Friday, December 8, 2017

7 Hour Cardigan, Cocoon Cardigan, Blanket Shrug, Crochet Pattern


Cocoon Cardigan Crochet Pattern






Crochet Cocoon Cardigan



Crochet Blanket Cardigan



Crochet Blanket Sweater



This is my first crochet clothing pattern for women. I wanted to start with a design that has minimal shaping and a cocoon shrug pattern was the best choice. I anticipated that I will be working on this for a week but to my surprise, I finished the size Small in under 7 hours. The bigger ones might take a couple of hours extra, but this will be a pattern that will work up very quickly for a garment. I had bought Vanna's choice yarn on sale during Thanksgiving and you know what the cost of this sweater turned out to be? Under 15 dollars! Sizes Small to Large need only 8 skeins of yarn. Isn't that amazing? A sweater that won't break your back or the bank. I hope you will enjoy working on this pattern.

* The pattern is written in standard American terms.

*It includes sizes XS/S, M/L and XL/2XL.

*The pattern uses front post and back post double crochet stitches for the collar and you can see a tutorial here.

*  It uses worsted weight(size 4 yarn). Lion Brand Vanna's Choice Yarn in colors Linen and Rust were used for the shrug pictured.

*It is worked using a J(6mm) hook. 

* The shrug has minimal shaping and is very quick to work up. 

* The design is meant to be loose fitting.

Payment can be made securely through PayPal using your credit card or PayPal account, see FAQ for details. The pattern will be emailed to you within 24 hours, actually much sooner. If you have any questions or fail to receive the patterns please use the 'Contact Me' form on my blog, top left. Please do not resell the pattern itself or pass it onto others. All my patterns are protected by copyright. Read my Copyright page for more info.


7 Hour Cocoon Cardigan
$5.50   


Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Crochet Messy Bun Beanie Pattern, Option for Slouch Hat Included


Messy Bun Crochet Hat Pattern


Slouchy Hat Crochet Pattern


Messy Bun Beanie Crochet Pattern



This is a gorgeous crochet hat that will be perfect for fall, mild winter or Spring. The crochet pattern includes an option for a Messy bun hat as well as a Slouchy. Double the fun, right? I designed this hat with Craftsy's Sprightly yarn and absolutely loved the results. It had the right amount of drape and thickness for this project and I plan to use it more in my future projects.

* The pattern includes 4 sizes, Toddler, Child, Preteen-Adult Small, Adult Medium/Large

* The pattern gives you 2 options, one to make a Messy Bun Beanie and another to make a Slouchy Hat.

* The pattern is written in Standard American Terms. 

*The pattern uses worsted weight yarn ( size 4 medium). I used Sprightly Acrylic Wool Worsted Yarn in color Charcoal Heather.


Payment can be made securely through PayPal using your credit card or PayPal account, see FAQ for details. The pattern will be emailed to you within 24 hours, actually much sooner. If you have any questions or fail to receive the patterns please use the 'Contact Me' form in my blog, top left. Please do not resell the pattern itself or pass it onto others. All my patterns are protected by copyright. Read my Copyright page for more info.


Mallory Messy Bun Hat/Slouchy
$5.50   

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Friday, December 1, 2017

Crochet Cowl Pattern, Celestia Triangle Cowl

Crochet Boho Cowl Pattern



Crochet Triangle Cowl Pattern



Crochet Cowl Pattern





Who wouldn't love a cowl in this cold weather? This crochet pattern has been designed keeping both style and ease of use in mind. Since it is a cowl, you just have to slip it on and you are ready to go, unlike triangle shawls that need to be wrapped around your neck. The fringe adds a Boho touch that I adore, but if you are not a fringe girl, you can opt not to add them. 

I love the one I made with a variegated yarn and the light grey. The green turned out too dark and was not really showing the stitch pattern. So I suggest you use light colors for this pattern. Which cowl did you like the best?

* The pattern is written in standard American terms.
*The pattern comes in 3 sizes, Toddler, Child, and Adult.
* Any light worsted weight yarn like Redheart stripes, Lion Brand Heartland or Lion Brand Wool-ease would work well. 
* Hook J(6mm) was used for the samples.

Payment can be made securely through PayPal using your credit card or PayPal account, see FAQ for details. The pattern will be emailed to you within 24 hours, actually much sooner. If you have any questions or fail to receive the patterns please use the 'Contact Me' form on my blog, top left. Please do not resell the pattern itself or pass it onto others. All my patterns are protected by copyright. Read my Copyright page for more info.



Celestia Cowl
$5.50   

Thursday, November 30, 2017

Snowflake Mittens, Free Crochet Pattern











This is my first attempt at Tapestry crochet and I must say I absolutely love the result. I worked really hard on this pattern, testing and retesting it until my brain exploded. Making the chart was also a tedious but fun experience. Since it is my first attempt, I am a little nervous. So feel free to email me if you find any errors. 

I would love to make it in grey next. What color would you make your mittens in? Leave a comment below. I hope you will enjoy this free pattern as much as I enjoyed designing it.

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

How to Seamlessly Change Colors in the Middle of a SC, HDC or DC Row



Watch the video below to learn how to change colors seamlessly in the middle of any single crochet, double crochet or half double crochet row. This method would work at the end of the rows as well.



Friday, November 17, 2017

Knit Look Chunky Hat Crochet Pattern, Kaitlyn Slouch








If you have always admired the look of knitted hats then this chunky hat crochet pattern is for you. It is chunky, looks knit and works up quickly. What more do you need? If you want to learn how to make the Fur pom poms in less than a dollar, watch my tutorial here: Fur Pom Pom Tutorial


* The pattern includes 4 sizes, Toddler, Child, Preteen-Adult Small, Adult Medium/Large

* The pattern is written in Standard American Terms. 

*The pattern uses Super Bulky yarn(size 6 medium). I used Lionbrand Wool-Ease Thick and Quick and Big Twist Natural Blend. 

* An N/P (10)mm hook was used for the pattern.

Payment can be made securely through PayPal using your credit card or PayPal account, see FAQ for details. The pattern will be emailed to you within 24 hours, actually much sooner. If you have any questions or fail to receive the patterns please use the 'Contact Me' form in my blog, top left. Please do not resell the pattern itself or pass it onto others. All my patterns are protected by copyright. Read my Copyright page for more info.


Kaitlyn Chunky Slouch
$5.50   


Thursday, November 16, 2017

How to Adjust Your Foundation Chain Without Unraveling your First Row in Crochet




Have you ever had to start a crochet project with a long chain of say more than 200 chains and lost count? At the end of the row do you get frustrated when you don't have enough chains or have too many extra chains? Now you can adjust the length of your foundation chain without unraveling your first row. Watch the video below to learn this useful tip.

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Check out our full collection of crochet patterns: Pattern Gallery.The hat below with 2 options is the most famous pattern right now along with the Woman's Boots.













Friday, November 10, 2017

Heidi Hooded Scarf, Free Crochet Pattern










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I hope you will enjoy working on this hooded scarf crochet pattern and it will keep you warm in the coming cold months. This Scarfie yarn was in my stash since last winter. I regretted buying it and wondered what I would make with it. I was convinced I made a bad choice until I actually started making the hood for this scarf. It was a little hard to see my stitches in the black parts but other than that the yarn was nice to work with, and I love the look of single ply yarns. I was surprised to see that this yarn was labeled Bulky weight. I would consider it close to a worsted weight yarn in thickness. What do you think of this yarn? 

Friday, October 27, 2017

Slouch Boots Crochet pattern, Slipper Crochet Pattern, US Shoe Sizes 5 to 10

Woman's Slipper Boots Crochet Pattern


Crochet Pattern for Tall Slouch Boots

Woman's Slouch Boots Crochet










I cannot tell you how excited I am to publish this new boots crochet pattern. After the huge success of my Classic Boots, I  have high hopes for this one, fingers crossed! These slouch boots are the right blend of comfort and style. This would be perfect for any woman who is young or young at heart. The metal buttons I purchased from JoAnn Fabrics make the perfect embellishment. I hope you will love this design as much as I do :).

* The pattern is written in Standard American Terms.

*Pattern uses 2 strands of worsted weight yarn ( size 4 medium) held together.

* Pattern includes 3 sizes, Small ( fits US sizes 5/6), Medium (fits Us sizes 7/8) , and Large ( fits US sizes 9/10)

* Pattern includes lots of pictures to guide you.

Payment can be made securely through PayPal using your credit card or PayPal account, see FAQ for details. The pattern will be emailed to you within 24 hours, actually much sooner. If you have any questions or fail to receive the patterns please use the 'Contact Me' form in my blog, top left. Please do not resell the pattern itself or pass it onto others. All my patterns are protected by copyright. Read my Copyright page for more info.


Woman's Slouch Boots 
 $5.50   


Thursday, October 19, 2017

How to Crochet a Quick Twist Headband or Earwarmer, A Free Crochet Pattern

Crochet Ear Warmer Pattern With a Twist


Free Crochet Headband Pattern


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This Twist ear warmer crochet pattern uses the same extended single crochet stitch used for my Brooklyn mittens and boot cuffs. I eliminated the chains in between to make a denser fabric for more warmth. This works up in less than one hour and would make a great item for last minute gifts or craft fairs. I used my favorite yarn, Lionbrand Wool Ease for the samples. Any light worsted weight yarn should work. I hope you like the pattern. 

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

How to Finish Your Work in the Round With an Invisible Join


As we crochet more, we all learn new techniques to add finishing touches to our work. Use this quick tip to finish your work in the round and you won't be able to tell where your round ended. A video is also provided at the end of the blog post. Do you have any crochet tips or tricks up your sleeve? Please share them in the comments below. 


Cut the yarn and pull the yarn tail out, thread a yarn needle with the tail and insert it under the first sc.


Then insert it into the first st, pull the yarn tail until you have a fake stitch which is the same size as the rest of your stitches.


Your fake stitch will look just like any other stitch of the round ( shown in blue). You can now go ahead and weave in that tail.




Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Tulip Garden Beanie Crochet Pattern

Textured Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern

Textured Hat Crochet Pattern



This is another one of my patterns in the Puff Stitch Crochet Hats series. I love textured hats and this one is no different. Puff stitches interspersed with front post stitches make these lovely hats unique. I used Lionbrand Wool Ease for the samples, but you can substitute it with any light worsted weight yarn. The hat has a fair amount of elasticity and the design becomes more prominent once you wear the hat on your head. 

When I asked my blog readers to help me name this hat, the things they saw in the design were simply mind-boggling. Praying hands, mom's hugs, migrating birds, and Tulip garden are some of them that really stood out. I picked the name Tulip Garden Beanie as it has a nice ring to it and sounds cheerful. A big thank you to Jason Samra Adams for suggesting this beautiful name. 

*The pattern is written in standard American terms.

*Any light worsted weight yarn ( size 4 medium) can be used. Lionbrand Wool Ease was used for gauge. Colors used were Fisherman, Seaspray and Grey Heather.

* Sizes include Toddler, Child, Preteen to Small Adult and Large Adult.

Hook I (5.5 mm) for Adult and Toddler sizes. Child size is worked using an H (5mm) hook.

* One fur pom pom. I used a 3 ½ inch one for the child and adult sizes. Toddler size might need a 3 inch pom pom. You can find a free tutorial to make a pom pom for less than a dollar here: Fur Pom Pom Tutorial


* Yarn needle to weave in the tails.


Payment can be made securely through PayPal using your credit card or PayPal account, see FAQ for details. Once the payment is made, the pattern will be emailed to you in 24 hours. If you have any questions or fail to receive the patterns please use the 'Contact Me' form in my blog, top left. Please do not resell the pattern itself or pass it onto others. All my patterns are protected by copyright. Read my Copyright page for more info.




Tulip Garden Beanie

$5.00


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