Love, one of the easiest and most complicated positive emotions. Please read this post to learn about the “Positive Psychology and crochet” link and find out more about why our favorite hobby makes us so happy. This year I want to write patterns with happiness in mind. When I set out to make a hat for this season it was COLD! My mind immediately went to creature comforts. The free crochet slouch pattern has a double brim that I made to keep my loved ones nice and toasty. I am a mother of two and it makes me very happy to know my kids are comfortable and warm. Lion Brand’s Wool Ease seemed perfect for my mission to create a snugly slouch as the animal fibers will retain heat better than solely acrylic yarn.
When I first discovered the ribbing stitch it felt like a revelation. I love to crochet but sometimes my pieces (especially my hats) had serious knit – envy. Once I incorporated the ribbing stitch I feel like we can easily keep up. The weather finally got cooler here and I wanted to design something extra warm. Keep reading for the crochet ribbed brim tutorial. Starting your hat with this will keep your ears nice and toasty! I used Lion Brand’s Wool Ease for my newest hat design and the wool content really adds to the warmth as well. Even though the hat is not for him, I think you can see that my little man approves 🙂
Wouldn’t it be wonderful if your favorite past time was actually good for you? Research suggests that crocheting and other needle crafts are just that – good for your health. Your physical health and your mental health can improve just by working with your hooks. This year my pattern focus will be on feel good projects. The Teatime textured chunky crochet cowl is designed with happiness in mind. Read more about the healing powers of crochet on this site!
This crochet cowl pattern was one for all senses. I bought the Caron Tea cake Yarn for it’s squishiness, used my wooden bamboo hook for an organic, earthy feel and made a bumpy variation of the half double crochet stitch for texture.
The pattern for this simple crochet cable beanie has been floating around my hook and computer for almost a year now. When Lion Brand’s Heartland Yarn joined the mix, I couldn’t wait any longer to share the free pattern here. If you are new to crocheting cables, check out this post for a photo tutorial. The pattern below is adult medium woman’s size. Hint: make this without the pompom and get a classic cable beanie for men
I set out to make a striped hat but somehow it did not dawn on me that my stripes would turn out vertical until I started 🙂 . How fun is the vertical illusion that the moss stitch brings to this project? You will work this striped crochet hat from brim to crown. The pattern is really very easy and would be fun in any colors. This is one of those stitches that can work for super chunky yarn and sport weight alike. It always creates a cohesive, almost knit look fabric and I definitely will use it again for a hat.
Follow the free crochet pattern for a medium (woman’s) size here or go to my Etsy or Ravelry shop and find the ad free, printable PDF ($2.50). The printable version comes in five sizes, toddler through adult large! My Etsy shop , My Ravelry store
I have a two year old little man with a very active imagination. He has just discovered dressing up as a new favorite game and it’s sent me on the hunt for fun crochet hats. Use this free crochet pattern round up Halloween Hats as a speedy Halloween inspiration or as a quick project for imaginative play.
This free crochet Lobster Hat pattern is sure to be a hit at Halloween. My little guy actually just wears it for pretend play all the time as well. It’s a beginner pattern and you’ll learn a few amigurumi tricks along the way. The hat works really well as a cut crustacean photo prop. I’ve written the animal hat pattern in five sizes – from Newborn to child. You can use your favorite crochet hat and just skip down to the Lobster bits or you can follow the simple double crochet hat pattern with a ribbed brim that’s included. (Always handy to have when you need to whip up a speedy hat!) This pattern is free to use on my site or you can purchase a printable Pdf version from my Ravelry store HERE
Keep reading for the free crochet animal hat 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!
This 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!
Of 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!