Have you been wondering if I would be sharing a shell stitch beanie pattern or the ditty bag in waves for USO babies? Me, too!
Sometimes life hands you a left hook –
and I don’t mean so one can be an ambidextrous crocheter.
With life hooks in mind, the third pattern for USO babies is one that arrived in my e-mailbox rather than the one that landed on my hook via my creative brainwaves.
Can you guess which one it will be?
It is the …
Shells are Swell Beanie
When this little number arrived several weeks after I designed the Ditty Diaper Bag in Shell Stitch, I knew it was a gotta-make-this kind of pattern!
With no further ado, here’s the link to the FREE pattern from Red Heart for the Shells are Swell Beanie.
To make the baby hat, I used a smaller hook and worsted weight yarn.
Navy Baby Ditty Diaper Bag in Waves Stitch
For those who were hoping I’d post the pattern for the Navy Baby Ditty Diaper Bag in Waves Stitch, here’s a lead on how to make one yourself.
Inspired By …
The Navy Baby Ditty Diaper Bag pattern was inspired by the waves stitch rows in this Fantasy Blanket on Ravelry.If you don’t have a Ravelry account, it’s easy to sign up – and it’s FREE!
How to Turn a Blanket into a Bag
- If my life’s hook leans back center, I’ll come back with the written pattern for the wave bag. In the meantime, here’s how I took different stitches from the same
- Navy Baby Ditty Diaper Bag in Shell Stitch
- Navy Baby Ditty Diaper Bag in ZigZag Stitch
- and turned them into bags:
For the Ditty Diaper Bag in Waves, follow the general instructions for the other two bags, substituting the wave stitch.
Enjoy playing with patterns! The nice part about crochet is: if you don’t catch the first wave, rip it out and catch the next one!
REALITY CHECK: Some seasons are better suited to designing, writing, testing, tweaking, proofreading, testing, tweaking, and publishing patterns than other seasons. For a bit, I’ll be in a season of sharing others’ patterns in conjunction with Causes to Craft For, thankful for their prep work behind the scenes. And hopefully one day, I’ll return to pattern designing again. For now, I will be content to hook you up with pattern and cause!
More Creativity for a Cause
- Crochet for a Cause: American Military
- Crochet for a Cause: Butterfly Babies
- Operation Art: Crafting for Operation Christmas Child
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