Dinosaur Hat – New Pattern Release and SALE!

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Dinosaur Hat Crochet Pattern

New Pattern Release and SALE!

I am so excited to share my new crochet pattern with y’all! The Dino-mite (yeah, I went there!) Crochet Dinosaur Hat Pattern is ON SALE this week for 3 days ONLY, OCTOBER 16-18! Read on to get the details!

Dinosaur Hat Crochet Pattern www.GreenFoxFarmsDesigns.com

This awesome Dinosaur Hat pattern is a total upgrade from the original pattern I created to sell hats in my Etsy shop a few of years ago. I am very fond of the popular original version of the Dinosaur Hat, but I am in L-O-V-E with this newest version! I hope that you are too!



Dinosaur Hat Crochet Pattern www.GreenFoxFarmsDesigns.comI love that this Dinosaur Hat appeals to boys and girls alike! Know someone that loves Game of Thrones or How to Train your Dragon? This hat magically transforms into a Dragon Hat! The Crochet Dinosaur Hat includes many photo tutorials to help you add the spikes and tail details! My Crochet Dinosaur Hat is definitely an Easy Crochet Pattern and I am here to help if you need it!

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Double Crochet – Learn to Crochet Series

Double Crochet Tutorial

Double Crochet – Learn to Crochet Series

Congratulations! You are about to learn the final basic stitch in your Learn to Crochet Journey – the Double Crochet Stitch! Now that you OWN that half double crochet stitch, you are so ready to conquer the Double Crochet! Plus, remember how with a half double crochet stitch you can crochet bigger, faster? Well guess what? The Double Crochet takes you even further with just 2 additional steps. Woo! Read on to follow my easy photo and video tutorials for the Double Crochet Stitch!

How to Double Crochet | Photo and Video Tutorial | www.GreenFoxFarmsDesigns.com

The Learn to Crochet Series was designed to help you learn to crochet the same way I did! As a busy mom, the easiest and most appealing way for me to learn crochet was through the help of books, YouTube videos (like those you will find below!), and beginner patterns. While there are some fantastic programs out there, it was hard for me to find the time and babysitter needed to attend a formal class. So for me, I preferred the “self taught” method.

This method is also great for those who don’t have access to a local class, or those who prefer to learn without pressure, at your own pace, and in your own time. Crochet is a wonderful creative outlet! Once I learned to crochet, I never wanted to stop (and I haven’t)!  🙂 I hope it feels the same for your too, but if it doesn’t, learning this way won’t cost you much time or money – yet another bonus! So, let’s get started!



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Taco Keychain – Free Crochet Pattern

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Taco Keychain – Free Crochet Pattern

Hello Friends! I am thrilled to bring you another awesome Free Crochet Pattern! Just in time for National Taco Day on October 4th, I have a pretty sweet pattern for you! I hope you enjoy my Taco Keychain Crochet Pattern as much as I enjoyed designing it!

Taco Keychain Free Crochet Pattern from www.greenfoxfarmsdesigns.com

I don’t know about y’all, but in our house Tacos are their own food group. Revered by all, both in food and crochet form! So it was only natural that this fun Taco Keychain pattern should evolve! After the popularity of my Mini Ice Cream Cone Keychains at our monthly Boutique Sale, my brain was bursting with ideas for kitchy keychains.

But I couldn’t have done it alone. You are looking at yet another Crochet Pattern inspired by the whims of my 8 year old daughter and her obsession with keychains! 🙂 The girl loves tacos, and really who could blame her, am I right? She’s pretty good inspiration, too. Check out my Emoji Keychain Pattern if you love fun keychains as much as she does! I would have totally dug the same stuff as a kid, so hey, even better!

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This Taco Keychain pattern is quick and fun to make! Makes a fun gift for a new driver, fancy up your kids’ backpacks, or stocking stuffers for all the kids and teens in your life! Add a fun face to really personalize your Taco Keychain, whatever strikes your fancy! No matter how you make it, your DIY Taco Keychain is sure to be a hit! Don’t crochet? You can purchase a Taco Keychain from my Etsy shop here

 

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Half Double Crochet – Learn to Crochet Series

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Half Double Crochet – Learn to Crochet Series

Welcome back to the next step in your Learn to Crochet Journey – the Half Double Crochet Stitch! Just one additional step takes you from a single crochet to a half double crochet stitch! What’s more, with a half double crochet stitch you can crochet bigger, faster and create so many things from garments, to hats to blankets!

Learn to Half Double Crochet | Photo and Video Tutorial | www.GreenFoxFarmsDesigns.com

This Learn to Crochet Series was designed to help you learn to crochet in the same manner I learned! For me, the most accessible method to learn crochet was through the help of books, YouTube videos (like those you will find below!), and beginner patterns. While there are some fantastic programs out there, as a busy mom I preferred this method of learning rather than having a formal “teacher” and classes.

The other aspect that of self paced teaching that I like is that you can learn without pressure, at your own pace, and in your own time. Like I stated above, this makes it perfect for busy moms (like me!) or students who need to work at their own pace! Or those who don’t have a lot of free time to take a class or seminar, but are eager to learn! Crochet is a wonderful creative outlet! When I found crochet, I knew that I was HOME! 🙂 I hope it feels the same for your too, but if it doesn’t, learning this way won’t cost you much time or money – Hooray! So, let’s get started!



 

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Crochet Birthday Crown – New Pattern Release

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Crochet Birthday Crown – New Pattern Release and SALE!

girl in profile wearing 8 year old birthday crownHello Friends! I am so excited to share my new Birthday Crown Crochet Pattern with you! My Crochet Birthday Crown has been one of the most popular designs in my Etsy shop! As a special promotion, this new pattern is ON SALE this weekend ONLY, September 15th – 17th! Read on to get the details! 

 

little girl in 6 year old birthday crownThe Birthday Crown design is simple and fun to make, and the results are pretty great! The pattern comes with 5 size options to make the Birthday Crown for Babies through Adults! Number appliqués 0 – 9 are also included, allowing you to make any number or combination of your choice! Make the perfect, personalized First Birthday Crown, honor an Over the Hill Birthday celebration, or anything in between!

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Tassel Bunting Tutorial – Weekend Crochet

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Tassel Bunting Tutorial

Hello Friends and Happy Friday! I have a fun little tutorial to share with you this week! I am so excited to bring you my Tassel Bunting Tutorial! This is such a quick and fun project to make, and you can use it practically anywhere!

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So let’s make a Tassel Bunting to adorn your space! This fun bunting has so many decorating possibilities! Make one to fancy up your little one’s nursery. Dress up the walls of your kids bedrooms or playroom! Decorate your next party in style with a DIY Tassel Bunting or two! Cheer on your favorite football team at home or tailgating with a Tassel Bunting made in your team’s colors!

But wait, it gets better! We all love instant gratification! So how about a DIY project that’s cute & quick? Create your own awesome Tassel Bunting in under an hour! What could be better?? The Tassel Bunting is made to measure, so you can design it to fit your space. You don’t even have to know how to crochet! (But if you want to Learn to Crochet I’d love to teach you!) Let’s get started…

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10 Essential Crochet Tools – Weekend Crochet

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10 Essential Crochet Tools

Hello Friends! I am excited to share with you my top 10 Essential Crochet Tools that I think every Crochet Artist needs in their life! I have been crocheting for about 7 years at the time of this post. I certainly started off with a very different set of tools than I use today! I’ll bet you can say the same as well!

For me, lots of trial and error went into the decision to try new tools. I can be very frugal at times, so it was sometime difficult to decide to try more expensive items, but sometimes it truly is worth the investment! Value of course is in the eye of the beholder, with both form and function playing a role. The exciting thing is there are so many awesome handmade options now! 

You could spend hours browsing through all the beautiful, creative, handmade crochet tools on Etsy. I’m not speaking from personal experience of course. That was certainly not my favorite part about writing this article. Well, actually getting to meet all of the wonderful sellers on Etsy was truly the best part, but the looking was a very close second!

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These are a few of my favorite things…

My List of 10 Essential Crochet Tools are all tools that I use every day. I have tried to compile a list of a variety of options, but of course only touch the tip of the iceberg of the amazing options out there! How much time do you spend crocheting each week? For me that answer varies from week to week, but is usually upwards of 20 hours. That’s a significant amount of time, wouldn’t you say? A very happy investment of time in fact! 

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Unicorn Coffee Cozy – Free Crochet Pattern

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Unicorn Coffee Cozy – Free Crochet Pattern

I don’t know about y’all, but I can’t live without my coffee. I know I’m not alone there! While my Keurig at home makes some pretty mean dark roast, I love me some Starbucks! Hot or iced, a lattè is my favorite drink, hands down! You?

But that lovely Starbucks lattè makes my poor little hand hot or cold to go with it’s lovely rich coffee self! What is a coffee loving girl to do? Well if she is creative and crafty, she will design herself a Unicorn Coffee Cozy, that’s what she will do! And so, she did! 🙂 

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As such, with this delicious motivation for design, and a Crochet Unicorn Hat Pattern fresh in my mind, a Unicorn Coffee Cozy (to match) was born! With the usual amount of trial and error, and lots o’ lattès for inspiration (I NEEDED those cups to get the fit just right, I swear! 😉) I found just the right sizing and got the image tweaked the way I wanted. Or as close as any perfectionist could get! 🙂  

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I am so excited to share this fun, Free Pattern with you! My Unicorn Coffee Cozy Design is quick and fun to make. Make one for yourself to make your coffee look fabulous! Added bonus is that your hand is kept just the right temperature while you enjoy that jolt of life… er … I mean caffeine! 😉

You can make one for a coffee loving friend – Unicorn Coffee Cozies make a great gift – especially paired with a Starbucks gift card. Better yet pair this awesome Unicorn Coffee Cozy gift with Y-O-U as you two enjoy a cup of coffee together! Make sure to also make a Cozy for yourself, and you’ll be the envy of the coffee shop!  

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Designer Monday with Rebeka Harakal

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Designer Monday with Rebeka Harakal

Hello Friends! Thanks for joining me again today for Designer Monday with my friend Jessica Hough from Time 2 Enjoy Crochet! If you haven’t checked out one of our posts yet, here are the details about Designer Monday!

I am an admin for Jessica’s facebook group called Time 2 Enjoy Crochet and CAL group! Each week on, you guessed it – Monday, Jessica and I take turns featuring a new designer on our blogs! You can read Jessica’s most recent interview on her blog right here. This week I got to interview Rebeka Harakal! Read on to learn more about Rebeka!

crochet alien rag dolls by rebeka harakalRebeka is an amazing designer with some really cute patterns! She has shared some great photos of her work, and I know you will all love them as much as I do! This is my favorite quote from my interview with Rebeka, because I couldn’t agree more! 

“… When the mood strikes, you just have to crochet.”  — Rebeka Harakal

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Crochet Unicorn Hat – Pattern Release Sale!

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Crochet Unicorn Hat Pattern Release SALE! 

two girls wearing crochet unicorn hatI couldn’t be more thrilled to share this new crochet pattern with you! This awesome Crochet Unicorn Hat Pattern is ON SALE this weekend ONLY, AUGUST 18-20! Read on to get the details! 

young boy wearing toddler crochet unicorn hatI have been working on this Crochet Unicorn Hat pattern off and on for about 6 months. So totally worth it! I have poured my heart into the details of this hat, to get just the right fit and just the right look! Perfectionism anyone? 😉

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