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Crocheted Ice Cream Cone Garland

I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream!

Let’s face facts…ice cream is the best part of summer.  It’s also the best part of fall and winter and spring, too!  Ami right?

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But ice cream certainly gets some extra love in the summertime, and this cute crocheted ice cream banner is the perfect addition to your summertime BBQ or birthday party.

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An AWESOME yarn scrapbuster, these mini ice cream cones will clean out your yarn stash in no time.  Use beads to add sprinkles or chocolate chips…or use multi-colored yarn to create delicious-looking flavor combinations!

Crocheted Ice Cream Cone Garland

Materials:

  • Tan yarn for cone
  • Bright yarn for ice cream
  • 3.5 mm crochet hook
  • Scissors
  • Stuffing

Instructions:
*Rows are worked in continuous rounds.

Starting with tan yarn, make magic circle.  SC 6 into magic circle.

Row 1:  SC in each stitch around (6 SC)

Row 2:  SC 2 in first stitch, SC in next stitch.  Repeat two more times (9 SC)

Row 3:  SC in each stitch around (9 SC)

Row 4:  SC 2 in first stich, SC in next two stitches.  Repeat two more times (12 SC)

Row 5:  SC in each stitch around (12 SC)

WITH ICE CREAM COLOR YARN:

Row 6:  SC in each stitch around (12 SC)

Row 7:  SC in FLO each stitch around (12 SC)

Row 8:  SC in each stitch around (12 SC)

Row 9:  SC in each stitch around (12 SC)

Stuff firmly.

Row 10:  SC2TOG.  Repeat to close.

Bind off; weave in ends.

With cone facing away from you, attach yarn to one of the ridges created in the FLO round.  SC 3 in ridge.  Skip next ridge.  SC in third ridge.  Repeat around entire cone.

Bind off; weave in ends.

Tread a needle with the color yarn of your choice.  String yarn through tops of cones.

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Harry Potter House Bears

Founded by Godric Gryffindor, Helga Hufflepuff, Rowena Ravenclaw, and Salazar Slytherin, Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry – the educational system in J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter series – is divided into four houses or communities, each named after one of the founding members of the school.

When students come to Hogwarts, they are sorted into one of four houses, so labeled Gryffindor, Hufflepuff, Ravenclaw, and Slytherin.  Each house has its own qualities and dynamics and students are sorted based on whether or not they share those qualities with any given house.

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Each house has its own mascot and house colors.  Gryffindor’s sport maroon and gold wearables, while Hufflepuff students wears black and yellow.  Ravenclaws are silver and blue and Slytherins are green and silver.

Whether it’s walking the halls of Hogwarts or attending a Quidditch game, each student is extremely loyal to their house and they wear their house colors proudly…and these little teddy bears are no exception!

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Each wearing a turtle neck in the Hogwarts house colors, these little crocheted teddy bears are beaming with house pride!

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Sold as a set of 4, these crocheted teddy bears are available for sale at my Between the Pages Etsy shop.  Head on over and check them out!

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Little Crocheted Robot

You guys…I am in LOVE.

Just look at this adorable little crocheted robot!! DON’T YOU WANT TO GIVE HIM ALL THE SNUGGLES??!!??!

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I saw a similar robot to this while browsing Pinterest one day, but could not find a pattern to make one of my own…so I decided to write one myself! Therefore, I present to you my first 100% hand-written crochet pattern!

Yay!

I love this little robot so much…and this project works up surprisingly fast. Nonstop you could easily make one in a couple hours. I think I might have to make him a little robot buddy or lady friend so he’s not lonely!

Want to make one of your own? Check out the free crochet pattern below!

Little Crocheted Robot

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Materials:

  • Worsted weight yarn in the color of your choice (I used Red Heart Spring Green)
  • 4.0 mm crochet hook
  • Tapestry needle
  • Scissors
  • Various buttons and embellishments
  • Embroidery thread
  • Pipe cleaners

 

Instructions (Head):

Front and Back Head Panels (make 2):

  • Chain 13.
  • SC in second chain from hook, and in each chain across (12 SC).
  • Ch. 1, turn. SC in second chain from hook, and in each chain across (12 SC).
  • Repeat previous row 8 more times for a total of 10 rows.
  • Bind off.

Top and Bottom Head Panels (make 2):

  • Chain 13.
  • SC in second chain from hook, and in each chain across (12 SC).
  • Ch. 1, turn. SC in second chain from hook, and in each chain across (12 SC).
  • Repeat previous row 3 more times for a total of 5 rows.
  • Bind off.

Side Head Panels (make 2):

  • Chain 6.
  • SC in second chain from hook, and in each chain across (5 SC).
  • Ch. 1, turn. SC in second chain from hook, and in each chain across (5 SC).
  • Repeat previous row 7 more times for a total of 9 rows.
  • Bind off.

Head Assembly:
Keep in mind that the side you seam is the front side, this piece will not be turned inside out. You want those sharp defined lines on the outside of your robot.

  • Join front head panel to top head panel by lining up both pieces on the long sides and SC through both stitches to join.
  • Join bottom panel to bottom of top head panel.
  • Join back head panel to bottom of bottom head panel.
  • When completed, your piece should look like this:

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  • Join top of side panel to side of top head panel. Repeat on other side. Now your piece should look like this:

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  • Continue joining the left side panel to the sides of the front and back panels and bottom panel. Leave the right side panel open for stuffing.
  • Now your piece should look like this:

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  • Now it’s time to weave in all those ends!
  • Phew! Now this is what the head of your robot should look like, with the right panel still open:

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Now is also a great time to add facial features to your robot.

Once your facial features have been added, stuff the head, pushing stuffing into the corners to create a more defined corner. Join right panel to sides of the front and back panels and bottom panel. Cast off and weave in ends.

Yay! Here’s our finished head piece:

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Instructions (Body):

Front and Back Body Panels (make 2):

  • Chain 9.
  • SC in second chain from hook, and in each chain across (8 SC).
  • Ch. 1, turn. SC in second chain from hook, and in each chain across (8 SC).
  • Repeat previous row 3 more times for a total of 5 rows.
  • Bind off.

Top and Bottom Body Panels (make 2):

  • Chain 9.
  • SC in second chain from hook, and in each chain across (8 SC).
  • Ch. 1, turn. SC in second chain from hook, and in each chain across (8 SC).
  • Repeat previous row 3 more times for a total of 5 rows.
  • Bind off.

Side Body Panels (make 2):

  • Chain 5.
  • SC in second chain from hook, and in each chain across (4 SC).
  • Ch. 1, turn. SC in second chain from hook, and in each chain across (4 SC).
  • Repeat previous row 6 more times for a total of 8 rows.
  • Bind off.

Body Assembly:

  • Join body panels exactly like head panels, leaving one side panel open for stuffing.
  • Add any embellishments to body.
  • Stuff body and join remaining open panel. Weave in ends.

And here’s our finished body piece:

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Instructions (Assembly):

Assembling your little robot is super easy! Simply thread your tapestry needle with some excess green thread and run it through the middle three stitches on the top panel of the body and then through the middle three stitches on the bottom panel of the head. I took a pic of mine so you can see…I ran it through twice…so the body dangles just a little from the head, but I love it that way!

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Then just weave in the ends from that string and your robot is ready.

To add arms, legs, and head pieces, I just used pipe cleaners and shoved them into the spaces between my stitches. For the arms, I cut a pipe cleaner in half, then in half again, then wound the ends into small spirals. Then just shove the straight end into each side of the body. I did the same for the legs and the yellow head pieces.

I also added a string to the top of the robot so he could hang if he wanted to!

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When completed, this little guy is a little bigger than my hand and I just love how he turned out! I need to make another so he has a friend!

I hope you’ve enjoyed this fun pattern! I had a great time writing it and I’m in love with this little buddy! ❤

 

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12 Amigurumi Patterns for the New Year

Amigurumi (pronounced am-ah-ga-roo-me) is a Japanese term meaning “crocheted or knitted stuffed doll”.  It may look challenging, but amigurumi is actually one of the easiest forms of crocheting, as it usually only involves single crochet stitches.

One search on Pinterest or Ravelry will give you a bizillion sweet and adorable amigurumi patterns that you can make in 2 to 5 hours.  Several traditional amigurumi patterns are very small, measuring about 5 inches max, and usually involve crocheting in the rounds, which you can easily do while binge-watching Stranger Things or Gossip Girl.

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Since 2017 has finally arrived, here are 12 adorable, easy and fun amigurumi patterns…one for each month of the year!  If you’re New Year’s resolution is to learn something new or finally pick up crocheting, amigurumi is a great place to start!

12 Amigurumi Patterns for the New Year

January
Sweet Snowman Amigurumi
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February
Love Bunny Amigurumi
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March
Pot of Gold Wreath
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April
Crocheted Easter Eggs
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May
Crocheted Lamb Amigurumi
lamb

June
Shark Week Shark Amigurumi
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July
Crocheted Popsicles Amigurumi
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August
Pineapple Amigurumi
pineapple

September
Sweet Apple Amigurumi
apples

October
Pumpkin Amigurumi
pumpkins

November
Adorable Turkey Amigurumi
turkey

December
Crocheted Christmas Lights
christmaslights

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How to Make Thick and Chunky Yarn

Tis the season for thick and cozy yarn, but here’s the problem…that warm, thick, chunky blanket yarn can run you about 12 bucks a skein…and not only that, but you get WAY less than you think you do. So, here’s the simple solution – make your own!

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Yes, it does take some time, but with all the Christmas movies you have yet to watch, it can go a lot faster than you think.

For my chunky yarn, I used Lion Brand Homespun Thick and Quick Yarn (Tudor – #315), which was on sale at my local Hobby Lobby.

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Now all you do to turn this thin yarn into thick yarn is you start chaining, and then you keep going until you’re done. Yup, this thick and cozy yarn is just one super long chain!  For reference, here’s the comparison in thickness (chain on the left, yarn on the right):

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I bought four skeins and turned them all into thick yarn…then I think I’m going to braid them together and sew them into a big cozy blanket because – after all –

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You could also use an extra large crochet hook or big knitting needles to make something with your extra thick yarn.

Happy Crocheting!

 

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Mini Crocheted Granny Squares

When it comes to yarn, I’m all about a good stashbuster.  I know I’ve shared a few with you on this blog before, and I’m super excited to show you this one, too!

This cute crocheted square is a great way to use up any leftover yarn scraps that you may have laying around…and you can turn these little squares into anything you’d like.  Arrange them into a large blanket or tote bag…or you could even make a poncho or fun wall decoration out of them!

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They’re so addicting and fun to make and don’t be surprised if you’re fresh out of yarn in about an hour!

For these squares, I used leftover yarn from my crocheted unicorn project.  I’m hoping I’ll have enough to make a little matching baby blanket!

I use a 5.0 crochet hook to make my little squares, but you can really use any hook size you’d like.  Obviously larger hooks will equate to larger squares and visa versa.

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Mini Crochet Granny Squares

Materials:

  • Yarn
  • 5.0 crochet hook
  • Scissors

 

Instructions:

Round 1:  Start with a magic circle.  Chain 2.  Crochet 11 double crochets into the circle.  Pull to tighten.  Join with slip stitch into top stitch (going through both loops).
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Round 2:  Chain 2 (counts as first double crochet).  Crochet 2 double crochets in between each double crochet from the first round.  Crochet 1 double crochet into final stitch.  Join with slip stitch into top stitch (going through both loops).
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Round 3:  Chain 1.  *Crochet 1 single crochet into next three stitches.  Crochet 1 half-double crochet into next stitch.  Crochet 3 double crochets into next stitch.  Crochet 1 half-double crochet into next stitch.*  Repeat from * to * three more times.  Join with slip stitch into top stitch (going through both loops).
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Bind off, leaving 3 in. string.  Weave in ends.

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Mini Draw String Crocheted Bag

Ya’ll know I love me a good stash buster.  I have so much leftover yarn from various projects and I’m always looking for fun ways to use it up…even better if I can turn it into a gift and pass it along to someone else! 😉

And for those little gifts that are not made with yarn, you can always use yarn to make the gift wrap!  Cute and perfect for gifting everything from jewelry to small trinkets, this crocheted draw-string bag is an adorable stash buster that I’ll probably come back to again and again.

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I tried out this pattern using just one color of yarn, but you can easily switch between colors to create bags of all kinds.  The pattern can be found on Elisabeth Andree and she does a super cute job of mixing and matching colors!

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This is a particularly great pattern for using up, shall we say, cheaper, lower quality yarn that wouldn’t necessarily make the most comfortable clothing or accessories.

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A super quick and easy weekend project, my little bag worked up in about 2 hours and I already have started working on another one.

Keep in mind, if you use a thinner yarn, you’ll get larger holes in the bag, so you may want to line it with fabric or tissue paper before using it to wrap your gift.

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