November is looking to be just as busy (if not more) than October was. Today we have a free ornament crochet pattern for you plus 3 great blog hops.
Jingle Bell Pattern Hop
The Gifts Galore Pattern Bundle 2023
This pattern bundle has so many inspiring patterns for gift giving. There is a blanket, beanies and scarves, things for children and home decor items. So many projects to whip up for others. Get 21 Crochet Patterns for $9.99.
There is a Free PDF Pattern download each day.
Welcome to the Gifts Galore Blog Hop 2023, a 3 week crochet event with a fabulous collection of 21 free crochet patterns to inspire you with your Christmas gift giving. I am so grateful to all the wonderful designers who created these free crochet patterns and who are allowing me to share them in this blog hop. If you ever find yourself losing your crojo and can’t think what to make next, you will be sure to find a new project for you and your hook. There are accessories and home decor items, things for baby and for your Christmas tree. There is truly something for everyone.
Visit the blog every day through November 21 to find out how to get your free pattern.
The Merry and Bright Tea Cozy from Carroway Crochet.
A bright and colorful tea cozy with a quirky flower topper. This would be a great gift to brighten the life of a tea lover you may know.
Dollar Days Fall Hop
Day 19 in Dollar Days Fall Hop
Today’s design available for purchase for $1 is the Miriam Earwarmer by @twobrothersblankets
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National Aviation History Month
Every November, aviation enthusiasts and professionals across the United States come together to celebrate National Aviation Month. This special month is a time to commemorate the remarkable achievements in the world of aviation, recognize the incredible contributions of pioneers in the field, and inspire the next generation of aviators. In this blog post, we’ll explore the history of aviation, share some fascinating facts, and discuss how you can join in the celebration of National Aviation Month.
The History of Aviation:
National Aviation Month has deep historical roots, dating back to the Wright brothers’ first powered flight in Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, on December 17, 1903. Orville and Wilbur Wright’s groundbreaking achievement marked the beginning of modern aviation and forever changed the way people traveled and connected with one another.
Key Figures and Milestones:
- Amelia Earhart: The first female aviator to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean, Amelia Earhart remains an icon of courage and adventure.
- Charles Lindbergh: In 1927, Charles Lindbergh made the historic first non-stop solo transatlantic flight from New York to Paris, becoming an international hero.
- The Apollo Program: In 1969, NASA’s Apollo 11 mission saw astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin become the first humans to walk on the moon.
- Commercial Aviation: The introduction of commercial airliners like the Boeing 747 revolutionized air travel, making it more accessible to people worldwide.
- Advancements in Space Travel: More recently, the development of reusable rockets by companies like SpaceX has rekindled interest in space exploration and the possibility of interplanetary travel.
Fascinating Facts about Aviation:
- The fastest passenger plane, the Concorde, could travel at speeds exceeding 1,350 miles per hour, cutting the time of transatlantic flights in half.
- A Boeing 747 is made up of approximately 6 million parts.
- The longest non-stop commercial flight, as of my knowledge cutoff date in 2022, was from Singapore to Newark, covering a distance of over 9,500 miles.
- There are more planes in the ocean than there are submarines in the sky, highlighting the rarity of underwater aviation.
- The Blackbird SR-71, one of the fastest planes ever built, could reach speeds of Mach 3.3, or more than 2,200 miles per hour.
National Aviation Month is a time to celebrate the incredible achievements of aviation pioneers, learn about the history of flight, and embrace the excitement of modern aviation. Whether you’re a seasoned pilot or simply curious about the world of aviation, this month offers numerous opportunities to connect with the aviation community, deepen your knowledge, and appreciate the wonders of human flight. So, spread your wings, and let’s all celebrate the magic of flight during this National Aviation Month!
If you have a pilot in your family, this Airplane Christmas Ornament is the perfect gift for them. Designed as part of my It’s a Wonderful Life Advent Calendar Ebook, it represents Harry Bailey as a Navy fighter pilot during World War II.
Finished ornament measures approximately 5.5” long.
Sport weight yarn:
30 yards navy blue
2 yards white
Size E (3.5 mm) crochet hook
Ribbon or cord
Gauge: 5 rows = 1”, 6 sc = 1”
Invisible decrease: https://youtube.com/shorts/0NC5nXyDvwI?feature=share
Rnd 1: Ch 2 (or magic ring), 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook. Do not join. Work in continuous rnds unless otherwise specified.
Rnd 2: 2 sc in each st (12 sc).
Rnd 3: *2 sc in next st, sc in next 3 sts,* repeat around (15 sc).
Rnds 4-11: Sc in each st.
Rnd 12: Inc 3 times, sc in next 12 sts (18 sc).
Rnd 13: *Sc in next st, 2 sc in next st,* 3 times, sc in next 12 sts (21 sc).
Rnd 14: Working in BLO, sc in next 9 sts. Working in both lps, sc in next 12 sts (21 sc). Mark 1st and 9th BLO sts with st marker.
Rnds 15-16: Working in both lps, sc in each st.
Rnd 17: *Dec, sc in next 5 sts,* repeat around (18 sc).
Rnd 18: Sc in each st. Stuff.
Rnd 19: *Dec, sc in next 4 sts,* repeat around (15 sc).
Rnds 20-22: Sc in each st.
Rnd 23: *Dec, sc in next 3 sts,* repeat around (12 sc).
Rnds 24-30: Sc in each st. Fasten off yarn. Finish stuffing. Lay piece flat and sew Rnd 30 closed. You may need to work an additional 1-2 sc so that tail lines up correctly with top of plane.
Row 1: Attach white yarn to first marked st of Rnd 14 with front of plane facing forward. Sc in this st and in next 8 sts across to 2nd marker (9 sc).
Row 2: Ch 1, turn, dec over first 2 sts, sc in next 5 sts, dec over last 2 sts (7 sc).
Rows 3-5: Ch 1, turn, sc in each st. Fasten off at end of Row 5 with 12” length. Sew Row 5 to Rnd 8 of body and sew sides of cockpit to body of plane.
Wings: (Make 2)
Row 1: With navy yarn, ch 7, sc in 2nd ch and each of the remaining ch (6 sc).
Rows 2-7: Ch 1, turn, inc in first st, sc across (12 sc at end of Row 7). Fasten off with 12” length.
Fold in half and mark a piece of cardboard slightly smaller than half the wing. Sew sides tog with cardboard in the middle. Sew to sides of plane at Rnds 10-15 with angled edge at front.
Repeat Rows 1-7 of wing. Mark cardboard in same manner. Sew sides tog with cardboard in the middle. Sew to center of Rnds 25-30 of body with tail fin standing up.
Rear Wings: (Make 2)
Row 1: With navy yarn, ch 5, sc in 2nd ch and each of the remaining ch (4 sc).
Rows 2-4: Ch 1, turn, inc in first st, sc across (7 sc at end of Row 4). Fasten off with 12” length.
Fold in half and mark a piece of cardboard slightly smaller than half the wing. Sew sides tog with cardboard in the middle. Sew to sides of plane with angled edge at front and back of wing even with back of plane.
Weave in all ends.
Glue a star to each side of tail fin and another to top center of plane.
Cut 12” piece of ribbon and lp through top center of plane.
To purchase an ad-free PDF of this pattern, please visit Airplane Christmas Ornament Crochet Pattern – F6F Hellcat WWII Navy Fighter Plane
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