Tutorial: Faux Fur PomPoms

Faux fur pompoms are super popular right now. I’ve gotten a lot of interest on how I make mine. Store bought pompoms can sometimes be hard to find and get expensive, so I put together a quick tutorial on how to make your own!

If you decide to make some be sure to tag me on Instagram so I can see! I love seeing everyones creations!

Pattern: The Basic Chunky Slouch

This basic slouchy beanie is the perfect hat using super bulky yarn. It’s super easy to adjust the length and size of the hat as needed. The pattern shown will make a hat that fits the average woman’s head. If you want something slouchier add more chains in the beginning. If you want it larger, just add more rows! Simple and fast!

Be sure to follow and tag me with your finished hat on Instagram! I love seeing your work!

Materials:

  • Super bulky yarn (6) I used
    Cozy Wool Yarn by Loops & Threads
     In Sandstone. I used an entire skein and just barely had enough, so if your hat is for a Man or you want it to be bigger/slouchier be sure to get an extra skein

  • 9mm Crochet Hook

  • Yarn Needle

Pattern: Aztec Top for baby and toddler

So originally this was going to be a top for my 8 month old daughter, but when my 3 year old saw it she just HAD to try it on. It turned out to be a super cute toddler crop top AND adorable baby top all in one! My straps are a bit on the shorter side for my 3 year old so if your top is going to be a toddler I suggest making them a bit longer.

If you make a top be sure to TAG ME on Instagram so I can see! 🙂

Materials:

  • 4.25mm Crochet hook. I love using these for cotton yarn, they slide through the stitches really well.
  • Worsted weight cotton yarn. I Used Lily Sugar’n Cream. Off White, Hot Orange and Light Blue.
  • Yarn Needle

Pattern: The Sequoia Crop Top Sweater

Hello! So this is more of  just a basic run down of how I made this sweater. If I get enough interest I would be happy to make more of a detailed pattern with pictures. You can easily adjust the size and length of this sweater by just adding more or less rows and stitches. Don’t worry about being super specific with stitch counts, just be sure to make matching pieces the same size! Please leave a comment if you have any questions or need me to be more specific in certain areas!

If you complete a sweater be sure to post a picture on Instagram and Tag ME! 🙂

 

Pattern: The Jessie Beanie

The Jessie Beanie

I’ve finally started to settle into more of a routine with my youngest, who is a terrible sleeper! I’ve been able to have a lot more free time to work on my business! As some of you know I’ve been working hard on getting patterns and finished crochet products up on my Etsy Shop. I don’t want to neglect my blog and will be posting a lot more free patterns in the new year! Be sure to keep checking back and subscribe for the latest patterns and tutorials!

This is a really fun and easy hat pattern to complete, as soon as you get the stitch down you will be able to knock out a hat in an hour or two! This pattern uses bulky yarn but can easily be customizable with worsted or super bulky yarn!

Materials:

  • 8mm Crochet hook

  • Bulky yarn (5) I used less than one skein of Loops and Threads Charisma.

  • Yarn needle

  • Scrap yarn for pompom (optional)

Notes:

The main portion of the hat is first worked back and fourth in rows. You will then attach your yarn at the bottom and work in rounds to make the brim. 

Pattern: Crochet Plaid Headband

I had so much fun making Whistle and Ivy’s plaid hat, that I decided to whip up a matching crochet plaid headband for my daughter! This pattern is kid’s size but is easily made larger or smaller by changing the beginning chain length. Just be sure to use multiples of 6. Definitely head over to the Whistle and Ivy blog to see her awesome tutorial on how to achieve this plaid look.

 

Materials: 

Worsted weight yarn in 3 colors (I used Red, Dark Red and black)

5mm crochet hook

yarn needle

Pattern: Two-Toned Infinity Scarf

I wen’t to Michaels the other day and fell in love with there new Alpaca yarn! There’s so many beautiful colors I will definitely be going back for more. The two colors I picked go really well together so I decided to make something using both, an infinity scarf!

 

Materials:

Super bulky weight yarn. I used Lush Alpaca by Loops and Threads in Taupe and Pink.

10mm crochet hook

yarn needle

Pattern: Chunky Winter Cowl

Materials: 

Super bulky yarn, I used Lion-brand Wool-Ease Thick and Quick in Moonlight.

10mm crochet hook

 

 

Pattern:

This cowl is super fast to whip up! I found this Pattern for the Lorelei super scarf and fell in love with it. Instead of making a scarf I decided to turn it into a cowl. It’s a really simple and repetitive pattern.

I chained 27 and completed rows 1-4. I then repeated rows 2-4 until I had a total of 27 rows altogether.

After that, I slip stitched the beginning row and last row together. Weave in all the ends.

Simple as that.

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And of course my adorable little model…

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Will you make a scarf or cowl? Show me yours in the comments or follow and tag me on Instagram @evelynandpeter

Pattern: Side Saddle Slouchy Beanie

I recently saw a picture of the side saddle stitch and wanted to try it! It’s a really gorgeous stitch and once you have it memorized its pretty straightforward. I decided to make a beanie out of it and will be adding it to my craft market stash! Here is a good video tutorial if you need a visual. The only difference is we are turning our work and working in the round instead of going back and fourth in rows.

Materials:

Worsted Weight Yarn, I used Loops & threads urban yarn in oatmeal.

5mm Crochet Hook

Yarn Needle

Pattern: Amigurumi Whales

How cute are these tiny little whales?!? I wanted something that was quick to whip up and that I could make a bunch of. These guys will be going to craft fairs this fall. I’ll also be selling them on my Etsy shop! I found the Pattern for free on Ravelry, Check it out! The pattern is for the bigger whale, you will need safety eyes and fiberfill stuffing.

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He turned out so dang cute I decided to make one even smaller.

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I used size 10 Crochet thread to make the tiny guy and a size 1.5mm hook, following the exact same pattern. I used black embroidery thread for the eyes. It was really fun experimenting with such a small hook and thread. Don’t they look so cute together?

Tag me on Instagram and show me your whales you make!