Granny Stripe Blanket

By now you all know that I'm a lover of all things created by Lucy, at Attic 24. Her blankets are especially lovely! So colorful and snuggly. I'm still working on this blanket for my little Sophia. With a little luck finding some free time it will be done SOON. This granny stripe blanket would be perfect for my sweet Isabel. I'm probably getting a little ahead of myself wanting to start another blanket before I've finished the first one. But it's going on my 2011 project wish list. So next New Years Eve my little girls can snuggle in their colorful granny blankets. Lucy has many more wonderful photos of her granny stripe blanket. If you are looking for more blanket inspiration check her tutorials for this Hexagon How-to and this Neat Ripple Pattern. Find the pattern here

Happy New Year!


Rainbow Coin Purse

This colorful Attic 24 inspired coin purse is being shared by SparklePetal. She has a wonderfully photographed tutorial on how to sew and insert the zipper and liner. A quick project to brighten your day! Find the pattern here.


Granny Circle Cushion

This colorful Granny Circle Cushion is being shared by Andie at Lollipop Tree Lane. I really love this cushion. It's a combinations of a few of my favorite things, granny stripes and color. Fabulous! She is sharing the pattern in US and UK terms. How nice! Find the pattern here.



Bea at Knitting and Some More is sharing these pretty little potholders. While cooking and serving a crowd on Christmas this year I realized we are in desperate need of potholders! We were grabbing anything we could find to substitute for our lack of potholders. So these are going on my 2011 must have list. I made three of them last year as a gift for my Mom. They are very pretty sitting out on her table. I'm thinking I need a stack of them in bright bold solid colors. Mmm... Simple and beautiful! Find the pattern here.


Granny Triangle Bunting

This week a little color therapy and few project on my 2011 wish list. I fell in love with this Granny Triangle Bunting being shared by Carina's Craftblog. This would be just perfect for my little Sophia's room. So colorful and cheery! First go here for the granny triangle tutorial. And then go here for the bunting tutorial. What projects are on your 2011 wish list? I would love it if you would leave a comment and share a link. I am always looking for creative pattern to share here at Tangled Happy. Hope you all had a wonderful Christmas with your family and friends!


The Nativity Story

"And she will bring fourth a Son, and you shall call His name JESUS, for He will save His people from their sins." Matt. 1:21
And she brought forth her firstborn Son, and wrapped Him in swaddling clothes, and laid Him in a manger, because there was no room for them at the inn. 
Luke 2:7

Now there were in the same country shepherds living out in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night. Luke 2:8

And behold, an angel of the Lord stood before them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were greatly afraid. Then the angel said to them: "Do not be afraid, for behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy which will  be to all people. For there is born to you this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord. And this will be a sign to you: You will find a Babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger." Luke 2:9-12

And they came with haste and found Mary and Joseph, an the Babe laying in a manger. Now when they had seen Him, they made widely known the saying which was told them concering this Child. And all those who heard it marveled at those things which were told them by the shepherds. Luke 2:16-18

Then the shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all the things that they had heard and seen, as it was told to them. Luke 2:10

Now after Jesus was born in Bethleham of Judea in the days of Herod the king, behold, wise men from the East came to Jerusalem, saying, "Where is He who has been born King of the Jews? For we have seen His star in the East and have come to worship Him." Matt. 2:1-2

And behold, the star which they had seen in the East went before them, till it came and stood over where the young Child was. Matt. 2:9

When they saw the star, they rejoiced with exceedingly great joy. And when they had come into the house, they saw the young Child with Mary His mother, and fell down  and worshiped Him. And when they had opened their treasures, they presented gifts to Him: gold, frankincense and myrrh. Matt. 2:11

"Glory to God in the highest, And on earth peace, goodwill toward men!" 
Luke 2:14

Mandy at It's a Creative World is sharing this Nativity Set pattern. It is absolutely stunningly beautiful! Find the pattern here.

Merry Christmas


Jingle Bell Garland

Head over to Curbly to find the tutorial for this Jingle Bell Garland. So simple, ANYONE can do it! Find the pattern here.


Holly Wreath Christmas Earrings

Look at these! Fi at Teacups & Tiskets is sharing the tutorial for these gorgeous earrings. I love them! A beautiful gift or the perfect Christmas accessory. Find the pattern here.


Toasty Mitts

I think everyone needs at least one pair of fingerless gloves. These may be the perfect ones! Julia at julia crossland is sharing the tutorial for these Toasty Mitts. Julia is an artist and illustrator. Her paintings are so beautiful and full of color! You can find her original work on Etsy and Folksy. Find links to both of her lovely shops and the pattern here.


iPod Cozy

I know three lucky little ladies who will happily be receiving an iPod touch for Christmas in just a few days! I looked and looked for a free pattern but didn't find one I liked. So I'm sharing mine with all of you. This little cozy is also the perfect place to tuck a gift card or cell phone. Use it for whatever you like. If you have another great use for them I would love to hear from you. Leave a comment and share your idea with the rest of us.

These are all wrapped up now and tucked under the tree. Awaiting delivery to their new homes where they will hopefully be put to good use protecting shiny new iPods. Hope some of you will enjoy this pattern too!

Worsted Weight Yarn
Hook Size K/6.50mm
Tapestry Needle

Leave 8" tail to whip stitch bottom seam of bag together.
Do not turn after rounds.

Starting out: Ch 31.

Row 1: Work 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook. Continue working sc in each ch st to end. Join w/ sl st in 1st sc. You will now be working in rounds. (30sc)
Rnd 1: Sc in same st as join and in each st around. (30 sc)
Rnd 2: Sc in the top of the first sc of the last round and in each st around. (30sc)
Rnd 3-10: 
Repeat round 2.
Rnd 11: Repeat round 2. At the end of round 11 sl st across next 8 stitches. Ch 10. Join chain in the next st to create button loop. 

Finish off. Whip stitch bottom seam of bag together. Weave in ends. Attach button.


Swirly Twirly Scarf

I made three of these Swirly Twirly Scarves as Christmas gifts. They are waiting to be wrapped and hopefully will be loved by the recipients as much as I love them. Maize Hutton is sharing this beautiful scarf. These are very simple and work up quickly. Still time to make a few before Christmas. Find the pattern here.


Crochet Tree Ornament

More Christmas ornament goodness today. The Caron Notebook is sharing this little amigurumi tree. Find the pattern here.


Granny Shawl

Lally Lou Lou is sharing this Granny Shawl pattern. I seem to be loving all things granny right now. This is beautifully done! Louise is also sharing a video tutorial to help you get started with a magic loop. Very helpful! Find the pattern here.


Granny Mandala

Some of you may have noticed that I added Crochet with Raymond to my blog list. Well Alice is the creator of this gorgeous Granny Mandala! You can find the pattern here. She has incorporated this into many of her other wonderful patterns.
Like this Granny Tea Cozy. . .
And this Grandala Square...
Alice has much more share. Go have a look! Your sure to stay a while. Find all of these patterns here.


Crochet Christmas Wreath

This lovely Christmas wreath is being shared at Esther's Blog. I love how she mixed the greens together. You could keep it simple as it is here. Or embellish with lots of color! Find the pattern here.


Noodle Baby Hat

I love this hat at Haakpoes. I especially love the little noodle on the top! The pattern is written for baby 3-6 months but could easily be increased to fit an older child or an adult. If you want to make a lager one read through the comments to find tips on increasing the size. Find the pattern here.


Christmas Bulb Bookmark

The tutorial for this pretty little bookmark can be found at Julie-K. Add a handmade touch to the book requests before crossing them off your Christmas list. Find the pattern here.


Crocheted Christmas Bulbs

Meet Me At Mikes is sharing a wonderfully photographed tutorial on how to make these crocheted Christmas bulbs. A fun way to add some color and personalize your Christmas tree. I love them! Find the pattern here.


Bauble and Star Tutorial

Here is another wonderful idea from Attic 24. If you decide to stop by be prepared to spend some time there. You will fall head over heals in love with Lucy. She has the most wonderful, colorful, creative blog. And has a way of making even the simplest things seem so utterly lovely. She is so kind to be sharing the tutorial for these colorful Christmas decorations. Find the pattern here.


Granny Stripe Headband/Earwarmer

I had to stop in the middle of working my Granny Stripe Boutique Bag the other day and when I set it down realized it would make a perfect headband/earwarmer. I used a smaller hook size so the shells would be closer together. I think it turned out perfectly! I love how these look all stacked together. This pattern is written for children 6-12. You can increase or decrease the size of this by adding or subtracting by 3's to the initial chain. For children 2-5 I would recommend only doing three rows of shells so it's not to bulky. To make it extra warm you could add a layer of fleece as a liner.

This is my beautiful daughter Isabel modeling. She was very patient with me while taking pictures on a cold day. Thanks Boo boo! Its getting REALLY cold here in Kansas! Hope some of you will enjoy this pattern too.

Worsted Weight Yarn (I used Impeccable found at Michaels.)
Hook Size 4mm
Tapestry Needle

Shell is "work 3 dc in same st or sp."
Beginning Shell is "work ch 3, 2 dc in same st or sp."

Join all rounds.
Do not turn after rounds.

Starting out: Ch 67.

Row 1: Work 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook. Continue working sc in each ch st to end. Join w/ sl st in 1st sc. You will now be working in rounds. (66sc)
Rnd 1: Sc in same st as join and in each st to end. Join in top of first sc. (66 sc)
Rnd 2: Work Beginning Shell in same st as join. {Skip 2 stitches, then work Shell in the next st.} Repeat between {} around. Join in top of ch 3. (22 Shells)
Rnd 3: Sl St in each dc of shell into sp between first two shells. Work Beginning Shell. {Work Shell in space between next shell.} Repeat between {} to end. Join in top of ch 3. (22 Shells)
Rnd 4-5: Repeat round 3.
Rnd 6: Ch 1. Sc in next 2 st then sc in sp between shell. Repeat between {} around. Join in top of first sc. (66 sc)
Rnd 7: Ch 1. Sc in next st and in each st around. Join in top of first sc. (66 sc)

Finish off. Whip stitch initial chain together with beginning tail. Weave in ends.

You can attach any flower you like. I used the same one that I used on the Granny Stripe Boutique Bag. Find the pattern here.


Crochet Snowflake

Aren't these lovely! We put up our Christmas tree last night and I found a stack of these I had made last year to hang on the tree. I let my girls brush them with paint and then they sprinkled them glitter. Find out how to make your own snowflakes at Attic 24. Find the pattern here.


Crochet Ball Tutorial

Head over to Greedy For Colour to find this crochet ball tutorial. These would be perfect hanging on your Christmas tree. Or string them together to make a garland. They also look nice just heaped together in a bowl. Find the pattern here.


Frothy Flower Broach

Very Berry Handmade is sharing the tutorial for this Frothy Flower broach. Find the pattern here.
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