Showing posts with label Stocking Stuffers. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Stocking Stuffers. Show all posts

Saturday 12 October 2019

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...


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 cotton yarn with a 4.5mm hook.  Crochet flowers are great for experimenting with colour and I love working with pretty cotton yarns.  I stuffed my sachets with toy stuffing and added a scrap of fabric in the centre with a few drops of essential oils, making them smell as delicious as they look.  Some dried lavender would also be great in these...

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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...

A printable ad free pdf version of this pattern may be purchased in my Etsy Store...

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Friday 26 April 2019

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 pictured here used as a bookmark.  This would make a lovely teacher gift.

Tunisian Feathers

Who wouldn't love these kawaii watermelon keychains?  So quick and easy to make, the pattern is by One Dog Woof. 

Watermelon Keychain

Lastly we have the quintessential teacher gift, an apple, made super pretty with this crochet cosy.  The pattern is by Little Abbee.

Apple Cosy

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Monday 22 April 2019

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


Designer series paper (12x12)
Envelope punch Board (optional)
Bone folder (optional)
Paper trimmer / scissors
Nail files
Scoreboard (optional)
Hole punch (optional)
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, line it up at the 4 ½ inch mark.  Punch, flip over and punch again.

It should look like this...  If you don't have a punch board you can totally leave your edges straight.

Then open your paper and line up your fold line in the centre of the punch area.  Punch and flip over and punch again.

Next take your glue and adhere along the straight edges, leaving the indented parts unglued.

Like this...

You can now shape the top of your holder by lining it up as in the photo, punch flip over and punch.

This gives it a nice curved edge.  You can also punch a hole here for adding ribbon later.  Again this step is optional, you can decorate your holders however you please.

You can now slide in your nail file.  I got mine from Poundland but you can get them from Amazon, they do some really pretty ones.

Embellish however you like...

I used ribbon, twine, sticky gems, paper punches and stamps to decorate mine.

I added plastic sleeves for a more professional look and to keep them clean ready for the craft fair.

I really had fun making these and I hope you will have a go yourself, they are so easy to produce and make wonderful gifts.

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Gift Pocket Packaging Idea - Septeria18

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