Thursday, November 13, 2014

Diana Buttoned Cowl,Free Chunky Cowl Crochet Pattern

This is a quick and easy pattern made with chunky yarn, perfect for a last minute Christmas gift. I used less two skeins of Bernat Softee Chunky and was able to crochet one cowl in under two hours. You can make it in a single color or double color as shown. If the Winter blues have kicked in, this quick and easy project could be the perfect pick me up. The finished cowl measures 31 inches in length and 10 inches in width. 

1. Yarn: Super Bulky, size 6 yarn. I used Bernat Softee Chunky. The
UK/Australian equivalent is 14 ply.
2. Hook: Hook P (10mm) and a hook H (5mm) to weave in the tails.
3. Sewing Needle
4. Two large wooden buttons.

Download the pattern here : Diana Buttoned Cowl

Monday, November 3, 2014

Woman's Slipper Boots Crochet Pattern, Classic Snow Boots, US sizes 5-12, Now in French too!

Boots Slipper Crochet Pattern

Woman's Boots Crochet Pattern
Customer Picture: Made by @aspiringredhead on Instagram

This crochet pattern is worked with two strands of worsted weight yarn held together making it sturdy and toasty at the same time. Though the buttons are functional, I found that you can just slip in and out of the boot with ease even without opening the straps. I used  4 skeins of Vanna's choice for each pair of boots and still had some yarn left over.  This would be a stylish way to keep your feet warm!  I love boots and now I have one I can wear at home. I am still pondering which one to keep, the green or the gray. What other colors would you experiment with? Leave a comment below.

*Pattern is written in Standard American Terms.
*Pattern uses 2 strands of worsted weight yarn ( size 4 medium) held together.
* Pattern includes 4 sizes, Small ( fits US sizes 5/6), Medium (fits Us sizes 7/8) , Large ( fits US sizes 9/10) and Extra Large (fits US sizes 11/12)
* Pattern include lots of pictures to guide you.

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Find the Baby Size pattern here     : Baby Classic Snow Boots Pattern
Find the Toddler Size pattern here: Toddler Classic Snow Boots Pattern
Find the Kid Size Pattern here      : Kid Size Classic Snow Boots Pattern

Woman's Snow Boots Pattern( in English)  

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Monday, September 29, 2014

Bailey Boot Cuffs, Free Crochet Pattern

Boot cuffs are a very popular accessory among college kids and they sell like hot cakes at craft fairs. They look stylish peeking out of your boots! It can go well with skinny jeans as well as a dress or  a skirt. This is one fashion accessory you wouldn't want to miss! Boot cuffs not only add warmth but also keep snow from getting in to your boots. Whipping these up take only a couple of hours and can  make great Christmas gifts. This crochet pattern is simple, quick and yields elegant results. Crochet them in colors of your choice and add a new twist to your old boots.


1. Worsted weight ( size 4 medium) yarn
2. Hook – G (4.25mm)
3. A Pair of ¾ inch wooden buttons
Using G hook, 16 sc rows worked in back loops = 4 inches
Finished size: 12.5 inches around and 6 inches high.

Stitch Explanation
Work in Back loops or Front loops only: See the picture below to learn what it means to work into back loops only or front loops only. When making a regular stitch the hook is inserted under both loops as seen in 1st diagram below but inserted only in to one of the loops in case you are working into back or front loops.

150 Yards for a pair of boot cuffs

Stitch Abbreviations
Pattern is in standard American terms.
sc- single crochet
dc- double crochet
sl st- slip stitch
ch- chain
sk- skip

With G hook chain 10.

Row 1: 1 sc in 2nd chain from hook and each chain across. Turn.-------------9 sc
Row 2: Working in back loops only, ch 1 ( not counted as a st) , 1 sc in back loop of the same st as ch 1, 1 sc in back loop of next 8 stitches. Turn.----------------- 9 sc

Repeat Row 2 till your work measures 10 inches without stretching the band. Now slip stitch the two shorter ends together inserting your hook through the front loops of the stitches on your last row and the free loops on the very first row to form a circular band as show in Pic 1 above. See Stitch explanation for working in front loops. I got 18 ridges in the band including the ridge formed by slip stitching the ends together. 

Round 1:Now the rest of the boot cuff will be worked in the round as shown in pic 2 above. Ch 1( does not count as a st), proceed to work a round of 36 sc distributed evenly all around the band, working one sc in each row end (each ridge and trough). Sl st to the first sc. Do not turn.  --------- 36 sc

Round 2: Ch 3 ( counts as first dc), 1 dc in the same st, *( skip next st, 2 dc in next), repeat from * till end of the round, sl st to the top of beginning ch-3. Do not turn.---------------- 36 dc in the round

Round 3: Sl st in the gap between beginning ch-3 and the next dc, ch 3 ( counts as first dc), 1 dc in to the same space, *(2 dc in to the gap between next two dc stitches), repeat from * till end of the round, sl st to the top of beginning ch-3. Do not turn.---------------- 36 dc in the round

Repeat Round 3,  three more times.

Note: Make sure the sc stitches of the next round are worked tight.

Round 4: Ch 1, 1 sc in next st and each st around, sl st to beginning ch1, fasten off.

On the bottom side of the boot cuff, work a round of 36 sc and fasten off. This will keep your ribbed band from stretching too much. Weave in all the ends.

Finishing Round : On the bottom side of the ribbed band, work 36 sc as evenly distributed as possible and fasten off.

Band for Embellishment

Ch 18, 1 hdc in 3rd ch from hook, 1 hdc in next 14 st, 4 hdc in last st, do not turn but continue to work in to the free loops of the foundation chain as shown in pic 3, 1 hdc in each free loop across. Fasten off. Weave in the tails. Fold the band over the top of the boot cuff, place the button  and sew through both the layers.

Make one more following the same pattern. 

Download the pattern for  Bailey Boot Cuffs here: Bailey Boot Cuffs

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Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Tyra Triangle Shawl, Free Crochet Pattern, Lacy Scarf Pattern, Triangle Shawl Pattern

Make a lovely Mother's Day gift with this Triangle Shawl crochet pattern. The shawl turned out lovely but my photographs don't do justice to it. When  I first made it, the shawl turned out small and wouldn't wrap around my shoulder well. I  made another 10 rows and stitched them together, but it still wasn't big enough. I added another 9 rows and luckily ended up with the ideal size. Third time's a charm, isn't it? I am generally impatient with big items but this one worked up effortlessly. After the first row, there isn't much counting required. It is a versatile design that can be worn in many different ways. Wrap it around your shoulder, around your neck or even around your head. The shawl is bigger than you see in the first picture as part of it has been tucked into the dresser.

1. DK weight yarn
2. Hook F(3.75mm)
Yarn needle to weave in the tails

8 Rows = 4 inches
3 shells = 4 inches long

Finished Measurements
64 inches wide and 24 inches deep.

Takes around 530 to 540 yards. You can reduce up to 80 yards from the total yardage if you do not intend to add the tassels.

Stitch Abbreviations
The pattern is in standard American terms.
dc- double crochet
sc- single crochet
sl st- slip stitch
ch- chain
sk- skip
st- stitch 

Chain 301
Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook, *( ch 5, sk 5 chains, sc in next), repeat from * to the end. Turn.--------50 Ch-5 loops

Row2: Sl st in the first two chains, sc in next, *( ch 5, 1 sc into the third chain of next ch-5 loop), repeat from * till you end with a sc on top of last ch-5 loop. Turn. ------49 Ch-5 loops.

Row 3: Sl st to the first two chains, 1 sc in next ch, *( 5 dc in next sc between two ch-5 loops , 1 sc in 3rd ch of next ch-5 loop, ch 5, 1 sc into 3rd ch of next ch-5 loop), repeat from * till you end with a sc on top of last ch-5 loop. Turn. ---------24 shells and 24 ch-5 loops.

Row 4: Sl st into first two chains, 1 sc in next ch, *(ch 5, 1 sc into the the 3rd dc of next shell, ch 5, 1 sc in to 3rd chain of next ch-5 loop) , repeat from * till you end with a sc on top of the last shell. Turn.---------47 Ch-5 loops

Row 5: Repeat Row 2---------46 Ch-5 loops

Row 6: Repeat Row 3------------23 shells and 22 ch-5 loops

Row 7: Sl st into first two dc of the shell, 1 sc in next dc, *(ch 5, 1 sc into the 3rd ch of the next ch-5 loop, ch 5, 1 sc into 3rd dc of next shell) , repeat from * till you end with a sc on top of the last shell. Turn.--------------44 Ch-5 loops

Repeat rows 2,3,4,5, 6 & 7 till you get a row with two ch- 5 loops.

Last Row: Sl st into the first 2 chains, 5 dc in next sc, 1 sc into the third chain of next the ch-5 loop. Fasten off. 

Tassels And Finishing

Weave in any tails left. For tassels, cut 10 strands of 9 ½ inches length. Fold at the middle of the strands and pull through the scarf to get a loop, grab all the strands and pull through the loop. Tighten the knot and trim as needed. I attached the first tassel through the middle of the shell at the vertex of the triangle. I skipped first 4 rows and attached the second tassel to the 5th Row. Starting from this second tassel, skip two rows and attach the tassel to the third row. 

A Closer look at the stitch pattern

You can download a pdf copy here: Tyra Triangle Shawl

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Thursday, February 20, 2014

Arianna Headband, Free Crochet Pattern for Spring

I have been undergoing a bit of crafter's block lately. May be it is the weather which makes me sleepy all the time. My never ending stream of ideas suddenly seem to have disappeared in to oblivion. I guess it happens to the best of the creative folks and all you can do is give it time and hope that this too shall pass. I read somewhere that when you feel like quitting think why you started. I started crocheting for the love of flowers and am sharing this headband and flower with you in the hope that it will cheer up my soul and get those creative juices flowing again.

                               The crochet pattern can be customized to fit any size head. It uses worsted weight yarn and hooks H (5mm) and F (3.75mm). I used Lily Sugar n Cream cotton for the band and acrylic yarn for the flowers. You will find many uses for the flower, add it to a clutch, a hat or use it as a brooch. 

Find the free pattern here: Arianna headband

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Floral Bag, Granny Square Bag, Free Crochet pattern

 This bag would  make an amazing Spring or Summer accessory.  It's just a little bigger than a normal clutch and would go well with any dress. This crochet pattern uses granny squares which are then joined together to create the unique shape of the bag. I have decided to make it free for my blog readers.

The dimensions of the completed bag are 15 inches at the widest part and 9 1/2 inches from top of the handle to bottom of the bag. It's worked using worsted weight yarn in 5 different colors and a size H (5 mm) crochet hook. I used Red Heart Super Saver and Vanna's choice for the bag in the picture. Pattern includes instructions for lining the bag as well.

Find the free crochet pattern here: Floral Bag Crochet Pattern