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Friday, July 29, 2016

Free Pattern Review - Crochet Jellyfish

Hey there!

I'm so excited to share this with you today. I came across this pin on Pinterest that was just the cutest crochet jellyfish I have ever seen! 

Check out the designer, One Dog Woof here, and the free pattern for the Crochet Jellyfish here!


Usually I'd just say, "that's so cute! I wish I could make something like that!". Except this time, I decided to just give it a try. Why not?!
I was a little discouraged at first, thinking it didn't look like the picture. But if I've learned anything in my years of crocheting and following patterns, it's best to just follow what the designer says, and it always works out in the end!
Check out how I did


 Not only did I finish the one I started, but I made TWO more! The pattern was very easy to follow, and they're so cute! If you've been wanting to try out something new, this is perfect for you.

I think they look great here for now, what do you think?
Follow my Crochet Patterns and Inspiration board on Pinterest for awesome FREE patterns by many different designers!

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Summer Style - Free Crochet Pattern Roundup

Hey there!
I hope you're out enjoying the summer, I know I am. As much as I've been out and about though, I cant put my hook down, as I'm sure many of you can understand. So I hunted down some great free summer crochet patterns for us all!


None of these patterns are my own, and all credit goes to the designers themselves, including the pictures. I am IN LOVE with ALL of these, and plan on making them all at some point in time. (The list is never ending)


Enjoy!




How about this gorgeous beach cover up? It's pattern is gorgeous and it looks super comfy! Can't wait to make my own.







I'm completely in love with this bag, and I really can't wait to make one for myself! Persia Lou is an AWESOME blog I just discovered, and everyone should definitely go check it out!






This Kelia Top combines crochet with sewing, and I love the look. The best part is you can choose your own fabric, and really make it unique to you!






If you're heading to the beach or even a backyard BBQ and want to dress up your feet, go barefoot with these Barefoot Sandals








This Colete Granny Square Vest is totally awesome!






Check out this Floral Crochet Headband! It definitely feeds my inner 'flower child'.







I hope you all enjoy the free patterns! Let the designers know how much you love their stuff, and don't forget to share your own free patterns for summer below in the comments!

Monday, September 28, 2015

Tri-Colored Braided Infinity Scarf

Fall is finally here, and one of the first things I wanted to make for this season was this Braided Infinity Scarf designed by The Rookie Crafter! I've made a few of these before in a solid color and I loved them. I wanted to try it in three different colors and see how it looked!


I love making these because they are very simple and easy to put together. Any beginner who has learned to chain and double crochet can make one! There are also so many different color combinations you could make! Favorite sports teams, school colors, the possibilities are endless with these braided infinity scarves. 


What do you think? Would you wear one yourself? Or maybe you're looking for a Christmas gift idea that isn't your typical hat or scarf.
What colors would your scarf be in??

Monday, April 6, 2015

Going Headband Crazy! - Link to Free Pattern!

Hey there hookers!

I hope everyone is enjoying their spring! I know I am. I've been spending lots of time outside enjoying the weather, and even taking some trips to the beach!

I've also been enjoying making a few spring projects!
This one is just the beginning.


This headband is called the Thai Garden Headband (click on the name for the pattern).
 I spotted this pattern on Pinterest one day, and knew instantly that I had to try it. It looked simple and just perfect for the spring time!

It only took me about an hour to work up, and the flowers were fairly quick to make also. It's the perfect project to make if you need a quick gift, or want to make out like a bandit at craft fairs this season! 


I used Loops & Threads - Woolike Simili-Laine super fine yarn. This is my first time working with such lightweight yarn, but I liked it! I can't wait to make some more things with it for the spring and summer.



What other things do you think would be good to make with this yarn?

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Spring Is Here! Photography Adventures

Believe it or not, even with all the snow around, spring has arrived! I'm anxious for the nicer weather, especially because of all the snow we've gotten this year. Needless to say... I am OVER IT! 




One of my favorite things to do in the spring is photography. I love taking pictures and finding beauty in ordinary life. I find old, vintage, and weird things most attractive. I enjoy looking at things from different vantage points as well; high up, down below, super close, or really far away. I like to make things as interesting as possible when taking photographs.


I have recently moved to a new area, and luckily am within walking distance of a lot of local businesses, as well as the beach! I've never lived this close to the ocean before, and I've been anxious to get a look and take some pictures! 




I used Picasa to edit these pictures. They were all taken with my iPhone, since my camera is still back in my old town. Still, I love the way these came out, and it was so nice to sit and relax at the beach for a while!



Lately I've been going through a rough patch, and had taken a break from blogging for a few months so that I can focus on myself and get back to where I needed to be mentally. Now that I'm feeling better, I'm more excited than ever to bring you guys some great crochet patterns, and maybe some other things too! This is the happiest I've ever been, and I'm really enjoying my new life. 




Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Spring Flowers! - Free Crochet Pattern Links

Hey there! 

It's been such a long time since I've shared anything on here, and I'm very sorry for that. The good news is that I'm back, and have a LOT of great new things to share! The first is this awesome flower headband. 



The weather is getting nicer, the birds are starting to chirp, and even though it snowed 2 days ago, I can tell that spring is on its way! 

In honor of spring and the nice weather, I found a couple new patterns on Pinterest to try out and play with. The first free pattern had caught my eye MONTHS ago, and I just got around to trying it out. 

After making a handful of these in some fun colors (purple, turquoise, and yellow) my first thought was to make a blanket out of them like I'd seen on Pinterest originally. But then I thought about how adorable these little flowers were individually, and decided to make a headband to put them on. 



Let's be honest, I don't think my attention span is big enough to make hundreds of these flowers to make a blanket. I needed something a little smaller to accomplish.

The headband is by Cotton Gin Studios, and its called the Textured Headband.
I wanted something simple, not too flashy, and without a button closure (because I'm out of buttons at the moment, no other reason! ha)



The end result was this insanely adorable headband that's so comfy, and perfect for spring! 


Stay tuned for some more awesome free patterns! And make sure to follow me on Facebook and Pinterest and keep up with the latest patterns I find! 

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Perfect Purple Slouchy Hat - Free Pattern

Hey there hookers! ;)

It's almost Thanksgiving! And that means it's time for me to start thinking about Christmas gifts for family and friends, and how I can get them all done in time! I came up with this quick and easy pattern for an open stitch slouchy hat, and I know a handful of people on my gift list that would love one (or more!).

The hat is made using bulky weight yarn, so although it has an open look, it's actually very warm on your head. It could also be worn indoors for quick trips in and out of stores!


I hope you enjoy this free pattern, and share it with your friends!
As always, if you have any questions or comments, leave them below! I love hearing from my readers :)



Materials: 

N Hook
1 Skein Bulky Weight (5) yarn

Abbreviations:

ch - chain
sc - single crochet
dc - double crochet
st - stitch
ch sp - chain space
sl st - slip stitch


Round 1: Make a magic circle, ch 2(does not count as first dc here and throughout), make 10 dc in magic circle, sl st to first dc.
Round 2: ch 5(counts as 1 dc and 2 ch), dc into NEXT st, *ch 2, dc into next st* repeat around, sl st to 3rd ch to join.
Round 3: sl st to first ch space, ch 5, dc into same sp, *ch 2, dc into next ch sp, ch 2, dc into next ch sp, ch 2, dc into same ch sp* Repeat ** around, sl st to 3rd ch to join.
Round 4: sl st to first ch sp, ch 5, dc into same sp, *ch 2, dc into next ch sp, ch 2, dc into next ch sp, ch 2, dc into next ch sp, ch 2, dc into same ch sp* Repeat around, sl st to 3rd ch to join.
Round 5-11: sl st to first ch sp, ch 5, dc into next ch sp, *ch 2, dc into next ch sp* Repeat around. Sl st to 3rd ch to join.
Round 12: ch 1, sc in same st, *1 sc in ch sp, 1 sc in next st* repeat around, sl st to first sc to join.
Round 13-15: ch 1, sc in each st around. sl st to first sc to join.
Finish off and weave in your ends.