Free Crochet Patterns

Free Crochet Pattern: Classic Baby Bib

Posted in Free Crochet Patterns on June 21st, 2017 by Rachel Choi – 4 Comments

This classic style baby bib is crocheted all in one piece with no sewing required. It starts from the bottom of the bib and works its way up, ending with the curved strap. Fasten the strap with pieces of Velcro, which can be attached with fabric adhesive or sewn on with needle and thread, whichever you prefer. The bib features simple, rounded and curved edges for a classic look that’s great for boys and girls. This unisex bib can be customized by adding your own appliques or decorations to the front. Use 100% cotton or any machine washable yarn of your choice.
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Crochet Pattern: Star Garland

Posted in Free Crochet Patterns on June 14th, 2017 by Rachel Choi – Be the first to comment

Here’s a free crochet pattern to add a string of stars to your home decor or us them for special occasions and parties. The red, white, and blue stars in the sample photo are great for July Fourth. Crochet the stars in any colors that you like and string them together to create the garland. Make the garland as long or short as you want by adding as many stars as you desire!
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How to Hand Crochet A Blanket

Posted in Free Crochet Patterns, Tutorials and Help on June 3rd, 2017 by Rachel Choi – Be the first to comment

If you haven’t heard of hand crocheting, you’re in for a fun surprise! You can crochet an entire project without a crochet hook, simply using your fingers and hands. Grab your yarn and get your hands ready to try out something new!

Before starting, I recommend having a basic knowledge of how to crochet. You can learn to crochet as you go, but the basics of how to chain, and make single crochets will give you a head start with hand crocheting.

Although you do not need a crochet hook for this project, you will need yarn. Use a super bulky weight yarn, and/or multiple strands of yarn held together to create a thick yarn. Your hands will act as a giant crochet hook so you need a yarn that will be proportional to your big hook size. The exact weight of yarn isn’t too important. Feel fee to practice the technique and then adjust the yarn weight and tension to suit your project.
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Crochet Pattern: Strawberry Patch Garland

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

Strawberries on a strand of garland is sure to start a craving. This time I have taken the lovely spring theme of strawberries and added a few similar elements, leaves and blossoms. Each piece is made in one or two rounds with basic crochet techniques and then attached to the garland strand.

I chose cotton yarn for my garland to give it a more natural feeling, and because I like the defined look of cotton, but other fibers will work just as well. The garland is designed to have small rings at both ends to allow for easy hanging.

This garland is light and airy and will make a good compliment to any room for extra spring feeling. Hanging it from an entertainment center or mantle will surely brighten up a living room, as well as garner some attention for your handiwork. Enjoy crocheting this lovely, new pattern! And don’t be surprised if you suddenly begin craving fresh strawberries!
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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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