Recently my boys school was robbed of some substantial PAC funds. It was quite devastating for the community, as the funds were for the needed playground equipment. Several fundraisers have been launched and succeeded and slowly the funds are starting to be replenished. My husband wanted to do a fundraiser at his work, the community Postal Station.
The only thing is we couldn’t figure out a fundraiser premise. This gave me an idea, why not a crocheted good’s fundraiser? I may not be able to bake or run to raise funds. However, I can crochet something and maybe people will buy them.
So, I know I am going to crochet something but, what? In the past I have crocheted hats, scarves, beanies for preemies and donated them directly to the people who would use the items. This would have to be something people would want to donate money towards. Then the save grace of them all came to mind, the Coffee Cup Cozy. Versatile, easy, trendy and a great gift.
With the basic pattern (see bottom of article) you can create a gift, a fundraising item or something for personal use. I used a heart applique in the first picture below to make a pocket to hold tea or sugar packets. You could use any small applique to make the pocket. You could simply use a monogram initial or a support ribbon for your favorite Foundation.
By adding a simple heart applique, this gives this little cozy a pocket for tea or sugar packets. I added Safety teddy bear eyes (at your local craft store), a set of Ears and a trunk to make a whimsical elephant.
The sky is really the limit. This is just two examples of what you could potentially with this basic Coffee cup cozy pattern. Whether you are looking for a quick weekend project, a fundraiser project or a gift you should give the Coffee cup cozy a try.
Using 6mm hook and any yarn. You will also need a sewing needle to connect the two ends.
Row 1: Chain 2 (counts as single crochet); single crochet in 3 rd chain from hook, and each chain across (27 single crochet)
Row 2: Chain 3 (counts as double crochet); double crochet in 4 th chain from hook, and each sc across (27 double crochet)
Row 3: Repeat Row 1
Row4: Repeat Row 2
Row 5: Repeat Row 1
Row 6: Repeat Row 2
Row 7: Repeat Row 1
Row 8: Repeat Row 2
Row 9 : Repeat Row one and tie off, leaving enough to attach the two ends by sewing with plastic yarn needle.
By Virginia McDougall
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How to make this DEER RIBBON bow! Video tutorial. By the way, we started a Ribbon Art Facebook page, which you can easily join and get updates when we do free ribbon art tutorials, click here.
Have you ever thought about making animal ribbon art? Now’s your chance to learn how, as we’ve put together this set of ribbon art tutorials. In this one, you learn how to make a deer ribbon, which can be used in a number of ways, from a bow on top of a present to a hair or clothing decoration, to a table decoration for a festive gathering. This decoration would look especially fitting during the Christmas season, especially when you use green red ribbons. But just change the colors to orange and red or yellow, and you have fall colors!
Here’s a bunch of video tutorials on various animal ribbons. If the videos are too fast, click on the little gearwheel and select a slower speed.
There’s also a gallery of images down at the bottom. These are to show what the ribbon animals look like when finished, and also are good for sharing on social media.
DIY Deer Ribbon: Learn to Make This VIDEO!
Horse Ribbon DIY Tutorial!
Rabbit Ribbon Tutorial
Mouse Ribbon Tutorial
Panda Ribbon DIY Tutorial
Fox Ribbon Tutorial
Bird Ribbon Tutorial
Scottie Dog Ribbon Tutorial
Rabbit Ribbon DIY Tutorial (Alternate)
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Do you want to know how to make these crochet chair socks? Maybe you rent an apartment and the landlord warned you when you moved in about the hard wood floors, or maybe you own your own house and want to care for your own. Hardwood floors are expensive and many people (not myself) like them completely smooth and unscratched. Here’s a DIY crochet pattern for those who want to protect their floors while also doing a creative crochet project!
The person who came up with the idea — Shahnaz at Wool Street Studio — thought of this crochet idea out of practical necessity, but then it developed into an exercise in attractive crochet.
Level: Beginner crocheter
Needed for this DIY crochet chair sock project:
hook (3mm), any yarn, scissors, sewing needle (probably one of the least demanding
Single, Slip, and Chain
Now there are pattern considerations for making these in solid colors or stripes. The idea is you start in the center of the bottom of the sock and crochet a continuous spiral around and around until you have a crochet chair sock of your desired height. For this crochet pattern, visit Wool Street Studio (click here). Article printed here with permission of Blogunity, the original location of this blog. We are associated with Blogunity.
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Does your little oneses heads get cold in the fall and winter? Does your head? Maybe you don’t have a crochet beenie to wear. And if you’re going to wear one, why not have it be one you made yourself? You can give them as gifts. And they’re interesting crafting projects. You can learn how to scale your pattern by head size as you work on things like crochet beenies. Note: may also work as a tea cozy.
Are these cute? What color do you think looks good? You could use up some odd ball yarn making these. Crocheters say it’s easy to crochet these, too. One even said she made preemie ones for her hospital. The crochet patterns are from newborn head size up to adult size 7 head size.
The free pattern comes to us by way of Mango Tree Crafts. It uses a 5 millimeter hook (H) and the ones in the picture used just Caron Simly Soft Acrylic yarn. Any weight of worsted should work, according to Mango Tree Crafts.
It uses several stiches, though. Single crochet, slip stich, cluster stich, and yarn over. Click here for the pattern. Article printed here with permission of Blogunity, the original location of this blog. We are associated with Blogunity.
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In wintertime or even in fall when the wind starts to get frosty and crisp, one of the pleasures is pulling on a crisp, clean pair of cozy knitted or crochet slippers from the closet or drawer. The great thing about slippers is you can wash them just like socks, and you can have several pairs, and you can make them yourself, and you can get them as gifts from friends, and you can… wait, was that just ONE great thing? Bottom line: people enjoy crocheted slippers.
Here we are again at that time of year when a t-shirt isn’t enough, and crocheters get a new opportunity to crochet nice gifts for their friends, as well as custom clothing for themselves. This pair of slippers is a free pattern from SMPCraft. One of their crafters Sarah Goldstein created this pattern as a crochet pattern. She found the pattern herself in one of her old books on her bookshelf on crocheting. The book was called “Simple Crocheting” and it has a bunch of patterns.
Here’s the free crochet pattern: It’s on the SMP website. We have a backup version saved as well, but why not get it from the crafting, crocheting lady herself?
This crafting pattern is rated level 9 for difficulty — that’s pretty difficult. But the project should also, according to the book, help crocheters learn to “decrease working a simple single crochet and increase designing to fit your shoe size.”
It’s a single-crochet stitch pattern, and uses 10 sts and 14 rows to 4 inch (10 centimeters) measured over a single crochet using a K-10 1/2 (7 millimeter) hook.
She calls it a “firm, dense single crochet using a robust, hardwearing British sheep’s breed wool” and calls the slipper-boot the “ubiquitous twenty-first century footwear.”
The slipper boot were modelled from sheepskin boots originally, and were originally made to be worn outdoors as well, and these crochet slipper boots, although they are obviously not rough out of doors wearing footwear, could be modified with simple leather soles in order to be somewhat outdoor — maybe patios and garden paths?
It seems she makes hers using a traditional wood shoemakers foot. Actually, some of the best bootmakers do this as well, rather than the no-foot-model shoes and boots available in most stores.
The size for these crochet slippers is a woman’s 9 and a half (24.5 centimeters), but she includes directions on how to adjust the size.
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