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Video Phone Lanyard! Video Included

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FREE TUTORIAL & PATTERN by Farrah Hodgson


Materials:  Size 3 (DK Weight) Yarn; Knitca Bamboo used in pattern; small amountCrochet hook size USD3/3.25mmYarn Needle to sew in ends

Center
Ch5, sl st in 1st ch to form a loop.
Rnd 1: Ch5 (counts as 1dc and ch2), *(3dc, ch2) in ch5 loop** 3 times, 2dc in ch5 loop, sl st in 3rd ch of beginning ch5 to join.
Rnd 2: Sc in 1st ch2 space, ch4 (counts as 1dc and ch2); 3dc in same ch2 space, *(3dc, ch2, 3dc) in next ch2 space** 3 times, 2dc in beginning ch2 space, sl st in 2nd ch of beginning ch4 to join.
Rnd 3: Sc in 1st ch2 space, ch3, 2sc in same space, *(sc between next 2dc) 5 times, (2sc, ch3, 2sc) in next ch2 space** 3 times, (sc between next 2dc) 5 times, sc in beginning ch2 space, sl st in 1st sc to join. Do NOT fasten off.

Neck Straps
Sl st in 1st ch3 space, (ch151, turn; sl st back 150 chs) twice. Do NOT fasten off.

Phone Holding Straps
Side 1: Sl st in same ch3 space, ch *30, sl st in next ch3 space (corner) Sides 2 and 3: Ch *20, sl st in next…

The Whirly Top! -a free crochet pattern & Scheepjes Whirl Review

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I know… it's been a while since I've posted any patterns. Life's been busy. Between my full time job and family life at home, I've been struggling to keep up with my blogging and pattern writing. I've never stopped crocheting, and have a notebook full of patterns and notes over the past year that I'd love to be able to bring out of hiding. From hats (lots of hats!) to clothing patterns, today… I am bringing you a fun twist (pun intended) on a cute crochet top!

A few weeks ago, I was invited by Yarn Canada to review a yarn called “Whirl” by Scheepjes. Immediately, I had to check this out online to see if it was a good fit for me. Scheepjes Whirl is a fingering weight yarn cake that is available in 15 beautiful color variations. I was impressed! I chose “Watermelon Hell Raiser”not just because it has a cool name, but it looks cool too!


So I accepted the invite to review. I've been on this crochet home décor kick lately and have been making plant holders, bask…

Insta Witch Hat -free crochet pattern-

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Yes, I know, I know.... I haven't been posting here much as of the past year! Honestly, I just haven't had the time, or the time to even crochet (gasp!) I am working full time as an assistant market manager for a well known paint company, and.... for myself- always the entrepreneur- as owner, maker, mixer, marketer, manager, shipper, et etc etc for my nail polish company, Atlantic Elixir. I am going to shamelessly plug my own business here... these photos for the Insta Witch Hat were taken for my nail polish biz (that's why you see so many hands!) by the same name, Insta Witch Nail Polish.  
Getting back to crochet now, I really did enjoy making this hat! I am going to also wear it on Halloween :) I wanted to size it all out for smaller sizes, but alas... life gets in the way and I know I'm not going to have time.  Time (sigh) I wish I had more of it. 
I hope you enjoy the pattern!
Designed by Farrah Hodgson

Materials: 1 ball worsted weight yarn (size 4) approximately 300…

Circle Bracelet - free crochet pattern-

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Designed by Taahla's Crafts
Materials: Fine wire (tarnish resistant) – 28 gauge wire.Crochet hook – 10 mm hook. End clasps – which ever design you likeBeads – 3 beads that are 8-10 mm and end beadsWire pliers– to get the center beads as tight as possible this is extremely recommendedScissors – to cut the wire of course (it’s very fine so normal scissors will work)Get the Free Pattern! https://taahlascrafts.com/2017/12/28/circle-bracelet/

Holiday Deer -free crochet pattern-

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Are you in the Christmas spirit yet? Well, I bet you are now, check out these adorable rag doll style crochet deer amigurumi!  These cuties make a great companion with the rest of your festive décor and nothing is better than a traditional hand-made novelty. The designer includes excellent written instructions along with photos to help you along the way.

Designed By: Spin a Yarn Crochet

Skill Level: Advanced

Materials:
3.5mm hookBernat Super Value in Mushroom for main body colourLoops & Threads Impeccable in Soft Taupe for contrasting colour and ears;Bernat Premium in Chocolate Tweed for hooves;Lion Brand Vanna’s Choice in Cranberry for sweater;Red Heart Super Saver in White for sweater;Patons Canadiana in Oatmeal for muzzle, antlers and spots;Black Crochet Thread for eyelashes and mouth;20x15mm Safety Nose or black yarn/thread;12mm Safety Eyes;Stuffing;Tapestry needleSize: approx. 36cm/14″ from top to bottom

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The Dwell Sweater -free crochet pattern-

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Doesn't this sweater look nice and cozy?!  Cocoon sweaters are all the rage this season, and this crochet beauty wraps the design up nicely. I love the fact that the designer has included cuffs for the arms and I absolutely love the pockets! The pattern uses easy post stitches and chunky yarn so this sweater works up fairly quickly. The design also includes a fantastic description and instructions on making your very own!

Designed By: Jess/Make and Do Crew

Skill Level: Intermediate

Materials: 

Lion Brand Wool-Ease Tonal (Weight: 5/ bulky – 124 yds, 4 oz) –Smoke (149) – 7 (9, 10) skeinsTapestry needleSize N (10 mm) crochet hookStitch markers or safety pinsSizes: S/M; L/XL; 2XL/3XL

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Chevron Knit Look Hat -Free Crochet Pattern-

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Ah, 'tis the season to start thinking about cooler temperatures!  With a slight chill in the air, comes the wonderful world of crochet hats. This cool hat caught my eye due to it's colors and style. The classic knit work sock colors give this hat a traditional vibe, and the chevron stripe gives this hat a new twist on the accent colored stripe.  And not to forget that this hat looks knitted, but is definitely crochet instead! If you don't know how, or have never heard of the wst (waistcoat) stitch, now is the time to try something new. There are several tutorials out there to show you how, and it's easy! This is a Ravelry download.

Designed By: Kelsey Daughtry

Skill Level: Intermediate

Materials: 

Big Twist Sincerely (4 medium weight yarn) ; Light Gray, White, and Red Hook -H 5.00 mm -I 5.50 mmSize: Adult

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Corner 2 Corner Unicorn Pillow - Free Crochet Pattern

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Well... this adorable crochet pillow caught my attention right away!  My daughter is obsessed with unicorns and I'm sure that this is something that she will want me to make for her, so I can't show her yet because she will never leave me alone until I make it!  I love how this pattern works from corner to corner and the color changes are easy enough. The hair swirl embellishments make the pillow extra special!  

Designed By: Katerina Cohee

Skill Level: Intermediate

Materials: 

Size H hook 18” x 18” Pillow InsertYour choice of Worsted Weight yarnSize: Approx.: 19” x 19”

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Reversible Feathers - Free Crochet Pattern

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How cool is this?!  I know that it's hard to get into crochet during the summer, not just with the idea of making slippers and hats, because there's plenty of cute bag designs, home decor, etc that you could make, but I know for me it's lack of time!  My summers are short here up north so I'm outside most of the summer. But... I did make a dreamcatcher this summer and I wish I had seen this first!  Now I won't go remove all of my real feathers from it, but now I want to make another one because these clever crochet feathers are awesome!  They are also easy to make and the color combinations are endless. Also a wonderful scrap yarn project, you could also use these as embellishments for all sorts of other accessories. The pattern is written out and includes photos, no problem!

Designed By: Esperanza and Ana Celia, translated by Gava Crochet Love

Skill Level: Easy

Materials: 
3 mm crochet hook. Any yarn to match crochet hook size.Yarn needleScissors
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Kanata Kerchief Tank Top -free crochet pattern-

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I haven't been on Ravelry for a while, so today I decided to check it out, and I was definitely not disappointed! This beauty came up right away, and this looks like a really fun pattern to make!  I love that it's airy, flowy, and loose; perfect for the summer. The pattern is easy to understand and a video is included to help you join the motifs. I can't wait to give this one a try!

Designed By: Jennifer Ozses

Skill Level: Easy

Materials:
6.0 mm Crochet Hook (US 10/J) Approximately 775 – 900 yards DK weight yarn Tapestry needle Blocking materials (optional) Size: Women’s size S/M and L/XL.


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