Just sharing a little something

So just a little Sneak Peek of what I was working on yesterday…..I’ll share more later promise! Of course if you follow my Facebook page then you’ve already seen them! LOL!   I saw this pattern from another “Crocheter” Blogger that I’ve been following since forever. I want to say it started with her cute Owl Hat Pattern. Sarah Zimmerman at Repeat Crafter Me shared this super adorable Bear and I just had to make one.  If you are a fellow crochet check out her Blog for the pattern. It works up super FAST and EASY!  She’s got some awesome patterns on her Blog and they are absolutely awesome!  I’ll post the finished project tomorrow morning.  Until then thanks for stopping by!
Happy Craftin’
Yvonne Metz

Something new in my Etsy Shop

Just when you thought it was save to get back in the water! LOL!  I’ve been wanting to make one of these Shark Blankets in like forever! I mean I’ve got the Mermaids down….now it’s time for the Sharks. Love how this came out and it is now in my Etsy Shop. In time for any Shark Lover. With Christmas around the corner and all!  Click HERE to get to the listing.  Click the photo for a larger image.  I’ve got more to share so check back soon!  Thanks for stopping by and as always….

Happy Craftin’,
Yvonne Metz
Vista, Ca.

What’s been happening you ask?

A whole heck of alot! Wow it’s been extremely busy here in my house with Crocheting and Stampin’ and now Baseball – OH and Yes Back to school! LOL!  But it’s ALL be absolutely Awesome!  My last post “Life Happens” I told you about the Store in San Clemente (Outlet Mall) well it’s been going awesome!  I’m going to share with you a few of the things that have in the store!  Here are some of my goodies!  I’ve got more items, hats, Mermaid  Blankets….maybe even a Shark Blanket – Which I just finished! Will share soon! Thanks for stopping by and if you are in the San Clemente area head over to the Gift  Boutique &  Home Decor store next to Levi’s – There are some AMAZING Vendors and nice Handcrafted items! If you are looking for that Unique gift – you’re bound to find something there!

Have a great day!
Yvonne Metz

Life Happens

I know long time no post….so much has happened since I last posted!  From my son’s baseball, end of school stuff and work? OH and can we add surgery in that mix! Yes LOTS going on! BUT have to say lots of great things happening too! So I’m posting the news!

So in San Clemente, Ca. they have an Outlet Mall which I’ve seen since they started building it! My friend’s friend opened a Consignment Store there! Yes I’ve got some items in there and there are LOTS of great Vendors too! Opening weekend was July 15th and it was just awesome! Such talent from these local vendors and the store is “Gift Boutique & Home Decor”.  There are some paintings that I’ll get photos of as they are absolutely STUNNING!!  If you are in the area you’ve got to stop by and check it out! After all it is Christmas in July!

So as you can see this is another thing that has been keeping me busy! I did get a Custom Order for a Blanket which I’m almost done with. Had to give my hand a rest!  I’ll share that when I’m done with it!
Thanks for stopping by and Happy Craftin – Yvonne Metz

Crochet 3 Color Katniss Hat

May already! So much going on! It’s just never ending here in my household! I’ve also had my Grandson come and visit and well everything else goes out the window! That one has got this “Nana” wrapped around his little finger! I just can’t get enough of him!

I’ve had many Baby Gifts in the last few weeks that I’ve been doing and am still not done! I’ll share those a little later this week! I wanted to share the last video that I did which is the 3 Color Katniss hat! I’m so in Love with this texted hat!  The color combos are endless!

Enjoy the video and if you have any questions don’t hesitate to ask!

Thanks for stopping by and Happy Craftin’,

Yvonne Metz

 

 

Want to learn how to Crochet?

Happy Saturday All and it’s April Fool’s Day!  Well no fooling around here! LOL!  I had been asked to do some Beginner Crochet Tutorials for some time now. So I have finally done a Crochet Mini Series!  I’m posting the play list that I created below.  I’ll be sharing more things I’ve been working a little later today!

As always thanks for stopping by!

Yvonne Metz

 

Child Size Messy Bun Owl Hat

Boy February has just flown by! Where did the time go? Well some of it went by with a visit with my Grandson! LOVE when that happens! Then there’s my son who plays Baseball & Basketball – well Basketball is coming to a close so it’ll be Baseball only. OH and he’s umpiring now too! WE are always busy, busy with something! It’s great though totally keeps him busy and out of trouble! LOL!

With all this going on this month I managed to do another video.  It’s another great pattern by Diana Borgstrom  called “Messy Bun Owl Hat” –  It’s absolutely adorable!  Just had to share her Photo too!  This is a child size hat and the pattern can be found on her FB Group Crochet Messy Bun.

Video is below!  I’ve got more shares for you and hope to post tomorrow. If not next week for sure!

 

Thanks for stopping by and as always……Happy Craftin’,
Yvonne Metz
Vista, CA.


 

 

Chunky Messy Bun Beanie

Happy Tuesday All!  Just wanted to post a super QUICK and EASY pattern for all you Messy Bun Lovers! This one was inspired by “Alexis Middleton” (PersiaLou) from her Chunky Style Hat that I saw on YouTube! It is super EASY and Quick to make also very addicting! Great Stash Buster too!  Click HERE for her Video of a FULL hat!  I’m adding the PDF I created and yes another super quick video for those who can’t read patterns and are more visual! So get out your #6 Super Bulky Yarn and get Hookin”!

Materials Used:
Yarn: Lion Brand Wool Ease Thick n Quick- Black
Hook size:  P/Q 15.0 mm (Brand Clover Amour)

Stitch Abbreviation:
Ch – Chain
Sl st – slip stitch
DC – Double Crochet
SC – Single Crochet
BLO – Back Loop Only

Note *** ch 2 does not count as a stitch unless noted.

Instructions:  **Ch 10 or 12 – (Depending on how big you want your opening)  join with sl st to form a ring, ch 2
Rnd 1 – 24 DC into the ring, join, ch 2 (24 dc)
Rnd 2 – 5 – DC into each DC around, join, ch2  (24 dc) Measures 5 ½”

**Brim – Rnd 6 – 8:  in BLO SC in each stitch across, join, ch 1 (24 sc)

Finish off and weave in ends

PDF File – Under 30 minute Chunky Messy

*****Please don’t sell this pattern as your own as it was modified and shared freely!  You may sell the finished product!

That’s it you’re done!  Happy Messy Bun Making!  As always, thanks for stopping by!

Yvonne Metz

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The Mindless Messy Bun Hat

Happy Saturday all! Well just had to share this extremely easy Messy Bun Hat I made the other night! I wanted something that I totally didn’t have to think about while crocheting and this is what I came up with!  The “Mindless” Messy Bun Hat.  Click for pattern – Mindless Messy Bun Hat

This one is done from the Brim up and is all HDC’s (half double crochet) except the brim which is done in sc’s (single crochet). This works up extremely fast which is another Woo Hoo! Oh there’s also a video below the instructions.

 

Mindless Messy Bun Hat
Teen/Adult Size – fits 19 – 22 inch head

Materials Used:

Yarn: Loops & Thread Charisma – Chocolate Cupcake #5 Bulky
Hook: L/8mm Hook
Extras – Tapestry/Yarn Needle

Stitch Abbreviations:
Ch – Chain
sc – Single Crochet
hdc – Half Double Crochet
hdc2tog – half double crochet 2 together or also called HDC Dec – half double crochet decrease
YO – Yarn Over
sl st – slip stitch

Note: HDC2TOG – YO insert hook in next stitch, pull up a loop, YO insert hook in next stitch, You’ll have 5 Loops on your hook – YO and pull through all 5 loops on your hook. This is your HDC Decrease or HDC2TOG.

Instructions:

Brim: Ch 6
Row 1:  sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across, ch1, turn (5 sc)
Row 2: sc in next sc, sc in BLO in next 3 sc, sc in last sc, ch1, turn (5 sc)
Row 3 – 48: Repeat Row 2
Note – This for me worked up to about 19″ – my head is about 21 1/2 – this stretches so make sure you MEASURE around your own head as you go along. It will also stretch with wear.  If you are making for a child – there are many charts out there with basic head measurements.

Closing the Brim – Bring both ends together and sl st down going through both thicknesses. This is your seam so make sure you turn it inside before you start your Hat part. If you choose to.

Hat Part: ch 2 doesn’t count as a stitch unless otherwise noted
Row 1: ch 2, HDC evenly all around the brim, join to hdc, ch 2 (48 hdc)
Row 2 – 7: HDC in each across, join to hdc, ch 2 (48 hdc)  ***From Brim to here measured just a tad over 5″

Decreasing:
Row 8: (hdc in next 2 stitches, hdc2tog) – Repeat () around, join to hdc, ch 2 (26 hdc)
Row 9: (hdc in next 2 stitches, hdc2tog) – Repeat () around, join to hdc, ch 2 (27hdc)
Row 10: (hdc in next 2 stitches, hdc2tog) – Repeat () around, join to hdc, ch 2 (21 hdc)
FO – and weave in all yarn ends with your needle.

Hope you enjoyed this SUPER easy “Mindless” messy bun hat!  Questions comments leave me a comment!

 

 

 

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Basket Weave Messy Bun Hat

Well another post! What 2 over the weekend??? LOL!  I know right! Well I’m really trying to share more this year.
I wanted to share another pattern from my gal pal Diana from the Netherlands – It’s her Basket Weave Hat pattern. Been wanting to make one of these in like forever.  There is also a video I did for this one – which will be posted on the bottom.

I just love these textured hat.  Again if you are looking for her FREE patterns for now they are only posted in the Facebook Group “Crochet Messy Bun“.
Well hope you have a great rest of your weekend.  Questions? Don’t hesitate to contact me or comment below.

As always thank you for stopping by and…..

Happy Craftin’,
Yvonne Metz
Vista, CA.

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