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Pretty Daisy Sachets - Our Happy CAL Place, weekly & monthly crochet along group...

Hello friends, this week at Our Happy CAL Place we have been making these super sweet, crochet sachets.  These would make a great last minute gift for someone, or add them to your draws and keep your clothes smelling fresh.  The pattern is called "Daisies" and is by Lisi Gonzalez. The written instructions unfortunately, leave a lot to be desired and I think a beginner would have some problems understanding them.  I made a few changes to the pattern and have written up full instructions on my Ravelry page ,which you might find helpful, if you would like to make some for yourself.  Why not check out the Ravelry thread to see what everyone else has been making? Here's my interpretation... Daisies The pattern doesn't give any suggested yarn or hook size, so you can leave that up to your own creative spirit to decide what you use.  I would however, recommend going down a hook size, to stop your stuffing from poking through. I used an Aran weight

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 fl

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 Materials Aran / Worsted cotton yarn small amounts  Darning needle Stitch marker (optional) Hook 4.5mm (7) Size Variable Ability Beginner 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

Terrific Teacher Gifts - Six Free Crochet Patterns

If you have children at school, then it's that time of year again that you start to think about teacher gifts.  So for this week's Freebie Friday, I have rounded up some of my favourite free crochet patterns, that will be sure to delight any teacher. Crochet Teacher Gifts - Six to Make One thing teachers do is drink a lot of tea, so why not make this super simple mug cosy.  The pattern is available on the Hobby Craft blog... Chunky Crochet Mug Cosy We all carry water bottles around with us these days and what teacher wouldn't love one of these pretties?  The pattern is available at Design Peak blog, is super simple to make and looks fabulous in pretty pastels...   Bottle Holder These rainbow lip balm holders would brighten up anyone's day.  The pattern is by Kristy Ashmore and is available as a Ravelry download. Lip Balm Holder This stunning pattern by Poppy & Bliss can be used to make dreamcatchers but is pictu

Craft Fair Idea #5 Nail File Holders - 2019 Craft Fair Season - WRMK Envelope Punch Board Tutorial

Hello and welcome to my 2019 Craft Fair Series.  This week I have been making these really cute nail file favours.  They make wonderful teacher gifts, work colleague treats or stocking stuffers.  What?  Too soon for Christmas I hear you say?  It's never too soon to start stocking up and getting ready for the holiday season.  I got this idea from Septeria18 on Youtube and I will link her video at the end. Nail File Holders Materials Designer series paper (12x12) Envelope punch Board (optional) Bone folder (optional) Paper trimmer / scissors Glue Nail files Scoreboard (optional) Hole punch (optional) Embellishments Plastic sleeves (optional) First cut your paper at 1 ½ inches. Then score at 4 ¼ inches and fold along the scoreline. Burnish with your bonefolder.  If you don't have a scoreboard or bonefolder just measure and fold. With your paper still folded and using your We Are Memory Keepers envelope punch board, li