5 Little Monsters

Cobble Stitch Dishcloth


Today I am again joining a group of craft blogger friends to make a project based on a specific supply or material. Last month was a little challenging for me because our material was Washi Tape which I haven't really used a lot. This month was a little different, the challenge material was yarn or fiber. I use yarn all the time so this time the challenge was more of having too many projects rather than no ideas. I ended up decided to crochet a dishcloth because it has been a while since I posted a dishcloth pattern. Plus, dishcloths are a fun way to try out new stitches. For this one I used the cobble stitch, a stitch I had never used before but that gives a really great scrubby texture to the dishcloth.

Lacy Puff Stitch Hat

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I have mentioned before that while working on my bead stitch hat I wanted to find some faux fur pom poms to use for it and I found some packs on Amazon that came with 12 in a pack in a variety of colors. I kind of preferred the pack that had all neutral colors, tan, gray, black, white, etc., but I didn't think I would be making that many hats and I knew my girls would love the colorful pack that included pink, purple, and blue pom poms. As soon as the girls saw them they all picked which color they wanted. I already shared the hat I made for my middle daughter using the hot pink pom pom, this time it is my oldest daughter's turn.

Charcoal Tweed Cowl

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I am finally getting around to sharing the last project I made for the Darice blog. One of the things I love about crochet is combining simple stitches to create different patterns. This scarf is made by using a couple of basic stitches, double crochet and chain stitches, to create a neat pattern. 

Busy Bags

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I am always looking for activities to keep my kids busy, especially when we go places where they need to be quiet. I thought it would be fun to put together some little busy bags with activities in them that would keep the kids entertained. 

Embroidered Felt Heart Hair Clips


I have participated in Craft Lightning Series in the past and each time they have had a theme and everyone participating is given the challenge to make a quick craft (15 minutes or less) that fits with that theme. This year instead of themes that go along with a holiday or season we have themes based on a material or supply. This time around the challenge was felt.

So Sweet Milk Bottle Valentines

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I found these little glass milk bottles on Oriental Trading and I thought they would be perfect for a little Valentine gift. They were really easy to put together and I think they would make a cute gift for teachers, neighbors, or friends. 

How to Crochet: The Bead Stitch Video Tutorial


After posting the Bead Stitch Hat and Cowl patterns I thought I would put together a video tutorial on the stitches I used. Here I am sharing my video tutorial for the bead stitch. The bead stitich is similar to a puff stitch but it is worked around a double crochet next to it instead of into the stitch below it.
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