Hats and Headbands

Hats and HeadbandsI wanted to share some hats & beanies that I donated in August. So what does 29 Headbands & 34 Beanies look like? Started these on Friday July 25th and they were ALL finished by Monday August 4th! My Mom helped with some of the hats and so did my Daughter & Son-in-law! Yep he loomed a hat! 

They went to an Orphanage in Zambia – You can read about the Mission HERE! Loved making them!  I have to see if I can get pics with the kids wearing them!  I would LOVE to see that!

I hope to be making some more hats for an Orphanage in Mexico that they go to more frequently.  I barely made a dent in the yarn that I have. 

If you are interested in helping out please let me know. We can get together at my house! I’ll want to plan a “Hookin’ Date” soon! Crocheters, Knitta’s and Loomers welcome! Just want to donate leave me a comment here or you can email me at yvonne@yvonnemetz.com

Hope you all have a great weekend! We’ve got a tournament this weekend so my time will be spent at the ball park! Yes, I’ll have my yarn & bag with me! Wait til you see what I’m working on. Maybe I’ll try to show you just a little teaser!

Happy Craftin’,
Yvonne Metz
Vista, Ca.

Crocheted Baby Monkey Lovey pattern links

Hi again!  Well here we go…let me just say that the blanket itself is a Granny Square!  I made my square about 15 x15 which includes the border.

Ok, next I am sharing a link for the Elephant and the a link for the Banana. I can’t post those directions for the banana since it’s from a magazine.
So here are the Links – This one is for the Blankets with all the different ones you can make http://brittasami.blogspot.se/2012/03/baby-blanket.html and the next one is where I found the banana http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/sock-monkey-cuddle-blanket  If you have any problems with them let me know.

Baby Girl Monkey 2So now for my directions for the monkey’s facial features:  I’ve never written a pattern so I’m going to do the best I can. They are pretty basic and easy I hope! Now you know we all have a different tension and I tend to crochet tight.

I used a size G Crochet Hook for all the features of the Monkey including ears and arms.

For the Head I used a size F hook.  This combo worked for me.  You’ll just have to play around and see what works for you after you make the Head.

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Whole lot of Monkey Business

HelloGroup Monkeys all!  Well I wanted to re-share this post from last month which was on the old blogging platform I was using.

I had an order for 4 of my Baby Loveys that I sell in my Etsy Shop.  The most popular one is the Crocheted Baby Ella the Elephant Lovey, next is this Monkey.  Well I absolutely LOVED how these babies came out and totally missed them when I had to ship them out!  I just love how the faces came out!

Gotta Love the Banana in the hand too!  I was asked if I had a pattern and gave out most of the links but I made the facial features myself and will post later tonight or early tomorrow.

I’ll post all the links for everything.

Thanks for stopping by and Happy Craftin’,

Yvonne Metz
Vista, Ca.

 

Welcome to my new blog!

First I just want to THANK you for visiting me here at YvonneMetz.com! I’ve moved my blogging platforms so I’m starting all over with a Fresh new site!

So where to begin? I’m creating this blog to share my love of crafting! Most of you know I’ve been crocheting for a very long time and for the last 12 yrs I’ve been a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator. You can that Blog HERE! I have also gotten into “some” sewing/quilting. Plus I’m always up for some good healthy recipes. I’ll for sure share any yummy recipes that I find.

Anyway, I’ll be sharing projects I’m working or have finished plus share where I found the patterns. I haven’t written a crochet pattern as of yet – BUT I do have one to share which will be coming soon! So stay tuned for that!
If you have any questions at all what so ever please don’t hesitate to either post a comment here or email: yvonne@yvonnemetz.com

Thanks for taking the time to stop by!

Happy Craftin’,
Yvonne Metz
Vista, Ca.