March 29, 2016

Women's Zigzag Band Hat -free crochet pattern-

Women's hat crochet pattern free

This pretty hat uses the chevron design to create the headband which features the ever so popular side button fastening.  The hat continues on with stripes using the same colors throughout. The pattern calls for a lightweight bamboo which not only makes this hat very soft and breathable, it is nice and lightweight for spring weather.

Designed By: Free Knitting and Crochet Patterns

Skill Level: Intermediate

Materials:
  • Universal Yarn Bamboo Pop light (DK) weight bamboo/cotton yarn (3 1/2oz/292 yds/100g per ball); (3): 1 ball each #102 cream, #110 sand and #115 silken
  • Size H/8/5mm crochet hook or size needed to obtain gauge
  • Tapestry needle
  • 1-inch wood buttons: 2
  • Locking stitch markers

March 28, 2016

Knee High Socks -free crochet pattern-

Knee High Socks

There's a photo circulating on Pinterest like a wild fire of busy knit knee high socks with flower embellishments.  I had been sent that photo numerous times with people wanting me to make them. However, the pattern is knit, and I really didn't have the time to attack and design a crochet version.  But, it seems I wasn't the only one!  This designer has done it!  And I think she did a pretty amazing job as well, look at that detail and texture. So if you've been seeing that sock photo circulating your social media feeds, here's the crochet replacement!

Designed By: Nadia Fuad

Skill Level: Advanced

Materials:
  • Less than 90.5 Yards/82 Meters Of EACH color. Bernat Softee Baby in Mint, Lemon, Pink, White and Blue & Caron Simply Soft in Grey Heather
  • Size G6-4.25mm Crochet Hook
  • Yarn Needle
  • Scissors

March 24, 2016

Easter Bunny Finger Puppets -free crochet pattern-


Easter is almost here, and although there's not much time left to crochet a holiday masterpiece, you can easily complete one or more of these cute little crochet bunny finger puppets! You'll love these, because they use up scrap yarn and work up quickly.  kids will love them because they're adorable and fun! This is a Ravelry download.

Designed By: Jarta Jasmine Designs

Skill Level: Easy

Materials:

  • Worsted Weight Yarn - approximately 3.5 grams for one 
  • Hook: Size F (3.75 mm) crochet hook 
  • Tapestry Needle for weaving ends. 
  • Brown thread or felt for eyes and nose (optionally, you may choose to use fabric paint)

March 22, 2016

Carousel Slippers -free crochet pattern-

http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/carousel-slippers

I love the look of these crochet slippers!  They look stylish, cozy, and fun, and the pattern is written for all women's sizes, you can't go wrong!  I think this would be also another great project to use up yarn leftovers in the color work.  That's exciting, because I have a bad habit of keeping tiny scraps of yarn.  The slouchy effect of these slippers are cute, I am pretty sure this is being added to my "to make" list.

Designed By: Blackstone Designs

Skill Level: Intermediate

Materials:
  • Worsted Weight Yarn - Color A – Mauve (5oz); Color B – Light Blue (2oz); Color C – Purple (2oz);Color D – Yellow (2oz)
  • H/5.00mm Hook
  • Yarn Needle
Sizes: Adult Women’s; Small, Medium, Large, and Extra Large


March 20, 2016

Pineapple Racer Back Scarf Vest -free crochet pattern-



Turn your scarf into a vest!  This is a fun project, using the crochet pineapple design to add a racer back and straps to a scarf.  I came across this idea as I was going through my closet trying to decrease my wardrobe.  I have quite a few scarves that I never wear, and was about to put them into my "donate" pile, when the idea hit me.  So I played around with the design for a day, and this is how it turned out!  I am quite happy with it and can't wait to make more.

The best scarves to use are ones that drape and are flimsy.  I crocheted directly through the material of this scarf, I am not sure what it is made of, but it was very easy to poke my crochet hook through it.  And I really hate sewing, so that was a bonus!  However, if you find that you cannot crochet through your type of scarf, you can simply sew the racer back on afterward, no big deal.  Another nice thing about this vest is that it's easy to customize to your size.  It just depends on where you attach the straps, but we'll get to that later.

All I currently have, are solid colored scarves, so I can't wait to get my hands on some multi-colored ones, and pull a color for the racer back!  Another idea is, if you don't have any scarves, you could use or make a crochet one (not too bulky) and go with a complete crochet vest.  If you have a long piece of fabric that you love laying around, that could work also.  I like using the scarf, because the edges are already finished and it's simple.  I hope you like the pattern and I'm looking forward to seeing your finished vests!

Designed By: Farrah Hodgson 

Skill Level: Intermediate

Materials:
  • Small amount of size 10 cotton crochet thread. I used Aunt Lydia's in white.
  • Size 1.75mm steel crochet hook
  • 3 safety pins or fabric pencil (optional)
  • measuring tape
Size: One Size

Finished Measurements: length without straps = approximately 9.5 inches; width at narrowest point = 4.5 inches; straps = 4.5 inches.

Stitches Used: 
  • Ch=Chain
  • Sl st= Slip Stitch
  • Sc=Single Crochet
  • Dc=Double Crochet

Special Terms Used:
  • B-Shell (Beginning Shell)- (ch3, dc, -ch2-, 2dc) in same space
  • Shell - (2dc, -ch2- 2dc) in same space
  • B-Shell in Shell - sl st over in ch 2 space of 1st shell , (ch3, dc, -ch2-, 2dc) in same space
  • Shell in Shell - Shell in ch2 space of shell from previous row


THE PATTERN

*Fold your scarf in half and mark the very center along the edge. Measure over 6 inches from each side of the center and mark.

Row 1: Attach thread to marked side on the right of the center and evenly work 89 sc across edge to last mark; with the 45th sc at the very center mark. (44 sc on each side of the center)

Alternate Row 1: If you are sewing the racer back onto your scarf, Ch 90, turn; sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in next 88 chs.


Row 2: Turn; B-Shell in 1st sc, (ch7- skip next 6 sts, sc in next sc) 5 times; ch7- skip next 8 sts, shell in next sc; ch7- skip next 8 sts, sc in next sc; (ch7- skip next 6 sts, sc in next sc) 4 times; ch7- skip next 6 sts, shell in last sc.




Row 3: Turn; B-Shell in shell, ch3-sc in 1st ch7 space; (ch7- sc in next ch7 space) 4 times; ch7- (shell, ch2, 2dc) in next shell, ch7- skip over 7 chs, sc in next ch7 space, (ch7- sc in next ch7 space) 4 times; ch3- shell in shell.



Row 4: Turn; B-Shell in shell, skip over 3 chs, (ch7- sc in next ch7 space) 4 times, ch7- shell in next ch2 space, ch2-, shell in next ch space; ch7- skip over 7 chs, sc in next ch7 space, (ch7- sc in next ch7 space) 3 times, ch7- skip over 3 chs, shell in shell.



Row 5: Turn; B-Shell in shell, ch7- skip over next 7ch, sc in next ch7 space, (ch7- sc in next ch7 space) twice; ch7- shell in shell, -ch2-, shell in next ch2 space, -ch2-, shell in shell; ch7- skip over next 7chs, sc in next ch7 space, (ch7- sc in next ch7 space) twice, ch7- shell in shell.



Row 6: Turn; B-shell in shell, ch3- sc in next ch7 space, (ch7- sc in next ch7 space) twice, ch7- (shell in shell, ch3) twice, shell in shell; ch7- skip over next 7 chs, sc in next ch7 space, (ch7- sc in next ch7 space) twice, ch3- shell in shell.



Row 7: Turn; B-Shell in shell, (ch7- sc in next ch7 space) twice, ch7- (shell in shell, ch4) twice, shell in shell; ch7- skip over next 7 chs, sc in next ch7 space, ch7- sc in next ch7 space, ch7- shell in shell.



Row 8: Turn; B-Shell in shell, ch7- skip over next 7chs, sc in next ch7 space, ch7- shell in shell, ch5- (2dc, -ch 10-, 2dc) in next shell, ch5- shell in shell, ch7- skip over next 7 chs, sc in next ch7 space, ch7- shell in shell.



Row 9: Turn; B-Shell in shell, ch3- sc in ch7 space, ch7- shell in shell; ch6- work 13dc in ch10 space, ch6-, shell in shell, ch7- skip over next 7 chs, sc in next ch7 space, ch3- shell in shell.



Row 10: Turn; B-shell in shell, ch7- shell in shell, ch7-, [(dc-ch1) in next dc] 12 times, dc in last dc, (ch7- shell in shell) twice.



Row 11: Turn; B-Shell in shell, ch3- shell in shell, ch7- sc in first ch1 space, (ch7- sc in next ch1 space) 11 times, ch7- shell in shell, ch3- shell in shell.



Row 12: Turn; B-shell in shell, shell in shell, ch7- skip over next 7chs, sc in next ch7 space, (ch7- sc n next ch7 space) 10 times, ch7- (shell in shell) twice.



Row 13: Turn; sl st in ch2 space, (ch3, dc) in same space, -ch2-, 2dc in next shell, ch7- skip over next 7 chs, sc in next ch7 space, (ch7- sc in next ch7 space) 9 times, ch7-, 2dc in next shell, -ch2-, 2dc in last shell.



Row 14: Turn; B-Shell in ch2 space, ch7- skip over next 7 chs, sc in next ch7 space, (ch7- sc in next ch7 space) 8 times, ch7- shell in last ch2 space.



Row 15: Turn; B-Shell in shell, ch7- skip over next 7 chs, sc in next ch7 space, (ch7- sc in next ch7 space) 7 times; ch7- shell in shell.



Row 16: Turn; B-Shell in shell, ch7- skip over next 7 chs, sc in next ch7 space, (ch7- sc in next ch7 space) 6 times, ch7- shell n shell.



Row 17: Turn; B-Shell in shell, ch7- skip over next 7 chs, sc in next ch7 space, (ch7- sc in next ch7 space) 5 times, ch7- shell in shell.



Row 18: Turn; (B-shell, -ch2-, 2dc) in shell, ch7- skip over next 7 chs, sc in nect ch7 space, (ch7- sc in next ch7 space) 4 times, ch7- (shell, -ch2-, 2dc) in shell.



Row 19: Turn; B-shell in ch2 space, -ch2- shell in next ch2 space, ch7- skip over next 7 chs, sc in next ch7 space, (ch7- sc in next ch7 space) 3 times, ch7- shell in next ch2 space, -ch2, shell in last ch2 space.



Row 20: Turn; B-shell in shell, ch2- shell in next ch2 space, ch2- shell in shell, ch7- skip over next 7 chs, (ch7- sc in next ch7 space) twice, ch7- shell in shell, ch2- shell in next ch2 space, ch2- shell in shell.



Row 21: Turn; B-shell in shell, ch2- shell in shell, ch5- shell in shell, ch7- skip over next 7 chs, sc in next ch7 space, ch7-, sc in next ch7 space, ch7- shell in shell, ch5- shell in shell, ch2- shell in shell.



Row 22: Turn; B-Shell in shell, ch3- shell in shell, ch7- shell in shell, ch7- skip over next 7 chs, sc in next ch7 space, (ch7- shell in shell) twice, ch3- shell in shell.



Row 23: Turn; B-Shell in shell, ch5- shell in shell, ch7- shell in shell, (ch7- shell iin shell) twice, ch5- shell in shell.



Row 24: Turn; B-Shell in shell, ch7- shell in shell, ch9- shell in shell, ch2- shell in shell, ch9- shell in shell, ch7- shell in shell.



Row 25: Turn; B-shell in shell, ch9- shell in shell, ch9- 2dc in next shell, -ch2-, 2dc in next shell, (ch9- shell in shell) twice.



Row 26: Turn; B-shell in shell, ch9- shell in shell, ch9- shell in next ch2 space, (ch9- shell in shell) twice.  Do NOT fasten off.



Right Strap

Row 1: Turn; B-Shell in shell, ch9- shell in shell.
Row 2: Turn; B-Shell in shell, ch8- shell in shell.
Row 3: Turn; B-Shell in shell, ch7- shell in shell.
Row 4: Turn; B-Shell in shell, ch6- shell in shell.
Row 5: Turn; B-Shell in shell, ch5- shell in shell.
Row 6: Turn; B-Shell in shell, ch4- shell in shell.
Row 7: Turn; B-Shell in shell, ch3- shell in shell.
Row 8: Turn; B-Shell in shell, ch2- shell in shell.
Row 9: Turn; B-Shell in shell, ch1- shell in shell.
Row 10: Turn; B-Shell in shell, shell in shell. Fasten off, leaving a lonng tail for sewing.


Left Strap

Row 1: Attach thread in 2nd shell to the right of Row 26; Turn; B-Shell in shell, ch9- shell in shell.


Rows 2-10: Repeat instructions for Right Strap.



Attach Straps

Measure out **15 inches from each side of racer back and mark scarf. Sew straps onto scarf where marked using the long tail from straps rows 10.

Note: ** 15 inches worked for me,however pin it, and try it, before you sew it on to be good for you.  I am a size medium (8/9). Decrease this measurement for a smaller size, increase for a larger size.




 

Enjoy :)

March 19, 2016

Easter Basket -free crochet pattern-


What brings this simple little Easter basket together, is the addition of the pretty flower embellishment!  I like this basket, because of it's simplistic look, the color, and the fact that it can be re-used in any way!  Fill it with towels, gadgets, accessories, or save it for next year.

Designed by: Vicky Sedgwick for Rowan

Skill Level: Easy

Materials: 
  • All Seasons Chunky: A Pebble 601 1 x 100gm 
  • Baby Merino Silk DK B Candy 695 1 x 50gm; C Grasshopper 697 1 x 50gm; D Limone 675 1 x 50gm 
  • Crochet Hook 6.00mm (no 4) (US J10) 
  • crochet hook 4.00mm (no 8) (US G6)

March 18, 2016

Little Easter Bunnies -free crochet pattern-


Ha, look at these guys!  So adorable!  I actually thought I had a lot of time before Easter, and just realized today that it is just next weekend! Well if you're like me, here's a very cute project to make this week and have done before the holiday.  My daughter would love these crochet bunnies! This is a Ravelry download.

Designed By: Joanne Jordan

Skill Level: Intermediate

Materials:

  • 4 ply cotton 
  • Black cotton for eyebrows and nose 
  • 6mm safety eyes 
  • 2m and 2.5mm hooks

March 17, 2016

Kid's Backpack -free crochet pattern-


This crochet backpack is super cute, and I'm sure any kid would love it! But you know what, I love it too and I would use it for myself!  First though, it's a bit of a process to get this free pattern.  It is listed in a pattern store, so you have to complete the "purchase" which is free of course, but you will need to enter all of your info, like name and address and create a password.  I ran into a problem, just for a moment though... when it asks for your country, all of the countries listed are European, I'm Canadian, and there's no Canada listed... so I tried US, nope... no US either... so i just used UK, and it worked :)  You will then be taken to a downloadable link and voila! You now have the pattern!

Designed By: Yarn Plaza

Skill Level: Easy

Materials:

  • Katia Capri colour 140 7 balls (double thread). 
  • Crochet hook 4. 

Size: height 26cm, width 24cm






March 16, 2016

Angel Wings Pinafore -free crochet pattern-

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I stole the photo from a Ravelry user, because the main photo in the pattern is not very good... that being said, this pattern is super cute and easy to work up!  You can also check it out on Ravelry and see other peole's projects for inspiration, they've used several different colors and themes in creating this beauty!  I recently made one myself for a soon to be baby girl, and in my excitement, forgot to take photos of it.  But trust me, you will enjoy making this, it only took me a a couple hours from start to finish.  This cutie makes a great spring gift.

Designed By: Maxine Gonser

Skill Level: Easy

Materials:
  • Size 5.0mm H hook 
  • approximately 3 oz bernat sport yarn (275 yds)
  • 3 buttons (optional)
  • yarn needle
Size: 0-3 months


March 15, 2016

Turtle Coaster -free crochet pattern-


Turtle Coaster Knit & Crochet Patterns

I spotted this cute little turtle coaster this morning.  How cute!  Of course I had to check out the pattern right away, and it is simple and quick.  This could be another scrap yarn project, which I love! And if you can't crochet and only knit?... no problem.  The designer has included two versions of this pattern, one for crochet, and one for knit.

Designed By: Melody's Makings

Skill Level: Easy

Materials: 

  • Approximately 25 yards (15 Color 1, 10 Color 2) of DK (3) yarn
  •  Crochet Hook: Size 5.5 mm (I/9) OR whatever size is needed to obtain gauge 
  • Yarn or Tapestry Needle






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March 13, 2016

Barre Basics Legwarmers -free crochet pattern-


I really like legwarmers, and they are one of those things that are pretty simple to make.  These particular crochet legwarmers add style by using post stitches to create texture, and vertical ribbing to finish them off.  Bulky weight yarn and a latge hook is also used, so that they work up faster. I can't wait to try these!

Designed By: Epiphany Pilates

Skill Level: Intermediate

Materials: 
  • Bulky or Heavy Worsted Weight Yarn, 300 yards
  • Crochet Hook, 6mm (Size J)
  • Yarn needle
  • Scissors

March 11, 2016

Shamrock Bottle Cozy -free crochet pattern-

Shamrock Bottle Cozy Crochet Pattern by Rescued Paw Designs || www.rescuedpawdesigns.com

If you partake in green beer on St. Patrick's day, here is a great pattern for you!  This cute crochet bottle cozy comes just in time to have ready for your indulgence.  Using small amounts of worsted weight yarn, you could make several in the run of a day!

Designed By: Rescued Paw Designs

Skill Level: Easy

Materials:
  • Lion Brand Vanna’s Choice yarn in Dusty Green & Kelly Green or any worsted weight 4 yarn.
  • crochet hook size J 6.00 mm & H 5.00 mm
  • scissors
  • yarn needle

March 10, 2016

Pot 'O Gold Hat -free crochet pattern-

Free Crochet Pattern for Chameleon Hat - Pot 'o Gold for St. Patrick's Day by Pattern Paradise

This super cute hat works up quick and you can easily have it done in time for St. Patrick's Day!  The designer has included 3 different variations which I love.  You can stop at the end of the beanie, or you can keep going, by adding embellishments to give your hat some more flair; a shamrock and a pot of gold and a rainbow.  The hat pattern is sized from baby all of the way up to adult.

Designed By: Pattern Paradise

Skill Level: Easy

Materials: 
  • Acrylic worsted weight yarn; -Main Color (MC) ~100 – 300 yards; -Contrast Color 1 (CC1) ~30–90 yds; -Contrast Color 2 (CC2) ~10- 40 yards\
  • You will need 2 yards each of: Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, Indigo, Violet; 10 yards of Black; 5 yards of White.
  • Hook US H (5.00 mm)
  • Hook US I (5.5 mm)
  • Hook US G (4.00 mm)
Size: Newborn to Adult


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