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A Bag and Some Butterflies

Hello everyone!

I am sorry I haven’t been able to blog for a while now. My family has been super busy for the last couple of months. And now I am on the job hunt. I am really excited to get back to working now that my son is 1-year-old. I had an incredible vacation visiting my family back home in Georgia. I made my mother a ton of wash clothes and I made a new bag on the way back home. Sorry there isn’t a pattern I just made it up as I went along.

crochet purse bag handbag crochet cricketI took so many photos while on our trip. Here are a couple of butterfly shots I got that I thought you would all enjoy.

nature butterfly flower garden

nature butterfly flower garden

I hope to have time to post once a week and getting back to my crochet passion soon. Have a great week everyone!



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Color Me Pretty Purse

Good Day everyone!

Wednesday’s are update days. This week I made this purse set for a friend. She picked out the style of purse and the colors and strap size. I simply put it all into crochet. This purse is for a 6-year-old. I am considering redesigning this purse as a clutch for us big girls.

crochet bag Color me pretty purseI used the same triple layer flower that I have featured in this week’s Fun with Flowers Post.

crochet bag Color Me Pretty PurseThere is a simple button closure.

crochet bag Color Me Pretty PurseI created a lining by hand, I do not yet have a sewing machine. I am really pleased with this lining. It is the best one I have made so far. With some really fun and colorful cupcakes, this lining goes perfectly with the color scheme of this project.

crochet bag Color Me Pretty PurseClose up of the lining.

I made a slimmer strap for this bag. And I used a contrasting color yarn to do some special stitch work all the way around.

crochet bag Color Me Pretty PurseThis is a set because it is not just a bag. There is also a hair clip and butterfly key ring in the same color scheme. I really love how this set came out. I am going to make another similar set soon to put into my shop GiftsByCricket. So keep watch for it.

What do you guys think? I would love to know! Remember I am also on Facebook and Pinterest and would love to chat with you about the best hobby in the world, Crochet!

Have fun!



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Fun with Flowers

Another Monday, another fun day for free patterns. And this fun day is a fun day for flowers! OK OK that sounded too much like Dr Seuss I agree lol.

In this weeks update I featured some flowers. Here are the some of the patterns that are free for those flowers. Hope this helps you with your spring and summer projects.


By Annemarie Haakblog

flower pattern crochetThis flower is very cute but I did have a little trouble understanding the instructions at first. But as you can see I was able to work through it.

I’m going to have to frog the brim on this hat. It just didn’t come out right. But it is doing a fine job of modeling this flower. I really like the yellow and orange and I think that I will attach this flower to this hat once it is re-crocheted.

Triple Layer Flower

by Lucy at Attic24

triple layer crochet flowerThis is absolutely my most favoritist…is that a word? It is now!…favoritist flower ever! Love it, you have to try it. And the photo tutorial is amazing.

crochet flowerHere is one I just left a layer off of and it looks really nice as well. I didn’t have any sport weight yarn as the pattern called for. So I worked it with worsted cotton and a 4mm. The flowers are a little large but you have a lot of options with this. You can just do 1-2 layers or you can choose not to do the edging to change the size. They all look nice because of the way you attach into the back of the previous rows petals instead of building up.

Simple Crochet Flower

by Dearest Debbi

Simple Crochet FlowerThis pattern was easy to follow and is very cute. The perfect size flower for a hair clip or a baby hat.

Hope you like this weeks free pattern finds. If you like the flowers shown here then you should check our Facebook page. I am giving one of them away for a 500 fan giveaway celebration.

Happy Crocheting and Have a good week!


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Facebook Giveaway: 500 Fan Celebration!

Hello everyone!

Hope you are having a great weekend! We recently reached 500 fans on the Crochet Cricket Facebook Page.

We are doing a 500 like Celebration Giveaway! If you would like to enter to win you just need to click this link and like our community page on Facebook.

I am giving away a multicolored flower clip

crochet flowerIf we have more than 15 entries I will be giving away 2!





WIP Week

Hello everyone!

It is Wednesday, my weekly update day and I usually have some finished work to show but not this week. This week is pure work in progress.

I have spent many hours this week working behind the scenes. Working on my website and on opening my etsy shop. If you would like to see my shop you can click the link in the sidebar or HERE. My shop name is ‘GiftsByCricket’. I only have a few items listed so far but will be adding more soon. I am new to the Etsy world. I would really appreciate any advice you guys have for me about running my shop.

I have also been doing a lot of hat testing on my cloche pattern which I have named ‘Lannahbelle’s Cloche’ after my daughter. I am also working on some flowers for a request for headbands and clips. Have a look!


crochet flowersI have been testing flower patterns trying to find ones that will work for the clips and headbands I am making. I will put together a post of free flower patterns hopefully for our free pattern Monday. I want to try a few more first. I am having a great time making these flowers!


crochet hats wipsLike I said…testing! hehe I am satisfied with the fit of the size 4-6 years old. I have the adult size nearly finished but it is a little loose on the head. I may need to work in some elastic.

adult cloche hatI added an edging to the adult cloche hat I was working on. And I will add a flower soon. Once I choose a favorite. It is hard to decide which flower I like better.

adult cloche hatI would like your opinion on something. Do you like the smaller white edged flower or the larger more colorful flower for this pink hat?

Cloche hat and Handbag Sets

pink cloche hat wiphat and bag set wip

I am considering using the two very colorful flowers on my next cloche and little lady handbag set. Do you like it or should I stick with the white as the accent color?

Well that’s it for this week. Hopefully next week I will have a bunch of finished projects to show you guys!

Don’t forget to visit my new Etsy shop! You can also follow Crochet Cricket on Pinterest and Facebook. Just check the sidebar for the links!

Have a great week everyone!


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Lazy Dazy x-Body Bag

This is my pride and joy this week. I have worked many hours on this bag. It is called the ‘Lazy Dazy x-body Bag’. This bag is perfect for those lazy days at the park. Grab a book and a snack and your ready to go relax in the sun!

lazy dazy cross body bag with long strape handmade crochet This bag is almost finished. I just need to line the strap. The bag features a button closure. And for the first time I did some hand embroidery on the single crochet rows.

lazy dazy cross body bag with long strap handmade crochetI also used the flower I made this week to accent the bag. I love it!

lazy dazy cross body bag with long strap handmade crochetHere in the sunlight it really brightens up!

lazy dazy cross body bag with long strap handmade crochetA hand sewn lining in a beautiful flower print.

lazy dazy cross body bag with long strap handmade crochetI enjoy sewing. I am sure I will enjoy it more when I have a sewing machine! lol

This Lazy Dazy x-body Bag will be a featured in my new Etsy Shop in the near future.

Hope you guys like this bag. What do you think? Leave a comment I would love to chat with you. And come visit us on Facebook for lots of crochet goodies.

Have a blessed day!


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