Hurricane post

Hi guys!

I really appreciate you checking out crochettherapy.  It means a lot to me to have so many readers and I am happy every day to be in the midst of all my fellow crocheters!

Our family had to evacuate due to Hurricane Irma and I am writing this post because there is a good possibility that I wont have power or internet until the end of September.

I will try to check in when I get the chance. I have already heard that our house is in good shape without major damage.  We are lucky and I really wish everyone affected by the recent natural disasters all the best.  Going through something like this can be so scary but when I witnessed how we all pulled together,  no matter our backgrounds or beliefs ,  I feel there is hope for humanity yet!

Good luck to everyone and I am truly happy to be part of this loving community of crafters 💙

crochet slouch and bunny lovey

free crochet slouch bunny lovey pattern

 

If you haven’t yet, I really recommend you check out the new Caron cotton cakes. I fell in love with the colors and the yarn is soft enough for a new baby. This set makes for the perfect Summer baby gift. Find the free crochet slouch and lovey pattern in 3 different sizes (3 Months, 12 Months and Toddler) after the tag! Continue Reading

Crochet Giraffe Free Pattern

amigurumi giraffeThis free crochet Giraffe pattern has brought me so much joy over the last two years, that I finally had to write it out and share it here. After my initial scarf, amigurumis made me fall in love with crochet (read more about my crochet story here!) and these little yarn guys still hold a very special place in my heart. There is no chance of a bad mood when you finish making this crochet Giraffe!

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Crochet Cupcake Pattern

crochet food patternWhen I first started crocheting these little cupcakes soon became my favorite projects! They are so fast, very versatile and just make me smile. I worked at a cute coffee shop together with a very talented baker. His cupcake creations inspired me to make these little guys. Use them as toys instead of plastic or add a string to make ornaments. I added a carrot because Easter is coming up – how cute will they look in an Easter basket!? Keep reading for the free crochet cupcake pattern! Continue Reading

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!

Keep reading for the free crochet block stitch hat pattern:

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