Just Be Happy

Thursday, October 1, 2015

The YARNIT giveaway!

I am beyond excited for this giveaway. You ask why? Well, because I have my very own YARNIT and I love it! I take it with me to the beach, to the park and it keeps my yarn from rolling away and getting dirty! Do you have cats or dogs? The YARNIT is great to keep your pets from playing with the ball of yarn you are using. Seriously, I love it!

What do you need to do to enter? It's simple, just follow the instructions in the rafflecopter gadget below and you will be all set to go.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Giveaway ends on Friday, October 9, 2015. Winners will be announced on Monday, October 13, 2015.

This giveaway is not endorsed, sponsored or associated with Facebook in any way.

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Coin Purse {Free Pattern}

Please do not sell this pattern or post it on the internet.If you sell anything made with this pattern, please give me credit for the pattern.

Skill Level: Easy
Gauge: 8 sc and 8 rows = 2”

- Worsted Weight Cotton Yarn
- Crochet Hook US Size G6/4.00mm
- Scissors, Needle & thread (coordinating color)

- Metal Frame Kiss Clap Arch (13x7cm)
Pattern Key:
Ch = Chain
Sc = Single Crochet
Sl St = Slip Stitch
St(s) = Stitch(es)
Rnd(s) = Round(s)
Rnd 1: Start with a magic ring, sc 8 into the ring, sl st on top of 1st sc to join. (8 sc)
Rnd 2: Ch 1, 2 sc in each st around, join. (16 sc)
Rnd 3: Ch 1, (2 sc in next st, 1 sc in next) 8 times, join. (24 sc)

Rnd 4: Ch 1, (2 sc in next st, 1 sc in next 2 sts) 8 times, join. (32 sc)
Rnd 5: Ch 1, (2 sc in next st, 1 sc in next 3 sts) 8 times, join. (40 sc)
Rnd 6: Ch 1, (2 sc in next st, 1 sc in next 4 sts) 8 times, join.(48 sc) **If you don't want your coin purse to be too large, stop at skip round 7 and continue from Rnds 8-21. You will now have a total of 20 rounds.

Rnd 7: Ch 1, (2 sc in next st, 1 sc in next 5 sts) 8 times, join. (56 sc)
Rnds 8-21: Ch 1, 1 sc in each st around, join. (56 sc)

Fasten off. Weave in loose ends.


With needle and coordinating color thread, sew the clasp and purse together. Be patient, this is the most time consuming part of the whole project.

 Copyright 2015, Alessandra Hayden. All rights reserved.

Monday, September 21, 2015

Yarn, Hook and Pattern Giveaway

It has been awhile since I hosted a giveaway, it was about time to have something fun, because if you follow my page, you must love to crochet and love yarn!
The giveaway is happening on instagram, I am giving away two skeins of Magico II yarn, it's soft and the colors are lovely, a beautiful hook with clay handle and some patterns, too.
Visit: http://www.instagram.com/justbehappycrochet to enter. The winners will be announced on Sunday, September 27.

Sunday, September 20, 2015

Lace Flower Vest

This is my Lace Flower Vest, I wanted to make a filet crochet design for awhile and when I signed up to compete in Design Wars I figured it was the perfect time to make it happen.
You can find the pattern HERE.


Sunday, August 30, 2015

Brazil - Part II

(Praia da Enseada, Guarujá - SP)

(Salto Grande, SP)

(Salto Grande, SP)

(at the playground in Marília, SP)

(random picture from an art studio)


(Tapioca, oh so yummy!)

(a delicious little clown)

(Mercadão de São Paulo)

(Praia do Perequê, Guarujá - SP)

Brazil 2015

I've been missing in action, I apologize, but it's for a good reason. I was in Brazil visiting my family and  it was awesome! 
We visited some amazing places, ate delicious food and had great fun. We even went on a trip to Chile, but I will write a blog post about that next time.
Anyhow, here are some pictures I took while I was in Brazil, the crochet ones are samples from the yarn shop I visited.
I hope you guys enjoy them and I will come back soon with more pictures to share.

Thursday, August 13, 2015

Crochet for Christmas

I had the pleasure to contribute four designs to "Crochet for Christmas", a book that contains 29 brand new crochet patterns created by some of my favorite designers, gathered by Salena Baca and published by Stackpole.

My designs are whimsical and fun, just the way I like it! 
(Poinsettia topiary, Snowman wreath, penguin ornaments and light coffee sleeves)

And here are some of the other designs in the book. The talented designers are: Danyel Pink, Jonna Ventura, Jennifer Pionk, Rohn Strong, Tara Murray, Carolina Guzman, Charissa Ragsdale, Susan Carlson, Abigail Haze, Sarah Lora, Sascha Blase, Cara Louise, Crystal Bucholz, Pam Dajczak and last but certainly not least, Salena Baca.

You can find the book at Michael's, Joann's and of course online! Click here to view the book on amazon.com. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do!
Designed by Jackie's Design Studio