June 30, 2016

Arrow Foot Barefoot Sandals -free crochet pattern-


Whoah, check out those flip flop tan lines!  Yep, those are mine, ha ha ha!  That's the result of gardening in my favorite shoes... but put that aside, and these crochet barefoot sandals look like arrows with feathers and are fun to make. (And you can wear them with flip flops :) Enjoy!

Designed By: Farrah Hodgson

Skill Level: Intermediate (due to fsc stitch)

Materials
  • Size 10 crochet cotton
  • Size 1.5mm crochet hook
  • Yarn needle to sew in ends
Size: Adult Feet, one size

Stitches Used:
  • Ch=Chain
  • Sc=Single Crochet
  • Dc= Double Crochet
  • Fsc= Foundation Single Crochet

THE PATTERN!

Ch 25

Rnd 1: Sl st in 2nd ch from hook, sl st in next 21 chs, ch3- 3dc in next ch, 5dc in last ch... --working along opposite side of chains-- 3dc in next ch, ch3- sl st in next 22 chs, sl st in 1st sl st to join.



Rnd 2: Ch1, do not turn; sl st in same st as join, (FEATHER ONE) ch 13- sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in next 11 chs, sl st in next 4 sl sts of Rnd 1; (FEATHER TWO) ch 12- sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in next 10 chs, sl st in next 4 sl sts of Rnd 1; (FEATHER THREE) ch 11- sc in 2nd c from hook, sc in next 9 chs, sl st in next 12 sl sts of Rnd 1; work 3sc in 3 space, ch 2, sc in next 6 sts, (TOE LOOP) ch 25- sl st in 1st ch to form a loop; sc in same st as last sc, sc in next 5 sts, ch 2, work 3sc in ch 3 space, sl st in next 13 sl sts; (FEATHER THREE) ch 11- sc in 2nd c from hook, sc in next 9 chs, sl st in next 4 sl sts of Rnd 1; (FEATHER TWO) ch 12- sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in next 10 chs, sl st in next 4 sl sts of Rnd 1; (FEATHER ONE) ch 13- sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in next 11 chs, sl st in last sl st of Rnd 1; sl st in beginning ch to join. FASTEN OFF. Sew in ends.





Straps (alternately use sl st instead of fsc if you wish, I prefer the fsc to give the straps more strength.)

Strap One: Attach thread to bottom right feather through the end sc (right side facing) with a sl st; Work 4 fsc, fsc to attach to Feather Two, work 4 fsc, fsc to attach to Feather One, Work 215 fsc. FASTEN OFF. 





Strap Two: (opposite first strap) Work 215 fsc, (Turn sandal wrong side facing!) fsc to attach to Feather One, work 4 fsc, fsc to attach to Feather Two, work 4 fsc, fsc to attach Feather Three. Fasten off. Sew in ends.



Wear them :)

June 27, 2016

Raffia Wide Brim Hat -free crochet pattern-

Raffia Wide Brim Hat - Free Crochet Pattern

I love a nice wide brimmed hat, and I just fell in love with this one!  I think they look beautiful paired with a nice summer dress. I've been searching for a nice big hat in the stores recently, but now I think I'm going to have to find some Raffia yarn and make this one!

Designed By: Goddess Crochet

Skill Level: Easy

Materials: 
3 balls Premier Raffia Yarn
J Hook– Adult S/M
K Hook – Adult L/XL


June 22, 2016

Amigurumi Yorkie -free crochet pattern-


It's funny sometimes what pops up on my Pinterest feed, and today was this cute little guy, a crochet tutorial for a stuffed yorkie. The pattern is written out step by step with photos for every step of the way, so you should have no problems! This would be a great gift for yorkie lovers everywhere, and kids would love it too.

Designed By: Crochet Parfait

Skill Level: Intermediate

Materials:
  • Red Heart Super Saver Yarn, worsted weight, Warm Brown
  • C or size 2 Hook 
  • 2.75-mm Crochet Hook
  • Stitch Marker
  • Poly-fil Stuffing
  • Embroidery Floss in light browns, beiges, dark yellows and black
  • Red Heart Shimmer yarn , Black
  • Lion Brand, Vanna's Glamour yarn , Topaz
  • 2 round black shank buttons 
  • 1-Black Shank 3/4"
  • Tapestry Needle

June 21, 2016

Vintage Market Tote -free crochet pattern-

Vintage Market Tote - Free Crochet Pattern - The Lavender Chair

This bag is so pretty!  I am a sucker for anything black and white (although this bag would still look amazing in other colors) so this caught my eye straight away.  The lace shells do give this bag a vintage look, and the black ribbon detail finishes it off perfectly!

Designed By: The lavender Chair

Skill Level: Intermediate

Materials:

  • Chunk Cotton Yarn
  • Crochet Hook Size 6.5mm (K)
  • Yarn Needle

June 16, 2016

Granny Square Mermaid/Fish Tail Bag -free crochet pattern-


I love how versatile the granny square is, you can make just about anything!  Mermaid tails are pretty popular right now, ever since the mermaid tail lapghan came about, and you may have already seen my little mermaid tail gift bags.  Actually that's what inspired me to write this pattern, someone over at Ravelry had made my gift bag in a large format, and thinking "my daughter would love a big bag", but... I don't have enough yarn!  If anyone looked at my yarn stash, they'd say I was crazy, because my bin is full (over-flowing!) But, it's ALL scrap yarn, various colors, fibers, textures, etc. Not enough of one yarn to complete a big project. So instead of heading out the yarn store, I decided to try to use some of this stash up, and try to make the bag in granny squares instead, so here it is!

Like I said, this is made from ALL scrap yarns!  I made the big green bag first, I pulled out all of my green toned yarns.  I wanted to make the bag in a worsted weight, and have a lot of sport and lightweight yarns, so I doubled them up to make it thicker.  same as with the pink toned bag in this tutorial. There is no gauge for the pattern, for this reason. You will "guestimate" as you go, the width of one granny square from opposite ends (diamond shaped) will be the width of your bag.  

You can use whatever yarn you want and whatever hook you want! Make as many rounds on the granny square as you need to achieve the size of bag you want!  This is kind of more a tutorial than a pattern, but it's pretty simple.  If you already have experience with the granny square, you could probably just look at the photos and know what's going on :)

Designed By: Farrah Hodgson

Skill Level: Easy

Materials:
  • Yarn: Any (I used scraps to make a worsted weight)
  • Hook: To match yarn (I used a 5.00mm/H hook)
  • Yarn Needle to sew in ends
Size: Custom

My Scraps!


THE PATTERN!

Make 4 Granny Squares - identical in size (Add or omit rounds to change size)

Ch5, sl st in 1st ch to form a loop.

Rnd 1: Ch5 (counts as 1dc and first ch2 space), [3dc-ch2 in loop] 3 times; 2dc in loop, sl st in 3rd ch of beginning ch5 to join.

Rnd 2: Sl st in 1st ch2 space; ch5, shell in same ch2 space; *(shell-ch2-shell) in next ch2 space** 3 times; 2dc in first ch2 space, sl st in 3rd ch of beginning ch5 to join(completes last shell).

Rnd 3: Sl st in 1st ch2 space; ch5, shell in same ch2 space; *shell in next space, (shell-ch2-shell) in next ch2 space** 3 times; shell in next space, 2dc in first ch2 space, sl st in 3rd ch of beginning ch5 to join.

Rnd 4: Sl st in 1st ch2 space; ch5, shell in same ch2 space; *(shell in next space) twice, (shell-ch2-shell) in next ch2 space** 3 times, (shell in next space) twice, 2dc in first ch2 space, sl st in 3rd ch of beginning ch5 to join.

Rnd 5: Sl st in 1st ch2 space; ch5, shell in same ch2 space; *(shell in next space) 3 times, (shell-ch2-shell) in next ch2 space** 3 times, (shell in next space) 3 times, 2dc in first ch2 space, sl st in 3rd ch of beginning ch5 to join.

Rnd 6: Sl st in 1st ch2 space; ch5, shell in same ch2 space; *(shell in next space) 4 times, (shell-ch2-shell) in next ch2 space** 3 times, (shell in next space) 4 times, 2dc in first ch2 space, sl st in 3rd ch of beginning ch5 to join.

Rnd 7: Sl st in 1st ch2 space; ch5, shell in same ch2 space; *(shell in next space) 5 times, (shell-ch2-shell) in next ch2 space** 3 times, (shell in next space) 5 times, 2dc in first ch2 space, sl st in 3rd ch of beginning ch5 to join.

..... and so on, add more rows for a larger size, omit rows for smaller size


Make TWO Granny Triangles (these are the fins)

- I went up to the round before my last round of the granny squares (example: 7 rounds in granny square, 6 rounds in granny triangles)

Ch5, sl st in 1st ch to form a loop.

Rnd 1: Ch5 (counts as 1dc and first ch2 space), [3dc-ch2 in loop] twice; 2dc in loop, sl st in 3rd ch of beginning ch5 to join.

Rnd 2: Sl st in 1st ch2 space; ch5, shell in same ch2 space; *(shell-ch2-shell) in next ch2 space** twice; 2dc in first ch2 space, sl st in 3rd ch of beginning ch5 to join(completes last shell).

Rnd 3: Sl st in 1st ch2 space; ch5, shell in same ch2 space; *shell in next space, (shell-ch2-shell) in next ch2 space** twice; shell in next space, 2dc in first ch2 space, sl st in 3rd ch of beginning ch5 to join.

Rnd 4: Sl st in 1st ch2 space; ch5, shell in same ch2 space; *(shell in next space) twice, (shell-ch2-shell) in next ch2 space** twice, (shell in next space) twice, 2dc in first ch2 space, sl st in 3rd ch of beginning ch5 to join.

Rnd 5: Sl st in 1st ch2 space; ch5, shell in same ch2 space; *(shell in next space) 3 times, (shell-ch2-shell) in next ch2 space** twice, (shell in next space) 3 times, 2dc in first ch2 space, sl st in 3rd ch of beginning ch5 to join.

Rnd 6: Sl st in 1st ch2 space; ch5, shell in same ch2 space; *(shell in next space) 4 times, (shell-ch2-shell) in next ch2 space** twice, (shell in next space) 4 times, 2dc in first ch2 space, sl st in 3rd ch of beginning ch5 to join.



Edge of Fins

-you can do anything here, or leave as is.... here's what I did...

- Ch1, turn; (working in front loops only) sc in each st over next two sides, leave the third side of the triangle unworked.

- Ch1, turn; sl st in 1st sc, (ch 3- skip next sc, sl st in next sc) repeat until last sc, sl st in last sc. Fasten off.

 

Now sew everything together! Fold the granny squares on the sides of the bag in half.



Border

Attach yarn to top corner of either side, with a slip stitch; ch1,  (See note) sc in each stitch all of the way around the top....

*Note: I made ties in the center of mine, however you can add a button, clasp, whatever you want, however, .... as I was working sc sts around the top when I got the center of both sides; ch 41- sl st in 2nd ch from hook, and sl st in each of the next 39 chs; continue working sc sts around the border.



Strap

Ch 56

Row 1: sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in next 54 chs. (55sc)
Rows 2-6: Ch1, turn; sc in next 55 sts.

Fasten off. Sew each end of the strap to the top of the bag.

Sew/Weave in all ends. Done!


I also made a wee tiny one using crochet thread and a 1.5mm hook :)

June 14, 2016

Lace Skull Bag -free crochet pattern-

Framsida/ Front

I absolutely love this skull square!  You've probably seen it before in a shawl pattern, where it originally appeared, designed by Kungen Och Majkis  Now, this lovely crochet designer has taken that square and turned it into a super cute skull bag!  I have to try this.

Designed By: Stitches and Supper

Skill Level: Intermediate (sewing skills required)

Materials: 

  • Yarn: Catania; cotton; 137 yds by 1,75 oz or 125 m by 50 gr. 
  • Crochet hook size E 4
  • Fabric for lining
  • Sewing thread
  • sewing needle
Size: Custom


June 12, 2016

Sand Waves Oversized Dress -free crochet pattern-


This is a fun pattern!  I love the way that the shell stitches look like waves in this beautiful oversized crochet dress design. This garment has a hippie style or a bohemian vibe and a bit of romance. Using lightweight cotton yarn, with the amount of "open-ness" to this dress, it would actually work up quicker than you'd think!

Designed By: Maz Kwok

Skill Level: Intermediate

Materials:
  • 3.5mm crochet hook
  • Sport weight yarn: Grey ( 350 gr for the sample – size L/ 100 gr per skein )
  • Yarn needle
  • Scissors
Size: L (chest size: 36 to 38 inches)


June 10, 2016

Lotus Mandala Circular Vest -free crochet pattern-

LotusVest1

There's nothing like a hand made bohemian styled vest!  Mandalas and mandala patterns seem to be all the rage this year (I also enjoy adult-ly coloring them!).  This pattern looks amazing when uses as a circular vest.  A nice light weight garment for summer, you can dress this up or down, doesn't matter, it will always look great.

Designed By: Moral Fiber

Skill Level: Intermediate

Materials:
  • Lion Brand 24/7 Cotton; 8 skeins
  • 5.5 mm hook

Size: Custom


June 8, 2016

Crosses Barefoot Sandals -free crochet pattern-


Sometimes I design things just to see if I can do it.  I love barefoot sandals and am always trying to come up with new ideas.  I played around with this design for two days, I had some different variations of it, and finally came up with this as the best one.  These come out perfectly in size 10 crochet thread, but not in the natural color.... the natural is a bit thinner so you'll want to use a larger hook!  

Designed By: Farrah Hodgson

Skill Level: Easy

Materials: 
  • small amount of cotton crochet thread, Aunt Lydia's used in pattern.
  • size 1.5mm crochet hook
  • needle for sewing in ends
Size: One size fits most

Gauge: N/A


PATTERN

Ch 5, sl st in 1st ch to form a loop.

Rnd 1: Ch3 (counts as 1dc), (dc-ch2-2dc) in ch 5 loop, ch 3 *(2dc-ch2-2dc) in ch5 loop, ch 3** repeat from * to ** 3 times, sl st in top of beginning ch 3 to join.



Rnd 2: Sl st over to first ch 2 space, (ch3,dc-ch2-2dc) in same space, ch 5, skip over next 3 chs, *(2dc-ch2-2dc) in next ch 2 space, ch 5, skip over next 3 chs** repeat from * to ** 3 times, sl st in top of beginning ch 3 to join.



Rnd 3: Sl st over to first ch 2 space, (ch3,dc-ch2-2dc) in same space, ch 9, skip over next 5 chs, *(2dc-ch2-2dc) in next ch 2 space, ch 9, skip over next 5 chs** repeat from * to ** 3 times, sl st in top of beginning ch 3 to join.


Rnd 4: Sl st over to first ch 2 space, (ch3,dc-ch2-2dc) in same space, ch 8- work a sl st over all chain spaces from Rnds 1-3, ch 6, *(dc, hdc, 2sc, hdc, dc) in next ch 2 space, ch 6- work a sl st over all chain spaces from Rnds 1-3, (strap) ch 226- sl st in 2nd ch from hook and back next 224 chs, sl st over same ch spaces again, ch 6**, repeat from * to ** twice; (dc, hdc, 2sc, hdc, dc) in next ch2 space, ch 6- work a slip stitch over all chain spaces from Rnds 1-3, ch 8- sl st in top of beginning ch 3 to join.




Toe: Ch 3, (2dc, ch 24- sl st in 1st ch to form a loop, 2dc) in next ch 2 space, ch 3, sl st in 2nd dc from last rnd. Fasten off. Sew in ends.

Make another one :)






You're allowed to make fun of my flip flop tan lines :)


June 6, 2016

Pineapple Cascade Baby Dress -free crochet pattern-

CrochetKim Free Crochet Pattern | Pineapple Cascade Baby Dress @crochetkim

I think pineapples are my favorite thing to make and I love seeing them used in crochet clothing patterns! This adorable baby dress (by one of my favorite crochet designers) uses the pineapple technique perfectly. The pattern is sized for a 12 month old baby, however, with a bit of playing around, you could easily size this larger or smaller.  It is so cute, that it is worth the time!

Designed By: Kim Guzman

Skill Level: Intermediate

Materials:

  • Cascade 220 Fingering (100% Peruvian Highland Wool, 273 yds per 50g): 2 hanks
  • Hook size: E-4 [3.5mm] 
  • Needle 
Size: 12 months

June 1, 2016

Infamous Asos Tunic -free crochet pattern-


Oh wow!  This crochet summer tunic is beautiful... and actually quite simple to make!  It's a mix of shell stitches and chains for the most part, I think the hardest part would be figuring out your size.  Someone has cleverly written out instructions for making your own! I think I'm going to have to make this, time to go to the yarn store!

Designed By: Asos, blogged by Crochet Patterns to Try

Skill Level: Intermediate

Materials:

  • Recommended yarn: cotton, medium
  • 3 mm hook.
Size: Custom


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