Wednesday, April 9, 2014

3D Crocus Granny Free Tutorial

3D Crocus Granny Free Tutorial

By AnnooCrochet Designs

Seeing The Crocus peeking out in my Yard makes me so happy, I wanted to Capture this moment with this  Crocus Granny I just Created, and share the new beginning and hope which spring Brings with you all my Fellow artists.
Enjoy!!

Did you Know That the Crocus is a flower that was actually used for the Saffron Spice? 
Crocus sativus 
Family: Iridaceae Saffron is mentioned in a writing on papyrus about 1500 before Christ. It was widely grown from Crete to England, where its stigmas were used for herbal and medicinal purposes. The crocus was greatly valued in the ancient world. In India it's called kesar and highly prized. A flower of ritual and ornament, it was also used as food and as a source of dye and was connected with ceremonies. Its petals were scattered on the ground at social gatherings and on the matrimonial bed after a wedding. Crocus essence was used as a perfume and the stamens of autumn-flowering Crocus sativus are the source of saffron.

According to legend, young Crocus was a shepherd boy of fine and noble spirit. He fell deeply in love with the lovely nymph Smilax. The gods were so impressed with the depth of his devotion, that they granted him immortality and turned him into a flower. To ensure that they could be forever together, Smilax was transformed as an evergreen, the yew. 
More about Flowers and their Legends here


Saturday, April 5, 2014

Spring Mother Hen Free Tutorial

Spring Mother Hen Free Tutorial

By AnnooCrochet Designs



Here She is, A mom for my little chicks <3

Fun Fact about Hens:
-The highest number of eggs produced by one hen in a year is 371.;-))))
-Chickens can distinguish between more than 100 faces of their own species.
-They Form complex social structures known as "pecking orders" and every chicken knows his or her place on the social ladder.
-Chickens have full-color vision: no Color blindness here!
Pretty Cool he?
Happy Crochet everyone!!!!
Click here for the  Chicks Free Tutorial

Friday, April 4, 2014

Spring Chicks and their Nest Free Tutorial

 Spring Chicks and their Nest Free Tutorial

By AnnooCrochet Designs


Caring for baby chickens is a full-time endeavor. Proper housing, a heat source and the ability to meet their nutritional needs should be considered before bringing chicks home. Not for these!!!! whether you are seeking a pet or starting your own flock, these Crochet cuties are easy to take care off...Happy Spring and Happy Crochet!!!!



Monday, March 24, 2014

Spring Bunny Pen Buddy Free Tutorial

Spring Bunny Pen Buddy Free Tutorial
By AnnooCrochet Designs


In the spirit of Spring I thought I would share with you a few of my favorite Spring quotes:
“You can cut all the flowers but you cannot keep Spring from coming.” 
― Pablo Neruda
“Is the spring coming?" he said. "What is it like?"...
"It is the sun shining on the rain and the rain falling on the sunshine...” 
― Frances Hodgson BurnettThe Secret Garden
“It is spring again. The earth is like a child that knows poems by heart.” 
― Rainer Maria Rilke
Now for the Pattern:

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Spring Bunny Granny Free Tutorial

Spring Bunny Granny Free Tutorial
By AnnooCrochet Designs










Did you know that:

Another transitional season, spring is a time of phenomenal renewal. The earth reawakens from her slumber, and explodes with new life. In our own lives, Spring can be symbolic of starting new projects, sewing new seeds and coming forth with new ideas. This is also a time to contemplate health and physical well-being too. Be refreshed and prepare for your soulful debut! ;-)))


I wanted to create a Granny for a Spring baby's blanket and I found this little bunny pattern at love the bluebird .
Here is what I came up with, I though you might enjoy it 's delicious cuteness.


Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Minion golf cover Free Tutorial

Minion Golf Club Cover Free Tutorial
By AnnooCrochet Designs






A friend of Mine had asked me to create this "Despicable" Minion for  her Husband's Xmas Gift.  I though I would share it with all my Crochet Artists which have Golfers fan in their lives...;-).This pattern requires some knitting skills, being able to mix both Crafts is a big plus, as knitting gives you a more tight and stretchy sock like feeling for the Golf club's Shaft 

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Ribbon's Crochet Basket Free Pattern

Ribbon's Crochet Basket Free Pattern


By AnnooCrochet Designs



I absolutely Love to up-cycle, giving a second life to things that otherwise would be obsolete gives me great satisfaction.
Here is a way to create an adorable Basket with Scraps of Ribbons.
It is very simple Crochet, and is a Quick an easy way to impress your friends, while keeping your home organized...;-)


Monday, February 24, 2014

Abigail's Beach dress Free Pattern


Abigail's Beach dress

By AnnooCrochet Designs



I am in Beautiful Puerto Rico, Palm trees,  powerful sea, and amazing coffee....

Here is a deep blue Beach dress, made with about half a skein of Peaches and cream. Simplicity is key when packing for a beach destination, this cover up is washable, light and will cost you less then 5 dollars to make.

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Irish Clover Granny Free Pattern


Irish Clover Granny Free Pattern

By AnnooCrochet Designs



Irish Blessing:
May you always have...
Walls for the winds 
A roof for the rain 
Tea beside the fire 
Laughter to cheer you 
Those you love near you 
And all your heart might desire.
Irish Proverb.

Sunday, February 2, 2014

Variation on my Valentine heart Granny

Variation on my Valentine heart Granny 

By AnnooCrochet Designs




I Created this Granny based on the Pattern I created last year ((old pattern here), changed a few things and added some too.
This Granny is larger, 6 by 6 inches when finished,  I might use it to make a new bed cover for my daughter, I could very well see it as part of a handbag or anything else that suits your fancy...;-)
The Cotton yarn I used is washable, but any worsted yarn would do.
Happy Crochet, and Happy Valentine Day to all

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Newborn Diaper Cover Free Pattern

Newborn Diaper Cover Free Pattern

By AnnooCrochet Designs

I went to Meet my New Niece Clara, and she inspired me to create this adorable outfit for her, isn't she the perfect model?
The Yarn I used is washable, but I would hand wash it to be on the safe side.
Here is my Diaper Cover pattern for you, the booties are made with the same size hook, same yarn, just different colors, (see below for link to the booties free pattern)
I will post the little top and Hat Pattern very soon.


Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Valentine Day Heart, Lavender Sachet Pattern



Valentine Day Heart Lavender Sachet Free Pattern

By AnnooCrochet Designs


This Year my little five year old Daughter will give each of her classmates a Lavender heart sachet for Valentines, I have made theses little colorful cuties for my linen drawers, and love the Lavender scent it gives every time I reach for it, it reminds me of summer in Provence.
Did you know that in the Language of flowers, the Lavender flower has its own meaning and symbolism. The most common meaning of the Lavender flower is love and devotion. Isn't it fitting for a Valentine's day gift?
  
Check this cool Site for 10 Strange and Wonderful Valentine's Day traditions around the world