January 30, 2017

Easy Basic Boho Hood -free crochet pattern-


You can do so many things with a basic crochet hood!  You can give it braids, buttons, beads, add ears, horns, eyes, pom poms, and so much more. I've been making a few hoods lately, and this is the pattern for its basic structure. I added big wooden beads onto the braids of mine to give it bit of a Bohemian vibe. I really love my basic hood pattern because it is not flat at the back, however instead, it sort of butterflies out and around the shoulders, so that there is no bulkiness behind the neck. This pattern is super easy!  It consists of half double crochet, chains, and a bit of reverse single crochet for the border. 

Designed By: Farrah Hodgson 

Skill Level: Easy

Materials: 
  • 1 ball Red Heart Super Saver, (4) Medium Worsted Weight, Color: Aran
  • Crochet Hook size 5.5mm (I)
  • Large wooden beads, however many you wish, I used 14. (optional)
  • Yarn Needle
Size: Adult

Finished Measurements: Height at back is 10", front 16", Width folded 11"

Gauge: 14sc and 14 rows = approx. 4 inches

Stitches Used: 
Ch=chain
Sc=Single Crochet
Hdc=Half Double Crochet
Sl St=Slip Stitch
Rsc=Reverse Single Crochet (or Crab st) *optional


 


PATTERN


Ch 30

Rnd 1: Hdc in 3rd ch from hook, hdc in next 26 chs, 3 hdc in last ch; -working up back side of beginning chain- hdc in next 27 chs. (57hdc)

Rnd 2: Ch2, turn; hdc in next 28 sts, 3 hdc in next st, hdc in next 28 sts. (59hdc)

Rnd 3: Ch2, turn; 2 hdc in 1st st, hdc in next next 28 sts, 3 hdc in next st, hdc in next 28 sts, 2 hdc in last st. (63hdc)

Rnd 4: Ch2, turn; hdc in next 31 sts, 3 hdc in next st, hdc in next 31 sts. (65hdc)

Rnd 5: Ch2, turn; 2 hdc in 1st st, hdc in next 31 sts, 3 hdc in next st, hdc in next 31 sts, 2 hdc in last st. (69hdc)

Rnd 6: Ch2, turn; hdc in next 34 sts, 3 hdc in next st, hdc in next 34 sts. (71hdc)

Rnd 7: Ch2, turn; 2 hdc in 1st st, hdc in next 34 sts, 3 hdc in next st, hdc in next 34 sts, 2 hdc in last st. (75hdc)

Rnd 8: Ch2, turn; hdc in each next 75 sts.

Rnd 9: Ch2, turn; 2 hdc in 1st st, hdc in next 73 sts, 2 hdc in last st. (77hdc)

Rnd 10: Ch2, turn; hdc in each next 77 sts.

Rnd 11: Ch2, turn; 2 hdc in 1st st, hdc in next 75 sts, 2 hdc in last st. (79hdc)

Rnd 12: Ch2, turn; hdc in each next 79 sts.

Rnd 13: Ch2, turn; 2 hdc in 1st st, hdc in next 77 sts, 2 hdc in last st. (81hdc)

Rnd 14: Ch2, turn; hdc in each next 81 sts.

Rnd 15: Ch2, turn; 2 hdc in 1st st, hdc in next 79 sts, 2 hdc in last st. (83hdc)

Rnd 16: Ch2, turn; hdc in each next 83 sts.

Rnd 17: Ch2, turn; 2 hdc in 1st st, hdc in next 81 sts, 2 hdc in last st. (85hdc)

Rnd 18: Ch2, turn; hdc in each next 85 sts.

Rnd 19: Ch2, turn; 2 hdc in 1st st, hdc in next 83 sts, 2 hdc in last st. (87hdc)

Rnd 20: Ch2, turn; hdc in each next 87 sts.
Rnd 21: Ch2, turn; 2 hdc in 1st st, hdc in next 85 sts, 2 hdc in last st. (89hdc)

Rnd 22: Ch2, turn; hdc in each next 89 sts.

Rnd 23: Ch2, turn; 2 hdc in 1st st, hdc in next 87 sts, 2 hdc in last st. (91hdc)

Rnd 24: Ch2, turn; hdc in each next 91 sts.

Rnd 25: Ch2, turn; 2 hdc in 1st st, hdc in next 89 sts, 2 hdc in last st. (93hdc)

Rnd 26: Ch2, turn; hdc in each next 93 sts.

Rnd 27: Ch2, turn; 2 hdc in 1st st, hdc in next 91 sts, 2 hdc in last st. (95hdc)

Rnd 28: Ch2, turn; hdc in each next 95 sts.

Rnd 29: Ch1, turn; sc in next 95 sts.

Rnd 30: Ch1, do not turn; working backwards- rsc in each next 95 sts. Do not fasten off.


Bottom Border

Row 1: Ch1, turn; working along the wrong (in) side and along the row end spaces, sc in 1st space, 2sc in each end space (between each set of ridges) until opposite side, 1sc in last space. (60sc)



Row 2: Ch1, turn; sc in 1st st, (braid strands) (ch 120, sc in next 2 sts) twice, ch 120, sc in next 50 sts, (ch 120, sc in next 2 sts) twice, ch 120, sc in last st.

  


Beads *Optional

Randomly pull large wooden beads over the ch loops. Use however many you like.
Tip: Use beads with holes big enough to go over the chain. Use a smaller crochet hook to help pull the chain through the bead.

Loosely braid the 3 strands together and tie off.

 

 

© Farrah Hodgson 2017. 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. 

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January 28, 2017

Tutti Frutti Slippers -free crochet pattern-

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Fresh into a new year, why not try a new crochet technique?!  If you haven't tried the Tunisian entrelac stitch before, here's a great project to get started. The designer has included a video to help you out, which I know helps me greatly when trying something different, that sometimes words alone can be difficult to understand. And the result? A pair of fun crochet slippers!

Designed By: Nadia Fuad

Skill Level: Intermediate

Materials:
  • Red Heart Yarns in Super Saver Colors: Aran, Dark Teal, Flamingo, Hot Coral, and Dark Orchid
  • J- 6.00 mm Crochet Hook
  • Yarn Needle
  • Scissors

January 25, 2017

Windowpane Scarf -free crochet pattern-


I love the color changes taking place in this beautiful crochet infinity scarf!  What's great about this design, is that it actually doesn't require several different color changes and yarn; but it's done by using one yarn with a gradient color change on it's own. While you don't need to use the exact yarn as shown in the pattern, it is fairly easy to find an equivalent type of this yarn at any yarn store.  Using simple crochet techniques, you can create your own scarf in no time. This is a Ravelry download.

Designed By: Adrienne Lash

Skill Level: Easy

Materials: 

  • 100 grams (1 ball) Knit Picks Chroma Fingering 
  • Size E (3.5 mm) Crochet Hook 
  • Tapestry needle for weaving in ends 
  • Blocking supplies

January 23, 2017

The Viking Mittens -free crochet pattern-

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I am happy to find this new and refreshing crochet mitten pattern today!  Featuring the popcorn stitch, these mittens have a cozy and unique feel. I am sure that the yarn has a lot to do with it, but I'm going to play around with this anyway with yarn that I have in my stash. They look really fun! There are both a UK and US version of the pattern.

Designed By: maritparit

Skill Level: Intermediate

Materials: 

  • two skeins of Feeling Good Yarn from Wool And The Gang; Ivory White 
  • EU hook 5 (5.5mm/I)

January 19, 2017

Crocodile Stitch Fingerless Gloves -free crochet pattern-


I love the crocodile stitch, so naturally I would have to love these crochet fingerless gloves!  The color of these beauties caught me right away. They are fun and elegant at the same time, I am pretty sure that they'd look amazing in any colorway. This pattern is part of a crochet-a-long by Furls Crochet.

Designed by: Bonita Patterns

Skill Level: Intermediate

Materials: 
  • two skeins or 400 yards of sport (baby) weight yarn. Sample shown: Rainforest Shades.
  • 3.75mm/F crochet hook
  • Stitch marker
  • Embroidery needle






January 16, 2017

Vibrant Bohemian Necklace -free crochet pattern-

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Baby it's cold outside this morning in this rural little community of New Brunswick, Canada!  While I've been obviously working away at winter apparel, the back of mind is yearning for spring. I know that it's probably not the best time to start talking about spring crochet, I just needed to find something different today, and alas; I found this wonderful bohemian necklace pattern!  Something about this caught my eye and made me fall in love with it right away. Maybe the colors, the style, the absolute simplicity, or maybe all of those!  

Designed By: Ivona/Why I DIY

Skill Level: Easy

Materials: 
  • Brass bead
  • Brass chain
  • Embroidery floss (four different colors)
  • 3 mm hook
  • Tapestry needle

January 14, 2017

All Wrapped Up Infinity Scarf -free crochet pattern-


Now here's a clever idea!  Use two colors of yarn and knot them to create a beautiful infinity scarf. The scarf itself is a fairly easy pattern, and the designer includes a video tutorial on how to knot the scarf. Chunky yarn is used for this design, but it would be very easy to change it up with a different yarn weight as well. And the color... I have to mention the colors, I love these colors!  Mixing a bright with a dark really shows off the knot.

Designed By: Left in Knots

Skill Level: Easy

Materials: 
  • Two skeins of Lion Brand Wool-Ease Tonal; 'Night Sky' and 'Lime'
  • L/8.0mm crochet hook
  • Yarn needle
  • Scissors




January 12, 2017

Arrow Tails Shawl -free crochet pattern-

Arrow Tails Shawl - A free crochet pattern from Make My Day Creative

I don't know how I missed this last year, but I am definitely loving it right now!  This amazing shawl uses the diagonal raised stitch to create this really cool chevron arrow effect. The fringes work perfectly for this design as well!

Designed By: Make My Day Creative

Skill Level: Intermediate

Materials:
  • Dk/Light Aran Weight Yarn: 
  • Red: Rowan Lima (La Paz) 115m for main body plus 110m for fringe
  • Cream: Rowan Lima (Bolivia) 203m (includes border)
  • Grey: Mirasol Miski (Shade 118) 129m
  • Light Green: Rowan Lima (Aztec) 129m
  • Purple: Mirasol Miski (Shade 130) 127m
  • Size 6mm crochet hook
  • Stitch marker

January 9, 2017

Bear Hugs Baby Beanie -free crochet pattern-


Wow, look at that texture! And look at this adorable baby bear hat!  This is a great little project for learning some new stitch techniques, and results in something so cute. I see post stitches, popcorn stitches, and basket weave....

Designed By: Kirsten's Knits

Skill Level: Intermediate

Materials: 
  • 3.25mm (D) hook – Ears, 0-3 months
  • 4mm (G) hook - 0-3 months, 6-12 months
  • 5mm (H) hook - Toddler
  • 1 skein Lion Brand “Wool-ease” or other thinner worsted weight yarn (Caron Simply Soft, and Patton’s Wool may work well too).
  • yarn needle
  • scissors
  • stitch marker (for ears)
Sizes: 0-3 mos, 6-12 mos, toddler





January 4, 2017

Inner Beast -free crochet pattern-


Well, this is a strange looking pattern... and you know?  I love strange things!  This odd looking creature caught my eye right away, As I was scrolling through patterns, I briefly passed this one, and I'm pretty sure my exact words were, "Wait, wait, wait, ... what was that!?"  So I scrolled back and started giggling. I mean, this thing is adorable!  As I started reading the pattern details, it got even better, because this creature is a total stash buster!  What a great way to start a new year, by ridding yourself of bits of yarn from the past.  I seriously can't wait to try this one!  This is a Ravelry download.

Designed By: Sharon Maher

Skill Level: Intermediate

Materials: 

  • 4 Seasons Marvel 8ply (DK) 100% Acrylic 60g/170m, 2.1oz/186yds MC Fuschia #1068 
  • 1 ball Crazy Yarn, assorted yarns knotted together 170m, 186yds 
  • Small quantity DK white yarn
  • 3 mm crochet hook (US C or D) 
  • 5 mm crochet hook (US 8) 
  • Wool needle 
  • Stitch marker 
  • Polyfill stuffing
  • 200g Buttons, 2 (for eyes)
Size: Toy stands 28 cm (11 in) tall


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