Saffron Sweet Shawl

The wedding from a couple of posts back was in early September so I wanted to make something for me to wear in case there was the odd cold front. I did not get it done in time and the weather that day was really hot so thankfully I didn’t need the shawl.

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I needed something to match the dress I planned to wear so I headed over to the LYS to see what she had. I grabbed some Ella Rae Cozy Soft in Royal and Big Splash. After some pattern digging I kind of fell in love with Cre8tion Crochet’s Saffron Sweet Shawl. I grabbed my 6mm and went to town!

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I’m somewhat happy with the size but I still don’t really know how to wear it as it’s pictured in the listing. I wish someone would show me how. I also don’t think mine is long enough to do the tie thing. I did end up wearing it for Easter this past year with one of my Lilla Rose flexis to help hold it in place.

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I’m still not sure I’ll ever give shawls a chance. Maybe some day…..

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Bacon and Eggs Scarf

I was a fan of Full House growing up. I was excited and a little nervous (what if it was bad) to hear that Netflix was doing a Fuller House show! I gave it a shot and boy was I not nervous anymore! I laughed along with all my friends.

One of the things I like about both shows is Kimmy Gibbler. She’s very unique and goes through life to the beat of her own drum (like I believe I also do). Because of this she has a very unique fashion sense. And one of the items she wore on an episode of Fuller House was a bacon and eggs scarf!

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I was freaking out because a crocheted item was on a newly popular show!! It became the talk of all the pages I follow. And it must have struck a nerve in the normal world because a friend of mine, L contacted me asking if I could make her her own!! Heck yes I would!

There was a pattern designer that I just had to go check out immediately to see if she had a pattern for this. Her name is Twinkie Chan and she designs THE BEST food patterns! Seriously, just take a look at some of these

I believe Kimmy has also wore a similar pizza scarf and maybe a cupcake one as well? I’ve only watched the first season so I’m not positive. Either way. I need all the food scarves!!

Twinkie Chan to the rescue!!! She has a pattern that is exactly like the one Kimmy wore. Maybe those in charge of costumes bought one from her? So I bought her Crochet Goodies for Fashion Foodies: 20 Yummy Treats to Wear book for Kindle and got to work!

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I used Lion Brand Vanna’s Choice in Scarlet and Beige, RHSS in White and Bright Yellow, and a 5.00mm hook to complete the scarf. The pattern was extremely easy to read and follow! I had absolutely no problems. It was the perfect length for L! If I were to make one for myself I think I would add at least one more bacon and egg. I like really long scarves.

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I doubled the egg whites so that it would have a plain back and it would make them a little more sturdy. I used scrap yellow yarn to stuff the yolks. I also sewed them all on in different spots to make it more real.

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Toddler Tool Belt

The fourth and final item in this order was for a tool belt in coordinating colors with the hard hat. These might have been the cutest toys I’ve ever made! And super easy too since there was no stuffing required!! I used My Sweet Potato 3’s Tool Belt – Hammer, Wrench, Screwdriver Pattern in size 3-6 months. I used RHSS in Gold, Blue, and Gray Heather with 5.5mm and 6.5mm hooks.

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When I made this the stitch counts on the belt were off. The button whole was super off and the length wasn’t what it needed to be. Christine was fairly quick with her response. Facebook was acting up so the delay wasn’t her fault. It wasn’t long at all for her to fix everything.

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I was a little confused with the wording on the head of the wrench. So I kind of just did what I thought looked good to me. I think it all worked out in the end.

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I think my favorite part about this is that the tools and holder are one size and you can continue making bigger belts as the child grows! It would also be adorable in pink or purple for a little girl’s set. Girls need tools too!

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Construction Hard Hat

The third item from this order was for a construction worker’s hard hat. It was requested that the hat be yellow and there be a blue stripe to match the one worn by the recipient’s family member. Not a problem! I do aim to please 🙂 So off I went to find the perfect pattern and what I ended up using was My Sweet Potato 3’s Construction Hard Hat Pattern. I also used RHSS in Gold and Blue.

I couldn’t meet gauge (as usual with every pattern I try to make) so I did some math and using a 6mm and the 6-12 months pattern I would be able to get the finished measurements of the 3-6 month old. No biggie. I left off one round for the height difference.

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The first time I did this all the ftpt dc’s spiraled 😦 I had a very close deadline on this so I fixed it on my own. Rather than doing a ftpt dc and then a hdc in the same st I did the hdc first and then the ftpt dc. That seemed to help make them go straight. I also always skipped the first st after the ftpt dc rather than the one before. Definitely happy with the second result.

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The front brim also wasn’t centered. I counted back my 9 stitches, hdc the 16. But it wasn’t centered. I just added a couple hdc to make it equal on both sides.

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I did surface slip stitches up the middle front to back to form a stripe per the customer’s request. I probably could have done a better job crocheting a separate piece and sewing it on but I thought surface slip stitch was the best option with all the ftpt dc

Overall I like how it turned out and the customer loves it

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Shark Socks

The same time my Aunt M placed the Cowgirl Hat order she also asked for these adorable Shark Socks for a friend’s baby. This pattern includes all sizes from an infant 0-9 months to a men’s 12! So basically all the sizes! It’s only a matter of time before I make a pair for myself heheh

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I used RHSS in White and Gray Heather with a 3.75mm hook in the 3-6 month size. Surprise surprise I don’t have any notes about this. I think the only ‘real’ problem I had was that it was difficult to weave in all the ends. But that was probably due to the small size.

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They turned out just as cute as the pattern picks! Most definitely need these in my size.

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