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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

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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