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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

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Summer Exclusives Crochet Bundle Day 6

It’s summer, and we’re finally able to get out more after the past year of lockdowns. There are so many things to catch up on! For some people, crochet isn’t really a summer activity. Actually, it’s the perfect time to get started on your Christmas gift list. Carry a small project in your travel bag to make the time pass on those long flights or car rides. Unwind after a long day of sightseeing by hooking a few rows. Get a head start on your Christmas decor with a few small decorations (see links below).

If you need gift ideas, check out Day #6 of the Summer Exclusives Crochet Bundle and the 2 new designs released today!

Each day between 1st July – 15th July, you will have exclusive access to a brand new, Summer inspired  crochet patterns, with an amazing special offer:  

50% off the normal retail price! 

Even more exciting, my own new design, RAINBOW NAP BUDDY will be available at 50% off during this  exclusive event! This adorable toddler-size rainbow blanket is great for naptime, then folds up into a rainbow pillow the rest of the time. 

rainbow nap buddy

Each day, there are 2 featured designers and 2 different crochet patterns to get your hands on at the  specially discounted price!  Each pattern will only be available at the reduced price for 24 hours; from 8am GMT, so don’t delay  on checking out today’s featured patterns! Today’s featured patterns are Keywest Summer Dress by Me ‘n’ My Hook and Practical Pashmina by Straight Hooked. Either of these designs would be a beautiful addition to your summer wardrobe. 

Click the button below to see both patterns available today. 

 

 

 

 

If you prefer not to wait until July 16 to get all 30 patterns, there’s no need to wait!  All 30 patterns have been bundled up, so you can get your hands on them all right now and at a  truly irresistible price!  

I can’t quite believe it’s possible to discount these amazing patterns to such a crazy, low price!! It’s  good to know that other designers are just as generous as I am.  

You can get ALL 30 PATTERNS for just $14.95!  That’s less than $0.50 each! These crochet patterns were designed exclusively for this event and aren’t even available to purchase anywhere  else!  

This bundle is only available at the amazing low price of $14.95 until 15th July 2021! After that the price increases – so don’t delay in getting your copy! 

Click the button below to get your copy of the Summer Exclusives curated by Cosy Rosie UK bundle  today!  

 

 

Coming Attractions

  • Rainbow Nap Buddy as part of the Summer Exclusives will be released July 12
  • Christmas in July Amigurumi Bundle curated by Anvis’ Granny – July 10-14
  • Christmas in July Bundle curated by Nicki’s Homemade Crafts – July 12-16
  • New Christmas in July designs
  • Review of Darn Good Yarn crochet kit

Christmas in July

Roller Skate Christmas Stocking

Christmas Gnome Eyeglass Holder Crochet Pattern

Christmas in July Blog Hop

Christmas Goody Bags Crochet Pattern ebook

Texas Flag Christmas Tree Ornament

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Queen with Adam Lambert – Christmas in July

The soundtrack of my teen years consisted of some of the greatest rock bands of all time. During my high school years, Queen quickly became one of the top bands to fuel our teenage obsession with music. Although I have always wanted to see them in concert, Freddy Mercury’s untimely death put an end to that dream for Queen fans.Fast forward a few decades, and American Idol was the TV show for me. I fell in love with Adam Lambert, a baby-faced singer with an amazing stage presence. Being the mother of four Italian children, I wanted to take him home and cook him a lasagna. With his dark hair and blue eyes, he looked like the boy next door but with an extra serving of charisma.Then last year came the movie, Bohemian Rhapsody. It’s a must see for Queen fans, and it refueled my love of their music. Rami Malek brought Freddy back to life. That evening on the way home, I started searching the internet for anything related to Queen. Much to my delight, they were on tour with Adam Lambert joining them as the lead singer. I bought tickets immediately for the Houston show, and we were privileged to see these true rock icons in concert this week. Sitting in the Toyota Center listening to their music, I was 16 again. Brian May and Roger Taylor have aged (as have we all), but they were the same amazing musicians that they were 40 years ago. Adam Lambert paid homage to Freddy in words and in his performance. It was truly a magical night.

Of course, I had to crochet some dolls to commemorate the evening using a pattern from Crazy Craftiness.http://crazycraftiness.blogspot.com/2011/06/basic-amigurumi-body-june-pattern-part.html?m=1

We’re headed back to Houston today for another legendary band, the Rolling Stones. What an awesome way to spend my birthday weekend! I’ll share the details next week.Since it’s the last week of July, I have the final Christmas in July free pattern, a Santa Claus gift basket made on the Addi king knitting machine. They’re easy to work up. Then fill them with your favorite holiday treats and pass them out to neighbors and coworkers. Make a few extra to have on hand as hostess gifts for those last-minute party invites.

https://www.myfingersfly.com/products/santa-claus-gift-basket-addi-king-pattern-free-pattern

More Christmas Ideas

Melted Snowman Ornament

Christmas in July Blog Hop

Texas Flag Christmas Tree Ornament

Moose Ornament

Crown Ornament

Happy crocheting!

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Manchester, NH – CGOA Chain Link Conference – Ravelry Christmas in July Sale

I recently had the opportunity to visit Manchester for the first time. All my preconceived ideas of New England came true! It’s such a beautiful city, full of history. I only wish I could have stayed longer. The people, the food, the weather – everything was lovely!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kP27RNyGrKk&t=49s

Chain Link Conference 2019

I can’t believe that I’ve been crocheting for most of my life but only found out about the Crochet Guild of America a few years ago. The conference was so much fun – meeting other crocheters from around the world, seeing their creations, hearing their ideas for new projects. Talk about idea overload! I may not sleep for a month with all the designs floating around in my head. One of the classes I took was Irish crochet, and I have so many ideas for future projects. For anyone who wants to learn, Susan Lowman does beautiful work, and she explains everything so well. My class piece isn’t finished yet, but hopefully this weekend I can get to it.

To thank all the wonderful people I met and learned from, My Fingers Fly is offering free shipping on t-shirts and leggings for crocheters. Just use code CGOA by July 31, 2019. https://www.myfingersfly.com/collections/t-shirts

This week’s free pattern is another Christmas in July theme. These little elf gift bags are so cute and versatile.

Materials:

Small amounts of worsted yarn – ivory, brown or black, red or green.

Crochet hook size H

Small pom poms, google eyes, 2 jingle bells

Directions:

Rnd 1: With ivory yarn, ch 2. Sc 6 in second ch from hook. Do not join.

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

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

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

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

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

Rnds 7-13: Work even. Finish off ivory. Turn.

Rnd 14-15: With black (or brown) yarn, loop st in each st around. Join with sl st. Fasten off.

Rnds 16: Ch1, turn. Attach desired color for hat. Work even on 36 sc. Do not join.

Rnds 17-18: Work even on 36 sc.

Rnd 19: Dec, sc in next 4 sc, repeat (30 sc).

Rnds 20-21: Work even.

Rnd 22: Dec, sc in next 3 sc, repeat (24 sc).

Rnds 23-24: Work even. Join.

Rnd 25: Sc, ch 1, skip 1 sc, repeat. Join. Fasten off.  

Drawstring: Using same color yarn as hat, make a chain 12″ long and knot both ends. Pull through loops made in Rnd 22 of hat.

Ears: (Make 2)

With ivory yarn, ch 9, 3 dc in 4th ch from hook, 1 dc in each of next 2 ch, hdc next ch, sc next ch, sl st next ch, ch 1, sl st in this ch. (This makes point of ear.) Working down opposite side of starting ch, sl st next ch, sc next ch, hdc next ch, 1 dc in each of next 2 ch, 3 dc last ch. Join with sl st to beg ch-3. Sew one ear to each side of face from Rnds 9-13.

Glue on google eyes and pom pom for nose. Embroidery with straight stitch in pink or red for mouth. Sew a jingle bell to each side of drawstring.

Decorate hat as you wish with pom poms, rick rack, etc. You can sc Rnd 16 of hat with eyelash or bulky yarn to make a fringe. For the elf in the picture with the red hat, I used Yarn Bee Cameo Bulky in white.

This pattern is also available printed on note card at https://www.etsy.com/MyFingersFly/listing/574255967/christmas-elf-goody-bags-crochet-pattern?utm_source=Copy&utm_medium=ListingManager&utm_campaign=Share&utm_term=so.lmsm&share_time=1563564900966

or as a PDF download at https://www.etsy.com/listing/640459076/christmas-elf-goody-bag-crochet-pattern?ref=listing_published_alert

To purchase the Christmas Goody Bag paperback book, please visit my Amazon page at https://www.amazon.com/dp/1549546732

More Christmas Ideas

Christmas in July Blog Hop

Texas Flag Christmas Tree Ornament

Moose Ornament

Crown Ornament

Fox Christmas Ornament

This weekend I will be catching up on housework (and crochet) and resting a bit before we’re off to Houston next week to see Queen and The Rolling Stones. Hopefully I can get my Adam Lambert and Brian May dolls finished before we leave.

Pattern testers are always wanted. Join my Facebook group at https://www.facebook.com/pg/myfingersfly/groups/?ref=page_internal

Happy crocheting!

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CGOA Chain Link Conference – Christmas in July

Wow! Over 360 crocheters gathered in Manchester, New Hampshire at the Doubletree Hilton for a week of fun, classes, and sharing stories and ideas. The combination of knowledge and talent is astounding! This is my first time attending the conference, although I have been a CGOA member for three years and earned my Crochet Master’s pin last year. Tomorrow I will be attending two classes to expand my crochet knowledge and skills.

To become a member, visit the website at

Crochet Guild of America

Volunteers at the conference yarn bombed the hotel sidewalks and lobby to welcome members.

The conference also includes a market with so many beautiful yarns. My husband told me to bring an extra suitcase; I should have listened! There is a design competition, raffle prizes, and Saturday’s banquet to pin the new master crocheters.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y9EG2Ww0hdc

Today I had a free day, so I spent it exploring the city of Manchester, founded in 1784. I love history!

For lunch I found a great sports bar, the Thirtsy Moose. Awesome onion rings along with the Bullwinkle burger! I also ordered dough balls to take back to the hotel. For $4.95, I was really surprised to open the box and find about 30 dough balls with small cups of chocolate and maple syrups. It made a great late-night snack.

Christmas in July

Get a head start on your Christmas decorations with some cute beard ornaments. I made some for my dad last year, but he decided to wear them as earrings. Are all dads that goofy? Anyway, more Christmas decorations will be coming since we’re halfway through the year. Let me know if there’s something particular that you would like to see in crochet.

Download the pattern at https://www.myfingersfly.com/products/beard-christmas-tree-ornament

More Christmas Ideas

Christmas in July Blog Hop

Texas Flag Christmas Tree Ornament

Moose Ornament

Crown Ornament

Fox Christmas Ornament

Next week when I’m back to my computer, I’ll add more photos of the conference and of Manchester. Manchester, NH – CGOA Chain Link Conference

Happy crocheting!