Friday, May 8, 2015

Crochet Baskets! What a Winner!



We are still crocheting at Krissy's house, and new basket designs are coming off the hook. There are other things coming off my hook as well, but we will talk of those at another time!

Let me introduce you to my collection of Shell Baskets. They are large, one of my testers said the largest one was enormous. I was happy when I heard her say that. 




 Notice the basket with the skeins of yarn, I had to stuff the bottom of the basket with fabric, so the tops would rise up enough to show in the picture! This would be great in babies room to store diapers, or to use as a small clothing hamper.



The drop over fan edge on the baskets, is beautiful.

   

The baskets with handles would be great for a child's room to store toys!

The medium basket is just the right size for so many things!


If you would like to purchase the pattern for these baskets, you can always find them in my Ravelry store.

Ravelry

You will find the whole collection as an ebook in my etsy shop.

Etsy
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Saturday, March 21, 2015

Free Crochet Pattern for A Flower Basket


Loving lace is something that is shared by many, as well as a love for flowers. They are often translated into many crochet designs, an idea to which I am not immune. So it only seemed natural that when I started designing baskets, that they would have a lace edge and the teeny basket would have a flowered edge, and you will find the pattern for this cute basket below, but there is a whole collection of baskets to match this little cutie. Here is the link
Basket Collection


They are just the right size for jelly beans. Oh but I mentioned lace didn't I? 


I will have the patterns to many other patterns in my etsy shop and my Ravelry store. Please come and visit, but without further ado....here's the Pattern for the Little Flower Basket!

 
Holding two strands of any worsted weight yarn, I think Red Heart Super Saver is wonderful, but any worsted weight yarn is good. On this particular basket, I used Hobby Lobby’s I Love This Yarn in “Ivory”, and small amount of Patons D├ęcor in “Frond”

Hook: L- 11/8mm
            H-8/5mm

Stitch Guide
  = join w/ = join with    MC = Main Color  CC = Contrasting Color    
SLP ST = Slip Stitch       CH = Chain  
   
SC = Single Crochet  HDC = Half Double Crochet   DC = Double Crochet   TRB = Treble Crochet                     H BP HDC = High Back Post Half Double Crochet

SP = Space   BLO = Back Loop Only    nxt = Next 
    
*  * = Repeat between the stars the number of times stated;  x = Times; example Repeat 2 x or 2 times; 3 x or 3 times and so on;
in = example “in nxt st” means you will be inserting the hook under the top two loops of the next stitch to complete stitch or sequence of stitches stated.

Pattern Notes:
1: Beginning CH of each round, does not count as a stitch

Pictorial Instruction for High Back Post Half Double Crochet - H BP HDC
    



This is not the standard way of executing a H BP HDC, but is how to execute for this basket…so I am calling it a High Back Post Half Double Crochet.



Little Flower Basket (Please use “L” hook)

Holding 2 strands of MC; CH 3 and join in ring, or execute a magic circle  (NOTE: Beginning CH’s do not count as a stitch)

Round 1: CH 1; 10 HDC in ring; join w/SLP ST in 1st HDC (10 HDC)

Round 2: CH 1; 2 HDC in nxt ST and in each ST around; join w/SLP ST in 1st HDC (20 HDC)

Round 3: CH 1; H BP HDC in nxt ST, and in each st around; join w/SLP ST in 1st HDC (20 HDC)

Round 4: CH 1; SC in nxt st, and in each st around; join w/SLP ST in 1st SC (20 SC)

Round 5 & 6: Repeat Round 4, end off at end of Round 6 (20 SC)

Flower Edge (Please use “H” hook for next step)
Using one strand only of CC; turn the basket so the inside is facing you, and attach w/SLP ST in BLO anywhere on Round 6 (sometimes I just tie it on there, whatever is easiest for you, continue to hold the basket so that the inside is facing you); CH1, this should be a tight CH 1; (NOTE: if using a stiff yarn, please use a DC instead of a TRB) TRB(4x) in BLO of nxt st (First petal made) * tight SLP ST in BLO of nxt st; TRB(4x) in BLO of nxt st;* Complete sequence between the  *  * around the top edge, joining with SLP ST in beginning CH 1; End off, weave in and secure ends. (10 petals)

This pattern is protected by copyright© KrissysWonders 2015. Do not sell, alter or redistribute this pattern in any way or form. You have my permission to sell your finished product, but you are responsible for the finished product.
You can find more exciting patterns at www.krissyswonders/etsy.com http://www.ravelry.com/designers/kris-moore  http://www.craftsy.com/user/512585/pattern-store

You will find many different sizes and a good variety to help you with all of your Easter celebrating needs, or to use for decorating and organizing your home.







Sunday, March 1, 2015

Exciting Times At Krissy's House

Every little feature, every little piece of recognition given to a small business owner and pattern designer is always welcome. 

http://blog.lionbrand.com/

When my etsy shop stats showed several hits from Lion Brand Yarns, to one particular item, it was time to do some digging. It didn't take long to find a newsletter with my model's photo in it. 
Lion Brand Yarn's newsletter was featuring knit and crochet patterns, that have a Downton Abbey feel, and there was my pattern!

Thank you! Thank you! Here are a few more of my designs using







 
 
Thank you for letting me gush a little!

       




Saturday, February 28, 2015

Chicken Sweaters Are Going To The Hens


Words can't express how excited we are at Krissy's House! If the weather cooperates, a ride to church will ensue, and it is there that Miss Jenny will receive Chicken Sweaters to try for her sweet hen Sparkle, who is having some health issues, and I have now written the pattern. You can pick up the pattern here

                                                 

It seems that Sparkle began to molt, and while Miss Jenny was baby sitting a border collie, he chased her down and pulled out her feathers, and her skin is red and chapped. Those feathers will not grow back until Spring, and that is a long way off.

When the design process starts, there is always more than one idea rolling around in my head, and leaving them undone is unthinkable. So now there are three designs for her to choose from.

1. 
An extended Scalloped edge

2. A Simple lace edge

3. The original scalloped edge

So the good news for Sparkle is, there will be a few designs for Miss Jenny to choose from. Let's hope they fit, and that the weather will allow us to get to church in the morning.

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Adorable Girls Crochet Hat and Boot Cuff Sets

This season's Valentine's trunk show was a blast. Having the ability to showcase what comes of my hook is such a pleasure, and this cute purple set got a lot of attention, as well as the other two pink sets.


These sets are so versatile as you can remove the bow, which is actually a pinwheel hair bow. That gives your sweet one the ability to wear their hat for some heavy duty playing in the snow.


Having the ability to work with specialty trims increases the design options. With so many different trims out there the cuteness factor will be on the rise.


The pattern for the boot cuff already exists, and it also features a children's pillbox hat. The little girls are in love with the pillbox, which isn't surprising. If you would like to grab the pattern so that you can start designing for yourself, click on the link.

Pillbox and Boot Cuff Set Pattern

I would love to have you join my Trunk show!! It is a group page, and you must request to join, so please click this link and ask to join the group. We would love to have you!

Krissy's Trunk Show


Friday, February 20, 2015

Chicken Sweaters on Trial

Yes my Chicken Sweaters are on trial, since they haven't been tested on a real chicken yet.

What a wonderful time was had yesterday designing these sweet sweaters for Miss Jenny's chickens, and I can't wait for her to try them on her hens. After some communication with her this morning she assured me that she is excited to be getting them for her babies. 



The designer in me is having trouble switching gears, there are so many ideas rolling around in my head on how to dress these cute little sweaters up. They actually look like little dresses that have a little cap sleeve,  don't you think? Of course Miss Jenny will let me know the outcome, whether to keep the cap sleeve, or what kind of adjustments to make. That is why they are on trial, or just waiting for their first dress rehearsal. 


                                                 

Yes, my evening will be consumed with Chicken Sweaters....stay tuned .....

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Crochet Chicken Sweaters

I always thought that chicken sweaters were for those of a whimsical spirit. Those few that gather eggs with wide brimmed straw hats carrying a large wicker basket that is lined with calico fabrics trimmed in lace, and a spray of flowers laid to one side of the basket...flowers that they had just picked from their perennial flower garden, all the while cooing and calling to their sweet chickens. All is neat and special in their world. Sigh...the place I want to be at all times in my life.

Upon further investigation, or upon being duly informed, chicken sweaters have a practical use. Chickens who are molting can benefit greatly from a sweater. Especially during this cold weather. 

So I have taken the challenge! My husband has just left for work, and I am going to crochet some chicken sweaters. I have cut out my pattern with a piece of camouflage fleece, and I have my cup of coffee in hand, yarn and hook are beside my favorite chair, pen and paper in my other hand, and I am going to crochet the afternoon away. I will let you know how it goes tomorrow.

First let me share with you a great picture of a chicken wearing a knit sweater. This etsy shop sell knit chicken sweaters. You should check out their store. 

                                           Paul Farm
                                                  
                      These girls look so cute in their sweaters.
                 They are knit though, and I am looking to crochet.

 

      
So this is the style that I am going to try today. I will be crocheting an apron type of Chicken sweater. Be back tomorrow to give you an update. :)



Wednesday, February 18, 2015

They Almost Sold Out!

Attending my trunk shows has become entertainment for many families. Word is that mother's and daughters, or the whole family will sit and watch together as my show progresses. This last show was no exception, and it was so exciting to have Barbara Legg's Soaps in my Valentine's Trunk Show. Her soaps are so scrumptious and beautiful. So far the Strawberry Patch Soap is my favorite.



The Mango Mandarin sold out quickly.


She also made a Brown Sugar Scrub, and Irish Creme Cappuccino, and a Chocolate Spa Soap.


Not only did she make soaps for Krissys Trunk Show, but soap bags too.



She also made up a gift box, that included bath salts and luxurious Lotion Bar. If you haven't ever tried these, you will want to attend my next trunk show.

I would love it if you would attend my next Trunk Show. Click Here to ask to join, and then you can be a part of a fun exciting show!!

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

I Can Breathe Now!

My Valentine's Trunk show was huge success to say the least! I  sent my wonderful husband to the P. O. with the last shipment, and I am relieved. What shipped out, you ask? Well let me show you.

A couple of Blanket Scarves




A couple of flannel infinity scarves



A Frozen Blanket

 


A ladder necklace



And then there were some other things as well! I love my work at home job.






Tuesday, January 27, 2015

It's a Trunk Show

We are switching gears here at Krissy's house. It is time for a ready to ship sale, and what better way to complete my month of January Joy, than to have that show than Facebook. I love getting feedback from my customers, and the most requested items were boot cuffs. I hope I made enough to satisfy the demand, because when I posted a sneak peek picture, there was a big response! 




If you would like to attend my trunk show, just click the link below the picture. Krissy's Trunk Shows are lots of fun to watch, even if you don't buy anything, so come on over and ask to join.

                              
                                   Krissy's Trunk Show

                         I hope to see you at my trunk show.

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Beaded Headband Tutorial

I love to embellish my crocheted items. I mean I really LOVE to embellish. It makes my heart go pitter patter, and completes my joy. 

When I made this beaded headband and boot cuff set last year, I was immediately asked for the pattern, to which I replied, when I have time to write the pattern I will. That time is now. The headband and boot cuffs are free on my blog and Ravelry, but if you would like to have the whole thing together, with the beaded tutorial, you can purchase it for 2.00 in my Ravelry Shop




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