2014/88 – make a bunny!

This one is an absolutely adorable pattern – for a stuffed bunny!

Unfortunately what you see in the image to the right is all that is available on the website, no tutorial or description of the size of the panel you need to make etc.

Have a go, and post in the comments below what dimensions and hooks you used and maybe include a picture πŸ™‚

Image comes from here:

– Leeloo the Tall

2014/83 – 3 Christmas decorations

Here’s one for those getting ready for Christmas – 3 patterns for making Christmas tree decorations!

There’s a wreath, a Christmas tree (if you want to be a bit meta and put a tree on a tree) and my favourite of the three: an angel!

Once again I recommend using colourful beads to decorate them, especially on the Christmas tree, which you could make them look like baubles if you chose the right colours! You could add extra thread in different colours as tinsel. Perhaps you could work out how to add a miniature star o the top of the tree.

Just be sure to translate the stitches from US terms to UK terms.

Find the tutorial here:

http://handmadebycamelia.blogspot.ro/2013/12/pattern-christmas-ornament.html#more

– Leeloo the Tall

P.S. This is my 50th post on UK Crochet Patterns!

2014/80 – in the spirit of Christmas…more stockings! (Miniature ones this time)

I’ve come to realise that I LOVE Petals to Picots. They’re constantly posting stuff I love. Take these stockings for example.

Absolutely freakin’ adorable. Super easy, very cute, and massive scope for customisation. Different accessories, different colours, different fluff, add some shiny bauble-esque beads (or actual baubles?!), or just coloured buttons, the possibilities are endless. These would look great hanging from the tree stuffed with sweets πŸ˜‰

In fact if you guys make these then send us a picture and we’ll promote your blog, as part of our new ongoing competition for featuring blog posts.

Also don’t forget our free chocolate giveaway, courtesy of Serenata Flowers!

Check out the link for the free pattern here:

http://www.craftsy.com/pattern/crocheting/home-decor/mini-christmas-stocking/118290?SSAID=676300

Happy crafting!

– Leeloo the Tall

A quick sharesies!

This one is less a tutorial and more a picture I found on pinterest that looked cool.

Really love the crochet artwork! And I’m fairly certain we’ve shared some free patterns for coasters, granny shapes, and other designs which you could use to make your own one of these. You could use white circle shapes for dandelion heads, with a thin green chain for the stem and make a picture of flowers and dandelions, or maybe an image of the night sky, or a Christmas tableau…

Have you done something similar? Got any ideas? Tell us in the comments!

Don’t forget about our competition to share your free patterns!

– Leeloo the Tall

2014/78 – A cool idea

Β Woman’s Weekly posted an idea for crocheting decorations for cards. Theirs is a flower but with Christmas only 6 weeks away I thought people might like to replace the flower with Christmas motifs, or other seasonal designs. Super-versatile, I think this one is a must-have for your crochet portfolio, because you can do so much with it, and all it really requires is glue, cards and the spare bits of leftover yarn that just aren’t big enough for a new project but too big to just throw away.

Enjoy!

http://www.womansweekly.com/knitting-crochet/how-to-make-our-free-gift-card-pattern/

 

2014/76 – a bit early I know, but I don’t care! Have some Christmas stockings.

I know that lots of “Scrooges” and “Grinches” out there will object and say it’s over a month too early to be thinking about Christmas. Well usually I agree, I don’t think anyone should even be thinking about it until well after Hallowe’en.

BUT

These are absolutely adorable! Cannot resist showing you these. And I am sure that some of you out there already have a mountain of projects waiting for your attention, so you might actually appreciate some advance notice. At least I hope you do!

The full tutorial is on facebook, posted by Littlefolds.

Find it here:

https://www.facebook.com/notes/1627721527455218/

2014/66 owl pattern in US terms

The cutest owl pattern ever has just been posted for free by Craft Queens, and I just think it’s incredibly adorable. Great for keyrings or decorations (perhaps use a greyish-white colour of wool and it’s a snowy owl Christmas tree decoration?).

Be advised that it’s in US terms so don’t forget to check out our stitch translation guide.

Here it is:

http://craftyqueens.nl/2014/05/04/hoot-hoot-free-crochet-pattern/

– Leeloo the Tall