Evie Berry Mittens - free crochet pattern-

Shown on a 6 year old Shown on a 10 year old  A crochet mitten pattern for kids aged 6-10ish! There's a reason why I'm so excited about this, it's because I searched tirelessly for a free mitten pattern that would fit a 6 year old girl... and couldn't find one. Okay, well I did find two patterns, but they were boring, bland and a bit confusing. It seems there are so many free patterns for babies, toddlers and adults, but we skip an entire age range. So here I am, I wrote my own. Luckily I have a 6 and a 10 year old available to try them on and test them out! Now these will probably fit a child maybe a year younger and maybe a year older, that's why I say 6-10ish. These will almost fit myself, just slightly small. If I added a few more rounds here and there, I could make them adult size.  That all being said, there are ways you can change this pattern up a bit if you'd like to. I used two colors and made use of the Berry Stitch. But, you can just use one color th

I've been away from my blog for too long :(

 What a crazy time it's been! I hope everyone is doing ok and making the best of the situations we are in. Some of you may have had the time to sit back and crochet (you are so lucky!), but some like me, may be flat our busy with other work. I've never really stopped crocheting or designing, just scaled back. I've been having a hard time finding "time" to spend writing and editing. I work in the home decorating and paint industry as a market manager full time and it's been a wild ride these past two years. Who knew that a pandemic would cause a construction and home reno boom?!  I'm tired. I'm exhausted. My mental health has taken a hit.  I've been reflecting on the things that I love, that have unfortunately been put on hold or been non prioritized as I work my ass off to make other people rich and happy. Such is life.  Every year at Christmas time, I crochet something for my employees as a gift. I almost didn't do it this year! Until a couple

Christmas Tree Ornament -free crochet pattern-

Is this pretty Christmas tree ornament not beautiful? I think it is and I have a great plan for it. I'm going to glue these onto cardstock and make my own Christmas cards, I'm so excited about this! However these are so adorable as they are intended, tree ornaments. This pattern has written instructions and a chart. Get the free pattern here!

Quick Cat Mask -free crochet pattern-

“… Stoic, silent, and mysterious, the cat represents the guardian of the Otherworld.  They keep the secrets of the Otherworld eternally to themselves, as they gaze with guile upon a world that does not see or understand the depth of their knowledge.” ( I wrote this pattern a couple of years ago and it was exclusively available on Ravelry as a PDF file. I almost forgot about it, until recently, because I was going through my free patterns list and creating a photo collage of my patterns. As of now, it is no longer available anywhere but here!!  So I present you... a quick and cute Halloween (or just for fun) pattern, enjoy! Skill Level:   Easy Yarn: Approximately 50 yards Worsted Weight (4) Hook: 4.5mm (7) Size:   Fits adult head.  Measures 7 inches across, not including whiskers.  Straps are adjustable to fit. Gauge:   Not important. Stitches (S

How to Crochet a CHUNKY Broomstick Lace Headband

Materials:  Small Ball of Chunky (Size 5) Yarn Size 6.5mm Crochet Hook Size 20mm Large Knitting Needle Filmed on a quiet evening while sick with a cold in a nice hotel room in Toronto, Ontario! I was there for work, but I took advantage of the quiet time. I had planned on speaking, but my voice was so raspy from the sickness, I decided I should probably do a text over instead.   Don't be afraid of broomstick lace!  In this video, I am using 3 loops, but you can make broomstick lace with 1 up to 5 loops. It really depends on what you are making. I can't wait to share more videos with you soon!

Venetian Hanging Plant Holder

I have loved the Venetian Lace square for a very long time. There's SO much you can do with it. I will get into those other projects another day, but today I am going to show you my hanging plant holders! It's a bit inspired by macrame, though I love crochet much more. This pattern can easily be adjusted to fit various different plant pots by adjusting your yarn (or thread) and hook. You are going to have to play with setting your gauge to get a specific size, but to be honest, I just winged it and both sizes that I made worked out perfect! The first hanging plant holder I made, I used a size 3.5mm crochet hook and worsted weight size 4 cotton crafting yarn. Each square measures approximately 6 inches. For the second plant holder, I used a size 2.00mm crochet hook and size 10 crochet thread. Each square measures about 4 inches. Just remember that these will stretch! The length of the straps is entirely up to you! THE PATTERN - you will be making five square

Video Phone Lanyard! Video Included

FREE TUTORIAL & PATTERN by Farrah Hodgson Materials:  Size 3 (DK Weight) Yarn; Knitca Bamboo used in pattern; small amount Crochet hook size USD3/3.25mm Yarn Needle to sew in ends Center Ch5, sl st in 1st ch to form a loop. Rnd 1: Ch5 (counts as 1dc and ch2), *(3dc, ch2) in ch5 loop** 3 times, 2dc in ch5 loop, sl st in 3rd ch of beginning ch5 to join. Rnd 2: Sc in 1st ch2 space, ch4 (counts as 1dc and ch2); 3dc in same ch2 space, *(3dc, ch2, 3dc) in next ch2 space** 3 times, 2dc in beginning ch2 space, sl st in 2nd ch of beginning ch4 to join. Rnd 3: Sc in 1st ch2 space, ch3, 2sc in same space, *(sc between next 2dc) 5 times, (2sc, ch3, 2sc) in next ch2 space** 3 times, (sc between next 2dc) 5 times, sc in beginning ch2 space, sl st in 1st sc to join. Do NOT fasten off. Neck Straps Sl st in 1st ch3 space, (ch151, turn; sl st back 150 chs) twice. Do NOT fasten off. Phone Holding Straps Side 1: Sl st in same ch3 spac