Fresh Friday 3/6/15

Happy Friday! How was your week?
I’ve got some cute patterns for you this morning. It’s a little amigurumi heavy today so I hope you’re ready to make some plushies!
Let’s get started! 😁

1. Here’s a cute amigurumi Easter bunny from AmiguruMEI!

2. Gir from Invader Zim! My sister would go nuts for this!

3. I love this Red Riding Hood pillow. It may just be because I’m a lit major, but wouldn’t it be awesome to have a bunch of story/fairy tale pillows?

4. Who wouldn’t want a hamburger keychain?

5. What a cute little Pegasus! (And if you’d rather have a unicorn, there’s a link for that, too!)

6. Yum! Pancakes!

7. Such a unique slouch hat – check out the star it makes in the back!

8. I wish I had seen this pattern for granny square hearts before Valentine’s Day! Maybe next year.

9. A Tonberry from Final Fantasy! So cute! 😀 (Includes video!)

10. And, finally, my list wouldn’t be complete without a scarf pattern! Check out this easy crochet scarf!


Fun stuff today, right?
What have you been working on? I’m in the middle of another baby blanket. Pics to come. 😉
See you next time!

Oh! And don’t forgot about Daylight Savings Time on Saturday night! Don’t wanna be late to your Sunday plans! 😀

Fresh Friday 2/6/15 – Valentine’s Day Edition!

Hey, y’all!

This week I wanted to do something special. Instead of a list of the most current patterns, as I usually do, I wanted to include ONLY Valentine’s Day patterns!

I have been gathering my favorite patterns for the last couple of weeks that involve all things Valentine’s Day. I wanted to make a Fresh Friday post dedicated to this in order to (hopefully) help anyone who has been having trouble finding the right gift for their loved one or to help inspire you to make your own!

There are a lot of heart-themed patterns out there, but I wanted to limit myself to the usual ten links. That way, it’s not too much of a Valentine’s overload. Also, I know there are many older, fabulous patterns out there, but I wanted to keep with the recently added…because that’s what this weekly post is all about!

Ready? Get set. GO!

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1. This Valentine beanie looks super cute and fun! I love the earflaps. Take a peek at all of the completed beanies other Ravelers have shared. There are some truly gorgeous ones!

2. Want to give a plush that’s a little out of the ordinary? Check out the Monster Love Bug!

3. Are you a fan of Fair Isle Crochet? Then these beanie and matching slippers patterns are for you. (Includes video tutorials!)

4. A sweet and simple Valentine’s Day bear!

5. Do you have a loved one who brings coffee or tea to work? This mug/cup cozy would be perfect. (Or make it for yourself – I won’t tell. 🙂 )

6. I don’t know anyone who uses a hot water bottle, but this bottle cozy is so sweet. (And it also includes cross stitch!)

7. An adorable little heart ring.

8. Some crochet envelopes to put your Valentine’s Day cards (or treats!) in.

9. Or, if you don’t want an envelope, this secret pocket heart would work just as well to hold a little treat or note in!

10. And last, but not least, here is something a little on the edgy side – an heart applique with a skull!

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I hope these patterns are helpful in your search for gift ideas!

If you have seen some newly posted patterns in the last week or two (including your own!) that you feel should be shared, please feel free to post them in the comments!

Happy (early) Valentine’s Day!

Fresh Friday 1/30/15

Happy Friday to you all!

Welcome back to another Fresh Friday!

This week we have a little bit of everything: clothes, amis, accessories, household goods… quite a good selection if I do say so myself.

I didn’t get around to crocheting anything this week. Maybe this weekend I can get something done? We shall see. I need to pick out something from one of my (many) lists to make. Hmm… another scarf? Or maybe a plushie?

Or!

Or.

Or maybe I can get around to making one of the many things I owe my hubby. The list is never-ending, I swear. 😉

Onto the list!

1. Pretty sure I need to make some of these chevron pillow covers.

2. Check out this cute Diglett!

3. A little tiny dino. I like small amis – they are quick and take up very little space!

4. A simple pom pom beanie to keep our ears warm!

5. I love these super hero finger puppets! How cool!

6. Yip yip yip! I thought these were the cutest little aliens when I was little! Do they still have these aliens on Sesame Street?

7. Check out this awesome chinese dragon! It reminds me of Spirited Away.

8. I wish I had the patience to do a project this large. This pineapple mermaid dress is amazing.

9. I tend to put a bit more intermediate/advanced patterns on these lists. For the beginner crocheters out there, take a look at this simple slouch pattern! The addition of the little ribbon/tag is a unique touch.

10. When a pattern is listed as the perfect scarf, you can’t help but take a peek and make it for yourself!

Well? What do you think? See anything you like? What is your favorite?

I hate to cut this off so quickly, but I don’t have much to say. 🙂

See you next week!

Fresh Friday 1/23/15

Welcome back, friends!

Once again, it’s Friday and that means it’s time for a new Fresh Friday! If you haven’t joined us before, thank you for taking the time to look. Basically, every week I gather up my top ten favorite (free) patterns that have been recently added to Ravelry. I also (sometimes) include updates on what I have been working on.

This week I worked on this:

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I used this Cube Infinity Scarf pattern that I included in this Fresh Friday post. I used Loops & Threads Impeccable yarn in Soft Rose. I followed it exactly but added one extra cube section to make it just a bit longer. Oh – and instead of finishing the last section completely, I skipped the last row and slip stitched the two ends together so there isn’t a doubling up of two rows of double crochet. So… I guess I can’t say I followed it exactly since I changed two things. 🙂 Anyway, once you get the hang of it, it takes no time at all! Very nicely written and designed. I’m going to wash it first to soften it up a bit – then I will be wearing it often.

What have you been working on? Did you happen to use any of last week’s finds?

Onto this week’s list! Enjoy!

1. Even though I still haven’t finished the never-ending blanket, I think this bold chevron blanket may be my next one. I will cut it down in size and skip the flowers because I’ll be making it for my son.

2. I know I just finished a scarf… but I like this infinity scarf, too! You can never have too many scarves, am I right? I said, am I right?! Okay… maybe you can.

3. Want to add a yummy snack to your outfit or bag/backpack? Check out this little pizza applique!

4. So… I’ve never even attempted to crochet letters or numbers – let alone punctuation! Over at Moogly Crochet you can find all of these things! Have at it! (Link goes to the punctuation page but the other links can also be found on it as well)

5. Twinkie Chan recently added two cake patterns from the Tissue Box Bakery – Loopy White Cake w/ Strawberries and Yellow Cake w/ Chocolate Frosting. They both look sooo yummy! If you are unfamiliar with the Tissue Box Bakery, check out their About page.

6. Hey… do you remember the Pink Panther? Now you can make your own! I wonder if it’s on Netflix…?

7. A cute turtle pincushion! I need to learn to sew… maybe someday.

8. Sometimes you need to add that little extra something to your suit or sweater. These cuffs would be the perfect accessory and you could make them in any color to match your outfit.

9. I wanted to include this Yoda lovey last week but it was taken down. It’s now back up again in all its splendor!

10. Little piggies! Yay!

Well, that’s all I’ve got for this week. Hopefully I’ve given you some inspiration or some ideas for your next project(s). 🙂

See you next week!

Fresh Friday 1/16/15

Oops.

I may have temporarily forgotten I had a blog.

I said I probably wouldn’t post the Friday after Christmas and I didn’t. BUT – I also didn’t post the two Fridays after that! I totally forgot! Well, I remembered… but then I forgot again. Duh! I am so absentminded sometimes. I blame the baby! 😉

I don’t really have too much to say or have any updates. Aside from the Etsy orders I had leading up to Xmas, my crocheting has come to a standstill. I haven’t even looked at Ravelry until now. Too busy with our little bambino. Well, I suppose I do have a tiny update – our little cutie pie has his second little tooth coming through and he started saying “Mama” on Monday. Although, it’s more like “Mamamamama” so who knows if he’s actually saying it or not. But we’re going to go ahead and say he is. Haha! We’ve also started him on solid foods and that’s an experience all on its own.

So… about that lack of posting. I guess I’m just going to post more patterns than usual to make up for it! Here goes nothin’!

1. This cute Baby Bear Hat is adorable! I’ll need to make one before winter leaves us in So. Cal! Though it’s for a newborn so I will need to adjust it. (Even if you aren’t interested in the beanie, you should check out the picture of her new grandson wearing it – so cute!)

2. Want your child to have the best backpack in their class? Check out this Puppy Dog Bag.

3. Are you a TF2 fan? Then you may enjoy this Balloonicorn pattern!

4. I’m liking this slouch hat. There is also a matching cowl!

5. Though I prefer not to include patterns from companies, I really liked this School of Fish Blanket from Red Heart.

6. OMG Tree Trunks!! XD

7. What a cute little HootHoot.

8. I’ve seen a lot of minion patterns out there, but this Stuart minion is the best I’ve seen.

9. My Mom is a huge fan of Snoopy, so she’d love this Woodstock.

10. Check out this awesome Tom Servo plush from Mystery Science Theater (MST3K)!

Well, I didn’t get more than my usual ten links. At least I made it a point to post this week! I’ll try to stay on top of this… maybe I should draft out a few weeks worth of posts?

Have a great weekend!

Fresh Friday 12/19/14

Hey, y’all! Happy Friday! 😀

Hope everyone’s week was great and stress free. Are you finished with your holiday shopping? I’m just about done. I ordered most of my gifts online (since it’s too hard to go out with the baby) and only have stocking stuffers left to pick up. Still waiting on one delivery though…

Business was booming last week for orders in my shop! I had posted a “deadline” for orders but still ended up getting a couple afterwards. Luckily, each time I received one I had just finished up a previous order so I was able to complete them on time. Yay me!

Before we get started on this week’s finds, I want to share some FOs!

First off, you may remember from this post that I was attempting to follow a basketweave beanie pattern but was running into a few problems. I finally ended up adjusting it a bit by increasing for another row and adding more rows. Here’s the finished beanie:

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I also made a couple more ornaments to add to our tree. I made a few more of those spiral ornaments, two little stockings, and a bell.

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The stockings are so cute! They’re so tiny. The pattern called for a little bow to put on the trim but I decided not to do it. I also made a chain loop for hanging it on the tree. I ran into a few problems with the bell pattern. First of all, I was using the wrong hook. Second, I kept reading the pattern wrong so I was ending up with these weird shapes! And third, the yarn was driving me nuts. But I finally finished it!

I also finally made my hubby’s Mr. Saturn! This was my prototype:

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I wanted to use up some scrap yarn instead of my good stuff. Hence the rainbow sherbet. 😉 I liked how he turned out and was able to see right away what needed to be adjusted.

Here’s the FINAL one:

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He’s pretty awesome. At least I think so. And so does my husband and that’s what matters since I made it for him. ❤

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That’s about it for my recent FOs! What have you been working on?

Onto this week’s Fresh Friday!

1. If you follow the crochet tag here on WordPress, then you may have already seen this adorable donkey. So stinkin’ cute!

2. From the same artist who gave us the spiral ornament pattern, recently added were these awesome snowflakes.

3. This set of Totoros and Soot Sprites are super cute!

4. This spiral rose heart would make a great embellishment to any project.

5. Need a gift idea for the Pokémon lover in your family? This Spinarak is great!

6. And after you make that, add one of these yummy Pokepuffs to it.

7. The design of this infinity scarf is quite interesting! You know I love a good scarf pattern!

8. These wide ear warmers would be  nice stocking stuffers.

9. Need something festive to wear outside while looking at Xmas lights or caroling? This Santa headband would be awesome!

10. Looking for a small accent piece to complete your outfit or for your office party? Try this cute elf hat!

That’s it for this week’s finds!

I may not have a post for next Friday since it’s the day after Christmas. We’ll see what happens during the week!

I hope you all have a great weekend and (if I don’t have a post next week) Happy Holidays! 😀

Fresh Friday 12/12/14

Hi there!

I’m a little late today with my post (but not by much). I fell behind in preparing for this post this week because I’ve been working on a lot of orders! I feel like I’ve had one everyday this week but it may have been more like every other day (which is just as nice)! Oh, and there’s the baby, too… he takes most of my time. 😉

It feels good to have a lot of sales, but it makes me realize how little I have crocheted recently because my hand hurts! It’s not even my crochet hand – it’s the one I hold my work with. Ouchy!

Today seems like it’s going to be a nice day. The baby seems to be in a good mood – even though he peed on our bed. And he’s teething. Ugh. Aside from that, it’s also raining! Yay! We definitely need it here in southern CA. I love rain. But not driving in it. So, no plans to travel anywhere today.

On to this week’s finds! It may seem a bit Xmas heavy, but that’s how it goes when it’s so close to Xmas!

1. I know I linked to some snowman ornaments previously, but these snowman heads with headphones are awesome!

2. Have a lot of scrap yarn left? Turn them into some colorful Christmas tree ornaments or a garland!

3. Though I wouldn’t necessarily consider these patterns, I really liked these gift wrapping ideas. Maybe when I (finally) run out of wrapping paper.

4. I’ve seen so many ribbon wreaths for the holidays, but haven’t seen too many crocheted wreaths. What a neat idea!

5. I’ve been meaning to make one of these Final Fantasy cactaurs. If I get too lazy to make my own, I can always use this great pattern.

6. I have an aunt who loves Hello Kitty – this beanie would make a perfect gift.

7. These ornament coasters add a nice touch to your Xmas decorating.

8. Need a new purse to put on your keychain? Or maybe your child does? These cute little keychain purses are highly customizable!

9. These amigurumi lions are absolutely adorable! The manes are impressive!

10. I’m loving this cowl! It also comes with matching boot cuffs.

Hope you enjoyed this week’s finds! When I finish up with my orders, I’ll definitely be working on some of these!

Have a great weekend!