Friday, May 26, 2017

Free Crochet Pattern...Fidget Spinner Case!


Fidget spinners are all the rage these days.  Crochet this cute case with a fun button to keep your spinner inside in no time flat!  This is a perfect project for using up yarn odds and ends and a special button too!

Need a little help? There's a full video tutorial below too!

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Fidget Spinner Case
By Jennifer Dickerson

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Materials:
  • 5.5 mm "I" crochet hook
  • Worsted weight acrylic yarn of your choice (I used Red Heart Super Saver in "Spring Green" and "Shocking Pink"
  • Large Button
  • Tapestry Needle
  • Scissors

Abbreviations and Tutorial Links:


Instructions for triangle (make 2):

Ch 6, join in ch furthest from hook with a sl st to form a ring.

Round 1: Ch 8, then into the center of the ring, work (5 dc, ch 5) two times. Then work 4 dc into the center of the ring. To close the round, work a sl st into the third ch of the ch-8 from the beginning of the round.

Round 2: Slip stitch over to the first corner space. Ch 8, then work 2 dc in the corner space.  Work a dc in each stitch along the side of the triangle (dc stitches worked along the sides of the triangle).  When you reach the next corner space, work 2 dc, ch 5, 2 dc.   Work a dc in each stitch along the next triangle side (dc stitches worked along the sides of the triangle).  Work the next corner the same way as before, 2 dc, ch 5, 2 dc, then work the final side by working a dc in each stitch across.  To complete round, work a dc in the corner space where round was started, then, work a sl st into the third ch of the ch 8 from the beginning of the round.

*Note: After you make the second triangle, do not fasten off and continue below for seaming instructions.


Finishing & Assembly:

Sandwich the two triangles together.  Beginning at the first corner space, work 4 sc in the corner, then a single crochet in each side stitch (be sure to incorporate both layers!), work 4 sc in the next corner space, then a sc in each side stitch.  Finish up by working 4 sc in the last corner space, then work a slip stitch in the same space to finish off the seam.  Fasten off and weave in any ends.  Just be sure when you seam the top is open to be able to put the spinner inside.

With a matching piece of yarn, sew a button to the middle center of the case.  To make the button loop, tie yarn into the top back center stitch of the case.  Chain the needed length for your particular button (I did 18 chains).  Fasten off and sew the end into the chain base.  


© Jennifer Dickerson 2017

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Monday, May 22, 2017

Yarn Crush Box Review!


Have you checked out Yarn Crush yet? I recently received a Yarn Crush subscription box (thanks Yarn Crush!) and couldn't wait to share it with you!

Check out my unboxing video:


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Here are some of the things in the latest box (I checked out the April box).  Let's start with the YARN!!  Isn't it pretty?  This one has 5 mini skeins in tonal gradient springy colors, so lovely!



This box also had a fun tool...a phone/tablet stand!  Perfect if you need to check out a tutorial or pattern while you're working.




One really neat thing about this box is that it caters to knitters AND crocheters, all in one box, here are the patterns from the April box below, a crocheted narwhal and a knitted shawl...fun!


Also with each box are promotional codes to use too and extras to complete your pattern.  This particular box has eyes and pipe cleaners to complete the narwhal.

Learn more about Yarn Crush here!
I received a Yarn Crush Box to review and share...thanks Yarn Crush!  All opinions are my own.

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© Jennifer Dickerson 2017

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Saturday, May 20, 2017

Free Crochet Pattern...Pocket Bot!


Pocket Bot is a fun little toy that is easy to stitch up. Fun buttons decorate the front and a playful antenna is a cute topper. Perfect for kids and robot lovers alike! Pocket Bot is part of the Crochet Charity Drive crochet along...come join our Facebook group and crochet with us!

Please note: Pocket Bot is for kids over 3 because of small parts.


Need a little help? There's a full video tutorial below too!

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Pocket Bot
By Jennifer Dickerson

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Materials:
  • 6.0 mm J crochet hook
  • Worsted Weight yarn in colors of your choice (I used Red Heart Super Saver in "Spring Green" "Gray Heather" "Pumpkin" and "Cherry Red"
  • Buttons ( I used 4 for the eyes, 3 for the chest, and 2 more for the antenna)
  • Pipe cleaner (6 inches long or so)
  • Tapestry Needle
  • Scissors
  • Fiberfill (or Polyfill as it is sometimes called)

Sizing:
  • 7 inches tall
  • 5 inches wide

Abbreviations and Tutorial Links:


Pocket Bot is made of several pieces and then attached together.  Make the pieces first, then proceed down to the "Assembly" section.  Below in the parenthesis are the yarn color I used, however feel free to use any colors you like!

Instructions for the body (Gray yarn - make 1):
Ch 12
Row 1: Work a hdc in the 3rd ch from the hook, then work a hdc in each ch across.
Row 2: Ch 2 and turn. Work a hdc in each st across.
Repeat row 2 until piece measures approximately 9 inches inches and fasten off.

Instructions for Arms & Legs (Gray yarn - make 4):
Ch 6
Row 1: Work a hdc in the 3rd ch from the hook, then work a hdc in each ch across.
Row 2: Ch 2 and turn. Work a hdc in each st across.
Repeat row 2 two more times, then fasten off.

Instructions for Face Plate (Orange yarn - make 1):
Ch 8
Row 1: Work a hdc in the 3rd ch from the hook, then work a hdc in each ch across.
Row 2: Ch 2 and turn. Work a hdc in each st across, then fasten off.

Instructions for Chest Plate (Green yarn - make 1):
Ch 8
Row 1: Work a hdc in the 3rd ch from the hook, then work a hdc in each ch across.
Row 2: Ch 2 and turn. Work a hdc in each st across.
Repeat row 2 two more times, then fasten off.

Instructions for Antenna (Gray yarn - make 2):
Ch 6
Row 1: Work a hdc in the 3rd ch from the hook, then work a hdc in each ch across. Fasten off.

Instructions for Knob (Red yarn - make 1)
Ch 2
Work 8 sc in the ch furthest from the hook, then fasten off.

Assembly:

Fold robot body piece in half and seam closed with the whip stitch seam, adding fiberfill just before you work those last few stitches. Fold each arm/leg piece in half and seam closed with the whip stitch seam, adding fiberfill just before you work those last few stitches. Sew arms and legs to the robot body as shown in the photos. Sew antenna to the top of the robot's head. Hot glue or set green chest plate to the front of the robot's body. Hot glue or sew robot's orange face plate towards the top front of the robot. Hot glue or sew red knob and buttons as shown for eyes and chest buttons. Using a crochet hook handle or pencil, wrap the pipe cleaner around to create a spiral. Glue as shown and then glue buttons on top to hide glued area.

© Jennifer Dickerson 2017

For more fun projects and pretty patterns, be sure to follow Fiber Flux on Google+FacebookTwitter, and Pinterest for the latest updates!

Gorgeous Tonal Merino Wool s at knitpicks.com (Affiliate links, enjoy these awesome products and thanks as always for your support!)
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