January 31, 2014

Grumpy Cat Beanie - Free Crochet Pattern


If you use facebook at all, you most likely recognize this cat!  Clever idea.

Designed By: the Crafty Flutist

Skill Level:  Easy

Size:  Adult

Materials:  Worsted weight yarn in: off white , black, white (optional) ,blue, dark brown, pink; J hook; H Hook; stitch marker (optional); tapestry needle for sewing on eyes, ears, nose, and mouth


January 29, 2014

Solomon Cowl Free Crochet Pattern

Katniss Inspired Cowl Free Pattern

I stumbled upon this beautiful pattern today!  I've never heard of someone crocheting around rope for a "clothing" piece before, this is great! You may also learn a new stitch with this pattern, if you're not yet familiar with the Solomon Knot.

Designed By: Happy Berry Crochet

Skill Level:  Advanced

Materials Required:  423 yards approx. of Super Bulky/Super Chunky yarn in any colour; 8.0mm Crochet Hook; Scissors; Yarn Needle; Rope that measures 1/2 inch wide


January 24, 2014

Big Fat Lampshade Free Crochet Pattern


I not only love crochet clothing and accessories, but absolutely adore crochet decor!  It's always unique and you can extremely creative, not only with style, but with color as well.  If you want to get some more crochet lampshade inspiration, simply go to Google Images and type in "crochet lampshade"!  

Designed By:  Pickles
Skill Level:  Intermdiate

Materials:  Pickles Fat & Happy, 500 g. (1 skein); Crochet hook 15 mm (P/Q); Shade
JÄRA in 35 cm from IKEA.


January 22, 2014

Ewa Hat Free Crochet Pattern


I love this hat's style!  Brimmed hats always feel so elegant. (Ravelry download)

Designed By:  Margaret Kendall

Skill Level:  Intermediate

Materials:  4.25mm (G) hook; aran weight yarn


January 20, 2014

Parallel Love Scarf Free Crochet Pattern

crochet ribbed scarf

Here's an awesome scarf pattern with some beautiful ruffled flair.  I love the color variation!

Designed By:  Maz Kwok

Skill Level:  Easy  

Materials: 8mm crochet hook Worsted weight yarn: black and red Yarn needle


January 18, 2014

Day of the Dead Skull Square Free Crochet Pattern


Do you love skulls?  Here's a great way to incorporate a simple skull into your work.  You could use multiples of this motif for making a blanket, curtains, scarf, skirt, and many more ideas!

Designed By:  Ursula Glitch

Skill Level:  Easy

Materials: 1, 3.50mm crochet hook, DK in 3 contrasting colours; Colour 1 (colour of skull); Colour 2 (colour of eyes, nose and mouth); Colour 3 (background)


January 15, 2014

Keeley's Poncho Free Crochet Pattern


I found this pattern on my mother's crochet and knitting web site today.  It is a very cool poncho pattern, but it made me a bit sad with how fast time goes by!  The model in the photo is me.... when I was 18 years old (I think, 18 or 19)!  That's over 10 years ago, wow!  

Designed By:  Sue's Crochet and Knitting

Skill Level:  Intermediate

Materials:  Worsted Weight yarn; size 7.00mm hook

Sizes Available:  Adult, Child


January 13, 2014

Mariposa Boot Cuffs Free Crochet Pattern

Mariposas Boot Cuffs - Free Crochet Pattern | The Crochet Lounge™
Although I, personally, am currently designing for summer, it's still winter; and here's a great boot cuff pattern from The Crochet Lounge to keep you styling this new year!

Designed By:  The Crochet Lounge

Skill Level:  Intermediate

Materials:  Worsted Weight yarn – Featured in Red Heart With Love Aran 1 skein (uses about 150-175yards); Size J hook


January 9, 2014

G-Squared Boat Neck Top Free Crochet Pattern



Here’s one of my new spring/summer 2014 patterns!  It is fun and the color variations are endless!  Make it all one color, or spice it up with your favorite shades.  Comfortable and stretchy, I used a lightweight yarn with a larger than suggested hook size, keeping the upcoming warmer weather in mind!  I used 2 colors, white and steal grey, but this would look great in any color combo, I don’t think you could go wrong.  You could even use several colors, not just two colors! 

This is a pattern from my actual spring/summer collection.  I am giving it away to my loyal followers for free.  Please do not copy my pattern, sell my pattern, or the finished product online.  I sell finished work online, you’d be therefore in direct competition with me, and it is against my copyright.  HOWEVER, I do not mind you making this for personal use, or for selling at live crafting events or markets in your area.




This pattern has not been tested!  I am human and capable of typos, miscalculations, and flaws.  If you find anything funky, don’t hesitate to let me know!  I have only made this in size medium, the other size adjustments are calculations based on the pattern and standard American shirt sizing.

Designed By:  Farrah for 365 Crochet

Skill Level:  Intermediate

Yarn:   Bernat Cotton-ish 70 gram (2.4oz) 282 yards;  Yarn Size= Light “3”  I used 3 skeins, 2 white and 1 grey.  You may need to grab an extra skein for larger sizing, but you won't use it all.


Hook:  Size 5.0mm “H”

Size:  (measuring around waist in inches) Small=28, Medium=30, Large=32, Extra Large=34.  Size changes are in parenthesis; (S, M, L, XL)

Gauge:  Make a granny square with 2 rounds (6dc down each side) This square should measure approximately 2 inches across.

Stitches Used:
Ch=chain
Sc=single crochet
Dc=double crochet
Sl st=slip stitch
Fsc=foundation single crochet

Special Term Used: 
Shell= 3dc cluster in one space


Now let’s get started!

MAKE A GRANNY SQUARE  (I started with grey, and alternated with white, switching color on every row)

Don't know how to make a granny square?  Click here-how to make a granny square.

Small Size Only:  Work 14 rounds (you will have 42dc down each side of the square)  Fasten off leaving a long 25 inch tail (you will need it for sewing a seam)

Medium Size Only: Work 16 rounds (you will have 48dc down each side of the square) Fasten off leaving a long 25 inch tail (you will need it for sewing a seam)

Large Size Only:  Work 18 rounds (you will have 54dc down each side of the square) Fasten off leaving a long 25 inch tail (you will need it for sewing a seam)

Extra Large Size Only:  Work 20 rounds (you will have 60dc down each side of the square) Fasten off leaving a long 25 inch tail (you will need it for sewing a seam)


NOW MAKE ANOTHER GRANNY SQUARE! (I made my next one all in white)



Sew the granny squares together:  Using the long tails of yarn; line up your two granny squares, right sides facing outward, making sure you have a yarn tail on each side; evenly sew up the sides.  This creates the only seam in your shirt. 


Top of shirt

Round 1:  Join yarn with a sc to top right corner (ch2 space) of front panel, ch2 (counts as dc), 2dc in same space;  *Shell in space between next two shells* (13, 15, 17, 19) times;  shell in next ch2 space (left corner of front panel);




ARMHOLE:  fsc 35 (How to make a fsc?); (being careful not to twist the chain); 

 


shell in next ch2 space (right corner of back panel); *shell in space between next two shells* (13, 15, 17, 19)times; shell in next ch2 space (left corner of back panel);

ARMHOLE: fsc 35, sl st in 2nd ch of beginning ch2.  Sl st in next 2 dc.

Rnd 2:  Sl st in space between 1st and last shell of rnd 1; ch3 (counts as 1dc) 2dc in same space; *shell* (13, 15, 17, 19) times; skip nest shell, 3dc in 1st fsc of arm, (skip next 2fsc, 3dc in next fsc) 11 times; shell across back side (14, 16, 18, 20) times; skip next shell, 3dc in 1st fsc of fsc of arm; (skip next 2fsc, 3dc in next fsc) 11 times; sl st in 3rd ch of beginning ch3.



Rnd 3:  Sl st in space between 1st and last shell of rnd 2; ch3, 2dc in same space; *shell* around top (51, 55, 59, 63) times, sl st in 3rd ch of beginning ch3.

Rnd 4:  Sl st in space between 1st and last shell of rnd 3; ch3, 2dc in same space; *shell* around top (51, 55, 59, 63) times, sl st in 3rd ch of beginning ch3.

Rnd 5:  Sl st in space between 1st and last shell of rnd 4; ch3, 2dc in same space; *shell* around top (51, 55, 59, 63) times, sl st in 3rd ch of beginning ch3.

Rnd 6:  Sl st in space between 1st and last shell of rnd 5; ch3, 2dc in same space; *shell* around top (51, 55, 59, 63) times, sl st in 3rd ch of beginning ch3.

Rnd 7:  Sl st in space between 1st and last shell of rnd 6; ch3, 1dc in same space; *2dc in next space between shells* (51, 55, 59, 63) times, sl st in 3rd ch of beginning ch3.

Rnd 8:  Sl st in space between 1st and last 2dc’s of rnd 7; ch3, 1dc in same space; *2dc in next space between 2dc’s* around (51, 55, 59, 63) times.

Rnd 9:  Sl st in space between 1st and last 2dc’s of rnd 8; ch3, 1dc in same space; *2dc in next space between 2dc’s* around (51, 55, 59, 63) times.

Rnd 10:  Sl st in space between 1st and last 2dc’s of rnd 9; ch3, 1dc in same space; *2dc in next space between 2dc’s* around (51, 55, 59, 63) times.

Rnd 11:  Sl st in space between 1st and last 2dc`s of rnd 10; ch3 (counts as 1dc), *2dc in next space between 2dc`s, 1dc in next space* (25, 27, 29, 31) times; 2dc in last space; sl st to 3rd ch of beginning ch3.


Rnd 12:  Ch1, sc in each dc around (78, 84, 90, 96) times.

Fasten off.... maybe

Optional:  I added a lace border to mine, by:  (ch3, sl st in next st) repeated all of the way around.  You could also add berry stitches, popcorns, puff stitches, or crab stitches to fancy it up, or leave it as is; simple.


Bottom of Shirt

If you are happy with the length at this point – just add a finish edge, attach yarn to any bottom corner, and work a round of sc all of the way around.

Or

If adding length— Rnd 1: Attach yarn to bottom corner ch2 space (with shirt turned upside down), ch3 (counts as 1dc) 2dc in same space; work shells across (like you did on the top), until you get to the next ch2 corner space, 3dc in that space, 3dc in the next ch2 corner space, continue to shell around until the last ch2 corner space, 3dc in that space, sl st to top of beginning ch3;

Rnd 2 and on):  sl st in space between 1st and last shells of previous rnd; 2dc in same space; work shells around bottom, sl st to 3rd ch of beginning ch3.

Continue to do this until you are happy with the length.

Finish edge:  ch1, sc in each dc around, sl to to 1st sc, fasten off.

Or add a fancy edge like the top.  Here you can even add a ribbed edge!

The End









January 6, 2014

Julie's Ripple Socks Free Crochet Pattern


Here's a pretty twist on a crochet sock pattern!  I also love the colors she chose.


Designed By:  Julie Huston

Skill Level:  Intermediate

Materials:  2 Skeins Knit Picks Felici Sport Yarn; Size E Crochet Hook

Size:  Adult Ladies' Medium (US 8)



January 2, 2014

Spiral Ladder Yoga Bag Free Crochet Pattern


Here's to a healthy new year!  I just purchased a new yoga dvd to up my skill level, so yoga is on my mind; and crochet is always on my mind!  This yoga mat mag pattern is beautiful.  

Designed By:  Amanda Pace

Skill Level:  Intermediate

Yarn: Lily Sugar 'n Cream (100% cotton; 140 yds [110 m]/2.5 oz [70.9 g]); 2 balls (I didn't use the entire second ball.)

Hook: Size H/8 (5.00 mm). Adjust hook size as necessary to obtain correct gauge. Size K hook for the drawstring.

Notions: Yarn needle


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