Union Jack Pillow Graph


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I don’t think there can be any denying that I LOVE all things UK. So with the new season of Doctor Who in full swing, my very American house was crying out for something to show that love in style. I decided what that something needed to be was the oddly specific Union Jack…in pillow form…(as seen decorating John Watson’s favorite chair in Sherlock.)

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But I wanted mine to be slightly larger than the original Sherlock version and decided the best way to go about tackling my recreation in yarn would be with a graph! Mine, at this point, is still a WiP but I promise to update when I’m all done to show you all what it looks like finished!

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This project is small enough for the newer graphghan crocheter and is a little more challenging than a two colored graph.

If you’re interested in creating your own Union Jack Pillow, all you have to do is download a copy, grab some yarn and a hook, and get busy!

Click the link below for your free copy of the Union Jack Pillow Graph 

HodgePodge Crochet Union Jack Graph

If you create a pillow of your own I’d love to see pics! Head on over to HodgePodge on Facebook to show off your stuff!

HodgePodge Crafts: Ojo de Dios


Here in my corner of the planet, back to school means spreading out around our family school table and getting messy. Yup, we’re a homeschooling family, and that generally means tons of glue, crayons, paint, paper, and chaos!

My favorite school art projects always involve yarn (no shock there, I suppose) so when Mexico popped up in our geography curriculum I was over the moon to pull out some yarn for my kids and I to dive into the diverse and rich history of the Mexican culture!

The art project slated for the day was the God’s eye. I won’t go into detail explaining what they are or what they are created for (that’s what Google’s for) but I will tell you how we made ours!

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In order to make the simple version of a God’s eye you will need:

  • Two wooden craft sticks (or up-cycle some Popsicle sticks)
  • Hot glue
  • Yarn

This craft will take approximately 15 minutes to get all the wrapping complete (less if you’re familiar with the process and speed it up!)

To start, glue your craft sticks together using a small dab of hot glue in the center to make a cross (or an X depending on how you’re holding your sticks.)

To make things simpler for my kids I glued the end of the yarn to the center of the cross, but you can skip that part and just begin wrapping your yarn if you prefer.

Label your sticks 1, 2, 3, and 4 so kids have a point of reference when wrapping.

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In order to begin, wrap the yarn twice around the center, rotate and wrap twice more around the center creating a central X around the middle of the sticks.

Once you’ve completed the center, begin wrapping the yarn once around 1, once around 2, once around 3, once around 4, making sure you are always going in the same order around the sticks. Do not overlap the yarn! Each new layer of yarn should be sitting next to the yarn before it so that you continue to grow the pattern outward toward the tips of your craft sticks.

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When you have run out of craft stick, simply use a dab of hot glue to secure, create a loop to hang, and display your cool new wall art!

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We had so much fun creating these mini works of art. For even more fun, I recommend dying your acrylic yarn following my tutorial here before making one! (See the example below which was done with dyed acrylic yarn!)

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If you tackle creating your own colors for this project, your Ojo de Dios can be totally unique and a one of a kind piece of art!!

I’d love to see your Ojo de Dios if you make one. Simply pop over to HodgePodge Crochet over on facebook to drop me a pic!

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Cowboy Boots Revisited!


https://hodgepodgecrochet.wordpress.com Cowboy Boots: FREE PDF Crochet Pattern Meet the Revamped Cowboy Boot!! Originally blogged about in February, 2012, this cutie bootie has gone through a thorough revision to fix missing round counts, incorrect wording, and to make it more crocheter friendly!

It is an INTERMEDIATE pattern–this one isn’t for new crocheters!! You must have some prior knowledge on basic baby bootie construction as well as a firm grasp on how to work the reverse single crochet.

For those brave enough to tackle them, they are perfect gift for a baby shower (or even your own bundle!) What you will find within the pattern: Included with your FREE PDF file is a complete and thoroughly tested pattern for the Cowboy Boot.

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You can find your FREE COPY over in my Craftsy or Ravelry shops. Enjoy! And don’t forget to share your pics, drop a comment below, or mosey on over to the sidebar to hit that Follow HodgePodge button so you don’t miss anything!

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The Angels Take HodgePodge!


https://hodgepodgecrochet.wordpress.com The Angels Take HodgePodge: Weeping Angel Lovey

I’m SUPER EXCITED to share with you what has been keeping my crochet hooks occupied for the past couple of weeks!!! (And if you’ve been paying attention at all, you’ll notice a serious Doctor Who theme here, lol)

Introducing the Weeping Angel lovey!! This pattern is by Silverdragon Crafts & Critters and is GORGEOUS! If you’d rather have a doll, she also has a version for that!

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Not into Doctor Who? <GASP> You can crochet this one in any colors and have a beautiful alternative angel for your little one.

Where can you get your hands on a copy?? Details follow below!!

Use Coupon Code: ANGELSTAKEOVER to receive 25% off your purchase on the individual patterns and pattern pack now through Monday night on both Ravelry and Etsy. No Coupon Code needed on Craftsy!

Links to the Doll pattern:
Ravelry: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/angel-doll-2
Etsy: https://www.etsy.com/listing/197573955/the-angel-doll-pattern-with-permission?ref=listing-0
Craftsy: http://www.craftsy.com/pattern/crocheting/toy/angel-doll/104867

Links to the Lovey Pattern:
Ravelry: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/angel-lovey-2
Etsy: https://www.etsy.com/listing/197562836/the-angel-lovey-pattern-with-permission?ref=listing-1
Craftsy: http://www.craftsy.com/pattern/crocheting/other/angel-lovey/104872

Links to the #weepingangel Pattern Pack:
Ravelry: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/sources/angel-pack/patterns
Etsy: https://www.etsy.com/listing/197563722/the-angel-doll-and-lovey-pattern?ref=listing-2
Craftsy: http://www.craftsy.com/pattern/crocheting/toy/angel-dolllovey-pack/104873

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