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Crochet Mustache Bracelet

A few days ago I showed you the tiny owl pendant I made for my niece's 14th birthday. As the second part of her present, I whipped up this super fast mustache bracelet. Seriously. This took maybe 15 minutes. And I think that's an exaggeration. 
I have to admit, I don't really understand the whole mustache thing. But apparently they're in. If you have a teenager who's into mustaches - here's the free pattern for you!
Crochet Mustache Bracelet
Supplies
Small amount of black worsted weight yarn (cotton yarn pictured)
3.5mm crochet hook
Yarn needle

Stitch Abbreviations
SL ST = Slip Stitch
CH = Chain
SC = Single Crochet
SC2Tog = Single Crochet Two Together
HDC = Half Double Crochet
DC = Double Crochet

Mustache Instructions
CH 20
SL ST in 2nd CH from hook
SC2Tog, SC2Tog, SC, HDC, [2DC, HDC], SC,
SL ST, SC, [HDC, 2DC] HDC, SC, SC2Tog, SC2Tog
SL ST
CH 20*, SL ST into the beginning of the mustache
Fasten off and weave in ends.

*To increase or decrease the size of the brace…
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Mini Crochet Owl Pendant

So gift giving...it's not my love language. But I do love to make gifts. And if you're getting a gift from me there's a pretty good chance that at least part of it will be handmade, and most likely it will involve yarn (or at least a crochet hook). (This statement pretty much only applies to the women in my life. I don't often make things for guys - I find guys too hard to make things for). 

So, my niece is turning 14. I'm not sure how that has happened - because I think it was just yesterday that I was dating my now husband and met this adorable little redheaded three year old fireball. But apparently it was like 11 years ago and time is moving too fast and I might be getting old. Moving on.

I hear that kids these days are into owls. And mustaches. (at least this kid is). (am I still allowed to call her a kid at 14?). So I decided to try something new and design an owl necklace. And I'm really happy with how it turned out! (Hopefully she will be too...)



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The Two Little Piggies

I love custom requests. I just love them. I love getting to come up with something new - usually something I wouldn't have come up with on my own. But mostly I love the stories that so often come with custom orders.

I just had the pleasure of making a set of custom piglets for a pair of 18 month old twins who are about to be adopted. I don't know much about their story - but I know that adoption is just so beautiful. And I love that I had the honor of being just a small part of their homecoming.

Their aunt requested two coordinating pigs - one purple and one green. She needed a pretty quick turn around - so I decided against making up my own pattern. The testing, the frogging, the re-designing - I didn't want to risk not being done in time. So I decided to use Amigurumi to Go's Pig Pattern. I've used a few of her pattern's before and they're all so cute. She also does video tutorials of a lot of her patterns - so if you are a visual learner, or you're n…

Ollie the Owl - Free Crochet Pattern

Who doesn't love owls? I know there are tons of crochet owl patterns out there - but I'd like to take a moment to add my own little hoot to the crochet owl community.

So without further ado, I would like to introduce you to Ollie.
He's just about 2.5 inches tall and possibly my favorite thing to make. I've been making Ollie's and sending them out into the world since 2008. I used to sell his pattern, but I've decided that the world needs more of these little hoots flying around. So I'm making his pattern free. Lucky you!

This little Ollie above is made of cotton yarn. But I have a soft spot for felted Ollie's. They shrink up to about 2 inches tall and are just the sweetest fuzzy little things.
You want to make one, right? Well here you go!

Ollie the Owl - Free Amigurumi Crochet PatternAdd this pattern to your favorites or queue on RavelrySkill Level: Beginner. Requires basic crochet skills. Finished Size: Felted - 2" tall; Not felted - 2.5" tall

Welcome to Samsqueak

Hi There! I'm so glad you've stopped by my little corner of the blogosphere. I'm new here. So here's a little introduction for you:

My name is Sam. I am small, and fairly high pitched. So that pretty much explains the name Samsqueak and the mouse logo.

I am a self taught "yarnist". That is to say, I don't consider myself an artist by any means. But I make things with yarn. Sometimes I sew. And occasionally I'll pick up a totally random craft - like block printing. But mostly, I just stick with yarn.

I taught myself to knit my freshman year of college to avoid studying for finals. (That's totally normal, right? Doesn't everyone do that?) Everyone I knew got a garter stitch scarf for Christmas that year. The next fall I spent a semester studying abroad in Aix-en-Provence, France. (AKA The most beautiful place on earth.) My host mom thought it was entirely inappropriate that I knew how to knit but not how to crochet. So she took it upon herself t…