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Go Fish March 31, 2008

Filed under: amigurumi,crochet,free patterns,kittens — gnathalie2 @ 3:55 pm

I’m sure i’m not the only one with not only way to much yarn, but lots of what i like to call ‘crap’ yarn.  And in my efforts to get rid of it (yes, lots of them have gone to the cats!!) and my recent discovery of the big hook, i crocheted some fish.

(for pdf click here: Go Fish

It takes FOREVER to use up yarn one boring strand at a time, so i tripled up on it!!

007-8.jpg This is the first fish, also shown in the previous post.  I felt like he needed a friend, so i made these:

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All of them are made with crappy, scratchy, yucky red heart. (but the new ‘soft’ red heart totally rocks!!)

Tasha had fun taking pics of the fish~ i had a fever all day yesterday so she was being my helper!

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If you feel like making the green one, here is the pattern:

Big Green Fish

Materials:

big size P hook (the grey plastic one at wal mart)

size J or K hook

any leftover ‘crap’ yarn~ at least 2 colors (i used a combination of ww, chunky, sport, just whatever yarn you want to use)

Pattern:

Holding 3 or 4 strands of yarn together (whatever fits)

5 sc in a ring

rd1: 2sc in each sc around (10 sc)

rd2: 2sc in first sc, sc in next sc around (15 sc)

rd3 & 4: sc in each sc around (15 sc)

rd5: 2sc in first sc, sc in next 2 sc around (20 sc)

rd6: 2sc in first sc, sc in next 3 sc around (25 sc)

rd7 & 8: sc in each sc around (25 sc)

rd9: 2sc in first sc, sc in next 4 sc around (30 sc)

rd10-19: sc in each sc around (30 sc)

(stuff fish now)

 chain 1, sc across the fish through both sides

*now chain 23, dtr in 4th chain from hook

going down the length of the chain, do a variety of dtrs, trs, dcs, all the way down to the last possible spot to crochet in,

slip stitch in 4th or 5th sc over*, chain 23 again and repeat from * to * till the end of the fish.

Slip stitch, fasten off, weave in loose ends.

Eyes (make two)

using a size J or K hook and 2 strands held together

5 sc in a ring, sl st to join

rd1: chain 1, 2 sc in each sc around, sl st to join (10 sc)

rd2: (switch colors) chain 1, 2sc in first sc, sc in next sc around, sl st to join (15 sc)

Fasten off, weave in ends, sew to sides of the head.

Wanna make the blue/purple fish?

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Materials

Same as above

Pattern:

Starting at tail end:

Chain 13

rd1: sc in 2nd chain from hook and across till last chain.  3 sc in last chain, working on other side of chain, sc across, 2 sc in last ch. (27 sc)

rd2 & 3: sc in each sc around (27 sc)

rd4: (sc2tog, sc in next 7 sc) 3 times (24 sc)

rd5: (sc2tog, sc in next 6 sc) 3 times (21 sc)

rd6: sc2tog, sc in next sc around (13? sc)

rd7-10: sc in each sc around (13 sc)

rd11: 2sc in each sc around (26 sc)

rd12-18: sc in each sc around (26 sc)

rd19: sc2tog, sc in next 3 sc around, sc in last sc (21 sc)

rd20: sc2tog, sc in next 5 sc around (18 sc)

rd21 & 22: sc in each sc around (18 sc)

rd23: sc2tog, sc in next sc around (12 sc)

rd24: sc in each sc around (12 sc)

rd25: sc2tog around (6 sc)

fasten off, leave a long end, weave it around/through the mouth and braid or whatever~ makes it look like it’s on a line. 

Eyes~ same as above

Please note: for the blue/purple fish the stitch count is not exact~ and it doesn’t have to be!!

You know who else likes the fish?  The cats!!!

047-4.jpg The kitten is Balto (Steve Holt!) and the claws belong to Cry Baby.

And now for some more adorable cat/kitten pics!!

001-17.jpg From the right, Sweet Potato, Sandy and Cry Baby

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043-4.jpg Awwwww!!!

Later!

Nathalie

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Big Fish! March 24, 2008

Filed under: amigurumi,crochet — gnathalie2 @ 4:06 pm

What do you get when you use a big size P hook?  A big fish!!!

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I used 3 strands of red heart yarn and then switched to 2 strands red heart and 1 strand chunky. 

I’m working on a big bee and i’ll post that when i’m done.!

nathalie

 

It snowed? March 9, 2008

Filed under: amigurumi,crochet,free patterns — gnathalie2 @ 2:32 pm

It did snow here for a couple hours or so yesterday, but nothing stuck.  Oh well.  But i do have some more free patterns to throw at everyone!!  Yea!!! 

The same girl who made the ‘yo gabba gabba’ guy just posted her free pattern for brobee:

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http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=225958.0

This blog is just on a roll~ here is one pattern but there are a lot more cool things here!:

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http://suzies-yarnie-stuff.blogspot.com/2008/03/crocheted-easter-basket_06.html

This little cradle purse is cute:

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http://www.beadedsocks.net/CradlePurse.html

And how about some more little easter baskets?!!:

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http://bloglessknitting.blogspot.com/2008/03/miniature-easter-baskets.html

Cherry pie slice (didn’t Warrent do a crappy song about that?!):

486475531_c80d6c4eae_b1.jpg  I have that plate!!

http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=170065.msg1738391#msg1738391

Don’t like cherry pie?  What about lemon?:

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http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=170387.msg1742557#msg1742557

Fruit tarts:

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http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=169386.msg1728532#msg1728532

Cute flower headband:

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http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=160533.0

Really cool bookmark tutorial:

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http://yarnigras.blogspot.com/2008/03/crocheted-bookmark-tutorial.html

A star-looking-freaky-little-toy-thing from Berrocco:

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http://berroco.com/exclusives/celestine_crochet/celestine_crochet.html

And another cute shirt from Caron:

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http://www.caron.com/projects/ss/SS8_renaissance_tunic.html

Later!

nathalie

 

The Free Pattern Uberpost!!! March 6, 2008

Filed under: amigurumi,crochet,free patterns — gnathalie2 @ 4:10 pm

Once again, my favorites is filled with links to free online patterns that i’ve found, so get ready start printing!!!!

I will start with a free pattern that i just died laughing over!!!

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http://www.tinyhound.com/dildo.html

These are cute for easter:

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http://www.berroco.com/exclusives/chicks/chicks.html

btw, i love this rocket ship!!  She has a bunch of free patterns on her site also:

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http://www.crochetville.org/forum/showthread.php?t=66029

This is the link to her webpage: http://bizzycrochet.blogspot.com/

I may have posted this before, but here are some cute airplanes:

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http://ax174.blogspot.com/2006/09/crocheted-airplane-pattern.html

A tomato bag:

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http://yarrrn.blogspot.com/2007/12/tomato-bag-materials-1-skein-worsted.html

A crocheted camera case:

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http://cats-rockin-crochet.blogspot.com/2008/01/crochet-camera-case.html

A chenille bear:

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http://www.yarncat.com/chenillebear.html

We all know that craftbits has lots of free patterns, but i LOVE this one!:

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http://www.craftbits.com/viewProject.do?projectID=46

Adorable little butterfly appliques:

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http://chiescrochetandknitting.blogspot.com/2007/03/butterfly-pattern.html

So not near Christmas yet, but in my case it’s never too early to get started!:

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http://www.jessica-tromp.nl/images/christmas%20figures.htm

I do believe it’s still cold enough to make one of these:

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http://crafty-nerd.blogspot.com/2008/01/star-scarf-tute.html

Cool gloves:

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http://creativeyarn.blogspot.com/2008/02/crochet-openwork-handwarmers.html

Cute little duck applique:

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http://www.craftbits.com/viewProject.do?projectID=2055

An owl:

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http://crochetme.com/patterns/crochet-owl-talons

Once again, another site with lots of free patterns is allcrafts, which is where i found this little froggy:

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http://www.allfreecrafts.com/crochet/frog.shtml

Also nowhere close to Halloween, but this is cute:

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http://members.optusnet.com.au/we2/daintypumpkincontainer.html

A dolphin:

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http://members.optusnet.com.au/we2/dolphin.html

An easter bunny:

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http://members.optusnet.com.au/we2/easterbunny.html

Egg babies:

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http://sockmonkeyrescue.org/eggbies.html

A whale:

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http://everywordsapurl.blogspot.com/2007/04/whale-of-pattern.html

A yellow flower from craftbits:

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http://www.craftbits.com/viewProject.do?projectID=1195

Now this is a cool page~ sarahanns has lots of cool free patterns:

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http://www.sarahanns.com/crochetworks/cwhome.html

Over at bernat there’s a cool ‘floorplan’ and you click on a room and a page of projects comes up~ ubercool!:

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http://www.bernat.com/home/index.html

Organizer hangy thingy:

http://www.knitrowan.com/images/freepattern/superstorage_july_06.pdf

A strawberry pouch:

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http://www.midnightknitter.com/knitpixiepatterns/uploads/strawberry_pouch.htm

An awesome cap at betterhomesandgardens:

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http://www.bhg.com/bhg/story.jsp?storyid=/templatedata/bhg/story/data/1130943050452.xml

Once again, i totally wish i could knit:

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http://knitty.com/ISSUEwinter07/PATTkitty.html

A kitty bag:

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http://michaels.com/art/online/projectsheet?pid=e05995&categoryid=29

A fantastic witch:

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http://nonnaluna.wordpress.com/patterns/liz-a-witch-halloween-crochet-doll/

How about a bacon and egg bag?!!:

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http://mkcarroll.typepad.com/mk_carroll/2006/04/crochet_bacon_a.html

A flower scarf:

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http://needlebook.blogspot.com/2005/12/crochet-flower-scarf-how-to.html

A cat notebook/pencil holder:

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http://members.optusnet.com.au/we2/notebookandpencil.html

A nursery caddy:

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http://members.optusnet.com.au/we2/nurserycaddy.html

Remember those awesome knitted olives i posted?  I found some crocheted ones!:

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http://lifewithmonkey.wordpress.com/2008/02/02/olive-crafting/

A pony:

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http://members.optusnet.com.au/we2/perfectpony.html

Some flowery looking coasters:

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http://www.coatsandclark.com/Crafts/Crochet/Projects/HomeDec/SB149-005+Coasters.htm

An amigurumi corpse bride!!:

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http://juliastitches.blogspot.com/2008/02/amigurumi-corpse-bride-pattern.html

She also has a little ninja pattern:

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http://juliastitches.blogspot.com/2008/02/litte-gamers-ninja-pattern.html

A spring flower wallet:

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http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=172926.0

Stormy has a lot of extra awesome patterns at her  site, including this one!:

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http://stormyzcrochet.weebly.com/snuggle-bunny.html

A lamb at bhg:

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http://www.bhg.com/bhg/story.jsp?storyid=/templatedata/bhg/story/data/Crochet_StuffedLamb_10012004.xml&categoryid=/templatedata/bhg/category/data/bhg_home.xml&page=1

A super mario star:

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http://arpelia.wordpress.com/2007/10/24/super-mario-star-crochet-pattern/

There are some cool flower and leaf diagrams here:

http://crochet-mania.blogspot.com/

Really pretty scarf here:

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http://sapphirechild.blogspot.com/2008/01/vegan-silk-yarn-review-and-pattern.html

A pattern for a dog:

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http://www.geocities.com/dress_your_chi/tichi.html

Pattern for a topsy-turvy doll:

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http://www.wendysweewoolies.com/topsy-turvy.html

A baby dinosaur:

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http://members.optusnet.com.au/we2/tric.html

A brocolli bobble bag (say that 3 times fast!):

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http://trinketsbytracey.blogspot.com/2006/11/broccoli-bobble-bag-pattern.html

A little guy named urbis:

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http://funkyflower.wordpress.com/urbis-pattern/

An octopus cat toy:

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http://designpatternpage.blogspot.com/2007/09/octopus-cat-toy.html

More pretty flowers:

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http://yarngear.blogspot.com/2006/05/random-play.html

Freddie the snowman:

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http://yarnocturnally.com/?p=502

Fried eggs:

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http://www.hamanaka.co.jp/Past/challenge/medamayaki/index.html

Happyyellowhouse has a lot of free patterns, including these:

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http://happyyellowhouse.com/toys.html

And just when i think i’m done!!  Just found these over at coats and clark:

A bird mobile ( by uberdesigner Michelle Wilcox)

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http://www.coatsandclark.com/Crafts/Crochet/Projects/BabyChild/WT1059+Crochet+Baby+Birdie+Mobile.htm

And this cute fishy thing:

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http://www.coatsandclark.com/Crafts/Crochet/Projects/BabyChild/LW1593+Crochet+Counting+Fish+Toy.htm

Phew!  Later!!

Nathalie

 

More minions!! March 5, 2008

Filed under: amigurumi — gnathalie2 @ 3:09 pm

Super short post real quick~ Stephanie (houseplantgirl from ravelry) made some evil minions!!!

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LOVE the eyes!!!!!!!  Fantastically evil!!!

Nathalie

 

OMG! I finished a bag!!

Filed under: amigurumi,crochet,free patterns,sewing — gnathalie2 @ 2:48 pm

I never finish bags!!  I lose interest.  So sue me.  But the rose i crocheted for Madaleine was about to get eaten/destroyed by the kitties, so i crocheted a cute little bag and sewed the flower on it~ and she loves it!

002-6.jpg  I used the little bikini bag from the stitch n bitch book as a starting point.  Because i used a G hook instead of their D hook, i only went up to 30 or 36 sc’s for the bottom, and i did about 15-20 rounds of even dc instead of 8,  and as you can see i used my flower scarf pattern for the ties. 

Here is a close-up of the flowers i sewed on:

003-11.jpg  Surprisingly, i got all the ‘ends’ all neatly hidden so i don’t have to line the darn thing! 

So, who’s ready for more internet finds?!!

Here is a tiny easter basket thingy:

img_1437.jpg  And crochetroo has a bunch more free patterns on her site too!

http://crochetroo.blogspot.com/2007/03/rustic-easter-basket.html

Out of all the cactuses? cacti? i’ve seen, this one is totally my favorite!

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http://stellarb.wordpress.com/2008/03/03/inspiration/   ( click on the name under his pic and the pattern will pop up)

Wanna sew something?  Here is a tutorial for these wristlets:

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http://javajem.blogspot.com/2008/02/wristlet-tutorial.html

I found this little mini-bikini, not quite sure who it would fit but it’s adorable non the less:

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http://pinngurl.blogspot.com/2008/03/mari-bikini.html

Get ready to laugh~ or cry if clowns scare you~ but Michelle over at suncatcher eyes has brought us another awesome pattern!!!

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http://www.suncatchereyes.net/Chuckles%20Pattern.html

The crochet dude has a free pattern for this coffee cup cozy:

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http://thecrochetdudepatterns.blogspot.com/2005/08/coffee-cup-cozy.html

And check this out, go here: http://www.lulu.com/thecrochetdude and under the free section he has a bunch of killer free patterns!!!

Always a sucker for anything kitten, crochetkitten has two  zodaic based kitties!!

pisces_thumb-97x130.jpg Pisces

( Tasha is a pisces, and to tease her Madaleine says she’s a ‘piss kiss’!!)

aries_kitten_thumb-99x132.jpg Aries

She has sooooo many cool free patterns~ also some really helpful tutorials!!!

 http://www.crochetkitten.com/

 Howz about a baby lamb?:

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http://loopdedoo.blogspot.com/2005/02/lamb-pattern.html

Neatlytangled has some spring bunnies:

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http://neatlytangled.com/index.php/patterns/bring-spring-bunnies/

Need an ipod cozy?  Cool one here:

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http://azzyscrochet.blogspot.com/2008/03/pattern-ipod-nano-cozy.html

Once again, cool clothes that i would probably suck at making but wish i could:

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http://www.caron.com/projects/shadows/sss2_baroque_tunic.html

More from Caron:

ss24_rainbow_bear_op.jpg  This bear was designed by the fabulously awesome Deb Richey!!!

http://www.caron.com/projects/br/SS24_rainbow_bear.html

Not loving the actual bag (a bit big for my taste) but the flowers are cute:

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http://www.caron.com/projects/op/op1_market_tote.html

I love the colors on this scarf set:

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http://www.caron.com/projects/ss/ss_SS20_bobble_hat_scarf.html

This little purse is way cute:

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http://www.caron.com/projects/ss/ss65_satchel_purselet.html

This spider dishcloth is just original:

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http://myknittingbasket.blogspot.com/2008/02/spider-dishcloth-crochet.html

And another funny little thing to crochet:

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http://www.craftleftovers.com/blog/?p=173

I just went over to craftster and found this wonderful coin purse!!:

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http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=190715.0

Anyone with kids?  Your kids watch that freaky show ‘yo gabba gabba’?  Well, here is a free pattern!:

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http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=226771.0

That’s it for now!!

Nathalie

 

Cats in the attic March 3, 2008

Filed under: amigurumi,crochet,free patterns,kittens — gnathalie2 @ 3:58 pm

The closet in the bathroom has a ‘ramp’ thingy that leads to the attic.  If we’re not quick enough closing the closet door the cats run in to hang out up there. 

While the kids were waiting for the school bus this morning, they noticed the cats peering out of the fake vent hole above the garage:

007-7.jpg  Cute enough, we think there are 3 cats up there.

008-13.jpg  Checking out what the kids are doing.

Oh, but wait!!  There are more than 3 cats in the attic!

010-6.jpg  Four?  Really?!  Actually, when i opened the closet door to get them out, two of the kittens ran down~ thank god they didn’t fall!!!

Cool pattern site time!!

So i found these stars over at flickr:

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http://palitoz.blogspot.com/

These flower hotpads are pretty cool:

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http://www.freecraftunlimited.com/flower-hot-pad.html

How about a cool coaster?:

freecrosuncoaster.jpg This is the ‘June’ one, the ‘May’ one is cool too but the pic won’t come up for me!!

http://www.craftdesigns4you.com/coastersofmonth.htm

Awwwww!!!  Super cutie little baby sheep!!!

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http://harugurumi.blogspot.com/2008/02/baby-sheep-free-pattern.html

Neat-o cable purse!:

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http://www.crochetville.org/forum/showthread.php?t=17182

Mmmmmmm!  Chocolate covered strawberries!!!  I want some!!!

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http://yummypancake.blogspot.com/2008/02/uber-easy-amigurumi-chocolate-covered.html

Alright, so here is a link for a really cool headband, i just don’t know how to get the pic!

http://travel-headwear.blogspot.com/2008/03/free-crochet-headband-for-international.html

This site has a page with awesome crochet and knitted project for download:

http://www.spotlight.com.au/projects/yarn_projects2

Oh, almost forgot, i found a few free pattern that were makeable over at www.canadianliving.com,  it’s just i lost patience waiting for the site to come up!!

I’ll post more when i find more!!

Later!

Nathalie