Prime Day 2019 – Shop my Knit and Crochet Prime Faves

Prime Day 2019 is here! I'm sharing my Prime faves today! Come shop some great deals for knitting and crochet tools and accessories!

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Here I’ve compiled some of my fave knitting and crochet tools just in time for Amazon Prime Day! Amazon Prime Day runs from June 21st to 22nd. Keep scrolling to find all my faves or head to my store to shop my favorite.

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Blocking Tools

This is by far the best steamer I have used to date, it heats up super fast and actually makes blocking enjoyable!

These gridded blocking mats are super sturdy and even come with 100 stainless steel T-pins and a 60 in. retractable measuring tape.

Knitter’s Pride Knit Blockers are also durable and great for blocking large/heavy projects.

Crochet Hook and Knitting Needle Interchangeable Sets

The Denise Interchangeable Crochet Hook Set and Knitting Needle Set are both great practical and affordable sets to have. You can check out my short video review here.

If you love the feel of wood/bamboo. You could invest in one of the following sets: Clover Takumi, Lykke Driftwood, Knit Picks, Addi, or Knitter’s Pride.

Clover Takumi

Knit Picks

Lykke Driftwood (Knitting Needles Set)

Addi

Knitter’s Pride

Electronics

A selfie ring light and phone holder are great for recording high quality clear and bright videos! A must-have if you record regular video tutorials for YouTube or do regular Live streams on Instagram!

Up to 50% off Neewer Ring ight Flashes and Studio Accessories

MicroSD card for extra storage on your phone (who doesn’t need that?!) This 400 GB Sandisk Ultra MicroSD card is part of the Prime Deals!

You can also never have enough memory cards for your camera! This extreme 256 GB Sandisk memory card is one of the Prime day deals!

A portable hard drive is a must-have if you are blogging as you will end up taking lots of photos from different angles to get the perfect shot! You need a place to store all of those pictures!

Set of 2 Fast USB charging cables for Android devices.

Books

The Vogue Ultimate Knitting Book is full of useful information, diagrams, charts, and explanations. Everything you could possibly need to know about knitting/designing knitwear!

The Tunisian Crochet Workshop is such a useful book. Not only is this book colorful and fun to look at, but it is also the perfect resource for learning how to do Tunisian crochet. There are also some great simple projects for practicing the skills learned!

Packaging

If you have an online small business, one of the most important things to get customers to come back is having beautiful and reliable packaging. This doesn’t mean you have to spend lots of money. You can add a simple touch like a hand-written note and gift tags!

Next, it’s good to have poly-mailers in various sizes and adhesive labels ready to go! Don’t forget, you’ll need lots of packaging tape!

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Here I’ve compiled some of my fave knitting and crochet tools just in time for Amazon Prime Day! Amazon Prime Day runs from Oct. 13th to 14th. Keep scrolling to find all my faves or head to my store to shop my favorite.

Shop my knitting and crochet faves on Amazon Prime

Yarns

Amazon has a great selection of yarns that are eligible for Prime 2-day shipping. This is especially helpful when experiencing “yarn chicken” and you don’t have time to run to the store or wait for delivery. Direct delivery from the store/company usually takes 3 to 5 business days or more! Avoid the delay and shop these Prime eligible yarns!

Lion Brand

Comfy Cotton Blend

Pound of Love

Wool-Ease Thick and Quick Bonus Bundle

24/7 Cotton Yarn

Feels Like Butta

Red Heart Yarn

Soft Yarn

Super Saver Yarn

Other Yarns

Bernat Blanket Bright Yarn

Caron Simply Soft Yarn

Yarn Accessories

Yarn Storage

Knit Picks Ball Winder

Knit Picks Yarn Swift

Designing Essentials

Next up are my fave designing essentials. I have to always have a notebook with me because I never know when inspiration will strike! These medium-sized dot grid notebooks and friction erasable pens are my go-to when designing! If I make a mistake in laying out the design I can simply erase and start over!

Also, a weighing scale is so important to have. It helps when you need to weigh yarn to get an idea of how much you’ve used. This is so important when designing or testing a pattern!

Non-Yarn Related Finds

This 8 Quart Instant Pot Pressure Cooker is a must-have because it makes life so much easier by cutting cooking time in half. It is such a versatile appliance and can be used to make so many different recipes!

The Echo Dot is also a great addition to our house, I love being able to just ask Alexa what time it is or how the weather is outside. Most importantly, I love listening to music as I cook! It is currently one of the Prime Day deals right now!

These magnetic tiles are my number one go-to gift for little kids. I got them for my son last year when he turned 2 and he still enjoys playing with them daily!

If you’ve been following me you know how much I love this bird feeder because It is so simple to install and a great way to teach your kids about different types of birds in your local area. It has been great for my mental health too, seeing the birds every day is so uplifting!

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Here I’ve compiled some of my fave knitting and crochet tools just in time for Amazon Prime Day! Amazon Prime Day runs from June 21st to 22nd. Keep scrolling to find all my faves or head to my store to shop my favorite.

Shop my knitting and crochet faves on Amazon Prime

I hope you found this post useful and I hope you are able to snag some of these awesome tools on Prime Day 2021! If you aren’t a Prime member yet, you can sign up for a free 30-day trial by clicking the blue box below! If you already have these tools and want to get started on a fun project you can check out my Chunky Tunisian Pumpkin free Tunisian crochet pattern, my Tunisian Giving Scarf Pattern or my Cute As A Button Wrap free knitting pattern!

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Crochet Bow Pattern – Free Tunisian Crochet Bow-Tie

Free crochet bow pattern - make this cute crochet bow-tie in Tunisian crochet or in normal crochet - both patterns are available here!

I came up with this super easy free crochet bow pattern recently as I was thinking of ways to use up my scrap yarn. It can be intimidating to try a new craft so I want to make it easy for you. I would like you to try this super simple pattern to get used to and fall in love with Tunisian crochet! Similarly, I have a normal crochet version of the bow below if you prefer the simple crochet stitches! This bow can be attached to anything. For example, you can attach it to a hair-tie, headband, or a bow-tie. I decided to turn it into an adjustable bow-tie for Bubs! The double crochet belt makes it easy to adjust to any size!

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This adjustable bow-tie pattern is a great beginner project and can easily be made with a straight 4 mm crochet hook. Make it in a solid color or as a striped version! I’ve decided to include this pattern as a Free PDF just for 24 hours as part of the Easy Tunisian Crochet Blog Hop. Head over to the Easy TC Main Blog Post to grab the code, come back and click below to get your free PDF just for today!

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Materials:

Yarn

11 yards of Lion Brand 24/7 Cotton in Navy
5 yards of Lion Brand 24/7 Cotton in Red
12 yards of Big Twist Yarn in White or Lion Brand 24/7 Cotton in White
8 yards of Aunt Lydia’s Metallic Crochet Thread in Silver

Hooks

4.0 mm Tunisian Crochet Hook or 4.0 mm straight crochet hook
4.5 mm Crochet hook

Notions

Scissors
Yarn Needle
Measuring Tape
Thread
Sewing Needle
3/4 in. button (need 2)

Abbreviations:

TSS – Tunisian Simple Stitch
HDC – Half Double Crochet
Sl St – Slip Stitch
St(s) – Stitch(es)
Sc – Single Crochet
Ch – Chain

Tunisian Crochet Bow Pattern:

Free crochet bow pattern - make this cute crochet bow-tie in Tunisian crochet or in normal crochet - both patterns are available here!

Using a 4 mm Tunisian crochet hook, with white yarn chain 20 – make foundation row.

Row 2: TSS across with red. Normal return pass.

Row 3: Pick up white yarn and TSS across. Normal return pass.

Repeat rows 2 and 3 till you have completed 11 rows.

Bind off with white yarn.

Using metallic crochet thread with the right side of the finished piece facing you, sl. st into the first st along the long edge (20 st.), and sc around. Each time you get to a corner, ch 1, and continue sc around along short edge (12 st.). When you’ve reached the start, join with the first st by doing a sl st. Similarly, repeat one more round of sc.

Weave in all loose ends.

Bow Tie – Adjustable Band

Free crochet bow pattern - make this cute crochet bow-tie in Tunisian crochet or in normal crochet - both patterns are available here!

With navy blue, Chain 55

Row 1: Ch 2 and DC into each st for the next 54 sts.

Leaving a 6 in. tail, cut yarn.

Assemble the Bow-Tie

Take a 38 in. piece of blue yarn and cinch center of bow and sew in place.

With the adjustable band placed behind the cinched bow (right side facing you), Wrap the 38 in. piece of yarn around the bow and belt multiple times. After that, when there are about five inches of yarn remaining, stop wrapping and weave in the remaining yarn tail into the back of the bow.

Sew one 3/4 in. button onto the end of the adjustable belt (the end with yarn tails/starting point). Sew the second 3/4 in. button 2 inches from the first button.

Adjust the bow-tie to fit a range of baby to adult sizes by placing the buttons through the spaces between the double crochets.

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Normal Crochet Bow:

Using 4.5 mm crochet hook, chain 20. Follow rows 1 to 4 as outlined below:

  1. Firstly, Ch 1, HDC across with white and turn work.
  2. Secondly, join red yarn and sl st., ch 1, HDC over and around the white yarn while carrying the white yarn in the back and HDC across till the end of the row, turn work.
  3. Thirdly, with white yarn, work HDC over and around the red yarn while carrying the red yarn in the back and HDC across till the end of the row, turn work.

Finally, continue steps 2 and 3 while alternating colors and holding the non-working yarn in the back. Complete a total of seven rows.

With the right side facing you, sc around with metallic crochet thread as mentioned above. Make an adjustable band and cinch and sew bow and strap together as mentioned above.

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If you liked this free crochet bow pattern, give my Tunisian Sweetheart Scarf pattern a try! You can check out some great knitting and crochet video tutorials over on my YouTube channel!

Crochet Cozy and More – Meet Hannah of Lalele Fibre Arts

Crochet cozy patterns, maker motivation, and so much more. Come and meet the designer Hannah of Lalele Fibre Arts and check out all of her patterns!

This is Hannah, the amazing artist behind Lalele Fibre Arts. I came across her profile when I was browsing the hashtag for crochet home decor. Instantly, I fell in love with her Walk Along the Shore Mat. I couldn’t stop browsing her feed because along with great patterns such as her crochet cozy patterns, she had some great reminders regarding self-care and mental health!

Tell me a little bit about yourself.

I’m Hannah. I’m a married mother of three children (8, 4, and 1 years old). I was born in the UK and lived there until we moved to Romania just over two years ago.

Being a maker can be lonely sometimes. I don’t know anyone in ‘real’ life who knits and crochets and where I live handcrafts are not that popular so there aren’t little yarn shops and knit nights. I miss being able to go into a shop to squish ALL the yarn! The online community is where I connect with other makers and I have ‘met’ some amazing and supportive people online.

Tell me a little about your business.

I started my business while I worked full time. After my second baby was born, I became a stay at home mother and sold finished items, mainly baby items, blankets, hats, and scarves online. We moved to Romania and I needed a new direction. My business didn’t feel like it represented who I was and I wasn’t enjoying making all the finished items needed to stock an Etsy shop. Modifying patterns that I was using was something I really enjoyed doing. I would think of a way to change things so that I liked the finished result more or so that the garment fit better. I started writing my first pattern and that was it, I was hooked!

Last year, I released that pattern, a crochet design, and then took the end of the year off to focus on self-care and better business planning. At the beginning of 2019, I re-branded my business. It finally felt like my brand was true to who I am and the journey that I am on. Lalele Fibre Arts is a values-led business with accessibility and inclusivity at its’ core. For this reason, you will find that my patterns have a ‘Pay What Works’ structure to allow for financial flexibility, while still valuing the work that goes into the designs. Feedback has been good so far.

I set myself a loose target of releasing 5 patterns by the end of the year. As it stands, I have released 4 more patterns, some of which are crochet cozy patterns, and have plenty more in the pipeline. I have upped the target to 8-10 patterns! Juggling motherhood, a house and small business can be really hard sometimes so I don’t set my targets in stone! If I do, I pressure myself too hard to meet those targets and that is no good for my health. I’ve learned that one the hard way!

How many years have you been knitting/crocheting for?

Twenty-plus for both. It’s a bit scary putting that on paper. I can’t believe it’s been so long. My late grandmother taught me the knitting basics. She was an incredible knitter. She was one of those people who could adapt patterns including lace patterns in her head, on the needles without the need for paper and a pen. As a child, I didn’t realize how skilled she was and didn’t appreciate all of the time that she put into knitting us the endless supply of knitted sweaters. I bet she never could have imagined that those hours I sat on her bed with some plastic knitting needles would set me on the path to becoming a knit and crochet designer. I like to think that she would be proud of the legacy that she left behind.

What are your current WIPs?

At the minute I have a couple of WIPs. A new knit cowl design which I am hoping to have finished very soon and also the Breeze Racerback pattern from Jessie Mae Martinson. I am also searching for the right yarn for a sweater for my husband. He is LONG overdue this sweater. I told him I would have one finished for last winter and somehow it never happened. Since then, I have frogged the sweater and used the yarn in a pattern test (oops!). The Marshland Sweater by Tin Can Knits is what I finally settled on since I want to make him something special. I can’t wait to start another WIP. I really am not a one-WIP kind of person!

What is your favorite thing to design and why?

I go backward and forwards on this one. Designing bits for the home like the crochet cozy patterns I have in my store has been really great, but I have also loved designing my shawl and the cowl that I am currently working on. I have a whole mix of designs dotted down in my notebook. What I work on next really does depend upon how I’m feeling at the time.

What are your goals for this year?

I would like to continue to learn and grow. I will focus on self-care, making sure that my mental health is in a good place. Without this, I can’t do anything! This year I will be releasing more patterns. My long term target is to start designing garments. I am learning as much as I can about sizing and grading at the moment so that I can put out beautiful, size inclusive designs. I have made a good start on this goal already. By the end of 2019, I would like to have a clearer understanding of sizing and grading (no one should feel excluded from making patterns because they stop at an M or L!)

I also started the SWATCH Studio Course by Francoise of Aroha Knits this year. By the end of the year, I would like to have finished the main parts of this course by the end of the year. I already had a lot of the skills, but hearing them set out as a good way to do things, has really increased my confidence and I have picked up some great time-saving tips so far.

How do you balance mom-life and making?

This is a hard one! I mainly work at night so that I can be present and be a mum during the day. Looking after them and managing the house is a full-time job in itself. Children are only small for a short amount of time and I don’t want to miss that! It means a lot of late nights but little fingers playing with your yarn is no help at all and untangling those knots takes FOREVER!

It can be hard knowing how much faster patterns and makes could be completed if I was working on them full time. I constantly have to remind myself that this is my journey, at my own pace and not to compare myself to any of the other designers or makers I see online.

Hannah’s mental health journey as a mama maker.

At the end of last year, I was really struggling with my mental health. I couldn’t focus to create and that was a hard place to be in. I didn’t feel like my husband or children were getting the best from me. After I talked to my husband about it, I had to take a step back to refocus and take time to take care of ‘me’ without feeling pressured to carry on as normal online.

Hannah’s reflections and resources for maintaining positive mental health.

I have started bullet journaling. This has helped me more than I could ever have imagined. Setting up the months is relaxing for me. I enjoy doing some drawing and coloring. I’m not an artist but that doesn’t matter! I make a basic plan for the month ahead and every evening I complete my journal and fill in the tasks for the next day.

I have never really been consistent with standard diaries. They always felt too rigid and didn’t have space to properly track the things that I needed. Bullet journaling is great because it is so flexible. You can use it for whatever YOU need. I track my personal and work life, as well as self-care. Planning pages and business tracker are things I use daily. I track my moods and my health. A monthly habit tracker is also something I use to track my daily routine, self-care, cleaning plan, water intake, etc. I don’t feel overwhelmed anymore. Everything is written down in small tasks which I can tick off as I do them. It keeps me focused.

This year I started a cleaning plan called ‘The Organised Mum Method’. I used to spend far too long cleaning and this has helped me to break it down. Every day has a different room to focus on It with the end goal of everything being cleaner, all the time because you are focusing on one room at a time rather than trying to do everything at once and missing bits. It really works!. Cleaning doesn’t feel like an effort anymore and I don’t feel anxious about it. I have a clean house, spend less time cleaning and more time with the children and I like that!

One piece of advice for fellow mama makers?

I posted about my mental health on Instagram. People seemed to appreciate the openness and honesty. I will continue to share more about this on my online platform. I think it is important to be ‘human’ and to get away from only showing the perfect side of everything. You look online and all the photos are perfect, edited beautifully, the wording is happy and everyone is smiling. That is great but isn’t a reflection of real life. By being open about our struggles, our feelings, and experiences, we and others feel less alone. We are real people with real emotions and real lives. It does not make you less of a person to share those. I want other people to know they are not alone and it is ok, not to be ok sometimes.

Don’t be too hard on yourself and remember to look after yourself and your mental health. Although it is hard, do not compare yourself to others that you see online. Your journey is your journey. It is ok to take time off to rest and regroup. If you are not feeling yourself everything is harder.

Hannah’s crochet cozy patterns and more

Crochet cozy patterns, maker motivation, and so much more. Come and meet the designer Hannah of Lalele Fibre Arts and check out all of her patterns!

I released ‘The Explore Collection’ which is a collection of three crochet cozy patterns. These crochet cozy patterns were inspired by nature and the sea: Pebbles, a boardwalk and little stones. The crochet cozy patterns have been designed to complement one another as a set or to shine as stand-alone pieces. For this reason, I made these crochet cozy patterns available to purchase as single patterns. My own covered cans sit on my desk and I use them every day!

You can find all of Hannah’s patterns over on Ravelry and you can get all of her updates as well as great maker motivation over on her Instagram.

You can check out the full recorded Live video conversation over on my YouTube Channel here.

If you are a POC and/or mom knit or crochet designer and would like to be featured, check out this blog post and fill out the form! Get to know some other great makers here.

Free Knitting Pattern – Cute as a Button Newborn Wrap!

This free knitting pattern is for a newborn wrap that is knitted flat with bobbles along one side and a velvety texture along the top.

Free knitting pattern – pin it now and make it later!

Newborn photography requires delicate pieces which take longer to make but look so cute! This project taught me to slow down and to have patience and trust the process. It’s a good project when you want to slow down. This free knitting pattern is for a newborn wrap that is knitted flat with bobbles along one side and a velvety texture along the top.

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For this project, I was able to collaborate with a talented photographer who’s also my friend. Anjum from Once Upon A Lens Photography has gone above and beyond in styling and capturing the detail of the wrap!

Materials

Abbreviations:

  • K: Knit
  • P: Purl
  • MkB– make bobble: k3 with velluxe, turn work and purl 3, turn work and k2tog, k1, pass 1st st over 2nd stitch.

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Cute As A Button Wrap Pattern

Cast on 225 st. With Feels Like Butta in White using US 7 32 in. circular needles. Place stitch marker at the beginning of the row.

Row 1: Knit

Row 2: Purl

Repeat rows 1 and 2 for 2 in.

Row 3: Knit 5, (mkb, knit 4)* rep * to end of row.

Rows 4 and 6: Purl across

Rows 5 and 7: knit across

Repeat rows 3 to 7 till wrap measures 14.5 in. Pick up Vel-Luxe yarn and *knit 1 row, purl 1 row* rep * for 3.5 in. Or till piece measures 18 in. From cast on edge.

This free knitting pattern is for a newborn wrap that is knitted flat with bobbles along one side and a velvety texture along the top.

You are done, now just bundle it up and tie a bow for the perfect baby shower gift or wrap your mini in it and snap a picture.

If you make the wrap, don’t forget to snap a pic and tag me @noorsknits and use the hashtag #cuteasabuttonwrap on Instagram.

I am also currently in search for testers for the super cute Silver Lining Bonnet Pattern pictured here. If you are looking for a super quick and cute baby make head over here to fill out the form.

Looking to try a new craft? Have you tried Tunisian crochet? Trust me, it’s addictive! You can give my creamsicle crochet baby blanket pattern a try over here.

Kids Ramadan DIY Craft – Shooting Star Wall Hanging

Enjoy a free kids Ramadan DIY activity for children 7 years and above - a free video tutorial for how to make a star fringe wall-hanging!

If you are looking for a fun kids Ramadan activity to do during the day, I’ve got you covered.

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This is a cute Ramadan craft for children ages 7 and above. It involves a little bit of crochet and some fringe! After finishing this project, you’ll have a cute addition to your Ramadan decor. The great thing is you can make it in many different colors and add it to your kids’ room beyond Ramadan!

Kids Ramadan DIY – Materials

You can even go to a local craft store to purchase these materials. Joann, Michaels, or Hobby Lobby may have everything you’re looking for. This craft is inspired by Purple Ramadan which is why I used the purple and gold. You can let your little one choose the colors they would like to use. The only suggestion I have is that the yarn for making the star should be a size 5 bulky yarn. This is the type of yarn recommended for crochet beginners.

Kids Ramadan DIY – Full Video Tutorial

Enjoy a free kids Ramadan DIY activity for children 7 years and above - a free video tutorial for how to make a star fringe wall-hanging!

If you have any questions, you can send me an e-mail at [email protected]

Don’t forget to share your beautiful creations with me on social media. Tag me on Instagram @noorsknits and use the hashtag #noorsramadandiy. I can’t wait to see everyone’s different versions.

If you’d like to try learning some more crochet, you can check out my YouTube channel. If you’re looking for some Eid gifts, you can check out my Ramadan/Eid Products roundup over here.

Ramadan Kids Calendar – Ramadan Thirty – Day 11 Activity

Ramadan Thirty is the perfect Ramadan kids calendar. A one of a kind online interactive digital Ramadan Calendar featuring 30 days of learning and activity!

Having a Ramadan kids calendar is a great way to help our little ones spiritually connect during Ramadan. Especially if you are finding it difficult to get your little ones involved. It can be hard since they may not be able to pray or fast yet. That is why it’s important to give our children tangible activities. Activities that will teach important concepts about Ramadan in fun and relatable ways. Read on to see how easy it is to get your kids engaged!

If you are looking for the perfect Ramadan kids calendar, this is the one! Ramadan Thirty is a one of a kind online interactive digital Ramadan Calendar featuring 30 days of Ayahs and Hadith, fun activities, crafts, printables, and journal pages!

Ramadan Kids Calendar – Ramadan Thirty Day 11 Craft

I’ve teamed up with some of my favorite crafty ladies – Eva and Asiyah from Handmade Beginnings to bring you a craft for Day 11 of their Ramadan Thirty online interactive calendar. For this day, I will be showing you how to make a simple crochet bookmark with a tassel. This is a good craft for children ages 7 and above. There is a full video tutorial as well as a pdf file with written instructions included.

Ramadan Thirty is the perfect Ramadan kids calendar. A one of a kind online interactive digital Ramadan Calendar featuring 30 days of learning and activity!

If you would like your child to have this Ramadan kids calendar and participate in this activity, make sure to go sign up here.

Make sure you follow Eva and Asiyah’s crafty journey on their blog, Instagram, and YouTube channel. Although they are on a break right now, you can also favorite their shop and buy some great products for your kids when they re-open.

If you would like to try another Ramadan themed craft soon, make sure to sign up for my mailing list here to get notified when I release my free DIY Ramadan project. If you’re looking for some Eid gifts, you can check out my Ramadan/Eid Products roundup over here.

Ramadan 2019 Product Line Up for Kids and Moms!

Come shop some exclusive handmade products for Ramadan 2019! Great selection for kids and moms! Free US shipping and other great deals.

Ramadan 2019 is almost here and I have some great products lined up!

Here you can find all of my products together with a brief description and a link to purchase!

If you are looking for decor to go with the purple Ramadan theme or in your Ramadan kid’s corner, I have made these simple crescent moon wall hangings. The smaller one is 8.5 by 6.5 in. and the bigger one us 16 x 9.5 in. including fringe. They each come ready to hang with a wooden dowel. You can purchase these here!

Come shop some exclusive handmade products for Ramadan 2019! Great selection for kids and moms! Free US shipping and other great deals.

My favorite of my Ramadan 2019 products is this traditional looking colorful vest along with a matching kufi prayer hat with gold trimming. The vest is available in a 2-3 year size and the kufi hats are available in 2 to 4 year and 5 to 7 year sizes. They are both made with a cotton and polyester blend yarn which makes them soft and breathable. You can purchase the kufi hats here and the vest here. It can also be purchased as a set for under $40, just enter the code KUFIANDVEST at checkout.

Come shop some exclusive handmade products for Ramadan 2019! Great selection for kids and moms! Free US shipping and other great deals.
Come shop some exclusive handmade products this year! Great selection for kids and moms! Free US shipping and other great deals.
Come shop some exclusive handmade products! Great selection for kids and moms! Free US shipping and other great deals.
Come shop some exclusive handmade products for Ramadan 2019! Great selection for kids and moms! Free US shipping and other great deals.

I also have 100% cotton kufi hats as part of my Ramadan 2019 line up. These are super soft and breathable. They also come in 2 to 4 year and 5 to 7 year sizes. I have limited quantities in this style! You can purchase these here.

Come shop some exclusive handmade products for Ramadan 2019! Great selection for kids and moms! Free US shipping and other great deals.

If you are looking for a small but meaningful gift, I also have bookmarks available with beautiful tassels for holding your place while doing spiritual readings. The crochet bookmark can be made in various colors! You can purchase these here.

Come shop some exclusive handmade products for Ramadan 2019! Great selection for kids and moms! Free US shipping and other great deals.

Jewelry for Ramadan 2019 and Eid Parties for Moms!

I also have a couple of Eid products for ladies. If you’re looking for simple Eid jewelry you can get these mini tassel hoops (buy here) or long tassel earrings (buy here) for $12.00 per pair. If you purchase two pairs, you can get them for $10.20 each over here.

Come shop some exclusive handmade products this year! Great selection for kids and moms! Free US shipping and other great deals.
Come shop some exclusive handmade products for Ramadan 2019! Great selection for kids and moms! Free US shipping and other great deals.

Currently I have some great discounts on these products as well as free US shipping and a local Mississauga pick-up option until April 17th! You can shop all items over in my Etsy shop.

Read more about me and my shop here.

Jen – POC Designer of Crochet Basket Patterns and More

Jen is a fellow POC maker and mama designer and has published some amazing crochet basket patterns. She also discovered a new stitch called the Bolster Stitch which she has used in a few of her patterns.

Jen is a fellow POC maker and mama designer and has published some amazing accessory and crochet basket patterns. She also discovered a new stitch called the Bolster Stitch which she has used in a few of her patterns.

She just released this gorgeous Bolster Brim Sunhat pattern in collaboration with Erika Vondrak of Vondrak Yarns who sells XL yarns for home decor and other bigger projects!

I have had the privilege of meeting Jen in person and our little ones have also played together! She has gone from being an Instagram friend to one of my closest maker friends in real life! Read on to get to know her or skip to the bottom if you would like to watch our recorded Live!

Tell me a little bit about yourself and your business.

My name is Jen. I’m a wife, mama, crocheter/designer, licensed massage therapist and getting back to the appraisal field. In other words, I’m a maker trying to stay organized!
My business name “Jsodet” is pronounced j-so-day. More recently, my business has turned to designing patterns. Previously, I was making finished products to sell. I’m currently working on designs to feature the Bolster stitch.

How many years have you been knitting/crocheting for?

About 9 yrs now.

What are your current WIPs?

Collaborations with a couple of Etsy yarn shops and some patterns for my own blog and newsletter release.

What is your favorite thing to design and why?

Probably baskets and bags. I love working in the round!

What are your goals for this year?

I would like to make myself a cardi. I would also like to design a ruana or kimono.

How do you balance mom-life and making?

Hahaha idk! I try to crochet while my daughter is busy with something. We also share the attic which is my studio and her barbie world so we are doing our own thing but still hanging out and talking to each other.

One piece of advice for fellow mama makers?

As a POC, I usually just ignore racist crap. I have no time for that BS. My family is kind of diverse especially in skin tones and religious beliefs so I’m used to thinking diversity is normal. It has been a slap in the face realizing it’s not how everyone feels. I am just always aware of who I’m around. I like to keep quiet and observe and if I don’t like the vibe I leave. Sometimes I speak and sometimes I just don’t want to deal with it. But as I’ve gotten older I don’t get too much of it or I just ignore those people.

As for mama makers, don’t be hard on yourself. Try to find some mama time for self care and just try to enjoy your little ones. They won’t be little for long. And don’t think you have to keep up with the top makers. Go at your own pace so you can still enjoy your creative skill and not get burnt out.

Jen is a fellow POC maker and mama designer and has published some amazing crochet basket patterns. She also discovered a new stitch called the Bolster Stitch which she has used in a few of her patterns.

Here is one of Jen’s beautiful crochet basket patterns. This is the medium size basket from her “Bolster Ridge Basket Trio” pattern. It’s an easy textured basket pattern featuring her bolster stitch. You can find this pattern in her Etsy shop and in her Ravelry shop.

You can find Jen on Instagram, Facebook, and her blog. Find her patterns in her Etsy and Ravelry shops.

You can find a recording of the Live that I did with Jen here!

If you are a mama designer and/or a poc designer and would like to be featured, you can fill out the form here.

Featured for my Tunisian Crochet Patterns by Bluprint Blog

My Tunisian crochet patterns have recently recieved some recognition!

When I got an email a few weeks ago from the Bluprint (formerly Craftsy) blog author, I couldn’t believe that they wanted to feature me. Although I responded and agreed, it was all very surreal to me!

Tunisian crochet patterns on Noor's knits blog featured by Bluprint (formerly Craftsy).

The publishing date for the article had not been released so I just kept checking back! I finally saw the post today and can’t begin to describe how grateful I am. My blog has been highlighted for my Tunisian crochet patterns and POC and Mama Maker Series. I have been selected and placed among some other amazing bloggers including Stephanie of All About Ami, Toni of TLYarncrafts, Amber of Divine Debris, Jess of Make and Do Crew, Rohn of Rohn Strong, and Tamara of Moogly.

Tunisian crochet patterns on Noor's knits blog featured by Bluprint (formerly Craftsy).

My Tunisian Sweetheart Scarf is the main photo in the article. This is a free beginner-friendly toddler scarf pattern on my blog. You can find the complete blog post and pattern here.

It’s moments like these where I really feel like I’m on the right track. I believe I can really achieve anything if I set my mind to it. I appreciate each and every one of you for your ongoing support, whether you are following me on Instagram and engaging with my content or just giving me words of encouragement and advice!

Here is the full article on Bluprint for “10 Crochet Blogs We’re Following Right Now.” Go give it a read and share with your maker friends!

Crochet Dress for Babies- Tunisian Pixie Dress

A crochet baby dress, designed by me?! Somebody pinch me!

Pin this crochet dress now and make it later

The Tunisian Pixie Dress is a beginner friendly Tunisian crochet dress pattern for babies! It can be made in sizes 0-3 months all the way up to 18-24 months! You can now find it on Etsy and Ravelry.

It’s here! A crochet baby dress that I designed all on my own! When I started working on this design, I didn’t know if it would end up fitting an actual baby. The first version I made was something that would probably only fit a doll. I persisted though because I had promised myself at the beginning of the year to create more girl designs.

The Tunisian Pixie Dress is a beginner friendly Tunisian crochet dress pattern for babies! It can be made in sizes 0-3 months all the way up to 18-24 months! You can now find it on Etsy and Ravelry.

I looked at it and tried to justify the size and told myself that I could make it work! Then, after a whole lot of convincing myself, I realized that if I am going to get serious about designing I need to start looking at tech editing as an investment rather than an expense! I asked around and everyone recommended Emily from Fiat Fiber Arts. I reached out to her and started discussing the design. She helped me figure out the math and become more confident in my designing process. She is an amazing tech editor and mentor! I absolutely loved working with her!

The Tunisian Pixie Dress is a beginner friendly Tunisian crochet dress pattern for babies! It can be made in sizes 0-3 months all the way up to 18-24 months! You can now find it on Etsy and Ravelry.

Even after figuring out the math, I was praying really hard that the dress would actually fit the respective sizes in the pattern. This is where my testers came and blew me away. They sent me pictures of the dress on AN ACTUAL BABY! This is when things got real!

So today, I present to you, my Tunisian Pixie Dress! It can be made in sizes 0-3 months all the way up to 18-24 months (16” to 20” chest circumference). This pattern is for a Tunisian crochet baby dress that is worked flat and seamed. Video and photo tutorials are included as well as a schematic and a full sizing chart along with written instructions. This is a super cute pattern for a baby shower gift or for a special occasion such as birthday party, wedding, or a newborn photoshoot! You can now find it on Etsy and Ravelry.

Pin this dress now and make it later.

The Tunisian Pixie Dress is a beginner friendly Tunisian crochet dress pattern for babies! It can be made in sizes 0-3 months all the way up to 18-24 months! You can now find it on Etsy and Ravelry.

Looking for another baby Tunisian project, check out my Creamsicle Crochet Baby Blanket Pattern. This blanket was my first Tunisian crochet pattern that I published!