Sunday, August 30, 2015

5 Crochet Patterns for Cupcakes




I LOVE Cupcakes! Best Dessert Ever!
My oldest son and I are both celebrating a birthday this week! There will be cupcakes!
Click the links to view each pattern. Enjoy!

#1.  Baby Cakes Cupcake Hat by Unravel Me
This adorable beanie has options for knit or crochet ribbing! All sizes included!

#2.  Cupcake Coffee Cup Cozy by Twinkie Chan
This cute cozy would go perfectly with a cupcake latte.  Yum!

#3.  Cupcake Keychain (free) by Repeat Crafter Me
Make one for your keys, or add one to your kid's backpack!

#4.  Cupcake Pincushion (free) by One and Two Company
Great gift idea for loved ones that sew... and who like cupcakes!

#5.  Cupcake Applique by EverLaughter
Sew one of these sweet appliqués onto a hat, sweater, scarf, or tote bag!

Happy Crocheting!
Danyel

Sunday, August 23, 2015

5 Crochet Patterns for Cozies



Crochet a cozy for the things you use every day!
Cozies are great stashbusters and are quick to make!
Click the links to view each pattern.  Enjoy!

#1.  Mason Jar Cozy (free) by Little Monkeys Crochet
Turn an old mason jar into a hook holder or a pretty centerpiece!

#2.  Adorable Apple Cozy by Unravel Me
Apple cozies make lovely teacher gifts and fit nicely in lunchboxes!

#3.  Ultimate Universal Electronics Cozy (free) by Moogly
Make this great, striped cozy for all of your favorite gadgets!

#4.  Lip Balm Cozy from Danyel Pink
Never lose your chapstick again! Great for backpacks!

#5.  Rainbow Cup Cozy (free) by A Creative Being/Tuts+
Cup cozies are great for hot & cold drinks. Use your scraps!

Happy Crocheting!
❤ Danyel

Sunday, August 16, 2015

5 Crochet Patterns for Washcloths




Crocheted Washcloths & Dishcloths are the BEST!
They're quick to make, fun to gift, and great for scrubbing in the kitchen or bath.
Click the links to view each pattern.  Enjoy!

#1.  Textured Washcloth (free) by Salena Baca Crochet
Use up your scraps to create these lovely, striped cloths.

#2.  Oh So Soft Baby Washcloth (free) by Unravel Me
These cloths have a simple repeating pattern, and are fun to make.

#3.  Water Waves Textured Cloth by Motylek Patterns
Back loop stitching gives this gorgeous cloth the faux-knit look.

#4.  Memaw's Favorite Hot Pad by Danyel Pink
Double up on your yarns to turn this cloth into a stunning hot pad.

#5.  New Wave Dishcloth by Frayed Knot
This cloth has an amazing texture, and would make great decor.

Happy Crocheting!
❤ Danyel

Sunday, July 26, 2015

5 Crochet Patterns for Girls Dresses




Every little girl needs a fun, crocheted dress!
These dresses are beautiful, quick to stitch, and fun to wear!
Click the links to view each pattern.  Enjoy!

#1.  Kindergarten Dress (free) by Ball Hank n' Skein
Add a simple yoke to a fun fabric skirt.  Easy Peasy!

#2.  Pretty Pleated Yoke Dress by Holland Designs
This simple dress has a lovely pleated bodice!

#3.  Tiered Sundress by Ball Hank n' Skein
Whip up this easy dress in your little one's favorite colors!

#4.  Bermuda Bliss Dress (free) from Annoo Crochet
This dress is for girls' size 7, and includes a full photo tutorial!

#5.  Crochet Tiered Dress by Mon Petit Violon
You can pair this lacy dress with a tee or wear it as a tunic!

Happy Crocheting!
❤ Danyel

Monday, July 20, 2015

DPD 10K Celebration Giveaway!

I recently reached 10,000 Fans on my Facebook page!  To let you know how much I truly appreciate your business and support, I've invited several of my friends to join me in this BIG giveaway!

UPDATE = The Winners Have Been Selected!!

By each prize, you will see the winners' names.  
If you have won, YOU must contact the vendor (via Facebook or Ravelry) to claim your prizes! 
There will be no re-draws for unclaimed prizes.

THANK YOU & See you next time!



5 Patterns to 1 winner from Briana K
WINNER = Kathryn R Nussbaum

3 Patterns to 1 winner from Salena Baca Crochet
WINNER = Brittany Marsh

3 Patterns to 1 winner from The Hooked Haberdasher
WINNER = Susan S Daniels

3 Patterns to 1 winner from Just Be Happy Patterns
WINNER = Kathleen Bruner

3 Patterns to 1 winner from Charmed By Ewe
WINNER = Charity Reeves

These 3 Patterns to 1 winner from Little Monkeys Crochet
WINNER = Di Rose

5 Patterns to 1 winner from ACCROchet
WINNER = Heidi Greg

5 Patterns to 1 winner from Crystalized Designs
WINNER = Lori B Kramer

5 Patterns to 1 winner from Crafting Friends Designs
WINNER = Charlotte Stockstead

5 Patterns to 1 winner from Thomasina Cummings Designs
WINNER = Stacey Mackey

2 Blanket Patterns to 1 winner from Rescued Paw Designs
WINNER = Kim Stuart

3 Patterns to 1 winner from Em's Corner
WINNER = Everly Rose

5 Patterns to 1 winner from Crochet By Jennifer
WINNER = Laura Tharp

5 Patterns to 1 winner from Blackstone Designs
WINNER = Sheronna Rhodes

5 Patterns to 1 winner from La Tienda de Paloma
WINNER = Teresa Miller

5 Patterns to 1 winner from Crochet Memories
WINNER = Tori Blakey

3 Patterns to 1 winner from Divine Debris
WINNER = Missy Lynda

5 Patterns to 1 winner from A Crocheted Simplicity
WINNER = Bonnie Homan

3 Patterns to 1 winner from Calleigh's Clips & Crochet Creations
WINNER = Linda L Lubbert

3 Patterns to 1 winner from Lilla Bjorn Crochet
WINNER = Kristin Teed

5 Patterns to 1 winner from Glamour 4 You
WINNER = Louisette Caron

5 Patterns to 1 winner from Melody's Makings
WINNER = Heddy Sanchez

3 Patterns to 1 winner from Gleeful Things
WINNER = Pamela Emerson

3 Patterns to 1 winner from The Stitchin' Mommy
WINNER = Troy Chrissy Axtell

3 Patterns to 1 winner from Frayed Knot
WINNER = Shelley Amsden

3 Patterns to 1 winner from Abigail Haze Designs
WINNER = Diana Ross

3 Patterns to 1 winner from Forever Stitchin
WINNER = Lona Y Walker

This Pattern to 1 winner from Same DiNamics
WINNER = Dawn S Campanell

3 Patterns to 1 winner from Felted Button
WINNER = Melissa Bogaert

3 Patterns to 1 winner from Oombawka Design
WINNER = Margaret Kelly

$20 Shop Credit to 1 winner from The Fine Lime
WINNER = Martha Avans

2 Patterns to 1 winner from Crochet Medley
WINNER = Kourtney L Troili Tye

3 Patterns to 1 winner from Accessorise
WINNER = Catherine M Ross

5 Patterns to 1 winner from Danyel Pink Designs
WINNER = Cecelia Edwards

THANK YOU FOR ENTERING!!

Winners will have to contact the vendors to claim their prizes.
There will be NO redraws for unclaimed prizes.


Thank You & Have a Great Week!
:) Danyel

Sunday, July 19, 2015

5 Crochet Patterns for Tunics




Sleeveless Tunics make gorgeous layering pieces!
I really need to add one of these beautiful tunics to my wardrobe soon!
Click the links to view each pattern.  Enjoy!

#1.  Cool Summer Tunic by Accessorise
This top is simple, yet flattering!

#2.  Sarrato Cotton Vest (free) from Pierrot Yarns
This top has a lovely, modest neckline!

#3.  Jordan Sleeveless Pineapple Top by Vicky Chan
This award-winning tank is elegant and perfect for summer!

#4.  Summer Tunic (free) from Lion Brand
This cool, cotton top is a great project for beginners!

#5.  You Tunic Me On (free) by Vickie Howell
This beautiful top includes sizing through 4/5X!

Happy Crocheting!
❤ Danyel

Thursday, July 16, 2015

CROCHET PATTERN - Yoga Mat Tote Bag




I haven't done yoga in years... I really should get back into it.  Anyway... I used to tie an old necktie around my mat so it wouldn't roll around in the trunk of my car. I designed this tote in 2009, and it worked really well!  If you can make a granny square, you can make this tote! It's very easy and quite handy! Grab your favorite worsted weight yarn, and whip one up in a few hours!

Yarn:  1 skein (approx. 250 yds) of worsted weight acrylic.  Sample shown in Red Heart Super Saver.

Materials:  I/9 (5.5mm) crochet hook, stitch marker, yarn needle, scissors

Size:  24" long. One size fits most standard yoga mats.

Gauge:  Not critical to this project.

Difficulty:  Easy

Stitch Guide:  ch - chain, dc - double crochet, st(s) - stitches

Notes:
  1. A ch-3 at the beginning of a Round/Row counts as a dc.
  2. The bag and strap will stretch slightly with the weight of the mat, so even if you stitch tightly, the bag will still work out fine.
  3. When whip stitching the strap to the bag, stitch 2-3 times, or double up your yarn for a good, sturdy seam.
Instructions:

BAG
Start with magic ring OR use ch 4/join.
Round 1:  Ch 3, 11 dc in ring, join with sl st to 1st dc -- 12 dc.
Round 2:  Ch 2, dc in same st, 2 dc in each st around, join -- 24 dc.
Round 3:  Ch 3, 2 dc in next st, [dc in next st, 2 dc in next st] around, join -- 36 dc.
Round 4:  Ch 3, dc in next st, 2 dc in next st, [dc in next 2 sts, 2 dc in next st] around, join -- 48 dc.
* The diameter of the circle should be just about 5”.
Round 5:  Ch 3, dc in each st around, join -- 48 dc.
Round 6:  Ch 3, dc in next 2 sts, ch 1, skip next st, [dc in next 3 sts, ch 1, skip next st] around, join -- 12 groups of 3 dc.  (Mark beginning of Round 6 with stitch marker. This is where you will attach your strap.  Do not move marker.)
Round 7:  Sl st over to next ch-1 space, ch 3, 2 dc in same space, ch 1, [3 dc in next ch-1 space, ch 1] around, join with sl st to top of ch-3 -- 12 groups of 3 dc and 12 ch-1 spaces.
Rounds 8 – 47:  Repeat Round 7.
* Tote should measure 24" long at this point.  Add or decrease Rounds as needed.
Round 48:  Ch 2, dc in each st around, join and fasten off.

STRAP
Leaving a 10" starting tail, ch 8.
Row 1:  Dc in 3rd ch from hook and in each ch across -- 6 dc.
Row 2:  Ch 2 (not a st), turn, dc in each dc across -- 6 dc.
Repeat Row 2 until strap measures 27" long.  Fasten off, leaving a 10" tail.

ATTACHING STRAP
Using starting tail, whip stitch 1st end of strap to sts between Rounds 5 and 6 (at stitch marker).
Follow the groups of stitches up toward top of bag (so that strap ends are aligned), and whip stitch other end of strap to sts between Rounds 47 and 48.
Be sure to sew ends on securely (see note #3) and fasten off with a slip knot.  Weave in all ends.

Other Suggestions:

  1. Bag can be made using your favorite cotton yarn.
  2. Change colors every 2-4 rounds to create a striped bag.
  3. Work Round 48 in a shell pattern for a lovely, scalloped edging.


Happy Crocheting!
 Danyel


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