I don't know about you, but I've started to see the evil eye everywhere. I've seen it in clothes, jewelry, and even home decor! So when I started working on my new granny square tank tops, I just knew that the granny square pattern I was using would be the perfect way to incorporate the evil eye into a new crochet project. Keep reading for my evil eye granny square pattern!
I'm all for being eco-friendly. That's why when I found my dog, Jasper, started chewing the straps off of my flip flops, I knew I didn't want to throw them away. Thankfully, I had a great a idea for reusing them: crochet sandals! Crocheting these cute sandals out of this old pair of flips flops was actually pretty easy once I got going. This project only takes a few hours to whip up and will leave your feel looking stylish for the rest of summer!
I've been so inspired by all the cute summer tops I have been seeing recently! Between that and all the velvet yarn on the market, I just knew I would have to make a velvet bralette before the summer was over. The result was this super cute and super soft velvet bra that makes for the perfect lounge bra, as well as a great festival top! Keep reading for the free crochet bra pattern!
I've been looking for more and more ways do my part in saving the planet lately. Besides using more reusable crocheted items that I would normally throw away (such as Swiffer duster covers, reusable cotton rounds, and more), I have also been composting and finding other fun ways to reuse what would otherwise be waste- like plastic grocery bags! My favorite way to reuse plastic bags is making plarn (or plastic bag yarn)!
It's that time of year again! We are all gearing up for Christmas and getting out our favorite cold weather hats, scarves, and sweaters. That also means that crochet beanies, hats, and scarves are a wardrobe staple again!
I love crocheting beanies (hints the name Beanies & Weenies)! They are my favorite thing to start with at craft fairs and always make a great Christmas gift. My ribbed beanie is by far my favorite crochet beanie yet and today, I'm sharing my pattern with you! The faux fur pom-pom on top is optional, but I highly recommend it because it is just too cute!
One of my favorite things to crochet for spring, and to have on my craft fair tables, is my mesh soap saver bags! They are so quick and easy to make. And with all of the Lily Sugar N'Cream 100% Cotton Yarn colors available, there are so many pretty color combinations.
These soap savers come in very handy. They work just like washcloths except they save every last bit of your soap. No more wasting the last little bit of a bar that always ended up falling apart and being lost down the drain. These soap savers collect every little bit. And the mesh pattern feels super soft and is great for scrubbing in the shower.
Now, I'm sharing my pattern for these easy and fun crochet mesh soap savers! They only take an hour to whip up and make perfect presents, especially when paired with my crochet bath poufs! Try them out and let me know what you think in the comments below.
Happy Independence day! To celebrate this colorful holiday, I made a crochet bralette bikini top in red, white, and blue! I found this Lily's Sugar N'Cream yarn in nautical ombre and thought it was perfect. This bralette is great for lounging by the pool or wearing under your favorite tank top while enjoying the sun. As my Fourth of July gift to you, I am sharing my pattern for a basic crochet bralette pattern!
Chokers have been hot this year and I thought one way to reinvent this classic trend was to make a crochet choker. I used to have dozens of these things when I was little and I was ecstatic when I realized they were coming back in style.
I think they are the perfect addition to any outfit. They add definition and attention to a great, youthful area- your neck. My crochet choker is honestly my favorite statement piece.
Chokers are hot and if you want to have one that not everyone does, try making a crochet choker with this pattern! Black is the most popular color, and easiest to style, but you can make yours whatever color you like. Not to mention, adding a small charm is a cute way to accent it.
Whatever way you decide to make yours, this crochet patter will get you started! And if you're having trouble pairing your choker with an outfit, here is a quick style guide/inspiration.
Valentine's Day is just around the corner and what better way to show someone that you care than with mini crochet hearts?! These crochet hearts are barely 2 inches big. I love to stick them in small places where people can find them unexpected places. Shoes, pillow cases, drawers. You name it, I stick these crochet hearts everywhere! The pattern is really simple and easy to make. Plus, it only takes 5 minutes to make. So, as you prepare for Valentine's Day, consider making these mini crochet hearts and possibly stringing them together to make a banner for decorations
If you haven't learned how to do the magic circle yet, you need to. The magic circle is an easy way to start off a project in the round without having to worry about the original circle being too big. It is a way for you to make sure there are no more ugly, bulbous, loopy holes in the beginning of your work. It's heaven sent and so easy to do. The great part is you can use it with any size yarn and hook! I start off most of my circular this way, unless it's a more complex pattern that calls for a certain size beginning hole. Many of the patterns I have to share coming up this month involve using the magic circle, sometimes called the magic loop, so I thought now would be the perfect time to teach you how to do it. Without further ado, here is the magic circle tutorial:
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