Friday, April 29, 2011

Booties for Baby Olive

I have never crocheted a pair of booties before. I saw this free pattern for "Simple Baby Booties" and thought they were so cute. The pattern was written in a way that I had never crocheted before, so it took some reading and trial and error to get the soles just right. I also had difficulty following the portion of the pattern to create the toe, so I just ended up adapting it to my needs. The first bootie, the left one, is a bit larger than the second one but not enough to make me want to re-work it. Although this particular pair is being gifted to Baby Olive, upon her arrival, I am going to be working up a pair for Parker. I tried them on her feet and loved the way they looked. Parker manages to kick all socks and most moccasins off of her feet, but these little booties stayed on pretty well. I can hardly wait to meet Baby Olive and see her in these booties!

Friday, April 22, 2011

Brynn's Bunny Boo

There's just something about Easter that makes me want to crochet amigurumi bunnies. This year I found a great, free pattern by Roxycraft: Bunny Boo

I was able to work up the pattern in less than two hours. The most difficult part for me is sewing on the ears and tail. I never know the proper way to do it, so hopefully they won't fall off in a couple of months. I am pretty happy with the end product. I used Lion Brand Organic Cotton, which was a medium weight, rather than bulky like the pattern called for. It is the perfect size for little hands to grab hold of.

This little Bunny Boo will be in Brynn's Easter basket on Sunday morning!