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Chinese New Year Doll. Here at long last is the pattern for the Chinese New Year Doll that I made as many of you have been asking for it!

Chinese New Year Doll

Once again, thank you so much for your encouragement and support of this blog! I am happy to provide this pattern since, as many of you have written, seeing this doll has rekindled your passion for crocheting or got you interested in amigurumi. // ]]> This is my first original pattern and the first one I’ve ever written up, so if you have any questions or find any errors, please let me know! I would be delighted to hear from you as you try to make this doll, and please feel free to share the photos with us on my facebook fan page! Let’s begin!

Materials: Note: I worked in continuous rounds (vs. joined rounds) and used the 2.00 mm crochet hook all throughout to get a tighter gauge. Using black yarn, we will make: (1) a big black circle, (2) a smaller black circle, and (3) a bun. (1) Big Circle: R1: Ch 2, 6 sc in second ch from hook. (6 sts) R2: 2 sc in each sc around. (12 sts) How to Yarn Bomb: Tips & Tricks from a Pro. Have you seen trees and statues covered with brightly covered yarn in your neighborhood and wondered how it was done?

How to Yarn Bomb: Tips & Tricks from a Pro

Or have you seen photos of knitted or crocheted statues online and dreamed of becoming your town’s next yarn bomber? If so, you’ve come to the right place. Here, we’ll reveal how to yarn bomb in five steps. Photo via of Oakland Art Enthusiast. The Fine Art of Yarn Bombing. Not Your Grandma's Knitting: 20 Incredible Yarn Bombs. While certain types of permanent graffiti can be a very beautiful addition to an otherwise bland space, much of the time it's unattractive and a pain to remove.

Not Your Grandma's Knitting: 20 Incredible Yarn Bombs

Yarn bombing, however, is a completely different story. Easily removable, yarn bombing focuses less on making a permanent statement and more on lending a sense of warmth to colder spaces. From bike racks to buses, yarn bombers seem to have found a way to add a knit cover to almost any type of outdoor item. Check out 20 of the most impressive, stringy works — they just might inspire you to craft something of your own. How to Knit: The Basics. Illustrations by Caitlin Keegan.

How to Knit: The Basics

Photo by Maxwell Tielman. If you haven’t attempted knitting, it can seem pretty terrifying. You might have watched friends or family members do it — their pointy needles swinging at lightning speed through a tangled mass of yarn — and worried deeply for their eyes and internal organs. Tunisian Double Crochet Knit Stitch. By M.

Tunisian Double Crochet Knit Stitch

J. Joachim I thought I was so clever this weekend, playing with my yarn and deciding to mingle traditional crochet stitches with the Tunisian crochet method. Then my husband said, “You might want to Google these, and see if they’ve been done before.” Considering that crochet is one of the oldest fiber arts in the world, and Tunisian crochet has been around for centuries, it was easy to agree with him. Yarn Alternatives ~ Let's Hot Air Balloons: Crochet Amigurumi Toys DIY Free Pattern. There are countless options for using these Hot Air Balloons as versatile gifts (baby mobile, joggling balls), and it is up to your imagination to choose the content of the basket.

Hot Air Balloons: Crochet Amigurumi Toys DIY Free Pattern

Put a special message in the basket for the recipient, or a small treat, or a passenger, or a special gift (could some jewelry piece be a good idea?) - anything your imagination can come up with! You can show the person how to free the ball from strings, or you can leave it as a riddle to solve… Can you guess why these crocheted Amigurumi Hot Air Balloons are arranged as baby mobile?! The reason is – three weeks ago my son – Little Dragon, our first child was born.The birth and the first few weeks of our Little Dragon were the reasons for my quietness here on the blog. In fact, I live in a Dragon cave – not only my baby is a Dragon, so is his father. Make Your Own Braided Rug.

Editorial spring 06. Shell (Coiled): Using CC1, CO 3 sts.

editorial spring 06

Work 1 row of I-Cord. Join CC2 and continue working I-Cord as follows: Row 1: Using CC2, m1, k to end. Row 2: Using CC1, k all sts. Row 3: Add stuffing; using CC2, k all sts. Row 4: Using CC1, k all sts. Rows 5-8: Work as for Rows 1-4. Row 9: Using CC2, m1, k to end. 6 sts. Round 10: Using CC1, coil shell, k to end. Work Rounds 10-12 once more. Work 4 more rounds, alternating colors as set. BO all sts. Proceed to Face. Shell (Straight) Using CC1, CO 3 sts. Rounds 10-13: Work as for Rows 2-5. BO all sts. Face Using MC, CO 36 sts. Cuddly Cthulhu with Free Pattern! Welcome one and all to the 200th post at Cthulhu Crochet and Cousins.

Cuddly Cthulhu with Free Pattern!

Thank you everyone for being here, especially those of you who are long time readers of the blog, and especially those of you who have taken the time to post comments or share pictures of things you've made with my patterns. I've always told myself that I'd keep the blog going as long as it was still fun (and didn't start to feel like work) Now, here we are at 200 posts, 330,486 visitors (the current count while I'm typing this) and it's still fun!

Agave free pattern by cristina uggeri. Agave free pattern by cristina uggeri. Crochet Valentines for Your Sweethearts. Do you want to send your friends and family something special for Valentine’s Day?

Crochet Valentines for Your Sweethearts

Crochet valentines / hearts. I used a modified version of the heart pattern found in the Jan/Feb 2010 issue of Crochet Today. The crochet hearts in the magazine are coasters. They are larger (12 rows and edging) and do not include a hole in the center. Wet Felt Making Tutorials and Ideas. Handmade Felt Art Pictures and Felt Making by HandmadeFeltArt. Colorful Flower Mandalas. Yarn bombing.