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Easy Crochet Elf Hat

This Easy Crochet Elf Hat is so fast and easy to make.    As promised I have included the ears.  Ears are optional but do give it that “elf” look.  This is just a fun hat and can be made in your favorite Christmas colors.

Crochet Elf Hat

Easy Crochet Elf Hat

This is sized for a women/older teenager.  To adjust for a child Check out these hook suggestions.   Everyone crochets differently.  I tend to crochet tightly especially after my hands are tired.

This sizing chart are just suggestions.  Try the hat on the recipient probably before making your last 3 rows of the green (after Round 19);  If it’s too tight just repeat one more row of increases.   I hope you enjoy this fun hat.  Remember, after this post free written patterns will be emailed every 2 weeks to members only.   If you want to receive my bi-weekly newsletter  (It will be short, I promise)  and free written patterns for any projects created that week (I will also start adding patterns for past videos) you need to sign up to become a member.  Sign-up is easy.  Just submit your email when you see the membership signup notice.   I need your email in order to send you the newsletter, patterns and other goodies.  Basic membership is free.

There are two options available with or without ears.   YouTube Video Tutorial  click  Here

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Easy to Crochet Rose

Adding a Crochet Rose to any item is a beautiful way to embellish your hats, scarfs, blankets, etc.  This crochet rose is easy to make.  It has become one of my favorites crochet rose and I really like how easy and fast it is to make.   You can use any size hook (appropriate for yarn weight) and any type of yarn. To make this large rose 4″ (10cm) I am using a size J/10 6.00mm and medium weight yarn

Easy to Crochet Rose

 

Crochet Rose Instructions:

To begin:  Chain 74
Row 1: 1 hdc in each chain beginning in 2nd chain from hook. 
Row 2: ch 3, skip 2 st, sc, *skip 2 st, sc* repeat from * to * to end of row
Row 3: (1st third of ch-3 spaces),  ch 1 (counts as sc), [hdc, 3 dc, hdc, sc] all in same ch-3 sp, *[sc, hdc, 3dc, hdc, sc] all in next ch-3 sp*, repeat from * to * for your remaining first third of work (stop when you reach your stitch marker). 
Row 3: (2nd third of ch-3 spaces), *[hdc, 5dc, hdc] all in next ch-3 sp*, repeat from * to * for next 1/3 of stitches (stop when you get to your next stitch marker)
Row 3: (last 1/3 of ch-3 spaces), *[hdc, 7 dc, hdc] all in next ch-3 sp*,  repeat from * to * to end of row, fasten off
Sewing the rose together:  To begin:  Roll strip like you would a fruit roll-up.  You will begin sewing the bottom edge of the strip (on the first row of hdc) the petals will remain free.  Work a little a time.  This is the wrong side of your work. 

Keep rolling and sewing your rose to your previous rolls… your piece will be taking shape on the reverse side.   To see a video tutorial you can go to my YouTube video tutorial.   When you finish rolling up and sewing your row (bottom edge)  sew in your tails.  You can now sew on a clip or  just sew your rose onto a hat, scarfs, etc.   I prefer to sew  a jewelry type of brooch pin to the back of the rose.  This allows me to remove the rose from my item in order to be able to wash my items or to use my rose on multiple pieces.     I hope you enjoy this Rose.  

Are you a visual learner?  No problem check out the video tutorial here:

Happy Crocheting! 
Yolanda Soto-Lopez
All Crafts Channel
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Minion Inspired Wristers / Fingerless Gloves

Easy to Crochet Minion Inspired Wristers / Fingerless Gloves

Minion Inspired Wristers / Fingerless Gloves   

Photo oF Minon Fingerless Gloves

Minion Fingerless Gloves

 

Minion inspired projects seem to be everywhere.  I must admit that soon I will reach the point of saturation when perhaps I will be over them.  Luckily that time hasn’t yet arrived.  This week my granddaughter asked me to make her some fingerless gloves (also known as wristers).  She specifically said she wanted them to resemble the Minions.  Since wristers are pretty basic to make and I had already written an eyeball pattern I decided to combine them here.  I hope you enjoy this project.

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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.

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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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