Sock Monkey Toys and Gifts Crochet Pattern

Sock Monkey Toys and Gifts Crochet Pattern

Sock Monkey Toys and Gifts

Hey all you Sock Monkey lovers out there….we’ve done it again. We’ve created some toys and cozies that you are gonna love and brought them all together in one set.

Mini Sock Monkey

This mini sock monkey is the perfect size for carrying around with you wherever you go. He can be made into a key chain, a backpack buddy or even an office accessory.

Sock Monkey Christmas Ornament

The sock monkey ornament takes on the shape of a traditional Christmas ball, but with the face of sock monkey! He loves hanging on the tree!

Sock Monkey Applique

The sock monkey applique is the perfect size for sewing to bags, scarves, hats and more. We’ve sewn it to a cozy…making it a fun gift idea!

Trio of CoziesSock Monkey Cozies

We love cozies. This pattern includes two unique designs in three sizes each. There are directions for mason jars, mugs and tapered cups/glasses! That’s six cozy patterns!

There are two delicious recipes, too! You can make monkey bread in the morning and banana pudding for dessert in the evening!

Sock Monkey Toys and Gifts – Available in the Store

The Sock Monkey Toy and Gift Set is available in the store.

Available in the Store

That’s 9 crochet patterns and 2 recipes! See the store for more details.

 

Published in Love of Crochet – Winter 2013

Published in Love of Crochet Winter 2013

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We have another crochet pattern in Love of Crochet Magazine!

If you’ve been following our blog for any length of time, you know that we love cup cozies. We created a special design for Love of Crochet Winter 2013.  It’s the last pattern in the issue…so if you read from back to front…well, it’s the first pattern you’ll run across!

Have you ever wrapped both your hands around your mug to warm up your fingers? If you have, then you’ll love this mug mitten cozy! This cozy allows you to tuck your fingers inside a pair of mittens…keeping your drink and your fingers toasty warm.

mitten-cozy

We love these mug mittens for soo many reasons.

  • They fit around mugs, cups and mason jars of various sizes (adjust with a pony tail band).
  • Your hands hug the mug and stay toasty warm in these mittens.
  • They are quick and easy to make.
  • The winter design makes them a great gift all season long.

These mug mittens are crocheted in CotLin yarn by Knitpicks.com in Swan and Nightfall.

The Cozy is a great gift idea for the holidays and it would also make wonderful thank you gift, too! We love that the design works for our family and friends of various faiths.

Free Crochet Santa Hat Pattern

Free Crochet Santa Hat Pattern

santa hatThis free crochet Santa hat pattern is festive and fun. It’s one-size-fits-all, fitting both men and women! Per my husband’s request, we crocheted ours in green. (Caution: someone called him a Grinch because his hat is green!)

This hat is perfect for office parties, wearing at school and even as a warm winter hat! Crochet in red for a traditional look or go wild and crazy with an untraditional color that makes you feel the most jolly.

Santa (and the Grinch) wears a red and white hat. Elves wear green and white or green and red hats.

Free Crochet Santa Hat Pattern Details

The ribbed brim on this free Santa Hat pattern makes the hat naturally adjust to various sizes of heads. Though designed for a man (with 23” head), I’m often seen around town wearing this hat.

The pattern is worked from the bottom up in half double crochet with decreases each round.

Add a 3” pom pom to the top and you’re ready for Christmas!

Free Crochet Santa Hat Pattern Available Now

Just in time for the holidays! The free crochet Santa hat pattern is available in the store or on the Free Crochet Patterns page.

Ho, ho, ho….and Merry Christmas!

FREE Patterns

 

Peppermint Bark Recipe and Santa Jar Cozy

Peppermint Bark Recipe and Santa Jar Cozy

peppermint barkThis peppermint bark recipe will melt in your mouth. You better give some away as gifts…cause you’ll be tempted to eat it all yourself! It looks deliciously adorable in a pint size canning jar all dressed up in a Santa cozy!

Let’s get right to the recipe…cause it needs to cool in the fridge. That’ll give you lots of time to whip up a cozy or two.

Peppermint Bark Recipe

INGREDIENTS:

  • 10 oz Ghirardelli 60% Cacao Bittersweet Chocolate baking chips
  • 11 oz Ghirardelli Classic White baking chips
  • 1/2 teaspoon peppermint extract – divided
  • 10 candy canes

DIRECTIONS:

peppermint bark with santa ornamentLine a 9×13 pan with foil. Spray with non-stick cooking oil.

Melt Bittersweet chips in microwave stirring every 30 seconds. Stir in 1/4 teaspoon peppermint extract. Spread into foil-lined pan.

Place candy canes in ziplock back and crush into big chunks with a hammer. Lightly press 1/3 of the candy canes onto chocolate layer. Place in freezer for 5 to 10 minutes as you prepare the next ingredients. You want the chocolate just firm enough that you can spread the next layer on top without them swirling.

Sift remaining candy cane pieces. Set aside bigger chucks to be used as topping at the very end.

Melt White chips in microwave stirring every 15 seconds. Stir in 1/4 teaspoon peppermint extract. Stir in smallest pieces of crushed candy canes. Spread smoothly over chocolate layer. Sprinkle remaining larger chunks of candy canes on top and refrigerate for 2 hours or until completely firm.

Turn pan upside down on a towel and remove foil. Break from bottom side (Bittersweet layer) into large pieces. Breaking from the bottom will prevent the candy canes on the top side from being crushed.

Store in the refrigerator.

The Santa Ornament pictured above is available in the Christmas Balls and Baubles Set.

This Peppermint Bark Recipe is Perfect for  the Santa Jar Cozy – Here’s the Crochet Pattern

santa jar cozyWith the peppermint bark cooling in the refrigerator, let’s get right to the Santa Jar Cozy. This cozy fits nice and snug around a pint size canning jar. Which is the perfect size for storing home made goodies like soups, cookies, fudge and…peppermint bark!

This is a great stash buster! We used Lion Brand yarns from Vanna’s Choice, Vanna’s Glamour and Fun Fur. The colors of these yarns make the Santa cozy jolly and bright!

Supplies:

  • 1 Pint size canning jar
  • Vanna’s Choice: Medium Worsted Weight (4)
    CRANBERRY, BLACK, WHITE
  • Vanna’s Glamour: Fine (2)
    GOLD
  • Lion Brand Fun Fur: Bulky (5)
    WHITE
  • Crochet Hooks: H, C
  • Yarn Needle

COZY INSTRUCTIONS:

White and White Fun Fur held together

Hook: H

santa jarCh 34 Join with a sl st.

Rnd 1: Working in counter-clockwise direction, sc around. Join with a sl st. (this allows the hairiest part to be on the outside). (34)

Finish off and weave in ends.

Attach Red and work in clockwise direction here and throughout.

Rnd 2: Ch 1, sc around in back loop only. (34)

Rnd 3-4: Sc around in both loops (now and until otherwise stated). (34)

Rnd 5: 33 sc, sl st. (34)

Drop red. Attach Black

Rnd 6: Ch 1, 33 hdc, sc, join with a sl st. (34)

Finish off Black and weave in ends.

Pick up Red.

Rnd 7: Working in the back loops only this Rnd: *4 sc, fptrc in the red post below the black (from Rnd 5)* 3 times. 8 sc, fptrc in the red post below the black (from Rnd 5). *4 sc, fptrc in the red post below the black (from Rnd 5)* 2 times (34)

Rnd 8-11: Sc around in both loops. (34)

Sl st. Finish off and weave in ends.

Trim white fun fur to ¼” length.

BELT BUCKLE INSTRUCTIONS

Gold

Hook: C

Ch 17

Row 1: Sl st in 2nd ch from hook. 3 sl st, ch 1, *skip ch-1, 4 sl st, ch 1* 2 times. Skip ch-1, 4 sl st. (16)

Finish off leaving a long tail for sewing.

Pin then sew belt buckle in a square over the black “belt” centered between the fptrc’s that have 8 stitches between them (sts 15-24). Weave in ends.

More Cozies in Store

Coffee Cup CoziesLove this Santa jar cozy? There are more seasonal, holiday and just for fun cozies in the store. We’ve created an entire collection with over 20 designs. All 20 are available in 1 set. Read more about the pattern:

Blog: Coffee Cup Cozy Collection

Store: Coffee Cup Cozy Collection

 

Christmas Door Knob Hanger Card Keeper

Christmas Door Knob Hanger Card Keeper

card keeperThis door knob hanger is a cute and functional card keeper! This little pocket is just the right size for storing all the greeting cards you’ll receive from family and friends this holiday season.

The handle of this adorable pocket hangs nicely on hooks and door knobs. Of course, you could crochet this in other fun colors and use it all year long to hold your mail and keys.

Christmas Door Knob Hanger Card Keeper – Pattern Details

The Door knob hanger has cute details like the fun fur collar, simple snowflake and easy stitch pattern of the burgundy bag (a double crochet and single crochet pattern).

card keeper on door knobSkill Level: Easy

Instructions include:

  • Card Keeper Pocket
  • Snowflake Ornament Instructions

The PDF pattern has written directions, photos, gauge info, materials list, checkboxes to mark your progress and more.

 

 

Christmas Door Knob Hanger Card Keeper – FREE Pattern

The Door Knob Hanger Card Keeper is available in the store and on the Free Crochet Patterns page.

Feel free to print and share the FREE pattern with friends and family. You have permission to sell and give away your finished projects.

FREE Patterns

Love Pockets? Upgrade to the Pocket Organizer Set!

pocket organizers upgradeThe Card Keeper is part of the Closet Organizer Set! Here’s a sneak peek at the other items in the Set:

  • The Santa Pocket Organizer
  • The Snowflake Closet Organizer
  • Card Keeper
  • 4 Snowflake Ornaments

Learn more:

Blog: Pocket Organizers

Store: Closet Organizers

 

Three Pocket Organizers Crochet Pattern

Three Pocket Organizers – Function Meets Form

pocket organizers

These three pocket organizers are perfect for Winter, Christmas…or any time of year! Crochet your own storage caddy to store hats, mittens and more. These are specifically designed to fit on a hanger or hang from a hook. Make one for everyone in your family and personalize it with their names, like we did! Then everyone can find their winter accessories!

And just in time for Christmas, we’ve created a Santa version that can be hung for the holidays in place of the art you have hanging all year long. To top it off, we’ve created a little card keeper that can hang on a door knob. It’s simple and cute and will hold all the holiday cards you receive this year.

Three Pocket Organizers – The Details

side view of pocket organizersThere are three pocket organizers to crochet in this set. Pattern includes the snowflake design, Santa design and door hanging card keeper. Pattern includes written directions, photos, checkboxes to mark your progress, materials list, and more.

Skill Level: Easy

They measure 14” wide by 30 1/2” tall. Crochet pockets on just one side or both!

Snowflakes can be used as appliqués to sew to the pocket organizer or to make ornaments. Instructions are included for stiffening snowflakes as ornaments.

Three Pocket Organizers – Available in the Store

The Pocket Organizer Set is available in the store. Purchase today and download right away.

You’ll love how organized your winter things can be!

Available in the Store

Crochet Cup Cozy Patterns

Crochet Cup Cozy Patterns – Something for Everyone

We decided to make a crochet cup cozy or two. But once we got started, we couldn’t stop! As you can see, we made animals and holidays and seasons. Not to mention wild and crazy and elegant. There’s literally something here for everyone!

crochet cup cozy patterns

This set includes cozies for cups, mugs, cans, jars and more. The mug cozies fit through or around handled containers. The cup cozy fits nicely on a pint size canning jar making them great gift ideas as wells.

Over 20 crochet cup cozy patterns included!

BONUS: Star Trek cozy included!

Skill Level: Easy (with a few intermediate stitches)

Most projects use medium worsted weight yarn. This is a STASH BUSTER like no other!

Crochet Cup Cozy Patterns – Animals

When you make one animal crochet cup cozy…more are sure to follow. That was true for us, anyway. Let’s take a closer look at each:

animals cozies

  • SOCK MONKEY – Mug – Button eyes, 3D mouth and ears
  • OWL – Cup – Crocodile stitch wings
  • DOG – Cup – Spot behind eye, 3D nose and ears
  • BEAR – Cup – 3D nose and ears
  • LADY BUG – Mug – Button eyes act as clasp

Crochet Cup Cozy Patterns – Holidays

Some holidays are super fun to crochet into a cozy. We’ll be decorating for several special occasions with these cozies. Here’s what’s fun with this set:

holiday cozies

  • HEARTS – Cup – Create one, two or a whole ring of hearts
  • PATRIOTIC – Jar – Star adorned lid cozy
  • CUPCAKE – Cup – Has a cherry on top
  • PUMPKIN – Jar – Cute vine lid cozy
  • MUMMY – Cup – It’s a wrap
  • SANTA – Cup – Make with fur cuff or without

Crochet Cup Cozy Patterns –Seasons

It’s fun to get into the spirit of the seasons. We’ve created several seasonal cozies. We’ve even thrown in football season. Change the color and stitching and you can celebrate basketball or baseball season! Here are a few highlights:

seasons cozies

  • WINTER  – cup – two snowflake sizes
  • SPRING AND SUMMER – mug – Flower looks adorable in various colors
  • FALL LEAVES – cut – Cute 3D leaves
  • FOOTBALL – mug – Make with or without white striping

Crochet Cup Cozy Patterns –Wild and Crazy

We had so much fun creating cozies that we couldn’t resist making some quirky designs as well. Some are happy, some are random and some are cute. Here’s what fits in this category:

fun cozies

  • SMILE – cup – Stitch any grin
  • STAR TREK – cup – Change colors for different personnel
  • COUNTRY HEART – cup – Sweet button detail
  • JEANS / PANTS – mug – Stitch pockets and zipper
  • RADIOACTIVE – mug – Caution, contents may be hot

Crochet Cup Cozy Patterns –Frilly

Just for fun, we created a few frilly designs. These are more “girly” and are perfect for fancy yarns that will show off nice stitching. Cables and shells are a fun way to dress up any mug.

frilly cozies

  • SHELL – mug – Cute repeated pattern
  • SHELL WITH RUFFLE – mug – All dressed up
  • SINGLE CABLE – mug – Add buttons for flair
  • THREE CABLES – mug – Maximum fun with cables

Crochet Cup Cozy Patterns –Available in the Store

This crochet cup cozy set is now available in the store. All the patterns mentioned above are included! What a screaming deal!

The Star Trek cup cozy is available FREE with or without purchase. You can get your copy of it in the store.

D Fence Football Christmas Ornament

D Fence Football Christmas Ornament – FREE Crochet Pattern – Great for Any Team

d fence football christmas ornamentThis FREE D Fence Football Christmas Ornament is great for any American football fan. You know we’re passionate about sports. We love high school, college and professional football. We also know that a good offense is a good defense.

This football ornament is great for friends and family alike. It can be used as a Christmas tree ornament, a refrigerator magnet or applique for a hat or other accessories. And this is a great stash buster. Use whatever yarns you have in the house just so long as your colors have contrast so each element will stand out.

D Fence (defense) is a popular poster design that football fans take with them to football games. It’s our way of encouraging the defensive line (players) to play hard and win.

D Fence Football Christmas Ornament – The Pattern Details

The D Fence Football Christmas Ornament measures 3 inches x 3 inches. It’s design is inspired by the picket style fence.

Skill Level: Easy

footballThe pattern for the D Fence Football Ornament includes detailed written instructions, supply list, gauge info, abbreviation list, checkbox to mark your progress, photos and more.  The FREE pattern includes:

  • Picket slats
  • Horizontal supports
  • Letter “D”
  • Mini NFL style football

Bonus Garden PatternBONUS: This FREE pattern also includes instructions on crocheting a flower garden scene. We couldn’t resist making this fence ornament multi-purpose. The flower garden can be crocheted on the back or as a separate ornament all together.

D Fence Football Christmas Ornament – Download for FREE

This pattern includes all the great features found in all our patterns including photos, detailed instructions, gauge information, supply list, check boxes to mark your progress, and more.

FREE Crochet Patterns

Free Patterns Page: Download the pattern from the FREE Crochet Patterns page.
Store: Add the Fence Ornament Free to your cart in the Store.

Crochet Christmas Ornaments

Crochet Christmas Ornaments

Crochet Christmas OrnamentsCrochet Christmas ornaments are a fun and festive way to decorate for the holidays.  From the classical to the whimsical, these crocheted ornaments are designed to please everyone in the house this Christmas.

They are quick and easy to make and most ornaments can be crocheted with just remnants of yarn. Decorate the tree; accessorize a present; hang them from doorknobs. These little ornaments can bring cheer wherever they’re needed.

Skill Level: Easy

Dazzle your friends and family with these ornaments. Show them that crochet can be traditional yet untraditional all at the same time.

Need a gift for a dog lover? Sneak a squeaker into one of these ornaments and turn it into a hand crocheted dog toy!

Crochet Christmas Ornaments – The Details

This crochet Christmas ornaments pattern set includes the directions for six fun and unique ornaments.

Most of the ornaments use a basic medium weight yarn for the base ornament with fine or super fine yarn for the details. Each ornament is crocheted in the round and the pattern includes instructions using US abbreviations, a materials list, gauge information, check boxes to keep track of your progress, photos, and more.

Christmas Ball Ornaments Set

Let’s take a closer look at each ornament:

  • Snowman Crochet Christmas Ornament – This 2 3/4 inch tall winter classic comes with a removable chullo (ear flap hat) and a quirky smile sure to warm everyone’s heart. Hang without the hat and the snowman looks like a golf ball – perfect for the golfers in your life.
  • Toy Soldier Crochet Christmas Ornament – This 4 1/2 inch tall Nutcracker character brings a solemn demeanor to the festivities, guarding the hopes and dreams of all those present.
  • Santa’s Belly Crochet Christmas Ornament – Like a bowlful of jelly, this 3 1/2 inch tall merry belly comes with a belt that can be tightened, loosened, and with a metal buckle, removed altogether. Directions include how to make a crocheted buckle or how to use a metal buckle.
  • Sock Monkey Crochet Christmas Ornament – A childhood favorite, this 2 1/2 inch tall ornament is for the young at heart. Fun for the little ones and for those that remember their sock monkey friend.
  • Ball of Yarn Crochet Christmas Ornament – Yarnivores of every kind will enjoy this 3 3/4 inch tall yarn ball. Whether a knitter, a crocheter, or a yarn crafter in general, this is a fun way to bring one’s love of the fiber arts into the festivities.
  • Snowflake Crochet Christmas Ornament – Bringing two classic decorations together, this 3 inch tall ornament combines the ball ornament with the snowflake ornament. Separate they decorate all kinds of spaces, together they spice up  the place.

Crochet Christmas Ornaments – In the Store

These crochet Christmas Ornaments are available now in the store. When you purchase through our website, you’ll immediately receive a receipt which includes a link to download the PDF pattern.

Order today and start crocheting right away!

Available in the Store

 

Winter Hat and Scarf Gift Set

Winter Hat and Scarf Gift Set – A Happy Trio

Winter Hat and Scarf Gift SetOhhh so soft. This Winter Hat and Scarf Gift Set is cute and cuddly. Whether you make just one piece or all three, you’ll love the way it feels and so will the recipient! The colors of the Sensations Rainbow Boucle yarn were calling our names begging to be turned into a winter scene. Here is the happy result.

Scarves and Hats whip up pretty quickly so they make great last minute gifts. If you have a little extra time, the gift bag is adorable – don’t pass that up. We crocheted with two strands at once (held double) and used a hdc so that it would work up a bit quicker than a single crochet project.

Skill Level: The pattern is easy, but the Boucle yarn is a bit tricky to work with. If you use Boucle, please note that you probably won’t be able to see your stitches. You’ll have to crochet more by feel than anything. But it should be pretty easy to do since these projects are worked in a rectangle (back and forth – not in the round).

Winter Hat and Scarf Gift Set – The Pattern Details

The set is an adorable gift because the hat and scarf match and fit nicely inside the gift bag. Mix and match for your specific needs. We love that the winter scene isn’t too “Christmasy” and can be worn all winter long.

The pattern includes lots of photos, written directions, a couple of charts, gauge info, materials list, check boxes to mark your progress and more. Since the stitches of Boucle are difficult to see, we’ve also taken photos of the tree appliques with traditional yarn.

film strip of winter set

The Winter Hat Pattern

This is crocheted as a rectangle. The finished project measures 9 1/5 inches tall not including the pom pom. It’s 10 1/2 inches when folded flat. It’s one size fits all. It fits young boys, teen girls and adult women.

The hat pattern includes a chart as well as written instructions. It can be easily modified for larger or smaller sizes. There are photos and instructions on how to make the pom pom. And of course photos and directions for the tree.

Wearing the Winter Hat and Scarf Gift SetThe Winter Scarf Pattern

This is crocheted with short rows. The scarf measures 5 inches by 56 inches. There are detailed instructions and photos for the scarf, tree and star.

This piece is a lot of fun to make and wear. It’s so soft looking, don’t be surprised if people stop you and ask to feel it!

The Winter Gift Bag Pattern

This is crocheted as a rectangle (the bottom sewn on as a separate piece). There is a chart as well as detailed instructions on how to crochet the bag. There are detailed instructions on making the cute icicle edging, handles and tree appliques.

This gift bag will look absolutely adorable under the Christmas tree. Or maybe you’ll use it as an adorable tote?

 Winter Hat and Scarf Gift Set – In the Store

The pattern is now available in the store. Order now and download the pattern right from the link on your receipt. See more photos on the Winter Hat and Scarf Gift Set page in the store.