Puzzle Book Giveaway

Enter to win puzzle books.

puzzle book

These puzzle books combine your love of fiber arts and puzzles. I don’t think it can get any better! The blue book is Yarn Lover themed, and the green book is Crochet Lover themed.

I was sent a copy of each book for review and a set to give away.

To grab your copy, visit Amazon. Affiliate links below:

  • 105 LARGE-PRINT word search puzzles
  • 30 hidden words on every page
  • Amusing illustrated borders to color
  • Hours of fun and inspiration
  • For Yarn Lovers who want to unwind
  • The perfect gift for crafters!
crochet puzzles
  • Each page is a delightful brain teaser
  • Classic Favorites: Word Search, Crossword, Wordoku, Anagrams…
  • Memorable Picture Puzzles: Mazes, Hidden Objects, Spot the Difference…
  • LARGE print puzzles that are easy to read
  • Gain inspiration for your next project
  • The PERFECT GIFT for crocheters!

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The prize and giveaway is provided by Merry Crafters. The winner is chosen at random. The winnings will be sent from Amazon.

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Crochet Hearts

I have really enjoyed crocheting for charities. I recently found the Peyton Heart Project. This pattern works quickly, and you can use your scrap yarn for these hearts. If you would like to use a different pattern from mine, there are several other heart patterns available on the site for both crocheting and knitting. Peyton Heart Project has a printable tag you can use with your heart and then place your heart somewhere that it can be found. 

From the Peyton Heart Project’s website:

A global project was created to help end suicide and bullying and the stigma surrounding mental health issues. The Peyton Heart Project was inspired by several stories including that of a 13-year-old boy named Peyton James who died by suicide in 2014. The hearts are placed in public places worldwide for people to find during their everyday lives. We hope the hearts cause people to stop for a moment and reflect on a young life lost to suicide, on bullying, and on the fact that everyone’s life matters.

I plan to add the tag to the hearts and carry them with me in my car. As I visit, shop, or travel I will have them with me to distribute. I hope those that find my hearts are touched and enjoy them. This is a great way to share the love of crochet and do some good with it. 

Here is the pattern for the hearts I made. At the bottom of this post, you can find a free printable PDF version of the pattern if you want to download it.

Heart Pattern:

magic circle

work the entire first round into the magic circle

ch 2
tr x3
dc x4
tr x 1
dc x 4
tr x 3
ch 2

ss into the magic chain

sc
hdc x 2 into first stitch
hdc x 3 into second stitch
hdc x 2 into third stitch
1hdc into next 3 stitches
hdc x 2 into seventh stitch
hdc, dc, hdc into eigth stitch
hdc x 2 into nineth stitch
1hdc into next 3 stitches
hdc x 2 into thirteenth stitch
hdc x 3 into fourteenth stitch
hdc x 2 into fifteenth stitch
ss and end

weave in the beginning thread to the top of the heart

tie both strands * together with an overhand knot using both threads as one.

trim

*cut the strands to be about 5-6” long

Here is the link to the downloadable PDF pattern. [heart pattern]

If you plan to use your crochet hearts for the Peyton Heart Project, please be sure to visit their site and read through all the instructions for the project.

Spring into Summer Crochet Blog Hop

33 free crochet patterns available each day for Spring/Summer or grab the bundle at a remarkably reduced rate. #affiliate @wecrochetofficial @itchinforsomestitchin, @hanjancrochet @nedandmimi

I was asked to participate in Spring Into Summer Blog Hop where you can get a free PDF crochet pattern each day for 33 different patterns. My post will go live on May 17th for a Wash and Scrub set.

The image above shows each of the free patterns available.

The blog hop runs from May 1 – June 2, 2023, and will run on Eastern Standard Time (EST). There will be a new design/designer featured each day and each PDF pattern will be made available for FREE on Ravelry (or direct download) for 24 hours.

There are three rounds of free patterns. Each round is linked below on the hosts’ pages. Here are links to see each round of the hop.

May 1 – 11 (Sarah)https://nedandmimi.com/crochet-patterns-for-spring-summer
May 12 – 22 (Hannah)https://www.hanjancrochet.com/warm-weather-crochet-patterns/
May 23 – Jun 2 (RaeLynn)https://itchinforsomestitchin.com/spring-summer-crochet-ideas/
spring into summer graphic

If you’d rather purchase the entire set of patterns, they are available for 90% off the price of purchasing them each separately. The entire set is available for $15.99. Here is my affiliate link for you to use. [purchase bundle]

This is a great option where you can get any missed patterns as well as not having to download a pattern each day. All the patterns will be collected into one ebook. The ebook/pattern bundle is NOT evergreen and will only be available throughout the blog hop so make sure to grab it now.

Crochet Spiral Trivet with Free Pattern

How to crochet a spiral trivet with free downloadable PDF pattern.

I saw a similar project and just felt like I needed to learn how to crochet a spiral flower/pot holder/trivet. I couldn’t imagine how it was done. But I learned that it is all one piece and the swirl or spiral actually happens as you work. It really isn’t that hard to do. However, with that said, you really do need to count your stitches. I made three before I wrote the pattern. The newest version I made, I changed the color each round thinking it would be easier for you to see, but actually, it was a lot easier to work and count because I could see the stitches better. You can download a printable PDF version of this pattern at the bottom of the post.

Materials:

  • 2 or 4 different colors of yarn  (4ply acrylic yarn) similar yarn
  • crochet hook 3.75 mm (F)
  • scissors
  • yarn needle

Stitch Abbreviations

  • ch – chain
  • sc single crochet
  • dc – double crochet
  • ss – slip stitch

Directions:

magic circle
ch 3
dc 15
tighten magic circle
ss

round 1
*ch 21
ss 2nd stitch (this is called a petal)


repeat from * 7 times

work into the first chain of 21
**sc 10
3 sc in next chain
sc 10

move to the next chain of 21 and repeat from **
continue around all petals

round 2 – change color if desired
workaround each petal
sc 11
3 sc in next chain
sc 11

round 3 – change color if desired
workaround each petal
sc 12
3 sc in next chain
sc 12


yes, as you work it does look spider-like

round 4 – change color if desired
workaround each petal
sc 13
3 sc in next chain
sc 13


lay flat, make sure each petal is twisted the same direction

Finishing round – change color if desired
from the top of a petal (center of the 3sc together)
skip the top stitch then
count down the right side 5 stitches
begin at this point – work up to point of petal
sc 5
sc 3 (into the top stitch)
sc 5 down the left side

***move to the next petal, 
count down the right side 5 stitches
work into this stitch (keep it tight)
sc 5
sc 3 (into the top stitch)
sc 5 down the left side

work from *** 6 more times (the next 6 petals)
ss to end

work in all loose ends – I use them to stitch together gaps I feel are uncomfortable between the petals. This makes for a more solid piece.


Gray and cream with pattern variations

Now it is your turn to try, I think you will become addicted!
[Free PDF pattern]