Sunday, December 27, 2009

Bella's Babies

As many of you know I run a group called Hugs for Hope. I have closed that group and started a new one called, you guessed it, Bella's Babies. We are the same group of ladies, we just needed a fresh start. We used to have just a yahoo group but now I have set up a website at bellasbabies.org. Please take a look, it is still under construction but I intend to offer some different patterns there than the ones I have here. You can make donations to Bella's Babies without actually joining the group. That is the purpose of the website.
Wish us luck!


Saturday, December 19, 2009

2010 Sweater Drive

Hello!!! I hope you are all enjoying the holiday season. I am. We are waiting for a blizzard to hit here tonight.


Bella's is running sweater drive to collect sweaters and warm going home outfits for the babies here on Long Island. It will run from now until January 31, 2010. They will be delivered the first week of February, usually when it is coldest here on Long Island. We are in need of sizes 4lbs and up. Basically anything that will fit a newborn baby.


If you need some patterns you can use mine which are in the sidebar on the left of the page. They are all crochet, there are some tutorials to help newer crocheters. If you need some knit ones try Knitting Pattern Central (link also in side bar).


Thank you for your help!!

Sunday, November 15, 2009

How to make a Sweater

I get a lot of questions asking about the construction of the sweater patterns I have. I have sat down and taken pictures of each step as I made it. You will need to print out the Cardigan Pattern to use with this. I am not posting the pattern here, just the "how to". This will help you make any of my sweaters and any you may find on the web as they are all basically the same.


1. This is what it will look like after row 1.
2. This is after Row 5. The next row will form the armholes.




3. This is row 6 and forms the armholes.


4.Here you get a better look at what the sweater will look like after row 6 is complete.
You have now formed the yoke of the sweater and the next row
will start the body of the sweater.




5. This is row 7, this is where you crochet in the chain 6 of row 6.




6. This is the front edge after you have completed the body of the sweater.






7. This is the buttonhole on the left front. Sorry the picture isn't great.



8. Where the hook is is where you joing to make the sleeve. It doesn't matter exactly where you join, usually about the middle.
You are joining in the unused loops of the chain 6 that formed the armhole.



9. Voila!!! This is your finished sweater!!

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

A Dozen Baby Blankets

These are the newborn blankets I made in the last 2 months. They are made on my knitting machine (the Ultimate Sweater Machine) using 'I Love This Yarn' from Hobby Lobby. I have 3 more newborn size in the wash and about 6 or 7 preemie ones done. It is blanket season here on Long Island so I am trying to make as many as I can to keep the babies warm when they go home.

















Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Baby Mittens

I made this pattern for Baby Mittens while working on trying to get 9 pair of mittens done for Cheyenne River Reservation. The ones in the picture are made out of wool. If you are making them for a hospital you will want to use acrylic or cotton.



Baby Mittens
Size G hook
Worsted Weight yarn

Chain 4, join to form ring.
Row 1: Ch 2, work 9dc in ring.join. (10dc)
Row 2: Ch 2 work dc in same st, work 2dc in each st around.join. (20dc)
Rows 3-9: Ch 1, work HDC in same st and each st around.join (20 hdc).
Row 10: Ch 1, sc in same st, *ch 1, skip 1 st, sc in next st* . Work * to * around. join to first sc.
Row 11: Ch 2, dc in each sc and ch 1 space around. join.
Row 12 & 13: Ch 2, FPDC next st, BPDC next st, repeat around. join.
Finish off after row 13.

Ties: Chain 50, weave thru ch 1's of row11.


2009 Kelly Kearney

If you make one as a gift please consider making one for charity.

Do not sell pattern or items made from pattern.

Do not post pattern to another site, please post just the link instead.

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Kelly's Quick Newborn Hat

Easy Print Link This pattern uses worsted weight yarn instead of baby weight yarn.   I used two different hooks to get two dif...