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Crocheted Butterfly Purse and Wallet

Pattern: JOVEN, Lisa’s Crocheted Butterfly, Chie Crochets Butterfly Pattern

Technique: Crochet with US H hook for the bag, US F hook for embellishments.

Yarn: Unnamed Pink Acrylic (4 oz); Patons Canadiana 00003 Black (3.5 oz); Patons Grace 60040 Black (1.75 oz)

Completed: November 2009

I designed this as I went along, which means that I’ll have to make another one in order to have a usable pattern. Basically the purse is crocheted in the round from the bottom up. The wallet is crocheted as a flat strip and then sewn down. The big black butterfly on the front of the purse and the small butterfly on the side were done in Patons Grace.

big butterfly close up

big butterfly close up

small butterfly close up

small butterfly close up

crocheted-wallet

I haven’t knit or crocheted since the end of Februrary. I lost the hook I was using to make Mami’s Shawl, and I’ve been too busy to try and figure out where I left off on my unfinished projects. I am feeling the desire though, so once I’ve updated the site, I’ll try to make sense of those WIPs.




© copyright 2010 www.joven-kids.com Crocheted Butterfly Purse

Floral Shawl Pattern from Patons Summer Crochet

Floral Shawl Pattern from Patons Summer Crochet

I finally started this in September ’09. It is about two inches wider than in the photo now. My plan is to finish it by Solstice and give to my mother. When I showed her what I had so far she really liked it so I think she’ll be pleasantly surprised that it is intended for her.


© copyright 2010 www.joven-kids.com Mami’s Shawl, Finally!

Knit Cap Sleeve Baby Sweater (front)

Knit Cap Sleeve Baby Tee (front)

Pattern: JOVEN

Yarn: Patons Bumblebee in Water Lily; 100% cotton

Technique: Machine Knit on the Ultimate Sweater Machine KP 1.0, Crocheted Hems and Collar with US hook.

Completion Date: June 2009

This knitted baby tee is an old project from way back in 2004. I had originally planned a knitted collar but I wasn’t happy with how things were looking that way. I re-knit that collar 3 times over the past two years in order to finally decide on the crochet collar. I would knit the collar, put the project down for a few weeks and then decide that I didn’t like it. After that I wouldn’t touch it again for quite a while before I tried again. I’m happy with how this crocheted collar worked out. It gives structure to the soft, loosely draped, cotton. The sleeves and bottom hem received the same treatment- rows of single crochet in the round. See the back.

The sweater pictured above is the 3 -6 month size. I gave it to my son’s speech therapist who went on maternity leave after seeing him weekly for 2 years.

I’m writing patterns for other sizes so you can order your own sweater now even though I haven’t made an order page for the site. Simply use this contact form and you can place an order that way. Right now you can order one in white, green and baby blue.


© copyright 2009 www.joven-kids.com Knit Cap Sleeve Baby Tee

Pattern: JOVEN

Yarn: Top- Bernat Handicrafter Cotton in White*, Elann Sonata in 2355 Tapestry Blue, Patons Grace in Sky; Skirt- Bernat Cotton Tots in Wonder White

Technique: Top- Single Crochet with US ? hook, Skirt- Stockinette on USM KP 2.5

Completed: August 2007

I love these baby dolls. I’ve never seen anything like these in brick and mortar stores- not that I’m looking around much being that I have 3 boys who don’t really care for dolls. When my cousin lamented not being able to find a latina baby doll, I bought a case of these and made her a dress. Two more dolls are slated to be holiday gifts so I need to start making their dresses right away.

My problem is that while I took detailed notes, I FORGOT TO WRITE DOWN THE HOOK SIZE! DUH!!! I’m guessing it’s an F Hook. I’ll know for sure when I make them. The back closes with velcro.

*This is a baby weight yarn, not worsted. I don’t have the ball band. I bought bags of this years ago. My guess is that it’s discontinued.

© copyright 2007 www.joven-kids.com Baby Doll Dress

100% Cotton Baby Hats, Crocheted with Hand Knit Ribbing

Pattern: JOVEN

Yarn: Patons Bumblebee Baby Cotton in Waterlily

Technique: Half Double Crochet with US F hook, knit ribbing with 3.5mm circular needles

Completed: January 2007

These took a while to finish because I kept putting them down to work on other projects. However, if I were to work on them straight through, they would probably take about 4 hours each to complete.

I didn’t get good enough pictures so I’ll have to make another one for the store. Once that’s done, people will be able to order them. If any of you readers want one before then, let me know. I’m perfectly willing to make them. These hats are so cute, you will LOVE them.

© copyright 2007 www.joven-kids.com Two Baby Hats