Saturday, September 5, 2015

Labor Day Weekend Savings

Are you looking for some great deals this weekend! I have gotten some of my favorite classes and crochet books on sale during Labor Day weekend in years past!! I have my eye on a few new stitch books to get my creative juices flowing for the upcoming fall and winter months ahead! 
Check out these great deals!!


Craftsy is having a up to 50% off Online Classes and Supplies
They usually have some great deals on yarn from Lion Brand, Premier, Cascade,
 and more specialty brands! 

They also have fabric, paper, tools and other crafty supplies! 

If your looking to learn something new. The classes are great. 
I've purchased a few and they are very well done. So why not learn something new this weekend!

If you are looking for a great deal on some new patterns or books! I love getting digital books through Leisure Arts! They have soo many! 

2015 Leisure Arts Labor Day Sitewide

I have my eyes on a few! It will be hard to decide!

What are you going to get? Patterns? Yarn? I can't wait to here!
Share in the comments below and Have a wonderful Labor Day weekend!

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Friday, September 4, 2015

Crochet Mermaid Blanket in New Larger Sizes

HI! yay! yay! yay! Can you tell I'm so excited! I've been working on the crochet pattern update on the Mermaid Cuddle Blanket for months and it's finally done! If you know me I don't like big projects so this took way longer than it should have! Thank you for your patience! It's ready!!!

Mermaid Princess Blanket

If you want to know the story behind the blanket watch my V-Log on my new Youtube Channel. It will also explain a few changes and give you a better idea of what I was thinking when I designed the larger sizes and how they will work for the new wide range of sizes from Kids, Youth, Pre-teen and Adults of all sizes!

This epic new pattern is written in two new sizes 5-10 years, and Pre-teen to Adult.
You can find the Crochet Pattern Instant download on sale in all my shops Sept 4- Sept 7th
Ending Midnight Central for 2.99 (reg $4.50)

Just pick your Favorite Shop! No coupon needed.




Mermaid Princess Blanket

Again! Thanks so much for your patience and I hope you Looooove this new pattern in larger sizes. 

Looking for the Original Mermaid Princess Cuddle Cape Blanket, with tiara and shells
Sizes Newborn to 4T 
You can find that in all my shops too. 

Also if keep in mind this doesn't just have to be a mermaid! Using other colors you could totally make this a goldfish or Koi blanket or use your sons favorite color for a Merman. My son is already asking for a fish....but I really don't want to make another one right now haha! 

Enjoy! and Thanks so much for supporting 
Calleigh's Clips and Crochet Creations 
Designs by Elisabeth Spivey

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Free Crochet Pattern : Apple Headpiece

Last year I designed a Decorative Pumpkin Headpiece for small dogs, cats or your favorite stuffed animal. My kids like to play with these on their Stuffed Animals too. With school back in session I thought making a few simple changes to the pattern that I could easily turn it into an apple. 
I made a red and green one. Green apples are my sons favorite. 

I can't say my puppy enjoyed dressing up too much. She doesn't mind sweaters or collars but she's not a fan of hats. I kindly asked my mom of Posh Pooch Designs if she'd like to test and have her real dog models try it out. You can see those images below. Be sure to check out all her amazing designs too. Especially if you have a dog that enjoy's accessories. 

Now on to the pattern! 
Apple Headpiece Modeled my sweet Chihuahua Lucy! 

Be sure to add this to your Ravelry 
favorites for later! 

Apple Headpiece

Images used with permission from Posh Pooch Designs.
Modeled by Rosie Belle. 

Sized for 2-3 inches between the ears and about 10-12 inches around the head

F - Hook 3.75
Worsted Weight Yarn of choice - Small amounts Red, Brown and Green

*Chain stitch does not count in stitch count!
*The number at the end of each row is the stitch count for the row (#).

Terms and Stitches: 
*R - row or round
*ch - chain
*sc - single crochet
*sl st - slip stitch
*st - stitch
*sk - skip

Starting with Red

R1: Ch 2, 6 sc in 2nd ch from the hook, join with sl st to 1st sc (6) 
R2: Ch 1, 2 sc in each st around, join with sl st to 1st sc (12)
R3: Ch 1, *(2 sc, sc) repeat from * around, join with sl st to 1st sc (18)
R4: Ch 1, *(2 sc, sc 2) repeat from * around, join with sl st to 1st sc (24)
R5: Ch 1, *(2 sc, sc 3) repeat from * around, join with sl st to 1st sc (30)
R6: Ch 1, *(2 sc, sc 4) repeat from * around, join with sl st to 1st sc (36) 

Piece should measure approx 2 1/2 inches across.
R 7-8 will form the ear holes and ties

R7: Ch 24, sk 6 sts, sl st in next st, sc in next 11 sts, sl st in next st, ch 24, 
sk 6 sts, sl st in next st, sc in remaining st to beginning ch-24, DO NOT JOIN

R8: sc in next 12 chs, ch 46, sl st in 2nd ch from the hook and next 45 chs, sc in next 12 chs, 
sl st in next 12 sts, sc in next 12 chs, ch 46, sl st in 2nd ch from the hook and next 45 chs, 
sl st in remaining sts to 1st sc, Fasten off and weave in ends. 

With Brown
R1: Ch 2, 6 sc in 2nd ch from the hook, join with a sl st to 1st sc (6)
R2-4: Ch 1, sc in each sc around, join with a sl st to 1st sc (6)
Fasten off but leave a long tail. Sew stem to center of hat or as desired. 


With Green R1: Ch 4, sc in 2nd ch from the hook, hdc in next ch, 3 dc in last chain, working around to opposite side of the chain, hdc in next ch, sc in last ch, sl st to 1st sc.
Fasten off but leave a long tail
Sew Leaf as desired to Stem and Hat.


Be Sure to check out our other Headpiece patterns 

More to come soon!!