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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!

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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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