Even if you live in warmer parts of the world, December still makes you want to crochet warm, cozy projects. I wanted to design a hat that looked chunky and fun. Creating texture with crochet has really intrigued me lately. How wonderful that this craft allows us so much versatility? I think this free crochet slouchy hat pattern looks so comfy and I really enjoy the knit look. I made one for me but my ten year old daughter immediately wanted one too. The pattern for my slouchy crochet hat comes in two sizes now: S/M: big kid – teen and M/L adult woman.
***When I first wrote this pattern I mainly had Christmas cards in mind. Well, 8 months later I am happy to report that the card organizer has transitioned into a mail organizer and my family actually uses it every day!***
Everyone can use a little extra organization and storage, especially over the holidays! Make this Christmas card holder for your door or hang it by your entry to keep cards off of your valuable shelf space. The free crochet wall organizer pattern is very easy to follow and works up pretty quickly. You can finish this fun project in time for your holiday cards or make one as a pretty gift.
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After a few personal and global tragedies I have finally found one thing that brightens up this grim November. The temperature has dropped enough for me to wear scarves in this subtropical climate. I know it’s simple, but it is these simple moments of joy throughout our day that have been proven to lead to long term happiness (read more about crochet and happiness here !) I want to share my current favorite free crochet v stitch scarf pattern on the blog today.
Do you sometimes need a project you can get done in an evening too? It really plays into the happiness boosting nature of this craft that you can have a visible, touchable result of your labor and sometimes I need this happiness fix fast! This free crochet triangle scarf pattern is super easy and is sure to make you smile quickly!
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Crochet Super Scarf: free pattern
I have always loved long, over sized scarves so this ‘wear a blanket around your neck’ trend is making me very happy. Unfortunately I live in Florida so when I set out to make my own crochet super scarf pattern I knew I had to cut down on the bulk a little and make it somewhat lacy. I came up with a simple shell stitch scarf pattern that will let me and others from a warmer climate, participate in this trend but not get heat stroke in December 🙂
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I am so excited to introduce you to my free Fall Afghan crochet pattern. This Afghan pattern is a wonderful addition to your autumn must make crocheting collection. I have designed it for a fall wedding and used a beautiful assortment of Sport weight yarn from Knitpicks.com in warm, leafy tones. I love how it came out.
The stitch used is a variation of the waffle stitch and I was first introduced to it while crocheting a Christening gown. I think the stitch makes for a really nice texture and drape for a lighter throw.
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How crochet can help boost your happiness.
This post will touch on another not easily recognized positive Emotion. Interest. In crochet I have found that once you start to know the basics a whole little Universe will open itself up to you as there is a sheer endless list of new techniques. This old craft comes with it’s own language and is incredibly versatile.
Interest makes you sit and frog a project over and over again, because the pattern is so complicated but you still really want to learn how it works. It makes you hunt down a technique because you saw a headband somewhere and you just have to figure out how to make it (it’s Tunisian crochet, btw). This is where the self described obsession people in this field talk about so often comes in.
Crochet to stitch away stress!
All around the country crocheters and knitters have been busy stitching lemons with the simple message to #stitchawaystress.
Did you know April is stress awareness month? This is Probably because in the US the dreaded tax filing deadline falls right on the 15th and that may just be the most stressful things on our yearly calendar (especially if you are one of the many people who actually wait to do it until the deadline!). The Craft Yarn Council has taken this as an opportunity for its “if life gives you lemons…” campaign to share the knowledge of crochet and knitting’s stress reducing qualities.
Crochet and knitting are proven stress reducers.
While I love the end result of a huge project, I am always partial to these little, quick, stash busting creations you can finish in one evening. How about you?
Crochet Rainbow Nesting Bowls Toy
In honor of my beautiful April 2015 Rainbow Baby Boy I have decided to stray from my usual color choices (scary stuff!) and go a little crazy. These colorful Waldorf bowls are designed to promote spatial awareness. Little ones are attracted to their bright colors and will stack and nest them for hours!