Little Leaves Shawl

Special Stitch: Bobble
(yo and insert hook in st, yo and draw loop through st, yo and
draw through first 2 loops on hook) 3 times all into the same st,
yo and draw loop through all 4 loops on hook to complete the
bobble.

Pattern Instructions:
Loosely chain 80.

Row 1: work 1 bobble in 4th ch from hook, ch 1, *sk 1 ch, 1 bobble
in next ch * repeat to end, turn.

Row 2: Ch 3, *1 bobble in next 1-ch sp between bobbles of
previous row, ch 1* repeat to end, working last bobble in tch , turn.

Repeat Row 2 until shawl measures approx. 70” in length

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Easy Double Crochet Hat: Adult MD/LG

Ch 4 join to form a ring
Rnd 1: ch 1, 10 dc in ring. (10 dc)
Rnd 2: ch 1, 2 dc in each st around. (20 dc)
Rnd 3: ch 1, (dc in next st, 2 dc in next st) around. (30 dc)
Rnd 4: ch 1, dc in each st around, (30 dc)
Rnd 5: ch 1, (dc in next 2 sts, 2 dc in next st) around. (40 dc)
Rnd 6: Repeat Rnd 4. (40 dc)
Rnd 7: ch 1, (dc in next 3 sts, 2 dc in next st) around. (50 dc)
Rnd 8: Repeat Rnd 4.
Rnd 9: ch 1, (dc in next 9 sts, 2 dc in next st) around. (55 dc)
Rnd 10-17: Repeat Rnd 4.
Rnd 18-19: sc in each st around. Fasten off. (55 dc)

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Easy Double Crochet Hat: Child Large/Adult Small

Ch 4 join to form a ring
Rnd 1: ch 1, 10 dc in ring (10 dc)
Rnd 2: ch 1, 2 dc in each st around (20 dc)
Rnd 3: ch 1, (dc in next st, 2 dc in next st) around. (30 dc)
Rnd 4: ch 1, dc in each st around (30 dc)
Rnd 5: ch 1, (dc in next 2 ssts, 2 dc in next st) around. (40 dc)
Rnd 6: Repeat rnd 4. (40 dc)
Rnd 7: ch 1 (dc in next 7 sts, 2 hdc in next st) around. (45 dc)
Rnds 8-13: repeat rnd 4. (45 dc)
Rnds 14-15: sc in each st around. Fasten off. (45 sc)

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Tile Coasters

The general idea here is to use cheap white bathroom tiles from Menards or Home Depot or other similar store…you can see what they look like and directions for making a sample coaster here.

You’ll need some kind of brushes to put mod podge on, felt, tiles, mod podge, scissors and a ruler for this project as well as something to put on the coasters.  Some suggest using a coat of hi-gloss lacquer to protect the coasters more.

So there are several ways you can make these coasters!  Personalize them for the recipient all kinds of ways such as…

*For a link  of all kinds of ideas what to use for these coasters (example old maps, napkins, scrapbook paper etc)  check out this link
*For anyone make them with  a watercolor look
*For a guy make them beer themed or sports team themed
*For a wedding gift or anytime gift really make photograph themed

For lots more ideas check out pinterest.  You can really use any type of packaging you want, there is a way to use candy wrappers and I bet you could also use wrappers from other snacks such as doritos etc!

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Christmas Oranments

There are many, many ways you can make home made ornaments!!! You can do cross stitch ornaments, crocheted or knit ornaments and much more.   Here are some books that have ornament ideas in them…

365 Christmas Ornaments
12 Days of Christmas, set of 12 ornaments, patterns pages

Ornaments Galore

Ornaments Galore 2

Also you may want to check out pinterest for ornament ideas! You can make them out of recycled materials too…there are several ways you can make them with greeting cards for example!

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The Sweetheart Jar

This is one of the best Valentine’s Day gifts to make, ever. It is a little more expensive but very cool. Get a large jar and make a label that says, “Life with You Is So Sweet”. Place the label on the jar.

Now, fill the jar with your mate’s favorite candy. Candy bars, bags of M &M’s, Hershey’s Kisses, jelly beans; whatever you can think of. Fill it as full as possible. Tie raffia around the top.

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Tiny Clusters Scarf Pattern

Adapted from “The Big Book of Crochet Stitches” By Jean Leinhauser & Rita Weiss

Suggested Yarn:
Red Heart Super Saver,  Caron One Pound, Caron Simply Soft or similar 4 ply acrylic.

Hook: Size H or I Crochet hook

Special Instructions for Single Crochet Cluster (scCL):
Draw up a lp in each of next 3 sts, YO and draw through all 4 lps on hook; scCL made.

Instructions:
Chain 41 for scarf (makes about 12 inches wide scarf.  Pattern states chain multiples of 2 + 1 used.)

Row 1: Single crochet in 2nd chain from hook and each chain across.  Chain 2; turn.

Row 2: Sk turning ch, *scCL over next 3 sts, ch1; insert hook in last st of prev scCL; rep from * across, end with sc in last st; ch 2; turn.

Row 3: Starting in base of turning ch, *work scCL over next 3 sts, ch1; insert hook in last st of prev scCL; rep from * across, end with sc in turning ch; ch 2, turn.

Rep row 3 for pattern, approx. 3 inches for scarf

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