December 30, 2015

Shelby Mitts and Gloves -free crochet pattern-

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A pattern that includes instructions for mittens or fingerless gloves!  I really love the cuff on these mittens because of the lacy elegant look and the length.  They look cozy, and mittens of course are warm, but the fingerless variation is great for those times when you need free fingers, like pushing buttons on a cell phone, digging into your wallet, and buckling kids into car seats (to name a few). This pattern also includes child to adult sizing!

Designed By: Sincerely, Pam

Skill Level: Easy

Materials: 
  • Yarn: 1 skein WW #4 yarn such as Vanna’s Choice
  • Hook: I hook (5.5mm)
  • Stitch marker (optional)
  • 2x 0.5” buttons (optional)

December 28, 2015

Granny Stripes Hat -free crochet pattern-

Granny Stripes Hat
The Christmas holidays are such a busy time for me, with having an excited 4 year old, keeping my house in order, preparing and planning gifts, meals, trips, and above most, crocheting custom orders and supplying a local boutique with my wears.  It was so much, that I was cramming items in right up until Christmas eve!  And I was exhausted!  And I thought that I couldn't wait to get a break from crocheting for once!  And here I am, three days later, feeling the urge to crochet.... I don't have much yarn left, nothing but scraps and the last thing I feel like doing this week is shopping!  So, this pattern is one that I'm sure I can pull off with my bits of yarn colors and looks pretty fabulous at the same time!  

Designed By: Bernat Design Studio

Skill Level: Easy

Materials:

  • Bernat Super Value, Worsted weight; in 5 colors.
  • Crochet Hook size G6/4.0mm
  • Crochet Hook Size H8/5.0mm

December 24, 2015

Masquerade Mask -free crochet Pattern-

masquerade mask1

Let's start thinking about the New Year!  Masquerade parties are quite a popular theme for this holiday, and if that's the case for you this year, why not make your own mask?  You will be original and unique!

Designed By: Alexis/ Persia Lou

Skill Level:  Intermediate

Materials: 
  • Embroidery Thread
  • 2.75 mm Crochet Hook
  • Plain Mask to use as a form 
  • Fabric Stiffener
  • Plastic Wrap
  • Black Grosgrain Ribbon
  • Hot Glue Gun

December 21, 2015

Christmas Angels -free crochet pattern-

Crochet Christmas Angels

Here's a last minute quickie pattern for the holidays!  These cute little angel ornaments work up quickly and can be used as tree decorations or, they make great little gift toppers!

Designed By: Atty*s

Skill Level: easy

Materials: 

  • Catona by Scheepjes (used in pattern)
  • crochet hook 2.5mm (used in pattern) OR;
  • any yarn
  • hook to match yarn

December 18, 2015

Waffle Baby Sleep Sack -free crochet pattern-


Are you Christmas patterned out yet?  Well, here's a nice break from all of that green, red, white, and sparkle and shine.  This little baby cocoon is adorable!  Sure, you might be able to finish one as a gift before Christmas, but this makes a very nice gift at any time, especially for a new baby. This is a Ravelry download.

Designed By: Alicia Cromwell

Skill Level: Intermediate

Materials:
  • 3 balls of Patons Tangerine DK 5mm hook 
  • 12 buttons – 2 1/2 cm 
  • darning needle

December 16, 2015

Drops Santa Slippers -free crochet pattern-

Free Pattern

Did you know that Drops Design over at Garnstudio have a Christmas collection called Christmas Workshop?!!  This is where I found these cute holiday slippers! You still have plenty of time to make these for the holidays and they will also keep your feet warm!

Designed By: Drops Design

Skill Level: Easy

Materials:

  • Drops Eskimo from Garnstudio; colour no 08, red; colour no 01, off-white; colour no 13, tan
  • A remnant of black for eyes
  • Size 22 - 34: crochet hook size 7 mm 
  • Size 35 - 44: crochet hook size 8 mm
Size: 22/24 - 25/27 - 28/31 - 32/34 (35/37 - 38/40 -42/44)
Foot length: 15 - 17 - 19 – 21 (23 - 25 - 28) cm


December 14, 2015

Sands of Time Scarf -free crochet pattern-

Sands of Time Scarf

If you're looking for a scarf that is a bit different, check this out!  Color, simple stitching, twisting, and nice tassels create this simply beautiful scarf.  The pattern uses self striping yarn to get this striping effect, but I am pretty sure that it would look nice in one color as well.  As a bonus, the designer has uses elegant large beads at the tassels.

Designed By: Beatrice Ryan Designs

Skill Level: Easy

Materials: 
  • Worsted Weight ~ Self-Striping Yarn 425 yards (Red Heart Unforgettable in Cappuccino. 1 1/2 skeins)
  • Hook ~ I
  • 2 Large Beads (optional) for top of Tassle
  • Scissors

December 12, 2015

Jolly Holiday Stocking -free crochet pattern-


You still have time to make this fantastic Christmas stocking!  A hand made crochet stocking is one of things that make a great seasonal tradition and is a gift that comes from the heart.  This wonderful pattern features many eye catching elements such as the wavy pattern, the textured popcorn stitch cuff, and the use of color.

Designed By: Charmed by Ewe

Skill Level: Easy

Materials: 
  • Worsted weight yarn such as Red Heart Holiday
  • 5.0 mm (H-8) crochet hook or size needed to obtain the gauge
  •  Yarn needle for weaving in ends
  • Stitch markers

December 11, 2015

Alberelli Christmas Decoration -free crochet pattern-


Another quick and easy decoration for Christmas!  You can have these ready in no time.  Another great aspect is that you can use these cute trees for anything, a hanging wall decorations as shown, hang them on your tree, use them as gift tags, and more.  This is a Ravelry download.

Designed By: Ilaria Caliri

Skill Level: Easy

Materials: 
  • cotton yarn in emerald, acquamarine, blue and brown. 
  • 2,5 mm crochet hook
  • 4 mm black beads
  • white paillettes
  • black and white embroidery thread
  • bells
  • juta cord
  • wooden twig
  • tapestry needle

December 9, 2015

Quick and Easy Chevron Hat -free crochet pattern-

chevron hat size preemie child free crochet pattern

A chevron hat makes a great Christmas gift!  This design has been around forever, but it has gained popularity over the passed few years ranging from apparel to home decor. It looks really nice in a hat and here's a great pattern to start!  I wish that the designer included adult sizing, but really, I don't think it would be too hard to adjust.

Designed By: Pins's Needles

Skill Level: Easy

Materials: 
  • Soft acrylic yarn in worsted weight
  • Size “H” crochet hook (5.00mm)
Size: Preemie to Child

December 7, 2015

Snowflake Coasters -free crochet pattern-


As we get closer to the holidays, I try to share the Christmas patterns that are easy or quick, because we have so much going on around us, that we do not have a lot of time to finish something big. This pattern is one of those!  These beautiful and colorful snowflakes make great coasters for your holiday entertaining.  They do not skimp out on detail and style, and you can easily complete a set in one day!  This pattern is currently on my "to make" list!

Designed By: Charmed By Ewe

Skill Level: Easy

Materials: 
  • Red Heart Creme de la Creme - 71 yards (40 gm) is needed to complete a set of 4 coasters
  • 5.0 mm (H-8) crochet hook 
  • Yarn needle for weaving in ends

December 4, 2015

Pinecones -free crochet pattern-


This pretty crochet pinecones make a wonderful accent to your Christmas decor!  I can see them used in a pretty centerpiece, or even used as a gift topper.

Designed By: In the Yarn Garden

Skill Level: Easy

Materials:
  • Any yarn would do (but used in pattern):
  • Järbo 8/4. Hook: 2,5 mm.
  • Järbo Minibomull. Hook: 3 mm.
  • Järbo Alpacka Solo. Hook: 3 mm

December 3, 2015

Bobble Bearded Beanie -free crochet pattern-

bearded baby, this bobble stitch makes an amazing beard

I've made many bearded hats in the past, and just finished making one, and I must say, this is by far the best free pattern for a bearded hat that I've come across so far!  This pattern is so great that it is actually done in two parts.  The first part is all about the hat, including sizes for all ages.  The second part is all about the beard, in 4 different sizes, so that you can mix and match to the proper size.  This is a very clever and well written tutorial!

Designed By: Ashlee Marie

Skill Level: Easy

Materials: 
  • Lion Brand medium weight yarn (worsted 4)
  • crochet hook I- 5.50mm
Sizes: Newborn, Infant, Baby, Toddler, Child, Teen/Adult, Extra Large Adult



December 1, 2015

Ribbon Christmas Tree Ornament -free crochet pattern-

ChristmasTree_New

I guess I've been so busy that I am just now getting into the holiday spirit.  Here's a great pattern to start December off in true Christmas cheer!  It is a simple pattern, but also a very fun pattern!  I love projects that use up your small yarn leftovers and this one does just that.  Hang these on your tree, decorate your home, or give them away as gifts.

Designed By: Poppy & Bliss

Skill Level: Easy

Materials: 
  • 3 mm hook
  • Small amounts 8 ply/DK cotton yarn. I’ve used various brands from my stash but a stiffer cotton works better than a soft cotton for these
  • Aprox 13g for the tree
  • Aprox 3 g each in 6 different colours for the baubles
  • Yarn needle

November 30, 2015

Octavo Fingerless Gloves -free crochet pattern-


If you want something stylish, eye catching, and different for your hands this chilly season, look no further!  These fingerless gloves use a spiral effect during the construction which results in something amazing.  This is also a wonderful project for using up those small amounts of yarn you've been stashing away.

Designed By: Knitting and so on

Skill Level: Intermediate

Materials: 
  • approx. 40 to 45 grams of fingering weight yarn
  • 3mm crochet hook
  • 4 removable stitch markers
  • a tapestry needle to weave in ends

November 27, 2015

Spiral Slouchy with Cables Hat -free crochet pattern-


I thought that this was a Santa Hat at first glance, obviously because of the colors chosen, but if it was... what a cool Santa Hat!  Let's make it a Santa Hat!  Of course this cute hat would look great in any color, but this design adds style to an otherwise normal winter hat.  I love the texture and the pom pom too! This is a Ravelry download.

Designed By: Danette Lundberg

Skill Level: Intermediate

Materials:
  • Caron Simply Soft Solids
  • Hook size 6.5 mm (K); 6.0 mm (J)

Size: Child


November 26, 2015

Cara Cowl -free crochet pattern-

The Cara Cowl - Crochet Pattern by Rescued Paw Designs

Here's a quick and easy chunky cowl!  Made with chunky weight yarn and a large crochet hook, the cowl works up so fast that you'll be wearing it in the same day.  The end result is beautiful and warm!

Designed By: Krista Cagle

Skill Level: Intermediate

Materials: 
  • crochet hook 9.00 mm
  • yarn needle
  • 2 skeins of Lion Brand Yarn Wool Ease Thick & Quick in Oatmeal or 130 yards of any super bulky 6 yarn

November 25, 2015

Nordic Inspired Bag -free crochet pattern-


A few things about this crochet bag caught my attention!  The designs in the squares are pretty cool for one, I love Nordic patterns.  The squares themselves are easy to assemble with a little bit of sewing knowledge.  And the colors are very well used in the design, also the colors can be interchanged to whatever you want.  This looks like a great way to use up scrap yarns!  The bag itself has a cozy appeal with a lot of eye interest!  This is a Ravelry download.

Designed By: Carol Meldrum

Skill Level: Experienced

Materials: 

  • Rowan Wool Cotton in several Colors
  • 4.0mm (G) crochethook
  • Yarn Needle

November 23, 2015

Warm Hug Hat -free crochet pattern-

Warm Hug Hat ~ free crochet pattern by Jessie At Home

This hat looks very cozy!  By using chunky weight yarn and a large hook, the pattern works up quick.  The addition of large pom poms and ties complete this super comfy ear flap hat and you'll be wearing it out and about in no time.

Designed By: Jessie Rayot

Skill Level: Easy

Materials: 
  • Red Heart {mix·ol·o·gy} Solids: Coral (85 g/3 oz/42 yds/39 m) Color A
  • Red Heart {mix·ol·o·gy} Prints: Sizzling Print (82 g/2.9 oz/42 yds/39 m) Color B
  • Red Heart {mix·ol·o·gy} Swirl: Sizzling (50 g/1.8 oz/27 yds/25 m) Color C
  • Hook US 16/P/12.00 mm (or 11.50mm) hook
  • large eye yarn needle or smaller (around size G) crochet hook for weaving in ends
  • Something hard, about 3″ wide, and relatively thin, to wrap tassels around

November 22, 2015

Ombre Ridges Scarf -free crochet pattern-


Ombre Ridges Scarf

The color! The color of this ombre scarf definitely caught my eye right away, I'm a black/white/grey type of person.  This scarf is made with a self striping yarn that is also available in many other colors and looks amazing.  The pattern, is incredibly simple and the finished garment can be whipped up in no time!

Designed By: Beatrice Ryan Designs

Skill Level: Easy

Materials: 
  • 312 Yards of Bulky (5) Yarn – ( Lion Brand Yarns” Scarfie” Yarn in Cream/Black)
  • K Hook
  • Scissors
Size: approximately 5 1/2″ x 72″


November 18, 2015

Short Crocodile Boots -free crochet pattern-


I've been on a slipper making frenzy lately, and decided that it was about time that I write this pattern out so that other people can understand it!  Boot slippers can be quite easy to make once you find a sole and foot pattern that you like to follow, because from there, it's all in the leg of the slipper.  This pattern begins loosely following the pattern for Rows of Cables Boot Slippers, but changes into the crocodile stitch for the cuff.  I love the crocodile stitch, and if you've never tried it, here's your chance!  Many people use different variations for this stitch, it depends on what you're making, but the basic concept is always the same.  I will try my best to describe it to you (with photos!).

Designed By: Farrah Hodgson

Skill Level: Advanced

Materials:
  • Bernat Super Value, Worsted (4), approx 389m (426 yds), Taupe
  • Size 5.0mm (H) crochet hook
  • Yarn Needle to sew in ends
Size: Women's medium foot, US shoe size 7-9

-----UPDATE!! - I've made these with a size 4.00mm hook and they fit my mother in law, who wears a size 5.5 shoe :) -----

Finished Measurements: Length of sole= approx. 10 inches; Height from ankle up= approx. 5-6 inches

Gauge: 14sc and 14 rows = 4 inches

Stitches Used:
ch - chain
sl st - slip stitch
sc - single crochet
dc - double crochet
tog - together
Crocodile Stitch - described over pattern


-----THE PATTERN-----

Sole:

Ch 8 
Row 1: 2 sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in next 5 chs, 2 sc in last ch. (9 sc) 

The rest of the rows are through the back loops of the sts only. 

Row 2: Ch1, turn; 2 sc in first sc, 1 sc in next 7 sc, 2 sc in last sc, ch 1, turn. (11 sc)
Row 3: Ch1, turn; 2 sc in first sc, 1 sc in next 9 sc, 2 sc in last sc. (13 sc) 
Rows 4 to 18: Ch1, turn; 1 sc in each st, (13 sc) 
Row 19: Ch1, turn; sc2tog, sc in next 9 sc, sc2tog. (11 sc) 
Rows 20 to 31: Ch1, turn; sc in next 11 sc. 
Row 32: Ch1, turn; sc2tog, 1 sc in next 7 sc, sc2tog. (9 sc)
Row 33: Ch1, turn; (sc2tog) twice, sc in next sc, (sc2tog) twice. (5sc) 
Row 34: Ch1, turn; sc2tog, 1 sc in next sc, sc2tog. (3 sc) 


Next, you are going to crochet all around the sole of the slipper. 

-Ch1, turn; Slip stitch in first sc, slip stitch and ch 1 and 1 sc in next st, 1 sc in next st. 
-Make 1 sc at the end of each row along side of sole (you now have 36 sc).
-Place 7 sc across the back of the starting chain, ( you now have 43 sc).
-Place 1 sc at the end of each row along other side of sole (you now have 77 sc). 
-1 sc in first slip stitch you made at the beginning, sl st to join to the starting sc. (Total = 78 sc)



Body of Slipper: 

Row 1: Ch1, turn; Through the back loops only, 1 sc in each sc to end of Row, sl st to join. (78 sc) 

Rest of the rows are through both loops. 

Rows 2-4: Ch1, turn; 1 sc in each st, sl st to join. (78 sts) 

Row 5: Ch1, turn; 1 sc in 34 sc, (sc2tog) twice, sc in next 2 sc, (sc2tog) twice, 1 sc in 34 sc, sl st to join. (74 sts) 

Row 6: Ch1, turn; 1 sc in 32 sc, (sc2tog) twice, 1 sc in next 2 sc, (sc2tog) twice, 1 sc in 32 sc, sl st to join. (70 sts) 

Row 7: Ch1, turn; 1 sc in 28 sc, (sc2tog, sc in next 2 sc) 3 times, 2 sc tog, 1 sc in next 28 sts, sl st to join. (66 sts) 

Row 8: Ch1, turn; 1 sc in first sc, sc2tog, 1 sc in 25 sc, skip next sc, dc2tog four times, skip next sc, 1 sc in next 25 sc, sc2tog, 1 sc in last sc, sl st to join. (58 sts) 

Row 9: Ch1, turn; 1 sc in first sc, sc2tog, 1 sc in 21 sc, skip next sc, dc2tog four times, skip next sc, 1 sc in next 21 sc, sc2tog, 1 sc in last sc, ss to join, ch 1, do not turn. (48 sts) 

Row 10: Ch1, turn; 1 sc in 20 sc, skip next sc, dc2tog four times, skip next sc,1 sc in next 20 sc, sl st to join.(44 sts) 

Row 11: Ch1, turn; 1 sc in 17 sc, skip next sc, dc2tog four times, skip next sc, 1 sc in next 17 sc, sl st to join. (38 sts) 

Row 12: Ch1, turn; 1 sc in 16 sc, skip next st, dc2tog twice, skip next st, 1 sc in next 16 sc, sl st to join. (36 sts) 

Row 13: Ch1, turn; 2sc in 1st st, 1 sc in each st, sl st to join. (35 sc) 



Cuff:

Rnd 1: Ch3, turn; (inside facing) dc in same st as join, (skip next st, 3dc in next st, skip next st, 2dc in next st) 8 times, skip next st, 3dc in next st, sl st in top of ch3 to join.



Rnd 2: Ch1, turn; (right side facing) skip 1st dc, sc in next dc, skip next dc *(croc st over next 2dc (croc st - work 5dc over front post of 1st dc, working top to bottom, work 5dc over front post of 2nd dc, working bottom to top), skip 1dc, sc in next dc, skip 1dc) 8 times, croc st over last 2dc, sl st in 1st sc to join. (9 croc sts)





Rnd 3 (track rnd): Ch3 (counts as 1dc) turn; dc in same st as join, *3dc in center of next croc st, 2dc in next sc (between next 2 croc sts)** 8 times, 3dc in center of next croc st, sl st in top of ch3 to join.




Rnd 4 (crocodile st rnd): Ch1, turn; skip 1st dc, sc in next dc, skip next dc *(croc st over next 2dc,skip next dc, sc in next dc, skip next dc) 8 times, croc st over last 2dc, sl st in 1st sc to join. (9 croc sts)



Rnd 5: Repeat Rnd 3.
Rnd 6: Repeat Rnd 4.

Rnd 7: Repeat Rnd 3.
Rnd 8: Repeat Rnd 4.

Rnd 9: Repeat Rnd 3.
Rnd 10: Repeat Rnd 4.

Rnd 11: Ch1, turn; sc in same st as join, (2sc in next croc st, 2sc in nest sc) 8 times, 2sc in last croc st, sc in last ch (where previously joined), sl st in 1st sc to join.

Rnd 12: Ch1, turn, (sc in next 4 sts, sc2tog) 6 times, sl st in 1st sc to join. (30sc) 

Rnd 13: Ch1, do NOT turn, sc in each sc around, sl st in 1st sc to join. Fasten off.




November 17, 2015

Doodles Hat -free crochet pattern-



A project to make for the kids!  These "Doodles" are incredibly cute hats, and include instructions for all kids sizing from newborn up to child.  The pattern allows color versatility, which makes it a great scrap yarn project.  The ear flaps keep the little ones extra warm and the pretty twisted straps add extra eye appeal and a fun vibe. This is a Ravelry download.

Designed By: Jenna Wingate

Skill Level: Easy

Materials: 
  • Lion Brand Vanna's Choice Solids, Heathers & Twists; Red Heart Super Saver Solids; Hobby Lobby I Love This Yarn! Solids
  • Crochet hook 5.5mm (I)

November 16, 2015

Maxicolar (Collar or necklace) -free crochet pattern-


Picture 082

This beauty caught my eye right away!  I went straight to the pattern and found that there was no English version, however... I translated the page with Google Translate, and that helped quite a bit.  But the written pattern is still quite out of sorts, so it just took some looking at the picture and chart, and comparing it to the pattern.  No problem!  It is actually very easy, just some things to remember as you're working through the pattern: a popcorn stitch has to be worked into the last stitch made, 5 color= chain 5, lows =single crochet sts

Designed By: Circulo S.A.

Skill Level: Easy

Materials: 
  • Precious Wire (Circle): 1 ball in brown color (513) 
  • Crochet Hook 2,00mm

November 14, 2015

Gloves with SensaThread Fingertips -free crochet pattern-

Light Weight Crochet Gloves

The texting glove takes on a new approach with the creation of SensaThread. This thread can be woven right into your other yarn while crocheting the fingertips, or you can add it on after.  This is great news for all of those cell phone addicts.  Besides the fingertips, I just simply love the look of these gloves, made with a super fine weight yarn in fun colors, where I could skip the SensaThread and be quite happy with it!

Designed by: Susan Levin

Skill Level: Intermediate

Materials: 
  • 3.25 (4) oz [91 (112) g] #1 super fine weight yarn: Patons Kroy Socks (Color # 55612, Summer Moss Jacquard)
  • Crochet hook, size D (3.25 mm)
  • Stitch markers
  • Boye SensaThread conductive filament set 34076611231 – set includes filament thread and tapestry needle

November 12, 2015

Stepping Texture Hat -free crochet pattern-



Chunky hats with pompoms are making a big come back this fall and winter!  I love the textured pattern of this design and the wide band of the hat.  It looks cozy and warm, and the best part is that it's easy to make.

Designed By: Bernat

Skill Level: Easy

Materials: 
  • Bernat Softee Chunky (3.5 oz/100 g; 108 yds/99 m) Clay (28041) 2 balls 
  • Size U.S. L/11 (8 mm) crochet hook or size needed to obtain gauge.
Size: Women's average head




November 10, 2015

City Girl Boot Cuffs -free crochet pattern-

Free Pattern City Girl Boot Cuffs TheHookedHaberdasher

Have you made any boot cuffs yet?  You should! Because they are a great accessory to decorating up your old boring boots.  Make many, and have a look for every day or outfit!  This pretty design uses a fauxe fur to give this nice warm and cozy look.  Finish off with your favorite buttons and you have a new look for your boots.

Designed By: The Hooked Haberdasher

Skill Level: Beginner

Materials: 
  • Worsted weight yarn, category 4. Model made with Red Heart Soft and Red Heart Sparkle Soft *optional – Red Heart Boutique Fur
  • Hook sizes – US I-9/5.5mm & US J-10/6.0mm
  • Stitch Marker
  • Yarn/tapestry needle

November 9, 2015

Apple Crisp Cowl -free crochet pattern-

Apple Crisp Crochet Cowl  |  Free Crochet Cowl Pattern by Little Monkeys Crochet, littlemonkeyscrochet.com

I find the cowl patterns that have been appearing this fall, are becoming even more beautiful.  By adding an edge along the rows of a basic button cowl, it gives this design a nice finished look!  Button cowls are a nice change from the traditional cowl.  While not using as much yarn, and quicker to make than a scarf, this scarf emits beauty with the clean structure of the rows and added buttons.

Designed By: Little Monkeys Crochet

Skill Level: Easy

Materials: 
  • I hook (5.50mm) and K hook (6.50mm)
  • Yarn needle
  • Approximately 350-360 yards of your favorite worsted weight yarn - such as Vanna's Choice
  • Two buttons, approximately 1"
Measurements: Approximately 30" long by 11" tall


November 4, 2015

Rows of Cables Boot Slippers -free crochet pattern-


I can't take full credit for this pattern!  This is a "re-make" of my mother's pattern, Cabled Boot Slippers.  I love the look of cables, boots, and slippers; and love the original pattern, however, the yarn I was using did not match the pattern gauge so I had to change it up a bit.  

The original uses double strands of Red Heart Super Saver worsted, and I've been using Red Heart Comfort worsted.  Both are worsted, but there's quite a difference!  My yarn, double stranded, made the original pattern come out way too big!  I tried dropping my hook size, it seemed to help for size, but it was really hard on my hands as the tension was so tight.  I wasn't letting this pattern go, so I had to re-think the process!

So now using one strand of worsted yarn, I was able to re-write the pattern.  They are not as chunky as the original and have a couple extra cable rows for length.  But the basic concept is the same!  These slippers would fit a size medium/large foot, 7-9 US shoe size, as they're quite stretchy.  I haven't had time to play around with other sizes yet.  If you're looking for something heavier and quicker, go check out the original pattern!

Designed By: Susan Norrad, re-written by Farrah Hodgson

Skill Level: Intermediate

Materials: 
  • Red Heart Comfort, Worsted (4), approx 792m (867 yds), Multicolors: approx. 593m (649 yrds), ONE BALL WILL MAKE 3 pairs of slippers.
  • Size 5.0mm (H) crochet hook
  • Yarn Needle to sew in ends

Size: Women's medium foot, US shoe size 7-9

Finished Measurements: Length of sole= approx. 10 inches; Height from ankle up= approx. 7 inches

Gauge: 14sc and 14 rows = 4 inches

Stitches Used: 
ch - chain
sl st - slip stitch
sc - single crochet
hdc - half double crochetdc - double crochet
tog - together
fpdc - front post double crochet
bpdc - back post double crochet

Special Term Used:
Fpdc cable twist-  Skip first and 2nd post sts, fpdc around 3rd post st, fpdc around 4th post st, fpdc around first skipped post st, fpdc around 2nd skipped post st.

----------------------------------------------------------------------------
THE PATTERN

Sole:

Ch 8
Row 1: 2 sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in next 5 chs, 2 sc in last ch. (9 sc)
The rest of the rows are through the back loops of the sts only.
Row 2: Ch1, turn; 2 sc in first sc, 1 sc in next 7 sc, 2 sc in last sc, ch 1, turn. (11 sc)
Row 3: Ch1, turn; 2 sc in first sc, 1 sc in next 9 sc, 2 sc in last sc. (13 sc)
Rows 4 to 18: Ch1, turn; 1 sc in each st, (13 sc)
Row 19: Ch1, turn; sc2tog, sc in next 9 sc, sc2tog. (11 sc)
Rows 20 to 31: Ch1, turn; sc in next 11 sc.
Row 32: Ch1, turn; sc2tog, 1 sc in next 7 sc, sc2tog. (9 sc)
Row 33: Ch1, turn; (sc2tog) twice, sc in next sc, (sc2tog) twice. (5sc)
Row 34: Ch1, turn; sc2tog, 1 sc in next sc, sc2tog. (3 sc)

Next, you are going to crochet all around the sole of the slipper. 

-Ch1, turn; Slip stitch in first sc, slip stitch and ch 1, and 1 sc in next st, 1 sc in next st. 
-Make 1 sc at the end of each row along side of sole (you now have 36 sc).
-Place 7 sc across the back of the starting chain, ( you now have 43 sc).
-Place 1 sc at the end of each row along other side of sole (you now have 77 sc). 
-1 sc in first slip stitch you made at the beginning, sl st to join to the starting sc. (Total = 78 sc)

Body of Slipper: 
Tip: When joining each row, alternate by joining to the joining st for one row, and by joining to the first sc for the next row, etc.  This keeps the back seem in a straight line.

Row 1: Ch1, turn; Through the back loops only, 1 sc in each sc to end of Row, sl st to join. (78 sc)

Rest of the rows are through both loops.

Rows 2-4: Ch1, do not turn; 1 sc in each st, sl st to join. (78 sts)

Row 5: Ch1, do ot turn; 1 sc in 34 sc, (sc2tog) twice, sc in next 2 sc, (sc2tog) twice, 1 sc in 34 sc, sl st to join. (74 sc)

Row 6: Ch1, do not turn; 1 sc in 32 sc, (sc2tog) twice, 1 sc in next 2 sc, (sc2tog) twice, 1 sc in 32 sc, sl st to join. (70 sc)

Row 7: Ch1, do not turn; 1 sc in 28 sc, (sc2tog, sc in next 2 sc) 3 times, 2 sc tog, 1 sc in next 28 sts, sl st to join. (66 sc)

Row 8: Ch1, do not turn; 1 sc in first sc, sc2tog, 1 sc in 25 sc, skip next sc, dc2tog four times, skip next sc, 1 sc in next 25 sc, sc2tog, 1 sc in last sc, sl st to join. (58 sc)

Row 9: Ch1, do not turn; 1 sc in first sc, sc2tog, 1 sc in 21 sc, skip next sc, dc2tog four times, skip next sc, 1 sc in next 21 sc, sc2tog, 1 sc in last sc, ss to join, ch 1, do not turn. (48 sc)

Row 10: Ch1, do not turn; 1 sc in 20 sc, skip next sc, dc2tog four times, skip next sc,1 sc in next 20 sc, sl st to join.(44 sc)

Row 11: Ch1, do not turn; 1 sc in 17 sc, skip next sc, dc2tog four times, skip next sc, 1 sc in next 13 sc, sl st to join. (38 sc)

Row 12: Ch1, do not turn; 1 sc in 16 sc, skip next st, dc2tog twice, skip next st, 1 sc in next 16 sc, sl st to join. (36 sc)

Row 13: Ch1, do not turn; 1 sc in 15 sc, skip next st, 1 dc in next 2 dc, skip next st, 1 sc in next 15 sc, sl st to join. (32 sc)


Slipper Top:
Tip: Be sure to make your first st in the first st and not in the slip stitch where you joined.

Row 1: Ch1, turn; hdc in 1st st, (1 hdc in next 2 sts, 2 hdc in next st) 10 times, hdc in last st, sl st to join. (42 sts)

Row 2: Ch1, turn; 1 hdc in first 2 sts, (fpdc in next 4 sts, 1 hdc in next 3 sts) 5 times, fpdc in next 4 sts, 1 hdc in last st, sl st to join.

Row 3: Ch1, turn; 1 hdc in next st, (bpdc in next 4 sts, 1 hdc in next 3 sts) 5 times, bpdc in next 4 sts, 1 hdc in last 2 sts, sl st to join.

Row 4: Ch1, turn; 1 hdc in next 2sts, fpdc Cable Twist over next 4 sts, (1 hdc in next 3 sts, fpdc Cable Twist over next 4 sts) 5 times, 1 hdc in last st, sl st to join.

Row 5: Repeat Row 3.
Row 6: Repeat Row 2.
Row 7: Repeat Row 3.
Row 8: Repeat Row 4

Row 9: Repeat Row 3.
Row 10: Repeat Row 2.
Row 11: Repeat Row 3
Row 12: Repeat Row 4

Row 13: Repeat Row 3
Row 14: Repeat row 2
Row 15: Repeat Row 3
Row 16: Repeat Row 4

Row 17: Repeat Row 3
Row 18: Repeat Row 2
Row 19: 1 sc in each st, sl st to join, fasten off. 


November 2, 2015

Kreisel Fingerless Gloves -free crochet pattern-


These crochet fingerless gloves are neat!  I love it when I find something completely different than any other pattern of the same style, and this one is just that.  The construction actually begins with the thumb!  Then the circular pattern works around the thumb, and the cuff is worked at the very end.  I have to try this one!

Designed By: Knitting and so on

Skill Level: Easy

Materials: 
  • approx. 40 to 45 grams of fingering weight yarn
  • 3mm crochet hook
  • 4 removable stitch marker (e.g. safety pins)
  • tapestry needle to weave in ends

October 29, 2015

Gaucho Poncho -free crochet pattern-



I love every pattern that comes from Drops Design.  Their gorgeous models and photography always help too!  This lovely poncho design uses the granny stitch, very similar to a granny square.  This garment even has a detachable collar! Fringed edges and a drawstring complete the look.  Simple things can look so amazing when yo use the right yarn and colors.  But remember, a project like this requires a lot of yarn!

Designed By: Drops Design

Skill Level:  Easy

Materials: 
  • DROPS Big Delight from Garnstudio 800-900-1000 g color no 04, marina
  • Crochet Hook Size 5.5 mm/I/9 
Size: S/M - L/XL - XXL/ XXXL


October 28, 2015

Monkey Hat -free crochet pattern-


With sizing instructions from baby up to adult, this crochet monkey hat is adorable for all ages!  It is a simple concept which is suitable for even beginners.  Imagine the color combinations you could use for this hat as well! And let's not forget that it is perfect for chilly weather, keeping those ears warm.

Designed By:  Mamachee

Skill Level: Easy

Materials: 
  • Worsted Weight Cottonin two colors: MC and CC
  • I hook
  • Yarn Needle
  • Scissors
Size: 0-3 mos, 3-6 mos, 6-12 mos, toddler, child, teen/adult


October 27, 2015

Blanket Yarn Fedora -free crochet pattern-


I got a really great deal on this Bernat Blanket Yarn, so I stocked up on a few balls.  I made several beautiful pillows, and had one ball left.  I had so much fun with this yarn that I felt like trying to make something different.  That's where the pattern for my Fast Blanket Mittens came from.  

I still had quite a bit of yarn left and decided to make a hat.  The Blanket Yarn is very soft, but holds its shape very well, so the fedora came to mind!  I've attempted many fedoras in the past, and they only work with a stiff or thick yarn to keep the shape of the brim and the puckering at the top.  Not only was this hat fun, it was very quick to work up!  Enjoy :)

Designed By: Farrah Hodgson aka Firene

Skill Level: Easy

Materials:
  • Size 6 Super Bulky Yarn; Bernat Blanket Yarn, 1 ball Vintage White; 10.5oz/300g; 220 yds/201m; (you will have some left over)
  • Size 8.0mm crochet hook
  • Stitch Marker (optional)
Size: Adult head

Gauge: 8sc and 8 rows = 4 inches

Stitches Used: Ch=Chain; Sc=Single Crochet; Sl st=Slip Stitch; Rsc (crab st)=Reverse Single Crochet- optional


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Rnd 1: Ch 8, sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in next 5 chs, 4sc in last ch; working along backside of chains, sc in next 6 chs, 4sc in last ch, do not join. (20sc)

-working in continuous rounds-

Rnd 2: sc in next 7 sts, (2sc in next st) twice, sc in next 8 sts, (2sc in next st) twice, sc in next st.(24sc)

Rnd 3: (Sc in next 8 sts, 2sc in next st, sc in next 2 sts, 2sc in next st) twice. (28sc)

Rnd 4: sc in next 8 sts, (2sc in next st) 6 times, sc in next 8 sts, (2sc in next st) 6 times. (40sc)

Rnd 5: (sc in next 3 sts, 2sc in next st) 10 times. (50sc)

Rnds 6 to 18: sc in each st around. (50sc)

Rnd 19: -working in FRONT loops only- (sc in next st, 2sc in next st) 25 times. (75sc)

Rnds 20 and 21: Sc in each st around. (75sc)

Rnd 22: Sc in next 27 sts, (2sc in next st, sc in next 2 sts) 3 times, 2sc in next st, sc in next 38 sts, sl st in next st to join.

Rnd 23: -Working backwards, using a RSC (reverse single crochet) or also known as CRAB st- rsc in each st around. (79sts), sl st in 1st st to join. Fasten off!

Note: Instead of Crab (Rsc st) you could also loosely sl st around edge.  I use the crab st, because I love the look and it gives a nice finished edge.


Band: I used scrap yarn that I had laying around, I believe it was a sport weight baby yarn.  But you can use any yarn, or just use a ribbon if you'd like.  I made a chain long enough to go around the hat, plus a bit more to have some overlap for a button.  Then I made one row of sc sts, next row was dc sts, and last row sc sts again.  The center dc row was used as a button hole row.


**Copyright. You may NOT copy, sell, or re-distribute this pattern.  You MAY link to this pattern via social media, blogs, web sites, forums. You MAY sell the finished product!

October 26, 2015

Dreamcatcher -free crochet pattern-

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There are many ways to crochet a dreamcatcher and so many variations that can be done!  I've made several of these in the past, using wire wreath ring, but if you have anything circular, it can be used!  This particular tutorial uses an embroidery ring and gives you excellent instructions on how to make your own!  This mini dreamcatcher is pretty, simple, and creates a cool accent for your home.  

Designed By: Shellie Wilson

Skill Level: Easy

Materials:
  • Embroidery hoop 10 cm diameterWorsted weight yarn (I used white)
  • 4.00 mm & 4.5 mm (G/6 & 7 hook)
  • Tapestry needle
  • White thread
  • Decorative items (beads, fabric scraps, ribbon, lace, cords, yarn)

October 24, 2015

Rib Turban Headband -free crochet pattern-

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Crochet headbands are such a great stash buster!  But I also love the look of the yarn used in the design of this pattern, it has great color and stitch definition.  This lovely headband uses post stitches and one cable which crosses over the front.  The headband would be easy to adjust for anyone's head.  I can't wait to give this one a try!

Designed By: Crafty Queens

Skill Level: Intermediate

Materials: any yarn or hook, used in pattern follows:
  • 1,5 ball Scheepjes Stonewashed XL – 5mm hook
  • 1 ball Scheepjes Merino – 5mm hook
  • 1 ball Scheepjes Stonewashed – 4mm hook
  • 1 ball Scheepjes Softfun Denim – 4mm hook
Size: Adjustable


October 23, 2015

Halloween Coasters -free crochet patterns-


Here's a collection of quick and easy, stash-busting coasters for Halloween!  These are so simple, yet absolutely adorable.  They make a great addition to your annual Halloween decor, and kids will love them! 

Designed By: Krawka

Skill Level:  Easy

Materials: See each pattern individually.


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