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St. Patrick’s Day

Since all the events for which I had tickets were cancelled or postponed, today’s blog post is a simple one. I hope everyone has a happy St. Patrick’s Day and stays safe through this crisis. There are over 30 free patterns posted in the past year of this blog to keep your hands busy and your mind occupied. Crochet away!

Pot of Gold Potholder Crochet Pattern

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Materials:

Peaches & Cream cotton yarn – 1 oz black, ¼ oz gold, few yards green

Size G and J crochet hooks

Yarn needle

Directions:

POT:

Row 1: Holding 2 strands of black yarn together, ch 16, sc in 2nd ch from hook and each ch across (15 sc).

Rows 2-5: Ch 1, turn, inc, sc across (19 sc at end of Row 5).

Rows 6-7: Ch 1, turn, sc in each sc across.

Rows 8-12: Ch 1, turn, dec over 1st 2 sts, sc across (14 sc at the end of Row 12). Ch 1, turn to work down side. Sc down side, across bottom, and up other side making sure right and left sides have the same number of sts. Working across top in front loop only, sc across. Join. Ch 8, sl st in same st (hanging loop).

GOLD:

With double strand of gold or yellow yarn, attach in remaining back loop. *Sl st, sk 1 st, 5 dc next st,* repeat across ending with sl st in 13th st. Fasten off.

SHAMROCK:

With G hook and single strand of green yarn, ch 4, 3 dc, ch 3, sl st in 4th ch from hook, *ch 3, 3 dc, ch 3, sl st,* repeat once. Ch 5, sl st in 2nd ch from hook, sl st in next 3 ch, sl st in beg ch. Fasten off leaving length for sewing. Using photo for placement, sew shamrock onto front of potholder.

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Free Polar Bear Pillow Crochet Pattern – Leap Year BOGO Sale – Xtreme Bulls

polar bear pillow

San Antonio Livestock Show & Rodeo

Rodeo is an annual ritual for my family; this year we attended the Xtreme Bulls competition with the concert afterward by Whiskey Myers. I have to admit, I bought the tickets based on the bulls and had never heard of Whiskey Myers. They are a southern rock group from Palestine, Texas, and their concert was amazing! If you like good southern rock and awesome guitarists, definitely check them out. Their sound was obviously influenced by Lynyrd Skynyrd and ZZ Top, but I could also hear hints of CCR and the Beatles, along with a bit of country music. Tony Kent playing cowbell – WOW!

Xtreme Bulls with Whiskey Myers

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Crochet – Texas Style Book

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I am super proud of my latest book containing crochet patterns with a Texas theme. Over 30 patterns cover a wide range of Texas, including travel, industry, symbols, wildlife, and Christmas in Texas. To see a slideshow of pattern photos, visit Crochet – Texas Style Patterns.

The book is available as a PDF download at My Fingers Fly. With over 30 patterns included at only $15.99, that’s less than 50 cents a pattern. Increase your savings this week with my Leap Year Sale through March 2 – Buy 1, Get 3 Free patterns. All these patterns are also available separately from 99 cents to $5.50 each.

Crochet – Texas Style is also available on Amazon as Kindle download or paperback book. Amazon

Polar Bear Pillow Crochet Pattern

February 27 is Polar Bear Day, so I have designed a quick and easy pattern for polar bear fans. PDF Download

polar bear on bed

Materials: 

  • Bernat Beyond super bulky yarn  –  10 oz. white, 10 yards black
  • Size J (6.00 mm) crochet hook
  • Yarn needle
  • Fiberfil (7 oz.)

Gauge: 3 sts = 1”, 3 rows = 1”

Finished bear measures approximately 12” diameter.

DIRECTIONS:
BACK:

Rnd 1: With white yarn, ch 2 (or magic circle), 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook. Do not join. Work in continuous rnds throughout.

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

Rnd 5: *Sc in next 3 sts, 2 sc in next st,* repeat around (30 sc).

Rnd 6: *Sc in next 4 sts, 2 sc in next st,* repeat around (36 sc).

Rnd 7: *Sc in next 5 sts, 2 sc in next st,* repeat around (42 sc).

Rnd 8: *Sc in next 6 sts, 2 sc in next st,* repeat around (48 sc).

Rnd 9: *Sc in next 7 sts, 2 sc in next st,* repeat around (54 sc).

Rnd 10: *Sc in next 8 sts, 2 sc in next st,* repeat around (60 sc).

Rnd 11: *Sc in next 9 sts, 2 sc in next st,* repeat around (66 sc).

Rnd 12: *Sc in next 10 sts, 2 sc in next st,* repeat around (72 sc).

Rnd 13: *Sc in next 11 sts, 2 sc in next st,* repeat around (78 sc).

Rnd 14: *Sc in next 12 sts, 2 sc in next st,* repeat around (84 sc).

Rnd 15: *Sc in next 13 sts, 2 sc in next st,* repeat around (90 sc).

Rnd 16: *Sc in next 14 sts, 2 sc in next st,* repeat around (96 sc).

Rnd 17: *Sc in next 15 sts, 2 sc in next st,* repeat around (102 sc).

Rnd 18: *Sc in next 16 sts, 2 sc in next st,* repeat around (108 sc).

Rnd 19: *Sc in next 17 sts, 2 sc in next st,* repeat around (114 sc).

Rnd 20: *Sc in next 18 sts, 2 sc in next st,* repeat around (120 sc). Join with sl st. Fasten off.

FRONT:

Row 1: With black yarn, ch 2, 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook.

Row 2: Ch 1, turn, 2 sc in sc (2 sc).

Row 3: Ch 1, turn, 2 sc in first st, sc in next st (3 sc).

Rnd 4: Ch 1, turn,  2 sc in first st, sc in next st, 2 sc in last st. Turn to work 3 sc down side, 2 sc in unused loop of starting ch, 3 sc up the other side. Join with sl st (13 sc). Fasten off black yarn.

Rnd 5: Switch to white yarn. Ch 1, working in BLO, sc in next 5 sts, (2 sc, sc, 2 sc) down side, sc in next st, 2 sc in next st, (2 sc, sc, 2 sc) up other side. Join with sl st (18 sc).

Rnd 6: Ch 1, working in both loops, *sc in next 5 sts, 2 sc in next st,* repeat around (21 sc). Do not join. From this point on, work in continuous rnds.

Rnd 7: *Sc in next 6 sts, 2 sc in next st,* repeat around (24 sc).

Rnd 8: *Sc in next 7 sts, 2 sc in next st,* repeat around (27 sc).

Rnd 9: *Sc in next 8 sts, 2 sc in next st,* repeat around (30 sc).

Rnd 10: *Sc in next 9 sts, 2 sc in next st,* repeat around (33 sc).

Rnd 11: *Sc in next 10 sts, 2 sc in next st,* repeat around (36 sc).

Rnd 12: *Sc in next 5 sts, 2 sc in next st,* repeat around (42 sc).

Rnd 13: *Sc in next 6 sts, 2 sc in next st,* repeat around (48 sc).

Rnd 14: *Sc in next 7 sts, 2 sc in next st,* repeat around (54 sc).

Rnd 15: *Sc in next 8 sts, 2 sc in next st,* repeat around (60 sc).

Rnd 16: *Sc in next 9 sts, 2 sc in next st,* repeat around (66 sc).

Rnd 17: *Sc in next 10 sts, 2 sc in next st,* repeat around (72 sc).

Rnd 18: *Sc in next 11 sts, 2 sc in next st,* repeat around (78 sc).

Rnd 19: *Sc in next 12 sts, 2 sc in next st,* repeat around (84 sc).

Rnd 20: *Sc in next 13 sts, 2 sc in next st,* repeat around (90 sc).

Rnd 21: *Sc in next 14 sts, 2 sc in next st,* repeat around (96 sc).

Rnd 22: *Sc in next 15 sts, 2 sc in next st,* repeat around (102 sc).

Rnd 23: *Sc in next 16 sts, 2 sc in next st,* repeat around (108 sc).

Rnd 24: *Sc in next 17 sts, 2 sc in next st,* repeat around (114 sc).

Rnd 25: *Sc in next 18 sts, 2 sc in next st,* repeat around (120 sc). Join with sl st. Do not fasten off.

EYES: (Make 2)

With black yarn, ch 2 (or magic circle), 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook. Join with sl st. Fasten off leaving 6” length for sewing. Sew eyes to face above the snout.

EDGING:

Pick up yarn where you left off on front. Holding front and back together with wrong sides facing, sc through both thicknesses with white yarn, stuffing as you go. Join with sl st. Fasten off.

EARS: (Make 2)

Rnd 1: Ch 2 (or magic circle), 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook. Do not join. Work in continuous rnds throughout.

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

Rnds 3-4: Sc in each st. Join with sl st. Fasten off leaving 12” length for sewing.   Sew ears to top of head using photo for placement.

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Easter Lamb Free Pattern

The sun is shining, the birds are singing

On this lovely spring day.

Hummingbirds are searching for nectar,

And squirrels come out to play.

Lamb Eyeglass Holder Crochet Pattern

Materials:

Bernat Pipsqueak yarn – 2 oz. white

Worsted weight yarn – 1/2 oz.dark gray

Size G crochet hook

Yarn needle

Fiberfil stuffing

2 black plastic safety eyes 15 mm

Directions:

SNOUT:

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

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

Rnds 5-7: Sc in each st.

Rnd 8: 2 sc in each st (48 sc).

Rnd 9: *Sc in next 7 sts, 2 sc in next st,* repeat around (54 sc). Join with sl st. Fasten off leaving 12” length for sewing.

HEAD:

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

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

Rnd 5: *Sc in each of next 3 sc, 2 sc in next st,* repeat around (30 sc).

Rnd 6: *Sc in each of next 4 sts, 2 sc in next st,* repeat around (36 sc).

Rnd 7: *Sc in each of next 5 sc, 2 sc in next st,* repeat around (42 sc).

Rnd 8: *Sc in each of next 6 sts, 2 sc in next st,* repeat around (48 sc).

Rnd 9: *Sc in each of next 7 sts, 2 sc in next st,* repeat around (54 sc).

Rnd 10: *Sc in each of next 8 sts, 2 sc in next st,* repeat around (60 sc).

Rnds 11-22: Sc in each st.

Rnd 23: *Dec, sc in next 8 sts,* repeat around (54 sc).

Rnd 24: *Dec, sc in next 7 sts,* repeat around (48 sc).

Rnd 25: *Dec, sc in next 6 sts,* repeat around (42 sc).

Rnd 26: *Dec, sc in next 5 sts,* repeat around (36 sc). Turn inside out so the fuzziest part is on the outside. Stuff snout and sew to front of head. Insert eyes through top of snout. Stuff.

Rnd 27: *Dec, sc in next 4 sts,* repeat around (30 sc).

Rnd 28: *Dec, sc in next 3 sts,* repeat around (24 sc).

Rnd 29: *Dec, sc in next 2 sts,* repeat around (18 sc). Stuff firmly.

Rnd 30: *Dec, sc in next st,* repeat around (12 sc).

Rnd 31: Dec around (6 sc). Fasten off leaving 6” length for sewing. Weave through last 6 sts and pull firmly. Sew opening closed.

EARS (Make 2):

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

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

Rnd 3: *Sc in next 2 sts, 2 sc in next st, repeat around (12 sc).

Rnds 4-7: Sc in each st.

Rnd 8: *Dec, sc in next 2 sts,* repeat around (9 sc).

Rnd 9: *Dec, sc in next st,* repeat around (6 sc). Join with sl st. Fasten off leaving 12” length for sewing.Sew one ear to each side of head. Weave in all ends.

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Fiesta in San Antonio

Spring is Fiesta time in San Antonio. If you have never visited the city, April is the perfect time. The summer heat hasn’t yet begun, and the city comes alive with festivals. The traditional Fiesta kick-off is the Oyster Bake at St. Mary’s University with food booths and live music. We attended Friday night at the Tejano stage where Jay Perez performed, followed by David Lee Garza y los Musicales. Both groups are staples of Tejano festivals all across Texas. The atmosphere at Oyster Bake was wonderful – live music, great food, and perfect spring weather.

Jay Perez and the Band – Oyster Bake 2019

 

David Lee Garza https://youtu.be/GUpTpVTOs-o

 

Fiesta will continue through April 28 with parades and festivals throughout the city. One of the most popular is the Battle of Flowers Parade commemorating the victory at San Jacinto. The parade is so popular, it’s a school holiday. Fiesta queens riding the floats in elaborate gowns are taunted with, “Show me your shoes!” What started as young women wanting to wear something comfortable over the years has become an informal contest of creativity in footwear, and the crowd loves it!

Sugar Skull Bowling Ball Bag or Market Bag

Continuing my bowling ball bag patterns with a Fiesta flair – https://www.myfingersfly.com/products/sugar-skull-bowling-ball-bag-crochet-pattern-or-market-bag-crochet-pattern

Getting a head start on Mother’s Day gifts, I have combined several of my most popular potholder patterns into an ebook. These quick and easy patterns are sure to please Mom and Grandma.