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-


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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.

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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

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