Crocheted Jelly Fish Toy – Amigurumi – Free Pattern
As you may know by know my youngest daughter will be having her second child this summer and she's kept me busy with all sorts of baby projects. She's been searching the internet for all sorts of cute and adorable things that I can make. One of our favorites are these adorable crocheted jellyfish.
They're very easy to make, beginners will catch on real quick! And those curly tentacles, well think of them as free form crochet, you can make them as long as you want and as ...
Crocheted Hightop Sneaker Booties -Newborn Size- Free Pattern
As you know my daughter is having her second baby this summer. That means she's kept me busy making cute baby items she's finding on Pinterest and Instagram! So of course she came across these crocheted hightop sneakers that look like the ever popular Converse Chucks.
I searched high and low (no pun intended) for a pattern to make these crochet hightop sneakers. There are actually several out there for free and for a fee. The patterns run about $5 on Ravelry where even I post some ...
Octopus Amigurumi – Free Crochet Pattern
My youngest daughter is due to have her second baby this summer. This means I've got to get busy making baby stuff. Of course my daughter sent me a list of crochet projects ranging from baby blankets, swaddles, booties, and stuffed toys. I thought I'd begin with the cute Octopus Amigurumi.
First of all Amigurumi is the Japanese art of knitting or crocheting small stuffed yarn critters. While the art has been known in Japan for decades it only became popular in the West recently in ...
Round Up of Star Wars Crafts for Kids
Here we go again. Just in time for summer vacation Disney is releasing the newest Star Wars movie. This one's called Han Solo - A Star Wars Story.
Just like Roque One released two summers ago this movie is not part of the original Star Wars saga. Instead it's a stand alone story designed to eventually tie all the movies together by filling in the background for characters and events brought to life in one of the movies starting with the very first Star Wars classic now called the New ...
DIY Crochet Twin Bunny Hat & Diaper Cover Sets – FREE Patterns!
With Easter right around the corner it was time to make Easter outfits for my twin grandbabies. I found a couple of crochet patterns for the hat and diaper cover and made a tutu for my granddaughter. I tweeked them a bit for a better fit.
The twins are 6 months old so I used the 6-9 month old hat pattern but changed the hook to a smaller "F" size to make it a bit smaller. The pattern calls for a size "H".
Here is the bunny hat pattern from Repeat Crafter Me. She has step by step ...
Sherbet Easter Basket
It’s Easter time again, and one of my favorite Easter crafts is making Easter Baskets for my grandchildren. I know there are many plastic and metal baskets out there, and they’re all very inexpensive. But I like to make them baskets that a different from those you can buy at Walmart.
The other day I went to our local craft store and found this pretty yarn by Red Heart. It’s color is called Sherbet. When I saw it I just knew I had to turn it into a Sherbet Easter Basket.
Valentine Heart Hot Pads – Free Pattern
Valentine's Day is in less than a month. Valentine's is such a fun holiday, specially for crafters! I made up this super cute set of Valentine Heart Hot Pads to use in my kitchen this Valentine's Day. They make great gifts too!
This pattern is very easy, it's perfect for beginners! It uses rows of alternating single crochet and double crochet stitches to get the textured look. To make it heart shaped you just increase and decrease stitches at the appropriate rows.
I used Lily's ...
DIY Baby Super Hero Costume
I saw this baby super hero costume on Pinterest and just had to have it for my newborn grandson, until I saw the price. It's available by special order on etsy.com for at whopping cost of $46. In my opinion it was too costly for a photo prop that he would really use only once, twice if it still fits on Halloween.
I was determined to find a way to make this costume for fraction of the cost. But I didn't want to haul out my sewing machine for such a tiny project so I ...
Crocheted Newborn Ruffled Diaper Cover
I had plenty of left over yellow yarn from making my grandson's chick hat so I've been looking for ideas to make.
I made a yellow diaper cover as part of my newborn grandson's super hero costume so I decided to make his twin sister a matching diaper cover to go with her little flip flops.
I used the same free pattern from The Braden's blog and added my own ruffles. It took me about an hour and a half to make. The pattern is for a new born size, you will have to make adjustments if you ...
DIY Crochet Elephant Snuggly – FREE Pattern
I have twin grandbabies, Harper and Sadi. I made them these cute elephant snugglies. They are very simple to make, they're basically an over-sized granny square with a stuffed elephant head attached to the middle. It took me just a few hours to make each one.
I used the free pattern from DenDennis Amigurumist but added my own border. For the blue border I used a simple slip stitch/chain 1 pattern all the way around; for the pink one I used a picot type pattern to make it look ...