A New Toddler Crochet Item Available on Ebay


I started with the brim first. I like these ribbed brims. You can start with them and then crochet the beanie part directly to it by doing several rounds then do decreasing rounds to close up the top. I have also seen patterns where you start with the beanie then do the ribbed brim, but that involves working the ribs into each round of the beanie using a stitch I am not familiar with. So I did the brim then the beanie then matched them up and single crocheted through both. That is the dark pink round between beanie and brim in the above photo.

This was supposed to be an adult size beanie, but it didn’t work out that way. Most adult beanies are 60 stitches around. I made my brim piece 14 single crochets across then did 59 rows. When I joined the ends together with single crochet that gave me my 60 stitches that I could match up to a beanie. I like these ribbed brims because they are pretty stretchy. I tried it on, it was just a bit snug, that was ok not to tight, not too loose.

I then moved on to the beanie.

I was using Front Post Double Crochet and that tends to be a tighter stitch. I should have actually done a few more rounds to get the adult size. I also think I should have used my J/9 – 6.50 mm hook.

Oh, well! It still made a cute little beanie.

Project Name: Toddler Pink Ribbed Fold-up Brim Beanie
Pattern Used: Improvised
Designed by: Arlene K. Didier from Skrappy Skarves
Started on: 12/31/2016
Finished on: 01/01/2017
Hook Used: I/9 – 5.50 mm
Stitches Used: Single crochet, Single crochet Back Loop Only, Double crochet, and Front Post Double crochet
Brim: Row 1: Chain 15, Sc in 2nd chain from hook. Sc across, ch. 1 turn. -14
Row 2: Sc Back Loop Only across, Ch. 1 Turn. -14
Row 3 – 59: Repeat Row 2.
Put ends together Sc through back loop and front loop -14
Turn work Ch. 1 Place a Sc in each end row. -60
Fasten Off Weave in ends.
Beanie: Rnd 1: Ch. 3, 10 Dc in 3rd chain from hook. -10 Slip stitch to Join Chain 2 at the end of each round.
Rnd 2: dc and fpdc in each Double crochet around. – 20
Rnd 3: dc, 2dc repeat around. – 30
Rnd 4: dc, dc, Dc and FPDC repeat around. – 40
Rnd 5: dc,dc,dc, DC and FPDC repeat around – 50
Rnd 6: dc, dc, dc, dc, DC and FPDC repeat around. – 60
Rnd 7 – 12: Front Post Double crochet in each stitch around. – 60
Match up beanie and brim slip stitch to join. Sc through both around. Fasten off, weave in ends.
Colors Used: Unlabeled Balls of Pink
Measurements: Circumference of 17 inches . Crown to edge measures 8 inches with brim down and 6 inches with brim folded – up when laid flat.
Size Made: Toddler 1 – 3 years

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Three Blooming Gladiolus


I have had three more canes bloom this week.

I think they are all pretty, but the speckled purple one is my favorite.

I again apologize for the poor quality as I used my ancient cell phone camera.


The fist one is this simple but elegant yellow one.


The second one is a dark pink with a touch of white and purple in the center.


Last but not least is my favorite.

It is a dark purple with lighter purple edges with dark purple speckles.

The center has a touch of dark red and light pink.

Which one is your favorite?

Garden Flowers In a Vase


It has started to get cooler at night here. We have had a few nights in a row with the temps around 35 to 40 degrees for the lows. I thought I would bring in some of the flowers in to enjoy them in the house. I cut the pink gladiolus  for the center piece. It is the sixth one to bloom. There are four more canes, one is another pink one , a yellow one, and the other two are still growing out from the leaves. I then cut and arranged marigolds and  helichrysums around it. I enjoyed them for a couple of days then I took them over to my daughter on Wednesday so she could enjoy my pretty flowers too. I took this photo before I took them to her. I am sorry for the poor quality it was taken with my ancient cell phone. 😀


Today’s Featured Ebay Listed Item

 is this cute little pink wallet.  Which is No Longer Available For Sale. Explaination below.

It holds folded bills in one pocket and credit cards in the other. Or all bills or all cards whatever you fancy.

I used this pattern CASH N CARDS CASE (c) WALLET By: Suzetta Williams from Suzie’s Stuff

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I thank you and happy shopping! 😀

This item is no longer for sale. I was checking out all my patterns  designer links when I came to her blog for this pattern she had this on a side bar:

My life long fiber addiction started as a child in Southern California. Yarn isn’t my only craft just my favorite. All patterns posted on this blog are copyright protected by Suzetta Williams. Please respect the copyright. Just because they are posted here for free does not mean you can post them in whole or part else where. Do not offer items made from these patterns for sale without asking permission.  Permission for online sales will not be granted.

I removed her email address in the above. I don’t recall seeing this when I went to her blog for this pattern back in May of this year. She is only the second designer that I have come across that does not want you to sell items made using her patterns. Most designers just want you to make sure you link back to where you got the pattern you used to crochet your item.  I can understand not selling the patterns, but not the items made from them. I guess you can sell them  at craft fairs, your physical store if you have one, or your yard sale, if  you contact her for permission. You absolutely can not sell them online. Permission will not be granted.

She has a link to an Etsy shop so I checked it out. She sold 3 crochet books and currently has no other listings. She has been on Etsy since 2008 which is also when this pattern was published on her blog. Her blog is not active either. Her last post was March 2015 the post before that was August 2014. She also has a Ravelry page which is inactive. She post her patterns for free there with links back to her blog. That being said I wonder if her email address is even active?

Did she really think other people selling items from her patterns online would have hurt her Etsy sales if she actually sold her own items. Who knows. I just took this item from sale just to be safe.

Hook Used: G/6 – 4.25 mm
Stitches Used: Single crochet and Single crochet back loop only
Colors Used: Unlabeled balls of yarn in light pink and purpley pink.
Measurements: 3 inches by 3 1/2 inches

I have those too!

Thanks Helberg Farm Stories for reminding me I had these pics I needed to post.

They are Helichrysums. They are brightly colored flowers that feel like paper.