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Thursday, January 28, 2016

I'm Coming Back For Good

Hello everyone!

After taking a long hiatus to work out some things in my life, I'm back and ready to get this blog going again and share some new things with you all! I never stopped crocheting, it's been something that's helped me throughout some of the hardest times of my life!

I have a LOT to share, and I'm very excited to do so!

One of my favorite things is sharing my love of crochet with others. Some people don't think they could ever learn to crochet. They think it's too hard or they don't have the time, or it's only for old ladies. Ha! 

I taught myself how to crochet when my first son was only 3 months old. I spent weeks in front of my laptop after bedtime and during naps watching youtube videos of basic stitches, teaching myself how to crochet. Sure enough after a few tries I was able to learn how to make scarves, hats, and then eventually make my own patterns! 

It was a great experience, and being able to show off my work made me feel good. Finishing something made me feel accomplished and gave me something to look forward to. Now I enjoy sharing that feeling with everyone else. I share my finished products with friends, I teach others how to crochet, and it's all so rewarding!

I have a lot of exciting crochet to share, as well as patterns, some of my own and some from others. I'm excited to share them all, but right now I just wanted to say thank you to everyone who has stuck by me and kept me hooking! 

I promise to never stop crocheting, inspiring, and creating for as long as I can hold a hook. Check back soon for more free patterns!

- Jocelyn



Monday, September 28, 2015

Tri-Colored Braided Infinity Scarf

Fall is finally here, and one of the first things I wanted to make for this season was this Braided Infinity Scarf designed by The Rookie Crafter! I've made a few of these before in a solid color and I loved them. I wanted to try it in three different colors and see how it looked!


I love making these because they are very simple and easy to put together. Any beginner who has learned to chain and double crochet can make one! There are also so many different color combinations you could make! Favorite sports teams, school colors, the possibilities are endless with these braided infinity scarves. 


What do you think? Would you wear one yourself? Or maybe you're looking for a Christmas gift idea that isn't your typical hat or scarf.
What colors would your scarf be in??

Monday, April 6, 2015

Going Headband Crazy! - Link to Free Pattern!

Hey there hookers!

I hope everyone is enjoying their spring! I know I am. I've been spending lots of time outside enjoying the weather, and even taking some trips to the beach!

I've also been enjoying making a few spring projects!
This one is just the beginning.


This headband is called the Thai Garden Headband (click on the name for the pattern).
 I spotted this pattern on Pinterest one day, and knew instantly that I had to try it. It looked simple and just perfect for the spring time!

It only took me about an hour to work up, and the flowers were fairly quick to make also. It's the perfect project to make if you need a quick gift, or want to make out like a bandit at craft fairs this season! 


I used Loops & Threads - Woolike Simili-Laine super fine yarn. This is my first time working with such lightweight yarn, but I liked it! I can't wait to make some more things with it for the spring and summer.



What other things do you think would be good to make with this yarn?

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Spring Is Here! Photography Adventures

Believe it or not, even with all the snow around, spring has arrived! I'm anxious for the nicer weather, especially because of all the snow we've gotten this year. Needless to say... I am OVER IT! 




One of my favorite things to do in the spring is photography. I love taking pictures and finding beauty in ordinary life. I find old, vintage, and weird things most attractive. I enjoy looking at things from different vantage points as well; high up, down below, super close, or really far away. I like to make things as interesting as possible when taking photographs.


I have recently moved to a new area, and luckily am within walking distance of a lot of local businesses, as well as the beach! I've never lived this close to the ocean before, and I've been anxious to get a look and take some pictures! 




I used Picasa to edit these pictures. They were all taken with my iPhone, since my camera is still back in my old town. Still, I love the way these came out, and it was so nice to sit and relax at the beach for a while!



Lately I've been going through a rough patch, and had taken a break from blogging for a few months so that I can focus on myself and get back to where I needed to be mentally. Now that I'm feeling better, I'm more excited than ever to bring you guys some great crochet patterns, and maybe some other things too! This is the happiest I've ever been, and I'm really enjoying my new life. 




Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Spring Flowers! - Free Crochet Pattern Links

Hey there! 

It's been such a long time since I've shared anything on here, and I'm very sorry for that. The good news is that I'm back, and have a LOT of great new things to share! The first is this awesome flower headband. 



The weather is getting nicer, the birds are starting to chirp, and even though it snowed 2 days ago, I can tell that spring is on its way! 

In honor of spring and the nice weather, I found a couple new patterns on Pinterest to try out and play with. The first free pattern had caught my eye MONTHS ago, and I just got around to trying it out. 

After making a handful of these in some fun colors (purple, turquoise, and yellow) my first thought was to make a blanket out of them like I'd seen on Pinterest originally. But then I thought about how adorable these little flowers were individually, and decided to make a headband to put them on. 



Let's be honest, I don't think my attention span is big enough to make hundreds of these flowers to make a blanket. I needed something a little smaller to accomplish.

The headband is by Cotton Gin Studios, and its called the Textured Headband.
I wanted something simple, not too flashy, and without a button closure (because I'm out of buttons at the moment, no other reason! ha)



The end result was this insanely adorable headband that's so comfy, and perfect for spring! 


Stay tuned for some more awesome free patterns! And make sure to follow me on Facebook and Pinterest and keep up with the latest patterns I find! 

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Perfect Purple Slouchy Hat - Free Pattern

Hey there hookers! ;)

It's almost Thanksgiving! And that means it's time for me to start thinking about Christmas gifts for family and friends, and how I can get them all done in time! I came up with this quick and easy pattern for an open stitch slouchy hat, and I know a handful of people on my gift list that would love one (or more!).

The hat is made using bulky weight yarn, so although it has an open look, it's actually very warm on your head. It could also be worn indoors for quick trips in and out of stores!


I hope you enjoy this free pattern, and share it with your friends!
As always, if you have any questions or comments, leave them below! I love hearing from my readers :)



Materials: 

N Hook
1 Skein Bulky Weight (5) yarn

Abbreviations:

ch - chain
sc - single crochet
dc - double crochet
st - stitch
ch sp - chain space
sl st - slip stitch


Round 1: Make a magic circle, ch 2(does not count as first dc here and throughout), make 10 dc in magic circle, sl st to first dc.
Round 2: ch 5(counts as 1 dc and 2 ch), dc into NEXT st, *ch 2, dc into next st* repeat around, sl st to 3rd ch to join.
Round 3: sl st to first ch space, ch 5, dc into same sp, *ch 2, dc into next ch sp, ch 2, dc into next ch sp, ch 2, dc into same ch sp* Repeat ** around, sl st to 3rd ch to join.
Round 4: sl st to first ch sp, ch 5, dc into same sp, *ch 2, dc into next ch sp, ch 2, dc into next ch sp, ch 2, dc into next ch sp, ch 2, dc into same ch sp* Repeat around, sl st to 3rd ch to join.
Round 5-11: sl st to first ch sp, ch 5, dc into next ch sp, *ch 2, dc into next ch sp* Repeat around. Sl st to 3rd ch to join.
Round 12: ch 1, sc in same st, *1 sc in ch sp, 1 sc in next st* repeat around, sl st to first sc to join.
Round 13-15: ch 1, sc in each st around. sl st to first sc to join.
Finish off and weave in your ends. 




Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Slightly Slouchy Beanie - Free Crochet Pattern by The Hippy Hooker!

Hello Hookers!!

I realize it's been a long time since sharing anything, and I'm so sorry for that! This year has been tough on me to say the least, but it's finally crochet season again and that means my hook is on the move constantly!

I've never really been into making a lot of hats. If you've noticed, most of my patterns are bags, gloves, ear warmers, and cozies. I've been instantly drawn to those things from the start, and I've always had a difficult time making hats.

I'm glad to say I've moved way past my 'hat hating' phase, and have come up with some great simple free patterns for you all!! I have long hair now, and I love the way it looks when I have an adorable beanie to show off.

So here it is, a super simple, slightly slouchy crocheted beanie. I hope you enjoy! As always, any questions or comments can be left if you need any help or enjoyed the pattern so much you'd like to see more like it!



Materials: 

J Hook
1 Skein Worsted Weight Yarn

Stitch Abbreviations:

ch - chain
sc - single crochet
dc - double crochet
sl st - slip stitch


Round 1: Make a magic circle, ch 2(does NOT count as first dc, here and throughout), make 10 dc in the magic circle. sl st to first dc to complete the round.
Round 2: ch 2, 2 dc in each st around. sl st to first dc to complete the round.
Round 3: ch 2, 1 dc in first st, *2 dc in next st, 1 dc in next st* Repeat ** around. sl st to first dc to complete the round.
Round 4: ch 2, 1 dc in first st and next st, *2 dc in next st, 1 dc in next 2 st* Repeat ** around. sl st to first dc to complete the round.
Round 5: ch 2, 1 dc in first st and next 2 st, *2 dc in next st, 1 dc in next 3 st* Repeat ** around. sl st to first dc to complete the round.
Round 6: ch 2, 1 dc in first st and next 5 st, *2 dc in next st, 1 dc in next 6 st* Repeat ** around. sl st to first dc to complete the round.
Round 7-13: ch 2, 1 dc in first st and each st around. sl st to first dc to complete the round.
Round 14-16: ch 1, 1 sc in first st and each st around. sl st to first dc to complete the round.

Finish off, weave in the ends, and enjoy your new hat! :D