365 Crochet!

January 16, 2017

Vibrant Bohemian Necklace -free crochet pattern-

2016-06-01 14.11.17

Baby it's cold outside this morning in this rural little community of New Brunswick, Canada!  While I've been obviously working away at winter apparel, the back of mind is yearning for spring. I know that it's probably not the best time to start talking about spring crochet, I just needed to find something different today, and alas; I found this wonderful bohemian necklace pattern!  Something about this caught my eye and made me fall in love with it right away. Maybe the colors, the style, the absolute simplicity, or maybe all of those!  

Designed By: Ivona/Why I DIY

Skill Level: Easy

Materials: 
  • Brass bead
  • Brass chain
  • Embroidery floss (four different colors)
  • 3 mm hook
  • Tapestry needle

January 14, 2017

All Wrapped Up Infinity Scarf -free crochet pattern-


Now here's a clever idea!  Use two colors of yarn and knot them to create a beautiful infinity scarf. The scarf itself is a fairly easy pattern, and the designer includes a video tutorial on how to knot the scarf. Chunky yarn is used for this design, but it would be very easy to change it up with a different yarn weight as well. And the color... I have to mention the colors, I love these colors!  Mixing a bright with a dark really shows off the knot.

Designed By: Left in Knots

Skill Level: Easy

Materials: 
  • Two skeins of Lion Brand Wool-Ease Tonal; 'Night Sky' and 'Lime'
  • L/8.0mm crochet hook
  • Yarn needle
  • Scissors




January 12, 2017

Arrow Tails Shawl -free crochet pattern-

Arrow Tails Shawl - A free crochet pattern from Make My Day Creative

I don't know how I missed this last year, but I am definitely loving it right now!  This amazing shawl uses the diagonal raised stitch to create this really cool chevron arrow effect. The fringes work perfectly for this design as well!

Designed By: Make My Day Creative

Skill Level: Intermediate

Materials:
  • Dk/Light Aran Weight Yarn: 
  • Red: Rowan Lima (La Paz) 115m for main body plus 110m for fringe
  • Cream: Rowan Lima (Bolivia) 203m (includes border)
  • Grey: Mirasol Miski (Shade 118) 129m
  • Light Green: Rowan Lima (Aztec) 129m
  • Purple: Mirasol Miski (Shade 130) 127m
  • Size 6mm crochet hook
  • Stitch marker

January 9, 2017

Bear Hugs Baby Beanie -free crochet pattern-


Wow, look at that texture! And look at this adorable baby bear hat!  This is a great little project for learning some new stitch techniques, and results in something so cute. I see post stitches, popcorn stitches, and basket weave....

Designed By: Kirsten's Knits

Skill Level: Intermediate

Materials: 
  • 3.25mm (D) hook – Ears, 0-3 months
  • 4mm (G) hook - 0-3 months, 6-12 months
  • 5mm (H) hook - Toddler
  • 1 skein Lion Brand “Wool-ease” or other thinner worsted weight yarn (Caron Simply Soft, and Patton’s Wool may work well too).
  • yarn needle
  • scissors
  • stitch marker (for ears)
Sizes: 0-3 mos, 6-12 mos, toddler





January 4, 2017

Inner Beast -free crochet pattern-


Well, this is a strange looking pattern... and you know?  I love strange things!  This odd looking creature caught my eye right away, As I was scrolling through patterns, I briefly passed this one, and I'm pretty sure my exact words were, "Wait, wait, wait, ... what was that!?"  So I scrolled back and started giggling. I mean, this thing is adorable!  As I started reading the pattern details, it got even better, because this creature is a total stash buster!  What a great way to start a new year, by ridding yourself of bits of yarn from the past.  I seriously can't wait to try this one!  This is a Ravelry download.

Designed By: Sharon Maher

Skill Level: Intermediate

Materials: 

  • 4 Seasons Marvel 8ply (DK) 100% Acrylic 60g/170m, 2.1oz/186yds MC Fuschia #1068 
  • 1 ball Crazy Yarn, assorted yarns knotted together 170m, 186yds 
  • Small quantity DK white yarn
  • 3 mm crochet hook (US C or D) 
  • 5 mm crochet hook (US 8) 
  • Wool needle 
  • Stitch marker 
  • Polyfill stuffing
  • 200g Buttons, 2 (for eyes)
Size: Toy stands 28 cm (11 in) tall


December 30, 2016

Petite Shells Slouch Hat -free crochet pattern-


I love everything about this cute crochet slouch hat pattern, from the ear flap/bonnet style to the pom poms! It also looks warm, which is what I need in my part of the world right now!  

Designed By: Same DiNamics Crochet

Skill Level: Intermediate

Materials: 
  • Yarn – KnitPicks Wool of the Andes Yarn, 100% Peruvian Highland Wool, #4, worsted weight, 110 yards (2)
  • Hook – H/5mm
  • Needle for weaving in ends
  • Lock Ring Markers
  • Large Pom Pom Maker

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