Category Archives: Crochet

Free Crochet Collar Patterns

free crochet collar patterns

I think crochet collar patterns are great. They are easy beautiful accessories that you can make for yourself or to give away. What a great way to dress up a t-shirt!

I searched for free patterns that I would like to make up. I hope there is something here that makes you want to grab a crochet hook too.

Here’s a key to the pictures above:

  1. Peter Pan Collar Crochet Pattern (Ravelry)
  2. Collar in Cotton Viscose (Ravelry)
  3. Crochet Collar Pattern
  4. Flower Girl Collar
  5. Vintage Crochet Collar
  6. Georgette Collar (Ravelry)

Free Thanksgiving Crochet Patterns

Free Thanksgiving crochet patterns can be found on the Internet. I selected these nine because I thought they were some of the best in the bunch. It’s not too late to crochet some coasters (see #2 and #5) or a bottle cozy (#9). If you crochet quickly, you may be able to complete one of the other projects. See the key with links under the images.

thanksgiving crochet patterns

  1. Crochet Fall Wreath
  2. Gobble Coaster (Ravelry)
  3. Crochet Turkey Hat
  4. Turkey Placemat
  5. Crochet Turkey Coasters
  6. Acorn Garland (no longer available 12/22/13)
  7. Thanksgiving Gobbler Hat (Ravelry)
  8. Going Nutty Purse
  9. Bottle Cozy (no longer available 12/22/13)

I wish you and your family a Happy Thanksgiving. I suggest you eat, drink, and be merry. Life is too short not to have seconds of pie!

Crochet Mandala for Halloween

I wanted a table topper to go under my Halloween tree, and that’s when I came up with the idea of a crochet mandala. I crocheted 13 rings (since 13 is a “scary” number) in orange and black and finished with a scalloped edge.

crochet mandala for Halloween

Here’s the crochet mandala pattern you can follow to make a Halloween table topper:

Materials:

  • 4.00 mm (G) hook
  • Orange and black yarn – I used what I had on hand – an acrylic blend.
  • Tapestry needle for weaving in any loose ends

Notes:

There are different methods (carry-through method, jogless, etc.)  for starting news colors when crocheting. I ended each ring with a slip stitch and tied off the yarn. Then I wove the tail in when I added the new color. Choose the method that works best for you.

Instructions:

Begin with an adjustable ring.

  1. Work 12 dcs into the loop (12 dc)
  2. Work 2 dcs in each dc around (24 dc)
  3. [dc in next dc, 2 dc in next dc] repeat around (36 dc)
  4. [dc in next 2 dcs, 2 dc in next dc] repeat around (48 dc)
  5. [dc in next 3 dcs, 2 dc in next dc] repeat around (60 dc)
  6. [dc in next 4 dcs, 2 dc in next dc] repeat around (72 dc)
  7. [dc in next 5 dcs, 2 dc in next dc] repeat around (84 dc)
  8. [dc in next 6 dcs, 2 dc in next dc] repeat around (96 dc)
  9. [dc in next 7 dcs, 2 dc in next dc] repeat around (108 dc)
  10. [dc in next 8 dcs, 2 dc in next dc] repeat around (120 dc)
  11. [dc in next 9 dcs, 2 dc in next dc] repeat around (132 dc)
  12. [dc in next 10 dcs, 2 dc in next dc] repeat around (144 dc)
  13. [dc in next 11 dcs, 2 dc in next dc] repeat around (156 dc)
  14. Finish off.

For border trim:

Add slip knot to hook. Join yarn to ring anywhere with a sc. Then ch1, skip 2 stitches, 6dc in dc, ch1, skip 2 stitches. Repeat around. Weave in any loose ends.

Crochet Masks and Hats for Superheroes

Here are five crochet masks and one hat for those who want to be superheroes or want someone in their family to be a superhero for Halloween. Superheroes are found in literature, comic books/graphic novels, and in the movies. This gear represents heroes familiar to most everyone. You’ll find a key to the crochet patterns below the images.

crochet masks and hats for superheroes

  1. Thor Hat (Ravelry account required)
  2. Tolkien Dwarf or Viking (Ravelry account required)
  3. Batman Mask (two links) Pattern and Revisions/Updates
  4. Baby Ninja Turtle (Ravelry account required)
  5. Mad-Eye Moody Mask
  6. Captain America (Ravelry account required)

Crochet is so versatile. One can “sculpt” just about anything if they know a few crochet stitches and some shaping methods.

You still have time to crochet a mask as part of a Halloween costume. Get started today!

Crochet Socks Patterns – Free Crochet Patterns for Socks

Crochet socks patterns are difficult to find; well, let me rephrase that; attractive patterns for crochet socks are difficult to find. I’ve scoured the Internet to find FREE patterns for crochet socks that I think are pretty and practical. I found seven patterns. I hope there is at least one here that you like!

Crochet Socks

Free Patterns for Crochet Socks

Here is your guide to the crochet patterns above.

Note: you may need a Ravelry or Lionbrand login to access a few of the free patterns.

A. Polka Dot Popcorn Socks - Decorative and festive!
B. Sonny’s Socks - Very practical and okay to hide behind pants and shoes.
C. 146-39 Lisbeth – Socks in Fabel - This is a pair you’d want people to see. They’d look cute with Mary Janes.
D. Heart and Sole Socks - I bet these could be crocheted in a jiffy. Practical gift.
E. 120-37 Socks with stripes and lace pattern in Alpaca - Showy and good for everyday.
F. 120-35 Socks in Alpaca - I think this pattern would be good for an everyday wear sock.
G. Cozy Crochet Socks - Another great pair for everyday and with just the right amount of flair.

Jester Hat Pattern – Knit, Crochet, or Sew a Jester Hat

April Fool’s Day is just around the corner. It’s not really a day one thinks to celebrate in any particular way, other than playing a few minor jokes on friends and family. Why not make it more celebratory? There’s a jester hat pattern below ready for you to knit, crochet, or sew for yourself or someone else. Have a little fun, why don’t you?

jester hat pattern

Here is a guide to the FREE patterns above:

  1. Jingle Jester Baby Hat (knitting)
  2. Silly Court Jester/Elf Hat (crochet) – Ravelry link
  3. Fleece Jester Hat (sewing)
  4. B14-28 Hat (knitting) – Ravelry link
  5. Jester Hat (sewing)
  6. Jester Hat (crochet) – Ravelry link

Need a few harmless practical jokes to play? Here’s a few I’ve culled from the WWW.

  • Add a few drops of green or red food coloring to a carton of milk.
  • Superglue a few coins to the sidewalk or any spot that has a lot of people walking around.
  • Go into your spouse’s closet and steal one of each of their shoes. Watch them frantically try to find a match.
  • Balance a small disposable cup of water on the top of a partially open door and then wait for the splash.
  • Purchase some realistic-looking insects and place the creepy crawlers in ice cubes, socks, shoes, food, etc.

The point is to have fun without being mean or doing harm. Use your imagination!

Summer Crochet Patterns for Women

Well, it’s time to start thinking about what you’re going to crochet for summer. Here are six summer crochet patterns I like. I’m a big fan of Linda Permann’s designs; three of the patterns below were designed by her. I hope there is a pattern here that you like.

Summer Crochet Patterns

I’ve listed links below to the crochet patterns.

28-9 Cotton Smile Vest

Chanson En Crochet

Orchid Lace Top

Pretty Petals Top by Linda Permann

Traveling Tank by Linda Permann

Gidget Tee by Linda Permann

I’m eager to crochet something in red, and I really like the Gidget Tee. I’ll have to think about what colors to choose for that pattern. What do you plan to crochet before summer arrives?