Flower Earflap Hat Pattern Release

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Need a new hat idea for the little or big girl in your life, or how about you?
This is a fun, unique and all girl hat.
Grab your copy on: Ravelry / Etsy / Craftsy
 
This crochet pattern comes with complete instructions for this adorable Flower Earflap hat. Made from a light weight yarn helps give this hat a delicate stitch for the hat, a slight scallop around the brim and is accessorized with two beautiful flowers that cover the ears to keep them warm. This is a perfect and unique hat for your girl whether they are an infant, toddler, tween or adult. It will also make a lovely gift this holiday season. The hat has sizing from newborns up to adult. 
 
 

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Bandana Pattern Releases

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A fun, unique and quick crochet pattern! These bandana’s are multi-purpose. Not only are they cute and colorful, they also keep your hair back and out of your face. Grab this pattern pack of all 3 patterns on:
These bandanas are also great summer wraps for those that may be going through chemotherapy.
The Scallop Bandana is available as a single pattern on:
 
The Flowered Bandana is available as a single pattern on:
 
The Simple Bandana is available as a single pattern on:
 
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All Boy Applique Crochet Pattern

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Living in a house of All Boys (well mostly) and am always on the lookout for a way to show off their rough and tuff personality. I was in search of a way to really personalize the crochet hats I was making them.
 
Growing up on a Farm, I thought immediately of tractors and farm equipment. Adding the cute applique to a hat was an immediate favorite and I had to send it off to one of my photographers that I work with. 
 
Tractor Applique Crochet Hat

All Tractors for All Boys

The popular green tractor came out so cute. However, my Dad had a blue tractor when I was really young and then a red one, therefore, I had to whip up a couple more to see how they would look. 

Tractor Appliques Crochet

Too Cute to Stop, Continue with more All Boy Appliques

I loved creating the tractor appliques so much that I had to keep on going. Designing more rough and tuff vehicles including the following: 

  • Tractor
  • Bulldozer
  • Dump Truck
  • Pick Up Truck
  • Sailboat
  • Train Engine
  • Rocket / Spaceship
  • Helicopter
  • Airplane

All Boy Appliques

All Boy Applique Details and Where to Get the Patterns

The All Boy Appliques are made using worsted weight yarn and a crochet hook G. Ranging from 2-3″ the appliques are small but adjusting the hook size and/or the weight of the yarn could affect how big/small they turn out. 
 
The appliques are great for children’s hats, as shown in the photos, but could be added to any crochet piece like: blankets, sweaters, scarves and so much more.
 
All Boy Applique Crochet Patterns
 
The appliques are sold as a set so you get all 9 patterns with your order. The pattern is sold in all my shops and you can find them by clicking the links below: 
 
 
 
All Boy Applique Crochet Patterns
 

Tips for Sewing on Appliques

Appliques can add so much detail to a crochet project, but only if you are able to sew them on in a professional way. The back of the crochet piece still needs to look nice from the back side. After years of crocheting and through much trial and error, I decided to share with you how I sew on my appliques.

I hope the video tutorial is helpful and allows you to elevate the quality of your crochet pieces. If you like the video and would like to see more, make sure to subscribe to my YouTube Channel by clicking the “subscribe” button on my page HERE.

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Crochet Visor Pattern

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This crochet pattern comes with complete instructions for this adorable Summer Visor. A visor is the perfect way to sport a crochet look through those summer months. Use any color combination for a personal touch and to show off the criss cross pattern around the brim of the visor. The visor pattern includes the following sizes: newborn, 3-6 months, 6-12 months, 12-24 months, child, teens/ladies, adult/men’s. 
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Princess and the Frog Crochet Pattern Release

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The Princess and the Frog Crochet Pattern Release! Now available for you to customize as you wish. The details in this set are what set it apart from others.
Available on: Etsy / Craftsy / Ravelry
The frog hat and crown both come in sizes from newborn up to child. These work up quickly and would make an amazing Halloween costume for your kiddo’s!
Make them individually for another adorable piece.
The frog hat features the big and bold eyes that are so distinct on a frog. The earflaps wrap around your little ones head to keep them nice and warm with the adorable addition of little frog feet at the end. This detail makes the hat so fun for little kids to wear.
Frog Hat only available: Etsy / Craftsy / Ravelry
The crown / tiara is also adorable all by it’s self. It has an option to add beads and ribbon to give it some softness and character. Make it in any color to change the entire look.
Crown / Tiara only available: Etsy / Craftsy / Ravelry
 
I hope you enjoy this fun pattern and keep checking back to see more designs by Sweet Potato 3 Patterns. Follow me on facebook to stay up to date on pattern releases, take advantage of sales and participate in fun conversations and giveaways.

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Flower Motif Blanket Pattern Release

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A beautiful flower motif pattern that works up so lovely in so many different ways. If you know my crocheting style you know that I don’t like sewing pieces together and a lot of color changes, but this pattern really was lovely to put together. The way I designed it was to make all the center pieces, then add the second color. Lastly you crochet the final rounds and as you do this you stitch the pieces together. No daunting task of hand sewing when you finish your last motif because it is done!
Get your copy of this lovely pattern in each of my etsy shops:
Please take a minute to notice that the edges are uneven along two sides. Upon the request of one of my pattern testers I did add a “half flower” pattern so you can even out the edges if you want to (but I did not include the detailed instructions on colors). Here is a sample of both edges:
Here are some fabulous images of the pattern tests that were completed. I asked the testers to be creative and make the blanket using as many or as few colors as they wish. Which is your favorite?
This beautiful version was completed by Nondas, owner of Yarn Medley’s From the Heart.
Nondas used 3 colors and made each motif the same and the final blanket is stunning!

 

The softness of this sample is so warm and inviting, this version was completed by
Sarah from Briar Rose Boutique. Sarah choose to make all the centers the same then complete the rest of the motifs using half blue and half pink and the outcome is beautiful.
This sample is in the works and I cannot wait to see it all done! Michelle decided to keep going once she finished the blanket, she is going to make it much bigger and has decided to use the motifs and make it into a shawl. I love the solid motifs with the border done with bold contrasting colors.

 

Another sample that just makes me smile! I love the brightness of the lime green and teal and the softness of the cream. Happy Dancing Willow always does such a nice job working up a fun version!

 

And one more version made with 3 colors but has a completely different look! Tanya from MaDukes Hook Up made all the centers the same then alternated the blue and yellow. This version makes me want to throw on some denim cut offs and go lay in a field of daisies!

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Reversible Swaddle Pod Pattern Release

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Wake up and see this lovely newborn Reversible Swaddle Pod photo prop!
 
 
The reversible swaddle pod is a fun new prop for your stash, plus it is like getting 2 props in one. One side features a beautiful raised ridge look (see image above and below). Simply turn it inside out and you have a knit look (see lower image in blog post). The reversible swaddle pod works up quickly and has a lot of stretch to get those babies nestled nice and comfy.
 

Two Different Looks to the Reversible Swaddle Pod

Take a peak at the images below, they are the same swaddle pods, just turned inside out. One side has a unique stitch look to it, almost resembling knit. The second side has a ribbed look. Each one is unique in their own way. 
 
 

I love when you can utilize one pattern but it allows you to capture two different looks with it. This is a great addition to your photo prop stash for those newborns. 

 
 

Where to get your copy of the Chevron Swaddle Pod

More Photo Props You Might Love

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3-in-1 Summer Wrap Pattern Release

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If you haven’t worked with this lovely yarn (Red Heart Boutique Unforgettable) this is a perfect project to get you hooked to the yarn. It is so soft and as you see the colors change within the pattern you fall in love with it. The 3-in1 Summer Wrap is a beautiful wrap that can be used as a traditional shawl, a swim suit cover up/wrap, or simply wrap it around your neck twice to create a lovely cowl. 

This crochet pattern comes with complete instructions for the 3-in1 Summer Wrap in a child size and an adult size.

Get your copy on Etsy / Craftsy / Ravelry

 

 

 


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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

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Diagonal Delights Stitches Up Close
 

Other Blanket Patterns you may Love

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