August 31, 2015

Lacy Lampshade Cover -free crochet pattern-

Lacy crochet lampshade cover

I've bought a new house recently and since I've been here, I've already been thinking of ways to implement crochet decor, and here's one of my near future projects!  Besides illuminating beauty from these elegant lampshades, they are unique and can be custom made for you!

Designed By: Irene Strange

Skill Level:  Easy


  • DK weight yarn
  • 5.00 mm crochet hook
  • Wire

Size: Diameter at base: approx 16cm; diameter at top: approx 10.5cm; height: approx 16.5cm

August 28, 2015

Spiked Dog Collar -free crochet pattern-

Here's a fun project to make for your pets!  Make your dog look like a tough guy with this crochet fauxe spiked collar; or in my case, I could try to make my cat look like a touch feline (although she would really dislike me for putting anything around her head!)  This cute collar pattern uses a small amount of yarn and can be constructed in a short time, so give it a try!

Designed By: Hookabee

Skill Level: Easy


  • H US (5 mm) hook 
  • E US (3.5 mm) hook 
  • Stitch marker 
  • Yarn/tapestry needle 
  • Polyester fiberfill stuffing (optional) 
  • Yarn: Patons Canadiana (worsted weight, 100% acrylic) - Black #10040 - Med. Grey Mix #10044
Size: Custom

August 27, 2015

Single Skein Shawl -free crochet pattern-

Look at that stitch definition and design!  This beautiful shawl or stole uses one skein of lace yarn which the designer hand dyes herself. But I'm sure you could use any similar weight yarn, however I did check out her yarns, and they are a must see!  Wear this as a shawl, wrap, even a scarf, whichever way, this is a work of art! (This is a Ravelry download)

Designed By: Helen Kennedy

Skill Level:  Intermediate


  • Crochet hook 3.5 mm 
  • Approximately 750m yarn 
Size: After blocking (approximate) 22” wide by 75” long. 

August 26, 2015

Sweet Like Candy Bonnet -free crochet pattern-

Sweet Like Candy Bonnet Pattern | Charmed By Ewe

Crochet baby bonnets portray such elegance and look absolutely adorable adorning a baby's little head.  This cute bonnet uses shells and color changes to give this "candy" themed look as the title says, but you can also make this in any color theme or all in one single color.  Super cute!

Designed By: Charmed by Ewe

Skill Level:  Easy

  • Red Heart Boutique Unforgettable
  • 5.0 mm (H-8) crochet hook or size needed to obtain the gauge
  • yarn needle for weaving in ends
Size: Newborn (13″ – 14″)

August 24, 2015

Shark Lapghan -free crochet pattern-

You've probably already seen the Mermaid Lapghan, now here comes the Shark Lapghan!  This pattern originates from the same designer and does not fail to disappoint! This cute cocoon style blanket includes a tail and fin, along with the eyes and color change for the teeth to bring this oceanic beast to life!

Designed By: Mad Hooker Crochet

Skill Level:  Easy

  • G and H size hooks
  • Grey yarn (Red Heart I Love this Yarn.) Roughly 4 skeins of grey.
  • White yarn (small amount)
  • Black yarn (small amount)
  • Polyfil (optional)
  • Stitch markers (optional)
Size: Adult

August 14, 2015

Crocodile Pencil Case -free crochet pattern-

Crochet crocodile pencil case

It's almost back to school time for most kids, so make them something heartwarming and fun to take along to school with them, like this adorable crochet crocodile pencil case!  And maybe you don't need to be going back to school to make one of these, they are simply awesome just to have for yourself.

Designed By: Irene Strange

Skill Level:  Intermediate


  • Frosti yarn kit 
  • safety eyes
  • white zipper
Size: 34 cm

August 12, 2015

Crocheted Cardigan or Pullover -free crochet pattern-

This lacy cardigan speaks for itself!  This is another great project that uses the joining of crochet motifs to complete an awesome garment.  I love how the photo gives off a nostalgic beach vibe, but I can also see this paired with any dress, over a bathing suit, or dressed up or dressed down with anything, really...

Designed By: Drops Design

Skill Level:  Advanced

  • Drops Muskat from Garnstudio8 00 g col. no. 08, natural white.
  • 4 mm [US F] crochet hook,

August 10, 2015

Walkednights Bralette and Panty -free crochet pattern-

Here's something a little different today, and I think it's beautiful! By using crochet motifs and joining you will create this lacy and intricate design.  You could use this for wearing at home, or why not line it with fabric and wear it to the beach?!  The designer gives a photo tutorial on how to complete this pattern.  Chart reading skills are a bonus, if you've never read charts before; well, here's a great start!

Designed By: Fatima Crochet

Skill Level: Advanced


  • 4-ply cotton thread
  • 2mm hook
  • yarn needle
Size: Custom

August 8, 2015

Urban Jungle Grey Slouchy Beanie -free crochet pattern-

Hat season will be here in a month or so, but it's never to early to wear a hip slouchy hat like this cool design.  By using a puff stitch throughout the body of the hat, bordered by a ribbed band, you can make your own!

Designed By: Vickie Howell

Skill Level:  Easy

  • Caron International 'Simply Soft' (100% acrylic; 6oz/170g, 315yd/288m skein) 6 ozShown in: #9742 Grey Heather
  • One size US H-8 (5mm) crochet hook, or size to obtain gauge.
  • Yarn Needle

S/M (L/XL)

August 6, 2015

Pineapple Lace Top -free crochet pattern-

CrochetKim Free Crochet Pattern | Clarice Pineapple Lace Top @crochetkim

This beautiful and stylish top comes from the works of designer Kim Guzman,  Light, airy, and with a summer vibe, this looks amazing over a simple tank top or cami!  I am a huge fan of the crochet pineapple design and this pattern does not fail to impress!

Designed By: Kim Guzman

Skill Level:  Intermediate


  • 5/2 Mercerized Perle Cotton: 850 (925) yards 
  • Suggested hook sizes: G-6 [4mm] and H-8 [5mm]  
  • Yarn needle (for weaving ends) 
  • 3/8” round shank button
Size: Small (Medium)

August 4, 2015

Flower Cardigan -free crochet pattern-

Check out this great and unique little flower cardigan!  I love the versatility of color and use of appliques, those things make this cardigan one of a kind.  This makes a great gift for little friend, family member, or your own little sweetheart. (This is a Ravelry download)

Designed By: Vendula Maderska

Skill Level: Intermediate

  • 7 balls; 100% cotton Sport / 5 ply eg, Catania Solids by Schachenmayr SMC (12 wpi) Yardage: 136 yards/ 124 meters per 50g ball
  • 3mm crochet hook
  • Four buttons about 1/2 inch (1.5cm) in diameter; 3/4 inch (2cm) maximum
  • Beads (optional)
Size: 3 years to 5 years