Monday, December 31, 2012

Free New Year's Printables

The New Year has arrived and the parties are beginning. Kids love playing games, coloring and getting together for their own New Year's party .
Here are some great printables and activities for the kids to keep them busy and learning in the New Year!

Free New Years Pack
Image from 3 Dinosaurs
This is for ages 2 to 7 - The Free New Years printable package contains over 50 pages of fun for kids
Photo Today's Mama
Capture the details of your child’s life with this Free End of the Year Time Capsule Questions Printable from Today’s Mama.
Disney Printables
Disney has tons of printable games, activities, coloring pages, paper crafts and more.
Also be sure to view.
These fun coloring pages come from Crayola, and can be printed here…

Sunday, December 30, 2012

End of the Year Vintage Crochet and Knitting eBook Special

This Site typically sell each of these restored leaflets and books for $1.99 each, but for a limited time, get the entire ePattern Library for only $12.00!
That's 125 digitally restored knit & crochet leaflets plus 2 bonus vintage books!
Get the Entire Selection of eBooks Here....
Free knitting patterns - download today! Free crochet patterns - download today! Free quilting patterns - download today! Free sewing patterns - download today!


Friday, December 28, 2012

$2 off of each Knook category eBook

For a limited time receive $2 off of each Knook category eBook from Leisure Arts
Baby Beanies Made with the Knook (Physical)




Simple Scarves Made with the Knook (Physical)


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Thursday, December 27, 2012

Free Crochet Cookie Monster Pattern

Are your kids crazy about Cookie Monster? Do they love cookies themselves? If so then crochet this adorable pattern from Maggie Vassie. In this free crochet pattern Eyelash yarn is used to make this cute little guy which might make it a bit difficult to work with, but the end result will be adorable!



The Best 100 Free Knitting Patterns

Because there are so many wonderful free knitting patterns out there
It can be difficult to decide which ones are the best and most reliable
That is why All Free Knitting has created an ultimate guide just for you.
Featured in this extensive collection you'll find 100 of their top patterns from 2012.  From winter comforts like slippers and shawls, to essential spring shawls and summer bags, you'll be able to enjoy knitting this selection of patterns throughout every season.
Read more at http://www.allfreeknitting.com/knitting-favorites/the-best-100-free-knitting-designs-ever-free-afghan-patterns-knit-scarf-patterns-and-more#YVpM0PeWm85uMUfW.99 


Monday, December 24, 2012

Free Crochet Snowmen Pattern


Click here for larger image.
Talking Crochet Newsletter has this fun Free Crochet pattern for you to view or print
The skill level is intermediate and the finished size is 4 inches tall (the paragraph in the description says 14 inches but I believe they are 4 inches) 

There are 3 different snowmen to crochet.

Friday, December 21, 2012

Free Crochet a Winter White Bear Pattern

Crocheted in the color of snow, this friendly bear makes a warm winter companion!

Designer: Michele Wilcox
Original Publication: Leisure Arts Leaflet #2760, A Year of Teddy Bears

Finished Size: Approximately 10" tall (seated)

MATERIALS
Worsted Weight Yarn, approximately:
White - 4 ounces, (110 grams,
     240 yards)
Black - small amount
• Crochet hook, size G (4.00 mm) or size needed for gauge
• Polyester stuffing
• Yarn needle
• 1⁄4" Buttons for eyes - 2
• Sewing needle and thread
• 2" x 20" Fabric strip

Favorite Crochet Teddy Bear - Electronic Download
GAUGE: 8 sc and 9 rows = 2"

HEAD AND BODY
Rnd 1 (Right side): With White, ch 2, 6 sc in second ch from hook; do not join, place marker (see Markers, page 5).
Rnd 2: 2 Sc in each sc around: 12 sc.
Rnd 3: (Sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc) around: 18 sc.
Rnd 4: (Sc in next 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc) around: 24 sc.
Rnd 5: (Sc in next 3 sc, 2 sc in next sc) around: 30 sc.
Rnd 6: Sc in each sc around.
Rnd 7: (Sc in next 4 sc, 2 sc in next sc) around: 36 sc.
Rnd 8: Sc in each sc around.
Rnd 9: (Sc in next 5 sc, 2 sc in next sc) around: 42 sc.
Rnds 10-16: Sc in each sc around.
Rnd 17: (Sc in next 5 sc, decrease) around (see Decrease, page 5): 36 sc.
Rnd 18: (Sc in next 4 sc, decrease) around: 30 sc.
Rnd 19: (Sc in next 3 sc, decrease) around: 24 sc.
Rnd 20: (Sc in next 2 sc, decrease) around: 18 sc.
Stuff Head firmly.
Rnd 21: Sc in each sc around.
Rnd 22: 2 Sc in each sc around: 36 sc.
Rnd 23: (Sc in next 5 sc, 2 sc in next sc) around: 42 sc.
Rnd 24: (Sc in next 6 sc, 2 sc in next sc) around: 48 sc.
Rnds 25-40: Sc in each sc around.
Rnd 41: (Sc in next 6 sc, decrease) around: 42 sc.
Rnd 42: (Sc in next 5 sc, decrease) around: 36 sc.
Rnd 43: (Sc in next 4 sc, decrease) around: 30 sc.
Stuff Body firmly.
Rnd 44: (Sc in next 3 sc, decrease) around: 24 sc.
Rnd 45: (Sc in next 2 sc, decrease) around: 18 sc.
Rnd 46: (Sc in next sc, decrease) around: 12 sc.
Rnd 47: Decrease around; slip st in next sc, finish off leaving a long end for sewing.
Add more stuffing if necessary.
Thread yarn needle with yarn end and weave through stitches on Rnd 47; gather tightly and secure end.

MUZZLE
Rnd 1 (Right side): With White, ch 2, 6 sc in second ch from hook; do not join, place marker.
Rnd 2: 2 Sc in each sc around: 12 sc.
Rnd 3: Sc in each sc around.
Rnd 4: (Sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc) around: 18 sc.
Rnd 5: Sc in each sc around; slip st in next sc, finish off leaving a long end for sewing.
Using photo as a guide for placement, sew Muzzle to Head stuffing lightly before closing.

--> EAR (Make 2)
Rnd 1 (Right side): With White, ch 2, 6 sc in second ch from hook; do not join, place marker.
Rnd 2: 2 Sc in each sc around: 12 sc.
Rnd 3: (Sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc) around: 18 sc.
Rnds 4 and 5: Sc in each sc around.
Rnd 6: Decrease around; slip st in next sc, finish off leaving a long end for sewing.
Flatten Ears and sew openings closed. Using photo as a guide for placement, sew Ears to Head.

ARM (Make 2)
Rnd 1 (Right side): With White, ch 2, 6 sc in second ch from hook; do not join, place marker.
Rnd 2: 2 Sc in each sc around: 12 sc.
Rnd 3: (Sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc) around: 18 sc.
Rnds 4-18: Sc in each sc around; at end of Rnd 18, slip st in next sc, finish off leaving a long end for sewing.
Stuff Arms firmly up to 1" from top edge; lightly stuff remaining portion.
Flatten top edge of each Arm and sew opening closed. Using photo as a guide for placement, sew Arms to Body.

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LEG (Make 2)
Rnd 1 (Right side): With White, ch 2, 6 sc in second ch from hook; do not join, place marker.
Rnd 2: 2 Sc in each sc around: 12 sc.
Rnd 3: (Sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc) around: 18 sc.
Rnd 4: (Sc in next 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc) around: 24 sc.
Rnd 5: (Sc in next 3 sc, 2 sc in next sc) around: 30 sc.
Rnds 6-8: Sc in each sc around.
Rnd 9: Decrease 6 times, sc in each sc around: 24 sc.
Rnds 10-20: Sc in each sc around.
Rnd 21: (Sc in next 2 sc, decrease) around; slip st in next sc, finish off leaving a long end for sewing.
Using photo as a guide for placement, stuff Legs firmly and sew to Body.


FINISHING
Using photo as a guide for placement: Sew eyes to Head.
With Black, work satin stitch for nose (Fig. 1) and straight stitch for mouth (Fig. 2).
For scarf, clip 1" into short edges of fabric strip at 1/8" intervals; tie scarf around neck.
General Instructions
ABBREVIATIONS
ch(s) chain(s)
mm millimeters
Rnd(s) Round(s)
sc single crochet(s)
st(s) stitch(es)
YO yarn over
( ) – work enclosed instructions as many times as specified by the number immediately following or contains explanatory remarks.

GAUGE
Correct gauge is essential for proper size. Hook sizes given in instructions are merely guides and should never be used without first making a sample swatch in the stitch, yarn or thread, and hook specified. Then measure it, counting your stitches and rows carefully. If your swatch
is smaller than specified, try again with a larger size hook; if larger, try again with a smaller size. Keep trying until you find the size that will give you the specified gauge. DO NOT HESITATE TO CHANGE HOOK SIZE TO OBTAIN CORRECT GAUGE.

MARKERS
Markers are used to help distinguish the beginning of each round being worked. Place a 2” scrap piece of yarn before the first stitch of each round, moving marker after each round is complete.

DECREASE
Pull up a loop in next 2 sts, YO and draw through all 3 loops on hook (counts as one sc).

SATIN STITCH
Satin Stitch is a series of straight stitches worked side by side so they touch but do not overlap. Come up at odd numbers and go down at even numbers (Fig. 1).
Fig. 1
 


STRAIGHT STITCH
Straight Stitch is just what the name implies, a single, straight stitch. Come up at 1 and go down at 2 (Fig. 2).
Fig. 2

FREE FOR YOU from Leisure Arts, Inc. ©2012 All rights reserved. These instructions may be photocopied and shared with your friends. They may not be kitted or sold. We have made every effort to ensure that these instructions are accurate and complete. We cannot, however, be responsible for human error, typographical mistakes, or variations in individual work. 
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Thursday, December 20, 2012

Last Minute Gift Ideas to Make



2 Hour Dishcloths Crochet Patterns
12 Beautiful Kitchen Dishcloths to Crochet to brighten your kitchen



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