Friday, January 30, 2015

Big yarn sale at Craftsy!

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Need a new project to keep you busy during these winter months? Craftsy's Winter Wonders Sale happening right now and you can get up to 65% off all yarn, fabric and kits. You'll find everything you need to start your new projects today! 



(offer expires Monday, February 2nd, 2015 at 11:59 PM MT) 


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Thursday, January 29, 2015

Free Crochet Pattern...Candy Coated Boot Cuffs!


This super fun pattern is just for kids!  The Candy Coated Boot Cuffs are all about bold, bright, and sassy color.  Slip them on with boots to keep chilly rain, snow, and wind out and keep those kids toasty.   The bold colors and neon fuzzy trim will be sure to chase away those gray days...be sure to check the photo right below, they're totally reversible!

Candy Coated Boot Cuffs
By Jennifer Dickerson

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Materials:

  • Worsted weight yarn in colors of your choice
  • Small amounts of eyelash yarn in color of choice
  • J (6.0 mm) crochet hook
  • Scissors
Sizing:

Note: there are no specific stitch count for this pattern, simply make a chain the circumference of part of the leg right under the knee.  (For sizing as shown, see below)

Boot cuffs in photo are 4 inches tall and have a circumference of 9 inches.  However be sure to measure first for a custom fit.



Instructions:

Ch 26 (for sizing above...however you can make chain as long or short as you need circumference to be, no special stitch counts required)

Join with a sl st in the furthest ch from hook. 

Round 1: Ch 2 and dc in each ch around.  Join with a sl st to close round.

Round 2: Ch 2, work a bpdc (back post double crochet) in each dc around.  Join with a sl st to close round.

Repeat round 2 until boot cuff measures 4 inches tall or desired height.  Fasten off.



*Click below to watch a helpful video on how to work both the dc (double crochet) and bpdc (back post double crochet):



Finishing:

Weave in any ends that remain and you're finished!


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Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Free Crochet Pattern...Love Bears!




These tiny Love Bears are perfect for a thoughtful small gift that fit into the palm of your hand.  Perfect for tucking into a pocket, purse, or a loved one's lunch, they will definitely bring a smile when received.  Make them any color you like, I made mine in fun Valentine colors.

Love Bears
By Jennifer Dickerson

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Materials Needed:
  • Worsted weight yarn in two colors for each bear ( I used Red Heart Super Saver in "Cafe" "Cherry Red" and "Perfect Pink" for the two bears in the photos)
  • Small scrap of black yarn for embroidered eyes (or you can make button eyes)
  • H (5.0 mm) crochet hook
  • Tapestry needle
  • Scissors
  • Fiber fill or yarn scraps for stuffing the bears

Sizing:
  • 3.5 inches tall (from tops of ears to bottom)
  • 3 inches tall - body height only (without ears)
  • 2.5 inches wide
  • ears are .5 inches tall
  • 7 inch body circumference 


Instructions:

Ears (make 2): 

Ch 2, then in the ch furthest from the hook, work 6 sc, then a sl st.  Fasten off and leave tails intact for sewing to bear later.

(Bears are worked from the bottom up)

Body base (shown in light brown): 

Ch 4 and join in the chain furthest from hook to form a ring.  Ch 3, and work 11 dc into the center of the ring.  Join with a sl st to close round.  Ch 1, work a sc into the first st.  Work 2 sc in next st and in each st around.  Join with a sl st to close round.

Body sides (note: for this section, bears have two rounds of each color for striping as shown): 

Working in the brown yarn still, ch 1 and work a sc in each st around.  Join with a sl st to close round.  Repeat this round for a total of 10 rounds, do not fasten off.

Body decrease (top of head): 

Ch 1, then sc2tog in each st around.  Repeat for the next round.  Fasten off, leave an 6-8 inch tail, then proceed below to "Finishing & Assembly" section.


Finishing & Assembly:

Before closing up the top, sew ears to top of head using tails.  It is ok to leave ends on the inside of bear, they will be hidden when bear is seamed closed.  With black yarn and a tapestry needle, work a french knot for each eye.  If you need help, a helpful step by step video can be found below.  Alternatively, you could sew or glue buttons for the eyes.  Now you're ready to stuff...using fiber fill, yarn scraps, etc, carefully stuff bear in the top opening.  Take care not to over stuff.  Thread a tapestry needle with the tail from body and carefully sew opening closed.  I sewed around edges, then pulled tight to close up the hole.  Tie a secure knot to fasten and weave in end.  Shape bear and ears as needed.

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Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Hearts A Flutter! 60 Crochet Heart Projects


Hearts, hearts everywhere!  Here is a gigantic collection of beautiful crochet projects full of hearts.  Included are bags, slippers, pins, gifts, hats, wreaths, treat bags, and lots more, you be sure to find something to send a little love this time of year.  Happy crocheting, lovelies!

Note: Click on the link below each photo to go directly to the patters.  All photos and links used with permission.





























































































































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