Friday, December 23, 2011

Too Cute Crochet Week of Giveaways

Check out our FINAL day of Christmas Week Giveaways at Cute Crochet Chat! Two people will win a copy of our newest crochet pattern, Baby Santa Set.
Contest ends tonight, 12/23/11.
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Christmas Week of Giveaways at Too Cute Crochet DAY FIVE

At Too Cute Crochet,  today is our final day of giveaways during Christmas week. For DAY FIVE, two days before Christmas,  two (2) winners will be chosen to receive our newest crochet pattern, Baby Santa Set..

In order for a chance to win, you MUST comment on THIS blog post! Tell us what your favorite Christmas song is.
PLEASE DON'T forget to leave a CONTACT EMAIL, so I can notify you if you are the winner.

Thanks to everyone who participated in our Christmas week of giveaways!
Merry Christmas to all my readers!
Jocelyn
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Thursday, December 22, 2011

Christmas Week of Giveaways at Too Cute Crochet DAY FOUR

At Too Cute Crochet, we are CONTINUING our FULL WEEK of giveaways during Christmas week. For DAY FOUR, three days before Christmas,  three (3) winners will be chosen to receive our crochet Christmas Gift Bags.
In order for a chance to win, you MUST comment on THIS blog post! Tell us one Christmas tradition in your household either past or present! I will start it off by saying that we ALWAYS have cinnamon rolls on Christmas morning! This tradition has been going on for over ten years now!
PLEASE DON'T forget to leave a CONTACT EMAIL, so I can notify you if you are the winner!
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Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Christmas Week of Giveaways at Too Cute Crochet DAY THREE

At Too Cute Crochet, we are CONTINUING our FULL WEEK of giveaways during Christmas week. For DAY THREE, four days before Christmas,  four (4) winners will be chosen to receive THEIR CHOICE of any pattern from my Etsy shop at http://toocutecrochet.etsy.com
In order for a chance to win, you MUST comment on THIS blog post! Please visit Too Cute Crochet at the link above and let us know WHICH PATTERN you would choose if you are one of the winners! ALL patterns are eligible. Come back here and comment on this post. PEASE DON'T forget to leave a CONTACT EMAIL in the comment.
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Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Christmas Week of Giveaways at Too Cute Crochet - DAY TWO

At Too Cute Crochet,  we are doing a FULL WEEK of giveaways during Christmas week. For DAY TWO, five days before Christmas,  five (5) winners will be chosen to receive our our new Animal Flap Purses (Poodle and Bear) crochet pattern set!
In order for a chance to win, you MUST comment on THIS blog post! Tell us one (or more) things you have to still do to be ready for Christmas,,,,,,is it shopping, crochet, baking, wrapping....etc!
PLEASE DON'T forget to leave a CONTACT EMAIL, so I can notify you if you are the winner!
Five winners will be chosen at 3pm ET today.
Stay tuned also for tomorrow's Christmas Week giveaway!
ALL WINNERS HAVE BEEN CHOSEN AND NOTIFIED! THANK YOU!
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Monday, December 19, 2011

Christmas Week of Giveaways at Too Cute Crochet, DAY ONE

Santa Purse and Headband Crochet Pattern
At Too Cute Crochet, on our Facebook page, we are doing a FULL WEEK of giveaways during Christmas week. For DAY ONE, six (6) winners will be chosen to receive our Santa Purse and Headband crochet pattern!
In order for a chance to win, you MUST comment on the original post HERE for a chance to be one of SIX winners! While you are there, please give Too Cute Crochet  a LIKE!
Stay tuned also for tomorrow's Christmas Week giveaway!
Contest ends for each day at 3pm ET.
SIX WINNERS HAVE BEEN SELECTED. THANKS FOR PARTICIPATING!

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Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Shelf Sitter Snowmen

Recently, a crochet customer, Kirsty, sent me photos of the Snowmen that she made from one of my patterns in Country Treasures in Crochet World magazine. I thought they were so adorable, I couldn't resist putting them here for all to see. Kirsty did such a wonderful job! I love ALL the colors she used, especially when they are all together! The PATTERN is now available at: Free-Crochet.com. I like Kirsty's use of color better than my own! They way she photographed the snowmen, made them come alive!



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Monday, December 12, 2011

Huggable Crochet Winner


We have a winner! Congratulations goes out to Traci of Florida for winning our giveaway of Huggable Crochet! Thank you, thank you to all who participated. Stay tuned for more giveaways in the next few weeks!
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Saturday, December 03, 2011

Brrrrrr Snowman Ornament

Brrrrrr Snowman Ornament is copyrighted by Cute Crochet 2011

You may print it for your personal use, but you may not copy, distribute it, or sell it. You may link to the main page of Cute Crochet from your personal website, if desired at:
http://www.cutecrochet.com  OR  http://www.toocutecrochet.etsy.com

Brrrr... Snowman Ornament Materials: Red Heart Classic 4-ply worsted weight yarn, 1 oz. White;
scrap of Black and Red;
F hook;
tapestry needle;
3 small buttons, 2 red, 1 green;
scrap of coordinating fabric 3/4" x 10" cut with pinking shears or torn;
Aleene's Designer Tacky Glue;
polyester fiberfill;
bamboo skewer stick OR
scrap of red or orange yarn for nose;
orange paint;
paintbrush;

Size: Ornament measures 4-1/2" x 5"

Gauge: 9 sc = 2 inches; F hook

SIDE (Make 2) Row 1: With White, ch 2, 3 sc in 2nd ch from hook, ch 1, turn. (3).

Row 2: 2 sc in first sc, sc in ea sc across to last sc, 2 sc in last sc, ch 1, turn. (5).

Rows 3-6: Sc in ea sc across, ch 1, turn. (5).

Rows 7 & 8: Repeat Row 2. (7,9)

Row 9: Sc in ea sc across, ch 1, turn. (9).

Row 10: Repeat Row 2 (11).

Row 11: Repeat Row 9 (11).

Row 12: Repeat Row 2 (13).

Row 13: Repeat Row 9 (13).

Rows 14-16: Repeat Row 2 (15,17,19).

Rows 17-20: Repeat Row 9 (19).

Rows 21 & 22: Dec over first 2 sc, sc in ea sc across to last 2 sc, dec over last 2 sc, ch 1, turn. (17,15).

At end of Row 22, ch 1, do not turn.

Rnd 23: Working in ends of rows and in ea sc, sc around outer edge of side; join with a sl st to first sc.

After first side, fasten off; after second side, do not fasten off.

Joining: Holding both sides with wrong sides together, working in BOTH BLO around through both thicknesses, sl st in ea st around, joining sides together and stuffing with fiberfill before closing.

Eyes: Using Black and tapestry needle, embroider 2 french knots for eyes as shown.

NOTE: Nose may be embroidered with red or orange yarn as instructed below OR cut a 1" piece from tip of bamboo skewer stick and paint with orange paint. Let dry. Glue flat end of nose onto center of face, in hole between two sc stitches.

Nose: Using Red, tapestry needle and Satin Stitch, embroider nose as shown.

Tie scrap of fabric around neck for scarf. Glue buttons to bottom of body.


This pattern is copyrighted by Cute Crochet © 2011
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Friday, December 02, 2011

Tis the Season for Giveaways at Cute Crochet Chat!


Hurry on over to Cute Crochet Chat for a chance to win Christine Lucas' new book, "Huggable Crochet" published by  Krause Books. A winner will be chosen next week!
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Thursday, December 01, 2011

Huggable Crochet Review and Giveaway

Anyone who knows anything about Cute Crochet Chat, knows that we love cute! A lot...So when I was asked to review the adorable book, "Huggable Crochet", how could I resist! The best part about this review is that one lucky reader/commenter will win a copy of this book!
This book is titled, "Huggable Crochet, Cute and Cuddly Animals from Around the World", and is written by Christine Lucas. It is published by Krause Publications/FW Media.








"Huggable Crochet" has some of the cutest crochet stuffed animals that I have seen anywhere AND has several crochet animals that I have never seen patterns for! With a menagerie of adorable animals, I can see why this book was named Huggable Crochet!


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       

 The patterns for all the animals are divided into five interesting chapters, with fun names. They include The Pranksters, The Protectors, The Scientists, The Covert Operatives and The Entertainers! All in all, there are 19 crochet patterns for cute animals.


 



 The book describes all these animals as being TRULY huggable, as they measure from between twelve inches to eighteen inches!
The patterns look very easy to follow and include wonderful illustrations that will help you create the animal to look as the designer intended. She also gives finishing tips.
There is a metric conversion chart in the beginning that I actually learned something from!






Christine takes you on a "magical tour of the animal kingdom!" Each chapter has Alternate Color Versions and I love the fact that Christine offers variations; the realistic or traditional colors for the animals AND a nice whimsical color palette for them! Such fun!








Some of my favorites animals include Sly the Snake, Bandit the Raccoon,  Tiger Lily the Snail, and Hannah the Hippo!
You can learn more about Christine Lucas at her website: Scarecrow Originals and follow her on Twitter at: https://twitter.com/scarecroworigin
One lucky reader has a chance to WIN a copy of the delightful book. In order to qualify, leave a comment on this post with your EMAIL ADDRESS, so we can contact you if you are the winner. We ask that you would also either LIKE FW Craft on Facebook, http://www.facebook.com/fwcraft OR follow them on TWITTER: http://twitter.com/#!/fwcraft @fwcraft
A winner will be chosen next Wednesday, December 7, 2011!
Thanks for participating and good luck!
 We have our winner! Thank you for participating!
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