Christmas Crochet

Free crochet pattern: Snowflake ornament

This cute Winter Snowflake tree can be used as a package ornament, hung on the tree, is easy to make, easy to give, and cute as ever.

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Free Crochet Pattern: Baby 50/50 Blocks and Bobbles Blanket

This color block pattern with rows of bobbles makes a classy beautiful baby blanket. I’ve been dreaming of trying some bobbles and incorporating them into a pattern. I love the color block technique I learned from Daisy Farm Crafts so thought I’d try another and add the bobbles with it. I previously used the color block style in this gray/white blanket found in one of my other blog posts.

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Free Crochet Pattern: Graduated Stripes Baby Blanket

Easy baby blanket pattern in graduated stripes. Inspiration for this blanket pattern was inspired by a a vision I had about gradually smaller stripes like a wave makes in the sand. And the color is just a favorite yarn I’ve been dreaming about spinning into a blanket: Caron Super Soft in Persimmon, a rusty orange color.

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Free Pattern: Easy Brushed Texture Leaves (or Feathers) Wall Hanging

Designed specifically for a friend, this macrame string art is leaves or feathers depending on how you look at it. Complete instructions, it’s easier than it looks!

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Free Crochet Pattern: Baby Blocks and Stripes Blanket

Inspiration comes from everywhere, this blanket pattern was inspired by a cardigan sweater I saw. I loved the color blocks and stripes combo and then I decided it would be made from a favorite yarn I’ve been dreaming about: Caron Super Soft in Pistachio green color.

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Free Crochet Pattern: Pretty Pebbles Dish Cloths, Washcloths

I love this set of wash cloths for the kitchen or bath. These make a great addition to a baby gift basket, house warming kitchen basket, or even a spa basket. The pretty pebbly fabric makes a natural scrubby and the texture is just so lovely, the cloth turns out thick and squishy.

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Free Crochet Pattern: Simple Classic Dishcloth, Lemon Peel (SC, DC) – EASY

During this COVID quarantine, I’ve spent a bunch of time crocheting dishcloths and landed on my favorite pattern that is simple and quick. I’ve done several in other patterns, but keep coming back to this easy repeat.

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Free Knitting Pattern: Solu Beanie Hat

I don’t have the tools I need to do real cable knitting yet so I thought I’d start the new year by creating a “faux cable” look as an entry-level start to 2020. I’ve watched videos explaining a back loop “twist stitch” that creates a “faux knit cable” and I spent New Year’s Day swatching, trying several variations, frogging and re-trying that ended with creation of this faux-cable beanie to share and ring in the new year. Cheers! ***There is a PDF version of this pattern available on Ravelry.

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Free Knitting Pattern: Color Block Hat

Happy New Year – Starting off 2020 playing with some color blocking. Sticking with Lion Brand Wool-Ease Thick and Quick because I just love the way it knits up and I still have more colors to try!! ** An Ad-Free PDF version of this pattern is available to download on Ravelry.

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Free Knitting Pattern: Poppy Troll Hat (Age 2-3)

The special inspiration to make this hat comes from a friend’s granddaughter who loves Poppy Troll. I started searching for yarn that would fit the need for hippy style! Enter my new favorite indulgence: Malabrigo Rasta yarn. The yarn is amazing so I kept the stitches simple.

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Free Crochet Pattern: SC BLO and DC BLO Washcloth

Free Crochet dishcloth pattern simply repeating SC and DC with a twist, use back loop only through the body of the fabric. So pretty!

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Crochet Tip: Clean and Neat Starting Edge

Crochet Tip: Photo tutorial
When working the first row of crochet, a pattern may state they you work in the back “bump” loop rather than the top loops of the chain. It creates a neat, clean edge, especially nice if there will be no border.

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Free Crochet Pattern: Back Loop Ridge Dishcloth / Washcloth

Free Crochet Pattern: Back Loop Ridge Dishcloth / Washcloth – this wonderful, textured dishcloth is a super quick crochet project with a fun twist, every row is worked in the back loops of the previous. Beginner friendly, it’s an easy choice for a take-along or work up a gift set tonight while watching your favorite TV show!

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Free Knitting Pattern: Basketweave Baby Blanket

Free knitting pattern: Basketweave Baby Blanket – lightweight smaller baby blanket in a washable acrylic, has a lovely drape. The pattern is mid-level easy for the advanced beginner who has practiced and gained confidence in un-knitting a few stitches backwards, can drop stitches and fix a few rows back if needed, and can read their work along the way.

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Free Crochet Pattern: Simply Sunny Dishcloth / Washcloth

FREE CROCHET PATTERN: Quick And Easy Dishcloth / Washcloth – Easy beginner friendly textured and colorful sunny yellow cotton dishcloth

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Free Knitting Pattern: Simple Seed Stitch Beanie Hat

Free Knitting Pattern: Simple Seed Stitch Beanie Hat, the texture is simply awesome, the look is absolutely classic. And there are so many colors that will look fabulous in this textured beginner-friendly wool blend yarn! ** An Ad-Free PDF version of this pattern is available to download on Ravelry.

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Free Knitting Pattern: Mommy Daddy and Me Hats (3 sizes included)

Free Knitting Patterns: Three hat sizes in this single article – one each for baby, beanie, and slouchie versions of this hat pattern. Also includes solid pattern of each size. So many colors and combinations to choose online or from your local yarn store!

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Free Knitting Pattern: 2-Color Fair Isle Beanie Hat

Free knitting pattern: 2-color Fair Isle.
I’ve been practicing my knitting all winter, this was a big goal met for me… to tackle Fair Isle! I’d seen so many color combinations I like and wanted to get good enough to make my own design and figure out how to best work the color changes. From holding the yarn to figuring out the repeats I like, here is the result. Hope you enjoy this as much as I do!

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Free Knitting Pattern: Garter Rib Weave Hat

Free Knitting Pattern: Garter Rib Weave Hat
A lovely textured beanie is the chunky winter wearable made with Lion Brand Thick and Quick super bulky yarn. Great texture and beginner-friendly! ** An ad-free printable PDF version of this pattern is available on Ravelry.

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