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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

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Free Infinity Scarf Crochet Pattern for Mother’s Day

This week has been a busy one for me preparing the launch of a new section of my store – fiber-themed t-shirts and accessories. It’s always exciting to start a new venture, but it can be intimidating, too. My Fingers Fly will now offer t-shirts, coffee cups, tote bags, and more with silly crochet characters. Use code FRIENDS&FAMILY for 15% off t-shirts.

http://www.myfingersfly.com

Love Crochet, Owl Always Love Yarn, Yarnicorn, Flamingo Fiber Artist

After my recent posting about TSA rules and what fiber artists can carry on a plane, my sister found this wonderful tool. I’m going to order one and try it out on my next trip. https://www.amazon.com/Clover-3106-Cutter-Pendant-Antique/dp/B000WV1YC0/ref=sr_1_3?crid=P3BAUQIMAAK6&keywords=yarn+cutter+pendant&qid=1557501090&s=gateway&sprefix=yarn+cutt%2Caps%2C163&sr=8-3

Yarn Cutter Pendant

Next week will be National Police Week (May 13 to May 19, 2019). One of my favorite baby patterns is the Police Baby Sweater with a donut-shaped baby rattle. The sweater is crocheted in baby weight yarn and can be personalized with any color uniform you choose.

Through Sunday, May 12, this pattern and all crochet patterns in my Etsy shop are on sale for 99 cents. Time to stock up! https://www.etsy.com/MyFingersFly/listing/490181460/baby-police-officer-sweater-crochet?utm_source=Copy&utm_medium=ListingManager&utm_campaign=Share&utm_term=so.lmsm&share_time=1557501419591

For the procrastinators who didn’t order Mom’s gift in time, you can still get the Kindle version of Poems for Mothers.

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07R7HJ56Z

There’s also still time to crochet a gift for mom. The Lacy Infinity Scarf works up quickly in one evening and can be made with any yarn you have in your stash.

PDF download available at
https://www.myfingersfly.com/products/lacy-infinity-scarf-crochet-pattern

Materials:

Approximately 5 oz. worsted yarn  

Crochet hook size J

Yarn needle

Directions:

Row 1: Ch 25, dc in 5th ch from hook (counts as dc and ch 1), *sk 1 ch, dc next ch, ch 1* repeat from *.

Row 2: Ch 4, *dc in ch-1 space, ch 1,* repeat from * across. Dc in ch-4 space.

Repeat Row 2 until scarf measures 60”.

Last row: Ch 1, turn. Sl st last row and 1st row together.

Fringe: Cut 12” lengths of yarn. Insert hook in end of row from top to bottom and pull through 3 pieces of yarn and knot.

I hope your mother enjoys wearing it as much as you’ll enjoy making it!

Wishing you all a happy Mother’s Day and happy crocheting!

More Mother’s Day Ideas

Zebra Coin Purse

Mother’s Day Handbag Blog Hop

Poodle Eyeglass Holder

Sugar Skull Jewelry

Van Gogh’s Sunflowers in Crochet