Saturday, October 25, 2014

10 Free Crochet Pincushion Patterns

free crochet pattern pincushions


Q: Why are pincushions frequently made to resemble tomatoes with attached strawberry? 

A: During Victorian Era, placing a tomato on the mantel of a new house guaranteed prosperity and repelled evil spirits. If tomatoes were out of season, families improvised by using a round ball of red fabric filled with sand or sawdust. The good-luck symbol also served a practical purpose- a place to store pins or needles. Typically, the tomato is filled with wool roving to prevent rust, and the strawberry is filled with an abrasive to clean and sharpen pins.

Saturday, October 11, 2014

10 Free Crochet Christmas Stocking Patterns

free crochet pattern Christmas stockings

I want to share these mini Christmas stockings that I made last year (2013). I made 25 pieces of this and gave away to my son's classmates as Christmas presents. We put mini presents inside too like nail polish, lip balm, hair clips, hot wheel cars, mini sharpies, sticky notes and more. And since I have tons of buttons- I love to buy buttons even I don't use it much, I added it to stockings for additional decoration. Flower buttons for the girls and letter buttons for the boys. This is great project to use up all your scarp yarns!

Here are 10 Free Crochet Christmas Stocking Patterns that you will enjoy!