With Christmas just around the corner, there’s still time to make some lovely gifts for your family & friends. These colourful, crochet bookmarks work up quickly, are lightweight & ideal for sending in the post. Pop them into a card for your reader family or friends: they’ll be delighted.
Each patterns includes:
written pattern in UK & US terminology
pattern diagram (graph)
Be adventurous & have fun with your colour choices, the brighter the better. I hope you, your family & friends enjoy these 2 free crochet bookmark patterns
Hi everyone, how fast has this year galloped ahead? It’s already October, with the holiday season just around the corner.With that in mind, I’m offering a classic ‘Corner 2 Corner’ crochet rug (afghan) pattern as a free download in time for gift giving.
The pattern includes:
both written & diagram (chart) form
both UK & US terminology
This is an easy pattern so even beginners can have a go. Gauge isn’t important, neither is your choice of yarn; just use an appropriate hook for your chosen ply.
Use up your scrap yarn stash, change colours as you like, work with variegated yarns. The choice is endless
This is a free pattern, it begins in a corner & worked diagonally, increasing on each row until your desired size, then decreased down to the opposite corner; therefore you are able to make your rug (afghan) any size you want: from a small cot blanket to a bedspread.
Just be aware that you’ll need to divide your yarn in half; one half for the increase & the other half for decrease. And, if you plan a border, you will require additional yarn for that; I personally don’t think this rug (afghan) needs a border but of course, it’s up to you, this is your project have fun with it.
… due to some health issues of late, large projects have been put on the back-burner for the time being. However, one can’t be completely idle. I’ve been working on a few small, quick crochet projects like the Booties Pattern posted a short while ago. Patterns that are fun to make & will delight your friends & fundraising groups.
Today I have a collection of 5 stash busting crochet purse patterns for you just in time for the holiday season. The Patterns are worked in multiples of 2 chs, therefore, can be made larger, smaller, even tiny, to suit any purpose.
All you need to make these vibrant, useful little purses is: youryarn of choice & appropriate hook, Buttons/beads, large eye darning needle & scissors.
Each of the 5 patterns includes: both UK & US terminology, written & chart formats with stitch drawings & instruction for lesser known stitches, photos & assembly instruction.
Have a rummage through your yarn stash & buttons/beads box, you’ll be surprised what you’ll find. Experiment with different yarns & colour combinations. And don’t forget embellishments; sew on some beads, a crochet flower, straps & handles. Make this project your own.
Enjoy these 5 versatile patterns & have hours of creative fun…
What a challenge this little number has been to put down on paper… but Yay!.. my perseverance has paid off & I’ve finally finished creating this easy to follow pattern for you to enjoy.
The Medallion Scarf is a fun, funky & distinctive crochet pattern for anyone who would like to try something different & new. I wouldn’t recommend it to an absolute beginner but anyone with average & above crochet skills will find this an interesting exercise & end up with a novel scarf that definitely has the Wow Effect!
The pattern includes:
scarf & tassel pattern instructions
both UK & US terminology
clear stitch drawings & pattern diagrams (charts)
clear, step by step, instruction stitch drawings tutorial for working the Medallion
For best results, use a large hook (6.00mm (J)) & any 8 ply yarn… plain or variegated… your choice… they all work well with this pattern… but feel free to experiment with your own choice of yarn. I hope you have lots of fun with this one…
For the pink scarf I used: 160 grms Bendigo Woollen Mills, Rustic 8 ply (Wineberry928)
For the variegated scarf I used: 150 grms Cleckheaten California 8 ply
The Medallion Scarf Crochet Pattern is available from here or if you prefer you can go to Ravelry ~ Etsy ~ Zibbet
How do you avoid that bad hat hair or, even worse, the static that makes your hair go every-which-way & crackles & pops whenever the hat is removed? How do you keep your ears warm & cosy & keep your hair in place when the wind is howling…. &, most importantly, still look stylish?
Ear Warmers, of course.
These are a couple of freeform crochet headbands, ear warmers, or whatever you like to call them, that I created recently.
I think they’ll do the trick, don’t you?
Both pieces are available for sale in my Etsy Shop