Bottoms & Bows!

Haley’s Crochet Creations and I are teaming up to help some mommies and babies in need!   Bottoms & Bows is a bundle that includes one pack of diapers and one bow (for girls) or bow tie (for boys)!  The bundles will be delivered to three pregnancy centers- one in Seattle, WA, Benton, AR, and Dallas, TX!  The bundles will be delivered on June 1st.

This is where YOU come in!

You can help us by purchasing one of these bundles for $15!  Our goal is to deliver 100 Bottoms & Bows bundles to these precious babies and their mommies! We are hoping to spread some love and encouragement through these bundles and we can’t do it without your help.

I can’t take any credit for this awesome Idea! Haley may live in Washington, but her heart is the size of Texas!  When she told me her idea I knew immediately I wanted to be a part of it! Please help us by sharing this post with friends, family, and on social media outlets to help get the word out! Check our Facebook and Instagram pages for updates and progress on our goal!

Haley’s Crochet Creations:  Facebook & Instagram

Ramsileigh Crochet: Facebook & Instagram

To purchase one of these bundles you can click the image below!  PLEASE NOTE you will NOT be receiving any items with this purchase.  They money goes straight to diapers and supplies for bows.  Thank you for your donation!

 

Cotton Dish Cloths {FREE PATTERN}

Cotton Dish Cloths {FREE PATTERN}

I have been trying to find Summer crochet patterns to share with you now that it’s getting warmer! I shared a pattern for some seashell coasters with you a few weeks ago!  I was browsing Pinterest and found this simple pattern for some cotton dish cloths and I LOVE the way they turned out!  You can find the pattern HERE!

Cotton Dish Cloths {FREE PATTERN}

Materials:

  • Worsted weight COTTON yarn! I prefer I Love This Cotton yarn by Hobby Lobby
  • I hook
  • H hook
  • Scissors
  • Yarn needle

Cotton Dish Cloths {FREE PATTERN}

For my starting chain I use a size I hook and then switch to a size H hook to complete the rest of the pattern.  This helps the dishcloth to be the same tightness on both ends.  My dish cloths came out to be an 8×8 square!

Cotton Dish Cloths {FREE PATTERN}

I absolutely love the texture that this simple pattern gives me!  These cotton dish cloths are great for washing dishes and wiping down counter tops!  They have also held up great in the washing machine!

Cotton Dish Cloths {FREE PATTERN}

I made some “crocheted with love” labels for mine!

Here are a few similar labels I found on Pinterest! You can download them for FREE:

Happy Crocheting!

Ramsi Leigh

Crochet Photo Props For Photographers!

 I’m hosting a little contest on my Instagram page!  I’m in serious need of some professional photos of my crochet items and would love to provide free crochet photo props to photographers who would be willing to let me use their photos!  The photographer would always get credit for their photos and social media/blog references!  It’s hard to get noticed in this big world! Why not help each other out?

To enter, all you have to do is upload your favorite newborn photo, use #ramsileighphoto, and tag @ramsileigh_crochet on Instagram!  In one week I will choose 5 photographers to send free crochet photo props!

Here are some crochet photo props I’ve made:  Giraffe Photo Prop Set by Ramsileigh Crochet    Fisherman Photo Props by Ramsileigh Crochet  Chicago Bears Photo Prop Set by Ramsileigh Crochet   Razorback Photo Prop Set by Ramsileigh Crochet   Crochet Elf Hat by Ramsileigh Crochet  Captain America Photo Props by Ramsileigh Crochet  Hat and Pants Photo Prop Set by Ramsileigh Crochet  Newborn Hard Hat Photo Prop by Ramsileigh Crochet  Crochet Cocoon and Hat set by Ramsileigh Crochet   Help me out and spread the word to your favorite newborn photographer!

Happy Crocheting!
Ramsi Leigh

Spring Chick Hat {Free Pattern}

Crochet Chick Hat {FREE PATTERN}

 Spring has sprung! I’m loving the warmer weather and wanted to share a festive spring pattern with you! This little chick hat was really easy to make and would make the perfect hat for a spring baby! This pattern is for size 0-3 months.  You can take the pattern for the beak and place it on any size hat if you needed the hat to be a bigger size.

Crochet Chick Hat {FREE PATTERN}

Materials: 

  • I hook
  • Worsted weight yarn (for this project I used Hobby Lobby’s I Love This Yarn in the color ocean)
  • Black buttons (2)
  • Yarn needle

Abbreviations:

  • dc: double crochet
  • sc: single crochet
  • sl st: slip stitch
  • ch: chain
  • sc2tog: single crochet 2 together

Crochet Chick Hat {FREE PATTERN}

Hat: (0-3 month size)

Make a magic ring

Round 1: Crochet 11 dc in ring.  Tighten ring and join with a sl st.

Round 2: Ch 2, dc in same stitch (counts as 2 dc), 2 dc in each stitch around, sl st in first dc.

Round 3: Ch 2, dc in same stitch, *dc in next stitch, 2 dc in next stitch* (repeat from * to *) sl st in first dc

Round 4: Ch 2, dc in same stitch, *dc in next 2 stitches, 2 dc in next stitch*, sl st in first dc.

Round 5: Ch 2, dc in same stitch, *dc in next 7 stitches, 2 dc in next stitch*, sl st in first dc.

Round 6-12: Ch 2, dc in same stitch and in each stitch around.  Sl st in first dc.

Round 13: Ch 1, sc in same stitch and each stitch around.  Sl st in first sc. Fasten off and weave in yarn ends.

Crochet Chick Hat {FREE PATTERN}

Beak: 

Ch 5

Row 1: sc in second ch from hook and all remaining chains (4 sc)

Row 2: ch 1, turn. sc2tog twice.

Row 3: ch 1, turn. sc in 2 stitches

Row 4: ch 1, turn. sc2tog

Row 5: ch 1, turn. 1 sc.

leave a long tail for sewing

Crochet Chick Hat {FREE PATTERN}

Assembly:

  • Sew beak and buttons on hat to make a birdie face!
  • Cut 4 strands of yarn about 6 inches long and pull through a dc stitch on the top of the hat.  Tie in a knot to make the “hair” and trim the yarn to the desired length.

I would love to see how your chick hats turn out! You can share them with me on my Facebook Page or tag me on Instagram @ramsileigh_crochet!

Happy Crocheting!

Ramsi Leigh