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Happy Birthday!!!

birthday gift tags

Another year has come and gone, and this one has been rough. What I thought was a pulled muscle in my back causing pain turned out to be a symptom of gallstones. Today I am 3 weeks post cholecystectomy, and I’m pretty much back to feeling normal. Well, normal for my age anyway. Yes, I’m at the age now where things just don’t work as well as I would like. Fortunately, I have this little crochet business which allows me to work my own schedule. As the story goes, I’m working 80 hours a week for myself in order to avoid working 40 hours a week for someone else! The great part is most of that time is spent crocheting, which really isn’t work to me at all. Enough about me! Today I have some more gift tags for you to download, this time Birthday Tags.

birthday gift tags

 

Happy Birthday Gift Tags

Handmade Gift Tags – Cats

Super Squishy Pillow & Plushie Crochet Patterns Ebook

These designs have been so much fun to make!

Squishy is in this year, and these pillow and plush toy designs take squishy to the ultimate level. Use super bulky Bernat blanket yarn to crochet some ultra soft amigurumis and decorative pillows. Imagine a Horny Toad Cushion in your game room. Your favorite feminist will treasure a Pink Power Pillow in her living room (including sign language I Love You and Middle Finger Designs). Your teens will love having pillows shaped as their favorite foods – Taco, Ranch Dressing, and Ice Cream Cone. The younger ones will adore these cuddly plushies for playtime – Axolotl, Baby Penguin, Donkey, and Snake.

Twelve unique crochet designs included:
* Ice Cream Cone Pillow
* Baby Penguin Plushie
* Axolotl Pillow
* King Snake Plushie
* Ranch Dressing Pillow
* Teddy Bear
* Pink Power Fist Pillow
* Rainbow Power Fist Pillow
* Archie the Donkey Plushie
* Horny Toad Cushion
* Taco Tuesday Pillow
* Roller Skate Pillow

Today only, you can get this new ebook 50% off as my birthday gift to you. Super Squishy Pillows and Plushies Crochet Pattern Ebook – Using Bernat Blanket Yarn

More Amigurumi

Learn to Crochet an Octopus

Xolo Dog Plush Toy

Bearded Monkey

Baby Gator Amigurumi

Tokyo Olympics

Have you been watching the Olympics. The other evening I saw watching the beauty of synchronized diving. I don’t know anything about the sport except less splash means a higher score, but when they’re in perfect synch, it’s beautiful to watch. They did a backstory about Tom Daley hoping to win gold, as he has been an Olympic diver since he was 14. Of course, that guaranteed that I would root for him, because everyone loves an underdog story. Then yesterday in a crochet group on Facebook, someone posted a story about Daley learning to knit and crochet. Now I’m definitely a fan! Congratulations Tom and his diving partner Matty Lee on winning gold!

https://news.yahoo.com/olympic-diver-tom-daley-knits-011142915.html

As fiber artists, most of us are not Olympians and spend entirely too much time sitting down. Take a look at this great video from Brittany for some great exercises – Yoga for Crafters.

https://youtu.be/0DqS7_QfcqA

Birthday Sale

Don’t forget, all patterns and ebooks are 25% off through 7/31/2021 in my Etsy shop.

https://etsy.me/2Za7p5W

Coming Attractions

Check out my LinkTree to follow My Fingers Fly on social media.

https://linktr.ee/myfingersfly

I got a shipment of discontinued yarn, but it’s going fast!  https://www.etsy.com/shop/MyFingersFly?ref=seller-platform-mcnav&section_id=18524618

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What Do You Get When You Cross an Octopus with a Tomato?

Octopus tomato amigurumi

Octomato!!

Recently while scrolling through Tiktok (I love following other crocheters), I saw @medisweetscrafts challenged her viewers to combine an animal and a fruit into one amigurumi. Since I just finished another octopus eyeglass holder, and I’m eating lots of cherry tomatoes from my garden, the first thing that popped into my head was an octopus with a tomato head. Voila! Octomato!

octopus tomato amigurumi

 

Finished measures approximately 8 tall (including tentacles) by 3” wide.

 Materials:

Worsted weight yarn

1.5 oz. red

20 yards green

Crochet hook size G (4.0 mm)

Safety eyes

Fiberfil

Directions:

BODY:

Rnd 1: With red yarn, ch 2 (or magic circle). Sc 6 in second ch from hook. Do not join. Work in continuous rnds throughout.

Rnd 2: 2 sc in each sc (12 sc).

Rnd 3: *1 sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc,* repeat around (18 sc).

Rnd 4: *1 sc in next 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc*, repeat around (24 sc).

Rnd 5: *1 sc in next 3 sc, 2 sc in next sc*, repeat around (30 sc).

Rnd 6: *1 sc in next 4 sc, 2 sc in next sc,* repeat around (36 sc).

Rnd 7: *1 sc in next 5 sc, 2 sc in next sc,* repeat around (42 sc).

Rnd 8: *1 sc in next 6 sc, 2 sc in next sc,* repeat around (48 sc).

Rnds 9-15: Sc in each st.

Rnd 16: *Dec, sc in next 6 sc,* repeat around (42 sc).

Rnd 17: *Dec, sc in next 5 sc,* repeat around (36 sc).

Rnd 18: *Dec, sc in next 4 sc,* repeat around (30 sc).

Rnd 19: *Dec, sc in next 3 sc,* repeat around (24 sc).

Insert safety eyes at Rnd 11 approximately 5 sts apart. Stuff firmly.

Rnd 20: *Dec, sc in next 2 sc,* repeat around (18 sc).

Rnd 21: *Dec, sc in next sc,* repeat around (12 sc). Finish stuffing.

Rnd 22: Dec around (6 sc). Join with sl st. Fasten off red leaving 6” length for sewing. Gather outer lps of remaining 6 sts and pull tightly to close.

TENTACLES: (Make 8)

Rnd 1: With red yarn, ch 20. 2 dc in 4th ch from hook, 3 dc in each remaining ch. Sl st in last ch. Fasten off leaving 9” length for sewing.

LEAVES: (Make 9)

With green yarn, ch 4. Hdc in second ch from hook and next ch, In last ch work sc, ch 2, sl st in 2nd ch, sc. Hdc in last 2 lps on opposite side of starting ch.

Fasten off leaving 4” length for sewing.

Sew one leaf onto end of each tentacle and one onto top of head. Sew tentacles to bottom of body. Weave in all ends.

PDF Download

More Amigurumi

Learn to Crochet an Octopus

Baby Penguin

Xolo Dog Plush Toy

Bearded Monkey

Baby Gator Amigurumi

Birthday Sale

Don’t forget, all patterns and ebooks are 25% off through 7/31/2021 in my Etsy shop.

https://etsy.me/2Za7p5W

Coming Attractions

Check out my LinkTree to follow My Fingers Fly on social media.

https://linktr.ee/myfingersfly

I got a shipment of discontinued yarn, but it’s going fast!  https://www.etsy.com/shop/MyFingersFly?ref=seller-platform-mcnav&section_id=18524618

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BIG JULY SALE – Up to 30% off

 

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Learn to Crochet an Octopus

octopus amigurumi

If you have been following my blog, you saw last month’s National Zoo Animal Blog Hop. June 1 was National Reef Awareness Day, so we had several sea animal crochet patterns for that day, one of which was an Octopus Eyeglass Holder. Even though I started a YouTube tutorial for the Octopus, the blog hop took more time than I thought, and the days flew by! Then I found out I had gallstones and had to undergo a cholecystectomy (yuk) which put me even further behind. This is such a fun pattern, though, so I promised myself I would get it finished this week. I finally finished the edits and published it on YouTube today. Please reach out to me if you have any issues with the tutorial.

octopus amigurumi

 

YouTube tutorial: https://youtu.be/pkUo3ku9yko

Blog post: https://myfingersflyblog.com/2021/06/01/national-zoo-aquarium-month-blog-hop-day-1-national-reef-awareness-day/

PDF download: https://www.myfingersfly.com/products/crochet-eyeglass-holder-pattern-octopus-amigurumi-octopus-crochet-pattern

More Eyeglass Holders

Owl Eyeglass Holder

Eyeglass Holder Crochet Patterns Ebook – 17 Designs

Poodle Eyeglass Holder Crochet Pattern

Elephant Eyeglass Holder Crochet Pattern

Birthday Sale

Check out my Etsy shop for 25% off all crochet patterns, Addi patterns, and pattern ebooks through 7/31/2021.

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Coming Attractions

 

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Last Day of Christmas in July Bundle – Narwhal Ornament Crochet Pattern

narwhal ornament

Here we are on the last day of another amazing crochet bundle. Many thanks to all of you who have supported these bundles this month. 

You can pick up the bundle here: https://myfingersfly–nickishomemadecrafts.thrivecart.com/christmas-july-crochet-bundle/

I am so excited for you to see these patterns, and even more excited for you to make them. This bundle is packed full of 44 designer crochet patterns hand picked for your gift giving season at over 90% off…

We’ve also worked hard to provide you with awesome crochet patterns from amazing designers!  To name a few…

Crochet 365 Knit Too

Briana K Designs

The Friendly Red Fox

A Crocheted Simplicity

Nicki’s Homemade Crafts

My Fingers Fly – Christmas Totem Pole Kitchen Boa Crochet Pattern – Reindeer, Elf, and Santa Claus

This bundle has every premium Christmas pattern you could ever need.  I know I’ll be making several of these patterns for my gift list this year, and I think you’re going to love them! Plus some of them are simply amazing for myself as selfish crochet makes.

I love this bundle because it’s functional and amazing.  It has so many gorgeous, trendy patterns that are quick work ups and just perfect for gifts, to donate and even sell in your craft shop. From garments to stockings, and decor to amigurumi, this bundle has every pattern you could ever need for this gift giving season.

This bundle has so many gorgeous patterns, you’ll have no shortage of new crochet projects to keep you busy all summer. 

Grab the bundle now here and get a $5.00 gift card to My Fingers Fly: https://myfingersfly–nickishomemadecrafts.thrivecart.com/christmas-july-crochet-bundle/

Plus, when you snag this pattern bundle, not only do you get 44 designer patterns from top crochet bloggers and designers, but you also get the chance to win prizes, sponsored by Furls Crochet!

To name a few…

  • Wooden Streamline Hook
  • Merino Crochet Yarn
  • Nickel Odyssey Hook
  • Rosewood Yarn Bowl
  • $50 Gift Card

Narwhal Ornament

narwhal ornament

Materials:

Sport weight yarn:

50 yards MC

5 yards yellow

1 yard pink

Size E (3.5 mm) crochet hook

Yarn needle

Fiberfil

10 mm googly eyes

Ribbon for hanging

Finished ornament measures approximately 4” long (including tail fin)

 

BODY:

Rnd 1: Ch 2 (or magic circle), 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook. Do not join. Work in continuous rnds throughout.

Rnd 2: 2 sc in each st around (12 sc).

Rnd 3: *Sc in next st, 2 sc in next st,* repeat around (18 sc).

Rnd 4: *Sc in next 2 sts, 2 sc in next st,* repeat around (24 sc).

Rnd 5: *Sc in next 3 sts, 2 sc in next st,* repeat around (30 sc).

Rnd 6: *Sc in next 4 sts, 2 sc in next st,* repeat around (36 sc).

Rnd 7: *Sc in next 5 sts, 2 sc in next st,* repeat around (42 sc).

Rnd 8: *Sc in next 6 sts, 2 sc in next st,* repeat around (48 sc).

Rnds 9-18: Sc in each st.

Rnd 19: *Dec, sc,* 6 times, sc in next 30 sts (42 sc).

Rnd 20: Dec 6 times, sc in next 30 sts (36 sc).

Rnd 21: *Dec, sc in next 4 sts,* repeat 5 times (30 sc).

Rnd 22:  *Dec, sc in next 3 sts,* repeat 5 times (24 sc). Stuff.

Rnd 23: *Dec 3 times, *sc in next 4 sts, dec,* 3 times (18 sc).

Rnd 24: *Dec, sc,* repeat 5 times (12 sc.

Rnd 25: Sc in each st. Stuff.

Rnd 26: *Dec, sc in next 2 sts,* repeat twice (9 sc).

Rnd 27: Sc in each st.

Rnd 28: *Dec, sc,* 3 times (6 sc). Finish stuffing. Do not fasten off.

TAIL FIN:

Row 1: Fold tail and sc through both sides (3 sc).

Row 2: Ch 1, turn, inc, sc, inc (5 sc).

Row 3: Ch 1, turn, tr in first st, dc in next st, sl st in next st, dc in next st, tr in last st, sl st in last st. Fasten off.

SIDE FINS (Make 2):

Row 1: With MC yarn, leaving 9” length for sewing, ch 5, sc in 2nd ch from hook and in next 3 ch (4 sc).

Row 2: Ch 1, turn, sc in each st.

Row 3: Ch 1, turn, dec, sc in next 2 sts (3 sc).

Row 4: Ch 1, turn, dec, sc in next st (2 sc).

Row 5: Ch 1, turn, dec over last 2 sts (1 sc). Fasten off.

Sew fins to side of body at Rnds 11-15.

HORN:

Rnd 1: With yellow yarn, ch 2 (or magic circle), 3 sc in 2nd ch from hook. Do not join. Work in continuous rnds throughout.

Rnd 2: Inc in first st, sc in next 2 sts (4 sc).

Rnd 3: Inc in first st, sc in next 3 sts (5 sc).

Rnds 4-6: Sc in each st. Join with sl st at end of Rnd 6. Fasten off leaving 9” length for sewing. Stuff and sew to top of head at Rnds 10-12.

ASSEMBLY:

With pink yarn, embroidery mouth at Rnd 4. Cut 12” length of ribbon and pull through Rnd 14 at center top of head. Glue on eyes at Rnds 3-4.

PDF available at Narwhal Christmas Ornament Crochet Pattern – 50% off introductory price through 7/18/2021. 

Coming Attractions

Christmas in July

Now through July 17, get 50% off Christmas patterns from My Fingers Fly on Etsy. Use coupon code CHRISTMAS to get any design in the CHRISTMAS PATTERNS sections half price. https://www.etsy.com/shop/MyFingersFly?coupon=CHRISTMAS

Roller Skate Christmas Stocking

Christmas Gnome Eyeglass Holder Crochet Pattern

Christmas in July Blog Hop

Christmas Gift Bags Crochet Pattern ebook

Texas Flag Christmas Tree Ornament

Affiliate Links:

This post contains affiliate links. If you use these links to buy something, we may earn a commission. Thanks for helping support my crochet blog. 

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Christmas in July – National Give Something Away Day

elephant hand puppet

Last Day of Summer Exclusives Bundle

Last Chance to grab your Discount!  

I can’t believe today is the last day of the Summer Exclusives event! Time really does fly when  you’re having fun!  Did you manage to get your hands on all the discounted patterns you wanted?  If not, don’t worry, today is the last day that you can purchase all 30 crochet patterns that have  been released during the event for the low price of $14.95. https://myfingersfly–cosyrosieuk.thrivecart.com/summer-exclusives-bundle/

The price increases to $18 at midnight tonight (GMT), so don’t delay if you want to grab your  bargain!  

Plus, some of the patterns will no longer be included in the post event version of the bundle!  Don’t worry, there will still be a total of 30 amazing patterns, but there will be some tweaks.  

It’s been wonderful seeing so many photos of the completed projects that people are sharing!  I’ve already seen some people who have completed two or three different projects!  

If you’re sat there thinking, Do I really need 30 crochet patterns?  With over 30 crochet patterns included in the Summer Exclusives Collection available at just  $14.95, each pattern costs less than $0.50!! What a saving!  

The average full cost of a crochet pattern is $4.00 so you’d only need to use 5 of the 30 different  crochet patterns included in the collection to save some serious money!  

CLICK HERE TO SEE THE FULL COLLECTION https://myfingersfly–cosyrosieuk.thrivecart.com/summer-exclusives-bundle/

There are so many different Summer inspired crochet patterns! Whether you’re a gift maker or  just making for yourself, you’ll find something for everyone!  There are summer tops, blankets and wall hangings, handbags and much more! 

I still can’t get over my excitement that my own design, Rainbow Nap Buddy, is also included! Yep – you can get a copy of my pattern for less than $0.50!! 

Time really is running out as the bundle is only available at the unbelievably low price of $14.95 until midnight tonight! (GMT) when the price increases to $18!  

 

 

Today’s featured designs are Desert Cacti Zipper Pouch from Raffamusa Designs and Ocean Beaches Cotton Top from Crochets & Twists.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Click the button below to see the coupon codes to get each of these patterns at 50% off. 

 

 

 

Christmas in July Bundle curated by Nicki’s Homemade Crafts

Time is running out on another amazing bundle of Christmas crochet patterns. You can pick up the bundle here: https://myfingersfly–nickishomemadecrafts.thrivecart.com/christmas-july-crochet-bundle/

I am so excited for you to see these patterns, and even more excited for you to make them. This bundle is packed full of 44 designer crochet patterns hand picked for your gift giving season at over 90% off…

We’ve also worked hard to provide you with awesome crochet patterns from amazing designers!  To name a few…

Crochet 365 Knit Too

Briana K Designs

The Friendly Red Fox

A Crocheted Simplicity

Nicki’s Homemade Crafts

My Fingers Fly – Christmas Totem Pole Kitchen Boa Crochet Pattern – Reindeer, Elf, and Santa Claus

This bundle has every premium Christmas pattern you could ever need.  I know I’ll be making several of these patterns for my gift list this year, and I think you’re going to love them! Plus some of them are simply amazing for myself as selfish crochet makes.

I love this bundle because it’s functional and amazing.  It has so many gorgeous, trendy patterns that are quick work ups and just perfect for gifts, to donate and even sell in your craft shop. From garments to stockings, and decor to amigurumi, this bundle has every pattern you could ever need for this gift giving season.

This bundle has so many gorgeous patterns, you’ll have no shortage of new crochet projects to keep you busy all summer. 

Grab the bundle now here and get a $5.00 gift card to My Fingers Fly: https://myfingersfly–nickishomemadecrafts.thrivecart.com/christmas-july-crochet-bundle/

Plus, when you snag this pattern bundle, not only do you get 44 designer patterns from top crochet bloggers and designers, but you also get the chance to win prizes, sponsored by Furls Crochet!

To name a few…

  • Wooden Streamline Hook
  • Merino Crochet Yarn
  • Nickel Odyssey Hook
  • Rosewood Yarn Bowl
  • $50 Gift Card

National Give Something Away Day

The plan was to start this giveaway early this morning, but my internet went down (terrible timing). So – I’m going to extend this giveaway of a free crochet pattern through Friday, July 16.

Elephant Hand Puppet Crochet Pattern
Elephant Hand Puppet Crochet Pattern

 

Crochet a herd of elephant hand puppets, and keep your little ones occupied for hours. Makes a great stocking stuffer for your elephant lover or zoo lover. This is a very versatile pattern. Make a few this evening for some jungle fun.

Skill level: Easy

Finished item measures approximately 8″ tall.

Materials you will need:
2 oz. worsted yarn
Size H (5.0 mm) crochet hook
Yarn needle
2 googly eyes

More Elephant Patterns

Coming Attractions

  • New Christmas in July designs
  • Preemie Crochet Challenge 2021 in August

Christmas in July

Now through July 17, get 50% off Christmas patterns from My Fingers Fly on Etsy. Use coupon code CHRISTMAS to get any design in the CHRISTMAS PATTERNS sections half price. https://www.etsy.com/shop/MyFingersFly?coupon=CHRISTMAS

Roller Skate Christmas Stocking

Christmas Gnome Eyeglass Holder Crochet Pattern

Christmas in July Blog Hop

Christmas Gift Bags Crochet Pattern ebook

Texas Flag Christmas Tree Ornament

Affiliate Links:

This post contains affiliate links. If you use these links to buy something, we may earn a commission. Thanks for helping support my crochet blog. 

Up to 30% off your new fave yarns

 

Lion Brand Yarn
25% off cotton yarns with code COTTON25