One of my favorite patterns from Plaid Week this year was my Plaid Fox Hat. It was a vision that came together beautifully and I was so happy with how the pattern turned out. When I shared in on Facebook, I had a few people throw out ideas for other animals. I loved the idea of a whole woodland animal set, so I got to work designing other Plaid Woodland Animal Hats. The Raccoon and Deer were simple enough, but the Bear was a bit tricky. Bears have roundish ears so I had to do a bit of experimenting. Luckily, and idea of how to make the ears round came to me, and it worked out beautifully!
Today is Day Five of Plaid Week and today’s pattern is a classic. A crochet pattern for Plaid Mittens was definitely the most-requested project from last year’s Plaid Week, and I admit I am not sure why I didn’t design them last year. I regret that I didn’t make the ribbed band longer, however, so you can remedy that when you make yours. But I still love them! I chose to design them with a bulky #5, (if you have leftover from your slippers, then use that!) so they are quite warm and they work up quick, too.
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I truly feel that inspiration is everywhere if you look for it. The inspiration for this cute hat came to me in a picture book we found at the library several months ago (I sadly can’t even remember what it was). It’s interesting to see how an idea can take on a mind of its own. I am so happy that I stumbled on the inspiration for this Crochet Plaid Fox Hat and how adorable it turned out. I made one for me and of course I don’t look nearly as cute wearing it as The Boy does wearing his (for obvious reasons). I chose Red Heart with Love for this project and the colors are absolutely perfect. This hat is so soft and squishy!
These cute crochet plaid slippers were on my list last year. I literally ran out of winter. Buffalo Plaid seems to be super popular in fall and early winter, but after Christmas, everyone is ready to move on to other things. Everyone is ready to start thinking about springtime (and I admit, I am on that same bandwagon). Since we are doing Plaid Week early this year, I hope you will enjoy making and wearing these plaid slippers through the whole cool-weather season.
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Last week, I released an article about some tried and tested methods for making slippers non-slip.
As I was doing research and trying each method out, I made some slippers to test out the methods. I used mostly my own crochet slipper patterns, because I had finished pairs on hand, but there were a few I made that weren’t mine. These Crochet Fox Slippers are a pattern by Mamachee that I have been eyeing for a while. I seized the opportunity to make them. I had the perfect color yarn (Paprika) and got to work.
I absolutely love them. In fact, The Boy has asked for his own pair. I think I will make his in gray.
Septembers here are pretty darn unpredictable. They could be chilly. They could be like a second August. They could start out like August and end like November. So we need to be prepared!
A couple of years ago, I had a friend reach out to me about some crochet hats. She was making some for an elementary school class and wanted to make sure each child in the class had one. I decided to whip up a pattern that was perfect for chilly school morning and fast to make. This simple Schoolyard hat is perfect for both girls and boys and is an easy pattern for when you need a hat fast.
Wow! Can you believe were are halfway through June already? Our neck of the woods went from chilly to hot in no time flat. When we aren’t playing the water, we are waiting for sun to go down behind the house before we can go back outside. These Woodland Animal Ears are so fun for the kids to make-believe, or cute for a little girl’s summer outfit.
The idea for today’s free crochet pattern is brought to you by my husband Dallas! He was a real whiz with a hacky sack back in the the day (still is!). It’s funny, and really cool, how you can be married to someone for almost a decade but still learn little things about him/her. He can keep this crochet hacky sack going for a while, and it’s fun to watch him teach our 5 year old his mad skills! I was never good at it, but it’s fun to stand around in a circle laughing, chatting and kicking around a foot bag (fun fact: “foot bag” is the generic term for a Hacky Sack).
Today I bring you another reader request! One of our friendly group members asked if I could make a crochet plaid bow tie. I really meant to get to it sooner, but I am working some some really fun projects that are taking up most of my time (be sure to subscribe so you don’t miss anything). However, I found a bit of time this week and made a few. This crochet pattern turned out to be a fun and quick little project, and it looks so cute on The Boy. He has always been my super sweet crochet model, I am so blessed to have this kid!
We woke up to a beautiful blanket of snow this morning. I am not a huge fan of the cold, but I really do love the snow. Unfortunately, it’s not the fun, wet snow that packs easily into snowmen and snowballs, so the kids will be disappointed when we go out and try to make things (me too actually). Regardless, it’s very lovely to look at! And it’s rather perfect weather conditions for the release of my Crochet Snowfall Slouchy Hat today.
Hello all! Thank you for your loving support of Plaid Week! It has been so fun to see your spin on the coloration and size in the Facebook group. Today, I am sharing the patterns for a child and toddler sized crochet plaid hat. These were the most requested sizes, so I am happy to be able to oblige! In case you missed it, you can get the adult-sized slouchy pattern here.
And be patient if you are wanting other sizing! I want to get them done for you, and I will, but I didn’t want Plaid Week to be hats only ;)
I am not a huge gamer. I will button-mash a first-person-shooter game with my husband now and again, but I don’t spend much time on it. There are, however, a handful of games that I love. They all have the same thing in common: solving puzzles. The Legend of Zelda is one of the greatest (and most fun) puzzle-solving games ever made (at least in my humble opinion)! So when my sister-in-law commissioned me to make a crochet Link hat for each of her boys, I was excited for the opportunity to make a pattern dedicated to the greatest video game hero EVER: Link.
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Hello everyone! As August says its last goodbyes, I have been brainstorming fall and winter crochet ideas like crazy. Even though I love designing, I still enjoy working other designers’ patterns as well. One pattern that has really been on my mind is Fibi the Fox, a Lalylala doll. Lalylala has some gorgeous patterns, but the crochet fox really caught my eye so I gave it a try.
Well she did it. My adorable, bouncing and squishy baby turned into a toddler, and I’m not even sure how. Even though it’s pretty darn hot here in Northern Utah still, the winters come swift and harsh and I want to make sure we are ready. It’s time to make my baby hooded cowl into a toddler hooded cowl!
You guys! IT’S DONE. I am so excited to finally share this project with you today. If you have been following me on Instagram, you may have wondered what in the world I have been working on. I think I crochet pretty slow, so this thing took quite a few hours to complete, but I love the finished project. The Boy was pretty excited about this Pretzel Pillow, and was constantly asking me if I was almost finished with it. And now I am–I present…The Crochet Pretzel Pillow!
This pretzel pillow is actually very simple. It’s made entirely of sc stitches, so it is a perfect beginner’s project. I connected the ends with Velcro, and it ended up being a fun, multifunctional pillow.
The Boy has been feeling neglected in the crochet arena. He has been asking me to make him something, but I admit I was hesitant. I have made him a few thing before: Muno, a stuffed Sea Turtle and this Button Trapper Hat. However, I completely take it personal when he doesn’t treat these handmade items with the utmost care and respect. You would think my 4-year-old could appreciate the art and work that goes into any crocheted creation (maybe I am asking too much?).
I guess I decided to get over it…kinda. He is a child, after all. I decided to make him one of his requests, a plush crochet octopus amigurumi (not his exact words).
I am not an advanced toymaker by any stretch of the imagination, so this octopus is made very simply with simple construction, so I think anyone can do it.