Strawberry Field little Girls dress with matching booties

Strawberry Field little Girls dress with matching booties

Once upon a time I designed a strawberry baby dress layette. Then few years ago I withdrew the pattern off the market, with the intention of ‘revamping’ the whole presentation. I have been asked a good couple of years to have it available again. Due to many reasons I just did not get round to doing it, not intentionally. But on a recent long journey, with hubby at the steering wheel I seized the moment on finally working on my new design I had in my mind, this time all knitted. The original was a combination of knitted and crochet. – So here we have, Strawberry Field Dress Set now available to you make

Sizes given are for 3-6 months  |  12 months  |  18 months  However booties are for 3-6 months and 12 months.  But if you want for Newborn to 3 months, make the booties with  2 sizes smaller i.e. instead of 3.5mm needles use 3mm needles or if you using 4mm needles then use 3.5mm needles.  The other amendment tip is as the booties is so much smaller then the leaf will not be necessary on the bootie, just make a flower, which acts as a make believe button, after all it is a false strap  haha

Strawberry field dress set image


Over the Rainbow Short-sleeve cardigan top

Over the Rainbow Short-sleeve cardigan top

There is just no excuse not to be able to create a turn head short sleeve cardigan top, as this knitting pattern, called “Over the Rainbow uses basic knitting stitches and super bulky yarn.  It is therefore, so quick and easy to make.  The end result being absolutely stunning as you can see, but in reality even better

The pattern has a delicate “castle” effect on the bottom of the cardigan hem and the sleeve hem, but this should not deter anyone trying as a relative novice could give it a go.  Did I say a novice? the pattern is combined with the beautiful yarn color combination makes it just as exciting for a experienced knitter to enjoy

The cleaver pattern gives you a lovely body shape, even if in reality you don’t really have one, whoop whoop, bonus!

With the pattern you get a matching print-to-make envelope to store the pattern in as you sure will want to make it again.

over the rainbow cardigan knitting pattern

Although the original was made using Katia Inca, No.104 it can easily be worked using the equally beautiful Sirdar Kiko or   Rico Design, Creative Bonbon Super Chunky, all that is left is for your to make the decision which one!

The direct link to the pattern is here
Bare Foot Sandals

Bare Foot Sandals

There is nothing like walking on the beach sand for exfoliating ones feet, or lazing around a pool wearing sandals or shoes that are not shoes!

So popular for beach weddings too, so why not make them yourself

Materials suitable are beads, charms, feathers, anything light enough to hang together and won’t be too heavy
For lasting wear I recommend you use good quality crochet or knitting DK (Light Worsted) yarn and a 3mm(US D) crochet hook

Oh did I mention, you can get a FREE copy of this pattern with any pattern you purchase, through the website that uses a crochet hook.  Even those patterns which uses both knitting and crochet techniques you get this pattern for free as an instant downloadable .pdf

The written pattern include images and suggestions.  WOW now only left is to decide whether to make these or the purchased pattern first, decisions, decisions, mmmmm

If for some unknown reason you did not receive your copy of this free pattern with your download, just simply email giving the date you purchased your pattern and which pattern


Oh wait, I forgot, the pattern is also available for just U$1.98, cool, here is the link

Geraniums Tea Cosy that never need watering, so life-like

Geraniums Tea Cosy that never need watering, so life-like

Geranium Tea Cosy


Geraniums in a terracotta pot

The inspiration for my Geranium Tea Cosy pattern









I just love Geraniums, reminds me of my homeland, Italy. Geraniums everywhere during Spring to Autumn. I have them in my garden terracotta pots & have been meaning to make a tea cosy for over a year now. After a lot of thought on how to go about it (and finding the time) after all the excitement of the announcement of me finally becoming a grandmother, I have finally put my idea into practice. I have the pattern available for you at my website:, as well at Etsy, at this link:…/sho…/Nowmine/tools/listings/498499489

I am now busy on the same pattern, but on more subtle colors, for those that like a more ‘calmer’ look, yet not compromising on the ‘realism’ of the plant.  I will upload a photo once it is done

I have also attached my inspiration photo I used to make up my pattern, you be the judge, did I get it right?


T Bee Cosy Patterns on Sale – ALL under $5

T Bee Cosy Patterns on Sale – ALL under $5

Don’t you find searching for things to fill Xmas stockings that is useful yet not costly and also presents to give, hard and tedious?

At you will find all patterns have been marked down to UNDER $5 – wow

It does not matter whether you buy one or 10 or more, there is no limit

All you need to do:

  1. Log into your profile registered at
  2. Select the pattern/s you want.
  3. Select make payment (PayPal),

Then jingle bells you will find your pattern/s in your profile account.  Ready for you to download as a gift or make, whenever you want

Wasabi Reversable Knitted Cowl / Scarf / Shawl

Wasabi Reversable Knitted Cowl / Scarf / Shawl

This beautiful versatile cowl is not only quick to make but  oh so versatile, called Wasabi Reversible Cowl

It appears to be a difficult pattern but it is not.  Each line only uses one color

This cowl can easily be adapted to any size, or as a scarf or shawl.  Clear Instructions are given

Basic knitting skills needed
Worked in DK Yarn and single pointed needles
American terminology is used with metric sizes
Basic knitting stitches are used

The plus with this pattern is you also get with your instant downloadable .pdf pattern, a print-to-cut out & make matching envelop, to store your pattern in

To immediately get the pattern click on this link

Fruit Salad anyone?!   aka Fruit Salad Tea Cozy Pattern to make

Fruit Salad anyone?! aka Fruit Salad Tea Cozy Pattern to make

Like what!!!  This so ‘real’ fruit salad in a bowl tea cozy is so striking and beautiful you so want to eat it.  Your taste buds just can’t get over it is not edible!

This Fruit Salad Tea Cozy Pattern  is so quick & easy to make, so any one should be able to make it,.  It has written instructions and also images,

It will be any average 4-6-cup Tea Pot

The tea cozy itself is knitted on the flat with single pointed needles, including the bee
The decorations are all made with basic crochet stitches, including the spoon

American terminology is used and includes with metric measurements

To get this pattern, click on this link


Not only will you get the instant .pdf downloadable pattern in your profile, the pattern includes a print-to-cut out & make matching envelop, to store your pattern, ready for any future easy access.

Red 5 Roses Tea Cosy Pattern

Red 5 Roses Tea Cosy Pattern

Oh my oh my what a stunning tea cosy with 5 red roses and a black and white black background.  This Red Roses Tea Cosy project is done all in crochet

Crochet can’t get any more beautiful!

The pattern for this Red Roses Tea Cosy is quick & easy to make.  Instructions are for a 4-6-cup Tea Pot however instructions are given if you want to make it smaller or longer

The written instructions come with supporting photos supplied.  Here is the direct link to this pattern.  Only cost $5.50

You only need to know basic crochet stitches to achieve this, yes hard to believe, but I promise you it is so easy and ever so rewarding
American terminology & includes METRIC measurements

Worsted (Pullskein)  Black & White  and Double Knit yarn is used for all the decorations

As with all Marcelline Simonotti patterns, as a gift to you, included in your instant downloadable .pdf pattern is a print-to-cut out & make matching envelop, to store your pattern

However if you want to purchase this tea cosy ready made for you, then here is the link:

It is nearly impossible to find a great cute Mermaid baby knitted top pattern, finally you can have this cuteness of a pattern.  The instructions are for babies 0 to 6 months.

The original was knitted in worsted yarn using 3mm( (US 2 / UK 11) single pointed needles
It is very Quick & easy to make
Basic Knitting skilled need and all knitted on the flat

Both metric and imperial measurements are given and instructions are in American terminology

Here is the link for the mermaid Baby Top knitting pattern for you to quickly knit up.

BTW the plus to this pattern is if you are not a novice you could easily make it for a older baby/toddler, make the pattern first and then you get the idea and easily convert it to fit a older child


As with all Marcelline Simonotti patterns, as a gift to you, included in your instant downloadable .pdf pattern (available in your Account portal), is a print-to-cut out & make matching envelop, to store your pattern

Paint Box Baby Blanket to crochet

Paint Box Baby Blanket to crochet

This pattern, called Paint Box Baby Blanket is not only fun to make, and ever so versatile to make in any colour or combination you want.  It would like great even in 2-tone pastel of mono colours.

Although it is called a baby blanket it is also lovely for a throw over your lap around the log fire or just to warm you up on a crisp evening.  Oh yes as you make it and as it grows already it will become useful and start to immediately keep you warmer

Although the sample shown was made in DK yarn, it can easily be made in Chunky or even thicker yarns, if you want it larger yet no need to make extra stitches.  Did I say versatile at the beginning, you now get why.  The written pattern is easy to follow and comes with nice big photos of closeup images, etc

To obtain the Paint Box Baby Blanket designed and made by Marcelline Simonotti, here is the direct link

Designer Marcelline Simonotti with her Paint Box Baby Blanket just finished

Designer Marcelline Simonotti with her Paint Box Baby Blanket just finished