Showing posts with label Kids. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Kids. Show all posts

Sunday 5 July 2020

Summer Stripes Friendship Bracelet - Part of the Charity Stash Bash CAL

Hi everyone, it's time for our next addition to the Charity Stash Bash CAL.  If you have not been following along you can check out the links below for more info.  This month our patterns follows on from the theme of last months, with another Summer Stripes pattern.  This time this snazzy friendship bracelet.  Kids love these especially when made in colourful yarns

The pattern will use up those last scraps of cotton you have lying around and can be made with any gauge yarn, making it a great stash buster.

If you would like to know more about the Chaity Stash Bash CAL you can check out the links below.

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If you would like to take part and prefer knit over crochet, I have linked some other pattern choices along with more crochet cases for you to make.  Just click the Stash Bash link above for more patterns and information. 

Summer Stripes Friendship Bracelet


Cotton yarn oddments in various colours
Hook recommended on yarn ball band
Darning needle





Abbreviations US Terms (UK conversion)

sc - single crochet (double crochet)
hdc - half double crochet
ch – chain
sp - space
st(s) - stitch(es)
sl st - slip stitch

Other notes: Any cotton yarn in any weight may be used for this pattern.  Just use the hook recommended on your yarn ball band.  Thicker weight yarns will make for wider bracelets and finer yarns will make thinner bracelets. 

Fasten off and change colours after each round.  Join in new colours with a sl st.  It is recommended that you work over your ends as you go.  This pattern uses the advanced technique surface crochet. 

Make your starting chain long enough to fit just over half of yours or recipients’ wrist size.

Round 1 Sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in each ch until last ch, 3sc in last ch.  Continue along underside of ch.  Sc in each ch across, 2 sc in same ch as 1st sc, join with sl st to 1st sc.

Round 2 Join in the 1st st of any 3sc group from previous round, ch1 (does not count as st), 3hdc in same st, 3hdc in next 2 sts, hdc in each st until next 3sc group, 3hdc in next 3 sts, hdc in all remaining sts, join with sl st to 1st hdc.

Round 3 Join in any st, hdc in each st around and 3hdc in each centre st of 3hdc groups from previous round, join with sl st to 1st hdc.

Round 4 Join in centre st at any end, ch1 (does not count as st), sc in same st, sc in each st around until you reach 2nd 3hdc group from previous round, sc in next 2 sts, ch required number of sts to reach under your wrist to the other side of bracelet and back again (button loop made), sc in same st, sc in all remaining sts, join with sl st to 1st sc.  Fasten off and weave in ends.

Surface crochet ch sts over rounds 1, 2 & 3.  For round 1 you will work into the top of the sts and for rounds 2 & 3 around the post.  Weave in all ends and sew on button.

Alternatively, you could sew on some coloured jewellery elastic to replace the button loop (you would then sc in each st around and miss out the button loop on round 4), this might be beneficial if you do not know the recipient’s wrist size.

I hope you have been enjoying the crochet along and have found some things to make for your favourite charity.  What's your favourite charity to crochet for?  Let me know in the comments below...

Take care and happy hooking!


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Sunday 21 June 2020

Summer Crochet For Kids - 10 quick and easy projects to make for your kids this summer...

Hello friends, the sun is shining and I hope you are all able to get out and enjoy the weather.  I have put together some really cute, quick and easy crochet projects to make for your kids, with a summer theme.  The patterns are all free and by my favourite designers, so be sure to go and check them out.

I love this cute zesty coin purse by Crochet Cloudberry.  Perfect for your little ones to keep their pennies in, or for yourself...

Lime Coin Purse

All I hear from Little T in the summer is "Mum can I have an ice pop?".  If your kids love them too then they will love these ice pop cosies by Green Fox Farm Designs.

Freeze Pop Holders

In the UK we have been making rainbows to hang in our windows to show our support for the NHS.  Why not make one for your kids to hang in their windows too.  The pattern is by The Crafty Therapist.

Rainbow of Gratitude

When the sun is hot, keep your kids cool in a cute, cotton sun hat.  I'm sure this pattern by Cute & Cosy Crochet would look just as good for a boy in more masculine colours.

Simple Sweet Sunhat

The next three patterns are all by Jen Hayes Creations and would all make great pretend food for your kids to play with.

Cottage Garden Cabbage

Cottage Garden Carrots

Cottage Garden Tomatoes

Another coin purse, this one with a cute koala design.  Pattern by Fluffy Stitches

Koala Coin Purse

It would not be a summer without butterflies and these gorgeous crochets ones are just as beautiful as the real thing.  Pattern by Loops & Love Crochet.

Butterfly Amigurumi

Make this cute ice lolly cuddler by 3am Grace Designs

Popsicle Kawaii Cuddler

I hope you enjoyed my selection of free patterns and have found something fun to make for your kids.

Bye for now...


Monday 11 November 2019

Tea Light Snowman - Time to get crafting with the kids and make this super cute pom pom snowman - Christmas Cal

Hello everyone!  It's time for our second edition of our Christmas craft along and this week it's one for the kids to enjoy.  Little T loved making this super cute, Tea Light Snowman.  This project is great for using up scraps of yarn and fabric and is so simple to make.  This snowman will look adorable hanging from your tree this year.

Tea Light Snowman


Black marker
Scraps of fabric

Start by making a large pom pom.  Little T used a Clover Pom Pom Maker for this, but, you can use your prefered method.  There are many videos on Youtube if you have never made them before.  

Make sure you use plenty of yarn so your pom pom is extra fluffy.

Carefully cut the yarn and tie securely.

Trim into shape...

Draw a face on your tea light with a black marker.

Glue to the top of your pom pom

Cut a strip of fabric for the scarf and snip the ends to make a fringe.

Cut another strip of fabric and glue a fold on one side for the brim of the hat.  Cut a fringe along the other side.

Glue the two short edges together and tie a piece of yarn around to make a pom pom hat.

Glue your hat and scarf onto your snowman.  Add a hanging ribbon if you are planning on hanging him from your tree.

Your kids will love making these...

Little T even took some of his own photos...

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I hope your kids will love making this snowman.  I will be back next week with more Christmas crafts, so be sure to subscribe so you don't miss out.

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Friday 9 August 2019

Send your kids back to school with one of these fabulous crochet pencil cases - Free crochet patterns selected by Lullaby Lodge...

If feels like the summer holidays have only just begun, but before you know it, it will be time for the children to head back to school and what better way to send them off than with one of these super cute pencil cases.  I have found some lovely patterns to share with you today, they are all quick and easy to make and are sure to put a smile on your child's face.

Back to School - Crochet Pencil Case Patterns

First off we have this really pretty pencil case by Sincerely Pam.  I love the rainbow yarn, it really sets off the hearts beautifully. 

Tapestry Heart Pencil Case

Your little ones will love this snappy chap and what gorgeous bright colours.  This pencil case is designed by Irene Strange.

Mister Snaps

Who doesn't love a granny square?  They look super cute in this pencil case designed by Sum of Their Stories.

Granny Square Pencil Case

The next pencil case has two variations of the same design, one nautical and the other floral, both stunning...  Pattern by Anabelia.

Back to School Pencil Case

Your little monsters will love these colourful critters.  Pattern designed by Crochet Dreamz...

Monster Pencil Case

...and finally this pretty pencil roll can also double up to store your crochet hooks.  Pattern by Maki Crochet.

Roll On Pencil Case

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Wednesday 31 July 2019

Helix Ice Pop Cosy - A free pattern by Lullaby Lodge...

We are just heading into the second week of the summer holidays here in the Uk and we have had some really warm weather lately.  So what better way to cool down than with some delicious ice pops.  Your kids will love these!  These cosies will keep their little hands warm and keep the ice pops cool.  They are so quick and simple to make, you can whip them up in no time at all.

Helix Ice Pop Cosy


Aran / Worsted cotton yarn small amounts 
Darning needle
Stitch marker (optional)


4.5mm (7)





Abbreviations US Terms (UK Conversion)

sc – single crochet (double crochet)
ch - chain
sl st - slip stitch
st(s) - stitch(s)
pm - place marker

Other notes: I used Drops Paris to make my cosies, but you can use any cotton Aran / worsted weight yarn to make yours.  The cosies are made by working with two colours simultaneously in a spiral.  Move stitch marker up after each round if using.  As the size of ice pops can vary, if you find your cosy is too big, go down a hook size and if you find it is a little tight go up a hook size.

With colour A ch3 and join with sl st to form ring.

Round 1 ch1 (does not count as st), 3sc into ring, pm in first sc (if using).  Pull up a long loop so you don’t lose your stitches and remove hook.  Join colour B into ring with sl st, ch1, 3sc into ring.  (6sc)

Do not join in the round we will be working in a spiral…

Round 2 with B 2sc in each of the next 3sts.  Pull up a long loop so you don’t lose your stitches and remove hook.  Insert hook back into colour A and 2sc in each of the next 3sts.  (12sc)

Round 3 with A sc in next 6sts, with B sc in next 6sts.  (12sc)

Repeat round 3 until your cosy is desired size, (I made mine a total of 18 rounds).

Final round with A sl st into next st and fasten off, with B sl st into next st and fasten off and weave in ends.

You can really go to town with colours and they are so fast to work up you won't be able to stop at only one...

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Helix Ice Pop Cosy PDF 

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