Crafty Cathy

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    I can be both crafty and crafty. Here you'll find most of the former and sometimes a little of the latter.

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Archive for August, 2008

Flying Saucer Booties

Posted by 2ton Inspired on August 22, 2008

I’ll admit it, I have a weakness for baby booties. The moment I saw these I had to make them. They’re crochet and are technically supposed to be Mary Janes with a buttoned strap but I cheated and made a little chain stitch strap instead. I also somehow counted wrong on the second bootie and the opening is a wee bit larger then the first one. Hopefully when they’re on baby you can’t tell the difference!

Easy to make for a crochet novice. They turned out a little flatter then I would have liked  (hence the name flying saucer!) and for the next ones I’m thinking  of doing another round tbl to create a loafer like height. Overall darling little booties and hopefully they’ll stay on.


Pattern: Mary Jane Booties from NewThingCrochet


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Blue Hoodie

Posted by 2ton Inspired on August 20, 2008

This is the Hooded Jacket pattern by Debbie Bliss.

Initially I started making the 9-12 month size thinking the baby could wear it next fall/winter but the first sleeve I made was extremely large. After reading on Ravelry that Debbie Bliss patterns tend to run large I decided to make the 3-6 months and hope that the baby will fit it during the right season.


Although I’m not opposed to seaming (once I figured out how to do it the right way!) I converted the pattern to be worked in the round for a quick finish. I also added a crochet trim around the edges to reduce the rolling effect of ss. The crochet trim is supposed to be scallops but it didn’t turn out too scallop-y.

One of the amazing users on Raverly had lined the jacket and I think I might do the same. That way it can be worn a little bit longer and will help keep the shape. But that’s going to have to wait until the sewing machine comes out of storage (we’re in the process of selling our home so no messy crafting projects until it’s finalized.) I think I have just the right fabric to use too.

The color turned out much brighter in the pictures (probably because I took it in direct sunlight!). It’s a more muted sea blue color then green. Oh, I also left off the button until after the lining has been added.

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And the matching booties

Posted by 2ton Inspired on August 7, 2008

These booties are a combination of the Simple Shoes pattern from Uniform Studio and the lace pattern from the cardigan. Since this yarn is too thin to use size 10 needles I adjusted the pattern to use size 7 needles. The soles are wider but shorter. (CO was 8 instead of 6) After finishing the short rows I switched to the lace pattern from the cardigan.

Modified Simple Shoes

The soles measure 3 inches in length. They’re a little stretchy but I’m hoping they’re not too small.

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Baby’s First Sweater?

Posted by 2ton Inspired on August 6, 2008

It’s been a baby item making frenzy the last few months. 🙂 This is probably the smallest sweater I’ve made yet and I’m hopeful it will fit a newborn. I was iffy on making such a small sweater because she’ll be a little December baby and I’m not sure how often we’ll take her out the first few months. She’ll just have to be styling it at home!

I really like that it’s a top down raglan. The only seaming that was required was for the arms! I chose to go down 2 needle sizes because all the other baby items I have made using the required gauge have turned out pretty big.

Hello Baby!

On a roll I decided to make booties to match. They’re tiny! Hope to post about those soon.

Pattern: Plymouth Yarn’s Fantasy Naturale Top Down Baby Cardigan

Yarn: Caron one pound

Needle size: 7

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