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Pug Puppy Sweater Update

Bruno Sweater Small

Bruno went to the vet this week for his wellness check, and he’s already 9 pounds. With a cold front moving in this weekend, I updated the puppy sweater pattern to a larger size. Since Valentine’s Day is this weekend, I made it in red!

Pug Puppy Sweater Small

Materials:
Sport weight yarn –
150 yards MC
40 yards CC
Size F (3.75 mm) & G (4.0 mm) crochet hooks
Yarn needle

Finished Small sweater measures approximately 8.5” long by 18” circumference.

Gauge: 5 hdc = 1”, 3 rows = 1”

Directions (Small):
BODY:
Rnd 1: With MC yarn and G hook, ch 61, hdc in 2nd ch and each remaining ch (60 hdc). Join with sl st in first hdc.
Rnd 2: Ch 1, turn, *hdc in next 5 sts, 2 hdc in next st,* repeat around (70 hdc).
Rnd 3: Ch 1, turn, *hdc in next 6 sts, 2 hdc in next st,* repeat around (80 hdc).
Rnd 4: Ch 1, turn, hdc in each st. Join with sl st.
Rnd 5: (leg openings) Ch 1, turn, hdc in first 3 sts, ch 16, sk 16 sts, hdc in next 42 sts, ch 16, sk 16 sts, hdc in last 3 sts. Join with sl st.
Rnd 6: Ch 1, turn, hdc in first 3 sts, hdc in each ch, hdc in next 42 sts, hdc in each ch, hdc in last 3 sts (80 hdc). Join with sl st.
Rnds 8-12: Ch 1, turn, hdc in each st. Join with sl st.
Rnds 13-20: Ch 1, turn, hdc in each st around, dec over last 2 sts (72 hdc at end of Rnd 20).
Rnd 21: Ch 1, turn, sl st in first 4 sts, hdc dec over next 2 sts, hdc in next 60 sts, hdc dec over next 2 sts, leave remining 4 sts unworked (62 hdc).
Rnd 22: Ch 1, turn, Hdc dec over first 2 sts, hdc in next 58 sts, hdc dec over last 2 sts (60 hdc).
Rnd 23: Ch 1, turn, Hdc dec over first 2 sts, hdc in next 56 sts, hdc dec over last 2 sts (58 hdc).
Rnd 24: Ch 1, turn, Hdc dec over first 2 sts, hdc in next 54 sts, hdc dec over last 2 sts (56 hdc). Fasten off MC.
Rnd 25: With right side facing, attach CC yarn at center bottom of Rnd 24. Sc in 4 sts, sc in the
edges of Rnds 21-24, sc around Rnd 24, sc in edges of Rnds 21-24, sc in last 4 sts of Rnd 24. Join with sl st. Fasten off CC.

LEG OPENINGS:
With CC yarn, sc around openings in Rnd 6.

COLLAR:
Rnd 1: Using CC and F hook, hdc in unused lps of starting ch, join with sl st in first hdc (60 hdc).
Rnd 2: Ch 1, *hdc in 10 sts, dec,* repeat around (55 hdc). Join with sl st.
Rnds 3-5: Ch 1, *fpdc, bpdc,* repeat round. Join with sl st. Fasten off at end of Rnd 5.
Weave in all ends.

PDF download on Etsy

Along with outgrowing his sweater, he has also outgrown the cardboard box he claimed as his bed the day we brought him home. I got a bigger cardboard box and some fleece I had in my fabric bin and made him a new bed. Now he never wants to leave it!

Bruno’s new bed

More Pet Crochet Patterns

XXS Pug Sweater Crochet Pattern

Small Dog Bed Crochet Pattern

Zoo Blog Hop Day 25 – Dogs

Valentine’s Day Sale

Heart Eyeglass Holder Crochet Pattern
Heart Eyeglass Holder Crochet Pattern

There are just a few days left to make gifts for Valentine’s Day. Try an easy heart eyeglass holder, lover’s eye necklace, or a cupid’s arrow rattle for the new baby. All Valentine’s patterns are 50% off through 2/13/2021. http://www.myfingersfly.etsy.com

Blog Round-ups

February will be an amazing month for blog roundups including:

February’s Patreon designs have been uploaded. Patterns are updated every month. What patterns would you like to see?

Patreon February Tiers
Patreon February Tiers

Stay tuned for more great designs and an Easter crochet pattern ebook due in March.

Duck in Easter Egg Cuddler Crochet Pattern

Butterfly Baby Dress Crochet Pattern

Butterfly Handbag Crochet Pattern

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Snowflake Kitchen Boa Crochet Pattern in Tunisian Stitch

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

I made several styles of kitchen boas for Christmas gifts, and this is one that can brighten up your kitchen throughout the winter. If you’re well versed in Tunisian stitch, this will be a simple project for you. If you’ve never done it before, this is the perfect easy project to learn Tunisian or afghan stitch. There’s also a YouTube tutorial to help you through it. https://youtu.be/_4QHPqtdys4

Materials:

I Love This Cotton worsted weight yarn

3.5 oz blue

1 oz. white

Crochet hook size G (4.0 mm)

Yarn needle

8” x 20” (20 cm x 51 cm) Kitchen Towel

Needle and Thread

 

Directions:

Row 1: With blue yarn, ch 20, Tunisian st in 2nd ch and each rem ch (19 sc). This should measure approximately 4” across.

Row 2: Work in Tunisian st until piece measures 37”. Bind off blue yarn. When sewn to both sides of the kitchen towel, the boa will measure approximately 68”. If shorter or longer boa is needed, adjust the length of the crocheted piece.

Work snowflake pattern in white yarn using cross-stitch (or duplicate st if you prefer). Skip 2 rows and work another snowflake above it. Repeat 2 snowflakes on opposite end.

Snowflake Chart
Cross-Stitch Chart

Cut towel in half and serge or zigzag raw edges. Fold edges to middle and sew edge.

Fold edges again to middle and sew in place. This will give you a width of approximately 4”.

Hand sew or machine sew this edge of towel to back side of crocheted piece.

Block boa and weave in all ends.

PDF download is available at Snowflake Kitchen Boa Crochet Pattern in Tunisian Stitch

National Puzzle Day – January 29

Get 50% off all plush toy patterns through 1/31/2021 at http://www.myfingersfly.etsy.com.  Also some clearance yarn available along with a few handmade gifts. Great bargains if you’re shopping for Valentine’s Day gifts!

January’s New Designs

Pink Power Pillow Crochet Pattern - Rainbow Power Pillow Crochet Pattern
Pink Power Pillow Crochet Pattern – Rainbow Power Pillow Crochet Pattern

 

Lover's Eye Necklace Crochet Pattern

Lover’s Eye Necklace Crochet Pattern

These patterns will be included in the $5 Tier on Patreon for February, along with the Snowflake Boa and Small Dog Bed Crochet Pattern. The $10 Tier will include all of these patterns and Eyeglass Holder Crochet Patterns Ebook, and the $25 Tier will include Heart Eyeglass Holder Crochet Kit. Join Patreon to get a new set of patterns every month.

Coming Soon

February will be an amazing month for blog roundups including:

Stay tuned for more great designs and an Easter crochet pattern ebook due in March.

Huge January Sale on Lovecrafts

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Winter Celebration 2020 Giveaway – Free Ornament Pattern

winter celebration

Let’s start out December with another amazing blog hop! The Knotty Designer has assembled a group of Ravelry designers to offer great patterns free from December 1 through December 8 using code Celebration2020.

 

These awesome indie designers have been working hard cranking out designs for your Christmas gift lists. Happy Crocheting!

December 6 is Saint Nicholas Day, so all Santa 🎅 patterns are half price.
https://www.etsy.com/listing/886241739/santa-claus-eyeglass-holder-crochet

Bonus Pattern

Suffragette Hats
Suffragette Hats

Suffragette Hat Ornament Crochet Pattern

Materials:
12 yards white sport weight yarn
Crochet hook size F (3.75 mm)
Yarn needle
Ribbon or cord
Flowers or other decorations, as desired

Directions:
Rnd 1: Ch 2 (or magic circle), 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook. Do not join. Work in continuous rnds unless otherwise specified.
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: Working in BLO, sc in each st.
Rnds 5-6: Sc in each st.
Rnd 7: Working in FLO, *sc in next st, 2 sc in next st,* repeat around (27 sc).
Rnd 8: Working in both loops, sc in each st.
Rnd 9: *Sc in next 2 sts, 2 sc in next st,* repeat around (36 sc).
Rnd 10: Sc in each st. Join with sl st. Fasten off white. Block hat.

Glue on ribbon or flowers as desired for the hat band. Cut a piece of cord or ribbon about 10” long. Pull through a stitch at the top of the back of the hat and make a knot.

PDF download on Etsy

Patreon Memberships

If you’re looking for a great gift idea for a fellow crocheter (or for yourself), a membership to my Patreon will give you access to new designs every month.

Patreon tiers

Pick your level – from $2.00 to $25.00 a month. November’s Pattern of the Month is Miles the Jazzy Elephant Plush Toy. Database will be updated on December 2 with Christmas-themed patterns.

Fasten off YAL

fasten off YAL

The Off-Ravelry sale is still going strong – 91 indie designers with over a thousand patterns from which to choose. Use code FO2020 to get 25% off knit and crochet patterns from participating designers.

See my available patterns at http://www.myfingersfly.com.

Browse the entire database at http://www.wipinsanity.com/fastenoffyal.

More Christmas Patterns

Advent Calendar Christmas Ornaments Crochet Pattern Ebook

Melted Snowman Ornament

Deck the Halls with Yarn Blog Hop 2020

Christmas Pattern Giveaway

Roller Skate Pillow Crochet Pattern

Christmas in July Blog Hop

Ultimate Christmas Pattern Bundle

Steer Skull Ornament

Free “Handmade with Love” Gift Tags

 

Cyber Monday Sale

20% off any $10.00 purchase in my Etsy shop through December 2, 2020. Lots of great fiber artists gifts including ornaments, t-shirts, tote bags, and more.

Crochet Swag
Fiber Artist Swag
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National Taco Day – Free Taco Pillow Pattern

taco pillow

Tacos are part of the culture of San Antonio, so National Taco Day is one of the best days of the year. In our house, we eat tacos several times a week – crispy tacos, breakfast tacos, guisada tacos. The list goes on and on. (I’m making myself hungry!) To celebrate this delicious day, I created a giant taco pillow. It’s easy to crochet using super bulky yarn, and it measures a whopping 31″ wide by 15″ tall.

Materials:

Bernat Blanket or other super bulky (6) yarn

17 oz. tan

4 oz. green

1 oz. brown

½ oz. red

½ oz. yellow

Size M (13.00 mm) crochet hook

Yarn needle

Fiberfil

 

Finished pillow measures approximately 31” wide by 15” tall.

 

DIRECTIONS:

SHELL:

Rnd 1: Ch 2 (or magic circle), 7 sc in 2nd ch from hook. Do not join. Work in continuous rnds throughout.

Rnd 2: 2 sc in each st (14 sc).

Rnd 3: *Sc in next st, 2 sc in next st,* repeat around (21 sc).

Rnd 4: *Sc in next 2 sts, 2 sc in next st,* repeat around (28 sc).

Rnd 5: *Sc in next 3 sts, 2 sc in next st,* repeat around (35 sc).

Rnd 6: *Sc in next 4 sts, 2 sc in next st,* repeat around (42 sc).

Rnd 7: *Sc in next 5 sts, 2 sc in next st,* repeat around (49 sc).

Rnd 8: *Sc in next 6 sts, 2 sc in next st,* repeat around (56 sc).

Rnd 9: *Sc in next 7 sts, 2 sc in next st,* repeat around (63 sc).

Rnd 10: *Sc in next 8 sts, 2 sc in next st,* repeat around (70 sc).

Rnd 11: *Sc in next 9 sts, 2 sc in next st,* repeat around (77 sc).

Rnd 12: *Sc in next 10 sts, 2 sc in next st,* repeat around (84 sc).

Rnd 13: *Sc in next 11 sts, 2 sc in next st,* repeat around (91 sc).

Rnd 14: *Sc in next 12 sts, 2 sc in next st,* repeat around (98 sc).

Rnd 15: *Sc in next 13 sts, 2 sc in next st,* repeat around (105 sc).

Rnd 16: *Sc in next 14 sts, 2 sc in next st,* repeat around (112 sc).

Rnd 17: *Sc in next 15 sts, 2 sc in next st,* repeat around (119 sc).

Rnd 18: *Sc in next 16 sts, 2 sc in next st,* repeat around (126 sc).

Rnd 19: *Sc in next 17 sts, 2 sc in next st,* repeat around (133 sc).

Rnd 20: *Sc in next 18 sts, 2 sc in next st,* repeat around (140 sc).

Rnd 21: *Sc in next 19 sts, 2 sc in next st,* repeat around (147 sc).

Rnd 22: *Sc in next 20 sts, 2 sc in next st,* repeat around (154 sc).

Rnd 23: *Sc in next 21 sts, 2 sc in next st,* repeat around (161 sc).

Rnd 24: *Sc in next 22 sts, 2 sc in next st,* repeat around (168 sc).

Rnd 25: *Sc in next 23 sts, 2 sc in next st,* repeat around (175 sc).

Rnd 26: *Sc in next 24 sts, 2 sc in next st,* repeat around (182 sc).

Rnd 27: *Sc in next 25 sts, 2 sc in next st,* repeat around (189 sc).

Rnd 28: *Sc in next 26 sts, 2 sc in next st,* repeat around (196 sc).

Rnd 29: *Sc in next 27 sts, 2 sc in next st,* repeat around (203 sc).

Rnd 30: *Sc in next 28 sts, 2 sc in next st,* repeat around (210 sc). Join with sl st.

Rnd 31: Reverse sc in each st around. Join with sl st. Fasten off.

SALAD:

Row 1: With green, ch 61, hdc in 2nd ch from hook and next 9 ch, *with red hdc in next 3 ch, with green hdc in next 10 ch,* repeat across.

Row 2: Ch 1, hdc in each st across, matching colors of sts to colors in previous row.

Row 3: Ch 1, turn, with green hdc in next 4 sts, *with red hdc in next 3 sts, with green hdc in next 10 sts,* repeat across.

Row 4: Ch 1, hdc in each st across, matching colors of sts to colors in previous row.

Row 5: Ch 1, turn, *with green hdc in next 10 sts, with red hdc in next 3 sts,* repeat across.

Row 6: Ch 1, hdc in each st across, matching colors of sts to colors in previous row.

Row 7:P Ch 1, *hdc in next st, 3 dc in next st,* repeat across. Turn to work across edge of piece with same repeat. Turn to work on opposite side of beg ch with same repeat. Turn to work across other edge with same repeat. Join with sl st. Fasten off.

MEAT:

Row 1: With brown, working behind shell row on edge, 8 hdc across.

Rows 2-7: Ch 1, turn, hdc in each st.

Row 8: Ch 1, turn, dec, hdc in next 4 sts, dec (6 hdc). Fasten off.

ASSEMBLY:

Lay tortilla flat and mark center.

Mark 2” on both sides of this marker. Pin meat section to this 4” section.

Matching centers, pin the long edge of the salad section to the tortilla.

Sew in place. Then pin and sew opposite side of salad to tortilla, stuffing as you go.

CHEESE:

Cut 7” pieces of yellow yarn. Fold a piece in half, insert hook through st at desired spot, pull loop through st, pull ends through loop. Decorate your taco with as much cheese as you like.

PDF is available on Etsy.

Free Taco Scrubby Crochet Pattern

More pillow patterns:

Super Squishy Pillows and Plushies Crochet Pattern Ebook – Using Bernat Blanket Yarn

Axolotl Pillow

Benjamin Turtle Nap Buddy CAL

The Getty Museum Challenge

Free Polar Bear Pillow Crochet Pattern

Slot Machine Pillow Crochet Pattern

Roller Skate Pillow Crochet Pattern

Do Unicorns Live Forever?

This book is very special to me, because it is my first ever children’s book.

Lily’s favorite toy fell apart in the laundry, but she learns that change isn’t always a bad thing.This book includes instructions to crochet a Boonicorn doll for your little one.

Kindle and paperback versions are available on Amazon.

Patreon Memberships

I’m so proud to announce my new Patreon page. There are three enrollment levels, and each one allows the user access to some great crochet designs. Start your membership at the $2 level, and receive 3 great Halloween patterns. The $5 level includes 7 Halloween designs along with a Gnome Skinny Ornament pattern. (It’s never too early to start your Christmas crochet, right?) October’s $10 level is a super bargain, including access to the entire Spooktacular Crochet Patterns ebook with over 30 Halloween designs.

My Fingers Fly on Patreon

October Half Price Patterns

Half price patterns October 1-10:
* Lips Face Mask Crochet Pattern for World Smile Day
* F-bomb Bowling Ball Bag Crochet Pattern for National Boyfriend Day
* A to Z Animal Crochet Patterns Ebook for World Animal Day
* Astronaut Cuddler Pattern for World Space Week

Breast Cancer Awareness Month – Pink Ribbon Hat Addi & Crochet Patterns are always free on my website or Ravelry.

Coming Attractions

For the rest of the year, I’ll be working on clearing up several WIPs that have been recently neglected. Then the focus will be on more Christmas designs and holiday gifts.

Stay safe and happy crocheting!