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Hogwarts House Owls

When students of Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry arrive at the castle for the start of another school year, they’re allowed one of three pets: a toad (WHY), a cat (NO THANKS) or an owl (YES PLEASE).

Owls are perhaps the most useful creatures in the Harry Potter universe, in that they deliver mail back and forth and always seem to know where they’re going and how to get back (the fact that Hedwig knew how to get in touch with Sirius Black after he went into hiding still baffles me).

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If I were attending Hogwarts, I’d 100% pack an owl with me. For one, toads are dumb…even Hagrid says so…and two, I’m allergic to cats so that would be no fun for anyone…plus I’m sure the fact that I’m in Ravenclaw with a whole slew of other bookworms makes me think the place will be overrun with furry felines.

But even if you do decide to bring a toad or a cat, you can still borrow an owl from the Owlry to deliver and receive your post…and these four little owls are sporting their house colors and waiting to bring someone a special message!

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I love these little owls and they were so quick to make! The directions (which can be found here), seem a little weird at first, but just go with it…I promise it’ll all work out at the end!

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For the scarves, I crocheted rows of four stitches until the scarf was long enough to tie around the owl’s neck. Then I added fringe with the complimenting house color and bundled up my owls for a cold night in the Owlry.

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A fun stocking stuffer for Christmas or a cute way to package a Harry Potter-themed gift, these little owls are sure to deliver big smiles no matter what the occasion!

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Crocheted Grinch Doll

“Maybe Christmas,” he thought, “doesn’t come from a store…maybe Christmas, perhaps, means a little bit more.”

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Yes, I know it’s July…but YOU GUYS – that only means 6 more months until CHRISTMAS!!

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Don’t worry, I promise I’m not THAT excited…but I am excited to share with you this little crocheted Grinch doll that’s just waiting to liven up your holiday décor!

With a heart that’s 3x the size it should be and a little removable Santa hat to add some holiday cheer, this crocheted Grinch doll makes a splendiferous holiday gift for anyone on your list, Who’s and Grinches alike! Make one for yourself following this Crocheted Grinch Pattern* or buy this one fully made and ready to go at my Etsy shop (coming soon!)!

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*This pattern does NOT include the crocheted Santa hat, which I made on a whim or the crocheted heart, which can be found here. The original Grinch pattern also includes facial features, which I decided not to include on this doll.

Grinch Pattern: http://yarnwars.com/free-patterns-created-yarnwars/free-mr-grinch-inspired-doll-crochet-pattern/

Heart Pattern: http://www.dailycrochet.com/super-quick-and-easy-crochet-heart-amigurumi-pattern/ (Large heart made)

Or just buy this one on Etsy, COMING SOON! Stay tuned! 🙂

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Crocheted Apple Amigurumi

“Life will break you. Nobody can protect you from that, and living alone won’t either, for solitude will also break you with its yearning. You have to love. You have to feel. It is the reason you are here on earth. You are here to risk your heart. You are here to be swallowed up. And when it happens that you are broken, or betrayed, or left, or hurt, or death brushes near, let yourself sit by an apple tree and listen to the apples falling all around you in heaps, wasting their sweetness. Tell yourself you tasted as many as you could.”

I love this quote from The Painted Drum, by Louise Erdrich. Beautiful and sad, this passage is a subtle reminder of the importance of being thankful for simple pleasures and accepting those things we can’t change.

I, for one, almost always need a reminder to take a moment and be thankful…and this little crocheted apple buddy is just the reflection I need to slow down and breathe.

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The pattern for this crocheted apple can be found at GateandO Crochet. There are also super helpful images to help you complete your apples. You will need to translate the page into English, so some of the steps are slightly confusing, but I found it understandable, especially with the photos.

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I’ve made these in a handful of colors and I love having them on display to remind me to “taste the sweetness” as often as possible. They’re also great for decorating your home come fall!

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12 Super Summertime Crochet Patterns

Here in the Midwest, summer is in full swing. We’ve already had 90 degree days and near 100 degree days that have made it difficult to enjoy anything outside. Couple that with some solid 100% humidity and you’ve got the perfect recipe for an indoor crafternoon!

These 12 super summertime crochet patterns are great for afternoons spent inside plopped next to your window air conditioning unit. Light and airy, these patterns can be worked up in near a couple hours, so you could be beach ready in no time.

12 Super Summertime Crochet Patterns

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  1. Pom-Pom Happiness Shawl
  2. Summer Vibes Bikini Top
  3. Watermelon Dishcloth 
  4. Crochet Flip Flop Key Chain
  5. Crochet Cover/Shawl
  6. Sweet Summer Vest
  7. Summer Clutch
  8. Granny Square Top
  9. Light Summer Necklace
  10. Crochet Tote
  11. Pineapple Washcloth
  12. Crocheted Summer Sun Wreath

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Charlotte’s Web Wilbur the Pig Amigurumi

Perhaps one of the best stories about friendship and acceptance is E.B. White’s Charlotte’s Web. A story about a little pig with big dreams, this book was one of my favorites growing up and teaches valuable lessons about life, death, and the circle that connects us all.

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A while ago I stumbled upon this cute pig plushie crochet pattern and couldn’t wait to make a little piggie of my own! I love how easy this pattern is to understand and it results in a large pig toy that would make a great gift for kids of all ages.

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To give my pig a little personal touch, I added a sparkly spider necklace as a throwback to Charlotte. I really like how this little guy turned out and he’ll surely be keeping my bookshelves nice and cozy!

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This pattern is available for purchase on Etsy, along with a slew of other adorable plushies for crocheting a whole farm!

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Crochet Tea Buddy

What’s cozier than a fresh cup of tea? A cozy, cuddly cup of tea!

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This cute crochet tea buddy is perfect for snuggling up with on a cool spring morning…and he’s always happy to see you.

Complete with a little crocheted tea bag, this little buddy is great for tea lovers of all ages!

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You can find this pattern at Amigurumi Today.

Want to adopt this little guy? He’ll be up for sale on my ETSY store soon!

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10 Crochet Bunny Patterns

It may be hard to believe here in the Midwest, but spring is coming!

To help get ready for blooming flowers, pastel colors and an abundance of delicious chocolate candies, here are 10 absolutely too-cute-for-words bunny crochet patterns that you can make during these dark and dreary last days of winter.

10 Crochet Bunny Patterns

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  1. Snuggle Bunny Pillows
  2. Crochet Bunny Slippers
  3. Crochet Baby Chick and Bunny
  4. Crochet Rabbits
  5. Bunny Ornament
  6. Newborn Bunny Hat
  7. Toddler Bunny Hat
  8. Bunny Ear Headband
  9. Crochet Stuffed Bunny
  10. Crochet Bunny Garland

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