Mardi Gras Mask for Kids
~ free crochet pattern ~

Mardi Gras is Tuesday, and believe it or not, this is the first Mardi Gras project I’ve ever made with my kiddos. We don’t really celebrate Mardi Gras, but thought it would be fun for the kiddos to learn about this holiday and have fun dancing around with their masks.

We browsed through photos of Mardi Gras celebrations on the internet and learned that the holiday signifies the last night of eating rich, fatty foods before the ritual fasting for Lent. We also studied the three main colors and what it represents. Purple symbolizes Justice. Gold symbolizes Power. Green symbolizes Faith. Then, it was time to crochet the masks! The two of them picked out the colors from my yarn box and I started hooking!

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Clio the Corgi // New Crochet Pattern!

Can you believe January is already over? Happy February! That means it’s Lunar New Year time, February 16th, to be exact. It is also the Year of the Dog for 2018. Hence, Clio was born! I love Corgis and since it’s Year of the Dog, of course I had to make him the Chinese New Year (CNY) crochet dog!

Clio is worked from his feet up. You will crochet the little parts such as the tail, forelegs and ears first, then move on to the legs, body and head. The little parts are then attached to the body as you go. That way, you aren’t sewing a bunch of parts at the end. The legs, body and head are worked in one-piece! Less sewing is always better, isn’t it?

Clio the Corgi // doriyumi.com // crochet pattern

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FabBOOlous the Ghost
~ free crochet pattern ~

I just realized Halloween is less than one week away! So here I am trying to sneak in one pattern before this fun holiday ends.  Say hi to FabBOOlous, the ghost! FabBOOlous is a friendly ghost who loves to go trick-or-treating, just like the kiddos. He only comes out to play during October, so bring him everywhere this month!

FabBOOlous is a super quick & easy crochet pattern. There is no sewing! The arms are crocheted along the way to make it easier (and less annoying – I really don’t enjoy sewing in the little parts when doing amigurumi). As for yarn, use any cheap yarn you can find or have on hand. You will only need one color (white), obviously, safety eyes, piece of thread for the mouth and some fiberfill stuffing.

FabBOOlous the ghost - Free Crochet Pattern by Doriyumi

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Crochet Shamrock Applique
~ free crochet pattern ~

These cute little shamrocks are super quick and easy to make, just in time to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day! Make a bunch and string them together, attach one on a headband, make hair clips, use as a pin and wear it on St. Patrick’s Day, or you can even wear it as a necklace by leaving an extra long yarn tail at the end and tie together!

Crochet Shamrock Applique - Free Crochet Pattern by Doriyumi

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Little Valentine Heart
~ free crochet pattern ~

Happy (almost) Valentine’s Day! My little one has requested for a little heart for Love Day. Just a simple little heart, he says. I know there are tons of heart patterns out there, but here is my version 🙂 A free crochet pattern for a simple little valentine heart.

Little Valentine Heart - Free Crochet Pattern by Doriyumi

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Mini Champagne Glass
~ free crochet pattern ~

Here’s another new year-related crochet pattern! It would go great with the Mini Champagne Bottle (also a free crochet pattern)! Now we’re ready to pop a bottle of champagne and celebrate the new year! Bring on the bubbles! Wishing you all a wonderful new year filled with joy, peace and YARN!

Mini Champagne Glass - Crochet Pattern by Doriyumi

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