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I started this blog in 2011 to share photos of my crochet as I had just learned how and wanted an online journal showing my progress. Over the last few years, I made this site about my crochet designs and tried to create and share something every month or so.
That has proven to be a bit difficult for me between juggling life and the sheer number of other crochet designers seemingly able to shell out a "new" and "original" pattern every week or two. I have since decided to transform my site back into a blog where I share my experiences in learning to crochet, finding patterns, and more.  
I will not be deleting any previous patterns that I have created and published here, I will likely just be re-writing the pages and making the blog more search-friendly as I add more content. Please be patient as this site will be under somewhat construction during this transition.

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Fingerless Crochet Gloves

A fun crochet accessory that many seem to really like are fingerless gloves. There are oodles and oodles of styles out there. Some are thick and warm while others are lacy and stylish. I decided to try out making a set of fingerless gloves and I chose the pattern Ribbed Crochet Wrist Warmers.

-Image courtesy of Artistic Antics

The gloves use a Front-Post and Back-Post double crochet stitch, which is a stepping stone to learning to do cable crochet. These gloves are made starting by making a loop, then crocheting around and around to the length desired. 

Ribbed Crochet Fingerless Gloves Ribbed Crochet Fingerless Gloves



I used a bit thicker yarn than the pattern designer so mine turned out to be quite thick! I'm sure if I use a thinner weight yarn, like Caron Simply Soft, they would turn out thinner even with the Front Post and Back Post double crochets.

Ribbed Crochet Fingerless Gloves


I then decided I would try my hand at making my OWN fingerless gloves crochet pattern! So I searched around at more photos online then settled upon making ones that are made length-wise.
Blue Crochet Fingerless Gloves Blue Crochet Fingerless Gloves

While it looks a little thick in the photos, it isn't as thick as the ribbed set I made before. They are thin but not too thin. I used Hobby Lobby "I Love This Yarn" for both sets. I also decided to add a little embellishment to them- a strap with a button! It's nonfunctional but still cute!

Blue Crochet Fingerless Gloves
Here's my pattern! It's super easy even for beginners!
Basic Crochet Fingerless Gloves Pattern
:Materials:
H 5mm Crochet Hook
120 Yards of your favorite yarn
Large yarn needle
Sharp scissors
Two buttons
:Pattern:
ch 33
1- dc in 3rd ch from hook and across. ch 3, turn.
2- dc in back-loops-only across the row. Ch 3, turn. Repeat this step 3 more times.
6- dc in BLO in next 5 dc, ch 4, sk 4 ch (thumb-hole made), dc in BLO across rest of row. Ch 3, turn.
Repeat row 2 six more times for a total of 12 rows. Test the wrap around your hand to see if you need to add or delete a row to fit.
Close glove with sc stitches across and turn inside-out to hide the ridge inside. Weave in ends.
Strap- ch 5, hdc in 3rd stitch from hook and remaining 2 stitches. ch 2 and turn. Then, hdc in the stitch immediately below the chain 2 and in remaining hdcs, leave tch unworked. Continue second row 7 more times. Tie off and weave ends. Sew your button on the end, then sew your strap to your glove.
Note- Remember to put the straps on opposite sides of each other on the gloves, you don't want TWO left-handed gloves! Yes, I did make that mistake with my first pair! :)
Enjoy your new crochet fingerless gloves and I hope this inspires you to find and do more crochet!

The Cheer Me Up Blanket



As crocheters, we all love looking at colorful yarn and creating with it. It gives us a warm and fuzzy feeling inside. Color Psychology: Does It Effect How You Feel. I can honestly say that colors do effect how I feel.  I love looking at different colors and putting together beautiful palettes, but sometimes certain color combinations can evoke different feelings for me, such as this Cheer Me Up blanket!

When I seen an inspirational blanket online, I had to make one of my own! I omitted one color they had and used something else. It was mostly single skeins I had that weren't set together for a specific pattern.

Does this blanket make you cheery too? :)






The solid granny square is super easy. Just ch 4 and then join the loop with a slip stitch in the first ch. Ch 3, and put 2 dc in the ring. Ch 2, then do 3 more dc. Repeat two more times for the center cross.

Next, for the repeating rounds, slip stitch to the corner, ch 3, then dc, ch 2 and 2 more dc in the ch 2 space- corner made. Put double crochets into each double crochet, then make the corner again and repeat around. Repeat this form all around for a total of 4 rounds plus the center cross.

The square should equal around 5 1/2".


I used four different colors and made 8 squares per row with a total of 6 rows. Putting wrong sides together, I used just single crochet stitches in the back loops of the double crochets to join them. This makes a neat little ridge in contrasting color.

For the border, just double crochet one time all the way around.



My final blanket measures 52" x 72".
I used a 5mm/H8 hook.

So this winter when you're feeling blue, just get out your Cheer Me Up blanket, cover yourself up and bask in the beautiful warmth!


Fall Fantasy Crochet Throw Pattern


Let's get ready for Autumn with this super easy crochet throw! I grow tired of the really hot weather we've been having this Summer so I've decided that I'm going to tell Mother Nature that I'm ready for Fall!


I used a 5mm crochet hook for this project with the following shades of Red Heart Yarns: Burgundy, Guava, Carrot, Lemon, and Buff. About 400 yards of each should be enough to yield a basic throw.

Easy double crochet stitches and arches in simple rows of beautiful Autumn colors make this blanket very ready for Fall!!






DETAILS:
Size- 36 1/2" x 46 1/2"
Level- Beginner/Intermediate
Gauge- 1"
Multiple: 6 + 5

PATTERN:
ch 113

1) dc in 4th ch from hook and across

2) ch 3, turn, 3 dc-cluster in next dc, *ch 3, sk next 2 dc, sc in next dc, ch 3, sk next 2 dc, 3dc cluster in next dc, repeat to end; dc in tch

3) ch 1, sc in 1st dc and next 3dc-cluster, *sc in next ch3-sp, ch 4, sc in next ch3-sp and in next 3dc-cluster, repeat to last 3dc-cluster; sc in 3dc-cluster & tch




4) ch 3, turn, dc in next 2 sc, *3 dc in ch4-sp, dc in next 3 sc, repeat across; change color with last stitch

5) ch 3, dc in each dc across

Repeat rows 2 through 5 to desired length

Border: hdc around evenly in remainder yarn



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Coral Reef Crochet Pattern


Coral Reef Crochet Pattern

Peach, Turquoise and Cream in little flower rows make a fantastically cute blanket! 
This blanket is easy and fun to make! Wanna make a different size? The multiples of this blanket is 3.

Coral Reef Crochet Pattern

There is no "special stitch" for this blanket- the flowers are made by rows. Just take care in making the petals using the details in the instructions.





Materials: 1 skein each of three different colors in worsted weight yarn & 5mm/H8 Crochet Hook

Skill: Beginner/Intermediate
Gauge: 1.5" from petal to petal
Size: 30" x 33"


Ch 114

Row 1: dc in 4th ch from hook and across. Change color to begin next row.

Row 2: ch 2, turn, dc in next dc, ch 3, 1 dc in 3rd ch from hook of the ch 3 just made (petal made), *dc3tog using next 3 dc, ch 3, 1 dc in 3rd ch from hook of the ch 3 just made (second petal made), repeat from * across to last 2 dc, dc2tog using last 2 dc

Row 3: ch 3, turn, dc in 1 stitch directly beneath ch 3, ch 3, dc in 3rd ch from hook of the ch 3 just made, *sk next chsp, 3 dc in top of dc3tog cluster from previous row, repeat from * across to end. 2 dc in tch, change color

Row 4: ch 2, turn, dc in next dc and across

Repeat rows 1-4 for pattern to desired length


Coral Reef Crochet Pattern


Abbreviations:
dc - double crochet
tch - turning chain
ch - chain
dc3tog - double crochet 3 together

Autumn Harvest

I know it's Summer and I know it's quite warm out, but that doesn't make this blanket any less pretty!


The stitches are a fun double crochet with soft bobble tops. It's super easy for even a beginner! This pattern was written with other intentions in mind, so it's a downloadable PDF pattern. Due to the work that went into making it, I have decided to charge $1.99 for it.


To purchase, simply click the Buy Now button and follow the instructions. No PayPal account is needed if you don't have one. During the transaction, be sure to add the email you want the PDF sent to! Please allow 24 hours for delivery.


Christmas Stripes Lap-Ghan

Super easy crochet afghan that can be used as a lap-ghan or foot blanket on your bed! Rows of red, green and white in blocks of crochet stitches make this blanket eye-appealing. Simple double and single crochet stitches alternating like waves and done lengthwise instead of width-wise finished off with fringe adorning the ends of the crochet blanket. It was very easy to do and fun too!


Christmas Crochet Blanket - Missed Stitches


I really enjoyed making this crochet blanket, especially from a different direction. I'm used to making my blankets by width. Hope you like it too!


Christmas Crochet Blanket - Missed Stitches





Materials:
5mm/H8 Hook 
14oz each of three colors ( I used Red Heart Yarn)

Sizing Information:
32" x  62" (before fringe)
Multiple of 8 + 4
Gauge = 4"

Pattern Instructions:
ch 196

Row 1: sk 2 ch, 1 sc in next 3 ch, *1 dc in ea of next 4 ch, 1 sc in ea of next 4 ch, repeat from * to end.

Row 2: ch 1, turn, sk 1t st, 1 sc in ea of next 3 sc, *1 dc in es of next 4 dc, 1 sc in ea of next 4 sc, repeat from * to end, work last st into tch and change color

Row 3: ch 2, turn, sk 1st st, 1 dc in ea of next 3 sc, *1 sc in each of next 4 dc, 1 dc in each of next 4 sc, repeat from * to end, work last st into tch

Row 4: ch 2, turn, sk 1st st, 1 dc in each of next 3 dc, *1 sc in each of next 4 sc, 1 dc in each of next 4 dc, repeat from * to end, work last st into tch and change color

Row 5: ch 1, turn, sk 1st st, 1 sc in each of next 3 dc, *1 dc in each of next 4 sc, 1 sc in each of next 4 dc, repeat from * to end, work last st into tch

Row 6: ch 1, turn, sk 1st st, 1 sc in each of next 3 sc, *1 dc in each of next 4 dc, 1 sc in each of next 4 sc, repeat from * to end, work last st into tch and change color

Repeat rows 3 through 6 until desired width.

You will see the pattern unfold as you make the blanket. My fringe was 8" strands folded in half and I used the traditional method of tying them to the ends.

Christmas Crochet Blanket - Missed Stitches

-Stitch Key-
sc = single crochet
dc = double crochet
ch = chain
sp = space
sl st = slip stitch
sk = skip
tch = turning chain

October Sunshine Crochet Baby Blanket




Basketweave Baby Blanket



I found these colors at my local retail store and fell in love with them. I had to make something with them. Cornmeal and Green Tea Leaf by Red Heart yarn.

It's a Basketweave crochet stitch variation. A new twist on an old favorite! Easy and quick to make too! Tossed in a white for contrast! You can choose to start with any color of your choice, just alternate out when the instructions say to do so!

Basketweave Baby Blanket






Special Stitch: FPdtr (Front Post double-triple crochet)
YO 3x on your hook,
Go behind the dc TWO rows down,
Draw up a loop,
Pull through two loops on hook,
YO, pull through two loops on hook 2x more. Stitch made.

Pattern:
5mm Hook
Measures 31" x 33"
Multiples of 5 plus 1 for base chain

ch 106

1) dc in 3rd ch and across

2) ch 3 (counts as dc now and throughout), turn, dc in next dc and across, change color

3) ch 3, turn, dc in next 4 dc, *FPdtr using next 5 dc- two rows below, dc in next 5 dc, repeat from * across, dc in tch

4) ch 3, turn, dc in next dc and across, dc in tch, change color

5) ch 3, turn, FPdtr using next 4 dc- two rows below, *dc in next 5 dc, FPdtr using next 5 dc-two rows below, repeat from * to end, dc in tch

6) ch 3, turn, dc in next dc and across, dc in tch, change color

You are going to repeat rows 3-6 until the blanket reaches desired length.

Abbreviations:
dc - double crochet
FPdtr - Front Post double triple crochet
tch - turning chain
ch - chain


Basketweave Baby Blanket

Easy Baby Ripple

UPDATED: Error in row 1, changed 3/10/2016

Couldn't wait for Spring to make this one! Bring on the warmer weather! Rows of ripple crochet in heavenly pastel colors help create a wonderful Spring-time crochet blanket, perfect for Easter! A combination of Caron Simply Soft and Bernat Satin yarns were used to design this crochet baby blanket pattern.

Easy Baby Ripple - Missed Stitches


When I first started this blanket, I decided not to add anything contrasting such as an off-white or cream because the colors I chose alone just said EASTER to me! I worked on it every day for four days because I couldn't wait to see it finished!

Easy Baby Ripple - Missed Stitches








Easy Baby Ripple - Missed Stitches





Supplies:
H8/5mm Hook
3.5oz each of Purple, Blue, Green, and Pink. My blue and green were pastel colors while my pink and purple were just light.

Sizing Information:
Finished Size: 30" x 34"
Gauge unknown
Skill- Intermediate

Special Note: When making the dc2tog, please take special care in using either the next dc or the next ch1sp. It can be easy to miss the next ch1sp and to use a dc after thereby throwing the stitch pattern off for the next row,

Pattern Instructions:
ch 121
Row 1: dc in 4th ch from hook, (dc2tog)x2, ch 1, (dc in next ch, ch 1)x5, *(dc2tog)x6, (dc in next ch, ch 1)x5. Repeat from * to the last 6 ch. (dc2tog)x3

Row 2: ch 3 (counts as dc), dc in next dc (not in the space immediately below the ch 3), (dc2tog)x2, ch 1, dc in next dc, ch 1, (dc in next ch1sp, ch 1, dc in next dc, ch 1)x2, *(dc2tog)x6, ch 1, dc in next dc, ch 1, (dc in next ch1sp, ch 1, dc in next dc, ch 1)x2. Repeat from * to last two ch1sp. (dc2tog)x3, leave turning ch unworked.

Row 3: ch 3, dc in next dc, (dc2tog)x2, ch 1, dc in next dc, ch 1, (dc in next ch1sp, ch 1, dc in next dc, ch 1)x2, *(dc2tog)x6, ch 1, dc in next dc, ch 1, (dc in next ch1sp, ch 1, dc in next dc, ch 1)x2. Repeat from * to last two ch1sp. (dc2tog)x3, leave turning ch unworked.

Repeat row 3 until desired length! For the border, I loved having the ripple top and bottom so I just added a single crochet border to the sides to complete it.




Easy Baby Ripple - Missed Stitches



-Stitch Key-
sc = single crochet
dc = double crochet
dc2tog = double crochet 2 together
ch = chain
sp = space
sl st = slip stitch
sk = skip


Spring Fling Crochet Blanket

Crochet Blanket Spring Fling Granny Square - Missed Stitches

I'm not one who does Granny Squares or connecting them for blankets. It always seemed so tedious to me so I avoided making them. Continually seeing Granny Square crochet blankets and even clothing in such intricate designs kept me thinking about them every time I began a new project.

I finally have gotten over my fear of the Granny Square connecting and made a blanket!

Welcome to Spring Fling Crochet Blanket!

Easy granny squares in gorgeous Spring colors to get you in the mood for warmer weather! I used four different pastel colors that I varied per block (only 3 colors were used per block) and coupled them with a soft, light blue for the borders around them and around the blanket.

Crochet Blanket Spring Fling Granny Square - Missed Stitches





There is no specific combination of colors that I did, I just made sure to vary them throughout. With their initial blue border, the squares measure 7".

Crochet Blanket Spring Fling Granny Square - Missed Stitches

I made 5 rows of 3 squares each. But you can make yours bigger!

Size: 22" x 34" (incl border)
Hook: H8/5mm
Yarn: Worsted Weight 4/medium
Skeins: 2 oz each of 4 pastels
7 oz of main border color

Square:
Rnd 1- ch 4, 2 dc in 4th ch from hook, *ch 2, 3 dc in same ring, repeat from * 2 times more.

Rnd 2- sl st to corner space, (ch 3, 2dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in same space, ch 1, *3 dc, ch 2, 3dc in next ch2sp, ch 1, repeat from * around.

Rnd 3- ch 1, sc in same st, sc in next 2 dc, (sc, ch 2, sc) in corner space, sc in next 3 dc, ch 4, *sc in next 3 dc, (sc, ch2, sc) in corner space, sc in next 3 dc, ch 4, repeat from * around. Finish off.

Change color

Rnd 4- Join new color with sl st to any ch4sp. (Ch 3, 2 dc, ch 2, 3dc) in same space, *ch 2, sc in corner space, ch 2, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in ch4sp, ch 2, repeat from * around. Sl st in original start space.

Rnd 5- ch 3, dc in same space, dc in next 2 dc, *(2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in corner space, dc in next 3 dc, ch 2, dc in next sc, ch 2, dc in next 3 dc, repeat from * around. Sl st in top of beginning ch 3.

Change color

Rnd 6- Join new color onto previous color with sl st. ch 3, dc in same space, dc in next 3 dc, *(2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in corner space, dc in next 5 dc, 2 dc in ch2sp, dc in next dc, 2 dc in ch2sp, dc in next 5 dc, repeat from * around.

Change color

Rnd 7- Join new color onto previous color with sl st. ch 3, dc in same space, dc in next 5 dc, *(2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in next corner space, dc in next 5 dc, *(2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in corner space, dc in next 19 dc, repeat from * around, sl st in top of ch 3 start. Finish off.
Note: Be sure finished sides are 23 dc stitches each.

Joining:
Using your favorite joining method, connect your squares! Not sure what my method is called but I wove yarn using my yarn needle back and forth through the loops farthest from each other on the squares. Then I made a single row of dc all the way around for the final border.

Hope you enjoy!

Happy Hooking!