Crochet Poncho – free mandala yarn pattern

free crochet yarn cake poncho patternOf course I always feel like my current project is my favorite but this crochet poncho really is! My husband is a big romantic and surprised me with a marriage vows renewal at the beach for Valentine’s day. What a wonderful coincidence that I had just fallen head over heels for the mandala yarn cakes and was in the middle of crocheting this Poncho. I quickly finished and got to wear it for my beach re-wedding! This makes me especially happy to share the free pattern here with you. Keep reading for the free crochet yarn cake poncho pattern!

Update! You can now download the PDF of this pattern along with a photo tutorial of the flower stitch following this link for a small fee!

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Crochet and loss

crochet and grievingI felt compelled to write this post after I received a comment from a reader that really resonated with me. I realized that this was a story I had heard many times, people who have used crochet as a lifeline after suffering a loss. A woman, who bought some of my yarn at a garage sale, started talking to me about the role crochet played in her life and her story actually encouraged me to start crochettherapy.com. Keep reading after the tag!

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Crochet Block Stitch Hat free pattern

Free Crochet Slouch Beanie PAttern

I’m so excited to share this pattern with you!  I think the canary yellow is so nice and cheerful that I call this hat the Bee’s Knees 🙂 . The hat makes me happy and it’s so comfy that I have found myself wearing it a lot. The free crochet block stitch hat pattern is fun, fast and easy to make. This is definitely a beginner friendly hat!

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Boho Crochet Messy Bun Hat: free pattern

free crochet ponytail hat pattern bohoI have been working on this design for a while and it was supposed to be an ear warmer at first. After some crocheting, though, I knew I wanted to turn it into one of these super practical messy bun hats that nearly broke the internet. The pattern is not necessarily for beginners (unless you are ambitious!) but it’s a really fun, boho – y stitch combination. I just love the texture and it combines everything I enjoy about crochet! I think it is well worth learning and maybe you’ll want to make a cowl or scarf with these stitches as well. Keep reading for the free crochet Messy Bun hat pattern!

 

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Crochet Berry Fingerless Gloves free pattern

free crochet pattern fingerless mitts

I just love the look of crochet fingerless gloves. When the Crochet Berry hat was done the rest of my purple Vanna’s Choice yarn was calling and I had to answer. These crochet fingerless mitts work up really fast and the pattern is pretty easy. The set will really look great and is sure to keep you nice and warm!

Find the free crochet fingerless gloves pattern after the tag!

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Crochet and Happiness: My Story

crochet against depression

I want to let you in on a secret. If you have landed on my site, you are probably a crocheter or thinking about learning. Did you know you are not ‘just’ enjoying a hobby but you are actively taking care of yourself?  Numerous studies have shown just how good knitting and crocheting are for your mental and physical health. So, congratulations! If your New Years resolution was to take better care of yourself and improve your health, you are already doing it! Read more about Crochet and Happiness after the tag!

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Crochet Berry Hat free pattern

 

free crochet hat patternThe whole time while I was making this hat it reminded me of something. I couldn’t quite tell what it was and only when it was finished did I see it. Blackberries! Make this yummy hat with a ribbed brim to keep your ears nice and toasty. It’s also designed to have a little slouch which makes it very comfy. Keep reading for the free crochet berry hat pattern!

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How to crochet a Ribbed Brim

ribbed edge crochet tutorialCrochet a ribbed Brim

The ribbing stitch is a crochet stitch that almost looks like knit fabric. This stitch is perfect for the brim of a hat, the ends of gloves or the sleeves and bottom of sweaters. I think it gives a nice, finished look to wearable projects and it’s pretty easy to learn. My most favorite part of this crochet trick is that the fabric becomes stretchy. Keep reading for the tutorial on the Ribbing stitch worked two ways!

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