Monday, September 26, 2016

Free Crochet Shawl Pattern (Pink & White)

Time for another FREE crochet shawl pattern!

This shawl just flew by.

 Before I knew it I was weaving in the ends to finish! (my least favourite part)

Marerials I used: 

Loops & Threads Impecable
(Rich Orchid) (1 Ball)

Red Heart Super Saver
(White) (for the boarder)

6.0 mm crochet hook

Tapestry needle

I love chart patterns.

I search "Free Crochet Chart Pattern " and decide based on the photo and chart.

This pattern I found the exact same way.
The chart pattern can be found HERE

The dimentions of this shawl are 50" across the back and 26" in length.

The last 2 rows of the pattern were repeated until
the final size was reached.
Make it as big or small as needed!
Weave in the ends and you are done!

Saturday, March 26, 2016

Happy Easter !

I decided to crochet a chick for Easter, as a gift for someone special.

I had lots of fun putting him together.

He turned out a bit bigger than the pattern, mostly because I used value yarn (from the dollar store) and a slightly larger crochet hook (4mm)

The only modifications I made were:

I  added 4 rounds of white before the edging on the shell and 2 extra rounds of yellow at the crown of the head.

The eyes were croched 6 sc using the magic loop method and slipped stitched together to close the circle.

Instead of using 2 colours for the stripe on the shell I made is solid purple.

I used a slightly different wing pattern that can be found HERE.

The FREE crochet pattern of the hatching chick can be found HERE.

Happy Easter Everyone !

Saturday, January 9, 2016

Free Crochet Snowman Pattern

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year !

I recently made a cute snowman.

The free pattern can be found HERE

Notes: The snowman was a toy for a small child, so I did not put any poly-pellets in the bottom or used safety eyes (like the pattern called for). Just yarn and regular stuffing.
I also made sure to attach his accessories well enough so if they were pulled they wouldn't come off so easily.

Some materials I used were:

4mm crochet hook
Tapestry needle
Value yarn (acrylic)

He was a cute quick project to make! 

Saturday, November 14, 2015

Free Crochet Butterfly Stitch Shawl Pattern

Here is another quick project I decided to crochet. The Butterfly Stitch Shawl Pattern.

The Free crochet pattern can be found HERE

I found it easy to follow along with a video of how to crochet the pattern found HERE

The measurements are about 60" across the back and 30" long.

I used a value yarn with a 5.5mm ( I ) Hook.

The Pattern is written for a much smaller yarn and hook than I used (3.5mm/E )

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Crochet Shawl Pattern

I havn't posted anything recently, but that doesn't mean I havn't had projects on the go!

There is always left-over yarn from any project that I make.

If there isn't, I havn't finished the project yet and have to hope there is the same dye lot left at the store to purchase more.

I have recently been crocheting shawls with some left-over yarn.

Here is the final poduct (see below)!  The Free Crochet Shawl Pattern can be found HERE

I used Patons Classic Worsted Wool (Royal Purple).
I croched it to the same dimentions as the Pattern. (20" long and 50" wide.)  I used 2 balls and a 5mm hook. I also single crocheted a nice finished row across the top.

It went quick and I used up some of my stash.

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Crochet/Knit Toys

My friend had a baby shower last summer and I decided to crochet some toys
for the little bundle of joy.

One toy would not be enough, so I decided on two, which later turned into 4.

I crocheted 3 toy patterns and knit one. They are all FREE.

I began with the knitted fish pattern that can be found HERE
I then tried my hand at crocheting a turtle that can be found HERE

The airplane was also a fun project to crochet and can be found HERE
The pattern also includes a truck and a car. ( I have not made them... YET)

I finished by crocheting an elephant (which I think is so adorable) and can be found HERE
There is an extensive picture tutorial on how to crochet it (which I found quite helpful)
The elephant is put together while you crochet. No need for sewing !

Guage is not so essential for any of these patterns.
I used a soft baby acrylic for the fish and turtle and cotton for the elephant and airplane.
The patterns are pretty straight forward and easy to read.

With a little patience and creativity I would make any one of these toys again !

Friday, January 9, 2015

Crochet Hand Bag and Pullover

This time I decided to try my hand at a couple crochet projects.

The bag was made with Bernat Handicrafter Cotton. (Purple/White/Blue mix)

I used the big ball of it and had lots left over. Enough to make another for a gift !
 (the recipient LOVED it!)

I lined the bag and put a snap to close it.

There are 3 sizes to the pattern if you have too much stuff to fit in a tiny bag like this one.

The Free crochet pattern is called the Starling Hand Bag and can be found HERE

There is also a very thorough video on how to crochet it.


The other crochet project I finished is the Persimmon Pullover

I had some Patons Grace  cotton left over and it was just the right amount.

The Free Lionbrand Persimmon Pattern can be found HERE

It came out nicely and I like to add a splash of colour underneath with solid shirts.