This gray and white granny square ended up being a dog cape for our black pit bull, Ellie. It was completed after the holidays. The completed project had a gray ruffle and red ribbons sewn into each end. I crochet a gray collar that went around Ellie's neck. The biggest problem with crocheting a dog cape is that it doesn't stay on the dog very well without an attachment underneath the front legs. I will keep that in mind for my next project.
This pink and multi-color was supposed to be an end runner for my daughter, Nicole's bed. It's still a work in progress. I have more patches that have been completed and collected (hoarded). I just haven't sewn them all together. It's already good sized. I think the reason why this was not finished was due to the fact that I wanted to go over the top for my daughter. I wanted to make her something fabulous and great. I knew it was going to take more time and energy to do that. I got to the point where I was just tired of making little squares. It was too repetitious. I got tired of it and quit. I still have the materials to finish this project. I just have to acquire the motivation to complete it.
This baby afghan was completed prior to Christmas holiday. It was for my niece, Callie Elaine. I did not know that my sister picked a black leather rocking chair. Once Monica arranged the blanket over the rocking chair, it looked very nice -- better than I had planned. Some people prefer pastels for baby colors, but I do like darker colors because it's an easy blanket to put over for breastfeeding. It hides the shadows better than a lighter blanket. It hides stains. When babies poop and spit up, it can be completely messy. I chose more of a utility afghan. I think it will be put to good use.
This is a head band/earwarmer. I had some red scrap yarn, and tried to freehand copy a headband I saw on a facebook crochet group. I did not know how to crochet flowers. That was the first time I had ever done that. I started with the smaller flower petals and worked my way out. So far, so good so I must be doing something right. It turned out great. I have considered working with more neutral colors like warm browns, off whites, and grays. One of my friends had a fluffy baby pink head band that she bought for $20 at a store. It takes me less than an hour to crochet these, and yarn is $2.88. If a person can crochet, they can make about 3-5 out of one yarn. It's a good idea for a crochet business. The women really like these.
This is a simple red beanie. It's more of the same scrap yarn. The ribbon was actually wrapping from a present my daughter received on her birthday. We tied it on there to see how it would look. It looked okay. I think a different ribbon would be better. This hat ended up being a gift for my sister, Laurie. I also made an identical one for my mom.
The next two pictures are of a scarf I crocheted. It was simple and took about a day to finish. I ended up giving it to Laurie. It's a simple red scarf with a ruffle.
This is a baby doll dress. My daughter had the twin Baby Alive dolls. They look like infant babies. I free handed my own pattern by looking at the doll, and tailored it to the size and shape of the doll. The top is a double crochet, and it took a long while to pull it tight. The bottom skirt is a V-stitch. I also added a ruffle at the ending just to dress it up a little. It looks wonderful on the doll. I had not thought of gray as a good baby doll color. Whenever I think of babies, I think it must be pastels. I broke that rule, and I think it turned out just fine. I wanted to crochet Nicole a matching dress, but she thought that was going too far so this was the end result. I liked it. I will have to post a picture of the dress on doll.