crown, easy, grade A, kids

Little crown

Pattern grade: A

This little crown was delightfully simple, and was super quick. I’ve seen a thousand of these and this one had a little more ornate detail on the top, so that the spikes go a little higher, and is so light when you wear it that it’s easy to forget it’s there, which is great for a three year old who can’t stand to keep stuff on his head for long.

I admit this photo is a bit fuzzy, but you try keeping this kid still! I could not, and I took quite a few pictures. This very odd expression was the best we could do.

Here’s the pattern (which includes a better clearer picture as well): http://stitch11.com/for-the-king-of-your-castle/

If you follow the link, there are princess versions as well, although as far as I can see, not much is different except for the color.

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bag, halloween

The Candy Corn Bag

I found a bag similar to this one on Pinterest (of course) and it’s a paid pattern. I cannot figure out why, because unless someone doesn’t understand basic crocheting, this bag was incredibly easy.

However, if you’re compelled to have a pattern, I have written one, and I won’t charge anyone for it (although I’ll probably post the bag itself here: https://www.etsy.com/shop/AddledMabs around late September)

The pattern:

Use an H sized hook, for a bag about 10 inches tall and 8 inches wide at the top.

Chain 15 in white

Row one: Half double crochet (hdc) all stitches across, ch. 2 and turn.

R2: *2 hdc in first stitch, hdc across, and 2 hdc in the last stitch. *

R3-R6 repeat previous row (from * to *) Fasten off and leave a LONG end, which you will use to sew up the sides when finished.

Change color to orange

R7-R12 repeat row 2 .

Fasten off and leave a LONG end, which you will use to sew up the sides when finished.

R13: change to yellow and repeat row 2

R14-R18 repeat row 2 again. Fasten off and leave a LONG end, which you will use to sew up the sides when finished.

Now you’ve completed one side of the bag. Repeat the entire construction again and then sew the sides together, using the long ends of each color. Flip inside out so that your stitches don’t show, and then begin the straps. I used two, because crocheted straps can be kind of flimsy, and then I created thick straps. I used this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v7Lr8jmExok

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It’s a bit small for the ambitious candy seekers, but would be super cute for a Halloween related gift.

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