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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 – “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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Patriotic Crochet Coasters – 4th of July

4th of July Crochet Coasters

patriotic coasters

4th of July coasters

Crochet these fun and patriotic coasters.  They make the perfect hostess gift.  They work up very fast and are easy to make.   Using only basic stitches and medium weight yarn in Red, White and Blue.   Just toss them into the washer or wash by hand if they get dirty.  You can have these be a take away gift after your 4th of July or other patriotic holiday parties.   They are also a great way to use up all your yarn scarps.


Medium worsted weight yarn in  Red, White and Blue
Hook:  Size   J/ 6.0 mm
To Begin:   Magic circle   or ch 5, sl st into 1stch
Round  1:  Ch 3 (counts as 1 DC),  17 dc into circle, (Change  color to white before slipping thru 3rdch) sl st into 3rd ch
Round  2:   Ch 1, (work tails into work here and thru out), hdc into same st,  2hdc, *hdc into next 2 st, 2hdc* repeat from * to *,  sl st into 1st st  (Change  color to red before slipping thru 1st st)
Round 3:  ch 1, *hdc into next 2 st, 2hdc, 2hdc*, repeat from * to *,  2hdc into last st, sl st into 1stst (Change  color to white before slipping thru 1st st)
Round 4: ch 1, *hdc in the next 3 st, 2hdc*, repeat from * to *, 1hdc into last 3 st, (Change  color to red before slipping thru 1st st), sl st into first st
Round 5:  Ch 1, *1hdc into next 4 st, 2hdc* repeat from * to *, *, 1hdc into last 3 st, fasten off, sew in your tails
Stars into center of blue circle are optional:  Embroider stars into blue center using white embroidery floss, or take your 4 ply yarn, pull 2 plys off and use as embroidery thread.
Happy 4th of July !

Prefer a video tutorial?  Click on the link below


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How to put in a lining for your Crochet Bag

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Lined Crochet Bag

Learn how to sew a Lining to your Crochet Bag 

In this post I will show you how to sew a Lining to your crochet bag.   Follow these steps to line your bag.  You will need about 1 1/2 yards of fabric.  Please note, this lining fabric will show thru your granny squares so be sure to get a color you like and that coordinates with your bag colors.  For best results please block your Granny Squares BEFORE sewing on the lining.

You can purchase your fabric at your local fabric store.  I purchased my white fabric at Joann Craft and Fabric Store.    Hobby Lobby also have a a nice selection of fabrics.

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Make this Easy Granny Square Crochet Bag- Great for summer

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Crochet Bag made with Granny Squares

Crochet This Easy Bag Made using Granny Squares

I decided to crochet this easy bag which is made using granny squares.  Summer is almost here and so are the outings we all enjoy.  If you enjoy granny squares here is another great project.  You will need to make 3 granny squares with 12 rounds each.  (Each square measure 18″ square). You make make it with any colors of your choice, or all one solid color.  Please note this is a large bag.  It measures about 25 inches by 25 inches without handles.   I am working on a video tutorial and it will be available on my youtube channel on  4/ 15/13 after 7pm PST.

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