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Crochet Ear Warmer – Yarn Club Fundraising Project #1

I recently joined the newly formed knitting club at work and we decided to crochet/knit small items that we can sell at work to raise funds to donate to a charity.  Here’s the first project I did for the club from one of the patterns I mentioned in my previous post (or click here), and it’s sold immediately!

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Crochet Ear Warmers

Vancouver has been unusually cold this winter, and I saw a girl wearing a very chic ear warmer on the bus before Christmas break.  So I think it could be good to make some for the nieces as part of their Christmas presents.  I tried three different patterns and they all turned out very cute and pretty.  Here’s what I did:

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The patterns can be found here:

  1. Easy Flower Headwrap (Flower pattern can be found here)
  2. Knitted Look Flower Head Band
  3. Ribbed Bow Ear Warmer

I heard that the girls got compliments when wearing them, which made my day!  Hope you will enjoy making one (or some) for yourself or your loved one(s)!

 

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Crochet BFF Charms

My daughter just turned 8 and I wanted to do something special but small for her.  She invited two best friends from her class for a (birthday) play date, and I did their nails using the Jamberry nail wraps that I bought from my friend.  I like them because they don’t chip like nail polish.  It’s a little bit pricey but I think it’s worthy.

So I decided to make 3 BFF charms for the 3 of them as part of the party favor.  I saw this bear pattern from All About Ami for a while, and finally decided to give it a try.  I put my daughter’s charm together with her present (when she was sleeping).

This is how they turn out (I wrote the 3 girls’ initial on the tummy to make each one unique):

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DIY Halloween Costume

My 5-year old boy decided to be a magician for Halloween this year, so I was searching for some DIY ideas online.  I found a tutorial from A Craft a Day to make the cape, which is awesome!  Since I am a sewing novice, I had to seek help from my mother-in-law though. 🙂  She did the collar a bit different from the instruction, and it looks out very well.

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Instead of sewing the hat, I crocheted one using the Halloween Top Hat pattern I found from Red Heart.

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For the trick-or-treat bag, he’s using the crochet pumpkin bag for the first time that I made right after last year’s Halloween.

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Then my 8-year girl last minute decided she doesn’t want to be Princess Anna (from Frozen) any more.  Instead, she would like to be a witch.  Fine, her supermom then had to search all over again for  witch costume ideas.  Then I found one on Pinterest – DIY No Sew Ribbon Tie Tutu.  Perfect!  Then I went to Michael’s to get the 4 different colors of Tulle to make the Tutu.

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As for the hat, I found a post called How to crochet a witch hat for Halloween and used the same yarn that I used for the boy’s magician hat.

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Last but not least, we got her a broom from the dollar store, and she’s using the same zombie bag I made for her a few years ago.  Hwww, mission accomplished!

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And here’s their final look 🙂

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Crochet Monkey Lovey

I was invited to a baby shower and was trying to make something unique for the mom-to-be/baby.  Since the baby will be born in November (Year of Monkey), I decided to make a Monkey something.

After exploring for a while, I came up with an idea – a Monkey Lovey.  I was trying to find a pattern but I didn’t see anything that I fell in love.  But I did get inspired after I saw the Teddy Doudou pattern that I found.  Since I really like the crochet monkey from Stephanie’s site All About Ami, I decided that I would crochet the head following Stephanie’s pattern, and crochet the safety blanket pattern following the Teddy Doudou pattern.

Since I don’t know if the baby will be a boy or a girl, I used Snuggly Wuggly™ Yarn by Loops & Threads® – Soft Yellow – 5 oz and Snuggly Wuggly™ Yarn by Loops & Threads® – White – 5 oz that I bought from Michael’s.

This is my finished product: