Free Patterns

Crochet Starbucks Latte Keychain

HOW-TO VIDEO HERE!

SKILL LEVEL: INTERMEDIATE

TOOLS:

3mm Hook

Stitch Marker

Needle

Scissors

Brown yarn (Latte Color)

White yarn (Whipped Cream Color)

Keyring

A Green Starbucks Straw (3 inches)

LATTE KEYCHAIN:

Starting at the bottom of cup

With latte color

Ch 2

RND 1: 6 SC in first ch=6 SC

RND 2: 2 SC in each around=12 SC

RND 3: [2 SC in next ST, 1 SC in next ST]=18 SC

Starting on the sides of cup

IN BACK LOOPS FOR THIS RND

RND 4: SC evenly=18 SC

IN BOTH LOOPS FOR RND 5-14

RND 5-14: SC evenly=18 SC

CHANGE TO WHITE YARN

WORKING IN THE BACK LOOPS NOW AND THROUGHOUT

RND 15: [2 SC in next ST, 1 SC in next 2 STS] Repeat=24 SC

RND 16 and 17: SC evenly

RND 18: [SCDEC over the next 2 STS, SC in next 2 STS] Repeat

RND 19: [SCDEC over the next 2 STS, SC in next ST] Repeat

RND 20: [SCDEC over next 2 STS] Repeat=4 STS

RND 21: SC evenly in next 4 STS=4 STS

FINISH OFF

Attach White yarn in last ST of RND 20. Working in the front loops of RND 15-20, SC in each RND of White top of Latte. It should start to swirl and spiral. Sew in loose ends.

Cut tiny straw, attach using video as reference

Attach keyring

Free Patterns

Ice Cream Cone Keychain

FREE PATTERN TIME!!!!

HOW-TO VIDEO HERE!

SKILL LEVEL:

INTERMEDIATE

MATERIALS

Cafe Latte (Brown Cone Color)

Pink (Ice Cream Color of your choice)

3 MM Hook

Needle

Scissors

Stitch Marker

Keychain Ring

CONE

CH 2

ROUND 1: 6 SC in first CH

ROUND 2: SC evenly =6 SC

ROUND 3: 2 SC in each ST around =12 SC

ROUND 4-5: SC evenly =12 SC

ROUND 6: [2 SC in next ST, 1 SC in next ST] Repeat =18 SC

ROUND 7-8: SC evenly =18 SC

ROUND 9: [2 SC in next ST, 1 SC In next 2 STS] =24 SC

ROUND 10-11: SC evenly =24 SC

ICE CREAM

Attach pink or ice cream color of your choice

ROUND 12: SC evenly =24 SC

In back loops only

ROUND 13: SC evenly =24 SC

In both loops now and throughout the pattern

ROUND 14 -17: SC evenly =24 SC

ROUND 18: [SCDEC the next 2 STS together, SC in next 2 STS]=18 STS

ITS CRUCIAL AT THIS POINT THAT YOU CONTINUE TO FILL WITH POLYFIL BEFORE THE HOLE GETS TOO SMALL

ROUND 19: [SCDEC the next 2 STS together, SC in next ST]= 12 STS

ROUND 20: SCDEC around =6 STS

FINISH OFF

SEW HOLE CLOSED

ICE CREAM DRIPS

WITH ICE CREAM COLOR, RETURN TO ROUND 13 AND USE THOSE FRONT LOOPS TO COMPLETE THIS NEXT STEP

[SC in next ST, 4 SCS in next ST] REPEAT=60 SC

IT SHOULD BE WAVY AT THIS POINT

FINISH OFF AND SEW IN LOOSE ENDS

SEW ON KEYCHAIN RING

Crochet Free Pattern Ice Cream Cone

DIY

FAUX Mandala Yarn

HOW-TO VIDEO HERE!

No offense to Lion Brand Yarn. I have tons of their yarn all over my “Yarn Wall”!

SEE VIDEO HERE: Yarn Wall

But Mandala yarn is so THIN! For a summer shawl, it’s magical and perfect. But what if you can find a yarn with the EXACT colors you want mixed together and the yarn to be thick? I haven’t found one yet in my price range. That’s where Martian Creations comes in. I will teach you a seamless way to connect all your yarn colors together and wind them up to look like Mandala yarn.

MATERIALS:

  • 4 to 5 Yarns of your choice
  • Ball winder THIS is the one I used
  • Needle
  • Scissors

HERE’S THE PATTERN I USED FOR THE SHAWL:
Tidepool Wrap

DIY

Yarn Wall

HOW-TO VIDEO HERE!!!!

The story behind the yarn wall………this. mess. right. here. It wasnt inspiring in the least bit.

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I always kept my yarn all messy like and needed to get more organized. You could find skeins of yarn in bags, bins, and rolling like tumbleweeds around the house.

Is it me, or can you relate?

A yarn wall has always been my dream way to store all my yarn. Why keep your beautiful treasures in a dark closet? I’ve seen pictures of yarn walls on Pinterest but never a video. So when I decided to make one I wanted to document it so you can get inspired too! Here is how I did it, but if you find a better way then go for it!

I included a video also.

These are the supplies I used:

Supplies

• Peg Board (4 ftx8 ft) – We had to get it cut at the store so it could fit in the car.
• 2inch wood screws.
• Scrap wood. At least 1/2 inch thick.
• 1/4inch dowels. Cut at 5inch lengths.

Tools

• Drill with Phillips bit
• 15/64 Drill bit
• Level
• Tape Measure

We screwed the wood pieces into studs (16inches on center) to make the yarn wall more sturdy. If you can’t hit any studs then use wall anchors, aka wall mollies. Then screw the pegboard to the pieces of wood. If you had to cut the pegboard like we did, make sure you align the pegboard halfway on the wood on each side.

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The main reason I went with 1/2inch pieces of wood was so I didn’t have to glue the dowels in. The dowels are just about the same size as the holes in the pegboard. So all I had to do was push the dowels in until the hit the wall. I strongly suggest wearing gloves when pushing them in. It’s easier to actually turn the dowels almost like screwing them in when putting them in the holes.

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As you can see, because we are using the 1/2inch wood, it allows me to push the dowels in. This keeps the dowel sturdy enough to hold the yarn. If the wood is where you want to put a dowel, then that’s when you need to drill into the wood to make the hole deeper.

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I now had to prepare all my 200+ skeins of yarn into balls, aka cakes. After two weeks of winding all my yarn manually, I think my right arm is bigger than my left, lol. I know there are electric ones but they would get loud and whiny and would go too fast for me. After that, it was time to make my rainbow!

Screen Shot 2018-07-10 at 10.06.24 AMTotal cost of Yarn Wall:  (2) Pegboard $30 +  (40) 1/4″ dowels $35 + Husbands help = $65 and 6 pack of PBR

Have fun with this! Not meant to be perfect.

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WIP's

I would like to explain my yarn stashes……

Mostly what explains my yarn stash is discontinued yarn. They don’t give us the years it takes to decide how to use that NEW yarn.

I have so many lots of discontinued yarn that frankly I have no idea YET that it’s discontinued. So it’s on my yarn wall looking all pretty.

And I’m TOTALLY gonna learn how to spin. Seriously.

Speaking about my yarn wall, stay tuned for my next post about that very wall. I will tell you why I decided to do this and how YOU can do it too!