When 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!
There are lots of versions and sizes of crocheted hearts out there and I thought I’d share my versions here just in time for Valentine’s day. When I draw hearts they always come out nice and roundish so my crocheted versions had to come out the same way. Keep reading for free crochet heart pattern in three sizes!
Free Crochet Bowls Pattern
I just love the look of painted bowls made out of wood or ceramic. After seeing them in magazines and in stores my mind immediately went to yarn (of course!) and I just had to come up with a crochet version. It took some tweaking to get the shape right but now the free crochet bowl pattern is now ready to be shared.
You can use these crochet bowls for earrings, rings and other nick knacks around the house. The quick and easy crochet project is also perfect for a last minute hostess gift or a very inexpensive bathroom spruce up.
Keep Reading for the free crochet bowl pattern!
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?
Free Crochet Pattern for soft structured carrier Drool Pads
My sweet 10 week old baby just graduated from a wrap to a big boy carrier. I had bought the Ergo soft structured carrier after many hours of research and could not be happier.
While I was doing all this research I came across the drool/teething covers you can get online for these carriers and didn’t really think twice about them. Where do you think his favorite chewing spot was just seconds after we tried it on for the first time? Well, yes. Those wonderfully textured tan straps!
I looked at my stash of cotton yarn and my vegetable ivory buttons and decided there was no reason to wait and order them. I love crochet!
Get the free crochet pattern after the tag
Spring is finally here (Yay!) and I want to start this beautiful season off with a super easy crochet accessory tutorial. One of the only things I love about winter is wearing my vast collection of crochet scarves and hats. I don’t know about you, but I like to incorporate yarn into my life every chance I get, so cotton jewelry is perfect for the warmer months.
Follow this easy crochet Necklace tutorial for a springtime crochet Project
Notes on Crochet Design
Sometimes I have a very clear image of what it is I want to design in my head and then I go for it and the finished project comes out exactly like I imagined it would. In the case of the duck it certainly did NOT happen that way. When I started shaping the head he seemed to take on a personality of his own and I had no choice, but to go along and see who would come through. Well, let me introduce him.
Crochet rubber ducky
My students have given me a Elephant/Rainbow/Duck design challenge and while I have enjoyed making the three requests, the hardest part for me was to design something easy. I did manage to come up with a very cute and super simple little duck that just so happens to be perfect for an Easter nest. After a lot of trial and error and some major balance issues I want to share the free ducky crochet pattern with you.
Find the free Ducky pattern after the tag
I love teaching middle schoolers crochet. They are still cute but already pretty capable AND they keep me busy with pattern requests. Then I get to invent new things and share them here too, so everybody wins 🙂
My new project was probably my favorite (but I think that every week). The girls wanted a penguin and I can share a little bit about how I start to make up a new pattern for an amigurumi animal or an applique.
How I design an animal crochet pattern
Today I want to share with you a chance for recycling!
Crafty use for empty coffee cans
I have a confession to make. While I love purging and one day dream of living almost possession less in one of those sweet, little tiny houses, I am a hoarder at the same time. I hoard craft things, or things that, in my mind, just need to be made into something else. I always feel like it would be a sin to throw them out. If you have ever seen the show hoarders, this is step one of going down to crazy town, but I have finally done it. I have found a use for my full box of empty coffee cans! (Yay!)