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Adorable amigurumi mermaid dolls ( Ariel ) - free crochet pattern
This free mermaid crochet pattern is one of Kali's most popular paid amigurumi patterns that she has now made available for FREE! The friendly mermaid doll is a little under 12 inches tall and 4.5 inches wide (not including the arms and hair.) This is the perfect (Disney) amigurumi doll for little girls who dream of being a mermaid and swimming in the sea. For this mermaid, she recommends using size 4 worsted weight yarn in whatever color you prefer.  The beauty of this adorable amigurumi mermaid doll is that you are able to customize her in any way you would like! Enjoy crocheting your own cute amigurumi mermaid (Ariel) doll!
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DIY Koala arm phone holder – phone case for arm
This brilliant step-by-step video craft tutorial will show you an easy way to make a sports armband phone case that looks like koala ! If you don't have pockets to put your phone in and you don't want to take your bag – this cute Koala arm phone holder will help you for sure! This adorable DIY armband phone cas e is perfect for running, cycling, jogging, riding, skating etc. So let this fluffy DIY koala hug your arm and carry your phone! Important tip about measurements: Measure the circumference of your upper arm ( biceps ) – it will be the length of the elastic ribbon. Add 3 cm to the circumference – and that will be the length of the case for the elastic.
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DIY Crocheted (amigurumi) cactus - care free houseplant
If you’re someone that can’t keep a plant alive , this little amigurumi cactus by Paper And Landscapes is one for you! This free crochet pattern will allow you to make a very cute crochet cactus in a teacup to decorate your home or give as a gift ! Cora and Rose decided to make this little amigurumi cactus to brighten up their plantless room but they ended up giving the cactuses as cute gifts to their mother. ( Who can resist a super cute care free houseplant ? ) You will find it easy to make and really fun, because you can use any colors that you want to customize it to your likes.
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DIY cardboard pom pom maker
Are you looking for a super easy, super inexpensive way to make perfect yarn pom poms? Try this brilliant homemade cardboard pom pom maker!  The best thing about this pom pom making technique is that is SO quick you can churn pom poms out in no time at all – no more cumbersome round disc. If your kids struggle with the part where a knot needs to be tied very tightly (that is the trickiest thing about this pom pom making method ),  help them in that area but overall this brilliant pom pom making method is really super easy! And as an extra ( because you will need only a little piece of sturdy cardboard to create the pompom maker) it's also a super frugal way to create pompoms in any size!
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How to make a homemade butterfly feeder ( 2 different ways)
Besides bringing a magical beauty to any garden, butterflies help promote growth by pollinating flowers. You can attract more butterflies to your yard with these super easy to make and frugal DIY butterfly feeders – one made with a ceramic plate and one made with a mason jar – that also serve as attractive garden ornaments. Mother Nature would definitely approve. Dont forget to hot glue some colorful silk flowers on your butterfly feeders to help attract butterflies.  Fill the feeders with the sugar water butterfly food, and watch your beautiful garden butterflies as they enjoying it!
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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 Finger knit rope trivet tutorial - Scandinavian kitchen
Trivets are so handy to have around! We think this quick DIY finger knit rope trivet by Flax And Twine would hit the spot for an easy, yet beautiful project for the kids to make OR just make one for yourself! This DIY Finger knit rope trivet is fast and simple to make. ( And it makes a great gift! ) We so in love with the finger knitted trivet’s simplicity and natural feel that the rope lends this project. Get the tutorial at flaxandtwine.com and create your very own DIY Finger knit rope trivet:
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Amigurumi Eeyore - Disney (free crochet pattern)
Eeyore might be the most depressed character in Winnie the Pooh. However, this crochet Eeyore sure does put a smile on your face. Right down to the detachable tail. The pattern writer behind this great crocheted donkey is Shanea Estes aka Skestes. She has based her free written pattern on the images of another crocheted (amigurumi) version of Eeyore.  You can access the pattern for this adorable amigurumi version of Eeyore for FREE. The free pattern for this lovely crocheted Winnie the Pooh character can be found in Skestes' Deviantart profile. Easy loops!
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Adorable lying Winnie the Pooh bear amigurumi (free pattern)
Here is a super cute free lying  Winnie the Pooh amigurumi pattern for those who grow up with pooh bear and new generation who loves it. This small lying amigurumi Winnie is a brilliant crochet project for you even if you are a beginner in crocheting / amigurumi.  Pooh is naive and slow-witted, but he is also friendly, thoughtful, and steadfast.  This adorable little lying amigurumi Winnie the pooh toy should be easy peasy to crochet since it uses only basic crochet loops.Create a  super cute kawaii  Winnie the Pooh amigurumi for your Disney fan kids , they will love it!
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DIY Crochet dream catcher (free crochet pattern)
In this nice step-by-step tutorial Emily from The Loopy Stitch will teach us the fine art of making a crochet dream catcher! With this brilliant craft technique you can create summery, stylish and unique home decors in no time! These gorgeous crochet doily dream catchers can be a perfect inexpensive home decors in your vintage/shabby chic style home. Of course you can make the crochet doily dream catchers in any other fun vibrant or pastel colors, and you can decorate them as much as you want with small decorative elements as well (such as sea shells,beads,feathers,charms etc)
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DIY Cute baby turtles using God's Eye weaving pattern
Looking for some fun and unique summer crafts to do with the kiddos?Today we are sharing this fun twist on a God's Eye weaving craft. (Remember collecting sticks and making those in summer camp?) But, instead of making the traditional 2 stick version, she recently made a fun 3 stick version, that also happens to look like a tiny baby turtle!  Aren't they cute?  It's such a fun and easy summer craft that's sure to please kids of all ages.  And if you liked this super cute God's eye weaved baby popsicle stick turtle activity, you can find more weaving crafts and more popsicle stick crafts on PinkStripeySocks's craft blog!
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Happy hippo - free crochet ( amigurumi ) pattern
Is a hippopotamus really a hippopotamus or just a very cool opotamus? Crochet your very own cool, cuddly pal complete with bobble fingers and toes! This hippo amigurumi toy is over 16 inches tall. If you'd like to make him even bigger for an absolutely giant hippo use a thicker, heavier weight yarn and a 4mm hook. This super adorable amigurumi hippo is such a cute friend for toddlers as well as a beautiful handmade gift for grownups. This crocheted hippopotamus is so easy to make : this amigurumi project is absolutely suitable for beginner amigurumi crocheters!
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African flower turtle pincushion  (free amigurumi pattern)
In this crochet tutorial, Inart will show you how to crochet this beautiful turtle pincushion in amigurumi! This sweet amigurumi African flower (pincushion)turtle is sure to bring a smile to any face! He is a wonderful decoration or toy. This amigurumi turtle is also perfect as a gift for a newborn if you crochet yours with cotton yarn and create the eyes with simple embroidery. At Inart's blog you will find the free amigurumi pattern of this super cute crochet turtle accompanied with a nice detailed assembling tutorial. This amigurumi pattern is a beginner one, so if you are a beginner in amigurumis this turtle is absolutely perfect to begin with!
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Cuddle me puppy - free amigurumi dog toy pattern
Know a dog lover? We've got the perfect gift idea for them: a crochet dog! Whether you're gifting it as a toy or as home decor, this free amigurumi pattern will thrill pup fanatics. This cute crochet ( amigurumi ) puppy  can be a perfect handmade gift or handmade toy for your kids / grandkids because, this super adorable amigurumi dog is a perfect soft toy for both boys and girls! In this great amigurumi blog you will find a wonderful free  amigurumi puppy pattern which will help you to create this adorable crocheted toy with lots of interesting details, personality and cuteness!  You can use any color and style yarn to crochet your own adorable amigurumi dogs , they will look super adorable in any form!
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Miniature amigurumi puppy - free crochet dog pattern
Besides being totally adorable, this crochet puppy pattern is completely free, so you can experiment with it without blowing your crochet budget. Grab some scrap yarn and start stitching! If you're stitching the miniature puppies as a toy for a young child, swap the safety eyes for crocheted or embroidered eyes instead. You can easily customize this amigurumi dog design to be any color you'd like, especially if you'd like a more realistic-looking puppyCrochet a little dog as a toy or as a cute little keychain! This free miniature amigurumi dig  is designed to sit perfectly in the palm of your hand.  If you're a beginner crocheter who is looking for a little bit of a challenge, this is a great pattern for you.
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DIY Ragdoll spring bunny - free amigurumi Pattern
Do you love crocheting? Create a beautiful and adorable handmade toy: an amigurumi ragdoll spring bunny ! This cuddly crochet bunny by Spin A Yarn Crochet is a great amigurumi pattern to work on, because it's so easy to crochet and the outcome is so wonderful! This super adorable amigurumi bunny can be an excellent gift for your kids or grandkids. This free spring bunny crochet pattern will guide you to make your own wonderful soft amigurumi toy . The difficulty of this free rabbit amigurumi pattern is easy, so you can crochet one easily even if you are a beginner in amigurumi !
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DIY Crochet shark bag - fun free summer bag  pattern
Do you love crocheting and fun summer craft ideas? Whip up these fun summer shark bags with The Cookie Snob' free shark bag pattern and step-by-step crochet tutorial ! To make this free pattern even more fun , she's designed the bags in both an adult and a child size. The pictures for this shark bag tutorial feature the child sized shark bag ( the blue shark ) , but the construction techniques are the same for the adult sized bag ( the gray shark ) as well. So follow along The Cookie Snob's tutorial and make your own super fun, unique shark bag ! It's guaranteed to be a conversation piece!
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How to make a whirligig (cardboard circle spinner)
You might have heard of whirligigs (cardboard circle spinners) before, they are a classic craft that has been around for generations. Apparently even the Native Americans had their own version of this easy cardboard toy as early as 500BC, and they were also popular back in the great depression using old buttons or similar as the centre piece when kids didn’t have many toys. These whirligigs (cardboard circle spinners)  are very easy to make, almost too easy, and kids will love to watch the patterns twirl and whirl around. Her free printable spinner template gives you a few different patterns as well as a blank one so kids can get creative and design their own.
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Free adorable amigurumi kitten pattern - crochet cat
Who can resist a super cute (kawaii)cat? Especially if its crocheted? If you love super cute cats and crocheting, you will love this brilliant free little cat amigurumi pattern by Little Bear Crochets! How cute is it? Alongside the free written crochet pattern you will find and extra pictorial tutorial on how to assemble your very own adorable amigurumi cat.  This super cute crocheted kitten is easy-to-create and perfect to start with if you’re a beginner in amigurumi!  This super cute (kawaii) amigurumi cat can be crocheted as a funny gift for a best friend!
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DIY Easy pipe cleaner finger puppets
These pipe cleaner finger puppets are super easy to put together.  In less than 10 minutes you can make one little puppet for each little finger. We love buying craft supplies from the dollar store, but we're usually stumped on what to do with pipe cleaners.  But these puppets are a great use of dollar store materials! These easy pipe cleaner finger puppet is a perfect craft project at a summer camp or in the classroom.  Get your kids to choose the color combinations and bend the pipe cleaners while you can do the glue gunning. Or make these for your toddler and watch them play with delight as they try to get each little puppet on their fingers.  These are also a fun and easy weekend craft project to do with you kids.
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DIY Simple sliding knot bracelet
Ready for something quick and easy? In this nice detailed craft tutorial, we will make a simple sliding knot bracelet with an antique african coin. (But of course you can use other coin shaped materials with holes: such as washers and buttons!) This super easy DIY macrame bracelet is totally adjustable and can fit just about every wrist, depending on how much cord or string you use. If you finished your very own sliding knot macrame bracelet it's time to give it to someone you have a crush on cause it's totally gender neutral and anyone who is anyone would want to wear something you made !
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DIY Shopping cart quarter keeper ( Free crochet pattern)
If you’re an avid shopper just like us, you know the struggle of finding (and keeping) a quarter with you at all times to unlock one of the rental cars. So what do we need? A crocheted quarter keeper keychain!  And what Ashlea will give us? A free crochet pattern! To crochet this quarter keeper keychain  you’ll only use one stitch: the single crochet. Show off your fancy quarter keeper keychain, and make one for everyone for presents!
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DIY Paper plate pirates - fun summer craft for kids
This awesome paper bowl pirate craft makes a fabulous addition to any pirate learning theme! Kids will have a blast designing their own one of a kind pirate with yarn hair, a silly beard, grumpy pirate facial features and even a groovy earring if they’d like. Using a paper bowl for the face gives the craft a cool 3D effect too. I heart crafty things have made a template for the pirate hat and patch to make the prep work for this awesome pirate craft a breeze. Don't forget to look for more fun pirate theme activities at the bottom of I heart crafty thing's page!
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Free crochet cupcake keychain pattern
These sweet little crochet cupcake keychains are quick to make and fun accessory! Could also be used as an ornament, party favor, or zipper pull on a backpack. Be sure look at the picture tutorials as well as the free written crochet cupcake pattern to see where to join the top and bottom pieces. We love handmade crochet toys so much! You can create these adorable crochet cupcakes as cute crochet toys for the kids or just crochet some as nice gifts for your sweet tooth friends, they will love it! By the way: who doesn't love super cute miniature cupcakes?
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Free ice cream cone keychain amigurumi pattern (crochet)
These amigurumi ice cream cone keychains are so adorable,fun and quick! Perfect pool side project, don't you think? These little crochet ice cream key chains would be so cute on a little back pack or bag, too! Or leave off the chain and you have a cute pretend ice cream cone! This amigurumi ice cream cone keychain is a perfect project for scrap yarn or those half skeins! If you love this crochet ice cream amigurumi pattern, don't forget to check out Kali's other amazing free amigurumi and crochet patterns!
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Soda straw weaving - an easy weaving technique for kids
Kids love making and wearing colorful jewelries, especially if it's handmade! This year make at the summer camp this classic kids craft : the soda straw weaving to make bracelets!  It will be a huge hit! Making bracelets with soda straw weaving is super fun as a camp craft. These gorgeous straw woven bracelet also make good craft for summer or a rainy day.  You could use straw weaving to make yarn bracelets.  You could also make a belt or headband following the same directions. Straw weaving is so easy even the smaller crafty hands can create some unique handmade jewelries /accessories with it!
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DIY crochet apple slice keychain (free crochet pattern)
Soon the kids are going back-to-school. This is the perfect time to whip up some apple themed craft projects! We are thrilled to bring you some fun and simple apple project ideas just like these super cute crochet apple slice keychains! This time Sarah is going to show you how to crochet these super easy crochet apple slice keychains! Give them as a gift to a teacher, friend or use them for yourself ! They could also be used as a backpack zipper pull for the kids!  After you are done with crochet apple keychains, head over and check out some of Sarah's other great apple craft projects!
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DIY Easy crochet baby sneakers (free crochet pattern)
Do you love simple (beginner) crochet projects and super adorable baby clothes? Crochet cute simple baby shoes suitable for boys and girls! Nothing fancy, no flowers, no bows or colorful buttons. Even if you are a beginner in crocheting you will love this step-by-step crochet video tutorial, the free crochet baby boots pattern and the finished baby sneakers! These adorable little cozy shoes can be great gifts for a baby shower party, or you can crochet some as an extra winter protection for your little one.
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DIY no fuss amigurumi aquarium - free crochet fish pattern
This no fuss amigurumi aquarium by Eden Reborn is so unique,fun adorable and also super  quick to crochet!  This no fuss amigurumi aquarium with this super adorable crochet goldfish and seaweed can be a great gift for kids and adults both! It can be  also a great kids room decor, or you can gift his cute miniature amigurumi goldfish for a friend as a pet! Who can resist a super cute (kawaii) and fun gift? Especially if its crocheted? Alongside the free written crochet pattern you will find and extra pictorial tutorial on how to assemble your very own adorable amigurumi aquarium (goldfish and seaweed). This super cute crochet fish is easy-to-create and perfect to start with:
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How to crochet a simple flower coaster - crochet for beginners
In this nice video tutorial you can learn how to crochet this gorgeous flower coaster in minutes! This crochet project is a perfect choice for absolute beginners because it's so easy and quick! ( And the outcome is soo gorgeous! ) You can use a bunch of floral coasters to create pillows or blankets as well! Crochet some gorgeous flower coasters as a nice gift for your family members or friends they will love it! Or create some crochet flower coasters in fun colors and decorate the kids' room with them! If you crochet the coasters in beige or white it can be a great addition to your shabby/vintage style home decor !
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Easy crochet lace (granny) square  - video crochet tutorial
This crochet lace ( granny ) square is a delicate and versatile design that can be worked using any thread or yarn and any size crochet hook. You could use this gorgeous and super easy square crochet lace piece to create larger crochet artworks such as vintage/shabby style blankets or pillows but it's also can be a great Christmas ornament or a decorative addition to a small lavender sachet! This crochet project is absolute perfect for beginner crocheters because it's absolutely not as difficult as it seems! This video tutorial will teach you how to crochet your very own gorgeous granny square lace crochet pieces!
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DIY Small winking amigurumi owl - free crochet owl pattern
Know an owl lover? We've got the perfect gift idea for them: a crochet winking owl keychain! Whether you're gifting it as a toy or as home decor, this free amigurumi pattern will thrill owl fanatics. This cute crochet ( amigurumi ) owl  can be a perfect handmade gift or handmade toy for your kids / grandkids because, this super adorable amigurumi owl is a perfect soft toy for both boys and girls! In this great amigurumi blog you will find a wonderful free  amigurumi owl pattern which will help you to create this adorable crocheted toy! You can use any color and style yarn to crochet your own adorable amigurumi owls , they will look adorable and fun in any form!
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