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Free Pattern Find: Little Spring Mandala

Hey Guys!

I am sorry that my free pattern share is a little late today. Busy packing! So much fun…ya right! But I still have a little time to traverse the crochet sites, like when I am eating LOL. Yes it never really stops does it when one is so obses…um passionate! About their craft!!

Well anyway, I found this great little pattern to share called ‘little spring mandala’ by Made in K-Town. crochet potholder free patternI think it is darling really. I am also excited to find the yarn used in this project it is exactly what I have been looking for this season.

Well hope you enjoy this weeks free pattern find. Have a great week everyone!

 

Cricket


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Gizmo (Free Pattern)

Hello everyone! This week for Fantasy Friday I have decided to reblog Amiguruthi’s Free Gizmo Pattern. So much FUN! I grew up watches these movies and it is definitely a blast from the past for me. Hope you enjoy this share. And if you don’t subscribe to Ami already you should stop by and see her wonderful blog. She shares some really unique free patterns. Have a great weekend!

Amiguruthi

Finally I can show you my long running WIP. Without further ado, here’s GIZMO! (Yarndango number 39!)

Amiguruthi Gizmo

For anyone not a child of the 80s or early 90s, Gizmo is the cute main character of the Gremlins movies. They’re super cheesy horror movies with genuinely scary undertones (just ask my sister about the spider Gremlin in the second film!). The first film is by far the better, although the second one is the one that got played on TV every Christmas when I was a kid. I grew up watching Gremlins, but it never occurred to me to amigurumify one until someone on Facebook linked to an article that mentioned the film. After that, well, what else could I do?

Loads of how to photos and the free pattern after the jump.

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Filler Project: Spa Washcloth

Hello Everyone!

This week was so busy! I did not have a lot of time to work on my new blanket project but I did have a few minutes here and there, between the AH, OOPS, MOMMY moments and of course the packing to move. So I decided to fill those moments with a quick and easy project, wash cloths.

crochet spa washclothCrochet wash cloths are so easy to make and there are many patterns. One of my favorites is the sc/dc skip stitch pattern. I do not know really what the actual name of this stitch is.

crochet spa washclothI have seen it used in many projects but never seen a real name. Does anyone know? Leave a comment!

This is the same stitch that I used in my SunRise Placemat Set. crochet spa washclothI don’t know if you can tell from the photos but there are little specs of green in the white wash cloths as well. That is why I made a green one for this set.

crochet spa washclothI will be listing this set in my Etsy shop, GiftsByCricket, later tonight. So if you would like to buy this set you can do so there. Or if you would like to request a set like this made in another color feel free to send me a message.

That’s all for this week! Next week I expect to have my modern baby stripe blanket finished so keep a watch out for that.

Until then, Keep those hooks moving!

Cricket

 

©2013 Photos by Crochet Cricket. They may only be shared with a direct link to this blog post. Thank you!


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Ocean Waves Baby Blanket

I am finished! Well nearly finished I still have to sew in my tails but it is finished enough for my weekly update!

What do you think?

crochet ocean waves baby blanket made by crochet cricketThis is a free pattern from Red Heart Yarn. Just search ‘ocean wave’.

I decided that I wanted to try to square the blanket. So I didn’t just sc around. I did a mix of sc,hdc,dc,tr. And it came out pretty square.

ocean waves baby blanket made by crochet cricketYou can see that I decided to use the brown for the border. It balances the blanket nicely.

ocean waves baby blanket made by crochet cricketSorry that we didn’t have a large area for me to lay out the blanket. At least not one with natural light. This is my second baby blanket. The first one was a very small granny square blanket that was actually my first project. I have come a long way since then. I am very proud of this blanket.

It will be a gift for my new nephew due this fall.

The only tips I can give for this blanket it use a smaller hook. I would definitely use a 5 mm hook if I choose to make another blanket. I just would have liked it to be a little tighter.

Hope you guys enjoy this post. Have a great day!

Cricket

 

©2013 Photos by Crochet Cricket. They may only be shared with a direct link to this blog post. Thank you!


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Crochet/T-shirt Rug Free Tutorial

Hello everyone and Happy Monday!

Here is a really neat idea for a rug. All you need is a bunch of old t-shirts, some yarn and a hook. Here is a link to this super easy tutorial on ‘good ideas for you’.

crochet t-shirt rugI am going to make this rug for my kids play area once we move. I think it would be great. I wouldn’t have to use a bunch of nice yarn on something that will probably have milk and juice and food dropped on it. I don’t know about you guys but my kids are rough on everything. It is like living with 2 little BamBams from the flintstones hehe. And it would for sure be easy to wash being made up of t-shirts and all.

And just in case you don’t know how to make a ball of t-shirt yarn, I know I didn’t, here is a link to a tutorial on that as well from craft passion. It is really cool! I didn’t realize they cut the yarn to make 1 continuous piece.

how to make t-shirt crochet yarnWe are moving soon so I am going to have to go through everything and I know I am going to find a bunch of old shirts for this project. I can’t wait to get started!

How about you guys. Have you ever done a t-shirt yarn crochet project? Post a link to what you’ve made with t-shirt yarn I wanna get inspired!

Hope you guys like these links!

Have a great week 🙂

 

Cricket


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Fantasy Friday: Incredible Crocheted Dragon

It’s Friday!

Almost time for the weekend! I hope you all had a wonderful week. Usually I share a free pattern that is fantasy related on Friday but not this week. This week I am sharing a link to a gorgeous crochet dragon by the crochet architect.

crochet chinese dragonThis incredible work of fiber art was created in China and was a gift to Susan the author from her son who had recently visited there.

The craftsman ship is truly inspiring. Look at the details in his face.

crochet chinese dragon I just love it.

Hope you guys enjoy this weeks fantasy feature.

Have a great weekend!

 

Cricket


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Crochet Cardigan

I recently shared a free crochet cardigan pattern with you guys from Lion Brand Yarns.

Here is my version of this pattern.

crochet cardigan This is the very first piece of real clothing I have made. Meaning there are sleeves. I really love this pattern for a beginner in crochet clothes. I was simple and gives you a good understanding and basic shaping techniques. The bobble, ch,bobble stitch is lovely as well it looks kinda like an upside down shell.

crochet cardiganMy daughter is 4 years old. She wears a size 5-6 because she is so tall. So this size 6-8 is too big for her right now. But she really likes it. She is having a bit of fun being silly in her room.

I still need to add a button or toggle for a closure. I will definitely make another one of these and I will give re-sizing it a try.

What do you think?

 

Cricket

 

©2013 Photos by Crochet Cricket. They may only be shared with a direct link to this blog post. Thank you!