Circus Baby Quilt

This circus-themed quilt was given to my second cousin’s son. What does that make him? My second cousin once-removed or a third cousin? Anyhow, they loved it! The front panel is 100% cotton panel front and I used a blue checked flannel back and binding. I quilted a free motion loop with my long-arm quilting machine.

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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle Knit Hat

My 6 year old son loves the TMNT. Last winter I wanted to play around with charts and fair-isle style knitting so I found a chart for the turtles and made him a knit hat out of it. Each of the turtles are represented around the hat. My son loves it!  

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Bath Time Baby Quilt

I quilted this adorable baby quilt with a free motion loop on my long arm machine at the end of 2013. The panel is 100% cotton with a pink gingham flannel back and binding. Baby in Bubble Bath Front is a 100% cotton panel Batting is 100% cotton Back is pink gingham Flannel Quilted free hand on my long-arm machine. All work done by me! Measures: 34.5″ by 43″ $40.00

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Stitch-cation Summer Crochet Challenge – Popcorn Blocks

I am participating in The Crochet Crowd’s Stitch-cation Summer Crochet Challenge. Here are my first blocks using the “popcorn” stitch. In addition to learning new stitches for the blocks we are being challenged to use at least 8 different colours. I will make an afghan with all the blocks in this challenge.

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Crochet Bearded Santa Hat

This past Winter 2014 I designed this Santa hat and beard for my 6 year old son based on the Cabbage Patch craze. It was the perfect hat for the cold winter that just passed. I created this pattern but did not write it down. To make it I mashed a few different patterns. Check out my Ravelry page to see more details on the patterns I referenced if you want to make your own.

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Hello Kitty Graphghan

On July 30, 2014 I joined the graphghan trend and completed my very first graphghan of Hello Kitty. It was a lot easier than I thought to get started. First I searched online for a graph of Kitty. When I found the one I wanted to depict in the crochet blanket, I simply printed the chart and designed the rest of the afghan around her.   What do you think?

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Welcome!

Hi! Welcome to the new blog for The Ruthless Crafter. I’ll try to keep this updated as often as possible to show you the snazzy creations I’ve been working on. I always love to hear your thoughts and suggestions, so please feel free to leave comments or to just say hello! Elizabeth

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Welcome! I'm Elizabeth. The Ruthless Crafter specializes in knit and crochet character hats for makers and wearers. My mission is to help you express your playful side.

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