May 29, 2015

Leaf Tunic -free crochet pattern-

crochet leaf tunic free pattern

Here's another beautiful creation from beautifulcrochetstuff.com!  It can be sized from XXS to XXL and looks amazing on it's own, paired with jeans or leggings, layered, or as a beach cover-up.  I especially love the leaf motif!  

Designed By: Beautiful Crochet Stuff

Skill Level:  Adcanced

Materials: 
  • Alize Bella Fingering Yarn / 4 ply 100% Cotton 196 yards / 50 grams – 7 skeins
  • Crochet Hook: 2 mm
Measurements: Length: 28 in or 72cm; Width: 20 in or 51 cm; Flower Motif: 2, 75 in or 7 cm


May 27, 2015

Daisy Afghan -free crochet pattern-



Here's a fresh breath of spring air in a pretty crochet afghan!  Using the grit stitch to make the squares, you attach them together along a raised border and attach flowers.  The end result; a very pretty blanket!

Designed By: Sarah Zimmerman

Skill Level: Intermediate

Materials: 
  • Worsted Weight Yarn (Lion Brand Vanna's Choice Yarn in Goldfish, Pink, Lamb, Sweet Pea, Mustard, White
  • Size H Crochet Hook 
  • Tapestry Needle

May 26, 2015

Dress with Flare -free crochet pattern-


Dress with Flare

Using crochet thread and a simple v-stitch you can work up this beautiful mesh style dress.  I would call this an "over-dress" as it looks awesome over a slip dress.  You could also use this as a beach cover up.  I love these crochet dresses, they give off a retro 1970's vibe.

Designed By: Linda K. Jefferies

Skill Level:  Intermediate

Materials: 
  • Aunt Lydia's Classic Crochet Thread, Size 10: 5 (5, 6, 6, 7) balls 495 Wood Violet
  • Susan Bates® Crochet Hook: 4mm [US G-6]
  • Stitch markers
  • Thread needle
Size: S, M, L, XL, XXL


May 25, 2015

Glori-Jam Hat -free crochet pattern-


This elegant brimmed hat looks beautiful in neutral tones, and features a puff stitch flower. A great all year round hat, this also has a bit of a vintage vibe going on!

Designed By:  Gloria Clayton & James Lee Kelley

Skill Level: Intermediate

Materials:
  • J – Hook for crown of hat
  • H – Hook for trim and bill of hat
  • #4 Worsted Weight Yarn
  • Scissors
  • Yarn Needle

May 23, 2015

Baby Sport Diaper Cover -free crochet pattern-

I had been asked recently to make a baby blanket, and when I was done, I had a bit of yarn left over. 

So I was thinking about using up the rest of my baby yarn to make a cute hat and diaper cover set to match the baby's blanket theme.  I've never made a diaper cover before, and I didn't think it would be too hard to find a free pattern, and it wasn't... 

...except that every single pattern that I found used medium worsted weight yarn, and I wanted to use my baby light sport weight yarn!  So that's how this pattern came to be. 

This is an easy pattern starting with the top band, continuing all of the way around to the opposite end by using simple hdc stitches. Then the border is worked in sc stitches, and finished off by sewing on 2 buttons. Make it all one color, or add a sporty stripe.

Enjoy!

Designed By:  Firene

Skill Level: Easy

Size: 0-9 months (adjustable)

Finished Measurements: 8 inches wide at top; 5.5 inches high (Stretchy and button adjustable)

Materials: 
  • Luv Baby Fashion, Georga; 100% Acrylic, (sport weight, (2) Fine)
  • Crochet Hook size 4.0mm (G)
  • Yarn Needle
  • 2, 10-15mm buttons
  • needle to fit into button holes, and thread to match 
Stitches Used: Ch=Chain; Sc=Single Crochet; Sl st=Slip Stitch; Hdc=Half Double Crochet; Dc=Double Crochet; Sc2tog=Single crochet next 2 sts together (decrease); Hdc2tog=Half double crochet next 2 sts together (decrease)


THE PATTERN

Ch72
Row 1: Hdc in 3rd ch from hook, hdc in each next 69 chs. (70hdc)
Row 2 (Button Holes): Ch3, turn; dc in each st across. (70dc)
Row 3: Ch2, turn; hdc in each st across. (70hdc) FASTEN OFF.

From where you left off, count in 17 sts, attach yarn to 18th stitch with a sl st.

Row 4: Ch2, hdc in same st, hdc in next 35 sts. Leave remaining 17 sts unworked. (36hdc)
Rows 5 and 6: Ch2, turn; hdc in each st across. (36hdc)
Row 7: Ch2, turn; hdc2tog, hdc in next 34 sts. (35hdc)
Row 8: Ch2, turn; hdc2tog, hdc in next 33 sts. (34hdc)
Row 9: Ch2, turn; hdc2tog, hdc in next 32 sts. (33hdc)
Row 10: Ch2, turn; hdc2tog, hdc in next 31 sts. (32hdc)
Row 11: Ch2, turn; hdc2tog, hdc in next 30 sts. (31hdc)
Row 12: Ch2, turn; hdc2tog, hdc in next 29 sts. (30hdc)
Row 13: Ch2, turn; hdc2tog, hdc in next 28 sts. (29hdc)
Row 14: Ch2, turn; hdc2tog, hdc in next 27 sts. (28hdc)

Row 15: Ch2, turn; hdc2tog, hdc in next 24 sts, hdc2tog. (26hdc)
Row 16: Ch2, turn; hdc2tog, hdc in next 22 sts, hdc2tog. (24hdc)
Row 17: Ch2, turn; hdc2tog, hdc in next 20 sts, hdc2tog. (22hdc)
Row 18: Ch2, turn; hdc2tog, hdc in next 18 sts, hdc2tog. (20hdc)
Row 19: Ch2, turn; hdc2tog, hdc in next 16 sts, hdc2tog. (18hdc)
Row 20: Ch2, turn; hdc2tog, hdc in next 14 sts, hdc2tog. (16hdc)

Rows 21-24: Ch2, turn; hdc in each st across (16hdc)

Row 25: Ch2, turn; 2hdc in 1st st, hdc in next 15 sts. (17hdc)
Row 26: Ch2, turn; 2hdc in 1st st, hdc in next 16 sts. (18hdc)
Row 27: Ch2, turn; 2hdc in 1st st, hdc in next 17 sts. (19hdc)
Row 28: Ch2, turn; 2hdc in 1st st, hdc in next 18 sts. (20hdc)
Row 29: Ch2, turn; 2hdc in 1st st, hdc in next 19 sts. (21hdc)
Row 30: Ch2, turn; 2hdc in 1st st, hdc in next 20 sts. (22hdc)
Row 31: Ch2, turn; 2hdc in 1st st, hdc in next 21 sts. (23hdc)
Row 32: Ch2, turn; 2hdc in 1st st, hdc in next 22 sts. (24hdc)
Row 33: Ch2, turn; 2hdc in 1st st, hdc in next 23 sts. (25hdc)
Row 34: Ch2, turn; 2hdc in 1st st, hdc in next 24 sts. (26hdc)
Row 35: Ch2, turn; 2hdc in 1st st, hdc in next 25 sts. (27hdc)
Row 36: Ch2, turn; 2hdc in 1st st, hdc in next 26 sts. (28hdc)
Row 37: Ch2, turn; 2hdc in 1st st, hdc in next 27 sts. (29hdc)
Row 38: Ch2, turn; 2hdc in 1st st, hdc in next 28 sts. (30hdc)
Row 39: Ch1, turn, sc in each st across. (30sc) DO NOT FASTEN OFF.



Border

Rnd 1: With same yarn, Ch1, work a sc along the side edge of each row (36sc); sc2tog over next 2 sts (corner where body meets the strap)



sc in next 14 sts, 2sc in next st (turning around up the edge of the strap),work 3 sc along end of rows, 2sc in next st; 


sc along next 68 chs of row 1, 2sc in next st, work 3sc along end of rows, 2sc in next st, sc in next 14 sts (under strap), sc2tog over next 2 sts, work a sc along the side edge of each row (36sc), 2sc in next st, sc in next 28 sts along top, 2sc in last st, sl st in 1st sc to join. DO NOT FASTEN OFF.



Rnd 2: Attach Accent Color, Drop Main Color, Ch1, work a sc in each sc around, continuing to decrease using sc2tog in the corners under the strap, and 2sc in each turning corner.


Rnd 3: Attach Main Color, Fasten off Accent Color, Ch1, work a sc in each sc around, continuing to decrease using sc2tog in the corners under the strap, and 2sc in each turning corner.


Turn bottom Up and Sew on buttons.  Sew in ends.


Copyright Firene Designs.  No reproduction, sale, nor distribution of pattern without consent from author.  

Selling of finished product is encouraged:)

May 22, 2015

Lover's Knot Barefoot Sandals -free crochet pattern-


Want to learn something new?  Have you ever tried the Lover's Knot?  Here's a crochet barefoot sandals pattern that uses this stitch, complete with written instructions and a photo tutorial!  To be honest, I have tried this stitch before in different patterns, and just couldn't get it.  But maybe I will set aside some time today and try again, because this is going to get to me if I don't!  This is definitely not a beginner's or easy pattern, so be ready for a challenge!

Designed By: Nez Jewelry

Skill Level:  Advanced

Materials: 
  • Cotton lace thread : size 50 (approx: 10-15g)
  • hook no : 1.25mm

May 21, 2015

Sphinx Necklace -free crochet pattern-


Here's a nice and easy flower necklace pattern to brighten up your day!  I love crochet jewelry pieces, because they are perfect for using up those little bits of yarn left in your stash; and sometimes, those random stash colors can give you a pleasant colorful surprise!

Designed By: Yarn Bombers Unite

Skill Level:  Easy

Materials: 

  • 8 ply yarn
  • 3.5mm or 4mm hook
  • buttons (optional)

May 20, 2015

Carry-All Bag -free crochet pattern-



Who loves large crochet bags?  I do!  I hope you do too, because this over-sized bag pattern sports lovely texture, color, size, and weight; a great bag for every day use!

Designed By: Premier Yarns

Skill Level: Intermediate 

Finished Measurements: 10 x 20" (25.5 x 51cm) 

Materials: 
  • Premier Yarns Craft-Tee 3 balls 55-02 Black and 1 ball 55-08 Fuchsia 
  • Hook: US Size P (15mm) hook or size needed to obtain gauge 
  • Tapestry needle
  • Sewing needle and thread (optional)

May 19, 2015

Tartan Plaid Wash Cloths -free crochet pattern-


I never buy dish washing cloths because I have always crocheted them myself.  It's nice to have this skill, because you can make anything in any color to match the decor of your room.  This pattern for plaid wash cloths looks like the traditional kitchen dish cloth, but it make it your own style!  I can't wait to try this neat pattern (because I am due to make new dish cloths!)

Designed By: Happy Berry

Skill Level:  Intermediate

Materials: 
  • DK/Light worsted weight 100% cotton yarn in white (of course you don't have to use white but white here is the base colour)
  • DK/Light worsted weight 100% cotton yarn in two alternate colours
  • 3.0mm crochet hook or similar
  • Yarn needle
  • Scissors
Size: Finished item using suggested materials makes a 11" x 10.5" wash cloth approx.


May 17, 2015

Queen Anne's Lacy Shorts -free crochet pattern-


There are a lot of nice crochet shorts patterns out there, however, not many are free.  This pattern uses Queen Anne's lace as the focal point of the crochet fabric!  I would love to see someone wearing these, as the pattern includes product photos only.  The pattern also includes written instructions, a chart for the lace, and helpful photos!  This is sized for medium only, but with some hook experience, I bet you can easily size it!

Designed By: GabriĆ«la Clementine

Skill Level:  Experienced

Materials: 

  • Crochet Hook size 3.00mm
  • 4 skeins of cotton; 480 m/524 yds
  • measuring tape 
  • scissors
  • stitch markers
  • ribbon to match shorts
Size: Medium


May 15, 2015

Black Pineapple Top -free crochet pattern-



Be sure to catch some admirable attention this season by sporting your own crochet pineapple top!  This lacy beauty uses the pineapple pattern along with strategically placed lace.  The pattern is charted very well!  You may have to enlarge it a bit to see it better, but if you're new to reading charts,this still should not be too hard. (Note: Scroll down the designer's page a bit to find this pattern)

Designed by:  Emm House

Skill level:  Advanced

Materials: 
  • 200g of cotton suitable for hook
  • H/5mm.
  • Yarn Needle
  • Stitch marker
Size: Medium


May 13, 2015

Tri-Shell Hair Kerchief -free crochet pattern-


I designed this crochet hair kerchief around the same time that I wrote up the pattern for Pineapple Head Hair Kerchief.  This pattern loosely follows the same crochet method as the granny square, however the shells are worked into the previous shells instead of the spaces between, and it is, of course, a triangle!  This is a fun,easy, and gratifying pattern, as it works up quick!

Designed By:  Firene

Skill Level:  Easy

Materials:

  • Crochet hook 3.5mm
  • Knitca Cotton, 1463 Tangerine; 1 ball; 50g/1.7 oz, 125m/136yds
  • Yarn Needle
  • Scissors
  • Head
Size:  Adult/teen; adjustable

Abbreviations Used: Ch=Chain; Sl st=slip stitch; Sc=Single Crochet; Hdc=Half Double Crochet; Dc=Double Crochet

Special Term used: Shell=3dc in same space



The Pattern

Row 1: Ch4, (2dc-ch6-3dc) in 4th ch from hook.



Row 2: Turn, sl st over to 2nd dc of shell; ch3 (counts as 1dc), 2dc in same st, ch1; (shell-ch6-shell) in ch6 space, ch1; shell in 2nd dc of last shell.



Row 3: Turn, sl st over to 2nd dc of shell; ch3, 2dc in same st, ch1; shell in 2nd dc of next shell, ch1; (shell-ch6-shell) in ch6 space; (ch1, shell in 2nd dc of next shell) twice.




Row 4: Turn, sl st over to 2nd dc of shell; ch3, 2dc in same st, ch1; (shell in 2nd dc of next shell, ch1) twice; (shell-ch6-shell) in ch6 space; (ch1, shell in 2nd dc of next shell) 3 times.



Row 5: Turn, sl st over to 2nd dc of shell; ch3, 2dc in same st, ch1; (shell in 2nd dc of next shell, ch1) 3 times; (shell-ch6-shell) in ch6 space; (ch1, shell in 2nd dc of next shell) 4 times.

Row 6: Turn, sl st over to 2nd dc of shell; ch3, 2dc in same st, ch1; (shell in 2nd dc of next shell, ch1) 4 times; (shell-ch6-shell) in ch6 space; (ch1, shell in 2nd dc of next shell) 5 times.

Row 7: Turn, sl st over to 2nd dc of shell; ch3, 2dc in same st, ch1; (shell in 2nd dc of next shell, ch1) 5 times; (shell-ch6-shell) in ch6 space; (ch1, shell in 2nd dc of next shell) 6 times.

Row 8: Turn, sl st over to 2nd dc of shell; ch3, 2dc in same st, ch1; (shell in 2nd dc of next shell, ch1) 6 times; (shell-ch6-shell) in ch6 space; (ch1, shell in 2nd dc of next shell) 7 times.

Row 9: Turn, sl st over to 2nd dc of shell; ch3, 2dc in same st, ch1; (shell in 2nd dc of next shell, ch1) 7 times; (shell-ch6-shell) in ch6 space; (ch1, shell in 2nd dc of next shell) 8 times.

Row 10: Turn, sl st over to 2nd dc of shell; ch3, 2dc in same st, ch1; (shell in 2nd dc of next shell, ch1) 8 times; (shell-ch6-shell) in ch6 space; (ch1, shell in 2nd dc of next shell) 9 times.

Row 11: Turn, sl st over to 2nd dc of shell; ch3, 2dc in same st, ch1; (shell in 2nd dc of next shell, ch1) 9 times; (shell-ch6-shell) in ch6 space; (ch1, shell in 2nd dc of next shell) 10 times.

Row 12: Turn, sl st over to 2nd dc of shell; ch3, 2dc in same st, ch1; (shell in 2nd dc of next shell, ch1) 10 times; (shell-ch6-shell) in ch6 space; (ch1, shell in 2nd dc of next shell) 11 times.

Row 13: Turn, sl st over to 2nd dc of shell; ch3, 2dc in same st, ch1; (shell in 2nd dc of next shell, ch1) 11 times; (shell-ch6-shell) in ch6 space; (ch1, shell in 2nd dc of next shell) 12 times. (13 shells down each side)



Row 14 (border): Ch1, turn; sc in next 3 sts, sc in ch1 sp; hdc in next 3 sts, hdc in ch1 sp; (dc in next 3 sts, dc in ch1 sp) 10 times; dc in next 3 sts, (4dc, ch2, 4dc) in ch6 sp; (dc in next 3 sts, dc in ch1 sp) 10 times; dc in next 3 sts; hdc in next ch1 sp, hdc in next 3 sts; sc in next ch1 sp, sc in last 3 sts.

Fasten off.



Band (working along long unfinished edge of kerchief)

Row 1: Ch 60, (working in the ch3 and dc spaces along edge) work 1sc in 1st st on end (where you fastened off), 2sc in next space, 3sc in each of the next 11 spaces; 1sc in next space, sc in very center st, 1sc in next space; 3sc in each of the next 11 spaces; 2sc in last space, sc in very ens st; ch61.

 




Row 2: Turn; Working down backside of chain, sc in 2nd ch from hook; sc in next 59 chs; sc in next 75sc; sc down backside of next 60 chs.

Row 3: Ch1, turn; sc in next 195 sts.

Fasten off.  Sew in ends.

 

May 12, 2015

Double Strapped Baby Mary Janes -free crochet pattern-

These mary janes are so cute!  | www.1dogwoof.com

Baby footwear is all the craze, and these cute little Mary Janes do not fail to impress!  This is a simple pattern that requires small amounts of yarn. Get creative with color (although I love the simplicity of neutral white) and the buttons.

Designed By: One Dog Woof

Skill Level:  Easy

Materials:

  • G/4mm size crochet hook
  • small amount of worsted weight yarn, in two colors 
  • two buttons
  • embroidery needle
  • scissors
  • crochet thread for the buttons 
  • sewing needle to attach the buttons
Size: 6-12 months


May 11, 2015

Atardecer Poncho -free crochet pattern-



Here's another lovely creation from Drops Design!  This airy poncho has an open mesh look, paired up with a nice light color; the perfect summer time accessory! This pattern is pretty straightforward, working back and forth in rows, however it does require some simple chart reading.

Designed By: Drops Design

Skill Level:  Intermediate

Materials:
  • Drops Paris from Garnstudio 200-250-250-300 g color no 32, light blue purple
  • Crochet Hook size 5 mm / H/8
Size: S/M – L/XL – XXL - XXXL

May 8, 2015

Giant Giant Granny Square Blanket -free crochet pattern-



You can never go wrong with a simple granny square.  With so many color options, size, and texture, the ideas are infinite.  I love the way that this designer used bold colors highlighted among a white base!  This blanket is absolutely eye catching!

Designed By: Purl Soho

Skill Level:  Easy

Materials: 

  • Size P (15mm) crochet hook
  • 58 skeins of Purl Soho’s Super Soft Merino in the following colors: 
  • 28 skeins of Heirloom White 
  • 1 skein Yellow Yellow and Extra Green 
  • 2 skeins Desert Blue and Peacock Blue 
  • 3 skeins Timeless Navy; Soft Black; Toasted Charcoal; Oyster Gray 
  • 4 skeins Red Zinnia; Clementine Orange; Super Pink 

May 7, 2015

African Flower Bag -free crochet pattern-


Check out this lovely African flower bag!  By sewing the flower motifs together, you too can make your own amazing creation.  The designer includes instructions in three languages, includes a photo tutorial, and written instructions.  

Designed By: Gunilla Karlsson

Skill Level: Intermediate

Materials: 

  • Chunky cotton yarn in 3 or 4 colors
  • 4,5 mm crochet hook

May 5, 2015

Not Granny's Gladiator Barefoot Sandals -free crochet pattern-

Not Granny's Gladiator Barefoot Sandals | Free Pattern by Celina Lane, Simply Collectible

If you follow this web site, than you know that I love barefoot sandals!  I recently found these beauties, a nice new version using multiple granny squares... and that's it; all granny squares!

Designed By: Simply Collectible

Skill Level: Easy

Materials:
  • Aunt Lydia’s Size 10 Crochet Thread
  • 3/8″ Organza Ribbon
  • Steel Hook Size 7/ 1.5mm
  • Scissors
  • Needle

May 4, 2015

Toy Hammock -free crochet pattern-


Are stuffed toys taking over your life?  I know that they are taking over mine!  This crochet toy hammock is a 'must have' for any small room.  This hammock can be made very quickly with any yarn; a great stash yarn project to stash your child's stuffies!

Designed By:  Crystal Benoit

Skill Level:  Easy

Materials:
  • 150 yards worsted weight yarn, or the yarn of your choice.
  • 6.5mm crochet hook

May 2, 2015

Ring Necklace -free crochet pattern-



Simplicity at its finest!  By single crocheting around cabone rings and attaching them together and onto a chain, you will create something easily awesome!  Photo tutorial included!

Designed By: Suzi of the Stars

Skill Level:  Easy

Materials: 
  • C/2.75mm crochet hook4 - 1/2" plastic cabone rings
  • Embroidery floss in two colors
  • 4 jump rings
  • Lobster clasp
  • 2 - 9" pieces of 1.6mm sterling silver cable chain
  • Embroidery needle
  • Jewelry pliers

May 1, 2015

Beach Cover Up -free crochet pattern-

crochet-cover-up-pattern

When I first spied this beauty, I literally said, "Wow!"  There are so many cool things going on in this crochet cover up that I love, including the pineapple square motifs, the off shoulder sleeves, the length, and the perfect detail to lace!  This pattern is also written very nicely.  The center square motifs of the body are charted and the rest is written along with photo instructions.  This is certainly not an easy pattern, but with skill you can achieve this on your own!

Designed By:  Jane from Beautiful Crochet Stuff

Skill Level:  Advanced

Materials: 
  • Gazzal Baby Cotton 60% Cotton, 40% Acrylic, 246 yards / 50 grams, Sport / 5 ply – 8 skeins
  • Crochet Hook: 2 mm
Size: M (for a larger size make more rounds or make more squares, for smaller size crochet less rows)


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