Archive for the ‘Christmas -Along’ Category


Hi I am new. Just joined, from South Africa. Love to crochet! This is something I have made as a gift for a little girl.

Amigarumi Unicorn

Amigarumi Unicorn

I made the pattern up as I went along so don’t have one to post.

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Daisy change purse

A last minute gift for my sister. She said she wanted a change purse to take with her to the gym, so I crocheted this little one with some left over yarn.

This was my first attempt at adding a zipper, and I was pleasantly surprised that it wasn’t that difficult.

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I just made two more Christmas presents. These are my little mini Geometric Pillows.

 They just measure about 22cm; they are very cute for a girl’s room.

I made the same way has the Bobbles pillow, only this time I used geometric crochet to decorate the front.

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Here are my final two Christmas presents:

I bought my grandmother a shirt for Christmas and figured some hangers would be nice. Next time I will use nicer yarn. This stuff drove me crazy.

I totally messed up a little hat for my best friend’s daughter, so I had to hurry up and crochet something. I decided on this penguin since I got her some penguin pajamas.

And here is my second attempt at a hat. I don’t know what it is with me and hats, but I can’t do them.

At least I found a use for this one. 🙂

I wish all of you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy Holidays!

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christmas pudding!

I designed this little ornament last night:


I’ve also written up the pattern for it in case you’d like a Christmas Pudding to hang on your tree 🙂 

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My family decided to pick names for Christmas presents this year and I got my cousin Jamie. I bought her a blue and gray turtleneck sweater, so I whipped up this scarf to match.

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New Theme?

Well hello there everyone! Although we’re looking for a replacement for Eve, I am still here as your co-editor. I’ve just realised that our Christmas-Along theme was due to end on December 1st. I propose that, as Christmas is still a few weeks away, we extend the theme until January 1st. That way, we’ll have time to show off any last minute gifts and ornaments we make! Is that okay with everyone?

Assuming it is, we’ll be looking for a new theme to begin January 1st, 2008. Any ideas for that? I’ll start a new poll when we have some suggestions. Here are a few to start us off:

  • Amigurumi (again!)  – there’s no such thing as too much ami fun!
  • Bags/purses
  • Granny squares and items made from granny squares

I’m sure we can do better than just 3 ideas though… Please leave a comment with your ideas or suggestions for the next theme! And happy crocheting 🙂

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This was the Christmas present to myself that I started forever ago!  I had some troubles along the way, and it still looks lumpy, but I learned a lot from it so I think I will have much better luck in the future!  I also didn’t realize how much material would be needed!  I think next time it would be better to use sheets or something large like that so I don’t run out of the colors I want right away.  But I wanted this rug to be small anyway, so it would just fit underneath the piano bench, so it may be small but it’s just right!

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Oficially the Christmas season started saturday.

Let’s fill our houses with crochet ornaments!


Here is my first contribution 🙂

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Here is the beginning of my Fit To Be Tied purse.


This is actually going to be a Christmas present to myself, so it doesn’t need to be done by Christmas but it would be nice.

I also really want to line it when I am finished. Can anyone give me any tips? Should I line it before I crochet the sides together?


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Hey, two posts in one day… hope I’m not breaking any mod rules, but I wanted to break up the items! 🙂

So the picture below is of a mistake. It was intended to be a pair of black mittens to match the Dash Dot Dash scarf, but I was using a crap pattern. (Lion Brand’s Family of Mittens crochet pattern apparently is only for those with no thumbs. Seriously, look it up and try to figure out what they meant by that thumb bit!)

After fussing with the thumb for half an hour, and nearly going blind in the process, I knew there was no way I’d ever get around to making another one, so I thought A-HA! Oven mitt! Sure you can’t thrust your hand into anything that’s on fire, nor should you put your hand in a boiling pot of water, but… well… DUH.

Then I took it a little farther, and figured I’d give it to a cook/biker-babe friend of mine who appreciates kitsch, and added some crocheted motorcycle flames.  (I knew someday I’d find a use for that leftover fire-colored variaged yarn!)

No really, they’re flames!



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Dash Dot Dash Scarf

The scarf pictured (modeled EVER SO PATIENTLY by my 11-year-old) was done in Lion Brand Homespun (Ebony and Granite) with a sc/dc tradeoff type pattern. When I only did one row of grey in the middle (instead of two like I did on the two sides), it made a lovely dot pattern, as you can see. This of course got me thinking about Morse Code, and I looked it up… dash-dot-dash is the Morse Code for the letter “k”. This scarf is for my friend Kelly, so ya see it’s now personalized!

I can’t lie, though… although I *could* claim to have done this on purpose, it was just a happy coincidence! 🙂

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Hobo Bag

So, I fnally finished this bag I’m giving to my best friend for Christmas. It’s not that it was hard I just kept changing what size I wanted the bag to be and started over three times. I still need to add some decoration to the outside of the bag but here it is.


 I got the pattern from somewhere on Ravelry. I got my invite two months ago and love it. So many projects now.

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Checking in…

The group has been quiet lately – how’s everyone doing? Are you all mid-project and don’t have anything to show off yet, or has crochet temporarily taken a back seat to other things in your life?

Feel free to post a picture of your work in progress, or any crocheting questions you may have!

If you feel in need of inspiration, here’s a quick project posted into our Flickr pool by Teresa Franco:


Click through and she gives instructions to make these cute little flowers. Aren’t they lovely?

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The Shawl!

I finally finished it!  (actually, on Sunday) Here is the pattern: http://www.knitting-crochet.com/crochet/lonopesha.html

I left out the fringe and I didn’t have the courage to single crochet around. I was just so tired of it!

Pictures of me wearing it on my flickr: here

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Poinsettia Pattern

Hi everyone – just wanted to let you know that my poinsettia pattern is now available: http://www.planetjune.com/blog/free-crochet-patterns/poinsettia/

crocheted poinsettia


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Here is some stuff I have been working on. This is my first post, I’ve been lurking the past couple of weeks.

I have to get a christmas gift for my 13-year old cousin Arnaud, but I have no idea what to give him. Any crochet ideas for boys?

This is a shawl I’m working on. This is just my first try at the pattern, if it turns out as fabulous as I hope it will, I’ll make one for my grandma too. It’s really elegant and I hope I finish soon.

This is one of the basic birds I made. It’s hot hot pink, not as pale as pictured. I’m going to give it to my cousin this Christmas because he learned me to crochet when I visited my family in Argentina. (yes, a guy!)

This is my favourite piece! A casse

tte cover I designed myself. the sides were the difficult part. It’s a really bright red, I don’t think the picture shows that enough. The button is a blue plastic ship 🙂 It’s for a tape trade I’m doing with some friends. My tape is bird themed.

Thanks for looking!

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Getting into the Christmassy spirit, I just finished making this poinsettia:

crocheted poinsettia

The finished piece is about 6.5″ in diameter. I also designed a simpler version with only one row of petals and smaller leaves. I can write up and post the patterns for both, if anyone is interested?

 UPDATE: The pattern is finished! http://www.planetjune.com/blog/free-crochet-patterns/poinsettia/

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Rosie the mini doggie

This is going to be part of a Christmas giveaway that I am taking part in on Monday.


Rosie was made from the Mini Doggie pattern.

I almost don’t want to give her up!

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This cute pillow can be made in record time!

And i think it can be a cute Christmas present 🙂

For more information and photos you can go to my blog.

Have a nice weekend everyone.

And happy crochet 🙂

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My First Post

Hi, everyone. This is my first time posting here, although I’ve been crocheting like a mad-woman lately, trying to get things made for the holidays.

So far, I have a stocking for my daughter, done in purple at her request:

Stocking 2

I also have a traditional red stocking for the new baby in the family, as well as a hi-top shoes & “basketball” gift set. (I was going to put black lines on the ball so it’d look like a basketball, but they looked tacky, so I took them out.) The patterns for the booties & ball came from past issues of Crochet Today magazine.

Crocheted Red Stocking


I’ll be crocheting at least two more stockings in the near future. I also have plans to make a sweater/coat, a adult afghan, and some baby items for the next new addition that will arrive in March, among a lot of other things.

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Snowball ornament ..


     Ready for x-mas?? if not i hope this inspires u!  snow ball ornament…

   pop comes out santa baby….

This would be perfect gift for someone..who loves to collect ornaments.. for size..he is about 1 1/2″ long..  second pic..to show u size.. for n e one who is interasted this little ornament will be avilable in my shop…

            Thank you everyone…He is my own pattern!!


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Little x-mas Elfs…

hi everyone i know its too ealry for x-mas but..i just wanteed to share.. next one i made are small enought to fin in ur palms and they also sit..

all my work is free form..and all my patterns..and none of my work will look like the other..b/c i never write down the pattern.. and all my work is on sale..on my shop..http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=5341493 thank you everyone for looking….

                                                                ~ Saloni~

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one skein scarf

A quick project (and an early Christmas present for myself!): the one skein scarf!

one skein scarf

I made this in Red Heart Soft Touch yarn and I think it’s just right for the current chilly weather. 

The pattern is from the book ‘Stitch ‘n Bitch Crochet: The Happy Hooker’ but it’s available for FREE from the Patons website.

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I almost never crochet things for myself. I’ve gotten most of my experience by doing little gifts for other people. But for this topic, I decided a little Christmas present for myself would be a cute little rag rug to go underneath our piano. I used the pattern found on the sidebar here. One thing that I am learning is that no matter how consistent the sizes of my stitches are, the type of material makes a big difference, too. The coral pink rows on this rug are made from a thick knit top, so it changed the size of the stitch. But hey, at least I’m learning something! 😀

rag rug

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