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Mindy is an enormous, hand-picked, quality checked, and categorized craft / DIY tutorial collection. Our mission is to help you discover the world's best free craft tutorials, patterns, and printables! We have fantastic crafts, helpful tips, and step-by-step tutorials from talented and passionate craft bloggers all around the world. Our library consists of thousands of in-depth craft tutorials and covers an immense variety of crafts and hobbies. Whether you want to see specific crafts or just collect a few fun ideas, our team will be here for you every step of the way! Browse through our craft tutorial collection and transform the everyday things around you into fun and useful things! Whether you’re looking to master a new-to-you hobby, improve your skills, or simply get inspired, Mindy is here to help.
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Octopus for a preemie - free crochet octopus pattern
There is a fantastic crochet group in Denmark, which encourages crocheters to make little octopuses for premature babies. Someone may be surprised to hear it, but research shows that the arms of the crocheted octopuses remind the little babies of the umbilical cord in their mommies’ bellies and make them feel safer. Here you can find a free English version of crocheted preemie octopus pattern by My Nomad Home which actually is an easy, one day project. Give something back to the society and make a few octopuses for these little babies, who have been born prematurely and  encourage other crocheters to do the same!
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Miniature kawaii crochet octopus - free amigurumi pattern
This simple amigurumi octopus is quite quick to crochet. Make yours with a plain face, or add a little takochu mouth. They’re stackable too, so you can make a whole tower of octopi! These super cute (kawaii) amigurumi octopuses can be crocheted as a funny gift for a best friend. With this brilliant free amigurumi pattern you can crochet a few funny miniature octopuses for your friends and family members for a special occasion! (Or you can use them as a fun summer decor!)   This free octopus pattern is a beginner one so if you aren't familiar with the amigurumi technique you can still easily crochet one! You can use any color and style yarn to crochet these kawaii octop
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DIY popom octopus Easter egg - egg painting idea for kids
We love traditions and we LOVE painting Easter eggs! This year paint your Easter eggs with watercolor and turn them into cute octopuses . Pysselbolaget will show you how to paint and make your own super cute octopus Easter eggs . This octopus Easter egg craft is suitable for kids of all ages because it's fun, quick and super easy to make!
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DIY Octopus corner bookmarks - fun summer craft for kids (origami)
Easy Peasy And Fun has an another super cute corner bookmark project for you: this time make a silly octopus corner bookmark ! Corner bookmarks are extremely practical and slip over the corner of a book with ease. Books will be a whole lot more fun when your kids make their own cute DIY octopus ( or squid ) corner bookmarks ! Aren't these just the cutest thing ever ? So grab your origami papers , get the paper folding tutorial at easypeasyandfun.com and start folding:
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Amigurumi baby octopus ( free crochet pattern )
This wonderful Hungarian blog encourages crocheters to make little octopuses for premature babies. Someone may be surprised to hear it, but research shows that the arms of the crocheted octopuses remind the little babies of the umbilical cord in their mommies’ bellies and make them feel safer. Here you can find a free Hungarian version of crocheted preemie octopus pattern by Éva which actually is an easy, one day project. Give something back to the society and make a few octopuses for these little babies , who have been born prematurely and encourage other crocheters to do the same!
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Amigurumi cupcake octopus (free amigurumi pattern)
Do you know how to crochet and want to expand your knowledge a little bit? Learn the Japanese art of crocheting lovely stuffed animals and creatures: amigurumi ! With amigurumi , you will be able to crochet lovely, huggable crochet toys such as this super cute amigurumi octopus cupcake by Paint It Colorful ! But be aware: amigurumi is very addictive ( once you start crocheting these lovely toys you won't be able to stop ) ! This lovely amigurumi octopus cupcake is such a great amigurumi project, perfect as a lovely homemade decor piece or as a heartwarming gift for a special occasion. So get the free amigurumi pattern at Paint It Colorful now, and start crocheting :
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