Owl Crochet

 

Owl Crochet

The mystery behind the love of owls? I have no clue, but I love them too. Some of the cutest projects I’ve had the pleasure of doing involve these little critters. To take on an Owl Crochet project will result in a pleasing end result. Let me share with you some super duper cute Owl Crochet projects.

Owl Crochet

Owl Crochet

Here’s an adorable purple owl crochet baby beanie.

Owl Crochet

Owl Crochet

Or try this one for the little “hoot” that will be arriving soon.

Owl Crochet

Owl Crochet

I fell in love with this amazing, simple Owl Crochet baby afghan and pillow set. What a keepsake!

Owl Crochet

Owl Crochet

Or try this simple crochet block to create a treasure for anyone any age. Think of different things, maybe something as small as a potholder or pillow. Turn it into an afghan that includes your personal touch and colors.

Owl Crochet

Owl Crochet

Look at the wonderful colors in this Owl Crochet. This would be a great addition to any room in the house

Owl Crochet

Owl Crochet

This child’s beanie uses your basic crochet stitches. So simple. Excellent pattern for the beginner crocheter.

Owl Crochet

Owl Crochet

Simple sweater instruction that would be a hoot to do.

Owl Crochet

Owl Crochet

Imagine this in any child’s room. Attach it to a curtain in any room.

Owl Crochet

Owl Crochet

This project, topped with an owl would be a beautiful gift for any baby shower.

Owl Crochet

Owl Crochet

Of course, one of my favorite pattern designers Valerie Fuller. Love, love, love this Owl Crochet doily.

I hope you’ve found something you really like. Thanks for stopping by at How To Crochet A Beanie… ”Owl” have to go now! :)

Valentine Box Of Chocolates

 

Valentine Box Of Chocolates

Crochet up this Valentine Box Of Chocolates for that one that will arrive on or around Valentine’s Day.

Valentine Box Of Chocolates

Valentine Box Of Chocolates


Imagine that little noggin and booty all wrapped up in this adorable heart wear.  Nothing will grab you heart forever like the love of a newborn.  Nothing can remind that newborn in years to come of the love you put in crocheting their Valentine Box Of Chocolates.  Just  a click on the link and the pattern can be yours in moments.

Here’s the history buff coming out in me and wanting to share with you. Every February 14th millions of us around the world celebrate this day by exchanging gift, flowers and tons of cards. But just who is this St. Valentine? One legend is he was a priest back in and around 269 A.D. During a bloody and brutal time under the rule of “Claudius the Cruel” he was having a hard time to get soldiers to follow him because they did not want to leave their family and loved ones. So he forbid any further marriages. A priest in Rome, Saint Valentine defied Claudius and performed marriages in secret. When they discovered what Saint Valentine was doing, they beat him to death and cut off his head. But before this, during Saint Valentine’s imprisonment it is legend that he fell in love with the jailers daughter who visited him. Before his death on February 14 it is alleged that he wrote her a letter and signed it “From Your Valentine”. This day was set aside to honor him.

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Recycle Your Onion Bags

Recycle Your Onion Bags

What better way to Recycle Your Onion Bags than to crochet them into a dish scrubber! Easy to make. Free form crochet, in other words…you’ll be creating the pattern as you crochet. I’ve made several of these and have to be honest with you, no two are alike! But the end results as I crochet them are that they are so much versatile than your everyday Brillo Pad. They don’t rust! They don’t scratch your finishes on your pans. To clean them, I stick them in the dishwasher with a load. I’ve made some for everyone. They can’t stop raving about how nice they are to use.

Recycle Your Onion Bags

Recycle Your Onion Bags

This is a great project for the beginner crocheter. It simply doesn’t matter how you Recycle Your Onion Bags as you crochet. Whether your attempt ends up round, square, flat or looking like the state of Texas, it’s usable :)

Recycle Your Onion Bags

Start saving up those netted bags some of your produce will come in.

 

Recycle Your Onion Bags

Recycle Your Onion Bags

Recycle Your Onion Bags

Fold in half.

 

Recycle Your Onion Bags

Then fold once more.

 

Recycle Your Onion Bags

Cut strips to about an inch in width.

 

Recycle Your Onion Bags

Tie strips together.

Next you’re going to cut the strips open to a single strand and tie them together. Don’t worry about ends, they’ll just become part of the scrubber.
This project used three smaller onion bags. If you want one a little bigger just keep adding additional strips until you get it as large as you want it.
This is what I did. I used a crochet hook size “J” I chained 3 and slip stitched it to the beginning chain. Then I began a spiral single crochet. I increased (2 single crochet in same stitch) about every other stitch to keep it flat. When I got to the diameter I wanted I started to decrease my spiral by skipping every other stitch.

Recycle Your Onion Bags

Reached a diameter of about 4 inches

Recycle Your Onion Bags

Decreasing

I hope you’ve enjoyed this project on how to Recycle Your Onion Bags. Take a peek around at How To Crochet A Beanie. We’ve got great patterns, yarns and videos on how to crochet.

Recycle Your Onion Bags

Recycle Your Onion Bags

Dinosaur Crochet

 

Dinosaur Crochet

What little guy or girl wouldn’t love this Dinosaur Crochet diaper cover and beanie? Adorable doesn’t even describe it. This creative pattern by “Crochet My Love” can be at your fingertips in minutes.

Dinosaur Crochet

Dinosaur Crochet


One of my weaknesses in crocheting are those items for babies. They are the ultimate model for your creations. We’ve been blessed with an adorable little angel in our family this past year and everything I see, I have to make one for her. I even did some Dinosaur Crochet for her. I crocheted a beanie in hot pink (shame one me, I didn’t get a picture) and adorned the crown with black spikes. Sooooo cute! Very similar to the photo below. Change up you colors to fit your little ones personality. The yarns in the fluorescent or hot colors are great and fun to work with.

Dinosaur Crochet

Dinosaur Crochet

I made this Dinosaur Crochet Beanie for my nephew Fuzz. This fits his personality very well. Avid hunter and cut up! Love him. As you can see I simply crochet a beanie in the camo colors and spiked his beanie in a lighter brown color. Like I said before, mix it up. Build your project with the colors that best fit your child’s personality.

Dinosaur Crochet

Dinosaur Crochet

As you can see, it doesn’t matter how young or old you are.  Everyone loves dinosaurs.   They will put a smile on anyone’s face.  Here’s some fun facts about the ever mysterious dinosaur from “Science Kids”

    • The word dinosaur comes from the Greek language and means  ‘terrible lizard’. The word was coined by English paleontologist Richard Owen  in 1842 and was meant to refer to Dinosaurs impressive size rather than their  scary appearance.

    • Dinosaurs ruled the Earth for over 160 million years, from  the Triassic period around 230 million years ago through the Jurassic period  and until the end of the Cretaceous period around 65 million years ago.

    • The time period from 250 million years ago until around 65  million years ago is known as the Mesozoic Era. It is often referred to as the  Age of the Dinosaurs because most dinosaurs developed and became extinct during  this time.

    • It is believed that dinosaurs lived on Earth until around 65  million years ago when a mass extinction occurred.

    • Scientists believe that the event leading to the extinction  may have been a massive asteroid impact or huge volcanic activity. Events such  as these could have blocked out sunlight and significantly changed the Earth’s  ecology.

    • The first dinosaur to be formally named was the Megalosaurus, back in 1824.

    • A person who studies dinosaurs is known as a paleontologist.

    • Rather than being carnivores (meat eaters), the largest  dinosaurs such as the Brachiosaurus and Apatosaurus were actually herbivores  (plant eaters).

    • To help fight meat eaters such as the Allosaurus or Spinosaurus,  many plant eaters had natural weapons at their disposal. Examples of this  include the spikes on the tail of the Stegosaurus and the three horns attached  to the front of the Triceratops’s head shield.

    • Pterodactyls are not dinosaurs, they were flying  reptiles that lived during the age of dinosaurs but by definition they do not  fall into the same category. The same goes for water based reptiles such as  Plesiosaurs.

    • Birds descended from a type of dinosaurs known as theropods.

    • Despite being long extinct, dinosaurs are frequently  featured in the media. One of the more memorable examples of this is Michael  Crichton’s 1990 book Jurassic Park.  Adapted to movie in 1993, the story features cloned dinosaurs brought to life  with the help of DNA found in mosquitoes trapped in amber.

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Coyote Crochet Beanie

Coyote Crochet Beanie

Want to try a little something different to crochet? Try this wonderful Coyote Crochet Beanie. Using the basic simple crochet stitches, as a beginner you’ll have not problems in creating this Coyote Crochet Beanie. Stitches used are: chain, single crochet, decrease and slip stitch.

Coyote Crochet Beanie

Coyote Crochet Beanie


I’m not a big fan of “real” coyotes, living out in the middle of a rural community, they are quite abundant to the point of annoying! But they have always been a great character in the cartoon world. Of course we all know the famous Wile E Coyote, always trying to out smart the “beep beep” Roadrunner.  I’m pretty sure the “E” in Wile E. Coyote does not stand for Einstein!  It just brings a smile to your face thinking about that miss matched team. Bring a smile to someone’s face with this fun Coyote Crochet Beanie.

I’ve been really busy over the holiday season.  I’ve crocheted beanies for just about everyone in my immediate family.  Dinosaur beanies, camo beanie, horse beanies, minion beanies, name it and I probably created it.  I didn’t have patterns for any of these, just kind of created them but I do want to share my love of crochet with you.

Horse Beanie

Horse Beanie

Made this one for a sweet niece. Goes on top of this little noggin!
Eli
Bushe

Here’s a couple of nephews. These two boys love calling coyotes. Santana’s aka:Bushe camo beanie is horned, while Cimmaron’s aka:Fuzzy beanie is done with the dinosaur spikes :)

Fuzzy
Here’s my oldest niece Adrienne aka: Bobo. And yes everyone in our family goes by nicknames! Her beanie is the classic spiral beanie.Bobo
And here’s Bishop and Jonah. Proud to call them my grandsons. Entered our lives last year and stepped all over our hearts. Avid snowboarders sporting their dinosaur beanies on the slopes.Bishopjonah
Here’s my youngest daughter Diddle, yep another nickname. No one knows her by her real name. She’s wearing a minion beanie. Just one of many that she received for Christmas.Diddle
My oldest daughter Doodle and Danielson ready for Pagosa, Co. slopes.Danielson & Doodle
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Gingerbread Crochet

 

Gingerbread Crochet

Tis the season for Gingerbread Crochet. Another beautiful creation by Valerie Fuller. Gingerbread boys and girls with gumdrops grace this crochet doily. What a beautiful addition to your Christmas decor.

Gingerbread Crochet

Gingerbread Crochet

Top off this great creation with a sweet gingerbread house :)

Gingerbread House

How about trying your skills with these Gingerbread Crochet beanies.  Great crochet pattens with wonderful accents in the holiday colors.

Gingerbread Crochet

Gingerbread Crochet

I’m a little bit of a “google geek”. Always curious about how some traditions get started. So I did just that, thank you google and Meryle Evans research. I just want to share it with you.

The History of Gingerbread Men

Gingerbread men have long been a part of European and American culinary traditions.

By Meryle Evans
Remember the fairy tale about the man-shaped gingerbread cookie that sprang from the oven and ran off to elude a trail of hungry captors before he was eventually devoured by a wily fox? The story, first published in America in 1875 in a children’s magazine called St. Nicholas, has become a classic.

The notion of edible animal and human figurines goes back to ancient celebrations in which they were used as substitutes for live sacrifices. More recently, on All Hallows’ Eve, English village maidens would eat a gingerbread “husband” to ensure that they would find a real mate. In Hungary and Yugoslavia, decorated gingerbread dolls were exchanged as love tokens, inscribed with romantic sentiments or inlaid with tiny mirrors to symbolize a boy and girl gazing at one another for eternity.

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Afghans On The Double

 

Afghans On The Double

Afghans On The Double is exactly that! A fun and fast way to to make beautiful, cozy and warm Afghans On The Double. Every project in this book uses double strands of yarn…hence Afghans On The Double….

Afghans On The Double

Afghans On The Double

I purchased this Leisure Arts Afghans On The Double books because of over fifty patterns available for less than .20 cents a piece! Think about it…that’s a pretty good deal in this day.

Afghans On The Double

Afghans On The Double

The one I chose to do was the “Fringe Benefits”. I’ve got to admit though, I tweeked it to fit who I was making it for. I increased the foundation row to over 60 inches with a length of over 90 inches. Changed my colors up, using some tweed yarns by “I Love This Yarn” in sage, wheat and brown. I did not add the weaved fringe, I just felt it was beautiful enough without them. That’s what so nice about crocheting, finish your projects with your personal touches.

Afghans On The Double

Afghans On The Double

Afghans On The Double

Afghans On The Double

Afghans On The Double

Afghans On The Double

  • This afghan worked up so fast and heavy. I was so pleased with end result. Here’s a few of the titles enclosed in this collection of afghan patterns.
  • Zigzag Filet
  • Classic Cables
  • Vintage Violets
  • Hearthside  Diamonds
  • Crisscross Cable
  • Rugged Wrap
  • Rustic Raised Chevron
  • Granny’s Delight
  • Lacy Pineapples
  • Fireside Throw
  • Cascade of Roses
  • Peachy Elegance
  • Checkmate Basketweave
  • Polka Dot Patch
  • Sea Peach
  • Blended Rainbow
  • Fanciful Fans
  • Soft Scallops
  • Stars for Baby
  • Victorian Lace
  • Spring Awakening   and so many more.

Cozy Crochet Cowl

Cozy Crochet Cowl

This free Cozy Crochet Cowl pattern is so easy, fast and fun to crochet. We’ve come so accustom to the everyday scarves, so let’s think out of the box for a great Cozy Crochet Cowl.

Cozy Crochet Cowl

Cozy Crochet Cowl

To begin this Cozy Crochet Cowl, choose a yarn that you wish to work with and choose your crochet hook size. Remember chunky yarns will require a larger hook. Try size “N”. Your 4ply yarns, maybe a size H, J or K. To get that really loose falling effect, your 4ply yarn can be worked with the larger “N” hook. Try some of the designer textured yarns. This is what I used on this particular Cozy Crochet Cowl along with the larger hook.
The secret to this crochet cowl is to make sure that your beginning chain when joined, fits over your head with plenty of extra room. You want it to be loose enough to be able to pull it over your head as a hood with plenty of coverage around your neck. A little looser is better than too tight, so don’t be stingy with your beginning chain. Measure it.

Cozy Crochet Cowl

Cozy Crochet Cowl

I began this with a chain of 80 and crochet hook size “N” Join with a slip stitch (Another good time to measure)
Row 1: Chain 1 Sc in same Ch as joining and mark your beginning stitch. Sc in each chain around and join with slip stitch.
Row 2: Ch 2 (counts as first Dc), skip st and Dc in each Sc around. Join with sl st to top of ch 2.
Row3: Ch 1 (counts as first Hdc), skip st and Hdc in each st around. Join with sl st to top of ch1.
Row 4, 5 ; 6&: Ch 2 (counts as first DC), skip st and DC in each st around. Join with sl st to top of ch2. (good time to move your mark up a little)
Row 7: Repeat Row 3
Row 8: Repeat Row 4
Row 9: Ch 1, Sc in each Dc around. Join with sl st to Ch 1.
Rows 10-17: Repeat Rows 2-9
I’ve found that this usually is wide enough, but if you need more continue on by repeating rows 2-7.

It’s that time of the the year when we’re looking for warmth.  This project proves to be fashionable and FAST!  :)

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Just More Baby Beanies

Just More Baby Beanies

As promished, Just More Baby Beanies. These precious baby beanies, done with heartfelt stitches are the perfect gift for those near and dear to you. Melondipity’s creativity of each baby beanie, boy’s or girl’s, has a wonderful selection of any and all creatures.

Just More Baby Beanies

Just More Baby Beanies

•Festive Christmas Sock Monkey Crochet Baby Hat
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•Red, Green, White, and Black Seasonal Colors
•Gender neutral unisex Beanie – perfect for a baby boy or a baby girl
•Handmade Crochet – Very Intricate!

Just More Baby Beanies

Just More Baby Beanies


•Made of very soft cotton yarn
•Great for newborn photos
•Our #1 selling crochet baby hat

Just More Baby Beanies

Just More Baby Beanies


•100% Cotton Sock Monkey
•Adorable Matching Braids and Pom Pom
•Makes a great baby gift

Just More Baby Beanies

Just More Baby Beanies


•acrylic
•Cotton yarn
•Eyes are black buttons
•Ear Flaps and Braids

Just More Baby Beanies

Just More Baby Beanies


•100% Acrylic
•Ear Flaps
•Made of beatiful, soft yarn that won’t scratch your little one’s head
•Excellent photo prop!

Just More Baby Beanies

Just More Baby Beanies

•100% Acrylic
•Ear Flaps
•Made of beatiful, soft yarn that won’t scratch your little one’s head
•Excellent photo prop!

Just More Baby Beanies

Just More Baby Beanies


•100% Cotton
•Oversized Pom Pom
•Holiday Hat in red and white
•Beautifully stitched from high quality cotton yarn
•Perfect hat for baby pictures

Just More Baby Beanies

Just More Baby Beanies


•Sizes: Newborn and 0-6 Months
•100% Super Soft, Non-Scratch Organic Cotton
•Brown and Blue Baby Boy Beanie
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•Adorable accessory for baby’s first photos!

Just More Baby Beanies

Just More Baby Beanies


•Baby Turkey Hat
•Thanksgiving Season Baby Hat
•Gender neutral – perfect for baby boys or girls
•Sized Newborn, 0-6 months, 6-12 months and 1-2T
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Just More Baby Beanies

Just More Baby Beanies


•100% Cotton
•Dark Brown Crochet baby hat with thick braids
•Cute ear flaps
•Pink and White Flower
•Perfect for baby photography

Just More Baby Beanies

Just More Baby Beanies


•100% Organic Yarn
•Crochet Baby Hat for Baby Girls with Cute Flower
•Ear Flaps and Braids adorn this beautiful hat
•Soft and comfortable for your little one
•Makes a great baby gift!

Just More Baby Beanies

Just More Baby Beanies


•Perfect Baby Boy Stocking Cap
•100% Super Soft Cotton
•Blue and Brown Stripes
•Available size 0-12 months
•Makes a great baby gift – Especially for Christmas!

Just More Baby Beanies

Just More Baby Beanies


•100% Cotton
•Oversized Pom Pom
•Holiday Hat
•Finely detailed crochet baby hat fits newborn babies heads perfectly!
•Red, White and Green ultra soft yarn used for this baby hat

Hope you enjoyed this collection of Just More Baby Beanies from How To Crochet A Beanie :)