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On The Go Crochet

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Are you looking for crochet patterns to make while traveling? I travel a lot, and one thing I’ve learned is it’s always nice to have a project ready to take with me. I’ve put together a collection of 7 free crochet patterns to make while traveling that I think are great to take on the go. You usually want something smallish (blankets aren’t the best traveling project.) I also suggest a pattern that is easy to memorize so you don’t have to keep looking at the pattern, but if you don’t get motion sick, or if you are going to have time in a hotel, then a pattern you need to refer to can be good as well.  So enjoy your time travelling the crochet way, with one of these On the Go Crochet patterns to make while traveling!

On the Go Crochet free crochet pattern round up from Jessie At Home

Here are the names and links of each pattern. (more…)

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Kids’ Felt Cuties

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Kids’ Felt Cuties by Kim Layton is full of fun and creative projects to that kids can make with felt. The finished projects provide hours of play time as well. The felt creations are easy to make and all the patterns are included along with very clear and detailed instructions. This book is a great to have on hand for rainy days this summer!

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Crochet for grad

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“Mrs. Robinson are you trying to seduce me?” Oops, wrong graduate! However, be warned, these free crochet patterns to make graduation gifts for your graduate might just seduce you into making all 7! So let’s celebrate your graduate’s outstanding achievement with one of your own and get crocheting. Hmmm maybe Mrs. “R” should have been taking up crochet and not poor Ben!

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Origami Bird Base – written and pictorial tutorial

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The Origami Bird Base is the start of various Origami Patterns such as the Crane and the Iris. You will find the written and pictorial pattern for the Origami Bird Base below.

Origami has been one of my hobbies since I was 8 years old. Many Origami Patterns start with an Origami Base: a folded form that starts a piece. This is one such base. You can find more Origami Base Tutorials for here: https://jessieathome.com/category/crafts/origami/origami-base/

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Unicorn Magic fun with Big Stitch .. it’s all about Unicorns & Rainbows

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Time for some Unicorn Magic with Big Stitch from 3 Birds Design. Unicorn Magic is just 1 of many of their great kits for kids. They are fun, easy, and will inspire the creative bone in your kid, like Vada and especially my unicorn crazed aficionado, Kyla. So here’s our take & review on the Unicorn Magic wall art kit.

Unicorn Magic Big Stitch fun with kids from Jessie At Home

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Origami Pig

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OINK OINK ! Here’s how to make an Origami Pig

Origami Pig from Jessie At Home

Isn’t this little guy just adorable? My daughter Kyla loves pigs, and she thinks this one is awesome. He is fairly easy to make. Only one side of the paper is seen on this piece, so it doesn’t matter if your paper is colored on both sides or just one. Happy folding! (more…)

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Softies

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Crocheted softies make such great gifts. They can be loved for years on end and hold up well if made with tight stitches. There are so many softie options out there, and tonight I have collected 7 free crochet patterns for softies to give you a place to start. Enjoy!

Softies free crochet pattern round up from Jessie At Home

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Knitted Cats & Dogs – review & giveaway

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The book reviewed in this post was provided by Search Press. Images are copyright Search Press, used with permission.

Knitted Cats & Dogs - review & giveaway from Jessie At Home

Knitted Cats and Dogs by Sue Stratford is full of 30 of the cutest, cuddliest friends you can create with yarn and needles. There are so many variations and adorable ideas. This book is a compilation of 2 of Sue’s previous books. (more…)

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Yellow Free Crochet Patterns

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Yellow represents sunlight and happiness. It is such a happy color, yet it is so often ignored. I have searched around and found some lovely free crochet patterns that feature the color yellow! Of course, you can make any pattern in yellow, just as you can make these patterns in any color. So bring some sunshine into your life and get creating!

Yellow free crochet pattern round up from Jessie At Home

Here are the names and links of each pattern. (more…)

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Green free crochet patterns

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Green is such a pretty color, and one I hope to be seeing more of soon! I just love seeing the green of nature coming back to life, and wearing green always makes me feel closer to nature somehow. Is that silly? Well, then I guess green makes me silly! Here are some fun patterns the designers thought would be nice in green so you can be close to nature too!

Green free crochet pattern round up from Jessie At Home

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Free Crochet Toy Patterns!

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Crochet toys make great gifts. They are usually pretty quick to make, and often only take one or two skeins of yarn. Plus, they are so lovable! So next time you need a baby show gift, hop on over to this round up and find a toy to make!

Toys free crochet pattern round up from Jessie At Home

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Purple Power!

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Purple! It’s such a pretty color. It can be royal, demure, vibrant, calm, so many things, just depending on the shade. I’m partial to true purple and lavender. What are your favorite shades of purple? To celebrate this lovely color, I’ve collected some equally lovely free crochet patterns in shades of purple from around the net. Enjoy!!

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Things that go bump in the night! – free crochet patterns!

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Squeeeeeeeeeeeeeeek! Bump! Thump! What was that? Should you get up, or hide under the covers? Well, if it’s one of these cute little creations, I think you’ll be just fine. I’v found some of the most adorable crochet patterns for things that go bump in the night, and put them together in one round up just for you!

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Animal Crochet Round Up

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Bunnies and elephants and sheep, oh my!! OK, so there may be no lions, tigers, or bears, but there sure are some cuddly creatures in this round up. Grab your favorite soft yarn, a hook, and a bog o’ stuffing and start creating a little creature that is sure to be loved!

Animals free crochet pattern round up from Jessie At Home

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Polka Dot Round Up – free crochet patterns

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Help!! I’m seeing spots!!

This week I felt the need for a some jaunty, spotty, fun. Polka dots just make me smile, and I love making all of you smile as well, so here are some fun polka dotted patterns to bring on the smiles. 🙂

Polka Dot - free crochet pattern round up from Jessie At Home

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Dinosaurs Crochet Pattern Round Up

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Rawr!!!!!! Dinosaurs are so much fun for the littles! Really, I’ve never met a kid who didn’t love dinos. They are huge and fascinating and they ruled the world for a very, very, very long time!! We have enough dinosaur books in this house to get any budding paleontologist well on the way to success. So it seemed to me that a dinosaur round up would be a great idea.

Dinosaurs ~ free crochet pattern round up from Jessie At Home

Here are the names and links of each pattern, along with a little something about each of them. (more…)

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Simply Collectible Round Up

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Simply Collectible ~ Crochet Pattern Round Up from Jessie At Home

This week I am pleased to feature a wonderful designer who is also a great friend: Celina Lane of Simply Collectible! Celina is quite versatile in her creations. She has some fun and adorable amigurumi patterns, many lovely wraps and accessories, and a variety of other crochet goodies. Celina loves to show off what YOU make with her patterns, so she has a “you made this” feature where you can share pictures of finished items you have made using simply Collectible patterns. You can learn a little more about Celina here.

Celina has many free crochet patterns that can be found on her blog, and several sale patterns as well. Being the generous soul that she is, she has provided a coupon code for Jessie At Home fans to get 75% off those sale patterns on Ravelry!! Use the coupon code (more…)

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Rhinebeck 2014!

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What a fabulous weekend!! I spent all day Sunday at the Rhinebeck Sheep and Wool Festival. I’ll tell you about that in a moment, but first I want to share a photo from Saturday.

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Doug’s birthday was on Thursday, but the girls only got to see him for an hour. They wanted to really celebrate his birthday, so we had a Daddy’s Birthday Day on Saturday. We went out for frozen yogurt, to a movie, then out to dinner. The girls love those coloring mats at the restaurants!

Sunday morning I got up bright and early and drove into the City to pick up my friend Claire (we’re both admins for the Knitting Facebook group) and 2 of her friends. It was the first time I have met Claire in person, and she was as fabulous as I thought she would be! Then it was a nearly 2 hour drive up to Rhinebeck. (more…)

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Daisy Animal Flip Books!

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Here are the results of the unique animals we created at our last Daisy meeting. At the start of the meeting the girls all colored various animals I had printed out. We talked about what “unique” means (Yay Alexa for knowing the meaning of unique!!). We discussed what makes each of them unique and what makes each of the animals they had colored unique.

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Coloring the animals for our “unique animals” project.

While the girls were having a snack, I cut the animals into 3 and put them in my binder. I then went around the table and had them all pick a number between 1 and 11. We used those numbers to find the 3 parts of each animal. As we created each animal, the girls gave them names, and came up with some facts about their unique animals. We all had so much fun, and I was very impressed with the creativity of the girls! They were so awesome! We had time to create 5 animals. Here they are.

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Crazy Animal

The Crazy Animal has the back end of a cow, the middle of a polar bear, and the front of an Elephant. It lives in the ice, gets water with it’s trunk, and makes the most yummy milk.

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Alligator Mix~A~Roo

The Alligator Mix~A~Roo has the back end of an elephant, the middle of a gorilla, and the front of an alligator. It lives both on the land and in the water, and it eats fish and bananas.

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Silly Animal

The Silly Animal has the back end of a lion, the middle of an elephant, and the front of a sheep. It eats hay and lives in a barn in Africa.

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Turtleliss

The Turtleliss has the back end of a horse, the middle of a sheep, and the front of a turtle. It gallops slowly, lives in the North Pole, and likes to roll on its back!

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Zebralina

The Zebralina has the back end of a zebra, the middle of a lion, and the front of a dog. It loves to dance, eats dog food, and lives in Florida.

Well there you have it, unique animals made by some very unique and creative (and unbelievably lovable and adorable) Daisies.

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Guest Blogger ~ Kimberly of Hooking Rainbows

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Nothing like getting the monthly guest blog post out the day before the month is over! It’s been a rather interesting month over her At Home. Yet our guest has been very patient with me. I am really enjoying meeting all these awesome bloggers! This month I got to get to know a lovely lady who is in a few Facebook groups with me, but who I had never really “met” before. I’m glad I finally got to know her a bit, she is a fantastic woman!

Kimberly has a wonderful blog with some great patterns. She has several fabulously fun purses, two of which we will be focusing on today. She also has other creative crochet patterns as well. I can’t wait to see what the future holds for this talented new friend of mine!

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Nerdy Owl Purse

Would you like to meet her?

I just love her photo, it’s lots ‘o fun!

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Kimberly!

How long have you been crocheting, and how did you learn?

I have been crochet ever since I was a kid. Up until last year I had no idea how to read a crochet pattern much less how to figure out tension on a sewing machine. I get this creating bug from my mom, when I was little she taught me how to crochet. She always had tons of crochet projects daily for us to do.  My mom taught me how to use my skills to create designs without patterns which I love her for:) I basically knew all the crochet stitches I just didn’t know their names or how to read their abbreviations. Last year I found a really cute crochet pattern for slippers, but I didn’t know how to read it. I scoured You-tube for answers which I found! I can proudly say within a year I was cranking out more projects and loading up on yarn then I think my husband was ready for. Needless to say my son was ecstatic with all the yarn in the house. I catch him occasionally pulling it behind him like a pet:)

What’s your favorite thing about crocheting?

I get to put my own creative twist on everyday items. When you buy things from the store they have a basic vibe to them, not unique at all. I love to be unique and that is why I love crocheting.

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Frog Prince Purse

Why did you want to make this pattern?

I actually wanted to bring more spring into my patterns…I usually do a lot of hat projects and since winter is coming to end I needed a new direction. I find purses are very much used in all seasons but, in order to make it more of a hello to spring I thought I would add a animal on it. I thought of a frog on a Lilly pad, that is how this idea popped into my head For the Frog Prince bag. For the Owl purse I made it for a friend, my friend loves owls and she is a little nerdy like me so, I thought making the Owl with glasses would be cute and very spring.

When and why did you begin blogging?

I have wanted to explore the world of blogging for a while now. I originally started a writing blog about two years ago but, I didn’t have much time to sit down and write all the stories I had in my head. I am much faster at crocheting with my hands then writing with them. Which I think is kind of weird that I would want to start a blog but, I wanted to share my knowledge, ideas and talent to the world. This is also why I seem sort of short (at least to me) with my blog posts on my blog…but, i usually fill it up the rest with free patterns!

What’s your favorite thing about blogging?

I love being able to share free patterns with the world…I know how much I appreciate free patterns so, I am sure there are a lot of people out in the world that do too.  I also enjoy sharing my knowledge and ideas. I have helper syndrome, I try to make everyone enjoy crafty projects like I do. I have a weekly craft night where people bring their crafty things over and craft away the night. We talk about strategy and people learn new things! I take these talks, ideas or projects and share them in blogging as well.

Anything else we should know about you?

The only additional information that might be important is that I am a mother of one little fun loving boy and married to a wonderful husband of almost 6 years.

I hope you all have enjoyed getting to know Kimberly! Learn even more about her over at Hooking Rainbows!

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