Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Lace Up Slippers

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Materials
Size H hook
Worsted weight yarn
Tapestry needle


Sole
Ch 27 (29, 31, 33)


Rnd 1: hdc 1 in 3rd ch from hook, hdc 1 in next 23 chs (25, 27, 29), hdc 6 in last ch, working on the opposite side of ch hdc 1 in next 23 chs (25, 27, 29), hdc 2 in last ch, join to 1st hdc with slst. (55, 59, 63, 67 sts)


Rnd 2: ch 2 (does not count as hdc), hdc in same st, hdc 2 in next st, hdc 1 in next 23 sts (25, 27, 29), hdc 2 in next 6 sts, hdc 1 in next 23 sts (25, 27, 29), hdc 2 in last 2 sts, join to 1st hdc with slst (65, 69, 73, 77 sts)


Rnd 3: ch 2, hdc 2 in same st, hdc 1 in next st, hdc 2 in next st, hdc 1 in next 23 sts (25, 27, 29), *hdc 2 in next st, hdc 1 in next st, repeat from * 5 more times, hdc 1 in next 23 sts (25, 27, 29), hdc in next st, hdc 2 in next st, hdc 1 in next st, hdc 2 in last st, join to 1st hdc with slst (75, 79, 83, 87 sts)


Rnd 4: ch 2, hdc 1 in each st around, join to 1st hdc with slst (75, 79, 83, 87 sts)


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Top of slipper
Rnd 5: Working in back loops only ch 1, sc 1 in each st around, join to 1st sc with slst (75, 79, 83, 87 sts)


Rnd 6-9: ch 1, sc 1 in each st around, join to 1st sc with slst (75, 79, 83, 87 sts)


Rnd 10: ch 1, sc 1 in next 27 sts (29, 31, 33), hdc 1 in next st, *dc2tog in next 2 sts, dc 1 in next st, repeat from * 5 more times, hdc 1 in next st, sc 1 in next 28 sts (30, 32, 34), join to 1st sc with slst (69, 73, 77, 81 sts)


Rnd 11: ch 1, sc 1 in next 27 sts (29, 31, 33), hdc 1 in next st, *dc2tog in next 2 sts, repeat from * 5 more times, hdc 1 in next st, sc 1 in next 28 sts (30, 32, 34), join to 1st sc with slst (63, 67, 71, 75 sts)


Rnd 12: ch 1, sc2tog in next 2 sts, sc 1 in next st, sc2tog in next 2 sts, sc 1 in next 22 sts (24, 26, 28), hdc 1 in next st, *dc2tog in next 2 sts, repeat from * 2 more times, hdc 1 in next st, sc 1 in next 22 sts (24, 26, 28), sc2tog in next 2 sts, sc 1 in next st, sc2tog in next 2 sts, sc 1 in last st, join to 1st sc with slst (56, 60, 64, 68 sts)


Rnd 13: ch 1, sc 1 in next 14 sts (16, 18, 20), sc 1 in next st, ch 4, sc 1 in next 5 sts, ch 4, sc 1 in next 5 sts, ch 4, sc 1 in next 8 sts, ch 4, sc 1 in next 5 sts, ch 4, sc 1 in next 5 sts, ch 4, sc 1 in next 13 sts (15, 17, 19), join to 1st sc with slst, fasten off, weave in ends. (56, 60, 64, 68 sts)


Slipper Laces
Ch 130
Tie a knot on the end close to the last chain to keep the lace from unraveling. Lace the laces through each ch-4 of the last round in a criss-cross fashion.


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Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Easy Peasy Newborn Hat


Materials:
Worsted weight yarn
Size P hook
Tapestry needle

*Note* This pattern calls for the yarn to be double stranded

With a double strand, start with a magic ring

Rnd 1: ch 1, dc 10 in the ring, tighten the ring, join with slst to first dc

Rnd 2: ch 1, dc 2 in each st around, join with slst to first dc

Rnd 3: ch 1, dc in each st around, join with slst to first dc

Rnd 4: ch 1, dc in each st around, join with slst to first dc

Rnd 5: ch 1, sc in each st around, join with slst to first sc, fasten off. Weave in ends.

You can easily add a pop pom or two like I did below.
Say hello to my newest addition, Adonis :-)

Enjoy!!!
Please comment below.

**You may sell items made from this pattern. Please do not sell or copy this pattern or any part of this pattern.


Friday, November 28, 2014

Kids Helping the Homeless

Over the last couple of years I've been finding it harder and harder to get in the Holiday spirit. It has really gotten to the point where I literally hate the holidays. I just feel like it's lost it's true meaning. Now it's all about the holiday sales and deals when it should be about family and giving. 



So to try to give myself some holiday cheer, I've come up with a campaign to get everyone involved including my kids. This year we will be donating blessings bags to the homeless people in our community. We are asking for small donations to help us put these together. Every $3 will provide all the essentials for one bag. So if you would like to help us out visit our GoFundMe Page here. Every dollar helps!

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Chunky Cowl Scarf

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Materials
Size P Hook
Worsted weight yarn
Tapestry needle

ch 60, slst to 1st ch make sure not to twist the row of chs

Rnd 1: ch 1, hdc 1 in each ch around, join to 1st hdc with slst

Rnd 2-18: ch 1, hdc 1 in each st around, join to 1st hdc with slst. Fasten off after last round and weave in ends.


Enjoy!!!
Please comment below.

**You may sell items made from this pattern. Please do not sell or copy this pattern or any part of this pattern.

Saturday, November 1, 2014

Holiday Crochet Sale!

Now through December 19, take 30% off everything in my Etsy Shop. Just use the coupon code HOLIDAY in the checkout.


Monday, October 27, 2014

Guess what? I'm a stay-at-home mom!

Yeah, yeah. I know you're probably thinking "so what?" right? Well, it's kind of a big deal to me. A lot of you don't know that I left my now ex-husband a while ago. It's been a really tough transition for especially with me having five kids. The very beginning was extremely hard. 

With trying to make ends meet and being the only provider of the household, I rarely got to spend time with my kids. I mainly worked the night shift so the only time I would ever see my kids was when I got them ready for school. Plus my schedule was always different every week. And it sucked!


The 3 big girls
(left to right: Laiyanna, Aaliyah, Christina)

I hated not being able to help them with homework or even just hear them talk about their day. My mom babysat while I was working so that was a huge help. But, she only did the bare minimum. Christina, my oldest, started slacking off in school and her grades were slipping terribly. The house was constantly a mess. And fast food became a regular meal. I just didn't have time for anything. Something had to give and fast!
This is Kaliya. She's my very emotional 4-year-old.

One of my co-workers told me about a company that would allow me to work from home. I didn't give it much thought at first because in my mind I though it must be some type of scam. But a few months later, after I found out that my now boyfriend and I were expecting a baby, I decided to do some research. It took a few months to get everything set up, but I did it.

I have since quit my job and I work full time at home. I make my own hours so that leaves me with an open schedule to actually be "Mommy". Everything is falling into place. Christina is doing a lot better in school. I'm able to put the girls in extra curricular activities. The house is, well, cleaner lol. Seriously, there's no way to keep a completely clean house with five kids. 
This is my baby Samia. Can't you just tell from the picture that she's just so full of personality?

The best part about it for me is that everything is more organized. I don't mean the house. I mean our lives in general. I can tell that my kids are happier now that I'm home. The funny part about it, I never once imagined myself as being a stay-at-home mom. I always thought I would get so bored. But here I am. And I wouldn't change it for the world. 


And here's the one we're waiting on. My baby boy Adonis! 

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