Friday, July 31, 2009


This is going to be the new man in my life. He is coming home on a trial basis, but I am sure we will keep him. The onwe is a little green and he is a little more for her than what she is ready for. We are picking him up tomorrow morning and I can't wait to ride. I have been riding my friends horses for a while and am ready to get on my own!

Monday, July 20, 2009

Littlest Pet Carrier

This is a small bag made by using the basic solid granny square. I used an H hook and worsted weight yarn. But anything really will do. Gauge is not important. It can be made larger or smaller by changing hook size or by changing the number of rows. You will need to know how to do a front post double crochet-FPDC and a back post double crochet-BPDC
A button for closing if desired

With H hook and ww yarn Main color

Basic solid granny

Rnd 1) ch4, sl st to first ch to form circle, ch3, 2dc in circle, * ch2, 3dc in circle, repeat from * 2 more times, join to top of ch3
Rnd 2) ch2,(ch2 does not count as first dc through granny square) dc in same st and in next 2sts, * [2dc, ch2, 2dc] in ch 2 space (corner made), dc in next 3sts, repeat from * around , join to top of first dc skipping first ch2
Rnd 3) ch2, dc in same st and in each st to corner ch2 space,* [2dc, ch2, 2dc] in corner, dc in next st and in each st accross to next corner, repeat from * to last corner, make corner, dc in next st and in remaining sts to first dc, sl st to join
Rnd 4-6) Repeat Rnd 3 increasing happens in the corner.
changing to CC
Rnd 7 and 8) Repeat Rnd 3 Fasten off
Fold square in half and sl st or whip st sides together

Top border
Rnd 1) attach yarn at a corner of the square, ch 2 (which NOW counts as first dc), dc in nest st and in each st around
Rnd 2) ch2,* FBDC in next st, BPDC in next st, repeat from * around, join to top of ch2
Rnd 3) Repeat Rnd 2
Rnd 4) ch2,* FPDC in next st, BPDC in next st, repeat from * for a total of 15 sts, ch1, skip next st,(button hole made) FPDC in next st, BPDC in next st around to end of rnd, sl st to top of ch2
Rnd 5) ch1, sc in same st as join, sc in each st around join and fasten off, weave in ends.

For a strap I used a P hook and 4 strands of yarn held together and chained about 60 attaching at sides of bag. Add a button of your choice and fill with Little Pet shop pets :o)

Please link back to my page if you choose to use my pattern, but feel free to gift, sell for craft fairs or whatnot of your own projects.. Happy Hooking!

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Girlie Cape

This is modeled by my 4 year old. It is made for my niece who is about 5. I used a no name yarn, but it's similar to Bernat Baby Coordinates. Knitting needles size 15, using two starnds held together. I used a botton as a closure for the top.

Cast on 40sts
Row 1) knit
Row 2) knit
Row 3) knit 1, *yo twice, knit 1, repeat from * accross, knit last st.
Row 4) knit 1,* drop both yo, knit next st, repeat from * accross,
Row 5) knit
Row 6) knit
Repeat row 3-6 for desired length
I had a total of 13 repeats for mine. This is easily adjusted by adding or subtracting stitches. The button I used was fairly large and fit through one of the holes made by the dropped stitches. I also cut lengths using two strands to make fringe at the bottom where the garter stitch rows are.
Please link back to my page, but feel free to use my pattern to make and sell or gift your own projects! Happy Knitting

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Another Four legged friend.

I have spent some time in the past week with another love of mine.. We went to a horse rescue with the gilrs to check things out. And then this past weekend we rescued one from a farm that still needs to have more taken away. It's a sad thing to see, but it was nice to see one come home that very much needed it. These are pictures of some friends of mine that I get enjoy on a regular basis.

Friday, July 3, 2009

Stripe it up Fingerless Gloves

This is my first knitted pattern... so bare with me :o)

I made this to fit my 7 year old, her sister is modeling since this is a Christmas present. These are knitted on size5 (3.75mm) Double Pointed needles set of 4 and I used TLC Essentials in shaded denim

Caso on 36sts, 12 on each of three needles join to knit in the round
Row 1) knit
Round 2) purl
Rounds 3-6) repeat rnds 1 and 2
Rnd 7-16) Knit
Rnd 17) Purl
Rnd 18-27) knit
Rnd 28) purl
Rnd 29) knit
Knit even until measures 6" (or desired length) from beginning round
Thumb increase: Rnd 1) Increase in first st, knitting front and back of st, increast in next st, knitting front and back of st, knit around
Rnd 2 and 3) knit around
Rnd 4) knit front and back of first st, knit two even, knit front and back of fourth st, knit around
Rnd 5 and 6) knit even around
Rnd 7) knit front and back of first st, knit next 4sts, knit front and back of 5th sts, knit around
Rnd 8) Place first 8 sts on waste yarn or st holder, cast on 4 sts to needle 3, join to knit around
Rnd 9-13) Knit evenly
Rnd 14) knit first 2 sts together, knit accross needle, needle 2, knit accross to last 2sts and knit 2 sts together, needle 3 knit accross
Rnd 15-20)* Knit 2, purl 2 repeat from* around Fasten Off

Thumb: Place 5sts from wast yarn on N1, 3sts on N2, with N2 Pick up 4sts around gap, with N3 pick 4 more sts, attach yarn
Rnd 1-3) Knit evenly
Rnd 4-6) Knit 2, purl 2 around fasten off and weave in ends.

This is my original pattern, please don't sell as your own design, you may use your finished projects as gift craft fairs etc, but please give me/my website credit for the pattern. Thanks a bunch! :o)