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I can’t believe it’s been a month since I last posted on my blog. I have been so busy that I didn’t see time go by. Finally, I am able to take time off to get back to my favorite hobby, crochet. This month I worked on a little giraffe pattern for my ETSY shop, and I can say that I am quite please with the results!

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This is my first time trying to crochet a giraffe, I wasn’t sure how I wanted it to look like, there are different ways to do it (long nose, big nose, tall leg or short legs) but I finally opted for something little kids could play with, one with a big nose, long neck and short legs.

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I will admit that it took trials and errors, I had intended to make the head, neck and body separate but as soon as I finished the head I realized that it would be better to start with the body and seamlessly continue with the neck and head.

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I tried to make long legs at first, but it didn’t look right. I ended up making them very short, I think it makes the giraffe look very cute and easier to play with. It ended up being about 12 inch tall, which is a good size but not too big.

This pattern is available on my ETSY shop. The skill level is easy, I put lots of step by step pictures to help along the way.

Now I am ready to start my next project, a different version of the Panda Bear I made last January.  This one will be crocheted with a different type of yarn, and a safety nose. I can’t wait to get started.

Happy crocheting!

One of my friend just had a baby, and I wanted to make something for her “welcome home” party. I was looking at photos of baby items, and I couldn’t help going “aaawww” every time I would stumble upon some baby shoes or booties. I decided that it would be cute to crochet a few of them from different patterns, different sizes, and put them in a nice little box.

I picked 4 patterns I liked,  and put my own twist to the final touches. I had never crocheted baby clothes or anything other than amigurumi dolls before, so I had to get used to the idea of joining the rows instead of working in continuous spirals. Believe it or not, when you’re stuck to a habit, it’s hard to break free!

I used an old cardboard box I found in the garage and wrapped it in pink paper

I used an old cardboard box I found in the garage and wrapped it in pink paper

The first pair I made comes from Hayley Missingham, from Ravelry. The pattern is called Dainty Mary Janes. I didn’t put a flower on mine, but a little pink rhinestone, and pink ribbon in front:

aren't they cute?

Pink Mary Janes

The second pattern I picked is Toddler Slippers, by Lisa Gutierrez – GoodKnits. They are worked in rounds, starting from the toe. I made mine in white and  blue, with a daisy and a blue ribbon. I also added a row of HDC on the ankle and folded it over the shoe. It’s always more fun to put your own spin when you craft an item!

Toddler Slippers

Blue and White Toddler Slippers

I also wanted to make some booties, and found a pattern I fell in love with.  It is called Crochet Cuffed  Baby Boots, by Sarah – Repeat Crafter Me. I had some fuzzy yarn I wanted to use, so I added a row of sc at the end of the boot before folding it. I love the result.

Brown and Beige Cuffed Booties

Brown and Beige Cuffed Booties

The last pattern I picked is very cute, it is  Bunny Slippers, by Knot Your Nana’s Crochet. I just used the pattern for the shape, and left it as it is with just a rose on top. I was determined to use roses in one of my baby shoes project. I thought about making a mouse with this pattern, since I used grey, but I will leave that for next time.

Note quite bunnies but the roses look so cute!

Note quite bunny slippers, but I loved the shape of these shoes

All these patterns are free, and very easy to make. It takes about an hour for each, so you can wrap up this project in less than a day. I think the shoe box   is a very cute gift idea, I had to stop myself because I wanted to make more of them. Since my sister is expecting, I think I will repeat this project during Christmas time, with different shoes.

My box is all packed and ready to go, I can’t wait to give this to my friend, I hope she will like them!

Happy crocheting!


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