Too Cute to Handle (and Eat)!

If you read my blog from midnight today, you know that I picked up a couple of crochet kits from my local grocery store last night. (In case you need to catch up on my latest and greatest blog, click here.) Nevertheless, I woke up this morning with only ONE thing in mind- to work on a “Yummy Crochet” project; and that’s exactly what I did! Thanks to Kristen Rask, I now have the most ADORABLE, oh-so-squishy crochet cupcake sitting smugly on my ottoman. 

You’re probably wondering how the pattern went. Was it hard? Did it make sense? Were there incorrect instructions? So, here’s the absolute truth:

“Cupcakes” pattern was extremely easy to read and follow. Now, I’m not just saying this because I am an experienced crocheter. They truly are straightforward and mistake free! The one thing I do want to critique is the lack of assembly instructions. My little guy came out with a flat top, but he should have been rounded out on top. No big deal, but the assembly instructions would have helped to make him turn out just right. 

Verdict on “Yummy Crochet:  12 Projects Too Cute to Eat!”? Well, after crocheting one project, so far so good. Let me make a few more before I make my final judgement! ☺ 

Take care, y’all! ¡Hasta luego!

XoXo

P.S. Can you say, “Valentine’s Day gift!”?! Oh-em-gee, YES!

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Let’s Go Trick-or-Treating Again!

This is Halloween, everybody make a scene.

Trick or treat until the neighbors die of fright.

It’s our town, everybody make a scream.

…Halloween! Halloween! Halloween! Halloween!

The Nightmare Before Christmas:  “This is Halloween”

Photo Taken by:  Debra Lee
Photo Taken by: Debra Lee

We’re almost TWO months away from the night when all the ghouls and goblins come out to play; the vampires flee their dark coffins to suck your blood, while the werewolves who were once men run wildly in the dark – hungry for anything and anyone who cross their path! Ghosts soar high in the sky and come back down every so often to say…

“BOO!”

What a spectacular night!

Amidst it all, children chuckle with glee and shriek when spooked. Some are dressed to resemble the Halloween creatures of the night, but they all have one thing in common – Halloween Loot Bags!

“Cupcake Bag” by Michele Wilcox is a super cute Halloween Loot Bag that will complement any little girl’s costume. (Click here for the “Cupcake Bag” crochet pattern.) It’s an ‘Easy’ level crochet pattern, and works up rather nicely. I will say that I found a few errors within the pattern, of which I will list below. But! Don’t let these tiny mistakes deter you from trying this pattern out! It’s THE perfect Halloween candy bag to add to your children’s Loot Bag collection. (Click here for Wilcox’s “Scary Skull Bag” pattern.)

I can’t wait to see my Little Ones using their Halloween Loot Bags! They’ll definitely stand out from the crowd of children, especially with their small flashlights inside their bags. Too cute!

Photo Taken by:  Debra Lee
Photo Taken by: Debra Lee

“Cupcake Bag” Crochet Pattern Errors:

  1. Row 3:  End with 51 sc, not 50 sc.
  2. White Chain:  Use Row 10, not Row 9.
  3. Handle:  Round 1 should say, ‘…in next 34 chs…’, not 33 chs.

Let me know how your cupcake Halloween Loot Bag turns out! Did you pick different colors for the frosting and hearts? I’m excited to hear from you!

(P.S. If my errors are in error, please let me know! Thanks a million!)