Free Crochet Pattern – Twisted Treasures Boot Cuff

Sometimes I find a stitch that I just know I want to create something out of and that is what happened with this, my latest free crochet pattern. I did adapt the stitch a bit to get the exact look I wanted because it wasn’t coming out “just right”. Also, I love wearing boot cuffs so that is why I decided to make them. I will be doing more patterns with this stitch though because I really enjoyed making these with it. The name for these boot cuffs is a mashup of a couple of the suggestions from my testers. So please enjoy the Twisted Treasures Boot Cuffs!

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Free Crochet Pattern Preemie & Newborn Basic Beanie

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This allows me to continue to provide great content and free patterns.

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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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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Tips & Tricks 1: Yardage

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Have you ever looked at a pattern, wanted to work it in a different yarn from the one suggested and then see that the yarn requirements are listed as number of skeins or the weight of a particular yarn? How do you make sure that you have enough of the yarn you want to use? I’m going to answer those questions in this first of my tips & tricks posts.

Are you a new designer trying to figure out how many yards of yarn you used in a pattern so you can put your most accurate information into your pattern?

How do you determine the yardage? What can you do to figure that out? Well, I’m going to give you the method, but I am also going to provide you with some charts to help you out! I have Red Heart Super Saver in this post, but the others will be in upcoming posts and I will link them here.

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Pattern Release: Blooming Flowers Tank

It’s a PATTERN RELEASE!

I’m super excited to announce the release of a new pattern! The Blooming Flowers Tank came about because my daughter wanted a shirt made of flowers. When she specifically asks me to create something for her, I do my best to achieve what she wants and her verdict is that it is “perfect”. Unfortunately I didn’t get to snap a picture of her smiling face in the new top so I will have to do that when she gets back from MiMi and PawPaw’s in a week or so.

However, the size 4 of the tank is FREE over on Cre8tion Crochet. The other sizes from child size 6 through 10 are available for purchase in my Ravelry store.

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Farmyard Friends – Crochet Graphs

I have some new crochet graphs available to purchase in my store. Please welcome the Farmyard Friends! I have not put them on Ravelry yet because they are standalone graphs that can be plugged into any of my patterns that call for a 16×16 graph and can also be used in the wrister patterns from Sick ‘Lil Monkeys which can be found here and here.

These particular graphs work really great for sippy cup covers. As with all my individual graph patterns, the graph comes rotated 3 ways to allow you to choose how to work it.

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Nautilus Sale

Here is my last special for Christmas in July~Hanukkah in the Heat: a Nautilus sale! I am putting my Nautilus patterns on sale for 50% off with a coupon code until midnight central time, Friday, July 24th.

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Christmas in July RTS Sale

Today’s deal for the Christmas in July~Hanukkah in the Heat Blog Hop is going to be a Christmas in July RTS Sale! What is RTS? That just means that the items are ready to ship. These are items that I made as samples or had extra stock of and y’all are going to get the benefit because these prices are lower than I typically offer.

Here is what is available:

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Christmas in July 2015!

It’s CHRISTMAS IN JULY 2015!

My first special for the Christmas in July~Hanukkah in the Heat event is a sale! You have to keep reading to see what the code is but this is a great deal to get a head start on those holiday craft fair items.

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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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