Winter

Warm Necks – Crochet something to keep your neck warm!

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Warm necks are a necessity in the winter. If my neck is cold it feels like the cold just seeps down the rest of me. Scarves and cowls and shawls are my friends. There’s something so comforting about wrapping up in warmth in the winter. So crochet some warm neck patterns and be comfy.

Warm Necks - free crochet pattern round up from Jessie At Home

Here are the names and links to seven free warm neck patterns.

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Crochet Sets – Because matching is fancy and fun!

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Crochet Sets – Because some things are better in a set. Sometimes it’s fun to wear a matched set, and they also are super fun to give. I always feel a bit more fancy and put-together when I have matched items.

Crochet Sets - free crochet pattern round up from Jessie At Home

Here are the names and links to seven free patterns for crochet sets.

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Slow Fashion Made Fast – Knit up some awesome creations in your spare time!

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Slow Fashion Made Fast includes 12 knit designs for the advanced beginner that can be made from one night to a weekend. These designs by Alexandra Tavel of Two of Wands are fashion forward and will make wonderful gifts to yourself or a loved one.

At the end of this review you can enter to win a copy of Slow Fashion Made Fast. Giveaway ends January 7th, 2020.

Slow Fashion Made Fast knit book review from Jessie At Home
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Plastic Canvas Christmas Decor and Ornaments

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Plastic canvas Christmas decor and ornaments are a traditional handmade way to celebrate the season. The Magic of Christmas gives you 37 ways to bring that tradition home and give it away as well. Plus, these crafts are great for little crafters to show their developing skills.

There is a giveaway for this book at the end of this post – be sure to enter!

Plastic Canvas Christmas Decor and Ornaments book review by Jessie At Home
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Winter Tree Craft – Mini wood trees with paint, flocking, and beads!

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This winter tree craft makes quick little knick knacks that can be placed around the house for seasonal or holiday decoration. They can be made in colors for your winter holidays – such as Christmas or Hanukkah – or winter colors, or colors that match your decor. Make them to suit your style and then display them with pride!

Winter Tree Craft - crafty tutorial by Jessie At Home
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Warm Hands Crochet – keep ’em warm now, prepare for later, or make a gift!

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Wow, I don’t know about where you live, but it sure has gotten cold real fast here!!! Even if it’s not cold now (or ever) in your part of the world, you can always make some gloves or mittens for someone else or to prepare for when the cold hits. So here are 7 free crochet patterns to keep your phalanges warm.

Warm Hands - free crochet pattern round up from Jessie At Home

Here are the names and links of each pattern.

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Christmas Crochet Attire

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Why just decorate your home for Christmas when you can decorate yourself as well? There are so many fun ways to dress for the season. I have collected 7 free crochet patterns to help you dress for Christmas fun!

Christmas Attire free crochet pattern round up from Jessie At Home

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

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Winter White Round Up

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We are greatly lacking white stuff outside this winter, so I thought I would bring you a round up of winter white free crochet patterns. Though you can make these patterns in whatever color you like, the designer samples for them are all white to off white.

Winter White - free crochet pattern round up from Jessie At Home

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

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Winter Sets Round Up

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How did this happen? It’s time to think about winter! Oh, my… There are plenty of patterns for bits and pieces of winter accessories, but sometimes it nice to match. Maybe you want a set of patterns that will work for the whole family, or maybe you want a hat and scarf or cowl that match. Either way, here are some winter set patterns that you may like.

Winter Sets Crochet Patterns ~ Round Up from Jessie At Home

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

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ELK Studio Round Up

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This week I am very pleased to share patterns from ELK Studio ~ handcrafted crochet designs with you. ELK Studio is owned and run by Kathy Lashley, a very talented and wonderful woman. Kathy is a southern girl in the best of ways! Her designs often show her country roots, making them feel very warm and comforting. She uses wonderful stitch patterns to bring interest to her designs. It’s no surprise that her designs are very popular.

Kathy is currently hosting a Christmas CAL, and it’s awesome! You can find the info about the CAL on her blog, here. You can also join her Facebook group to share your photos and chat with others about the CAL. There are 2 patterns in the CAL, a cowl and matching hat, and both patterns are written for worsted weight and bulky yarn, so you can choose!

ELK Studio Round Up from Jessie At Home

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

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Winter 15 Wrap Up

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Well hello there!! I know I have been all business~ie lately. I was going to wait to put up any non~business~type posts until next month, but a few of you seemed to miss the what~I’m~up~to~type posts, so I thought I would share a bit of a winter wrap up with you. Besides, I seem to have an overflow of pictures that I want to share.

My goal for National Crochet Month is still to be all caught up with the back~updates to the blog that have been piling up since I changed things a while back. I only have 10 days left!!! I also have a bit of a change to the posting schedule, which I will share with you soon, most likely on Tuesday. There are still some really fun things to on the horizon!!

Speaking of fun things, don’t forget about the coupon code for Frabjous Fibers yarn!! They made the code just for my awesome readers, and it is only good this month, so take a look here for the details. If you are making the Juliette Shawl or Skylark in Wonderland, don’t miss this chance to get the yarn those patterns were designer with at a discount!

Anyway, would you like to see a bit of what our winter has been like?

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Last month we kept hearing crashing outside, and we had to investigate. (more…)

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Quick & Easy Crochet Cowls

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Tamara Kelly ~ the awesome designer behind Moogly ~ is now also a Craftsy instructor! Her first Craftsy class is Quick & Easy Crochet Cowls, sponsored by Lion Brand.

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I enrolled for the class right away, and watched it last weekend. The class includes instruction and patterns for the 3 awesome cowls seen pictured throughout this post. The first is Amazing 45 Minute Cowl made with just one skein of Lion Brand Amazing yarn. This cowl is super quick and easy, and I love that Tamara takes the time to give lots of useful tips and tricks, both the kind that a new crocheter will love to learn, and the kind that can make a seasoned crocheter say “why didn’t I know that already!?” (more…)

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Wednesday Round Up 1/14/15 ~ Cowls

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Cowls are cool! Or warm. Right, cowls are warm. And over the past few years, cowls have become…hot. Yup, they are hot! So I have collected some crochet and knit cowl patterns to share with you. There are 2 round ups here, the first is crochet, and the second is knit, both are: COWLS!!

Crochet Cowls Pattern Round Up from Jessie At Home

Here are the names and links of each crochet pattern, along with a little something that each designer has to say about them. (more…)

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Sent to the corner

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I have a few things to share with you this weekend. The big news is that with the cold weather here, there are more and more days when I can not work in my basement work room; it’s just too cold down there. So…I have fixed up my little area in the living room where I will have to work on the days when it is too cold to work in the basement. I’ll share more about that in a moment, but first, here are some other fun snaps for you!

When we went to the Lego store over the winter break, we bought the girls a tub o’ Legos. They have been creating awesomeness. Here is Vada’s racecar.

Vada's-race-car

I have been creating awesomeness as well. Just with yarn instead of Legos.

OK, maybe a little bit with Legos.

Here are some of the pretty yarnie goodies I have been working on. (more…)

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Eli, Ali & Leo Winter Set

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Winter Set Crochet Patterns by Jessie At Home

Last year I came up with a series of patterns that I used for most of the Holiday gifts we gave. It ended up being a series of 6 patterns. A hat, a scarf, and a cowl, each in worsted weight yarn and chunky yarn. With either weight, you hold 2 strands together as 1 when making the items,  and use a large hook, so they work up super quick! I often have people ask about these patterns, and it becomes a bit of a pain to copy all 6 links to all 6 patterns every time. So, I have listed all 6 patterns here. Click on the links under the images to go to each pattern. Enjoy! (more…)

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Box Car Races! and other fun

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I hope you are having a wonderful weekend my friends!

When I trudged downstairs yesterday morning, this is what greeted me:

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Kyla had swiped a Coats box I was planning on sending some stuff to a friend in, and the tubes from some Baker’s Cotton that I had used recently. She was having too much fun for me to be upset. I was planning on giving the tubes to the girls for crafts anyway!

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Vada was taking a break on the couch, so Kyla showed me her creation as well. She had swiped the box from my new camcorder that I hadn’t gotten around to flattening out for recycling.

They were making race cars.

Would you like to see the first race?

As you can see, some repairs were required after the race. So more time was taken for improvements, then there was another race. Then more improvements, and another race. Then more…this went on all day. Seriously. From the time they got up in the morning until I made them move the boxes into the corner, clean up the craft supplies and go to bed. It was awesome!

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Somewhere in the middle of the day I took another race video.

Here are the finished racers:

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It was a crazy, fun, day!

I also have some snaps from the last week to share with you. After shoveling one day last week, Doug left me a note.

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One morning a few days ago Kyla came downstairs in this skirt. It needed a little TLC. It took about an hour, but I painstakingly wove some quilting thread through the net to strengthen and repair the net. Kyla was very happy.

Fix-it-Mommy

Not that long ago I ordered some brimlock (the stuff that goes around the outer edge of a brimmed hat to hold it’s shape) and heat shrink joiners. A few days later they arrived with this wonderful quote! How many ways do I love Judith M after this experience?! They are quick, the prices are reasonable, and they have a great sense of humor!

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I’ve never used the heat shrink joiners before, I always used the metal ones that you crimp. I thought I should give these a try because they will not show as much through the crochet, and I was worried the metal kind might snag the yarn. I’ll let you know what I think of it once I have used it.

So, crochet (and maybe knit) sun hats to come!! It may be a month or two, but there will be some sun hats!!

School was cancelled on Valentine’s Day, so the celebrations were rescheduled for this past Friday. The girls had fun signing all the cards for their friends!

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Kyla wrote up a Valentine’s wish for Daddy. Yes, she wished for a contract for him (4 years with no contract and a pay freeze for Paterson teachers!)

Kyla's-Valentine-wish-for-Daddy

On the yarnie front, the Stitchopedia is just 2 weeks old and there are already 6 posts. Just imagine all the wonderful skills you will be learning as it grows!

Stitchopedia

On Monday of last week we went over to my photographer‘s house to get some pictures taken. At one point, there was a dance/music break.

Music-Time

It was far too much fun.

More-Music-Time

Would you like to know why we needed pictures? Well, I finally finished the Emma Skater Skirt crochet pattern!!

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It actually went up for sale a few days ago. It is on sale for $5.00 for the rest of this month, and then it will go up to $6.00 on March first. If you “like” my Facebook page you will hear right away when new patterns are out, and there are also occasional coupon codes for my Ravelry store that I only post on my Facebook page.

You can find the Emma skirt on Ravelry, Craftsy, Etsy, and Crochetville. Even though all the photos are kids, this pattern does go from child small to adult 5x. It is worked top down (with my unique less~bulky crochet waistband) so it is easily made to the length you want!

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Oh, and there were some snaps of the Katherine Coat as well. The testers are making good progress, I am still planning on releasing this pattern by  Easter. So start saving up for a large yarn purchase now!

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I also needed a photo of myself. My wonderful mentor, Andee Graves, told me I need to put my face on my business cards (and all my social media avatars/profile pictures.)

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One more fun thing to tell you!! Remember the In Love With Color Throw I designed for Red Heart?

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Well, I checked with Red Heart, and they said it would be fine if I made video tutorial for each of the motifs to help you along as you create this colorful throw! So I will be recording away next week, with the goal of putting up a post with all the videos by the end of the week! I would LOVE to share some photos at the bottom of that post showing off the blankets YOU have created so far with this pattern. I know some of you have. I’ve seen them over on Facebook!! If you would like your In Love With Color Throw to be shown off at the bottom of the video tutorial post, then share your photo over on my Facebook page, and let me know you would like it in the Video Tutorial post on JessieAtHome. Be sure to include your Facebook page, Ravelry profile, blog, or crafty website that you would like the photo to link back to.

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Holiday Catch Up!

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Wow, things have been busy around here. I have some exciting news I should be able to share with you next month(ish). Between that and Christmas, I got a sort of neglected my blogland friends this week.

I still love you!!

I have lots o’ pretty pictures to share with you, so how about I just post them all with a bit about them and leave it at that. It is Christmas Eve and all…

If you hover over the pictures, a short description will pop up, as always! You can also click on the pictures to see them larger.

The Holiday Gift Shop at the girls’ school was at the beginning of the month. It went quite well. Vada had fun playing in my booth while waiting for things to wrap up at the end of the day.

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A couple of weeks ago we bought our Christmas tree. We got all bundled up and went off to the nursery around the corner.

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I found this in with Kyla’s school work one day. I thought it was so sweet to see this note her teacher left for her.

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The girls both made Christmas lists last week. Vada wants a Hess truck, and an ornament, but not a breakable one.

Vada's-Christmas-List

Kyla wants a Sophia Doll, a Mommy Toy, a Rudolph Toy, and a Firestar Toy. A Mommy toy is a doll that looks like Mommy, so when I am not home and she misses me, she can hug it. I hope she is not too upset when Santa does not bring her a Mommy toy.

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Last weekend was the Yule celebration with our Medieval group. We all had a great time. I was given the Order of the Artisan, which I apparently was supposed to get over a year ago, but every time they had the award for me at an event, I was not there. Oh, and at the end of the event, I took the leftovers of Marsha’s yummy hummus, along with her bowl. That way she has to come and visit me!

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We made cookies today. Santa needs cookies.

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