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Have to share this adorable FREE pattern by EMMAKD27 via Best of Crochet Blog. Sooooooo cute! Plan to make this for the Gdoodles! ūüôā

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Crochet Giraffe by Emmakd27

This colorful stripey Crochet Giraffe would certainly make any kid very happy! Designed by Emmakd27, pattern available here.

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Making progress on my crochet table runner/window drape
Love it!

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Also working a bit on a few of these beautiful charted doily patterns
Lots of freebies  HERE

I must confess although I am a seasoned crochet-er ūüėȬ† I have never attempted chart¬† patterns!¬† (I know, right!)

I hate to say that I found them to be a bit intimidating initially.  Silly,  I know!       I think I may actually like these charts better than written patterns because they appear to be more precise.  Sometimes written patterns have errors.     Anywhooo this is my very first attempt at this chart thing.  If things go well  I will eventually share some updates.:)

Do you work from chart patterns?¬† If so I’d love to hear your theory on this subject.¬† :]

Happy Sunday Everyone!!!!!

Peace!

 

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Finally found a few moments to stitch together some of my little crochet hexagon¬† motifs.¬† I love the fact that these work up rather mindlessly &¬† quickly.¬†¬†¬† ¬† I have absolutely no idea where I’m going with this project!¬†¬†¬† Hopefully I will like whatever it is I end up making….if not I’ll gift it out.¬†¬† J/K!¬† ¬† :]

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As promised a Wrapping It Up– glass jar cozy tutorial.

Things you’ll need:

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Several scraps of different shades & textured yarn/string/ribbon/thread.
I imagine you could even use strips of fabric although I have not yet attempted this method

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*Clear drying craft glue (I’ve tested several and have had the best results using fabric stitch glue)
*A glass bottle or jam jar
*Sponge for applying glue or if you are brave and don’t mind getting your hands a bit messy use your fingers to apply glue (I used a little makeup application sponge–it’s what I had on hand and it works perfectly for this project)
*Small scissors

Directions:

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Remove any labels from glass jar by spraying a little ‘Skin-So-Soft bath oil by Avon’ directly onto the label.
After allowing to sit for a few minutes the label should lift right off the glass.
If you do not have SSS bath oil on hand just soak your jar in warm soapy water for 15 minutes or so and use a little elbow grease. If the label is very stubborn & difficult to remove after soaking just scrape off using a Brillo pad or steel wool while the label is still wet. (btw SSS makes an excellent mosquito repellent as well. Love the stuff!)
image source: Google Images-Avon

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Apply glue to your sponge and swipe a thin layer to a small area of the glass. You do not have to saturate your jar in glue because once you begin wrapping the yarn stays pretty secure. Only apply the glue to begin & end each new color so that it lays flat & secure against the glass.

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Slowly & evenly begin wrapping one color yarn around jar using your fingers (or you could use the flat side of a nail stick) to push the yarn into place so that it is nice and snug. You don’t want to see gaps between the yarn.

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Choose a different color and/or textured yarn and repeat the above step until you are satisfied with your design.

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use various textured/colored yarns

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Allow to dry completely before displaying
makes a unique pen cozy
or bud vase.
*note the two solid color crochet designs pictured above are removable crochet glass cozies. The yarn wrapped cozies are permanent and can not be removed from the glass jar.

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Last night I posted a little teaser for this jar cozy¬† with the promise to post up a free crochet pattern.¬† Since I like to keep my promises…….

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Olive Ewe Jar Cozy Pattern:

I created my cozy for an 8oz.¬† sized glass olive oil jar that is square in shape.¬†¬† I’m certain this pattern can be fashioned to any sized square bottle by simply creating your starting chains longer by adding a few extra chains onto the beginning 4 chains of 20. (sounds confusing…it really is not) ¬† For example my pattern requires 4 chains of 20 in order to fit snugly around my olive oil jar.¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† The bottom will look like a cross that overlaps the edges a bit as in my photo example.

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This is an original pattern created with love by me & is my absolute pleasure to share with you to use and enjoy.  My only request is that you not sell items made from this pattern online & if you happen to post pictures online of your finished project using this pattern please link my page. Give credit where credit is due. Thanks so much!  Enjoy!!!

Lets get started!

Please note I am not a pattern jotting expert!¬† I’ve only ever written patterns for friends to try, and well because they are friends I doubt very much¬† they would want to tell me I’m not very good at it!¬† hahaha…¬†¬† I will do my best here and if you happen to notice any mistakes feel free to bring them to my attention!¬†¬† If you get stuck on any part of this pattern, feel free to hit me up here and I will do my very best to help walk you through.

Materials I used:

Thread size 6 (mine was purchased overseas and is 100% Egyptian cotton)
Steel crochet hook size 0
-or any light weight thread cotton yarn and matching size hook.

Crochet Terms (American English):

ch= chain
SC = Single Crochet
Sl_ slip stitch

Pattern:

Round 1.  *Make a beginning chain of 21, sc twice into the 20th chain from your hook* <*you may need to add or subtract a few beginning chains in order to fit your particular jar>  Measure it on the bottom of your container by centering it,  to see if it reaches over the sides a bit.  If so, your good to go!
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Repeat from * to * 3 times more join with a sl to first sc Рyou will sc twice into the same chain as the first each time.  You now have four loops of 20 with 2 sc between each loop.

Round 2. Sl into the first 10 chains of the beginning chain 20, ch 1,  sc, ch3, sc in same chain space.  *Chain 10, sc, ch3, sc* in each loop around. sl to join in first sc.
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Round 3. <this round will begin continuous rounds without joining>
sl into first chain 3 space.
ch1, sc, ch 3, sc in same space, *chain 5, sc, ch3, sc in next chain 3 space* *to* around. do not join on this round or proceeding rounds.

Round 4.  sc, ch 3, sc in chain three space, ch 5, *sc, ch 3, sc in next ch 3 space, chain 5*  repeat *to* around
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Round 5.¬† repeat round 4 continuously, until desire length.¬† You can finish off any way you choose. I made a little crochet i-cord using some soft wool scraps from a sweater I made last year…. weaved the cord into each loop around the neck of the bottle….¬† Its simple and cute.¬† You can use ribbon or crochet a cute border.¬† The sky is the limit people!

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Whats really fantastic is no one would ever guess there is a bottle of olive oil sitting on my dresser in my bedroom.¬† It looks as though it belongs there¬† amongst all my other pretty things …it actually does serve a purpose for reasons I will explain on a later blog.

Til then, Peace, love and blessings
K.

Olive Ewe- Crochet glass jar Cozy

There is a story behind this bottle cozy I designed a few days ago, but I won’t bore you with all the mundane details except to say that I keep a glass jar of virgin olive oil on my dresser in my bedroom ( there is a perfectly sane & innocent reason for this which I will blog about another time ) I wanted to make it a little more room appropriate, hence the short (ish) version of how this little gem came to be.

For those of you who enjoy a little instant gratification stay tuned for a free written pattern for this cozy!
K.

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