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It’s a Merry Llama Christmas! Join the Llama Ornament blog hop fun

It’s a Merry Llama Christmas!

Crochet Amigurumi Llama by Yolanda Soto-Lopez

Crochet Llama

#CrochetLlama #Llama

Cute little Crochet Llama

Today I am so excited to be participating in a blog hop with a group of very talented women.  Llamas are all the rage this Christmas Season.  We have decided to jump on the Llama craze and bring you some very cute Llama theme Christmas Ornaments.  So today we are sharing the #Llamalove

As part of this blog hop, I wanted to share this beautiful Crochet Llama Amigurumi which was designed by Lupita Suarez of Loopy Yarns.  Lupita has done such a great job at designing this cute Llama.  She designed this Crochet Llama Amigurumi to be a soft toy.  I have adapted the pattern by changing the yarn weight and hook size.   A free YouTube video tutorial will show you the techniques and stitches you will need to crochet this cute Llama Amigurumi.  A link for my YouTube video appears at the end of this post.

You will need to go to Lupita’s website to download the pattern in order to be able to complete this Llama Amigurumi.  You can also see some of her other beautiful projects on her Ravelry page.  Here are the links:   Written Llama Pattern  and    Lupita’s Ravelry  Page

If you would like to have your original designed featured as either a YouTube video tutorial on my YouTube channel or as a blog post please let me know in the comments below.  (Full designer credit will be given to designer and links to your blog and/or Ravelry page).

 

Check out what my friends have created for your Merry Llama Christmas fun:

Angie, The Country Chic Cottage

YouTube Video Tutorial  Click Here

Carissa, Creative Green Living 

 

YouTube video Click Here

Caroline, 30 Minute Crafts 

http://30minutecrafts.com/2017/11/ultimate-llama-holiday.html

YouTube Video Click Here 

Jessica,  Mad In Crafts 

http://madincrafts.com/fa-la-la-llama-ornament/ ‎

YouTube Video Click Here

Kristen, Good Knit Kisses 

http://allcraftschannel.com/2017/11/merry-llama-christmas.html

http://www.goodknitkisses.com/santa-sombrero-llama-ornament/

 

Be sure to visit all of my crafty friends and show them some love.  Subscribe to their YouTube channels and join their blog.  As always share with your friends and family.  Sharing is caring.

Looking for my YouTube video for the Crochet Llama Amigurumi?  You can find it below.  Just click on the link.

 

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Crochet Apache Tears Hat the easy way

Crochet Apache Tears Hat the easy way.  When I first saw the Apache Tears pattern many years ago I fell in love with it.  My YouTube video tutorial for the Apache Tears pattern has been a viewer favorite.  With so many crochet and knitting projecting it seems I always have tons of half-used yarn skeins.   If you’ve been following my posts of videos for any time you will know how much I hate to waste yarn and God forbid throw away partial skeins.

While looking thru my stash I found some colors that I felt would make a nice colorway.  I choose shades of teal, mint, blue/greens and white.   This pattern looks best when using several colors.  You can make the hat all in a solid color but that doesn’t really seem to do the stitch pattern justice.   With the cold weather soon upon us I wanted to make a hat using that same great Crochet Apache Tears pattern.

 

Crochet Apache Tears Hat

Side view of Crochet Apache Tears Hat

For the Crochet Apache Tears hat you will need 5 colors of medium weight yarn.   I used small amounts and it was probably only a couple ounces of each color. This hat is for a 19-24 inch head circumference since it does stretch.   If you want to make it for a child I suggest using a smaller hook size perhaps a size H (5.0mm) hook.  The rest of the instructions would remain the same.

For those who prefer a video tutorial, I have posted the links to my free YouTube videos on the last page of this post.

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Crochet Gladiator Style Flip Flops

Crochet Gladiator Style Flips flops to turn your plain flip flops into fun sandals.   Who says flip flops have to be plain or boring?  Using some basic crochet stitches and a few new techniques (they’re easy) you can go from plain flip flops to personalized flip flops.  Summertime is here and that means warmer weather.  Ok, I admit that I live in Chula Vista, California (Suburb of San Diego) and our “Hot” weather isn’t exactly what others might consider hot.  Hey, living here we get used to a milder climate but even we get our occasional heat wave.

To beat the heat many of us turn wearing sandals and other warm weather accessories.  I admit that I look forward to being able to wear sandals.  However, I am not a fan of plain flip flops.  I like to customize them a little and jazz them up a bit.  In today’s blog post I will share how I turned my plain flip flops into crochet gladiator style flip flops.   You can customize by using your own colors, make them all one solid color or combine colors.  You can even add beads or a small fringe along the top edge.   As always I have provided a free YouTube video tutorial for visual learners.  The links appear at the end of the post.  I used cotton yarn Peaches & Creme from Yarnspirations.  They have a great selection of solid colors and some varigated choices.

If you would like to purchase an Ad Free PDF pattern please click here:  http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/gladiator-style-flip-flops

 

Flip flops

Crochet Flip flops

crochet gladiator style flip flops

crochet flip flop

crochet gladiator style flip flops

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It’s Fast, Easy and Beautiful! Crochet Shell and Post stitch pattern

It’s Fast, Easy and Beautiful!  Introducing the crochet shell and post stitch pattern.  With warmer weather, I’m looking for patterns that will not be quite as heavy and warm but still look beautiful.  This stitch is ideal for those warmer days.  I’ve used this pattern to make lighter weight baby blankets using a weight 3 yarn of even baby weight yarn.    The pattern is so easy to make and works up very quickly.  I also like the fact that after your first row you can work this pattern while watching tv, or listening to music.  Once your first row is done there really isn’t any counting so it’s perfect for crocheting on the go.

Crochet Shell & Post Stitch

Crochet Shell & Post Stitch

You can use any weight yarn and hook size as long as they are appropriate for each other.  Yarn labels will give you a suggested hook size for each weight yarn. (I know they do in the USA, not sure about other countries).

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Fun, Crochet Summer Handbag

Summer is a great time to crochet and this fun, crochet summer handbag is the perfect project.  I made this crochet summer handbag using t-shirt yarn.    I used a product from  Hoooked Zpagetti.  I was given this product when I attended the Association for Creative Industries (Formerly CHA – Crafts and Hobby Association).    Learning of new products if always a highlight of the event.

There are many video tutorials for making your own t-shirt yarn.  You can find tarn (t-shirt yarn) at many stores.  I’m not beginning to see this material used in many different projects including handbags, rugs and even some stuffed animals.  I hope you enjoy this project.   I have also included a link to the video tutorial for visual learners.

Crochet Summer Handbag

This is a crochet summer handbag made using t-shirt yarn

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