Friday, March 24, 2017

Funky Pom Pom Beanie Free Pattern

Hey everyone! 
Does anyone even still read this thing anymore?! 
I'm still here, and I'm still crocheting away. 

I have so many awesome things to share with you all! But I wanted to start off with one of my favorite beanies I've been wearing around this winter. I've been working on using up yarn in my stash, and I chose this funky blue yarn to start out with. 

I wasn't too font of the color by itself (hence why it's been sitting in my stash for years) but I decided to give it some life! I paired it with one of my favorite colors, turquoise by Red Heart. I used a large hook, and one strand of each yarn to quickly make this cozy beanie! 

Funky Pom Pom Beanie
Free Pattern by The Hippy Hooker

1 Skein Homespun Multicolor yarn
1 Skein Red Heart Worsted Weight yarn
Size P (10.00MM) Hook

Stitch Key
ch - chain
dc - double crochet
sl st - slip stitch

Round 1: Using one strand of each yarn, make a magic circle, chain 2, 10 dc in magic circle. Sl st to first dc. 
Round 2: ch 2, 2 dc in same st and each st around. sl st to first dc.
Round 3: ch 2, 2 dc in same st. *1 dc in next st, 2 dc in next st* repeat around, ending with 1 dc in the last st. sl st to join.
Round 4-8: ch 2, 1 dc in same st and each st around. sl st to join. fasten off homespun yarn.
Round 9: using just ONE strand of yarn, ch 1, sc in each st around. sl st to join.
Round 10: repeat previous round. fasten off. 

Directions on how to make a pom pom can be found here!

I've made a few of these hats, with and without the pom pom, but for this color combo I love the pop of color on top. Let me know what you think in the comments below, and don't forget to check out my Facebook and Pinterest board for more free crochet patterns! 

Friday, July 29, 2016

Free Pattern Review - Crochet Jellyfish

Hey there!

I'm so excited to share this with you today. I came across this pin on Pinterest that was just the cutest crochet jellyfish I have ever seen! 

Check out the designer, One Dog Woof here, and the free pattern for the Crochet Jellyfish here!

Usually I'd just say, "that's so cute! I wish I could make something like that!". Except this time, I decided to just give it a try. Why not?!
I was a little discouraged at first, thinking it didn't look like the picture. But if I've learned anything in my years of crocheting and following patterns, it's best to just follow what the designer says, and it always works out in the end!
Check out how I did

 Not only did I finish the one I started, but I made TWO more! The pattern was very easy to follow, and they're so cute! If you've been wanting to try out something new, this is perfect for you.

I think they look great here for now, what do you think?
Follow my Crochet Patterns and Inspiration board on Pinterest for awesome FREE patterns by many different designers!

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Summer Style - Free Crochet Pattern Roundup

Hey there!
I hope you're out enjoying the summer, I know I am. As much as I've been out and about though, I cant put my hook down, as I'm sure many of you can understand. So I hunted down some great free summer crochet patterns for us all!

None of these patterns are my own, and all credit goes to the designers themselves, including the pictures. I am IN LOVE with ALL of these, and plan on making them all at some point in time. (The list is never ending)


How about this gorgeous beach cover up? It's pattern is gorgeous and it looks super comfy! Can't wait to make my own.

I'm completely in love with this bag, and I really can't wait to make one for myself! Persia Lou is an AWESOME blog I just discovered, and everyone should definitely go check it out!

This Kelia Top combines crochet with sewing, and I love the look. The best part is you can choose your own fabric, and really make it unique to you!

If you're heading to the beach or even a backyard BBQ and want to dress up your feet, go barefoot with these Barefoot Sandals

This Colete Granny Square Vest is totally awesome!

Check out this Floral Crochet Headband! It definitely feeds my inner 'flower child'.

I hope you all enjoy the free patterns! Let the designers know how much you love their stuff, and don't forget to share your own free patterns for summer below in the comments!

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!