Category Archives: Free Crochet Patterns

Free Pattern Rolo the Baby Bird

 

I have to admit that I don’t really see too many tiny bird amigurumi patterns these days whilst the craze for afghans and cowls continues, so here is a sweet little guy who just happened to turn up in-between my usual projects.He’s only a couple of iches tall, so if you don’t really get along with using a small hook just use a hook that feels comfortable for you. Life’s too short right?

Enjoy making sweet Rolo, or even a flock of Rolos? Just don’t forget to come back to show off your own little bird creations!

MATERIALS

Small hook size US C/2, 2.5 mm

Any DK acrylic worsted yarn. I used denim blue, medium brown, scrap of white and red.

A black fine liner pen.

Sewing Needle

HEAD/BODY

The head and body are worked as one piece.

Rnd 1: 5 sc in MR

Rnd 2: 2 sc in each sc x 5 (10 sc)

Rnd 3: (1 sc, 2 sc in next) x 5 (15 sc)

Rnd 4: 15 sc around

Rnd 5: (1 sc, dec) x 5 (10 sc) Stuff Head.

Rnd 6: (1sc, dec) x 5 (5 sc)

continuing to body…

Rnd 7: (2sc in each sc) x 5 (10 sc)

Rnd 8: (1sc, 2 sc in next) x 5 (15 sc)

Rnd 9: 15 sc around (15 sc)

Rnd 10: (5 sc, 2 sc in next sc x 5, 5 sc) (20 sc)

Rnd 11: 20 sc around

Rnd 12: (5 sc, dec x 5, 5 sc) (15 sc)

Rnd 13: (1 sc, dec) x 5 (10 sc) Stuff body

Rnd 14: (1 sc, dec) x 5 (5 sc)

FO

WINGS (make 2)

Using same hook and brown yarn:

Rnd 1: 5 sc in magic ring

Rnd 2: 2 sc in each sc  (10 sc)

Rnd 3: ( 1 sc, 2 sc in next sc) (15 sc)

Fold piece in half and sc along the edge to join together.

FEET (make 2)

Rnd 1: 6 sc in MR

FO

BEAK

Attach yarn to a stitch on the birds face. Ch 3 then slip stitch to a stitch beside. FO and weave in ends.

ASSEMBLE

Sew both wings and feet to the body. Add ear tufts by pulling red yarn through top of head and cutting a short stem. Do this twice for each ear.

Add face by sewing two small stitches of white yarn above the beak and make two dots in the centre with a black fine liner. You can also add some eyebrows or leave them out as desired,

End of Pattern.

I hope you enjoyed making him! Don’t forget to come back and show your creations! You can check out my paid patterns at my Etsy Store for more animal creations.

Free pattern Boy’s Sweater

Traipsing round the net for hours to find a suitable pattern for a boy’s sweater was pretty hard work. There are plenty of patterns for babies and toddlers but very few choices for older children, but finally I discovered just the right pattern for my eight year old son.

It worked up pretty simply too. I used a chunky 100% acrylic wool from an italian brand called Verto Di Roma. The pattern I sourced was a free download though I did have to register to the site to receive it.

As I read through the instructions I came to a tricky decision. My son is rather tall but also fairly slim, so I decided to adapt the pattern for a better fit using the (6 – 8 years) instructions for the width of the chest and back piece, and the (8 – 10 years) instructions for the length and sleeves. This produced a less bulky and saggy sweater but a good length for a taller than average boy.

Let me say that if one crochets the entire piece without a drop of alcohol there should be no cause for confusion in using two sets of instructions. (I admit there was a huh? moment or two.) But the trick is to keep notes (lots of them!) With that in mind the pattern itself was pretty easy and worked up quickly in 3 to 4 days.

Materials which I used:

Hook 5.5mm to suit pattern gauge

Chunky Verto Di Roma = (2 x Multi) (1 x Grey) (1 x Burgundy) acrylic.

Free Pattern Link: Sporty Sweater -Note that Free Patterns.com will require  you to register  (for free) before  you can download the actual pattern. I did not have a problem with this.

chunky sweater

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

As modelled by the young man himself!

boy sweater 2

 

Free Pattern Ocean Blue Ripple Blanket

BlueRippleBlanket1One of the things I love the most is actually choosing the color scheme for any new project I make.

Especially when I am making a blanket or throw and I get to think about the possible endless combinations, then hunt through the yarn I already have to see what colors actually complement each other.

This ‘ripple’ effect is a very popular pattern in crochet. It is so very easy and yet so stunning, a really great pattern to work up in front of the TV.

The only thing that seemed a little tricky at first was the two double crochet stitches that needed to be worked into the chain 3 at the end of each row. Once you get the idea of that you will not need to keep looking at the pattern, and after just a few rows it all seems to flow pretty easily.

I think this blanket would look great as an addition to any nautical theme or child’s bedroom. I chose the colors specifically for this cool ocean blue effect and the white wool is variegated with a few blue specks too.

If you would like to try this pattern yourself head over to Daisy Cottage Designs for the free pattern. Lauren has some wonderful crochet makes on her site!

 

Free Pattern Sweetheart Ladybird Cushion

Anyone who loves crochet understands that there are just not enough hours in the day to make all the things you want to make. And there are always going to be those items you make for the first time and know you’re going to make over again and again.

I know it sounds silly…but for me it’s little crochet ladybirds. I just love them! They are quick to make, cute and can be thrown on to just about anything, from cushions to key rings to headbands!

All you guys out there who are interested in learning to crochet should give the little ladybird a go, so easy, quick and cute!

Here is a gorgeous sweetheart ladybird cushion adapted from a free pattern, where I also attached a few of my favourite little bugs. The result… something adorable and unique!

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The cushion is available at my Etsy store, but below is the free ladybird pattern for you to try! There are variations to this pattern online.

Sweet Ladybird Pattern –

3mm hook (if you want a bigger ladybird use a larger hook, try 3.5 or 4mm)

Head

With black yarn ch 2

1). Work 5 sc in 2nd chain from hook,

ch 1, 2 sc in each single sc (10 sc)

2). Ch 1, sc in each sc around. F/o

Body

1). Chain 2, 5 sc in 2nd chain from hook.

2). Ch 1, 2 sc in each sc around (10 sc)

3). Ch 1, (2 sc in first sc, sc in next sc) rpt around (15 sc)

4). Ch 1, (2 sc in first sc, sc in next 2 sc) rpt around (20 sc)

Rows 5 – 7.

Chain 1, sc in each sc around.

8). In back loops only chain 1, sc-dec around (10 sc)

Stuff

9). Chain 1, sc-dec around (5 sc)

F/0 leaving a long tail. Use the tail to sew hole shut on bottom and weave in ends. Sew head to body.

Antennas

Cut two small pieces of pipe cleaner or black wool if preferred and sew on to ladybird head. Use white wool to make two slits for eyes.

 

 

 

 

Free Pattern ‘Diamond Desires’ Crochet Table Mat

starstitchIf you’ve never tried the star crochet stitch before, it really is very unusual and pretty. It can be a little awkward to grasp at first but after working a few of these stitches you should pick it up in no time.

I created a star stitch table mat using my favourite shade of blue adding a star pointed edging and diamond centre. Feel free to use the colours you like! I think you’ll the agree the result is quite striking  and would make a great housewarming gift, a gift for gran’s table, or just a nice addition to one of your own tables.

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The pattern is posted below with clear photo diagrams. If you have any problems please contact me and I will do what I can to help, and don’t forget to share your own result in the comments below as I would love to see.


Diamond Desires Table Mat

by Crochetsomethingcool

Materials used:  1 skein each of Sirdar Snuggly Double knitting Shade A (0188) &  Shade B (372)

Each square measures 5″ x 5.5″ – use any hook to obtain your gauge.

Finished piece measures approximately 14″ x 12″.

Throw is worked in four pieces using double crochet, single crochet, special star stitches and treble stitches for the edging. The star stitch works in multiples of two’s. You should have 9 star stitches on each completed row (two working rows completes the pattern).

Square 1 (Make 2)

With A (blue) Chain 24

Row 1

Pull a loop through the 2nd chain on the hook, (2 loops on hook)

Diagram1

Pull another loop from each of next four chains (six loops on hook)

Diagram2

y/o and pull through all six chains (1 star stitch made)

Diagram3

Chain 1

Diagram4

*Pull first loop through the chain just made. (Diagram 5)

Diagram5

Pull another loop through the last post. (Diagram 6)

Diagram6

Pull another loop through the chain beneath the last post. (Diagram 7)

Diagram7

Pull 2 more loops from next two chains. (six loops on hook) (Diagram 8)

Diagram8

Y/o pull through all six loops on chain. (Diagram 9)

Diagram9

Chain 1* (Second star stitch made)

Continue from * to end of row. (9 stars made)

1 dc in last stitch. (some patterns use a hdc stitch at the end of a row but I prefer a dc as it stands at a better height to the rest of the stitches.)

Row 2

Turn. Ch 1

sc in same stitch.

1 sc in first ‘eye’ of next star.

2 sc in each of next ‘eyes’ of star (Diagram 10)

1 extra sc at very end of row. (19 sc)

F/o

Diagram10

Row 3. (Change to white shade.)

This part is a little tricky, take a deep breath but hang in there!

Ch3 (Diagram 11)

Diagram11

Pick up a loop from the 2nd chain (Diagram 12)

Diagram12

Pick up a loop from the 1st chain (Diagram 13)

Diagram13

Pick up a loop from the back loop of the first chain. (Diagram 14)

Diagram14

Pick up a loop from each of the next 2 stitches. (six loops on hook) (Diagram 15)

Diagram15

Y/o and draw through all loops on the hook.  (1 star made)

Repeat from * to * in Row 1 finishing with 1 dc in last stitch. (Diagram 16)

Diagram16

Turn Change to blue

Repeat Row 2.

Rows 5 – 13

(skip last blue sc row)

ch 1 work a row of sc in blue working anti-clockwise starting left side of piece, sc evenly around in blue, making 2 sc in each corner, join to  ch 1 and F/O.

F/o.

Square 2

Work first 7 rows in blue as square 1, switch to white for remaining 6, (13 rows) add blue sc border.

Diagram17

Square 3

Work first 7 rows in white as square 1, switch to blue for remaining 6 (13 rows) add blue sc border.

When all 4 squares are complete sew together through back loops. With blue add a neat border of single crochets around the whole piece.

Edging : Cathedral edge-crochet edging. Simple instructions for this edging are found on this site here.

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Centre Diamond

5 mm hook

Row 1

Chain 4 with white, ss to make ring

Ch3 (counts as a dc)

7dc in ring. (8 dc made)

Join. F/0

Row 2

With blue ch 3, 1 dc in same stitch

ch 2,

2 dc in each dc with a ch 2 in between. (16 dc)

Join to top of ch 3.

Row 3

ch 1

* (4 tr, ch3, sc in 1st ch, 4tr in chain space) Point of diamond made.

sc in next chain space* (repeat three more times from * to *)

ss join to bottom of first point.

Change to white and sc around.

Embroider centre design in blue using needle.

diamond

Finish off and weave in ends.

 

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