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Mushroom Pillow on Addi King Knitting Machine

Mushroom Pillow

Hello Crochet Friends! You are invited to join our “Garden Party”

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Meow Amigurumi

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Storyland Amis

Rnata

Anvi’s Granny Handicrafts

My Fingers Fly – Peachy Queen Amigurumi

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peachy queen amigurumi

And yes, there are some new talented designers contributing their fabulous patterns into the Pack. Obviously, it is a great time for you to get to know them and follow them if you love their designs. Big names or small names, they have common things to share: The love of amigurumi, the love of garden parties or picnics, and the talent to create beautiful designs!

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Mushroom Pillow Pattern for Addi King Knitting Machine

When a mushroom is this cute, you just can’t say no! If you like garden parties, and you like making adorable items on your Addi, this quick and easy pattern is definitely for you. The pattern also includes a link to a YouTube tutorial.

mushroom pillow pattern

Materials needed:

Worsted weight yarn:
70 yards red
120 yards white
Yarn Needle
Addi Pro knitting machine
Fiberfill
Self-adhesive white felt

Finished measurements will be approximately 15″ inches tall by 9″ circumference.

Video Tutorial available at https://youtu.be/pYUdO4X3Uvg

Directions:
STEM:
On the Addi King, cast on white yarn and work 50 rounds. Use yarn needle to cast off stitches.
Fold in half lengthwise and use mattress st to close. Stuff stem firmly enough to support the cap.
CAP:
On Addi King, cast on white yarn and work 30 rounds. Switch to red yarn and work another 50
rounds. Use yarn needle to cast off stitches. Cut a piece of foam stabilizer (or lightweight plastic)
into a 9” diameter piece. On the white end of the cap, pull stitches tightly to close. Insert
foam stabilizer to keep the bottom (white portion) of the mushroom cap flat. Stuff the
cap, then pull stitches tightly to close on red end. Sew stem to cap with 2 rounds of running stitches.
Cut several felt circles in varying sizes and glue to red portion of mushroom cap.

PDF download available here: https://www.etsy.com/MyFingersFly/listing/991013194/addi-knitting-machine-pattern-mushroom?utm_source=Copy&utm_medium=ListingManager&utm_campaign=Share&utm_term=so.lmsm&share_time=1628350071884

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Pink Ribbon Chemo Hat Pattern for Addi King

Black Cat Door Hanger Tutorial

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Day 8 of the Preemie Crochet Challenge 2021

Helen Wilkinson from Sunflower Cottage Crochet is hosting her Preemie Crochet Challenge again this year. Each day a new baby crochet pattern by an indie designer will be featured. For each pattern you download, we are asking for one item to be donated to a charity for preemies or hospital of your choice.

Last year was absolutely fantastic, and the support and pledges from other designers and crocheters within the crochet community was fabulous. We are hoping that 2021 will be no different! Our goal is to surpass the pledge count from last year (which was over 22,000 pledges!) and are aiming for over 30,000 this year!

You can read about why this challenge means so much to us at Sunflower Cottage Crochet HQ here

HOW DOES THE CHALLENGE WORK?

  1. Each day at 8am London time, the blog post will be updated with that day’s featured pattern.
  2. I will give you the code and links you need. If the designer has a blog, you will be directed there for more information about the pattern; if not you will be taken directly to Ravelry.
  3. You will decide if you would like that pattern.
  4. By accepting the free PDF download, you are pledging to donate at least one made item from that pattern to a Preemie charity/organization/NICU/family of your choosing.
  5. The patterns below will be categorized as the event progresses to make it easier for you to establish which patterns are still available, which are available free on the designers blog, and which are now only paid patterns. The first pattern will be the featured pattern for that day.

We have kept a round up of last year’s patterns that were donated to the challenge for your reference. Many of the patterns are still available free on the designers blog and a couple will always be free on Ravelry! You can check out that post here.

To see a slideshow of featured designs, click here: https://youtu.be/JMx0HEveojc

Today’s featured pattern – Fighter Blanket by Kimberly’s Crafts

kimberly's crafts

This corner to corner blanket is great if you are new to corner to corner and want to give it a go, or if you are experienced and want a quick C2C project. Kimberly has asked us to host a post for her today so you can find out more about the designer and get the links you need by clicking the button below.

The coupon code will work on 8th and 9th August only. Click here for the coupon code: https://sunflowercottagecrochet.com/preemie-crochet-challenge-2021/

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Addi Fat Cat Pattern

fat cat

Hopefully everyone is staying safe in this crazy new world. Boredom is a serious problem, so I’m working quickly to get new free patterns posted. This cat was done quickly, so please let me know if you see any problems.

Addi Fat Cat Pattern

Materials:

Worsted weight yarn –

3.5 oz. MC

2.5 oz. CC

Few yards yellow and black

Size H (5.0 mm) crochet hook

Yarn needle

Fiberfil stuffing

Addi Pro & Addi Express machines

Directions:

BODY:

On Addi King, cast on CC. Work 20 Rnds.

Rnd 21: 22 CC, 1 MC, 23 CC.

Rnd 22: 21 CC, 3 MC, 22 CC.

Rnd 23: 20 CC, 5 MC, 21 CC.

Rnd 24: 19 CC, 7 MC, 20 CC.

Rnd 25: 18 CC, 9 MC, 19 CC.

Work 80 rnds MC, 25 rnds CC. Bind off.

Fold piece inside itself with nose shaping on outer layer. Close top. Use black yarn to embroider nose and mouth. Stuff and sew bottom closed.

fat cat face

 

NOTE: If you’re not confident of your skills changing colors on the machine, nose shaping can be done with a duplicate st afterward. Work 25 rnds CC, 40 rnds MC. Then work duplicate st on Rnds 21-25. .

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The remaining parts are worked on Addi Pro.

EYES: (Make 2)

Cast on black, work 2 rnds. Change to yellow, work 8 rnds. Close both ends to form a circle. Sew to face with black on top.

fat cat eye

LEGS: (Make 4)

Cast on CC, work 10 rows. Change to CC, work 10 rows. Bind off.

Close CC end. Fold in half and work mattress st from end to center (where it changes to MC). Stuff lightly and sew closed. Stuff MC section and close end. Sew legs to body.

fat cat foot

EARS: (Make 2)

Cast on CC, work 8 rows, bind off. Pull ends tight and sew closed. Fold circle in half. Use MC yarn to sc around top edge – 6 sc on one side, (hdc, ch 1, hdc) at center, 6 sc down other side. Fasten off and sew ears to head.

fat cat ear

TAIL:

Cast on MC, work 10 rows. Change to CC, work 30 rows. Bind off. Fold in half lengthwise and use mattress st to close. Pull sts tight to curl tail. Stuff lightly and sew to back of body. Use a pipe cleaner if desired to bend tail.

fat cat tail

Download PDF at My Fingers Fly

Please share photos of your cats to Instagram.

More Cat Patterns:

Free Black Cat Crochet Pattern – Spooktacular Crochet Patterns Book

National Hug Your Cat Day – 8 Free Cat Crochet Patterns

Black Cat Door Hanger Tutorial – Fox Christmas Ornament

Easter is coming up, so check out the free Easter patterns that I posted last year.

Easter Lamb Free Pattern

Easter Bunny Hot Rod Crafts

April in San Antonio – Amazon Giveaway – Free Easter Pattern

National Unicorn Day – Bunny Bath Puff Pattern – Amazon Giveaway

 

 

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Rolling Stones – Football is Back

My husband and I are slowly working our way through our travel bucket list, and July was a double. Not only did we get to see Queen in Houston, but a few days later we saw the Rolling Stones. It was one day after Mick Jagger’s 76th birthday and just a few months after heart surgery, but he hasn’t slowed down a bit which left us all wondering, where does he get the stamina? It was an amazing show. NRG stadium was filled to capacity. Opening act was Bishop Gun, a Natchez, Mississippi band, probably the first opening act I have ever enjoyed.

Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Ronnie Wood, and Charlie Watts showed us that they have no intention of slowing down, even after 55 years of performing.

Charlie Watts
Ronnie Wood
Keith Richards
Mick Jagger
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=puGQdprrr9w

I’m not sure what will be next on the bucket list as far as music, but next week’s post will be about our trip to Los Angeles. What’s on your bucket list?

Football is back!

Last night’s game between the Texans and the Green Bay Packers didn’t turn out the way that I hoped, but at least it was an exciting game to watch. I love autumn – football, cooler weather, Halloween. It’s also when I get serious about crocheting items for my Christmas gift list. This week’s freebie is actually a knitting pattern, but it’s a simple pattern that works up quickly on a circular needle with worsted weight yarn. Use brown and white for traditional football colors, or use your favorite team’s colors. I would love to see photos of your earwarmer on my Instagram at http://instagram.com/myfingersfly.

Football Earwarmer

To download a PDF version, see https://www.myfingersfly.com/products/football-earwarmer-knit-pattern-free-pattern?_pos=1&_sid=cdfe9acb7&_ss=r

August – Back to School Month – https://www.myfingersfly.com/products/school?_pos=1&_sid=8a30de041&_ss=r

August 9 – Book Lover’s Day –

August 10 – Bowling Day – https://www.myfingersfly.com/products/boob-bowling-ball-bag-crochet-pattern?_pos=1&_sid=d485fdd01&_ss=r

August 15 – Relaxation Day – http://www.myfingersfly.com

August 16 – Airborne Day – https://www.myfingersfly.com/blogs/news/military-baby-sweaters?_pos=1&_sid=876a0c5fc&_ss=r