This chicken pot holder is just so cute! I absolutely adore chickens, and many of my friends raise their own. What could be cuter in a country kitchen then a whole flock of these babies? They work up really quickly, and can also double as a scrubby for washing pots and pans.
I grabbed the free pattern for this little chick over at Amy's Crochet Patterns. She even has a tutorial video posted to walk you through the process. To grab this free crochet chicken potholder pattern for yourself, click HERE and pay Amy a visit!
It seems like one of the most recent growing trends in home decor are crocheted dream catchers. Because of my Native American heritage, there were always dreamcatchers around the home growing up. They were made in the traditional manner with sinew, leather, feathers, and bone. Modernized versions are created using various types of fabrics, wools, and charms.
I have so many wonderful friends and followers on social media that has been sending me photos of various types of crochet dream catchers, and this particular design really caught my eye. I spent some time doing a bit of research to try to track down the pattern and I finally found it over at String Theory Crochet. The pattern is fairly simple to follow, and is full of detailed photos to help you every step of the way. Click HERE to be taken to the free pattern and make a crocheted dreamcatcher of your own.
UPDATE: VIDEO TUTORIAL NOW AVAILABLE. CHECK THE BOTTOM OF THIS POST.
I love making practical items to use around my home, and these dish scrubbies are one of my favorites. They are made from nylon tulle, and withstand even the heaviest of scrubbing. To sanitize them, simply boil a pot of water, remove from the heat, and drop your scrubbies in for a few minutes. Now.... on to the pattern! Try to keep your stitches a bit loose so your scrubbies will be fluffy.
What You Need:
A spool of 6" tulle. You can get 2 scrubbies from WalMart tulle rolls
9mm crochet hook
sl st: slip stitch
dc: double crochet
sc: single crochet
Round 1: Ch 4, then sl st into the first ch to form a circle.
Round 2: Ch 2 (does not count as a stitch), then make 14 dc into the circle, and sl st to the top of the ch 2. Ch 1.
Round 3: 2 sc into the same stitch, and in each stitch around. Sl st to the first sc, and finish off.
Repeat rounds 1 & 2.
Round 3: 2sc in the same stitch and in each stitch around, but do not sl st to the first sc. Place both circles together, wrong sides facing each other. Insert your hook into the first sc, and into any of the sc stitches from the first circle made and make a sl st. Sl st both circles together, all the way around, and finish off. Weave in your ends, and go do some dishes!