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Free Pattern Find: Little Spring Mandala

Hey Guys!

I am sorry that my free pattern share is a little late today. Busy packing! So much fun…ya right! But I still have a little time to traverse the crochet sites, like when I am eating LOL. Yes it never really stops does it when one is so obses…um passionate! About their craft!!

Well anyway, I found this great little pattern to share called ‘little spring mandala’ by Made in K-Town. crochet potholder free patternI think it is darling really. I am also excited to find the yarn used in this project it is exactly what I have been looking for this season.

Well hope you enjoy this weeks free pattern find. Have a great week everyone!

 

Cricket

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Filler Project: Spa Washcloth

Hello Everyone!

This week was so busy! I did not have a lot of time to work on my new blanket project but I did have a few minutes here and there, between the AH, OOPS, MOMMY moments and of course the packing to move. So I decided to fill those moments with a quick and easy project, wash cloths.

crochet spa washclothCrochet wash cloths are so easy to make and there are many patterns. One of my favorites is the sc/dc skip stitch pattern. I do not know really what the actual name of this stitch is.

crochet spa washclothI have seen it used in many projects but never seen a real name. Does anyone know? Leave a comment!

This is the same stitch that I used in my SunRise Placemat Set. crochet spa washclothI don’t know if you can tell from the photos but there are little specs of green in the white wash cloths as well. That is why I made a green one for this set.

crochet spa washclothI will be listing this set in my Etsy shop, GiftsByCricket, later tonight. So if you would like to buy this set you can do so there. Or if you would like to request a set like this made in another color feel free to send me a message.

That’s all for this week! Next week I expect to have my modern baby stripe blanket finished so keep a watch out for that.

Until then, Keep those hooks moving!

Cricket

 

©2013 Photos by Crochet Cricket. They may only be shared with a direct link to this blog post. Thank you!


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Ocean Waves Baby Blanket

I am finished! Well nearly finished I still have to sew in my tails but it is finished enough for my weekly update!

What do you think?

crochet ocean waves baby blanket made by crochet cricketThis is a free pattern from Red Heart Yarn. Just search ‘ocean wave’.

I decided that I wanted to try to square the blanket. So I didn’t just sc around. I did a mix of sc,hdc,dc,tr. And it came out pretty square.

ocean waves baby blanket made by crochet cricketYou can see that I decided to use the brown for the border. It balances the blanket nicely.

ocean waves baby blanket made by crochet cricketSorry that we didn’t have a large area for me to lay out the blanket. At least not one with natural light. This is my second baby blanket. The first one was a very small granny square blanket that was actually my first project. I have come a long way since then. I am very proud of this blanket.

It will be a gift for my new nephew due this fall.

The only tips I can give for this blanket it use a smaller hook. I would definitely use a 5 mm hook if I choose to make another blanket. I just would have liked it to be a little tighter.

Hope you guys enjoy this post. Have a great day!

Cricket

 

©2013 Photos by Crochet Cricket. They may only be shared with a direct link to this blog post. Thank you!


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Crochet Cardigan

I recently shared a free crochet cardigan pattern with you guys from Lion Brand Yarns.

Here is my version of this pattern.

crochet cardigan This is the very first piece of real clothing I have made. Meaning there are sleeves. I really love this pattern for a beginner in crochet clothes. I was simple and gives you a good understanding and basic shaping techniques. The bobble, ch,bobble stitch is lovely as well it looks kinda like an upside down shell.

crochet cardiganMy daughter is 4 years old. She wears a size 5-6 because she is so tall. So this size 6-8 is too big for her right now. But she really likes it. She is having a bit of fun being silly in her room.

I still need to add a button or toggle for a closure. I will definitely make another one of these and I will give re-sizing it a try.

What do you think?

 

Cricket

 

©2013 Photos by Crochet Cricket. They may only be shared with a direct link to this blog post. Thank you!


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Modern Granny Stripe Baby Blanket

Hello everyone!

Sorry I couldn’t get my update posts up yesterday, I just couldn’t get to it. But, I am really excited about this new pattern I have found. It is for a granny stripe blanket. It is a very nice modern take on the classic granny square and if your granny squares lean like mine do you will really enjoy the straight lines in this project.

Basically you begin with one long chain. Depending on the size of the blanket you want to make. My blanket is for a baby so I only chained 99 (needing a multiple of 3). I will add a border when I am finished.

I am using 4 colors. White stripes flow between each of the colored rows.

crochet modern granny stripe baby blanketI am using 100% cotton. I want to back this blanket with fleece or flannel. Have any of you lined a crochet blanket? How do you do it?

crochet modern granny stripe baby blanketI am really enjoying this blanket. It is a really quick and easy pattern. Once you get past the 2nd row it works up so fast. I love it! Great project for those days when you just want to hook and not think too much about it. You can find a tutorial on this pattern at attic24.

I hope you guys enjoy this post. What do you think of my color combinations?

Leave a comment! I look forward to hearing from you.

Cricket


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Fantasy Friday: Wings!

Good Day or evening depending on where you are,

It is a little late today for my Fantasy Friday post. But better late than never! Today was me and my husband’s 5th anniversary. He loves me. I know because he drove me 45 minutes just to go to a yarn store. He is a keeper! hehe. But seriously we had a nice time and ate some very good Vietnamese food for lunch as well.

This week I wanted to share a really fun photo tutorial I found for a simple crochet wing. I thought you guys could use this when designing your amigurumi dolls. Have a look.

crochet wing tutorialThis is a free tutorial from blogger Cthulhu Crochet and Cousins.

I hope you guys enjoy this pattern for Fantasy Friday.

And if you are also in Canada, have a safe and happy long holiday weekend!

 

Cricket


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Pattern Update: Button Closure

*Little Lady Handbag a free pattern by Crochet Cricket*

Closure

For this bag I decided to do an easy button closure.

I did not want to put the button on the front of the bag because it would compete with the bow for attention. So I decided to attach it to the back. I am calling this a ‘back button closure’. This is how it looks.

little lady handbag button closure free patter

Using your 4mm hook

Depending on the size of your button. Chain around 15 stitches then slip stitch into the first chain. Leaving long tails.

little lady handbag button closure free patter

You will attach the closure to the front side of the bag between the two shells on the inside. Near to the top of your bag. I brought the tails to the ‘right’ side of the bag crossed them, then re-entered them to the inside of the bag to secure.

little lady handbag button closure free patter

Make a double knot. Be careful not to distort the front of the bag by pulling too tight. Then run your tails under the sc to hide before cutting off.

Add a button to the outside of the bag opposite your closure loop. Near to the top using the same yarn as your bag.

And that’s it. Pretty simple way to make a closure for you bag.

little lady handbag button closure free patter