DIY Crochet Patch

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My daughter has the cutest capri’s that ended up with a snag / hole in them last weekend. I wasn’t sure how I was going to mend them without a big nasty patch. Then I was browsing Pinterest and ran across some cute pictures of triangular crochet motifs and then I knew just what to do!
I only had about half an hour to play around with this, I honestly thought I would just get it started and have to finish it later. But, once I grabbed thread (#10), crochet hook 2.75mm, scissors, liquid stitch it came together in under 20 minutes.
I tried to mimic one of the motifs (second one down in the right column) but I couldn’t quite make out what the pattern said. Plus once I got to round 3 I knew I wanted it small. I think it turned out pretty close, this design is not soley mine, but I will share how I made this motif.
Triangular Crochet Motif
Rnd 1: Ch 3, work all the following in the 3rd ch from your hook, dc, ch 2, (dc2tog, ch 2) repeat 4 more times, join in top of beg ch 2. You should have 6 dc clusters or petals.
Rnd 2: slst into next ch space, ch 2, work the following in the ch space (2dc, ch 5, 3dc), ch 1, hdc in next ch space, ch 1, [work the following in the next ch space (3dc, ch 5, 3dc), ch 1, hdc in next ch space, ch 1] repeat [] one more time.
Rnd 3: Ch 1, sc in top of next 2 sts, work 5sc in next ch space, sc in top of next 3 sts, sc in next ch space, sc in top of next st, sc in next ch space, (sc in top of next 3 sts, 5sc in next ch space, sc in top of next 3 sts, sc in next ch space, sc in top of next st, sc in top of next ch space) repeat again, join
Rnd 4: (ch 2, slst in next st), repeat round, join and fasten off.
To attach patch, I simple used the liquid stitch to adhere it over the patch.
My daughter is now very excited to wear her capri’s again!

 

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Tool Belt & Construction Hard Hat Crochet Pattern

Boys can be so much fun to crochet gifts for but sometimes finding the right pattern can be difficult. I am excited to share with you all the Tool Belt & Construction Hat Crochet Pattern.

Tool Belt & Construction Hard Hat Crochet Pattern

The replication of “big boy” toys in a soft and small size make this construction set so much fun. The young babies and toddlers can play with them with no worries about injuries to them or your home!

The Tool Belt Pattern

The pattern comes with complete instructions on how to crochet the belt in 3 different sizes including: newborn, 3-6 month, 6-12 months. However, the tools are all the same size and vary from 5 3/4″ up to 6 1/2″ long.

Construction Hard Hat

The hard hat pattern comes in multiple sizes including: newborn, 3-6 month, 6-12 month and child (up to about age 10). The hat features ridges along the front and partially down the sides creating the ridges in a real hard hat.

Construction Hard Hat Crochet Pattern

Where to get the Patterns

You can order the pattern for the tool belt or take advantage of the discounted price of the set that includes the tool belt and the hard hat pattern.

Other Fun Patterns for Boys

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Beaver Hat Pattern Release

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A fun and unique hat for all those Beaver Fans out there!
This hat was a little extra fun to design, my hometown’s mascot was the Beaver and this would have been so much fun to have when I was in school. The pattern comes in sizes for newborn up to adult sizes.
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Sweet Tooth Hat Pattern Release

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Need a gift idea for your dentist or orthodontist who is expecting? Look no further…
The Sweet Tooth Hat is perfect!
The pattern has sizing from newborn up to child and is available in my shops:
If you are interested in ordering a completed hat visit My Sweet Potato 3 on etsy. The Sweet Tooth Hat can be made in either a girl or boy version.
 

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Chevron Swaddle Pod – Photo Prop Pattern Release

A simple swaddle pod can help calm a baby to help you capture to perfect newborn photo shoots. Add a chevron swaddle pod and you will be the hero with adding this timeless pattern into your photos.  
 

 

The Chevron Swaddle Pod crochet pattern comes with complete instructions for a newborn size pod. The Pod is the latest hype in newborn photography. They are designed shorter than a traditional cocoon and wider so the baby is swaddled up in a little bundle. The pod works up quickly and can be made in a striped pattern or made in a solid pattern to show the beauty in the stitching (see images below). 
 

 

Where to get your copy of the Chevron Swaddle Pod

More Photo Props You Might Love

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Adding Fabric Labels to your Crochet Items

I started selling crochet hats over 3 1/2 years ago. I didn’t expect it to really take off. So, I just leisurely made them, and sold them. Well, to my surprise, today I am still selling crochet hats and am honored and excited every time someone orders one.

My 1st step to looking professional: adding Labels

 Now that I am confident my business will continue to grow, (plus the fact that I just signed on to sell at a local shop), I started looking into ways to be and look more professional. I decided the first step would be adding labels to my hats and other crochet items. Whilst I did consider using a portable printer to make my own, I decided it’d be better to hire someone for my use to make them. I tried communicating with multiple shops about placing custom orders and turn around times. Turn around time was a minimum 3-4 weeks and I had a hard time just getting in contact with the owners.

Mad Mad Graphics

I turned to my facebook page and asked for recommendations. I started sending out inquiries. The first to reply was Melody from Mad Mad Graphics. Melody answered all my questions, was informative and had a very quick turn around (and I didn’t even tell her I was in a rush). She collected my information. I placed my order Thursday evening. Melody then shipped my order Friday, yes I said Friday!!! I received my labels from Mad Mad Graphics on Monday. The labels were just like the proof she sent me, very clear and high quality. I would highly recommend ordering your labels from Mad Mad Graphics and make sure to tell Melody that I recommended her. Make sure to follow her Mad Qeen Mother facebook page as well!

They arrived, now what? Prepping your labels

Many of my facebook fans have inquired about adding labels as well. Here is a step by step guide to how I used the labels. It also shows how easy it really is:

 The labels arrived within days of my order. I am still amazed at how quick Melody was at corresponding, designing, printing and shipping my labels. I had these labels in my mailbox within 4 days of my first message to her. Now that is 5 star service!

To quickly cut the tags out, I used my rotary cutter. This step only took about 5 minutes because there are markings on the fabric that shows you were to cut or align your cutting guide. I only cut them long ways, then turned to the scissors.

I cut the short edges of the labels by hand. This was also very quick but now my labels are cut and stored right next to my sewing machine and ready to add to any item I make.

UPDATE: the labels I ordered are 3/4″ wide X 1 1/2″ high

Sewing on the Labels: Machine or by Hand

When you are ready to sew them onto your hat just fold them in half. I ran my finger nails along the seam to help reinforce it. There is a paper backing that you need to take off before you sew so make sure to peel that off (I peeled it off after I folded them in half).

 Now was the big moment. Sewing the labels to your hats. This was a bit trickier than I thought it would be. You may want to practice on a couple crochet swatches before you go to the real thing. My first attempt I didn’t get the back of the label, but once I realized this I just remembered to double check before I began to sew each time.

*Note: some of my hats are made in a bulky yarn and do not fit through the sewing machine, I was able to hand sew the labels on just fine. This is an option for those that do not have a sewing machine.

Look how nice and professional my hats look now. I am excited to bring these hats to a local shop and start selling them. With any luck I would love to run into someone proudly wearing a My Sweet Potato 3 hat in downtown this fall or winter.

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Diagonal Delights Baby Blanket Crochet Pattern

A non traditional corner to corner blanket if ready for you to enjoy as you crochet the Diagonal Delights Baby Blanket
 
This fun design can be worked up in solid colors, or use bold colors for a more modern too. Plus the stripes can work up as a great stash buster!
 
 
Diagonal Delights Blanket Diagonal Delights Crochet Blanket Pattern
 
Diagonal Delights Crochet Blanket

About the Diagonal Delights Blanket

 
This pattern is designed to work from one corner, work diagonal rows up to the opposite corner. Because of this technique the blanket is a square shape. 
 
The blanket is made using a worsted weight yarn, if you decide to use multiple colors (especially if it is a stash buster) pay close attention to your gauge. A simple change in yarn could affect the tension on your hook and result in a wonky square shape.
 

Why I love making Corner to Corner (C2D) Blankets

I have always struggled crocheting blankets, mostly because I lose interest before I am done. Then it is a forced project, and no one wants one of those. 

However, when you begin a blanket at the corner, your rows start small. They slowly get longer with each row and right about the time you are beginning to lose interest… BAM! The rows start getting shorter again. 

The other amazing part about this design is that there is no border! That is right, when you are completed with the diagonal rows, your blanket is done. Ekkk, that is so exciting for me!

Where to find the pattern for the Diagonal Delights Blanket

 Get your copy of this lovely pattern on:
 
Diagonal Delights Stitches Up Close
 

Other Blanket Patterns you may Love

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Fishing Set Crochet Pattern includes Hat, Britches, Suspenders, Fish & Net

Little boys are too cute in crochet photo props, and the fishing set has me wishing I had it for my boys! The fishing set is a whimsical touch with its hat, britches with suspenders, fish net and fish.

Fishing Set Photo Prop Crochet Pattern

Crocheting the fishing set is a fun experience because you get to pull in pops of color in the fish or in the flies that adorn the hat and suspenders.

The britches in the pattern are designed to go just below the knee. A length that reminds me of young boys running around through streams with their hems rolled up, while slashing along the way.

The hat has been a really popular design and I love it every time I get to make it. The pattern includes a step by step tutorial on how to make the flies and you can add as many as you like.

Fishing Set Hat

Where to get all the Fishing Set Patterns

The pattern has a few different ways you can order it. The full set includes the following crochet pieces: hat, britches with suspenders, fishing net & fish.

You may decide you only want the “toy” pieces of the set and want only the net and fish. For the fishing pole prop I just wrapped the yarn around the end of a stick multiple times to create this whimsical look.

Other Fun Patterns for Boys

  • All Boy Applique Patterns (set of 9): click HERE
  • Construction Set (hard hat, tool belt with hammer, wrench & screwdriver): click HERE
  • Golf Set (hat, trousers, suspenders): click HERE

More Crochet Fun

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Free Simple Crochet Basket Pattern

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Today I spent cleaning out my craft room. While I was going through my huge yarn stash I found a beautiful skein of super bulky yarn. It was so soft and the colors reminded me of spring. I knew I had to make something quick and fun and wanted it to be something useful. So the Simple Crochet Basket popped into my mind!
The Simple Crochet Basket was perfect to have on a stand and keep my current WIPs (works in progress). It is small enough to keep those small remnants of yarn, my hooks and project all just fit perfectly.
Simple Crochet Basket
With my Simple Crochet Basket done, it dawned on me {face to palm… duh}, this will work for an EASTER BASKET too! I am still not sure, why that idea didn’t pop into my head first, but, somethings, this is just how it works out.
Simple Crochet Basket
I mean seriously, it is too cute! The basket is only about 8″ across the bottom. So, this is especially perfect for a small display or a small child. I have mine sitting out right now next to my entry way.
The pattern is so basic and works up quick. I couldn’t keep it to myself. I want you to go dig through your stash and then head over and grab your copy of the Simple Crochet Basket for
FREE! Get it on Raverly or Craftsy now.
If you love this idea and pattern, please make a point to visit Sweet Potato 3 on facebook. We have a ton of fun, share cute project ideas, you’ll be the first to know about pattern releases, sales and just enjoy lot’s of crochet fun!
 Simple Crochet Basket  Simple Crochet Basket

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Golf Set Pattern Release

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The biggest request I get for photo prop patterns is “Boy Stuff”. Check out this darling little Golfer Set…

Golf Set Crochet Pattern

This Golf Set crochet pattern comes with complete instructions for the Golfers Cap, Bow Tie with an adjustable neck band, Britches that fall just below the knee and suspenders.

The pattern includes the following sizes: NEWBORN, 3-6 MONTH & 6-12 MONTH. Sizing can be difficult at this age because sizes can vary so much by just a couple pounds. I used average sizes according the U.S growth charts, but if possible take measurements of the child that will be wearing the set.

Where to get your copy of the Golf Set

The pattern for the entire golf set is available in all my pattern shops, just follow the links below:

Other Fun Patterns for Boys

  • All Boy Applique Patterns (set of 9): click HERE
  • Fishing Set (hat, trousers, fish & net): click HERE
  • Construction Set (hard hat, tool belt with hammer, wrench & screwdriver): click HERE

More Crochet Fun

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However, if you would enjoy a more interactive group experience, you need to join my Crochet & Conversations facebook group, click HERE. It is a ton of fun and I encourage everyone to share their projects, WIPS (works in progress) and inspirations. Plus you get exclusive deals, are the first to see new releases, give input on designs and have opportunities to win patterns. Join now and get to know others who also enjoy the art of crochet.

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Simple Flower Headband Crochet Pattern {FREE}

Spring is nearly here and it is time to start switching from crocheting cold weather hats to spring and summer items. So, why not crochet some fun and simple flower headbands!

 
Simple Flower Headband

A Quick Stash Buster Project for Craft Fairs

The pattern for the Simple Flower Headband works up quick. Because you can use any yarn weight, you guessed it, you can bust through that stash! The headband is a great craft fair project because it is fast and you can have a whole stack of sample in a little amount of time. 

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This Simple Flower Headband is a fun and quick pattern to make. The pattern is written so you can make the headband using any weight of yarn or thread, just use the recommended hook size for the weight of yarn.

Below, you can see in the images, how the weight of the yarn will affect the look of the Simple Flower Headband. The yarn will determine how wide the headband is and how thick, or bulky, it looks.

Have fun and play with different weights of yarn to create the perfect look for you. The pattern works up so quick you can make more than one and have completely different looks with each one. 

 
Simple Flower Headband
 

This Simple Flower Headband pattern is FREE!!

The pattern includes a full photo tutorial on how to make the headband. Grab your copy of the pattern today by clicking this LINK HERE.
 
  Simple Flower Headband
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Cable Bucket Wrap Pattern – Unique Photo Prop

I am so excited to release my latest pattern. This lovely cable bucket wrap is so unique and a fun way to add some texture in your newborn pictures. This pattern is made in as a flat wrap that simply ties around a bucket. The bucket in the image is about 9″ tall and 11″ across, but with the ties, it allows for some flexibility in the size.
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Mohair Bonnet & Wrap Baby Crochet Pattern

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Mohair elevates your newborn photographs to a whole new level. The latest design from my shop, Sweet Potato 3 is easily my favorite design this year. The Mohair Bonnet & Wrap set can be used in so many different ways, you are going to want one in all the colors.
 
 
The Mohair Bonnet & Wrap crochet pattern now includes multiple sizes for the bonnet including:
  • newborn
  • 3-6 month
  • 6-12 month.
 
 
The Mohair Bonnet & Wrap are stunning together and you can grab the pattern for both through the following links:
 
 
Of course you would be able to tell how beautiful this set is without the talent of Christy Mitchell Photography. She is an amazing photographer to work with from Wallingford, Connecticut. Christy is the inspiration behind many of my designs and always goes above and beyond with her images. Just take a peak at her work in the images below of the mohair set.
 

 

 

 

 

 
 

More Mohair Baby Patterns you will LOVE

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Mermaid Set Crochet Pattern – Added Sizes!

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Mermaid Tail Sets are so popular in photographing little girls right now. I recently released a fun set for newborns but I received so many request for larger sizes that I had to add them.
The Mermaid Photo Prop Pattern now includes 3 sizes: newborn, 3-6 months, and 6-12 months.

More about the Mermaid Set

The Tail of the Mermaid prop is made in a raised but still slightly subtle wave pattern. The look replicates that of scales. The tail simply slides over the legs and is secured around the waist of the baby.
The bikini top is cute band that has a pinched pleat in the center of the front. This design is easy on a sleeping baby. If you have an older baby that is slightly more mobile, you may want to consider adding a small neck strap, but make sure you supervise the infant while it is wearing the set.
The headband features a design that can either be a starfish or a swaying flower of the sea.

Have fun with colors

Be creative with colors while you make your mermaid set. A simple change here can dramatically change the look of the mermaid set.
Mermaid Set
Mermaid Set Photo Prop

Where to find the Mermaid Set pattern

The mermaid set is available in all my shops and includes all 3 sizes.
More Photo Props You Might Love

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Cable Twists Earflap Hat – Crochet Pattern

Hats are one of the essentials for cooler days, since we get to wear them so often it is fun to have a selection of unique ones in your stash for different days. It is a must to have one with cables, therefore, I designed the Cable Twist Hat .

Cable Twist Hat

One of the reasons I love this design so much is that it appeals to everyone: men, women and children of all ages. It is a classic design that will never go out of style and works for practically any occassion.

The hat is designed using a light weight (#3) yarn. I decided to make my samples using Loops & Threads Sugarspun yarn in the color, Blue Jean. I love the softness of this yarn and lovely it works up.

Loops & Threads Sugarspun

More about the Cable Twist Pattern

The Cable Twist hat can be made with or without the earflaps. Each way has a completely different look to it resulting endless possibilities in making the hat for different folks.

The hat is pretty basic but the cable running along the base is what really makes it stand out! The pattern includes photos to explain the correct stitch placement as the cable is made.

Cable Twist Hat Crochet Pattern

The hat design includes sizes from newborn all the way up to adult sizes. I made a set for a friend of ours that is a new mom, here is her Mommy & Me set.

Cable Twist Earflap Crochet Hat

Hat Not Hate – Stand Up To Bullying Campaign

For a limited time, the Cable Twist Hat is being offered for FREE to those in the Crochetmous Crew that are making hats for the Hat Not Hate Campaign. The Hat Not Hat is an effort to encourage everyone to Make, Wear & Share BLUE hats to stand up to bullying. Bullying is something I teach my children to watch out for and to stand up to, it is unacceptable and must be stopped.

So, when the Crochetmous Crew asked for designers to offer hat designs to help their efforts in encouraging others to stand up to bullying, I jumped on board. I am offering my Cable Twist Hat for FREE, through July 31, 2020, through the button below. I also ask that if you are not a member, please join the Crochetmous Crew today and post pictures of the hats you have made in blue to support the Hat Not Hat Campaign, join by clicking HERE.


Where to find the Cable Twist Hat Crochet Pattern:

Other Patterns with Cables You May Love:

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