One Cup at a Time Coasters – Free Crochet Pattern

Some days you just need a quick, easy, but fun crochet pattern…

So, today, I am sharing one of my freebies with all of you, the One Cup at a Time Coaster pattern. This pattern works up really quick and is useful. It can be added to a gift to give it a handmade touch.

Get your Free Coaster Pattern on: Ravelry or Craftsy

Crochet Pattern

The pattern used sports yarn (#2 weight) and a G crochet hook. However, if you have a different yarn weight around, go ahead and give that a try as well. You finished coaster may come out bigger, but it will still work.

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One Cup at a Time Coaster

Free Crochet Pattern

Some Bunny To Love Crochet Pattern

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Everybody needs… Some Bunny To Love!

One afternoon, as I was perusing facebook one of my photographer friends sent me a message requesting a little stuffed bunny for a photo shoot. She wanted the child to be able to hold the little bunny by the arm with the bunny hanging at their side {I’ll be sure to share those photo’s once I receive them}.

Well, if you know me, I immediately sat down and started designing a cute little bunny. I had just finished designing my Sleepy Tight Teddy Bear stuffed animal and loved his long legs and arms. I immediately knew that this bunny would have those same darling features.

Some Bunny To Love

She needed to have some cute floppy ears, beady eyes, and cute nose and subtle mouth. But, even more important is a cute little fluffy tail.

Some Bunny To Love  Some Bunny To Love

This bunny is so soft and cuddly. You know you want to make one for the upcoming Easter holiday. It can be given to a child as a lovable toy, or you can display her with your decor. So make sure to grab your copy today!

{it will be 50% off through Sunday April 9, 2017, on Ravelry only-no code needed}.

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Some Bunny To Love

Bunny in Britches Set – Crochet Pattern

Spring time brings cute and cuddle little bunnies out of the woods. What is cuter than that? I love seeing them bounce around and wiggle their little noses. Well, now you can bring that cute little image into your home for your little one.  You are going to love this little Bunny in Britches Set. The adorable little guy in the photo is courtesy of my tester Trish <3

Bunny in Britches Set

The Pattern includes the Bunny Bonnet, Bow Tie, Britches with Suspenders (made to hit at the knees) and a carrot stuffy. The pattern includes sizes for: newborn, 3-6 month, 6-12 month, 12-24 month.

Get your Copy of the Bunny in Britches Set Now

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See up close images of the set below

The bonnet is made to have floppy ears. You can use traditional/regular yarn for the inside of the ears (shown in photo above), or you can choose to use a more fuzzy yarn, like Bernat Happy, for the inside like the  photo below.

Bunny in Britches Bonnet

The Bow Tie is a cute addition and can be used with any outfit. The bow tie is made to button in the back of the neck. The button is adjustable so you can make it fit any child. It is very important to make the neck band extra long and not button on too tight.

Bunny in Britches Bow Tie

My favorite part of this set is the britches! There is just something classic about the longer shorts, designed to fit to the knees, with suspenders. I love the old fashion look. The britches are designed to wear over a diaper and can be tied in front to help them stay up. Simply add the pom for a tail and it is the perfect touch.

Bunny in Britches  Bunny in Britches

Now those pieces are all adorable, but I couldn’t stop there. Every bunny need a cute little carrot to nibble on. The carrot is about 8″ tall and works up really quick.

Bunny in Britches Carrot

Well, now, that is enough cuteness for one day. Grab this fun pattern and crochet it up for your little one. Share you photo on my facebook page so I can gush over the cuteness overload.

Bunny in Britches

Sleep Tight Teddy Bear Set – Crochet Pattern

We just wrapped up month long CAL and am now ready to share the Sleep Tight Teddy Bear Pattern with all of you! This baby blanket is full of rich texture, new stitches and some cute cuddly teddy bears. The blanket is so fun to make, but I had to give you some options so adjusted the pattern to include a lovey sized blanket and a coordinating teddy bear to make it the ultimate Gift Set.

Sleep Tight Teddy Bear

As always, you can pick and choose your favorites or buy all 3 patterns at a package price.  Grab the Baby Blanket  & Lovey for $6, or just the Teddy Bear Stuffy for $4.00. Or grab the entire Sleep Tight Teddy Bear Set discounted price of $7.00.

The Blanket and Lovey can be made is so many fun color combinations. To see more check out the album from the CAL on facebook.

Sleep Tight Teddy Bear Lovey

Make a coordinating a snugly teddy bear.

I know these little sleepy teddy bears are too cute, but you have to add a snugly friend to go with them. The Sleep Tight Teddy Bear is a perfect size, completed it measures about 13″ tall.

Sleep Tight Teddy Bear

Release Special of the Teddy Bear Set

And to celebrate the release of all these fun, new patterns, I am going to offer the full Sleep Tight Teddy Bear Set to all of you for 25% off with code “Sleepy” at checkout on Ravelry only through Friday, April 7, 2017. Grab the set here.

To help you out with the beautiful texture that makes this blanket so rich, I created a tutorial:

 

I hope you all love the Sleep Tight Teddy Bear Set as much as I do. If you make one of the pieces please share it with me on facebook so I can give it some love!

Sleep Tight Teddy Bear

How to Crochet Foundation Stitches: Single, Half Double & Double

Have you heard of Foundation Crochet Stitches? Wondering what all the hype is? Well, today I am going to show you why I love beginning crochet project with Foundation Stitches.

Benefits of Foundation Crochet Stitches

Avoid the Dreaded Beginning Chain: How often do you begin a project (say a blanket) and the first row begins with a crazy amount of chains, like 250? When I see this, my mind immediately goes to the thought of how much I dread working my row of single crochets (or hdc, dc, tc) into each and everyone of those chains.

Quick: Well, for me, working into all those beginning chains is the worst part of a crochet project. It simply takes too long and if not done perfect can effect the final crochet piece. I want a quick solution! When crocheting a project with a Foundation row that beginning row will work up much quicker. It may take some practice, but trust me, it is so much quicker!

Stretch & Flexibility: Back to that beginning chain again (LOL-can you tell I am not a fan), not only does it take forever, but you have to have every chain the exact tension or a loop will stand out like a wine stain on your white rug. You also have to make sure you chain loose enough to avoid the inevitable tight bottom that causes your beautiful blanket to veer or fan out (caused from the beginning chain being too tight).

I need a solution to that beginning chain and the Foundation Crochet Stitches are the answer!

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In A Cinch Handbag & Battle Blog Hop

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The In a Cinch Handbag is an extra exciting pattern release. Not only is it an adorable accessory for those spring & summer outings, it is also part of round 13 of The Battle of the Stitches.

Battle of the Stitches is a fun group of designers that work together to come up with a fun stitch that we think will be fun for designs in the season we are in… yay for Spring! Once a stitch is decided on we all go our own ways and design away. About 2 weeks later we come together and do a huge release of all our patterns. If you missed who all the challengers are this round check out the Blog post, here.

My Design: In a Cinch Handbag

The In a Cinch Handbag is a fun and lacy handbag for your quick grab and take items. The bottom of the handbag has tight stitching to help keep everything secure in the bag. It is decorated with a fun diamond pattern made in a contrasting color to grab your attention. The top of the handbag is crocheted with a fun slanting puff stitch (stitch from the battle). The slanting puff stitch creates a beautiful and lacy look that adds that girly touch everyone loves. Isn’t that ruffle on top the cutest?

In a Cinch Handbag

You can grab your copy of the In a Cinch Handbag on Ravelry for 50% off through Sunday, March 26, 2017 (no code needed, just add it to your cart). Or keep reading to find out how you can win a copy. Or to top that, win a copy of all the patterns from all the designers in the Battle of the Stitches round 13!

Now for the Blog Hop – Isn’t this FUN!

If you are seeing this blog hop for the first time, click here to begin at the start. Vote for your favorite design by giving it a “HEART” on Ravelry. Make sure to visit the next blog post by Laura, owner of Laura Mae’s Crochet. From there visit each designer, see their design and have chances to win something fun! You will end up at the main Battle of the Stitches Blog where 5 winners will win a copy of all the patterns in the challenge, and other goodies that you have to follow along to see (so much fun!).

Battle of the Stitches Blog Hop

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