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Coffee Cozy Crochet Patterns – Free

Crafts December 3, 2016

Coffee Cozy Crochet Patterns - Free

That steaming cup of coffee in the morning sure hits the spot – or would if you could pick it up! When your mug or to-go cup is too hot, you need a coffee sleeve. And not the thin cardboard kind. One you can trust to keep your hands pain-free. If you’re a regular coffee or tea drinker with a need for a more permanent coffee sleeve situation, we’ve got you covered with these free patterns.

Cup cozies or sleeves are a quick, easy project with dozens of variations available to suit your needs, whether you’re imbibing at home or on the go. Different stitches add interest and the details are up to you, whether you want to add buttons, beads, or baubles.

One of our favorite patterns is the Basket Weave Coffee Sleeve from Just Be Happy. It was made to fit a 16 oz to-go cup using worsted weight yarn and a size “G” hook (after you chain 30, check and see if it fits your cup. If not, you can go up a hook size).

You’ll need to know the following stitches: chain (ch), slip stitch (sl st), double crochet (dc), fasten off (FO), yarn over (YO), front post double crochet (fpdc) and back post double crochet (bpdc), the last two of which are explained in the pattern with a photo tutorial. The pattern is crocheted in the round.

The Basket Weave Coffee Sleeve pattern can be found on Just Be Happy Life (if you prefer a PDF, it is available as a free download on Ravelry from Just Be Happy – follow the link on their blog).

If you’d like more information on free sleeve and cozy patterns, you can find more options at Everything Etsy.

Coffee Cozy Crochet Patterns - Free

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Make Moccasins out of Sandals – Crochet Pattern

Crafts December 3, 2016

Make Moccasins out of Sandals - Crochet Pattern

What’s cozier than a pair of warm, handcrafted moccasins? Even if you don’t have the multiple tools or skills to make yourself a pair of real leather moccasins, there are ways around that – like these crochet patterns, which require nothing more than yarn, a hook, and scissors.

The patterns are easily tailored to fit any foot size, and only require a larger hook and thicker yarn that suits (The pattern calls for two strands of acrylic DK yarn and a size “I” crochet hook but does walk through what you’ll need to do in order to make sure the moccasins are the right fit).

You can mix and match colors, stick with one or a monochrome scheme, or use a variegated yarn for some interest. You could also included bead work, fringe, or tassels. The instructions for adding fringe are included in the pattern.

You’ll need to know the following stitches: chain (ch), slip stitch (sl st), sc (single crochet), single crochet decrease (sc dec) and blo (back loop only).

The pattern includes a photo tutorial as well as written instructions, and is available as a free PDF at Umme Yusuf.

If you’d like a little more of a challenge, you could also try the Tribal Moccasin variation found on Just Be Crafty.

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Super Cute Ghost Crochet Design

Crafts November 28, 2016

Super Cute Ghost Crochet Design

This might be the cutest ghost ever to say “Boo!” And with the free, simple pattern from Super Cute Designs, it isn’t even scary to put together. If you’d like a little ghost or two to haunt your house, you’ll need the following materials:

  • White yarn (either cotton, acrylic, or a mixture – the recommended yarn is Tilda, a 50/50 blend)
  • A “D” size crochet hook (or a size that complements the yarn weight)
  • A tapestry needle
  • Polyester stuffing (available at craft, hobby, or fabric stores)
  • Black and pink embroidery floss
  • Scissors

You’ll also need to know the following stitches: Magic Ring, single crochet (sc), double crochet (dc), one stitch increase (1 inc), one stitch decrease (1 dec), chain (ch) and slip stitch (sl).

The ghost is crocheted in the round, with the addition of ruffles at the bottom. You’ll also be making tiny hands that will be sewn on later. After the ghost is assembled, you’ll need to embroider sleepy little eyes and pink cheeks.

These would make perfect little additions for a kawaii Halloween party or someone’s ghoulish collection of creepy cute amigurumis.

If you’d like the free pattern, you can find it at the Super Cute Designs website in English, with U.S. crochet terms.

Super Cute Ghost Crochet Design

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Super Cute Candy Crochet Design

Crafts November 28, 2016

Super Cute Crochet Designs

Who doesn’t love a candy bowl? If you’d rather not have the temptation of real candy however, you could always crochet a bowl of these cute candy amigurumis from Jennifer at Super Cute Designs.

The pattern is free on the Super Cute Designs website, and it is in English, using U.S. crochet terms. You’ll need two colors of yarn (you can use cotton, acrylic, or a mix), a size “D” crochet hook (it will depend on the yarn you’re using), a tapestry needle, polyester stuffing, and black embroidery floss.

You’ll also need to know the following crochet stitches: Magic Ring, chain (ch), single crochet (sc), one stitch increase (1 inc), and one stitch decrease (1 dec).

The middle of the candy is crocheted first in alternating colors, followed by the two sides of “wrapped paper” that will be attached later. You’ll also be sewing in the details of the eyes and mouth, if you want to include them. You could also just leave them out and make the candy look more realistic.

You could combine any number of colors making these candies appropriate for various seasons (red, orange and yellow for fall, for example) or holidays (pink and purple for Easter, red and white for Christmas, etc.).

If you’d like to try your hand at making one or a whole batch of these cuties, you can find the free pattern at Jennifer’s site, Super Cute Designs.

crochet candy design

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Crochet Flower Pattern

Crafts November 11, 2016

Do you ever wonder what to do with yarn leftovers? If you’ve got a stash of yarn from old projects spilling out all over the place that you’d like to use up in a cute, quick project that can be used in a dozen different ways, then this crochet flower pattern is for you. You can use one, two, or three colors to create unique flowers that resemble those in nature or buds that spring from your own imagination.

The free Five Petal Tropical Flower pattern suggests using a “G” hook and worsted weight yarn (you’ll also need scissors and a tapestry needle). It also has instructions for using one or two colors, as well as center detailing ideas (like adding buttons or beads), along with photos. You’ll need to know the following stitches: the Magic Ring, slip stitch (sl), single crochet (sc), and double crochet (dc).

After you’ve crocheted a few of these beauties, they can be attached to scarves, hats, bags, bookmarks, cards, blankets, or slippers. You can string them together for a festive island garland, or scatter them across the table for a spring brunch – the possibilities are practically endless!

Visit Little Monkeys Crochet for the free pattern and some inspiration!

Crochet Flower Pattern

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Crochet Socks like THIS – Free Pattern

Crafts November 10, 2016

When the air grows cooler and we begin to pull out our warmer winter clothes, it’s nice to have a pair of toasty, interesting socks to display – like these boot slipper socks comprised of granny square hexagons. With only six hexagons and a sole needed for each foot, this easy pattern is sure to warm your toes in no time!

You’ll need to choose three complimentary colors of worsted weight acrylic yarn (Red Heart is suggested, as it is stiffer) – you could crochet a pair of holiday-colored socks, or choose your favorite colors, or even decide on one color and pick three shades.

From there you’ll need to determine your size in order to find out which hook will suit. If you’re a small, you’ll need an “F” hook, a medium will be a “G” hook, an “H” will make a large pair of sock slippers, and “I” will result in an extra large.

There aren’t too many complicated stitches (mostly basic stitches such as sl st, sc, dc, and trc), though the free pattern does walk through a few yarn over and front/back loop stitches.

It should be noted that there is some assembly required, as the hexagons and sole, once complete, will either need to be crocheted or sewn together (if sewing, remember you will need a pair of scissors and a tapestry needle). This pattern is still labeled “Easy”, however, because it is worked flat and then assembled.

If you’d like to try your hand at a pair of these swingin’ sock slippers, you can find the instructions on the Free Pattern page at Priscilla’s Crochet.

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Minnie Mouse Crochet Patterns

Crafts November 7, 2016

Minnie Mouse Crochet Patterns

Who doesn’t love classic Disney? If you’ve got a precious little bundle in your life that needs an introduction to the wonderful world of Mickey & Minnie, this Minnie Mouse ensemble is the perfect project – it’s sure to turn some heads!

For the complete project, you’ll need the following:

  • Worsted weight yarn (black, red, and white)
  • Two crochet hooks (size D and H)
  • Scissors
  • Yarn Needle

You’ll also need to know the following stitches: chain (ch), slip stitch (sl st), single crochet (sc), double crochet (dc), half double crochet (hdc), single crochet together (sc2tog), double crochet together (dc2tog),  and back loop only (blo).

While this might seem a bit intimidating at first, the work is all done at the beginning with gathering the materials. Once you have everything together, you’ll only need to know basic stitches to complete this project. Also, since each piece is so small, they won’t take hardly any time at all to whip up. You might even want to make a couple sets!

The end result? A mouse cap, a polka-dot skirt, and little dress shoes. The patterns are also easy to customize, which can be done utilizing varying colors, buttons, and bows (The pattern recommends bows on the shoes and beanie).

All the patterns are for size 0-3 months, though of course if you want a larger size, you can commission a set from the provider of these patterns, Knotty Knotty Crochet.

You can find the instructions for the patterns as well as the links to the tutorials on Knotty Knotty Crochet.

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Crochet Jungle Animals

Crafts November 3, 2016

Crochet Jungle Animals

Crocheting stuffed animals is an exciting pass-time with an adorable outcome.

There are thousands upon thousands of unique patterns you can follow to make any stuffed friend you desire. From a fun spin on the classic sock monkey, to several takes on teddy bears and other animals, and even adorable pieces of food complete with smiling faces and huggable arms, there is something for everyone. These projects make for a fun way to decorate your craft room, or a cute homemade gift to make for a special someone.

This post is the first of a three-part series for crochet stuffed animals. Dedicated to jungle animals, here we are going to take a look at four wonderful projects: a hippo, a lion, a monkey and a tiger.

The hippo is a small project that is easy for any skill level. It features one main colour, and a very small amount of a secondary colour (typically black) to create the face details. This project shouldn’t take longer than a day, and is a wonderful place to start when learning to crochet animals.

The lion we’ve chosen is a larger cuddly friend that uses four colours in total. There is a significant amount of detail in the head, so it is a project that is better suited for those with a bit of experience with crocheting. His curly mane and 3D cheeks make him as charming as he is.

A jungle post wouldn’t be complete without a monkey! This pattern has been called “Poncho the Monkey”, and he is a tiny, sweet little monkey pal. This project is also excellent for beginners, and shouldn’t take longer than a day or two to complete. He uses three different colours, and features a fair amount of detail to make him appealing to any recipient.

Another animal that must be included in a jungle post is the tiger! This fancy tiger has one primary colour (orange), and features black stripes, and a white nose. This particular pattern uses doll eyes, but you could always make your own using black yarn. He is a good project for those who have previous experience with crocheting.

Find the patterns here! Hippo by Sheep of DelightTiger by Andraya’s CrochetLion by Crafty Mama SanchezPoncho the Monkey by Hooked on Fauna

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Crochet Turtle Shell Blanket and Cap – Patterns

Crafts October 27, 2016

Baby blankets make the perfect gift for expectant parents – they’re soft, wear well, and are made with lots of love. However, if you’ve made two, three, four or more with the same basic, unimaginative pattern, you might want to try something new.

How about this tri-color turtle shell blanket and beanie? The finished look is adorable, perfect for newborn photo ops or a costume party.

Labeled an “Easy” project, this blanket-and-beanie duo are quick work with a medium weight worsted yarn (make sure it’s soft and non-itchy! Machine washable is always a bonus too) and size “G” (6) and “I” (9) needles.

You’ll also need a pair of scissors and a yarn needle to tie up those loose ends. There aren’t any fancy stitches (the pattern uses slip stitch, chain stitch, single crochet and half double crochet), although the pattern does begin with a Magic Circle.

You’ll be using three different colors of yarn (recommended colors are two shades of green and another earthy, natural, complimentary color like brown or yellow) and creating six pentagons to sew together for the shell. The beanie is crocheted separately with one color of yarn, although you could mix it up if you want a challenge.

This Etsy listing from Easy Peasy Grandma allows you to purchase the pattern for both blanket and beanie. You can find a similar pattern by Corina Gray for free on the Stitch11 site if you’re looking for something sans price tag.

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Crochet Slippers – Free Pattern

Crafts October 27, 2016

Crochet Slippers - Free Pattern

When the first snap of cold air hits, many of us find ourselves grabbing for a pair of slippers to keep our toes toasty. If you’re in need of a pair this season, these Cloud Nine Slippers fit the bill to a tee. They’re a quick project, medium difficulty, and are both comfy and cute.

To make your own pair of these delightfully cozy slippers, you’ll need a size “N” crochet hook and the secret ingredient, Bernat Blanket yarn, which is the reason why these slippers feel so luxurious.

You’ll also need to know the following stitches: chain, slip stitch, single, double, half double crochet, and both front post and back post double crochet, as well as “sc2tog” and “hdc2tog” and “dc3tog” (single crochet two stitches together, half double crochet two stitches together, and double crochet three stitches together). These are standard crochet stitches and can be learned quickly from a variety of tutorials and videos.

The pattern, which is free, comes in three sizes: 5-6 1/2, 7-8 1/2, and 9-10 1/2. The slippers are worked from the sole up in ten rounds – a chart at the end of the pattern is available for your convenience.

These slippers would make a perfect gift for charities during the holidays, as well as family (particularly older relatives), friends, and of course, yourself.

You can find the free pattern at Dorianna Rivelli’s site, The Lavender Chair.

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