Posts Tagged ‘free crochet patterns’

I’m loving all the mermaid inspired goodies out there at the minute. I recently published a post about ocean inspired crochet and found so many beautiful mermaid tail blankets that it warranted a dedicated post. Here’s my rundown of the best crochet mermaid tail patterns out there.

Patterns links where available can be found by clicking on each photo.

Happy Hooking xoxo

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During my current kitten obsession, I care across these gorgeous dumpling kitten patterns.

The pattern comes courtesy of Sarah Sloyer and can be be found on her Ravelry store here. They were recently featured on crochetnow.co.uk so you know they’re bound to be a big hit. I know my Ragdoll Poppet is going to love one.

Dumpling Kitty is a cute pudgy kitty whose pattern is available for free! Her body is crocheted with a flat base so she sits nicely wherever you place her, waiting patiently for treats.

Finished size: Approximately 4” tall when made with the indicated yarn and hook size, though your finished size may vary depending on your yarn brand and tension.

Difficulty level: Easy – Intermediate (Previous experience and familiarity with amigurumi recommended)

Time to finish: Approximately 3 hours

Materials:

• Approximately 42 yd of Color A (body)

• Approximately 4 yd of Color B (stripes)

• Polyester fiberfill

• 9 mm safety eyes (2)

• Embroidery floss

• Regular needle and yarn needle

Sarah is happy to offer email support if you need any help while working through my patterns, or notice any errors! This pattern is for personal use only.

They look super cute and a really quick project for any experienced crocheter.

Happy Hooking xoxo

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Following on from the popularity of my first crochet moustache pattern, I’ve been working on a second design, which is a little more bulkier and reminiscent of a sheriff’s moustache.

moustache

I chose to design this one using the symbols method, which I found was a lot easier when working out the shape.

After 5 versions to fine tune the shape I’m happy with the final result.

moustache-layout

I’ve included both long hand instructions and symbol diagram below.

pattern

Crochet Moustache Pattern

Working in DK cotton with a 4mm hook using US terminology.

Chain 16

Work the bottom of the moustache first

Sc in 2nd chain from hook

Sc in next 2 ch

Hdc

(Dc, tr, dc) in next ch

Dc

Hdc

Sl st in next – this is the centre point

Hdc

Dc

(dc, tr, dc) in next ch

Hdc

Sc in next 3 ch

Ch 1

Sl st into 1st chain on opposite side

Sc in next 2 ch

Hdc

3hdc in next chain (this should be the same chain the (dc,tr,dc) are in on the opposite side

Hdc in next 2 ch

2hdc in next ch (This is the top of the centre point)

Hdc in next 2 ch

3 hdc in next ch (this should be the same chain the (dc,tr,dc) are in on the opposite side

Hdc

Sc in next 2 ch

Sl st in chain at beginning of row

Fasten off and weave ends in

The moustache will need blocking into shape with a water spray or for a stiffer finish use a starch spray.

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Happy New Year Everyone…Blessed Be…and Happy Hooking!

After a few months of hibernation and serious blog neglection I finally have some exciting new projects, tips and patterns to share.  I have content for about 6-7 posts scribbled in my craft book and aim to post one every Sunday from now on…(New Year’s Resolution)

Sexy Spheres…

One of the most exciting things I have finally found is a method of creating the perfect crochet sphere.  I was sure I’d stumbled across this some time ago but could not for the life of me find it again. This time with my ‘bookmark’ firmly clicked and double checked I have the pleasure of sharing this with you all.  Finally a little handy mathematics to help crocheters everywhere achieve a perfect sphere. So whether you’re looking to make a cute little amigurumi head or a ball toss game for the kids I hope this resources helps.  You can find the link to this in my free patterns page…enjoy.  Image above kindly borrowed from www.repeatcrafterme.com a fantastic site with lots of lovely patterns…also worth a look.

Let’s Get Geometrical…

The second really handy link I stumbled across was by fellow crafter mooglyblog.com who has put together a really easy to follow post featuring 5 basic crochet shapes.  These handy tutorials are perfect for free styling and a must have when you come to start designing your own patterns.  You can also find this link in my free patterns page.

Top Shelf Goodness…

I love magazines – the way they feel in your hand – the excitement when they drop through the letter box – clicking the kettle on knowing the next few moments are dedicated to seeing what exciting inspiration lies inside. As much as I love the digital world and couldn’t be without my netbook, laptop, smartphone and kindle fire, you just can’t beat a shiny magazine.  At the moment my favourites are Mollie Makes, the Simple Things and Simply Crochet.  If you are looking to get yourself a crafty mag subscription then these are definitely worth it! In fact I think you can still get 3 issues of Simply Crochet for £5.00 #Bargain visit http://www.myfavouritemagazines.co.uk for more info.

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