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Halloween MCAL 2015

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Halloween MCAL 2015 Mystery by Melissa’s Crochet Pattern Halloween is getting closer! What is Halloween without some fun? Some crochet fun of course!
CLICK HERE TO GET THE PATTERN
This mystery crochet along will be a new amigurumi crochet pattern. The finished size is a little over 10 inches long.
Clues for this mystery for will given every other day as listed below…
Clue #1 - Monday, October 12, 2015
Clue #2 - Wednesday, October 14, 2015
Clue #3 - Friday, October 16, 2015
Clue #4 - Sunday, October 18, 2015
Clues will be given by Ravelry updates, updates will be sent to your Ravelry messages, email address linked to Ravelry, and on the pattern page you can directly download them as they become available.

There are some helpful tutorials on my blog to help you better understand this pattern.
Photo Tutorial of Sewing the Pieces Togetherhttp://melissascrochetpatterns.blogspot.com/2015/02/precious-pandas-photo-tutorial-of.html
Crocheting through both sides of an arm/leg/ear/tail togetherhttp://melis…

Crochet for Kids

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I recently started a new page on Facebook - Crochet for Kids.

I post easy patterns with little or no color changes, small patterns that can be finished quickly, and all are free crochet patterns found on Ravelry.

The first pattern I have created for kids is Simple Yellow Kitty, a free crochet pattern on Ravelry.

This pattern has no abbreviations to make it more easy to understand for kids who don't know what these abbreviations stand for. The head and body is also made in one piece.



Here are also the recent patterns I have shared on my Facebook page, that should be great for kids and beginners to crochet...
Baby Ninja Turtles by Josephine Wu
Pearl the Baby Panda by Melissa's Crochet Patterns
Chapstick/ Lip Balm Holder by Kristy Ashmore's Designs

Beginner's Washcloth by Katie Cooks and Crafts

Cool Customizable Cuff by Brynn Nichole

Easy Crocheted Dishcloth by Cheri's Crochet

Baby Monster Beginner Amigurumi by Crafty is Cool

Monster High Pillow and Blanket by Melissa's …

How to Crochet Fingers and Hands

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Some of my recent patterns are now including fingers and hands and I would like to show you how I do this with a photo tutorial.

These patterns include Wally Trollman, Ogre Doug, Bob Goblin, Bing Bong, and Baymax (his hands are slightly different but use the same technique). 



For this example I am using a seperate color for the fingers and hand. Most of my patterns you will continue using the same color for both.
I am using size 5mm crochet hook in this photo tutorial to make it easier to see. If you have trouble using your usual amigurumi crochet hook you can also go up a size or two crochet hook to make it easier for you. My usual amigurumi crochet hook is 3.25mm.


Fingers and hands are recommended to be sewn “inside out” or the “wrong way” of usual amigurumi.

Starting with the fingers, make 4 for each hand
Rnd 1 ~ Using a magic ring, place 3 sc into the magic ring Rnd 2 ~ sc around (3 sc) Rnd 3 ~ dec, sc (2 sc) Fasten off, leaving a tail for weaving in later.

You will now join all the finger…

Seven Little Duckies from California to Florida

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I went on vacation to Disney World in Florida recently, and wanted to leave a trail of duckies for The Little Yellow Duck Project.



What is the Little Yellow Duck Project?
The Little Yellow Duck Project involves people around the world handcrafting little yellow duck gifts as random acts of kindness that are left in public places for others to find. A special tag on each one invites the finder to take their gift home to brighten their day and to visit this website to register where they found their gift. We hope that the stories and information found here will encourage them to pledge their own random act of kindness by registering to donate blood, bone marrow, and organs tissues.


I made 7 little duckies the week before I left.





I painted all their eyes with Tulip Slick Fabric Paint to make sure they were safe for  anyone who would find them.




The first ducky was named Teddy, after the UK's youngest organ donor.  I gave him to my Sister in Law when she picked us up, to take us to the ai…

Melissa's Crochet Patterns - List of Free Crochet Patterns

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Here is a list of all my free crochet patterns, I do have many more patterns so be sure to check them out.

Pooh Bear http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/pooh-bear

Sweet Little Kitty
http://www.ravelry.com/projects/LionQueenMelissa/sweet-little-kitty-3

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Tiny Animals Collection
Hammy the Tiny Pig http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/hammy-the-tiny-pig

Berry the Tiny Bear http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/berry-the-tiny-bear

Eli the Tiny Elephant http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/eli-the-tiny-elephant

Lizzy the Tiny Cat http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/lizzy-the-tiny-cat

Lola the Tiny Bunny http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/lola-the-tiny-bunny

Prince the Tiny Puppy http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/prince-the-tiny-puppy

Puddles the Tiny Duck http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/puddles-the-tiny-duck

Timmy the Tiny Lion http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/timm…