Pinterest Crafts for Kids Get Crafty Summer Camp 2021

Pinterest crafts for kids are here! Are you a Pinterest mom looking for crafts for kids? Check out the FREE online Get Crafty Summer Camp! Check out this super fun and FREE event hosted by Rebecca J Page.

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Pinterest crafts for kids are here! Are you a Pinterest mom looking for crafts for kids? Check out the FREE online Get Crafty Summer Camp!

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It is officially summer and school is out! Are you looking for fun crafts for kids? I have just the thing for you. I am excited to announce that I am one of the teachers for the super fun Get Crafty Summer Camp!

Get Crafty Summer Camp – The Perfect Summer Craft Ideas for Kids

DATES: July 12th-16th, 2021 

HAVE KIDS THAT LOVE TO CRAFT?

NEED TO FIND SOME FUN & CREATIVE PROJECTS FOR THEM TO DO THIS SUMMER?

Looking for a little creative inspiration to keep the kids busy this summer? Tap into their creative spirit with over 40 FREE virtual crafting classes this summer at our Get Crafty Summer Camp! It’s a 5-day online craft camp perfectly suited for kids 8-12 years old…and it’s all FREE! Each day will feature at least 7 classes ranging from sewing to crochet to paper crafts and more! And with 20+ FREE printables, you’ll be able to keep crafting even when camp is over.

Sign-up your camper today and join us July 12th – 16th for 40+ online classes, plus 20 printables – all for FREE! We can’t wait to see you at this summer’s Get Crafty Summer Camp!

About the kids craft summer camp program:

Get Crafty Summer Camp will be full of fun including:

  • 40+ Classes specifically designed for kids 8-12 years old that love to make things.
  • Learn New Skills – They will learn to hand-sew, crochet, weave, paper quill, and more! You’ll get to pick the classes they take each day and can participate with them!
  • International Faculty – Your campers will have the opportunity to learn from teachers from around the world! We’ll be hosting teachers from Africa, Hungary, The United States, The United Kingdom, and more!
  • Online Classes – Take classes on mobile, tablet, or desktop – from virtually anywhere in the world! Classes are pre-recorded so you can replay them as many times as you want (or stop and start) during the 24 hour period.

WHO SHOULD JOIN US AT CAMP?

  • Kids Who Love to Craft
  • Parents & Kids Who Want to Do Something Fun Together
  • Kids Who Want to Learn to do Something New
  • Grandparents & Grandkids Who Love to Make Crafts Together
  • Anyone who wants to make some really fun kid-based projects
  • Mini-Makers ages 8-12 Who Love Creating Cool Things

Sign-up your camper today and join us July 12th – 16th for 40+ online classes, plus 20 printables – all for FREE! We can’t wait to see you at this summer’s Get Crafty Summer Camp!

HOW IT WORKS

  • Each day classes will begin at 9am Eastern (New York). Also, you and your camper will have at least seven classes to choose from each day! Take all of them, or just one or two!
  • All classes will be available for FREE for a full 24 hours to accommodate your busy schedule (no matter your time zone).
  • After you register you (the adult) will begin to get a series of emails that include the daily schedule, supply list, and more! Then, each morning before classes begin, you (the adult) will get a class link for that day’s classes via email.

Pin this article for craft ideas for Pinterest Crafts for Kids

Pinterest crafts for kids are here! Are you a Pinterest mom looking for crafts for kids? Check out the FREE online Get Crafty Summer Camp!

Sign-up your camper today and join us July 12th – 16th for 40+ online classes, plus 20 printables – all for FREE! We can’t wait to see you at this summer’s Get Crafty Summer Camp!

Reviews from previous summits:

“My daughter and I really enjoyed this summit. She was so impressed with being able to have instructors from all over the world! Also, during a pandemic and some super challenging situations we’ve been facing, this was a beautiful distraction and lovely connection time with my 14-year-old daughter….💜  “— Roberta B

“I would like to first off thank all the artists and designers who participated. I can’t even imagine the time and effort they had to put into such a project for our benefit…Thank you RP for such a wonderful experience! This was my first RP Summit, however, I expect that it will not be my last. Thank you 💜🌷  “— Debbi D.

Pinterest crafts for kids are here! Are you a Pinterest mom looking for crafts for kids? Check out the FREE online Get Crafty Summer Camp!

Tunisian Crochet Ice Cream Wall Hanging Class

I will be teaching the kids how to make the Tunisian crochet ice cream wall hanging! It is a super fun crochet wall hanging pattern that will look good in any room and the best part is it can be personalized with several combinations of colors! The class is broken down into 4 pre-recorded 15-minute segments that can be watched at your own pace! This class is perfect for children ages 9 to 12 years but with some help, even the younger kids can join in!

Skills learned in my Tunisian Crochet Ice Cream Wall Hanging class:

-Tunisian crochet basics (foundation row, Tunisian simple stitch, etc.)
-Cross stitch on Tunisian crochet
-How to single crochet a border around a finished Tunisian crochet piece
-How to attach a wooden dowel to a finished Tunisian crochet piece

A full pattern PDF with step-by-step written instructions as well as a color chart will be included as part of the class!

Sign-up your camper today and join us July 12th – 16th for 40+ online classes, plus 20 printables – all for FREE! We can’t wait to see you at this summer’s Get Crafty Summer Camp!

Some of the Other Offered Classes – Best Summer Camp Crafts:

  • Eagle, Tiger, and Shark. Paper Animals of the Air, Land, and Sea! by Jeannie
  • Textured Puff Granny Square Motif by Miroslava Mihalkova
  • Three simple dinosaur art projects by Heather Step
  • Iris folding heart by ELF Papers by Elizabeth Williams
  • Hoop Art – Pear Tree by Agnes Bobak
  • Make a Paper Pinwheel that can Spin by Becky Oburotha
  • A Lovely Owl in Quilling Paper by Pily Nuñez
  • Paper Mache Bowls by Vanessa Salatino
  • The Swish Messenger Bag: How to sew and decorate a simple shoulder bag! by Linda Maki
  • How to make a memory book using items you have around the house by Amanda Horseman

The full schedule of kids crafts classes can be viewed here

There’s also a curated kit with most of the supplies

We have curated the perfect kit containing all the hard-to-find supplies. Grab the easy stuff and let us ship the rest to you – for $19.99!

Grab the Get Crafty Summer Camp Supplies Kit

Did you miss my Live Vlog from today, catch it here!

Sign-up your camper today and join us July 12th – 16th for 40+ online classes, plus 20 printables – all for FREE! We can’t wait to see you at this summer’s Get Crafty Summer Camp!

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Stash Busting Crochet Patterns RoundUp

Pin these Stash Busting Crochet Projects Now and Make Them Later

Stash-busting crochet patterns are a great way to use up your leftover yarn! Check out this round-up of quick crochet projects!

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Are you looking for ways to use up your leftover yarn, find some inspiration below for some fun stash-busting crochet projects!

Do you all have leftover yarn scraps? I have SO much leftover yarn from my projects that I have no idea what to do with! Thank goodness for my friends and their beautiful crochet designs! Here are a total of 15 leftover yarn crochet projects and the best part is that most of these are quick crochet projects so they shouldn’t take too long! If you’re new to crochet, these are perfect crochet patterns for beginners! Stash busting crochet patterns are so fun and quick to make! Check out all the awesome ideas below!

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Minimalist Wall Hanging by Noor’s Knits

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Classic Striped Dish Towel by Joy of Motion

Jorja Napkin Rings by Sunflower Cottage Crochet

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Crochet Fruit Slice Keychains by Raffamusa Designs

Flower Face Scrubbies by Made by Gootie

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Crochet Oval Placemat by Crafting Each Day

Cottage Blanket by Blue Star Crochet

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Stash Buster Sweater by Two Brothers Blanket

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Easy Cable Crochet Cafetiere Cosy by Crochet Cloudberry

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Candy Swirl Spiral Coasters by Hooked on Patterns

Square Woven Basket Set by Knitznpurlz

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Dad’s Soap on a Rope by Through the Loopy Corner

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Happily Ever After Shawl by Eclaire Makery

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Crochet Tea Towel by My Crochet Space

Rainbow Fringe Bralette by Carroway Crochet

Hydrangea Square by Knitting With Chopsticks

Amigurumi Cupcakes by Loops and Love Crochet

Crochet Bow Headband by Desert Blossom Crafts

Crochet Cotton Face Scrubbie by Remington Lane Crochet

If you enjoyed these scrap yarn crochet projects, and need more leftover yarn ideas or ideas for quick crochet gifts, check out the Spring Sparkle Coasters here and check out more stash busting patterns here.

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HAVE KIDS THAT LOVE TO CRAFT?

NEED TO FIND SOME FUN & CREATIVE PROJECTS FOR THEM TO DO THIS SUMMER?

Looking for a little creative inspiration to keep the kids busy this summer? Tap into their creative spirit with over 40 FREE virtual crafting classes this summer at the Rebecca Page Get Crafty Summer Camp! It’s a 5-day online craft camp perfectly suited for kids 8-12 years old…and it’s all FREE! Each day will feature at least 7 classes ranging from sewing to crochet to paper crafts and more! And with 20+ FREE printables, you’ll be able to keep crafting even when camp is over. I’ll be teaching a super fun class so be sure to join in!

Sign-up your camper today and join us July 12th – 16th for 40+ online classes, plus 20 printables – all for FREE! We can’t wait to see you at this summer’s Get Crafty Summer Camp!

Register Today for the Get Crafty Summer Camp for FREE!

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Stashbuster Crochet Patterns Round Up – FREE Patterns

A crochet pattern roundup that features crochet designers that are offering one of their stashbuster crochet patterns as a free downloadable PDF.

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If you’re looking for some fun stashbuster crochet patterns, you’re in the right place! Here are 31 amazing knit and crochet stashbuster patterns by different designers.

WHY STASHBUSTER CROCHET PATTERNS?

This roundup is a way to find some great designers & to use your yarn stash. 

Stash busting crochet patterns are so fun to make. We often buy new yarn before we use what’s already in our stash.

I’m challenging you to download the fun patterns, look through your stash & make something beautiful! 

SHARE USING #NOORSKNITS:

Excited about all these fun crochet patterns? 

Do you have a few friends you think would enjoy these too?
Please share in your favorite Facebook group, via email, on Pinterest & Instagram! 

When sharing, please let them know about this post containing all the freebies, not one specific pattern so they don’t miss out on all the options! 

When you start using those patterns, don’t forget to share about this event as well, linking to this post & use hashtag #noorsknits & tag @noorsknits so I can see. 

THE STASHBUSTER CROCHET PATTERNS COLLECTION:

  1. Spring Sparkle Coasters
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2. Striped Sunglasses Pouch

3. Sunday at the Pool Coasters

4. Basketweave Baby Booties

5. Quick and Easy Earrings

A crochet pattern roundup that features crochet designers that are offering one of their stashbuster crochet patterns as a free downloadable PDF.

6. Knit Baby Booties

7. Diamonds Hat

8. Zipper Pouch

9. Butterfly Cardigan

A crochet pattern roundup that features crochet designers that are offering one of their stashbuster crochet patterns as a free downloadable PDF.

10. Team Spirit Scrunchie

11. Flower Face Scrubs

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12. Sideways Dish Cloth

13. Assorted Rose Bouquet

14. Fox Face Brooch

15. N Stitch Mug Cozy

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16. The Classic Cowl

17. Somerside Dishcloth

18. Diamond Bobble Scrubby

19. Spiral Baby Hat

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20. Simple Basket

21. Honeycomb Cowl

A crochet pattern roundup that features crochet designers that are offering one of their stashbuster crochet patterns as a free downloadable PDF.

22. Short and Chunky Fingerless Gloves

23. Whale Amigurumi

24. Easy AF Crochet Headband

25. Reusable Crochet Ear Protector

26. Spring Modern Granny Infinity Scarf

27. Venus’s Looking Glass Motif

28. Tunisian Mug Rug

A crochet pattern roundup that features crochet designers that are offering one of their stashbuster crochet patterns as a free downloadable PDF.

29. Florabelle Fingerless Gloves

30. Easy Boho Evening Purse

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31. Arewa Ear Warmer

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Darn Good Yarn – Shop Sustainable Fashion and Yarn

Shop sustainable fashion and yarn and help to make the world a better place, one skirt or one yarn skein at a time! Read more about Darn Good Yarn here.

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Darn Good Yarn is the place to shop if you’re looking for sustainable fashion options. Among other things, Darn Good Yarn focuses on empowering women in India and Nepal by providing fair-trade work. They use sustainable materials to create beautiful skirts and yarns.

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Styling the skirts is easy since they can be worn in many different ways. I had the honor of receiving these skirts as gifts recently. You can scroll through to see how I styled them. I received two skirts, one mini skirt, and one ankle-length skirt. The best part is that both of these are reversible and the styling possibilities are endless!

Darn Good Yarn – Mini Skirt

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I paired the mini skirt with a neutral grey quarter-sleeve top, a boho-style scarf from my wardrobe, and black leggings. I completed the look with a boho clutch (designed by me) and my cognac knee-high boots! Any neutral top/tank top will go with this skirt. For a summer or spring look, you can wear them without leggings. Complete the summer/spring look with a pair of boho-style sandals or flats! For winter, you can pair the skirt with a neutral color turtleneck!

Shop sustainable fashion and yarn and help to make the world a better place, one skirt or one yarn skein at a time! Read more about Darn Good Yarn here.

The other side had these beautiful leaf designs that also paired well with my Fall look!

Styling the Ankle Length Skirt

My personal favorite was the long Darn Good Yarn fair trade ankle-length skirt because it took me back to India and all my memories of wearing saris and other traditional outfits anytime I have a wedding in the family! This copper-golden side is so pretty with the sheen. As soon as I saw it, I knew I wanted to pair it with the vest I made earlier this year! I wore the same shirt since it’s such a great neutral piece and paired the look with my rose gold flats!

Shop sustainable fashion and yarn and help to make the world a better place, one skirt or one yarn skein at a time! Read more about Darn Good Yarn here.

The grey silk with floral print is so beautiful too, I couldn’t help but dance a little with all the ‘gheyr’ (pleats)!

Shop sustainable fashion and yarn and help to make the world a better place, one skirt or one yarn skein at a time! Read more about Darn Good Yarn here.

For every Darn Good Yarn upcycled sari skirt purchased, Darn Good Yarn will donate one skirt to victims of domestic violence. You can shop a variety of sari silk wrap Do Darn Good skirts here and the current deal is BUY 2 GET 3 FREE!

Aside from sustainable fashion, Darn Good Yarn also has lots of beautiful thoughtfully-sourced yarns available in their shop from beaded silk yarn to chiffon ribbon yarn. These yarns are made from scraps of saris to reduce waste. I personally love the chiffon ribbon yarn for making accessories. The chiffon ribbon yarn is perfect for accessories and is what I used for designing the clutch seen in the pictures above (to be released soon)! You can shop a variety of unique and beautiful yarns.

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You can also sign up for a monthly subscription box where you’ll receive some amazing yarns to try out!

Save BIG by choosing the annual subscription plan, and join in on the DGY community fun! Monthly Billing costs $20/mo vs Annual Billing costs $10/mo! Sign up by clicking the picture below!

It’s such a great feeling to shop sustainable fashion and ethically sourced yarn and to know you are helping to make the world a better place, one skirt or one yarn skein at a time! If you found this post helpful make sure to pin and share!

Sari Wrap Skirts
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Read my bio to learn more about my journey as a fiber artist here. You can also check out more ways to style these skirt wraps over here.

Easy Crochet Animal Patterns for Beginners – Caterpillar

Are you looking for easy crochet animal patterns for beginners? You’re in the right place. I have a cute little guy waiting for you! This little caterpillar is very close to my heart because he is the very first thing I designed for my little one! My son was born in June so typically everything was about my little “June Bug” – from my baby shower theme to the little nursery corner in our room and finally this blog and my brand!

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Looking for easy crochet animal patterns for beginners? You're in the right place, try this cute Tunisian crochet sampler caterpillar pattern for beginners!

Easy Crochet Animal Patterns for Beginners – The Tunisian Samplerpillar (Caterpillar)

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Happy Blog-A-Versary to Noor’s Knits! One year ago, I decided to start designing patterns and start this little blog not knowing what direction it would take. I am so glad I did because now I have a home for all of my creativity in the form of free modern baby knitting patterns and free baby crochet patterns for beginners! I have also met some amazing people along the way. I recently got to do a collab with Clover (a company I have always loved!), you can read my full review of their Tunisian Crochet Hook Set over here. I was also featured on Bluprint (formerly Craftsy) for my Tunisian crochet patterns! You can read more about that here. I am not done yet, there will be more collabs and free knitting and crochet patterns in the near future!

Now, on to the good stuff. In honor of my blog-a-versary, I am sharing the first of my free crochet toy patterns for babies. Yes, there will hopefully be more! There are lots of easy crochet animal patterns for beginners out there but this one is a unique one made especially for my little Bubs. Today I want to share this cutie with you all so you can make it for the little ones in your life too! This is a perfect pattern if you have been wanting to try Tunisian crochet hence the name Tunisian Samplerpillar. The body is made up of some basic Tunisian crochet stitches to get you familiar with them!

Pattern:

About the Pattern:
This beginner-friendly pattern is for a Tunisian crochet sampler caterpillar plushie that is worked up in pieces and sewn together. This is a pattern near and dear to me and is a variation of the first thing I made for my son! 

Yarn: 

Needles & Hooks:

Notions: 

Gauge:

  • Gauge is not crucial for this project. If the pieces are too big, use a smaller hook size and if the pieces are too small, use a bigger hook size. As an approximation: a 1 in. square consists of 3 st. over 5 rows in Tunisian simple stitch using the Bernat Maker Home Decor yarn.

Finished Size:
The finished size of the caterpillar is approximately 4 in. wide (including the legs) and 9 in. long from head to last ball.

Notes:

  • Pattern rows are Forward pass instructions.
  • The following instructions are implied: 
    • The loop already on the hook at the beginning of the row counts as the first st.
    • Always TSS in the last st of the row, being sure to work under both loops of the st.
  • Return Pass: Follow the foundation row and each row with the Return Pass in the same color.
    • Return Pass Instructions: Ch 1, *yarn over, pull through two loops; repeat from * until 1 loop remains on the hook.

Abbreviations:
Tss – Tunisian Simple Stitch
Tps – Tunisian Purl Stitch
Tks –
Tunisian Knit Stitch
Sl St – Slip Stitch
St(s) – Stitch(es)
RetP – Return Pass
Ch – Chain

Head:

Using a 5.5 mm Tunisian crochet hook, with Color A Ch 12 – make foundation row. 

Note: Complete a standard RetP after each row.

Row 2: Tss across with Color A for 15 rows.

Bind off leaving a 20 in. tail. Fold piece in half with wrong side facing you. Seam up the sides using sl st. Leave the top open and do not cut remaining yarn tail.

Count to the 5th row from the top and 3rd st from the right and make a french knot with the 24 in. piece of the brown yarn. Count two stitches to the left and make one more french knot. Embroider a smile by weaving yarn through the third row down from the left eye and over and into the mirroring stitch under the right eye as seen in the picture above.

Add stuffing or scrap yarn and seam up the top.

Attach Antennae:

Leaving a 6 in. tail, Sl st. brown yarn into the right side of top of head and ch 5. Leaving a 2 in. tail, cut yarn. Wrap the 6 in. tail around the sl st at the top of the head and tie a knot. Weave remaining yarn through the head. Leaving a space of 1 to 2 stitches, move to the left and repeat for left antenna. Weave in all loose ends into the head.

Body Ball 1:

Ch 12 with Color B and make foundation row.
Note: Complete a standard RetP after each row.

Row 2: (Tss, Tps)* Rep * across.
Row 3: (Tps, Tss)* Rep * across.

Repeat rows 2 and 3 until you’ve completed 15 rows.

Bind off leaving a 20 in. tail. Fold piece in half with wrong side facing you. Seam up the sides using sl st. Leave the top open and do not cut remaining yarn tail. Add stuffing or scrap yarn and seam up the top. Do not cut remaining yarn tail. Attach legs using the same method as for antennae.

Body Ball 2:

Ch 12 with Color A and make foundation row.
Note: Complete a standard RetP after each row.

Row 2: Tps across.

Repeat Row 2 until you’ve completed 15 rows.

Bind off leaving a 20 in. tail. Fold piece in half with wrong side facing you. Seam up the sides using sl st. Leave the top open and do not cut remaining yarn tail. Add stuffing or scrap yarn and seam up the top. Do not cut remaining yarn tail. Attach legs using the same method as for antennae.

Body Ball 3:

Ch 12 with Color B and make foundation row.
Note: Complete a standard RetP after each row.

Row 2: Tks across.
Repeat Row 2 until you’ve completed 15 rows.

Bind off leaving a 20 in. tail. Fold piece in half with wrong side facing you. Seam up the sides using sl st. Leave the top open and do not cut remaining yarn tail. Add stuffing or scrap yarn and seam up the top. Do not cut remaining yarn tail. Attach legs using the same method as for antennae.

Assembly:

Now assemble the pieces together as shown in the picture with the head placed a little above the rest of the body. The balls of the body should alternate and look like a wave.

You are done! Now just let your little one cuddle with their new friend and snap a picture. I hope you enjoyed making this easy crochet animal pattern for beginners – Tunisian Samplerpillar. Have any questions? The best way to reach me is via email: [email protected]

Share your finished Tunisian Samplerpillar with me on social media using the hashtag #tunisiansamplerpillar for a chance to be featured!
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This is an original pattern from Noor’s Knits, ©2019. Please do not reprint, repost, or sell any parts of this pattern, but feel free to link back to my blog. You are welcome to sell finished items made from this pattern but please kindly link back to my website. Send questions to [email protected]

Looking for easy crochet animal patterns for beginners? You're in the right place, try this cute Tunisian crochet sampler caterpillar pattern for beginners!

Easy Crochet Animal Patterns for Beginners – The Tunisian Samplerpillar (Caterpillar)

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Want to try some more Tunisian crochet, find my Tunisian Crochet Pumpkin Pattern with a full photo tutorial here.

Crochet and Knitting Pattern Testers – What I’m Looking For

If you are looking for cute crochet and knitting patterns for babies and kids. You can click here and apply to be a regular tester for my fun patterns!

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Crochet and knitting pattern testing is an essential process every designer has to go through in order to publish designs. My biggest concern with designing is making sure my numbers all make sense and the process of making the piece is easy to follow! I plan on publishing more baby and kids patterns and need a group of testers that I can rely on regularly. I rely on feedback and comments from testers to make my pattern the best version before I hit the publish button! In return for your effort, time, and valuable feedback, I will showcase your work on my social media platforms including my Instagram, Facebook, and Pinterest!

Hello! Thank you so much for applying to be a tester for my baby/kids patterns. Before reading any further, some major requirements I have are that you: 1.) Have a public Instagram profile, 2.) An available baby or child model to try my patterns on (preferably at home), 3.) Able to take clear and bright pictures (in daylight), 4.) Have a Ravelry profile where you can share a project.

Please answer the questions below and please see the requirements I have of a tester: – To finish and have emailed notes by a given deadline. – Check for mathematical errors – Check for grammatical errors – Convey things that could have been explained better – Contact if there is anything that doesn’t make sense – Time how long it took you to test – Confirm yardage used – Give final measurements – Send a work in progress photo(s), finished photo(s) of your work as a flat lay and on a model – (so I can see how the fit ended up on the baby/child) – Put up a Ravelry project within one week of the pattern release. Testers will be directly e-mailed when testing opportunities become available. Thank you so much for applying to be a regular tester for Noor’s Knits!

Here are the things I am looking for in a knit/crochet pattern tester:

  • Has a public Instagram profile
  • Can read through a pattern and follow directions
  • Knows basic crochet and/or knitting techniques (I usually provide video tutorial links or photo tutorials)
  • Communicate with me and other testers via an Instagram direct message group
  • Give feedback about sizing, numbers, format, and the general flow of the pattern. Must have a baby or child that can try the finished piece by the deadline!
  • Take high-quality pictures (bright and clear) taken in daylight outside or near a window, clear and show details of the project (flat lay pictures and on models)
  • Help promote the pattern release by sharing on social media
  • Add a project to Ravelry within one week of the pattern release
  • Agree to copyright terms: never share or replicate any parts of the design and pass them on as their own.
If you are looking for cute crochet and knitting patterns for babies and kids. You can click here and apply to be a regular tester for my fun patterns!

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Crochet and Knitting Pattern Tester Application

Fill out this form if you are interested and can agree to all of the above!

If you would like an in-depth look into the pattern testing process and how to get chosen to be a pattern tester, check out this detailed post by my friend Elisabeth of Desamour Designs.

Read more about and try my latest free crochet pattern, the Back to School Tunisian Bag pattern here.

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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.

Gifts for Makers – By Makers, Amazon Buys, and Self-Care

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Gifts for makers

Gifts for makers – I have compiled a list of things makers would love to get as gifts. First, I have a few gifts for makers made by other makers. A few people I have been following on Instagram for a while have great products! Second, I have a few gift options available through Amazon (most of them have Prime 2-day shipping available). These are great quick buys if you are running low on time! Lastly, I have a few self-care gift ideas for fellow Mama Makers!

Gifts for Makers by Makers

Hand-Carved Crochet Hooks by Miramar Woods

Kristina of Miramar Woods makes beautiful hand-carved wooden crochet hooks from reclaimed fallen eucalyptus branches from sizes 4 mm and up. She has limited quantities available for Christmas pre-order but she usually has 20 spots available per month! These are gorgeous and make for environmentally friendly gifts for makers in your life! Check out her Etsy shop here.

Gifts for makers - hand carved wooden crochet hooks.

Project Bags by Sour Bags and Totes

Kasey from Sour Bags and Totes has an amazing selection with super trendy bags that are big enough to hold a couple of wips and all of your essentials!

This is a one of a kind crossbody fold over zipper bag, made from upcycled cotton fabric and other reused materials. It features pockets on the inside, an adjustable cotton webbing strap in navy blue and a zipper top that folds over. 

Size: 14.5″ x 14″ ( folded) —> Unfolded: 14.5″ x 19.5″ 
STRAP LENGTH FULLY EXTENDED: 53.75″
STRAP LENGTH AT ITS SHORTEST: 32″

 Get this bag here and support this amazing maker!

Shirts with Crafty Sayings by Little Birdie Design Studio

I love these shirts with crafty sayings by Tori from Little Birdie Design Studio! She is a fellow Ohio gal who has a great selection of cute maker-wear! 

Calling all Yarn Lovers… stay comfy while working on your next project in this slinky jersey tee. Featured in Ash Heather or White. This tee is a slightly looser fit in a soft and slightly sheer fabric, creating a vintage-inspired style.

I mean come on, we all need a shirt to wear while we knitflix/crochetflix. Get this shirt here and support this awesome maker.

Gifts for makers - T-Shirts with Crafty Sayings by Little Birdie Design Studio

Stitch Markers by Mark my Stitches

My friend Hulya over at Mark My Stitches has these amazing designer stitch markers that make for a perfect gift!

Here is her Bead Hugging Snag Free Stitch Marker Collection: Colorful Parrot

Treat yourself or a knitting friend with these adorable and versatile markers. This delightful range will make your knitting more joyful and unique. Handcrafted from a choice of glass pearl or glass crystal beads and lightweight anodized aluminum wire. This beautiful set comes with 8 markers and a gorgeous matching enamel and colorful parrot charm progress keeper.

Available in two sizes:
– Up to 5mm needle
– Up to 8mm needle.

Comes with a handy storage tin to pop into your project bag

You can get these adorable stitch markers here

Cute and Comfy Graphic Tees by Sew Chicky by Sai

My friend Saiqa of Sew Chicky by Sai has these super cute and comfy tees with great sayings on them. How cute is her tag-line: “At Sew Chicky by Sai we say it with tee-tastic tees!”?  

This line of funny, motivational graphic t-shirts are great for the people on your list who have it all, the comedians, or those who are just plain tricky to shop for. They come in a variety of customizable colors and sizes. These are soft unisex jersey shirts. They have a boyfriend/looser fit. 

Have a phrase in mind but don’t see it listed? Send her a message, she will happily offer customization services. 

She’s also offering all of you 15% off with the coupon code noorsknits and all items are currently standard free shipping!

Here are two of my faves which I recently bought! Click here to shop her collection!

Gifts for Makers – Quick Buys on Amazon

Here are a few smaller items that I think are an investment and would be appreciated by any maker! They are available through Amazon and most of them with Prime 2-day shipping! Click on the pictures to buy!

This Vintage Embroidery Scissor is super sharp and looks amazing.

The most sturdy retractable tape measure I have bought to date – Singer Pro Series Retractable Tape Measure!

A couple of great books I would recommend are The Ultimate Knitting Book by Vogue and The Tunisian Crochet Workshop by Michelle Robinson.

The Ultimate Knitting Book by Vogue is pretty much like an encyclopedia of knitting and how to design knitwear. It includes so much valuable information whether you’re starting off or an advanced knitter!

The Tunisian Crochet Workshop by Michelle Robinson is a great starter book for learning Tunisian Crochet and includes some fun projects. More than that, it is so colorful and fun. Honestly, this book just makes me happy every time I look at it.

Blocking Mats by Humble Crafter – I bought these blocking mats a while ago and I thought it was a great set because it came with 1 retractable measuring tape and 1 box of T-pins.

Knitter’s Pride Knit Blockers – These blocking pins are sturdy are amazing

Clover Amour Hooks – I’ve heard a lot about these hooks. They have a soft grip so they are ergonomic and will allow you to crochet for long periods of time.

Knit Picks Yarn Ball Winder – I have heard really great things about this yarn ball winder!

Gifts for Makers – Specifically for Mama Makers

One of the best gifts for makers, especially mama makers, is the gift of TIME. If you know a fellow mama maker who lives close by – spend some time with her kids while she works. Treat her to a day off by gifting her a spa session or manicure and pedicure. If you’re not able to do that, you can gift her some self-care items. I think this is something I have been forgetting to do lately and sometimes simple gifts can act as a reminder. Here are a few of my favorites:

Gifts for Makers - Self-care gifts for mama makers

My favorite hand lotion – Glysomed Hand Lotion – I apply it right before sleeping and it does wonders. I wake up with super soft hands! You can find it on Amazon by clicking the link below.

Alternatively, I love any Bath and Body Works Body Butter

My favorite mask – Mask of Magnanimity from Lush Cosmetics. Yes, the same one that turns me into “Oscalagrouch” as Bubs says =). This mask always makes me feel so refreshed like I have had a long nap and am ready to take on the world!

Lastly, we all need more yarn in our lives, amirite? You can grab a gift card from JoAnnMichaels, or an LYS! 

If you would like to spoil your friend, check out this blog post about the Denise Interchangeable Crochet Hooks and Knitting Needles Sets

Bullying – A Much Needed Reality Check

The bullying started for me when I was in elementary school. I was the new overtly different kid since I was the only Indian girl in my class. People didn’t sit next to me. They told me “I smelled gross”. They laughed at me and in front of me. Then, the struggle in middle school was to fit in while in that awkward phase of transitioning into my adolescent self. The self that hurt more because I understood more about myself and about life in general. This was the first time I was physically hurt by someone and then it happened again a few times in high school.

Self-Negativity Born from Hateful Speech

But you know what? It’s not the physical assaults that hurt. I survived those because those wounds healed with time but what I was left with were the real scars. I was left with the scars of negativity: negative views about myself, my life, and about who I was. When someone says hurtful things about you, the words imprint on your mind. The more you think about those things, you start internalizing that hateful speech.

A picture of me wearing my #hatnothate hat and showing my support for the Stomp Out Bullying Campaign

Moving On

Eventually, I pulled myself up and out of that cloud of negativity and found true friends who showed me that there is more to life. They taught me that it’s important to process those negative experiences and move on. Unfortunately, it doesn’t always end this way. There are many children who never find these friends. As a result, they experience varying forms of psychological issues such as depression and in some cases, they may even commit suicide. According to studies by Yale University, bully victims are between 2 to 9 times more likely to consider suicide than non-victims (http://www.bullyingstatistics.org). Let that sink in and keep reading to see what we can do as parents to prevent this from happening.

Awareness as a Parent

Having my own child, it scares me immensely because he could also be on the receiving end of bullying once he starts school. I pray to God that he isn’t but it is a very real possibility. I remember when I was bullied, I did not want to tell my parents because I was shocked, embarrassed, and confused. That’s why, as a parent, it is so important to be aware and pick up on signs that your child is being bullied. Here’s an article by stopbullying.gov that outlines some of the signs that a child is being bullied. As parents, the best thing we can do is learn these signs and watch for them!

Support the Cause – Anti-Bullying Efforts

Today, on World Day of Bullying Prevention, I stand with Lion Brand Yarn in their support for anti-bullying with their #HatNotHate campaign for the Stomp Out Bullying Campaign. When I heard about this initiative I knew I had to help! I made a few blue hats for donation and I also made some for my own little family. Here we are sporting our #hatnothate hats.

If you’d like to support this cause. You can go donate today and/or wear blue to show your support! But before you head over there, let me know what you are doing now to prevent bullying.

Crochet Process – Creamsicle Crochet Baby Blanket

I sat down with my Tunisian crochet hook and Fall on my mind and before I knew it,  I had crocheted up a creamsicle. Read more about my inspiration behind this design over here.

A finished green creamsicle Tunisian crochet square.

Yarn

I used Big Twist Baby Yarn which is now, unfortunately, discontinued. Does anyone else feel like a lot of good yarns are very transitional? How do you manage to work with these types of yarns/keep the inspiration alive? I honestly loved this yarn. It was super soft and worked up very nicely! Oh well, I do still have some left in other colors! This was a size 4 worsted weight yarn most comparable to Lion Brand’s Vanna’s Choice yarn or Hobby Lobby’s I Love This Yarn.

Crochet Squares and Joining

I was able to crochet up each square in about 15 minutes and really found the repetitive nature of the pattern soothing! I am also a sucker for symmetry and this pattern delivered! After completing each square, I tried to weave in ends as I went and it really helped! Once I completed all twelve of the squares, I had a hard time figuring out how I should join them. I wondered if I should crochet all of them together or if I should sew them together! I tried both and found that crocheting the squares vertically and then sewing rows together worked best for this pattern since my bind off was too tight to get the crochet hook through the loops at the top of each square.

Finishing Touches

I also added a zig-zag stitch like effect horizontally with the stick color for the area where I had sewn the rows together since it looked too bare and lacked the grid-like pattern I was going for. Then I finished off with a simple border using the stick color. I was thinking of doing a multi-colored border but decided the contrast of the stick color would look better! The last step was to block. I initially tried to block each square as I went but I just got too lazy and ended up blocking the whole blanket row by row after joining all of the squares!

If you are interested in the pattern, I will be releasing it very soon! It has been sent out for testing! You can join my mailing list here to get all of my updates and find out when I release the pattern!