Freebie Easter Crochet and Knit Pattern Round-Up

With Easter just around the corner, I felt the need to share some freebie cuties.  Presented in no particular order, they’re a hodgepodge of crochet and knit patterns, most of them quick enough to complete in plenty of time.  Just click the link above the picture and it will take you to the pattern.  Enjoy!

Some Easter Peeps

some easter peeps

Crochet Bunny Hat Pattern

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Easter Marshmallow Bunnies

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Bunny Hats

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Sunny Bunny

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Knitted Easter Chicks

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Little Easter Bunnies

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A Tail of Two Bunnies

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Easter Bunny Wreath

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Easter Lily

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Easter Bunny Finger Puppets

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Pippa

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Calorie Free Chocolate Bunny

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A Compilation of Freebie Christmas Knits and Crochet

While cruising through all the wonderful offerings of seasonal patterns online, I thought I would put together a list of my faves!

Amigurimi Crochet Elf elf2

The Bumble

the bumble

Holiday Dog Sweater

holiday dog sweater

 Christmas Tree Pattern

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Rudy, The Reindeer

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Long Stripey Hat

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Elf of the Shelf

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Seasonal Stocking Cap

 390T390There’s still time to whip out these holiday gems!  Get moving!

Finished – and with a little time to spare

I finally got all the gifts for the grand nieces and nephews finished that I’ve been working on for a bit.  I started in September, but I must admit, it wasn’t a totally concerted effort as I’ve actually completed some cowls, hats, mitts, a wrap, and several hoodies.  I get distracted so easily when it comes to my projects – !  Just for that reason, I chose all but one of these gifts to be crocheted.  For me, crochet is way faster and the concentration levels are lower.  The shark hat and my little pony hats and a basic ribbed cowl have no patterns…yet.   The blanket that they’re all resting on is a basic crochet hounds tooth pattern made with Bernat Baby Blanket yarn, (which is so ooey-gooey-licious that I want to make one just for myself) in little girl colors.  The links to all the rest are listed below.

The booty

The booty

Cheeseburger Hat

Boston Harbor Scarf

Hippo Hat

Aviator Beanie

Newsboy Hat

Now for my next big project – getting them in the mail – LOL!  I think this is why I’ve never done home made gift-giving before.

Bah humbug!

Bah, humbug!

Curvy Girl Patterns and Bold Progress

I was so pleased to see Lion Brand step up their game when they introduced a line of free patterns geared especially for us “Curvy” girls!  Yay!  I must admit that the Cowl Neck Knit Tunic is looking like a high priority on my list.  I would like to make it for the winter 2015/16 season, but I already have so many projects backed up here!  Grrrr.  I’ve included the link here – now go have fun!

And speaking of backed up projects list, I am actually hacking away, successfully, at one that, surprisingly enough, I have never done before; the Christmas list.  Some of you may be thinking “What?  All these years you’ve knit and crochet and have never gifted them before?”  I know, I know.  Every year I think about it, around December 12th.  You see the problem.  But this year, I’m on a mission.  No, I didn’t start in July like I was supposed to, but I have chosen fast, crocheted hats and beanies for the young ‘uns, so this plan should work.  So far, I have punched out two this week and intend to be done with another tonight – woo-hoo!  I found the burger hat online from a talented fiber artist – click here for the pattern!

As almost an afterthought, I wanted to include some pics of my completed Autumn Wrap.  I know I did mention it a few posts earlier, and I have been working on it diligently in the meanwhile.  Not as happy as I thought I would be .  I don’t seem to have a sense of color matching like I should.  😦  A little caveat for those of you who want to get decent pictures of your work:  don’t let the husband do it!

Some Halloween Freebies

Click here for the link!

Click here for the link!

It’s coming up on my favorite time of year – autumn, and thereby, Halloween.  I loved running around our neighborhood and getting FREE CANDY!  I remember the costumes, some years really good, other years, just some makeup to grime the face and squeezing into old cast-offs for the “loveable” hobo ensemble.  So you’re not stuck with a last minute throw-together look, I’m putting a link to my Pinterest board aptly titled “Halloween”.  Not all of the pins are patterns, but they comprise an overwhelming majority.  This is by no means a comprehensive collection, but I figure it’s a nice start.  Enjoy!

 

 

Quick Note About the “Crafting Links” Page

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It would appear, that for some unknown reason, my patterns cannot be accessed from smartphones.  Links to other crafters appear to be ok, but for some reason, the patterns I wrote are not working.  Fortunately, they can still be accessed from a laptop and I assume this also applies to desktops.  If you have difficulties with this, let me know and I’ll see what I can do; maybe if I send you a direct link?

If anyone out there knows what the issue is, please let me know.  Until then, we will do our best.

See you in the funny pages!

Do you have a pattern you’ve found and would like to share?

Hey you guys!  I don’t know if I ever announced this in a post, but I do have a page devoted to crochet and knitting pattern links I’ve found on online.  I’ve kinda neglected it as of late, but today I’ll be adding some more.  If you know of a free pattern and would like to link it on the page, please feel free to!

My one stipulation is that everyone is okay with this.  Surprisingly, I have been turned down on some links because the pattern creators didn’t want to be associated with me.  Now, I mention this, because I feel my online persona, Nittin’ Ninja, is relatively mild, and I was surprised by their response, but I did honor their wishes.  People can be funny that way – and it’s ok.  If it’s your own pattern – do it!  Also, feel free to let us all know why you’re sharing it.  A good story almost always enhances the value of just about anything.

Anyway,  I do intend to add a sewing link once I become more proficient with that art, so if you have something now, let me know and I’ll go ahead and add the link page now!

Note:  I finally finished the socks for my hubby and he was so pleased!  Whee!