Archive for crochet

FREE YARN (or Really Cheap) and How to Get It

Barbara shared her 10 Ten Tips on How To Get FREE YARN (or really cheap yarn) in a Facebook group (Shoe Boxes Through the Year).  I’m so excited that Barbara said I could share all of them with you!  JOY with Purpose is all about bargain shopping and crafting to be able to frugally donate to charities around the world.  Think of all the special items you can make that will be so cherished by those in need.  Here are some free tutorials I’ve posted that can definitely use all your new found yarn!  Colorful Dolls, Tossing Rings, my “Aunt Ida” simple hat pattern, and my 10 Washcloth Patterns!

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10 Easy Washcloth Tutorials to Sew, Knit or Crochet

Everyone needs washcloths!  I’ve made many to give away at family baby showers.  And every one of my shoebox gifts included one and a bar of soap.  Soldier, veteran and homeless organizations also need donations for their hygiene kits.  Looking through my Pinterest Boards, I found some of my favorite ones to make.  Here are 10 of the Easy Washcloth Tutorials I found to sew, knit or crochet.

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Crocheted Dolls: Perfect Way to Use Up All Your Scraps

crocheted dolls

Children LOVE dolls!  They love something to cuddle, take care of, and sleep with.  These crocheted dolls are very soft and huggable.

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Spring Craft Convention: You Are Invited!

It’s time once again for the 3rd Annual Spring Craft Convention!  It is sponsored by the Facebook Page:  Crafting for Shoeboxes.  It is a “virtual” convention, online only.  Here’s an opportunity to show off your crafts and learn new ones.  You WILL want to sign up for this FREE event for March 19 through March 20 – and never have leave your home to attend!

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Crocheted Toss Rings

Here is a simple, easy and inexpensive craft.  My friend Cindy loves to craft and loves to donate.  To keep costs down, she looks carefully at every item before it hits the trash.  Can it be transformed and used in another way?  Her resourcefulness came up with this fun project:  Crocheted Toss Rings!  I loved them and wanted to share them with you.

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The Aunt Ida Hat: Free Pattern

Do you have a hero that inspires you?  My heros were my Mother and my Aunts.

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