Crafty Boho Wallhanger

Good Morning and hello May!! I swear this year has gone by so fast already And thank god, I think it’s safe to say that winter is FINALLY over here in Michigan!

Ok! Lets talk about the latest trend in crochet! The Crafty Boho Wallhanger! This pattern is to die for you guys! Ashley over at A Crafty Concept has done it yet again!

I dont know about you guys, but the puff stitch used to intimidate the crap out of me, but Ashley makes it fun. I can whip out one of these in 20 minutes (6inch hoop size).  I was joking with Ashley that I would need a room in my house just for my Boho wallhangers…lol….I wish I was joking!!! Once you start…you wont stop. I can promise that!

This pattern is so easy to follow and you can customize these anyway that you want! I have so many ideas that are going to make my brain burst!

You can make the boho wall hanger virtually any size that you want, add flowers, buttons, fringe, YOU NAME IT!

These are the rings I used for the pattern. It calls for a 10inch hoop, but I customized mine with a 6 inch hoop.

6 Inch Hoops

Here is the link to her pattern. I promise that you will NOT be dissapointed!

Crafty Boho Wallhanger Pattern

A huge thank you to Ashley over at A Crafty Concept for always inspiring all of us with her amazing patterns!!!

 Keep an eye out on my Instagram for more Crafty Boho Wallhangers to come!

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Stay Crafty My Friends!

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Campfire fingerless Gloves

Here is my newest FREE pattern! I hope you guys enjoy it!!

Campfire Gloves

By: West Michigan Designs

Supplies

Worsted weight yarn

5.5 mm hook

Scissors

Yarn needle

Fingerless Gloves Body-

*Round 1- Foundation HDC 24 times , Join, Ch 2

*Round 2- Skip 1. Dc. Go back to skipped stitch and DC in stitch. Repeat until you finish your round, join, chain 2. Repeat this for a total of 4 rounds

*Round 5- HDC, CH 4. Skip 4. HDC in each around, join, chain 2.

*Round 6- Repeat round 2

*Round 7- HDC in first 10, HDC decrease, HDC in 10 stitches, decrease, join, chain 2

*Round 8- Repeat round 2

*Round 9- HDC in first 9, decrease, HDC in 9 stitches, decrease, join, chain 2.

*Round 10- repeat round 2

*Round 11- HDC in first 7, decrease, HDC in 7 stitches, decrease, join,

Ribbing– chain 7, SC in each stitch, slip stitch in two stitches on round 9, chain 1 and turn. SC 7 times going up the original chain 7. Keep repeating this until you reach the beginning of your ribbing. Stitch both ends together and youโ€™re finished!!

Thank you for supporting my small business. I would greatly appreciate it if you did not sell or alter this pattern a lot of hard work & hair pulling goes into every written pattern ๐Ÿ˜œ

DIY Camper Upgrade

I absolutely love ANYTHING that is DIY! My fiancรฉ and I purchased our 2008 forest river camper last summer. We have 6 kids all together and this seemed like the perfect thing for us!! We all know that camper manufacturers LOVE the ugly wood panels ๐Ÿ˜‚ now some of you may be shaking your head because you like the wood panels, we on the other hand did not. After searching the internet, Pinterest and basically every other source I could, I finally decided to just give it a go! I had some great help from a RV group I belong to on Facebook ( The RV Bunch) and also had ALOT of help from one of my best friends Becky ๐Ÿ˜ we had a blast painting, because well…..the guys didn’t want too and we did!

Here are some before photos…

We wanted something modern, and yet something that was comfortable, if that makes sense. There were definitely somethings we have learned along the way and we are still working on the camper, but I wanted to give people the opportunity to see what we’re doing and what we’ve been using so far in case there are other people who have the same questions that we did!!!! I will list the supplies that we have used and that have worked best for US.

When it came to primer, thank god for the RV group!! The Glidden Gripper was a life saver and works AMAZING!!

Primer

Paint brushes: do NOT go cheap with brushes! I learned this! I spent $5 on 1 brush. I used the 2″ brush and a 2.5″ brush. These worked the best!

Paint rollers: foam rollers worked best for me and I loved these over any other roller. But use what works best for you!

Paint: we bought our interior paint here

Paint

We just had them mix the gray that we wanted and then we used white paint on the walls and cabinets in the kitchen/living area

Pads for cabinets:ย Cabinet Tabs

We wanted to purchase these peel and stick backplash tiles, but it was too expensive for us, they sure are beautiful though!

Peel and Stick Backsplash

Here are the work in progress photos!! I’m beyond excited with how this is turning out!!!

We still have a lot of work to do, but this has been something so fun for us to do! Our first camping trip is the second weekend in May! Then in June we are getting married and will be at the campground for a full week! I’m so excited!!

But before I go, here are somethings I have learned along the way….

*if it is cold outside, use a space heater or turn the heat on in your camper

*dont go cheap when it comes to paint brushes and rollers

*ask for help if you need it!

*DO NOT rush!!

*Have fun & make your camper your home!

Thank you everyone who gave us tips and answered all the questions that I had!! I will be posting again once we finally finish the camper!

Merry Christmas Eve!

I hope all of you are enjoying your holiday!!!! We’ve been crazy busy over here with all of our last minute shopping ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚ but of course I had to find time to crochet!!! I found this paid pattern over on Rthingscreations Etsy site!!! I absolutely love this pattern texture and how easy the pattern is! It’s very well written & I am beyond obsessed with how it looks!!!!

I loved how it was working up and then when I finished the hat I just knew I HAD to add a Pom-pom to the top!!!!

I PROMISE you guys will not be disappointed when you purchase this pattern!!!

I hope you have a very merry Christmas!!! ๐ŸŽ„

Christmas orders!

Hello readers!! ๐Ÿคฉ

Is anyone else taken over by Christmas orders?! I am mailing out three packages today and another three tomorrow! After that, I have 12 hats and 7 fingerless gloves sets left to make! ๐Ÿ˜ฎ๐Ÿ˜ฎ BUT!!! I can do this! I hope everyone else is keeping their head above the yarn!!

Here is a peak at a custom order I did today!

I’m in love with the color combo this customer wanted.

Heyy Baby Beanie <– free pattern!! And don’t stop there!! Her patterns are awesome! They work up so quick!!

I hope everyone is doing good! Thank you so much for checking out the blog!

The Layla Bun Beanie

Hey guys!! Here it is!! My newest free pattern!!!!

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The Layla Bun Hat
By: West Michigan Designs

Supplies:
*6.00mm hook
*4 ply worsted weight yarn (i used crafters secret from Hobby Lobby)
*Yarn Needle
*Scissors

Sizing is for a teen/adult but if you decrease your hook size to a 5.00 mm hook youโ€™ll be able to have a kid size

Stitches:
SIngle Crochet (SC)

Bean Stitch: Insert hook in next st, YO and pull up a loop (2 loops on hook), YO in same stitch and pull up a loop (4 loops on hook), YO in same stitch once more and pull up a loop (6 loops on hook), YO and pull through all 6 loops on hook, ch 1 to complete stitch.

Bean Stitch Decrease: Insert hook in next st, YO and pull up a loop (2 loops on hook), YO in same stitch and pull up a loop (4 loops on hook), YO in next stitch once more and pull up a loop (6 loops on hook), YO and pull through all 6 loops on hook, ch 1 to complete
stitch.

 

**when you bean stitch, you will always skip a stitch between each bean stitch!!**

Brim-
Chain 10, SC in second chain from hook, chain 1 and turn, *SC in the back loop of each of the 9 stitches.* continue from * to * until you have 55 rows.
Use your crochet hook to slip stitch the two ends of your brim together, chain 1.

Hat Body-
Round 1: SC 60 times around the side of your brim, slip stitch and chain 1.
Rounds 2-8: Bean Stitch until you reach the beginning, chain 1 and TURN. Turning feels weird with a beanie, but this is the way to get the bean stitch to work properly in the round!
Round 10: *Bean stitch in next 3 stitches, bean stitch decrease* Repeat * to *

Round 11: *Bean Stitch in next 2 stitches, bean stitch decrease* Repeat * to *

Round 12: *Bean stitch in next 1 stitch, bean stitch decrease* Repeat * to * Finish off!

Thank you for supporting my small business! Please do not alter or sell this pattern as your own.
Stay warm & Crochet on!

Cactus Pillow

Have you ever walked past a cactus and thought…just one touch won’t hurt? Well..it’s gonna hurt lol ๐Ÿ˜‚ but!! What I made won’t hurt! It’s meant to cuddle!

Scrolling through Pinterest I found this adorable cactus pillow. Of course I didn’t have the bulky yarn that the pattern called for but that didn’t stop me. I pulled out my 6.5mm hook and worsted weight yarn and I made this pillow!

I think it’s one of the cutest pillows ever and since cacti are in right now, this is perfect!!

The pattern is great because you can use any size yarn and any size hook!!!

I’m offering custom orders for them for $20, which I don’t think is bad. I hate pricing stuff because I always feel like I’m underselling my stuff or I’m charging too much, but I felt comfortable with the price I chose.

You can find this FREE pattern at the link below

Cactus Pillow

I hope you guys enjoy the pattern as much as I did!

Stay crafty & Crochet on!

Penelope Dress!

(Photo from Sewrellas Blog)

When it comes to finding crochet patterns that are easy to read, have photos and list all the supplies needed…it feels like you fall down a deep hole of millions of patterns! Ive been so sick of the same old crochet patterns! I’m tired of making hats, cozys, and scarves! YOU GUYS! stop looking!! Sewrella just came out with this beautiful dress pattern! it is so simple & yet so elegant! her instructions are very easy to read, every single supply is listed and better yet….its made with 4 ply yarn! I always get so frustrated when I fall in love with a pattern and it calls for a weight of yarn that I don’t have in my stash (lol).

This dress could be dressed up or even worn comfortably!! The possibilities are endless!!! So many color options and varieties!

I have started my Penelope dress and I cannot wait to have it finished!

So to sum this up, if you want a beginner friendly, easy to read, beautiful dress pattern…look no more!

if you want an ad free/printer friendly version, head over to sewrella’s etsy site for the very reasonably priced pattern!

Sewrella Etsy

Click the link below for the FREE pattern on Sewrella’s blog!

Penelope Dress

Thank you to Sewrella for letting me use her photo for my blog post!

Stay crafty & Crochet on!

New yarn colors?!

So I was walking around Joann Fabrics and I had a cart full of yarn, because we always need more yarn right?!? ๐Ÿ˜‚ I turned the isle and to my surprise I saw all these new colors!!!!! I was so excited! I put ALL the yarn I had in my cart away and just had to get five of these new colors!!! I’m currently working with one right now and they are so fun! I love how the colors are random and how it looks!!! I’ll update once I get hats finished in this yarn! โค๏ธ

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