Free Crochet Hat Pattern: Ready for Winter

Baby, it's still cold outside! This free crochet pattern is not just for the holidays. It's a quick and easy pattern, so in almost no time at all your little one can have an adorable hat that will keep him or her cozy all winter long.

Baby, it’s still cold outside! This adorable toddler stocking cap is not just for the holidays. It’s a quick, easy, and free crochet pattern, so in almost no time at all your little one can have an adorable hat that will keep him or her cozy all winter long. Let’s go outside and play! Find the free pattern here. Pattern: Ready for Santa Designer: Jenn Wolfe Kaiser Source: Life Adorned

The Making of the Spill Crochet Shawl

Curious about the specifics on how the Spill crochet shawl is constructed and stitch counts configured? Here I share the details of my design process.

The Spill crochet shawl is a crescent shape with a pattern worked in rows. It uses simple stitches: single crochet, double crochet, slip stitch. The pattern incorporates short rows on one side of the shawl so that the color shifts of the yarn (or stripes, if using multiple yarns) are off-center. Even though the design is simple, you can yield some dramatic results when you pair it with a showcasing yarn. I’ve had some people wondering about the specifics on how the shawl is constructed and how I came up with the stitch counts in the pattern. There … read more

Free Crochet Shawl Pattern: Spill

Spill is a shawl worked in rows in a gradient yarn, with short rows used to create a gradual, off-center color change. Crochet it with a long color-shifting yarn, or use a few different colors to create asymmetrical stripes.

Crochet your own eye-catching lace shawl with this free pattern. Spill  is a shawl worked in rows in a gradient yarn, with short rows used to create a gradual, off-center color change.  Crochet it with a long color-shifting yarn, or use a few different colors to create asymmetrical stripes. The finished shawl is a crescent shape that measures about 48” (122 cm) along the inside curve and about 14” (35.5 cm) deep in the center. This pattern is written using US crochet terminology. Includes 3 pages of written instructions and photographs. Download the FREE pattern now. The … read more

Free Crochet Hat Pattern: Ready for Santa

With this quick and free crochet stocking cap pattern, your little one is ready for their first visit from Santa! Adorable on any little boy or girl.

Make a fun and festive stocking cap for your toddler this season with this FREE crochet pattern. This girl is ready for her first visit from Santa! Your little one can be too, with this simple pattern that looks just adorable on any little boy or girl. The brim is really fluffy, but it’s so quick and easy. It only takes one round of single crochet with the super-soft and bulky fur yarn. Pair the fur yarn with a worsted weight yarn in one or more colors, and here’s a fun project that works up in just one evening. Perfect for photo shoots, … read more

Crochet Handspun Shawl: Life, the Universe, and Everything

Life, the Universe, and Everything is an attractive and cozy handspun shawl. I stitched it using handspun yarn and a free, easy-to-follow crochet pattern.

Life, the Universe, and Everything  is an attractive and cozy handspun shawl. I stitched it using handspun yarn and a free, easy-to-follow pattern. The Crochet Shoulder Wrappers group on Ravelry is a very active, friendly, and energetic group of crafters. They have at least three crochet-alongs (CALs) every month, and anyone can participate. It’s a fun way to discover new designs and enjoy the crochet community. Plus, if you need help at any point in the pattern or are interested in advice on how to change something, there’s a community of people to help you or offer opinions. I participated … read more

Free Crochet Pattern: Belmont Boot Toppers

Add a pop of color to your wardrobe without the whole bulky sock with this quick crochet boot cuff pattern! Download it for free.

Add a pop of color to your wardrobe without the whole bulky sock with this quick crochet boot cuff pattern! These little cuffs peek out from above your boots and can be worn straight, folded, or upside down. The pattern uses worsted weight yarn and is written in 4 different sizes. This project is quick and easy, and the finished boot toppers are a fun addition to so many different looks. Download the pattern for FREE. Pattern: Belmont Boot Toppers Designer: Jenn Wolfe Kaiser Source: Life Adorned

Spring Bunnies

This adorable amigurumi pattern is just right for a small spring project. These bunnies were so much fun to make. Free crochet pattern from All About Ami.

This amigurumi crochet pattern is just right for a small spring project. These bunnies were so much fun to make, and the design is adorable. This was sort of a new thing for me, because I love making plushies but I don’t usually add extras such as fabric. I used embroidery floss and glue to attach the pieces to the ears and feet. His carrot was made with embroidery floss, and her flower was made with a pretty little scrap of handspun yarn. My six-year-old cousin was delighted with her pair of birthday presents this year! … read more

Baby Pixie Bonnets

Babies are so fun to crochet for. It's all adorable, and this pixie bonnet is no exception. I quickly made four of these using Shara Lambeth's free pattern.

Babies are so fun to crochet for. It’s all so adorable, and this free pattern for a newborn pixie bonnet is no exception. The short amount of time that it takes to finish an adorable and cozy little hat is so worth it, despite the fact that they’ll grow out of it almost as fast. I know four couples who are expecting wee ones this spring and summer. How exciting! I fell in love right away with the design of this little pixie hat, so I decided to make a few of them to give to the expectant parents. I don’t know … read more

Crochet with Handspun: Merino Cowl

Working with handspun yarn you're not crazy about can surprise you. When I finally used this yarn with a fun free cowl pattern, I found its true potential.

Sometimes, working with a soft but seemingly lackluster handspun yarn can surprise you. I spun a skein of single-ply yarn out of some fabulous merino combed top, but I wasn’t very excited about the results. It sat around for a couple of years while I pondered its fate. This winter, while looking for a quick and simple project to knock out in between working on larger garments, I found myself yearning for something thick and soft to counter all of the thin, hard lace I’d been working. My handspun yarn just felt so luscious. I’m glad … read more

Free Beginner Crochet Pattern: Just-Like-That Hat

The Just-Like-That Hat is a free crochet pattern using basic stitches. It's a great pattern for crocheting your first hat or for when you need a quick gift.

If you’re looking for an easy-to-follow pattern to crochet your first hat, look no further! The Just-Like-That Hat is a free crochet pattern that includes simple written instructions and uses very basic crochet stitches. This beanie pattern suited for all skill levels, so it’s great for when you want a quick and simple crochet project or a last-minute gift. The design uses bulky yarn, so you’ll have a cozy accessory in no time! Hat can be made in adult-size small or large, and you can easily add or subtract rows to get an even more personalized fit. Crochet it using one solid color, or get creative with stripes by … read more

Circles to Squares Afghan

Circles to Squares is an afghan constructed with crochet motifs in different sizes. You can make one yourself with a free Lion Brand pattern.

Circles to Squares is an afghan constructed with crochet motifs in different sizes. I added a bit of handmade coziness to our couch by finally finishing up this lap blanket. It was a long-term project that I slowly worked on over the past year or so. It’s satisfying to finish up something that has been in progress for so long! You can make one yourself with this free pattern from Lion Brand. There are so many possibilities for fun color combinations with this pattern! It could also be decorative and snuggly in … read more

Thread Crochet Doilies

Thread crochet doilies and small table runners make great portable or warm-weather projects. I used free patterns that I found online to create these two.

I’ve really been digging thread crochet lately. The open and lacy stitch patterns are loose and quick to work up, and it’s such a contrast from the tighter wearable items I usually make. After finishing these doilies, I picked up my regular ‘H’ hook and some worsted-weight yarn, and it felt like thick rope in my hands. It’s nice to switch it up sometimes! Doilies and small table runners make great portable or warm-weather projects. Both of these doily patterns are available for FREE online! Black Doily Pattern: Antlia Designer: Patrizia Pisani Source: crochetpatty … read more