January 31, 2013

Pineapple Tube Socks Crochet Pattern

These socks are pretty.  I love the pineapple pattern, it looks good every time that it's used.  In this pattern, the finished socks would make a great accessory to a fancy outfit, and give some elegance to an every day outfit!

Designed By:  Julie/Treasures made from Yarn

Skill Level:  Intermediate

Materials:  Size b hook and Paton's Kroy sock yarn

January 30, 2013

Oval Mittens Crochet Pattern

Crocheted Mittens
Now here's a different style of mittens!  It looks like a great project for scrap yarns!  These are on my "to make" list.

Designed By: Elaine Phillips

Difficulty level:  Intermediate

Materials:  Blue sport weight wool yarn 100m/50g - 2 balls, some white and dark blue yarn. 

Hook: C (3.0 mm)

January 28, 2013

Jennifer Vest Crochet Pattern

A wardrobe necessity!

"Trendy and retro at the same time - be really original!"

Designed By:  Garnstudio

Size: S - M - L - XL - XXL - XXXL

Materials: Drops Nepal 400-400-450-500-550-600 g color no 0618, camel 150-150-200-200-200-200 g color no 2923, goldenrod
150-150-200-200-200-200 g color no 2920, orange
Drops Big Fabel 300-300-300-400-400-400 g color no 912, soft chocolate
Drops Alpaca Boucle 100 g for all sizes in color no 2020, light beige

Crochet Hook size 5 mm / H/8 

January 27, 2013

Owl Mug Wrap Crochet Pattern

Owl Mug Wrap

Morning coffee fun!

"What a hoot! Dress up a mug with this crocheted cozy—you’ll feel all the wiser using it to sip your warm beverages."

Designed By: Michele Wilcox

Skill Level:  Easy

Supplies:  RED HEART® Super Saver®: 1 skein each 944 Cherrycola A, 321 Gold B, and 316 Soft White C.
Crochet Hook: 5mm [US H-8].
Yarn needle; two 12mm buttons for eyes; one ¾” wooden button.

Size:  Size: 3¾” tall.

January 26, 2013

Apple Tote Crochet Pattern

There's just something I love about this bag!  Maybe it's the simplicity, the colors, the cuteness, or just that I love apples?  Maybe it's all of those reasons!  It would also make a cool re-usable shopping bag!

Designed By: Angel's Crochet

Skill Level:  Intermediate (Tapestry Crochet)

Materials:  1/2 lb Crochet Cotton - Bag color of your choice, 1 Ball Red Crochet Cotton, Small amount Black, White and Green Crochet Cotton
Size "H" crochet hook

Finished size: approximately

You will need the Apple Chart for this project

Gauge:  Gauge is not important for this project.

January 25, 2013

Funky Spats Crochet Pattern

Funky Spats

Spats are a wonderful way to spice up your boots.  With different colors, you could change the look for every outfit.  These look good on short boots as well!  Edgy and pretty at the same time!

Skill Level:   Easy

Supplies:  STITCH NATION® “Full O’Sheep™”: 1 Ball each 2925 Passionfruit A and 2012 Black Sheep B.
Crochet Hook: 5mm [US H-8].
Yarn needle, 6 buttons, 3/4” diameter.

Size:  Ankle Circumference: 11 (12, 13)”  Spat Length: 5½”

January 24, 2013

Finger Puppet Pals Crochet Patterns

free crochet pattern zebra jungle lion monkey tarzan toy child finger puppet
Zebra by Moogly Blog

Over the holidays, my daughter received finger puppets as a gift from her cousin.  She absolutely loves them, and talks to them, kisses them, and makes them talk to her other toys!  (She's 18 months old)  This inspired me to look for crochet patterns so that I could give her some more finger pals.  

So today, I am bringing you not one pattern, but several!  There are too many cute designs, I couldn't just choose one!

Get the Free Zebra Pattern!

Lion Finger Puppet crochet free jungle animal play toy
Lion Pattern
Sock Monkey

Yarn Cat

Fairy Tales at Your Fingertips
Little People

Farmyard Finger Puppets

January 23, 2013

Scrap Heart Fingerless Crochet Gloves

It's nice to see a heart pattern that works well in a fingerless glove!  These are just in time to have ready for Valentines Day, but I'd wear them all year round!

Designed By:  Pam G

Skill Level:  Intermediate

Materials:  Worsted Weight Yarn in White, Pink and Red, G Hook, Stitch Markers (I used safety pins), Tapestry Needle

Size:  Medium hand

January 22, 2013

G Square Cap and Bill Crochet Hat

I love crochet hats!  Here’s a very simple way to play with Granny Squares to create your very own groovy billed cap!  

Designed By:  Farrah for 365 Crochet
Skill Level:  Easy

Yarn:  Bernat Softee Chunky Size 5, approx. 100yds.
Hook:  G/4.0mm
Gauge:  14 sts x 12 rows = 4”
Size:  Adult head, approx 21 inch circumference. (stretchy)

Please do not copy or sell my pattern!  You may link to it, you may sell the finished product, I don't mind, as I did not "invent" the granny square!  Have fun!

First you must make 5 granny squares in the color(s) of your choice.   I altered the granny square pattern a little bit, and used hdcs instead of dcs, because I didn’t want the squares to be too wide. 

My colors changed on these rnds:
Rnd1-Tan, Rnd2-White, Rnd3 and 4-Tan, Rnd 5-White, Rnd6-Tan

The pattern for my granny square is as follows:

Ch5, sl st to 1st ch to form a loop

Rnd 1:  ch4, (counts as 1hdc and ch2sp), *3hdc in loop, ch2* repeat 3 times, 2hdc in loop, sl st to 2nd ch of beg ch4.  Ch4, do not turn.

Rnd 2: 3 hdc in first ch2 sp, *(3 hdc, ch2, 3 hdc) in next ch 2 sp. * Repeat 3 times.  2hdc in last ch2 sp. Sl st to 2nd ch of beg ch4. Do not turn.

Rnds 3-6: ch4, (acts as one hdc and ch2sp), from now on work 3hdc in every space between the 3hdc clusters of the previous row. When you get to a corner, you always (3hdc, ch2, 3hdc), this creates a corner.  The last cluster is always 2hdc and connect to ch2 of first ch4 (the first 2 ch acts as one hdc+ 2hdc in the end =3dc cluster) Your square should increase by 3hdc on every side, every time you add a row. 

You should have 18 hdc on each side of the square when you’re done.

Now you will sew the squares together.  To save time, you can also slip stitch them together down the sides at the end of each square (That’s what I did) but it will give it a raised seam.  If you want it flat, I suggest sewing it together!

Now your hat looks like a box...  don't worry, it will work itself out the the first time you try it on!

Now you will add the edge and bill!  Attach your yarn to the bottom corner of any of the 4 granny squares. 

With right side facing you, ch1.

Rnd 1:  work 80 sc around edge of hat evenly.  (Tip – work 20 sc along each square.  When you made each granny square, there were 18 hdc’s on each side, plus 2chs on the corners.  This equals 20 stitches)  sl st to 1st sc, ch1, turn.

Rnd 2:  Sc in next 18 sts, hdc in next 6 sts, (2dc) in each of the next 14 sts, hdc in next 6 sts, sc in last 36 sts.  Sl st to 1st sc, ch1, turn.

Rnd 3:  Sc in first 37 sts, hdc in next 6 sts, dc in next 26 sts, hdc in next 6 sts, sc in last 19 sts.  Sl st to 1st sc, ch1, turn.

Rnd 4:  Sc in first 20 sts, hdc in next 6 sts, dc in next 24 sts, hdc in next 6 sts, sc in last 38 sts.  Sl st to 1st sc, ch1, turn.

Rnd 5:  Sc in each st around (94sc), sl st to 1st sc.  Fasten off.
Weave in ends.

January 21, 2013

Alicia Crochet Cowl

The only thing I like about winter is the spectacular accessories you can wear!  Here's a different type of cowl, it's braided!

"This cowl uses only single crochet stitches and requires only basic crochet skills."

Designed By:  Crochet Dreamz

Skill Level:  Easy

Materials:  Yarn: Super Bulky, size 6 yarn. I used Wool Ease Thick and Quick from Lion Brand.
Hook:  Hook P (10mm) and a hook H (5mm) to weave in the tails.  Sewing Needle.  Three large wooden buttons. I used 1 ¼ inch ones.

Size:  Finished measurements: 23 inches in circumference and 7 ½ inches wide

January 20, 2013

Pretty Pillows Crochet Pattern

Pretty Pillows

Jazz up your home with these beautiful crochet pillows.  This is how I furnished my first apartments!

"Showing your handiwork on a pillow is a beautiful statement of your artistry."

Skill Level:   Intermediate

Supplies:  RED HEART® LusterSheen®: 1 skein 615 Tea Leaf, 001 White, or 824 Medium Blue.
Crochet Hook: 3.5mm [US E-4].
14” Purchased pillow; sewing needle and thread.

Size:  Pillow Top measures approximately 13½” across.

January 18, 2013

Lovely Lady Slouchy Crochet Hat

I love slouchy Hats!  They look good on everybody, even men!  This is a nice pattern, it's simple, basic, and has a perfect slouch shape.

Designed By:  Corina/stitch11.com

Skill Level:  Easy

Materials:  Lion Brand Homespun Yarn Bulky Size 5, Size K/6.5m crochet hook

January 17, 2013

Noro Catherine Wheel Crochet Scarf

"... this pattern uses a Catherine Wheel stitch to make a charming, pretty scarf."

Designed By:  Michelle/Ellemenno P Blog

Materials:  Size E (3.5 mm) crochet hook
Color A: 1 or 2 skeins Noro Silk Garden Sock
Color B: 1 skein Noro Sillk Garden Sock in a contrasting color
Tapestry needle

Size:  With one skein of each color, you'll end up with a scarf about 45" long before blocking.

January 16, 2013

Crochet Bib Necklace

This necklace is super cool!  I need to make one for myself asap!

Designed By:  Stephanie/A Common Thread

Skill Level:  Easy

Materials: Peaches & Creme cotton solids and a size G hook.

January 15, 2013

Drop Stitch Tunic Crochet Pattern

Drop Stitch Tunic

"Jazz up your wardrobe with this fun crocheted tunic. It’s fast to make with no shaping and the back and front are exactly the same. You’ll want one in several colors."

Designed By: Double Stitch Twins

Skill Level: Easy

Supplies:  RED HEART® Boutique™ Midnight™: 4 balls 1944 Harvest Moon.
Crochet Hook: 6.5mm [US K-10½].
Stitch markers, yarn needle.

Size:  One size fits most.
Tunic measures 26” wide x 30” long.

January 14, 2013

Chic on The Halfshell Crochet Purse

A simple classic purse!

Designed By:  Drew Emborsky, The Crochet Dude™

Skill Level:  Easy

Finished size: Approximately 12” at widest point and 10” tall with handle

Materials: Sport Weight Yarn – approx. 3 oz, Crochet Hook, Size H [5.00 mm]

January 10, 2013

Wrap with Slits Crochet Pattern

Wrap with Slits

This looks comfortable and warm!
Designed By: Kimberly K. McAlindin

Skill Level:  Easy

Supplies:  RED HEART® “SuperSaver™”: 3 skeins 256 Carrot.
Crochet Hook: 6.5mm [US K-10.5].
Yarn needle.

Size:  Shawl measures 14” wide x 80” long.

January 9, 2013

Om Shanti Crochet Yoga Mat Bag

Is your New Year's Resolution to get fit and healthy?  Give your hands a workout as well and crochet this custom yoga mat bag!  Get creative with color, this pattern also shows a multicolor bag!

Skill Level:   Easy

Yarn:  Pickles Økologisk bomull, thin (appears to be worsted)
50 g each of 5 colours.

Equipment:  US 8 / H hook and (US 6 DPN´s) for the cord only.  I improvise!

Size:  Fits a standard yoga mat

January 8, 2013

Fruity Crochet Pineapple Scarf

"Such a fast and cool project, which takes just about 1-2 hours  and so easy to make even for beginners."

Designed By:  Alla Koval Designs

Skill Level:  Beginner

Finished Size:  5” wide (in the widest part) by 52” long.

Materials:  MC: Gedifra DISTRATO 50% Cotton, 50% Polyester
(1.75 oz/ 88 m/ 50 g) in multi color #3508 or any
other worsted weight plain or textured yarn 2 balls,
pineapple crocheted or rhinestone pin/brooch (optional)

Crochet Hook:  F-5/3  3/4 MM crochet hook

January 7, 2013

Music Afghan Crochet Pattern

Now this is a pretty cool blanket!

Designed By:  Christine Frazier

Skill Level:  Intermediate

Supplies: white yarn 32 ounces
black yarn 12 ounces
Size I/9 5.5mm hook or size needed for gauge.

Gauge: 4sc and 5 rows=1”

Finished size: squares are 15in wide by 14in tall

January 6, 2013

Crochet Owl Hat

I've seen the owl hat pop up several times during my craft fair and market extravaganzas this past year. It is a very popular item, and if you crochet, you can make your very own! This is a cute pattern!

Designed By: Sarah/Repeat Crafter Me Blog

Skill Level: Intermediate

Supplies:  • Vanna's Choice® Lion Brand medium worsted weight yarn (I use Barley and an accent color such as pink, green, purple, turquoise)
• Crochet hook size H-8 (5.0 mm)
• Tapestry needle for weaving in ends
• Two 3/4" black button for eyes

January 3, 2013

Cable Stitch "Jenna" Headband

A nice and warm headband is a winter must have!

Designed By:  Melissa K

Skill Level:  Intermediate

Size:  makes an adult headband for most heads measuring around 21”

Crochet hook ‘I’
Simply Soft Yarn
1 or 2 buttons for closure
Sewing needle

January 2, 2013

Roger Slippers

Wow, I love these crochet boots!  I need to get on the ball and make these for myself!

Designed By: Claris Flowers-Broderick

Skill Level:  Intermediate

Materials: Yarns 2-1/2 ozs, tan worsed weight; off white worsed weight for medium and large sizes 12 ozs – for high top, 10 ozs for low top; off white sport yarn for small size 10 ozs for for high top 8 ozs, for low top; tapestry needle; G hook or needed to obtain gauge.

Finished size: 4-5 (small). 6-7 [medium), 8-9 (Large) GAUGES, With worsted-weight, 4 sc = 1". 4 sc back loop ribbed rows = 1'''; 3-dtr cluster is 1-1/4 tall" . With sport yarn, 3dlr cluster is 1'' tall

January 1, 2013

Jasmine Universal Crochet Scarf

"All in one - wear over shoulders, neck, or as head cover."

Designed By:  Drops Design

Size: One-size
Height: 34 cm / 13½''
Circumference: 125 cm / 49''

Materials: DROPS BIG DELIGHT from Garnstudio
200 g color no 05, chocolate banana

DROPS CROCHET HOOK size 6 mm / J/10 - or size needed to get 8 x * 1 dc, 1 ch * = width 10 cm / 4''.