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Crochet Beautiful Shells Blanket Pattern Review and "What-I-Used"

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Hello again! Today I'm sharing with y'all one of my favorite crochet blanket patterns, The Beautiful Shells pattern. I originally saw it on a crochet Facebook Group I am in and had to try it out! This is the link to the pattern by Lahoma Nally-Kaye on Ravelry: 
CLICK HERE
What-I-Used:
For my version of her beautiful pattern, I used all  Red Heart Super Saver and an I-5.50mm crochet hook 
The colors I used were called:  Aran, Real Teal, and (I'm pretty sure) Turqua.
Link to yarn: CLICK HERE
For my blanket, I wanted it to be a nice baby blanket size, so I did 36 rounds in all, switching colors every 4 rounds. Here is a color chart of sorts as to how I did that:
Rounds: 1-4 Turqua 5-8 Real Teal 9-12 Aran 13-16 Turqua 17-20 Real Teal 21-24 Aran 25-28 Turqua 29-32 Real Teal 33-36 Aran
I absolutely LOVE how this baby blanket came out! Let me know below if you've ever made one and if so,  what colors you used, I think this pattern really lives up to it's name. They really a…

Crochet Bunny Lovey (FREE Pattern!!)

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I'm back again with another FREE crochet pattern! This adorable bunny was made by me with Lion Brand's Ice Cream yarn in "Fruitti Tutti" for the "blankie" part and a bit of Hobby Lobby's I Love This Yarn in "Ivory" for the head, ears and arms. It was fairly quick and easy to work up considering the Ice Cream yarn is only weight 2 yarn.  Anyway.  Let's get on to the pattern!
Crochet Bunny Lovey
You will need:
Yarn! ~Lion Brand Ice Cream Yarn in Fruitti Tutti. (Find it HERE!) OR you color coice of #2 (#3 yarn would work just as well. :) weight yarn. ~Hobby Lobby I Love This Yarn in Ivory. (Find it HERE!!) OR any cream color of worsted weight #4 yarn.  Hooks! ~G/4.25mm crochet hook----                                                -----(I use THESE Boye crochet hooks.) ~Some poly-fil for the bunny's head, or whatever stuffing you use for amigurumi. Oh! And a yarn needle might be nice for the ends and embroidery part. :-P
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Crochet Messy Bun Beanie **FREE Teen/Adult Size Pattern**

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Hi y'all! So today I have another one of my original designs to share with you. It's my own twist on the VERY popular Messy Bun Beanie! You've probably seen MANY other patterns like this onethis one, and this one. But I decided to go REALLY simple, and make one fully out of double and single crochet stitches. There is a border of crab stitches, AKA reverse single crochet, at the very end, but I promise you it's easy-peasy! So, let's get on with the pattern! Oh, and, here's a picture of mine. (Ya know, in case ya wanna see what it looks like before you go to the trouble of making it.)
P.S. the hat is made from the bottom up. :)
(Oh yeah! It's to fit ages 12 and up-ish.)
What you will need: -Worsted weight yarn in your color choice! I used Red Heart Super Saver in Aran. I LOVE this color! *Heart eyes emoji x3* -H/5.00mm crochet hook
-Yarn needle for weaving in ends.
-Scissors are probably a good idea too...

Stitch Abbreviations:
sc: single crochet
dc: doubl…

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Crochet Animal Hats

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Today I thought I'd share with y'all a few of my favorite crocheted animal hats. They are all from RepeatCrafterMe.com. Just click on the names of the patterns to access the pattern from RepeatCrafterMe. :) All of the hats pictured I made and photograped for this blog and they are all made in the smallest size listed on the website of Sarah Zimmerman. Which is RepeatCrafterMe.com. Above each picture I have listed the materials I used, such as yarn brands and buttons. Enjoy and let me know below if you would like another post like this one sometime. :)
Here is my personal favorite, the Crochet Owl Hat Pattern. I love the color purple and love using it with whatever I happened to be making. So I created this purple version of RCM's pattern using some Bernat Super Value yarn for the lighter purple and some Loops and Threads Impeccable by Michaels Craft Stores in the darker purple color and some white. For the little bit of black I used Red Heart Super Saver and for the yello…

Crochet Lamb Hat *FREE Pattern*

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After great reviews and many requests, here it is!  After I posted this photo:
in one of the crochet groups I'm in on Facebook asking if I should write up the pattern, I got a TON of comments saying I should defintly do it, so I did! Here's the finished hat: 
Although, it is not all my pattern, just the main part of the hat. The earflaps and the ears are part of the pattern posted by Sarah at RepeatCrafterMe. (Links to her website can be found below.) I made up the main part of this hat because I could never get the bobble stitches to "puff" enough. And lately, I have been making a lot of puff stitch slouchy hats, so I decided to make this lamb hat using the puff stitch. The puff stitch pattern I followed was the one from Ashley at Sewrella. (Her link can also be found below.)  They are my 2 favorite crochet bloggers, btw. ;) I hope you enjoy and it is easy for you to work up! If you have any questions, feel free to comment below, and I'll answer asap. Happy cro…

FREE Crochet Owl Coffee Cup Cozy Pattern

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Today I finally have for y'all the long awaited owl coffee cup cozy!  I know it's been almost forever since I've posted anything, but hopefully,  I will be posting more original patterns and some more pattern reviews soon... and more consistently!  So here's the pattern! 
Supplies: •H/5.00mm crochet hook •Worsted weight yarn in various colors. (I used Lion Brand Vanna's Choice Yarn in Barley, a light blue, a light yellow and some white.) •Small black buttons. (Mine were about 1 cm in diameter.) •Yarn needle •Coffee cup. (I'm adding this to say I found mine at the Dollar Tree.)
Pattern Notes: •When you start a round chain 1 does not count as a stitch. :)
Pattern Instructions:
Cozy Base: (Make 1) (I started with light blue.) Chain 32 or enough to fit tightly around your cup. (without having to stretch it too much.)
Rnd 1: sc in 1st ch creating a ch loop and in every ch around.  (Be sure not to twist the ch) Sl st to first sc.
Rnd 2: ch 1 and sc in each st around…