Crafts · felting · giftideas · jesscrafting · quick

Felted Bear and Rabbit

Hi Everyone!

Today I want to share with you a couple of felting projects that I recently completed. I got two felting kits from a 2 dollar store called Daiso. You can find these kits on Ebay and Amazon if you can’t find them where you live. These kits come with all the supplies and the instructions you will need to make your own cute little felted animal. I do recommend getting a sponge of some sort to work on so you don’t damage any other surfaces or hurt yourself while you are felting.

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The rabbit turned out better than the bear since I followed the measurements better when I was making the rabbit. I definitely recommend following the measurements that are provided in the instructions to make the felted animal look it’s best! Here are my results:

Felted Rabbit

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Felted Bear

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It takes a little getting used to, but after a little while the wool starts to take shape and you get to create cute little animals! These would make a really cute gift or even giving the kits would be a fun present for the crafty person in your life. Enjoy making your own!

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-Jessica

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Corner to Corner (C2C)–Top Gear Blanket

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I am finally posting my Corner to Corner (C2C) blanket that I completed a while back. I really enjoyed this project that Sarah from Repeat Crafter Me made me interested in. I also used the instructions from The Crochet Crowd’s website. I wanted to make The Stig from the car show Top Gear with some words on top so I used this perler bead pattern and made up the lettering sections of the blanket. I couldn’t find any graph paper when I was making this so I used lined paper and made my own graph paper! I think I was prouder of that than the blanket itself! I also didn’t realize I was supposed to use the half double crochet stitch instead of the double crochet stitch for this blanket. Next time I will remember that.

Here is the graph paper for The Stig portion of the blanket:

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Materials
5.0 mm (H) Hook
Worsted Weight Yarn
Scissors
Tapestry Needle

The Stig portion of the blanket was 37 squares by 30 squares. I added an extra square on each side of The Stig to add a bit of a border for the picture to come through. I am not sure if you can see underneath the crosses, but I used different letters for the different colours I would need to be using for each square. I also drew arrows in the direction I would need to be going for each diagonal row. I found that this was useful for when I took a break from the project. I got this idea from watching Sarah’s Corner to Corner video tutorial.

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For the words, I drew on a piece of graph paper (I finally got some from a friend) that was the same width as the Stig portion of the blanket. So it was 30 squares across. Once again, I left an one square space border.

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Once I finished all three portions of the blanket I added a double crochet border for each piece like Sarah did for her Christmas C2C blanket. After that was completed, I sewed the pieces together like I did for the Granny Square Baby Blanket with Flowered Edge. To finish off the blanket, I used the same stitch that Sarah used for her blanket and did the crab stitch. Weaving in the ends was taking so long that I may have cheated and cut some ends that were kind of crocheted over as I was making the blanket.

Finally done! I really enjoyed making this blanket even that it seemed like a lot of work, I finished it pretty quickly since it was fun to make.

I want to make a few more of these blankets soon, but use the half double crochet stitch and see if it turns out better. Good luck if you are going to make one and have fun!

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-Jessica

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Granny Square Baby Blanket Crochet Pattern with Flowered Edge

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This week’s pattern is a combination of a granny square blanket and a flowers in a row pattern  that I found from the Red Heart pattern page. I had originally wanted to make this for my mom, but as you know I much prefer to make baby items. This made made completing this project much quicker than expected. I had quite a few skeins of pale yellow from a sale bag at Michael’s and decided to use that for the granny square part and other light pastel colours for the flower rows. Let’s get started!

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Material
4.25 mm (G) Hook
DK Yarn or Worsted Weight Yarn
Scissors
Tapestry Needle

Pattern – Flowers in a Row

I found the pattern from Red Heart’s pattern page, but I chained 129 to make 42 flowers in a row.

Pattern – Granny Square in the Round

I followed the pattern from russm313’s instrutables page and continued make the granny square in the round until the size of the square matched the size of the flowers in the a row.

Once you complete both pieces of the blanket then you are ready to sew them together! You will want to leave a long tail for both pieces to sew them together. I matched the pieces together and then sewed them together by going through only the back loop of one side and then only the front loop on the other side so there is less of a bump when you finish sewing the pieces together.

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This completes the granny square flower in a row blanket! Hooray! This blanket, the baby bonnet, and the diaper cover would make the perfect baby shower gift.

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-Jessica

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Crochet Water Bottle Cozy Pattern – Vancouver Canucks #10 Pavel Bure

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Back with another free pattern! How is everyone doing? I received a request recently to make a personalized water bottle cozy and thought it was an interesting idea. For those that don’t know, the Vancouver Canucks are a professional hockey team in the NHL and Pavel Bure was once a big part of this team. I have been a fan of this team since I can remember and really enjoyed this project. The bottle cozy uses single crochet worked in the round. For the personalization, I followed the instructions of Sarah and Alli and also some free hand crochet for the stripes. I think it turned out really cute and am glad I got a request for it.

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Materials
4.25 mm (G) Hook
Worsted Weight Yarn
Tapestry Needle
Scissors
Glue (optional)

Abbreviations
SC – Single Crochet
MR – Magic Ring
SLST – Slip Stitch
ST – Stitch
BKLO – Back Loop Only
CH – Chain
FO – Finish Off

Pattern
Bottle Cozy

Note: Place a stitch marker at the beginning of each round.

Round 1: 6 SC in MR. Do not SLST into first ST. (6)

Round 2: 2 SC in each ST around. (12)

Round 3: *2 SC in next ST, SC in the ST after that.* Repeat from * to * around. (18)

Round 4: *2 SC in next ST, SC in the next two STs after that.* Repeat from * to * around. (24)

Round 5: *2 SC in next ST, SC in the next three STs after that.* Repeat from * to * around. (30)

Round 6: *2 SC in next ST, SC in the next four STs after that.* Repeat from * to * around. (36)

**You can stop increasing here and ignore Rounds 7 and 8 if the base of your bottle is the same size as your piece with a little room on the side. The extra little space will make putting the water bottle in easier. Continue from Round 9. **

Round 7: *2 SC in next ST, SC in the next five STs after that.* Repeat from * to * around. (42)

Round 8: *2 SC in next ST, SC in the next six STs after that.* Repeat from * to * around. (48)

**Rounds 7 and 8 show the pattern in which the increases happen for the base of the bottle cozy. You can stop after Round 7 or even increase past Round 8 to fit the bottle you have.**

Round 9: SC into the BKLO of each ST around. (36, the stitches around will correspond to the number of STs you have in your final increase round.)

Round 10 – 34: SC into each ST around. (36)

**You can do more or less rounds of Rounds 10 – 34 if your bottle is longer or shorter than the one displayed. You will want to stop about 1.5 cm or 0.5 inches from the top of your bottle.**

Round 35: SC into each ST around. SLST into the first ST. (36)

FO. Weave in ends.

Stripes

Round 1: CH 36 or enough to fit around your bottle cozy with the bottle inside. SLST into first ST to form a ring.

Round 2: CH 1. SC in same ST and around. (36)

**Repeat Round 2 for thicker stripes**

SLST into first ST of round to FO.

FO. Leave long tail to sew stripe onto bottle.

Letters

For the letters, I followed the instructions from Sarah’s Repeat Crafter Me Blog for her Animal Alphabet Afghan.

Once you complete the chains for the letters, I found it easier to sew the pieces together and form the letters first then sew it onto the bottle cozy or use glue to attach them.

Numbers

For the numbers, I followed the instructions from Alli’s Alli Crafts Blog from her Number Appliques series of patterns.

Since the numbers were larger than the letters it was much easier to just sew them onto the bottle cozy.

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Sewing on everything took some time, but it was worth it! You can change the colours, letters, and numbers to make a personalized water bottle cozy for just about any sports team.

Enjoy making your own or as a present!

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