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It’s My Birthday!

I cannot believe that I am turning 30 today. Holy heck! It’s also been a REALLY LONG time since my last pattern post. But not to fear, I come bearing gifts! I quit my job recently, and have found that I have loads of free time now. I can actually knit and crochet now! Crazy huh? So here’s a little something that I’ve hooked up the last couple days.

Side note: Please please please share your FOs with me! I love to see them!

Piggybib Little Piggy Bib

 By Little Yarner

Download Little Piggy Bib PDF

 When my kid was a little baby, I always called him my little piggy. It seemed like all    he did was eat eat eat! Now that he’s three, he still eats all day and never seems to  gain any weight. Typical kid, I suppose. I hope you enjoy my piggy bib pattern. When  your little one grows up, you can also use it as a table pad for those hot dishes!

 

Materials:piggybutton

Vanna’s Choice in Soft Pink and Raspberry

Red Heart in Black

Size I (5.5mm) hook

Button

Tapestry Needle

Stitch marker

 

Instructions

Head

With light pink and using magic loop, draw up 8 sc and join. Place marker to mark beginning of round.

From this point on, you will be working in a spiral.

2 sc in each sc around.

(sc in next sc, 2sc in next sc) around.

(sc in next 2 sc, 2sc in next sc) around.

(sc in next 3 sc, 2 sc in next sc) around.

(sc in next 4 sc, 2 sc in next sc) around.

(sc in next 5 sc, 2 sc in next sc) around.

(sc in next 6 sc, 2 sc in next sc) around.

(sc in next 7 sc, 2 sc in next sc) around.

(sc in next 8 sc, 2 sc in next sc) around.

(sc in next 9 sc, 2 sc in next sc) around.

Do not fasten off. Now you will be going right into the ear.

 

Ears (make 2)

*8 Sc across, ch1, turn

Continue * for 6 rows.

Scdec, 4sc, scdec, ch1, turn.

Sc across, ch1, turn.

Scdec, 2sc, scdec, ch1, turn.

Sc across, ch1, turn.

Scdec, scdec, ch1, turn.

Sc across, ch1, turn.

Scdec

 

Now you will be doing slip stitches to the other side. Stop when you are 20sts from the first ear.

 

Work second ear in same way. At this point, break the yarn and reloop it at the base of the second ear. Continue to do slip stitches until you reach the tip of the first ear. Fasten off.

 

Inner Ear (make 2)

With Raspberry, Ch 5

Sc in 2nd loop from hook.

*Sc across, ch1, turn.

Continue * for 3 rows.

2 scdec, ch1, turn.

Sc across.

Scdec

Fasten off with long tail to attach to outer ear.

 

Muzzle

With Raspberry, Ch 6

2 sc in 2nd loop from hook.

Sc to last loop

2 sc in last loop.

Continue around (you’re making an oval).

Sc in next 4sc, 2sc in next 2 sc.

Sc in next 4sc, 2 sc in next 2 sc.

Sc in next 4sc, 2 sc in next 3 sc.

Sc in next 4 sc, 2 sc in next 3 sc. Join.

Fasten off.

 

Nostrils (make 2)

With Light Pink, make a magic ring.

Draw up 6sc in the ring and join.

Fasten off, leaving a tail for sewing.

 

Eyes (make 2)

With black, make a magic ring.

Draw up 8sc in the ring and join.

Fasten off, leaving a tail for sewing.

 

Attach inner ears to outer ears.

Sew the nostrils to the muzzle, and attach to head. The top of the muzzle should touch the center of your circle.

Sew the eyes on.

With black yarn, make a mouth using back-stitch with your tapestry needle.

 

Straps (make 2)

With Raspberry, Ch 6

Dc in 4th loop from hook.

*Dc across, ch3, turn.

Repeat * row until you have 18.

Fasten off.

Draw up a loop in corner with Light Pink yarn.

Sc around the edges, making sure to put 2sc in the corners.

Fasten off, leaving long tail for sewing.

Sew the straps to the ears.

 

Attach your button.

Oink like a piggy!!

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Oh Mickey you’re so fine!

Finishing up the newest bib! Guess who it is? (As if the title didn’t give it away)

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Yea baby! I just need to decide if i want to do i-cord or buttons for the closure.

I’m still working on the pattern. It’ll be in newborn and toddler sizes, so stay tuned!

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RAWR! *pounce*

Lion bib is done!

I ended up trimming the top hairs because Z was nomming on them. He appeared to be enjoying it, but he’s supposed to eat FOOD, not yarn. Silly baby.

Here’s the super cute button:

 

And last, but definitely NOT least, a picture of Z modeling it. (EDIT – I got a good pic of him today!)

So here’s some specs:

I used Vanna’s Choice yarn from Lion Brand. Easy to take care of and you don’t have to worry about it in the wash. Always good when you have an infant 😉

The button I got was from Michael’s surprisingly! Sometimes I find the absolute cutest things there 🙂

I’m kind of going back and forth with adding a backing to it. If I do, it’ll be some material that’s sewn on with my machine. Mostly for extra protection against the dreaded spit up and drool. I’ve got the perfect material for it too. But the thing with doing that is, it makes the material less stretchy. So I’m not married to it.

I used an I hook. Bigger than what I normally use, but it had to be done because this yarn is bulkier. I like the way the finished product lays too. It’s not stiff at all.

All that’s left for me to do is write up the pattern. I’m not sure if I’m going to make this one free or not. We’ll see. I only say that because I worked very hard on this pattern and it took me a bit longer than the other ones. I also want to open up my etsy shop and make these and sell them. Mommy needs some extra cash for diapers!! ❤

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Froggy Bib Pattern!

So here’s the second bib in a series of 3 boy bibs I’ve designed. A froggy! My son loves this bib because it’s bright and he loves to play with the frogs limbs. I love this bib because it’s big on him so when he inevitably spits up, it doesn’t get on his outfit!

Click here for pdf – Leap Frog

Leap Frog!

by Laura Priscilla Hoffman

Materials:

Lion Brand Cotton in lime green, white, and black.

Size F hook, Size H hook

Tapestry Needle

1 button

 

Abbreviations:

SC – Single Crochet

SC IN – Single Crochet Increase

CH – Chain

DC – Double Crochet

SS – Slip Stitch

HDC – Half Double Crochet

 

Head:

This is made in the round. At the end of each row, join with a SS

 

Magic Loop, 6 SC.

SC IN around.

(SC, SC IN) repeat around.

SC around

(2SC, SC IN) repeat around.

(3SC, SC IN) repeat around.

(4SC, SC IN) repeat around.

SC around. (36 stitches)

(5 SC, SC IN) repeat around.

(2 SC, SC IN) repeat around.

(3 SC, SC IN) repeat around.

SC around.

(4 SC, SC IN) repeat around

SC around. (84 stitches)

Fasten off.

 

Feet: (make 4)

 

CH 7

SC in 2nd loop, SC across

CH 1, turn.

SC across

CH 4

SC in 2nd loop, SC across

SC join in base of leg (the last stitch in the base that you made, you’re making the toes)

CH 4

SC in 2nd loop, SC across

SC join in middle of the end of the leg

Ch 4

SC in 2nd loop, SC across

SC join in bottom (last stitch in orig. chain)

SC across (to the base of the leg)

Fasten off.

 

Eyes: (make 2)

This is made in the round. At the end of each row, join with a SS

 

With Black yarn, magic loop 6 SC

6 SC IN (12 stitches)

join white yarn

(1 SC, SC IN) repeat around

(2 SC, SC IN) repeat around

(3 SC, SC IN) repeat around

Join Green yarn

HDC across

Fasten off.

 

Backing:

Using your H hook:

 

CH 27

DC in 3rd Ch from hook

*DC across, CH 3, turn (Repeat this 11 times, you have 12 rows)

*4 DC, CH 3, turn (You’re making the first strap. Repeat 11 times for 12 rows)

Fasten off.

Join with SS on other corner.

CH 3

*4 DC, CH 3, turn (You’re now making the second strap. Repeat 11 times for 12 rows)

Fasten off.

 

Border:

Draw up your green yarn in a bottom corner

SC around the edges

Fasten off.

 

Assembly:

Attach the eyes to the top of the big circle, as per the picture. Then Attach the limbs (2 on each side).

 

CH 14 for the mouth, leaving long ends to fasten it to the body.

For the nose, make a knot and thread it through on each side.

 

Now you’re ready to sew the froggy onto its backing! Line it up like in the picture. Add your button, and you’re done!

 

And my son was cooperative enough to model it for you!

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Monkey bib pattern!

I finally got around to making a pattern for the monkey bib! Hope you enjoy it! If there’s any errors in the pattern, leave me a comment! Thanks!

Click here for pdf. Monkey Monkey Monkey…Bib

Monkey Monkey Monkey…Bib

By: Little Yarner

MATERIALS:

Lion Brand Cotton-Ease – Almond

Red Heart Super Saver Solids – Black

Red Heart Super Saver Solids – Brown

Size H hook

2 buttons

GUAGE:

13 stitches = 4”

4 rows = 2”

ABBREVIATIONS:

Sc – Single crochet

Dc – Double crochet

Hdc – Half double crochet

Ch – Chain

Ss – Slip stitch

PATTERN

 

BACKING: (Make 2 – leave a long end on one)

Ch 28

Dc in 3rd chain from loop

*Dc across, Ch 3, turn* Repeat 11 times (total 12 rows)

Fasten off.

BORDER: (Brown Yarn)

On a corner, join with ss

Sc around, with 2 sc in each corner

Join at beginning.

Fasten off.

FACE:

With Brown yarn and using Magic Loop, make 6 sc, pull tight and join with ss.

Each row will be joined with a Ss to complete the circle.

2 sc in each loop.

*1 sc, sc increase* repeat around.

*2 sc, sc increase* repeat around.

*3 sc, sc increase* repeat around.

*4 sc, sc increase* repeat around.

*1 sc, sc increase* repeat around.

Sc around.

*2 sc, sc increase* repeat around.

Sc around.

*3 sc, sc increase* repeat around.

Fasten off.

EARS: (Make 2)

With Brown yarn and using Magic Loop, make 6 sc, pull tight and join with ss.

Each row will be joined with a Ss to complete the circle.

2 sc in each loop.

*1 sc, sc increase* repeat around.

*2 sc, sc increase* repeat around.

*3 sc, sc increase* repeat around.

Sc around.

Fasten off leaving a long tail (will be used to attach ear to backing).

INNER EARS: (Make 2)

With Almond yarn and using Magic Loop, make 6 sc, pull tight and join with Ss.

Each row will be joined with a Ss to complete the circle.

2 sc in each loop.

*1 sc, sc increase* repeat around.

*2 sc, sc increase* repeat around.

Fasten off.

MUZZLE AREA:

This is worked in afghan style.

Ch 13.

Sc in 2nd loop, 11 sc across

3 sc in end

Sc across

2 sc in end, join

Sc increase

9 sc across

Sc increase in next 3 loops

9 sc across

Sc increase in next 3 loops

11 Sc across

Sc increase in next 2 loops

13 sc across

Sc increase in next 2 loops

14 sc across

Sc increase in next 3 loops

14 sc across

Sc increase in next 3 loops

16 sc across

Sc increase

19 sc across

Sc increase

Sc

Sc increase

17 sc across

Sc increase

2 sc across

2 sc increase

18 sc across

Join. Fasten off.

NOSE:

Using black yarn;

Ch 7

5 sc

3 sc in next loop

Sc across

Join, fasten off.

EYES: (Make 2)

Using black yarn and Magic loop, make 6 Hdc. Join with Ss and fasten off, leaving a long tail.

MOUTH:

Leave long tails on both sides.

Ch 14. Fasten off.

STRAP:

Ch 7

Sc in 2nd loop

*Sc across, ch 2 turn* Repeat 50 times (total 51 rows)

Make the same border on the strap as you did with the backing.

ASSEMBLY:

Join all the pieces according to the picture.

Put the final backing on LAST, after weaving in all the ends. Join this by sewing through back loops only.

 ***I would like to add that the second backing is completely OPTIONAL. It’s purely aesthetic. If you weave in the ends and sew nicely, there’s really no need for it.

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Let’s play leap frog!!

Finished my second design this morning!

Froggy!

It’s a froggy bib. Number 2 in my 3 part series of bibs for boys. I’m quite happy with the way it turned out. It was easier than the monkey was! I think that’s because there aren’t so many parts to a frog. It’s pretty straight-forward. I also played with the picture a little….better, no?

Anyways, the last one in this series is going to be a Polar Bear. Just in time for Christmas!

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I put a monkey on a pedestal….

It’s done!!!

Monkey Monkey Monkey...bib

I found the PERFECT buttons yesterday and finally got around to sewing them on today! The picture sucks, but I took it on my phone, lol. But you get the gist of it!! If I’m going to take this seriously, I need to learn how to photograph my FOs. But that’s another topic.

I originally had a backing to the bib, but decided to take it off because it was a little too heavy in my opinion. Now it’s the perfect weight for a toddler. AND it’s machine washable!

This bib is part of a series that I’m making for boys. The next in the series is a froggy. I’ve already started that one too 😉 It should be up and done tonight or tomorrow. I’m so proud of myself! I really love the end product. It came out JUST like I had envisioned it…and we all know how RARE that happens!

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