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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.

More Halloween Crochet Patterns

Topsy-Turvy Witch Doll Crochet Pattern

Frankenstein Scrubby Crochet Pattern

Bat Crochet Patterns

Skull Poncho Crochet Pattern – Ladies’ One Size Fits All

Free Black Cat Crochet Pattern – Spooktacular Crochet Patterns Book

Devil Hat Crochet Pattern

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

bowling bag cover

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.

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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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TSA Rules for Crochet – Mother’s Day Poetry – Poodle Eyeglass Holder Crochet Pattern

One of the questions that I see over and over in the crochet groups on Facebook is, “Can I take my crochet hooks on a plane?” Personally, I have never had a problem with my hooks, and I carry a small nail clipper rather than scissors just to be safe. According to the TSA website, crochet hooks and knitting needles are allowed.

Scissors are allowed, but they must be less than 4″.

Airline travel involves lots of down time, so I always pack a small project in my carry-on to keep me occupied on long flights and layovers. There’s nothing more satisfying than turning down time into productive time. Enjoy your summer vacation and happy crocheting!

The latest edition to my pattern collection is a series of bowling ball carriers, but these would make great carry-on bags for your travels. Stay tuned for the fourth in the series along with an ebook of novelty bowling ball bags. https://www.myfingersfly.com/products/eyeball-bowling-ball-bag-crochet-pattern

Take Baby to Work Day Sweaters – Military Edition

To celebrate Month of the Military Child, I am giving away a copy of Military Baby Sweaters Kindle book. Like the post and tag a friend by 4/28/2019 to be entered. See my Instagram for details. http://instagram.com/p/Bwr1M6fBfAX/

If you’re interested in a ready-made item, I have green camo, blue camo, and sailor sweaters available in Newborn-3 month size. https://my-fingers-fly.myshopify.com/admin/collections/192715014

Poodle Eyeglass Holder

My most popular pattern last Mother’s Day was the Poodle Eyeglass Holder. This free pattern is available as a free download on Ravelry with instructions for crochet or to make on the Addi King knitting machine. The pattern is also available translated to Dutch by Jeannette Kemp – Poedel Brilhouder. It’s a great Mother’s Day gift, and it also works well for those of you who do spring craft shows. Several other eyeglass holders are also available including elephant, tiger, lamb, and clown. Post a photo of your poodle to Instagram and tag @myfingersfly. I’d love to see them all!

https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/poodle-eyeglass-holder

Materials:

Red Heart worsted weight yarn – 2 oz. MC

Size G crochet hook

Yarn needle

Plastic googly eyes

¾” black pompom

Directions:

HEAD:

Rnd 1: Ch 2, 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook. Do not join.

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

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

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

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

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

Rnd 9: *Sc in each of next 7 sts, 2 sc in next st,* repeat around (54 sc).

Rnd 10: *Sc in each of next 8 sts, 2 sc in next st,* repeat around (60 sc).

Rnds 11-22: Work even on 60 sc.

Rnd 23: *Dec, sc in next 8 sts,* repeat around (54 sc).

Rnd 24: *Dec, sc in next 7 sts,* repeat around (48 sc).

Rnd 25: *Dec, sc in next 6 sts,* repeat around (42 sc).

Rnd 26: *Dec, sc in next 5 sts,* repeat around (36 sc).

Rnd 27: *Dec, sc in next 4 sts,* repeat around (30 sc).

Rnd 28: *Dec, sc in next 3 sts,* repeat around (24 sc).

Rnd 29: *Dec, sc in next 2 sts,* repeat around (18 sc). Stuff firmly.

Rnd 30: *Dec, sc in next st,* repeat around (12 sc).

Rnd 31: Dec around (6 sc). Fasten off leaving 6” length for sewing. Weave through last 6 sts and pull firmly. Sew opening closed.

SNOUT:

Rnd 1: Ch 2, 4 sc in 2nd ch from hook. Do not join.

Rnd 2: 2 sc in each st (8 sc).

Rnd 3: *Sc in next st, 2 sc in next st, repeat around (12 sc).

Rnd 4: *Sc in each of next 2 sts, 2 sc in next st, * repeat around (16 sc).

Rnd 5: *Sc in each of next 3 sc, 2 sc in next st,* repeat around (20 sc).

Rnds 6-10: Work even on 20 sc. Fasten off leaving 12” length for sewing. Sew to center front of head.  

Make two 1-1/2” pompoms for ears and sew to sides of head even with snout.

Make a 3” pompom for top knot and sew to top of head.

Glue black pompom to end of snout, and glue eyes to face above snout.

Zoo Blog Hop Day 25 – Dog Crochet Patterns

More Eyeglass Holders

Koala

Easter Lamb Free Pattern

Eyeglass Holder Crochet Patterns Ebook

Owl Eyeglass Holder

Octopus

Another alternative for a Mother’s Day gift is poetry. If Mom loves the greeting cards you buy her every year and saves them in a scrapbook, she’ll flip over this poetry book. https://www.amazon.com/dp/1095818457

Mother’s Day Handbag Blog Hop