Wednesday, December 2, 2020

Free Pumpkin Pattern Roundup, and the Pumpkins I Made in 2019

For the last 2 years, I had the desire to focus the month of October on making pumpkins. I didn't write a post about the pumpkins I made last year, so here is that post. I am writing a separate post for the pumpkins made in 2020. 


In 2019, the pumpkin craze started with the Tunisian Fall Pumpkins pattern from Arunima Goel of Knitter Knotter. I was so excited to test a tunisian crochet pattern, and her pumpkins came out great in multiple sizes. It gave me the desire to make more. 

I tested this pattern for Knitter Knotter, and you can find her free pattern Tunisian Fall Pumpkins on her website.


The next pumpkin I made was the Cutest Plaid Pumpkin pattern from Meg Made With Love. She also has two more pumpkin patterns that she made as a set. Check out her Three Rustic Pumpkins patterns on her website.


The third pumpkin pattern I tried was the Pretty in Gingham Pumpkin from Devine Debris. Both the plaid pumpkin and the gingham one were much larger than the others I have made. Looking at this pumpkin now, I can see that I might need to add more stuffing and change the way it lines up. But I really making the pumpkin, and I am proud that I was able to follow the design. 


Next up is the Chevron Pumpkin pattern from Made by Mandy. I made the smaller pumpkin with some scrap yarn. I really like the look of this. I need to try the larger version of this pattern. 



The last pattern I tried was the Velvet Pumpkins from To Craft A Home. She had a small and large mini velvet pumpkin to choose from. I had a skein of velvet yarn, so I made the large size. I also made another one with some leftover orange yarn I had. Overall it was a great pattern, and I love the shape of these pumpkins.

Those were my 2019 pumpkins, and stay tuned for the 2020 Pumpkins post!

Tuesday, December 1, 2020

What Are You Doing? December 2020 Social Hop

What Are You Doing? December Social Media Hop

What Are You Doing? Social Media Hop

Hello and welcome to this month's What Are You Doing? Social Hop!

This is the last month of the most challenging year. We have learned many things. We had to let go of some things and had to make changes in our lives. We had to take care of ourselves and learn to care about others. I hope to take the things that are good and take them into the new year. 

What are you working on? 
Got any current WIPs (works in progress)? How-to videos? Have any interesting adventures or things you tried with your family? You can share whatever creative outlet your interest is in. 
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What have I been doing?
Along with the Cancer Challenge beanies, I made some pumpkins with the leftover yarns. I am planning to write a couple of blog posts on the different pumpkin patterns I have tried so far. 

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Wednesday, November 4, 2020

What Are you Doing? November 2020 Social Hop

What Are You Doing? November Social Media Hop

What Are You Doing? Social Media Hop

Hello and welcome to this month's What Are You Doing? Social Hop! What the first few days of November it has been. Last month, some friends have stopped posting, and others have been trying to ignore social media. I hope that this month will be more happy posts and lots of makes to share! 

What are you working on? 
Got any current WIPs (works in progress)? How-to videos? Have any interesting adventures or things you tried with your family? You can share whatever creative outlet your interest is in. 
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What have I been doing?
I have been making hats for the crochet cancer challenge. I am still catching up on some of the patterns. The current hat I am making is this Garden Path Beanie from Wish Upon A Hook. 

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Friday, October 2, 2020

What Are You Doing? October 2020 Social Hop


Hello and welcome to this month's What Are You Doing? Social Hop! I didn't mean to skip last month! It was a busy month, and it ended with my birthday. But I hope you have many more posts to share!

The weather in Florida has been changing slightly, and a nice breeze has been staying around this week. Here come the holiday seasons!

What are you working on? 
Got any current WIPs (works in progress) that you'd like to share? Got any how-to videos posted recently or in the past couple of months? Have any interesting adventures of things you tried with your family? You can share whatever creative outlet your interest is in. 
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What have I been doing?
I did some work on the circular loom to make a few newborn beanies. I am also reworking the idea of making a dog crochet bed, and I want to work on some pumpkins this month!

What have you been doing? Start a conversation in the comments below or on my Hand Craft Love Instagram page! 

Tuesday, August 4, 2020

What Are You Doing? August 2020 Social Hop


Hello and welcome to this month's What Are You Doing? Social Hop! The weather in Florida is hot and humid in August, and hurricanes are stirring. I am waiting to see posts of fall leaves and changing weather. I hope you can share your seasons with me!

What are you working on? 
Got any current WIPs (works in progress) that you'd like to share? Got any how-to videos posted recently or in the past couple of months? Have any interesting adventures of things you tried with your family? You can share whatever creative outlet your interest is in. 
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What have I been doing?
I'm happy to have finished two projects last month. One was this watermelon style bag, and another was a couple of watermelon cozies. This month I am working on something with plarn. I talked about plarn in the past on my blog. I am planning to make more plarn things this month. Also it's fall crafting and pumpkin time!  

How is life going for you in this "stay at home" time? Start a conversation in the comments below or on my Hand Craft Love Instagram page! 

Wednesday, July 1, 2020

What Are You Doing? July 2020 Social Hop


Hello everyone, July is here. This is month 7 of the longest year (I didn't mean to rhyme!)
The virus is keeping some of us home and others on the front lines. There are still tensions online and in the news. A reminder to be conscious of others and support one another in the things we post. 💞

What are you working on? 
Got any current WIPs (works in progress) that you'd like to share? Got any how-to videos posted recently or in the past couple of months? Have any interesting adventures of things you tried with your family? You can share whatever creative outlet your interest is in. 
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What have I been doing?


This month, I have had an amazing opportunity to volunteer with my job at one of the testing sites in my area. I get to see first-hand what the swabbing process is like, and I get to experience it is the hot weather that is Florida. I'm so honored to be a part of the cause.

In crocheting, I had a plan to make a bag with this yarn I purchased from Target. I finally was able to complete it in one sitting. Here's to making more bags for the summer.

How is life going for you in this "stay at home" time? Start a conversation in the comments below or on my Hand Craft Love Instagram page! 

Tuesday, June 2, 2020

What Are You Doing? June 2020 Social Hop


Oh hey, June. Half of the year has passed. So many things have happened, and there's a lot to process. Let us take this time on our posts to be conscious of others and show support.

This month will be open to all posts, but especially posts regarding #blacklivesmatter, including educational and informative posts. I know many small businesses are silencing their posting this week. I want my hop to be one of knowledge and understanding. I know my experience of racism does not compare to what other BIPOC have faced in the lifetime. 

Let us remember the importance of what this time in our lives will bring. Will the things we do and the way we respond bring equity to the lives of our future generations?

What are you working on? 
Got any current WIPs (works in progress) that you'd like to share? Have some vacation posts? Got any how-to videos posted this month? You can share whatever creative outlet your interest is in. Share a link from your blog, Instagram, Facebook, Youtube, etc! 
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What have I been doing?


To be honest, I haven't been able to crochet as much over the past few weeks. We are still working from home, but are still busy working. This past week I have been thinking and reading and learning. 

How is life going for you in this "stay at home" time? Start a conversation in the comments below or on my Hand Craft Love Instagram page! 

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