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“She looketh well to the ways of her household, and eateth not the bread of idleness.” -Proverbs 31:27

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

{Free Crochet Pattern} Armwarmers

I came up with this pattern after trying a number of free online patterns because well, uhm... my arms are just thicker than most. (there I said it) I'm Plus size, large, Over weight, Obese, plump, whatever you want to call it but my arms get cold too!

So here you go, a simple pattern for arm-warmers for Plus Size Gals or Guys. For thinner arms you just need to subtract however many rows to make it fit your arm.

Plus Size Crochet Armwarmers aka wrist warmers

PDF Version on Scribd: Crochet Pattern: arm warmers by Momwithahook Patterns - You need to signup for an account to download PDF.

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Crochet is Cool

2009 - Blessings Beyond My Dreams 

Originally posted 12/21/2008 at

Hey folks. Getting closer to Christmas - I'm getting excited for my boys. Each one will receive something they want but never thought they would get. This year has been a rough one for us. Money has been extremely tight especially since T. was laid off in October. God has cared for us and provided for us in some really exceptional ways. I am ever amazed at how much I worry considering I am a daughter of the Creator of the Universe!!!

Anyhow, wanted to share with you a new Squidoo page I made about the wonderful art of Crochet. It's called Crochet is Cool.

Lots of patterns to choose from and yesterday I included ThreadBangers 'How to Crochet a Hat' video. It is a really simple hat pattern and she explains it so well. If you are new to crochet, no worries as I've included videos of the basic stitches as well.

P.S. You can also check out my other Squidoo page Crochet Hats. Lots of patterns for ski hats, ear flap hats, skater hats, hippie hats, rasta hats, and rolled brim hats. Can you tell I love hats?

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

17 Online Patterns to Crochet for Last minute Gifts

Free (and low cost) Christmas Gift Ideas to Crochet

originally published at 12/17/2008
  1. Nell - Nell is a Naturlin™ crocheted yoke with straps that we have stitched to coordinating fabric, creating a fabulous babydoll top
  2. Celestine Crochet - A crocheted version of our dodecahedron in Sox, originally inspired by our Ultra Alpaca Light version called Celestine.
  3. Kirsten - playful tasseled hat, crocheted in a beautiful rich color, is sure to brighten even the grayest day this winter. It's quick, too! Double crochet, a large hook, and a lovely wool all combine to create a delicious fabric that proves something doesn't need to be difficult to make a statement.
  4. Abba Hat - from Drops Design
  5. Emo Kid Hat: for the Emotionally Disturbed in all of us
  6. Elf Hat: This one is too cute!
  7. Skater Hats - Keep warm with the unique look of this tightly crocheted beanie. Guaranteed to be popular amongst the younger crowd, even with the pickiest of teens. These hats have a good solid feel to them, and fold up quite nicely.
  8. Beanie - roxycraft free pattern 
  9. Crochet Felted Hogwarts Hat - Here is my version of the Student hats from the movie Harry Patter and the Sorcerers Stone.
  10. Hot Fudge Brownie Hat - by Wendy Squires of
  11. Kinky Rasta Hat - this mesh style hat is perfect for a hot day. It can also be made with cotton or sport-weight acrylic yarn. For a totally different look, add the smaller bib on page 32 to it.
  12. All season Wrislets: from Lion Brand (need to have an account to view the pattern) Wristers, wrist warmers, fingerless mittens -- call them what you like. They're the perfect accessory for cold hands during any season.
  13. Memphis Fingerless Gloves: designed by Kim Rutledge
  14. Zig Zag Armwarmers: One arm warmer measures approximately 7"/18 cm circumference (at wrist) x 18"/45.5 cm long from caron yarn
  15. Crochet headband: An adorable, vintage-inspired headband.
  16. Nadie hairwrap/headband: a simple crochet headband of the wider hair-wrap type ... particularly fabulous on anyone with long curls or dreads.
  17. $ Polar Bear Pattern - Planet June An original crochet amigurumi Polar Bear pattern from the AquaAmi range by June Gilbank.

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Tuesday, December 9, 2008

{Free Crochet Pattern} Bo the Snowman by RoxyCraft

Originally published at 12/9/2008

Colder weather is here and Christmas is in a couple of weeks. Excitement is in the air. Roxy Patterns has a very cute Amigurumi Snowman pattern. It will be a perfect hostess gift or a sweet addition to your Christmas Tree.

Building Mr. Snowman
Head ball,
Belly ball,
Bottom ball-
Building Mr. Snowman
Is always lots of fun!
~ Author Unknown

Photo: RoxyCraft

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