Cal 2014: Days 16 and 17 Gingerbread

Free gingerbread crochet pattern.

Gingerbread kids add a cute touch of whimsy to our “Countdown to Christmas Calendar“. I have searched and searched for a pair that was just right and found it from BellaCrochet.   MATERIALS Note: The pattern calls for thread and small hook, but made from ww yarn and H hook they turned out the right size {Read More…}

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Cal 2014: Day 15 – angels

Free crochet angel pattern.

Our  “Countdown to Christmas Calendar“ wouldn’t be complete without angels. The first is made from a pattern by Kim Guzman. It is so quick and easy to make.   MATERIALS Yarn: Ww in white or color of choice Crochet Hook: H, the pattern calls for a different size hook, but I chose an H hook to create the {Read More…}

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Pinterrific: Great resource for biz and blogger peeps

Whether you are a blogger or online business owner, “Simply Stacie” is definitely one to follow. From everything you need to know about social media and improving your online presence to working with different sites like WordPress and growing your blog. Biz Board: Pinterest. Simply Stacie has many wonderful boards so you might want to just follow {Read More…}

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Cal 2014: Day 14 – Trumpet

Free crochet trumpet pattern.

Growing up, Christmas was filled with wonderful Christmas music. My sister and I both play instruments so one of us could always be heard playing carols. The annual Christmas band concert was a highlight, especially when my sister played in her college symphony. I miss hearing her play, but we still have carols playing throughout {Read More…}

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Cal 2014: Day 13 – stars

Free star ornament crochet pattern.

There are many wonderful star patterns available. When searching for one to add to our “Countdown to Christmas Calendar” I wanted something unique. This one by “Zooty Owl”, with a touch of granny square (which I love) is perfect. It would be fun tied on gifts, hanging along the mantle or tied on a stocking. MATERIALS {Read More…}

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Cal 2014: Day 12 – cardinal

Free cardinal crochet ornament.

We don’t see cardinals in Northern Utah, but I love adding them to my tree at Christmas.  I think this one by Hatch-ed With Love makes a great addition to our “Countdown to Christmas Calendar“. MATERIALS Yarn: Worsted weight in red, black and yellow Crochet Hook: I Miscellaneous: Yarn needle Directions: Follow directions for making “Cardinal Applique” by {Read More…}

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Cal 2014: Day 11 – trees

Free crochet tree ornament pattern.

Each year a friend of mine does an ornament exchange. I wanted to make something unique and cute, but simple since I needed to make 28. I like how this little tree turned out. For the exchange I wrapped the tree around a brown glittery “icicle” I found at walmart. They would also be cute {Read More…}

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Seasonal: Luminaries and Handmade Treasures

Luminaries make great gifts and decorations.

Decorate I started this tree skirt 2 years ago and  have a few blocks made. I keep saying I am going to finish it. This granny square tree skirt is made from a free pattern from Red Heart Yarns. Itwould be a great family project, having members of the family make a square for the skirt. This {Read More…}

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