Lacy Clover Infant Bonnet – Free Crochet Pattern

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The Lacy Clover Infant Bonnet was inspired by St. Patrick’s Day! I wanted to use a stitch that looked like clover so I went on the hunt for one that “spoke” to me. What I found was the Clover Lattice stitch in my copy of Robyn Chachula’s Crochet Stitches Visual Encyclopedia which is one of my go to resources for great stitches. I wanted a stitch that said springtime to me and was open enough it could be worn in spring or even summer. For summer wear, I would recommend a cotton or other breathable yarn. This is my contribution to Cre8tion Crochet.

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Picture credit to Hollie Bobo

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Nautilus Baby Beanie – Free Crochet Pattern

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One of my first pattern lines was the Nautilus line. My second contribution to Cre8tion Crochet was the Nautilus Baby Beanie. It is hard to believe that this pattern has been out for almost 2 years! The inspiration for these patterns was a knit hat that I saw on Pinterest that I fell in love with. One of my favorite things is to take inspiration from knit designs and try to recreate something similar in crochet.

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Swirling Leaves Beanie – Free Crochet Pattern

One of my favorite stitch patterns is the one that I have dubbed Swirling Leaves. This pattern for the Swirling Leaves Beanie was originally published on Cre8tion Crochet as a contributor pattern but I am going to be slowly moving the patterns here over the next month or so.

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You can either make this beanie to hug your head or make it slouchy. For a slouch you just need to work more rounds. It is also size from 18″ doll to adult so it is great for everyone! For a tutorial on working the Swirling Leaves stitch in the round, you can go HERE. [Read more…]

Holiday Stashdown CAL Teaser

I’m excited to be joining the Holiday Stashdown CAL! I’ve teamed up with 14 other crochet designers to share 15 free crochet patterns for holiday gift and decoration projects with you!

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Each pattern will be a one-skein project, or a stashbuster/scrappy project, so you can work from your own existing yarn stash to make a great holiday gift. (If you’d like to go ahead and buy some yarn just for the project, that’s ok, too! We love yarn as much as you do!)

How to join in the Holiday Stashdown cal

Every Monday from September 14 through December 21, 2015, a new crochet pattern will be posted on one of our 15 blogs.

  • You can join in by crocheting each of the patterns as you have time.
  • Share your progress and post pictures of your finished projects. Tag your projects and posts #HolidayStashdownCAL2015 on all social media.
  • Chat with other crocheters in our Facebook and Ravelry groups.
  • By the end of the crochet-a-long, you’ll have 15 great gifts for the holiday season.

So go check us out and join in the fun of the Holiday Stashdown CAL 2015!

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Summer Accessories Roundup

I’m always looking for fun summer items to crochet and wear when the weather gets warm. I like shawls for moving from the Oklahoma heat to the sometimes uncomfortably cool air conditioning (usually when I’m sitting in church). I also enjoy a cute scarf or cowl for an accent piece and of course having headbands and hair accessories are a must as well for me and for my daughter!

So I decided to roundup some of my favorite free patterns for crochet summer accessories to share with y’all.

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Father’s Day Pattern Roundup

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It can sometimes be hard to find things to crochet for the guys in your life. I decided to do a roundup of crochet patterns for dad with Father’s Day coming up. Most of these there is still time to make them before Father’s day which is fast approaching! I asked my testers for input on what some of their favorites are when I was putting this together and planning the roundup.

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I’ll start with the freebies:

1. Father Pullover by Melissa Leapman for Red Heart – I love how simple this sweater looks. And even if you don’t make it for Father’s Day, it is something that can be made for Christmas or birthday. It is a very classic looking sweater.

2. Diamonds in the Rough by Michael Snow – This scarf done in Tunisian crochet is subtly patterned and looks great. Using the Tunisian simple stitch and Tunisian purl stitch, it is an easy and beautiful project. Perfect for the trendy dad in your life!

3. Tunisian Tie by Kara Gunza of Petals to Picots – Another Tunisian crochet pattern, this tie is another simple and quick project. Easily personalized with colors, a new take on a classic Father’s Day gift.

4. Slip Stitch Bow Tie by Jessie Rayot of Jessie At Home – And if the man in your life prefers a bow tie, there is a pattern for that as well!

5. Work or Play Beanie by Kathy Lashley of ELK Studio – This simple hat looks great and is sure to please whoever it is made for. Nice and thin to not be bulky but great for some warmth.

And the paid ones:

6. Opa House Shoes Slippers by Tara Murray of Mamachee – I really like these slippers from Mamachee. It can be hard to find a good slipper pattern for men but this one definitely fits the need.

7. Manly Man Spa Set by Krista Short of The Evergreen Shore – Who says spa sets are only for women? The manly men in your family will love this one! (pssssttttt….keep your eyes open for a review and giveaway involving this one coming soon!)

8. Ballcap Earwarmer by Lisa Jelle of Kaleidoscope Art&Gifts – This would be great for the guy that likes to hunt! Done in camo yarn or hunter orange or even team colors. The possibilities are endless!

9. Shockwave Beanie by Liz McQueen of Playin’ Hooky Designs – This is the hat that she campaigned for Zac Brown to wear on stage. You can read about that here on her blog. I love how this hat can be subtle or bold depending on color choices.

10. The Tech Lounger by Krista Short of  The Evergreen Shore – If you have a techie in your life, this would be a great gift! You could do team colors or just leave it neutral.

 

So these were some of my favorites. Do you have any favorite patterns for the guys in your life? Which of these are you most likely to make or is your favorite? 

Keep creating!

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Easter Egg Free Graph

I have been doing several patterns lately that my 16×16 graphs will fit into. Well now I have a new set of graphs just in time for Easter! I designed 2 decorated Easter egg graphs and then left a 3rd blank egg. Then I made a larger blank egg. So you are getting 4 free graphs for this one but endless possibilities!

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Native American Set – Free Crochet Pattern

This pattern for a Native American Set came about because I had a customer who sent me a picture and I couldn’t find any patterns that were exactly what I wanted.

So I picked up my hook and went to creating.

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Designiversary Giveaway

It’s finally here! The kickoff of the MEGA Designiversary Giveaway! I am so excited about this. So many great things from so many talented designers and crafters.

Without further ado, here is what we have:

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Bunnies Roundup! 10 free crochet patterns

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With Easter quickly approaching, I decided that I wanted to do a roundup of bunny patterns. They are all so cute and hopefully there is something for everyone! Keep your eyes peeled if you like bunnies because I will probably follow it up with paid patterns a little later!

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