Friday, January 5, 2018

Bubble Baby Sweater Free Crochet Pattern

Bubble Baby Sweater

Don't you just love to snuggle with babies?  I know I do!  Back in 2012, I designed the Bubble Baby Sweater with comfort and warmth in mind.  I loved the texture of the stitch used and style of it when using a different color for the sleeves.  It reminds me of Leathermen jackets from High School and I think it would be a fun option to do in local school colors for baby photo props. It's a quick and easy project to work up whether it's for your own sweet little one or an opportunity to serve others.

I hope you'll enjoy this crochet pattern as much as I do.  

Be sure to add it to your favorites on Ravelry by giving it a "Heart"!    
This pattern is also available in an ad free pdf form for a small fee in my pattern shop on these sites:


     


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Skill Level: Easy

Materials: 
~350-400 yrds 4ww yarn such as Caron Simply Soft, Red Heart Soft or Deborah Norville Everyday yarn.  Other yarns may be substituted though your end size results may vary.
~Size G and Size J crochet hooks

~4 (7/8") Buttons
~needle and matching thread

Finished Size: 0-6 months (19.5" chest)  Remember - this is a sweater so it's meant to fit well over other clothing.

Gauge: With J hook    14 sc & 14 rows = 4"

Stitches/Abbreviations:
st(s) - stitches,     sl st - slip stitch,     ch - chain,     yo - yarn over,     sc - single crochet,     hdc - half double crochet,     tr - treble crochet

Special Stitches:
Hdc Foundation Chain: If you're unfamiliar with how to work foundation chains, this photo tutorial here on my blog may help
http://craftingfriendsdesigns.blogspot.com/2014/12/hdc-chainless-foundation.html


Loop: (sc, ch 2, sc) in same stitch

Single Crochet 2 Together (sc2tog): [Insert hook into next st and draw up a loop]2x, yarn over and draw through all 3 loops on hook

Half Double Crochet 2 Together (hdc2tog): [Yarn over and insert hook into next st and draw up a loop]2x, yarn over and draw through all 5 loops on hook


Caron® Simply Soft® Burgundy
Caron Simply Soft yarn

Friday, December 29, 2017

2017 Goes OUT WITH A BANG! Crochet Pattern Giveaway

Let's end 2017 with an AMAZING Giveaway!

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Can you believe the year has come to an end?  I hope it's been a good year for all of you!  I have enjoyed getting to know you through your emails and interactions on Facebook and I hope that you'll continue to join me throughout the next year.  It's been fun seeing all of your projects you've made with my patterns, seeing your progress during CAL's and hearing about the little things that make you - you.

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

12 Days of Christmas Gifts with Your Name on Them

Can you believe that Christmas is just 12 days away???  This is  such a great time to look back through the year and ponder all the things we've been blessed with and are thankful for.  



If you're like me, you've stumbled here and there in the many avenues of life but have learned and grown a lot.  We've crocheted several projects together and I'm betting that all of us have 2 or more projects going right now.  It's in our blood!  Crochet is our way of giving a piece of our heart to those we love and at the same time, it's our chance to relax and unwind from everything that's thrown at us on a daily basis.

I'm also willing to bet that you're like me in the fact that I'm constantly making things for everyone and rarely take time to make something for myself....Am I right?  If so, we're going to fix that during the 12 Days of Christmas Event!  


Thursday, November 23, 2017

Amazing Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday SALES You Can't Miss!!!

Who is excited for the holiday shopping season to begin?  I know I am!  It's always fun to shop for others and especially my girls.  And it's always great to be able to give some extra special gifts to those we love through our crochet passion too.  I don't remember a holiday where I haven't made something from the heart for someone I love.  
May each of you have a wonderful Thanksgiving Day filled with amazing food, a loving family, the best of friends...and of course, some extra crochet time!  Enjoy your weekend. 💕




NOW is the time to stock up on all the patterns you've had on your wish list!   

It doesn't matter if you're an Etsy fan or a Ravelry enthusiast, I've got you covered.

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

10 Days of Thanksgiving Crochet Event Day 10 - Our Favorite Things

Can you believe we've made it through all 10 days of our Thanksgiving crochet event?

Honestly, I have so many things to be thankful for, I could keep going and going with this event.  I've really enjoyed working with Snappy Tots, Ambassador Crochet and Sweet Potato 3 Patterns and learning a little more about them.  It has been a lot of fun chatting with each of you and learning about the things you are thankful for too!  

Today we get to focus on our favorite things.  I've been asked which of my patterns is my favorite and I sincerely love so many of them that I couldn't narrow it down to just 1 (or even 2).  I enjoy them all for different reasons and it was hard to decide which pattern to share with you today.

Friday, November 17, 2017

It's about Time for Day 6 of the 10 Days of Thanksgiving Crochet Event! Are you in?

We're 1/2 way through our 10 Days of Thanksgiving 

Crochet Event.  Can you believe it?  


Today is all about time!  Time has a way of just slipping by us whether we like it or not.  There are moments in life where time zips by and that's a good thing.  Yet, there are other moments in life that we just want time to stop so we can hold on just a little bit longer.  

I bet you're thinking about those moments right now! 

When we were kids, we were in such a hurry to grow up and yet now that we've made it to the "grown up" stage, wouldn't it be wonderful if time would just slow down?  


When was the last time you were able to go for a casual walk - no time restrictions - and sit on a park bench and just watch ?  Watch the joggers passing by...  Watch the dogs in the park...Watch the kids on the playground...Listen to the birds in the trees... Just sit and enjoy or ponder or relax...

I know that I have my days where I don't take the time to pay attention to the little things in life.  I'm getting better though!  I'm trying to be more conscious about everything and everyone around me so I can actually take the time to enjoy and appreciate them.  

Since we're talking about time, let's take a minute to recap (just in case a friend is seeing this event for the first time)
The 10 Days of Thanksgiving Crochet Event is brought to you by Crafting Friends Designs, Snappy Tots, Ambassador Crochet and Sweet Potato 3.  Each day, we're sharing with you things we are thankful for and offering 4 different crochet patterns for just $1 each for 48 hours.  You'll just need to use code 10THANKS to check them out individually.  
Click on the photo of the pattern you want below, add the pattern to your cart and click on "use coupon code" enter code 10THANKS and select "apply". Verify that your pattern is $1 prior to checking out.  Refunds will not be given, so please make sure your total is correct before you continue checking out.

Now for the fun part!

Thursday, November 16, 2017

10 Days of Thanksgiving Crochet Event Day 5. Nature is AMAZING!

I'm so happy you're following our  10 Days of Thanksgiving Crochet Event!  I hope that you've been able to get to know us a little more through our Thanksgiving posts.  We have enjoyed reading all the things you are thankful for too so thank you for interacting and letting us get to know you!



If you're seeing this event for the first time, here's what what we're up to...
Each day, we're sharing with you a different theme of things we're thankful for AND we'll have different patterns for just $1 for 48 hours. 

Simply click on the photo for the pattern you'd like, add the pattern to your cart, click on "use a coupon code", enter code 10THANKS and select "apply".  Verify that your total for that pattern is just $1 prior to checking out. 
Refunds will not be given so please make sure your total is correct before you check out

Today, I get to share with you my love of nature and some fun crochet patterns and a new pattern release. 


10 Days of Thanksgiving Crochet Event Day 4 Happy Holidays!

Day 4 of our 10 Days of Crochet Event is brought to you by Snappy Tots
Take some time to enjoy her post and find out how you can get some holiday crochet patterns for just $1 each.
http://snappy-tots.com/10-days-thanksgiving-day-4-holidays/


Today, we're thankful for holidays.  I love the Thanksgiving and Christmas season!  I love the change of weather, I love that people are thinking of others more than usual and I love the family time that we get to spend together.  

One of our family traditions is old fashioned homemade candy during the holidays.  It's one of those things where the recipe is more of "a little of this and a dash of that" and you just learn it and make it until you get it right.  My aunt always made fudge, penuche and Boston cream candy every holiday season.  It would take HOURS for 1 small batch to be made and you could eat it all in a few minutes.  I coaxed her into walking me through the recipes and it took a while to get them down but I'm thankful that I get to carry on with that tradition.  

I wish each of you a wonderful holiday season and hope that it is overflowing with love and kindness 💗

For more Christmas Decor options, click HERE

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

10 Days of Thanksgiving Crochet Event Day 3 - Don't miss this one!!!

It's Day 3 of the 10 Days of Thanksgiving Crochet Event and I think you're going to LOVE today's crochet pattern sale!

Yesterday was all about Service and we offered these fun patterns for just $1 and let you know about some wonderful charities that we've been (or plan on being) involved with.  You can read all about it HERE and get a direct link to each of the pattern offers.  (Day 2 offer expires today 11/15 @ 11:59pm)


10 Days of Thanksgiving Crochet Event Day 2 offer

Don't forget to take advantage of the special FREE pattern offer in my post from yesterday!  
http://craftingfriendsdesigns.blogspot.com/2017/11/10-days-of-thanksgiving-crochet-event_14.html

Today is all about health  💓
Sweet Potato 3 Patterns is spot-lighting today's theme AND it's her Birthday.  YAY!!!  So hop on over to her post HERE to find out more about what she's thankful for, get a quick link to each pattern offer and to celebrate with her.

Here is a sneak peek of today's $1 patterns