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New christmas tutorials! - a creative being. Hey everyone!

new christmas tutorials! - a creative being

Those of you who follow me on Tuts+ already know this: I made a couple of cute Christmas tutorials! :) The first one is for these cute Christmas lights in rainbow colours! :) I made them with cotton yarn and a 4mm hook, and these are finished in an afternoon. The second one is for these classic Christmas baubles, which I spiced up a little by making them duotone! Click any of the images to go the free tutorials! Xo, wink. Crochet Star Making - A Tutorial. Hello.

Crochet Star Making - A Tutorial.

I have been making crochet stars this week. For no good reason really, just because they're fun to make. So I thought some of you might like to have a bit of crafty fun too. These stars use up tiny amounts of wool, so get your scraps box out! I used a mixture of hot colours.... .....and a nice mix of cool colours. You need to make 10 star 'points' or diamonds ( 5for the front and 5 for the back). You can make your stars bigger or smaller by varying the number of rows or by changing the yarn weight and hook size you use. (leave a long tail at the beginning so you can use it to sew up later) Ch 2 row 1: 2sc into 2nd ch from hook, turn. row 2: Ch1(turning chain) 1sc into first st, 2sc into 2nd st, turn. row 3: Ch1, 1sc into 1st st, 1sc into 2nd st, 2sc into last st, turn. row 4: Ch1, 1sc into 1st st, 1sc into each st across until last st, 2sc into last st, turn.

Start decreasing. Dada's place: Teddy Bear Granny Square. Mason Jar Bear Cosy. Isn’t it amazing when you discover something so cleverly awesome?

Mason Jar Bear Cosy

That’s what I thought when I came across the genius idea to use a mason jar with a blender. I’ve been using the 500ml jars so I’m not sure if other jars work but basically you just screw the blade portion onto the jar and blend away! So with this new-found knowledge I started making single serving smoothies (recipe to follow).

One thing I should mention is that with my blender some of the contents leak a little bit – nothing terrible but just something to keep in mind. Otherwise, smoothie-making has never been easier. Alas, smoothies are usually very cold, especially when frozen fruit is involved, and that results in cold hands. Not only does this cosy protect your hands from the cold (or hot) beverage, it also provides a source of warm, fuzzy cuteness that only a smiling bear can provide. This pattern is for a 500ml mason jar but you can adjust the size by increasing/decreasing the base circle stitches.

Mini Red Stocking – Free Crochet Pattern. Here is another classic little crochet stocking that has been around for decades.

Mini Red Stocking – Free Crochet Pattern

If you are a beginner, this pattern is definitely for you!!! You can make it so quick, and you will have instant gratification when you finish. These Mini Stockings are so quick and easy to make you will have a great time making several for gifts to give family and friends. Think of all the scrap yarn you can use up too – remember – reuse and recycle.

Footprint Bath Mat – Free Crochet Pattern. Like potholders, rugs are a necessity in every household.

Footprint Bath Mat – Free Crochet Pattern

Featuring footprints created by changing colors while you crochet, the adorable Footprint Bath Mat reflects the love of all things retro. The soft rug is created using rug yarn and is quick and easy to make. Blue & Pink Block Rug – Free Crochet Pattern. Christmas Cornucopia – Free Crochet Pattern. The Cornucopia dates back to the 5th century BC.

Christmas Cornucopia – Free Crochet Pattern

It is a symbol of food and abundance. In modern depictions, cornucopias are typically stuffed with fruits and vegetables symbolic of the harvest. They are most often displayed in the autumn around Thanksgiving. #130 Lady Bug Crochet Dishcloth. Once again Kathleen Stuart has created a charming crochet dishcloth for all of us to enjoy.

#130 Lady Bug Crochet Dishcloth

Kathleen wrote: “With the idea of better weather approaching, I came up with the idea of a cute ladybug. The ladybug dishcloth is a quick circular dishcloth made with half double crochet and popcorn stitches. I used surface crochet to create the center line for the bug. This dishcloth will be fun to use as the weather gets warmer and we actually get to see some of the real ladybugs. #306 Pink Piggy Crochet Dishcloth. #307 Ruffle Granny Crochet Dishcloth. THURSDAY NOVEMBER 3, 2011 Designer Patti Seawright wrote: “Learning when I was 6 provided me with lots of opportunities to pay it forward teaching anyone who wanted to learn – including my mom, cousin, nieces and granddaughter.

#307 Ruffle Granny Crochet Dishcloth

Dishcloths are my passion and usually come up with something granny square based when taking off on my own whims. Love love love making and giving dishcloths as gifts.” Thank you Patti for joining the Dishcloth-A-Day Challenge! Follow me on to #308 and the rest of the story… Ruffle Granny Dishcloth Original Design By: Patti Seawright Copyright 2011 Maggie Weldon Skill: Easy Size: About 7” square. Edging Rnd 1: DO NOT TURN. #351 Sea & Sand Dishcloth. SATURDAY DECEMBER 17, 2011 Follow me on to #352 and the rest of the story… Sea & Sand Dishcloth.

#351 Sea & Sand Dishcloth

#354 Between The Rows Dishcloth – Maggie Weldon Maggie Crochet. Free Crochet Pattern Sampler Afghan From RedHeart.com #21. Free Crochet Pattern Vibrant Granny Triangles Throw From RedHeart.com #23. Free Crochet Pattern Dusty Snowflake Throw From RedHeart.com #26. Free Crochet Pattern Heart Sachet #74.