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10 Yarn Crafts for Kids

Many young children have an interest in yarn before they're old enough to learn crochet or knitting; however, they're still able to join in the yarny fun! Here are ten of the cutest yarn crafts that don't involve any knitting needles or crochet hooks.

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1. Craft Stick Yarn Dolls on Happy Hooligans. A perfect way to use up odds and ends that are a little bit too short for a larger project. 

2. Paper Plate Jellyfish on NonToy Gifts. I've made these a few times with a group of preschoolers and it's always been a huge hit! 

3. Woven Craft Stick Butterflies on The Craft Train. These are simply adorable. I imagine that even a few older kids might want to make some as well. 

4. Weaving with Kids on Art Bar. I love how colorful these are! A wall hanging that any child or parent would be proud of. 

5. Dream Catchers on Fun 365. Dream catchers are ever popular and this very detailed tutorial will help your kiddos make one of there own. 

6. Braid…
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Celeste's Garden 12- inch Afghan Square: A Free Crochet Pattern

This year, one of my favorite things to make has been afghan squares. I can't get enough of them. Funnily enough, I had never made one before 2018. Before I started my blog, I had even designed a few, that will eventually be re-visited and (hopefully) find their way onto the blog pretty soon. But in the meantime, I'd like to introduce you to Celeste's Garden.

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I used two of my favorite stitches, v-sts and puffs, that are used both in the circle beginning and after it's squared. Ordinary dc rounds are placed between the v-sts and puffs to even it out a little bit. 

The name is inspired by the middle which resembles a six-pointed star and the green puff stitches that looked almost like leaves. Celestial means having to do with the heavens or sky and is where the name Celeste comes from. 

While making Celeste's Garden, I had something of a brilliant idea, if I say so myself. I am among those who love how col…

10 Free Crochet Patterns for Crafters and Crocheters

I make a lot of things. Sometimes I like to make things to help me make things-- pincushions, stitch markers, etc. With that in mind, I've put together a roundup of patterns specifically for crafters and crocheters. 

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1. Zinnia Stitch Markers by Allison Weaver on Ravelry. Stitch markers are one of those things I use all the time. Why not make them cute as well as functional? Use a lobster clasp to make these crochet-friendly. 

2. Ammonite Crochet Hook Roll byDedri Uys on Look at What I Made. There are loads of hook cases out there but this one is particularly stunning. Bonus: It comes with both photo and video tutorials. 

3. Tape Measure Cover by Catherine Waterfield on Ravelry. I love the tassel on the end and the gold-and-turquoise combination is a favorite of mine. But this is sure to be pretty in whatever colors you choose. 

4. Nifty Needle Case by Tamara Kelly on Moogly. Let's face it: You need a space to hold all those needles and stitch markers so might a…

Free Pattern: Crochet Censer

Recently I was asked to make a crochet censer for playing church. I couldn't find a pattern I liked so I made up my own. 

It's just like a real censer, with a top that slides up and down and a little black coal brick that you can take in and out.  

I wanted to make it perfect for playing church but I also had parents in mind;  it's bell-free, making both quiet and less of a choking hazard. 

The trickiest part is attaching the chains but I've taken some pictures to help you along the way. As always, I'm available for help and support over Facebook messages and Ravelry so don't hesitate to contact me. 
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Warning: Not suitable for children under three. Use common sense and always supervise your children when they play with this. 


What you'll need:
D/3.25mm hook55 yds. worsted weight yarn (I used Red Heart Super Saver in Gold)Small amount worsted-weight yarn in blackSmall amount of stuffingStitch …

Crochet Abbreviations (US Terms)

This is not a complete list and may not use the same terms/abbreviations as your pattern. If you don't see the term you're looking for, most patterns should have a list of special stitches/abbreviations. This list is the most common stitches and abbreviations used on Stuck with Ewe and compiled from my own knowledge.  Feel free to print this out and keep it in your project bag. I made an easy, ink-and-paper-friendly PDF for just that purpose: Click HERE for the Printable PDF
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* ... * Repeat these instructions

{ } or [ ] Repeat these instructions

( ) Work these stitches in the same stitch/space
Alt Alternate
Aprox Approximately
Beg Begin/beginning
BLO Back loops only
BP Back post (usually combined with a stitch, eg. BPsc)
CC Contrasting color
ch Chain
ch-_ Refers to chain/space already made, eg. ch-1 space

Free Crochet Pattern: Flower Scrubbie

I haven't posted anything in a long time but I'm finally back with a simple flower scrubbie. It's a mere three rounds, requires little counting, and takes about ten minutes to make. You can make a bunch in a single sitting, making them perfect for Croflixing (Crochet+Netflix). They're also versatile-- I've been using mine as face scrubbies but they would be just as good in the kitchen. 

I included some round-by-round photos to help with construction. It's such an easy, straightforward pattern it probably doesn't need a photo tutorial but now it's got one anyway. I've been working on better photos and hope to eventually take good photos myself.  I don't know if I'm improved much but I certainly have been having fun. 

But enough about photos. Let get right into the pattern. 
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Abbreviations: Ch: Chain Sl st: Slip stitch Dc: Double crochet Shell: 5 dc in the same st Sk: Skip 
Materials: J/6mm crochet hook10 yards wo…