July 28, 2016

Tree of Life -free crochet pattern-

I am currently writing a book, and it includes the Tree of Life. So this is a tiny part of the big picture.  I found it so fun to make (and easy!) that I want to share it with you today.  There are several things you could do with this, for example: you can make it the center of a mandala, turn it into a square and work it into any garment, or even crochet it over a hoop to make earrings etc. There's no limits to which yarn and hook you can use, it will just make it larger or smaller. I am very strict on the copyright for this pattern as it's part of a book, please read the copyright :)

Copyright Farrah Hodgson, 2016. All Rights Reserved. No part of this pattern may be reproduced, copied, modified or adapted, without the prior written consent of the author, unless otherwise indicated* 
*Otherwise Indicated: You may use this pattern as part of a motif to create another pattern, however, credit, including a link to this pattern, must be given to the author (Farrah Hodgson). 
You may:Link to this pattern via Social Media, (Blogger, Twitter, Facebook, Google, Pinterest)Use cover shot photo of completed pattern for linking purposesSell the finished item. For any other mode of sharing, please contact the author. 
Commercial use and distribution of the contents of the pattern is not allowed without express and prior written consent of the author.

Designed By: Farrah Hodgson

Skill Level: Easy

Materials Used:
  • Small amount of Worsted Weight Yarn (or yarn of choice)
  • Size 4.5mm crochet hook (or size of choice to match yarn used)
  • Yarn Needle (to sew in ends)

Stitches Used:
  • Ch=Chain
  • Sc=Single Crochet
  • Sl st=Slip Stitch 
  • Dc=Double Crochet
  • Tr=Treble Crochet
  • Rsc (crab st)= Reverse Single Crochet
Special Stitch Used: 
  • V-st= (dc-ch2-dc) in same space or stitch


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

Rnd 1: Ch 1, work 10sc in the loop, sl st in 1st sc to join.

Rnd 2: Do not ch1; skip joining st, sc in next st, (ch7, sc in next st) 7 times, sl st in next st, ch3- tr in next st (last ch7 loop made).

Rnd 3: Ch5, dc in last ch7 loop made; ch7, v-st in next ch7 loop, (ch2, v-st in next loop) 6 times, ch7, sl st in 3rd ch of beginning ch5 to join.

Rnd 4: Ch1, 3sc in 1st ch2 space, work 9sc in ch7 space, (3sc in next ch2 space) 13 times, work 9sc in last ch7 space, sl st in 1st sc to join.

Rnd 5: Ch1, sc in each sc, sl st in 1st sc to join. (60sc)

Rnd 6: Ch1, working in reverse, rsc (crab st) back in each sc, sl st in 1st st to join. Fasten off.


July 25, 2016

Storm Clouds Cushion Cover -free crochet pattern-

Storm Clouds Pillow - A free crochet pattern on StitchesNScraps.com

I love crochet home decor, and this pretty crochet cushion or pillow cover is perfect!  The diagonal design and the texture make htis really stand out. I also love the back of this design, it features a slip cover style opening so that you can easily remove the inner cushion which makes the cover very easy to wash!  

Designed By: Stitches n'Scraps

Skill Level: Intermediate

  • Lion Brand Heartland yarn: 175 yds Glacier Bay; 250 yds Great Smoky Mountains; 250 yds Mount Ranier
  • Size I / 9 (5.5 mm) hook or size needed to obtain gauge
  • Yarn or tapestry needle
  • Locking stitch markers or safety pins
  • 14″ square pillow form

July 21, 2016

Broadway Hat -free crochet pattern-

Free Pattern

Simplicity at its finest! This is the perfect example of basic crochet stitches making a big impact. This beautiful crochet brimmed hat uses single crochet stitches to give it a nice tight weave; the colors do the rest!  I like this color combination a lot. (Note: I had someone ask me about the Drops patterns being free or not, because of the price listed at the top right of the page... do not fret! This is the price of materials used, just scroll down the page, and you will find the free pattern)

Designed By: Drops Design

Skill Level: Easy

  • Drops Alaska from Garnstudio; 150 g for both sizes in color no 04, gray; 50 g for both sizes in color no 53, dark pink
  • Crochet Hook size 4.5 mm/US 7.

Size: S/M - M/L; Head circumference: 54/56 - 56/58 cm / 21 1/4''/22'' - 22''/22 3/4''

July 18, 2016

Rettangolini Scarf -free crochet pattern-

Rettangolini Scarf - free crochet pattern by Knitting and so on

Wow, check out this pretty crochet scarf!  Perfect for summertime, as it features an open design concept, the scarf is made with a lightweight yarn. Rectangular sections are easily constructed and joined as you work the pattern.  This looks like a really fun scarf to make!

Designed By: Knitting and so on

Skill Level: Intermediate

  • about 120 grams of fingering weight yarn
  • a 3.5 mm crochet hook
  • a tapestry needle to weave in ends

July 14, 2016

Southern Diamonds Shawl -free crochet pattern-

Southern Diamonds Wrap by ELK Studio - A Free Crochet Pattern

This lovely shawl is brought to you as a CAL (Crochet a-long) by Elk Studios. The tutorial is separated into parts to help you along the way and also includes a left handed version!  I love the colors used here, it is eye catching and feels a bit retro.

Designed By: Elk Studios

Skill Level: Easy

  • Premier Cotton Fair, #2, 100 g/317 yards, 2 [2,2,3,3] balls of white, 1 ball of gray, 1 ball of peach
  • Hook – G/4.0
  • Tapestry Needle for weaving in the ends.

Sizes: Extra Small to Extra Large

July 11, 2016

Re-Tee Kids Dress -free crochet pattern-

Re~Tee upcycled tee shirt with crochet tutorial from Jessie At Home

I love this idea, and well, I'd make these for myself!  The plan is to use adult sized t-shirts with crochet edging to create cute kids' dresses, but I think an oversized shirt for the adult version would work just fine as well!  I really like this tutorial, and these girls look like they love their new dresses!

Designed By: Jessie at Home

Skill Level: Intermediate

  • Aunt Lydia’s Baker’s Cotton
  • Steel hook size 9/1.4 mm; US 1/B/2.25 mm
  • oversized tee shirt
  • yarn needle
  • scissors
  • safety pins
  • pen 

July 7, 2016

Maya Purse -free crochet pattern-

This crochet purse caught my eye right away because it is absolutely stunning!  I love the use of color, and especially love how this bag is a stash buster. Imagine the color possibilities!  I like using random stash colors because the end result is sort of a surprise. While parts of the pattern are written out, you will have to use your head a bit in following the chart, but it's pretty easy to follow the color changes. This clever pattern is available in English and French. This is a Ravelry download.

Designed By: Fabienne Chabrolin

Skill Level: Intermediate


  • multicolor yarn scraps 
  • Crochet hook size 4 mm 
  • 30 cm (1/3 yrd) lining fabric 
  • 1 button.

July 5, 2016

Fireworks Skirt -free crochet pattern-

This cute skirt is versatile and fun!  The designer has included written instructions along with instructions on how to set the colors so that the dye in the cotton doesn't run.  You could use any color combination that you wish, or even go all one color; this crochet skirt would still look great!  You can also easily adjust the size and length, I love this project!

Designed By: Crochetverse

Skill Level: Intermediate


  • 800 - 1200 yards worsted weight cotton
  • Sugar’n Cream Cotton (4 oz./200 yards each);  (1,2) ball each of Red, Hot Orange, Hot Blue, and Sunshine
  • Size I (5.5mm) crochet hook
  • tapestry needle
  • scissors
  • stitch marker
  • plain white vinegar for dye setting tutorial
Size: Small, Medium, Large, and Extra Large