I've been sick all weekend with a cold (or something equally rotten) and trying to make time pass as quickly as possible. Of course, I hate being idle -- even when I'm sick, so I've been working on a couple of patterns that have been on my desk for a little while.
Coincidentally, I've also been thinking that it's about time to expand my Free Pattern Library, and after looking long and hard at these patterns, I had to admit that these two are great candidates. After all, they're cute... they work up quick... and I think a lot of my blog friends are going to enjoy them... Well, either that, or I've officially had too much cold medicine. I'll let you decide.
I came up with the original Ladybug Cuff Bracelet to keep my daughter entertained on a car trip. The ladybug is removable and the whole thing makes a fun "secret" toy that doubles as an adorable little girl's fashion accessory.
Because the original was designed for my two-year-old, the pattern also includes instructions for creating a version without choking hazards.
After making up the ladybug pattern for girls, I got to feeling bad for the boys. After all, it's not just girls who love to have secret toys -- so I made up a second version for boys (and girl turtle lovers). So, here you have the Turtle Cuff Bracelet...
I'd love to hear what you think about these patterns. Happy crocheting!