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free crochet pattern: pinwheel coaster

I have a new crochet pattern for you to try! It’s a wonderful yarn stash buster, and if you aren’t bothered by clingy toddlers or demanding husbands, you could make more than a couple in an afternoon.
Pinwheel Coaster Free Crochet Pattern by JaKiGu

These lovely pinwheel coasters are so versatile – the colour combinations in which they can be worked are virtually endless. You be the designer: let the pattern inspire you and then run wild with it! Make something truly yours; to fit your mood, home decor, or current season. One can never have enough coasters – and if she does, she can always give them away as thoughtful, handmade gifts. Continue reading free crochet pattern: pinwheel coaster

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free crochet pattern: colorful necklace

 

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A long time ago I made a lot of tiny crochet circles, using embroidery floss leftovers. Not sure what to do with them, I tucked them away until I rediscovered them one cold day last fall. After playfully arranging them for a while, they lined up and asked to be put together into a colorful necklace. I instantly liked the necklace – a cheerful, rainbow-colored piece of textile jewelry that’s not too bold for a conservative minimalist like myself. But when my son was about 4 months old, he started noticing the necklace, too; reaching out for it as he nursed. And just like that, this simple piece of jewelry became the first nursing necklace I made.  Continue reading free crochet pattern: colorful necklace

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free crochet pattern: small one-round snowflake

Quick and easy winter crochet project - a perfect yarn buster.

One of three free crochet snowflake patterns – Happy Holidays from JaKiGu! Links to the other two are at the bottom of this post.

And there are more wonderful crochet Christmas gift ideas at JaKiGu on Etsy or jakigu.com – be sure to visit and see for yourself. Continue reading free crochet pattern: small one-round snowflake

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free crochet pattern: medium one-round snowflake

Quick and easy winter crochet project - a perfect yarn buster.

One of three free crochet snowflake patterns – Happy Holidays from JaKiGu! Links to the other two are at the bottom of this post.

And there are more wonderful crochet Christmas gift ideas at JaKiGu on Etsy or jakigu.com – be sure to visit and see for yourself. Continue reading free crochet pattern: medium one-round snowflake

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free crochet pattern: large one-round snowflake

Quick & Easy Christmas Crochet Project - Free Snowflake Crochet Pattern by JaKiGu

One of three free crochet snowflake patterns – Happy Holidays from JaKiGu! Links to the other two are at the bottom of this post.

And there are more wonderful crochet Christmas gift ideas at JaKiGu on Etsy or jakigu.com – be sure to visit and see for yourself. Continue reading free crochet pattern: large one-round snowflake

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free crochet patterns: one-round crochet snowflakes

Handmade holidays.

There is something utterly satisfying about decorating one’s home with items that were made with love, and with a particular purpose in mind. Stitch after stitch sliding off a hook in a calming rhythm of focus.

These unique one-round crochet snowflakes are an ideal budget-friendly Christmas decor project for those who don’t have much time as they work up in mere minutes, and use the tiniest amount of yarn.

Quick and easy Christmas DIY project that works up in minutes and costs next to nothing - free crochet pattern for 3 unique snowflakes

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free crochet pattern: black-and-white crochet teething ring

Ever since our little Bubba was born in September, I have been on the lookout for toys for him. Sadly, almost everything commercially available and marketed to ages 0 months+ is not necessarily age-appropriate for clumsy newborns and their tiny hands. Toys I found were either too thick to grasp; too heavy for the accidental, yet inevitable drops on the little one’s face; or overly stimulating with way too many colours, textures, and sounds in a single item.

I knew if I wanted him to play with something different, I’d have to create it myself.

{What I didn’t know was how hard it’d be to find a minute here and there to finish the project. What would have normally taken me less than a single afternoon took me almost three weeks with a brand-new newborn at home!}

As I suspected, this simple high-contrast black and white squeeze-and-suck ring has quickly become one of B’s favourite toys.

Crochet Teether Toy by JaKiGu

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free crochet pattern: ornate picture frame

There has been quite a lot of interest in the post that introduced my ornate picture frame design. All this attention made me realize it would be selfish of me not to share the pattern.

Ornate Picture Frame by JaKiGu

The pattern for this ornate picture frame is by far the easiest of all picture frame patterns I ever designed.

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crochet pattern: simple picture frame

I wanted to make these for a long, long time.

Crochet picture frames can be customized to fit any decor, they store well when not in use, they are washable and pretty much unbreakable – and they make wonderful, budget-friendly hostess gifts, or gifts for baby showers and house-warming parties. What’s more, they are ultra-easy and super-fast to make. A perfect afternoon project!

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