Flutter Baby Top- Free Pattern From Lion Brand

I had this pattern downloaded and saved in the cloud for awhile now. I had intended on making it for my daughter Olivia. The largest size available is 3 to 4 years. Olivia turned 4 yesterday. I had a feeling it wouldn’t fit her, as she’s more the size of a 5 year old, but I wanted to make it anyhow, just to see. Plus, I don’t like having all of these patterns downloaded yet never use them. So, I decided to give it a go.

The pattern is super easy, but I DID hit a snag. While the copy I had was already a corrected version, I discovered along the way that there were even more corrections made to it. So I had to download it again, the corrected version. You can find this version by clicking here: Flutter Baby Top.

The shrug DOES fit Olivia, however, it’s rather snug. So, it’ll be given away or donated. I don’t mind really. I’m happy that I finally used the pattern. Perhaps it would fit a text book size 3 to 4 year old girl.

I used Bernat Baby Sport (color Baby Pink, left over from another project), and a 3.75 mm hook. The gauge was spot-on.

Oh, and also, within the pattern download itself, there is a link provided for an adult sized shrug, but to be to honest, I didn’t even check it out. I’m not a shrug kind of person really.

Crochet Christmas Baubles- Free Pattern by MJ of Hello Yellow Yarn

Yesterday I decided to Google crocheted Christmas decoration images. I don’t decorate for Christmas myself, but thought that maybe a friend or family member might appreciate some handcrafted decorations.  One image in particular jumped out at me, and when I clicked the link I was brought to Hello Yellow’s Crochet Christmas Baubles free pattern!

It is a super-simple and straightforward pattern. Great for a beginner (it even has a link to MJ’s photo tutorial on how to work the invisible decrease!), and it’s also a great way to use up leftover yarns!

I did not hesitate…I got out my supplies and set to work. Maybe an hour later I was done one bauble! I did however change one thing…I don’t own a hot glue gun (to attach the star to the front of the bauble), so I improvised with sewing 🙂

Here is how my Crochet Christmas Bauble turned out (I’m not sure if my star looks more like a flower, or not…):