I am so happy to introduce my newest pattern! I had a request to make butterfly wings for a local photographer, (Surviving Life Photography - go check her out!) I loved the result so much that I knew it was something I wanted to share.
Butterfly Wings are the perfect addition for a newborn photo shoot and are perfect paired with a newborn headband. (headband pattern not included)
These wings are worked up using double stranded worsted weight yarn (Caron Simply Soft) and work up very quickly!
Sc - Single Crochet
Dc - Double Crochet
Ch - Chain
Sl St - Slip Stitch
The pattern can be found on:
You can purchase the finished product in my Etsy shop: Here
This is the time of year that my brain starts going wild thinking about ideas for the upcoming craft shows. Which is why I HAD to share this latest find; FREE Mannequin Head Pattern by 5 little monsters.
I made my own and LOVE it! I did subsitute all of the sc2tog to the invisible decrease (Planet June has a great photo tutorial on it here: http://www.planetjune.com/blog/amigurumi-help/invisible-decrease/) to create a more seamless look.
I probably crochet "looser" than the designer as my 3-6 month mannequin head had a 17" circumference. Still in the range…but I would have preferred 16".
Of course, I then had to have fun dressing up my new mannequin head. :)
Basically, I love it! Did I mention that before? I'll be making a few more for the upcoming craft shows.
Kudos to 5 Little Monsters for sharing this great pattern with the crochet community.
Due to many special requests it is my pleasure to announce that EatPrayYarn will now have an all organic cotton line of items. Any items with the EatPrayYarn Organic brand will be made from 100% Organic Cotton yarn. This yarn is made without pesticides, herbicides and other chemicals, and uses only certified organic dyes for it's colors!
Have you ever used a light box to take pictures of your crochet projects? Or any craft projects? It's a completely different world. Up until now I would complete a hat or scarf around mid-night, naturally, that is the time I have to play with hooks. Mid-night, however, not so good for taking a picture to share it with the world. (world= facebook, instagram, and twitter..obviously.) :) There is a zero percent change of any natural lighting at that time. Then I would have the same internal fight; do I take a photo? Or do I press down my excitement and wait until the next chance I have at decent daylight to share my project? It was a 50/50 shot as to which one I would pick. Now I can go upstairs (I keep my light box setup in a storage room, see below) Stage and snap! I love it! The picture to the right; that was my first picture with the light box...unedited! To say I am thrilled is an understatement.
You can make one yourself! Here are few sites that show you how to DIY:
Digital Photography School
Handmadeology <----This one has a great tutorial on how to edit the photos as well. Highly recommend.
Or you can purchase one like you see below:
Note: This is not a paid review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
Ch 3, sl st into 3rd chain
Round 1 - Ch 1, 20 hdc inside circle made by chain 3.
Round 2 – Beginning Star Stitch, 9 Star Stitch, join in first loop made by the first star stitch. (1 Beg Star Stitch, 9 Star Stitch)
(Beginning Star Stitch – Chain 3, insert hook in the 2nd chain from the hook, yarn over, pull through, insert hook into the joining stitch, yarn over, pull through, skip next stitch, insert hook into the next stitch, yarn over, pull through, -there should be 6 loops on the hook at this point- yarn over, pull through all 6 loops, chain to close the stitch)
(Star Stitch – Insert hook into loop created by closing the beginning star stitch, yarn over, pull through, insert hook into the base of the same stitch, yarn over, pull through, skip next stitch, insert hook into the next stitch, yarn over, pull through, - there should be 6 loops on the hook at this point – yarn over, pull through all 6 loops, chain to close the stitch)
Round 3 – Ch 1, 4 hdc into same ch 1 loop, 4 hdc in each ch 1 loop around. (40 hdc)
Round 4 - Beginning Star Stitch, 19 Star Stitch, join in first loop made by the first star stitch. (1 Beg Star Stitch, 19 Star Stitch)
Round 5 – Ch 1, 2 hdc into same ch 1 loop as joining stitch, 4hdc in the next stitch. * 2 hdc in next ch 1 loop, 4 hdc in next ch 1 loop* Repeat *--* x 8. Join with sl st. (60 hdc)
Round 6 - Beginning Star Stitch, 29 Star Stitch, join in first loop made by the first star stitch. (1 Beg Star Stitch, 29 Star Stitch)
Round 7 - Ch 1, 2 hdc into same ch 1 loop as joining stitch, 2 hdc in the next 3 ch 1 loops, 4hdc in next ch 1 loop. * 2 hdc in next 4 ch 1 loops, 4 hdc in next ch 1 loop* Repeat *--* x 4. Join with sl st.
Round 8 - Beginning Star Stitch, 29 Star Stitch, join in first loop made by the first star stitch. (1 Beg Star Stitch, 35 Star Stitches)
Round 9 – Ch 1, 2 hdc in same stitch, 2 hdc in each ch 1 loop around. (72 hdc)
Round 10 – 13 – Repeat Rounds 8 & 9
**Switch to solid color**
Round 14 - Ch 1, Hdc around. (72 hdc)
Round 15 – Ch 2, *fphdc in next stitch, bphdc in next stitch* Repeat *--* around. Sl st in top of Ch 2. (72 stitches)
Round 16 – 17 – Repeat round 15.
**Use solid color**
Ch 18, Hdc in 3rd ch from the hook, hdc 6, 2 hdc, 4 hdc, 2 hdc, hdc 6. Finish, leave long tail to sew on beanie
How do you display your crochet items at a craft fair?
Here is a table I set up at a March of Dimes fundraiser in April. Typically I only like to do fall/winter shows, but it's a really good cause! In any case - I have been trying to figure out a way to display infant/toddler hats for a little while now, and this is what I came up with. What do you think?
It clearly needed to be ironed, that's for sure, but I haven't yet found a way to keep table cloths from becoming wrinkled in transit. I didn't want to spend a lot of money on my display. In reality any money spent on a display comes directly out of my pocket and takes away from participating in a craft fair. There are certainly no guarantees of profit. Everything you see (for display) on that table was cheap/clearance.
What are your favorite ways to display your crochet items? I would love to hear about other ideas!
Thanks for stopping by!
It may be 100 degrees outside, but if you are a seasoned crocheter, you are probably starting to plan what to make for this upcoming fall/winter season. I didn't realize it was coming up quite so fast until I received my first winter hat order of the season.
What are your go to patterns? I have my craft fair favorites. The above mentioned Alice Owl Hat pattern has been the most popular of the last 2 seasons. I, of course, also use my own patterns. ;) duh. But I find that the more variety I have the better! Here are a few of my go to craft fair patterns:Photo by EatPrayYarn
**Note** All photos are projects that I have completed and photographed.
Textured Newsboy Crochet Hat Pattern By Bubnut Crochet Patterns
This pattern comes in all sizes. I found that to be popular in the toddler/child sizes. (which I wasn't expecting) Last year I had only infant sizes of this hat at the first craft fair of the season. I learned the hard way that I was WAY wrong. Which really shows that customers will always surprise you!
Photo by EatPrayYarn
Perfect Pumpkin Hat By 7one7 Designs
Great for fall craft shows! That's all I can really say about this pattern. People love a baby with a little pumpkin noggin. :)
If you don't need help with the different sizes, here is a FREE newborn version - http://www.favecrafts.com/Halloween-Crafts/Baby-Pumpkin-Crochet-Beanie
Cable & Wires By EatPrayYarn (Yup, shameless plug)
This pattern is probably my most popular. I hope that is because others love it as much as I do. I didn't get to take this one to any winter craft sales last year, as I was still writing it out and testing it. I did have a good amount of online sales after it was released. That leads me to believe that it will be one of the better sellers at the fairs this year. I'll be keeping a few of these one hand at all times.
Photo by EatPrayYarn
Little Loves Sun Hat By EatPrayYarn (that's me, too!)
I believe this is the first hat I ever designed on my own. It's free - and it will always be free. It also happens to be a favorite in spring and winter shows. I always try to have one or two of these in my "emergency hat stash" for those - Oh crap, I forgot that was coming up! - events.
---- What are YOUR favorite Craft Fair patterns? I would love to know!
Pulling out my FIRST pattern from the archives of my old blog.
Do NOT distribute this pattern in any form (electronic or other) as your own.
Please feel free to use this pattern for personal use. You have permission to sell the finished product.
If you would like to purchase a finished item please visit my shop at www.eatprayyarn.etsy.com
Little Love’s Sun Hat. Size 6-12 Months
Yarn: Red Heart Soft Medium (4) Weight -or like yarn- (you will need 2 colors.)
Hook: Main – H /5.00mm
Chain – ch
Slip - sl
Double Crochet – dc
Half Double Crochet - hdc
Single Crochet – sc
*------* - repeat until end of round
Hat - Use Hook H/5.00mm
with color 1.
Round 1. Inside 1st ch – 10 dc. Join with sl st.
Round 2. Ch 3. 2dc in each st. Join with sl st.
Round 3. Ch 3.* 2 dc in first st, 1dc in next st. * Repeat until end of round. Join with sl st.
Round 4. Ch 3. * 2dc in first st, 1dc in next 2 st * Repeat until end of round. Join with sl st.
Round 5. Ch 3. * 2dc in first st, 1dc in next 3 st * Repeat until end of round. Join with sl st.
Round 6. Ch 3. * 2dc in first st, 1dc in next 4 st * Repeat until end of round. Join with sl st.
Round 7-8. Ch. 3. 1dc in each st. Join with sl st. fasten off and weave in end.
with color 2.
Round 9. Attach color 2 with sl st. Ch 2. 1hdc in each st. Join with sl st.
Round 10. Ch 3. 1dc in each st. Join with sl st.
Round 11. Ch 2. 1hdc in each st. Join with sl st.
Round 12. Ch. 3. 1dc in each st. Join with sl st. fasten off and weave in end.
with color 1.
Round 13. Attach color 1 with sl st. Ch 2. 1hdc in each st. Join with sl st.
Round 14. Ch 3.* 2 dc in first st, 1dc in next st. * Repeat until end of round. Join with sl st.
Round 15. Ch 3. * 2dc in first st, 1dc in next 2 st * Repeat until end of round. Join with sl st.
Round 16. * 2dc in first st, 1dc in next 3 st * Repeat until end of round. Join with sl st. Fasten off and weave in end.
with color 2.
Round 17. Attach color 2 with sl st. Ch 1. 1sc in each st. Join with sl st. Fasten off and weave in end.
Hat is complete!
A couple of day ago I asked: How do you crochet in the starting chain? Here are the results!
I'm curious what the "other" method is that people are using. If you are one of them, please let me know!
For anyone that was wondering what exactly the difference looked like, I made a little, horrifically amateur, video.