Summer has been busy! I thought it might be a slow time for the blog, but I continually heap stuff onto my own plate (why do I do that?!). At the beginning of the year, I thought about planning a Crochet Christmas-in-July series, but didn’t get going on the designing until late spring. I planned to do 7 Christmas-themed projects over a week. I got almost totally done with the 6th project and decided to switch gears and focus on Christmas Gift Ideas. It seemed to make more sense since Holiday gifts seem to take the most time each year. Plus, now I have even more Christmas stuff to share in a few months. We will be busy this fall and winter ;)
Learn how to make this adorable southwestern-style crochet serape lovey, featuring a cute crochet coyote on top! The pattern is worked with Red Heart Baby Hugs, a soft, squishy yarn designed specifically for babies. Also included is a full video tutorial and a FREE crochet pattern PDF download, courtesy of Red Heart, who has graciously sponsored this post. The post also contains affiliate links, which means I get a small commission if you make a purchase. Thanks for your support!
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This week is Etsy’s 13th birthday! If you are new to Etsy, it’s an online marketplace for handmade and vintage items. If you are not new, then you know its home to thousands of indie crochet pattern shops! There are so many shops that I adore. As I scoured through the thousands of crochet patterns that have been discounted for Etsy’s 13th birthday sales event, I decided to put my favorites in a list and share with you. I hope you find something here that you love!
Etsy’s 13th Birthday Party Sale
I decided to organize the patterns into percentages, starting with 20% and going up to 50%. Browse through my favorites, you can you browse through over 25o pages of sale patterns here.
Crochet Pattern 20 – 25% off
The Almond Snug – 20% off any two patterns – Tropic Summer Top – Posh Patterns – 25% off 4 patterns – Spring Flower Hat – Safari Animals Pattern Pack – Airali – 20% off any 3 patterns – Flip-Flop Crochet Oxfords – Bubbles the Turtle Security Blanket – Color and Shape Design – 20% off 4 patterns
Crochet Patterns 30% off
Crochet Patterns 40%
Crochet Patterns 50% off
Enjoy your shopping!
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In blogger land, it’s time to start working on Christmas and fall (crazy, right?). I have some super fun things planned. I think this will be the best crochet season yet! In between the massive design-fest, I am using extra time to go through old patterns and refresh them a bit. I design this crochet iPad pouch last spring, and oh! it did not turn out the way I wanted. But I had spent so much time I couldn’t bring myself to abandon it. I pushed the Publish button with reckless abandon. I finally found myself ready to redo the pattern for the crochet iPad pouch this week, and man-o-man, the updated version is much, much prettier!
The pattern for this crochet iPad pouch is more of a guide. I wanted to give you basic directions so you could make it fit whatever device you own. You could make this pouch for your phone, tablet or laptop! My iPad mini is in the photo.