Tag Archives: Yarn Crafts

Free Pattern – Crochet Spider and Web Poncho

By Guest Blogger, Liz Meehan, from the blog, Crafty Woman Shop

Hi! My name is Liz and I’m the woman behind Crafty Woman Shop. I first picked up a crochet hook during the spring after my daughter was born. With the help of YouTube videos, I quickly caught on to the craft and began making items ranging from baby headbands to amigurumi. The items I made were either for my daughter, myself, or as gifts to others. Time and again, friends and family would tell me I should start sharing and selling my creations. After a few years of telling myself I would open up shop, here I finally am! I design both free and paid patterns, and today I am sharing a fun Halloween design that I hope you will enjoy creating!

Well it seemed like it was finally summer, but now fall has quickly rushed in.

Not that I have anything against fall. It is almost tied with summer for being my favorite season. Mild weather, fall foliage, holidays, deliciously scented candles (apple pie, anyone?), seasonal desserts (again, apple pie anyone?)…. I’m sure we can all think of many reasons why fall is so great. The only drawback is the winter chill that begins to creep in, but I guess a positive to this is having an even better reason to crochet!

Halloween is also creeping around the corner, which is a good reason to stretch my creativity into designing some bizarre creations. This week I decided to sit down and design a spider web poncho. I even took it a step further and made a black widow spider to go along with it.

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Black Cat Halloween Wreath

I love Halloween, I love handing out the candy, and making costumes (monkey for the little girl this year), and I love decorating for it! I always try to make our front porch festive for all the trick-or-treaters. Sadly last year one of my decorations, a flying ghost, died and had to go to a better place (the trash can). But it gives me the excuse to get/make some new decorations, and I think this guy is going to look amazing on our front door!

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Crocheted Flower Necklace

I’M BACK! And I am so excited to share with you this necklace using last week’s crochet flower pattern. This project merged my two current crafting loves right now, crochet and jewelry making. Don’t let it fool you, it really isn’t that difficult to make (I think I may be getting the hang of those jump rings…finally). I LOVE how it turned out, and I hope you do too!

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Easy Crochet Flowers & Stitch Guide

Crochet Flowers

I have been finding all kinds of ideas of things to crochet, and I am excited to share them with you! My next little goodie involves these cute little flowers, and just in case you didn’t have a Grandma Fluffy that taught you to crochet like I did, I thought I would teach you the simple stitches that are needed to make these flowers.

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Fairy Peg Doll

By Kids’ Crafts Contributor Rachel from the blog Doodle and Stitch.

Make your own fairy for a girl's room or indoor garden.

Create a pretty fairy doll out of wooden dolly pegs. This craft is perfect for little girls, it’s fun to make and they can play with it once it is finished.

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