Make this holiday season extra-special with handmade gifts, but without stressing yourself out unnecessarily. Come plan your holiday crochet & knitting projects with me with these eight easy tips.
It’s never too early to begin planning for the upcoming holiday season. That is especially true if you are planning on crocheting and knitting gifts for family and friends.
Whether you are crocheting something for every person on your list or you’re only knitting one or two special gifts, these eight tips will help you achieve your handmade holiday goals.
Need honest information about the Little Cotton Rabbits patterns? Do you want to know if you could knit them for yourself? Find out the answers to your questions and get your FREE Knitting Toys Guide in this post with an honest Little Cotton Rabbits Review.
We all know that the Little Cotton Rabbits patterns are completely adorable. What you may be wondering is if you will be able to knit them yourself.
Are the patterns well written?
Can a beginner knit them?
You will find answers to all of those questions plus get my FREE guide for knitting toys.
Whether you’re looking for an adorable Pocket Yoda, Princess Leia’s Vest or an Ewok Hood, you are going to find the absolute best Star Wars Knitting Patterns for all skill levels.
Star Wars Knitting the Galaxy is the incredible resource for those of us who not only enjoy knitting, but are Jedis at heart.
The Force is strong with these twenty-eight Star Wars knitting patterns by Tanis Gray and several other talented designers. Each one is rated beginner, intermediate or advanced with one, two or three lightsabers.
No galactic detail is overlooked.
Looking for a curated list of the best knitted toy patterns for beginners? Check out these adorable designs with links for where to find them all.
It can be frustrating to find beautiful knitted toy patterns only to discover that they are for more advanced knitters.
Maybe you’ve been looking for beginner designs but don’t even know where to start.
Well today is your lucky day, friend, because I’ve been on the hunt for the very best knitted toy patterns for beginners and I believe I have found them for you.
Just a note of caution: Knitting Toys can become addictive. Don’t say I didn’t warn you, lol.
Discover the magical world of Dot Pebbles, full of knitted flora and fauna designs. This is a challenging project for sure, but I’ve got 7 tips for knitting the Wild Rabbit pattern to help you make this realistic knitted bunny.
My first impression of wild rabbits was when my grandmother read Watership Down.
I can still see the cover of the popular book and how much she enjoyed the trials and triumphs of a warren of rabbits living in southern England.
In the late spring we see a lot of wild bunnies in our neck of the woods and Jersey-boy (our rescue dog) loves watching them hop and scurry at lightning speed.
I’m sure he hopes to catch one or two, but I think he’s finally realizing that his old legs are no match for those swift wild hares.
When a planned hospital stay turned into an unexpected health emergency, crochet & knitting became my therapy. Find the projects that helped me cope during an incredibly stressful time.
We knew that our son was going to be in the hospital for about a week.
What we didn’t know was that within 48 hours he would be transferred from the epilepsy monitoring unit to the cardiac floor at Duke University Hospital.
Having two crafting projects to work on helped me stay calm when everything was anything but.
In Are Mary Jane’s Tearoom Knitted Toy Patterns Easy?, you will find the answer to this question, discover the magical world of this talented designer, learn what skills you need to make these toys and find the yarns I used for my own teddy bear.
Teddy bears occupy a very special place in my heart.
Ever since I was a little girl, I loved my own grandmother’s teddy bear collection. She didn’t have a large hoard of toys, but a small gathering of mostly handmade characters.
Each one is full of personality and I display them each Christmas above my antique piano. It’s a symbol of a simpler and sweeter time.
After reading Frog & Toad: A Knitted Toy Pattern Review you will have all the information you need to start your next toy knitting project. Find the yarn I used, the tutorials I depended on and the new material I used for stuffing these two amphibious friends.
I don’t remember the first time I saw this pattern, but I do remember when I decided that I had to make them.
Scrolling through Instagram, a photo of a pair of dapper amphibians stopped me in my tracks. I recognized the characters right away as Frog and Toad from the popular children’s books.
My own children loved the stories of these two friends and the adventures they had together. And I had to have them in my life in knitted form.
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A Girl’s Best Friend Shawl is a gorgeous pattern from Isabell Kraemer. You will find a full review, but more importantly tips and tricks for making your very own shawl.
I’m not a collector of yarn.
You would probably disagree with me if you saw my stash.
But stick with me for a moment while I explain.
99.99% of all the yarn I purchase is for a specific project(s). I find yarn I know I will use and then, when it goes on sale, I will buy quite a bit to “fill the larder” up, to use a cooking analogy.
I’m able to shop my own stash any time I’m ready to cast on something new.
But my last project broke all of my own carefully constructed rules.
In the Ultimate Knitting Toys Resource post I will share my favorite resource for all things toy knitting. I have never found something quite so comprehensive and I think you are going to find it a gold mine of information as well as inspiration.
The Ultimate Knitting Toys Resource is disguised as an ordinary, albeit adorable, pattern book. Based on the cover, you would expect to only find knitted patterns of animals like a mouse, a fox, and a dog. While you will definitely discover those, there is so much more to Knitted Animal Friends by Louise Crowther.