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

RamsiLeigh Crochet in New York!

I had an opportunity to take a weekend trip to New York City! It was my first time in the city and it was a whirlwind of fun!  I traveled with my mom and some really close family friends. We were only there for three days so to make the most of the trip we walked until our feet were numb! I hope you enjoy some photos from our trip!  Maybe you can pick out the Ramsileigh Crochet items we wore throughout the weekend! Ramsileigh Crochet in NYC

When we arrived on Friday it was SNOWING!  We thought we were pretty lucky to see NYC in the snow for our first time visiting the city!

Ramsileigh Crochet in NYC

We were able to see Rockefeller Center, ride the wooden escalators in Macy’s, see the “big” piano in FAO Schwarz, window shop on Fifth Avenue, and ride the subway for the first time!

Ramsileigh Crochet in NYC

On Saturday morning the sun was shining!  We walked the streets close to our hotel and took everything in!

Ramsileigh Crochet in NYC

On Saturday afternoon we explored SoHo!  We ate at a little place called Lasso’s in Little Italy and it was delicious!  I highly recommend the tomato basil soup!

Ramsileigh Crochet in NYC

The #lovewall was close to the restaurant!  I love all the unexpected art you see when walking around New York. After lunch, we explored Chinatown and made our way to the 9-11 Memorial and then the Brooklyn Bridge!  Seeing the city lights from the bridge was breathtaking!

#lovewall in NYC

On Sunday, we attended a service at the Brooklyn Tabernacle and it was awesome!  That was one of my favorite experiences of the trip!

Ramsileigh Crochet in NYC

We were able to see Central park and Grand Central Station before catching a flight back home on Sunday night!

Ramsileigh Crochet in NYC

I loved our fast trip to New York!  It was neat to see places I’ve seen on TV and I felt like a real New Yorker when I saw a rat on the subway tracks!  Experiencing the big city is something I’ve wanted to do for a long time, but it was nice to come home to my small town in Arkansas!

We stayed warm in our Ramsileigh Crochet! Here are the patterns to make your own!

Fringe Scarf                            Twisted Headband

Happy Crocheting!,

Ramsi Leigh

Sea Shell Coasters {Free Pattern} 

Sea Shell Coasters {FREE PATTERN}

I have been looking to do some Summer projects now that the weather is starting to warm up! My family ADORES the beach! We go every Summer for a week and have a blast.  My mom has decorated the entire house with beach decor.  I thought these sea shell coasters would make a perfect addition!

Sea Shell Coasters {FREE PATTERN}For this pattern I crocheted with two strands of cotton yarn to make the coasters extra absorbent.  For these coasters I used Peaches and Creme cotton yarn.  If you’re looking for a quick project, this pattern works up in only 3 rows!  These sea shell coasters would make a great gift for a beach lover.
Sea Shell Coasters {FREE PATTERN}Materials:

  • 2 skeins of cotton yarn
  • Size I hook
  • Yarn needle

Abbreviations:

  • ch: chain
  • sc: single crochet
  • hdc: half double crochet
  • dc: double crochet
  • tr: treble crochet
  • dtr: double treble crochet

Sea Shell Coasters {FREE PATTERN}

Pattern: 

Row 1: Make a magic ring and ch 1, 2 sc, 2 hdc, 8 dc inside ring. Do not join.

Row 2: 2 dc in next 4 stitches, 2 tr in the next 6 stitches, 2 dtr in the next 2 stitches

Row 3: 2 dtr in the next 8 stitches. Fasten off and weave in ends.

Sea Shell Coasters {FREE PATTERN}I would love to see your finished sea shell coasters!  You can share them on my Facebook Page or tag me on Instagram using @ramsileigh_crochet!  What Summer projects are you working on?

Happy Crocheting!

Ramsi Leigh

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