Take advantage of summer berries for this 4th of July Fruit Platter that is the perfect dessert for a hot summer night. It's simple to throw together, looks festive, and is not very heavy. It's also a great make ahead dessert too!
This post contains affiliate links, please click here for more info! Thank you for supporting Grace and Yarn! July is here, and that means our 2nd annual Christmas in July event! With help from an awesome testing team we have 4 new fun and free patterns to share with you this month. All of which are great for stuffing stockings, preparing for Fall/Winter craft fairs or getting a head start on your Christmas gift list! We will be sharing one new pattern each Friday for the month of July! Feel free to PIN this post here as I'll hyperlink each pattern below for easy finding! When brainstorming these patterns I had many requests for small and quick to make projects. I'm happy to share that the smallest of these patterns is 6 inches tall and the tallest only 8 inches! Apart from being on the small side I have also kept the sewing at a minimal. Making each of these a great project if you're new to amigurumi or have been wanting to try it out! You can also check out these tips here to walk you through amigurumi basics or head over here to get my favorite tips for stuffing your creations! My absolute favorite part about these patterns is that I was able to use yarn I already had in my stash (trying to keep my new year's resolution to use it up). Each pattern only uses a small amount of yarn in each color! The hardest part will be deciding if you'll make just one or all four! Below, you can find out all of the details for when each pattern will be posted and the materials needed for each project! I'll include the link to each pattern as they're posted below. If you'd like to be notified by email feel free to sign up for our newsletter here! You're also welcome to join the Grace and Yarn Crochet Group on Facebook to follow along, share your work and engage with others who love to crochet! If you'd like to be prepared with what materials will be needed for each project I have them listed below. You will also want a pair of scissors, tapestry needle (bent tips work amazing for amigurumi!), stitch markers (a piece of scrap yarn does the trick), and stuffing. Rosie the Reindeer - July 5th Rosie the Reindeer will be the first pattern to appear in the series on Friday July 5th! She's a smaller version of Ray the Reindeer that was released in last year's series. Materials you will need - Size 4 worsted weight yarn (50g of light brown and small amount of white, dark brown and choice of color for cheeks and scarf) 3.5 mm crochet hook (These are my all time favorite hooks to use!) 5mm crochet hook (scarf) 9mm safety eyes Black crochet/embroidery thread for eyelashes (optional) Penny the Penguin - July 12th Penny the Penguin is also a smaller version from last year (you can find Penn the Penguin here). I had a lot of fun giving her more detailed features to remind me of a penguin! Her pattern will be on the blog Friday July 12th! Materials you will need - Size 4 worsted weight yarn (25g of light gray, 25g of dark gray; small amount of white, orange, and accent color for scarf and cheeks) 3.5 mm crochet hook 5mm crochet hook (scarf) 9mm safety eyes Black crochet/embroidery thread for eyelashes (optional) Sam the Snowman - July 19th Sam the Snowman is the sweetest little guy! Of the four he is the only pattern I made in a boy version but any of these patterns can easily be modified as a boy or girl version. I started designing Sam last December and couldn't get the details figured out in time to share before Christmas. I put him in 'time out' and pulled him back out at the end of May and his details seemed to flow right out. With a few froggings of his hat of course! His pattern will appear on the blog Friday July 19! Materials you will need - Size 4 worsted weight yarn (50g of white and small amount of dark gray, orange, and accent color for mittens and hat) 3.5 mm crochet hook 9mm safety eyes Black crochet/embroidery thread for smile Anna the Angel - July 26th Anna the Angel is our last and fourth pattern in this years series. She works up quickly with a little pop of color in her gown. Skip the bun and she could easily be adapted to a boy version! Anna's pattern will be released Friday July 26! Materials you will need - Size 4 worsted weight yarn (50g of white, 25g of skin color; small amount of accent color for the dress and color of choice for hair) 3.5mm crochet hook 9mm safety eyes Crochet/embroidery thread for eyelashes and smile I'd love to know which pattern you plan to make, feel free to leave a comment below or join the conversation here in the group! I'll see you back on Friday for the release of Rosie the Reindeer! Be sure to also check out the newest round of One More Row! We have a fun line-up of the top 5 patterns from last month plus some super cute patterns being shared for this next round!
Madison Beer kicked off the 4th of July by heading to a holiday party in a rather stylish fashion.
Red, White and Blue "Uncle Sam Hat" centerpiece for the 4th of July.
Halloween is a very fun time of year, especially for kids. If you love to enjoy the holiday, these Halloween monster apples will be fun for everyone!
Express your love with handmade Valentine's crafts like paper cards, gift ideas, and decorations.
Red White and Blue Rice Krispie Bites are yummy, bite-sized balls of crunchy, marshmallow-y Patriotic delight. An easy to make and super delicious 4th of July dessert.
These watermelon masterpieces are the perfect summer snacks!
4th of July Caprese Salad. An easy and unexpected caprese salad recipe that is perfect for the 4th of July or any patriotic American holiday. Blueberries are a fun twist on the classic recipe.
Alex's Creative Corner: Christmas in July - in the Meadow we can build a Snowman Curvy Keepsake die creation
When I was little I used to love making my own potions. I’d sneak into the bathroom and mix baby powder, shampoo, mouthwash… whatever I could get my hands on! With Halloween on its way – and our Dark Side of the Moon trend going full force, I can’t help but feel the need to …
Fire up the grill, it's barbecue time! Celebrate with these July 4th BBQ recipes that are so good, you and your guests will be licking your fingers clean. Don't forget a roll or two of paper towels, though!
Let the festivities begin.
Rock a patriotic mani with these ideas for DIY 4th of July Nails.
Celebrate the 4th of July with these red, white, and blue macarons infused with a hint of cocoa.
See how to re-create a patriotic vignette from a Pinterest photo. Find creative ideas for styling a Farmhouse Fourth of July Vignette.
Kick off your Fourth of July party with these summery light appetizer bites, dips, and finger foods.
July 25th marks the halfway point to Christmas, and it’s becoming a fun trend to celebrate with a Christmas in July party. With good weather and a great excuse to be outdoors, a good July Christmas party can rival a plain old December Christmas party any day of the week. How to Have an Awesome Christmas in July Party Deciding on the Decorations Take advantage of plenty of summery venues like the pool, the beach, the park, or just the backyard to get started. Decorations should pay homage to t...
Raspberry Sweet Rolls are the perfect addition to your Christmas in July breakfast or brunch menu! A famous family recipe is given a festive twist with a fruity raspberry filling. You will never eat a softer and fluffier holiday morning treat that melts in your mouth!
… der sollte bekannterweise nicht mit Steinen schmeissen (oder eine Wohngemeinschaft gründen) – aber uns bitte definitiv mal einladen!
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Hosting a Memorial Day Barbecue is a wonderful way to kick off the summer. These festive decorations and easy recipes will get the party started!
Looking for a simple 4th of July craft for kids? These patriotic necklaces are super easy to make and provide a wonderful opportunity for patterning and fine motor practice.
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