Thursday, March 29, 2012

crochet instructions from someone who actually knows what they're doing.


i first "met" andrea from all things bright and beautiful when her cupcake beanie was featured over at u-create. it was so cute i had to check out what other adorableness she had.

and i wasn't disappointed!

the girl can crochet. like for reals. this blanket?

the colors of this blanket just draw me in....i can't explain why i love it so much, i just do. in a way that makes me want to run out and buy all these exact yarn colors RIGHT NOW and start crocheting.

this lego blanket? genius. 100% pure awesome that just about any boy--big or little--would love. some day i'm going to use her tutorial to make one.

and the girl can make beanies like nobody's bidness...

 how cute is this owl beanie? almost makes me wish it wasn't quite spring so we had more beanie weather...(almost)

now andrea is expecting another new addition to her family--a baby boy. so when i sent her a last minute email asking if she'd be willing to do a guest post for yarn it all i really thought she'd be like me--a quivering blob of hormones unwilling to move from the bed let alone write up a guest post. but hey--she's not like me! so she did!

let me turn it over to andrea...


Hi! I’m Andrea from All Things Bright and Beautiful, and I love to crochet. I first learned to crochet when I was a little girl, but only recently has it become a passion of mine. I love coming up with new patterns, whether it’s blankets, scarves, beanies, or other items. I’m pregnant with our second, so my crocheting is geared towards babies these days.

Today I’d like to share the pattern for a simple baby boy football beanie with you. It’s quick, it’s easy, and it’s the perfect little gift for a baby shower.

Newborn Football Beanie Pattern

Hook: I (5.5mm)

Yarn: (Lion Brand Vanna’s Choice)

Yarn Needle

Start by making a magic ring with 6 stitches.

Row 1: sc 2 in each st around (12).

Row 2: sc in first st, sc 2 in next st, repeat around (18).

Row 3: sc in next 2 sts, sc 2 in next st, repeat around (24).

Row 4: sc in next 3 sts, sc 2 in next st, repeat around (30).

Row 5: sc in next 4 sts, sc 2 in next st, repeat around (36).

Row 6: sc in next 5 sts, sc 2 in next st, repeat around (42). 

Rows 7-8: sc around with white yarn.

Rows 9-15: sc around with brown yarn.

Rows 16-17: sc around with white yarn.

Row18: sc around with brown yarn.

Note: It is really easy to make this pattern bigger, just continue the pattern of increase after row 6 until the beanie is the right circumference size, then just sc around until it is the right height size.

Ear Flaps:
With Brown yarn.

Row 1: sc 8 sts on one side of beanie

Row 2: ch. 1, turn sc in each st across (8).

Row 3: sc2tog, sc in next 4 sts, sc2tog (6).

Row 4: sc in each st across (6).

Row 5: sc2tog, sc in next 4 sts, sc2tog (4). 

Row 6: sc in each st across (4).

Row 7: sc2tog, sc2tog (2.)

Row 8: sc in each st across (2).

Row 9: sc2tog (1).

Row 10: sc in st (1).

Note: Make the other ear flap on the other side of the beanie.

Brown stitching around: sc evenly around the beanie with brown.

With the yarn needle, thread the white yarn and sew it in the front of the beanie to make the football stitches.

Weave in all the ends and you’re finished! Your little one will be well on his way to the pros with this cute little football beanie!


okay, so who's running out to the store for brown yarn right now?? ;)

andrea, thanks so much for posting here today and sharing on yarn it all!
and check out her ETSY SHOP!

and don't forget to head over to bugaboo and see what yarniness kim's up to today!

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