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Simple Child’s Cabled Hat Pattern

January 28, 2023 No comments yet

A few years ago I posted a free basic cabled hat pattern for adults. Its a quick and easy pattern to crochet. I decided I needed a child’s size hat for an upcoming gift. So I downsized that original crochet pattern and created two different sizes. One for a baby (1+ years old) and another for more of a toddler’s size (2-3+ years old).

The free pattern is below and you can always go up or down a hook size to adjust for a different child’s head size as needed. Enjoy and happy crocheting!

Child’s Simple Cabled Hat Pattern
H (5 mm) crochet hook = 1 year old baby (16” cir by 7.5” long) for baby hat
or 18” cir by 8” long for child size 2-3 year old
Yarn – 2 ounces worsted weight (medium) 4-ply (100-110 yards) baby; 2.4 ounces (120-130 yards) child
Note: Ch 2 at beg of each round counts as DC.

Ch 56 for baby hat or Ch 60 for child size. Join to make a ring and making sure your chain is not twisted.
(You will be working in the round and not turning your work as you crochet this hat.)

Rnd 1
Ch 1, Sc into the 2nd bump loop in the back of the chain to create a smooth edge.
This is done by working Sc in back bump of each chain across. Join with sl st to beg ch-1. (56 Sc for baby or 60 Sc for child size)

Potholder Towel Pattern

October 22, 2022 No comments yet

Here is a project where you use a store-bought potholder and add a crocheted towel to it. I’ve seen other similar projects that you sew a towel to the potholder to create the combo but not crocheted.


The hard part is crocheting the base row across the middle of the potholder. You want to fold the potholder in half and mark the center with a pencil mark. Then you crochet across the marked line in single crochet (SC) stitches evenly. I used a steel #9 crochet hook to poke the holes and pull the yarn through the holes. This process is hard and takes patience. You need to push and wiggle through the potholder to make the holes and then draw the yarn up to complete the SC stitch.

Once you have the base row complete, crocheting the remainder of kitchen towel is super easy.

Here are more photos of the potholder with both sides showing.

Click below to see more photos and for the full free pattern directions.

Green Handled Plarn Tote Bag

September 17, 2022 No comments yet

I have been busy crocheting a recycled tote bag for a future charity fundraiser. This bag was crocheted using the free ultimate grocery bag pattern.

The pattern creates a 13 inches long reusable tote bag. I used around 50 plastic retail sacks to crochet the bag. The green handles were plarn I made from lightweight grocery bags that I recycled. Here is a closeup photo below to show the crocheted green handles.

BLO Hat With a Twist

August 6, 2022 No comments yet

Here is an old hat pattern with a new twist. This hat features a crab stitch trim for the final row of edging. Thus a new hat style with a twist!

I used my free BLO hat pattern to crochet the complete hat following the original crochet pattern. Then for one additional row of trim, I crocheted a final row of crab stitches. Crab stitch is just reverse single crochet stitches worked from left to right which creates a twisted look to the project.

The finished size of this hat is

Cabled Scarf

June 20, 2022 No comments yet

I created this cabled scarf pattern last year and decided it was time to crochet another scarf using it. The free crochet pattern is found here. It is an simple pattern with repeats that makes it fast and easy to crochet.

I used an I hook and some donated yarn to crochet this scarf for a local Veteran’s Outreach Program. I know it is getting warmer but hopefully someone will love the red with black striped scarf to keep them warm in the future.

The finished size is 7 inches wide by 62 inches long. Here is one more photo taken of the scarf.

Crocheted Poppy Dishcloths

June 5, 2022 No comments yet

I haven’t crocheted any dishcloths in quite a while. I picked up this pretty ball of Sugar’n Cream cotton in colorway Poppy this last week. I figured it was time to break out some oldie but goodie dishcloth patterns of mine. So here is a 4-pointed cotton dishcloth crocheted using my pointed granny dishcloth pattern.

Next is a star dishcloth that I crocheted with white cotton along with the Poppy colored cotton that was leftover from the above project. I didn’t have enough yarn to do the complete dishcloth with the Poppy so I added white for the center and outer rounds. Here is the link to the free star dishcloth pattern.

Below are both dishcloths shown together.

Bulky Double Crochet Hat Pattern

April 19, 2022 No comments yet

Here is a new free crochet hat pattern to share. It is a basic double crochet bulky hat that can be crocheted using chunky yarn or 2 strands of worst weight held together. The pattern is simple and works up very quickly. Please enjoy my free crochet pattern!

Bulky Double Crochet Hat Pattern

Finished adult hat measures flat: 21″ circumference by 8.5″ long
Hook: N (9 mm) US sized crochet hook or K hook if you crochet loosely
Materials: 3 ozs Bulky yarn or use 2 strands worsted weight yarn together; and
Small amount of contrasting color for edging (if desired)

Rnd 1
Begin with a Magic Circle to start and work 7 DC in circle and join to top of first DC. (7 sts)
Pull tight your ring to close the hole.

Basic BLO Hat Pattern

February 24, 2022 No comments yet

This post presents my basic back loops only (BLO) hat pattern. As you may know, I crochet lots of hats for charity and wanted to have a basic crocheted hat pattern that is worked all in back loops only. The textured look of working all in back loops makes for a raised stitch line on each round.

It is my hope that you will enjoy this pattern and crochet a few hats for your charity of choice using it. So without further ado, here is my free crochet pattern for my back loops only adult hat.

Back Loops Only (BLO) Basic Hat Pattern

Finished adult hat measures flat: 21 inch circumference by 8.25 inches long
Hook: H (5 mm) US sized crochet hook
Materials: 2.5 ozs Wool or Worsted Weight Yarn; and
Small amount of contrasting color for edging (if desired)

With H hook, Ch 4 and join to form ring. (Or use a Magic Circle to start.)

(Ch-2 counts as first Hdc st.)

Two Stripe Plarn Tote Bag

January 2, 2022 No comments yet

It is a new year and time for a new recycled bag! What better way to kick off a new year but with a new homemade reusable and upcycled tote bag. This tote bag was crocheted using about 45 brown plastic bags and 12 reddish-colored newspaper delivery sacks.

Here is a closeup of the top and handles.

This bag is very similar to my basic crocheted tote bag pattern but with a few changes including two stripes. The two stripes were added by cutting up 12 recycled plastic bags that newspapers are delivered in. Here is the tutorial link for cutting newspaper sacks into plarn to use as yarn.

I have provided the full new crochet pattern below for everyone’s personal use. As always, my patterns are free and I hope people will enjoy them.

Two Stripe Plarn Tote Bag Crochet Pattern

Materials needed: Plastic bag yarn “Plarn” in main color brown (40+ bags) cut 1 inch wide
and approx. 12 contrasting colored plastic bags for stripes

Hook: N (9 mm) size metal hook

Description: Recycled Plastic Tote Bag

Bag measures 12 inches wide and 12 inches long with 5 inch handles

Directions:
Ch 28


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Hello, I’m Cindy or aka RecycleCindy. Welcome to my blog site that is dedicated to recycling and crafting. I love to crochet and create crafts and other useful things from recycled materials. I share many free tutorials and patterns for creating recycled projects as well as other handmade items.


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