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2021 Crochet Round-up

I hope everyone had a lovely Christmas holiday. Ours was filled with family, friends, and food. We made tamales at our houses, and other family members brought rice, beans, and a brisket. Of course, I also made a few pies. My niece loves strawberry pie, so that was a must! It was so much fun watching the children open their gifts, playing games with the family, and my SIL brought a pinata for the kids. So much fun!

Once Christmas is over, thoughts turn to New Year’s Eve and the goals for the coming year. Have you started working on your resolutions yet? I’ve compiled some of my most popular blog posts to help with that.

Pets

Are you adopting a pet this year, or did you get a puppy for Christmas? My Bruno was a Christmas gift from my husband last year, and I published the sweater pattern I designed for him. There are 2 puppy sizes, and I’m going to work on an adult pug sweater before the weather gets cold in Texas.

Bruno Sweater Small
Bruno Sweater Small

 

Sweater Crochet Pattern for the New Puppy

 

Pug Puppy Sweater Update

 

 

 

 

Organization

Many people love to organize their home for the new year, so here are several adorable eyeglass holders to crochet so you’ll always know where your glasses are.

owl crochet pattern

 

Owl Eyeglass Holder

YouTube tutorial: https://youtu.be/HElfSTxQy5s

 

 

 

 

Poodle Eyeglass Holder Crochet Pattern

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Octopus Eyeglass Holder

 

 

 

 

 

 

Redecorate

Want to give your home a new look for the new year? Here are some potholders to brighten up the kitchen and pillows for the rest of the house.

Duck Potholder Crochet Pattern
Duck Potholder Crochet Pattern

 

Smiling Duck Potholder Crochet Pattern

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bald Eagle Crochet Potholder

 

 

 

 

 

Mushroom Pillow
https://youtu.be/pYUdO4X3Uvg

 

Mushroom Pillow on Addi King Knitting Machine

 

 

 

 

 

 

sunflower crochet

 

Picasso Sunflower Pillow

 

 

 

 

 

Learn a Craft

If you’ve been wanting to learn how to crochet, start with this simple Rainbow Scarf. The YouTube tutorial gives you step-by-step instructions to make yourself a lovely scarf, or you can gift it to your favorite person.

rainbow scarf

 

 

 

Snowflake Kitchen Boa Crochet Pattern in Tunisian Stitch
Snowflake Kitchen Boa Crochet Pattern in Tunisian Stitch

 

Already know how to crochet but want to learn a new stitch? Try Tunisian with this lovely Snowflake Kitchen Boa tutorial.

Snowflake Kitchen Boa Crochet Pattern in Tunisian Stitch

YouTube tutorial: https://youtu.be/_4QHPqtdys4

 

 

 

 

Save Money

Start your 2022 gift list by making these wonderful handmade gifts for a fraction of what they would cost to buy.

Easy Infinity Scarf
elephant hand puppet
Elephant Hand Puppet

Make New Friends

Join us on Facebook for crochet tips and tricks, blog and YouTube announcements, and so much more.

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Final Day of Zoo Blog Hop – Birds

I’m so sad that the animal blog hop is ending, but today’s patterns will hopefully make you smile.

bird crochet pattern

 

B is for Bird from The Burgundy Basket

 

 

Duck Potholder Crochet PatternSmiling Duck Potholder Crochet Pattern

It’s the end of June, so the Zoo Animal Blog Hop is coming to a close. This month has flown by in a complete blur, but it has been amazing. We ended up with a total of 100 animal designs! I would like to thank all the wonderful designers who contributed their designs to make this roundup so special.

I hope you have enjoyed all the wonderful animal crochet patterns. If you missed out on any of the days, no worries! Each day’s posting in June contains links to the other 29 days of the month.

https://youtu.be/gEhfBrIQQm4

animal crochet patternsWant even more animals to crochet? A to Z Animal Crochet Patterns Ebook is 50% off, but this sale ends at midnight. Hurry and get your copy now for the low price of $9.99 to receive over 50 animals to crochet. From armadillo to zebra, this incredible collection of crochet patterns has something for any animal lover including plush toys, home decor, silly hats, Christmas ornaments and more.

Prior Zoo Animal Posts

Fish crochet patterns

World Reef Awareness Day

owl crochet patterns

Owl Crochet Patterns

bat crochet patterns

Bat Crochet Patterns

cat crochet patterns

8 Cat Crochet Patterns Plus 2 Addi Patterns

bear crochet patterns

4 Bear Crochet Patterns

butterfly crochet

3 Butterfly Patterns

axolotl crochet

2 Axolotl Patterns

marine life crochet

World Oceans Day – 4 Whales and 4 Turtles

Koalas

lion crochet pattern

Zoo Blog Hop Day 10 – Lions

penguin crochet patterns

Zoo Blog Hop Day 11 – 4 Cuddly Penguins

 

Zoo Blog Hop Day 12 – Jack the Sloth

 

 

unicorn crochet pattern

Zoo Blog Hop Day 13 – Mystical, Magical Unicorns!

alligator crochet patterns

Zoo Blog Hop Day 14 – Alligators!

rabbit crochet patterns

Zoo Blog Hop Day 15 – Bunnies!

deer crochet pattern

Zoo Blog Hop Day 16 – Deer and Moose

seahorse crochet pattern

Zoo Blog Hop Day 17 – Seahorse

beaver crochet patterns

Zoo Blog Hop Day 18 – Beaver

monkey crochet pattern

Zoo Blog Hop Day 19 – Monkeys

 

 

 

eagle crochet patterns

 

Zoo Blog Hop Day 20 – Eagles

 

 

giraffe crochet patterns

 

Zoo Blog Hop Day 21 – Giraffes

 

 

zebra crochet patterns

 

Zoo Blog Hop Day 22 – Zebra

 

 

sheep crochet patterns

 

Zoo Blog Hop Day 23 – Sheep

 

 

elephant crochet patterns

 

Zoo Blog Hop Day 24 – Elephants

 

 

dog crochet patterns

 

Zoo Blog Hop Day 25 – Dogs

cow amigurumi

 

Zoo Blog Hop Day 26 – Cows

platypus crochet pattern

 

Zoo Blog Hop Day 27 – Platypus

 

 

mouse crochet pattern

 

Zoo Blog Hop Day 28 – Mouse

fox crochet patterns

 

Zoo Blog Hop Day 29 – Fox

Summer Exclusives Event Starts Tomorrow, July 1

You’re in for a treat! Cosy Rosie has put together a Summer Exclusives event with 30 new crochet patterns designed especially for summer.  Each day from July 1-15, two new designs will be featured. You will have the opportunity to purchase each of these designs at 50% off. Please visit Cosy Rosie UK to get all the details. You won’t want to miss this sale – including the Rainbow Nap
Buddy Crochet Pattern. Roll out the blanket for naptime, and then roll it back up into the rainbow pillow for the rest of the day. Two sizes included, for toddlers or bigger kids.

summer crochetrainbow nap buddy

Christmas in July

Stay tuned for two Christmas in July bundles coming next month, along with some brand new Christmas ornament designs. More details to come.

 

summer gift ideas

Top Handmade Summer Gift Ideas for 2021 – House of Morgan Pewter

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Smiling Duck Potholder Crochet Pattern – Happy Easter!

Duck Potholder Crochet Pattern

Hello everyone! This will be my last post before Easter, and it is chock-full of special offers. These adorable smiling ducks will brighten up your kitchen for the holiday, especially if you have a farm animal theme in your home.

Duck Potholder Crochet Pattern
Duck Potholder Crochet Pattern – PDF is available on Etsy

Materials:
I Love This Cotton yarn –
1 oz. yellow or white
6 yards orange
4 yards black
Size I (5.5 mm) crochet hook
Yarn needle
Measurements:
Approximately 5.5” wide by 6” tall

Directions:
HEAD:
Row 1: With a double strand of yellow (or
white), ch 10 (9 sc).
Row 2: Ch 1, turn, 2 sc in first st, sc in next 7 sts,
2 sc in last st (11 sc).
Row 3: Ch 1, turn, 2 sc in first st, sc in next 9 sts,
2 sc in last st (13 sc).
Row 4: Ch 1, turn, 2 sc in first st, sc in next 11
sts, 2 sc in last st (15 sc).
Row 3: Ch 1, turn, 2 sc in first st, sc in next 13
sts, 2 sc in last st (17 sc).
Rows 6-11: Ch 1, turn, sc in each st.
Rows 12-17: Ch 1, turn, dec over first 2 sts, sc in
remaining sts (11 sc at end of Row 17).
Rows 18-20: Ch 1, turn, dec over first 2 sts, sc
across, dec over last 2 sts (5 sc at end of Row
20).
Row 21: Ch 1, turn, sec over first 2 sts, sc in next
st, ch 5, sl st in 5th ch, sc in same st as last sc,
dec over last 2 sts of top. Working down the
side of the potholder, sc in each row end.
Working across bottom (unused loop of
foundation ch), 2 sc in first loop, sc across
foundation ch, 2 sc in last loop. Working up the
other side of the potholder, sc in each row end.
Join with sl st in first sc.
BILL:
Row 1: With double strand of orange yarn, ch 2,
2 sc in 2nd ch.
Rows 2-3: Ch 1, turn, 2 sc in first st, sc across (4
sc at end of Row 3).
Row 4: Ch 1, turn, 2 sc in each st (8 sc).
Row 5: Ch 1, turn, 2 sc in each st (16 sc). Fasten
off orange leaving 12” length for sewing. Sew
bill to face with bottom at Row 6 of head.
EYES:
With double strand of black yarn, ch 2 (or magic
circle), 5 sc in 2nd ch from hook. Join with sl st.
Fasten off black leaving 6” length for sewing.
Sew eyes to face at Rows 11-13.

More Easter Designs

Zoo Blog Hop Day 15 – Bunnies!

Flower Easter Basket Pattern

Bunny Goody Bag Crochet Pattern

Bunny Bath Pouf Pattern

 

Bunny Nap Buddy Crochet Pattern

Easter Bunny Hot Rod Crafts

Bunny Scrubby Pattern

Fashion Doll Easter Bonnet

Easter Enchantment Crochet Patterns Ebook – Over 20 Easter Patterns in PDF Format

Easter Lamb Free Pattern

Duck Gift Basket on Addi Knitting Machines

Easter Crochet Pattern Roundup – Over 30 Free Patterns

Butterfly Baby Dress Crochet Pattern

Butterfly Baby Dress Crochet Pattern

 

 

21 Fab Rainbow Crochet Patterns

https://greenfoxfarmsdesigns.com/?s=rainbow

 

Coming Attractions

  • Designer handbag for Mother’s Day
  • Crochet Swag Mother’s Day Sale
  • June is National Zoo & Aquarium Month – stay tuned for an amazing blog hop featuring over 70 free animal crochet patterns