Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Doll Blankets and Pillow Patterns Knit and Crochet




Lately I've been blogging more about projects of personal interest. As you can tell from today's blog I've been looking for doll blanket projects for now and for future projects. I thought others might enjoy having resources as well.

I recently updated the picture on this blog. When possible I do try to use my own pictures. This was not made from a free pattern, but from an out of print pattern I bought at a used site. The pattern is Sweet Doll Afghans crocheted with "JAMIE" Afghans made for Girlish Dreams produced by Lion Brand. The pattern number is 89602

Crochet:

Basket

Cabbage Patch Moses Basket

Bassinet:

14 Inch Doll Bassinet

Blankets:

Babykids

Baby Doll Puff Shell Blanket

Barbie Bed Spread

Barbie from Lion Brand

Born on the 4th of July

Craft Elf

Christina's Crochet Haven

Crochet About.Com

Crochetnmore

Fashion Doll Patchwork Scroll Down

Granny Square for 18" Doll

Granny Rectangle One Piece

Mermaid Tail Blanket for 18" Doll

My Heart Belongs to Baby Blankie Cabbage Patch

Ripple Blanket for 18" Doll

Scrapghan and Pillow

Sleep Sack for 5 1/2" Doll

Striped Blanket



Cradle Purses:

Cradle Purse Written Pattern and Symbol Charts

Crochet Pattern Central under Purses

Cupcake Cradle

Pattern and Video Tutorial for Cradle Purse

Scribbit

Thrifty Fun

You're a Star



Knitting:
Acorn Doll Blanket

Knitting Pattern Central

Three Blankets

Knitting Doll Purses:

Cradle Purse

Dollhouse Purse

Sewing:

Sewing Doll Purse:

Cradle Purse

Blankets:

Pillow Quilt


Doll Pillows:
Crochet:

Crochetnmore

Bedding

Sewing:

Tips

As always I will continue to add patterns as I find them.

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Sunday, December 20, 2009

Craft Deals of the Season




I blogged early in the season about hitting craft sales for deals on craft supplies. While I did well this year. My husband found a stack of plastic canvas books for $.10 a copy and I bought two boxes of yarn. The women at the sale were so surprised to find someone who would buy all the yarn and were not quite sure how to make a deal. Since I am practicing with different types of yarn, stiches, and needles, the smaller balls work well for those projects. Barbie is definitly better off for the yarns that I would not normally have purchased. I was able to provide a young relative with practice yarn, without having to remove yarn from a project I had planned. Most of the boxes were full skeins. These full skeins were invaluable when I realized I thought I had purchased the color I needed for a project only to find I was missing it. I had enough to finish two scarves with more left over. The woman were commenting on the need to go through their closets and clean out their uneeded items for next year's sale.

Just something to consider when you are looking for deals or to donate. There are people always looking for projects and supplies if you are willing to make a deal.

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Saturday, December 19, 2009

Holiday Projects




I hope everyone has been enjoying the holiday season. I have been delaying my writing while I work on my craft skills and projects. I started this blog as a way to catalog project ideas I was writing about and as a means of sharing projects with family members. Then I really got hooked and have really started working hard on my own interests.

This Christmas I made some Barbie clothes, a few scarfs, dish clothes, and a prayer shawl for family. I'm really enjoying the process. My husband has renewed and interest in Plastic Canvas and is making me a beautiful project book to hold the free project downloads I have been collecting.

There are more holiday free patterns blogs due out in January for Valentines Day and Saint Patricks Day for Knitting, Crochet, and Plastic Canvas. While I did not take the time to take pictures of my Christmas projects, I do hope to take and post pictures of my own work next year. I also will continue to post patterns I find as find them.

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

Friday, December 18, 2009

Barbie Ski Outfit in Crochet Today


I actually went out to buy the holiday issue of Crochet Today after having determined I had all my holiday gifts purchased. I was surprised to find the Christmas one had been removed and replaced with the January/February issue. I will have to head off to the library to see if I can find the patterns I was looking at, but delaying purchasing until I had paid the holiday bills.

However, I was pleasantly surprised to find a remake of a vintage Clarks and Coats patterns in the January/February issue. The old pattern included sewing, knitting, and crochet patterns that were cute for the time period. This current version would help Barbie fit in with the more modern ski and snowboard crowd on the slopes. The pattern has the hat, sweater, and pants set for Barbie.

For those who don't want to purchase another magazine, I suggest checking out your local library. I have been amazed at the variety of magazines our library has available for patrons.


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Monday, November 16, 2009

Plastic Canvas Coasters



Coasters are always fun projects. As I have been working on researching other projects I found free plastic canvas patterns that I thought I would post for others to enjoy.


Crayons

Free Patterns

Free Patterns.com

Mountain Harmony

Race Day Coasters

Tea Pot and Box

Watermelon

Watermelon 2



Check out the holiday patterns.



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Friday, November 13, 2009

Christmas Craft Sale Deals


Holiday craft sales are starting earlier than ever this year. For those that sell crafts this is probably obvious.

However, some of these sales can be great times to get materials as well as learn new ideas for your own crafting. I have found the Senior Center sales in this area to be the best resource for finding craft books, kits, and other craft supplies. Many have a resale table for materials. While other sales tend to have knick knacks, toys, and Christmas ornaments on these tables, I have had amazing luck at the Senior Centers in finding craft materials. Many people begin to down size and donate the materials to their Senior Center for sale. The prices are often quite good. Even more importantly you can often find vintage pattern books no longer available.

Happy hunting.

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Thursday, November 12, 2009

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Plastic Canvas Patriotic



Patriotic Crafts are requested for Veterans Day, Fourth of July, and Memorial Day. People obviously look at other times. As I find resources I created a list of Patriotic resources to cover all the holidays.


American Flag Bookmarks

Armed Forces

Double Hearted

Flag Bookmark

Flag Pin

Free Patterns

Liberty Angel

Mountain Harmony

Pinwheel

Pinwheel Napkin Ring

Poppy Pattern

Rainbow Gallery Scroll Down

Support Our Troops

Star USA



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Monday, November 9, 2009

Monday, November 2, 2009

Plastic Canvas Bookmarks


American Flag

Bitsy Bear

Free Patterns

Kaboose Cross Bookmark

Michaels

Rainbow Gallery



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Knit and Crochet Food





Fake food has long been a favorite toy among the younger generations in our family. I remember hunting through dollar stores trying to find a variety of the plastic foods for family members to have for pretend play. I am pleased to realize that there are patterns for crochet and knitting that will provide alternatives.

Crochet:

Crochet Pattern Central

Lion Brand Food Patterns

Dizzy the Egg



Desserts:

Banana Split

Blueberry Cupcake

Cake Three Layers

Cherry Pie

Cookies

Cupcake

Cupcakes

Fortune Cookies

Fudgesicle

Ice Cream Cones

Little Cookie

Macarons Scroll Down

Movie Popcorn

Oreo Cookies

Popsicle

S'mores

S'mores 2

Sugar Cookies

Twinkie

Variety of Patterns



Fruit:

Apples

Banana

Banana Split

Cherries

Cherry Earrings

Grapes

Lemon and Limes

Orange

Pears Scroll Down for American Directions

Strawberries

Watermelon



Kitchen Items:

Kitchen Set Stove and Sink Tops fit on Plastic Bins

Meals:

Bread

Chicken Drumstick

Cheeseburger with Accessories

Curly Fries

Lettuce for Hamburger or Sandwich

Hamburger

Hamburger Bun

Hot Dog and Bun

Pickles

Sandwiches Complete with Accessories

Sushi

Sushi Train



Breakfast

Bacon

Breakfast

Coffee

Cinnamon Buns

Eggs Whole

Fried Egg

Frosted Doughnut

Jelly Doughnut

Mrs. Egghead and Husband

Pancakes and Eggs

Vegetables:

Broccoli and Cauliflower

Carrot

Carrots

Carrot Rattle

Carrots

Celery and Carrots

Harvest Indian Corn

Potato

Radish

Squash

Squash and Gourds

Tomato

Sugar'n Cream - Veggies



Knit:

Knitting Pattern Central


Appetizers:

Appetizers

Bread:

Biscuits and Cakes

Breakfast:

Waffles

Desserts:

Blueberry Pie Slice

Cake

Cherry Pie

Cookies

Milk and Cookies

Popcorn


Fruit:

Banana

Banana 2

Banana and Orange

Lemon/Lime Scroll Down for Pattern

Peach

Pear

Pear 2

Strawberries

Meals:

Pizza Slice


Vegetables:

Carrots

Carrot, Cucumber, Eggplant

Corn

Mushroom

Peas in a Pod

Three Peas in a Pod

Veggie Rattles

Holiday blogs have additional patterns.

Halloween

Thanksgiving

Christmas

Christmas Ornaments

Loom Knitting:

Cupcake

Doughnut

English Biscuit Collection 1

Fried Eggs, Carrots, Doughnuts, and Desserts

Ice Cream Cone

Chocolate Swiss Roll


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Friday, October 30, 2009

Loom Knitting Free Patterns and Instructions



My Aunt and my Mom have both developed an interest in loom knitting. I am hoping to pick up the basics soon. As I was researching the topic I added patterns to the previous holiday articles and the ones to be released. Do check them out if you are looking for ideas. Mom was thrilled about the loom snowman. I am hoping this means I will get to see a finished product.

Instructions:

Adjustable Cast On

Bev's Country Cottage

Cable Cast On Bipes With Pictures

Converting Knitting Patterns to Loom

Crochet Cast On Bipes with Pictures

Directions




Granny on the Loom

KISS Loom Instructions

Knifty Knitter Wraps

Knitty

Loom Knitting

Loom Knitting

The Loom Room

Reading a Chart

Terms

Tutorials



Patterns:

Bev's Country Cottage Scroll to Bottom Page

Candy Bowl

Fave Crafts

Hat with Flaps

Knitting Board

Knitting Pattern Central

Knitting and Crochet 4 Fun and Profit



Lion Brand

Loom Knitting

Loom Knits

Loom Lore Scroll Down Pattern List

Loom Room




Market Bag

Mittens

Off the Loom

Provo Craft

Purling Sprite



Check the Holiday and Other Blog Pages for Additional Knitting Loom patterns.

Bookmarks

Coasters

Dish Cloths

Dolls

Food Patterns

Patriotic Patterns

Puppet Mittens

Toys

Valentine's Day

St. Patrick's Day

Easter

Halloween

Thanksgiving

Christmas




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Thursday, October 29, 2009

Crochet and Knit Dishcloth Free Patterns

Dish Cloths are popular patterns with beginners and advanced crafters. Dish cloths are great gifts and the basis of other projects.




Crochet:


Pattern Sites:

Crochet Pattern Central

Dish and Wash Cloth Mania

Dish Cloth Botique

Dishcloth Corner

Fave Crafts Scroll Down

Marlo's Crochet Corner

Animals:

Baby Face Cloth Bunny (Like Boo Boo Bunny)

Barnie Bear

Butterfly

Butterfly 2

Duck Little Quaker

Fish

Frog

Just Ducky

Lady Bug

Penguin

Pig

Turtle

Book/TV Characters:

Humpty Dumpty



Causes:

Breast Cancer Awareness

Food:
Apple

Apple Slice Tawashis

Apple Tawashi

Cherry

Cotton Candy

Ice Cream Cone

Orange Blossom

Orange Slices

Pear Tawashis

Red Apple

Strawberries in a Row

Watermelon

General:

Bicycle Spokes

Blue Jeans

Cotton Chenille

Double Trouble

Gingham

Girly Fun

John Deere Tractor

Little Black Purse

Little Blue Schoolhouse

Rainbow

School Bus

Scrubbing

Sea Shell

Special Stitches:

Afghan Stitch

Basket Weave

Cluster

Cross Stitich

Open Edge

Shaded Shells

Simple Shells

Textured Stripes


Scrubbies:

Ball

Flower Power Scrubbie

Spiraled Scrubbie






Knit:

General:

Aunt Kathy's Place Variety of Patterns

Dish and Wash Cloth Mania

Dish Cloth Botique

Dish Cloth Corner

Keeping You in Stitches

Knit a Little Store

Knitting Pattern Central

Linda's Pattern's Large Selection

Original Patterns Blog



Animals:

Animal Patterns

Frog

Frog Scroll Down

Horse

Lobster

Swan Scroll Down

Tree Frog

Turtle

Buildings:

Barn

Cabin

Little Red Schoolhouse Scroll Down

Schoolhouse



Children's Patterns Including Books, Movies,and TV:

ABC 123

Blue's Clues

Carousel Horse

Cat in the Hat

Cat in the Hat 2

Elmo Dish Cloth

Garden Girl

Happy Hunny Bear

Hobby Horse

Hello Kitty

Marcy from the Peanuts

Peppermint Patty from Peanuts

Transformer



Cooking:

Grill

Flowers/Plants:

Cabbage Rose

Plant Patterns

Rose Dish Cloth

Geography/Historical Sites:

British Isles

Continental US

Eiffel Tower

England, Canada, and More Scroll Down

States



Message:

Thank You

Theater:

Comedy Mask

Transportation:

Fire Truck

Garbage Truck

Taxi

Train

Truck

Loom Knitting:

Flowers

Check the holiday and other blog pages for more dish cloth patterns

Valentine's Day

St. Patrick's Day

Easter

Patriotic

Halloween

Thanksgiving

Christmas

Dinosaur

Weddings



Scrubbies:

Chinese Knot

Loom Knitting:

Baby Cloths

Blanket Texture

Chick

Chubby Checkers

Dish and Wash Cloth Mania

Mock Cable Dish Cloth

Paw Prints

Summer


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Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Knit and Crochet Toy Patterns Free



Knit and crochet toys are wonderful gifts for children. Patterns are available for a wide variety of toys. You will find doll and teddy bear resources listed on other pages.

The toy page has outgrown the ability to stay on one page so I am continuing to move items into new categories. I will add the links to new pages so people can find the free patterns they are seeking. Animals that are not from TV or Movies have moved to their own page. The links are below.

Crochet Amigurumi Animals and Stuffed Animals

Knit Amigurumi Animals and Stuffed Animals

Dinosaurs and Dragons

Hello Kitty

Crochet and Knit Puppets

Teddy Bear Patterns and Clothes

Knit and Crochet Food Patterns Great for Play Food



Crochet:

Crochet Pattern Central

Amigurumi:

Free Amigurumi Patterns See Label List Left Side

Ami

Adding a Gown Tutorial

Ana Paula

Chrisdfriend Selection

Crayon

Daily Crocheter



Toys from Books and Fantasy Worlds:

Castle and Characters from Bizzy Crochet

Droid Robot

Castle and matchingFingerpuppets from Bizzy Crochet and Crochetme

Fantasy Tree with Elves and Animal Pattern Includes Unicorn, Fox and Tree Bag

Frog Prince

Gandlolf

Gnome

Gnome Family

Gnome Home

Golden Snitch

Harry Potter

Hobbits

Mouse from If You Give a Mouse a Cookie

Max Where the Wild Things Are

Ninja

Ninja 2

Pegasus and Unicorn

Pig from If you Give a Pig a Pancake

Princess and Frog Coats and Clark

Red Riding Hood and Grandma Topsy Turvy Dolls

Snoopy

Snoopy 2

Troll

Trolls

Wizard

Wizard Doorstop

Woodstock



Career:

Nurse



Cars, Vehicles, Planes and Trains:

Airplane

Airplane 2

Airplane Bomber style

BiPlane

Car Play Rug

Cars Scroll Down for Pattern Link

Helicopter

Plane

Roadway Throw

Rocket

Saftey Barrel

Sailboat

Saftey Cones

School Bus

Tank

Tractor

Trailer and Hay

Train Choo Choo Train Pattern uses lots of Plastic Canvas

Sushi Train Could Be Done without Sushi for Simple Train Toy

Train

Train Thomas Look



Cradle Purses

Crochet Pattern Central under Purses

Crotique 4 Styles

Cupcake Cradle

Thrifty Fun

You're a Star

Learning Toys:

Clock Pillow and Rug


Frog Pond Matching Counting Game Colored Frogs and Bag



Movie and TV Characters:

Abby Cadabby Sesame Street

Alf

Anpanman

Chip and Dale

Cookie Monster Scroll Down to Second Picture

Death Star from Star Wars

Eeyore Keychain

Dr. Who Number 9

Dr. Who Number 10

Elmo

Elmo 2

Patrick Starr from Spongebob

Serenity Ship

Spongebob picture and pattern on separate pages

SpongeBob

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Michaelangleo

Wicket the Ewok

Yoda

Yoda 2



Video Game/Manga Characters:

Kerochan from Sakura Card Captor

Link from Zelda

Link 2 from Zelda

Mario Mushroom

Pac Man

Pac Man Ghost

Pokemon Bellossom

Pokemon HootHoot

Pokemon Lapras

Pokemon Litwick

Pokemon Meowth

Pokemon Pichu Plush

Pokemon Pikachu

Pokemon Pokeball

Pokemon Raichu

Pokemon Set

Pokemon Squirtle

Pokemon Snorlax

Pokemon Snubbull

Sonic

Super Smash Brothers Meta Knight

Yoshi



Active Toys:

Hobby Horse Lion Brand



Baby Toys:

Baby Grab Ball

Baby Toy

Baby Blocks

Bernat Baby Cakes Rattles

Jingle Rings

Loop Baby Toys

Turtle Rattle

Turtle Rattle 2



Blocks and Balls:

Baseball

Block

Football

Football 2

Hacky Sac



Dress Up:

Crown

Fire Hat

Pirate Hook

Pirate Patch

Tool Belt



Games:

Checkers

Checkers Pattern Crochetnmore

Checkerboard Crochetnmore

Checkerboard

Checkerboard Picnic Blanket

Checkerboard and Checkers Coats and Clark

Fishing Game

Fishing Game 2

Learn Your Colors and Counting Fish Game

Ninja Bowling

Pass the Piggies

Penguin Bowling

Twister



Musical Instruments:

Moroccas



Play Sets:

Barn, Farmer, and Farm Animals

Broom

Coffee Cup

Coffee Cup 2

Duck Pond Play Set

Island Play Set

Kitchen Play Set Stove Top, Sink Top Fits on Plastic Bins

Measuring Spoons

Noah's Ark Tote

Pocket Cottage made from Granny Squares

Pot Holder for Play Kitchen

Safari Playmat with accessories

Tea Set

Tea Set 2

Tea Set with Cookies Red Heart



Knit:

Amigurumi:

Knitting Patterns Central

Knitted Toy Box

Knitting Pattern Central



Book and Fantasy Characters:

Gargoyle

Little Red Riding Hood, Granny, and Wolf

Peter Rabbit

Robot

Roly Poly Clown

Stinky Cheese Man

Traveling Gnome



Movie and TV Characters:

Cookie Monster Peep

Dalek from Dr. Who

Elmo Peep

Minion Despicable Me

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

Teletubbies

The Thing



Transportation:

Boat

Bus with Kids

Rocket

Rocket Ship with Spaceman

Traffic Cone



Video Game Characters:

Wooper


Doll Purses:

Dollhouse Purse


Baby Toys:

Bottle Rocket Baby Rattle

Cable Sample Baby Blocks

Roly Poly Clown

Wrist Rattle




Blocks and Balls:

Alphabet Ball



Dress Up:

Crown

Dinosaur Hat

Ninja Accessories

Pirate Hat

Education:

Punctuation

Pretend:

Calculator



Loom Knitting:

Animals:

Bumblebee

Cat

Cat 2

Fish

Fish turned into Fishing Game

Penguin

Baby Toys:

Blocks

Games

Bowling Set




Wood Toys:

Dream Dollhouse

Dollhouse

Dollhouse Bookcase


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