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I really enjoyed this post on hand dying your own yarn. So I am sharing it with you! Enjoy :D.

Elodie Under Glass

What did you do this weekend, Elodie?

Nothing much. Met the Awkward Army, put the world to rights. Learned a bit of materials science and inadvertently created a new kind of polystyrene plastic in my kitchen.

Made a rainbow.

The richly glowing skein in Figure One is a sumptuous, hand-painted rainbow yarn that I dyed myself. With food coloring. And SCIENCE. You won’t find colors like that in a store…

And at the risk of becoming a craft blog (SCIENCE CRAFTS!) I’m going to tell you how to do it.

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It is the last day of Sun Rise Coaster Give Away. Make sure you enter to win on our Facebook page! Have a great weekend and a peaceful Easter Sunday :D.

Crochet Cricket

I am so excited that we are at 250 likes on Facebook! And also to have so many of you following me here on my blog :).

To thank you all we are having our second Give Away.

 

Prize

SunRise Coaster Set of 4

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These coasters are bright and cheery and sure to make it feel like it is already summer at your table. I recently made a set of these including placemats that you can see by clicking here ‘SunRise Placemat and Coaster Set Finished’

 

How do I enter to win?

It’s easy! Just click this link http://bit.ly/UvohNK

Join us on Facebook and click the tab to enter

Give Away will end Saturday March 30

Don’t forget to share this post with your friends so they can have a chance to win as well.

 

Good luck!! Happy Crocheting

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Fantasy Friday: Free My Little Pony Pattern

Good Friday Everyone!

This week for Fantasy Friday I am sharing this free pattern by ‘Knit One Awe Some’ for My Little Ponies. I loved these as a child! As a child of the early 80s I remember my little ponies and the care bears as my most beloved toys. I really want to make one of these for my daughter.

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The white unicorn is my favorite with her beautiful purple hair.

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Coming in a very close second is the yellow Pegasus. Again I really love the braided threads of hair.

There are several other ponies features on ‘Knit One Awe Some’ click here to check it out!

 

Have fun making your own ponies and enjoying those childhood memories! Hope you all have a wonderful Easter!

Until Next time

Happy Crocheting


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Wednesday Update: Crochet Spring Hats

Good Morning!

Spring is on the way and Easter is around the corner. I am hard at work making spring/summer hats. I am testing different stitch patterns trying to get the design right. *note* All of these hats are made with 100% worsted weight cotton.

Have a look!

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The first hat I made turned out a little too small but is still very cute. It is striped with a shell edging. I made the stripes without fastening off and joining. A technique that I am learning where you carry the non-working yarn along and stitch over it.

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I will add a solid color flower to this hat to anchor the bold stripes.

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This half-double crochet edging is one of my favorites to do.

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This is the hat I made for my daughter. She is going through her ‘blue period’. I think that the shells in this pattern are my favorite so far.

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I also made an orange hat with a different pattern. This pattern includes a v-stitch and a small fan stitch.

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I am going to modify the stitches on the orange hat for the next one.

I currently have a single crochet crown made and I am just about to start my next spring hat. This time I think I will add a larger brim more like a sun-hat.

Well that’s what’s on the hook here, what spring projects are you guys working on? I’d love to see especially your hats!

Hope you guys enjoy these hats and get inspired to make your own! Until next time happy crocheting.

Cricket

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Fun With Photos: I <3 Crochet

If you have been following my blog for a while then you know about my “Too Cute” Crochet hearts from Valentine’s Day. If you are new then you are welcome to go back and have a look by clicking here.

I recently started doing some photo editing and I am having some fun with my photos, hence the title of this serious of posts.

Here is one I recently did.

I ❤ Crochet

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Give Away Time!

I am so excited that we are at 250 likes on Facebook! And also to have so many of you following me here on my blog :).

To thank you all we are having our second Give Away.

 

Prize

SunRise Coaster Set of 4

250-give-away

These coasters are bright and cheery and sure to make it feel like it is already summer at your table. I recently made a set of these including placemats that you can see by clicking here ‘SunRise Placemat and Coaster Set Finished’

 

How do I enter to win?

It’s easy! Just click this link http://bit.ly/UvohNK

Join us on Facebook and click the tab to enter

Give Away will end Saturday March 30

Don’t forget to share this post with your friends so they can have a chance to win as well.

 

Good luck!! Happy Crocheting


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Free Pattern Find: Easter Egg Bunnies

Hello everyone!

Hope you are having a great Monday, but if you’re not maybe these little bunnies will cheer you up!

Easter is next Week! So if you are planning on doing some last minute Easter crochet projects then you may like this one.

 

Easter Egg Bunnies

by Tecrin Tries

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Quick, easy and adorable! You only need scrap yarn to complete these little guys and a little bit of filling. What crocheter doesn’t have that lying around.

Click here for free pattern

 

Hope you enjoyed this week’s free pattern find.

Happy Crocheting!!