Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Crochet a Pumpkin Cocoon and Hat for Baby Pattern

ePattern Pumpkin Cocoon Set

Your Little Pumpkin will look adorable in this crochet cocoon and hat in Bright Orange yarn colors for the fall!  The Jack-O-Lantern Pattern can be might with an medium weight orange yarn or make it in candy corn colors if you want.  You baby will stay snuggly warm while out on Halloween and they will be in costume as the same time!  Pattern is for Cocoon and Pumpkin Hat.

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Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Printable Cotton Christmas Tree Dishcloth Labels Wrappers to Print for Knitted and Crochet Dishcloths

Making Handmade dishcloths for the holidays or for crafts shows are hot sellers and fast items to make up for gifts. If you plan on knitting or crocheting a bunch of dishcloths or washcloths this year add a special label wrapper around them.  Each one of these handmade labels feature a Christmas tree with 100% Handmade on each label!  You can print them as many times as you want, cut along the line and wrap them around your handmade item!  It's a PDF file so you can easily save it to your computer for easy printing.

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Monday, August 29, 2016

Fast Fun and FREE Best Crochet Scarf Patterns for Gifts

Seaside Promenade Crochet Scarf | Free Pattern

Scarves come in many styles and sizes. You can make a scarf for fall, winter and even spring and summer with the right pattern. A scarf is something we can crochet up quickly and give as a gift to someone special. Whether you want to crochet a regular scarf, a scarf with a specific yarn or an infinity scarf or cowl there are several fast, fun and free patterns to choose from.  Let's take a look at a few of them.

Candy Stripes Scarf | Free Crochet Pattern

Simmer Dim Scarf Pattern | Free Pattern

FREE Swiss Tweed Crochet Cowl Pattern

Simple Shells Cowl Free Crochet Pattern

Half Double Preciosa Scarf - Free Crochet Pattern

Mirror Image Scarves an Easy way to Crochet Scarves

Sunday, August 28, 2016

How to Sew an Easy Circle Skirt Free Sewing Pattern

How to Sew an Easy Circle Skirt Sewing Pattern

A Skirt is a easy project to sew even for a beginner. The circle skirt makes a fun pattern for anyone to make because you can throw it together in under an hour and twirl your way through the year!
Using about 2 yards of fabric - Use something that is good for twirling like a Polyester suiting fabric that has a fantastic drape. Matching Thread, a Zipper and of course a sewing machine. The pattern consists of folding the fabric in half and creating a circle.  You can view or print the FREE PDF Circle pattern and make it this week or weekend.

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Saturday, August 27, 2016

Find the Best Christmas Gifts to Make in Annie's Christmas Special Craft Projects for Christmas

Crochet, Knit, Quilt, Sew, Cross Stitch, Paper Crafts - You can find all the gift ideas you need in the 70 Make-it-Yourself projects in one of the best books you will ever need to make all of your Christmas gifts.  This special, holiday-themed issue is overflowing with 70 designs in all your favorite crafts: quilt, sewing, knit, crochet, cross stitch, paper and general crafts! Download for instant access to five exciting chapters filled with crafted home-decor projects and gift ideas or order the printed version either way you will enjoy projects such as Trim the Tree, Deck the Halls, Festive Tables & Kitchens, A Cozy Christmas and Gifts & Greetings. We’ve even included full-size patterns and a handy Crafting Basics section to help with the new-to-you crafts. With all these festive ideas, your home will be a picture of holiday cheer, and your friends and family will love the crafted gifts! This special, 132-page all-craft issue can be yours when you order Annie's Christmas

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Monday, August 22, 2016

New Knitting Patterns in the Creative Knitting Calendar

This exclusive 2019 calendar from the editors of Creative Knitting magazine will be sure to delight and keep those needles clicking all year long. A sampler afghan is a great way to learn new stitches and to build your skill level. Featuring a new block each month, the end result is gorgeous. Download your copy today!

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Thursday, August 18, 2016

Get Creative with the Color Me Happy Wall Calendar Coloring Designs

Part calendar, part coloring book - ALL FUN. Add a little color to your life! Get creative and express yourself all over these pages in Color Me Happy  Wall Calendar! Printed on matte paper, all calendar pages are printed on FSC certified paper with environmentally safe inks.

Color me happy, color me there: features 12 unique designs
Front page features 4 months at a glance 
Ample space for notes, important dates, and contacts
Printed on matte paper

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Monday, August 15, 2016

Crochet an Elephant Pattern My Journey to Finding the Right Crochet Pattern

Elephant Amigurumi Crochet Pattern
There is something about elephants that are so captivating and one of the best ways to share our love of this magnificent creature is through art of crochet.
This Was my first attempt at crocheting an elephant it wasn't pretty so I started over (my second attempt is shown below.)
Sometimes free crochet patterns are great and sometimes they don't work at too well. For instance I am an experienced crocheted and tried using the vintage Elephant Crochet pattern. I believe I was lost because the pattern started at the front leg unlike Amigurumi crochet toy patterns that work in the round and have individual pieces sewn together.  
I am trying to crochet an actual elephant that isn't like a stuffed bear but that actually stands on four feet. 

Here is my attempt at crocheting an elephant it's going much better.  
This pattern is much easier but again working with a free pattern I think there are some errors in the pattern and I am modifying it a bit. I am using Caron Grey One Pound Yarn  which works really well for crochet animals especially when adding the stuffing. 
Right now I am working on the elephant legs and tail.  I have yet to decide it I will be crocheting a pair of tusks for the elephant.  I guess once his eyes are on I can see how he looks

Elephant Baby Crochet Pattern Set

 This will provide you with a variety of crochet patterns of elephants to choose from depending on what size and style you are looking for.  
In my attempt to find the perfect elephant and animals to crochet I will also be purchasing the following crochet books to help me out in the future. I find that sometimes the purchased patterns have less errors and better guides than some of the free patterns.  It all depends on how well written the pattern is.

This is great book because in addition to the adorable crochet elephant pattern there is an entire zoo filled with animals in the eBook.  The patterns include Monkey, Brown Bear, Hippo, Tiger, Rhino, Giraffe, Polar Bear, Zebra, Elephant, Alligator, and Lion.

Cute Little Animals crochet patterns
If you are going for more of a character look in your elephant you might want to consider getting the Cute Little Animals Crochet Book. It features Millicent Rose is a 'libearian' by day and a bingo fanatic by night. Archibald Hiram wears his striped PJs whenever he's not at work as a financial advisor. Rumored peanut shortages keep Wesley the blue elephant from joining the circus. Then there is Lourdes, a preppie purple hippo. Roscoe (Newgate) Kidd is a pirate panda who escaped from the zoo long ago. Scooter Pup is a likeable little fellow whose teeth get him in trouble. From the paranormal files we have Nestor Lochland, A.K.A the Loch Ness monster. Never ones to wait for mischief, Chaos A. Cat and his baby sis, Calamity, are always on the lookout for adventure.

Cute Critters to Crochet eBook
This classic book features animals made with a hosiery egg but I would use stuffing instead because they don't make the eggs anymore unless you use the plastic Easter eggs. 

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