Free Crochet Pattern: Lilac and Custard Checked Baby Blanket

By Amy Yarbrough – June 6th, 2019 2 Comments

Are you as inspired as I am with all the crocheted gingham, plaid, and checked blankets out there? There is something so classy and official about these blankets, I obviously had to design my own.

Have you ever crocheted gingham, plaid, or checks? It can look intimidating, I know, but as long as you carry the yarn in the work it’s really very simple. The challenge comes when using a variety of colors (the colors are …exciting?… to keep track of). However, with the Lilac and Custard Checkered Baby Blanket you use only two colors, making it great if you’re a beginner at crocheting gingham, plaid, or checks.

For this pattern, all you have to do is know how to make half double crochets and switch colors and you’re all set.

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30% OFF Baby Blocks Crochet Pattern

By Rachel Choi – June 3rd, 2019 Be the first to comment

Now 30% OFF in the Crochet Spot Store, this baby block pattern allows for adding your own creativity! Yes, you can put letters or numbers on the blocks but you can also get creative and put your own animals or shapes on it if you’d like. The blocks are crocheted in 6 pieces (each crocheted in the round) that are then crocheted together so that no sewing is required. This pattern contains a step-by-step photo tutorial for assembling the pieces.

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Free Crochet Pattern: Amigurumi Rainbow

By Claire Golden – May 30th, 2019 2 Comments

The good thing about the rainy springtime season is that it increases your chances of spotting a rainbow! I’ve always loved seeing them and imagining what’s at the end of a rainbow…a pot of gold, an entrance to fairyland, or maybe even a bucket full of yarn. I was inspired to crochet this bright, smiling amigurumi version so it’s easy to experience the magic of a rainbow anytime. It would look super cute hanging from a mobile or decorating a shelf.

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Free Crochet Pattern: Retro Rhoda Headkerchief

By Amy Yarbrough – May 28th, 2019 Be the first to comment

Are you a lover of vintage styles like me? Well, I hope so, because here’s another vintage-inspired crochet pattern, the Retro Rhoda Headkerchief!

(See also the Dewdrop Boho Headband).

This headkerchief is worked like a mini shawl, meaning you begin with a circle and work a half round, adding to it with each round to create a growing triangle. The ties are worked with the last round so there’s no sewing needed.

Go vintage and give the Retro Rhoda Headkerchief a try!

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30% OFF Super Versatile Cat Bed Crochet Pattern

By Rachel Choi – May 20th, 2019 1 Comment

Now 30% OFF in the Crochet Spot Store, this pattern is for a simple cat bed that can be styled in 4 different ways! Try all the different styles and let your kitty choose which ones he/she likes the best. The cat is crocheted with super bulky weight yarn making the project quick to work up and thick and sturdy for your furry friend. The bed is also design so that it can easier be slipped into the washing machine just in case it needs cleaning (be sure to choose a machine washable yarn).

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Free Crochet Pattern: Travel Tissue Cozy

By Claire Golden – May 16th, 2019 1 Comment

I’ve seem some really cute travel tissue covers for those mini packs of tissues. All of the patterns have been for sewing, though, so I wanted to try adapting it to crochet. And I’m pleased with the finished result! These travel tissue packs are useful for carrying in a purse or backpack, especially for those of us who have springtime allergies (those pretty flowers are worth it though). This was a quick and easy project that offers lots of opportunities for customization.

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Free Crochet Pattern: Strawberry Favor Bag

By Amy Yarbrough – May 13th, 2019 Be the first to comment

Here we are again, another Spring and I’m dreaming of strawberries. For some reason, though I have never been overly obsessed with strawberries, I always start adding them to my designs when Spring comes around. Perhaps it’s because the splash of red against the pleasing green is always a delight.

Not surprisingly then, I have a new design for you completely centered on the beautiful fruit: the Strawberry Favor Bag. Recently I designed the Carrot Favor Bag and had a great time visualizing how the natural greenery would look in a crocheted fashion. Then I thought, why not try the cinch bag idea with other fruit and vegetable designs?

The Strawberry Favor Bag is very easy to make. The bag is worked from the bottom up in simple crochet increases while the greenery is worked in a simple but unique stitch pattern to create the pointed leaves of the strawberry plant. Add little stitches of light green or yellow for the seeds and you’re ready to fill the bag with candy or trinkets to give as a gift!

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30% OFF Adjustable Quick Socks Crochet Pattern

By Rachel Choi – May 6th, 2019 Be the first to comment

Now 30% OFF in the Crochet Spot Store, this pattern uses double crochet stitches to work up quicker. No need to worry about the spaces created from taller stitches, each stitch is linked together to create a solid fabric. This sock pattern is crocheted from the toe up to the leg in one piece so you can try it on as you go. It is extremely adjustable, since it can be crocheted with any weight of yarn for any foot size you can imagine, from babies to adults, it’s all possible! You can adjust the length of your socks from ankle socks to knee highs. This pattern is not written in a conventional manner, it is like a tutorial with photos that you can follow as you crochet.

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Free Crochet Pattern: Amigurumi Pigeon or Dove

By Claire Golden – May 2nd, 2019 2 Comments

I absolutely love watching pigeons and I’ve wanted to crochet one for what seems like forever. But the colorwork is tricky, so I went with a solid color to start, and the finished bird ended up looking like a dove. While researching for this pattern, I learned that doves and pigeons are both part of the Columbidae family, which explains why they look so similar. So this pattern is really a two-in-one, depending on the colors you choose. The bird can stand on its own and is about the size of a real dove or pigeon, but much more cuddly. I hope you have as much fun with this pattern as I did designing it.

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Free Crochet Pattern: Dewdrop Boho Headband

By Amy Yarbrough – April 29th, 2019 2 Comments

Everyone has a little hippie in them, am I right?

At least, that’s what I tell not-so-hippie-inclined people. However, whether you go for the hippie/boho style or not, this headband is the perfect choice. Wear it either way you like: across the forehead, for an eclectic look, or over the head, for a more traditional look (see picture below).

What is great about this pattern is that it utilizes taller crochet stitches. (See post, How to Crochet Tall Stitches) The headband is worked in separate circle motifs, from large to medium and small, and then sewn together. A light border is worked over the band of sewn circles to bring it all together and simple ties are attached to the ends for easy wearing.

Ready to give it a try?

(Kudos to my sister for looking smashing in the headband! Doesn’t her long, thick hair just fit perfectly?)

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