Yarn Tree by Ann Williams review

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Yarn Tree by Ann Williams review from Jessie At Home

The girls and I have been having so much fun reviewing crafts for you. Today we have a super colorful and fun one for you – a Yarn Tree from Ann Williams. It can be used as a jewelry holder, or just as decoration. You can even decorate it for various holidays.

Yarn Tree by Ann Williams review from Jessie At Home supplies

The kit comes with the wire tree with capped ends so there is no snagging of yarn or poking of fingers. Yay! It also has the yarn needed and a great instruction booklet. All you need to provide is a pair of yarn snips or scissors, and some glue to seal your knots.

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The instruction booklet is very thorough and full of helpful images. The girls were able to read and follow the directions on their own.

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I did make all the knots for them, though they probably could have done that themselves if I hadn’t been there to help out. The girls took turns holding the tree and wrapping the tree.

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It didn’t take as long as I thought it would, but it is a long project. We really enjoyed it. The girls had a great time picking the colors for each section. They had no problem following the instructions, which is always a good thing!

Yarn Tree by Ann Williams review from Jessie At Home done

Check out the Ann Williams website! You can get your own Yarn Tree HERE, and you can take a look at all the other fun kits they have while you’re there. They even have a monthly craft box you can sign up to receive!

Now, here is what the girls had to say about the kit:

Kyla: It was really fun. I like it now that it’s very yarnie. I like that you got to choose your colors.

Vada: I really like it ’cause it was really fun to make and it’s pretty.

They’re right to the point today.

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Hexagon Fade – Crochet Pattern or Crochet Kit!

| Blanket, Crochet, Pattern

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Hexagon Fade Crochet Pattern by Jessie At Home

I am so in love with this week’s crochet pattern! It is one that I designed over a year ago, but never got around to creating until Craftsy approached me about a blanket kit. I just knew their yarn would work perfectly with my design, so Hexagon Fade was finally born!

You can get the full kit (yarn and pattern) from Craftsy HERE, or you can by just the pattern (no yarn) from Craftsy, Ravelry, or Etsy

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The Hexagon Fade pattern includes a schematic with all the hexagons numbered, and a chart to tell you what colors to put where. You will have everything you need to succeed!

Craftsy Kit Hexagon Fade

I really love the colors of the Sprightly yarn, and the acrylic and wool blend is warm and comfy. This really is one of my favorite patterns I’ve designed. I hope you love it, too!

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Crocheted Cowls to keep you warm

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Cowls are so awesome. They stay around your neck so you don’t have to worry about them slipping off like some scarves. Some are short and worn without twisting, and some are long enough to wrap around a couple times. I have found 7 great free crochet cowl patterns for you to enjoy!

Cowls free crochet pattern round up from Jessie At Home

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Knitted Cats & Dogs – review & giveaway

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The book reviewed in this post was provided by Search Press. Images are copyright Search Press, used with permission.

Knitted Cats & Dogs - review & giveaway from Jessie At Home

Knitted Cats and Dogs by Sue Stratford is full of 30 of the cutest, cuddliest friends you can create with yarn and needles. There are so many variations and adorable ideas. This book is a compilation of 2 of Sue’s previous books.

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Sue starts her book with an introduction where she talks a little about how you can vary your creations by using different yarns and gauges. She also points out which patterns are best for beginners, as there are patterns for those of various skill levels in this book.

Knitted Cats and Dogs - Dogs

Next is a section on Materials and Tools, which will tell you all about everything you need to have to succeed in creating lovable pets who will not chew or scratch your furniture.

Knitted Cats and Dogs Kitty Kat

Now we have a wonderful section on techniques. This is a very important section, be sure to read it carefully. The best way to create professional looking critters is to know all the tips and tricks, and this section will tell you those!

Knitted Cats and Dogs Dress Up Dogs

Now, onto the patterns! What a selection. First of all, the patterns are written in a professional manner, and can be followed by most who can read patterns. If you are a beginner, you can try one of the easier patterns mentioned in the introduction, or you can be brave and try a harder one. The patterns are written well enough that you sure can give it a go!

Knitted Cats and Dogs Tabby Grey

There are a great variety of styles of cats and dogs available. Some look more realistic, some are cartoony. There are cats and dogs with clothing and accessories. There are even some mice! Go ahead, make a few. I promise, they won’t get into your favorite cheese.

Knitted Cats and Dogs Black and White Terriers

Knitted Cats and Dogs is really a great book for anyone who wants to create some fun friends for themselves or for gifts. Obviously, if you are creating them for babies or toddlers you will want to take safety in mind when choosing how to make the eyes, and be super careful to sew everything together in a sturdy manner; but otherwise they are suitable for all ages!

Now here’s a chance to win a copy for yourself, or you can pop over to Amazon and pre-order a copy HERE.

To enter the Knitted Cats and Dogs giveaway you must be at least 18 years of age and have a shipping address in the contiguous US. The giveaway ends on Sept. 18, 2017 at the end of day eastern time. Winner will be contacted by email and will have one week to reply with a valid shipping address or another winner will be chosen.

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Swanky Wraplette

| Knit, Scarf, Wrap

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The yarn used in this pattern was provided by Red Heart Yarns.

Swanky Wraplette free crochet pattern by Jessie At Home

Swanky Wraplette
Knit Pattern
Easy Skill Level
Designed by Jessie Rayot

Feel ready for any occasion with this sparkly wraplette. The best part is that the sequins are already attached to the yarn, so you just have to knit away and let the yarn do the work. If you can knit and increase, you can make this super-simple piece. Wear it as your everyday scarf or dress up your evening out, there are so many possibilities!

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