Thursday, December 18, 2014

Mary Maxim Christmas Blowout SALE!

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For tomorrow only, Friday, December 19, 2014, visitors will save on a variety of different items for 

Mary Maxim's Christmas Blowout SALE!


Start Date: 12/19/14
End Date: 12/1914 @ 11:59pm ET

Choose from LOTS of wonderful Christmas items! 


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Friday, December 12, 2014

Free Crochet Pattern Gingerbread Checkerboard

I LOVE Gingerbread men of all kinds, whether they are crochet or any other craft medium!
I used to design a lot of Gingerbread crochet patterns!

I hope to be able to showcase some of my past gingerbread designs in a future blog post.

For today, though, I wanted to show you one of my past crochet designs that is featured as a free pattern on Free Patterns.com!

https://www.freepatterns.com/detail.html?code=FC01056&cat_id=324



I remember when I saw the photo below in print in the magazine, how much I loved it!

https://www.freepatterns.com/detail.html?login=1&code=FC01056&cat_id=324
 




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Thursday, December 11, 2014

Cute Critter Crochet Book Review and Giveaway!

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1631060023/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=211189&creative=373489&creativeASIN=1631060023&link_code=as3&tag=cuteandcountrycr&linkId=R7I7NNIBYUUMA6CZ

Everyone loves crocheting a 'critter' at some point, whether it be for a new baby or a cute gesture of love for a gift. Cute Critter Crochet by Maki Oomachi and published by Race Point Publishing, has 30 individual crochet critters of all kinds!



"From super-cute ducks, birds, squirrels, mice, ladybugs, deer, bunnies, lambs, to donkeys, kittens, bears or raccoons" or Garden Dolls, you will find something you want to crochet!



I love the Contents pages that are complete with small photos. There are 5 pages of Stitches demonstrated, that are used in the patterns, and great Tips and Techniques for Assembling a Figure. Must Have Tools and Recommended Materials round out the Informational segment of the book.



The patterns themselves are very complete, utilizing great photos, stitch diagrams, pattern diagrams and of course, all instructions. Many of the designs are shown step by step in photos, which is a great bonus.



I love the fact that the book is spiral bound so it will lay flat while crocheting a project from the book.


You can purchase Cute Critter Crochet from Amazon at a discount. Click the photo below:

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Maki Oomachi is a Japanese artist/designer and also wrote Simply Adorable Crochet.

Leave a COMMENT below for a chance to win a copy of this cute book! 
One winner will be chosen at random on December 18, 2014. 



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Friday, December 05, 2014

NEW Free Pattern at Cute Crochet Chat




Timeless Teddy

Design by Jocelyn Sass/Cute Crochet

Copyright 2014 Jocelyn Sass/Too Cute Crochet All Rights Reserved
Unauthorized duplication is a violation of applicable copyright laws. Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of these instructions.  
Materials: #5 Bulky suede-like yarn,  #4 worsted weight yarn, 2 yards Black for Eyes and Nose;
J (6mm) hook; 
1-1/2" Coordinating Wire Ribbon, 24";
1" Green Flower Buttons, 4;
3-3/4" Gold Wire Eyeglasses by Fibre Craft; sewing & tapestry needles;
5-inch soft-sculpture doll needle;
polyester fiberfill; Button and carpet thread; sewing thread;  
Size: Bear measures 13" Tall Sitting; 18" Standing
Gauge: H (5mm) hook:   3 sc = 1 inch
NOTE: Do not join rnds unless indicated.  Mark first stitch of each rnd.
HEAD AND BODY
Rnd 1:  Starting at top of head with Canyon, ch 2; 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook (6).
Rnd 2:  2 sc in ea sc around. (12).

Rnd 3:  (Sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc) around. (18).
Rnd 4:  (Sc in next 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc) around. (24).
Rnd 5:  (Sc in next 3 sc, 2 sc in next sc) around. (30).
Rnd 6:  (Sc in next 4 sc, 2 sc in next sc) around. (36).

Rnd 7:  (Sc in next 5 sc, 2 sc in next sc) around. (42).
 
Rnds 8-15:  Sc in ea sc around. (42).
Rnd 16:  (Sc in next 5 sc, dec over next 2 sc) around. (36).
Rnd 17:  (Sc in next 4 sc, dec over next 2 sc) around. (30).

Rnd 18:  (Sc in next 3 sc, dec over next 2 sc) around. (24).


Rnd 19:  (Sc in next 2 sc, dec over next 2 sc) around. (18).
Rnd 20:  Starting body, 2 sc in ea sc around. (36).
Rnd 21:  (Sc in next 5 sc, 2 sc in next sc) around. (42).
Rnds 22: (Sc in next 6 sc, 2 sc in next sc) around. (48).
Rnds 23-34:  Sc in ea sc around. (48).
Rnd 35:  (Sc in next 6 sc, dec over next 2 sc) around. (42).
Rnd 36:  (Sc in next 5 sc, dec over next 2 sc) around. (36).
Rnd 37:  (Sc in next 4 sc, dec over next 2 sc) around. (30).
Rnd 38:  Sc in ea sc around. (30). Begin stuffing head and body firmly.  
     
Rnd 39:  (Sc in next 3 sc, dec over next 2 sc) around. (24).
Rnd 40: (Sc in next 2 sc, dec over next 2 sc) around. (18).
Rnd 41: (Sc in next sc, dec over next 2 sc) around. (12).
Finish stuffing body.

Rnd 42: (Dec over next 2 sc) around. (6).  Join with a sl st to first sc.
Fasten off, leaving length for sewing.  Sew opening closed.
EARS (Make 2)
Rnd 1:  With Canyon, ch 2; 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook. (6).
Rnd 2:  2 sc in ea sc around. (12).
Rnd 3:  (Sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc) around. (18).
Rnd 4:  (Sc in next 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc) around. (24).
Rnds 5-7:  Sc in ea sc around. (24).
Rnd 8:  (Sc in next 2 sc, dec over next 2 sc) around. (18).
Rnd 9:  (Sc in next sc, dec over next 2 sc) around. (12).
Rnd 10: (Dec over next 2 sc) around. (6). 
At end of Rnd 10, join with a sl st to first sc.
Fasten off, leaving length for sewing.  Flatten ears, and sew to each side of head.


MUZZLE
Rnds 1-4:  With Canyon, repeat Rnds 1-4 of EARS. (24).
 At end of Rnd  4, join with a sl st to first sc. Sew Muzzle to front of head over Rnds 10-15,
stuffing lightly with fiberfill before closing.
ARMS (Make 2)
Rnd 1: With Canyon, ch 2; 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook. (6).
Rnd 2: 2 sc in ea sc around. (12).
Rnd 3: (Sc in next  sc, 2 sc in next sc) around. (18).
Rnds 4 & 5: Sc in ea sc around. (18).
Rnd 6:  2 sc in first 3 sc, sc in last 15 sc. (21).
Rnd 7:  Sc in ea sc around. (21).
Rnd 8:  (Dec over next 2 sc) 3 times, sc in last 15 sc. (18).

 Rnd 9:  (Dec over next 2 sc) twice, sc in last 14 sc. (16).
Rnds 10-21:  Sc in ea sc around. (16).
At end of Rnd 21, join with a sl st to first sc.
Fasten off, leaving length for sewing.
Stuff arm firmly, fold in half at top and sewing opening closed. Sew arms to sides of body.

LEGS (Make 2)
Rnd 1:  Starting at top of leg with Canyon, ch 2; 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook (6).
Rnd 2:  2 sc in ea sc around. (12).
Rnd 3:  (Sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc) around. (18).
Rnd 4:  (Sc in next 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc) around. (24).
Rnd 5:  (Sc in next 3 sc, 2 sc in next sc) around. (30).
Rnds 6-11:  Sc in ea sc around. (30).
Rnd 12:  (Sc in next 3 sc, dec over next 2 sc) around. (24).
Rnds 13-16:  Sc in ea sc around. (24).


Rnd 17:  (Sc in next 6 sc, dec over next 2 sc) around. (21).
Rnds 18-22:  Sc in ea sc around. (21).
Rnd 23:  Sc in ea of next 7 sc, 2 sc in ea of next 7 sc, sc in ea of next 7 sc. (28).
Rnd 24:  Sc in ea of next 12 sc, 2 sc in ea of next 4 sc, sc in ea of next 12 sc. (32).
Rnds 25-29:  Sc in ea sc around. (32).
Rnd 30:  (Sc in next 2 sc, dec over next 2 sc) around. (24). Stuff leg firmly with fiberfill.
Rnd 31:  (Dec over next 2 sc) around. (12). Finish stuffing leg and foot.
Rnd 32:  (Dec over next 2 sc) around. (6). Fasten off, leaving length for sewing. Finish stuffing foot and sew opening closed.
Making JOINTED LEGS
Thread a long length of button and carpet thread onto a soft sculpture needle. Sew one Green Flower Button to top outside edge of each leg. Sew legs to sides of body, pushing needle through buttonholes of button, through legs and body, and back again several times, pulling tightly to secure.
Making NON-JOINTED LEGS
Position legs to body sides in a sitting position. Using tapestry needle and Suede Print yarn, sew legs in place.
FINISHING
NOSE: Using Black and Satin Stitch, embroider nose over Rnd 1 of Muzzle.


EYES: Place Eyeglasses on Teddy directly above Muzzle over Rnds 8 and 9 of Head. Mark placement for Eyes. Remove eyeglasses. Using Black and Satin Stitch, embroider eyes over Rnds 8 and 9.
Sew remaining two buttons centered to body front as shown in photo..
Tie 24" piece of coordinating ribbon into a bow. Trim ends  Sew bow to center neck under chin.
Place eyeglasses on Teddy.


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