Sunday, February 23, 2014

Masquerade Masks

Happy Sunday everyone!

This past week my arty teacher came to me and told me about a mask auction for a disabled school in my town. I was just going to do a generic plastic mask with some sequin and ribbon, but I realized I had seen some pictures of crocheted masks, and could probably do that instead! I looked on Ravelry for some patterns, but there were very few and none of them really stuck out to me. I decided to freehand them, thinking it'd be easy.


This has been my most challenging project to date.. I had never done lace work before and trying to freehand lace is no easy task, let alone this being my first time working with crochet thread. 

Complaining aside, I'm very happy with how they came out. I ended up adding some embellishments per my art teacher's request, but the only pictures I have right now are them being blocked. To make them firm I used Mod Podge Fabric Hardener, which you can find at Michaels for around $6. 

I might try to write up a pattern for these soon, if I can figure out how to write it without being super confusing. Hope you have a great rest of your day!


Tuesday, February 18, 2014

KnitPicks Yarn Haul!

Hey everyone!

Life has been  a little crazy, so I'm sorry for not posting. I haven't been able to crochet or knit a lot lately, been bogged down by school work, but I have some patterns to put up soon! A few weeks ago, I did order from KnitPicks during their wool and book sale. I thought I would share the stuff I got; I'll try to post reviews once I work with it!

The whole shebang

Felici yarn in Jellybean, it's being discontinued!

Wool of the Andes!
Palette yarn in Aster and Lady Slipper

Books, size 3 circular needles, and a yarn stranding guide

Thanks for viewing! I'll be sure to post more stuff soon.
Love, Lindsey

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Shamrock Shake Free Newborn Hat Pattern

Shamrock Shake Newborn Hat

Things You’ll Need
  • Size 8 Knitting Circular Needles or Double Pointed Needles
  • Size G Crochet hook
  • Worsted weight yarn in 2 shades of green (I used Loops and Threads Impeccable)
  • Yarn Needle

Techniques You Need to Know
  • Knitting in the round, either by Magic Loop (what I used) or using double pointed needles.
  • Crocheting in the round.

Lets get Started (Hat)
  1. (Using size 8 needles and dark green)Cast on 40 stitches
  2. Work in stockinette stitch for three inches (when working in the round, you just need to knit)
  3. *Knit three stitches, knit two together* repeat across the row
  4. Knit across the row
  5. *Knit two stitches, knit two together* repeat across the row
  6. Knit across the row
  7. *Knit first stitch, knit two together* repeat across the row
  8. *Knit two together* repeat across the row.
  9. Cut a long yarn tail (at least 6 inches) and draw through remaining loops on hook. Pull tight, and draw needle through back of hat, tie a knot, and cut remaining yarn.


  1. (Using size H crochet hook) Single crochet in each loop along the bottom of the hat for two rows.
  2. *Do 3 Half Double Crochet in first stitch, slip stitch in next stitch* Repeat across the row for a scalloped border.

Shamrock Decal
  1. *6 single crochet in magic ring, slip stitch to close, leaving a 6 inch yarn tail* Repeat three times.

  2. Surface crochet or embroider on a little stem for the shamrock, and stitch on the leaves with the yarn tail.

Rosie, my little model

Tada! Now your little leprechaun can look cute this Saint Patrick’s Day! Thank you so much for reading and trying my pattern. If you have any issues be sure to ask me any questions on here or email me at Please don’t resell or claim this pattern as your own. You may sell items made from it though :). Have a great day and enjoy your hats!