September 12

Make Your House Extra Spooky With This Tutorial

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Decorating for Halloween doesn’t have to break the bank! Try this cool, cheap, and simple tutorial from the Crafty Lumberjacks and make your house or apartment extra spooky with yarn spiderwebs.  I think with some tweaking you could even do this on your porch (maybe try some black tie line and tacks or nails?).  In any case, the tutorial has plenty of pictures and good descriptions to get you started.  It may take some trial and error, but as the Crafty Lumberjacks suggest, “Be the spider.”

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July 4

Make Your Own Tiny Great White Shark

TinyGreatWhiteShark

I’m a huge Sharknado fan, and with the fourth movie installment approaching, I thought I’d scrounge the internet for fun shark-themed DIYs to share.  I found this adorable, cute Tiny Great White Shark amigirumi pattern on Ravelry. The pattern is designed by Kelly DeSandro, and you can download it for free! The instructions are very detailed and come with some great pictures too.  Can you imagine a whole swirling sharknado of these little guys? Yes, please!

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June 27

Make Your Own Cosplay Fox Tail

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That cool fox tail is made entirely from . . . . yarn! And all you need is a pet brush, a hair straightener, a pair of scissors, and (of course) yarn.  Just hop on over to Jennifer’s DIY Fox Tail Tutorial on her blog iSaveAtoZ and check out her detailed instructions and pictures. She uses the same technique for a Wolf Tail Tutorial as well. It seems to me this technique could be used for pony tails too!

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April 4

Find Your Path to This Goblin Amigurumi

crochet Pathfinder goblin by Amanda Mickelson

My son has played a wide variety of games over the years, but one that keeps showing up on his birthday and Christmas wishlists is Pathfinder. He almost always has some miniatures or modules he’s been eyeing. I may just have to surprise him with one of these Pathfinder goblin amigurumi.

Amanda at Xanthestar Customs has come up with a clever crochet doll version that can be cute, or add angry eyebrows and wide felt chompers for a more creepy, menacing look (as depicted above).

Are you a tabletop RPG’er? What character would you recreate in craft form? Let us know in the comments!

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January 31

Smashing Crochet Slippers

Crochet Hulk slippers by Mel Garcia Tello

Even though the weather in Kansas City can’t seem to decide if it’s winter or spring, I’m still in the mood to stay in, craft, and be cozy. These fantastic Hulk slippers might just be the perfect project to accomplish all that.

The Ravelry pattern page indicates the finished slippers are 19 cm (7.5″), so they would probably be more of a child size, but I would bet you could add some extra rounds in the middle to lengthen them.

Mel Garcia Tello’s Facebook Page offers a discount code through January 31st, so be sure to hop over there if you want to buy this pattern.

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January 24

Quit Dragon Your Feet and Get Started on This Blanket!

Dragon blanket by MJs Off the Hook Designs

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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