A Simple Knit Poncho Pullover

simple-knit-poncho-pullover

Hi, friends. Today I’d like to show you the latest creation of mine – a simple knit poncho pullover.

I added the term poncho to the name because it kind of resembles one, don’t you think?

 
 

simple-knit-poncho-pullover

I made this little poncho for my almost 2 years old son (dear little Mr. P, I apologize for the shimmery yarn, let’s just call it festive, shall we?… you wore it around Christmas, after all… please don’t hold it against me when you’re 18, Mama just craved to work with this yarn so very much).

Anyways, I present this project to you as an inspiration, just an idea how a lovely poncho can be made in such an incredibly easy way. Just have a look…

 
 

simple-knit-poncho-pullover

This is it.

I think there’s a chance this might be the simplest pullover to knit ever – it is made as one simple rectangular piece with a head opening/hole made half-way through.

 
 

simple-knit-poncho-pullover

Once you’re done with your knit rectangle, you just fold it in half and sew the seams on both sides, leaving enough room for arms to go through.

 
 

simple-knit-poncho-pullover

You can even make a cute neck (I was going for something like a cowl neck/turtle neck here), but it would look great without any neck at all, I am sure (I made mine on circular needles).

 
 

simple-knit-poncho-pullover

I chose my favorite cable pattern to knit this poncho pullover (of course), however, this project can be easily made using any pattern you like, getting as easy as using only the knit stitch for the whole project.

But beware, this thing can get pretty addictive (I am currently on my fifth pullover (haha) – I am trying different patterns and adding sleeves to the project while still maintaining the ‘knit-as-one-piece’ principle – I will share more on that in one of my following posts).

Enjoy!

With lots of love,

Petra

A Book

sticker picture book for babies

Hi friends!

Yep, I am still alive. And doing fine. Thanks for asking… (well, actually, quite a few of you have really asked and I have this to tell you – you are SO sweet, whether you asked or not 🙂 )!

Although my blogging activity as of late might be suggesting something else, I am here and crafting away. Forever 🙂 .

When I was planning the introduction to this post, I thought it would be great to tell you that you couldn’t see me here for so long because I have been using all the time of no-blogging to write a book. Because I am such a busy bee. And that would be, my friends, a lie. Ha-ha. That time was in fact spent being a full time Mom. It’s that simple. 🙂 But that thing with a book would not be so untrue because I actually made one. Last night.

 
 

sticker picture book for babies

And this is it.

 
 

sticker picture book for babies

A sticker Christmas book for my little baby.

 
 

sticker picture book for babies

Because when it comes to toys, one thing we are sure of over here… books are the choice number one. That baby of ours turns those pages like nobody’s business.

So, the other night, I gathered my Christmas sticker and gift tag collection and made a little present for Mr. P.

I had a blast putting it together!

 
 

sticker picture book for babies

There is a page with a stocking.

 
 

sticker picture book for babies

There is a page with a penguin.

 
 

sticker picture book for babies

There is a snowman page.

 
 

sticker picture book for babies

And a few other pages full of sweetness.

 
 

sticker picture book for babies

My little boy likes his new book very much… and my heart could not be happier.

I hope I will be bringing more projects here on this page soon. This is a place I love very much and I am so thrilled when there’s something new waiting for you over here.

With lots of love,

Petra

NOTE: If you’d like to try making a similar baby book project, to be on the safe side, I recommend using some strong glue to make the stickers adhere perfectly or even laminating the pages of the book to withstand the severe scrutiny possibly performed by a baby. 🙂

FUN FACT: The 3D effect that you can see in the pictures was swiftly changed into a 2D effect after the first use. 🙂

IMPORTANT FACT: I love you. 🙂

P.S.: I wish you a very Happy Holiday season.

 

New Pattern – Crochet Hats For Baby’s First 3 Years

crochet pattern - crochet hats for baby's first year

With the colder days fast approaching I thought it would be good to make a hat for my little five months old baby. So I went ahead, did some yarn shopping (the sweetest thing everrr) and supplied my shelves with some really luscious and soft yarn, Red Heart Soft to be precise. Then I happily proceeded to making the hat and in the process of crocheting it I realized it would be sweet if I could create a whole set of hats, from newborn to 3 years old. That could come in really handy. So I did it and love this new collection. I will definitely use it to make hats for my little Mr.P as he gets bigger and I might even use it later when/if another little one arrives.

Of course, I have put together a pattern to share with you, perhaps you’ll find it handy too.

 

crochet pattern - crochet hats for baby's first year

The pattern contains instructions for 5 hat sizes: newborn, 0-3 months old, 3-6 months old, 6-12 months old and 12-36 months old.

The hats have cute little ears, because, well, they are just so cute. The ears are not sewn to the hat but I used a little trick instead to attach them to the hat as they are being crocheted.

 

crochet pattern - crochet hats for baby's first year

The pattern, as usual, includes a written part followed by a very detailed step-by-step tutorial (with 38 pictures).

You can find the pattern HERE and HERE.

 

crochet pattern - crochet hats for baby's first year

Happy crocheting!

Sending love,

Petra

New Pattern – The Easiest Crochet Baby Slippers (Age 0-3 Months)

the easiest crochet baby slippers pattern - age 0-3 months

Hi friends!

I am stopping by to show you my newest project, the thing that has been keeping me busy for the past few days. It’s baby slippers, designed to fit little feet from 0 to 3 months.

As you can see, I made many. Especially because they are so easy to whip up. And once I made a pair in one color combination, another one popped up in my mind immediately so I just had give that one a try as well. To my astonishment, this process led me to 12 pairs altogether. Haha. I love them all.

If you’d like to make these crocheted slippers too, you can find all the necessary details and step-by-step pictures in my pattern shops here or here.

And here are a few more pictures I took for the inspiration…

 

the easiest crochet baby slippers pattern - age 0-3 months

the easiest crochet baby slippers pattern - age 0-3 months

the easiest crochet baby slippers pattern - age 0-3 months

the easiest crochet baby slippers pattern - age 0-3 months

the easiest crochet baby slippers pattern - age 0-3 months

the easiest crochet baby slippers pattern - age 0-3 months

the easiest crochet baby slippers pattern - age 0-3 months

the easiest crochet baby slippers pattern - age 0-3 months

Happy crocheting!

With love,
Petra