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30 Unique Gift Ideas for Mum – Pink Power Pillow

Bernadine from Me ‘n’ My Hook has assembled 30 great Mother’s Day gift patterns from some amazing independent designers. Each day in February features a new design, so you’re sure to find some great gift ideas for Mother’s Day. Today’s feature is the Pink Power Pillow from yours truly, My Fingers Fly. This design will be available on February 23 as a free Ravelry download with the code listed at Me ‘n’ My Hook blog.

Click Here to Get the Free DOWNLOAD CODE

Also available is the matching Pink Power Fist Ornament Crochet Pattern.

Mother’s Day Free Pattern – Infinity Scarf

Sugar Skull Motif

Poodle Eyeglass Holder

Friday Freebie- Mermaid Doll Addi Pattern

For more great Mother’s Day gift ideas and to celebrate Women’s History Month beginning on March 1, please visit My Fingers Fly on Etsy for my line of Women’s Rights merchandise.

Women's Rights
History of Women’s Rights Merchandise

Easter Preview

Legend says that Jesus rode a donkey into Jerusalem on Palm Sunday, and the donkey was forever marked with the sign of the cross on his back. Your littles would love this super squishy donkey crocheted using blanket yarn. The pattern works up quickly because of the bulky yarn and can be made in whatever colors you prefer for your little one’s Easter gift.

Archie the Donkey Crochet Pattern using Bernat Blanket Yarn
Archie the Donkey Crochet Pattern

Another cute project for the little ones on your Easter gift list is this adorable duck hatching from an Easter egg. Instructions include color-coded chart to crochet this cute cuddler toy using worsted yarn.

Duck in Easter Egg Cuddler Crochet Pattern
Duck in Easter Egg Cuddler Crochet Pattern

Miss Tulip has been eagerly awaiting the return of spring to show off her new petals. This amigurumi pattern uses cotton worsted. Tulip skirt and hat can be made in any bright color you prefer – your little girl’s favorite color for example. The skin tone and hair color can also be matched to your daughter for a truly personalized Easter gift. Pattern also includes YouTube tutorial on how to make amigurumi hair.

Miss Tulip Amigurumi Crochet Pattern
$2 Tueday – Miss Tulip Amigurumi Crochet Pattern

All three of these patterns and many more will be available in next week’s release of Easter Enchantment Crochet Patterns Ebook.

Lovecrafts Sale

Lovecrafts Sale
Lovecrafts Sale
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Ghost Chair Socks

 

We’re still in 100-degree weather in San Antonio, but I’m still in a Halloween mood. This week I will be publishing three different designs for chair socks to get your dining room ready for Halloween. Today’s pattern is a ghost chair sock, which will be followed by Frankenstein’s monster and a spider.

The ghost chair sock takes only 11 yards of white yarn and takes just a few minutes to crochet. Eyes and mouth can be painted on, embroidered with black yarn, or glued on with felt. Grab your scrap basket and make up a few in one evening.

Finished Measurements:  Approximately 2” tall, 1.5” diameter to fit 4.5” circumference chair leg

Gauge: 5 sc = 1”

Directions:

Row 1: With white yarn, ch 2 (or magic circle), 6 sc in 2nd ch. Do not join. Work in continuous rnds throughout.

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

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

Rnd 4: BLO, sc in each st.

Rnds 5-13: Working in both loops, sc in each st. Join with sl st at end of Rnd 13. Fasten off white. Weave in ends.

To decorate face:

  • use fabric paint to make eyes and mouth; or
  • cut 3 felt ovals for eyes and mouth and glue to face; or
  • use black yarn to embroider eyes and mouth.

September Sales – 9/1 through 9/6

The Ghost Chair Sock Crochet Pattern is available this week at introductory price of 50% off. (Frankenstein and Spider Chair Socks will also be available at half price later in the week.)

September is Fall Hat Month, so all hat patterns are 50% off. My Fingers Fly on Etsy

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September 2 – V-J Day – Bald Eagle Potholder Crochet Pattern 50% off

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September 3 – U.S. Bowling League Day – All Bowling Ball Bag Crochet Patterns 50% off

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September 4 – National Chianti Day – Wine Potholder Crochet Pattern 50% off

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September 4 – National Wildlife Day – A to Z Animal Crochet Patterns Ebook and Endangered Species Crochet Patterns Ebook 50% off

 

September 5 – World Beard Day – Beard Ornament Crochet Pattern and Bearded Monkey Plush Toy 50% off

Labor Day Sale – 9/3 through 9/7/2020

All patterns, ebooks, and supplies (including yarn) will be 20% off during Etsy’s Labor Day Sale.

Fiber Arts Wallpapers for your Phone

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Add a bit of fiber artist flair to your smartphone. Choose from 6 different designs, or buy a bundle of 5 designs. Each design is 1080 px X 1920 px jpg (72 in resolution) and will fit most phones.

Wallpaper

Just a reminder that the Gnome Election is still tied!

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Democrat Donkey Gnome Crochet Pattern OR Republican Elephant Gnome Crochet Pattern

Coming Attractions

Stay tuned for more Halloween designs in September, along with a book of Halloween Crochet Patterns by the end of the month. Hopefully we’ll get some cooler weather by then!

Stay safe and happy crocheting!

More Halloween patterns

 

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Stash Busters

Because so many of us have been sequestered at home over the past few months, there has been a lot of talk in the crochet groups on Facebook about what to do with leftover scraps of yarn. This is also the time of year that crafters begin to look at their Christmas lists and plan for homemade gifts. Amigurumi is always a big hit with the little ones, and this elephant finger puppet pattern takes less than an ounce of worsted yarn, and they’re so quick, you can make a few in one evening. PDF is available at My Fingers Fly on Etsy.

YouTube tutorial

Elephant Finger Puppet

Materials:

¾ oz. worsted yarn

Size G (4.0 mm) crochet hook (size I to fit a man’s fingers, size E or F for children)

Small amount of Fiberfil

Yarn needle

2 googly eyes

Stitch markers

Directions:

Legs (Make 2):

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

Rnd 2: 2 sc in each st (12 sc). Join with sl st.

Rnd 3: Working in back loops only, sc in each st. Do not join.

Rnd 4: Working in both loops, sc in each st.

Repeat Rnd 4 until leg measures 3” (approximately 15 rows, or desired length). When leg 2 is desired length, do not fasten off.

Joining Rnd: Sc in each of the next 6 sts, sc in next 12 sts of other leg, sc in last 6 sts of first leg (24 sc). Do not join.

Next Rnd: Sc in each st. Repeat this Rnd once. Join with sl st. Fasten off.

Trunk & Head:

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

Rnd 2: Working in back loops only, sc in each st.

Rnds 3-6: Working in both loops, sc in each st.

Rnd 7: 2 sc in each st (12 sc).

Rnd 8: *Sc in next st, 2 sc in next st,* repeat around (18 sc). Join with sl st.

Rnd 9: Ch 1, turn, skip sl st, sc in each of the next 9 sts.

Rnd 10: Ch 1, turn, dec, sc in next 5 sts, dec (7 sc). Continue to work around in Rnd 9, sc in end of Rnd 9, sc in sl st of Rnd 9, sc in each rem st of Rnd 9, sc in sl st of Rnd 9 (18 sc). Do not join.

Rnd 11: Sc in each st.

Rnd 12: *Dec, sc,* repeat around (12 sc). Stuff trunk and head.

Rnd 13: Dec around (6 sc). Join with sl st. Fasten off. Sew opening closed.

Ears (Make 2):

Row 1: Ch 2 (or magic circle), 3 sc in 2nd ch from hook.

Row 2: Ch 1, turn, 2 sc in each st (6 sc). Fasten off. Sew an ear to each side of head. Sew head to top 3 rnds of legs. Glue on eyes.

More Stash Buster Patterns

Impact Wrench Baby Rattle Crochet Pattern

Elephant Ear Saver Crochet Pattern

Cher in Concert – Texas Flag Christmas Tree Ornament

Black Cat Door Hanger Tutorial – Fox Christmas Ornament

London Trip Part III – Crown Ornament – Cyber Week Sales

Save the Eagles Day – Eagle Plushie Crochet Pattern

Rip It! Frog

frog collage

How do you feel when you have to frog a project? This little froggy just thinks, “oh well.” My new line of fiber artist gifts is now available on Etsy and includes t-shirts, tote bag, coffee mug, travel mug, and water bottle.

Weekly Specials – August 17-23

Gnome Election

There’s still time to make a gnome of your favorite political party before the election.

Election 2020

Coming Soon

I’m still working diligently on Halloween patterns for a new crochet book. So far I’m in love with all the designs. When the book is ready to publish, I will be announcing a Halloween giveaway. Several patterns are already available:

In the meantime, happy crocheting!

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Back to School Pattern Roundup

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Friends!! It is roundup time!!🍎
Crochet Wizzard has collected 10 amazing patterns in a Back to School Roundup, from 10 amazing designers!! Go check out these amazing patterns! They are perfect for those going back to school and for the wonderful teachers in your life!

These wonderful designers are all on Instagram:
🍎 @graceandyarn5
🍎 @bluestarcrochet
🍎 @myfingersfly
🍎 @garnknuten
🍎 @needleklankers
🍎 @hookedonpatterns
🍎 @sunflower.cottage.crochet.too
🍎 @hookedbykati
🍎 @thenicolechase
🍎 @crochetwizzard

Half Price Patterns August 10-16

Please visit my Etsy shop to see this week’s specials:

All patterns are half price through August 16, 2020. No coupon code required.

New Pattern Release

Today I released a Halloween Baby Rattle Crochet Pattern. It’s super cute for baby’s first Halloween, and it only takes a little bit of yarn. You may even have enough already in your stash! More Halloween patterns will be released every week during August.

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Don’t forget about the Gnome Election 2020 competition. Check out last week’s blog to see the details.

Stay safe, stay cool, and happy crocheting!

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Election 2020

Since we are three months away from Election Day, I thought I would try something different this month. My newest designs are gnomes of the two major U.S. political parties. Based on the number of downloads of these two patterns over the next three months, I will make a prediction for the Presidential election on November 2.

The designs are easy to crochet using worsted weight yarn – a Republican Elephant Gnome and a Democrat Donkey Gnome. Each design gives instructions for vertical stripes and horizontal stripes on the hat.

Republican Gnome                                                  Democrat Gnome

The patterns are also available at Ravelry and My Fingers Fly, along with Kindle on Amazon. Show your support for your political party by crocheting the corresponding gnome. Make a few for friends. Please post photos of your gnomes to Instagram. I would love to see your finished gnomes!

August Sales

This week’s 50% specials on Etsy based on the National Day Calendar:

August 2              International Beer Day          Beer Mug Hat Crochet Pattern

Beer Mug Socks Addi Pattern

August 3              National Georgia Day             Peachy Queen Amigurumi Crochet Pattern

(Free pattern on blog)

August 4              National Coast Guard Day      Coastal Military Baby Sweater Crochet Pattern

August 2-8          National Clown Week               Clown Eyeglass Holder Crochet Pattern

Clown Eyeglass Holder Addi King Pattern

August                Natl Back to School Month       School Bus Hoodie Crochet Pattern

New Releases

In addition to the political party gnomes, the Halloween Gnome Crochet Pattern is now available. This little cutie is so much fun to make – use your own color scheme and embellishments to make this a truly unique item for your Halloween decor. As always, I would love to see your gnomes on Instagram.

gnome halloween spider

Coming Attractions

Stay tuned for more great Halloween patterns coming in August and a Halloween Crochet Pattern Ebook to be published in early September. More half price sales for the month of August will include Bowling Day, Aviation Day, Dog Day, and many more.

In the meantime, try to stay cool, stay safe, and happy crocheting!