This small crochet coin pouch will hold all your loose change and is the perfect size to be an AirPod pouch as well! Hook it to your keyring so you always have what you need. This post contains affiliate links, which means I get a small commission at no extra cost to you. Thanks for your support!
This cute and easy crochet cactus pincushion is a delightful addition to your craft room! Make this project easily in just an afternoon. Your finished crochet cactus pincushion will be a fun and whimsical place to store your pins for all your future crochet, sewing and crafting needs. This post contains affiliate links which means I get a small commission at no extra cost to you. Thanks for your support!
This cute crochet basket pattern helps you make a round crochet basket sized to suit your needs. With just a few easy tips, you can make a basket that is just the right size and has the integrity to do its job. Use any yarn to make the perfect crochet basket for you! This post includes affiliate links, which means I get a small commission at no extra cost to you. Thanks for your support!
This pretty crochet cactus pillow is very easy to make, perfect for your desert chic decor! Try playing with different hooks and yarn weights to get different sized pillows. This cactus pillow will add new life and brighten up your space. This post contains affiliate links which means I get a small commission if you make a purchase at no extra cost to you. Thank you for your support!
The crochet pattern for the crochet cactus scrubby is very simple and easy to make. You will love having a darling cactus by your sink. It would make a lovely housewarming or Mother’s Day gift, or for you to keep for yourself. Enjoy this free crochet pattern! This post includes affiliate links, which means I get a small commission if you make a purchase at no extra cost to you. Thank you for your support!
This round super chunky crochet pillow is a quick and super easy project with stunning results. The extra bulky yarn showcases the lovely crochet stitches and bring a trendy, boho feel into your home. Make this stylish crochet pillow for any room in your home!
This easy crochet plant hanger will hold a variety of pots, and is made with fade-resistant, mold resistant outdoor yarn. Get your porch spring ready with some hanging plants! This post contains affiliate links which means I get a small commission at no extra cost to you. Thanks for your support!
Do you have a black thumb? Then these darling crochet succulents are perfect for you! Make them in two styles and fill your home with cute, handmade greenery. The free crochet pattern for these crochet succulents includes a small round succulent and a larger spikey succulent. You can also get the PDF which includes 3 more patterns: a barrel cactus, a prickly pair and a columnar cactus! These darling crochet succulents make perfect gifts as well! This post contains affiliate links which means I get a small commission at no extra cost to you. Thanks for your support!
These darling and trendy crochet cactus posters use simple color changes to make the fun cactus print! The post also includes a video that show how to read a graph and how to change colors. The post has contains affiliate links which means I get a small commission (at no cost to you) if you make a purchase with one my links! Thanks for supporting Whistle and Ivy!
This Crochet Solar System crochet blanket features all the elements of our solar system, complete with comets, asteroids and a space ship (or two!). This blanket was originally released as a Crochet Along, but you can get all the afghan square patterns instantly by clicking each photo at the bottom of the post.
This cute crochet flip flop keychain would make a fun easy gift or a nice addition to your summer craft booth. Mix and match colors and enjoy this quick project! This post includes affiliate links, click here for more info. Thank you for supporting Whistle and Ivy!
I’ve struggled with my crojo this week. Summers are hard for me! Plus, my old iPod also died a few weeks ago. It was a 5th generation classic, so yeah, it was about 12 years old. I snagged another one and have spent that last few days putting all my music on it (some of it needed to be ripped from CDs… ‘memba those?). I have forgotten about some of it and it’s crazy how listening to an old song can transport you back in time. It’s been very fun and nostalgic. Even though my mind was focused on getting all my music transferred, I was able to complete an itty, bitty project anyway, this Crochet Flip Flop Keychain! These cuties are made with cotton fingering yarn, and are so fun to mix and match colors.
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I am pretty excited to share this Crochet Air Plant Pot with you today. I was gifted a large air plant last month and it’s sort of been sitting on the widow sill next to my cactus since then. I haven’t given it too much thought until I saw this fabulous Crochet Air Plant Jellyfish by One Dog Woof. So cute, right? Although an air plant will be perfectly happy and healthy sitting in the bright windowsill, it is a bit fun to make a crochet pot for it.
Sweetly festive and as colorful as you choose to make it, this bunting looks like a celebration and this superwash wool launders beautifully. You can pull it out every year for party decorations or crochet it in the colors of baby’s room and leave it up for whimsical décor.
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The Rock-a-bye-baby Bunting is one of seven designs included in the latest eBook by The Firefly Hook:
Single patterns are on sale at The Firefly Hook’s Etsy shop.
I absolutely love Christmas lights. My favorite ones to put on my tree are the rainbow colored ones (as a kid they reminded me of the cherry candy canes, yum!). Let me be clear, I don’t leave my Christmas lights up all year! But I love the ambience that those tiny twinkling lights bring, and I refuse to believe they are only for winter holidays. Sipping drinks in the warm backyard while the kids play is one of my favorite summer pastimes and these Crochet Star Flower Lights make the perfect decor to our back porch.
These lovey crochet Gerbera Daisies bring a pop of pretty color to your crochet project! Use them to embellish garments or hats, or make a wreath or bouquet. Mix and match colors to make a crochet daisy perfect for your next project. This post contains affiliate links which means I get a small commission at no extra cost to you. Thank you for your support!
We are huge fans of cast iron in our house.
I won’t wax on about how awesome cast iron is or start a debate on how to properly season your pans. I’ll refrain because if you are looking to make an accessory for your pans you are already well-aware of cast iron’s many benefits and I’m sure you’ve formed all your opinions about the way to properly care for these superstars of the kitchen.
One thing I will share is my favorite dish to make in my cast iron: Shepherd’s Pie. Cook the meat, add veggies, plop mashed potatoes on top and throw the entire pan in the oven. It’s a one-pan-wonder! (My favorite recipe is from 100 Days of Real Food in case you need it)
There you are in a kitchen that smells heavenly with nothing but a cutting board to wash and some time to crochet until dinner. By the time your shepherd’s pie gets bubbly delicious inside, you can whip up one of these cozies.
I designed a cast iron handle cozy a few years ago – double layered and worked in a tube. I’m going to be honest – I really hate working on little projects. It hurts my hands and fingers when I can’t hold onto the project while I’m crocheting. (Am I the only one?)
I wanted to design a cozy that could be worked in rows then folded twice so it would be more fun for me to make them. The cozy on a cast iron needs to be double-layered because the pans are so heavy. If you only have one layer, your fingers could press against the holes in the cozy (which is supposed to function as a protection against the heat) and you’ll get a burn and probably a broken toe when you drop the pan.
So here you are – a cozy to make your hands happy twice: worked in rows and double layered.
Double-Layered Handle Holder:
Yarn: Wool and the Gang Shiny Happy Cotton 100% Peruvian Pima Cotton (100 g/142 m/ 155 yds per skein) in True Blood Red (CB) and Brick Red (CA)
Hook: Size (I-9) 5.5 mm
Gauge: 7 sts and 7 rows = 2” in sc
CA color A
CB color B
sc single crochet
sl st slip stitch
Note: You can adjust the length of the handle holder by increasing or decreasing the initial chains; width is adjusted by increasing or decreasing rows.
With CA, ch 18.
Row 1: Sc in second ch from hook and in each ch across. (17 sc)
Rows 2 – 35: Ch 1, sc in each st across.
Fold in half. Attach CB to any side.
Working through both sts on each side of fold, sc evenly around and 3 sc in each corner.
On folded edge, sc evenly across.
Fold in half once more and sl st around bottom and side working through both sts on each side of fold. Leave top open for slipping onto handle.
Slip onto your favorite cast iron pan and get cookin’!
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This cute crochet key fob is a great beginner project and uses basic stitches. You will enjoy pairing different colors together. These key fobs are a cute, small gift or would be great for your summer craft fair booth! Enjoy the free crochet pattern.
Happy Monday everyone, I hope you are ready to start a new week! I am having a hard time today. I spent last week on the mountain with some youth from my church. It was a wonderful experience to be a camp leader for those amazing girls! Even though I missed my sweet kids, it was hard to come down off that beautiful mountain and away from the lovely fresh air. I did enjoy the opportunity to wear my striped hipster beanie since it got a bit chilly at night, but since I am back to 100 degree weather, I am sharing a non-wearable today: a super chunky wool rug.
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.
This fab crochet hexagon puff seat cushion is a fun, easy project to make your kitchen chairs more comfortable. This project is beginner friendly and you will love working all the adorable hexagons. This post contains affiliate links which means I get a small commission at now extra cost to you. Thanks for your support!
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This past winter was a winter of chunky yarn. I had so much fun making scarves and hats that I almost didn’t want the cold weather to go away. The warm weather has a silver lining though (and I am not even talking about shorts and flip-flops), it pushed me to make something pretty with chunky yarn! This Beach Waves pillow brings beachy and cool colors into my home, and I love how BIG and CHUNKY this yarn is! Red Heart Grande has pushed it’s way into my top favorite chunky yarns.
I am loving this boho trend. It’s so fun to see yarn and fibers trendy in home decor. Ever since our Hexagon Crochet-Along, I have been thinking of ways to put hexagons together in a cute way. This Boho Hexagon Wall Hanging is super simple and comes together easily and quickly. And I love the pretty effect. I think it would be darling a nursery, too.
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With Valentine’s Day coming up, I have been brainstorming crochet ideas that incorporate pink, red and hearts. Unfortunately I am not too inspired, since I don’t usually go all-out for V-day. In fact, I don’t usually decorate at all. I am pretty lazy when it comes to decorating my home. Christmas decor comes out of course, but other than that, I am pretty lame. How can I spend my time rearranging my mantle when my yarn and hook look so lonely? But the idea for this cute Ombre Heart Stitch Pillow came to me and I knew I had to give it a try. One of the best parts about this pillow is that I made it into a pillow cover, instead of permanently sewn around the pillow form (like this one I made a few months ago). That way, you can display your lovely heart pillow during February, and when you are ready for a change, you can switch the cover out for something new (possibly bright and spring-y?).
Simplicity has generously provided the yarn for this project.
Today I am excited to share a fun project I have been working on. A few fellow bloggers and I have joined together for a crochet blog hop, and each of us have a fun pillow crochet pattern for you! I am amazed at the talent of these women, so be sure to check out the fun free crochet patterns they have for you. Mine is a crochet geo stripe pillow, and it is so easy to make!
Geo Stripe Pillow
What you need:
- Worsted Weight Yarn in 3 colors (Red Heart Soft)
- Size I Hook
- Yarn Needle
- Old Pillowcase
- Basic Sewing Supplies
Gauge: 6 sts=2″
1. Hdc in 3rd ch from hook. Hdc 63. Sk next st. Hdc in last st (a decrease). Turn. (65 sts)
2. Ch 1.
Work 2 decreases. Hdc in each remaining st. (63 sts) Turn.
3. Ch 1.
Hdc in same st. Hdc 60. Work one decrease. Turn. (62 st)
Continue the pattern, working 1 decrease at the end, and 2 decreases at the beginning after turning. Your decreases will all be along the same side, making the slanted triangle edge. Work a total of 43 rows.
This is the same pattern at the solid triangle, but you will be alternating your yarn colors. Work with one color for 4 rows, then use your second color, alternating in the same decrease pattern.
Line up your two triangles, with the flat and long sides together. Make sure one triangle is upside down, with the last stitch meeting the beginning row of the other. Using a yarn needle and some yarn, sew them together while they lay flat, sewing through the top loops, and hiding the stitches from the other side.
Lay your sewn pillow top on top of the pillowcase and cut the length to fit, leaving a seam allowance. The pattern was written to fit the exact width of a pillowcase so check your gauge.
Sew around your pillowcase leaving an opening on one side.
Next, using your needle and a length or yarn, hand stitch around the pillow. It doesn’t need to be too tight of stitching. Stop where at the space you left un-sewn previously.
Now you can stuff your pillow. Grab small chunks for the best result, it will be less lumpy this way, but will take a bit longer to fill.
Once it’s stuffed, hand sew the opening shut, starting where you left off. Tie the two ends together with a tight and sturdy knot.
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