A Designers Potpourri Crochet-A-Long pattern release!

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UPDATE: COUPON CODE HAS BEEN RELEASED IN FB GROUP! CAL IS IN PROGRESS! HAVE FUN, LADIES!

I am pleased to present to you the All My Heart Headband! This pattern is a release from Articles of a Domestic Goddess for the Designer’s Potpourri Crochet-A-Long. If you are not a part of this wonderful group, but want to have some fun creating items with like-minded ladies, then please feel free to request to join! There are mini releases every Monday in January, followed by monthly releases by the designers participating on the 1st of each month. I am honored to be part of this crochet along because these are some really talented ladies and I have a feeling some really gorgeous, fun patterns are going to come out of this! So if you are a beginner hoping to learn or if you’re a seasoned crocheter, come check us out!

Request to join our Facebook group by clicking here!

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Set to release Monday, January 18th, is my headband design!

The All My Heart Headband is sized to fit sizes NB, 0-3 months, 3-6 months, 6-9 months, 9-12 months, Toddler – 1-3years, Child – 3-10 years, Teen to small adult – 10 years to small women’s, and Large adult – typically this is the men’s size, but sometimes can be large women’s size. Choose between fastening with a button on one end OR tying the headband with a ribbon. Both fashions are beautiful options. Choose to use the heart embellishment or it is beautiful without. The heart treble v stitch depicted here has a video walk through to help. But beginners should have no problem learning this stitch. Especially with the video. Video link included in the pattern.

Follow this link to the All My Heart Headband.

Please favorite it if you have a moment and enjoy!

On Monday, January 18th, 2016 I will share a Coupon Code in the

A Designer’s Potpourri Crochet-A-Long FB Group

 

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Wings of Spring Empire Dress (NB-8) Pattern Release!

Wings of Spring Empire Dress Pattern

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The first 50 customers to put this dress pattern into their cart on Ravelry will receive it for FREE!
Use coupon code Free50

If you miss the freebie, you can still take advantage of 40% off ALL Ravelry purchases until 6/23/15 11:59CST!
Use coupon code: Summer40


(Headband and shrug sold separately!)

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“There are only two lasting bequests we can hope to give our children. One of these is roots; the other, wings.” – Hodding Carter

This intricate dress pattern is easily followed and utilizes a multitude of techniques using Baby Bee Sweet Delight yarn. The final masterpiece is elegant enough for the church pew but also light and airy enough for Easter egg hunting in the spring sunshine.


The Inspiration: The first thing I think of when I think spring is: my children. I have two beautiful children, but something about spring to me screams sunshine, flowers and playing outside in sunshine in flowers in bare feet! If I had to create something that said “Spring” to me, I would have to be inspired by my own childhood, as well as my own daughter!

Materials: To create the Wings of Spring Empire Dress, you will need an G hook, a tapestry needle for weaving in ends, scissors for cutting the yarn, a measuring tape to check gauge and a button for the back of the dress. The preferred yarn used in this project is Baby Bee Sweet Delight.

Length and Width Options: I have included in this pattern sizing for all sizes from newborn to size 8 child. There are photos depicting step by step each stich and technique used in this pattern. You’ll never be without my help in this! I help you every step on the way and haven’t left you hanging on anything! I also included a video for some of the techniques I used in the pattern.

Skill level: Intermediate

The matching headband completes the set and helps to bring together the motif flower embellishing both pieces. Headband not included. Must purchase separately.

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Buy the Wings of Spring Shrug (NB-3X) Pattern on Ravelry
Buy the Wings of Spring Headband (NB-Large Adult) Pattern on Ravelry
Buy the Wings of Spring Empire Dress (NB – Size 8 Child) Pattern on Ravelry


 

Don’t crochet? Buy the any of the Wings of Spring Set (finished items) by messaging me on Etsy (Custom orders are my specialty)


 

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Wings of Spring Headband and Shrug Pattern Releases! Nb-3X!

“There are only two lasting bequests we can hope to give our children. One of these is roots; the other, wings.” – Hodding Carter

The Wings of Spring Headband and Shrug are both beautiful as a standalone pieces or, either or both  can be used to complete the matching dress set it was designed for and helps to bring together the motif flower embellishing both pieces.

 Materials:

G Hook

Preferred Yarn: Baby Bee Sweet Delight

Tapestry needle

Scissors

Measuring tape (to check gauge)

Skill level: Intermediate

Headband is offered in all sizes from NB to Large Adult. 

Shrug is offered in all sizes NB to XXXL. 

Take a moment and go to Ravelry and check out all the tester photos of all the sizes offered!! Being a larger lady myself, I am always so disheartened when patterns only go up to large and I must to math in order to make it fit me! Shrug for the larger sizes also has a positive ease so that you are sure to feel comfortable when wearing it and not like you’re trapped. I know all too well the feeling!

The matching, intricate dress pattern is easily followed and utilizes a multitude of techniques using Baby Bee Sweet Delight yarn and will be available for purchase after May 15th. 

The final masterpiece is elegant enough for the church pew but also light and airy enough for Easter egg hunting in the spring sunshine!


 

Buy the Wings of Spring Shrug (NB-3X) Pattern on Ravelry

Buy the Wings of Spring Headband (NB-Large Adult) Pattern on Ravelry

Buy the Wings of Spring Empire Dress (NB – Size 8 Child) Pattern on Ravelry (Available after March 15th)

Don’t crochet? Buy the any of the Wings of Spring Set (finished items) by messaging me on Etsy (Custom orders are my specialty)

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Follow Your Heart Pillow Pattern Releases!


Large Pillow: 24X21 Inches

Small Pillow: 19X14 Inches
The Inspiration: My children are most often my inspiration for my creations. These pillows were created for my own little sweet toddler, to match her Follow Your Heart Toddler Blanket. She has been my best model since birth and she is always ready to love (or steal) my creations before anyone else. She and my son are my biggest fans! I knew I wanted something special for her and cluster stitch hearts seemed to hit the nail right on the head.
Materials: To create the Follow Your Heart Pillows, you will need an I hook, a tapestry needle for weaving in ends, scissors for cutting the yarn, and a measuring tape to check gauge. The preferred yarn used in this project is Hobby Lobby’s I Love This Yarn; however any worsted weight yarn will work.
Length and Width Options:
The finished large pillow measures 24 Inches X 21 Inches after the lace edging.
The finished small pillow measures 19 Inches X 14 Inches after the lace edging.
Embellishments and edge options:  The heart square included in these patterns contain a graph/chart so that you can more easily to follow along and so that if you would like to use the squares themselves as pot holders, bath rags (using cotton yarn), or blanket that is created using the squares and sewn together, then you can absolutely do that easily!
These patterns utilize a plethora of post stitches including the front and back post double crochet, the elongated front and back post double crochet, the front and back post half double crochet and the front and back post single crochet. I have included a written walk through on each stitch in the abbreviations section and links to video walkthroughs for each stitch created by myself so they are sure to give you all the information that you need to apply these stitches to these patterns. I also include a written walk through on how to complete the 7dc cluster stitch in the abbreviations section.

The lace edging on these pillow patterns give them a very frilly look, but one of my testers has proven that even with the hearts and frilly lace edging, that if the color choices are masculine enough, these pillow patterns will work perfectly for the male toddler or baby!

Buy the Follow Your Heart Small Pillow Pattern on Ravelry

Buy the Follow Your Heart Large Pillow Pattern on Ravelry

Buy the Follow Your Heart Ebook for both pillow Patterns on Ravelry

Don’t crochet? Buy the Follow Your Heart Pillow in either type or size (finished item) by messaging me on Etsy (Custom orders are my specialty)

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Follow Your Heart Toddler Blanket/Throw Pattern Release! (2 sizes/types)

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MOST IMPORTANTLY about this pattern sale: You are getting TWO blanket patterns with this purchase! One pattern has more of a beveled look to it at the corners (Pink blanket) and one has fixed, square 90 degree angle corners. (Brown and pink camo) I did this because I goofed on the first one, but I really did like it! And then I fixed it with the other pattern. Enjoy my mistake! lol

The Inspiration: My children are most often my inspiration for my creations. These blankets were created for my own little sweet toddler. She has been my best model since birth and she is always ready to love (or steal) my creations before anyone else. She and my son are my biggest fans! I knew I wanted something special for her and cluster stitch hearts seemed to hit the nail right on the head. I also knew that I wanted this blanket to have the LOOK of a granny square blanket, but to be worked in such a way that I didn’t have to finish off and sew pieces together. This blanket pattern includes no sewing and no construction. It is worked in rounds so that (except for where you change skeins) there are only the end and beginning ends to finish off when you’re done!

Materials: To create the Follow Your Heart Toddler Blanket/Throw, you will need an I hook, a tapestry needle for weaving in ends, scissors for cutting the yarn, and a measuring tape to check gauge. The preferred yarn used in this project is Hobby Lobby’s I Love This Yarn; however any worsted weight yarn will work. This calls for 4 skeins of I Love This Yarn for the actual blanket and about a ½ a skein for the lace edging.

Length and Width Options: When I first created this blanket, I did not use enough increases in the corners, so the finished product came out looking beveled and skewed. I did not like the look of it, however many others DID like this look. I recreated the pattern using more increases in the corners so that the blanket sits square. In my opinion, this is much more attractive. Take a look at my tester photos under the projects tab to see the different options available. I have tested both the beveled and the square cornered blankets, and I have included both blanket patterns in this purchase. The beveled blanket measures 52X40 inches, while the fixed corner blanket measures 56X44.

 



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Embellishments and edge options: Every heart square included in this pattern contains a graph/chart so that you can more easily to follow along. These patterns utilize a plethora of post stitches including the front and back post double crochet, the elongated front and back post double crochet, the front and back post half double crochet and the front and back post single crochet. I have included a written walk through on each stitch in the abbreviations section and links to video walkthroughs for each stitch created by myself so they are sure to give you all the information that you need to apply these stitches to these patterns. I also include a written walk through on how to complete the 7dc cluster stitch in the abbreviations section.

The lace edging on these blanket patterns give them a very frilly look, but one of my testers has proved that even with the hearts and frilly lace edging, that if the color choices are masculine enough, these blanket patterns work perfectly for the male toddler or baby!


MOST IMPORTANTLY
about this pattern sale: You are getting TWO blanket patterns with this purchase! One pattern has more of a beveled look to it at the corners (Pink blanket) and one has fixed, square 90 degree angle corners. (Brown and pink camo) I did this because I goofed on the first one, but I really did like it! And then I fixed it with the other pattern. Enjoy my mistake!

Buy the Follow Your Heart Toddler Blanket/Afghan in 2 sizes/types Pattern on Ravelry
Don’t crochet? Buy the Follow Your Heart Toddler Blanket/Afghan in either type or size (finished item) by messaging me on Etsy (Custom orders are my specialty)

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Love is in the Air Ring Bearer Pillow Pattern Release

 

“Love is friendship caught on fire. In the beginning a flame, very pretty, often hot and fierce,
but still only light and flickering. As love grows older, our hearts mature and our love becomes
as coals, deep-burning and unquenchable.” Bruce Lee

Love is in the Air Ring Bearer Pillow
The Inspiration: The first thing I think of when I think love is: my husband. I am married to the love of my life. He is my soul mate, my equal in the things that matter, and my opposite where it counts. He completes me. If I had to create something that said “LOVE” to me, I would have to be inspired by my own marriage to him. I wish I crocheted more during the planning of my own wedding because I would have loved to have created my own ring bearer pillow. This set matches perfectly with the Love is in the Air Wedding Gloves/Wristlet pattern and the Love is in the Air Wedding Veil pattern, which both also utilize the solomon’s knot stitch or lover’s knot stitch.Materials: To create the Love is in the Air Ring Bearer Pillow, you will need an F hook, a tapestry needle for weaving in ends, scissors for cutting the yarn, a measuring tape to check gauge and about a yard of fabric for lining the pillow. The preferred yarn used in this project is Loops & Threads Woolike. It is a superfine or size 1 thread, but it has the feel and look of regular wool yarn.

Buy the Love is in the Air Ring Bearer Pillow Pattern on Ravelry

Don’t crochet? Buy any of the Bridal Set items (finished item) by messaging me on Etsy (Custom orders are my specialty)

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Texas Flag Blanket – Baby to Bedspread Sizes

“I have said that Texas is a state of mind, but I think it is more than that. It is a mystique closely approximating a religion. And this is true to the extent that people either passionately love Texas or passionately hate it and, as in other religions, few people dare to inspect it for fear of losing their bearings in mystery or paradox. But I think there will be little quarrel with my feeling that Texas is one thing. For all its enormous range of space, climate, and physical appearance, and for all the internal squabbles, contentions, and strivings, Texas has a tight cohesiveness perhaps stronger than any other section of America. Rich, poor, Panhandle, Gulf, city, country, Texas is the obsession, the proper study, and the passionate possession of all Texans.”
― John Steinbeck, Travels with Charley: In Search of America

The Inspiration: I was commissioned to create a Texas Flag Blanket by my cousin and friend. Being from Texas myself this was a very special project for me.

Materials: To create the Texas Flag Blanket, you will need an I hook, a tapestry needle for weaving in ends, scissors for cutting the yarn, and a measuring tape to check gauge. The preferred yarn used in this project is Hobby Lobby’s I Love This Yarn. I used 3 skeins of each color to create the size in my photos. I had half or more of each of my 3rd skeins to spare. I then used more of the white yarn to create the star.

Length and Size Options: I have included in this pattern all of the measurements for baby blankets in sizes: Stroller, Receiving, Toddler and Swaddle and all adult sized blankets in sizes: Throw, Twin, Full, Queen, Super Queen, and King and all the information you will need to create this blanket in measurements very close to those sizes, as the proportion may not be perfectly in line with those sizes, but you can get close. NO MATH REQUIRED.

I take pride in the fact that my patterns are very versatile, and a plethora of sizing options or embellishment options are available with most of my patterns, and this one is no different. It is my greatest hope that you are able to use this pattern in a variety of different ways!


Buy the Texas Flag Blanket (Baby to Bedspread sizes) Pattern on Ravelry

Don’t crochet? Buy any size Texas Flag Blanket (finished item) by messaging me on Etsy (Custom orders are my specialty)


 

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Love is in the Air Wedding Veil and Glove/Wristlet Set

“Love is friendship caught on fire. In the beginning a flame, very pretty, often hot and fierce,
but still only light and flickering. As love grows older, our hearts mature and our love becomes
as coals, deep-burning and unquenchable.” Bruce Lee


Love is in the Air Wedding Veil and Glove/Wristlet Set

The Inspiration:

The first thing I think of when I think love is: my husband. I am married to the love of my life. He is my soul mate, my equal in the things that matter, and my opposite where it counts. He completes me. If I had to create something that said “LOVE” to me, I would have to be inspired by my own marriage to him. I wish I crocheted more during the planning of my own wedding because I would have loved to have created my own fingerless gloves and veil. I pined over the long, elbow length gloves, the petite little wrislets, and the long, flowing, white veils. But they were so expensive and I had not yet learned the value of DIY at that time. Of course, if this were my wedding, I would be showing you bridal photos with all my bridesmaids and my flower girl wearing the same elbow length fingerless gloves, or matching wristlets with long flowing ribbons, and the veil would be much fuller, and at least knee length with lots of embellishments. Alas, time was my enemy here, but I think I have captured what was in my mind’s eye.

Materials:

To create the Love is in the Air Wedding Veil and Glove/Wristlets, you will need an F hook, a tapestry needle for weaving in ends, scissors for cutting the yarn, a measuring tape to check gauge and a 3 inch metal or plastic comb commonly used for wedding veils (found easily and for very cheap online or at craft stores). The preferred yarn used in this project is Loops & Threads Woolike. It is a superfine or size 1 thread, but it has the feel and look of regular wool yarn.

Length and Width Options:

I have included in this pattern all of the options that a blushing bride would have at any bridal shop, because width, fullness and length of the veil and length of the gloves/wristlets really are personal preference. Brides, bridesmaids and flower girls come in all different age groups, heights, shapes and sizes. There is a modest veil width; which typically measures about 54 inches in width, (which I am showing you here) a moderate veil width; which typically measures about 72 inches in width, and a full veil width; which typically measures about 108 inches in width. There are photos depicting the process I used to attach the veil to the comb, which can be quite vexing, but I think I was able to simplify the process so that others can follow along easily. I also included options for creating a shoulder, elbow (shown here), waist, fingertip, knee, floor, chapel and cathedral length veil. The glove/wristlet pattern will accommodate all sizes of bride, flower girl or bridesmaid from toddler to large adult. I have included wrist width, arm length, arm width and some hand measurements for the toddler, child, small adult, medium adult, and large adult sizes included within the pattern, so that knowing which size group you fall under only takes a few measurements and any alterations to this sizing should only take beginner skills to accomplish.

Embellishments:

I only had the time to embellish my veil, gloves and writslets with a few flowers. I have included in this pattern 3 different flower sizes, with options for each to have leaves attached or not. Again, time is my enemy in this instance because if time were no issue or this were my own wedding, I would be showing you a wedding veil with embellishments not only at the top, but along the bottom along the large spaces in a lace fashion, spread evenly across the solomon’s knot space openings in random fashion across the veil, or lining the face along the side edging. My gloves and wristlets would be embellished heavily with flowers and my bridesmaids and flower girl might even have differing embellishments to show the personality of each lady. I have given ribbon lengths for each size for fitted ribbon ends or for long, flowing ribbon ends.
Between the length, width, sizing, and embellishment options for both the veil and the gloves/wristlets, it really would be possible for many different brides, bridesmaids and flower girls to utilize these patterns and for no two sets to be exactly alike.

Buy the Love is in the Air Glove/Wristlet Pattern on Ravelry

Buy the Love is in the Air Wedding Veil Pattern on Ravelry

Buy the Love is in the Air Bridal Set Pattern on Ravelry

Don’t crochet? Buy any of the Bridal Set items (finished item) by messaging me on Etsy (Custom orders are my specialty)


 

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Pattern Release! Santa or Elf Stocking Cap Pattern

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  Granny Stitch Santa/Elf Holiday Hat
 

Materials:
H Hook
Preferred Yarn: Red Heart Super Saver in Red and Charisma in White (Or Fun fur + worsted) (Or worsted only will do)
Tapestry needle
Scissors
Measuring tape (to check gauge)

 

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Charisma is only optional. You do not need to use a thicker yarn for the brim, I only like how fluffy and soft it made it. It does not change the brim very much to use charisma as it works up a tad small for being a 5 weight.

Others used worsted weight and the sizing was not affected. Others used worsted doubled up with a sparkly dk weight, which I think might be a nice addition. Another nice option might be a worsted held double with fur.

-There is a long option for every size for those who would like to see their pom pom on their chest and a short option for those looking for a more traditional stocking cap.

This stocking hat works for both men and women! With women it takes on a more elegant appeal, but it still looks very nice on my very manly husband!

 


 

Buy the Granny Stitch Santa/Elf Holiday Hat Pattern on Ravelry

Buy the Granny Stitch Santa/Elf Holiday Hat Pattern on Craftsy

Don’t crochet? Buy the Granny Stitch Santa/Elf Holiday Hat (finished item) by messaging me on Etsy


 

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Multi-Pattern release! Animal Scoodie Promotion

 7 new scoodie patterns; 12 animals! 

All with female/male and unisex variations (except the ladybug).
-Many more options for scarf ends like adding pom poms and tassels.
-Each has multiple furry or non furry options as to where and how to add fur.
-SO MANY options not shown here!

The coupon code promotion on this page has ended, but you can still get 40% off

of ALL SEVEN PATTERNS by purchasing the new Ebook on Ravelry!

^– CLICK HERE!–^


 

 Animal Scoodie Patterns

Photo tutorials for difficult parts.

Thorough written instructions.

All of my patterns are thoroughly tested by the best, most diverse group of testers. I pull testers from beginner skill levels to advanced to be certain that all levels of testers can utilize my patterns. If EVER you have an issue with creating one of my patterns EXACTLY as I’ve created it, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Animal Options are as follows: 
*Little Blue Bear/Polar Bear
*Koala Bear
*Panda Bear
*Ally Cat
*Leo Lion
*Olivia/Oliver Owl
*Giraffe
*Jitterbug Ladybug
*Jitterbug Bumblebee
*Wolf
*Fox
*Dinosaur 


 

The coupon code promotion on this page has ended, but you can still get 40% off

of ALL SEVEN PATTERNS by purchasing the new Ebook on Ravelry!

^– CLICK HERE!–^


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 Ally Cat/Leo Lion:
Ravelry: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/ally-cat—leo-lion-scoodie
Craftsy: http://www.craftsy.com/pattern/crocheting/accessory/ally-cat–leo-lion-scoodie-/123257

 


 

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 Little Blue Bear/Koala/Panda:
Ravelry: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/little-blue-bear-panda-and-koala-scoodies
Craftsy: http://www.craftsy.com/pattern/crocheting/accessory/little-blue-bear-panda-and-koala-scoodi/123256

 


 

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 Wolf/Fox:
Ravelry: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/wolf—fox-scoodie
Craftsy: http://www.craftsy.com/pattern/crocheting/accessory/wolf–fox-scoodie/123263

 


 

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 Olivia/Oliver Owl:
Ravelry: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/olivia-oliver-owl-scoodie
Craftsy: http://www.craftsy.com/pattern/crocheting/accessory/oliviaoliver-owl-scoodie/123262

 


 

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 Jitterbugs – Bumblebee/Ladybug:
Ravelry: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/jitterbug-ladybug-and-bumblebee-scoodies
Craftsy: http://www.craftsy.com/pattern/crocheting/accessory/jitterbug-ladybug-and-bumblebee-scoodies/123260

 


 

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 Dinosaur:
Ravelry: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/dinosaur-scoodie
Craftsy: http://www.craftsy.com/pattern/crocheting/accessory/dinosaur-scoodie/123258

 


 

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Giraffe:
Ravelry: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/giraffe-scoodie
Craftsy: http://www.craftsy.com/pattern/crocheting/accessory/giraffe-scoodie/123261

 


Materials:
-N hook (MY N HOOK IS A BOYE 9mm HOOK! CHECK YOUR HOOK SIZE an N in one company may be 10mm, in another it may be 9mm, be aware of this!)

-Preferred Yarn: Lion Brand Wool Ease Thick & Quick, Hometown USA or any other super bulky weight – (4) 6 oz skeins for adult size
Fun Fur (Optional)

  • Baby size uses about 2 skeins of Hometown USA
  • Toddler Size uses about 2.5 skeins of Hometown USA
  • Child Size uses about 2.80 skeins of Hometown USA
  • Teen/Adult Sizes use about 3.25-3.75 skeins of Hometown USA

  • Baby- child size will use a skein of fun fur for furry options.

  • Teen- Adult size will use about 2 skeins of fun fur for furry options.

**For the Lion, Add a skein onto each count above!


40% off any
Coupon code Starts December 4th, 2014 at the beginning of the day.
Coupon code Ends December 8th 2014 at the end of the day.
Use on as many of the 7 animal scoodie patterns listed here as you wish.
Coupon Code – Animals
Must click “add to cart” to see the savings!


Buy the Animal Scoodie Patterns from Articles of a Domestic Goddess on Ravelry

Buy the Animal Scoodie Patterns from Articles of a Domestic Goddess on Craftsy

Don’t crochet? Buy the Animal Scoodies (finished items) by messaging me on Etsy


 

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