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A variety of toys from crochet, knit, sewn and other fun toys.

Princess Leia inspired Amigurumi Doll

I love Star Wars and Princess Leia has always been one of my favorite characters.  She is tough, fearless, smart and a courageous leader but she still has a sense of humor.  Plus she could rock those Inter-Galatic fashions.  You can imagine how sad I was to hear that Carrie Fisher the actress who played Princess Leia passed away this past month, December 2016.  It seems like 2016 was a tough year for celebrities we love.  So many of them were taken away from us.   I wanted to find a way to pay tribute to Carrie Fisher.  This little Princess Leia inspired Ami doll seemed a good way to do that.   I had originally planned on sharing this project in February 2017.  However, now might be a more fitting time.  I hope you enjoy crocheting her.   I have also uploaded a series of YouTube video tutorials for those of you who prefer a more visual approach.  I broke them down into 4 videos.   I have included that link in the last page of this post.  You can also go to my YouTube channel to find lots of other fun projects.   All Crafts Channel

Crochet Princess Leia

Crochet Princess Leia inspired Amigurumi doll.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The full written pattern appears on the next page.

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Crochet Bunny Lovie

Crochet Bunny Lovie

Crochet Bunny Lovie

This months blog member’s Free pattern is my Crochet Bunny Ami  Lovie Blanket.  This has been a very popular item.  This is part of 8 Lovie Blankets that are currently included in my booklet from Leisure Arts “Animal Lovie Blankets”   available for purchase at:   LeisureArts    You can also purchase the book at Joann’s, Wal-Mart, and other craft stores.   If you are not a blog member this individual pattern can be purchased at my Ravelry store:  Bunny Lovie

Blog members received an email today with instructions on how to redeem their free pattern.  If you are not a blog member there is still time.  Become a member today.  It is free and your information will never be sold or shared with anyone else.  I will be re-sending the email with the info to get your free pattern once again to new members this evening.

Would you like to see a free Video tutorial to learn how to crochet this cute little Bunny Lovie?  Click on the link on the next page.  Enjoy

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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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