Crochet: Heart Stitch Hat and Pants Pattern

DSC_0239ppdIt’s here!  It’s here!  It’s finally here!

By far, my most popular post is this one about my heart stitch leg warmers.  I’ve gotten so many messages about a matching hat, like Tessa’s wearing in the photos.


So, I present to you, the  promo flyerIt comes packed with cool stuff, like a photo tutorial to help you through making a whole pair of pants.

The hat can be made in all sizes- from newborn all the way up to adult.

Kim Rose
Newborn set by Crochet by Kimberly Mae
Adult Slouch hat by Jessica Vargas

The pattern walks you through making the pants virtually any size (I totally want to see adult heart stitch pants), but includes measurements for newborn thru child (4-5 years) size.

DSC_0220The hat can be made in either a beanie or slouch style.

Teen sized beanie by Cherie Matassa
Child sized slouch hat by Christy’s Handmade Creations

The color combinations are really endless.

3-6 month set by Aiza Saqalain
3-6 month set by Aiza Saqalain

DSC_0199ecropAnd, lest you think this pattern is just for girls, check out the camo.  🙂

12- 24 month beanie by Jennifer Pfleger


So, hop on over to pick up your heart stitch pattern (starting Friday morning).



And, if you do it this weekend (thru Monday), you can get it for 50% off!  (No coupon code required at Ravelry.  HEARTS coupon code at Etsy.)

Feeling lucky?  How about a giveaway!?  You could win the pattern plus a little something extra!  🙂  Go to my facebook page for all of the details.

Crochet: New Pattern Release

DSC_0122 (4)ppdWell, hello there!  I’m just popping in to let you know that my Genevieve Romper pattern has been released!!

DSC_0118 (4)ppdIt is chock full of good stuff- an interesting stitch pattern, some fun and convenient construction techniques, and plenty of photos to help you along.  Aaand… it’s half off thru Saturday!


Click here to go to my ravelry store.
Use coupon code “GENEVIEVE” to score the romper AND the bonnet for half off!!


Genevieve Bonnet Pattern

DSC_0116eppdThis is a very exciting day for me!  I have just released my new (and very first!) crochet pattern: The Genevieve Bonnet.

DSC_0135ppdIt is available for 50% off from now until midnight on Saturday. (No coupon code required) DSC_0134ppdIt is a versatile, basic bonnet, with some fun details: a scalloped edge, an interesting stitch, and long ties.

DSC_0127ppdThe pattern is concise and easy to understand with sizes from NB to 12 month.

DSC_0134ppdYou can use either light (3) or worsted (4) weight yarn and a K (6.5 mm) hook for NB or L (8 mm) hook for the other sizes.

I had some fabulous testers, who hooked up some pretty little bonnets.  They are so talented and helped me through this new pattern-writing experience.  Check a couple of them out:

Illumiknitiby Illumikniti Designs- on etsy/ on facebook

briana k 1by Briana K

Kimberly Mae 2by Kimberly Mae

Click this link to go directly to the pattern on ravelry:

Genevieve Bonnet

Crochet: Teddy Bear Twins

Just showing you my latest creation.

Teddy Bear beanies ppdI gave these little guys to a friend, who will be having her second set of boy/ girl twins on Monday.  I used the free pattern, found here:

Cute cute!  She has lots of other fun newborn hats, too, I’d like to make.

Crochet: Christmasy newborn photo props

I have been crocheting and knitting some Christmasy baby things lately.  They are so adorable.  I wish Tessa were still a tiny newborn so I could have some modeled shots.  If you’re interested in purchasing any of these items, visit my facebook page.

Red is such a festive color.


I thought it would be fun to create some little angel wings.  Wouldn’t this be such a pretty newborn holiday shoot?  Or, how about for a little one year old?  A cupid for Valentine’s day?  The possibilities are endless! (The wings are similar to Tessa’s bird wings from Halloween.)


Crochet: Snugglers


A few weeks ago, we spent some time in Utah/ Idaho- mostly for family visits, but also for work.  While there, I made a couple of purple snugglers for a client.


I made up the pattern, wanting them to be functional, but beautiful. They turned out so nice that, after we returned home, I decided to make one for my Tessa.


This week, I made a different style, plus a little hat, for another client.

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This one is so soft and cuddly, using bulky weight yarn in a ribbed pattern.  The pictures were taken before getting the buttons on, including a cute pink bow button on the hat.

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This set was sent to their new home today.  I’m hoping that they are useful.

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Crochet: Panda gift set

panda giftI made this set a while ago, intending to get it sent off to my sister-in-law for her baby shower.  That didn’t happen as planned and now we are going home around the time that little miss will arrive, so now I will just take it in person.  (Todd and Lizzie- if you see this, surprise!  Sorry I’m lame and didn’t send it in time.)

I first found some fabric, that I just fell in love with, to make a sweet little snuggler.  That will be in a different post. 

DSC_0034 (2)eI really think every little girl needs a pair of these crocodile stitch booties, especially ones born in the fall or winter.  DSC_0030 (2)e

Then, of course, we need a matching hat. 

DSC_0024e And, let’s not forget a cute toy for the little one to play with and chew on and stuff. 

DSC_0026eI have another sister-in-law who’s having a boy a couple of months after this little girl is set to be born.  Their showers were around the same time, so naturally I didn’t get hers sent in time either.  (Kristen- if you see this, sorry I’m lame!  Your gift post will be coming soon.)