Sunday, December 14, 2008

FM 12/15/08

Hello again. I'm not 100% but then again, who is? I've got a lot of links today, mostly Chrismas related - for gifts and some decorations. I have searched for free Hannukah crochet patterns, but the few I found I have listed already. So if you know of any or maybe you have it on your blog, please make a comment and I'll be happy to post it....
on with the show

This is a contest from Berroco Yarns - enter to win a gift basket of yarn from Berroco
http://www.berroco.com/knitbits/html/KB270.html

The new "Crochet Insider" is now available
http://www.crochetinsider.com/

This is a news article about how a woman chose to honor her sister:
http://www.beacononlinenews.com/news/daily/1338

More news - Interweave Press acquires "CrochetMe" site:
http://www.ncbr.com/article.asp?id=97471

You probably have heard of this or maybe seen a photo of it - it's a giant crochet pencil, I tell you!
http://www.digitalartsonline.co.uk/news/index.cfm?NewsID=11858

I don't like gingerbread. I know, it seems a terrible thing to say, but there you are. And though I like to bake, I wouldn't consider baking a gingerbread house. I'd rather crochet a gingerbread house:
http://www.thriftyfun.com/tf75040263.tip.html

This articke says it's about knitting, but I would think the same principles apply to crocheting
http://wikiknitting.com/wiki/How_to_Take_Detailed_Photos_of_your_Knitting

Those of you who are up on things, here's a new project for you - it's the Chinese zodiac amigurumi
http://www.knit1mag.com/patterns/2008/winter/chinese_zodiac.pdf

This would be a cute add-on to a sweatshirt - a crochet snowman applique (yes, even though it says "add to cart",it's a freebie
http://www.thehandmadedress.net/tutorials.htm

How about some crochet thread ornaments from Purple Kitty:
http://www.purplekittyyarns.com/patternbook/plaid7317

The next five patterns are from Caron's "Twelve Days of Christmas" 2008 emailing:
fingerless gloves
http://www.naturallycaron.com/projects/charleston/charleston_1.html
another pair of fingerless gloves
http://www.naturallycaron.com/projects/memphis/memphis_1.htm
stuffed lion )
http://www.naturallycaron.com/projects/pretoria/pretoria_1.html
front door stocking (or to hang up by the chimneyif you've been very, very good)
http://www.caron.com/projects/op/op1_door_stocking.html
rainbow crocheted fish
http://www.caron.com/projects/ss_paints/ssp_big_fish.html

The "Art of Crochet" always has wonderful videos. I sometimes forget stitches I've used in the past....
tutorial on the v stitch
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G_x5uLTl2oI

All right, lets go to Home Depot and buy some copper wire and start crcoheting....
http://foothillhomecompanion.blogspot.com/2008/11/how-to-crochet-leaf-with-wire.html

How about a quick pair of crochet slippers:
http://www.stitch-simply.com/FreeCrochetPatterns-Slippers.html

Moonglow has posted some sweet patterns of her site - here's a chocolate truffle hat.
http://www.orble.com/free-girls-chocolate-truffle-hat-crochet-pattern/

You're broke, I'm broke, everybody's broke. And for the vast majority of us, there won't be a bailout from the government. But you can still get a cool handbag - here's a pattern for a Fendi bag - check this site out
http://www.counterfeitcrochet.org/patterns.html

How about a star garland?
http://www.blossomhandmade.com/2008/12/crochet-pattern-stars-and-star-garland.html

This is pretty neat - you got one skein of yarn in a particular color, here's a site that lists one skein crochet projects
http://craftiblog.wordpress.com/crochet-one-skein-projects/

Not really holiday like, but still neat a a star dishcloth pattern
http://www.myrecycledbags.com/2008/08/22/my-star-dishcloth/

I never would have thought of this, but it's a great idea - doilies using sock yarn
http://www.coatsandclark.com/cgi-bin/MsmGo.exe?grab_id=484&page_id=14681856&query=LW1613&hiword=LW1613+

Got Jelly Yarn and wondering what to do with it - check out Jelly Yarn patterns
http://www.jellyyarns.com/patterns.html#freepattern

Granny squares pop up in a granny square Christmas tree
http://hookyarnpattern.blogspot.com/2008/12/granny-square-christmas-tree.html

Star of David hexagon granny - put them together for a scarf?
http://www.chezcrochet.com/page51.html

Here's your listings for this week. As usual, I received no money to list these sites. I'd take it, but nobody's offering me any money;)

_enjoy_


1 comment:

Blossom said...

Thanks so much for the link to my star garland :)

There are a whole bunch of projects here that interest me. Thanks for pulling all of this together! I'm having knee surgery this week so I'm looking for some crochet projects to keep me distracted while I recover.

Amy