April 30, 2015

Shells and Lace Headscarf -free crochet pattern-

This pretty headscarf uses simple chains and shells arranged in a specific manner to achieve this lacy cross-over look; and is finished with slip stitched chains used to tie off.

I chose a light weight bamboo yarn because of it`s elegant silky touch and drape, along with the fact that bamboo is an anti-microbial and moisture wicking fiber; (not to mention highly sustainable) an obvious choice for a summer garment!  


Designed By:  Farrah Hodgson aka Firene

Skill Level:  Easy

Size: Adult Head, Adjustable

Materials: 
  • Knitca Lovely Bamboo, 0001 White, Light Weight (3); 1-ball; 50g/1.7oz, 95m/104yds
  • Crochet hook 3.5mm (E-4)
Stitches Used: Ch(s)=Chain(s); Sc=Single Crochet; Dc=Double Crochet; Sl St=Slip Stitch; St(s)=Stitch(es)

Special Terms Used:
  • Shell= (2dc-ch2-2dc) in same space.
  • Shell in next shell= Shell in ch2 space of next shell.

THE PATTERN

Ch 102

Row 1: Dc in 4th ch from hook, (ch2-2dc) in same st, *ch 9, skip next 13 chs, shell in next ch** 7 times across.



Row 2: Turn, sl st over to ch2 space; ch3, (dc-ch2-2dc) in same space, (ch 9, shell in next shell) 7 times.

Row 3: Turn, sl st over to ch2 space; ch3, (dc-ch2-2dc) in same sp, (ch4, work a sl st over ch9 from last row, ch4, shell in next shell) 7 times.



Rows 4, 5, and 6: Turn, sl st over to ch2 sp; ch3, (dc-ch2-2dc) in same space, (ch 9, shell in next shell) 7 times.

Row 7: Turn, sl st over to ch2 space; ch3, (dc-ch2-2dc) in same sp, (ch4, sl st over ch9 from last row, ch4, shell in next shell) 7 times.

Rows 8 and 9: Turn, sl st over to ch2 sp; ch3, (dc-ch2-2dc) in same sp, (ch 9, shell in next shell) 7 times. Do not fasten off.



Sides Straps and Ties 
Working in ch3 and dc spaces of shells down the sides;

Row 1: Ch1, 2sc in each end (=18sc)



Row 2: Ch1, turn; (2sctog) twice, sc in next 10 sts, (sc2tog) twice. (=14sc)
Row 3: Ch1, turn; (sc2tog) 7 times.
Do not fasten off.

Ties 
-Ch1, turn; sl st in next 2 sts, *ch 121, turn; sl st in 2nd ch from hook, sl st in next 119 chs; sl st in next 2 sc of Row 3** twice, ...



... ch121, turn; sl st in 2nd ch from hook, sl st in next 119 chs; sl st in last st of Row 3. Fasten off.


Opposite Side

-Attach yarn with a sl st to top dc space; Repeat directions for Side Strap and Tie.

Sew in ends.

 

April 29, 2015

Ballet Slippers -free crochet pattern-


Crochet Slippers

A nice, light weight crochet pattern, these slippers are great for those cool spring mornings.  These are not only cute, but quick to make!

Designed By: Tamara Kelly

Skill Level:  Easy

Materials:
  • H/5 mm hook
  • 2 skeins Purl Soho Worsted Twist (100% merino wool; 164 yd./100 g), 1 in Desert Blue (MC), 1 in Clementine Orange (CC

April 27, 2015

Sunflower Dress -free crochet pattern-


The sunflower is such a bold and amazing flower. I love this shade of yellow and everything else about this dress!  It is a lot of work, but the end result is worth it.

Designed By: Universal Yarn

Skill Level:  Experienced

Materials:
  • Nazli Gelin Garden 10 (100% mercerized cotton; 50g/308 yd) • 700-26 Yellow – 9 (12, 14) balls 
  • Hook: US B-1 (2.25 mm) or size to obtain gauge 
  • Notions: Split-ring stitch markers, tapestry needle

Size: Small, Medium, and Large


April 24, 2015

Spring Flower Bracelet -free crochet pattern-

Crocheted Bracelet with Mandala

This beauty of a bracelet immediately caught my eye!  The large flower and the color scheme gives this piece a nice natural essence, but with a unique twist!  The designer also gives a full tutorial which includes photos. I can't wait to try this.

Designed By:  Lilla Bjorn

Skill Level:  Easy

Materials:

  • Yarn in three colors. (Yarn weight: Sport; Texture: 5 ply (12 wpi). 
  • Crochet hook 2.75 mm (C)
  • One button of the appropriate size.

April 23, 2015

It's V Stitch Barefoot Sandals -free crochet pattern-


I've been playing around with different stitches and came up with a new barefoot sandal pattern!  The "V" Stitch is a very easy stitch, which gives a great defined look to crochet pieces.  This pattern works from the toe up.  

Designed By:  Farrah Hodgson aka Firene

Skill Level:  Easy

Materials:
  • Knitca Socks (75% Superwash Merino Wool 25% Nylon) Sport Weight (I've also made these with Size 10 crochet cotton, they work out the same!)
  • Size 1.5mm crochet hook
    needle to sew in ends
  • feet
Size: Adult feet, easy to customize

Sts Used: Ch=chain, Sl st-Slip Stitch, Dc=Double Crochet, V-st=V Stitch

Special Terms Used:
  • V-Stitch= (dc-ch1-dc) in same space.
  • V-Stitch in next V-stitch= V-stitch in ch1 space of next v-stitch


The Pattern

Ch20, sl st in 1st ch to form a loop

Row 1: Ch4 (counts as 1dc and ch1), [(dc-ch1) twice, dc] in same st.

Row 2: Turn, sl st in 1st ch1 space; ch4, dc in same space, [ch1, v-st in next ch1 space] twice.

Row 3: Turn, sl st in 1st ch1 space; ch4, dc in same space, [ch2, v-st in next v-st] twice.

Row 4: Turn, sl st in 1st ch1 space; ch4, dc in same space, [ch3, v-st in next v-st] twice.

Row 5: Turn, sl st in 1st ch1 space; ch4, dc in same space, [ch4, v-st in next v-st] twice.

Row 6: Turn, sl st in 1st ch1 space; ch4, dc in same space, [ch5, v-st in next v-st] twice.

Row 7: Turn, sl st in 1st ch1 space; ch4, dc in same space, [ch6, v-st in next v-st] twice.

Row 8: Turn, sl st in 1st ch1 space; ch4, dc in same space, [ch7, v-st in next v-st] twice.

Row 9: Turn, sl st in 1st ch1 space; ch4, dc in same space, [ch8, v-st in next v-st] twice.

Row 10: Turn, sl st in 1st ch1 space; ch4, dc in same space, [ch9, v-st in next v-st] twice.

Row 11: Turn, sl st in 1st ch1 space; ch4, dc in same space, [ch10, v-st in next v-st] twice.

Row 12: Turn, sl st in 1st ch1 space; ch4, dc in same space, [ch11, v-st in next v-st] twice.

Fasten off. Weave in ends.

Strap

Ch250, work a v-st in the top right v-stitch of the sandal,facing you, [ch12, v-stitch in next v-stitch] twice, ch250


April 22, 2015

Kittens and Puppies for Sale Pillows -free crochet pattern-


Kittens and Puppies for Sale Pillows

Ah, these are adorable!  Are you a dog admirer, or you just cat crazy?  Either way, here's a fantastic crochet pillow pattern just for you!

Designed By: Michele Wilcox

Skill Level: Easy

Materials: 
  • Red Heart With Love: 2 skeins Pewter, 1 skein each Aran, Bluebell, Hot Pink, Blue Hawaii, Holly Berry, Iris, Mango, Daffodil, and Iced Aqua
  • Crochet Hook: 4mm [US G-6]
  • Yarn needle
  • Two 16” (40.5 cm) square pillow forms
  • 2 black and 1 pink 6-strand embroidery floss

April 21, 2015

Crochet & Fabric

Fiber arts such as Crochet and Knitting are most often thought of as winter time activities, but there are tons of amazing summer style patterns out there.  Most warm weather patterns use a light weight yarn, which requires a smaller hook; resulting in a lot more time to make the finished item.  But don't worry because you CAN create some awesome crochet things AND save time!

There's no limit to what you create with crochet.  This includes beautiful garments and accessories which combine crocheting and sewing with fabric.  (Note: This article contains free patterns)

Crochet can look really exquisite as the highlight of a garment.  Think of a dress that uses crochet as the bodice and flows into a beautiful fabric drape!

Free Pattern - Nell by Berroco
Crochet top dress free pattern
Free Pattern - Beautiful Red Dress by The Green Dragonfly
Free Pattern - Mossimo Dress Hack by Vickie Howell
Free Pattern - Ina by Berroco
Free Pattern - Notte Blu by NT Maglia
plastron 7
Free Crochet Chart - Red Bib by Crochet Plaisir

Do you have boring old T-shirts laying around? ... Or a large piece of fabric (maybe even from another garment) that you like, but have no idea what to do with it?  Crochet a collar, add sleeves, add a cool crochet edging!

Free Pattern - Summer Duet by Laura Nelkin
Free Pattern - Gingko by Genuine Mudpie
Free Pattern - Keila Top by Handy Kitty
crochet edging
Free Tutorial- Crochet Edging by Rachel Choi
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Free Crochet Chart- Floral Squares by Crochet Plaisir
Diva Denim Remix Skirt
Free Pattern- Diva Denim Remix Skirt by Double Stitch Twins

Crocheting and fabric is not only for garments, don't forget your accessories!

Free Pattern- Floral Fringe Bag by Gleeful Things

So many ideas!

I've seen crochet added to pockets of jeans, shorts, and jackets.  As borders or to add length to all kinds of skirts and tops. I've also seen crochet edgings used on home decor such as curtains, pillow cases, edges of blankets and quilts, tablecloths and pillows. 

If you can think it, you can make it!

April 20, 2015

Ember Ruby Wine Glass Lanyard -free crochet pattern-


This pretty wine glass lanyard has a heart touching story behind it.  The designer offers this pattern for free, but you can make a donation to their cause if you'd like.  This makes a great gift for the wine drinkers in your life, or yourself!

Designed By: Serenpur Crafts

Skill Level:  Easy

Materials: 
  • 3mm crochet hook
  • Cotton Yarn - sport weight

April 19, 2015

Prada by Nada (Vest) -free crochet pattern-

 

I smiled when I found this pattern, because I knew exactly where the inspiration came from without reading the title.  I've been waiting for this!  If you follow runway fashion, or have read my article, Crochet Inspiration on the Runway, Spring 2015; you will recognize this vest!  Miu Miu (by Prada) featured this granny square vest in their Resort Collection, in several color combos.  If you love it, you are in luck!  This is an easy item to make.

Designed By: Kate Wood

Skill Level:  Easy

Materials:  

  • G (4.0 mm), H (5.0 mm), I (5.5 mm) hooks 
  • Stitch marker 
  • Tapestry needle 
  • Approximately 450 yards worsted/aran weight yarn; Color A: 290 yards Color B: 135 yards Color C: 25 yards

Size:  Written for Women's 6/7, easy to customize


April 17, 2015

Frog Baby Booties -free crochet pattern-



Frogs for your baby's feet!  How adorable!  Here's another cute crochet baby booties from Hopeful Honey.  These super cute booties are suitable for baby boys and girls and sure to bring smiles.

Designed By:  Olivia/Hopeful Honey

Skill Level:  Easy

Materials: 
  • 3.50mm Crochet Hook
  • 8ply Yarn (DK) - Patons Cotton Blend; Apple Green, Black, Brown, Flamingo Pink, White
  • Tapestry/Yarn Needle
  • Scissors
Size: 0 - 6 months old. Changes for size 6- 12 months are in ( ).



April 16, 2015

Elly May Shorts -free crochet pattern-



Crochet shorts are always a beautiful summer must have, but free shorts patterns are hard to come by.  Thank you Drops Design for this pretty summer pattern.  


Designed By: Drops Design

Skill Level:  Intermediate

Materials:
  • DROPS Safran from Garnstudio300-350-350 g color no 17, white
  • Crochet Hook Size 2.5 mm/C 
Size: Small to XXLarge


April 15, 2015

Granny Square Skirt -free crochet pattern-


Ok, I need to make one of these right away!  How cute is this?  This pattern is so easy; make some granny squares, join them, and add some frills.  The pattern is for a 1-2 year old, but I think this would be easy to modify for any size.  I can see this on a little girl as well as an adult!  This pattern could also be a stash buster project.

Designed By: Zeba Tasnim

Skill Level:  Easy

Materials: 

  • cotton thread; pink, blue and cream colour
  • hook size 3mm
Size: 1-2 years


April 14, 2015

Pineapple Head Hair Kerchief -free crochet pattern-


I find a lot of the time when I'm designing something with a special feature (such as the pineapple), that it inspires me to create another pattern using the same feature.  My recent Pineapple Up Barefoot Sandals pattern along with another hair kerchief pattern (that I have yet to write up) are the inspiration for this pattern.  This is a great accessory for the summer, and it is a fun item to make!

If you're new to the pineapple crochet, I've added a photo tutorial to help you out!


Designed By:  Farrah Hodgson aka Firene

Skill Level:  Intermediate

Size: Adult Head

Finished Measurements: Height= 9 inches, Width (without band)= 14 inches, Length of Band= 40 inches

Materials: 

  • Knitca Cotton Yarn, 4755 Tan; One- 50 g (1.7 oz) ball 125 m (136 yds); Yarn Weight Light (3); (you will have a bit left over)
  • Crochet hook size 3.5mm (E)
  • Yarn Needle

Abbreviations Used: Ch=Chain, Sc=Single Crochet, Sl st= Slip Stitch, Dc= Double Crochet

Special Terms Used: 

  • Shell=(2dc-ch2-2dc) in same space
  • Shell in next Shell= Shell in ch2 space of shell


Starting with the Headband...

Row 1: Ch 187, sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in each ch across. (186sc)

Row 2: Ch1, turn; sc in next 55 sts, hdc in next 3 sts, dc in next 70 sts, hdc in next 3 sts, sc in next 55 sts.

Row 3: Ch1, turn; sc in each sc. (186sc)
Fasten off. 

Count over 60 sts from where you left off... sl st in the next st...




Row 4: Ch3 (counts as 1dc), (dc-ch2-2dc) in same st, ch 9-skip next 12 sts; shell in next st; (ch 12-skip next 12 sts, sc in next st) twice; ch12- skip next 12 sts, shell in next st; ch9- skip next 12 sts, shell in next st; leave remaining 60 sts unworked.



Row 5: Turn; sl st over to ch 2 space; ch3, (dc-ch2-2dc) in same space; ch9- shell in next shell; ch12- skip over next 12 chs, *(dc-ch1) 14 times, dc** in center ch 12 space; ch12- shell in next shell; ch9, shell in last shell.



Row 6: Turn; sl st over to ch 2 space; ch3, (dc-ch2-2dc) in same space; ch9- shell in next shell; ch10- sc in next ch1 space; (ch5, sc in next ch1 space) 13 times; ch10- shell in next shell; ch9- shell in last shell.



Row 7: Turn; sl st over to ch 2 space; ch3, (dc-ch2-2dc) in same space; ch9- shell in next shell; ch9- sc in next ch5 space; (ch5- sc in next ch5 space) 12 times; (ch9- shell in next shell) twice.



Row 8: Turn; sl st over to ch 2 space; ch3, (dc-ch2-2dc) in same space; ch8- shell in next shell; ch8- sc in next ch5 space; (ch5- sc in next ch5 space) 11 times; (ch8- shell in next shell) twice.



Row 9: Turn; sl st over to ch 2 space; ch3, (dc-ch2-2dc) in same space; ch7- shell in next shell; ch7- sc in next ch5 space;(ch5- sc in next ch5 space) 10 times; (ch7- shell in next shell) twice.



Row 10: Turn; sl st over to ch 2 space; ch3, (dc-ch2-2dc) in same space; ch6- shell in next shell; ch6- sc in next ch5 space;(ch5- sc in next ch5 space) 9 times; (ch6- shell in next shell) twice.



Row 11: Turn; sl st over to ch 2 space; ch3, (dc-ch2-2dc) in same space; ch5- shell in next shell; ch5- sc in next ch5 space; (ch5- sc in next ch5 space) 8 times; (ch5- shell in next shell) twice.



Row 12: Turn; sl st over to ch 2 space; ch3, (dc-ch2-2dc) in same space; ch3- shell in next shell; ch5- sc in next ch5 space; (ch5- sc in next ch5 space) 7 times; ch5- shell in next shell; ch3- shell in last shell.



Row 13: Turn; sl st over to ch 2 space; ch3, (dc-ch2-2dc) in same space; shell in next shell; ch5- sc in next ch5 space; (ch5- sc in next ch5 space) 6 times; ch5- (shell in next shell) twice.



Row 14: Turn; sl st over to ch 2 space; ch3, dc in same space; ch2, 2dc in next shell; ch5- sc in next ch 5 space; (ch5- sc in next ch5 space) 5 times; ch5- 2dc in next shell; ch2, 2dc in last shell.



Row 15: Turn; sl st over to ch 2 space; ch3, (dc-ch2-2dc) in same space; ch5- sc in next ch 5 space, (ch5- sc in next ch5 space) 4 times; ch5- shell in last shell.



Row 16: Turn; sl st over to ch 2 space; ch3, (dc-ch2-2dc) in same space; ch5- sc in next ch 5 space; (ch5- sc in next ch5 space) 3 times; ch5- shell in last shell.



Row 17: Turn; sl st over to ch 2 space; ch3, (dc-ch2-2dc) in same space; ch5- sc in next ch 5 space; (ch5- sc in next ch5 space) twice; ch5- shell in last shell.



Row 18: Turn; sl st over to ch 2 space; ch3, (dc-ch2-2dc) in same space; ch5- sc in next ch 5 space; (ch5- sc in next ch5 space); ch5- shell in last shell.



Row 19: Turn; sl st over to ch 2 space; ch3, (dc-ch2-2dc) in same space; ch5- sc in center ch 5 space; ch5- shell in last shell.



Row 20: Turn; sl st over to ch 2 space; ch3, (dc-ch2-2dc) in same space; ch5- shell in last shell.



Row 21: Turn; sl st over to ch 2 space; ch3, (dc-ch2-2dc) in same space; ch3- shell in last shell.



Row 22: Turn; sl st over to ch 2 space; ch3, (dc-ch2-2dc) in same space; shell in last shell.



Row 23: Turn; sl st over to ch 2 space; ch3, dc in same space; 2dc in last shell.



Fasten off!
Sew in ends!

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