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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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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Father’s Day Pattern Roundup

****All pictures in this roundup are the property of the designer unless otherwise noted****

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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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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