December 30, 2016

Petite Shells Slouch Hat -free crochet pattern-

I love everything about this cute crochet slouch hat pattern, from the ear flap/bonnet style to the pom poms! It also looks warm, which is what I need in my part of the world right now!  

Designed By: Same DiNamics Crochet

Skill Level: Intermediate

  • Yarn – KnitPicks Wool of the Andes Yarn, 100% Peruvian Highland Wool, #4, worsted weight, 110 yards (2)
  • Hook – H/5mm
  • Needle for weaving in ends
  • Lock Ring Markers
  • Large Pom Pom Maker

December 28, 2016

Celtic Weave Fingerless Gloves -free crochet pattern-

Celtic Weave Fingerless Gloves, Pattern by Over The Apple Tree

Time to get your cable on, if you want to make your own Celtic Weave crochet fingerless gloves!  These beautiful gloves use front post and back post stitches to create several cables. Experience with cables is an asset, however the designer has also included great photos to help you along the way.

Designed By: Over the Apple Tree

Skill Level: Intermediate

  • Worsted weight yarn
  • Hook size G(4.25)

December 22, 2016

Amazing Grace Mounted Mandala -free crochet pattern-

Check out this beauty!  This is definitely something that I want to make after the holidays when I have some time on my hands! I am pretty sure that this is the prettiest crochet mandala that I've seen so far. What I love about this project, besides a finished piece of art for your home, is the fact that I can use up a lot of my spare yarn and get creative with color. (This is a Ravelry download.)

Designed By: Dawn McIntyre

Skill Level: Intermediate


  • Yarn (any)
  • Crochet Hook to match Yarn
  • Yarn Needle to sew in ends

December 16, 2016

Granny Stripe Christmas Stocking -free crochet pattern-

Christmas is getting very close, and I bet all of the crochet and knitters are working like crazy to finish up last minute gift projects. But maybe you've finished, and think that you may not have enough time for a new project? Well, here's a wonderful project that doesn't take up much of your time, and makes a great stash buster as well!  Using the granny square stitch, you can easily make your own cute stocking in no time.

Designed By: Lullaby Lodge

Skill Level: Easy

  • Main part of the stocking approximately 100g of DK
  • Contrast colour (heal, toe and cuff) approximately 30g of DK
  • Size 4 mm crochet hook (G)
  • Wool needle

December 12, 2016

Elf Hat -free crochet pattern-

A cute crochet festive elf hat for everyone!  This pattern includes sizing from 6 months old right up to adult, so that you can create an elf hat for every member of the family!

Designed By: Tawnya via Just Crafting Around

Skill Level: Easy


  • Lion Brand Vanna's Choice; Kelly Green, Cranberry, Beige, White, Black
  • 5mm Crochet Hook
  • Tapestry Needle
  • Tape Measure
  • Stitch Marker
  • Pom pom Maker

Sizes: 6-12 months, Toddler, Child, Teen, and Adult

December 7, 2016

Columbia Chevron Super Scarf -free crochet pattern-

As soon as I see black, white, or grey I get excited. Even more so, this is one nice super scarf!  So, you've probably noticed by now that super scarves are the next big thing in crochet and knit this season, and I honestly didn't know what to think of them at first. But the more I see, the more I like. For example this crochet super scarf, with the use of chevron lines in basic colors, which makes a super impact! And the pom poms... I love those too! This is a Ravelry download.

Designed By: Alexandra Tavel

Skill Level: Easy


  • 5 skeins Lion Brand Wool-Ease Thick & Quick in Charcoal for Color A 
  • 1 skein Lion Brand Wool-Ease Thick & Quick in Fisherman for Color B
  • Size US N/P (10mm) crochet hook 
  • Tapestry needle 
  • Pompom maker (optional)

December 5, 2016

Gingerbread Man Baby Booties -free crochet pattern-

Oh my, these are cute!  I love how these are perfect for either a baby boy or baby girl, and they'd make a great accessory for a Christmas photo!  My little girl is growing up now, but if I can figure out how to make them bigger, I know that she would adore these!  This is also a cute baby gift idea, and babies love to pull their slippers and socks off, but now they have these sweet gingerbread men to play with. So cute!

Designed By: Olivia @ Hopeful Honey

Skill Level: Easy

  • 3.00mm (11) Crochet Hook
  • 3.50mm (E/4) Crochet Hook
  • 80 - 100yds DK Yarn (8ply) - Paintbox Yarns Cotton DK
  • Tapestry Needle

Size: 0 - 6 months, 6- 12 months

December 2, 2016

Snowman Amigurumi Christmas Ornament -free crochet pattern-

These make me smile because they remind me of my childhood. When I was very young, my mother made two crochet snowmen and they became part of our Christmas decoration collection and I believe that she still has them to this day! These are a super cute and fun addition to the holiday season and you can customize them to your liking.

Designed By: Jenni Designs

Skill Level: Intermediate

  • Red Heart Super Saver worsted weight yarn -50-75 yd. of white; Small amounts in brown, orange and choice colors for scarf & hat. 
  • Size G (4.0 mm) Hook or Size F (3.75 mm) Hook
  • Poly-fil
  • Tapestry Needle
  • Scissors
  • Stitch Marker
  • Optional: Safety eyes, size 6 mm

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November 30, 2016

Christmas Gift Baskets -free crochet pattern-


These adorable baskets make the perfect Christmas gift! Fill them up with candy, chocolate, or even better; your own homemade treats! The designer has included instructions for all three versions.

Designed By: Joanita Theron, Creative Crochet Workshop

Skill Level: Easy

  • Medium worsted yarn (No 4) or DK (double knitting)Elle Charity DK (Blue; White; Red; Black & Green and a little bit of yellow too); Small amounts approx 20 – 50 yards
  • Hook 4, 50 mm
  • Yarn needle
  • 3 Small buttons (for snowman)

November 28, 2016

The Twist Headband -free crochet pattern-


Although I love a great winter hat to keep me warm and stylish during the cold winter months, sometimes, you just want to wear a ponytail!  On those days I like to wear a warm headband instead, so that's my main reason for a headband. However, crochet headbands look fabulous with any style of hair, and this one is perfectly fashionable and simple. The twist headband uses basic crochet stitches with an interesting (and cute) twist! (note: you will need some sewing skills)

Designed By: All About Ami

Skill Level: Easy


  • Lion Brand Woolspun Bulky Yarn
  • Size 6.5mm Crochet Hook

November 24, 2016

Plaid Slouch Hat -free crochet pattern-

FREE Crochet Pattern: Crochet Plaid Slouchy Hat | Mad about plaid! Make this cute and cozy plaid hat, perfect for snow flurries during the winter months!

Ah, I love this hat!  I love when I think I've seen everything, and then something like this comes along and proves me wrong. Plaid has been around forever (thanks to the Scots!), it comes and goes in fashion, yet it remains a timeless piece to any wardrobe. This hat pattern implements plaid, by using tapestry crochet, carrying the unused colors behind the worked colors. It's a great beginner tapestry pattern because the blocks of color are even. I can't wait to make one!

Designed By: Whistle & Ivy

Skill Level: Intermediate (due to tapesty)

  • Medium Weight Yarn (Knit Picks Brava in Red, Wine and Black, plus Dove Heather for pom-pom)
  • I Hook
  • Darning Needle

Yarn Crafts

November 20, 2016

Dragon Scale Armour Boot Cuffs -free crochet pattern-

If you still haven't learned how to make the crocodile stitch, now's a great time!  I've been making these for a holiday craft show coming up soon, so by now I have the pattern memorized. However, I'd love to share it with you, because it's quick and pretty easy; don't let those complicated looking stitches scare you away. Once you learn the crocodile stitch, you'll be designing your own patterns! (btw, the crocodile stitch makes a great mitten or glove cuff!)  I only included one size for these cuffs, however they do stretch quite a bit, but if you'd like them smaller or larger, you may adjust your hook size. So here's my pattern, enjoy!

Designed By: Farrah Hodgson (Firene Designs)

Skill Level: Intermediate

  • Worsted Weight Yarn of your choice (Medium, 4) about 180 yards. (I used Ice Yarn, Brico Wool, two 50 g balls)
  • Size 5.00mm/H crochet hook
  • yarn needle to sew in ends
Finished Measurements: 6 inches wide at top (laying flat) or 12" circumference; 5.5" long.

Gauge: (Over pattern) along ribbed cuff; 12 sts and 8 rows = approx. 2 inches square

Stitches Used: 
  • Ch=Chain
  • Sl St= Slip Stitch
  • Sc=Single Crochet
  • Dc=Double Crochet
  • Rsc=Reverse Single Crochet (Crab St)
  • Croc st=Crocodile Stitch (described and shown in pattern)

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-----Ribbed Cuff-----

Ch 13

Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in next 11 chs.

-working in back loops for remainder of section-

Rows 2-40: Ch1, turn; sc in next 12 sts.

Row 41: (join) Ch1, fold band so that row 40 is in front of row 1; sl st next 12 sts of both rows together. Do not fasten off.

-----Dragon Scales-----

Turn band inside out, this is now the right side.

Rnd 1: Ch1, -working along the ends of each band row, work (sc in next 4 spaces, 2sc in next space) 8 times. (=48sc)

Rnd 2: Ch3, dc in same st, skip 2 sts, (dc-ch1-dc) in next st, *skip 2 sts, 2dc in next st, skip 2 sts, (dc-ch1-dc) in next st** 7 times, skip last 2 sts, sl st in 3rd ch of beginning ch3 to join.

Rnd 3: Ch1, *croc st (working downward- work 5dc over front post of 1st dc, working upward- work 5dc over front post of second dc) over next 2 dc, sl st in next ch1 space** 8 times, sl st in beginning ch to join.  **See photos below for help

work 5dc over front post of 1st dc

work 5dc over front post of second dc

Rnd 4: (Track) Ch3, dc in same st as join, (dc-ch1-dc) in center of next croc st, *2dc in next sl st (between croc sts), (dc-ch1-dc) in center of next croc st** 7 times, sl st in 3rd ch of beginning ch3 to join.

Rnds 5/6: Repeat Rnds 4 and 3

Rnds 7/8: Repeat Rnds 4 and 3

Rnds 9/10: Repeat Rnds 4 and 3

Rnds 11/12: Repeat Rnds 4 and 3

Rnd 13: Ch1, sc in same st as join, (work a sc along the top edge of first dc of croc st, 2sc in center of croc st, work a sc along top edge of last dc of croc st, 2sc in next sl st) 7 times, work a sc along top edge of 1st dc of last croc st, 2sc in center of croc st, work a sc along top edge of last dc of croc st, sc in last ch, sl st in 1st sc to join. (48sc)

Rnd 14: Ch1, sc in next 48 sts, sl st in 1st sc to join.

Rnd 15: (optional) Ch1, working backwards, rsc in each st, sl st in 1st st to join. Fasten off. Sew in ends.

feet "selfy"

November 17, 2016

Peppermint Kisses Beanie -free crochet pattern-

Peppermint Kisses A FREE Beanie by ELK Studio

Everyone needs a cute winter hat, and although this particular hat shown definitely has a Christmas vibe happening, you can make this in any color combination and it would look fabulous!  But I like the red and white!  It has a 'not so in your face' holiday charm. The pom pom adds traditional winter hat style.

Designed By: Elk Studio

Skill Level: Easy

  • Red Heart Soft, #4, 141 g/256 yards, Cream/Wine or Really Red/White You will use approximately 170-200 yards.
  • Hook – J/6.0 mm
  • Tapestry Needle for weaving in the ends

November 9, 2016

Hip Cozy -free crochet pattern-


For something so simple, I've taken a liking to this cute crochet hip cozy. It's like a mini skirt that simply wraps around your hips with a button closure. I think this would look really cute over tights. You could also even wear it as a cowl or cape! The pattern writing is a bit quirky, but by doing a quick read through first, you will easily get an idea for what's going on.

Designed By: Kerstin Treber-Koban

Skill Level: Easy


  • 6 skeins Noro Silk Garden 
  • 1 crochethook *4,5 and 1 crochet hook +4 for a firm hipband 
  • 6 safetyneedles or stitchmarker 
  • 3 buttons, approx. 3 cm diam. 
  • Tapestry needle 
  • optional: 3 transparent, small back buttons 
  • Hook and eye closure 
  • 5 cm bias-tape

November 8, 2016

Nordic Super Scarf -free crochet pattern-

Whether you live in the North Pole or just want to jump on the super scarf trend, this nordic crochet super scarf pattern will keep you feeling warm, but lookin' hot all winter long. Click to download the free c2c graph pattern that looks like intarsia crochet.

Wow! Just wow!  This crochet super scarf pattern is definitely not for a newbie crocheter, but if you already have some skill, or are willing to learn something new, then this absolutely stunning crochet pattern is for you!  By using graphs and the corner to corner crochet technique, you work up this pattern from the top down, working diagonally. The end result... something amazing!

Designed By: Jess Coppom

Skill Level: Advanced

  • Patons Classic Wool Roving yarn: (6) Grey, (2) Aran, (1) Pale Blush, (1) Taupe, (1) Natural•
  • Tapestry needle
  • Size I [5.5 mm] crochet hook
  • Two printed copies of Nordic c2c crochet chart

November 2, 2016

Annie Poncho -free crochet pattern-

Annie Poncho

Check out this beautiful piece!  The Annie crochet poncho pattern uses sport weight yarn, working in a vertical direction and topped off with a beautiful lace edging! The cowl neck is the perfect bonus for completing the look. And the color... absolutely stunning.

Designed By: Brenda Grobler

Skill Level: Intermediate


  • Nurturing Fibres Eco-Fusion 11 balls of 125m/50g in Bordeaux 
  • Hook: 3.75mm & 4.00mm T
  • apestry Needle 
  • Scissors
Size: One Size

October 31, 2016

Super Slipper Socks -free crochet pattern-

It's getting colder outside, and the best way to keep your feet warm (and stylish) is by wearing cute cozy slipper socks! I love the texture and the color of these crochet socks, along with that pretty crochet flower and button, it adds a little bit more interest to the design. These also make a great Christmas gift!

Designed By: Priscilla's Crochet

Skill Level: Easy


  • 6 - 8 ounces Lion Brand Wool-Ease worsted weight yarn, depending on size of socks; a few yards of contrasting yarn for flower and leaves 
  • Crochet hook size G (4.00 mm) and H (5.00 mm) 
  • Yarn needle 
  • Two 1" buttons for center of the flowers 
  • Sewing needle and thread

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October 28, 2016

Vertical Cable Beanie or Slouch Hat -free crochet pattern-

This pretty hat caught my eye right away!  Of course, mainly because I love anything grey, white, and black, but secondly, the style of the hat. It uses clean lines, textured cables, and the addition of the cute fur pom pom. The designer has written this pattern to include two variations, a fitted beanie, and a slouch hat. I am going to give this one a try!

Designed By: Jenni Designs

Skill Level: Intermediate

  • Red Heart With Love Worsted Weight Yarn
  • Size I (5.5mm) Hook
  • Tapestry needle
  • Scissors
  • Optional: Lion Brand Pom

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October 26, 2016

Amelia Poncho -free crochet pattern-

I've been seeing a knitted version of this all over social media lately, which is a pattern by Heidi May, in her shop, The Velvet Acorn. (Her patterns make me want to learn to knit, they are beautiful!) Today, I found this beauty of a crochet version, so get out your hooks and get to it!  It has it's differences from the knit poncho, for example the ribbing all along the edges, but the basic concept is about the same.  This designer also has a child's version of the pattern.

Designed By: Left in Knots

Skill Level: Easy

  • Wool-Ease Tonal Yarn - 9 skeins (I used color Slate Blue-and there are TONS of beautiful colors to choose from)
  • L/8.0mm crochet hook\
  • 8- 1 5/8" buttons
  • Yarn needle
  • Scissors

October 24, 2016

Spider and Spiderling -free crochet pattern-

If you're still looking for some quick Halloween inspired decorating, here's a super easy pattern for cute little colorful spiders!  This pattern includes a full photo tutorial, as well as written instructions. Hang them in your window, on your stairs, crawling out of a jar, turn them into jewelry... so many possibilities! Also, a stash buster!

Designed By: Draiguna

Skill Level: Easy

  • small amount of size 3 crochet thread
  • 2.75 mm hook
  • 1.75 mm hook

October 20, 2016

Cabled Headband Hat w/big Button -free crochet pattern-

Here it is, my version of the crochet cabled headband slouchy hat with a great big button! I've been making this hat for over two years now, and it's still my top seller at local craft fairs, markets, and custom orders.  I've honestly been making it free form and from memory, but recently decided to actually write it down so that I can share it with you.  It's a very cute hat, and only requires knowledge of the basic stitches, plus the crab stitch (otherwise known as rsc - reverse single crochet) and working over post stitches. The highlight of this hat, really, is the giant button.  You can find them in all sorts of places, but I buy mine online from a Canadian (because I'm in Canada and shipping is faster to me) yarn company called  

Designed By: Farrah Hodgson

Skill Level: Intermediate

  • 1 ball of Loops & Thread Impeccable; color Soft Taupe used in pattern; 277 yds/253 m; 4.5 oz/127.5g (or similar)
  • *Note: I usually use Red Heart Super Saver, but this yarn was on sale, so I gave it a shot :)
  • Crochet Hook Size 4.0mm (G/6) 
  • Crochet Hook Size 5.5mm (I/9)
  • 1- 50mm button
  • Yarn Needle for sewing ends
Size: Fits Teen/Adult head

Finished Measurements: Hat- 11 inches long; 10 inches wide; headband 4 inches wide

Gauge: With Crochet Hook 4.0mm (G/6); 16dc by 8 rows = 4 inches

Stitches Used:
  • Ch=Chain
  • Sc=Single Crochet
  • Hdc=Half Double Crochet
  • Rsc= Reverse Single Crochet (crab st)
  • *tog= crochet next 2 sts together to decrease
  • Fpdtr=Front Post Double Treble (yarn over 3 times)
  • Fpdc = Front Post double crochet
  • Bpdc=Back Post double crochet

My most popular color (Red Heart Super Saver, color Aran)



Pull yarn approximately 12 inches to leave a long beginning tail (use for sewing button later)

Ch 19

Row 1: Dc in 4th ch from hook, dc in next 15 chs.

Row 2: Ch3 (counts as 1dc), turn; fpdc over next st, dc in next 3 sts, fpdc over next 3 sts, dc in next st, fpdc over next 3 sts, dc in next 3 sts, fpdc over next st, dc in last st.

Row 3: Ch3 (counts as 1dc), turn; bpdc over 1st post st, dc in next 3 sts, bpdc over next 3 post sts, dc in next st, bpdc over next 3 post sts, dc in next 3 sts, bpdc over next post st, dc in last st.

Row 4: (CABLE ST) ch3 (counts as 1dc), turn; fpdc over 1st post st, dc in next 2 sts, dc2tog over next 2 sts,(note: to close gap) skip over first 3 post sts and the 1dc- fpdtr over next 3 post sts, dc back in skipped dc, fpdtr in first 3 skipped posts, dc2tog over top of last post st and next st, dc in next 2 sts, fpdc over next post st, dc in last st.

Help Note: dc2tog over the next dc and the next "post st" but not working over the post, but into the actual stitch. This dc stitch will be worked again in the cable, but over the post next time.

Help Note: The "top of last post st" means to crochet into the actual stitch, not the post of the stitch (which was already worked in the cable) this stitch gets worked twice, over the post in the cable, and in the actual stitch as part of the dc2tog.

Row 5: Ch3 (counts as 1dc), turn; bpdc over 1st post st, dc in next 3 sts, bpdc over next 3 post sts, dc in next st, bpdc over next 3 post sts, dc in next 3 sts, bpdc over next post st, dc in last st.

Row 6: Ch3 (counts as 1dc), turn; fpdc over 1st post st, dc in next 3 sts, fpdc over next 3 post sts, dc in next st, fpdc over next 3 post sts, dc in next 3 sts, fpdc over next post st, dc in last st.

Row 7: Ch3 (counts as 1dc), turn; bpdc over 1st post st, dc in next 3 sts, bpdc over next 3 post sts, dc in next st, bpdc over next 3 post sts, dc in next 3 sts, bpdc over next post st, dc in last st.

Rows 8-11: repeat rows 4-7
Rows 12-15: repeat rows 4-7 
Rows 16-19: repeat rows 4-7 
Rows 20-23: repeat rows 4-7 
Rows 24-27: repeat rows 4-7 

half way there

Rows 28-31: repeat rows 4-7 
Rows 32-35: repeat rows 4-7 
Rows 36-39: repeat rows 4-7 
Rows 40-43: repeat rows 4-7 
Rows 44-47: repeat rows 4-7 
Rows 48-51: repeat rows 4-7

Row 52: Ch1, turn; sc2tog, sc in next 3 sts, fpsc2tog, fpsc over next 3 sts, fpsc2tog, sc in next 3 sts, sc2tog.

Row 53: Ch1, turn; (sc2tog) 3 times, sc in next st, (sc2tog) 3 times.

Row 54: Ch1, turn; sc2tog, sc in next 3 sts, sc2tog. DO NOT FASTEN OFF!


Switch to larger hook (5.5mm I)

With right side facing,

Row 1: Work a sc at each of the edges (ends) of last 2 rows;

-working along the edge spaces (of dc and ch3 at beginning and ends of the rows); (sc in next side space, 2sc in next sp) along the row ends, sc in last space. (78sc)

Row 2: Ch1, working backwards; rsc in front loops only for next 70 sts;

rsc through both loops next 8 sts, continue to rsc along edge next 5 sts, working along opposite side, work a rsc in each next 2 end of rows;

 (2rsc in next sp, rsc in next sp) along row ends, 2sc in last sp, (78rsc);

continue up edge.....  ch1, turn (wrong side facing) (skip next st, bpsc over next st) 8 times, sl st in 1st rsc loop. DO NOT FASTEN OFF!


Rnd 1: Turn; fold band over, right side facing, and begin in 1st back loop of the rsc sts, sc in next 70 sts. do not join.

-working in continuous rounds....

Rnd 2: (hdc in next 6 sts, 2hdc in next st) 10 times. (80hdc)

Rnds 3-12: hdc in next 80 sts. do not join.

Rnd 13: decrease (hdc x 6, hdc2tog) 10 times. (70hdc)

Rnd 14: decrease (hdc x 5, hdc2tog) 10 times. (60hdc)

Rnd 15: decrease (hdc x 4, hdc2tog) 10 times (50hdc)

Rnd 16: decrease (hdc x 3, hdc2tog) 10 times. (40hdc)

Rnd 17: decrease (hdc x 2, hdc2tog) 10 times. (30hdc)

Rnd 18: decrease (hdc x 1, hdc2tog) 10 times. (20hdc)

Rnd 19: decrease (hdc2tog) 10 times. (10hdc)

Rnd 20: decrease (sc2tog) 5 times. (5sc)

Fasten off! Sew in ends.

Sew large button onto headband of hat with the very beginning tail of yarn.

*Note: The button is purely decorative, it does not fasten into a hole.

Camo! (Red Heart Super Saver)

acting silly with my mannequin head form :D