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National Tell a Fairy Tale Day

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When I was a little girl, Saturday nights at our home were story time. We would take turns picking our favorite stories, and my dad would read them to us. We had a bookshelf in the living room with collections of stories from various authors. My favorite story (and the one I always picked) was a Grimm tale called One Eye, Two Eye, Three Eye. The story was similar to Cinderella in that One Eye and Three Eye were the mean sisters who treated Two Eye badly. They considered themselves special because one had one eye in the center of her forehead, and the other had a third eye in the center of her forehead. They considered Two Eye common, like other folk, and had no use for her. One day an old woman came to Two Eye when she was crying with hunger and told her how to get her goat to lay out a table of food for her.  I won’t spoil the rest of the story for you, but you can read it here: https://www.grimmstories.com/en/grimm_fairy-tales/one_eye_two_eyes_and_three_eyes#:~:text=There%20was%20once%20a%20woman%20who%20had%20three,was%20also%20in%20the%20centre%20of%20her%20forehead.

Lover's Eye Necklace Crochet Pattern

 

 

One Eye Necklace Crochet Pattern

 

 

 

 

 

witch amigurumi

 

Many of the best fairy tales feature a witch – Sleeping Beauty, Snow White, Hansel & Gretel, Rapunzel, and many more. If your little one is partial to the witch in the story, this is a great doll to make for them.Topsy-Turvy Witch Doll Crochet Pattern

Children's Unicorn Hoodie Crochet Pattern, Sizes 4, 6, and 8
Children’s Unicorn Hoodie Crochet Pattern, Sizes 4, 6, and 8

Of course, another favorite fairy tale character is the Unicorn.

Your little one can be a unicorn when you crochet this adorable hoodie,

complete with “hooves” that serve as mittens attached to the sleeves.

Unicorn Hoodie Crochet Pattern, Children’s Sizes 4, 6, and 8

National Unicorn Day

Do Unicorns Live Forever? – a children’s book

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Another favorite author from my childhood is Hans Christian Anderson

(especially the movie with Danny Kaye). Have you read the story, The Ugly Duckling?

This baby bird plushie pattern would make a great ugly duckling.

Baby Bird Plushie Crochet Pattern

 

 

The Three Little Pigs

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Goldilocks and the Three Bears

Crochet World April 2022

cat kitchen boa

I’m so excited to have my Cat Kitchen Boa design published in Crochet World’s April 2022 issue! I’ve read this magazine for years, and it has been a dream of mine to be published there. Check out the April issue here: https://ravel.me/cat-kitchen-boa

More of my kitchen boa designs:

Fox Kitchen Boa Crochet Pattern

Snowflake Kitchen Boa Crochet Pattern in Tunisian Stitch

Pig Kitchen Boa Crochet Pattern

Christmas Totem Pole Kitchen Boa Crochet Pattern – Reindeer, Elf, Santa Claus

More National Days

February 22-29 – National FFA week

February 27 – National Polar Bear Day

February 28 – National Floral Design Day

 

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It’s TWOSDAY! Tuesday, 2-22-22

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It’s a once-in-a-lifetime date – 2-22-22 which also falls on a Tuesday, or better known as TWOSDAY.  Humans are fascinated by numbers, and especially so when the date becomes a palindrome. To celebrate this momentous day, all my premium $4.99 and $2.99 patterns are priced at $2.22 for ONE DAY ONLY! Hurry and get your favorites before midnight. Use coupon code TWOSDAY.

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AMIGURUMI

https://ravel.me/witch-topsy-turvy-doll

Crochet for Baby

Firefighter's Jacket Baby Sweater crochet pattern, NB-3M, 6-9M or 12-18M sizes with axe rattle pattern
Firefighter’s Jacket Baby Sweater crochet pattern, NB-3M, 6-9M or 12-18M sizes with axe rattle pattern

 

Crochet for Children

Children's Unicorn Hoodie Crochet Pattern, Sizes 4, 6, and 8
Children’s Unicorn Hoodie Crochet Pattern, Sizes 4, 6, and 8

 

Crochet for Adults

Skull Poncho Crochet Pattern
Skull Poncho Crochet Pattern

 

Crochet World April 2022

cat kitchen boa

I’m so excited to have my Cat Kitchen Boa design published in Crochet World’s April 2022 issue! I’ve read this magazine for years, and it has been a dream of mine to be published there. Check out the April issue here: https://ravel.me/cat-kitchen-boa

More of my kitchen boa designs:

Fox Kitchen Boa Crochet Pattern

Snowflake Kitchen Boa Crochet Pattern in Tunisian Stitch

Pig Kitchen Boa Crochet Pattern

Christmas Totem Pole Kitchen Boa Crochet Pattern – Reindeer, Elf, Santa Claus

National Days

February 22-29 – National FFA week

February 24 – World Bartender Day

February 27 – National Polar Bear Day

 

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Christmas CALathon 2020 is here!

Christmas CALathon
Christmas CALathon
Christmas CALathon 2020

Christmas CALathon 2020 is HERE! And now there is a SCHEDULE!!!!! Be sure to stop over to the Facebook group and check out the super fun stash busting Christmas CAL-a-Thon. Ornaments and other items to decorate for the holiday season 🎄
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Who can resist making ornaments for their tree, or their neighbors or family or friends or to add to your cookie platters. Oh so many possibilities. One of today’s features will be my Suffragette Hat Ornament.

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This amazing CAL starts today and runs through December 25 with some of the cutest ornament patterns you’ve ever seen. Stop by every day until Christmas for new ornament patterns.

Countdown to Christmas – 75% off patterns

Still need a few last-minute gifts? Create your own crochet pattern bundle – 75% off patterns when you spend $5.00.
This offer is also valid on Ravelry through December 25, 2020.

Crocheting Nutcrackers and Knitting Nutcrackers are still available, as well as the patterns to make your own.

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Crocheting Nutcracker Figurine Pattern - DIY Christmas Gift
Crocheting Nutcracker Figurine Pattern – DIY Christmas Gift 

Top 10 Crochet Patterns of 2020 Ebook. All 10 patterns, along with top 5 Addi patterns, are 25% off through December 31 on Etsy.

More Christmas Crochet

Advent Calendar Christmas Ornaments Crochet Pattern Ebook

Reindeer Gift Bag

Moose Ornament Video Tutorial

Melted Snowman Ornament

Nutcracker Gift Bag Crochet Pattern

Free “Handmade with Love” Gift Tags

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Impact Wrench Baby Rattle Crochet Pattern

Drill Baby Rattle Crochet Pattern - Impact Wrench Rattle Crochet Pattern
Drill Baby Rattle Crochet Pattern – Impact Wrench Rattle Crochet Pattern

Since today is Collector Car Appreciation Day, I thought it would be fun to post a cute pattern I designed a few years ago, a baby rattle shaped like an impact wrench. It can be crocheted using cotton or polyester worsted, but I prefer I Love This Cotton for baby toys. It makes a great baby shower gift for expectant parents who are car enthusiasts, NASCAR fans, and automotive technicians, and even serves as a drill rattle for a future dentist.

Impact wrench rattle measures approximately 3 1/4” x 5”

Materials:

Sport yarn or cotton worsted –

2 oz. gray

Few yards black

Size F (3.75 mm) crochet hook

Fiberfil

Yarn needle

Rattle insert column

BODY:

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

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

Rnd 3: Working in back loops only, sc in each st around. Do not join.

Rnds 4-7: Working in both loops, sc in each st around. At the end of Rnd 7, join with sl st. Fasten off black.

Rnd 8: Attach gray yarn, *sc in next st, 2 sc in each of next 2 sts* repeat around (18 sc). Do not join.

Rnd 9: *Sc in each of next 5 sts, 2 sc in next st,* repeat around (18 sc).

Rnd 10: *Sc in each of next 6 sts, 2 sc in next st,* repeat around (24 sc).

Rnd 11: *Sc in each of next 7 sts, 2 sc in next st,* repeat around (27 sc).

Rnd 12: *Sc in each of next 8 sts, 2 sc in next st,* repeat around (30 sc). Join with sl st.

Rnd 13: Working in back loops only, sc in each st around.

Rnds 14-23: Working in both loops, sc in each st around. At end of Rnd 23, join with sl st.

Rnd 24: Working in back loops only, *sc in each of next 3 st, dec,* repeat around (24 sc). Do not join.

Rnd 25: Working in both loops, *sc in each of next 2 st, dec,* repeat around (18 sc). Fill with Fiberfil and rattle insert.

Rnd 26: *Sc in next st, dec,* repeat around (12 sc).

Rnd 27: Dec around (6 sc). Fasten off leaving length for sewing. Thread through yarn needle and weave through last 6 sts. Pull tight to close opening and sew closed.

HANDLE:

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

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

Rnd 3: Sc in each st. Continue to work even in sc until piece measures 2 ½”.

Next rnd: *Sc in each of next 2 sts, 2 sc in next st,* repeat around (18 sc).

Last rnd: *Sc in each of next 3 sts, 2 sc in next st,* repeat around (24 sc). Fasten off leaving length for sewing.

HAND GRIP:

With black yarn, ch 13. Join with sl st to form ring. Sc in each ch. Continue to work even on 13 sc until piece measures 1 1/2’”. Slide over handle and sew in place. Stuff handle firmly and sew to bottom of wrench body.

The matching baby auto mechanic sweater is also available at My Fingers Fly which includes the sweater and rattle patterns.

auto mechanic sweater

More Baby Designs

Preemie Crochet Challenge 2021

Baby’s Bundle of Joy Crochet Pattern Bundle – Flashlight Baby Rattle Crochet Pattern

Viking Axe Rattle Crochet Pattern

Angel Baby Rattle

Firefighter’s Jacket Baby Sweater crochet pattern, NB-3M, 6-9M or 12-18M sizes with axe rattle pattern

New Products in my Etsy Shop

king snake coiledSnake Plush Toy Pattern

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Xolo, the Mexican Hairless Dog Plush Toy Pattern
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Flamingo Fiber Artist Flip Flops – Also available in Yarnicorn design

National Kitten Day

Who doesn’t love a cute little kitten? Several months ago, I published the Addi Fat Cat Pattern. He’s adorable and makes a quick project to use up your stash. Also in the cat world, this Kittens in a Row Afghan is currently 40% off on Etsy.

Head Start on Halloween 

I know it’s the middle of summer, and the heat that goes along with it sometimes limits our crojo. Try making a few small projects that won’t cover you in yarn. My mind has been set on Halloween lately, and I came up with this spooky plague masks for Halloween using I Love This Cotton yarn.

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Electric Waves Plague Mask
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Colorful Plague Mask

Halloween projects are so much fun – I’m looking forward to doing a few more in the next couple of months.

Coming Up:

In two weeks I will publish a special blog post for Christmas in July. Several other designers will be joining me to offer free Christmas patterns so you can get a head start on your holiday crafting. By that time, my new A to Z Animal Crochet book will be available on my website, Amazon, and Etsy. It will feature over 50 animal patterns – from home decor to Christmas ornaments to plush toys to silly hats.

Happy Crocheting!

There are still a few days left to take advantage of my 50% off crochet pattern sale. Use coupon code CGOA for any crochet pattern or ebook at My Fingers Fly.

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Benjamin Turtle Nap Buddy CAL

Businesses across the country are beginning to open again, and people are returning to work. Do you have a little one who is returning to day care? Benjamin Turtle would be the perfect companion. He’s a cute plush toy that unfolds to reveal a toddler blanket for naptime.

Benjamin Turtle video

This crochet-along will be published in three parts over the month of June:

  1. Toddler blanket
  2. Turtle shell – Benjamin Turtle Nap Buddy CAL Part 2
  3. Assembly – Benjamin Turtle CAL Part 3

Free Turtle Jewelry Pattern

I hope you enjoy making him as much as I enjoyed designing him. Thanks to also to tester Sharon Reid who provided me the beautiful photos.

Materials

I Love This Yarn worsted weight

21 oz. Dark Olive

6 oz. Mild Green

5 oz. Toasted Almond

2 oz. Sungold

Size H (5.0 mm) crochet hook

Fiberfil

Yarn needle

Two 8-mm black safety eyes

Three 3/4” buttons

Blanket Directions:

Row 1: With Dark Olive yarn, ch 101, hdc in 2nd ch from hook and in remaining chs (100 hdc).

Rows 2-10: Ch 1, turn, hdc in each st.

Rows 11-12: Ch 1, turn, switch to Mild Green yarn and hdc in each st.

Repeat stripe pattern of 10 rows Dark Olive and 2 rows Mild Green 9 times. Then work another 10 rows of Dark Olive hdc.

Edging:

With Dark Olive yarn, ch 1, turn, hdc in each st across top with 3 hdc in corner. Turn to work down side, work hdc with approximately 3 sts for every 2 rows. Lay work on a table occasionally to make sure it is laying flat; adjust sts as necessary. Turn to work across bottom with 3 hdc in corner, hdc in each unused loop of starting ch, 3 hdc in corner. Turn to work up next side using the same number of sts as the other side. Join with sl st in 1st hdc.

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Okay, the easy part is done. Stay tuned for part 2 to make the turtle shell which will hold the blanket. Pattern PDF is available for download at My Fingers Fly. Please feel free to share photos on Instagram or Facebook.

Rainbow Nap Buddy

More Turtle Patterns

Free Turtle Earrings Pattern

World Oceans Day – 4 Free Turtle Patterns

National Zoo & Aquarium Month

Check out my Ravelry shop for 50% off a different animal crochet pattern each day.

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Stay safe. Be kind. Happy crocheting.

National Zoo & Aquarium Month 2021 Blog Hop

Turtle Christmas Ornament