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

Materials: 

  • 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

Materials:
  • 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

Materials: 
  • 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

Materials: 
  • 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 knitca.com  

Designed By: Farrah Hodgson

Skill Level: Intermediate

Materials: 
  • 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)


THE PATTERN!


HEADBAND


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!



BORDER

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!



HAT

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

October 19, 2016

Crocodile Stitch Capuche Hood -free crochet pattern-


I absolutely love the crocodile stitch, and if you haven't tried it yet, you are missing out!  The great part is, though it looks difficult, it's really not! Bonita Designs is a designer who has mastered this stitch along with creating the most beautiful crocodile stitch patterns, you've probably already seen some of their work.  Now, check out this hood!  The design is just enough to give a big impact without overdoing it. I love the mix of textures.

Designed By: Bonita Designs

Skill Level: Intermediate

Materials:
  • 250 yards of Worsted weight
  • size I (5.50 mm) crochet hook

October 17, 2016

Waves of Warmth Cowl -free crochet pattern-

#12WeeksChristmasCAL Week 1 Waves of Free Crochet Pattern Warmth Cowl on Pattern-Paradise.com

This beautiful crochet cowl pattern comes to you as part of a 12 Weeks of Christmas CAL, via Pattern Paradise.  Cowls always look stunning, and they're easier to wear than a bulky scarf, yet keep you warm from the elements.  I also love this yarn!  Red Heart's Boutique Unforgettable yarns are perfect for creating a multi-color piece, and I really enjoy working with them.

Designed By: Maria Bittner

Skill Level: Easy

Materials:
  • Boutique Unforgettable Waves worsted weight yarn; Child – 2 skeins (119 yards each); Adult – 3 skeins (119 yards each)
  • 3 Buttons – Child ¾”; Adult 1”
  • Hook US J/6.00 mm
  • Yarn Needle

October 13, 2016

Soft Twist Slouchy Hat -free crochet pattern-

DIY Tutorial Free Pattern and YouTube Video Crochet Soft Twist Slouchy Hat by Donna Wolfe from Naztazia

Here's a cute hat to make this season!  I really enjoy the pom poms on the back of this hat, it's a fun feature.  The slouch hat is still dominating hat trends, and this one uses a vertical ribbing technique by crocheting in rows and cinched together.  This crochet hat pattern is available as a video tutorial and includes a pdf written pattern.

Designed By: Naztazia

Skill Level: Easy

Materials:

  • Red Heart Boutique Gleam, 160 yards; soft worsted weight yarn.
  • Crochet hook size 5.00mm (H)
  • Yarn needle
  • Stitch Marker
  • Pom Pom maker

October 11, 2016

Lacy Cat Ears -free crochet pattern-


When I think of crochet cat ears, I immediately think that it's been done over and over, that is... until I found this! These lacy cat ear are so cute!  This is a simple, yet unique idea for this upcoming Halloween.

Designed By: With Alex

Skill Level: Easy

Materials: 
  • Size E (3.5 mm) crochet hook
  • Size 10 black crochet thread
  • Scissors
  • Headband
  • Fabric Stiffener

October 6, 2016

Halloween Graph Headbands -free crochet pattern-

Halloween Graph Headbands by Pattern-Paradise.com

Grab some worsted weight yarn and a crochet hook, because these crochet headbands are adorable! This tutorial is a great introduction to tapestry crochet, and results in something cute for everyone. Sized from toddler to adult, you will have no problem making several of these. I especially love the bat!

Designed By: Pattern Paradise

Skill Level: Easy

Materials: 
  • Worsted Weight Yarn; Main Color: Toddler/Child ~ 110 – 120 yards; Adult ~ 140 – 150 yards; Contrasting Color:Toddler/Child ~ 20 yards; Adult ~ 30 yards
  • Hook US H/5.00 mm
  • Hook US I/5.50 mm
  • Tapestry Needle

October 3, 2016

Fall Maple Leaves -free crochet pattern-

Fall Leaves Free Crochet Pattern-10

Happy belated fall! Now that the heat wave (in my part of the world!) has ended, it really is starting to look and feel like fall. It almost seems like the leaves have changed color over night! Here's a great pattern to celebrate fall; these super easy and cute crochet maple leaves are quick to work up and look beautiful in any color. The designer has written a great tutorial and includes photos. These leaves could be uses for so many projects such as coasters, garlands, appliques, etc.  

Designed By: The Painted Hinge

Skill Level: Easy

Materials: 
  • Red Heart Super Saver Yarn
  • Size 8 / 5mm crochet hook
  • Scissors
  • Yarn needle
Finished Size: 4 inches




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