Kid Road Map: The Adventure Ends

I’ve OFFICIALLY  completed the kid road map I had been working on (a CAL brought to us by HappyBerry)! I must say that it was a fun and delightful adventure, with the exception of a few bumps on the road. Ha ha! But, where would the adventure be if the bumps weren’t waiting for us?

I must say that if you have Little Ones, this is the best toy for them. Mine are eager to have one made especially for them! (This kid road map is a special gift for a special Little One. ๐Ÿ™‚ ) Not is it super soft to touch, and the textures are endless, but it encourages their little imaginations to run wild!


Yes, my piggie, car, and sail boat are exaggerated in size, but I did so intentionally so they could be handled easier by the recipient of this super cute gift. 

I hope to see YOUR version of HappyBerry’s kid road map soon! Feel free to post yours in the comment section below. ๐Ÿ™‚

Happy crocheting, y’all!


Sugar and Spice, and Everything Girlie!


I have long been wanting to make clothing for my Little One, and finally did! Here’s a sweet chevron dress I crocheted for her. It fits like a glove (remember that gauge is extremely important when working up garments)! This dress is made beautifully girlie with a crochet bow added at the waist. A MUST-HAVE in any girl’s wardrobe!

Caron “One Pound,” worsted weight yarn was used in colors peach and cream. The pattern was easy to follow, and didn’t have any mistakes (at least for the size for 4-year-olds). And! I know you’re dying to know where the pattern came from! Yes, you guessed it. It’s a Red Heart pattern! Here it is:

Child Chevron Dress by Lorene Eppolite

Enjoy this freebie, y’all! And, don’t forget to post a photo of YOUR completed chevron dress in the
comment section below. I’d love to see your work!

‘With You’ Koozie

Upon going out with the kiddos, Ray and I like to keep all of their belongings in one bag, along with their snacks and drinks. Being as hot as it is here in Florida, you can only imagine how quickly an ice, cold beverage condensates! Needless to say, the kid’s drinks always, ALWAYS condensate. Thus, getting their extra clothes damp (Yes, I suppose I should move the drinks, but who wants to hold them, or carry a separate bag?! Not I!).

If only I had thought of this pattern sooner!

It took me about an hour to think it through and create my prototype. Mind you, I’m not one to frequently create crochet patterns. Amazingly, I have to say that the first one didn’t turn out bad at all. Anxious to see if my creation worked, I quickly slipped itย onto one of the sippy cups, and viola! The 100% acrylic yarn soaked up all the condensation. Of course you can always use 100% cotton yarn for optimal absorption, but all I had on hand was acrylic. No biggie.

Without further adieu, here is the ‘With You’ Koozie Crochet Pattern by Debra Lee:

With You Koozie


Photo taken by:  Debra Lee
Photo taken by: Debra Lee

Please leave feedback regarding this pattern. I’d love to hear from you all! Let me know if the pattern makes sense and if it is easy to follow, has mistakes, etc. Also, let me know how your ‘With You’ Koozie keeps you condensation free. ๐Ÿ™‚

P.S. The pattern states that Baby Sport, 3-worsted weight yarn is used. I also used 4-worsted weight and it worked just as good. It simply came out a bit thicker. Experiment with what you have. Go nuts!


Photo taken by:  Debra Lee
Photo taken by: Debra Lee