May 31, 2012

Webby Sundress/Skirt

Webby Sundress or Skirt
Get two garments in one — this clever frock can be worn as a sundress or a skirt.

Designed By:  Double Stitch

Skill Level:  Intermediate

STITCH NATION® “Bamboo Ewe™”: 1 Ball each 5625 Sprout A and 5705 Snapdragon B.
Crochet Hook: 5mm [US H-8].
Yarn needle, stitch marker.

Size:  Small-XX-Large

Finished Bust/Waist: 27 (32, 37, 42, 48)”.
Finished Length: 30”.

May 30, 2012

Summer Fancy Shorts

"...the summer is full of opportunities!"

Crochet DROPS shorts in ”Safran”.

Size: S - M - L - XL - XXL

Finished measurements:
Waist: 76-84-92-100-110 cm / 30"-33"-36 1/4"-39½"-43½"
Hips: 92-100-110-120-130 cm / 36 1/4"-39½"-43½"-47 1/4"-51½"
Full length: 32-33-36-38-41 cm / 12½"-13"-14 1/4"-15"-16 1/8"

Materials: DROPS SAFRAN from Garnstudio
200-250-250-300-300 g color no 06, denim blue.

DROPS CROCHET HOOK size 3 mm / C – or size needed to get 26 sc x 28 rows = 10 x 10 cm / 4'' x 4''.

May 29, 2012

Baby Rain Boots

An adorable pattern for baby rain boots!

Size: 6-12 months

Vanna's Choice® medium worsted weight yarn
Crochet hook size H-8 (5.0 mm)
tapestry needle for weaving in ends

ch - chain
sc - single crochetsc dec – single crochet decrease

May 28, 2012

Gardening Bag

Crochet Gardening Bag 
I've spent the entire day yesterday gardening, so I thought this pattern seemed appropriate!  Enjoy!

Crochet a sturdy bag with useful pockets for all your gardening items. This gardening bag crochet pattern features attractive complimentary colors of yarn.

Yarn: Lily® Sugar’n Cream (70.9 g / 2.5 oz)

Main Color (MC) (00084 Sage Green) 9 balls
Contrast A (00083 Cornflower Blue) 6 balls
Contrast B (01712 Hot Green) 2 balls
Crochet hook: Size 4 mm (U.S. G or 6) crochet hook or size needed to obtain gauge.

Approx 15 ins [38 cm] long x 6 ins [15 cm] wide x 11 ins [28 cm] deep.

May 26, 2012

Plaid Pillow

Plaid Pillow

Skill Level: Intermediate


RED HEART® “Super Saver®”: 1 skein each 400 Grey Heather A, 312 Black B, 316 Soft White C, and 319 Cherry Red D.

Crochet Hook: 5.5mm [US I-9].
Yarn needle; purchased black fabric-covered 16” square pillow; black sewing needle and thread.

Pillow measures 16” x 16”.

May 24, 2012

Miami Beach Skirt

Miami Beach Skirt

Wear this skirt for fun, summery days or change the colors and wear with tights for season-spanning style. It’s an easy project made in rounds so there is little finishing required.

Designed By: Double Stitch Twins

Skill Level: Easy

Supplies:  STITCH NATION by Debbie Stoller™ Bamboo Ewe™: 2 Balls 5625 Sprout A; 1 Ball each 5830 Periwinkle B and 5230 Buttercup C.
Crochet Hook: 6.5mm [US K-10½].
Yarn needle.

Size:  Directions are for size Small; changes for sizes Medium, Large, X-Large and 2X are in parentheses. Hips/Waist: 36 (40, 44, 48, 52)”.
Length: 16”.

May 23, 2012

Team Spirit Skirt

pleated skirt, closeup

By: Josi Hannon Madera

Materials List:
4 (5, 5, 6) balls Knit Picks Elegance (70% baby alpaca, 30% silk; 110 yards per 50g) in Color A (shown in Wild Rose)
2 (3, 3, 3) balls Knit Picks Elegance Color B (shown in Ash)
2 (2, 2, 3) balls Knit Picks Elegance Color C (shown in Coal)
(Add approx 5% for each additional 1 inch in length you wish to add.)
5.00mm (US-H) hook
2.5 (3, 3.5, 4, 4.5) yds 1/8” - 1/4” elastic (thinner is better, clear elastic works best)
4 – 3/4” buttons (round 4 hole or barrel preferred)
Sewing needle
Thread to match elastic or yarn (if using clear elastic)
Blunt tip yarn needle for weaving in ends

Extra Small to Extra large
Finished Size Skirt as shown is 16” long and sits just below the navel. Length can be increased in ½” increments.

Get the Free Pattern!

May 18, 2012

Straw Sun Hat

Crochet: Straw Sun Hat {Pattern}

A very cute summer hat pattern!

ch = chain
bl = back loop
sc = single crochet
slst = slip stitch
st = stitch
fo = fasten off
mm = move marker

1. Crochet rafia yarn, approximate quantity: Beige 120 gram
2. 3.5mm crochet hook

1. Tapestry needle

Finished dimension:
Top to brim edge: 12″
Brim Depth: 5″
Band circumference: 24″
Fit Head circumference 22″
Tension: Approx 14sts x 14rows single crochet (4 inches square)

May 17, 2012

Tri-Colored Shawl

Tri-Colored Shawl

"It won’t take long to crochet this beautifully textured shawl in bulky fashion yarn. You’ll love the way the yarn automatically changes..."

Designed By: Double Stitch Twins
Skill Level: Easy

  • RED HEART® Boutique™ Changes™: 1 ball each 9855 Aquamarine A, 9403 Granite B and 9675 Jade C.
  • Crochet Hook: 8mm [US L-11].
  • Stitch markers, yarn needle.

Size:  One size fits most.
Shawl measures 51” wide x 15” long, excluding fringe.

May 15, 2012

Baby Doll Top

Baby Doll Top

Designed By: Double Stitch

Skill Level: Intermediate

Supplies:  RED HEART® “Soft”: 1 (1, 1) ball each 4600 White A, 4608 Wine B and 2 (2, 2) balls 4614 Black C.
Crochet Hook: 5.5mm [US I-9]
7” zipper in color to match C, sewing needle and matching thread, stitch markers, yarn needle, hook-and-eye closure.

Size:  Directions are for size Small; changes for sizes
Medium and Large are in parentheses.

To fit bust: 32 (36, 40)”
Finished Bust: 27 (30 3/4, 34 1/2)”
Finished Length: 17 3/4 (18 1/4, 18 3/4)”

May 14, 2012

Nell - Crocheted Yoke

"Nell is a Naturlin™ crocheted yoke with straps that we have stitched to coordinating fabric, creating a fabulous babydoll top. "

Directions are for women’s size X-Small. Changes for sizes Small, Medium, Large and X-Large are in parentheses.

Bust – 32(34-36-38-40)”
Length of Yoke – 5” (Not including straps)
Note: Yoke should fit snugly around bust

2(2-3-3-3) Hanks BERROCO NATURLIN (50 grs), #6332 Denim Crochet hook, size 3.50 mm (E) OR SIZE TO OBTAIN GAUGE 2 Pieces of fabric 45” wide x desired length

May 13, 2012

Granny Ottoman Cover

Granny Ottoman Cover

I love this!  I can't believe I had never thought of this before!  I almost want to find an old ottoman, just to crochet a cover for it.

Choose colors that fit your room or make it all one color!

Designed By: Tracie Barrett
Skill Level: Easy
Supplies: RED HEART® “Super Saver®” Chunky™: 1 skein each Windsor 380 A, Buff 334 B; 2 skeins Coffee 365 C.
Crochet Hook: 6.5mm [US K-10.5].
Tapestry needle, 15” x 15” x 15” storage ottoman.

Ottoman cover measures approx 15” x 15” x 15”.

May 12, 2012

Small Classy Clutch

crochet small-clutch

"This clutch is great for whatever small stuff you have, whether it is makeup, phone, keys or crochet hooks. Here is the very fast, simple and easy pattern for this small classy clutch."

Skill Level: easy

Finished Size: 7 ½” (18 cm) wide, 4” (10 cm) tall

Medium Weight Yarn
Crochet Hook F (3.75mm)
Yarn Needle

May 10, 2012

Beauty in Bloom Poncho

A Nice summery poncho or wrap to wear this summer!  Looks great in different color combinnations as well!

Designed by: Rachel Geller

Sizes: Instructions contain guidelines adjustable to any size.

1 Ball #10 Cotton Crochet Thread (For Flowers)
2 Balls #10 Cotton Crochet Thread (For Body)
US size 5 steel crochet hook

May 9, 2012

Queen Anne's Lace Bracelet


"I’ve been seeing this queen anne’s lace pattern on all sorts of pieces lately, scarfs mostly, some bookmarks as well as a headband. Then I saw this silver bracelet and fell in love! "

crochet thread
hook 1.25

stitches used:
chain (ch)
slip stitch (sl st)
single crochet (sc)
double crochet (dc)
treble crochet (tr)

May 8, 2012

Pretty Little Girl Shorts

Crochet Girl Shorts 

Make your little girl look pretty in these feminine shorts. Use this free crochet pattern to show off just how fashionable your child is. Make these shorts in a variety of colors because one pair is not enough!

Skill Level:  Easy

Crochet Hook: H/8 or 5 mm hook
Yarn Weight: (2) Fine (23-26 stitches to 4 inches)

May 5, 2012

Classy Corset Belt

Classy Corset Belt

Add style to you ensemble with this crocheted lace up belt. 

Designed By: Double Stitch Twins
Skill Level:  Easy

  • RED HEART® “Super Saver®”: (1, 1, 2, 2, 2) skeins each 334 Buff A, 330 Linen B and 1 skein 320 Cornmeal C.
  • Crochet Hook: 5mm [US H-8].
  • 1 yard ribbon-1½” wide
  • 4 gold metal D rings-1½”
  • stitch markers
  • yarn needle.

Sizes: Small -3X

Measurements: Corset Belt measures 6” wide x 20 (23½, 27½, 32, 36,40)” long, excluding ribbon lacing.

May 4, 2012

Artist Satchel

Purse Free Crochet Pattern 

This pattern is super easy, however, I don't know if I am loving the colors!  I am black and white type of person, sometimes I like a pop of color...with back and white!  But you could make this bag with any color combo or even all one color.  I love the idea of the fringes on the bag.  To make the fringes hang straight, I use my hair straightener on them!  It really works.  As long as your yarn isn't plastic!

Approx 200g of a variety of colours of yarn. A 5.5mm crochet hook, darning needle.

13” wide, 11” deep, 3.5” flap approx.

May 3, 2012

Heart-Sweet Barefoot Sandal

Here is another barefoot sandal pattern for you!  This is my pattern, copyright Fintage/365 Crochet.  Please do not copy my patterns or sell my patterns, but you may link to them.  They are posted free for you to make for personal use, and feel free to sell the finished product!  I will be selling these at the local market this summer.

Skill Level:  Easy/Medium

Size:  Adult O/S

Hook Size:  1.25mm
Yarn:  Red Heart Luster Sheen (Fine) 2

Abbreviations Used:
sl st=slip Stitch
sc=single crochet
rnd=round or row

Special Stitch used:
picot= ch2, sl st in 2nd ch from hook

Ch 6.  Sl st in 1st ch to from a loop.

Rnd 1:  12 sc in loop.  Sl st to 1st st.  Do not turn.
Rnd 2:  *Ch 5.  Skip next st, sl st in next st.*  Repeat 6 times.  (6 petals made)  Do not turn.
Rnd 3:  *(4sc, picot, 3sc) in ch5 space.*  Repeat 6 times.  Sl st to 1st st of prev row. Do not turn.
Rnd 4:  *Ch 9, sl st in corner between next 2 petals.*  Repeat 6 times.  Do not turn. 
Rnd 5:  *(6sc, picot, 5sc) in ch 9 space.*  Repeat 6 times.  Sl st to 1st st of prev row.  Do not turn.
Rnd 6:  *ch 35.  Skip two petals.  Sl st in corner between next two petals.* Repeat 3 times. (3 petals)  Do not turn.

Now you are working the two sides with ties.

Rnd 7:  (*2sc, picot* 8 times.  2sc, ch 150.  Turn.  Sl st in each ch back to motif.  (Makes a tie) *2sc, picot* 8 times.  2 sc.)  in ch 35 space.  Sl st to corner.  Repeat again for the next ch 35 space.  Do not turn.

Now you are working the toe.

Rnd 8:  (*2sc, picot* 8 times.  2sc.  Ch 25. (Makes the toe loop) *2sc, picot* 8 times.  2sc) in  ch 35 space.  Sl st to corner.  Fasten off.  Sew in ends.

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

Hippy Feet Barefoot Sandal - BABY VERSION

Copyright Fintage/365 Crochet.

There's nothing sweeter than matching mommy and baby feet!  Get the adult version here.

Size:  Newborn and 6-24 months

Skill Level:  Easy

Hook:  1.25mm
Yarn:  Mei Mei's Bamboo Thread (Super Fine) 

Stitches Used:
sl st=slip stitch
sc=single crochet
hdc=half double crochet
dc=double crochet
tr=treble or triple crochet
rnd=round or row

Ch 6.  Sl st in 1st ch to form a loop

Rnd 1:  12 sc in loop.  Do not turn.
Rnd 2:   Sl st in next st.  *Ch 4, skip next st, sl st in next st*  Repeat 6 times (6 petals made)  Do not turn.
Rnd 3:  *5 sc in ch4 space.*  Repeat 6 times.  Do not turn.
Rnd 4:  Sl st in next 3 sts.  *Ch 7, skip next 4 sts.Sl st in next st.* Repeat 6 times.  Do not turn.
Rnd 5:  *9 sc in ch 7 space*  Repeat 6 times.  Do not turn.

You are now working the sides with the ties.

Rnd 1:  Sl st in next 3 sts of prev row.  Ch 6.  Skip next 3 sts, sl st in next st.  Turn.
Rnd 2:  8 sc in ch 6 space.  Sl st in corner between petals.  Ch1.  Turn.
Rnd 3:  Skip 1st st.  Sl st in next 4 sts.
Rnd 4:  Ch 75.  Sl st in 2nd ch from hook.  Sl st in next 74 sts.  Sl st in next 4 sts on petal tip.  Sl st in corner.  Fasten off!  One tie is made.

Now you are working the tie on the opposite side.  Leave one petal between the sides.  Attach yarn to bottom of next petal.  See photo.

Repeat directions for the first side.

Now you are working the toe.  For a newborn size, end here.  Use the bottom petal for the toe.  For 6 months +, as follows:

Attach yarn to side of bottom petal.  See photo.

Rnd 1:  Sl st in next 3 sts.  Ch 15, skip next 3 sts.  Sl st in next st.  Turn.
Rnd 2:   sc 20 inside ch 15 space.  Sl st in next 3 sts.  Fasten off.  Sew in ends.

Good luck keeping them on your baby's feet!  I have to tie them in a knot for my little girl to keep them on!  But she sure loves to play with them!

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

May 2, 2012

Garden Candle Holder

Crochet Candle Holder

Neat way to decorate outdoors this summer!


1 Wide mouthed glass jar. Make sure that this has a slight lip to allow the crochet to be secured onto the jar safely (for instance the threads of a screw top)

1 Ball string – amount depends on the size of the jar, however a 2 oz ball will be plenty. Use natural string, not nylon to avoid it melting.

1 Candle – a tea light, column candle or other small candle. Make sure that the candle does not touch the sides of the jar.


Crochet Hook – 6 – 7mm (approximately US J/K/L ). The size of hook doesn’t really matter, as long as it is the right sort of size for the thickness of the string used.

May 1, 2012

Floppy Sun Hat

  Floppy Sunhat

Material: Size 3 Crochet Thread
Hook size: 3.5 MM (Plastic Hook)
Gauge: 2 1/4 inches across first 2 rnds.
Finished size: 6 1/2 inches deep (not counting the brim of hat). 28 inches in circumference.