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Here is a new crochet pattern for a mini 6 inch long Christmas stocking. This pattern uses the waistcoat stitch. I love the look of this stitch as it appears to be a knitted sock when it is really crocheted. Here is a link to a waistcoat stitch tutorial to help demonstrate how to crochet this knit-look stitch. I also found doing graph images can add a nice touch to a crocheted waistcoat stocking.
I have been practicing this stitch and I must say it is a bit hard to master. It is very dense and finding the V space to crochet into can be difficult. I found a larger crochet hook helps and crocheting in bright light makes it easier too. One important tip to pass along is to go slow and have patience as you crochet this stitch. I also found that the more I practiced the stitch, the better I became so keep at it if you find it difficult.
In working the heel in waistcoat stitch, you have to cut the yarn for each row. I found in future stockings I crocheted that it was easier to work the heel in regular single crochet stitches. It also helps so the heel isn’t so pointy looking. I have included both options below in the written pattern. So if you want to do the whole stocking in the traditional waistcoat stitch you can or use option 2 below.
Waistcoat Mini Christmas stocking pattern
5-1/2 to 6 inch Mini Christmas Stocking
H (5 mm) crochet hook – 1 ounce of medium weight yarn (50-52 yards)
Chain 3 and join to form circle or you can use a magic circle.[…]
I have a new crocheted dishcloth pattern to share. I am calling it the Hexagram Star Dishcloth. Quoting Wikipedia, “A hexagram (Greek) is a six-pointed geometric star figure” which I thought was a perfect name to describe my new 6 point crocheted dishcloth.
I posted several pictures of the hexagram dishcloth below using different color schemes and cotton yarn scraps. As you can see, you can mix and match different colors to create many various looks for this crocheted dishcloth pattern.
Hexagram Star Dishcloth Pattern
Six point dishcloth measures: 10 inches at widest point
Hook: H (5 mm) US sized hook
All pattern directions in USA crochet terms.
Sugar & Cream cotton yarn 2 ozs
Ch 5, Sl St to form ring. (You can also start with a magic circle.)
Ch 2, (counts as 1 Hdc throughout) in ring work 2 Hdc, Ch 1. *3 Hdc in ring, Ch 1.* Repeat 5 times. Sl St to top of Ch 2. (6 corners)[…]
I have been crocheting baby hats for our local hospital nursery. Here is a simple crochet baby hat pattern with a rolled brim. The rolled brim idea came up as I had crocheted some hats that were too big and we just turned up the brims to make them smaller and fit the baby’s better.
Here is a photo of the hat not rolled. As the child grows you can just unroll the brim to make a longer hat so it can be worn longer by the child using this feature.
Rolled Brim Baby Hat Pattern
Baby ribbed hat measures:
Newborn = 12 inch cir by 5 inches long (4.5” with brim rolled)
Preemie = 11 inch cir by 4-1/2 inches long (4” with brim rolled)
H (5 mm) US sized crochet hook
G (4 mm) US sized crochet hook preemie babies
Materials: 1+ ounce Worsted Medium Weight or Aran Yarn
Small amount of contrasting yarn if desired for brim
With main yarn color, Ch 3 and join to form ring. Hat pattern is worked in the round without turning.[…]
This is a basic granny stitch dishcloth but with a twist on the beginning round. I crocheted additional stitches to create a wider center to give the dishcloth a flower petal look. Plus it is a great pattern for using scraps of cotton yarn to crochet a cute-looking dishcloth.
Country Granny Dishcloth Pattern
Hook: H (5 mm) US sized crochet hook
Size: 8.5 inch square with one row of edging or 9 inch square dishcloth if two rows of edging trim added.
Materials: 2 ounces cotton yarn (small amount of contrasting color used on last 2 edging rows.
With H hook, Ch 4 and […]
This is a very simple crocheted cowl scarf. The crochet pattern is very easy to follow and works up quickly. I purchased one skein of Red Heart Black and one skein of Burgundy yarn and was able to make 3 scarves. I love how you can just loop it around your head twice and it creates such a nice looking scarf. Simple but cute and easy for a beginner too.
I have two different version of the scarf. The shorter cowl scarf is about 56 inches long and a longer one measures about 6 feet long.
Here are photos of both cowl scarves.
Short Cowl Scarf
Long Cowl Scarf
The Simple and Comfy Cowl Scarf Crochet Pattern
All crochet terms in US terms.
Hook: N (9mm) crochet hook
Materials: 3-4 ounces of Red Heart Black & 3-4 ounces of Burgundy (Red) yarn.
Total yarn is 6 ounces for shorter cowl and approx 7 ounces for longer scarf.
Starting with black yarn, Chain 57 inches to start […]
I shared in a recent post about weaving the strap handle for this recycled tote bag. I made the strap using a spool knitter and variegated the plastic bag strips with grey and pink loops to form the woven strap. Then I crocheted the body of the bag using an open netting type stitch for the project. Here is the completed recycled tote bag.
Here is a closeup of the strap and top edge of the bag.
Below you will find the complete pattern to crochet the recycled tote bag. I hope you enjoy the pattern and don’t hesitate to contact me should you have any questions as you work this pattern or any of my other free patterns.
Grey and Pink Recycled Plastic Tote Bag Pattern
Plastic bags cut into 1 inch strips – approx. 30+ bags
Hook: Metal J (6 mm) crochet hook
Recycled Plastic Tote bag: 10 inches by 12-1/2 inches long with 25 inches strap
All crochet directions are in US terms.
With grey plarn, Ch 30, Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in ea st and then working around the backside of chain, Sc in ea st along the other side of original chain. […]
Keeping with my red, white, and blue patriotic theme, I present the In Between Dishcloth. I gave it that name as you double crochet the stitches in between each other for the main body of the cloth. The result is a simple but cute dishcloth pattern that works up fast and is easy to crochet.
The free crochet pattern below is written for the blue dishcloth as the main color. For the red dishcloth, you just substitute your main yarn using red cotton to start the dishcloth. Then trim around the red cloth using white and finishing with the blue cotton.
In Between Dishcloth Pattern
G (4 mm) Crochet Hook
1.25 ozs blue cotton yarn
1/4 oz each of red and white cotton yarn for tirm
9 inch square dishcloth
All crochet directions are in USA terms.
Ch 27 with blue cotton, Dc in 3rd ch from hook and in ea st. […]
Japanese Knot Bags are very handy and feature two handles. One handle is shorter than the other so you can pull the longer handle through the shorter as a quick and unique closure for the bag. I thought a Japanese Knot would be a cool idea for a recycled tote bag.
I used mainly recycled grey Walmart plastic bags to crochet the tote bag with 4 blue plastic bags for the stripe. It took about 50 plastic bags cut 1 inch wide and made into plarn (plastic bag yarn) to crochet my Japanese knot tote bag. I loved how the blue really helped set off the bag to give it a nice look to an otherwise boring grey bag. Overall I am very happy with the results of my latest crocheted reusable bag.
Here is a closeup of the top with the Japanese knot used for the plastic bag tote closure.
As always, here is the free crochet pattern so everyone can crochet their own recycled Japanese knot tote bag.
Japanese Knot Plarn Tote Pattern
Hook: N (9mm) size metal crochet hook
All directions are in US crochet terms.
Bag measures 14″ wide flat across the front, 12″ tall, 9-1/2″ round bottom with one handle 10″ long and the other 15″ long.
Ch 3 and join with a Sl St to form a ring.[…]
Here is my very thick front post crocheted hat. The hat is crocheted by working all front post double crochet stitches in the round. The result is a comfortable very heavy winter hat that will keep you warm.
You can add a few extra rounds to make a longer hat as this is one more of a helmet cap as shown. I have included changes for a smaller ladies or youth size in the free crochet pattern below.
Thick Front Post Crocheted Hat Pattern
Hook: H (5 mm) US sized crochet hook
Materials: 3.5 ounces (200+ yards) Wool or Worsted Medium Weight Yarn
I love this Wool in Dark Navy used in hat shown. (210 Yards)
Finished size: 22 inch cir and 8 inches long for adult size hat
With H hook, Ch 4 and join to form ring. Hat pattern is worked in the round without turning. […]