Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Crocheted Boot Cuffs { Updated }


The last post I did for the crocheted boot cuffs had a lot of questions and problems with the pattern. So! I have an updated version. : )



Crochet Boot Cuff Supplies

Yarn: Any Medium Worsted Weight Yarn, I have used both Acrylic and Wool. Just choose a yarn that you really like. Don’t limit yourself!
Crochet Hook: Size J/6mm
Yarn Needle
Stitches Used
Chain (CH)
Half Double Crochet (HDC)



How to Crochet Boot Cuffs

First row: Loosely Chain 25 stitches
Second row: Skip two stitches (this makes your first Half Double Crochet) Then HDC in each stitch
Third row: CH 2 stitches, (this makes your first HDC). HDC into the back part of the loops across the whole row. (Crocheting into the back part of the stitches will give you the ribs)
Rows 4 – 24: Continue the rest of the boot cuff by repeating the instructions for the third row.
Finish: Tie off the end and then use your yarn needle to sew the ends together. Weave in the ends of Yarn.
Notes: You can make the boot cuffs wider of narrower. I did 24 rows which fits around the widest part of my calf that is 13.5”. It is okay if it is tight because they will stretch out as you wear them.
I hope this works better for everyone. : )

Monday, November 10, 2014

Being a Mom { 6 }

Little Claire is growing so fast! She will be 17 weeks tomorrow! She continues to sleep through the night, naps are rough but she is slowly getting back in the habit of normal nap times. She has been enjoying time on her tummy and thinks it is a great game to roll over every time I put her on her stomach. The other day she did roll from her back to her tummy though! She had me shocked, I don’t think she planned on rolling over, it just kinda happened.
Baby laughs, they are by far the cutest sound in the world! Claire will sometimes let one out when we kiss her cheek over and over, when we play peek-a-boo, or when Josh blows into her neck. She continues to generally be a happy girl, however she has had a bit of an attitude. The other day I set her in her crib so I could grab her outfit in the other room, well she didn’t like it so she squealed at me and smacked her feet rather hard on the mattress, then continued to glare and let out loud shouts. I have a feeling that this little girl is going to be very opinionated and vocal (which would be from her dad). lol
Drool, we have had a lot of drool! and everything goes in the mouth, from toys, clothes, blankets, her hands, our hands, pretty much anything she can get a hold of. It has mostly been her hands though because she is still learning how to pick stuff up and move them around. She has smacked herself in the face more than once or she gets too excited and tosses the toy way above her head. 
And now for picture time! There are a lot because she was so happy and I had a hard time narrowing it down.
Annnnd done….

Friday, November 7, 2014


Today I’m over at Skip to My Lou as part of the Bake Craft Sew & Crochet Along. I am sharing a boot socks crochet pattern perfect for holiday gift giving. In fact, you won’t want to miss all the handmade gift ideas! I have joined over 100 bloggers to share some amazing homemade gift ideas……..AND I get to be part of an amazing giveaway too. Keep reading…

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