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 🙂

Image comes from here:

– Leeloo the Tall

2014/86 – Christmas stockings by Grace@WhileWalkingMyDogs

So following on from our previous share-post, the second competition winner is Grace of WhileWalkingMyDogs.

She shared with us her 30 Christmas ornaments, and my favourite is this one – these gorgeous Christmas stockings. I know we’ve posted some a pattern for stockings already, but I really like Grace’s interpretation. It’s so simple and effective and traditional. I really recommend taking a look!

I love the tinsely top and the use of the Christmas button to glam it up a bit. A really simple and easy idea which is so versatile with just some mixing and matching of colours. You could add all sorts of buttons, beads, sequins, shiny yarn for the toes/heel…

Please be sure to check it out:

https://whilewalkingmydogs.files.wordpress.com/2014/11/01e6bd47a0dfe2259bf6349c2b25720f8169c4afa5.jpg?w=224&h=224

– 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!

Call for for blog posts! Let us promote you!

Hey guys!

I’d like to think that we post some pretty interesting and quirky things, many from fellow bloggers and professional crocheters with a business. I’d also like to think that it helps give these people a bit of a leg up when we do that and you guys visit their blogs/pages.

So I would like to extend you the invitation to send in any free patterns that you would like us to share and promote!

If you want us to share your post/blog, then post in the comments below with the name/title of your pattern, the level of dexterity, and we’ll pick 5 to share over the next few weeks.

– Leeloo the Tall

2014/73 – charger-thief protection

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Nowadays, most phone chargers look the same, especially the ones with a detachable USB cable for your computer. This can result in people losing theirs and thinking that someone else has taken it, with arguments to follow. Well Through The Loops has a solution: decorate the cables in different colours to avoid confusion!

She posted a picture tutorial seen here —->

It’s really simple, perfect for beginners, and a really useful idea for preventing family arguments! Find some spare yarn, assign everyone a colour and get crocheting!

Find the author’s blog here:

http://throughtheloops.typepad.com/through_the_loops/2014/10/happy-friday.html

– Leeloo the Tall

2014/63 – crochet flower and button earrings!

Do you ever find that you have nigh unending heaps of bright buttons going to waste?

Or that you can never find the *perfect* project to add them to?

Well never fear, Happiness Crafty is here with a pattern for some gorgeous flower earrings!

I have a feeling you could equally adapt other patterns for the same purpose – the heart pattern we showed a while ago (great for Valentine’s themed earrings), maybe even the pineapple or the skates (instead of giving them a winter theme, you could use summer colours and use several smaller buttons for wheels instead of blades). You could make earrings like this with any shape pattern! Or even wacky or novelty buttons.

It’s all in UK terms already, and looks pretty easy, so go crazy!

http://happinesscrafty.blogspot.gr/2014/07/crochet-button-earrings-free-pattern.html

– Leeloo the Tall