On My Needles
The scarf I am making for my daughter is coming along slowly.
I was excited to hear from a reader; Vicki who asked how the scallops were made.
I explained that the lace pattern repeats create them.
The crest of the wave lace pattern and the colors remind me of the bottom of a Dolly Varden cake.
What’s on your needles, please let me know in the comments below 🙂
Crafty Tools – Making Your Everyday Better
I have enjoyed knitting and crocheting with cotton blends.
Last year I finished off a crocheted granny square blanket for my daughter using a bamboo/cotton yarn.
Knit Picks have a cotton yarns end of summer sale.
Check out the savings to be had here.
Crafty Top 10
And all at once summer collapsed into fall.
Inspiration from the crafting world, is found this week from the fall season.
Fall is my favorite season, as it is a chance to knit for cooler weather.
The changing colors in the trees is always so glorious to watch.
There is a change in light outside, it is softer somehow.
Hope you are enjoying the fall season so far and the crafting opportunities it brings.
Here are some fabulous Fall Craft Ideas…
Bohemian Feather Wreath For Fall
Something a little different to try for your fall themed home decor.
I love the use of natural feathers.
Follow Aniko’s tutorial on Place Of My Taste.
Included are step by step instructions and a 3 minute video tutorial if you prefer.
Make A Simple Yarn Wall Hanging
Fiber art has been popular for a while now.
If you are looking to start with create a simple wall hanging, this tutorial is for you.
The team at Lily and Val have used different yarns in both weight and color, and using different knotting techniques to create an interesting effect.
Aberdeen Crochet Shawl Pattern
Designer Lou at Malloo Knits has created a shawl design that is crocheted but looks knitted.
Her shawl is very large and can be worn in different ways.
Her pattern can be bought in her Ravelry store.
Ilama Hat – So cute!!
Sarah from Repeat Crafter Me has designed a baby hat that is so cute.
It’s like amigurumi but in hat form.
Take a look at Sarah’s free pattern.
Learn the Crochet Waffle Stitch – Instructions for Right and Left Handers
I love seeing tutorials when both right handed and left handed instructions are included.
Jessica from Stitching Together has done a wonderful job.
Her instructions are easy to follow, with helpful pics to guide you.
Cosmetic Bag Sewing Tutorial
A sewing project that creator Damjana from Apple Green Cottage describes as easy.
The tutorial provides you with a free template for the cosmetic bag and clear instructions.
The choice of color is up to you!
Felt Apples For Fall
Follow American Felt and Crafts’ tutorial and learn the overcast stitch to make these felt apples.
Inside Tunnel Cards
I am always amazed at the sheer skill of handmade card creators.
Jennifer McGuire’s video tutorial on how to make inside tunnel cards is inspirational watching!
How To Make a V Neck T-Shirt
T-shirts are always a handy item in your wardrobe.
Autumn’s sewing pattern and tutorial are easy to follow and once you make one, you’ll be keen to have more!
Knitted Shawl Autumn Lace
This pattern is way beyond my knitting abilities but I love the leaf design and the colors used in this shawl.
Designer Svetlana Gordon has some exquisite designs many inspired by nature.
Editor’s note: Our readers have said, in their free time, they love going back over previous editions of our roundups.
– So we’ve kept the crafty goodness below from this time last year.
Felt Flower Wreath
Patti at Hearth and Vine has a fabulous way to upcycle an old picture frame. Using felt flowers to create a gorgeous fall wreath.
11 FREE Perfect Crochet Hats for Fall
Crafting for the cooler seasons. Having the extra warmth on your head is what you will be seeking.
These gorgeous patterns and designs are just the thing to jazz up your wardrobe.
Here is Bethany from Whistle and Ivy’s suggestions for free crochet hat patterns.
Striped Esjan Shawl
Claudia has finished this magnificent shawl. Her in latest post she shares about using indie dyers yarns and the amazing colorways these yarns can create.
With the fall season upon us, having a gorgeous shawl to drape over your outfit is just the thing.
Male Pattern Boldness
I came across Peter’s site when looking for sewing inspiration for men.
Peter is a sewing blogger who sews vintage patterns on vintage sewing machines.
His writing and the sewing projects he shares are wonderful!
Colorful Ten Balls Of Yarn
Lovely colorful inspiration for crocheted cot blankets.
Heather from Little Tin Bird suggests these size of blankets are perfect for ‘sneaking time’ crochet.
Moments where you have a little bit of time to sneak in some crochet.
Confetti Cushion Tutorial
Jemima from Tied with a Ribbon steps you through her quilted confetti cushion.
Such a colorful and cheery design that would jazz up any bedroom 🙂
Succulent Pumpkin Centerpiece
Fall is a lovely time to get creative with pumpkins.
Kim from Sand & Sisal has a wonderful tutorial for using succulents within a pumpkin.
Fall Leaf Embroidery
Celebrating craft ideas for fall needed to include this gorgeous free pattern by Jessica at Cutesy Crafts.
With inspiration from coloring book designs, the leaf pattern comes up a treat.
Afterschool Program Teaches Kids To Sew
Sewing is considered to be a lost art, for large segments of the population in the digital age.
A group of passionate sewers are teaching sewing to young ones.
Read more about the great work Sew Happy USA do here
Hope you enjoyed this week’s Fall Craft Ideas inspiration roundup.
Please share any projects you have on the go, via the comment section below.
Yours in Craftiness Jodie 🙂