Wednesday, July 13, 2011

My First Real Post - Afgahn, Cloche and Booties

Alright, so after two and a half months I am finally going to actually post a project I have made. I have made lots of stuff since starting this blog and I decide I better get around to posting something. So here we go.

I have three different projects in this post. First is a baby afghan. Well, it's actually a "super-simple throw", but I made it a little smaller to be a baby afghan. And it was just that, super-simple! If you can do a single and double crochet, this project is right up your alley. Pictured below is my second one that I made.
I forgot to get a picture of the first one I made. Would it be weird to ask the person I gave it to if I could snap a photo real quick? Anyway, the pattern is so easy that I just sat in front of the boob tube during quiet time to catch up on trash tv and at night sitting next to the hubs. I used Caron Simply Soft yarn in vanilla, off white, orchid and a sagey green (i don't have the wrapper with the exact color of green). And, in case you're wondering why I used vanilla and off white, I'll tell you. I had some leftover vanilla from the first afghan I made so I used it to start the second one. Then I bought some off white, thinking it was the same color and it wasn't. Whoops! You can kind of tell but only if you look real close. And I tried to make it look like I meant it to be that way by using some more vanilla to finish it off. So, let that be a lesson to you - always check the names of your colors, even if they look the same. If you want to make this bad boy for yourself, check out Coats and Clark's website here.

Okay, on to the next project. It's a little cloche. I had no idea what that was, but after looking at the picture, I assumed it was a hat. So I made it. And it turned out rather cute if I do say so myself.
The original pattern called for 100% cotton yarn but I just used my leftover Caron Simply Soft from my afghan. The pattern was really simple and comes together very quickly. If you look closely, there's a shell edging which is way cute. The pattern seems to run a little small or maybe I just crocheted tighter than usual on the first one I made. So I used a bigger hook on this one. There are patterns for children's sizes as well and could easily be adjusted to fit an adult. Also, on the original pattern the flower was sewed to the hat. But I thought it would be cuter to make the flower detachable so you could have more options. So, I made three flowers and hot glued them to a little hair clippy. Now you can change the flowers on the hat or use them by themselves in your hair or wherever else you want a little flower. So if you want to make this cute hat, uh I mean cloche, for yourself, check out Aesthetic Nest.

Okay, last project. I had been wanting to make some booties for a while but really hadn't found a pattern I liked. But then I found an amazing book, Little Crochet by Linda Permann. I originally got the book for a sweater pattern so the booties were an added bonus. (I'll have the sweater on here when I get around to making it. It's way cute.) Here's how mine turned out.

Yup, you guessed it - leftover afghan yarn. I think that's the vanilla that made the star. Again, these booties come together way easy and they are just so cute when finished that you just want to make more and more of them. I checked out the book from my local library so check there first and then decide if you want to buy. I might actually have to have a little birdie tell my hubs that this would be a great birthday present.

So there you have it. Any of these by themselves would make a great baby shower gift or a great I'm thinking about you gift. So have fun making these cute projects and let me know how yours turn out!


  1. Love the creativity Emma! Last night I learned how to make fabric flowers. It is SUPER easy! We'll have to get together and I will show you what I learned :) Also, check out my new blog @

  2. I love that blanket! Awesome colors for a baby - nothing pink or blue :-)