Friday, January 16, 2015

Celebrating 5 years of Calleigh's Clips and Crochet Creations

It's been busy month. I'm working on several new designs but I haven't nailed one down yet. I keep getting sidetracked. Does that ever happen to you? 

Time to focus! I have one almost ready for you. Fingers crossed on Monday! 

In the mean time I have lots fun designs for the upcoming Holidays that you may have never noticed, especially if you are new to my designs! 

This month marks 5 years for Calleigh's Clips and Crochet Creations! 

So of course we have to have another sale!! 

So stock up now on Patterns from Valentines to Easter!
All patterns in my Raverly Shop are 75% off
Jan 16th - Jan 18th (ending Midnight Central) 

Just use the code :

This makes pattern about $1.50 or less....That's a Steal my friend! 

Just to be very transparent. I hope you've enjoyed the big discount sales we've had! 
They've helped me and my family out so very much! 
Honestly these stinking doctor bills from last summer are making things tight so just know every purchase you make helps lower these financial burdens! I was able to cut a big chunk down over the Holidays so hoping here in the next few months we can knock them out completely! 
Thank you for making Calleigh's Clips and Crochet Creations possible. 

If you can't purchase I totally understand! Be sure to check out our free patterns
When you look around the blog it's helping financially too and not costing you a thing! 


Thursday, January 8, 2015

2014 Top Blogger

I got an exciting email yesterday! I'm once again one of the Top 100 Bloggers for All Free Crochet! This is the 3rd year in a row I've received this fun award! It makes my heart so happy! Thank you so much for enjoying the free patterns and I look forward to offering more in the coming year! 

Here are the top 100 Free patterns from All Free Crochet 

From me, you loved: 
They called it the most popular hat pattern ever in the latest Newsletter.
How awesome is that!!! 

Have you made the Universal Slouch?

I would love for you to link up your projects in Raverly or add it to your favorites! 

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Teacher Gifts - Fingerless Gloves

I always have a hard time coming up with gifts in general. It's hard when you don't know the person  really well. I need to do a better job at not waiting to the last minute on making Teacher Gifts! Things were tight but I really felt like making something special for my Kids teachers. They are really great this year and I'm super thankful for that. 

 I just happened to get an order for my Key Tab Fingerless Gloves and I though that would make a great gift and whips up quick.  

So I went with fingerless gloves and a bottle of Nail polish. 
I have a Subscription to Julep for over a year now.  I love their Nail Polish and some of their beauty products too. I swear by their facial oil. My skin has never been clearer sounds strange but don't knock it till you try it. Okay back on track. I buy mystery boxes some times and I have lots of doubles. I give them out as gifts all the time.  I picked a polish I though that cordinated with the Gloves and that I thought they would like. 

If you'd like to make these fingerless gloves here is the link to the free pattern 

Be sure to check out the rest of the Key Tab Set too because It's my favorite Slouchy Hat ever! 

And if you don't crochet and would love me to make you some. Here is a link to purchase In Etsy
The can be made in 15 different colors! 

What kinds of teacher gifts did you make this year? 

Monday, January 5, 2015

Crochet Christmas Presents Revealed

I love making crochet Christmas gifts and it's even more fun when they are special requested.
 I've been looking forward to sharing with you what I made this year. 
I have lots of hubby's side of the family around so I usually crochet something for all the 
Kids each Christmas.

Here are all the projects I did with links to the patterns (if there is one) 
Some are freestyle or patterns to come... yay! 

First up was a request of a Spiderman hat! I wanted something unique so I was naturally drawn to a pattern I'd been wanting anyway. This is the Along Came a Spider Beanie by Playin' Hooky Designs

I followed this pattern directly just curved the spider legs as I sewed them to look like the logo. 
I also changed the brim to FPDC and BPDC for a stretchy band. 

The next hat design I made is also from Playing Hooky Designs. I've made many graph beanies before and knew my niece loved My Little Pony's Rainbow Dash. I actually made two of these. I totally goofed and made the 1st one to small. So my daughter was excited to get a matching hat with her cousin. 

This next design was for my son. He loves Legos and I was drawn to a stitch pattern of bobbles. This is a design in the works from me. I want to perfect it a little more but hopefully now that the holidays are past I have more time to do it and in more sizes. 

I didn't follow a pattern for this next design. There are alot of Ninja Turtle patterns out there but I just used basic beanie method and added some simple eyes.  

A fun touch was using reflective yarn for the mask portion. 

The last hat I made, I worked up a Basic Beanie and added a batman Logo. 
I used this Free Pattern for the logo.

The Cousins and my kids all loved their hats. Of course I wasn't fast enough to get any pics of them in use but they all fit great and were well loved! That made my heart very happy! 

Did you make crochet gifts this past Christmas?