November 30, 2016

Christmas Gift Baskets -free crochet pattern-


These adorable baskets make the perfect Christmas gift! Fill them up with candy, chocolate, or even better; your own homemade treats! The designer has included instructions for all three versions.

Designed By: Joanita Theron, Creative Crochet Workshop

Skill Level: Easy

  • Medium worsted yarn (No 4) or DK (double knitting)Elle Charity DK (Blue; White; Red; Black & Green and a little bit of yellow too); Small amounts approx 20 – 50 yards
  • Hook 4, 50 mm
  • Yarn needle
  • 3 Small buttons (for snowman)

November 28, 2016

The Twist Headband -free crochet pattern-


Although I love a great winter hat to keep me warm and stylish during the cold winter months, sometimes, you just want to wear a ponytail!  On those days I like to wear a warm headband instead, so that's my main reason for a headband. However, crochet headbands look fabulous with any style of hair, and this one is perfectly fashionable and simple. The twist headband uses basic crochet stitches with an interesting (and cute) twist! (note: you will need some sewing skills)

Designed By: All About Ami

Skill Level: Easy


  • Lion Brand Woolspun Bulky Yarn
  • Size 6.5mm Crochet Hook

November 24, 2016

Plaid Slouch Hat -free crochet pattern-

FREE Crochet Pattern: Crochet Plaid Slouchy Hat | Mad about plaid! Make this cute and cozy plaid hat, perfect for snow flurries during the winter months!

Ah, I love this hat!  I love when I think I've seen everything, and then something like this comes along and proves me wrong. Plaid has been around forever (thanks to the Scots!), it comes and goes in fashion, yet it remains a timeless piece to any wardrobe. This hat pattern implements plaid, by using tapestry crochet, carrying the unused colors behind the worked colors. It's a great beginner tapestry pattern because the blocks of color are even. I can't wait to make one!

Designed By: Whistle & Ivy

Skill Level: Intermediate (due to tapesty)

  • Medium Weight Yarn (Knit Picks Brava in Red, Wine and Black, plus Dove Heather for pom-pom)
  • I Hook
  • Darning Needle

Yarn Crafts

November 20, 2016

Dragon Scale Armour Boot Cuffs -free crochet pattern-

If you still haven't learned how to make the crocodile stitch, now's a great time!  I've been making these for a holiday craft show coming up soon, so by now I have the pattern memorized. However, I'd love to share it with you, because it's quick and pretty easy; don't let those complicated looking stitches scare you away. Once you learn the crocodile stitch, you'll be designing your own patterns! (btw, the crocodile stitch makes a great mitten or glove cuff!)  I only included one size for these cuffs, however they do stretch quite a bit, but if you'd like them smaller or larger, you may adjust your hook size. So here's my pattern, enjoy!

Designed By: Farrah Hodgson (Firene Designs)

Skill Level: Intermediate

  • Worsted Weight Yarn of your choice (Medium, 4) about 180 yards. (I used Ice Yarn, Brico Wool, two 50 g balls)
  • Size 5.00mm/H crochet hook
  • yarn needle to sew in ends
Finished Measurements: 6 inches wide at top (laying flat) or 12" circumference; 5.5" long.

Gauge: (Over pattern) along ribbed cuff; 12 sts and 8 rows = approx. 2 inches square

Stitches Used: 
  • Ch=Chain
  • Sl St= Slip Stitch
  • Sc=Single Crochet
  • Dc=Double Crochet
  • Rsc=Reverse Single Crochet (Crab St)
  • Croc st=Crocodile Stitch (described and shown in pattern)

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-----Ribbed Cuff-----

Ch 13

Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in next 11 chs.

-working in back loops for remainder of section-

Rows 2-40: Ch1, turn; sc in next 12 sts.

Row 41: (join) Ch1, fold band so that row 40 is in front of row 1; sl st next 12 sts of both rows together. Do not fasten off.

-----Dragon Scales-----

Turn band inside out, this is now the right side.

Rnd 1: Ch1, -working along the ends of each band row, work (sc in next 4 spaces, 2sc in next space) 8 times. (=48sc)

Rnd 2: Ch3, dc in same st, skip 2 sts, (dc-ch1-dc) in next st, *skip 2 sts, 2dc in next st, skip 2 sts, (dc-ch1-dc) in next st** 7 times, skip last 2 sts, sl st in 3rd ch of beginning ch3 to join.

Rnd 3: Ch1, *croc st (working downward- work 5dc over front post of 1st dc, working upward- work 5dc over front post of second dc) over next 2 dc, sl st in next ch1 space** 8 times, sl st in beginning ch to join.  **See photos below for help

work 5dc over front post of 1st dc

work 5dc over front post of second dc

Rnd 4: (Track) Ch3, dc in same st as join, (dc-ch1-dc) in center of next croc st, *2dc in next sl st (between croc sts), (dc-ch1-dc) in center of next croc st** 7 times, sl st in 3rd ch of beginning ch3 to join.

Rnds 5/6: Repeat Rnds 4 and 3

Rnds 7/8: Repeat Rnds 4 and 3

Rnds 9/10: Repeat Rnds 4 and 3

Rnds 11/12: Repeat Rnds 4 and 3

Rnd 13: Ch1, sc in same st as join, (work a sc along the top edge of first dc of croc st, 2sc in center of croc st, work a sc along top edge of last dc of croc st, 2sc in next sl st) 7 times, work a sc along top edge of 1st dc of last croc st, 2sc in center of croc st, work a sc along top edge of last dc of croc st, sc in last ch, sl st in 1st sc to join. (48sc)

Rnd 14: Ch1, sc in next 48 sts, sl st in 1st sc to join.

Rnd 15: (optional) Ch1, working backwards, rsc in each st, sl st in 1st st to join. Fasten off. Sew in ends.

feet "selfy"

November 17, 2016

Peppermint Kisses Beanie -free crochet pattern-

Peppermint Kisses A FREE Beanie by ELK Studio

Everyone needs a cute winter hat, and although this particular hat shown definitely has a Christmas vibe happening, you can make this in any color combination and it would look fabulous!  But I like the red and white!  It has a 'not so in your face' holiday charm. The pom pom adds traditional winter hat style.

Designed By: Elk Studio

Skill Level: Easy

  • Red Heart Soft, #4, 141 g/256 yards, Cream/Wine or Really Red/White You will use approximately 170-200 yards.
  • Hook – J/6.0 mm
  • Tapestry Needle for weaving in the ends

November 9, 2016

Hip Cozy -free crochet pattern-


For something so simple, I've taken a liking to this cute crochet hip cozy. It's like a mini skirt that simply wraps around your hips with a button closure. I think this would look really cute over tights. You could also even wear it as a cowl or cape! The pattern writing is a bit quirky, but by doing a quick read through first, you will easily get an idea for what's going on.

Designed By: Kerstin Treber-Koban

Skill Level: Easy


  • 6 skeins Noro Silk Garden 
  • 1 crochethook *4,5 and 1 crochet hook +4 for a firm hipband 
  • 6 safetyneedles or stitchmarker 
  • 3 buttons, approx. 3 cm diam. 
  • Tapestry needle 
  • optional: 3 transparent, small back buttons 
  • Hook and eye closure 
  • 5 cm bias-tape

November 8, 2016

Nordic Super Scarf -free crochet pattern-

Whether you live in the North Pole or just want to jump on the super scarf trend, this nordic crochet super scarf pattern will keep you feeling warm, but lookin' hot all winter long. Click to download the free c2c graph pattern that looks like intarsia crochet.

Wow! Just wow!  This crochet super scarf pattern is definitely not for a newbie crocheter, but if you already have some skill, or are willing to learn something new, then this absolutely stunning crochet pattern is for you!  By using graphs and the corner to corner crochet technique, you work up this pattern from the top down, working diagonally. The end result... something amazing!

Designed By: Jess Coppom

Skill Level: Advanced

  • Patons Classic Wool Roving yarn: (6) Grey, (2) Aran, (1) Pale Blush, (1) Taupe, (1) Natural•
  • Tapestry needle
  • Size I [5.5 mm] crochet hook
  • Two printed copies of Nordic c2c crochet chart

November 2, 2016

Annie Poncho -free crochet pattern-

Annie Poncho

Check out this beautiful piece!  The Annie crochet poncho pattern uses sport weight yarn, working in a vertical direction and topped off with a beautiful lace edging! The cowl neck is the perfect bonus for completing the look. And the color... absolutely stunning.

Designed By: Brenda Grobler

Skill Level: Intermediate


  • Nurturing Fibres Eco-Fusion 11 balls of 125m/50g in Bordeaux 
  • Hook: 3.75mm & 4.00mm T
  • apestry Needle 
  • Scissors
Size: One Size