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Thursday, August 5, 2010

Under the Sea Amigurumi Crochet Patterns

Hi crafty friends! It's been a while since I've posted and I bet you are all ready for some crochet inspiration.....maybe in the form of some free patterns?!  Yes?! Travelling around the blogosphere lately has been loads of fun and always leaves me overflowing with ideas and motivation to share with you.  Just for fun I decided to do a nautical theme for our get together today. So grab your coffee or tea, sit back, relax and enjoy some crochet eye candy!

 Clownfish  Doesn't he look just like Nemo?

Spongebob Square Pants  - Both Spongebob and Patrick Star are from the very talented Kalena aka the Late Night Hooker.  Have a look around
her site while you're there for more awesome patterns and crochet inspiration.   

Seashell Earrings - once on the site scroll down to download the pdf for this pattern.

And if you're feeling really ambitious how about this Hyperbolic Coral Reef?

I really love this unique "Sea of Life" pin.  How creative!

So there you go!  I hope you find something you like and your creative juices are flowing!

Can you believe that the year is half over?  Yep, we're over half way to Christmas already!  Sooo....I guess it's time to start thinking about all those cozy fall crochet projects, as well as Halloween projects.  I'm working on a new super cute (and free) amigurumi Chihuahua pattern right now, as well as continuing to write patterns for some of my original I'll be super busy between now and then, but I'm already on the lookout for some special holiday crochet patterns for the upcoming holidays because they'll be here before we know it!

What are all of you working on these days?  Please feel free to post a link so we can all check it out.

Thanks for visiting as always!

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Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Fascinating Crochet!

While browsing the web today, I ran across the website of one very talented crochet artist by the name of Shauna Richardson, and I was both fascinated and amazed at what I saw!  Shauna's creations, which she calls "Crochetdermy" are a feast for the eyes, and unlike any crocheted work that I've ever seen.  Shauna's creations are not what comes to mind when you think of crocheted animals. They look more like 'taxidermy", which is why Shauna coined the term "Crochetdermy" to better describe the work that she does. Here is a just a small sampling of her amazing work!


You can read more about Shauna and her fantastic "Crocetdermy"by visiting her website at

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Monday, July 5, 2010

Cute Crochet Dolls

I love Lily Sugar 'n Cream cotton yarn and I visit their website often in search of potholder or dishcloth patterns. I know they have tons of awesome patterns, but I didn't realize they also have free amigurumi patterns.  Either they are new, or I just wasn't paying attention, but in any case I was delighted to run across these free crochet doll patterns today on their site! 

This "Born on the 4th of July" doll is a day late for Independence day, but hey, there's always next year.  I think she's adorable!  Click here for the free pattern!

This "Fun in the Sun" doll is my favorite.  I love her little dress and look at those little shoes! Even the look on her face is just too cute! Click here for the pattern! 

This little one is called the "Mother Nature" doll.   Very sweet!  Click here for the free pattern!

And last but not least, the "Denim Doll".  Click here for the free pattern!

Ok, technically this isn't a "doll" , but this little amigurumi tiger was just too cute to leave out!
Click here for the free pattern!

I can't believe it's already July and I'm starting to think about my Christmas crochet projects.  Each year I vow to start earlier than the year before but somehow I just can't get motivated when it's 90+ degrees outside.  We'll see!

Thanks for visiting, as always, and I hope you have a terrific day!

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Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Crochet Yourself a Ring

Want a quick little project that's super easy and whips up in a flash?  Check out this crocheted ring I made recently in under 30 minutes!  I haven't ever really been one for crocheted jewelry, although I do think that some of it is lovely and unique, but when I ran across this pattern link I was intrigued and decided to give it a try.

 There are three different ring patterns included in the PDF, however I only tried one because the other two were too large for my liking.  So here is my version of the ring in two different colors:

They are very cute and surprisingly comfortable!  So if you're looking for a quick project to break the routine, try one of these rings on for size!  You can get the downloadable PDF here.

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Sunday, June 13, 2010

Crochet a Pretty Flower Square Pillow

I have a beautiful crochet pattern to share with you today, but first how about a fun crochet fact?  Did you know that crochet is the last fiber art that cannot be duplicated by machine? Yep, it's true. True crochet stitches cannot be duplicated by a machine. That makes a handmade crocheted piece even more unique and truly one-of-a-kind.   

I think crochet is beautiful.  I am so amazed and proud at just how far this art form has come.  I am always on the lookout for unique and interesting displays of bright and beautiful crochet, and I was so excited when I ran across this one!

It's a granny square pattern, yet it looks hip and up-to-date, and the colors are just fabulous!  This is going on my crochet "to-do" list for sure! 

You can get the pattern for this beautiful pillow here.  While you're there be sure to take a look around this lovely blog for some beautiful creations and inspiration galore!!

I hope you're all having a terrific and crafty weekend!

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Monday, May 31, 2010

Free Crochet Patterns and a Giveaway Extravaganza

Hello everyone!  I hope you all had a nice and relaxing Memorial Day holiday.  I have settled back to visit some of my favorite blogs, one of my very favorite pastimes!  My friends never disappoint when I'm needing inspiration, instruction, entertainment, or just a good laugh. Here's what I found around the web today!

First off,  my friend Pammy Sue over at Scotty's Place is hosting a fantastic giveaway celebrating the 4 year anniversary of her awesome blog!  She's giving away 5 different packages, each containing some beautiful crochet pattern books/pamphlets.  (One of the prize packages has 8 pattern pamphlets!!) Hop on over and enter to win! While you're there, be sure to check out Pammy Sue's blog.  It's entertaining, hilarious and just full of all kinds of crochet goodness! Good luck to all!

I'm constantly on the lookout for crochet patterns, especially the free ones!  Look at these adorable patterns I found today:

I fell in love with this sweet little Magdalena doll from Mia over at Owlishly. I'm a big fan of Mia's designs and I visit both her blog and her Etsy shop regularly.  

Another super talented designer is Thread Bear Artist Cindy Sickler at Demonstrative Bears.How cute is this  long-legged little bear?  The free pattern is available here.

Another one of my very favorite places to visit is Attic 24. Lucy's crochet designs are colorful and modern and I always find something to love on her blog! The free pattern for Lucy's birdie decoration is here.

While you're there, grab the free pattern for this beautiful crochet bag.

What a neat idea for your blooming little artist's art supplies.
Quick and Free registration is required on to download the PDF.


And last, but certainly not least, is Funmigurumi Poochie dog #3 "Missy".
She has a whole collection of these Funmigurumi Poochie dogs and they are c-u-t-e! Even better, all of the Funmigurumi Poochie dog patterns are free!  

Funmigurumi Poochie Dog #2 "Spots"

Funmigurumi Poochie Dog #1 "Cookie"

Well, that's all for now.  I hope that with the help of these awesome crochet designers, I've managed to provide some inspiration for all of my crochet friends. I know these inspired me!   If any of you know of a blog that's loaded with crochet inspiration feel free to post the link below so we can all check it out.

I hope you all have a wonderful week!  Thanks for visiting as always!

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Saturday, May 15, 2010

Hooked on Amigurumi Dolls

As I mentioned in a previous post, I have been going through a very difficult time lately.  My husband of 27 years passed away unexpectedly on April 16th and it has completely turned my life upside down.  I think the healthiest thing for me now is to try to regain some sense of normalcy in my life.  Crocheting and blogging provide a much needed distraction when I find myself "thinking" too much.  

I finally have a completed project to share with you and I hope that you'll like it as much as I do!  
For quite some time I have been admiring the work of the amazingly talented Beth at By Hook, By Hand. Beth is talented beyond words, and if you haven't visited her blog before you are in for quite a treat!!  So here is my version of Beth's "mini free spirit" doll.  Her name is Katrina.


This doll is made from Beth's Mini Free Spirit doll pattern which is available on her blog here.  The thread bear she's holding is one I made a while back and posted here.


She's so tiny and petite and only 6 inches tall.  I absolutely love her!
The dress is also from one of Beth's patterns and I think it makes her look so girlie and sweet.I will be making more of these dolls in the future.  You might say "I'm hooked".

Now on to other business!  The winner of the Yoplait Yogurt Spa Set giveaway is Lynn!  Congratulations Lynn! I will be contacting you via e-mail to get your information for the delivery of your gift.  I hope that you will enjoy your gift set and free yogurt coupons, and use them to Nurture and Nourish yourself.  

Next on my to do list is to get back to writing my original design doll patterns, which are coming along nicely, just very S-L-O-W.   

Thanks for visiting, as always.  I hope you have a wonderful weekend and remember to take time in your busy schedules to take care of YOU.

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