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St. Patrick’s Day Crochet Fun! FREE Pattern!

Anyone with Irish roots? Or that just loves all things Irish? St. Patrick’s Day is coming right up!!  I have been working on some little items I think you will like. This little crochet set is fun for St. Patrick’s Day! The little pot can be filled with treats, and the coaster adds a rainbow to fit the theme. The shamrock is cute by itself, but can be used in a garland, on a hair clip or on a lapel pin. And the hat is tiny – it can be a little ornament, or added to a headband and worn!

IMG_4256.JPGSt. Patrick’s Day Crochet Fun completed set!

The first crochet item is a Rainbow Coaster. It can be used traditionally to go under glasses and protect furniture, or it can be used as a fun mat for the pot of gold because rainbows, pots of gold and leprechauns all go together! I did use rainbow colours for this coaster, but it could be done in different colours as well. You can probably see that my coaster was not blocked – I was being lazy – it does lay nice and flat if blocked. The edging around the coaster is the crab stitch or reverse single crochet. Moogly has a good tutorial on how to do this stitch.

IMG_4248Rainbow Coaster with Shamrock

And of course you need the pot of gold! This is just a nice small size – perfect for some sweet treats! I filled mine with some yummy yellow jelly beans, and my kids were quite thrilled with them. Candy is not a treat they get very often.

IMG_4254Pot of Gold – or any yummy treats!!

The shamrock is probably my favourite! It is a very simple little project, but is really sweet and can be used in so many different ways. The shamrock can be just for decoration, or you can make a garland out of it. It also makes a really cute hair accessory! You can put a bobby pin through the middle and use it like that (that is what I did in the picture), or you can sew a clip onto the back of it. You can also make the shamrock larger or smaller depending on the size of hook you use.

  IMG_4246Shamrock

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Shamrock in the hair, on a bobby pin

And the little leprechaun’s hat is fun! It is very small, so can be a little decoration if you like, or you can add it to a headband or hair clip and wear it on St. Patrick’s Day! My girls like this one best!

 Tiny Leprechaun’s Hat, and added to a headband!

If you are interested in this pattern, it is FREE!! I don’t often have patterns free, but will try to have more like this one. Rather than writing the whole pattern here, here is the the ravelry link to my St. Patrick’s Day Crochet Fun so you can add it to your library or print it out. I find that easier than trying to scroll through a blog post!

If you are interested in other patterns I have written, you can check out ravlery, or my etsy shop Five Snowflakes Designs.

I hope this little set adds a touch of magic to you day, and that you enjoy making it up!

 

Winter Outfit for 18 inch Doll ~ new pattern and giveaway!

Does anyone else have little girls that like to play with dolls? Does anyone one need a fun Christmas or birthday gift to make up for your children or grandchildren? Or does anyone just like to make up crochet items in miniature? This pattern was a lot of fun to design, and I think most people will enjoy making up this little outfit!

18 inch dolls dressed up in winter outfits!

Both of my girls have 18 inch dolls, but don’t play with them as much as I thought they might…. But I wondered if they would like a little winter set so their dolls would be ready for the cold! They really liked the little hat I made… and then wanted mittens, boots, etc. so the set kept getting larger…

This pattern makes 5 different articles of clothing for an 18 inch doll. My girls have 2 different styles of dolls, and the clothes work for both of them. Some of the items, such as the fingerless gloves do take a bit of work to put on the dolls…. But yarn tends to stretch our as it is used. So, better to be tight now, and just right after playing with them for a while!

I started by making a hat for their dolls – it was pretty fast to make, and turned out really cute! It can be made in many different colours, and works for a girl doll or a boy doll.  If you are interested in the pattern for the child’s hat to match, it can be found here.

Matching hats!

My girls thought boots and mittens were important for cold weather, so that is what I worked on next. They are simple to make, but do take some time. And the color combinations are endless! I like the boots and mittens edged in a contrasting colour, but they are pretty in a solid color too.

Boots and fingerless gloves

And of course, a sweater and skirt were needed too! The sweater is a poncho style that is rather popular right now. The buttons on the side are just for decoration, but snaps could likely be used to keep the edges together as well. The skirt is a simple pull on style.

 IMG_3870.JPGFinished winter outfit – sweater, skirt, hat, boots, fingerless gloves

All put together, it makes a pretty sweet outfit for a doll! My girls were pretty happy with them!

Girls and their dolls!

I have just released this pattern, and it can be found on etsy or ravelry. And I will give you the chance of winning a copy of the pattern here! If you would like to enter, please click on the red “entry form” link, and follow the instructions!

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