Wednesday, December 27, 2017

Crochet a Free Toy Airplane Pattern What to Crochet for the New Year

Crochet a Toy Airplane
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No matter what time of year it is you can easily crochet toys for someone that will enjoy a soft item to play with.  The softness of the toys makes them safe and easy to play with. Plus, if they get them dirty you can easily wash then in the wash machine.
Making a crochet airplane is easy as it just requires you to know how to increase and decrease crochet stitches.  I made the above crochet airplane using a free pattern from Red Heart Yarns found here.   I was able to modify the plane a bit by adding a propeller to the front of the plane instead of a face on the plane.  
In order to crochet the propeller just use worsted weight black or gray yarn and the propeller pattern below.
Propeller - start by CH 8, Skip 1 CH, 2 SC into next CH. SC into next 2 CH. Slip stitch into next CH, SC into next 2 CH. 3 SC into last CH. SC on other side of CH for next 2 CH. Slip stitch into next CH. SC into next 2 CH. SC into starting CH and join to first SC. Finish off . Once you have crocheted your plane you can attach it to the front of the airplane instead of a smile if you prefer. 

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Saturday, December 23, 2017

Make Car Seats Cozy and Warm Crochet Baby Blanket Patterns

A car seat cover or baby blanket is the perfect gift idea for a new baby and the On the Go Baby Blanket Patterns have some beautiful textured baby blankets to crochet for the new little one!  The crochet blanket patterns can be used to keep baby warm while taking them in to the car, covering them up during a long car ride or use them when you go indoors to snuggle with them.  These patterns are made using a lightweight yarn but a soft baby yarn will be perfect also for these fun crochet patterns.
In addition these crochet blankets can easily be made to cover up a toddler in the car while they travel. Much safer than wearing a coat and having them not be comfortable in the car seat a warm blanket made with love will easily keep them warm and cozy.
When it's time to take Baby bye-bye, the tiny crocheted throws in On the Go Baby Blankets from Leisure Arts are just right for making car seats cozy and warm. Classic cables (created with post stitches), popcorns, and other texture-rich patterns bring an heirloom look to the designs. Some blankets have buttoned straps or seatbelt slits to keep them in place.

All featuring light weight yarn, the six designs by Melissa Leapman include Cables, Heirloom, Luck of the Irish, Staghorn, Squares, and Popcorn and Lattice. Most skill levels are Easy-Plus; one is Intermediate.

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Tuesday, December 12, 2017

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Monday, December 11, 2017

Free Christmas Coloring Pages to Print and Color

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Kids and adults enjoy coloring all year round but when it comes to Christmas you can beat the free coloring pages available to print from the number one crayon maker Crayola!
The Free Christmas coloring pages and Bingo cards make the holiday fun and exciting when the kids get bored and you need something for them to do before Christmas arrives have them color a snowman, Christmas presents, Santa Claus or one of the may other free designs found on the site here.  
In addition you can print one of the many Christmas Bingo games for the kids to color and play during the winter. There are even party invitations to colors, a wish list to Santa, and a Christmas tree to decorate and color.  Just click on one of the many links below to view any of the patterns...

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How to Make Quilted Gift Card Ornaments
How to Make Quilted Gift Card Ornaments
Using a few small pieces of fabric, ribbon, buttons, embroidery floss and your sewing machine you can easily create gift card holders that can also be used as ornaments for on your tree or the fireplace. Cut the fabric in the shapes of square, Christmas trees, circles or whatever shape that you prefer.  Mix and match Christmas fabrics in colors of red, green and white or colors of your choice to make the perfect Christmas card gift holder to give as the perfect gift.

¼” yd. of each fabric for piecing, ½” yd. fabric for binding
Embroidery needle
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Tree and pocket templates (1/4” seam allowance provided)
For tree:

  1. Cut 5 2”x 6” strips of piecing fabric in different patterns. Sew long ends right-sides together, and press toward darker side.  
  2. Cut 1 tree out of pieced fabric, 1 tree out of backing fabric, and 1 pocket out of backing fabric.
  3. Fold over one short edge of pocket ¼” and ¼” again and topstitch to finish edge. Press other sides over ¼”. Sew pocket to tree backing by edge-stitching around unfinished sides. 
  4. Sew pieced tree and backing tree right-sides together, leaving small hole to turn. Press well, and slip-stitch hole closed.
  5. Using roughly 6” of ribbon, create a loop, and tack to top edge of tree. Stitch button over end of ribbon.

For square:

  1. Cut 2 2”x8” strips of fabric, and sew long, right-sides together. Press seams toward dark side.
  2. Cut rectangle into 4 3.5”x 2” rectangles. Sew sets of two rectangles together, with matching squares facing each other diagonally. Press seams to one side.
  3. Cut each of the two squares diagonally in the same direction, creating four matching triangles.
  4. Match and sew all four triangles together to create square motif. Press well.
  5. Cut 1 matching square and 1 pocket out of backing fabric. Attach pocket to ornament back in same way as tree, and stitch front and back (wrong-sides together) around edges. 
  6. Create loop out of ribbon and attach to top center of ornament, with loop toward the inside.
  7. Cut enough 2” wide bias to go around square and press in half, wrong-sides together. Sew raw edge of bias to raw edge of square, overlapping at starting position.
  8. Fold bias to the back and hand-stitch in place. Press ribbon toward outside of ornament. Sew button over bottom edge. 
  9. Embroider “quilting” stitches through all layers except pocket, if desired.

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The Holiday Aisle Christmas Gift Stand Up Wrapping Paper Storage Bag

Stocking on Christmas wrapping or having leftovers from previous years along with wrapping paper for gifts for birthdays and other gift giving can pile up in one spot in your home.  Plus, after Christmas you can get some great deals on wrapping paper in order to stock up for the next year. For years, I have used a wrapping paper storage bag to hold my Christmas gift wrap in but there are several other storage ideas to use for storing gift wrap including Holiday plastic containers to store items in which includes your ornaments and holiday decor.  Take a look at some of the storage ideas for gift wrap, Christmas ornaments and holiday decorations.  Make it easy to get to your gift wrap any time you want with these easy options...

IRIS Vertical Gift Wrap Storage

Store and protect up to 20 rolls of 40" wrapping paper from dust and damage with this wrapping paper box. This slim profile is a great way to maximize vertical storage space in any basement or closet. The two side handles are the perfect height that allows for easy mobility.

Available in a stunning red color, this organizer offers you enough space to store your utility items that would otherwise cram up your home.

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Here's a way to hold gift wrap, ribbon, bows, tape, scissors and all your accessories without taking up a lot of room. 3 Pack of holiday storage boxes stores bows, tissue paper, small gift bags, scissors, tap, gift bags. The clear base and lid make it easy to identify contents, and the smaller size makes it easy to store these in a closet or a cabinet for easy access, not just through the holiday season but through the year!

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Wing Lid Organizer Set contains one wing lid with ornament divider. This unit holds 75 ornaments. The second wing lid has no divider set and it perfect for storing garland, holiday decorations, village set pieces, etc. 

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