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Awesome Crochet Fishing Set

Hello everyone!

I know this isn’t my usual posting day just wanted to stop in to share something really cool I found on Facebook.  A Fishing Bag, Fishing Hat, 2 Fishing Poles, and 5 Fish incredible! I know my daughter loves to pretend she is fishing and would love to have this set.


It’s so awesome! I just love it.

Click here to check it out!!



Free Pattern: Easy Boy Beanie

Hello and Good morning!

I will be sharing my new free beanie pattern perfect for the boys:

Easy Boy Beanie


Yarn – Patons Classic Wool Worsted Weight


Color A -Natural Mix


Color B – Dark Olive

*note* I will be lining this hat with fleece. We live in the north. If you do not want to line your hat you may want to choose a softer fiber for a small child. Acrylic yarn would work fine with this pattern.

US Terms

4mm hook

Two ways to begin Round 1:

R1-R5 color A

Ch 4. Join. 11 Dc into the ring. (12 stitches)

Magic Ring. Ch 1. 12 Dc into the ring. (12 Stitches) pull on tail to close the loop

*note* For a less noticeable seam replace the ch 3 at the beginning of each Dc row with a *ch 1. sc in same sp. ch 1*. Then join into the top of the ch 1 to end the row. Also, avoid joining the new color to the same st as the end of the previous round for a less noticeable seam.


R 2 – Ch 3. Dc in same st. 2 Dc in each st around. Join. (24)

R3 – Ch 3.  2 Dc in the next st. *Dc in the next st. 2 Dc in the next st* repeat around. Join. (36)

R4 – Ch 3. Dc in next st. 2 Dc in next st. *Dc in the next 2 sts. 2 Dc in next stitch* repeat around. Join. (48)

R5 – Ch 3. Dc in the next 2 sts. 2 Dc in the next st. *Dc in each of the next 3 sts. 2 Dc in the next st* Repeat around. Join.  (60)

*note* This is where I stopped increasing to make my beanie. If you want a larger beanie, continue to increase in this manner 1-2 more rounds is usually enough for adult sized hats.

I did a striped pattern for this hat to make it look more boyish. The pattern is single stripe/single stripe/double stripe/double stripe. Again if you are making larger beanie just continue that pattern.

Beanie Body

R6 – (color B) Attach yarn. Ch 1. Sc in the same st. 1 Sc in each st around. Sl St to join in the beg sc. Fasten off.

*note*beg ch 1 stitches on sc rounds are not counted.

R7 – (color A) Attach yarn. Ch 3. Dc around. Sl St to join in top of ch 3. Fasten off.

R8 – (color B) Attach yarn. Ch 1. Sc in the same st. 1 Sc around. Join. (60)

*note* work your tails in as you go stitching over the top of them

R9 – ch 1. sc in the same st. Sc around. Join. Fasten off.

R10 – (color A) Attach yarn. Ch 3. Dc around. Join.

R11 – Ch 3. Dc around. Join. Fasten off.

*note* you should see a set of single stripes and a set of double stripes now. You can choose to do only single stripes or only double stripes for your beanie. 

R12 – (color B) Attach yarn. Ch 1. Sc in same st. Sc around. Join. Fasten off.

R13 – (color A) Attach yarn. Ch 3. Dc around. Join. Fasten off.

R14 – (color B) Attach yarn. Ch 1. Sc in same st. Sc around. Join. (60)

R15 – Ch 1. Sc in same St. Sc around. Join. Fasten off.

R16 – (Color A) Attach yarn. Ch 3. Dc around. Join.

R17 – Ch 3. Dc around. Join. Fasten off.


*note* the brim is where you will make the beanie fit snugly on the head. It is here you need to do your decreasing. If the beanie fits well already you can just keep the stitch count the same. If not on Round 18 decrease 1 sc every 6 stitches. If you need more decreasing repeat this on Round 19 as well. Until your beanie fits how you would like it to.

R18 -R21 (color B) Attach yarn. Ch 1. Sc in same stitch. Sc around. Join.

R22 – (optional) I did a fpsc/bpsc ribbing to add a slight edging detail. This can also be done with hdc or dc. If you use hdc or dc to make a ribbed detail like this do Round 21 with the same stitch as round 22. If you pick HDC then do rounds 21-22 in HDC etc.

Here are the directions to do round 22 with double crochet:

–DC ribbing–Must have an even number of stitches. Always Begins with a Bpdc and always ends with a Bpdc. Ch 3 counts as a Fpdc.

Round 21 – Ch 3. Dc around. Join. This is the foundation for round 22.

Round 22 (ribbed round) Ch 3. Dc around the back of the next Dc post(bpdc). Dc around the Front of the next Dc post(fpdc). Alternate this pattern in each stitch around. Ending with a Bpdc. Join in the top of the Ch 3.

I hope you guys enjoy this pattern!

Please leave a comment. I’d love to chat with you. Let me know if you have issues with the pattern or suggestions for the pattern. And of course show me what your easy beanie looks like!

Come join our Facebook community or follow on Pinterest. I would love to check out your pages and boards as well.

Until Next Time Happy Crocheting


Copyright Please do not copy this pattern. This pattern is the property of Crochet Cricket. You are free to make as many Easy Boy Beanies as you would like, to give them for gifts or to sell them in small quantities. Please do not mass produce this Beanie.

You are welcome to share this pattern. You must provide a link to this site and name Crochet Cricket as the designer.


Monday Free Pattern Find: R2D2

Good Monday everyone!!

Hope you all are having a fantastic day so far. Just checking in for the free pattern find of the week.

R2D2 from Star Wars!!

Totally free

Totally Cool

Thank you Ana Amélia Mendes Galvão for creating such a wonderful pattern.


This pattern is very detailed and includes photos. This pattern also includes instructions on adding a light to your r2d2 amigurumi toy.


Click here for free pattern.

Hope you guys love this as much as I do! Until next time happy crocheting.



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Last Day Of Give Away!

Good morning everyone!

Just stopping in to let you know that today is the last day of our 100 like facebook give away.

It is simple to enter just go to this link:

Here are the prizes


crochet heart accessory clip on great valentines day gift

clip on crochet heart

I am also working on a free Beanie tutorial for boys so watch for that!

Have a great Sunday everyone and until next time happy crocheting 😀


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Fantasy Friday: Free Pattern Crochet Sprites and Fairy

Happy Friday Everyone!!

Ready for the weekend? Need a project? Well here you go make some crochet sprites. This is a free collection of sprite patterns from NeedleNoodles. You can make a Fairy Sprite, Ribbon Sprite, and Leaf Sprite with this collection.

They are adorable!!


Thank you for stopping by this Fantasy Friday. Hope you guys enjoy making these little cuties.

**Don’t forget to Enter in my 100 Like Give Away!! On our Facebook Page! Click here to see the prizes. Only 2 Days left to enter!! **

Click here for Free Pattern Link!!



Wednesday Update: Baby Beanie Hats

Hiya everyone!

Hope your having a great Wednesday. I have been working on a request for baby beanies and one of my Shell Beanies with flower. I really like this way everything came out.

Take a look!

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I added some strips to make them more masculine. These are for a baby boy.

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I am really happy with this one I love the tiny strips near the bottom.


The third Shell Beanie with Flower I have made came out very nicely. Here it is packaged and ready to go. I usually fold them in tissue paper as well.


Well that’s “What I’m Working on Wednesday” for this week.

Until next time, wishing everyone a great afternoon!!

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Monday Free Pattern Finds!

Good morning everyone and happy Monday to you!

I won’t take too long this morning just sharing the most darling and cutest free patterns I found this week.

This Dress and Bolero in white and blue by Svetlana M. A free download on Ravelry. For all you mommies with little girls this one is to die for!

crochet blue and white dress with bolero child size

And for all of you with a passion for Amigurumi we have another heart stopping pattern from “All about Ami“. It’s the year of the snake! Have a look.


Hope you guys enjoy these free pattern finds. A big thank you to All About Ami and Svetlana M. for making such wonderful patterns available for us!

Enjoy and until next time happy crocheting