Bunny Ear Baby Teether

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So Easter weekend I gave myself a break from the Mystery CAL (even though it could put me behind ahead) and made a few gifts for my 5 month old niece. Both patterns are from One Dog Woof. The first was this adorable bunny ear teether. You can find the FREE pattern here.

I used some scrapes of I Love This Cotton™ yarn that I had. I chose a cotton yarn because it is softer and easier on baby’s mouth. This was so quick and easy to whip up. Using a lark’s head knot to attach the ears to the ring along for easy removal and cleaning.

Here is what it looks like unattached:

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My only delay was I could not find the wooden rings at the store I was at. My mom came to the rescue and brought some 2″ rings on Easter Sunday. I would recommend at least using the 2.5″ rings she suggests on the blog. It was a little tough to pull the ears through, but my niece didn’t seem to mind!

 

Double Strap Mary Jane Bootie

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So Easter weekend I gave myself a break from the Mystery CAL (even though it could put me behind ahead) and made a few gifts for my 5 month old niece. Both patterns are from One Dog Woof. The first was an adorable bunny ear teether. The second was a pair of Mary Jane Booties. You can find the FREE pattern here. I had posted the link on my Facebook page and my sister instantly commented that I  must make a pair so I surprised her Sunday. I couldn’t be happier with how they turned out! It has been a while since I have made shoes.

I used some scrapes of I Love This Yarn™ in Rosy Cheeks and Vanna’s Choice™ in brown. Making the straps tripped me up a little, but I was misreading her instructions. Be careful at that step and reference her photos for help.

These booties are great for beginner walkers! Her double strap design allows to the bootie to be secure and a little more challenging for little hands to take off. She also gives the tip that just by changing your size hook will give you a different size bootie. No need to adjust your stitches!

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Work In Progress (WIP) 2015 Crochet Along – Mystery Afghan: Clue #6/7…The JOIN!

wpid-20150403_205548.jpgHere is  my WIP for the Mystery Afghan CAL. Clue #6/7 can be found here.

We are in the home stretch!!! This week came…the join. We added a row and joined our squares using a braided stitch technique. The instructions were also to not have two of the same colors touch. They provided a chart which I have followed. I am trying really hard to be technically correct and not stray from the pattern.

The 20 chain loops came into play this week! As you can see they get pulling into the corners with this new row.

I think this is a very unique way to join squares. It was a lengthy process though to measure out your yarn into individual balls and them pull them through your chain spaces with almost each stitch. Worth it, but tedious.

Here are some more images of Week #6/7 WIP:

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TOTAL PROGRESS

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WEEK 1

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WEEK 2

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WEEK 3

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Week 4

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Week 5

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Week 6 & 7

 

 


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Here are my colors reference:

  • Caron Simply Soft – Burgundy (Contrast A)
  • Caron Simply Soft – Off White (Contrast B)
  • Caron Simply Soft Heathers – Grey Heather (Contrast C)
  • Caron Simply Soft Heathers – Charcoal Heather (Contrast D)

I hope you all will following along with my progress (here or through Facebook) or sign-up yourself and post your own progress! I think this will be a great project for myself to learn and grow my skills. I am very excited to be participating in my 1st crochet along! This is the 2015 Crochet Along – Mystery Afghan by The Crochet Crowd.