Monday, July 6, 2015

Yarn Fanatic Party #44

Welcome to the 44th Yarn Fanatic Link Party, and my 27th as co-host, alongside Rachel from The Philosopher's Wife.

I have been quite busy in the little amount of time I have had. I had a few other patriotic crochet patterns to share that I didn't get to in time so I will be tweaking for the season change to share with you at a later time.
Patriotic Flag Hat in 3 Baby Sizes - Free Crochet Pattern 
With Star Applique! 
Plastic Canvas Fox Earrings - Free Plastic Canvas Pattern & Jewelry DIY

I have had a lot of fun creating all these fun projects, especially the fox earrings! And can't wait to see what YOU have been up to! I am always very impressed and inspired by all your awesome yarny projects.

Most Clicked:
The SuperFat Owl Can Cozy from TempusMori. These owl cozies are just adorable! I LOVE the look of the crocodile stitch, but it looks so intimidating. Being that this was the first go 'round for Vivian, it inspires me to give it a go too! Especially since I want to make like a million of these little owl cozies. Link to crochet pattern included.

EyeLoveKnots Yarn Favorites:
From Left to Right, Top to Bottom:

Alternating Bag from Crochet n Crafts. You may recognize this pattern and look from last week's Most Clicked Project - the Alternating Water Bottle Carrier. This bag would be great as a purse, or tote for back to school or the beach. Made using worsted weight cotton yarn, it will be nice and sturdy. I can't wait to make a bunch of these in a variety of colors. Free Pattern included.

Crochet Covered Wooden Shoe from Over the Apple Tree. How neat is this?! This is such a clever and creative way to embellish a thrift store find to fit in with the rest of your decor. Aside from something really pretty to look at, I think it could also serve as a potpourri holder with perhaps a clean linen scent, or french vanilla to match the yarn color. 

Tapestry Crochet NDS Lite Case from Creative Chaos Art. This is such a fun and cute little purse! Though it was made to carry an NDS around in, it would be really great as just a regular little purse too, as well as made larger into a tote or basket. What fun!!

Moogly Block #13 of Wednesday WIPS from Roses Crafts. I really love just the simple solid color of this block, especially in the fun, bright color. I really think it's going to add to the blanket especially with the solo pop of color. Make sure you check out all the other neat projects that Rick is working on!

Sophie's Universe Number 2 from Hakelfieber. I was in love with Sandra's color combination for her first Sophie's Universe, but I think the second one has topped it! This color combination is great! And though the color red is usually an "in your face" color, it complements the other colors really well in this blanket.

This Week's Giveaway... Well, sorry to say there isn't one this week. We are currently looking for Giveaway Sponsors. Do you sell patterns, yarn or yarn related items? Would you like to have your shop and/or blog highlighted? Just send an email to Rachel of The Philosopher's Wife letting her know that you are interested and she will get all the details worked out. We thank you for your participation and support!

Thank a visit over to The Philosopher's Wife page and found out what other giveaways are going on!
Join the Party!

The Yarn Fanatic Party will begin every Monday afternoon, and run through Sunday night. You have all week and weekend to post your fantastic yarn related projects!

Please share projects that are family friendly, and YARN RELATED; ie Crochet, Knit, with an extension to include Cross Stitch, Needlepoint on Plastic Canvas and Embroidery.
Also make sure you are linking up to your blog post, and just just your blog's home page.
We encourage you to:

*Become a Follower of the blog where you linked up. Following both is also greatly appreciated!
Alexandra of EyeLoveKnots

Rachel of The Philosopher's Wife

*Check out the other Great Projects that have been linked up!

*Spread the comment love!

Features will be chosen weekly. By linking up, you give us permission to feature your item.

*If you don't have a blog, you can still share with us by creating a Free Flickr Account - powered by Yahoo. Add your projects there, and then come back here with the link for the project.

*Link ups cannot be to Etsy listings or Ravelry pages where patterns are sold. You can link to blog posts, Flickr or Facebook pages, Pins, etc that are directed towards it, but can't directly link to it. 
To be clearer though, Raverly pages of finished projects are okay to share. Sorry for the inconvenience! That's per InLinkz guidelines. Thanks!


  1. I love your little fox earrings. I'll be back later to check out everyone's projects.

    1. Thank you! I appreciate you partying with us each week.

  2. Thanks so much for featuring my crochet wooden shoe this week! Love your party, thanks for hosting.

    1. It's such an interesting creation - I love it! Takes true creativity.

  3. I was trying to decide which of the patriotic hats I like best, but finally decided I love them all - Great patterns! Love all the links as always, too!

    -Jenny from

    1. Thanks Jenny! I got them in kind of late so I haven't had much feedback on them being that no one is currently searching for patriotic hats so thank you for your kind comment :)

  4. Jenn
    I like the crochet cowl, is it easy to make?

    1. I was trying to find out which cowl you were asking but I can't seem to find a Jenn that submitted a cowl...

  5. Thank you for featuring my crochet NDS case, very kind of you :)
    Helen x

    1. I like it a lot! Very kind of you for participating in our party! Thank you!

  6. Hi Alexandra!
    Thank you for hosting the party!

  7. It never ceases to amaze me how many creative things can be done with a ball of yarn! Thank you for hosting the linky party!

    1. My boyfriend always says, "I can't believe that started as a ball of yarn and you made that with it." It's awesome! Thank you for stopping by