Free Crochet Patterns

Crochet Pattern: Mrs. Tiggy-Winkle Pillow

Posted in Free Crochet Patterns on April 26th, 2017 by Amy – 1 Comment

“At the table, with an iron in her hand, stood a very stout short person… Her little black nose went sniffle, sniffle, sniffle, and her eyes went twinkle, twinkle; underneath her cap — where Lucie had yellow curls — that little person had PRICKLES!”

— From Beatrix Potter’s story, The Tale of Mrs. Tiggy-Winkle

Though I adore many of her other characters, I think Mrs. Tiggy-Winkle must be my favorite Beatrix Potter character of them all. She is just a simple washerwoman/hedgehog leading a simple life, and her simplicity is just what makes her adorable. However, my love of the little creatures themselves might have something to do with it.

I was so pleased with how well the Bridgette Bunny Pillow turned out that I wanted to make another vintage-inspired pillow. Lately, pillows have been a fad with me and since moving on to shaped pillows, you might say the possibilities are endless!

Mrs. Tiggy-Winkle is made up of two pillow panels with 4 separate colors. Both panels are shaped using simple increases and decreases, embellished with techniques like surface crochet and easy embroidery, and then buttons, and ribbon. My tip: stuff generously for a huggable, squeezable little woodland friend!

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Crochet Pattern: Bridgette Bunny Pillow

Posted in Free Crochet Patterns on April 5th, 2017 by Amy – 6 Comments

Do you remember the animal shaped pillows that used to be popular some years ago? I vaguely remember my brother having one growing up. They have made a comeback more recently, like everything always does, and you can buy them from various crafters today. While brainstorming a pattern for Easter, following the line of thought where bunnies and eggs were concerned, I began considering a way to adequately create a chocolate bunny. I started designing a 2D bunny form when I recalled these pillows and my design idea took on form.

This bunny-shaped pillow is crocheted just like a normal pillow, with two identical panels, but with extra shaping to create the bunny form. Before the panels are joined, the details like the face and arms are embroidered with simple embroidery and surface crochet. Joining the panels tops off the bunny shape with a few decreases in the indentions and increases at the tips. And for the finishing touch, a lovely floral ribbon bow!

Give a more lasting gift this Easter of homemade quality, and simultaneously bring back a little bit of vintage!

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Crochet Pattern: Tunisian Eyelet Hat

Posted in Free Crochet Patterns on March 29th, 2017 by Candace – Be the first to comment
A Tunisian crochet hat that isn’t seamed and doesn’t require a double-ended hook and use of multiple balls of yarn at a time? Yes, please! The eyelet pattern is sandwiched between sections of Tunisian simple stitch, making it a cinch to follow if you know the techniques.

You will want to be comfortable with Tunisian crochet and crochet in the round, so you can follow the pattern. For extra help with Tunisian crochet in the round, see the tutorial.

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Crochet Pattern: Classic Square Tissue Box Cover

Posted in Free Crochet Patterns on March 17th, 2017 by Rachel Choi – 2 Comments

This pattern is for a classic, plain cover, which I encourage you to decorate to make it your own. You can add a face, like I did in the Monster Tissue Box Cover, or even add stripes, or appliques. You’re only limited by your imagination! The pattern is crocheted from the top down, seamlessly in the round like a spiral.
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How to Crochet Seamlessly in the Round Like a Spiral

Posted in Free Crochet Patterns on March 7th, 2017 by Rachel Choi – Be the first to comment

Recently, I received a few questions regarding how to crochet seamlessly in the round. So in this post, I’ll describe the technique in detail for the beginner level crocheters. No experience crocheting in the round is necessary! I will demonstrate a swatch using single crochet and address using a stitch marker. Then explain the technique in more detail if you wish to use other stitches in the future.
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Crochet Patterns for St. Patrick’s Day

Posted in Best Crochet Patterns, Free Crochet Patterns on February 28th, 2017 by Rachel Choi – Be the first to comment

If you’re looking for crochet patterns to help celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, look no further! In this post I rounded up St. Patrick’s Day themed crochet patterns ranging from leprechaun hats to little shamrocks. All of the crochet patterns are FREE on the blog, with the exception of the first three patterns marked by an asterisk that are available in the Crochet Spot Store (still free for members).
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Crochet Pattern: String of Shamrocks Garland

Posted in Free Crochet Patterns on February 21st, 2017 by Amy – 1 Comment

I love a chance to decorate for another holiday. No sooner is one over before I put up decorations for the next. St. Patrick’s Day is coming soon but rarely do I find any decorations in the stores that I really like. As always, I say, make your own! And I do. Here is a lovely strand of little shamrocks just dying to be hung up in your home. The shamrocks are small and can be made in a matter of minutes. Make them in one color or get creative and use a handful of different greens. The garland string is made with two strands of yarn held together and features little circles at both ends for an easier means of hanging. Make nine shamrocks as suggested or make as many as you like!
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Free Scarf Crochet Patterns

Posted in Free Crochet Patterns on February 7th, 2017 by Rachel Choi – 1 Comment

In this post, I rounded up a bunch of free scarf patterns that we have on Crochet Spot. Scarves are great for the winter season. You can also crochet lighter weight and lacy scarves for the warmer months. At the end of the post, I gathered miniature scarf patterns for pets, dolls, etc.
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Crochet Pattern: Ruffled Flower Face Cloth

Posted in Free Crochet Patterns on February 2nd, 2017 by Candace – Be the first to comment
A good face cloth is something nice to add to a cleansing and beauty routine, especially one with texture and eye-catching color. Use your favorite soft and thick (and shrinkproof) yarn and treat your skin. The flower also works as a big and bold accent on hats, bags, and other projects.
Don’t forget your stitch marker! This pattern is worked in a spiral.

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Heart Themed Crochet Patterns for Valentine’s Day

Posted in Free Crochet Patterns on January 31st, 2017 by Rachel Choi – Be the first to comment

Valentine’s Day is right around the corner! Whether you’re crocheting something for your sweetie, a friend, or family member, I have a bunch of crochet ideas to share with you. In this post, I rounded up all of the heart themed crochet patterns on Crochet Spot. The links below are for all of the free crochet patterns, while the links at the bottom of the page are for patterns that are available in the Crochet Spot Store (but still free for members).
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