Friday, May 26, 2017

Beagle Blankie Buddy

The 32nd Dog Breed Blankie Buddy is this pint-sized tenacious hunter. They are about 13-15 inches tall and a very old breed. Beagles, in their very early form, came to England with William the Conqueror. The first mention of the Beagle by name in English literature dates from c. 1475. The name Beagle is believed to be a mix of the Gaelic word beag meaning “small,” and the French word beugler, meaning, “to bellow.” A ‘Small Bellower’ is a pretty accurate description for these cute little guys. They may be small, but they can make themselves heard like any Hound.

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Crochet Terms: American
Language: English
Finished Size: 21 inches tall
In-line color changes: none
Skill Level: novice
Shaping: minimal
Sewing: average
No. of Pages: 11
No. of Images: 24
Also includes: - Option to make some parts crocheted or Felt. Detailed color-suggestion list that explains what colors to substitute where for 6 different marking patterns of Beagles.

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Honey Bee: A Buggable

Make a Honey Bee that is 20x its natural size! Great as a toy or an educational tool. Easy crocheting, detailed and simple assembly instructions.

This is the 4th Buggable pattern by Jenna Wingate Designs. Buggables: Bugs big enough to hug.

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Crochet Terms: American
Language: English
Finished Size: 20 inches long
Skill Level: Novice
In-Line Color Changes: no
Shaping: yes
Sewing: yes
No. of Pages: 12
No. of Images: 24
Other: Includes printable Wing Pattern, diagrams, and material suggestions for non-yarny parts.

Friday, March 31, 2017

Leaded Lotus

Designed after a stained glass window, the Lotus Baby Blanket is an interesting play of light and shadow. The Lotus flower has been a symbol in various ancient cultures, based on color, representing birth, purity, love, fertility, or peace.  Whatever colors you choose, it is a perfect blessing for a new life. 

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Crochet Terms: American
Language: English
Finished Size: 42-44inches,
In-line color changes: yes
Skill Level: Advanced
Shaping: blocking recommended
Sewing: average
No. of Pages: 10
No. of Images: 16
Also includes: Extensive Notes. Extensive yardage/weights to allow you to plan number of colors used. Minimal ends to sew in, depending on colors used.


Friday, March 10, 2017

Shih Tzu Blankie Buddies

With one surprisingly easy pattern, you can make Shih Tzus in a variety of coats and patterns from fun and playful pet to elegant and graceful show dog. Includes color suggestions and very detailed finishing instructions.

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Crochet Terms: American
Language: English
Finished Size: 22 inches tall
In-line color changes: none
Skill Level: Intermediate
Shaping: minimal
Sewing: average
No. of Pages: 10
No. of Images: 31
Also includes: Color suggestions and explanations that will allow you to make a variety of dogs in either a pet cut or a show dog.


Friday, February 24, 2017

Tudor Rose Blanket

Being a bit of a History nut, I have always loved the Tudor Rose and the story behind it. It was actually a bit of early propaganda, popping up everywhere to reassure the English that the monarchy was once again settled, happy, and prosperous. It was a very welcome symbol for a people that had grown very weary of wars and the throne changing hands quite frequently. Henry VII commissioned the Tudor Rose - a marriage of the Red Rose of Lancaster and the White Rose of York - and he saw that it was set into architecture, stained glass, and more. It made its appearances throughout the Tudor Dynasty, still visible today on the chest of every Beefeater. Here it is again in crochet form!