Amazon Baby and Wedding Registries

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Would you like a 30 day free Amazon Prime trial period? Click the picture below, or here, to go directly to the affiliate link:

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Did you know that there is an Amazon Family free trial too?!?!? To see what the Amazon Family free trial offers, click here, or the picture below to go directly to the affiliate link:

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If you would like to make crochet items for your baby shower, and see what fun baby shower games that I enjoyed, here is the direct link:

Free written pattern and baby shower fun!

If you love my crochet work, please consider donating and becoming a Helenmay Crochet Special Donor Member. I really appreciate it!!!

If you would like to see crochet pictures shared with me during the year 2020, here is the direct blog link: Crochet pictures shared with me during the year 2020.

Did you know that you can gift Amazon Prime! Click here, or the picture below to go directly to the affiliate link:

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Did you know that with an Amazon Baby Registry you will receive a surprise package for signing up and extra discounts!

If you want to go directly to the Baby Registry affiliate link, click the picture below, or here, to go directly to the affiliate link:

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If you want to go directly to the Wedding Registry affiliate link, click the picture below, or here, to go directly to the affiliate link:

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Crochet Amigurumi Cheetah

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There are affiliate links below, if you are unsure of what affiliate links are please go to “Disclosures/Disclaimers” and “Privacy Policy” at the top of my HOME page. Affiliate links basically allow me to receive a very small referral fee, but only if you make purchases. Just because you go to the link doesn’t mean that I will receive a referral fee.  Thank you so much for considering my affiliate links; I really appreciate it!

If you love my crochet work, please consider donating and becoming a Helenmay Crochet Special Donor Member. I really appreciate it!!!

If you would like to see crochet pictures shared with me during the year 2020, here is the direct blog link: Crochet pictures shared with me during the year 2020.

I first made my crochet amigurumi Cheetah video tutorial on 3APR2015

During the Covid19 Pandemic, I received a local news update that talked about the “Wild Wonders,”  which is a Wildlife education organization

“Wild Wonders is where kids and adults can connect with animals from all over the world.  Through live tours and interactive programs, our 120 animal ambassadors and educators will take you on a dynamic adventure you won’t forget.”

Our motto is “Rescue.  Educate.  Conserve”, and our educators will share the stories behind the animals, the adaptations they have to help them survive in the wild, and what conservation challenges they face.  Our goal is to excite the public and foster a desire to preserve and learn about wildlife, and the important role they play in the planet we share. “

When I went to the Wild Wonders site, I saw that they offered a Cheetah Activity Kit for children!!! All of the proceeds go to help support the animals at Wild Wonders!!! I purchased a Cheetah kit for my family members, and they absolutely loved it! There is another activity kit available as well for bear cats!!  You could check that kit out as well.

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I loved the colorful cheetah pictures on the first page of my “Cheetah Activity Kit!”

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I used a color printer to print out all of the pages, and it turned out beautifully! I used a hole puncher to punch the holes and then used book rings to hold all of the pages together to form an activity book. If you would like similar book rings to the ones that I used, click here, or the picture below to go directly to the affiliate link.

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I love my new heavy-duty hole punch. I mainly use the hole punch for journaling so I can punch through cardboard easily. I also used the heavy-duty hole punch to make the Cheetah Activity kit booklet. If you like the heavy-duty hole punch that I used, click here, or the picture below to go directly to the affiliate link:

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You can make a crochet amigurumi Cheetah to go with the fun activity book from Wild Wonders! There is no written pattern at this time for my crochet cheetah, but for those that would like a crochet PDF written pattern to be made for my cheetah, then you could make it your Helenmay crochet special donor member request. Please go to this blog link for details: Helenmay Crochet Special Donor Member.

Happy Crocheting everyone and many blessings for everyone’s safety during this covid19 pandemic!

Tunisian Crochet Under The Sea Mystery CAL 2020 Part 10.

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I hope that everyone stays safe during these difficult times associated with Covid-19. If you haven’t already, try to spend some time away from the news. Also, try and set a little time for daily exercise, while adhering to your doctor’s orders regarding exercise, and the self-distancing rules. Lots of prayers and blessings for all of you! Stay safe! 27Mar20. 

There are affiliate links below, if you are unsure of what affiliate links are please go to “Disclosures/Disclaimers” and “Privacy Policy” at the top of my HOME page. Affiliate links basically allow me to receive a very small referral fee, but only if you make purchases. Just because you go to the link doesn’t mean that I will receive a referral fee.  Thank you so much for considering my affiliate links; I really appreciate it!

To start from the beginning, here is the direct blog link: Tunisian Crochet Under The Sea Mystery Crochet Along (CAL) Getting you started.

If you need Part 2, here is the direct blog link: Tunisian Crochet Under The Sea Mystery CAL Part 2.

If you need Part 3, here is the direct blog link: Tunisian Crochet Under The Sea Mystery CAL Part 3.

If you need Part 4, here is the direct blog link: Tunisian Crochet Under The Sea Mystery CAL Part 4

If you need Part 5, here is the direct blog link: Tunisian Crochet Under The Sea Mystery CAL 2020 Part 5.

If you need Part 6, here is the direct blog link: Tunisian Crochet Under The Sea Mystery CAL 2020 Part 6

If you need Part 7, here is the direct blog link: Tunisian Crochet Under The Sea Mystery CAL Part 7.

If you need Part 8, here is the direct blog link: Tunisian Crochet Under The Sea Mystery CAL Part 8

If you need Part 9, here is the direct blog link: Tunisian Crochet Under The Sea Mystery CAL 2020 Part 9.

If you love my crochet work, please consider donating and becoming a Helenmay Crochet Special Donor Member. I really appreciate it!!!

I have a wonderful surprise for people following along with my Crochet Along (CAL)!!!

One FREE random surprise package that includes a Furl Tunisian Crochet Hook!! Go to Contests and Giveaways for the year 2020 for details!  I am not sponsored, or affiliated with Furls.

All of the Tunisian Under The Sea Mystery CAL 2020 graph blocks are finished!!! I will have BONUS graphs coming. I plan on making pillows out of the bonus graphs. Please follow my blog for updates! Now, I have a YouTube video tutorial that will show you how to attach a fleece backing for your finished Tunisian Crochet Graphghan:

The size of the fleece that I attached to my Graphghan was 76″ x 59.5″

Here is a picture of what the Tunisian Graphghan looks like from the back:

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Here is the YouTube video tutorial for my crochet clamshell border:

Here is the first of 2 bonus graphs for a small pillow:

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The free PDF Bonus Fish graph download:

Bonus Fish Graph #1 Under The Sea

I am just making a Tunisian Crochet backing for the pillow that is the same glittery metallic blue that I used for the front. I am going to make the pillow backing the same way that I did for my Tunisian Crochet Cardinal Pillow. You can use a plain Tunisian Crochet pillow backing using the Tss (Tunisian Simple Stitch), which is the same st that you used for the front of the pillow, or you can use a fabric backing.

Here is the free PDF Bonus Blue Fish Graph #2 of 2:

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Tunisian Crochet Under The Sea Mystery CAL 2020 Part 9

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I hope that everyone stays safe during these difficult times associated with Covid-19. If you haven’t already, try to spend some time away from the news. Also, try and set a little time for daily exercise, while adhering to your doctor’s orders regarding exercise, and the self-distancing rules. Lots of prayers and blessings for all of you! Stay safe! 27Mar20.

There are affiliate links below, if you are unsure of what affiliate links are please go to “Disclosures/Disclaimers” and “Privacy Policy” at the top of my HOME page. Affiliate links basically allow me to receive a very small referral fee, but only if you make purchases. Just because you go to the link doesn’t mean that I will receive a referral fee.  Thank you so much for considering my affiliate links; I really appreciate it!

To start from the beginning, here is the direct blog link: Tunisian Crochet Under The Sea Mystery Crochet Along (CAL) Getting you started.

If you need Part 2, here is the direct blog link: Tunisian Crochet Under The Sea Mystery CAL Part 2.

If you need Part 3, here is the direct blog link: Tunisian Crochet Under The Sea Mystery CAL Part 3.

If you need Part 4, here is the direct blog link: Tunisian Crochet Under The Sea Mystery CAL Part 4

If you need Part 5, here is the direct blog link: Tunisian Crochet Under The Sea Mystery CAL 2020 Part 5.

If you need Part 6, here is the direct blog link: Tunisian Crochet Under The Sea Mystery CAL 2020 Part 6

If you need Part 7, here is the direct blog link: Tunisian Crochet Under The Sea Mystery CAL Part 7.

If you need Part 8, here is the direct blog link: Tunisian Crochet Under The Sea Mystery CAL Part 8

If you love my crochet work, please consider donating and becoming a Helenmay Crochet Special Donor Member. I really appreciate it!!!

I have a wonderful surprise for people following along with my Crochet Along (CAL)!!!

One FREE random surprise package that includes a Furl Tunisian Crochet Hook!! Go to Contests and Giveaways for the year 2020 for details!  I am not sponsored, or affiliated with Furls.

We only have 4 blocks left until I start making a YouTube video tutorial showing how to attach the fleece backing. Some people have opted for Tunisian Crocheting their own backing, which works too. After I attach the fleece backing to mine, I will crochet the clamshell border. I already have a YouTube video tutorial that shows how to crochet a clamshell border.

For the first 2 blocks, I made the Angler Fish (Also known as the Lantern Fish) and a Swordfish. Why did I include the not so pleasant looking Angler Fish? The Angler Fish is so bizarre and seems like something out of science fiction movies!! Did you know that only the female has the fishing pole like protrusion? I chose the swordfish because it is so distinctive and it is one of the fastest fish in the ocean!

Tunisian Crochet Under The Sea Mystery CAL 2020 Lantern Fish and Swordfish head block# 33:

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Here is your free PDF graph download:

Lantern Fish and Swordfish Head Block #33 Under The Sea

Tunisian Crochet Under The Sea Mystery CAL 2020 Swordfish Tail Block #34. Here is the free PDF graph download:

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Tunisian Crochet Under The Sea Mystery CAL 2020 Orca block # 35

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Here is the free PDF downloadable graph:

Orca Block#35 Under The Sea

I was over halfway finished with my next ship block when I realized that I was using the ocean blue color instead of my sky blue color! I had to do a lot of “Frogging.” (Undoing my beautiful Tunisian Crochet work. Huge sigh). My ship is turning out good though. I put red, white, and blue for the sails, but you can change the colors for your own unique ships if you want to.

Tunisian Crochet Under The Sea Mystery CAL Ship block #36:

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Here is the FREE downloadable PDF graph:

Ship Block #36 Under The Sea

Now, all of the blocks are complete!!

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Some people like to use Tunisian Crochet for the backing, and it looks beautiful too! I am going to attach an inexpensive fleece backing to mine.

First, I chose the fleece that I wanted to use.

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If you chose a patterned fleece, you will want to make sure that you pay attention to the pattern and/or words. My fleece says “Marvel Comics,” so I want to make sure that it faces the right direction or faces the “right side” of the blanket. I trimmed my blanket down to the size 59.5″ x 76″. Make sure that you leave approximately 1 inch around the complete border of the blanket because you need room for the embroidery stitch.

There will be a YouTube video tutorial coming soon showing how to make the embroidery stitch.

Brenda B. asked if I could create blocks with the name of the CAL and the date and year. I will work on these blocks as bonus graphs. You can switch out the bonus graphs or create one more row at the top/bottom of the Graphghan. You could also use the bonus graphs for pillows. 🙂

Here is the direct blog link for Part 10: Tunisian Crochet Under The Sea Mystery CAL 2020 Part 10

 

Tunisian Crochet Under The Sea Mystery CAL Part 8.

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There are affiliate links below, if you are unsure of what affiliate links are please go to “Disclosures/Disclaimers” and “Privacy Policy” at the top of my HOME page. Affiliate links basically allow me to receive a very small referral fee, but only if you make purchases. Just because you go to the link doesn’t mean that I will receive a referral fee.  Thank you so much for considering my affiliate links; I really appreciate it!

To start from the beginning, here is the direct blog link: Tunisian Crochet Under The Sea Mystery Crochet Along (CAL) Getting you started.

If you need Part 2, here is the direct blog link: Tunisian Crochet Under The Sea Mystery CAL Part 2.

If you need Part 3, here is the direct blog link: Tunisian Crochet Under The Sea Mystery CAL Part 3.

If you need Part 4, here is the direct blog link: Tunisian Crochet Under The Sea Mystery CAL Part 4

If you need Part 5, here is the direct blog link: Tunisian Crochet Under The Sea Mystery CAL 2020 Part 5.

If you need Part 6, here is the direct blog link: Tunisian Crochet Under The Sea Mystery CAL 2020 Part 6

If you need Part 7, here is the direct blog link: Tunisian Crochet Under The Sea Mystery CAL Part 7.

If you love my crochet work, please consider donating and becoming a Helenmay Crochet Special Donor Member. I really appreciate it!!!

I have a wonderful surprise for people following along with my Crochet Along (CAL)!!!

One FREE random surprise package that includes a Furl Tunisian Crochet Hook!! Go to Contests and Giveaways for the year 2020 for details!  I am not sponsored, or affiliated with Furls.

We only have 8 blocks left!!! I hope that you are having as much fun with this Tunisian Crochet Graphghan project as I am! At the top of my blog’s HOME page you will find a contact link. You can send me a picture of your finished Tunisian Crochet Under The Sea Blocks if you want to. I would love to see them!

Tunisian Crochet Under The Sea Mystery CAL 2020 Boy Dolphin Block# 29:

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Here is the free PDF downloadable graph:

Boy Dolphin Block#29 Under The Sea

Tunisian Crochet Under The Sea Mystery CAL 2020 Girl Dolphin Block# 30:

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Here is the free downloadable PDF graph:

Girl Dolphin Block #30 Under The Sea

Tunisian Crochet Under The Sea Mystery CAL 2020 Sea Otter Block# 31:

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Here is the free downloadable PDF graph:

Sea Otter Block# 31 Under The Sea

Here is a BONUS graph that I think you will love! I made the graph 46 x 46 instead of my regular 40 x 40 graph. I used my new Furls Tunisian Crochet hook to make it. The Furls Tunisian Crochet hook is approximately 2″ longer than my regular Tunisian crochet hook.

BONUS Rabbit with a cherry blossom branch

I used my rabbit chart to make a pillow:

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I placed a pom pom for the rabbit tail. 🙂

The next block for my Tunisian Crochet Under The Sea Mystery CAL 2020 will be a girl whale block #32!!

Mystery Clue:

I already have the next 4 blocks drawn and graphed. In the next 4 blocks, you will see a swordfish, lantern fish, Orca, and a ship!!!

Tunisian Crochet Under The Sea Mystery CAL 2020 Girl Whale Block #32:

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Here is the free downloadable PDF graph:

Girl Whale Block#32 Under The Sea

Marlene contacted me via my blog and said: “Hi HelenMay, I just wanted to know should I be doing my stitches a bit tighter. Also, I was wondering if I could get your koala bear Tunisian and is your bunny pillow Tunisian a free download?  Thank you, Marlene”

I replied: ” Hi Marlene, When I looked at your pictures, it looked like your stitches weren’t too loose. You want to try and maintain the distance between stitches the same as if you had no color changes. Sometimes with the color changes, it is really easy to make the stitches too tight. I try not to pull the stitches too tight with the color changes. Yarn choices will also make a difference. If your yarn is thinner, it might look like you have a gap, so sometimes I will pull the yarn a little tighter, but this will create a slight curve; I usually try to avoid this. Most of the time the curve hugs the picture, like with my clownfish, and I think that it adds character to the finished block. You will get used to your favorite yarn styles for Tunisian Crochet, and you will get used to a comfortable stitch distance for the look that you like. If you don’t like the stitches too tight, you can avoid stretching the yarn across the back of your work and just add a new yarn strand each time. I added some close-ups of my Tunisian stitches for you as picture attachments. The bunny graph is a free download on my blog: https://helenmaycrochet.com/2020/03/21/tunisian-crochet-under-the-sea-mystery-cal-part-8/.  I have attached your free koala bear graph to this email. :)”

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Last updated 26Mar20.