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FaveCrafts Most Popular Craft Projects: May 2011

By: Karisa Tell, Editor for FaveCrafts.com

Check out this list of the most popular craft projects on FaveCrafts, AllFreeCrochet, AllFreeKnitting, and AllFreeSewing for May 2011. Revisit your faves and discover new projects to make!

FaveCrafts Most Popular Craft
Projects: May 2011
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Craft Projects

Here are your favorite craft projects from May and a few bonus projects to make, hand selected based on your interests.

  1. 11 Free Birdhouse Designs: Decorate your home, indoor and out, with this collection of free birdhouse designs. These birdhouse crafts are fun to make and also make low-cost gifts for any occasion. You will find free birdhouse designs for fall, summer and winter in this collection.

    Plastic Bottle Bird Feeder

    If you like these projects, check out more birdhouse ideas:

    Plastic Bottle Birdhouse       Airbrush Birdhouse
    Plastic Bottle Birdhouse & Airbrush Birdhouse
     
  2. Dollar Store Petal Skirt: The best way to celebrate spring is by making a skirt that is inspired by a flower! The dollar store petal skirt can be made from an old t-shirt, some dollar store flower petals, and these free sewing patterns.

    Dollar Store Petal Skirt

    If you like this project, check out more flower-inspired wearables:

    Bridal Fabric Flowers       Rose Petal Onesie
    Bridal Fabric Flowers & Rose Petal Onesie and Headband
     
  3. 20 Minute Ruffle Dress: The 20 Minute Ruffle Dress is one of those simple sewing projects for kids that really does take only 20 minutes! The pre-ruffled fabric makes the dress look much more complicated than it is.

    20 Minute Ruffle Dress
     
    If you like this project, check out more dresses for little girls:

    The Jackie O Dress       Ruffle Dress from Pillowcase
    The Jackie O Dress & Ruffle Dress from Pillowcase


Free Knitting Patterns

We rounded up your favorite knitting patterns from AllFreeKnitting.com and added in some extras from FaveCrafts. Enjoy!

  1. Breezy Baby Blanket: Learning how to knit a blanket is incredibly rewarding, especially when you're making a blanket for a new born baby. This Breezy Baby Blanket is made with light cotton, making it the perfect summer gift for upcoming baby showers. Not only is this pattern airy, but it also stretches nicely and wraps around babies with ease.

    Breezy Baby Blanket

    If you like this pattern, check out more knit baby blanket patterns:

    Lacy Violet Baby Blanket       Satin Cradle Blanket
    Lacy Violet Baby Blanket & Satin Cradle Blanket
     
  2. Checkerboard Seed Stitch Blanket: If you know how to knit a blanket, or even if you just learned how to knit, this Checkerboard Seed Stitch Blanket is a great way to get into the art of knitting blankets. Created using the texture heavy seed stitch, this blanket makes a great housewarming gift in addition to a great piece of home decor.

    Checkerboard Seed Stitch Blanket

    If you like this pattern, check out more knit baby blanket patterns:

    Knit Chevron Baby Blanket       Diamond Baby Blanket
    Knit Chevron Baby Blanket & Diamond Baby Blanket
     
  3. 30 Minute Knitted Purse: This simple Knitted Purse will soon become your favorite knitting patterns. Complete with an i-cord drawstring, this bag knits up quickly and makes a great companion for shopping.

    30 Minute Knitted Purse

    If you like this pattern, check out more knit bag and purse patterns:

    Little Red Knit Bag       Shetland Cable Knit Bag
    Little Red Knit Bag & Shetland Cable Knit Bag
     


Free Crochet Patterns

Grab your hooks and start crocheting! Here are your favorite patterns from AllFreeCrochet.com, plus more from FaveCrafts that we know you'll love.

  1. Crocheted Snood Headband: Looking for a fun crochet pattern for your hair? Look no further. Crochet this hair snood accessory, it can hold your hair back for that great look. Free crochet patterns are awesome when they look like this.

    Crocheted Snood Headband

    If you like this pattern, check out more accessory ideas:

    Loop Fringe Crochet Choker       Colorful Braided Headband
    Loop Fringe Crochet Choker & Colorful Braided Headband
     
  2. Sweet Pea Shawl: The author of this book, Debbie Stoller, published by Workman Publishing has this really cute free crochet shawl pattern called Sweet Pea Shawl by Amie Hirtes. This is a great shawl you'll love to wear during the summer or bring on vacation with you.

    Sweet Pea Shawl

    If you like this pattern, check our more crochet shawl patterns:

    Crochet Angel Shawl       Elegant Crochet Flower Shawl
    Crochet Angel Shawl & Elegant Crochet Flower Shawl
     
  3. Slice of Summer Pot Holders: If you're looking for a bright and cheerful pattern that will also be used as a house held item, try making this "slice of summer" crochet project. The pot holders, which look like oranges, will add color and pizazz to your kitchen.

    Slice of Summer Potholders

    If you like this pattern, check our more crochet kitchen patterns:

    Easy Oven Mitts       Pansy Dishcloth and Potholder
    Easy Oven Mitts & Pansy Dishcloth and Potholder


Free Sewing Patterns

Here are the top 3 most popular sewing patterns from AllFreeSewing.com. To find more sewing patterns on FaveCrafts, read on...

  1. Bath Towel Spa Slippers: With some old flip flops and a towel you can make your own slippers as comfy as the ones you'd find at the spa. Use this slipper pattern to create slippers you'll love to wear around the house.

    Bath Towel Spa Slippers

    If you like this project, check out more slippers to make:

    Mary Jane Pleated Slippers       Flower Ballet Slippers
    Mary Jane Pleated Slippers & Flower Ballet Slippers
     
  2. Kate Spade Tank Knockoff: Don't pay $200 for a cute tank top, especially when you can make a similar version yourself! Since you're so handy with the sewing machine, why not design and make your own clothes? The Kate Spade Tank Knockoff gives you a new idea to try.

    Kate Spade Tank Knockoff

    If you like this project, check out more ideas for updating old t-shirts:

    Anthropologie Inspired Camisole       Scribble Shirt
    Anthropologie Inspired Camisole & Scribble Shirt
     
  3. Easiest Shirt Ever: It can fun and rewarding to make your own clothes. What's even better? When it's super easy! Make The Easiest Shirt Ever in no time. Then pair it with jeans or a skirt and you're ready to head out the door.

    Easiest Shirt Ever

    If you like this project, check out more refashioning ideas:

    Layered T-Shirt Rehab       Convertible Blouson Tunic
    Layered T-Shirt Rehab & Convertible Blouson Tunic

     

 

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