Crochet Baby Moccasins

I finally have some free crochet time on my hands now that I finished my girls fall sweaters. I had to rip it out and start over twice! All the while these little shoes were tickling my brain saying "make me!" Well, here they are... the cutest little moccasins ever! Here is the free pattern, enjoy!

Size H crochet hook
Worsted weight yarn (I used Vanna White in Honey)
Small beads
Tapestry needle
Super glue (optional)

This pattern is for size 3 months. To make them smaller, go down a hook size. To make them larger, go up a hook size. This pattern is worked in the round. No chaining and no turning.

WARNING: beware small parts


Rnd 1: Work 2 sc into 2nd chain from Hk. Sc 4. Hdc 2. Work 8 Hdc into last chain. Working across other side of chain, Hdc 2. Sc 4. Work 2 Sc into last chain. (24)

Rnd 2: Work 2 sc into the first sc from previous round. Work 2 sc into the next stitch. Sc 7. Work 2 sc into each of the next 6 stitches. Sc 7. Work 2 into the next two stitches. (34)

Rnd 3: Sc 2. Work 2 sc into the next. Sc 10. Work 2 sc into the next two stitches. Sc 4. Work 2 sc into the next 2 stitches. Sc 10. Work 2 sc into the next stitch. Sc 2. (40)

Rnd 4: Sc around in BLO (back loop only) (40)

Rnd 5-6: Sc around (40)

Rnd 7: Sc 14, (sc2tog, sc) four times, Sc 14 (36)

Rnd 8: Sc 13, (sc2tog, sc) three times, Sc 14 (33)

Rnd 9: Sc 9, (sc2tog) seven times, Sc 10 (26)

Rnd 10: Sc2tog, sc 8, sc2tog three times, sc 8, sc2tog. Slip stitch to finish. Tie off and weave in end. (21)

Wrap yarn around your flattened hand many times. Cut one edge, this will leave you with a bunch of strands.

Insert hook from outside pointing in through the top stitches, and pull through a loop. Put cut ends through loop and pull tight. For security, place a drop of super glue on the backside of your fringe. You wont see it or feel it but it will keep the fringe from coming undone.

After you finish all the fringe, give it a 1" hair cut.

Cut a long length of yarn and tie a bow around the very front sc column. Knot it three times.

String beads and tie each end off with three knots on top of each other to keep the beads from being pulled off. You can also use your superglue on the knot as well.

Voila! Please pardon my awful photography... a new camera is on my Christmas list!

Ellie the Elephant Sewing Pattern

I am so excited to share with you my first ever PDF pattern! I have had so much fun making and selling these adorable little elephants and now I feel it's time I stop hogging this beautiful creature and let you make some! The pattern is available in my shop and is ready and waiting for you to create!

Pattern Includes:

Large and small sizes
Full color photos and crystal clear instructions
Lots of ideas on customization!

I hope you enjoy Ellie as much as I have!

The Great Pattern Hack Challenge

This disaster of a week would not be complete without a day-late entry in to a fun sewing challenge. After two toddlers with diarrhea, a growing sore throat, and a nauseous pregnant belly, I just done. I worked my booty off to finish these sweet tops in time, and actually thought I was finishing two days early! NOT! That's okay though, that's life and I was thankful for the chance to get my sewing machine in motion. So without further ado... here is my hack!

I decided to hack the Izzy Top from Climbing the Willow. It was free, and since that's my favorite number it worked out perfect! I got rid of the back opening and instead added a "v" to the front and embellished it with some blanket stitching and sweet handmade tassels! I also changed the hemline from straight to curved and added some pom pom trim. So sweet don't you think? Now to get this brain fog under control!

Crochet: Toddler Swim Cover

I am excited to share with you this fun pattern! I bought a whole bunch of Cotton yarn to make swim covers for my girls months ago... and like normal I got side tracked. Well, now that they are turning into fantastic swimmers, I decided it was time! This turned out so cute and it was really quick to make. This pattern will  fit a size 18-3T. My girls are 2.5 and these will fit this year and next! For a smaller and larger size you can use a smaller or larger hook. If you have any questions feel free to ask or email me at

Cotton worsted weight yarn- I used Sugar n' Cream and had to use one and a half skeins
Size L hook
Tapestry needle

CH- chain
DC- double crochet
SC- single crochet
SS- slip stitch                          

Note: the body of the cover is done with *DC, CH 1* repeated across to get the open spaces.

Leaving a really long tail before your slip knot, CH 32.
Rnd 1: DC in 5th chain from hook, *CH 1, DC in next* Repeat to end of round. CH 3 and turn.
Rnd 2-15: DC on top of previous DC, *CH 1, DC* Repeat to end. CH 3 and turn.
Now you will be working the shoulder:
Rnd 16: *DC, CH 1* 5 times ending with another DC. CH 2 (only two this time) and turn.
Rnd 17: DC on top of previous DC, *CH 1, DC* to end. CH 3 and turn.
Rnd 18-19: *DC, CH 1* 4 times to end. CH 3 and turn.
Rnd 20: *DC, CH 1* 5 times with last two placed together in the last st. CH 3 and turn.
Rnd 21: *DC, CH 1* to end. Tie off.
Now working other shoulder:
Tie yarn onto outside of round 15.
Rnd 16: CH 3, *DC, CH 1* 5 times. CH 2 (only two this time) and turn.
Rnd 17: DC on top of previous DC, *CH 1, DC* to end. CH 3 and turn.
Rnd 18-19: *DC, CH 1* 4 times to end. CH 3 and turn.
Rnd 20: *DC, CH 1* 5 times with last two placed together in the last st. CH 3 and turn.
Rnd 21: *DC, CH 1* to end. CH 7, continue across other shoulder *DC, CH 1* to end. CH 3 and turn.
Rnd 22-35: *DC, CH 1* to end, ending with a DC. CH 3 and turn.
Rnd 36: *DC, CH 1* to end, ending with a DC. Tie off and leave a really long tail. You will use it and the beginning chain tail to stitch up the sides.
Using your tapestry needle, stitch the sides together, making sure you are lining it up correctly, and ending 2 rows under the neckline. Weave in ends. This will give you armholes.
Tie yarn onto one of the hem side seams and CH 3.
Rnd 37: *5 DC into the next CH 1 space. SS on top of next DC* repeat around for a scallop edge. Tie off and weave in ends.

TA- DA! Wasn't that easy???

*This is a free pattern. Please do not re-post or distribute pattern in whole or part. You may sell what you make from this pattern! By using my pattern and selling your items, you are also agreeing that you will give credit by adding a link to my original blog post in each individual listing, or on your tags. Please DO NOT use my photos to sell your items! Thank you!