Posted in Arts and Crafts, Crochet

Crafty Sassy: Top 10 Easter Free Crochet Patterns

Hey Dearies! Easter is right around the corner and if you are at a loss of what to make for this year or want to make gifts isn’t just buying chocolate for the kids, then look no further! I have found 10 FREE patterns for you to check out!

There is a mix of patterns that aren’t just for kids, but for babies as well, especially if this is their first Easter!

Note: These are NOT my patterns, I will leave a link to where I found the original pattern. All rights go to the original creators. The only pattern that is mine is the last one. 


1. Chocolate Easter Bunny

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This little guy is perfect for the kids, especially for the younger ones that aren’t ready to have chocolate, but they don’t have to be left out in not getting a ‘chocolate’ bunny, except this one, they can cuddle with.

Link to pattern: https://crochet-news.com/crochet-easter-bunny-pattern/#_a5y_p=6626917


2. Marshmallow Bunny Baby Booties

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This one is for the babies! Especially, if you are unsure what to get them, these booties are super cute and perfect for Easter! The best part about these is that they aren’t just for the bunnies, but they come in 3 different styles.

Link to pattern: https://www.passionatecrafter.com/marshmallow-baby-boots/


3. Easter Bunny Mug Cozy

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Of course, knowing me I would have to have a mug cozy on here, this one really fits for the Easter season! This pattern is also super easy to create, not to mention, look at his little fluffy butt! I can’t get over this pattern, it’s just too cute! These look like they would be killer sellers for any craft fair!

Link to pattern: https://haakmaarraak.nl/free-crochet-pattern-easter-bunny-mug-cozy/


4. Belle The Bunny

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I had to have another stuffie on this list, but the funniest part about this little guy, is that it has the same name as my daughter, Bella, but instead of an ‘a’ at the end, its an ‘e’. This one is perfect for those younger kiddos to have for a gift!

Link to pattern: https://yarnsociety.com/patterns/belle-the-bunny/


5. Carrot Treat Pouch

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These aren’t just for the bigger kids, but for the younger ones too, just instead of jelly beans, you can fill these up with the Gerber puffs or yogurt melts! You can even make these for the older kids to have a little ‘jiggle’ from Easter.

Link to pattern: https://pattern-paradise.com/2019/03/18/free-crochet-pattern-carrot-treat-pouches/


6. Easter Wreath

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Another item that I just had to find, but I just had to! Plus you just have to have a wreath for every season. This one might take some time to do, especially when it comes to making the bunny, but once it’s complete, it would look so cute on your door. However, like I’ve said before, I would keep these wreaths away from rain or snowy, just because it can ruin them.

Link to pattern: https://www.dailycrochet.com/fabulous-crochet-easter-wreath-pattern-to-make-now/


7. Bunny Ears Headband

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I think this one is for those little girls that actually keep headbands in their hair. The best part about this pattern is that you can try out different colors for the roses to either match what they are wearing for Easter or have them pick out the colors and just have fun with it!

Link to pattern: https://www.graceandyarn.com/2018/03/crochet-bunny-headband-free-pattern.html?utm_medium=social&utm_source=pinterest&utm_campaign=tailwind_tribes&utm_content=tribes&utm_term=586785218_20891078_493480


8. Marshmallow Bunny Peeps

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Okay, so ‘Peeps’ are a hit or miss type of item that comes out EVERY Easter, whether you are a fan or not, these ones are too cute to make for the babies. I’m not a big fan of the actually marshmallow ‘Peeps’, but I LOVE the shapes that they have for the chicks and bunnies, which in the end, makes it more fun to create these little guys instead of eatting them.

Link to pattern: http://whiskersandwool.blogspot.com/2011/04/easter-marshmallow-bunnies-free-pattern.html


9. Mini Easter Basket

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I have to include a type of basket, especially when the you need one for holding the eggs that the Easter bunny left behind for the kiddos. However, this one is more for decoration to hold those mini chocolate eggs or jellybeans for anyone one to take. Or you can get a little creative and put in ‘nips’ for the adults.

Link to pattern: https://www.skiptomylou.org/crochet-basket-pattern/


10. Stuffed Easter Egg

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This pattern is the one I posted last year, that went with the actual baskets I was selling for Easter. However, I still think these are an awesome idea to make for the babies to have for Easter. Not to mention, they would look super cute in a photoshoot for Easter!

Link to pattern: https://katiesblog96971617.com/2019/02/26/crafty-sassy-crochet-stuffed-easter-egg-easy/


Which ones are your favorites? Any of them catch your eye for you to want to make this year for Easter? Let me know in the comments down below!

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Posted in Reviews, TV Shows

T.V. Show Review: Reba (2001-2007)

Growing up, Reba was one of those shows that were a classic funny show that could always keep your spirits up! When I was younger, I would be helping my mom fold clothes as we sat and watched Reba.

Reba was an amazing sitcom for sure! It was funny and talked about a lot of serious stuff that some T.V. shows, at the time, wouldn’t really bring it up. Some of the examples are divorce, affair, teen pregnancy & marriage, alcohol addiction, and so much more.

When it came to topics like that, they always had a serious moment about it, talking about the effects or aftermath of that, then they would start making jokes about it, but not in the way you are thinking.

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If you haven’t seen Reba or don’t know what it is, let me give you a little preview on what it is about. Reba and her husband Brock are getting a divorce because he had an affair with his receptionist, Barbra-Jean (we will get into her later). While that is all going on, she finds out that her oldest daughter, Cheyenne, who gets pregnant in her last year of high school, by her boyfriend, Van. Not to mention, she also has two other children to take care of, Kyra and Jake.

At the beginning of the season, Reba has a lot on her plate, dealing with a divorce and her daughter getting pregnant at such as young age. Let me tell you, she takes this all on like a boss, no really.

What makes the icing on the cake is that the person who her ex-husband had an affair with, Barbra-Jean, try so hard to be friends with Reba, little does Reba know that she ends up liking the crazy homewrecker anyway.

Overall, this show is something I could watch over and over. That and there’s nothing better than watching Reba handle Barbra-Jean.

So, if you are looking for something to watch, during these times, I suggest to check out Reba, it’s on Hulu, and binge-watching the seasons!

Sadly, this show was canceled and ended, which was really sad because I was really looking forward to seeing Van and Cheyenne’s second child being born and knowing if Brock and Barbra-Jean stayed together, and also if Reba would every find someone for herself.

I guess we are left with a mystery, but it would be awesome if they are thinking about a reunion reboot series, I would LOVE that!

So, what do you think about Reba? Was it something that you grew up watching, just like myself? Let me know in the comments down below!

Posted in Arts and Crafts, Beginner Patterns, Crochet

Crafty Sassy: Crochet Granny Square (Beginners)

Hey Dearies! I know it’s been a while, but I’ve been trying to figure out my plans for my online college classes and with everything that is going on in the world, I’ve been trying to keep busy and not panic.

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When thinking about getting into crocheting, one of the first patterns that I’ve ever attempted to do was a granny square. There are LOTS of versions to create a granny square, but the best granny square tutorial that I’ve found super easy was the Nervous Knitter.

Below is a link to her video. She slows down the steps and makes it very easy for you to follow along with her.

However, this is not the version of the granny square pattern that I’m going to share for you. The only that I’m introducing to you is a simple, but very easy to create, especially for any beginners that are looking to pick up the crocheting hobby!

Now, granny squares can be used to make anything you can think of, the most common, and one that I have made is the blanket. But there are so many other items I’ve seen the granny square being used for, such as hats, bonnets, towel toppers, placemats, cardigans, coasters, etc.

The list goes on and on for what ideas you can use to make with these granny squares! Not to mention, you can also get created and switch out colors every other row and see what you get! Without further due, let’s get started!

Things You Will Need:

  • Medium size yarn
    • You can used any size yarn, but just make sure you adjust your hook to go with the size of yarn you are planning to use.
    • I’m using a medium size yarn, but I’m not sure what brand it is from, this was given to me as a gift, so it didn’t come with a label, but the color is a type of aqua.
  • 5.0 mm hook
  • Sewing needle

Let’s crochet!

Make a slip knot on your hook and chain 6. Then slip stitch into the first chain. We will be working into this circle.

Round 1: Chain 3 (This counts as double crochet!) Work 2 double crochets into the center of the ring. Chain 3. *Work 3 double crochets into the center and chain 3.* Repeat 2 more times. You should have 4 sets of 3 double crochets in the center. Slip stitch into the top of the first chain 3.

Round 2: Chain 3. In that space, work 2 double crochets. Chain 1. Into the next space or the chain 3 space, *work 3 double crochets, chain 3, 3 double crochets. Chain 1.* Repeat 2 more times. Once you are at the last corner, make 3 double crochets and chain 3. Then slip stitch into the top of your chain 3.

Round 3: Chain 3. In that space, work 2 double crochets. Chain 1. Into the next space, crochet 3 double crochets. Repeat this for the sides. When you reach a corner, make 3 double crochets, chain 3, and 3 double crochets. Repeat this process for the remainder of the round. Making sure to slip stitch into the top of the chain 3 for each round.

After that, the process is still the same, so, you can stop right here or keep on going! One of my very first actual projects was a granny square rasta blanket that I made for my fiance.

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One of my very first attempts at a granny square blanket and also one of my first successful projects for crocheting!

Personally, the granny square isn’t something that I will also run to for my projects, just because it, in my option, I don’t like how ‘open’ it is, especially when it comes to blankets, but for a beginner, this was something quick and easy to start out with!

Have you ever crocheted a granny square? Was it what go you into crocheting? Let me know in the comments!

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Posted in Movies, Reviews

Movie Review: Look Who’s Talking Too (1990)

Hey Dearies! Yes, this month we are doing the sequel to Look Who’s Talking! I figured I would keep them in order, however, I might not do the 3 installments of the saga, just because I might want to save it for December, who knows!

Anyway, so if you haven’t seen my review for the first movie, here is the link: https://katiesblog96971617.com/2020/02/09/movie-review-look-whos-talking-1989/

The sequel is about James and Molly, they have gotten married and are expecting a baby girl! Not to mention, this is when Mikey is a toddler and they are trying to train him to go potty, but get him excited to have the new title of ‘big brother’.

Which, let’s face it, it was so adorable how Mikey gets excited and ready to take care of his big sister.

One of the reasons why I like the second one, a little be more than the first, is because it highlights a problem that all relationships come across when they are first married. Communication.

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The reason why I like the fact that they talk about a subject, such as a big one like this, is because you don’t see a lot of movies that show a married or relationship that has trouble maintaining that relationship, especially with kids involved.

To spoil it for you, but don’t worry, the ending is a very happy outcome, Molly and James separate after their daughter is born. With the relationship under a lot of stress, with money problems, Molly’s brother and best friend living with them all, it can overwhelm a couple for sure.

Not to mention the way Molly realizes that she misses James and how much she wants to make it all work out because she loves him.

Let’s get back to the babies! So, Mikey is a little older than we last saw him in the first one, he was about 1, but now I would stay he’s around 3ish since they are focusing him on being a ‘big boy’ and training him to use the potty.

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As I said before, Mikey gets very excited for his new sister, Juile, but once he sees that his parents are focused on her more than him, he gets jealous, which happens to all siblings at one point.

Overall, this movie talks about a lot, but in a very funny way. My favorite part of the movie is when Mikey has a nightmare about the toilet coming to life saying that it’s gonna eat his ‘doo-doo’ and his ‘pee-pee’.

So, what was your favorite part of Look Who’s Talking Too? Or is it something you haven’t seen yet? Let me know in the comments down below!

 

Posted in Writing Works

The Monster’s Of Weddings (Friday Short Stories)

The Monster’s Of Weddings

Hey Dearies! Here is another little short story about when two mother’s end up butting heads over their daughter or soon to be daughter in law, about the plans for the wedding. Basically, this gives you an idea of how I would think Bridzella is awoken from her slumber when you are a bride.

Weddings are stressful. They’re especially tricky when one family is magical and the other hates spells, and both mothers want to control the celebration.

“I don’t know what I’m really getting into,” Tiffany said as she was being held in her fiances’ arms. She was dealing with a lot when it came to the wedding. As soon as she accepted his proposal, both her mother and Gail’s mother have been at each other’s throats, trying to make the wedding as there.

“I’m sorry, love. I know my mother can be a little wicked, but don’t worry. Once this wedding is over, everything will be perfect.” Gail explained as he gave her a light kiss on her cheek. “I’ll be back before the wedding, I’m going to get your wedding present, until then, try to get everyone to get along.”

Tiffany nodded as she gave her fiance one more hug, and then planted a kiss on his lips. She watched as he got on her horse and rode off the dirt path.

“Tiffany! Dear, I need to ask you what you want to do with the place settings for the reception?” She heard Gail’s mother calling out to her. Tiffany took a deep breath and turned around, giving her a small smile as she watched her mother-in-law, Selma, get closer to her.

Selma handed her a picture of lily’s, but before she could answer, her mother, Judy, can out and handed her a flower vase with sunflowers. “Tif, love. I think you would rather go with these, they will bright out the room for sure!”

Judy watched as Selma rolled her eyes, “I’m sorry, but you must be mistaken, lilies bring out her wedding dress better than those silly little sunflowers would ever do.” Selma snapped as Judy frowned, then they turned back to Tiffany.

“I honestly don’t know which one I like best, but perhaps I see the other choices for flowers and then I can make my decision?” Tiffany spoke sweetly to both her mother and mother-in-law.

Tiffany had a fear that something like this would happen. Selma and her family were gifted with magic and they weren’t, which made it harder for Judy to really expect Gail to be apart of their family.

Sadly, Selma has been planning for the day her son would get married and she was excited to finally meet Tiffany, the one who had ‘stolen’ her son’s heart, but will also steal the one thing that she’s been loving and caring for since after Gail’s father had passed.

Both of the mothers looked back at each other, giving them a dirty look to each. Selma looked back at Tiffany and frowned. “I guess my choice wasn’t good enough, eh?” Selma snapped at Tiffany, which shocked Tiffany because she has always been nice to her, but this must of been the last straw for Selma. “Wait till my son hears about this!”

Selma went back into the cottage, that they all were staying at until the wedding. “Selma, Gail just left, he went into town to get my wedding present. He’s gone until tomorrow night.” Tiffany explained as calmly as she could.
Selma threw the photos of the lilies on the ground and stormed off into the cottage.

Tiffany and her mother went back inside.
“Child, I know this is a difficult choice you have to make, but that old hag should know that everything that I’ve chosen for your wedding is already perfect!” Judy spoke, as

Tiffany had put some water into a teapot. Tiffany had a fire of anger, burning inside her. She had hoped that her mother and Gail’s mother would’ve gotten along. She also didn’t understand why the choices that she was given to choose from, was making it so she would favor one mother over the other.

She just wanted to plan the wedding with what she wanted, she wanted her day to be the happiest, most magical day of her life. Dealing with her mother and soon to be mother-in-law’s bickering back and forth, Tiffany was dreading planning this wedding.

Tiffany slammed the teapot on the floor and turned to her mother, she noticed that Selma had run out of her room to see what was going on.

“Just stop, mother! Please!” Tiffany looked over at Selma and Judy together. “Both of you are making this entire process of planning a wedding dreadful! I know both of you are trying to help me, but it seems like it’s about you both! This is Gail and I’s wedding day, we want it to be the most magical and wonderful day of our lives, but you aren’t allowing me to choose what I want for my special day!”

Tiffany turned to her mother, who was shocked at the outburst that was currently happening. “Mother, I love you, but you need to be okay with Gail and his family. Once we are married, we are all going to be one.”

She then turned to Selma, who too had a surprised look on her face at Tiffany’s outburst. “Selma, I know you want this to be perfect, but you have to be okay with me disagreeing with the choices you have already chosen for me.”

Tiffany then took a deep breath and slowly picked up the broken teapot that laid on the floor. “I just wanted you to both get along.” She spoke softly, but loud enough for them to hear it, as she picked up the broken pieces and laid them out onto the table.

Tiffany then ran off into her room. Selma and Judy stared at each other in silence.
“I better go check on her.” Judy sat, but before she could heat out, she was stopped by Selma.

“Your daughter is right, we should learn to get along with each other,” Selma spoke, letting go of Judy’s wrist. “I’m sorry for my behavior. It just hasn’t been easy since Gail’s father passed away a few weeks ago. I shouldn’t have taken it out on you.”

Judy then placed her hand on top of Selma’s and looked up into her eyes. “I’m sorry, too. I didn’t know Gail’s father, but I know how you feel.” Judy pulled out a napkin and handed it to Selma. “I lost my husband before Tiffany was born.”

Selma looked us, as then were red, from her crying, “Oh, Judy, I’m so very sorry, I shouldn’t-”

Judy gave her a warming smile. “Don’t worry about it. We both judged each other before we even got a chance to finally know each other. Let’s just put it all in the past or at least for the kid’s sake.”

Selma smiled as she wiped her tears. Then walking over to the teapot that Tiffany had dropped, she whisked her hands around and the teapot was fixed, brand new, just as it was before it was broken.

Both of them headed over to Tiffany’s door, where they could hear her sobbing on the other side of the door. Judy approached the nob, but before knocking on the door.

“Tiffany, can we come in, dear?”

Tiffany wiped her eyes and cleared her voice. “Yes, mother.”

Judy carefully opened the door and watched in shock of how her mother-in-law and mother were acting to each other. Normally, they would be staring at each other, giving dirty looks, but this time, they were only focusing on Tiffany.

“Hun, we just wanted to come in here and apologize. I’m sorry that we were so picking about your wedding. Especially how we treated each other. From now on, you choose whatever you for your wedding, anything at all.” Selma explained as Tiffany stood up to her bed, smiling.

Tiffany grabbed onto both of their hands and smiled. “Thank you.”

Finally, the big day approached, Tiffany was more than excited for her big day, but she got rather sad before she was about to walk down the aisle. She had always dreamed of her father walking her down the aisle, giving herself away, but this reality was, she would be walking alone.

Just as she grabbed her flowers, she took a deep breath and noticed her mother and mother-in-law, wrapping around each of her arms.
“I know this is something your father would’ve done, but Selma and I decided that we don’t want you to do to this alone.” Judy smiled, as they both gave Tiffany a boost of confidence.
Tiffany looked down the aisle and smiled when her eyes gazed upon Gail. Walking down the aisle never seemed so easy, once she approached Gail, both her mother and Selma gave her a kiss on the cheek and held her hand out to Gail.

He smiled as he saw his beautiful bride be. Leaning into Tiffany’s ear, he whispered. “I’m surprised things are going quite well with you three. What’s your secret?”

Tiffany giggled and leaned into his ear. “Just a little bit of bridezilla seemed to do the trick.” As they turned to face the preacher to start the beginning of their lives together.


Let me know what you think about this week’s short story! Comment down below if you have a song in mind for what I should do next for next Friday’s!

Posted in Products, Reviews

Product Review: Make-up Brush Cleaner

Hey Dearies! So, this month’s product review is actually gonna be for make-up. Now don’t worry, I’m not reviewing any make-up palettes or lipsticks, we are going to be focusing on a product that is supposed to make it easier to clean your brushes.

So, where did I see this product?

As you know, if you have been following me on Instagram, you have probably noticed I’ve been wearing make-up more or testing products out, lately. So, I’ve been using my brushes quite a bit, to the point where I didn’t even know that you had to clean them on daily.

Which, I was told, that you don’t have to clean them every day, but at least once a week, if not more, depending on how often you use them. Which is also what lead me to purchase this make-up brush cleaner.

Now, since I didn’t have any knowledge of how to clean make-up brushes, I figured I would look on Amazon for an easier way to do so. Originally, I wanted to get this product as a gift, for a few people, but me being curious, I wanted to know if it really worked.

All you do is load up your brush, you can choose any of the different options for each different type of brush. Then a drop of dish soap, or make-up brush cleaning solution, to the mixing bowl and slowly dip the brush in and out of the solution, while it’s spinning. Then let it dry spin for a few and it should be dry or barely wet.

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The max it should take, for each brush, is about 10 to 30 seconds. Which to a lot of make-up people is AMAZING timing! I like the fact that it’s that quick that it dries.

  • How’s the quality? 

Because I’m not a great make-up artist and almost have no idea what I’m doing, the quality of how clean these brushes get is not bad, but it’s not great either. Setting it up is a pain in the butt, but I feel that it doesn’t clean enough.

  • Does it work for me?

In all honestly, yes, this product does work, but for someone who isn’t a HUGE make-up guru’s. I recommend getting this for someone who is or does use their make-up brushes all the time. Although it doesn’t clean the brushes well, it does make it quicker for them to get dry quickly.

  • Is it worth the money?

At the time, I paid about $17.00, for it on Amazon. I’ve seen them range from $9.99 – $25.00, if not more depending on the brand. It is worth the money, but if you don’t use it all the time, this product is more of a waste of space.

  • Overall, is it something I would use or buy again?

I wouldn’t buy this again since I already own it, but I do see myself using this again, just because it drys the brushes so quickly! I do however, see this as a great gift to those who are make-up lovers.


What do you think about this product? Is it something that you would use or have used? Let me know what you think about it in the comments!

Posted in Arts and Crafts, Crochet

Crafty Sassy: Top 10 Crochet St. Patrick’s Day Free Patterns

Hey Dearies! I know this post is a little late, but since my midterms are literally around the corner, it’s been hard to push out these blog posts, but once the madness of midterms is over, I should be back on track, or that’s the plan.

Anyway, because St. Patrick’s Day is just around the corner, I figure I would share some of the free patterns that are available to give you some ideas. I know St. Patrick’s Day isn’t a very celebrated holiday, but if you are me and love to theme your house with those decorations, even if it’s for a short time.

Note: All these patterns are NOT my own, all rights go out to the creators. I will be leaving a link for each of the patterns.

So, let’s get started!


1. St. Patrick’s Day Leprechaun Gonk

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This cute guy, ‘Gonk’, is perfect for St. Patrick’s Day. The perfect decoration for the holiday! Not to mention, he’s a perfect gift for those kiddos who were born in the month of March.

Link for the pattern: https://hookedonpatterns.com/a-gonks-journey/gonk-free-crochet-patterns/st-patricks-day-leprechaun


2. Pot-Of-Gold Hat

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This is a very decorated hat, that is perfect for the kids who love to get excited for each holiday, not to mention, they are perfect to still wear for the month of March if you are like me and it’s still chilly out, you might need a hat still!

Also, when you click on the link for the pattern, the hat pattern is on another link, so make sure you check out that link, it will be in green saying ‘Link Here’, that’s for the hat.

Link for the pattern: https://pattern-paradise.com/2014/03/02/free-crochet-pattern-pot-o-gold/


3. St. Patrick’s Day Scarf

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Scarfs are always my favorite to create and like I said with the hats, it’s still a little chilly in March, so we can still wear scarves. These ones can be a little tricky, just because of the detail, when it comes to crocheting the shamrock. I think it would definitely be fun to make.

Link for the pattern: https://www.repeatcrafterme.com/2016/02/crochet-shamrock-scarf.html


4. Classy Leprechaun Boot Cuffs

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I love boot cuffs and when I saw these, I got excited! This pattern is not only perfect for St. Patrick’s Day, but it is more simple and can work with your outfit easily. It doesn’t have those really bright greens, but more of the settled greens that make this boot cuff more desirable to make.

Link for the pattern: https://www.mamainastitch.com/st-pattys-easy-crochet-boot-cuffs-with-poms/


5. Shamrock and 4 Leaf Clover

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You can’t have St. Patrick’s Day without seeing or creating a few of these shamrocks and 4-leaf clovers. These are perfect for adding them to blankets, hats, scarves, or anything else you can think of. The cutest part about these is that they are shaped in tiny hearts.

Link for the pattern: https://www.goldenlucycrafts.com/2017/02/22/crochet-st-patricks-day-shamrock/


6. St. Patrick’s Day Wreath

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You probably knew I was going to have more than just one type of decoration and the St. Patrick’s Day Wreath is perfect! I love how much detail the creator put into this and it makes me want to create one for myself to hang on my door, although, it would have to be on the back of the door since these aren’t water proof.

Link for the pattern: https://www.highlandhickorydesigns.com/st-patricks-day-wreath/


7. Leprechaun Hat Beer Cozy

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If you have been following my blog for a while, I asked on a poll to make one of these life and since this didn’t get picked, I decided to make sure I at least have a free link for making these super cool beer cozies! These are perfect for the men in your life, or for yourself!

Link for the pattern: https://www.youshouldcraft.com/leprechaun-hat-beer-cozy/2/


8. St. Patrick’s Day Leprechaun Hat

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I had to find a leprechaun hat, not only is it super cute for St. Patrick’s Day, but if anyone in your family wants to dress up as Lucky, from Lucky Charms Cereal, this hat is perfect for that!

Link for the pattern: https://spotconnie.blogspot.com/2017/02/free-crochet-st-patricks-day-hat.html


9. St. Patrick’s Day Mickey Mouse 

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Here is a tribute to all of those Disney fans out there, but more importantly, those Mickey Mouse lovers. My daughter is in that stage where Mickey Mouse is her favorite stuffy to sleep with, so I figured I had to find something “Mickey” related, not to mention my mom is a HUGE fan of it too!

These can be used for decorations, I’ve seen a few people add pin clips to the back of these to wear as a pin or attaching them to a headband. You could even add these to a blanket, the possibilities are endless!

Link for the pattern: https://www.olyat.com/st-patricks-day-mickey-head-crochet-pattern/


10. St. Patrick’s Day Shamrock Baby Booties

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Now, last, but not least, are some super adorable baby booties. So, if you know someone who just had a baby or is due in March, these are a perfect gift to create for them!

Link for the pattern: http://www.hopefulhoney.com/2016/02/st-patricks-day-shamrock-baby-booties.html


There we have it! I hope this gave you all some ideas on what to make for St. Patrick’s Day! There are a few that I have on my list and I really can’t wait to make a few of these.

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Posted in Unforgotten

Unforgotten – Chapter 39

If you haven’t read Chapter 38, here is the link:

https://katiesblog96971617.com/2020/02/25/unforgotten-chapter-38/


Marie’s P.O.V.
James pulled me out of the room after he questioned what I had just done to help Athena. He walked me into the meeting room, where we had all sat before. I could feel how sad and angry he was with me, his aura was strong with his emotions.

“What the hell did you do?!” He yelled once he shut the door behind him. “Why didn’t you talk to me about this?”

I knew I had to face him, but the tears kept pouring out of my eyes. I had to do everything that I could to save Athena, I wasn’t going to let my family suffer from my choices.

I turned to face him, “If I didn’t, Athena wasn’t going to make it.”

James’ face flushed as I threw my hands over my face and slid down against the wall to the floor. Hugging my knees and softly sobbing in my arms.

I knew what I did, I just didn’t think he knew how much it hurt me to do what I did to say, Athena. My brother had already lost his wife to a battle we didn’t need to go through, he didn’t need to lose Athena too.

“I thought the coma Elle put her in would’ve saved her?” James broke the silence and asked me. I looked up to him, as he then lowered down next to me.

I wiped my eyes. “The coma she was put in, could only do so much, but her wounds were deeper than Elle expected. She would be in a coma state until her body gave up.”

I looked over at James, a tear fell from his eyes, as I placed out a hand to him, but he pulled it away from my grasp. “You should’ve told me.” He snapped at me.

“There was no time, James. Once Athena was in her Earth coma, it would’ve been a matter of minutes that her body would start to shut down and it would’ve been too late.” I tried to explain, I gave him a hard look, as he turned away from my touch once again.
I stood up and looked down at him. “I know I should’ve talked to you about it, but it was my fault that Athena got taken in the first place. If it wasn’t for me, Lucas would have never known where Jade was and if she was pregnant or not. I was selfish and stupid, but don’t ignore me.” I started to head towards the door before turning to look back over to him.

He didn’t glance or move, as I kept my eyes on him. “It hurt me too. I don’t know if I’ll ever have a chance to be a mother, but I know that Tanner will get more time with her.

She’s the only one that reminds me of what I did because she looks exactly like her mother.”

I left the room and started to head back to the healing room when Tanner ran out of the room, happy as can be.

It worked.

I smiled, knowing that I did something right for once in my life. Tanner ran over and embraced me into his arms, before pulling back and looking down at what used to be my swollen belly. “What happens to your belly?”

A tear fell from my cheek as I wiped it away. “I had a miscarriage,” I lied. “It just wasn’t my time.”

Tanner embraced me into another hug, squeezing me tightly. “I’m so sorry. Don’t worry, I’m sure Jade is taking care of it for us.” More tears started to fall down from my eyes as I didn’t want him to know the truth of what really happened to my baby.

He pulled away and smiled. “Athena’s been asking for you, she’s awake and doing great.” Tanner smiled as I nodded.

“I’ll be there in a second,” I said as my brother turned and walked back into the healing room.

I wanted to take a minute and try my best not to break down when I go see her, but before I could go in, James stopped me.

“You lied to him.” James mocked me as I turned to face him.

“So? I am protecting him. What he doesn’t know won’t hurt him.” I snapped back at him, wiping my tears from my face and then taking a deep breath, staring back at him, “If I told him what I did, he would never forgive me.”


Chapter 40: TBA

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Posted in Random, Reviews

Random Review: Crochet/Knit Electronic Finger Counter

Hey Dearies! So, this month, we had an extra Saturday and instead of doing nothing on that Saturday, I figured I would do something a little bit different. The random reviews are a review that are based off of anything, could be from arts and crafts supplies to kitchen or office stuff.

This week, I wanted to talk about these super cool finger counters and if they are really worth it or if they are helpful.

So, when I first got into crocheting, I was counting rows on paper and pen, which does make it easier to follow rows because I write out the rows on paper and cross them out when I’ve completed that row.

Plus if I have to go back or figure out exactly what row I’m on, I can look down onto that sheet of paper and find out where exactly I left off. However, there are a lot of downfalls to using pen and paper, especially if you have younger kids that LOVE to get into anything.

Which is when I next looked into other ways to count my rows, without dragging the paper and pen around. I wanted something that was portable and easier to keep tract of counting, which is when I found the electric row counters for your fingers.

First, let me start off by saying that I got really excited to use these, which I ended up getting myself a pack of 2, just in case, which there is really no harm in doing so.

I honestly loved them!

However, as much as I loved them, I did have a few minor complaints.

Having this on your finger, to me, was a pain in the butt. Then again I have really long and thick fingers, which doesn’t help the fact that the adjustable band doesn’t fit ‘perfect’ on my finger.

To me, it’s a little too loose for my liking. Other than that, it worked great!

One of the best features of these little counters is that after a few minutes of not counting your rows, it would shut off, but keep track of what row you were on when you turned it back on.

Another great feature it has is that it’s not just in one boring color, but can come in many different colors, currently, I have a green and pink ones since those are my two favorite colors!

Not to mention, it does a better counting, I feel than any other app that is out there. (Which I will review that in the future.)

What do you think about this little gadget? Do you have one or wasn’t sure about getting one? Leave a comment down below and let me know what you think about them!