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Free crochet pattern Striped Hat

black and white crochetI 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

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Free Crochet Lobster Hat Pattern

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

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Crochet scarf: simple free V stitch pattern

crochet v stitch scarf

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.

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Crochet Super Scarf Pattern

crochet super scarf

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 🙂

crochet super scarf free pattern

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Why you need to crochet silly things

Crochet and amusement

Silliness as one of the ten most common positive emotions we can use to boost our happiness and why crochet is great in times like these. Keep reading for a list of a few of my favorite silly crochet patterns.

In light of recent events I feel I need to write about this happiness inducing emotion. Life around us has been pretty bleak and I find it difficult to stay on track with trying to improve my happiness level. This is where silliness comes in. Taking a break from reality and redirecting your attention to something irrelevant and amusing might be more beneficial than you’d think! Read more after the tag Continue Reading

Positive Psychology and Crochet: Interest

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.

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5 Reasons why all patterns can’t be free

 

 

 

5 reasons why all crochet patterns can’t be free

I have read about this topic time and time again and there seem to be a lot of people upset about paid patterns. After opening our pattern shop I feel like I should explain to those who don’t understand why all patterns can’t be free.

1: Recrochetability

This is our Unicorn (as in the superamazingcrazyawesome). When Lisi invented him we knew from the start that we would want to make him with recrochetability in mind. Therefore she sat and wrote and counted and undid and started everything over again. Normally when I want to invent something I come up with an idea and just go for it until it looks like just right. When a designer sets out to write a pattern it doesn’t just have to look right, it also has to make sense! One increase here or there will get very confusing, especially to the crochet novice!

2: Documentation

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