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 🙂
When I first started to crochet regularly I made Afghans. Simple double crochet Afghans. I was excited about the colors, I could tell I was improving my stitch quality over time but one thing always left me puzzled. My edges were messy! They were wobbly or holey and not appealing at all. The same happened with my scarves and all other double crochet (even half double crochet) projects. After a lot of trial and error and some research I found Tara Murray’s Crochet Hack. (If you don’t know her, you need to look at her amazing patterns here!) This is a game changer! The simple trick cleans up your edges and even make it easier for you to crochet a border around double crochet projects. Below is the straight crochet edge tutorial. Use this tutorial to learn the fake double crochet decrease stitch and love your edges.
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!
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!
I am always intrigued by the versatility of crochet. The Flower Stitch, also known as the Daisy Stitch, is a really beautiful example for this versatility. It is made using Double Triple Crochet Clusters and one flower works up over two rows. Keep reading for the crochet flower Stitch Tutorial and video!
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!
Keep reading for the free crochet block stitch hat pattern:
Crochet a ribbed Brim
The ribbing stitch is a crochet stitch that almost looks like knit fabric. This stitch is perfect for the brim of a hat, the ends of gloves or the sleeves and bottom of sweaters. I think it gives a nice, finished look to wearable projects and it’s pretty easy to learn. My most favorite part of this crochet trick is that the fabric becomes stretchy. Keep reading for the tutorial on the Ribbing stitch worked two ways!
These little cuties were so much fun to make! You can whip these crochet cup cozies up in less than an hour. Simply get a re usable coffee cup and add a gift card for a memorable, handmade present. This coffee cozy might also be the smallest crochet make that you can add pom poms to. That is a definite win all on it’s own. Keep reading for the free crochet cup cozy pattern!