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December 7, 2016

Columbia Chevron Super Scarf -free crochet pattern-

As soon as I see black, white, or grey I get excited. Even more so, this is one nice super scarf!  So, you've probably noticed by now that super scarves are the next big thing in crochet and knit this season, and I honestly didn't know what to think of them at first. But the more I see, the more I like. For example this crochet super scarf, with the use of chevron lines in basic colors, which makes a super impact! And the pom poms... I love those too! This is a Ravelry download.

Designed By: Alexandra Tavel

Skill Level: Easy


  • 5 skeins Lion Brand Wool-Ease Thick & Quick in Charcoal for Color A 
  • 1 skein Lion Brand Wool-Ease Thick & Quick in Fisherman for Color B
  • Size US N/P (10mm) crochet hook 
  • Tapestry needle 
  • Pompom maker (optional)

December 5, 2016

Gingerbread Man Baby Booties -free crochet pattern-

Oh my, these are cute!  I love how these are perfect for either a baby boy or baby girl, and they'd make a great accessory for a Christmas photo!  My little girl is growing up now, but if I can figure out how to make them bigger, I know that she would adore these!  This is also a cute baby gift idea, and babies love to pull their slippers and socks off, but now they have these sweet gingerbread men to play with. So cute!

Designed By: Olivia @ Hopeful Honey

Skill Level: Easy

  • 3.00mm (11) Crochet Hook
  • 3.50mm (E/4) Crochet Hook
  • 80 - 100yds DK Yarn (8ply) - Paintbox Yarns Cotton DK
  • Tapestry Needle

Size: 0 - 6 months, 6- 12 months

December 2, 2016

Snowman Amigurumi Christmas Ornament -free crochet pattern-

These make me smile because they remind me of my childhood. When I was very young, my mother made two crochet snowmen and they became part of our Christmas decoration collection and I believe that she still has them to this day! These are a super cute and fun addition to the holiday season and you can customize them to your liking.

Designed By: Jenni Designs

Skill Level: Intermediate

  • Red Heart Super Saver worsted weight yarn -50-75 yd. of white; Small amounts in brown, orange and choice colors for scarf & hat. 
  • Size G (4.0 mm) Hook or Size F (3.75 mm) Hook
  • Poly-fil
  • Tapestry Needle
  • Scissors
  • Stitch Marker
  • Optional: Safety eyes, size 6 mm

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November 30, 2016

Christmas Gift Baskets -free crochet pattern-


These adorable baskets make the perfect Christmas gift! Fill them up with candy, chocolate, or even better; your own homemade treats! The designer has included instructions for all three versions.

Designed By: Joanita Theron, Creative Crochet Workshop

Skill Level: Easy

  • Medium worsted yarn (No 4) or DK (double knitting)Elle Charity DK (Blue; White; Red; Black & Green and a little bit of yellow too); Small amounts approx 20 – 50 yards
  • Hook 4, 50 mm
  • Yarn needle
  • 3 Small buttons (for snowman)

November 28, 2016

The Twist Headband -free crochet pattern-


Although I love a great winter hat to keep me warm and stylish during the cold winter months, sometimes, you just want to wear a ponytail!  On those days I like to wear a warm headband instead, so that's my main reason for a headband. However, crochet headbands look fabulous with any style of hair, and this one is perfectly fashionable and simple. The twist headband uses basic crochet stitches with an interesting (and cute) twist! (note: you will need some sewing skills)

Designed By: All About Ami

Skill Level: Easy


  • Lion Brand Woolspun Bulky Yarn
  • Size 6.5mm Crochet Hook

November 24, 2016

Plaid Slouch Hat -free crochet pattern-

FREE Crochet Pattern: Crochet Plaid Slouchy Hat | Mad about plaid! Make this cute and cozy plaid hat, perfect for snow flurries during the winter months!

Ah, I love this hat!  I love when I think I've seen everything, and then something like this comes along and proves me wrong. Plaid has been around forever (thanks to the Scots!), it comes and goes in fashion, yet it remains a timeless piece to any wardrobe. This hat pattern implements plaid, by using tapestry crochet, carrying the unused colors behind the worked colors. It's a great beginner tapestry pattern because the blocks of color are even. I can't wait to make one!

Designed By: Whistle & Ivy

Skill Level: Intermediate (due to tapesty)

  • Medium Weight Yarn (Knit Picks Brava in Red, Wine and Black, plus Dove Heather for pom-pom)
  • I Hook
  • Darning Needle

Yarn Crafts

November 20, 2016

Dragon Scale Armour Boot Cuffs -free crochet pattern-

If you still haven't learned how to make the crocodile stitch, now's a great time!  I've been making these for a holiday craft show coming up soon, so by now I have the pattern memorized. However, I'd love to share it with you, because it's quick and pretty easy; don't let those complicated looking stitches scare you away. Once you learn the crocodile stitch, you'll be designing your own patterns! (btw, the crocodile stitch makes a great mitten or glove cuff!)  I only included one size for these cuffs, however they do stretch quite a bit, but if you'd like them smaller or larger, you may adjust your hook size. So here's my pattern, enjoy!

Designed By: Farrah Hodgson (Firene Designs)

Skill Level: Intermediate

  • Worsted Weight Yarn of your choice (Medium, 4) about 180 yards. (I used Ice Yarn, Brico Wool, two 50 g balls)
  • Size 5.00mm/H crochet hook
  • yarn needle to sew in ends
Finished Measurements: 6 inches wide at top (laying flat) or 12" circumference; 5.5" long.

Gauge: (Over pattern) along ribbed cuff; 12 sts and 8 rows = approx. 2 inches square

Stitches Used: 
  • Ch=Chain
  • Sl St= Slip Stitch
  • Sc=Single Crochet
  • Dc=Double Crochet
  • Rsc=Reverse Single Crochet (Crab St)
  • Croc st=Crocodile Stitch (described and shown in pattern)

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-----Ribbed Cuff-----

Ch 13

Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in next 11 chs.

-working in back loops for remainder of section-

Rows 2-40: Ch1, turn; sc in next 12 sts.

Row 41: (join) Ch1, fold band so that row 40 is in front of row 1; sl st next 12 sts of both rows together. Do not fasten off.

-----Dragon Scales-----

Turn band inside out, this is now the right side.

Rnd 1: Ch1, -working along the ends of each band row, work (sc in next 4 spaces, 2sc in next space) 8 times. (=48sc)

Rnd 2: Ch3, dc in same st, skip 2 sts, (dc-ch1-dc) in next st, *skip 2 sts, 2dc in next st, skip 2 sts, (dc-ch1-dc) in next st** 7 times, skip last 2 sts, sl st in 3rd ch of beginning ch3 to join.

Rnd 3: Ch1, *croc st (working downward- work 5dc over front post of 1st dc, working upward- work 5dc over front post of second dc) over next 2 dc, sl st in next ch1 space** 8 times, sl st in beginning ch to join.  **See photos below for help

work 5dc over front post of 1st dc

work 5dc over front post of second dc

Rnd 4: (Track) Ch3, dc in same st as join, (dc-ch1-dc) in center of next croc st, *2dc in next sl st (between croc sts), (dc-ch1-dc) in center of next croc st** 7 times, sl st in 3rd ch of beginning ch3 to join.

Rnds 5/6: Repeat Rnds 4 and 3

Rnds 7/8: Repeat Rnds 4 and 3

Rnds 9/10: Repeat Rnds 4 and 3

Rnds 11/12: Repeat Rnds 4 and 3

Rnd 13: Ch1, sc in same st as join, (work a sc along the top edge of first dc of croc st, 2sc in center of croc st, work a sc along top edge of last dc of croc st, 2sc in next sl st) 7 times, work a sc along top edge of 1st dc of last croc st, 2sc in center of croc st, work a sc along top edge of last dc of croc st, sc in last ch, sl st in 1st sc to join. (48sc)

Rnd 14: Ch1, sc in next 48 sts, sl st in 1st sc to join.

Rnd 15: (optional) Ch1, working backwards, rsc in each st, sl st in 1st st to join. Fasten off. Sew in ends.

feet "selfy"