July 31, 2015

Brain Teaser Blanket -free crochet pattern-


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Wow!  Do you have a lot of time on your hands or looking for something fun to make? Try the Brain Teaser Blanket!  Completely made up of crochet diamonds, you sew them together in alternating color sequences to give this three dimensional effect.

Designed By: Jellina Creations

Skill Level:  Intermediate

Materials:

  • yarn in getting 3 consecutive tones; 18 balls boats cotton; 8 of each color over a hemisphere of and 2 balls for loops and edge.
  • hook No. 3 
  • needle

July 30, 2015

Aphrodite Top -free crochet pattern-



I don't know who the designers are over at Drops Design at Garnstudio, but they sure release some beautiful patterns!  This stunning top features lovely strategically placed lace with a racer back strap.  

Designed By: Drops Design

Skill Level:  Intermediate

Materials:

  • Drops Cotton Light from Garnstudio, color no 01, off white
  • Crochet Hook size 3.5 mm/E/4 
  • Mother-of-pearl button arched(white)

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


July 29, 2015

Archena Skirt -free crochet pattern-



This beautiful skirt has a very bohemian feel to it, and a definite hippie style!  You construct this skirt by arranging various sizes of granny squares and finishing off with a long lace crochet hem.  I love the colors used in the pattern, however, you can use any color combination. 

Designed By: Doris Chan

Skill Level:  Easy

Materials:
  • Naturally Caron Spa (75% Microdenier Acrylic/25% Bamboo); Misty Taupe, Rose Bisque, Green Sheen, Coral Lipstick, Soft Sunshine, Naturally, Ocean Spray, Berry Frappe,  
  • Size US I/9 (5.5 mm) crochet hook
  •  Size US H/8 (5 mm) crochet hook (for waistband and drawstring) 
  • Yarn needle
Size: XS (S, M, L) 


July 28, 2015

Simply Easy Necklace -free crochet pattern-

Simply Easy Crochet Necklace @OombawkaDesign

This simple crochet necklace pattern is so easy, that the most difficult part may be just finding the right size square frame for the pendant.  But don't get me wrong, I am saying nothing bad about this design, in fact; I love it!  Sometimes, when it comes to crochet jewelry, we can overthink designs, when the perfect answer to a beautiful pattern is simplistic with a punch!

Designed By: Rhondda at Oombawka Design

Skill Level: Easy

Materials: 
  • 1 – 1″ square bead frame (or square jump ring, or purse supply) 
  • 1 – 11 x 12 mm wood pony bead 
  • Aunt Lydia’s Fashion Crochet Cotton Thread, Size 3 
  • Hook: 2.25 mm (B)

July 26, 2015

Summer Crop Top -free crochet pattern-


crochet summer top free pattern

Lacey, airy and beautiful, this crochet cropped summer top is another wonderful design from Beautiful Crochet Stuff!  The pattern begins with the upper neck and arm openings in sort of a pineapple design, and continues on in "tapes", which are vertical rows of crochet lace, attached as you go.

Designed By: Beautiful Crochet Stuff

Skill Level:  Experienced

Materials:
  • Yarn: Alize Forever/Lace / 2 ply/100% Microfiber/328 yards / 50 grams – 3 skeins
  • Crochet Hook: 1,5 mm

Measurements: Length: 11 in or 28cm; Width: 52 in or 134 cm


July 24, 2015

Linen Market Bag -free crochet pattern-



It's summer and that means that it's farmer's market season!  You should always bring your own bag to store your goods. Besides cutting down on plastic bag waste, crochet bags are stretchy, strong, and stylish like this great design! 

Designed By: Purl Soho

Skill Level:  Easy

Materials: 

  • 1 spool of Bockens Tow Linen 6/1, 100% linen. Oatmeal. 
  • size B (2.5 mm) crochet hook 
  • removable stitch marker 
Size: height from bottom center to top edge: 15 inches; height from bottom edge to top edge: 10 inches; diameter of bottom: 11 inches; handle drop: 9 inches


July 22, 2015

The Fat Bag, Even Fatter -free crochet pattern-


This is a remake of the original Fat Bag, which was written in Portuguese.  This beauty includes English written instructions and more depth or "fatness" to the bag.  For such a simple design, the end result is very pleasing!  I've seen a few of these as projects over at Ravelry, and I also love how one person made it with leather straps.  Give it a try!

Designed By: Cindy Coleman

Skill Level:  Easy

Materials: 

  • Worsted Weight Yarn, Lilly Sugar 'n Cream Ombres, 350 yards
  • Hook Size 5.0mm (H)



July 21, 2015

Hanging Organiser -free crochet pattern-


Crochet hanging organiser

This is great idea!  Who doesn't need some organization in their life?  This crochet granny square organizer has so many uses; kids room, closets, pantry, craft supplies,  I could go on and on!  And the large knitting needles finish it off adding a fun touch!

Designed By: Sarah Shrimpton

Skill Level: Easy

Materials:

  • Size 4.0mm crochet hook
  • Various DK weight yarn
  • two 10mm knitting needles
Size: Height excl. straps: 42cm Width: 17cm



July 20, 2015

F643 Yoga Socks -free crochet pattern-



This simple Yoga Sock pattern uses front and back post stitches to give this perfect look of sock ribbing.  The idea behind yoga socks are to keep an open toe and heel, which are the points on the feet needed to grip a yoga mat or surface, while supporting your feet and keeping them warm.  This is great because the toe and heel are usually the hardest part in making socks, and you can skip it!

Designed By: Sue Hilger

Skill Level:  Easy

Materials: 

  • Plymouth Yarns; Sakkie: 1—100G skein, color 401 Ocean
  • Hook: US Size D/3 (3.25mm)
Size: To Fit Average Woman’s Foot- 7 ¾” circumference



July 16, 2015

Boho Tunic -free crochet pattern-




Once again, I am loving the color combinations used in a pattern, especially the neutral tones of this amazing tunic.  Along with color, the shape, and the fringes add appeal to this design.  Don't be afraid of the Dutch description, this is also available in English!

Designed By: HaakTrend by Fieke de Rooy

Skill Level:  Easy

Materials: 

  • Hook size 6.0mm
  •  Almost 3 knots (balls) of 240 m.
Size: Custom


July 14, 2015

Quilt Inspired Blanket -free crochet pattern-


Just wow!  I think I found my new favorite crochet blanket pattern!  It kind of speaks for itself, however I must mention the great use of color over a white background makes this beautiful piece pop!  This is also a great "big" project for the beginner crocheter, as you use the same easy square pattern throughout.

Designed By: Maria/Fifty Shades of 4 Ply

Skill Level:  Easy

Materials:
  • Crochet hook - 4mm
  • Scissors
  • Yarn: Red, Burnt Orange, Orange, Yellow, Light Green, Bright Green, Light Blue, Dark Blue, Purple, White, Black



July 13, 2015

Summer Bag -free crochet pattern-


Summer Crochet Bag Pattern | www.petalstopicots.com | #crochet #pattern #bag #tote #purse #summer

I love the simplicity of color in this nice summer crochet beach bag.  This is a case where less is more, any 2 color combination would work fine.  By using cluster stitches in rounds and finishing off with an easy drawstring, you can make your own!

Designed By: Petals to Picots

Skill Level: Intermediate

Materials: 
  • worsted weight cotton blend yarn in 2 contrasting colors (approx. 210 yds each)
  • H hook
  • yarn needle
  • scissors


July 10, 2015

Trendy Top -free crochet pattern-

Trendy Top

This unique cropped crochet sweater is perfect for covering up on those cool summer nights!  Featuring plenty of versatile stitches and colors, this garment could easily be used into any season.  This looks like it could be a lot f fun to make!

Designed By: Tammy Hildebrand

Skill Level:  Intermediate

Materials: 

  • Red Heart- With Love: 1 skein each 1012 Black A, 1201 Daffodil B, 1401 Pewter C, and 1001 White D 
  • Susan Bates Crochet Hook: 6.5mm [US K-10½] 
  • Yarn needle
Size: Small to 2X


July 8, 2015

Calla Lily Doily -free crochet pattern-


Lilies represent a peaceful state of innocence returned to to the soul of the deceased. I dedicate this beautiful pattern to my dad, who I lost 5 years ago today. I also dedicate this pattern to everyone who has lost an important person in their life.  Thank you to the designer for such an elegant crochet pattern, I really love this!

Designed By: Lily Mills Company

Skill Level:  Intermediate

Materials: 
  • Skytone, Art. 123: 1-1/3 balls Emerald Green and 1/2 ball White; and Daisy, Art. 65, size 20: 1-1/3 skeins Emerald Green, 1 skein White, 1/3-skein Yellow
  • Steel crochet hooks Nos. 7 and 12.

July 7, 2015

Fancy Picture Frames -free crochet pattern-


Fancy crochet picture frames

A great way to use up your small amounts of yarn is using it for small projects; such as crochet picture frames!  These frames have a delicate and elegant appeal and can made in any color to accent your home.  This is definitely one of my 'to do' projects! (free signup to access pattern.)

Designed By: Christine Harvey

Skill Level: Intermediate

Materials:

  • Dk Weight Yarn
  • Size 3.5mm crochet hook
  • corrugated cardboard
  • pva glue
  • tapestry needle




July 5, 2015

Bohemian Pineapple Headband -free crochet pattern-

 

I've been on a headband kick lately, and I think that this is my favorite of all of my headband patterns!  I love crochet pineapples and really wanted to figure out how it would work in a headband.  After some playing around, measuring, taking it apart, and re-crocheting, I got perfect!  It even turned out a bit better than I had planned, I like how the edges have a bit of curve, where the center of the pineapple motifs give a this a a turban look.

I sell these finished headbands in my Etsy shop, but if you can crochet and you like this pattern, go ahead and make your own!


Designed By:  Farrah Hodgson aka Firene

Skill Level:  Intermediate

Materials: 
  • One ball (50g/1.7 oz; 95m/104 yds) Knitca Lovely, 100% Bamboo.  Color Tan.
  • Size 2.0mm crochet hook
  • yarn needle to sew in ends
Size: Adult head, stretchy. 

Finished Measurements: Approximately 19" circumference (un-stretched) up to 23" stretched (Max); 3" wide.

Stitches Used: Sl St=Slip Stitch; Ch=Chain; Sc=Single Crochet; Dc=Double Crochet; Tr=Treble Crochet

Special Term Used:
  • Shell= (2dc-ch2-2dc) in same stitch or space
  • Shell in next Shell= Shell in the ch2 space of next shell.


THE PATTERN

-Ch 150, sl st in 1st ch to form a loop. (Careful not to twist chain)



Rnd 1: Ch1, sc in same st as joining, sc in each chain around, sl st in 1st sc to join. (150sc)




Rnd 2: Ch6 (counts as 1tr and ch1 space); [(tr-ch1) 6 times, tr] in same st; ch9- skip next 14 sts, shell in next st, ch9- skip next 14 sts; *[(tr-ch1) 7 times, tr] in next st, ch9- skip next 14 sts, shell in next st, ch9- skip next 14 sts** repeat from * to ** 4 times; sl st in the 5th ch of beginning ch6 to join; sc in the fist ch1 space.



Rnd 3: *(ch7- sc in next ch1 space) 6 times; ch7- shell in next shell; ch7- sc in next ch1 space** repeat from * to ** 5 times; sl st in 1st ch of beginning ch7 to join, sl st in next 2 chs, sc in the ch7 space.



Rnd 4: *(ch7- sc in next ch7 space) 5 times; ch5- shell in next shell; ch5- sc in next ch7 space** repeat from * to ** 5 times; sl st in 1st ch of beginning ch7 to join, sl st in next 2 chs, sc in the ch7 space.



Rnd 5: *(ch7- sc in next ch7 space) 4 times; ch3- shell in next shell; ch3- sc in next ch7 space** repeat from * to ** 5 times; sl st in 1st ch of beginning ch7 to join, sl st in next 2 chs, sc in the ch7 space.



Rnd 6: *(ch7- sc in next ch7 space) 3 times; ch5- shell in next shell; ch5- sc in next ch7 space** repeat from * to ** 5 times; sl st in 1st ch of beginning ch7 to join, sl st in next 2 chs, sc in the ch7 space.


Rnd 7: *(ch7- sc in next ch7 space) twice; ch7- shell in next shell; ch7- sc in next ch7 space** repeat from * to ** 5 times; sl st in 1st ch of beginning ch7 to join, sl st in next 2 chs, sc in the ch7 space.


Rnd 8: *(ch7- sc in next ch7 space); ch9- shell in next shell; ch9- sc in next ch7 space** repeat from * to ** 5 times; sl st in 1st ch of beginning ch7 to join, sl st in next 2 chs, 2sc in the ch7 space.


Rnd 9: *ch11- shell in next shell, ch11- 2sc in next ch7 space** repeat from * to ** 4 times; ch11- shell in next shell, ch11- sl st in 1st sc to join.


Rnd 10: Ch1, sc in same st, working along all shells and chains, sc in each st around, sl st in 1st sc to join. (150sc) Fasten off. Sew in ends.



Copyright Firene Designs, 2015. 

July 4, 2015

American Pride Granny Square -free crochet pattern-


Happy Independence Day America!

This nice crochet granny square uses color technique and the use of a star pattern to complete this cool design.  So show off your American pride with this super easy granny square pattern and add it to your collection!

Designed By: Bonnie Batten

Skill Level:  Easy

Materials:
  • Red, White, and Navy Blue yarn. (Red Heart Soft worsted weight)
  • Size G crochet hook. 
Size: Finished square is 6 inches.


July 3, 2015

Enchanted Ivy Wings -free crochet pattern-

Enchanted Ivy Wings.  Free pattern.  What little girl wouldn't want a pair of these

I am so excited about this pattern!  I had thought about crochet fairy wings in the past, and it kind of got put on the back burner, but now there's a pattern to follow!  And a nice pattern at that, now to find time to make these!  

Designed By: Lisa Jelle

Skill Level:  Intermediate

Materials:
  • #2/Fine weight yarn (approximately 200-300 yds)
  • H/8(5mm)-F/5(3.75mm)-C/2(2.75mm) hooks
  • TEMPLATE for wings (see page for link)
  • tapestry/yarn needle
  • stitch markers
  • measuring tape
  • 14 gauge wire (approximately 12yds)
  • 20 gauge wire (approximately 2yds)
  • needle nose pliers/wire nippers

Size: One size (finished wings measure approximately 19” wide and 14” tall)


July 1, 2015

Quilted Granny Square -free crochet pattern-


Happy Canada Day fellow Canadians!

Here's a cute take on the granny square that implements the image of the maple leaf.  As you know, granny squares can be used in almost any crochet design, and this one makes a nice addition to your collection!

Designed By: Patti Pierce Stone

Skill Level:  Intermediate

Materials:

  • worsted weight yarn - MC: 55 gm(100 yds) white CC: 35 gm (65 yds) red N 
  • crochet hook G (US)
Size: 12 inches


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