Free Crochet Pattern Preemie & Newborn Basic Beanie

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Patterns for preemies are near and dear to my heart. I have had 2 nephews who were NICU babies and several friends whose little ones spent time in the NICU. Making hats for these tiny (and sometimes not even quite so tiny) babies can be heartbreaking. So in this post, you will find my free crochet pattern for hats for these little ones. I decided to include newborn in this set to break it down into easier sets and some of the bigger little ones in the NICU need that size as well. These sizes are ones that are very much in need by NICUs.

These hats are very easy to dress up and make fun as my testers did (and seemed to have great fun doing). Sometimes their hat is the only way personality can be expressed by these little ones’ parents.

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Triangle Stitch Belt & A Review

I have a new contributor pattern on Cre8tion Crochet! It goes along with my Triangle Stitch bags in that it is the same stitch used but this time I used a bulky yarn.

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Pictures courtesy of Michele’s Divine Crochet and Betty Lewis

Here is what my testers had to say:

“This is a fantastic pattern that works up quickly with clear, easy to follow directions. Not only are color possibilities endless, one completed belt gives the wearer multiple choices in hardware placement for totally different ‘looks’. This is an accessory that will spice up any outfit!”

– Betty Lewis

“Such a fun pattern!! Triangles are so fun to create, simple and quick, yet pretty! I can use this pattern to create a belt to go with everything I wear! It’s versatile and can be worn in the front, on the side, in the back, up high, down low, anywhere you can think!!”

– Jennifer Hughes, Craft N Crazee

I love this pattern! It’s fun and works up quick! I love the style and there are endless color combinations!”

– Michele Orr, Michele’s Divine Crochet

You can find the pattern for my Triangle Stitch Belt HERE on Cre8tion Crochet.

And now, on to the review!

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Small Triangle Stitch Bag – Free Pattern

Last month my contribution to Cre8tion Crochet was the Triangle Stitch Market Bag. One of the readers asked if there was a way to make it smaller as she wanted to make one for her granddaughter to carry. So I quickly put my thinking cap on and set out to adjust the pattern to a smaller size.

Here is what some of my testers had to say about this pattern:

The small Triangle Stitch Bag is a quick and easy pattern with the most adorable finished product! I had a blast making it and plan on making many more!”

-Michele Orr, Michele’s Divine Crochet

“This is an adorably cute little bag that works up quickly and is very versatile. Perfect for carrying/storing those small projects in style! This delightful bag is also just the right size for little hands to carry their treasures along.”

-Betty Lewis

“The small triangle bag is perfect for little on the go projects or at the market for more delicate items like tomatoes. Well written and easy to follow instructions for a quick work up.”

-Pamela Emerson, Pammy’s Bare Beanie

So here is the Small Triangle Stitch Bag! I hope you enjoy this pattern.

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Image courtesy of Michele’s Divine Crochet

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Little Flame Skirt Free Pattern

A few months ago, my best friend had a new little baby. I started developing a pattern line based on his name, Aidan, which means “little fire”. He won’t ever wear this particular item in the pattern line but as I worked on the patterns I just knew that I had to create a skirt.

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Swirling Leaves Fingerless Gloves

Swirling Leaves is one of my favorite stitches to use. I found it originally on a stitch site then adapted it to work how I wanted it to but left the basic bones of the stitch alone. I now have several patterns available in this line and some of them are free as contributions to Cre8tion Crochet.

I love this picture from one of my pattern testers. She did the Swirling Leaves Vest, Boot Cuffs and Fingerless Gloves for me. She used Lion Brand Heartland Glacier Bay Tweed and I LOVE how they came out.

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Swirling Leaves – New Patterns Coming Soon

One of my favorite pattern lines is my Swirling Leaves patterns. I have two of them on Cre8tion Crochet as free patterns, the beanie/slouch and the blanket. The beanie was actually my first contribution to Cre8tion Crochet. I have more patterns coming soon from that line, and I am super excited about them. One of the items is going to be available on Cre8tion Crochet next month and the others will probably be sometime in late January, early February as well. I’ve designed my first clothing item. As an example of how absolutely amazing it is, here is an encounter one of my testers had regarding the vest!

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Free Pattern: Interlocking Chains Scarf

Happy New Year! I have been super busy the last couple weeks just being Mom and enjoying having time with my munchkins. I hope that y’all had wonderful holidays and time with your families as well.

I got to spend some time crocheting and relaxing which was wonderful as well. I am super excited about some of the items that I have coming soon. There are some more Swirling Leaves patterns and I am working on some slippers in the Pamala line with 2 options, basic and cuffed.

One of the other things that was on my hook over the break was my Interlocking Chains Scarf done in a super bulky yarn. We have had some cold weather move in and I have been very grateful for its warmth because I don’t like cold!

To get the pattern, go HERE to the Cre8tion Crochet blog where I am a contributor. It’s a free pattern, and I hope you enjoy it! Let me know, what colors would you work it in?

NEW PATTERN: Pamala Earwarmer

I previously wrote about my mom and her battle with breast cancer. You can read about that here. This pattern is the next one in the line and there should be two more (boot cuffs and cowl/infinity scarf) that I am going to release either today or tomorrow.

I am in love with this pattern line and hope that you will love it too! My testers really liked the pattern, and the texture is wonderful (I love texture).

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