Archive | 2013

Thank You- Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

Thank you everyone who has helped support my youtube channel and blog this year 2013.  I couldn’t have made it without all of your kind comments.  You always inspire me to keep going even when times seem difficult.   I want to wish you all a Merry Christmas and a happy new year.  If you don’t celebrate Christmas I want to wish you happy holidays.
I have posted 4 photos of the children at the orphanage in Tijuana, BC, Mexico.  I am waiting for the rest of the photos of the other orphanages and a short video clip.  The children were so happy and thankful for the hats and scarfs.   If you weren’t able to send in a hat or scarf but would like to make a donation to the orphanages here is the link.  You can also learn more about the orphanges on their website.   Thank you to everyone who helped make this a great Christmas for the children.    http://www.lilyofthevalley.org.mx/If you would like to make a video request remember I can’t do video tutorials on copyrighted patterns without the designers permission.  Thank you all.  Remember always God Loves You.
Gracias a todos por su apoyo este año.   Si no fuera por todas sus palabras de animo no hubiera logrado lo que he hecho este año.  Con su ayuda he podido crecer mi canal.  Les pido que por favor sigan viendo los videos y compartalos con su familia y amistades.  He pusto 4 fotos de los niños de la Casa Hogar Lirio del Valle en Tijuana, BC, Mexico.  Pondre mas en cuando los tenga y un corte video.   Los niños les gustaron mucho y estan muy agradecidos con todos.  Si gusta hacer una donacion aqui esta el link, tambien puede aprender mas del trabajo de estos orfanatos
http://www.lilyofthevalley.org.mx/

Recuerde siempre que Dios Le Ama  : )

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Crochet Owl Purse

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Crochet Owl Purse for Children

Crochet This Owl Purse.  It’s Easy and quick.  Now is a great time to begin crafting your Christmas gifts.  This little purse is a great gift item.  It can be used with small amounts of yarn which is ideal for using up your yarn stash, especially those skeins that are not complete.  Most projects have a major problem, most don’t use up their entire amount of yarn called for in the pattern.  This project will let you use up those left over skeins.

You can choose your own colors.    This project uses medium weight yarn, you can also make it in cotton yarn.  Since this is for a child it is not lined.  However lining it should not be too difficult.   You use only basic stitches.  It is a great way to learn to do some shaping and begin working in the round (as used for the eyes.)   I hop you will enjoy this project.

 

 

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Crochet Dog Hand Puppet

 Crochet dog hand puppet.

This is a fun project I came up with recently.  It makes a great gift for any boy or girl.   Now is the perfect time to work on these hand puppets.   They work up quickly and are super cute and fun.   These remind me of toys of days gone by… reminiscent of Captain Kangaroo.  Ok, so maybe I dated myself.

puppy-hand-puppet  IMG_1178

Crochet Hand puppets are a great way for children to use their imagination .  You can choose your own colors and modify the faces and ears to make other animals.  I hope you enjoy the video tutorials that I have uploaded for you.  This hand puppet uses basic crochet stitches and can be modified to change the size of your hand puppet.  The basic shape can be used for other puppets as well.  You would just need to change the facial features and ears to create other animals.  I hope you enjoy creating your very own crochet dog hand puppet.  Happy Crocheting!

 

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Crochet – “Despicable Me” Minion Inspired Hat

Crochet Despicable Me Hat

Crochet Despicable Me Hat

Crochet – “Despicable Me” Minion Inspired Hat

The Minions have been a hit for quite a  while now.   I wanted to crochet a hat that was inspired by them.  This hat uses basic stitches although I have added some 3D features to help your hat stand out.  I made a YouTube Video tutorial and have provided the links for you.  At this time I only have the written pattern available on my Revelry store.  If you would like to purchase your pattern here is the link:   http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/inspired-by-despicable-me-beanies

If you are a visual learner my YouTube video tutorials are available to help.  It’s a great idea to download the written pattern and follow along as I work the hats on the videos.  This will teach you how patterns are written and is a good aide in learning to read patterns if you don’t already know how to do that.

To view the video tutorials please go to the next page.

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Easy to Crochet Headband

This Crochet Headband is fast and easy to craft.  You can choose colors to match your own wardrobe.  Just by changing your hook size and the number of rows you add you can adjust the size of your headband.  A headband is also another way that I use up yarn scraps.  As you all know, I hate throwing away partially used yarn skeins.  I also like to keep a little basket full of different types of flowers.  Making a headband allows me to use up these scraps of yarn and at the same time make something useful.  By adding different types of embellishment a plain headband can be dressed up.  You can use roses, or another of type of flower.  

Supplies:

Medium weight yarn in your choice of color.
Hook:  I/9  5.5 mm  
scissors
yarn needle
To begin:  Ch 10
Row 1:  1hdc in ea st beginning in 2nd ch from hook
Row 2 – 5: ch 1, hdc in same st, 1 hdc in ea st
Row 6-10:  Ch 3, dc in same st, dc in ea st
Row 11-20:  Ch 3, DC in same st, 1 dc in ea st to end,  last dc into 3rd ch of turning ch
(For children only:    11-18 rows of the above row)
Row 21- 25:  ch 3, dc2tog, dc in ea st, last dc in 3rd  ch of training chains
(For children only:  19-23 of the above row)
Row  26:  ch 1, hdc in same st, 1 hdc in ea st
Row 27-29:  ch 1, hdc in same st in next 3 st, ch 1, skip 1 st, 1hdc in ea remaining st
Row 30:  Ch 1, 1hdc in ea st,  fasten off
Flowers are optional.   Choose from a list from my playlist :  
 

http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL63E7C80712D86E76

If you prefer a video tutorial click on the link below;

If you want to add a Rose please check out this post:  http://allcraftschannel.com/2014/01/how-to-crochet-a-rose.html

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