What’s Happening This Week: Fall/Winter 2014!

November 2, 2014

It has been such a joyful experience getting to know many of you through email, and being able to create special treasures for you to share with the young ones in your lives. We have a couple of new items to release to you this morning!  Additionally, items from our September posting will continue to be available throughout the fall/winter months.

Please be sure to select the correct Paypal Button for the size you’re ordering.  Leave specific size instructions (i.e. “Toddler”, or “Child”) in the notes section on Paypal!  If ordering multiple  items, please email me first (5sweetchickens@gmail.com) for combined shipping rates!

 

First up, a few crochet items, of course! 🙂

The Ayden Cap:

5 Sweet Chickens. FallWinter 2014. Chloe Wearing Ayden Cap

The Ayden Cap is part utilitarian, part “statement”.  It’s chunky weight, wool blend yarn construction provides both warmth and durability, while it’s stand-alone style adds a bit of funk to your ensemble.  Individually handcrafted wood buttons.  Available in Toddler, Child, and Adult sizes.  [Toddler 18-19 in. head circumference, Child 20-21 in. head circumference, Adult 22-23 in. head circumference.]

 The Ayden Cap: Toddler/Child Pricing   $25.98 + US Shipping
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The Ayden Cap: Adult Pricing   $28.98 + US Shipping
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Infinity Scarf:

5 Sweet Chickens. FallWinter 2014. Chloe Wearing Infinity Scarf

The Infinity Scarf is the perfect “go to” cool weather accessory!  Made of Super Bulky Wool Blend yarn, this cozy, warm, beautiful piece is sure to become an instant favorite.  Double wrap for a casual look; Triple wrap for serious warmth and added layer of wind protection on blustery days.  Scarf shown in Oatmeal.

Infinity Scarf (one size):  $35.00 + US Shipping
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***Please mention color choice when ordering through Paypal***
Color options for The Infinity Scarf: (denim out of stock)
Home Yarn Samples

 

 

 

Warmth for our “Fresh Ones”:

BAby Girl and Boy take 2.

 

Baby hats are one of my most favorite items to crochet!  Each hat is lovingly created as I ponder the little one whose sweet head will be kept warm by it’s fibers.  Individually handcrafted wood buttons.  Your Baby Girl hat will look unique, showing variations in color depending on where the skein begins.  Sizes 0-12 months.  (Premie, Newborn, 3mo, 6-9mo, 12mo)

***Please specify “Baby Girl” or “Baby Boy”, and specific size when you order on Paypal***

Baby Girl/ Baby Boy Fall/Winter Hats:  $20.00 + US Shipping
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Bundle O’ Spoons:

Bundle 1:
Spoons. Bundle 1

 
Bundle 2:
BUNDLE 2

Add a little excitement to your daily meal preparations (or share some handcrafted goodness with someone you love) with these bamboo utensils.  Each one is individually hand etched (burned) for a unique creation.   “Thanksgiving 2014” is engraved on the reverse side of each piece.  Bundles contain 3 utensils.

***Choose Bundle #1 or Bundle #2 when you place your order on Paypal***

 

Bundle O’ Spoons: $20.00 + US Shipping
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Thanksgiving Hostess Gifts:

5 Sweet Chickens. FallWinter 2014. Thanksgiving Hostess Gift Collage

Just in time for your Thanksgiving Gatherings are these seasonal gift bundles!  Included are 1 Burlap Turkey Tea Towel and 1 Wood Etched  Bamboo utensil!

 

Thanksgiving Hostess Gift Bundle:  $15.98 + US Shipping
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Hooded Cowels in Crochet

September 4, 2014

It’s been an exciting week of tracking down suppliers, making tough design decisions (I want to make everything I see!), and feverishly crocheting to be able to present these pieces to you… And I’ve absolutely loved every minute of it!  :)

When standing before several aisles of yarn, you might think choosing just the right one for the project would be a challenge.  In this case the opposite is true!  I did consider going with a basic acrylic yarn for about…ummm, half a second.  Then, my eyes were drawn to a selection of yarn that possessed richer coloring with greater depth and variation than anything else on the shelves.   I reached out and gave those skeins a little squeeze.  Ahhhh…”Luxury” was the word that came to mind.  No scratchy, itchy stuff here!  And it wasn’t ‘wimp-soft’ either.  It was deliciously thick, and springy wool with just a whisper of acrylic in to make it snuggly soft. Considering the inherent warmth and wear ability of wool, combined with the visual appeal, and tenderness of the fibers, I knew this had to be your yarn!   You are going to love how it worked up into these hooded cowls!  They are going to keep your babies SO warm this fall/winter…and let’s not forget how stinking cute they’re going to look wearing them!  :)

Allow me to present to you the cutest, most cozy hooded cowls!

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Baylie Bear Cowl:

Baily Bear 3 Baylie Bear 1Baily Bear 2 Baily Bear 4

Baylie Bear can be made in any of the color options shown at the bottom of the page.  Of the three cowls, this one runs the shortest through the neck.

If you’d like an even simpler option, this pattern can be made without the ears… and perhaps a slightly thicker rim around the opening of the hood.

*Please specify size and color choice when ordering.  12-18 months, Toddler (2T-4T), Child (4T-6T).  See pricing for adult cowls below.

$39.98 + US Shipping

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Woodlyn Wolf Cowl:

Woodlyn Wolf 1 Woodlyn Wolf 2 Woodlyn Wolf 3

Of the three cowls, Woodlyn Wolf has the longest neck, allowing the layers to echo the look of rolls around the neck of a puppy.  Feel free to change up the color combos if you’re feeling “puppy love” for another breed!

*Please specify size and color choice when ordering.  12-18 months, Toddler (2T-4T), Child (4T-6T).  See pricing for adult cowls below.

$39.98+ US Shipping

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Hayden Hood:

Hayden Hood 1 Hayden Hood 2 Hayden Hood 3

This style is available in any of the listed colors of your choosing.  Alternately, it can be created with a crochet bow rather than the buttons.

*Please specify size and color choice when ordering.  12-18 months, Toddler (2T-4T), Child (4T-6T).  See pricing for adult cowls below.

$39.98+ US Shipping

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Graslyn Cowl:

Graslyn 1 Graslyn 2

The Graslyn Hood is a mix of a couple of the patterns.  It owns the base of Woodlyn Wolf, with a shortened neck, and slightly narrower hood.  Order with or without the tie.  Choose your own color combos!

*Please specify size and color choice when ordering.  12-18 months, Toddler (2T-4T), Child (4T-6T).  See pricing for adult cowls below.

$39.98+ US Shipping

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Adult Orders:

Adult sizes will be accommodated, for an additional $15 + US Shipping.  Simply specify Cowl type and color choice in the Paypal ‘comments’ when checking out.

$54.98 + US Shipping

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I know a couple of you were really hoping to see the fox on here!  Don’t worry!  I haven’t given up on it!  I was unable to locate the yarn locally, but am locking in on the most economical on-line supplier I can find for the color and weight required to complete this project.  I’ll post updates here as news on this front progresses.

I am incredibly impressed with this pattern designer, and plan to continue recreating her visions. I’ve already begun several other styles – some hers, a few from other creative minds, to be released later this fall…hats, scarves, head warmers, hat/arm warmer combos, hat/leg warmer combos…even a few options for “fresh ones” (newborn – 1 year).

My brain has been churning with ideas and creations for years…you all just finally provided the outlet for me to begin spilling them!  Watch out, cause I’m not sure I can stop now!  Click “+ Follow” all the way at the top of the page, if you’d like to receive email updates of each of the latest releases!  In other words, “There’s more where this came from if you go to the dance with me”.  ~Napoleon Dynomite, 2004 Enough said.  :)   Lol!

***shipping ***  currently, the best rate I’ve found for shipping will cost $8…did I mention these cowls will be substantial additions to your fall/winter outdoor wear?!  Lol! No feather-weights here!  

  

COLOR SWATCHES:

Home Yarn Samples

Shown above is a color swatch of the colors I have immediately available.

 

Locally Available Yarns HDR

This second swatch exhibits colors I am able to readily find locally.  Please refer to the first chart for “eggplant” however.  It appears unrealistically dark in this swatch.  It is actually a beautifully, deep plum color.