You may have seen the various mermaid tail blankets all over Pinterest lately – check out this dragon version! MJ of MJ’s Off the Hook Designs created this beauty incorporating two strands of bulky weight yarn with a Q hook, in newborn to adult sizes.
She also has other varieties, including a dolphin, large mouth bass, and a car seat cozy collection. And her shark blanket went viral during Shark Week!
Done with a large Q hook, I’m curious how quick these dragon blankets stitch up. Have you tried one of these cocoon type blankets? How long did it take you? Share your experience with us in the comments below!
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Lately my crochet queue has been filled with Yoda hats and Ewok scoodies, in honor of the recent Star Wars
madness premiere. But I think I may have just found my next project – this adorable crochet Wonder Woman-inspired blanket buddy designed by Amy Anderson of Spicy Tuesday Crafts.
As a fellow curly girl, I am in love with her springy hair and that the blankie portion forms a sort of starry skirt. Just imagine the heroic adventures some child in your life could have with this fun lovey.
Amy’s Ravelry shop also features other geek-tastic blankies, like Batman, the Joker, and the Hulk, and you can find free patterns on her blog.
What’s currently on your knit or crochet to-do list? Have any fun patterns to share with us? Leave us a comment below!
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“She’s better on the page than in person.”
“Cute? He’s the reason faces were invented, you idiot!”
“Oh my God, why do you talk so slow?”
“I don’t appreciate your lack of sarcasm.”
Who can’t use a little more Louise Belcher in their life? This sassy youngest daughter from the cartoon “Bob’s Burgers” tells it like it is (and like many of us would like to). Channel your inner Louise with this spot-on crochet hat by Adriana Bon. She’s posted the pattern on Ravelry (a steal for less than $2!) so you can make your own. With 10″ ears and the massive popularity of the show, this hat is sure to be a conversation starter!
See more of Adriana’s yarny adventures on Instagram.
Are you a fan of Bob’s Burgers? What’s your favorite Louise moment? Post a comment below and let us know!
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The holiday clock is definitely ticking, and if you’ve still got shopping to do, never fear! You’ve still got time to make something handmade. Take those comic book magnets in the picture above. They’re super simple, and they’d make great stocking stuffers. Just check out the tutorial by Amanda Formaro over on her blog Crafts by Amanda for step-by-step instructions. She’s even got a separate tutorial on making a comic book decoupage picture frame if you’re looking for something a little more special.
Mollie over at Wild Olive has a tutorial on making your very own little, cuddly, Mini Ewok Softie. This little Wicket would make the best stocking stuffer!
Got a techie on your list? Why not try crocheting a monster phone case? Trish from the blog Genuine Mudpie has got a great step-by-step tutorial on making this fun gift.
Got some last minute DIY gift ideas? Be sure to share them with us!
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“Do you like spirits, mommy? Even fuzzy ones?”
Mei Kusakabe in My Neighbor Totoro
Here’s a fuzzy spirit you can’t help but like – a crochet Totoro lovey by Katie Stevens at Craft Sauce. This adorable half-amigurumi, half-blankie looks like it would be quick to stitch up, and oh, so huggable!
Katie also has patterns for other geeky loveys, like Pikachu and Nyan Cat!
Are you madly stitching for the holidays? What’s left on your to-craft list? Let us know in the comments!
Looking for a quick geeky Halloween costume that’s algebraic? Look no further than this Finn the Human Earflap Beanie from Dammit Janet, Let’s Crochet. Those familiar with crochet could probably whip this out in an evening or two. Janet even offers a handy, printable PDF of the pattern. Pair the hat with royal blue shorts and a sky blue t-shirt, and you got yourself a costume!
What are you planning to wear for Halloween this year? Let us know in the comments below!