Monday, December 2, 2019

Snowy Tree C2C Blanket - FREE GRAPH

My friends! Were you hit with tons of snow this last Thanksgiving week? I live in San Diego, so where we live we only had to endure a chilly 50 degree high on Thanksgiving Day. It was tough, but we survived! HAHA! I know cities in the mountains here got lots of snow. I can't really handle the cold, so I stay home wrapped up in my warm blanket and crochet!
This new design was a fun one to put together in honor of this last week's snowfall. Introducing the Snowy Tree C2C blanket!



Here you can find the FREE graph for this C2C blanket:




(right click and select "save image as" to download it at full size)

*Disclosure: This post may contain affiliate links. If you purchase an item through one of the links on this site, I may receive a small percentage of that sale at no additional cost to you. See my full disclosure policy.Thank you for helping support this blog!

With this graph, you can make it in the colors listed, or exchange one for another. You could do a completely different color scheme and I'm sure it would look awesome!



Materials needed to complete the blanket:
Gauge:
Gauge not essential, C2C Crochet a triangle 8 blocks high. If your triangle measures 5.5” tall, your project will end up being 43”x 51”. If your triangle measures 6.5” tall, your project will end up being 52”x 62”.



Written Instructions:
If you are interested in receiving written out row-by-row color counts for this blanket, I have a PDF version for sale that include right handed and left handed versions.

Click here to purchase the PDF written out instructions!

I hope that you enjoy this pattern! Remember to tag me on Facebook or Instagram to show me your finished products!

Tuesday, November 26, 2019

Crochet Christmas Tree - FREE PATTERN LINKS

Okay, so I am prepping for my first ever market, and I wanted to make some kind of festive home decor to go with my other accessories I'll have for sale. So I looked up on Pinterest to find some cute Christmas tree designs, and found a few free patterns for this Bobble Christmas Tree!

This is a free video I originally encountered. What a great tutorial to help you make the tree!



This video uses bobbles, and makes a separate bottom piece that you attach at the end.


Here you can find the link to a free pattern by the Simply Crochet Magazine in the UK. The pattern is written in UK terms, so if you are a US crocheter, like myself, then dc is a single crochet, and tr is a double crochet. This pattern also uses popcorn stitches instead of bobbles. Other than that, the pattern is very easy to follow... except that it is a hollow tree. So I did some modifications to extend the pattern to make a larger tree and close the bottom.

This is how mine turned out:

Don't you think they look lovely! Here are the instructions to make ones like mine!

*Disclosure: This post may contain affiliate links. If you purchase an item through one of the links on this site, I may receive a small percentage of that sale at no additional cost to you. See my full disclosure policy.Thank you for helping support this blog!


Materials needed to complete the blanket:
Gauge:
Gauge not essential, but my trees turned out 5" and 8" respectively.

Instructions:
Using TWO STRANDS of Caron Simply Soft Yarn and the size J Hook, use a magic loop to begin.
Mini Tree:
Following the instructions from the Mini Christmas Tree Pattern, complete the tree.
To close the tree:
Round 1: ch 2, *DC2TOG, 1 DC. Repeat from *around. Slst to top of first dc2tog.
Fill the tree with Fiberfill
Round 2: ch 2, DC2TOG around. Slst to top of first dc2tog. Pull out tail and weave the hole closed.

Large Tree:
Following the instruction from the Mini Christmas Tree Pattern, follow the pattern and continue for 3 more rounds:
Round 13 Work as given for Round 3. [14 popcorn sts, 14 dc]
Round 14 Ch1, (sc in each of next 6 sts, 2sc in next st) around, ss to the first sc.
Round 15 Work as given for Round 3. [16 popcorn sts, 16 dc]
To close the tree:
Round 1: ch 2, *DC2TOG, 1 DC. Repeat from *around. Slst to top of first dc2tog.
Fill the tree with Fiberfill
Round 2: ch 2, DC2TOG around. Slst to top of first dc2tog.
Round 3: ch 1, SC2TOG around. Pull out tail and weave the hole closed.




Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Evening Nativity C2C Blanket - FREE GRAPH

Christmas is such a wonderful time of the year. There is so much good food! Plus, you get to spend time with family that you don't get to see as often. It's always such a fun time with Christmas trees and presents... but what is the REAL reason for the season? Jesus Christ!
So in honor of this true meaning of Christmas, I have designed a nativity themed blanket, called Evening Nativity. It highlights the New Star, the manger, and the Child. I hope you enjoy this design!



Here you can find the FREE graph for this C2C blanket:



(right click and select "save image as" to download it at full size)

*Disclosure: This post may contain affiliate links. If you purchase an item through one of the links on this site, I may receive a small percentage of that sale at no additional cost to you. See my full disclosure policy.Thank you for helping support this blog!

With this graph, you can make it in the colors listed, or exchange one for another. You could do a completely different color scheme and I'm sure it would look awesome!

Materials needed to complete the blanket:
Gauge:
Gauge not essential, C2C Crochet a triangle 8 blocks high. If your triangle measures 5.5” tall, your project will end up being 42”x 50”. If your triangle measures 6.5” tall, your project will end up being 50”x 61”.



Written Instructions:
If you are interested in receiving written out row-by-row color counts for this blanket, I have a PDF version for sale that include right handed and left handed versions.

Click here to purchase the PDF written out instructions!

I hope that you enjoy this pattern! Remember to tag me on Facebook or Instagram to show me your finished products!

Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Medallion Fringe Earrings - FREE PATTERN

This is a really fun design that I thought up while exploring some new stitches, and experiment with these stitches in the round. There are so many different possibilities! It makes it hard as a designer to pick exactly how you want it to look, when just a slight pattern difference creates a noticeable difference. Which one do you pick? Which one looks better? Which one will be better received? Pattern designing isn't all kicks and giggles, and is NOT for the faint of heart.
Anyway, here I have for you is a LOVELY Medallion Fringe earring. Coming up with a name for each design is also hard. I love the texture of this design and felt like the mustard one looked like a golden medallion! I hope you will love this gorgeous design.


These look so nice in any color, but I've found that bright colors really showcase the design a lot better!




*Disclosure: This post may contain affiliate links. If you purchase an item through one of the links on this site, I may receive a small percentage of that sale at no additional cost to you. See my full disclosure policy.Thank you for helping support this blog!



Materials:
Size 7 (1.65mm) Crochet Hook (This is the first set I ever owned!)
20 yards Crochet Thread size 10 (This is a great brand for cotton thread!)
Sewing needle (Blunt ended needles are a MUST HAVE!)
OR
Size 4 (2mm) Crochet Hook (I highly recommend this set!)
3 Skeins (8 yds each) Embroidery Floss (This is a great deal on bulk floss!)
Sewing needle

Special Stitches:
Magic Loop
Front Post Double Crochet (FPDC)

Gauge:
Works out to be about 1.25" wide using the cotton thread, 1.5" using embroidery thread. 


Pattern:
(Make two)
Row 1: In a Magic Circle (or Magic Loop), ch 3 (counts as one DC), and dc 11 into the Magic Loop. Sl St into the top of the turning chain. (12 stitches)
Row 2: Ch 3 (counts as one DC), FPDC around the DC beneath chain-3, *DC in the next st, FPDC around the same st. Repeat from * around. Sl St into the top of the chain-3. Each DC from row 1 will have a DC and a FPDC.  (24 stitches)
Row 3: Ch 3 (counts as one DC), *2 FPDC around the FPDC from the previous row, DC in the next st. Repeat from * around. Sl St into the top of the chain-3.  (36 stitches)

Row 4: Ch 1, *1 sc in the first two sts, 2 sc in the next st (should be between the two FPDC of the previous row), repeat from * around, and then use an invisible finish to fasten off the work. (48 stitches)

FRINGE:
Cut twelve 5-6" strands of thread/floss. Fold each in half. Using your hook, draw a up a folded strand through the back of a SC to the front of the earring. Then pull the tails through the loop and pull tight. Repeat in eleven adjacent stitches. Trim to desired length.


Attach earring findings to the top directly opposite the center of the fringe, and ENJOY!

NEED a little help?

In my Etsy shop you will find the AD-FREE PRINTABLE version of this pattern with extra photos to help. Also included in the purchase is a step by step tutorial for this design:

https://www.etsy.com/listing/754773325/medallion-fringe-earring-crochet-pattern?ref=listings_manager_table


Friday, November 1, 2019

Plaid Tree C2C Blanket - FREE GRAPH

This new design was a BIG contender for my Christmas CAL. I really wanted to do it but I thought it might be a little too difficult for a crochet-along. I wanted to use a simpler pattern that would be easy to do, yet super cute. I might do it along side my CAL anyway, because it's just ridiculously cute!
This is my Plaid Tree C2C Blanket, featuring a beautiful plaid design cropped out by the shape of a Christmas Tree. It's classy and elegant, and I JUST LOVE IT!




Here you can find the FREE graph for this C2C blanket:



(right click and select "save image as" to download it at full size)

*Disclosure: This post may contain affiliate links. If you purchase an item through one of the links on this site, I may receive a small percentage of that sale at no additional cost to you. See my full disclosure policy.Thank you for helping support this blog!

With this graph, you can make it in the colors listed, or exchange one for another. You could do a completely different color scheme and I'm sure it would look awesome!



Materials needed to complete the blanket:
Gauge:
Gauge not essential, C2C Crochet a triangle 8 blocks high. If your triangle measures 5.5” tall, your project will end up being 47”x 53”. If your triangle measures 6.5” tall, your project will end up being 57”x 64”.



Written Instructions:
If you are interested in receiving written out row-by-row color counts for this blanket, I have a PDF version for sale that include right handed and left handed versions.

Click here to purchase the PDF written out instructions!

I hope that you enjoy this pattern! Remember to tag me on Facebook or Instagram to show me your finished products!

Wednesday, October 30, 2019

Santa Suit C2C Blanket - FREE GRAPH

This is the first of my 2019 Christmas themed designs! I am so excited to get designing for this season. Last year, I had only a handful of C2C designed published, and now I'll have 50 designs up for sale. Not too bad if you ask me! Anyway, you'll see that the designs cover a variety of themes, from Santa to the Nativity, and everything in between! I hope you enjoy!

This design is my Santa Suit C2C Blanket. What a fun way to honor the tradition of Santa Claus. I loved Santa, and the idea of a jolly old man delivering presents to all the children around the world. He's so magical, it's hard not to love him!



If you are interested in participating in a Crochet-Along, we are making this blanket in my Living The Craft Life CAL Group on Facebook. You are welcome to join and get the FREE written out instructions (only available until the CAL is over).



Here you can find the FREE graph for this C2C blanket:



(right click and select "save image as" to download it at full size)

*Disclosure: This post may contain affiliate links. If you purchase an item through one of the links on this site, I may receive a small percentage of that sale at no additional cost to you. See my full disclosure policy.Thank you for helping support this blog!

With this graph, you can make it in the colors listed, or exchange one for another. You could do a completely different color scheme and I'm sure it would look awesome!

Materials needed to complete the blanket:
Gauge:
Gauge not essential, C2C Crochet a triangle 8 blocks high. If your triangle measures 5.5” tall, your project will end up being 43”x 52”. If your triangle measures 6.5” tall, your project will end up being 52”x 63”.



Written Instructions:
If you are interested in receiving written out row-by-row color counts for this blanket, I have a PDF version for sale that include right handed and left handed versions.

Click here to purchase the PDF written out instructions!

I hope that you enjoy this pattern! Remember to tag me on Facebook or Instagram to show me your finished products!

Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Mr. Vampire C2C Blanket - FREE GRAPH

I think one of the oldest and classic personifications of Halloween is the Vampire. And I'm definitely not talking about the "Twilight" kind. I'm thinking of Dracula, the creepy blood sucking vampire from Transylvania. They are amazing fictional creatures, who can also turn into bats! So here you have my final Halloween design for 2019, Mr. Vampire!



Here you can find the FREE graph for this C2C blanket:



(right click and select "save image as" to download it at full size)

*Disclosure: This post may contain affiliate links. If you purchase an item through one of the links on this site, I may receive a small percentage of that sale at no additional cost to you. See my full disclosure policy.Thank you for helping support this blog!

With this graph, you can make it in the colors listed, or exchange one for another. You could do a completely different color scheme and I'm sure it would look awesome!

Materials needed to complete the blanket:
Gauge:
Gauge not essential, C2C Crochet a triangle 8 blocks high. If your triangle measures 5.5” tall, your project will end up being 42”x 53”. If your triangle measures 6.5” tall, your project will end up being 50”x 65”.



Written Instructions:
If you are interested in receiving written out row-by-row color counts for this blanket, I have a PDF version for sale that include right handed and left handed versions.

Click here to purchase the PDF written out instructions!

I hope that you enjoy this pattern! Remember to tag me on Facebook or Instagram to show me your finished products!
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