August 29, 2016

Herringbone Buttoned Cowl -free crochet pattern-

Herringbone Buttoned Cowl Crochet Pattern  |  Free button cowl crochet pattern by Little Monkeys Crochet

Fall is very near, even though it's still very warm where I am, it is heavily on my mind, especially with school supply shopping for my child... for the very first time! My baby is not a baby anymore, hello kindergarten. But not to get off track, with seeing fall clothing, decor and more as I'm shopping, it is more evident that fall is close. With the cooler temperatures comes warmer clothing and accessories, and what is more attractive than a great fall cowl?!  This lovely pattern features attractive lines, ribbing, and buttons. Cowls also look amazing paired up with your favorite fall jacket or sweater, a must have this season!

Designed By: Little Monkeys Crochet

Skill Level: Easy

  • Crochet Hook: G (4.25mm)\
  • About 390-400 yards of Vanna's Style DK Yarn by Lion Brand (that's less than 2 skeins). The sample is shown in "Silver".
  • Yarn needle
  • 2 buttons (3/4" or 1")
  • sewing needle
  • thread to match yarn color

August 26, 2016

Go Team Go! Baby Sweater -free crochet pattern-

Go Team Go! Baby Sweater

Adorable! This cute crochet pullover style sweater is perfect for the little sports enthusiast (or mom and dad!). The pattern works up quickly and uses self striping yarn, Red Heart's Team Spirit. I honestly would make this all in one color,but I love the fact that it uses worsted weight yarn and a large hook, which makes it fast.  I can't wait to give this one a try.

Designed By: Kim Guzman

Skill Level: Easy

  • Red Heart Team Spirit: 2 (2, 2) skeins 988 Red/Grey
  • Crochet Hook: 6.5mm [US K-10.5]
  • Yarn needle
Size: Baby; 6 Months, 12 Months, 24 Months

August 24, 2016

Harvest Love Sweater -free crochet pattern-

Free Pattern

This is another beautiful crochet creation from Drops Design. I must say that they have a great team of designers working for them, all of their patterns are amazing.  This particular pattern is the perfect fall sweater. Can you believe that it's almost fall! The design begins with a lovely and interesting square motif, and works up from there. I love this sweater! Scroll down their page to see the free pattern.

Designed By: Drops Design

Skill Level: Advanced

  • Drops Nepal from Garnstudio; 400-500-600 g color no 0501, gray; 150-200-200 g color no 0300, beige; 100-100-100 g, color no 0618, camel; 50-100-100 g color no 0500, light gray
  • Crochet Hook Size 5.5 mm/US 9 
Size: S/M - L/XL - XXL/ XXXL

August 18, 2016

Pokemon Go Crochet -free crochet patterns-

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and there's more....

Have you walked yourself into the Pokemon Go craze?  If yes, then this post is for you!  There's a designer, who goes by the title Nichole's Nerdy Knots, who has created all of these crochet creatures from the popular new virtual Pokemon game.  She even leaves these at "pokestops" for gamers to find!  Would you be excited to find a real one?! Or would you make them and leave them for others to find?  These are Ravelry downloads.

Designed By: Nichole's Nerdy Knots

Skill Level: Assorted

Materials: Assorted

August 15, 2016

R2D2 Fingerless Gloves -free crochet pattern-

This cute R2D2 Star Wars inspired crochet fingerless gloves pattern reminds me of when I was young! My mother would knit and crochet the most awesome mittens and gloves for myself and my cousins, which included Ghost Busters, and The Teeange Mutant Niinja Turtles for example, they were pretty cool!  These R2D2 gloves bring a bit of nostalgia to those of us who were into the original Star Wars, but these gloves also are "in" today, due to the resurgence of the new movies. 

Designed By: Brooke Rabideau

Skill Level: Easy

  •  Size H hook
  • I love this yarn in grey, blue, red, and black
  • Crochet needle for sewing in ends

August 11, 2016

Festival Garland -free crochet pattern-

I'm not much of a festival goer myself anymore, but many of my friends are. I still adore the festival fashions though, and this beautiful head piece is perfect!  The festival garland could be used in so many ways, it would also be cute as a necklace or belt. I want to make this "just because", it looks fun, and I want to play with color. This is a Ravelry download.

Designed By: Lynn Stott

Skill Level: Easy


  • Small amounts of super fine yarn (fingering weight)
  • Size 2.5mm crochet hook
  • Yarn Needle

Size: Custom

August 7, 2016

Moroccan Tote -free crochet pattern-


Is this bag beautiful or what?!  I think I just found my next 'for me' project!  My current crochet bag, that I use as my everyday purse is about four years old now, so it's time for something new.  This absolutely stunning tote bag uses tapestry crochet to create this design.  Tapestry can take more time, as you are always carrying and working over the unused color as you go, but this is how you get a sturdy and gorgeous crochet tote bag!

Designed By: Sol Rencoret, A Crochet Journey

Skill Level: Intermediate

  • Cascade Ultra Pima DK, 2 skeins in Gold, 1 skein in Natural.
  • 2.5mm hook
  • Tote leather handles
  • Magnetic clasp
  • Thread to match the colour of your handles
  • Fabric for lining
  • Stitch marker or yarn in contrasting colour
Size: 36cm x 30cm

August 5, 2016

Mandala Dream Catcher -free crochet pattern-

DIY Free Pattern and YouTube Video Tutorial for Crochet Mandala Dream Catcher with Hula Hoop for Indoor Decoration or Outdoor Yarn Bombing Based Upon Vintage Doily by Donna Wolfe from Naztazia

I swear that this designer just read my mind!  I am currently working on one of these, a bit different in design, and with jute cord, but still... a large mandala!  These are extremely fun, inexpensive, and easy as they require a cheap hula hoop and any yarn of your choice. I am using mine as an outdoor decoration in my flower bed.

Designed By: Naztazia

Skill Level: Intermediate


  • 26" diameter hula hoop
  • 150 yds total worsted weight acrylic yarn (Color A: 50 yds; Color B: 50 yds; Color C: 50 yds)
  • 9mm or 10 mm "N" crochet hook
  • Scissors
  • Yarn Needle

August 2, 2016

Bring Your Own Bag -free crochet pattern-

BYOB: Bring Your Own Bag! Crochet one up and bring your own brews to your next get together - FREE crochet pattern on!

This is something that could come in handy this summer!  The Bring Your Own Bag 6 pack carrier is a cute summer must have if you like to attend those fun backyard summer parties.  This could also be used for just about anything, but I think my Dusty Boots Hard Root Beer (my new favorite summer drink!) would look quite cozy in this bag.

Designed By: Tamarah Kelly from Moogly

Skill Level: Intermediate

  • US – K, 6.5mm hook
  • 450 yds Lion Brand Heartland Thick & Quick (100% acrylic, Super Bulky (6); 125 yds/114 m; 5.01 oz); Color A: Sequoia – 3 balls; Color B: Acadia – 1 ball
  • Plastic Canvas – 2 pcs cut to 5″ x 8″
  • Stitch Markers