5 Little Monsters: January 2018

Felt Octagon Nesting Bowls

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I am joining a group of craft blogger to share projects once a month that we make with our Cricut machines. Each month we will focus on a specific material- this month is felt. There are so many things you can make with felt and cutting it on the Cricut makes it so much easier to cut detailed pieces. I used my Cricut Maker to make several felt Christmas ornaments that I gave to family members, and I have made lots of flowers both for hair clips and headbands as well as embellishments on other projects. This time I decided to make some little bowls that could be used as candy dishes or to hold other small items.

Washi Tape Valentine Bookmarks

This year I am joining a few other craft bloggers with a monthly craft challenge. I have participated in the past but it has been a while. In the past we had a monthly theme but they were usually related to a holiday or season or something like that. This year we decided to switch it up a little bit and base our monthly themes on a craft supply or medium. This month the theme was Washi Tape.

Bead Stitch Crochet Hat

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I love the texture that can be created by combining different crochet stitches. My goal when designing this hat was to create a hat with a lot of texture and visual interest. It combines rounds of bead stitch with rounds of half double crochet and a post stitch ribbing. A faux fur pom pom on the top finishes the hat.

Bead Stitch Cowl

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This cowl pattern actually started out as a hat that I was working on and then I decided to make a scarf to match. I wanted to make something that had a lot of texture to it. I used a combination of a couple different stitches to give me the texture I was looking for. One of the stitches I used was one that I had not tried before, the bead stitch. The bead stitch is similar to a puff or bobble stitch but it is worked sideways around a double crochet in the same row instead of into the row before. I used rows of bead stitch in between rows of half double crochet.

Valentine Treat Boxes

-Products used in this post provided by Cricut and Oriental Trading Company-

This week I am joining several other bloggers to share Valentine projects that we made with our Cricuts. I made some simple little popcorn style treat boxes using gold foil embossed paper. I filled them up with candy, but they could be filled with any small treats. They actually held quite a bit of candy, enough that I kind of wished I had made them a little smaller.

Knit Look Crochet Hat with Pom Pom

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A couple months ago I shared a pattern for a knit look scarf on the Darice blog that uses half double crochet stitches to create a faux knit look. I made this hat to match the scarf and added a pom pom to the top. 
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