Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Annabelle's 2013 Easter Basket

Annabelle's Easter Basket 2013
For you crocheters, I'll be posting this pattern soon !!  I just couldn't wait to get the picture posted.  It's so cute in person!


Saturday, February 16, 2013

So Sweet: Little Girl's Easter Basket & Potpourri Sachet


Cute, right?
For you crocheters, check back here for a pattern for both the basket and sachet soon.
You can find my Easter Set here in my ETSY shop, HandmadeByAnnabelle.

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Simple Crochet Ribbon Bracelet / Bangle

Annabelle's Ribbon Bracelet / Bangle

    100% cotton - Sugar & Cream Yarn
    Hook:  4.0 (F)

  • 25 single stitches
  • Slip stitch with beginning of row (do not add any ss here)
  • Continue with ss in each stitch
  • 1 row of double stitches
  • 2 rows of single stitches
  • Wrap yarn or ribbon around the center - (Shhh:  Don't tell on me, but I used hot glue to glue the beginning and end of the string onto the bracelet.)

I'll be adding these to my ETSY shop if you'd rather I make them for you.

Creative Ideas:  Use a different color for the center wrapped yarn; Use some jewelry pieces in the band; Use some buttons; Use the colors of the season (IE: red, white, and blue like these); Use your imagination !!

Leave a comment if you have any questions.

If you like my ribbon bracelets, please Pin It!


Saturday, February 9, 2013

Quick and Easy Crochet Backpack

Crochet Backpack with Stripes
I made this sweet little backpack for my daughter's little girl.  (She's a nanny and the little girl is 2.)  The backpack with the flowers is the same pattern.

Wouldn't this be a fun gift for a little girl on Easter or a Spring/Summer birthday?

The next time I make it, I'll post the instructions here on my blog.

Lovin' it!  Click here to see this sweet backpack in my ETSY shop!

I'm adding instructions as I go along making my next backpack.  Here's the first one: 
Flower Pedals Instructions **Draft**:

(Note:  The stem is just 20 SS's)
Needle size 5.0
Chain 7 (do not turn)
Single stitch in first stitch
DS in next 5 stitches
SS in last stitch
SS twice
SS into the first stitch on the top
DS in next 5 stitches
SS into last stitch
That's it!  You've done it!