Im finally back! I’ve been super busy the past few months taking care of my toddler and newborn baby girl who was born in May! My new blog kind of took the backseat for a little while. I have been crocheting as much as I can though and have a bunch of free patterns to post soon! Here’s something I recently finished and will be for sale at my upcoming craft fair next month.
I bought Molla Mills new book, Crochetterie: Cool contemporary crochet for the creatively-minded and love it! There is a bunch of fun patterns in this book and if you like tapestry crochet I definitely recommend it. I used one of her rug patterns, tweaked it a little bit and instead made it into a boho wall hanging. Then, I attached it to a piece of driftwood and added some little tassels to the bottom.
I have another wall hanging and a bunch of other things that I recently made and will be posting the patterns for them soon so check back and subscribe!
I wanted a nice, durable outdoor rug to help catch some of the dirt and grass by the doggy door from my crazy pups who are constantly in and out of the house. I found some Jute rope at Michaels that worked perfectly. This pattern is really simple and versatile. The rows repeat themselves so feel free to stop when you want or add more rows if you want a longer rug! It works up really quick and was fun to make!
Jute rope- I used just under 3 rolls of 4ply jute by bead landing.
Size Q crochet hook
Scrap fabric or cotton yarn (optional)
Row 1: Sc back down the chain
Row 2: Ch 2 and turn, dc across
Row 3: Ch 1 and turn, Sc across
Rows 4-21: Repeat rows 2 and 3
turn, slip stitch across. Tie off and weave in ends.
You can continue on by repeating the rows of sc and dc if you want your rug longer, or do less for a shorter rug. I wanted a little bit of color in mine so I decided to weave some scrap cotton yarn through the rows of dc. I used 3 strands of yarn by braiding them together before weaving through the rows. Scrap fabric torn into strips or colored rope would work for this as well.
and this cuteness…
Occasionally I like to crochet amigurumi for something different! My fave is when they are soft and jumbo sized! I used a bulky yarn to make this donkey so he would be extra cuddly. Feel free to use a smaller yarn but be sure to change your hook size accordingly. The blanket and sombrero I made to go with him are really easy to do and you will just need some scrap yarn. Let me know what you think!
Stitches: Magic loop, Single Crochet (sc), Half Double Crochet (hdc), Increase (Inc), Decrease (dec) You should also be familiar with switching colors.
Legs (make 4):
Starting with brown yarn and 4.50mm hook
Round 1: Magic Loop, sc 6 times into loop
Round 2: Increase in each stitch around
I decided to make a vase for some of my decorative flowers instead of buying one. I chose to crochet with 2 strands of yarn together to give it a bit more stiffness and be able to stand up better. I thought it turned out really cute using two different colors at the same time. I chose a blue and cream color to go with my other decor. This is a really simple pattern, I recommend using a cotton yarn so the final product will be firm.
This is a really simple pattern for a cute headband with “boho” style. This is the perfect project for a beginner, or if you need to make something quick! It works up really fast and would be great to sell at craft fairs. It’s also really customizable. You can make it smaller just by chaining less. I plan on making one for my 2 year old daughter! Let me know what you think!
I decided to experiment and made 3 different types of hair ties for my 2 year old daughter! They were super simple to make and look so cute! All you will need for this project is any size hair tie, I used smaller ones for toddler hair, and scrap yarn.
Im pregnant with my second daughter and her due date is right around the corner! We plan on getting her newborn pictures done and I wanted her to wear some of my own creations. I decided to make this cute flower crown for her to wear. Her big sister was happy to model it for me and I loved how it turned out! This is a great newborn photo prop because of how easy it is to put on, take off and tighten! Great pattern for someone just starting out with crochet!