This week’s pattern is a Granny Square Apron by Tangled Happy! I think this would make a really nice gift and it would be fairly easy and quick to make too! This is a free pattern that you can find right here! If you enjoy the pattern, I encourage supporting the designer by buying a pattern :)
1. Teddy Ornaments - these kinda remind me of my Bearies! :)
2. Sunflower Ornaments
6. Christmas Pickle
7. Bonbon Ornaments – Ok, so this one isn’t crochet or a tutorial but they’re made with Bonbons and I think even without the needles, they’d be cute on a tree!
8. Mini Stocking
This is a little something that I included in the Swell Leg Warmer pattern but I wanted to share it here also because it’s useful for all sorts of crochet projects. Actually, I do this to store bought leg warmers too! If you have trouble with your leg warmers not staying up or maybe you have a slouchy hat that always falls off your head (also useful for older hats that have gotten stretched out!), this is an easy fix to keep things in place! Just add elastic!
There are a lot of types of elastic threads & cords that you can get at any craft store. The biggest variety of colors are usually available in the jewelry making section. If I can’t find a color that matches my yarn perfectly, I prefer using the clear kind so it doesn’t show through.
Here are a few links to the types pictured above:
Dritz elastic sewing thread (comes in black and white)
Stretch Magic (the clear stuff!)
Tan, metallic gold & silver
Colored variety pack
It’s really super simple. All you need to do is thread a needle with elastic and weave it through the back of the stitches! You really only need to go through one round but if you want it to be extra secure, you could do more than one.
Tie a knot to secure it. With leg warmers, it’s best to try it on when you do this so it’s not too loose or too tight.
I have surprise boxes in stock again!! I haven’t had these available since April and probably won’t have them again for a while so snatch them up while you can! This is a great chance to get some holiday shopping done at a huge discount or treat yourself!! :)
I have $30 boxes which include $60+ worth of goodies (only 2 available)
And $15 boxes which include $25+ worth of goodies! (only 3 available)
In case you’re not familiar with what my surprise boxes are, basically anything you’ve seen me make could possibly be included in the boxes! What you get is a mystery! It could be hats, bags, barefoot sandals, amigurumi, jewelry, etc.
My first leg warmer pattern is now available!! This one sure took me long enough, right? Don’t worry, I think you’ll find it worth the wait! The Swell Leg Warmers are a very versatile pattern that can easily be made any length (above knee or below) and any width to fit any size leg.
Any type of yarn can be used. However, this pattern is best suited for lighter weight yarns, so worsted weight or lighter will be best. I personally prefer making them with sock yarn.
There is an option to add ribbon around the top or to do a solid edge with no ribbon. I also show how to add elastic thread to the top in case they don’t stay up well enough on their own.
I consider the pattern advanced beginner level. It uses only basic stitches (all single, double, triple crochets). I think you’ll really enjoy making these! They’re simple and you can easily work on them while watching TV, they don’t require too much focus! ;) The pattern is 8 pages long and includes plenty of photos to help you along. Here’s a peek at what’s inside:
The pattern is available through Ravelry, where you can download it instantly after check out.
I hope you like them! I will have to make some posts soon to show the different ways I wear leg warmers! They’re one of my favorite accessories to wear year round!