Motifs and appliques can be such fun projects to crochet. Not only are they quick to make but they can often be used as accent pieces when stitched onto other projects. Today have a a cute crochet leaf pattern to share that I’ve written up in three different sizes. You can make them in pretty shades of green for spring and summer and riches tones of red, orange and yellow for autumn.
Sew them onto wreaths, crochet pumpkins, table runners, blankets, hats, scarves…you name it! Find the free crochet patterns to all three sizes below…
Say hello to my latest design, the Happy Gatherings Coaster! Using a small amount of worsted weight cotton yarn, this pattern is a quick project with a cute criss-cross accent in the middle. You can make a set for your table or simply make one or two for other uses like placing under plant pots to protect table surfaces.
The block stitch is a really fun and quick crochet stitch to work up. It’s fairly airy and open which can make a nice lightweight scarf and the eye catching appearance looks especially good in home decor pieces like table runners and placemats. The block stitch is also beautiful when used in blanket projects, especially if you’re switching colours between the DC and SC rows. As with many stitches, sometimes they might be familiar to people under a different name. You might have also seen this stitch referred to as the brick stitch although that term seems to be less common.
Love a one skein, one stitch project? This pattern is for you! If you’re a beginner, this easy scarf pattern is an excellent way to make a practical project while practicing your tension and stitch work. For more seasoned or intermediate crocheters, this pattern is a great way to work through your yarn stash and can offer a break if you’ve been working on designs that need more attention and focus. Add them to your market table or make a few for family, friend and teacher gifts.
It looks great in one colour but a self striping yarn is also a great option (I used Lion Brand Mandala Ombre). If you know how to chain and can make a half double crochet stitch, you’re set! Find the free pattern below…
In 2010, I decided it was time to try and learn how to knit. Without really know anything about yarn, needle sizes or even knowing stitches, I headed to the bookstore and took to Youtube for tutorials. I’ll be honest, I didn’t do well. I researched the correct tools and materials, purchased what I needed and part of me expected to pick up the craft easily which definitely was not the case. Stitches that were too tight…then too lose…lopsided edges…dropped stitches…it was a mess, however, not unexpected for someone who was learning a new skill. It got to a point where I really didn’t enjoy it and put the needles in a box, shoving them into my closet. Fast forward to 2012 when I was expecting my first baby and I desperately wanted to make something handmade for my newborn. I heard about crocheting but didn’t know much about it. Once again, I found myself at the craft store adding hooks and yarn to my basket and goodness, look where that went!
Have you made a crochet bracelet before? They are such a fun and cute accessory that is super easy to customize. You can get creative by changing the colour, yarn, button and size to suit your style and sizing preference. Perfect for summer, festivals, concerts, gifts, market tables….seriously, these sweet little bracelets are perfect for pretty much any occasion and style.
Learn how to make the Happy Bobble Bracelet below…
Introducing the Sweet Suzy Face Scrubbies! I’m super excited to share this design as part of the Sweet Suzy collection. If you are familiar with the Sweet Suzy Washcloth and Sweet Suzy Hand Towel, these adorable face scrubbies are a cute addition to the set. My pattern testers loved how quickly they worked up and how fun they were to make.
Find the free crochet pattern for the Sweet Suzy Face Scrubbies below…
I love crocheting washcloths and incorporating fun colours and stitches within them. My own pile of washcloths is growing so much that I’ve started giving them to family and friends when we see each other. They work up really quickly and are perfect for tossing in a small bag for travelling or when you have a few minutes in your day to pass some time.
Today I’m posting my latest crochet pattern called the Cute Colour Block Washcloth. It uses simple stitches but is a great opportunity to practice your colour changes and explore working with different shades.
Here we are in Ontario, Canada. It’s July with temperatures sitting around 30 degrees celsius and I’m getting inspired to make fall and winter wearables. When inspiration strikes, you run with it! This free crochet pattern would actually make an excellent summer project because it’s on the small side so you’re not overheating like you might while working on big, heavy blankets. It’s also easy to travel with so taking it on your summer adventures would be really easy to do!
Check out the free pattern for the Simple Suzette Neck Warmer below…
Crochet hexagons are one of my favourite things to make. They’re quick, easy and can be used to make a ton of different projects. Make one for cute coaster or to keep under your plant pots. Make a whole bunch and stitch them together for items like table runners and placemats. Crochet a bunch to make a blanket! There are even patterns available that teach you how to turn hexagons into cardigans which is so cool and practical.
I’ve compiled a list of free crochet hexagon patterns to share with you today. There are a ton of great ideas and I’ve even included a tutorial on how to make a simple crochet hexie.