer yarn in Snow.  It took just under two skeins to finish it, and I still had enough left over for a pair of booties (pattern coming soon!).AnnaVirginia Fashion - Blessing Gown
The sparkling in the yarn is subtle, but it adds just the right amount of fanciness to the dress.  Since the dress has a lot of open lacework, she will be wearing a slip underneath.

I love the pineapple stitch pattern!  I’ve never done pineapple stitch patterns before, and I think it looks beautiful.  I definitely recommend this pattern! It’s called Newborn Sophia Heirloom Dress and is available through Ravelry for $4.00 (USD).

I’m including a list of great patterns for free and for a small price, just in case you’re looking for a pattern to use for your new girl!

Cutest Crochet Baby Gowns -patterns-

1. Newborn Sophia Heirloom Dress for $4.00 by Briana K Crochet
2. Pink Powderpuff Baby Dress Set for $4.00 by Susan Cassidy
3. Kaitlyn’s Baby Blessing Dress for $4.95 by Sunset Crochet and Quilt
4. Cute Dress with Flower Motifs for FREE by Ivey Alex
5. Heirloom Baby Set – Dress for FREE by Red Heart Design Team
6. Ribbon & Lace Infant Dress for $4.00 by Kate Wagstaff

Friday, June 6, 2014

Chevron Twin Afghans

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I decided that I wanted matching bedspreads for my kids’ bunk bed in their shared room.  I found a free pattern on Ravelry that was almost big enough for a twin bed that I really liked.  Chevron throws and afghans have been popular lately and so I really wanted to make some. 

I had intended to do solid colors, but I took my kids with me to pick out the yarn.  I wanted to do white with another color so that the blankets coordinated.  So the kids picked their preferred yarn at the store and my daughter picked Red Heart Super Saver Purple Tones and my son picked Red Heart Super Saver Camo Mirage.  The white yarn is Red Heart Super Saver White.  I love that the acrylic yarns these days are softer than they were in the past.  I have acquired several vintage yarns from my late grandmothers and those acrylic yarns are so scratchy!

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The pattern calls for a beginning chain of 239, but to make it wide enough for a twin bed, I started with a chain of 281.  And then followed the pattern to make the first rows.  I didn’t do the striping like the pattern suggested.  Instead I did eight even rows of each color.  I started and ended with white for both afghans. 

I love the way the stitch pattern is done.  It makes the blanket lightweight enough for warmer weather and still without openwork that would let in the cooler weather.  It’s a great all-season afghan!

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Overall, I love how they turned out and definitely recommend the pattern.  The kids love them, too!

Saturday, April 5, 2014

Penguin Pal

DSC_7792If you remember, I posted about a set of fleece blankets I made for my kids a while back, as well as a monkey to match my son’s blanket.  Well, I said back then that I was going to make a penguin to match my daughter’s blanket. 

I made it in time for her birthday which was back in November, but I’m finally getting to tell you about it. 

The penguin has a pink beak and pink feet.  Doesn’t he look liked he’d waddle if he could walk?  My daughter has decided to name him “Penguino,” which is Spanish for penguin.  He’s a boy in spite of the pink accents.  He’s got a face to match the applique from the blanket.

I used Lion Brand Homespun yarn in Cream, Black and Pink.  The scarf used Parfait and Mixed Berries. It turned out way cute and he’s good for snuggling.  I also made him a hat that matches the scarf, but it disappears.  Maybe I should have sewn it on!

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