Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Pacifier Clip Tutorial

I love paci clips!  They are incredibly handy and help your baby's pacifier stay relatively germ free.  However, these little clips can be pricey and I'm all for saving money where I can.  This project is also a great way to use up yarn scraps. And it would make the perfect gift add on for a baby (clipped to a cute set of onesies) or stocking stuffer!  Here is my pattern for a basic pacifier clip.

What You Need:

1 Suspender Clip
1 Hair Elastic
Worsted Weight Yarn
3.75 mm Crochet Hook
Yarn Needle

Basic Pacifier Clip Pattern

Ch - chain
Sc - single crochet
St - stitch
 *New to Crochet?  Here's an excellent stitch guide with videos.

Chain 6
Row 1:  Sc in 2nd chain from hook and in each ch st across.  Ch 1 and turn.

Row 2:  Sc in same ch 1 st and in each sc st across. (5 sc)  Ch 1 and turn.

Row 3-28:  Repeat Row 2. (You can do more than 28 rows but I find it to be the perfect length).

Do not weave in end, leave a long tail for attaching the suspender clip.

 Take your suspender clip and insert it over the tail end.

Then bend the end over the suspender clip and sew it to the strap.

Now attach the hair elastic to the other end of the strap.

Loop it through and you're done!

You can also substitute different stitches for a different look. 

*Pink is done using HDC and tan is done using SC but in the back loops only.

I hope you enjoyed my pattern!  Feel free to email me with questions or leave them in the comments below.  

Happy Crocheting!

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Thursday, September 12, 2013

Mario and Princess Peach Cross Stitch

Last weekend was my six year wedding anniversary!  It feels like so much longer, in a good way.  In six short years we've grown so much as individuals and as a family.  For our first anniversary I cross stitched our wedding vows so I thought five years later I'd continue the cross stitch tradition and made this...

At our wedding, my Mother surprised us with a Mario themed wedding cake.  

You can barely see it but Princess Peach is behind the Goomda

So when I saw this Bitter Luigi Pattern on Craftster about a year ago I thought this would be a perfect anniversary present.  I decided not to include our anniversary date because this pattern is so simple and cute, I wanted it to stay that way.  And I'll be honest, we had a ton of stuff going on with our kids so I did not really have the time.  I think it looks perfect as is and more importantly so did my hubby!  

He returned the favor with a beautifully framed picture from our wedding, you know the part when you intertwine your arms and sip champagne.  He even added a quote in Photoshop, "A toast to us, may we ever see one another as we did then".   Super sweet and completely warmed my heart!  

Did I mention that I have the best hubby in the world?

Cause I do!