December 30, 2015

Shelby Mitts and Gloves -free crochet pattern-


A pattern that includes instructions for mittens or fingerless gloves!  I really love the cuff on these mittens because of the lacy elegant look and the length.  They look cozy, and mittens of course are warm, but the fingerless variation is great for those times when you need free fingers, like pushing buttons on a cell phone, digging into your wallet, and buckling kids into car seats (to name a few). This pattern also includes child to adult sizing!

Designed By: Sincerely, Pam

Skill Level: Easy

  • Yarn: 1 skein WW #4 yarn such as Vanna’s Choice
  • Hook: I hook (5.5mm)
  • Stitch marker (optional)
  • 2x 0.5” buttons (optional)

December 28, 2015

Granny Stripes Hat -free crochet pattern-

Granny Stripes Hat
The Christmas holidays are such a busy time for me, with having an excited 4 year old, keeping my house in order, preparing and planning gifts, meals, trips, and above most, crocheting custom orders and supplying a local boutique with my wears.  It was so much, that I was cramming items in right up until Christmas eve!  And I was exhausted!  And I thought that I couldn't wait to get a break from crocheting for once!  And here I am, three days later, feeling the urge to crochet.... I don't have much yarn left, nothing but scraps and the last thing I feel like doing this week is shopping!  So, this pattern is one that I'm sure I can pull off with my bits of yarn colors and looks pretty fabulous at the same time!  

Designed By: Bernat Design Studio

Skill Level: Easy


  • Bernat Super Value, Worsted weight; in 5 colors.
  • Crochet Hook size G6/4.0mm
  • Crochet Hook Size H8/5.0mm

December 24, 2015

Masquerade Mask -free crochet Pattern-

masquerade mask1

Let's start thinking about the New Year!  Masquerade parties are quite a popular theme for this holiday, and if that's the case for you this year, why not make your own mask?  You will be original and unique!

Designed By: Alexis/ Persia Lou

Skill Level:  Intermediate

  • Embroidery Thread
  • 2.75 mm Crochet Hook
  • Plain Mask to use as a form 
  • Fabric Stiffener
  • Plastic Wrap
  • Black Grosgrain Ribbon
  • Hot Glue Gun

December 21, 2015

Christmas Angels -free crochet pattern-

Crochet Christmas Angels

Here's a last minute quickie pattern for the holidays!  These cute little angel ornaments work up quickly and can be used as tree decorations or, they make great little gift toppers!

Designed By: Atty*s

Skill Level: easy


  • Catona by Scheepjes (used in pattern)
  • crochet hook 2.5mm (used in pattern) OR;
  • any yarn
  • hook to match yarn

December 18, 2015

Waffle Baby Sleep Sack -free crochet pattern-

Are you Christmas patterned out yet?  Well, here's a nice break from all of that green, red, white, and sparkle and shine.  This little baby cocoon is adorable!  Sure, you might be able to finish one as a gift before Christmas, but this makes a very nice gift at any time, especially for a new baby. This is a Ravelry download.

Designed By: Alicia Cromwell

Skill Level: Intermediate

  • 3 balls of Patons Tangerine DK 5mm hook 
  • 12 buttons – 2 1/2 cm 
  • darning needle

December 16, 2015

Drops Santa Slippers -free crochet pattern-

Free Pattern

Did you know that Drops Design over at Garnstudio have a Christmas collection called Christmas Workshop?!!  This is where I found these cute holiday slippers! You still have plenty of time to make these for the holidays and they will also keep your feet warm!

Designed By: Drops Design

Skill Level: Easy


  • Drops Eskimo from Garnstudio; colour no 08, red; colour no 01, off-white; colour no 13, tan
  • A remnant of black for eyes
  • Size 22 - 34: crochet hook size 7 mm 
  • Size 35 - 44: crochet hook size 8 mm
Size: 22/24 - 25/27 - 28/31 - 32/34 (35/37 - 38/40 -42/44)
Foot length: 15 - 17 - 19 – 21 (23 - 25 - 28) cm

December 14, 2015

Sands of Time Scarf -free crochet pattern-

Sands of Time Scarf

If you're looking for a scarf that is a bit different, check this out!  Color, simple stitching, twisting, and nice tassels create this simply beautiful scarf.  The pattern uses self striping yarn to get this striping effect, but I am pretty sure that it would look nice in one color as well.  As a bonus, the designer has uses elegant large beads at the tassels.

Designed By: Beatrice Ryan Designs

Skill Level: Easy

  • Worsted Weight ~ Self-Striping Yarn 425 yards (Red Heart Unforgettable in Cappuccino. 1 1/2 skeins)
  • Hook ~ I
  • 2 Large Beads (optional) for top of Tassle
  • Scissors

December 12, 2015

Jolly Holiday Stocking -free crochet pattern-

You still have time to make this fantastic Christmas stocking!  A hand made crochet stocking is one of things that make a great seasonal tradition and is a gift that comes from the heart.  This wonderful pattern features many eye catching elements such as the wavy pattern, the textured popcorn stitch cuff, and the use of color.

Designed By: Charmed by Ewe

Skill Level: Easy

  • Worsted weight yarn such as Red Heart Holiday
  • 5.0 mm (H-8) crochet hook or size needed to obtain the gauge
  •  Yarn needle for weaving in ends
  • Stitch markers

December 11, 2015

Alberelli Christmas Decoration -free crochet pattern-

Another quick and easy decoration for Christmas!  You can have these ready in no time.  Another great aspect is that you can use these cute trees for anything, a hanging wall decorations as shown, hang them on your tree, use them as gift tags, and more.  This is a Ravelry download.

Designed By: Ilaria Caliri

Skill Level: Easy

  • cotton yarn in emerald, acquamarine, blue and brown. 
  • 2,5 mm crochet hook
  • 4 mm black beads
  • white paillettes
  • black and white embroidery thread
  • bells
  • juta cord
  • wooden twig
  • tapestry needle

December 9, 2015

Quick and Easy Chevron Hat -free crochet pattern-

chevron hat size preemie child free crochet pattern

A chevron hat makes a great Christmas gift!  This design has been around forever, but it has gained popularity over the passed few years ranging from apparel to home decor. It looks really nice in a hat and here's a great pattern to start!  I wish that the designer included adult sizing, but really, I don't think it would be too hard to adjust.

Designed By: Pins's Needles

Skill Level: Easy

  • Soft acrylic yarn in worsted weight
  • Size “H” crochet hook (5.00mm)
Size: Preemie to Child

December 7, 2015

Snowflake Coasters -free crochet pattern-

As we get closer to the holidays, I try to share the Christmas patterns that are easy or quick, because we have so much going on around us, that we do not have a lot of time to finish something big. This pattern is one of those!  These beautiful and colorful snowflakes make great coasters for your holiday entertaining.  They do not skimp out on detail and style, and you can easily complete a set in one day!  This pattern is currently on my "to make" list!

Designed By: Charmed By Ewe

Skill Level: Easy

  • Red Heart Creme de la Creme - 71 yards (40 gm) is needed to complete a set of 4 coasters
  • 5.0 mm (H-8) crochet hook 
  • Yarn needle for weaving in ends

December 4, 2015

Pinecones -free crochet pattern-

This pretty crochet pinecones make a wonderful accent to your Christmas decor!  I can see them used in a pretty centerpiece, or even used as a gift topper.

Designed By: In the Yarn Garden

Skill Level: Easy

  • Any yarn would do (but used in pattern):
  • Järbo 8/4. Hook: 2,5 mm.
  • Järbo Minibomull. Hook: 3 mm.
  • Järbo Alpacka Solo. Hook: 3 mm

December 3, 2015

Bobble Bearded Beanie -free crochet pattern-

bearded baby, this bobble stitch makes an amazing beard

I've made many bearded hats in the past, and just finished making one, and I must say, this is by far the best free pattern for a bearded hat that I've come across so far!  This pattern is so great that it is actually done in two parts.  The first part is all about the hat, including sizes for all ages.  The second part is all about the beard, in 4 different sizes, so that you can mix and match to the proper size.  This is a very clever and well written tutorial!

Designed By: Ashlee Marie

Skill Level: Easy

  • Lion Brand medium weight yarn (worsted 4)
  • crochet hook I- 5.50mm
Sizes: Newborn, Infant, Baby, Toddler, Child, Teen/Adult, Extra Large Adult

December 1, 2015

Ribbon Christmas Tree Ornament -free crochet pattern-


I guess I've been so busy that I am just now getting into the holiday spirit.  Here's a great pattern to start December off in true Christmas cheer!  It is a simple pattern, but also a very fun pattern!  I love projects that use up your small yarn leftovers and this one does just that.  Hang these on your tree, decorate your home, or give them away as gifts.

Designed By: Poppy & Bliss

Skill Level: Easy

  • 3 mm hook
  • Small amounts 8 ply/DK cotton yarn. I’ve used various brands from my stash but a stiffer cotton works better than a soft cotton for these
  • Aprox 13g for the tree
  • Aprox 3 g each in 6 different colours for the baubles
  • Yarn needle