Pig Booties {Free Crochet Pattern}

Pig Booties {FREE CROCHET PATTERN}

How cute are these pig booties?  When a customer requested these I was excited to try them out!  I used this pattern from Hopeful Honey for the booties!  The pattern was easy to follow and turned out so sweet!  The frog booties are precious and are on my list of things to make!

Materials: 

  • Size E crochet hook
  • Worsted weight yarn in pink and black
  • Yarn needle
  • Scissors

Pattern:

Snout (make 2)

Make a magic ring and crochet 8 sc in ring.  Tighten ring and leave a long tail for sewing!

Take black yarn and thread your yarn needle.  Thread yarn on circle to look like a pig snout.

Pig Booties {FREE CROCHET PATTERN}

Ears (Make 4)

Row 1: ch 2, 1 sc in second chain from hook.  Ch 1, turn

Row 2: 2 sc, ch 1, turn.

Row 3: 2 sc in each stitch (4 sc)

Leave a long tail for sewing

Pig Booties {FREE CROCHET PATTERN}

Eyes

For the eyes, I did a french knot.  I watched this video on YouTube over and over until I figured it out!

I tried buttons for the eyes, but they just didn’t look right to me!

Pig Booties {FREE CROCHET PATTERN}

The hardest part of making shoes for me is making each shoe look exactly the same!  I assemble and reassemble several times before I’m finally happy!  I would love to see how YOUR pig booties turned out!  You can share them on my Facebook page, or tag me on Instagram! (@ramsileigh_crochet)

Happy Crocheting!

Ramsi Leigh

What’s On My Hook: Crochet Projects of the Week

This week I crocheted lots of new things!  I love getting requests for crochet items I’ve never made.  My customers have lots of creative ideas and I love getting to learn and grow with every new request I get!

Princess Hat by Ramsileigh Crochet

The most popular “princess” hats I make are the famous ice sisters, Elsa and Anna.  It was nice to have a request for a princess from my childhood!  To make this hat I made a simple double crochet hat with a reverse single crochet stitch for the last row.  I really like the texture of the reverse single crochet. If you want to learn how to do this stitch The Moogly Blog does a great video tutorial!  I wanted the bun to look more like real hair so instead of crocheting a bun I did a sock bun!  I found an old sock that happened to match perfectly! Don’t worry….it was a CLEAN sock! It took me several tries and lots of YouTube videos but I finally got it to work!  I topped it with a tiara and added some spiral curls to the back!  I think it turned out pretty cute for my first try!

Aviator Hat The aviator hat was a lot of fun to make!  I used this pattern from Repeat Crafter Me!  Her crochet patterns are really easy to follow and so creative.  I sent this hat to one of my favorite little ones in Washington!  I hope it keeps his little noggin warm!

Paw Print headband by Ramsileigh Crochet

I live in small town, USA!  School spirit is EXTREMELY important! (Go Panthers!)  Paw print headbands and hats have been my best seller since I started crocheting a few years ago! I recently started making baby sizes for little ones with lots of school spirit.

Bear Hat by Ramsileigh Crochet

I love adding animal ears to a plain crochet hat!  It’s so simple and makes a really cute accessory.  Adding triangle ears to an orange hat would make a cute little fox!  I also like the idea of making this hat in white for a polar bear.  The possibilities are endless!

Crochet pig booties {Ramsileigh Crochet}

I’ve never made animal booties before and I loved that challenge of creating something new!  I used this pattern from Hopeful Honey for the booties. I will be doing a post next week on how I made the shoes into these sweet little pigs!

Pig Hat {Ramsileigh Crochet}

Of course the booties needed a matching crochet hat! I’m thinking I’m still going to add a pink bow to this little pig!

Razorback Hat {Ramsileigh Crochet}

When you live in Arkansas everyone is a Hog fan! I gave the pig some tusks and eyebrows and now I have a razorback!  WPS!

Razorback Hat and Diaper Cover {Ramsileigh Crochet}

I’ve been wanting to make a diaper cover with ruffles so when a customer requested a baby girl razorback set I knew I wanted to try it out!  I can’t wait to put ruffles on more diaper covers in the future!

Thanks for stopping by and checking out what I’ve been making lately!

Happy Crocheting!

Ramsi Leigh

Girly Crown Hat {Free Crochet Pattern}

Girly Crown Hat {FREE PATTERN}

A customer recently asked me to make a really girly hat for her toddler and I LOVE how it turned out!  It has everything a girly hat needs– a crown, ribbon, and rhinestones! This girly crown hat pattern is for a toddler sized hat.

Materials:

  • Size I crochet hook
  • Hobby Lobby’s I Love This Yarn in soft pink
  • Hobby Lobby’s I Love This Yarn in light gray
  • Rhinestone buttons
  • Yarn Needle
  • 5/8″ ribbon in light pink

Abbreviations:

  • Ch: chain
  • Dc: double crochet
  • Hdc: half double crochet
  • Sl st: slip stitch
  • Fdc: foundation double crochet

Hat:

Round 1: Using size I hook and soft pink yarn, make a magic ring. Ch. 2, crochet 11 dc in ring.  Sl st to first dc.

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 3 stitches, 2 dc in next stitch*, sl st in first dc.

Round 6: Ch 2, dc in same stitch, *dc in next 9 stitches, 2 dc in next stitch*, sl st in first dc.

Round 7-14: Ch 2, dc in same stitch and each stitch around, sl st in first dc.

Round 15: Ch 1, hdc in same stitch and each stitch around, sl st in first hdc.

tie off and weave in loose ends.

Girly Crown Hat {FREE PATTERN}

Crown: 

The first row of the crown is a foundation double crochet stitch.  I like using the foundation double crochet stitch because you don’t get the tightness of the starting chain.  I want the crown to have some stretch to it!  When I was learning the foundation double crochet stitch I watched this video on YouTube!  If the foundation double crochet stitch isn’t something you’re interested in learning you have a couple of options:

  1. You can use a size up in hook for your starting chain.  In this case you would need to use a size J hook.
  2. You can crochet with your I hook but crochet loosely so your chain doesn’t end up being too tight.

Now, on to the pattern:

Row 1: Ch 3 followed by 62 foundation dc stitches. Sl st in first fdc. At this point I like to take the tail of the starting ch 3 and sew it to the end to get rid of the gap!

Girly Crown Hat {FREE PATTERN}

Row 2: Ch 2, dc in same st, *ch 1, skip next dc stitch, dc in next 2 dc stitches* (repeat from * to *).

Girly Crown Hat {FREE PATTERN}

Row 3: Working in ch 1 spaces of previous row, *( 3dc, ch 3, sl st in first ch of ch 3, 3 dc) in first chain 1 space.  sl st in next ch 1 space* You will notice there will be one extra chain 1 space-this will be the back of your crown.  Sl st in those last 2 dc’s and ch 2 of previous row.  Leave a long tail for sewing the crown on the hat!

Girly Crown Hat {FREE PATTERN}

Girly Crown Hat {FREE PATTERN}
sl st in the remaining dc’s to finish crown

Assembly:

  • Sew rhinestone buttons on crown. (I only used 6 buttons on the front of the crown)
  • Weave ribbon in and out of chain 1 spaces.
  • Tie ribbon in a bow on the front of the crown.
  • Sew crown on and weave in ends.

Girly Crown Hat {FREE PATTERN}

Happy Crocheting!,

Ramsi Leigh

My First Post: Inspiring Crochet Bloggers

I am so excited about trying my hand in the blogging world!  When I started crocheting I depended on crochet bloggers! I looked up every single stitch! I mean, how else are you supposed to know what a fpdc is? I hope this blog will become a place that is inspiring to other crocheters!

Speaking of inspiring crochet bloggers- I have made a list of some of mine!

1. Repeat Crafter Me

The best part about her blog? FREE patterns! Tons of free patterns! I would love to try every pattern she has on her blog.  They are very easy to follow and so cute!  The preschool teacher part of me also loves that she blogs about the crafts she does with her own kids!  Her owl hat pattern inspired the creation of my owl hats:

2. Daisy Cottage Designs

Lauren from Daisy Cottage Designs also posts FREE patterns!  I love free patterns!  Her Etsy shop also features cool prints that she has designed!  When I was itching to create my first blanket I stumbled upon her granny square blanket pattern.  It turned out so cute!

3. Whistle & Ivy

I found this blog when a customer requested some crochet flip flops for her brand new granddaughter! She has some awesome FREE crochet shoe patterns for little ones!

4. The Stitchin’ Mommy

I love this blog because she uses a lot of detailed pictures with her patterns which is great for a beginner crocheter!  I came across her sweet fox hat and it turned out PERFECT! This is one of my new favorite hats!

5. Moogly

I came across Moogly when searching for crochet letter patterns!  I used her letter pattern to personalize a sweet baby blanket!  She recently posted some crochet punctuation patterns that look fun! The baby blanket turned out great.  The letter was just what it needed!

You can check out more of my crochet creations on Facebook or Instagram!

What crochet bloggers have inspired you?