Free pattern round-up

I thought today I would share a round up of my free patterns I have available! Theres a few more than shown here so why not check my ravelry link out and explore


Bonnet with mitts

Road Blanket

Earrings

Water Bomb Balloon

Pink Dreamcatcher  includes a white one also

Storage bowls

Hot Water Bottle Cover

Fox Dreamcatcher

Triceratops head

UFO

Granny Square Hot Water Bottle

Theres also mug coseys, doll clothing and a baby capelet why not check them out

 

 

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Water Bomb Balloons- crochet pattern

The new craze at moment seems to be these crocheted water balloons. The special baby/blanket yarn which is classes as super bulky yarn and has a soft chenille type feel to it holds water like no other yarn perfect for throwing at your victim or just splatting them around the place.

They are great to have at home in the garden, take to a pool party, take along to the beach and get someone unsuspecting with them or you could make them as a fun gift that will last! They are eco- friendly, latex free and reuseable for years and year. You can wash them in the machine when they get dirty too.

Best bit??? It’s a free pattern just check it out on Ravelry.

Check out my Facebook page for a video showing how much these hold and how fab they splat.

Alternatively you can buy them on my Etsy page

Triceraptop Head Mount Pattern- Crochet

Bit late posting my blog today but I’ve been experimenting with whether theres more traffic if I post different times.

Today is a free crochet pattern for a triceratops taxidermy style head. This one is done in quite funky colours so its more fun than real. You can now make your own by logging into Ravelry and downloading : Triceratops Head

Alternatively you could buy the completed item by buying here

Although this pattern is free if you feel like supporting me you can buy the PDF file on Etsy

 

Granny Square Hot Water Bottle Cover

After the first hot water bottle cover I decided to make a traditional granny square one that seems to be all over place but I wanted to create my own easy peasy one with a nice cosy look to it .

I went with  a drawstring top to make it super user friendly, eliminates buttons and although requires joining up the squares requires no sewing so is perfect for any ability crocheters.

I used the giftees favourite colours which I think look a little Christmassy however this would look fab in any combination of colours or all one block colour.

Download now on Ravelry.

 

 

Tulip Cardigan and Dress- NEW pattern

My newest pattern or patterns is the tulip cardigan and dress. So named due to the stitch I used and is named tulip in my book.

The cardigan is a boxy style designed to fit over clothes including the matching dress without that scrunched up, tight sleeve feel. The design is simple to allow the stitch to do all the talking. Slight drop sleeves with ribbon front fasten so can be worn to show off a pretty top or dress but also lasts longer size wise.

The sleeve style is straight but creates a slightly flared look during construction. You will make the cardigan in 5 pieces that are joined together and the whole garment finished with edging and ribbon.

The dress has a simple bodice gently shaped to the best fit and a hidden button band to the back. The dress and sleeve stitch match the cardigan perfectly. You can chose from sleeveless, short, cropped and full length sleeve options to suit your needs and the time of year.

The dress works as a stand alone garment or together with the cardigan and comes with a free headband pattern that is prefect for any budding princess.

Full colour instructions, with full details for sizes newborn- 5 years. Fully tested by my group of testers and fully corrected and checked.

You can buy the patterns separately on Ravelry with a discount available when you buy both- cardigan, dress. Alternatively you can purchase on Etsy as the full set.

You will receive 1 PDF file for each item with the headband included in dress file. You will need 8 ply/ DK yarn to complete both items with 200g being minimum for smallest. Separately they use under 100g for smallest size.


 

Dreamcatchers

I’ve been a little missing this week and therefore missed Tuesdays blog due to ill health.

After sharing my Fox ‘Dreamcatcher’  a popular page shared it and this didn’t go down well. It was then shared on by someone who feels very strongly about Cultural Appropriation which I understand is respecting someone’s culture and not undermining it such as making cutesy dreamcatchers that aren’t even dreamcatchers and saying they are.

click for the link (text is wrong)

However it turned a little nasty and made me wonder why I bother. It was a gang up on me and my work and it lost its message. Calling my work nightmare inducing and no more than a cat toy doesn’t teach anyone about why it may (or may not) be offensive to make dreamcatchers and call them that.

As I understood the main issue is many makers and buyers see them as trinket and don’t appreciate the history and meaning behind them. The problem is the one person they chose to pick on is me and I have always loved the meaning of them, what they were designed for, why and how. I like them because of what they are not and I just so happened to also like how they look plus I enjoy making them.

You can make you’re own mind up by researching here’s a link to start you off.

So without further a do lets make some hoop decorations!

  • You will need some metal hoops – these are sold as dreamcatcher hoops and come in various sizes. I used 5 inch for the rainbow, pink and fox and 3 inch for the white.
  • DK yarn for pink, 4 ply for white and rainbow.
  • feather to compliment your yarn
  • 3mm hook for the pink, 2mm hook for the white and rainbow
  • pony beads in various colours
  • needle for weaving in ends

You can download the pattern for the white and pink ones on Ravelry

The rainbow hoop is my work but not my design you can create it by following the Dream Catcher afghan square up to round 5 or 6,depending on your tension, 2mm hook and 4 ply yarn.

Alternatively you can buy them on Etsy just click the top picture.

 

Crochet Storage Basket, Dish and Bowl- FREE pattern

I’ve need to make these for a while on occasion I love working with t-shirt  yarn as think it creates an item no wool can.

Yarn: t-shirt yarn/ 16 ply
Hook: 10mm and 8mm
Pattern Notes
• American crochet terms used throughout
• Beginning chain does not count as a stitch unless stated
• Main colour refers to grey and contrast refers to yellow.

Storage Tub (top left)

1. Using main colour create a magic circle. 6 sc in middle, pull tight and sl st to first sc.
2. Chain 1, 2sc in each stitch, sl st to first sc.
3. Chain 1, *2sc, sc in next 1* Repeat to end and sl st to first sc
4. Chain 1, *1sc in next, 2sc, 1sc* Repeat to end and sl st to first sc.
5. Chain 1, *sc in next 3, 2sc*. Repeat to end and sl st to first sc
6. Chain 1, *sc in next 2, 2sc, sc in next 2*. Repeat to end and sl st to first sc.
7. Chain 1, *2sc, sc in next 5*. Repeat to end and sl st to first sc.
8. Chain 1, *sc in next 4, 2sc, sc in next 2*. Repeat to end and sl st to first sc.
9. Chain 1, *2sc, sc in next 7*. Repeat to end and sl st to first sc.
10. Chain 1, *sc in next 8, 2sc*. Repeat to end and sl st to first sc.
11. Chain 1, *sc in next 4, 2sc, sc in next 5*. Repeat to end and sl st to first sc.
12. Chain 1, *sc in next 5, 2sc, sc in next 5*. Repeat to end and sl st to first sc.
13. Chain 1, *sc in next 11, 2sc*. Repeat to end and sl st to first sc.
14. Chain 1, sc in each chain to end. Sl st to first sc
15. Chain 1, sc in each chain to end. Sl st to first sc
16. Chain 1, sc in each chain to end. Sl st to first sc
17. Chain 1, sc in each chain to end. Sl st to first sc
18. Chain 1, sc in each chain to end. Sl st to first sc
19. Chain 1, sc in each chain to end. Sl st to first sc
20. Swap to contrast colour. Chain 1, sc in each chain to end. Sl st to first sc
21. Chain 1, sc in first stitch *chain 2, skip 2, sc*. Repeat to last stitch, skip 1, sl st to first sc.
22. Chain 2, dc in chain 2 space, chain 1, dc in next, dc in previous *dc in next chain 2 space, dc in previous, chain 1* Repeat to end and sl st to top of first dc. When referring to previous ch 2 sp it is the space you worked a previous dc into also.
23. Chain 1, sc in each stitch and chain 1 to end. Sl st to first sc.
24 -32. Swap back to main colour. Chain 1, sc in each stitch to end and sl st to first sc.
33. Chain 1, sc in each stitch to end and sl st to first sc. Swap to contrast but don’t cut yarn carry it behind.
34. Using contrast. Chain 1, sc in each stitch to end and sl st to first sc.
35. Main colour. Chain 1, sc in each stitch to end and sl st to first sc.
36. Contrast. Chain 1, sc in each stitch to end and sl st to first sc.
37. Main colour. Chain 1, sc in each stitch to end and sl st to first sc. Fasten off and weave in ends

Crochet Dish (middle left)
1. Create a magic circle. Chain 2, 8hdc in middle and sl st to first hdc.
2. Chain 2, 2hdc in each stitch to end and sl st to first hdc.
3. Chain 2, *hdc in 1, 2hdc* Repeat to end and sl st to first hdc.
4. Chain 2, *2hdc, hdc in next 2* Repeat to end and sl st to first hdc
5. Chain 2, *hdc in 2, 2hdc, hdc in 1* Repeat to end and sl st to first hdc
6. Chain 1, sc in each stitch to end. Continue working same round but over top of the sc and put a hdc in each then sl st to first hdc. This creates a sturdier edge.
7. Chain 2, hdc in each stitch and sl st to first hdc
8. Repeat step 7
9. Repeat step 7
10. Chain 1, sc in previous stitch. Repeat to end and sl st to bottom of first sc. (crab/reverse sc) Fasten off and weave in ends.

Bowl (middle centre & right)
You will need 8 mm hook
1. Create a magic circle. 6sc in middle and sl at to first sc.
2. Chain 1, 2sc in each stitch and sl st to first sc
3. Chain 1, *sc in next, 2sc* Repeat to end and sl st to first sc
4. Chain 1 *2sc, sc in next 2* Repeat to end and sl st to first sc
5. Chain 1 *sc in next 2, 2sc, sc in next* Repeat to end and sl st to first sc
6. Chain 1, *2sc, sc in next 4* Repeat to end and sl st to first sc
7. Chain 1, sc in each sttich to end. Sl st to first sc.
8. Chain 1, *sc in next 3, 2sc, sc in next 2* Repeat to end and sl st in each sc
9. Chain 1, sc in each stitch to end and sl st to first sc
10. Chain 1, *2sc, sc in 6* Repeat to end and sl st to first sc
11. Chain 1, sc in each stitch to end and sl st to first sc
12. Repeat row 11 and fasten off weaving in ends.

Alternatively you can download this as a free PDF on Ravlery