5 Little Monsters: October 2022

Mini Amigurumi Advent

 I am super excited to announce a project that I have been working on- The Mini Amigurumi Advent. 

Each day from November 1-24 I will post a new crochet pattern on my blog for a Christmas themed amigurumi. Each one will be small, averaging between about 3"-6", so that they can easily be finished in one day. 

Infusible Ink Stackable Mugs

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It has been a while since I have made any mugs using my Mug Press, but the weather has turned a lot colder this past week, we even had a tiny bit of snow, and I feel like hot chocolate season has arrived. My family aren't coffee drinkers, but when the cold weather arrives my kids are all about the hot chocolate. So, I figured maybe it was time to make some new mugs to go along with the season. 

Trinity Hat

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Today I am excited to be joining the the Holiday Stashdown Crochet Along. This is, I think, my 3rd year participating in this particular crochet along. Each Monday and Thursday from October 3- December 15 there will be a new crochet pattern shared as part of the crochet along, for a total of 22 patterns. Each pattern will be a one-skein or scrappy stash buster project, something that can be used as a holiday gift, decor, or wrap. In addition to all of the new holiday patterns, you can also win some really awesome prizes. Click on the link above or the picture below for all of the details on how you can participate, to find links to all of the patterns, and enter to win prizes.

Sunset Kisses Circle Scarf

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Last month I got a KnitCrate subscription box in the mail, part of their knit and crochet club subscription, and in it I received 2 skeins of bulky weight Alpaca/Tencel yarn in a gorgeous red color. With the subscription box you get one knit and one crochet pattern to make with the yarn you receive, but I thought it would be fun to come up with my own pattern to make with the yarn. 

Halloween Candy Bowls

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I have been trying to finish up a few last quick Halloween projects before I jump into other holiday projects. This one is a super quick project, but also really inexpensive. It was also a little bit of a project fail, but that turned out well in the end, just not exactly the way I originally imagined it. 

Halloween Candy Jars

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October is here and I have always felt like October is the beginning of the craziest time of the year, the beginning of the holiday season. We have halloween at the end of this month, and then go straight into Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Years. It is always such a busy time of year with lots of holiday parties, family get-togethers, and school events. And if you are a crafter it is seems especially busy, there are so many projects to make.