Practice your C2C Crochet Skills – FREE Pattern Round Up

This year, I have been focusing on learning new crochet skills. Even as a designer, who has over 30 years of crochet experience, I have so many things to learn. This past month, I had a guest speaker come and talk to my facebook group (SP3 Crochet & Conversations) about Corner to Corner crochet, also know as C2C.

Malena from, Straight Hooked, taught the course and went over everything from reading graphs, how to build the crochet blocks, how the stitches increase/decrease, color changes and any other info we wanted to know. She did an amazing job and there is a replay available if your interested in watching, click HERE.

C2C crochet laptop cover

As part of the lesson, Straight Hooked, designed a FREE laptop cover pattern for everyone. It was a fun project for us to practice our skills on. Here is my practice swatch, I still need to make the back and seam them together. Find your copy of the laptop cover pattern for FREE by clicking HERE.

Implementing your new C2C Skills

Learning a new skill can be really fun. I love to dive in and try new projects with the techniques I’ve learned. The most common C2C projects are with cute images crocheted from graphs. However, I wanted to focus on mastering the actual stitches first including increasing and decreasing.

I searched for some fun projects that will allow you to practice your skills without worrying about the color changes in the chart. Most of these are quick, will allow you to play with the technique and create something fun and useful. One of the projects is larger, but it will allow you to use up your scrap yarn (yippee)!

Corner 2 Corner Crochet

So many people love the cute graphs that you can crochet into designs, but the stitches are lovely on their own and you can create to traditional crochet patterns with them. If you are just learning the C2C method, these are great patterns to practice the technique.

I would love to see any what you end up crocheting to practice your corner to corner (C2C) skills. Join my facebook group (info is below) to share your creations and inspire others with your finished crochet pieces.

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Mother’s Day Pretty in Pink Crochet Pattern Round Up

Mom’s are the best, they give so much of themselves for their children. They pray for, teach, guide, love and cherish their children all their lives. Growing up, I always felt blessed to have such an amazing mom and today, being a mom to 3 children, I strive to be like my Mom. Here is my Mom on Mother’s Day, I believe in 1984 (I am the one of the right).

Mother's Day 1984

Mother’s day is wonderful day where we get to tell our Moms, or the Mother figures in our lives, how much we appreciate them and all they do for us.

Celebrations of mothers and motherhood can be traced back to the ancient Greeks and Romans, who held festivals in honor of the mother goddesses Rhea and Cybele, but the clearest modern precedent for Mother’s Day is the early Christian festival known as “Mothering Sunday.”

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Traditionally, we present our Mother’s with gifts. As young children we always made something handmade. Whether it was a hand painted card, a paper plate crown with glitter or a bright and awkward big beaded necklace that they had to wear and show off (oh, the memories).

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Bring Back Handmade for Mother’s Day

This year, you can bring back the “handmade” part of the Mother’s Day gift. Let us all shower our Mother’s with one of these beautiful crochet patterns. Each one is unique, is a fairly quick project and can be customized to fit your Mother’s personality perfectly.

Mother's Day Pretty In Pink Pattern Round Up

I would love to see any what you end up crocheting and gifting this year for Mother’s Day. Join my facebook group (info is below) to share your creations and inspire others with your finished crochet pieces.

Etsy Mother’s Day Gift Guide

To find more gifts on Etsy where you can support handmade business owners, check out the link below:

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However, if you would enjoy a more interactive group experience, you need to join my Crochet & Conversations facebook group, click HERE. It is a ton of fun and I encourage everyone to share their projects, WIPS (works in progress) and inspirations. Plus you get exclusive deals, are the first to see new releases, give input on designs and have opportunities to win patterns. Join now and get to know others who also enjoy the art of crochet.

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Cinco de Mayo Crochet Pattern Round Up

I love that we live in a country that celebrates different cultures. One of my favorite ways to do this is through the Cinco de Mayo Celebrations.

Cinco de Mayo is an annual celebration held on May 5. The date is observed to commemorate the Mexican Army’s victory over the French Empire at the Battle of Puebla, on May 5, 1862, under the leadership of General Ignacio Zaragoza. 

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I love the traditional celebratory activities such as parades, food, music and dancing. We celebrate the holiday every year even though we have no links through our heritage. We have many friends that we can rely on for the true experience.

Cinco de Mayo Crochet Patterns you are going to LOVE

Let’s bring our beloved craft of crochet to the festivities through this fun and colorful pattern round up.

Many of us are stuck and home and some of our yarn stashes are running a little low. But, most of the featured patterns (except the colorful blanket) uses minimal amounts of yarn and would be quick to work up. Therefore, there are no excuses, create some fun way to celebrate the Mexican Holiday.

Cinco de Mayo Crochet Patterns

I would love to see any of these fun Cinco de Mayo patterns you decide to make. Join my facebook group (info is below) to share your creations me and inspire others with your finished crochet pieces.

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However, if you would enjoy a more interactive group experience, you need to join my Crochet & Conversations facebook group, click HERE. It is a ton of fun and I encourage everyone to share their projects, WIPS (works in progress) and inspirations. Plus you get exclusive deals, are the first to see new releases, give input on designs and have opportunities to win patterns. Join now and get to know others who also enjoy the art of crochet.

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St. Patrick’s Day Crochet Pattern Round

The feast of St. Patrick’s Day is nearly here and it is time to get your crochet on and whip up some lucky patterns for the occassion.

Every March 17, the United States becomes an emerald country for a day. Americans wear green clothes and quaff green beer. Green milkshakes, bagels and grits appear on menus. In a leprechaun-worthy shenanigan, Chicago even dyes its river green.

https://www.history.com/news/st-patricks-day-origins-america

However you plan to celebrate, I can guarantee that one or many of the below St. Patrick’s Day crochet pattern finds will warm up your home and get you ready for the big day.

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A few St. Patricks Day Facts According to History.com

  1. For several centuries, March 17 was a day of solemnity in Ireland with Catholics attending church in the morning and partaking of modest feasts in the afternoon.
  2. The party atmosphere (in America) only spread to Ireland after the arrival of television when the Irish could see all the fun being had across the ocean.
  3. For decades, Irish laws prohibited pubs from opening on holy days such as March 17. Until 1961, the only legal place to get a drink in the Irish capital on St. Patrick’s Day was the Royal Dublin Dog Show, which naturally attracted those with only a passing canine interest.
  4. The meal that became a St. Patrick’s Day staple across the country—corned beef and cabbage—was also an American innovation. While ham and cabbage was eaten in Ireland, corned beef proved a cheaper substitute for impoverished immigrants.

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Forest Friends Crochet Pattern Set

Forest Friends Set

So excited to release the entire Forest Friends Set! This adorable set includes the blanket, pillow and wall hanging. Each piece features the darling forest animal faces that are resting peacefully, emphasizing on the main detail in the upper face of the animals especially the eyes and ears while the lower outline fades into the stitches of the blanket.

Customize the blanket with all of the same animals or pick one and do them all the same. The pattern includes the instructions for the following animals: Fox (or change to grey colors for a Wolf), Owl, Skunk, Raccoon and Deer.

Forest Friends Animal Faces

Forest Friends Blanket

The Forest Friends blanket is larger than a traditional baby blanket. This will allow for the baby to grow into it and use the blanket into childhood or even when they are older, or even better, it can be a nice size for me (mom) to wrap up in. The completed size of the blanket is roughly 38” wide X 54” long. Grab your copy of only the Forest Friends Blanket on Ravelry: HERE or Etsy: HERE.

Forest Friends Blanket

Forest Friends Pillow

The Pillow is a very cute, fun and quick project that you can add to any home decor. It makes a cute accent piece for nurseries, children’s bedroom, classrooms, reading nooks or even cabins. The pillow fits a traditional accent pillow size of 14X14 inches square. You can grab the pattern for just the pillow on Ravelry: HERE or on Etsy: HERE.

Forest Friends Pillow

Forest Friends Wall Hanging

The Wall Hanging is whimsical project that accents the pillow and blanket perfectly. The wall hanging can be made off a wooden rod/dowel, a decorative hanger or find a cute branch out in nature for a earthy look. The finished size of the Forest Friends Wall Hanging is about 14-15” wide by 18” long counting the fringe but not the top hanger string. Grab the Forest Friends Wall Hanging pattern on Ravelry: HERE or on Etsy: HERE.

Forest Friends Wall Hanging

Add Appliques to Customize

All the coordinating pieces include instructions for some fun appliques including a small flower, larger flower, a leaf and a fun pine tree. The appliques are customizable-therefore, you can use as many, or as few as you envision on your final project.

Get Your Copy of the Forest Friends Set

The entire set is available, at a discounted price on Ravelry: HERE or on Etsy: HERE

You will love making the entire Forest Friends Set. The main stitch in the pattern creates a thin fabric creating a light-weight blanket. And an even bigger bonus is that it works up pretty quick. Enjoy making the pieces and please share your progress or finished project with me in my Crochet and Conversations group: HERE.

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Sleep Tight Pocket Pillow – Crochet Pattern

Earlier this week, I released a fun Pocket Pillow Pattern that is so much fun! It is a fun way to gift books. Or a useful way to hold/store items you use daily while lounging on the couch (newspaper, remotes, books, iPad). Well, as soon as I designed a couple, I knew I had to include the same idea to the Popular Sleep Tight Teddy Bear Set. 

Sleep Tight Teddy Bear Sleep Tight Pocket Pillow

Grab the Sleep Tight Pocket Pillow on Ravelry – HERE

Grab the Sleep Tight Pocket Pillow on Etsy – HERE

The way the stitches are arranged in the Sleep Tight Pocket Pillow allows it to coordinate perfectly with the rest of the set. This makes the gift more complete. You can mix and match the pieces you want and they all are adorable. Tuck either your favorite book into the pocket or even the Sleep Tight Teddy Bear Stuffy into the pocket as well.

Sleep Tight Teddy Bear Pillow

Sleep Tight Pocket Pillow

If you love these sets check below for a link to the coordinating Sleep Tight Teddy Bear patterns on Ravelry:

Sleep Tight Set (includes Blanket, Lovey, Stuffed Animal): HERE

Sleep Tight Teddy Bear Blanket Only: HERE

Sleep Tight Teddy Bear Lovey (small blanket) Only: HERE

Sleep Tight Teddy Bear Stuffed Animal Only: HERE

Sleep Tight Teddy Bear Hat Only: HERE

Sleep Tight Pocket Pillow Only: HERE

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Shotgun Shell Pillow Cover – Crochet Pattern

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Need a handmade gift for the hunter in your life? How About the Shotgun Shell Pillow?

Check out the fun Neck Roll Pillow Cover designed to look just like a shotgun. It’s a great accessory for any Hunting Enthusiast out there. 

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It is all in the details of the Shotgun Shell Pillow

 
The crochet pattern is made using a bulky yarn so it works up quick. But take a close look at the stitches used and what they really look like. The pillow includes the details of the primer and brass on one end, and the crimping closure on the other end.
I love seeing how changes stitches and simple techniques such as stitch placement can really make a pattern pop with detail. 
 

Where to get your Copy of the Shotgun Shell Pattern 

 
Grab your copy of the Shotgun Shell Pillow Cover Pattern on any of these sites below:
 
Now, I have to share the perfect gift to go along with the shotgun shell pillow cover
or a great stocking stuffer idea…
 

Have you heard of Balmshot?

It is a fabulous lip balm that anyone, especially a hunter of any type will love.
 
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We use this all the time and it is great because it has sun protection and is smooth on your lips. I personally like the Vanilla Mint, but the boys in our family like the plain Classic and Cool Mint.

Other Pillow Crochet Patterns you may Love

Other Hunting Related Crochet Patterns you may Love

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However, if you would enjoy a more interactive group experience, you need to join my Crochet & Conversations facebook group, click HERE. It is a ton of fun and I encourage everyone to share their projects, WIPS (works in progress) and inspirations. Plus you get exclusive deals, are the first to see new releases, give input on designs and have opportunities to win patterns. Join now and get to know others who also enjoy the art of crochet.

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