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Knitted Cats & Dogs – review & giveaway

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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.

Knitted Cats and Dogs - Cats

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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Yellow Free Crochet Patterns

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Yellow represents sunlight and happiness. It is such a happy color, yet it is so often ignored. I have searched around and found some lovely free crochet patterns that feature the color yellow! Of course, you can make any pattern in yellow, just as you can make these patterns in any color. So bring some sunshine into your life and get creating!

Yellow free crochet pattern round up from Jessie At Home

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Green free crochet patterns

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Green is such a pretty color, and one I hope to be seeing more of soon! I just love seeing the green of nature coming back to life, and wearing green always makes me feel closer to nature somehow. Is that silly? Well, then I guess green makes me silly! Here are some fun patterns the designers thought would be nice in green so you can be close to nature too!

Green free crochet pattern round up from Jessie At Home

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Free Crochet Toy Patterns!

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Crochet toys make great gifts. They are usually pretty quick to make, and often only take one or two skeins of yarn. Plus, they are so lovable! So next time you need a baby show gift, hop on over to this round up and find a toy to make!

Toys free crochet pattern round up from Jessie At Home

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Purple Power!

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Purple! It’s such a pretty color. It can be royal, demure, vibrant, calm, so many things, just depending on the shade. I’m partial to true purple and lavender. What are your favorite shades of purple? To celebrate this lovely color, I’ve collected some equally lovely free crochet patterns in shades of purple from around the net. Enjoy!!

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Things that go bump in the night! – free crochet patterns!

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Squeeeeeeeeeeeeeeek! Bump! Thump! What was that? Should you get up, or hide under the covers? Well, if it’s one of these cute little creations, I think you’ll be just fine. I’v found some of the most adorable crochet patterns for things that go bump in the night, and put them together in one round up just for you!

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Monster Hug Lovie – A free crochet pattern for your lovable little monster!

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Monster Hug Lovie - free crochet pattern by Jessie At Home

Monster Hug Lovie
Crochet Pattern
Intermediate Skill Level
Designed by Jessie Rayot

Sometimes we all need a hug! This little Monster Hug Lovie features an adorable little monster attached to a small octagonal blanket, and is perfect for little arms to hug and love. You can embroider on any sort of expression you like. I’m fond of the squiggly smile, because laughs and hugs go well together!

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