Using Yarn to Keep Your Kiddos Busy Over Break: Guest post by Mary Kathryn!

And a huge thank you this morning to Mary Kathryn of Crochet Chiq! She surprised me with this super fun guest post for Moogly and I’m so excited to share it with you – such a great (and timely!) topic! Be sure to visit Crochet Chiq after you read this – Mary Kathryn writes fab free patterns, some of which have even been published by Red Heart Yarns!

Instead of getting upset of little ones tangling your current project give them their own ball and help them with these awesome projects.Great yarn craft ideas for kids!

Stripey Knit Slouchy Beanies

I don’t design knit patterns very often, but when I do, I enjoy it! These Stripey Knit Slouchy Beanies were super fun to make, and I liked switching it up from my usual routine. Even better, this week’s pattern is a reader request – to translate the Sweet Striped Crochet Hats into knitting. And to make it truly awesome… I’ve included sizing for the whole family!

Stripey Knit Slouchy Beanies -  Free pattern with 4 sizes on Moogly!

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Add Some Zing with Free Zebra Crochet Patterns!

Is there anything that crochet can’t do? From dressing our furry friends, to dressing up our kids with animal inspired gear, to creating our own hyperallergenic versions, animals and crochet just go together – and sometimes it gets a little wild! Zebra prints are a perennial favorite in fashion and decor, undoubtedly because of their chic black and white stripes. In honor of the four legged and fashionable, here are 10 free zebra crochet patterns!

Free Zebra Crochet Patterns - roundup on Moogly!

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Planting Seeds Flower Pot Cozy and Card

This year our family had 6 teachers we wanted to thank – all of whom have helped our children in profound and wonderful ways. And, like most families, we’re on a budget. So for our special teachers this year, I came up with the Planting Seeds Flower Pot Cozy and printable card!

Planting Seeds Flower Pot Cozy - free crochet pattern with matching printable card! Great teacher gift!

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Family Fun with Free Crochet Game Patterns!

The winter months can be cold and dreary, with everyone stuck inside – but it’s also the perfect time for indoor family fun! Around here that means games, and that’s something it seems you can never have enough of, whether you’re inside during a blizzard or a heat wave, or just riding in the back seat of the car. So let’s kick the month off with 10 free crochet game patterns!

Banish boredom with 10 free crochet game patterns! Fun for the whole family! {mooglyblog.com} #crochet

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