Tag Archives: cotton yarn

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 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

Painted crochet Bowls

Free Crochet Bowls Pattern

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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.

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Easy Carrier Teething Pads

 

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!

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Easy Crochet Necklace Tutorial

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

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Crochet Duck Part II

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.

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Crochet Duck

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.

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Penguins!

 

 

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

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