April 30, 2012

Iris Crocheted Shawl


I want to make one for myself!

"It’s a great way to say hello to spring by treating yourself (or someone you really, really like!). "

Finished size: 56” wide, 32” length at point

Yarn: 2 skeins Art Yarns Cashmere Glitter 2-ply, colorway - Olive

Hook: US size F/5 (3.75 mm)

April 28, 2012

Hippy Feet - Barefoot Sandal

This is my pattern, copyright Fintage/365 Crochet.  However, feel free to make as many as you like!  Don't copy my pattern, sell my pattern, but you may link to it.  Sell the finished product if you wish!  These are fun, I will be making more!

Skill Level:  Easy
Size:  O/S (Women's)
Hook:  1.25mm
Yarn:  Mei Mei's Bamboo Thread  (Super Fine)

Abbreviations Used: 
sl st= slip stitch
sc = single crochet
hdc = half double crochet
dc = double crochet
tr = treble (triple) crochet
rnd = round
prev. = previous
ch = chain

Ch 6.  Sl st to 1st ch to form a loop.

Rnd 1:  12 sc inside loop.  Sl st to 1st sc.

Rnd 2:  Sl st in next st. *ch 5, skip next st, sl st in next st* repeat 6 times (6 petals) Do not turn.

Rnd 3:  *7sc in ch5 space* repeat 6 times.  Do not turn.

Rnd 4:  Sl st in next 4 sts of prev row.  *Ch 9, skip next 6 sts, sl st in next st (center point of prev petal)* Repeat 6 times.  Do not turn.

Rnd 5:  (2sc, 2hdc, 3dc, 2hdc, 2sc) in next ch 7 space.  Repeat 6 times.  Do not turn.

Rnd 6:  Sl st in next 6 sts of prev row.  *Ch 15, skip next 10 sts, sl st in next st*  Repeat 6 times.  Do not turn.

Rnd 7:  (3sc, 3hdc, 2dc, tr, 2dc, 3hdc, 3sc) in next ch 15 space.  Repeat 6 times.  Sl st in next st of prev rnd.  Do not fasten off! 

You should have something that looks like this!

Now you are working the sides to the ties.

Rnd 1:  *Ch 13, skip next 7 sts.  Sl st in next st (center point of prev petal)*  Repeat twice.  Turn.

Rnd 2:  (3sc, 2hdc, 2dc, tr, 2dc, 2hdc, 3sc) in next ch 13 spaace.  Repeat twice.  Sl st to corner (between last ch of ch13 and 1st sc of prev rnd) Ch1.  Turn

Rnd 3:  Sl st in next 12 sts.  Ch 9.  Skip next 6 sts.Sl st to next stitch.  Turn.

Rnd 4:  (2sc, 2hdc, dc, 2hdc, 2sc) in ch 9 space.  Sl st to corner.  Turn.

Rnd 5:  Skip 1st st,  Sl st in next 5 sts.  Ch 175.  (This is the tie)  Fasten off!

One side finished.

Now you are working the opposite side.

Attach yarn on opposite side in the corner.  (See photo)

Repeat directions for the 1st side.

Now you are working the toe.

Attach yarn to corner of bottom petal. (See photo)

Rnd 1: *Ch 13, skip next 7 sts.  Sl st in next st (center point of prev petal)*  Repeat twice.  Turn.

Rnd 2:  (3sc, 2hdc, 2dc, tr, 2dc, 2hdc, 3sc) in next ch 13 space.  Repeat twice.  Sl st to corner (between last ch of ch13 and 1st sc of prev rnd) Ch1.  Turn

Rnd 3:  Sl st in next 12 sts.  Ch 25.  Skip next 6 sts.  Sl st to next st.  Turn.

Rnd 4:  30sc inside ch 25 space.  Sl st to corner.  Fasten off.  Sew in ends.

I added beads to the ties on mine.

Want some matching feet your baby? Try the baby version here!

Is this pattern worth anything to you?  Donations are greatly appreciated.  Thank you!

April 27, 2012

ÉTUI À LUNETTES (Glasses Case)

Here is a very beautiful granny square glasses case pattern!  Make one for your sunglasses this summer!  If you're familiar with granny squares, this pattern will be a breeze!   And that's good, because this pattern is in French!  Yes, French, ...
Je ne parle pas français. If you don't speak or understand French (I do very little), you can translate this pattern at Google TranslateI've tried it!  This is a simple pattern.


April 26, 2012

Rainy Day Mobile

Rainy Day Mobile 

 Now this is adorable!

RED HEART Kids, 5oz/141g balls, each approx 290yd/265m (acrylic)
1 ball each:
• 2230 Yellow (A)2252 Orange (B)
• 2735 Pixie Pink (C)
• 2845 Blue (D)
• 2846 Cruise Blue (E)
• 2652 Lime (F)
• 2390 Red (G)

RED HEART Super Saver, 7oz/198g balls, each approx 364yd/333m (acrylic)
1 ball each:
• 316 Soft White (H)
• 312 Black (I)

• Size F/6 (4mm) crochet hook or any size to obtain correct gauge

• Stitch markers
• Plastic ring, 1¼"/3cm diameter
• Heavy-duty sewing thread
• 4 safety eyes, 9mm diameter
• 4 safety eyes, 6mm diameter
• Polyester fiberfill
• Yarn needle

Skill Level: Easy

sun 3½"/9cm diameter (face only) and 5½"/14cm diameter (face and rays) rainbow 7¼"/18.5cm wide (across widest point) and 3¼"/8.5cm tall raindrop 2"/5cm diameter and 3¼"/8.5cm tall clouds (all 4 sewn together) 7"/18cm wide and 3"/7.5 tall

April 25, 2012

Baby Matinee Coat

Vintage Crocheted Baby Matinee Coat

This is a Vintage Pattern!

I know sometimes, it's hard to decipher vintage patterns, I've ran into ones that I just cannot figure out in the past, however, this one is quite simple!  I made this last summer while pregnant with my daughter.  It will fit her this summer, I can't wait to put it on her!  I used a baby weight white yarn, and hook size 2.75.  So I'd say it would fit a 12-18 month old.  The actual pattern, I believe uses a smaller hook.  It is very beautiful!

4 ozs. BEEHIVE Shetland Floss
A No. 8 Celluloid Crochet Hook
1 yd. Ribbon
Lustre Thread

Work at a tension to produce about 3 patterns, in width, to two inches; the treble stitches measure 1/2 inch in height.

April 23, 2012

Sunflower Afghan

Crochet Sunflower Afghan

This beautiful sunflower afghan combines summer blossoms and a hint of fall colors.

Designed By: Mary Jane Protus

Skill Level: Intermediate  


  • RED HEART Super Saver, No. 365 Coffee CA, 3 ounces No. 254 Pumpkin CB, 5 ounces No. 321 Gold CC, 10 ounces No. 406 Med. Thyme CD, and 20 ounces No. 313 Aran CE
  • Crochet Hook: 6mm [US J-10].
  • Yarn needle.

Size:  Afghan measures approximately 50" x 64" / 127cm x 162.5cm.

April 22, 2012

Garden Trellis Scarf Headband

Garden Trellis3
This is adorable.  I need to make one for myself!

Finished Measurements:
23/4” wide by 70” (1.94 yd) long

Skill level:

Yarn: Katia Bamboo (60% bamboo, 40% cotton/50 g (1.75 oz)/109 yd) or [Tahki Cotton Classic (100% cotton/50 g/108 yd)]: #10 [#3837] aqua – 1 ball; #15 [#3723] lime – 1 ball; #13 [#3449] pink – 1 ball

The pattern involves crochet skills ONLY.

April 21, 2012

Open Toe Sandals for any Size


"These really are so easy to make and take an hour or two from start to finish and you only need very little yarn. Adult sized sandals can also be made in exactly the same way. "

You will need:
  • Worsted weight (thick worsted not light worsted, you don’t want a flimsy pair of sandals right?) yarn (how much will depend on the size of the feet)
  • 4.5 mm hook
  • 2 buttons
  • tapestry needle
  • scissors

April 20, 2012

Apple Coaster


"This delicious ummm… yummyness apple and grapefruite coasters will brighten up your meal or a great gift. I choose cotton yarn to make because they are super absorbant and also easy care.This pattern is very easy for beginner too."

 (8-ply) yarn( I used cotton yarn) small amount any colour
Crochet hook size 3.0mm
Sewing yarn needle
Removable stitch markers or contrasting coloured yarn

April 19, 2012

Openwork Dress

Caron’s Simply Soft openwork dress can double as a tunic over a long dress or leggings.

Designed by Doris Chan

Bust 32 (36, 38, 40)"/81.5 (91.5, 96.5, 101.5) cm
Length 36 (37, 38, 38)"/91.5 (94, 96.5, 96.5) cm
Note: Fabric of dress is stretchy and will fit busts larger than finished measurements.

In single crochet, using size US H/8 (5 mm) hook, 13 sts = 4"/10 cm;

April 17, 2012

Lighter Summer Vest

Yarn: Materials: 2 ply yarn. I used 3 balls of 2 oz/56 gram Herrschners Afghan Yarn, 2 ply, 100% acrylic.

Hook: 4 mm

2 blocks = 1 inch
5 rows = 2 inches

Women's small.

To increase or decrease the size, go by your gauge. To add another block, add 3 more chains to your starting chain. To reduce by a block, subtract 3 chains on your starting chain. Place any extra blocks evenly over the fronts and back. For example, if you add 3 more blocks, place one on each front and one on the back. The decreases for the gathered front can remain the same as this pattern. 

April 16, 2012

Pink Ribbing Purse

©2009-2010 by Drew Emborsky, aka The Crochet Dude®

"Since the pink ribbon is the symbol for breast cancer awareness I designed a purse that is pink, and has ribbing, get it? Make one for yourself and as gifts, and remember that you can make it any color you want as long as you make the first one pink. "

Finished Size
14.5” wide at base x 13” tall w/out handles

-Worsted weight yarn in two shades of pink:
   Dark pink – 250 yds
   Light pink – 250 yds
-Crochet hook size K/10.5 – 8.5 mm (I prefer Boye brand)
-Yarn needle
-Magnetic purse closures
-Pink 24” curtain tie back for handle (I used Wright’s found at a fabric store)

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April 15, 2012

Halter Neck Bathing Suit

Easy Art of Ripple Crochet, 1973

A great swim suit!  Uses Sport Yarn which comes in LOTS of colors - let your imagination run wild!

SIZES: 8-10, [12-14, 16]

(No size charts were given for these sizes.)

Sport Yarn: (3) 2-oz. Skeins White
(1) 2-oz. Skein Red
(1) 2-oz. Skein Navy
(1) 2-oz. Skein Med. Blue

9 sc = 2 inches on G hook

April 13, 2012

Buttercream Wedding Cake

Crocheted Ultra® Alpaca creates a sumptuous wedding cake with buttercream frosting. Not merely decorative, the “layers” may be used for storing and protecting china dishware.

Approximately 10 1/2” wide across largest layer x 12” high

-3 Hanks BERROCO ULTRA ALPACA (100 grs), #6201 Winter White (MC) and 1 hank each #6275 Pea Soup (A), #6251 Green Olive (B), #6232 Pastel Pink (C), #6233 Rose Spice (D) and #6235 Fuchsia (E)
-Crochet hooks, sizes 3.50 mm (E) and 4.50 mm (G)
-Tapestry needle
-Safety pin for marker
-Sheet of heavy poster board or thin cardboard
-Pencil compass

-Pencil and ruler
-Masking tape
-Sharp scissors

16 sc’s = 4”; 18 rnds = 4” in sc with size 4.50 mm (G) hook

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April 12, 2012

Running Stitch Eyeglass Case


Make a nice sunglass case for the summer with this pattern!  Use tropical colors!

Materials: One ball each of two colors bedspread weight cotton crochet thread, C hook (2.75 mm), a 5 by 20 inch piece of flannel, 1/2 inch button.

Stitches: U.S. terminology:
ch = chain sc = single crochet dc = double crochet
trc = triple crochet st(s) = stitch(es) sk = skip

April 11, 2012

Summer Tote

Free Crochet Tote Bag Pattern

Finished Size:
Approx 18" x 17" [45.5 x 43 cm].

Lily® Sugar'n Cream® Naturals Solids (400 g / 14 oz)
1 ball: #27003 (Off White)
OR Ombres / Prints (340 g / 12 oz)
2 balls: #33013 (Chocolate Ombre) or #33018 (Sonoma Print)

Size 4 mm (U.S. G or 6) crochet hook or size needed to obtain gauge. 3 1/4 yds [3 m] of cord [9.5 mm] in diameter.

15 hdc and 11 rows = 4" [10 cm].

April 10, 2012

Garden Party Hat

Crochet Garden HatSizes: Small (infant)/ Medium (child)/ Large (adult). 18-20” head circumferences in kids sizes and 21-22” adult. The difference in size make yarn used.

Small (CS): Shachenmayr Catania (100% Cotton/50 g/136 yds) # 0146 or any other light weight cotton or blend of similar yardage in yellow - 2 balls
Medium (CM): Katia Bamboo (60% bamboo, 40% cotton/50 g (1.75 oz)/109 yds) or Tahki Cotton Classic (100% cotton/50 g/108 yds) or any other DK 3 weight cotton or blend of similar yardage in lime - 2 balls
Large (CL): Cascade Cotton Rich (64% cotton, 36% Nylon/50 gr (1.75 oz/ 80 yds) or Red Heart Eco-Cotton or any other worsted Medium 4 weight cotton or blend of similar yardage in white - 2 balls

Crochet Hook: C-2/2.75MM (Small); D-3/3.25MM (Med); F-5/3.75MM (Large) crochet hook or size to obtain gauge.

April 9, 2012

Shimmer Skirt or Poncho

Shimmer Skirt or Poncho

Designed By: Doris Chan
Skill Level: Intermediate

Supplies:  RED HEART® Shimmer™: 2 (3, 3, 3, 3, 4, 4) balls 1376 Chocolate.
Crochet Hook: 5.5mm [US I-9].
Yarn needle; ¾” wide waistband elastic, length as required, matching sturdy thread for elastic casing.

Directions are for size XXS; changes for sizes XS, S, M, L, XL, 2XL are in parentheses.

Waist circumference: 26½ (29, 32, 34½, 37, 40, 42½)”;
High hip 4” below waist: 30 (33, 36, 39, 42, 45, 48)”;
Full hip 9” below waist: 40 (44, 48, 52, 56, 60, 64)”;
Lower edge above individual points: 65 (71½, 78, 84½, 91, 97½, 104)”; Length, including 1” waistband: 23”.

April 8, 2012

Coronado Beach Thongs

These have been popping up everywhere, from adult size to baby size!

One size fits all.

BERROCO SUEDE (50 grs), 1 ball each #3753 Belle Star (A) and #3715 Tonto (B).
Crochet hook, size 3.50 mm (E) OR SIZE TO OBTAIN GAUGE.

5 sc’s = 1”; 5 rows = 1” in Sc.

April 7, 2012

Bikini Top and Skirt

DROPS 78-29 by DROPS Design
"Summers can be hot , you can be hot for sure..."
Bikini Top: One-size
Skirt: S - M - L

Finished measurements:
Waist: 78-86-96 cm [30.75" - 33-7/8" - 37.75"]
Hem: 90-100-110 cm [35-3/8" - 39-3/8" - 43.25"]

Bikini top:
50 gr nr 28, terracotta.
50 gr nr 09, light brown.
50 gr nr 22, dark brown.
50 gr nr 38, dark plum.
50 gr nr 17, black.

6 DROPS dark wood beads
3.5 mm [US E/4] crochet hook, or size needed to obtain correct gauge.

April 6, 2012

Banded Shorts - Vintage 1972

McCall's Needlework & Crafts, Spring-Summer, 1972

Three buttons, drawstring waist, bands of rose and white stripes highlight apple green shorts. Make of knitting worsted in an EASY cluster stitch.

SIZES: Directions for small size (6-8). Changes for medium size (10-12) are in parentheses.

Body Hip Size: 32-1/2"- 33-1/2" (34-1/2" - 36") Blocked Hip Size: 34" (36")

MATERIALS: Knitting worsted, 6 (7) ozs. green, main color (MC); 1 oz. each of rose (R) and white (W). Crochet hook size F. (Or English size 10.) Three buttons.

GAUGE: 6 sts (3 shells) = 2"; 2 rows 1".

April 4, 2012

Floppy Sun Hat

Let's get ready for summer!

"You will need two crochet hook sizes, worsted weight yarn, and a stitch marker. I used size K for the main part and size G for the brim."

ch = chain
sc = single crochet
pf st = puff stitch

Puff stitch: Yarn over, put the hook through the stitch, yarn over pull up a loop (3 loops on hook), yarn over, put the hook through the stitch again, yarn over pull up another loop (5 loops on hook), yarn over and pull through all five loops, ch 1 to secure the stitch.

April 2, 2012

Pineapple Fantasy Bathing Suit - Vintage Pattern

 I have made numerous of these!


3.25 mm crochet hook or size needed to match gauge
10 oz of fingering weight mercerized cotton yarn (approx) in the desired color

Small, Medium, and Large

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