Family fun!

I managed to make costumes for all four of us! All the items I made are free patterns and can be found linked below!

My son simon is a silly cabbage patch boy!

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Cabbage patch boy beanie- http://dearestdebi.com/crochet-cabbage-patch-kid-newborn-boy-beanie

My oldest son Henry is a wicked wizard! Or as he says, “I’m a boy witch”

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Detachable Viking beard- http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/viking-or-dwarven-beard

Wizard hat- http://stitch11.com/wicked-wizard-witches-hat/

My husband Peter makes one studly sailor 😉

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Men’s toboggan hat- http://stitch11.com/a-tobbogan-for-men-with-optional-beard/

Detachable beard- http://www.bustingstitches.com/2012/06/what-what-detachable-beard.html

I dressed up as a woodland fox!

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Woodland crown- http://raisinggrobertsonsfarts.com/2014/09/06/deer-daisy-woodland-crown/

WIG- http://poshpoochdesignsdogclothes.blogspot.com/2014/07/fun-wig-free-crochet-pattern.html

Fox tail – http://stitch11.com/fox-tail-free-tutorial-review/

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Lovely for the Lord

Religious roundup

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I mentioned before that my husband and i have been getting involved with the Jehovah’s Witness Christian faith. As witnesses, and it is true for many other religions, holidays are not observed. I wanted to make all of those folks feel special this month too! I created this religious themed round up for those of the faith and those not of course, to enjoy.

*Cross book mark(review): Stitch11- http://stitch11.com/crochet-cross-bookmark/

*Penzy: stitch11- http://stitch11.com/penzy/

*Presbyterian Symbol: CraftingFriends- http://www.craftsy.com/pattern/crocheting/other/presbyterian-symbol-graph/82948

*Thread Cross Bookmark: crochetchiq- http://crochetchiq.blogspot.com/2014/08/thread-cross-bookmark.html?m=1

*Cross Bangle: crochetchiq- http://crochetchiq.blogspot.com/2013/03/cross-bangle.html?m=1

*Angel Pattern(review): crochetchiq- http://crochetchiq.blogspot.com/2012/09/i-love-this-angel-pattern.html?m=1

*Angel pin: Kim Guzman- http://kimguzman.com/blog/free-pattern-angel-pin/

*Cross tapestry square: crochetchiq- http://crochetchiq.blogspot.com/2012/04/cross-tapestry-crochet-square.html?m=1

*Blessed mother Prayer shawl: Kim Guzman-http://kimguzman.com/blog/free-pattern-blessed-mother-prayer-shawl/

*Ribbon plaid cross bookmark: crochet memories- http://www.crochetmemories.com/blog/ribbon-plaid-cross-bookmark/

*Scripture Sleeves: Raising Robertsons- https://raisingrobertsonsfarts.com/2014/10/14/scriptures-sleeves-his-and-hers/

Scriptures sleeves. His and hers.

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Recently my husband and I have become involved in the Jehovah’s Witness Christian faith. This means we both acquired our own bibles. I have my favorite verses book marked, so sometimes I panic when I accidentally grab my husbands copy for a bible study. I needed a way to tell ours apart. Obviously his and her designs were exactly what I needed.

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Scripture Sleeves.

New International Version. Holy Scriptures.(Jehovah’s Witness)
Bible measures 5wx7L for the face.
Binding width is 1 3/4 inch

RHSS (red hear super saver)
Hook 5.5 mm

For him(vertical stripe) design:(blue)
Row 1: Ch21Dc in 2nd ch from hook. Dc across(20dc)
Row 2: ch2, Dc across
Row 3: repeat row 2
Switch colors
Row 4-6 repeat row 2
Switch colors
Row 7-9 repeat row 2
Switch colors
Row 10-12 repeat row 2
Switch colors
Row 13-15 repeat row 2
Switch colors
Row 16-18 repeat row 2
Switch colors
Row 19-21 repeat row 2
Switch colors
Row 22-24 repeat row 2
Switch colors
Row 25-27 repeat row 2
Switch colors
Row 28-30 repeat row 2
Switch colors
Row 31-33 repeat row 2
Fasten off

Folding the ends two stripes width in, sew edges together at the tops only. **see pic for instruction.
Turn right side out.

For her(horizontal stripe) design:(pink)
Row 1: ch51 dc in 2nd ch from hook. Dc across (50dc)
Row 2: ch2, dc across.
Switch colors
Row 3-4 repeat row 2
Switch colors
Row 5-6 repeat row 2
Switch colors
Row 7-8 repeat row 2
Switch colors
Row 9-10 repeat row 2
Switch colors
Row 11-12 repeat row 2
Switch colors
Row13-14 repeat row 2

Fasten off

Folding the ends vertically, about 2 inches in width, sew on the tops only. **see pic for instruction.
Turn right side out.

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I did it!

I took the plunge and the proper steps to get to where I want to be someday! A professional fiber artist! Video classes and real world teaching here I come!!!

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Holly’s Hot Savers

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My cousin Holly and i are both moms of two busy little boys. Hers are older and great examples of young men. I try to keep in touch with her as much as I can. Last we spoke, She requested some plate settings/ hot savers for her Apple themed kitchen!! I made two of each color to match. They came out to be around 8.5 inches in diameter both ways.

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Holly’s hot savers
Hook- 5.5MM
YARN. Red heart LOVE (lettuce green)
Red heart super saver (holiday red)
Terms:
Dc -double crochet
Ch- chain
Slst- slip stitch

Ch37
Row1:Dc in 4th sp from hook. *Dc in next five, ch1 skip, dc, repeat 2 more times. (Ending w/dc) Dc in next five. Repeat from * til end.
Turn
Row2: ch1. Dc in next 6, *ch1 skip, dc. Repeat 2 more times. Dc in next 5. repeats from* til end
Turn
Row3: repeat row 2
Turn
Row4: ch4, skip, dc, ch1 skip, dc ch1 skip, dc, *dc in next 5, ch1, skip dc , repeat 2 more times. Repeat from *til end
Turn
Row5-6 repeat row 4
Turn
Row 7-9: repeat row 2
Row 10-12: repeat row 4
Row 13-15: repeat row 2
Row16-18: repeat row 4
Row19-21: repeat row2 DO NOT FASTEN OFF
2sc in corner. Sc 19 along the side, 3sc in corner.
32sc across bottom. 3sc in corner
17 sc along side. 3sc in corner
32 sc along top. Sc in 2sc corner space. Slst in same corner space.
Ch1
2sc, Sc around entire edge. Making sure to add 3sc when you get to each corner sp, sc in 2sc sp. slst in same sp.
Fasten off. Weave in ends.

*Disclaimer. These are for use on dishes and bowls, etc filled with hot contents. Not for use near flame or contact with actual hot contents. Not for use on oven or items fresh out of the oven. These are for table setting only. *

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Black and White and Red all over

I made and oops. A big oops. Not only did I not read over and check a certain pattern, (Charmy’s Super Charged) but I was so off, I had to reformat and re gauge the entire thing. I am new at this. It was bound to happen. I fixed it. So here it is.

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Charmy’s Supercharged Slippers
Red heart

*Updated gauge size*
5.5mm hook size 7-9.
6.5 MM hook size 10/11
For my husbands feet I use a 8.0 hook (estimated men’s size)
* note where changes are made.
Start with magic circle.
1.) 10dc in center of ring. Join w/SlSt
*2.) Ch2(counts as 1st dc), dc in same sp. *dc in next sp, 2dc repeat from* til end. Join to ch2(15dc)
*3.) Ch2, dc in same sp. *dc in next 5 sp, 2dc.repeat from* til end. (Ending with dc in last 2 sp. 18dc)
*4.) Ch2, dc in same sp. *dc in next 2 sp, 2dc. Repeat from* til end. Ending with dc in last 2 sp(24dc).
5.) Ch2, dc in each sp across. Join
Switch color
6.) Ch1, *sc in next 3 sp, sc in dc sp one row directly below. Repeat from * til end. Join
Switch color
7.) Ch2, dc in each sp across for next 5 rows
Switch colo
8.) ch1, *sc in next 3, sc in dc sp one row directly below. Repeat from * til end. Join.
Switch color
9.)Ch1, dc In next 25 sp( or more depending on comfort level and foot width). Turn.
Repeat for next 4 rows.
Switch color
14.) ch1, *sc in next 3, sc in dc sp in row directly below. Repeat from* til end. Ending with 3 sc.
Switch color
14.) ch2, dc in each sp across til end. Join with slst
15.) repeat row 14 for next 4 rows.
16.) ch1, sc in next 3 sp, sc in dc sp directly below. Repeat from * til end. Slst to join

To finish, turn slipper inside out. Fold heel flap together and sc toe flaps together in the sc sp’s. Turn right side out.

Edging. Starting where the front of the slipper starts (working in left side from right to left). Ch1, *dc in next 5 sp along the side, sc , repeat from * til reach heel stripe. Sc in next 3 sp. *Dc in next 5, sc, repeat from * util you reach opposite side of the front of the slipper. Slst til end. Join w/ Slst in ch1 sp. fasten off.

Next time I plan on paying more attention as well as maybe seeking out some testers. If you are interested In being a volunteer tester For pre released patterns, please contact me HERE.

Elflet cap/beanie

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It’s getting colder. Fall is here! It’s definitely beanie weather right this very moment. I just recently dealt with some major wool shrinkage. It resulted in a beanie causality. I really wanted to try writing a pattern of my own instead this time. I also wanted a more form fitting and dainty hat as opposed to my usual skater slouch beanie. I came up with this darling little pointy hat.

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Elflet cap/beanie
5.5mm hook
RHSS white(red heart super saver)

Make magic circle
10 dc in circle.
Ch1
Dc around
ch1
2dc in each so around (20)
Ch1
Dc around
Ch1
2dc, dc in next 2. Repeat around. (28)
Ch1
Dc, ch1, skip sp. repeat across.
Ch1
2dc, dc in next 3.
Ch1
2dc, dc in next 3. Repeat around. (36)
Ch1
2dc, dc in next 4. Repeat around. (42)
Ch1
2dc, dc in. Next 5. Repeat around. (56)
Ch1
Dc. Ch1. Skip. Repeat around
Ch1
Dc around
Ch1
Dc. Ch1 skip. Repeat around.
Ch1
Dc around
Ch1
Dc. Ch1 skip. Repeat around.
Ch1
Dc around
Ch1
Dc. Ch1 skip. Repeat around.
Ch1
Dc around
Ch1
Dc. Ch1 skip repeat around
Ch1
Sc around
Fasten off.

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