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Free Crochet Fox Pattern: What Does the Fox Say? Amigurumi!

Free Crochet Fox Pattern: Fox AmigurumiThis darling crochet fox was a birthday present for my friend’s one-year-old. His nursery is woodland-themed and I thought this cute little fox would be the perfect addition. This free crochet fox pattern is a Beginner+ level pattern and uses entirely single crochet in the round with increases and decreases to create shaping. Read More »

Crafts / DIY, crochet, Yarn

Yarn Remnants Project: Fan Stitch Striped Beanie Crochet Pattern

Yarn Remnants Project: Fan Stitch BeanieI hate to waste the last bit of yarn from projects. These teeny tiny clumps of yarn remind me of the past projects that I used them on. Plus, I don’t want to be wasteful — yarn is expensive!

I’ve been saving up my scraps for a while and had enough to create three color-coordinated beanies with this pattern. Read More »

Beanies and Patterns, Crafts / DIY, crochet, free patterns, Yarn

May the 4th Be With You: Lightsaber-Inspired Case for Crochet Afghan Hooks and Knitting Needles + Plush Toy Free Crochet Pattern!

Crochet Light Saber Free PatternAs many of you probably know,  I am a bit of a nerd. I love Marvel superhero movies, Jane Austen, and especially Star Wars. I consider them all epic stories that are pure entertainment from start to finish (yes, that is what Jane Austen novels and superhero movies have in common). So, for Star Wars Day I knew I had to do something to celebrate my love of the movies. Last year, I did a knitting pattern for an ewok hoodie and I’ve also transformed little Casper into a Darth Vader-loving, sweater-wearing heartthrob, but this year it is all about the light sabers.

This light saber case can be used for anything, but I thought it would work well for crochet afghan hooks and knitting needles. I have also provided the details needed to adapt the pattern into a plush toy that can be stuffed. Read More »

Crafts / DIY, crochet, Fan girl, free patterns, Uncategorized

Top Tools for Your Knitting and Crochet Projects

Yarn Love imageI have been knitting and crocheting for a combined total of more than 27 years. Some years I worked harder on it than others, but I’ve always made time in life to sit down with a ball of yarn to create.

In that time, I’ve amassed quite a collection of yarn and tools. I have yarn under my bed, in three different storage ottomans, in boxes in the closet, and even hiding in a dresser drawer. Remnants get periodically cleaned out and made into my remnant beanies (post coming soon!) and the rest get neatly stacked and stored in every available container.

However, my tools are a different story. They are all stored in a clear, plastic toiletries case (yes, I said toiletries case) because it is easy to find items in a clear container and it has a nice zipper and handle for travel. Read More »

Crafts / DIY, crochet, knitting, Uncategorized

Introducing Mr. Darcy and Elizabeth Bennet!

Mr. Darcy and Elizabeth Bennet crochet pattern

Introducing my newest crochet pattern–Mr. Darcy and Elizabeth Bennet! They are now available in my Etsy shop (you can find the link in the sidebar). And to celebrate this adorable pattern, I’m offering a special $2 off coupon code for blog readers.

Use code: BLOG2OFF

Travel to Regency England and the land of Pride and Prejudice with these crochet patterns for Mr. Darcy and Elizabeth Bennet.

Elizabeth Bennet has beautiful curls and an empire-waisted gown, while Mr. Darcy has a removable jacket and ribbon ascot.

Supply list is provided within the pattern. Pattern is considered easy+.

Crafts / DIY, crochet, Fan girl, Literary Loves, Uncategorized

Happy 4th of July! American Flag Beanie Free Pattern

American Flag BeanieHappy 4th of July! I’m headed off to Grandma’s to light up some fireworks tonight, but I thought I’d share another awesome beanie pattern. Read More »

Beanies and Patterns, crochet, Happy Holidays, Uncategorized

Crochet Fox Hoodie Free Pattern

Fox Hoodie Free Crochet PatternSupplies:

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Beanies and Patterns, Crafts / DIY, crochet, knitting

Bunny Beanie – Beanie-a-Month Free Crochet Pattern

Bunny beanieTo celebrate Easter, I put together this pattern for an Easter bunny beanie. However, with all the Easter celebrating, I ran out of time to post it this weekend. Happy Belated Easter! In fact, this could be great for spring in general and can be made in a smaller size for kids. Read More »

Beanies and Patterns, crochet, free patterns

Cherry Pie Ornament

IMG_0615.JPGI got a new car recently and it is adorable! Originally, I was planning on a blue hatchback that we were going to nickname “The Blueberry,” but I decided on a red Mazda2, so the new name is just “The Berry.” And in honor of my new car, I crocheted a fun ornament to hang from my rear view mirror.

Also, Pi Day was only a few days ago and it got me thinking about pie! Being gluten free, I did not partake of the pie, but I sure wanted to.

Here’s how to make this cherry pie ornament: Read More »

crochet, free patterns, Uncategorized

Happy Saint Patrick’s Day! Leprechaun Beanie Crochet Pattern– Beanie-A-Month Pattern

leprechaun beanieHappy St. Patty’s Day! My family loves the Emerald Isle.  I gravitate toward the folklore and culture, my sister loves the music, my mom loves the history. Between us all, we are big fans of the country and we celebrate St. Patty’s Day in style.

Beginning this month, I thought I would offer a free beanie pattern every month in celebration of holidays, or the seasons, or something that makes that month special.

As the inaugural beanie, here is my Leprechaun beanie. Here’s how I made it:

leprechaun beanie

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Beanies and Patterns, crochet