Spring is finally here (Yay!) and I want to start this beautiful season off with a super easy crochet accessory tutorial. One of the only things I love about winter is wearing my vast collection of crochet scarves and hats. I don’t know about you, but I like to incorporate yarn into my life every chance I get, so cotton jewelry is perfect for the warmer months.
Notes on Crochet Design
Sometimes I have a very clear image of what it is I want to design in my head and then I go for it and the finished project comes out exactly like I imagined it would. In the case of the duck it certainly did NOT happen that way. When I started shaping the head he seemed to take on a personality of his own and I had no choice, but to go along and see who would come through. Well, let me introduce him.
Crochet rubber ducky
My students have given me a Elephant/Rainbow/Duck design challenge and while I have enjoyed making the three requests, the hardest part for me was to design something easy. I did manage to come up with a very cute and super simple little duck that just so happens to be perfect for an Easter nest. After a lot of trial and error and some major balance issues I want to share the free ducky crochet pattern with you.
Find the free Ducky pattern after the tag
I love teaching middle schoolers crochet. They are still cute but already pretty capable AND they keep me busy with pattern requests. Then I get to invent new things and share them here too, so everybody wins 🙂
My new project was probably my favorite (but I think that every week). The girls wanted a penguin and I can share a little bit about how I start to make up a new pattern for an amigurumi animal or an applique.
How I design an animal crochet pattern
Today I want to share with you a chance for recycling!
Crafty use for empty coffee cans
I have a confession to make. While I love purging and one day dream of living almost possession less in one of those sweet, little tiny houses, I am a hoarder at the same time. I hoard craft things, or things that, in my mind, just need to be made into something else. I always feel like it would be a sin to throw them out. If you have ever seen the show hoarders, this is step one of going down to crazy town, but I have finally done it. I have found a use for my full box of empty coffee cans! (Yay!)
How to be happier in 5 1/2 steps
Lately I have been on a quest to become happier and I have gathered some insight that I think can help others out of a slump too. Crochet is and was a major contributor and really helped me turn my life around!
Down the rabbit hole, or a ride on the downward spiral
Free crochet pattern for a soap saver and matching scrubbies
I made up this pattern when I needed a simple but homemade gift for my boss. She is a lovely person and I really wanted t0 go overboard and make her a huge throw or a pouf or something but that might have come off as a little weird… So soap saver and scrubbies seemed like a more appropriate option 🙂