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Life of a Crochet Addict


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Baby Mittens

With all the adorable baby hats I keep coming across, I decided I should settle on a baby mitten pattern that I could make work to match any and all of them for gifts and photo props. I wanted something that was quick and easy to make, but also looked good when it was finished. The result of my searching? This…

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Super simple, and absolutely adorable, its a great addition to any gift you are currently working on. They are quick to make, working up in the time of your favourite television show, so don’t worry about deciding last minute to add it to whatever gifts you are working on! I have done many of these now and they always look great when done. The only difference between the pattern, and my finished project, is that I always make a point of tying a small knot in each end of the tie after its been woven through the wrist part to avoid any chance of it unravelling with wear.

The pattern can be found on Bella Bambina Knits for free HERE. I hope that this helps many of you as much as it has me!

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Women’s Cold Weather Set

Every year my husband and I meet up with another couple for the Ice Wine Festival in Niagara, Ontario, Canada. Its a huge event, largely outdoor, in the cold Canadian winter. This year we’ve been seeing record breaking lows left, right and center so I decided I needed to make myself something to help keep warm while there!

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I had purchased a ball of Homespun almost a year ago in a colour scheme I loved with the intention of making myself something, however had never gotten around to doing so. Deciding I needed this warm set made for the perfect opportunity to pull it out and finally make use of it! I used 3 different patterns for the different parts of this set.

The hat was a pattern straight from the Lion Brand website HERE. Although sometimes Lion Brand can be hard to work with as it is a bit harder to see the stitches, the hat was pretty easy as far as the pattern. The finished product fit super comfortably and is very warm! (I may or may not have been wearing it around the house a bit for fun already).

The infinity scarf was a beginner friendly pattern from the Domestic Bliss Squared blog HERE. Due to the fact the Homespun isn’t as bulky as the yarn the pattern calls for I had to do a little over double the original chain and an extra 3 rows so that it would come out the right size.

Finally to round off the full set I needed to consider my hands. I have a cute little pair of touchscreen friendly gloves that would allow me to continue taking pictures with my phone, but the gloves are very thin and not overly warm. I decided the best way to handle that was to make some fingerless gloves that can go overtop of them. I found these fingerless gloves on Dearest Debi HERE. Although a little more complicated then the hat and scarf, they too are something that are fairly easy for a newer crocheter as long as you are comfortable reading patterns and have a grasp of the stitches it includes.

Overall I am SUPER pleased with the way that this all came together! I highly recommend this for anyone that would like to spoil themselves a little 😉 Enjoy!