Holiday Gift Ideas!

I know it’s still only September, but it’s never too early to start thinking about what to get your loved ones for the Holidays! The sun is surely starting to cool down, and unfortunately it’s that time again where you have to start thinking about hats, mittens, scarves, etc. This is my favorite season, personally & I’m all about winter accessories!

To start this Holiday Gift Idea post, I’m going to talk about the Bellflower Infinity Scarf. I only originally crocheted this scarf the first time because a costumer, Lisa, who hosts craft fairs at her church, wanted one in a color called Woodlands in Tweed Stripes by Lion Brand. She first saw the scarf on Pinterest and fell in love with it, passing it along to me, which in turn, I fell in love with it too. I was never a scarf person, sure I’d make them, but I’d never wear them. This completely changed my mind. I am in LOVE with this scarf! Anyway, enough about me…

This scarf is extremely unique, each scarf I make will never be identical to another. The stitch pattern is absolutely BEAUTIFUL! It’s so simple, yet detailed all at the same time. Better yet, it’s a pretty simple pattern to follow.

It’s crocheted with 100% acrylic yarn. It’s very soft and bulky, so without a doubt, it WILL keep you warm on a snowy day, although at the same time, it’s definitely light and airy enough to wear during early Autumn.

The scarf pictured is in Woodlands, which seems to be my absolute favorite. Love the fall colors. 🙂

I am selling this scarf on Etsy for $30 + shipping.

It is available in an array of colors as well!

If you would like to order one, simply click the photo above or click here!

Thank you so much for reading my blog! It means the world to me 🙂

-Christina Bellmay, Crabapple Crochet

 

 

 

Wig for Halloween, Baldy Babies & Silly Kids… & Adults!

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Check out this awesome wig by Crabapple Crochet, designed by Simply Collectible Crochet.

This hat is perfect for Halloween, dress up as your favorite characters like Rainbow Brite, Angelica Pickles, Raggedy Ann, or even Pippy Longstockings! Let your imagination go wild, the options are endless! Choose from any color, with any bows, or skip them. It’s totally up to YOU!

This wig is also great for baby shower gifts! Be the talk of the party with this hilarious hat! Mom will never have to be anxious to see hair on those baldy babies ever again!

Not only is this hat perfect for Halloween and babies, it’s perfect for everyday wear for those silly kids… even adults! This hat is available in sizes newborn through adult. Don’t forget, the color options are endless!Order today and get them in time for Halloween!
$16.00 + shipping.

Thanks for viewing!

SALE IN MY ETSY SHOP!!

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Just type in FACEBOOK15 at check out to receive 15% off everything in my shop!

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New lower prices, as well!

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So I’ve been a little busy

But that hasn’t stopped me from crocheting! I recently inherited a ridiculous amount of photography/darkroom supplies that I am still trying to figure out what to do with. My bedroom is filled, you can hardly walk in it. And not only that, there is random stuff scattered about the house as well. It’s driving me insane, but don’t get me wrong, I am estatic.

Anyway, I’ve gotten quite a bit of orders this past month… 14 in the month of April, plus there are still some open since February! I’m not doing too, too bad. 🙂

I don’t really have time to write about what I’ve been working on, other than telling you I knocked out a baby sweater and bootie set in one night (which I wasn’t too crazy about), and I’m almost done with another blanket. But I did receive some pictures of my past work in use! So here they are!

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This is Jacob when he was just a couple months old, snuggling with the blanket I made him after I found out he was brought into this world. Apparently it’s his favorite little blanket, according to his mommy! This blanket was crocheted with 100% acrylic yarn.

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Here’s baby Jacob again, but much more recently. I made him this hoody for Christmas 2011. It was probably too big when I gifted it to him seeing as how he was a tiny little premie when he was born. This hoody was made with 100% USA grown cotton yarn… and is my absolute favorite hoody/sweater I’ve ever made, and probably always will be! If anyone would like to place an order for one, please refer to this one as the Jacob Hoody…. although I cannot guarantee it will be the same exact colors. (The yarn was being discontinued when I bought it).

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Now last but not least, meet Cassidy. She was born just a few weeks ago. Here she is snuggled up in a blanket I made for her shortly after she was born. She looks like a little doll! This was crocheted with 100% acrylic yarn.  (The hat is not my work.)

Now I’m hoping more previous customers will start sending in photos too! I love seeing my work in use. 🙂

What a Crochet-filled-day

This morning I finally sat down and made the second green and pink converse shoe… I actually made one last night too, but for some reason it didn’t come out quite right and I can’t figure out what I did wrong. Oh well, second times a charm.

I also went out to Walmart and ended up buying more yarn… as if I needed any, lol. I wanted to make a baby blanket for someone I know that is due in about 4 weeks… but I was not sure if that’s what I wanted to gift or not…

But then I decided I wanted to make something that baby could actually wear… So this is what I decided to make her:

I probably should’ve spent more time working on some open orders, but of course not! Hahah, oh well, at least I finished one order! 😛

Baby Converse!!

I’ve made a couple pairs of these before, but the pair I’m currently working on tonight are coming out just so perfect!

Here they are….or… here it is… I still have the other shoe to make. :}

I found the pattern free on Ravelry.com.

If you want to make your very own pair, click here.

Or if you don’t know how to crochet and would like me to custom make you a pair, click here.

Binky Pin Pattern!

The Minnie Mouse Binky Pin pattern is now up for sale in my etsy shop for only $1.99! 

Learn how to crochet an adorable Minnie Mouse Pacifier Pin with this tutorial! This pattern is super easy to follow, even a brand-new crochet-er would understand it! 
Requires a minimal amount of black and red yarn, small amount of thread, a button, and a safety pin.

Making it for a boy? Easily convert it to be Mickey Mouse by skipping the steps for the bow!

 

Click the image above to be brought to the pattern!

….or just press HERE!

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Current Projects


New England Patriots Inspired Baby Set

How cute is this? Completely inspired by the New England Patriots!
Crocheted in 100% acrylic yarn. Size 6 months.

This was a custom order, and I plan on writing a pattern for it very soon. 🙂 It was a very fun project to work on, that’s for sure!

Minnie Mouse Binky Pin

This adorable little binky pin was also a custom order! Also crocheted in 100% acrylic yarn. Hopefully this looks like Minnie Mouse! Haha, it was supposed to be Mickey, but I couldn’t figure out how to make the tan shape for his face, lol. But this pin was for a girl anyway, so I assumed my customer wouldn’t mind if I threw a little bow on it. Beside, I think it looks wicked cute with how plain and simple it is. 🙂

Crochet Mustache, anyone?

 

I’ve been trying to find ideas for some simple things to make to sell at craft fairs. This mustache necklace may just be a keeper! Mustaches are an inside joke between me and a girl that have been friends since kindergarten, so I sent her a text after not having talking for months, telling her she will be receiving complementary Crabapple Crochet. She had no idea what I was talking about, but once she saw the picture, she is now dying to receive her mustache necklace in the mail!

Better yet, this was such a simple, easy project. It took me under 5 minutes to make!

Scrap-yarn Projects

Haven’t a clue of what to do with all that scrap yarn?

Well, here’s what I do:

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Crochet a couple hats, a scarf or even a baby sweater. Smaller projects such as those for babies are perfect for using up scrap yarn! Trust me, I’ve got lots of it. It’s too bad I haven’t enough time to use it all up, especially in between orders…. The yarn just keeps on piling up.

Pretty soon I’ll be on an episode of Hoarders.

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