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Friday, May 27, 2016

Up to 40% off Leisure Arts...

Do you knit, crochet, sew or like to color? Leisure Arts is having a Memorial Day Sale...40% off all digitial downloads and 30% off all physical products with FREE shipping on orders over $35.

For example, I blogged about this pattern booklet some time ago.

I actually own it and I love all the different designs. The pdf download is normally $7.99.

For the Memorial Day sale, the digital version is now $4.79 with no shipping on downloaded patterns. That's quite a savings. Plenty of gifts can be made for wedding showers that might be coming around!

The sale price will show in your cart; there is no need for a coupon code.

However, if you are a senior, a teacher or military, don't forget to use the coupon codes I have listed to the right of this blog for an additional 15% off making your final cost $4.07!  That's almost half off the original price!

Now is the time to buy your favorites! Click on the pictures to go to the site!

Sunday, May 22, 2016

Crochet Sunflowers...

I love sunflowers...actually I love all flowers. Recently, a couple of free sunflower patterns crossed my Facebook feed and I thought I would share.

Actually, I decided to make one of the patterns which was for sunflower coasters.

I thought they would look cute on a table next to my silk sunflower arrangement. Wrong, my son has already spoken up and asked if he could have I guess I will have to make another set.

At any rate, this pattern was super simple...only five rounds. After the first coaster, it was easy to do the rest without looking at the pattern. Make them in any color; the designer has several color combinations on her webpage.

~affiliate link~ Pot Holders pdf pattern from Leisure Arts...
don't forget to use a 15% off coupon code

Next, I saw these adorable sunflowers in a pot pattern.

Ink & Stitches, The Writerly and Creative Life of J.H. Winter

How cute! I haven't made one of them yet, but I am keeping the pattern in my files for a time when I may need something as a housewarming gift or a gift to cheer up a friend.

You can get any of the patterns by clicking on the corresponding picture.

Have fun!

Thursday, May 19, 2016

FREE pattern...Crochet Pineapple top

I was sorting some of my older emails and found this cute crochet item to wear over a tank top. It's a FREE pattern of Red Heart yarns using Creme de la Creme yarn.

Pattern is in sizes S/M to 3X. Click on the picture to go to the pattern!

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Looking for a superhero?

Made by Mary is now making her crochet superhero patterns FREE on Ravelry. Mary Smith is the talented designer behind Made by Mary and apparently she was unable to get Disney's permission to sell her patterns, so she decided to give them away.

If you have never made one of Mary's patterns, they are wonderful. I recently made her pattern "Holli the Heart" for my grandson as a Valentine's gift.

Please remember that while Mary has made her patterns FREE, they are still her property as far as copyright.

Also, remember that Mary is making them free because Disney would not allow Mary to sell her patterns so a word of caution for all crocheters...if you sell completed superhero dolls made from Mary's patterns, you could encounter some problems with Disney; they are very proactive in stopping the sale of their trademarked property.

Lastly, please don't forget to show Mary some "love" by adding some of her patterns to your favorites in Ravelry!

Click on each picture to go directly to the patterns.

Thursday, May 12, 2016

Stunning FREE Crochet Dress pattern...

Red Heart Yarns is making available an absolutely beautiful FREE crochet dress pattern designed by Lisa Gentry. Perfect to wear for a wedding or graduation party.

The dress is crocheted using a 3.75mm [US F-5] hook and size 3 fashion crochet thread. Sizes includes are Small/Medium, Large, X-Large, 2X-Large/3X-Large.

Since it is worked in one piece, from the neck downwards, you could easily make it as a top by crocheting fewer rows at the bottom and adding a pretty edging to finish. I just love this pattern!

Click on the picture to go to the pattern!!

Thursday, May 5, 2016

Adorable crochet dress and hat from Annie's Catalog

Juliet Dress - $7.99

A hint of vintage mixed with modern, textured stitches results in a spring ensemble for any little girl's wardrobe. Mix up the colors with brights and whites for that whimsical little miss, or switch to neutrals and mochas for that zen baby. Simple post stitches keep the avid crocheter interested, and the newcomer to cables confident. Pattern includes sundress and sunhat, and is made using sport weight yarn. Finished sizes:; 6 (9, 12, 18, 24) months; 2 (3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10)T

Monday, May 2, 2016

Professional Yarn Dyeing at Home...

...with Sarah Eyre

One of the many new classes being offered at Craftsy!

Learn techniques for dyeing solid, speckled and variegated yarns at home. Create gorgeous colorways with tips for prepping, dyeing and drying your fibers.

Save 33%...regularly $29.99 Now on sale for $19.99!!

Click on the picture for more information and an introductory video of the class.

Sunday, May 1, 2016

FREE Spring Flower Dishcloth pattern...

Quick and easy way to add colors and flowers to your kitchen decor!

Pattern written for two fabulous spring color combinations (or choose your own colors) and is being made available on Yarnspirations using Lily Sugar 'N Cream or other worsted weight cotton yarn.

Click on the picture to download the pattern.