Quick & Easy Turkey
~ free crochet pattern ~

It’s that time of year again – Happy Thanksgiving! I hope everyone is enjoying quality time with their family & loved ones.

I have been so busy lately that I’ve completely forgotten to crochet a turkey for a little home decor! So I made one REALLY quick this morning. It took me maybe 15 minutes. I know, I know, it’s not the best looking turkey out there – but this is meant to be a last-minute project! So if you find yourself needing a super quick turkey-themed decor…at the very last minute before everyone gathers for a Thanksgiving feast…gather your yarn and hook!

quick easy turkey - free crochet pattern by DORIYUMI

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Ravelry Social Media Icon Set

*I made the following Ravelry icon set to use on my old blog, littlemeecreations.com. Although I no longer use these, I just wanted to make this post available in case anyone finds them useful.*

>>>Original post:

I decided to take a break from crocheting today to work on the layout of my blog. Being in this tech-heavy world, we all know about the importance of social media. That’s not to say that I’m a super fan of technology and social media. I like reading hardcover books. I like crocheting. I don’t need to stick to my phone 24/7.  I’d love to use a rotary phone even if it takes 10 minutes to dial a phone number. That said, technology and social media can be very beneficial if managed right. It has certainly been beneficial to me in discovering crochet patterns, inspirations and ideas via pins, blogs, Instagram, Ravelry, etc. And that is why I think adding social media icons on my blog would be helpful.

Googling ‘social media icons’ gave me tons of results with many interesting designs. However, I especially like Vervex‘s icons because of its simplicity. I love how they look on my blog (thank you, Vervex!). Vervex’s Somicro icons didn’t include Ravelry, so I decided to make my own so the icons can match 🙂

ravelry social media icon set by doriyumi.com

Ravelry Icons
Please feel free to use the icons on your blog (a direct link back to this post is appreciated!).

DOWNLOAD the Ravelry social media icon set HERE (the .zip file includes all the Ravelry icons you see on the banner above).

Of course, if you don’t like the icons or it doesn’t match the theme of your blog, you can use an official Ravelry logo or other unofficial ones posted by other designers.

How to add icon to your WordPress.com blog

>> Using the Text Widget
1. First, download your choice of icon.
2. Upload the icon to your blog’s Media Library (or wherever you keep your photos and images).
3. Copy the URL to your icon.
4. Go to WordPress > Appearance > Customize (or wherever your customization option is located)
5. If you are adding it as a widget, then go to Widgets > Footer Sidebar (your theme may have a different name) > Add a Widget > Text.
6. Put a Title, or leave it blank.
7. In the text box, put in the following HTML:

<a href="http://www.ravelry.com/people/YOUR RAVELRY USERNAME"><img src="URL of your icon.png"></a>

To have the link open in a new tab or window, use the following HTML:

<a href="http://www.ravelry.com/people/YOUR RAVELRY USERNAME" target="_blank"><img src="URL of your icon.png"></a>

8. Save your changes.

>> Using the Image Widget.

1. Make note of your image URL.
2. Add the Image Widget and you will see the field “Image URL” in the settings, put your image URL here.
3. In the field “Link URL”, put your Ravelry page URL and click Save.

I hope this is clear. If you need help or have any questions, please feel free to email me.

Frankee Steinee
~ free crochet pattern ~

Monsters are, quite often, scarryyy. Or ugly? But let me introduce you to this cute & friendly monster, Frankee Steinee! Don’t worry, he comes in peace 😎  He just hasn’t figured out how to talk yet, but he’ll get there. If you’d like, you may add a scar on his face or belly. You can also add a loop on his head to hang on your Halloween tree! OK, let’s get started on some Halloween crochet!

Frankee Steinee - free crochet pattern by DORIYUMI

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PeekaBOO!

Over the hills and far away…3 little ghosts play peekaBOO! Just wanted to share something I made today in this quick blog post – peekaBOO ghosts! I love to decorate my home with seasonal items especially Halloween and Christmas. Now there are many cute decors out there in the stores, but isn’t it much more fun when you can create your own masterpiece?

 

Here’s one decor item I made that is currently sitting on my TV stand. What do you think?

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Mr. Spidey Skinny Legs
~ free crochet pattern ~

Halloween is fast approaching and I am quite behind on finishing up my halloween-themed amigurumi. Today, I worked on a spider named Mr. Spidey Skinny Legs – because he has very skinny legs! I wanted to make a few spiders that are quick to crochet and this was perfect. This is a super simple & beginner-friendly pattern that can be finished in no time (should take no more than an hour)! Ready to make some Halloween decor with this free crochet pattern?

mr. spidey skinny legs - free crochet pattern by DORIYUMI

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