November 13, 2017

Holiday Deer -free crochet pattern-

Are you in the Christmas spirit yet? Well, I bet you are now, check out these adorable rag doll style crochet deer amigurumi!  These cuties make a great companion with the rest of your festive décor and nothing is better than a traditional hand-made novelty. The designer includes excellent written instructions along with photos to help you along the way.

Designed By: Spin a Yarn Crochet

Skill Level: Advanced

  • 3.5mm hook
  • Bernat Super Value in Mushroom for main body colour
  • Loops & Threads Impeccable in Soft Taupe for contrasting colour and ears;
  • Bernat Premium in Chocolate Tweed for hooves;
  • Lion Brand Vanna’s Choice in Cranberry for sweater;
  • Red Heart Super Saver in White for sweater;
  • Patons Canadiana in Oatmeal for muzzle, antlers and spots;
  • Black Crochet Thread for eyelashes and mouth;
  • 20x15mm Safety Nose or black yarn/thread;
  • 12mm Safety Eyes;
  • Stuffing;
  • Tapestry needle
Size: approx. 36cm/14″ from top to bottom

September 21, 2017

The Dwell Sweater -free crochet pattern-

Creatively constructed from a simple rectangle, this flattering chunky crochet sweater comes together easily with zero shaping, increasing or decreasing. Free pattern from Make & Do Crew featuring Lion Brand Wool-Ease Tonal yarn.

Doesn't this sweater look nice and cozy?!  Cocoon sweaters are all the rage this season, and this crochet beauty wraps the design up nicely. I love the fact that the designer has included cuffs for the arms and I absolutely love the pockets! The pattern uses easy post stitches and chunky yarn so this sweater works up fairly quickly. The design also includes a fantastic description and instructions on making your very own!

Designed By: Jess/Make and Do Crew

Skill Level: Intermediate


  • Lion Brand Wool-Ease Tonal (Weight: 5/ bulky – 124 yds, 4 oz) –Smoke (149) – 7 (9, 10) skeins
  • Tapestry needle
  • Size N (10 mm) crochet hook
  • Stitch markers or safety pins
Sizes: S/M; L/XL; 2XL/3XL

September 9, 2017

Chevron Knit Look Hat -Free Crochet Pattern-

Ah, 'tis the season to start thinking about cooler temperatures!  With a slight chill in the air, comes the wonderful world of crochet hats. This cool hat caught my eye due to it's colors and style. The classic knit work sock colors give this hat a traditional vibe, and the chevron stripe gives this hat a new twist on the accent colored stripe.  And not to forget that this hat looks knitted, but is definitely crochet instead! If you don't know how, or have never heard of the wst (waistcoat) stitch, now is the time to try something new. There are several tutorials out there to show you how, and it's easy! This is a Ravelry download.

Designed By: Kelsey Daughtry

Skill Level: Intermediate


  • Big Twist Sincerely (4 medium weight yarn) ; Light Gray, White, and Red 
  • Hook -H 5.00 mm -I 5.50 mm
Size: Adult

September 4, 2017

Corner 2 Corner Unicorn Pillow - Free Crochet Pattern

Well... this adorable crochet pillow caught my attention right away!  My daughter is obsessed with unicorns and I'm sure that this is something that she will want me to make for her, so I can't show her yet because she will never leave me alone until I make it!  I love how this pattern works from corner to corner and the color changes are easy enough. The hair swirl embellishments make the pillow extra special!  

Designed By: Katerina Cohee

Skill Level: Intermediate


  • Size H hook 
  • 18” x 18” Pillow Insert
  • Your choice of Worsted Weight yarn
Size: Approx.: 19” x 19”

August 24, 2017

Reversible Feathers - Free Crochet Pattern

How cool is this?!  I know that it's hard to get into crochet during the summer, not just with the idea of making slippers and hats, because there's plenty of cute bag designs, home decor, etc that you could make, but I know for me it's lack of time!  My summers are short here up north so I'm outside most of the summer. But... I did make a dreamcatcher this summer and I wish I had seen this first!  Now I won't go remove all of my real feathers from it, but now I want to make another one because these clever crochet feathers are awesome!  They are also easy to make and the color combinations are endless. Also a wonderful scrap yarn project, you could also use these as embellishments for all sorts of other accessories. The pattern is written out and includes photos, no problem!

Designed By: Esperanza and Ana Celia, translated by Gava Crochet Love

Skill Level: Easy

  • 3 mm crochet hook. 
  • Any yarn to match crochet hook size.
  • Yarn needle
  • Scissors

July 9, 2017

Kanata Kerchief Tank Top -free crochet pattern-

I haven't been on Ravelry for a while, so today I decided to check it out, and I was definitely not disappointed! This beauty came up right away, and this looks like a really fun pattern to make!  I love that it's airy, flowy, and loose; perfect for the summer. The pattern is easy to understand and a video is included to help you join the motifs. I can't wait to give this one a try!

Designed By: Jennifer Ozses

Skill Level: Easy

  • 6.0 mm Crochet Hook (US 10/J) 
  • Approximately 775 – 900 yards DK weight yarn 
  • Tapestry needle 
  • Blocking materials (optional) 
Size: Women’s size S/M and L/XL.

June 6, 2017

Slouchy Stripes Backpack -free crochet pattern-

Summer is almost here! With that, I find it hard to crochet my favorite pieces because it's so hot outside and... I am usually busy enjoying the outside!  But today, I found this lovely backpack pattern and it gave me back some excitement!  Accessories like this are great for any time of the year, and this crochet backpack can be used for picnics, the beach, anything really!  

Designed By: Amanda Slate

Skill Level: Easy

  • K Hook
  • N Hook
  • Bulky yarn in 2 colors (or more!) (Suggested yarn: Bernat Maker Home Dec, <2 skeins)
  • Scissors
  • Tapestry needle
  • Buttons or beads (Optional, for drawstring)

May 17, 2017

Audrey Dress -free crochet pattern-

Oh my!  This is a lovely crochet dress, yet so easy to make- the perfect example of using simplicity to create something beautiful. If you know how to make a granny square, which is easy enough on its own, then you can make this dress!  Basically you make 2 granny squares the same size, join them, and continue on with the length. This dress is super easy to make custom, and could also be a great stash buster! This is a Ravelry download.

Designed By: Snakewood & Grace

Skill Level: Easy


  • 8 ply cotton or wool in colors of your choice. 3 colors shown.
  • Size 4.0mm crochet hook
Size: Custom

May 10, 2017

Nautical Hobo Bag -free crochet pattern-

Nautical Hobo Bag

This sweet nautical inspired crochet hobo bag caught my eye with it's simplistic nature!  Sometime in design, we tend to overthink elements, but this one... perfect! Easy stitches, simple stripes, and color theme bring this bag alive. This is a great summer accessory that will have people complimenting your awesome hand made bag!

Designed By: JoAnn

Skill Level: Easy


  • Bernat Handicrafter Cotton Yarn: 1 skein Classic Navy (A) 2 skeins Cream (B) 1 skein Stormy Skies (C) 
  • Sizes U.S. F/ 5 and U.S. H/8 crochet hooks 
  • 8 large 3/4" grommets 
  • 2 separating rings: 3" diameter.
Size: 46" diameter at widest point x 18" tall, excluding handles.

May 4, 2017

Jute Web Hula Hoop Mandala -free crochet pattern-

This is my second hula hoop mandala that I've made from jute!  I made my first one last fall, when hula hoops were 'out of season' and it was almost impossible to find one!  When I did find one, it had a bend in the hoop, I bought it anyway at a discount, and tried to get the bend out, but it came back and sorta ruined the look of my mandala.... that being said, this is the best time of year to buy hula hoops (spring!) This lovely is hanging on my black wall right now.  Although it makes for great and interesting wall art, it is going to make its way outside and hang from my garden shed (that I need to paint first). 

This mandala is not hard to make, just a bit rough on the hands! You can easily make one in a few hours. If I could give jute a yarn weight, I'd say it's bulky or chunky. The hula hoop is one of the larger ones, although you could use a smaller one and simply adjust the number of stitches, as long as it's in multiples of 5. You begin by working cluster stitches over the hoop... Cluster stitches allow for a fan effect, because you want your working stitches facing the inner side of the hoop. If you work just basic stitches around the hoop to begin, you will have too many stitches on the inner ring and it will be all bunched up and ripply, too less and you will have gaps and see the color of the hoop peeking through; (unless you want to paint your hoop first, but who has time for that!) clusters make more loops to cover the hoop, yet one stitch. This will make more sense once you get going!

Designed By: Farrah Hodgson

Skill Level: Intermediate


  • 2 standard balls of Jute cord. (I found mine at the local garden centre, however I have found it at dollar stores in the past) If you're using the smaller balls of jute from Walmart, you will need 3 of them.
  • Size 8.0mm crochet hook
  • Hula Hoop (34" diameter)

Beginning Round on Hoop: This is the most time consuming part...

Work a sl st on the hoop; work a *5sc cluster* (see below). Repeat 112 times; sl st in first cluster st to join. Make sure your "working" stitches are facing the inner side of the hoop, pull your work to make sure it's even and have no large gaps of hoop showing.

Tip: For tension, it doesn't have to be super tight, but not so loose that it looks bunchy. You want your stitches to be able to slide around the hoop when you pull on them, but not sliding around without pulling on them!!

5sc Cluster= *Work your hook under the hoop, pull up a loop, yarn over, pull through first loop on hook** 4 times, work your hook under the hoop, pull up a loop, pull through all 6 loops on the hook.

pull through all 6 loops on hook to close the cluster stitch

Rnd 1: Turn; ch3, *5tr cluster, ch7** 22 times, sl st in 1st st to join.

5tr-Cluster= *yarn over twice, insert hook into next st, pull up a loop, yarn over, pull through 2 loops on hook, yarn over, pull through next 2 loops on hook** 5 times, (6 loops remaining on hook), yarn over, pull through all 6 loops on hook.

Rnd 2: Do not turn; sc in same st as join, ch2 (counts as 1tr); *ch5, skip 7 chs, tr in next cluster st** 21 times, ch5, skip 7 chs, sl st in 2nd ch of beg ch2 to join.

Rnd 3: Do not turn; sc in same st as join, ch2 (counts as 1 tr), *ch3, skip 5 chs, tr in next tr** 21 times, ch3, skip 5 chs, sl st in 2nd ch of beg ch2 to join.

Rnd 4: Do not turn; sc in same st as join, ch2 (counts as 1 tr), *ch2, skip 3 chs, tr in next tr** 21 times, ch2, skip 3 chs, sl st in 2nd ch of beg ch2 to join.

Rnd 5: Do not turn; (sl st, sc) in 1st ch2 sp, ch3,tr in same sp *ch1, skip next ch2 sp, trv-st in next ch2sp** 10 times, ch1, sl st in 2nd ch of beg ch2 to join.

trv-Stitch= (tr, ch1, tr) in same space

Rnd 6: Do not turn; sc in centre of 1st v-st; ch2-dc in same sp; *ch1, v-st in next v-st** 10 times, ch1, sl st in 1st ch to join.

V-Stitch= (dc, ch1, dc) in same space

Rnd 7: Do not turn; sc in 1st v-st; ch2-dc in same sp; *v-st in next v-st** 10 times, sl st in 1st ch of beg ch2 to join.

Rnd 8: Do not turn; sc in 1st v-st, ch2, dc in same sp, *2dc in next v-st** 10 times, sl st in 2nd ch of beg ch2 to join.

Rnd 9: Do not turn; sc between next 2 dc, ch2, *dc between next group of 2dc** 10 times, sl st in 2nd ch of beg ch2 to join.

Rnd 10: Do not turn; skip 1st space, *sc2tog over next 2 spaces** 5 times, sl st in 1st sc to join. Fasten off. Weave in your ends.

April 26, 2017

Long Crochet Vest -free crochet pattern-

Check out this beauty!  This stunning crochet vest pattern looks amazing as the perfect summer accessory. I lightweight whimsical vibe, and looks great with anything, this pattern can look scary to be begin with... however, once you look over the charts and read through the pattern, it will start to make sense!  

Designed By: Natalia Kononova

Skill Level: Advanced

  • Size 5 cotton thread, 49.6 г - 210 м, 1.75 oz - 230 yards
  • crochet hook 2 mm.Gauge
Size: Medium/Large (36-38'', 92-97 cm in bust circumference)

April 24, 2017

Boho Bead Earrings -free crochet pattern-

Crochet Boho Bead Earrings - Bohemian Beaded Earring - DIY Tutorial Free Pattern & YouTube Video by Donna Wolfe from Naztazia

Spring is in the air, and these colorful beaded earrings are a fun "springy" project that will last all summer long!  I really love crochet jewelry, although sometimes it's really hard to pull it off.  A combination of the right stitches, gauge, and fibre are what makes the piece come together. And not to mention adding embellishments such as beads, and metallic accents!  These earring do not disappoint me!

Designed By: Naztazia

Skill Level: Intermediate


  • Size 10 Crochet Thread in Natural
  • Size 1.7 (or 1.8, 1.9) crochet hook
  • Sewing Needle 
  • Scissors
  • 22 Size 6/0 "E" Seed beads
  • 1.5" Hoop Earrings
  • 4 jump rings (optional)
  • adhesive (see pattern)

April 11, 2017

Plaid Blanket Poncho -free crochet pattern-

Plaid Blanket Crochet Poncho

Is it just me, or do you think ponchos are taking the "in" spot in crochet apparel this season?  Everywhere I look lately, I see ponchos!  Especially the sort of Bohemian style poncho... ah, maybe that's what it is!  This particular poncho is very "boho", with it's rustic plaid design and it's fringes. Ponchos are a great accessory for spring, where it's warming up, but not warm enough yet to go without cover; and stylish. That's what it's all about!

Designed By: Patons/Yarnspirations

Skill Level: Intermediate

  • Patons Shetland Chunky Tweeds (3 oz/85 g; 125 yds/114 m) Contrast A Toasty Tweed (67013) 4 balls; Contrast C Charcoal Tweed (67042) 3 balls; Contrast D Pewter Tweed (67044) 1 ball
  • Patons Shetland Chunky Solids: (3.5 oz/100 g; 148 yds/136 m) Contrast B Aran (78008) 4 balls 
  • Size U.S. K/10½ (6.5 mm) crochet hook
  • Stitch Marker
Size: One Size: Approx 38" [96.5 cm] wide (excluding fringe) x 27" [68.5 cm] long at center back.

April 4, 2017

Ragdoll Spring Bunny -free crochet pattern-

Ragdoll Bunny

For love of bunnies, isn't this adorable?!  This cute crochet bunny amigurumi pattern is perfect for Easter, spring, and those who just love bunnies and crocheting. I am pretty sure my daughter would love this!  All you need is worsted cotton yarn, some sewing skill, and patience. The designer has written out great step by step instructions on not only the crochet part of the pattern, but when and how to stuff and decorate the bunny as you go.

Designed By: Spin a Yarn Crochet

Skill Level: Intermediate

  • 3.5mm hook
  • Bernat Handicrafter cotton (worsted weight) in Robin’s Egg;
  • Bernat Handicrafter cotton (worsted weight) in Potpourri Ombré;
  • Bernat Handicrafter cotton (worsted weight) in Lavender;
  • Bernat Handicrafter cotton (worsted weight) in Vanilla Bouquet;
  • Bernat Handicrafter cotton (worsted weight) in Aloe Vera;
  • Light weight pink yarn for nose;
  • Black crochet/embroidery thread for eyes;
  • Stuffing;
  • Tapestry needle.

April 1, 2017

Urban Gypsy Boho Bag -free crochet pattern-

Boho love! This boho bag free crochet pattern is fun to put together and loaded with bohemian charm. Made with Lion Brand Kitchen Cotton in "Vanilla."

This gorgeous crochet bag uses simplicity, monotone color, and design elements such as fringes to give it this cute Bohemian vibe. I love using squares to create projects, it's sort of gratifying as it seems to work up quickly. I can also picture this bag in several different colors, and I think it would still be beautiful!

Designed By: Jess Coppom

Skill Level: Intermediate

  • Lion Brand Kitchen Cotton – color: Vanilla – 99 yards, 57 grams (4 skeins without shoulder strap)
  • Size K [6.5 mm] crochet hook
  • Tapestry needle
  • Scissors
  • 30”x24” piece of muslin fabric (optional)
  • sewing needle and thread to match muslin (optional)
  • toggle button(optional)
  • leather belt or strap(optional)
  • D-rings and rivets(optional)

March 27, 2017

Canyon Ridge Fringed Poncho -free crochet pattern-

First, I love the design of the crochet poncho. Second, I love the sharp high contrast color scheme, and third, I love the fringes, tassels, and the tapestry element!  This cute poncho is great for spring, and really, any color combo would look great. This looks like a fun project, if you have lots of time on your hands!

Designed By: Julie Farmer

Skill Level: Intermediate

  • Red Heart Fashion Soft: 2 (2, 3) balls 9440 Grey Heather A, 2 (2, 2) balls 4603 Cream B, 1 ball 4614 Black C 
  • Susan Bates Crochet Hook: 4mm [US G-6] 
  • 2½" (6.5 cm) wide piece of cardboard 
  • Yarn needle
Sizes: Small/Medium, Large/Extra Large and 2X/3X

March 22, 2017

Sandals with Flip Flops -free crochet pattern-

It's finally warming up out there, and when that happens I automatically go into spring mode!  We've all seen the slippers made from flip flop soles, so I was pleased to find this crochet sandal pattern made from the soles of flip flops!  I love my flip flops, and I can't wait to play around with something like this!  They are adorable.

Designed By: Sewrella

Skill Level: Intermediate

  • Lion Brand 24/7 Cotton in Ecru and Cafe Au Lait (1 skein each should make 2 pairs of shoes)
  • Sizes D 3.25mm and 2mm crochet hooks
  • Rubber sole flip flops 1 size smaller than you usually wear (mine are from Old Navy)
  • Sharp tool for poking holes in the sole, a skewer works great
  • Tapestry needle
  • Sharp scissors
Size: US 6-10

March 20, 2017

Modern Chevron Afghan -free crochet pattern-

Crochet Modern Chevron Afghan by Jeanne Steinhilber

Everyone needs a beautiful chevron crochet throw blanket (aka afghan!) and here's a wonderful pattern and tutorial to get you started!  I really like the chevron pattern, it's simple to make, and you can have a lot of fun playing with color!  The best afghans that I've ever made, seem to come from scrap yarn and miscellaneously putting colors together, so I think that this may be my next project!

Designed By: Jeanne Steinhilber

Skill Level: Easy

  • Bernat Super Value; Color A – Winter White; Color B – Teal Heather; Color C – Honey; Color D – Aqua – 2 Skeins; Color E – Dark Heather
  • Crochet Hook 5.0 mm (H)
  • Yarn Needle

Size: 50″ x 64″

March 15, 2017

Spring Market Mod Scarf -free crochet pattern-

spring market scarf-3 copy.jpg

I love spring and I love this pretty scarf!  I've recently been seeing this style of scarf pop up more often; with the narrowing ends and the tassels, and I must say, I really like it. This scarf does not fail to impress with the lovely stitch work and vibrant colors!

Designed By: Left in Knots

Skill Level: Easy

  • Loops and Threads Colorwheel Yarn- 1 skein Lime, 1 skein Purple Pink, and two skeins of Purple
  • J/6.0mm crochet hook
  • Yarn needle
  • Scissors
  • Tassel Maker (optional)

March 13, 2017

Pier Picnic Backpack -free crochet pattern-

Pier Picnic Backpack, free crochet pattern on og

I would have never thought to pair up these colors, but wow!  This beautiful crochet bag pattern comes from Craft Coalition for the charity, Crafting a Rainbow of Hope. The directions are written perfectly and the result, an eye catching, unique, and custom bag. 

Designed By: Craft Coalition

Skill Level: Intermediate

  • Bernat Handicrafter #4, 100% Cotton, Stormy Skies (Color A) approximately 50 to 100 yds,
  • Bernat Handicrafter De Lux Cotton #4, Paprika (Color B) approximately 150 to 200 yds
  • Size Hook: I (5.5mm)
  • Scissors
  • Blunt needle

March 6, 2017

Knot Me Up Headband -free crochet pattern-

Free Crochet Baby to Adult Headband Pattern

This pattern has a retro spring vibe that makes me feel very happy!  These adorable knotted headbands are sized from baby to adult, so you can make them for everyone.  This is a quick project that uses dk weight yarn and the extended single crochet stitch.

Designed By: Crochet Dreamz

Skill Level: Easy

  • DK weight (size 3) yarn. 
  • Hook H(5mm)
  • Tapestry needle to weave in the ends.
Size: Baby to Adult, custom

March 2, 2017

Beach Shells Shawl -free crochet pattern-

Free Pattern

Check out this crochet shawl! Using lightweight yarn in various colors, you work in half circles to create this stunning work of art. I would call this a scarf, but either way, it would look amazing all year round. It reminds me of a large scale Queen Anne's lace!

Designed By: Drops Design

Skill Level: Intermediate

  • Drops Kid-Silk from Garnstudio; 25 g color 03, light pink, 25 g color 05, heather, 25 g color 20, light beige
  • Crochet hook size 4.5 mm/US 7
Measurements: Width: approx. 26 cm / 10 1/4'' Length: approx. 164 cm / 64½'', measured in the middle of piece.

February 27, 2017

Spiral Socks -free crochet pattern-

These cute crochet socks are adorable!  The spiral in the heel gives these socks a unique twist. This design is quite different than any other sock pattern that I have seen, as you begin at the heel!  Then you work the leg, and finish off with the foot and toe.  This pattern looks very interesting, I can't wait to give it a go. This is a Ravelry download.

Designed By: Ooh I love It!

Skill Level: Intermediate


  • 3.5 crochet hook 
  • 2 sceins of light worsted yarn (3 or 100g/310m)
  • 4 stitch markers
  • scissors 
  • a needle to weave in the ends
Size: Custom

February 24, 2017

Pretty in Pink Pillow -free crochet pattern-

Crochet accent pillows always look so homey and cozy, and can really jazz up a room!  The best part is that you can make to your taste; your size, color, and style!  This particular pattern uses lots of texture by using post stitches. The pillow shown are actually the same pillow, you will make a different design for each side, so that it is reversible!

Designed By: Pattern Paradise

Skill Level: Intermediate

  • Red Heart Soft Essentials Bulky Weight Yarn (131 yards per skein): Color 1 (peony) – 1 skein; Color 2 (misty rose) – 1 skein
  • Hook US K/6.50 mm
  • Tapestry Needle
  • 12″ Pillow Form

February 21, 2017

All Year Round Poncho -free crochet pattern-


Here is an example of something so beautiful, but yet so easy!  All you need to know is how to make a single crochet (and a bit of basic sewing). Basically, you just use a large hook and make two rectangular panels. Then you sew them together and voila!  There is a video tutorial if you actually need help.  Another bonus, is that this can be worn in so many ways!  The designer lists and shows a quite a few of them. I think this may become me side project! (I have lots!)

Designed By: Nadia Fuad

Skill Level: Easy

  • Red Heart Yarns Treasure in color Floral (620 Yards of yarn total)
  • Size 12mm crochet hook
  • Wooden Beads
  • Yarn Needle
  • Scissors
Size: Custom

February 16, 2017

Citrus Splash Hat -free crochet pattern-

Crochet Citrus Splash Hat - Granny Square Beanie - Free Pattern and YouTube Tutorial Video - by Donna Wolfe from Naztazia and Collaboration with Crystal from Bag O Day Crochet and More

The first thing that caught my attention in this cute crochet brimmed hat was of course, the color!  Ahh, it reminds me of spring (meanwhile it is snowing outside AGAIN!) This adorable hat uses worsted weight yarn and a variation of the granny square. It is easy and there's also a matching scarf pattern!

Designed By: Naztazia

Skill Level: Easy


  • Red Heart Super Saver, 4 Skeins in colors Aran, Spring Green, Pumpkin, and Lemon
  • Crochet Hook size 4.0mm, 4.5mm, OR 5.0mm
  • Yarn Needle
  • Tape Measure
Finished Size: 24"/61cm circumference, 9"/22.9cm height