Take crochet plaid up a notch and make a crochet tartan hat! This new technique is only slightly different than the original plaid technique, but creates a whole new plaid look. By changing your color changes a bit you can create this tartan plaid effect. This post is brought to you by WeCrochet, but all opinions, techniques and creatives are 100% mine. This post also includes affiliate links, which means I get a small commission at no extra cost to you. Thank you for your support!
Love switching up your apple watch band? This fun, boho DIY crochet Apple Watch band is lovely addition to your watch band collection! You can easily customize it so many ways, or use one of the three simple variations in this post. Make one or ten! This post contains affiliate links, which means I get a small commission at no extra cost to you. Thank you for supporting Whistle and Ivy!
This crochet heart stitch hat is much easier to work than it looks and you will love the cute little hearts it makes. Use different colors to make your crochet hat pop! This post uses affiliate links (click here for more info). I earn a small commission at no extra cost to you. Thank you for supporting Whistle and Ivy!
We don’t have a large celebration of Valentine’s Day in our house. The Boy isn’t in school yet, so there’s no need to spend weeks planning Pinterest-perfect Valentines for his classmates, but I do think the sentiment is nice, and there’s nothing wrong with reflecting and thinking about ways we can better show our love to our family and firmed. So in that way, I am not a total Valentine’s Day Grinch. But even if you are, this Crochet Heart Stitch Hat (Puppy Love Slouchy) is a super cute and comfy slouchy that can be worn all winter long.
CROCHET HEART STITCH HAT (PUPPY LOVE SLOUCHY) – FREE CROCHET PATTERN
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What you need:
- 5 Colors of Medium Weight Yarn (Red hat: Knit Picks Brava in Dove Heather, Red, Rouge, Cotton Candy, Blush) (Blue Hat: Knit Picks Brava in Dove Heather, Marina, Cornflower, Mint, White)
- I Hook
- Yarn Needle
Abbreviations: (American Terms)
Ch – Chain
Sc – Single Crochet
Hdc – Half Double Crochet
Dc – Double Crochet
Sk – Skip
St – Stitch
Sl st – Slip Stitch
BLO – Back Loops Only
Gauge: 14 dc = 4″
3-dc cluster: Yarn over, insert hook. Yarn over, pull through st (3 loops on hook). Yarn over, pull through first 2 loops (2 loops remaining on hook). Yarn over, insert in same st. Yarn over, pull through. Yarn over, pull through first 2 loops (3 loops remaining on hook). Yarn over, insert into same st. Yarn over, pull through. Yarn over and pull through first 2 loops. Yarn over, pull through all 4 remaining loops. If it’s easier to understand, it’s a basically a dc3tog worked all in the same st.
Watch a video tutorial here:
The written pattern below is for size WOMEN/TEEN. You can find a PDF that includes 4 sizes, Adult-Baby in my Ravelry or Etsy shops. The PDF is formatted for easy crocheting on-the-go or for easy printing, it doesn’t include ads or comments. Thanks for your support!
ADULT/TEEN SIZE HEART STITCH HAT:
HAT RIBBED BAND:
1. Hdc in 2nd ch from hook. Hdc in each ch. Turn. (7 sts)
2. Ch 2. Hdc in same st. Hdc in next 6 its in BLO. Hdc in last st, going through both loops. Turn. (7 sts).
Don’t tie off after last row.
Repeat row two until your band reaches about 18″ – 19″ for adult. You will get this measurement by gently stretching your band and measuring the length, not the pre-stretch length. You want the hat to be snug and due to differences in yarn stretchiness, I am not providing a row count. Instead, use your measuring tape. Don’t break yarn.
CROCHET HEART STITCH HAT BODY:
1. Fold the band in half, and using the loop from the last hdc, pull it through and sl st down the side, forming a band. Don’t tie off.
Turn the band, so the seam is on the inside and your loop is at the top.
Beginning where you left off sewing the band: Ch 1. Sc in same sp. From here, you will sc around the band until you have 72 total stitches. Join with a sl st with the first st, using 2nd color.
2. Ch 1. Dc 4 in same st. Ch 1. Sk 5 sts. *Dc 4 in next st. Ch 1. Sk 5 sts* work 11 times. Join with a sl st with the first st using Dove Heather. (60 sts)
3. Ch 2. Sc in middle of shell (not in a st, in the space between the stitches). Ch 2. Work a 3-dc cluster in the 3rd st of the 5 skipped sts from the previous round. *Ch 2. Sc in middle sp of shell. Ch 2. Work a 3-dc cluster in 3rd sk st from previous round* repeat all around the hat. Join with a sl st with first chain. (72 sts)
4. Ch 2. Dc in same st. Dc in each st around. Join with sl st. (72 sts)
Join 3rd color. (You can work in BLO this row for ease-of-use).
5. – 13. Repeat rows 2 – 4 respectively, changing colors when you make the hearts row.
14. Ch 2. Dc in same st. *Dc2tog, dc in next st* work 23 times. Work a dc2tog with last 2 sts. (48 sts)
15. Ch 2. Dc in each st around. (48 sts)
16. Ch 2. Dc2tog all around. (24 sts) Tie off.
To close the hat, turn it inside out. Put a length of yarn on your needle and sew in and out each stitch across the top. Pull it tight, cinching the top closed. Tie a very sturdy knot and clip end.
Finish with a pom pom on top (get the tutorial here).
Do you love Valentine’s Day, or are you a V-day grinch? ;)
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Using a simple appliqué, you can make this crochet cactus appliqué hat in an afternoon! Add a special crochet touch to your favorite hat or get a new hat make one for your best friend. You will love adding crochet appliqués to all your stuff! This post contains affiliate links, which means I get a small commission if you make a purchase at no extra cost to you. Thank for your continued support.
This summer crochet raffia tote is make with cellulose raffia, perfect for the beach! The shells give it a beautiful texture, and you can embellish your crochet raffia tote with pom-poms, tassels or other fun items to give it extra pops of color flair. This tote will be your new favorite summer accessory! This post contains affiliate links which means I get a small commission at no extra cost to you. Thank you for your support!
These darling crochet cactus earrings make a quick gift or a fun evening crochet project. The whimsical design make them fun for summer barbecues or a day spent at the farmer’s market. These crochet earrings are made using embroidery floss, so the color options are endless.
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These darling southwest-inspired serape crochet barefoot sandals are a fun, quick pattern, and perfect for summer! You will enjoy mixing colors, and the construction method takes care of all the ends without having to weave them in.
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These crochet boat slippers look a bit like crochet Sperrys! You will love making them and love wearing them. They feature a double sole for extra comfort, and the ties are both decorative and to keep the slippers cozy and in place. Be sure to add one of these 7 tried and tested methods and make your slippers non-slip.
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This beautiful chunky snowfall fair isle cowl uses a simple but beautiful fair isle technique that you will love to working. Watch the video to see how to work this easy technique. Pair with the snowfall hat and mittens for a complete set. You will love it! The post includes affiliate links, which means I earn a small commission if you make a purchase using one of my links, at no extra cost to you. Thank you for your support!
The cross stitch sc hat is worked using the cross stitch single crochet. This stitch is achieved by working the sc just slightly different, and it has a very pretty effect. Make this easy hat to practice this fun stitch, you will love it!
This crochet buffalo plaid scarf is a classic look for fall, winter or the holidays! Perfect for both men and women, this simple scarf uses The Plaid Technique for changing colors and achieves the look of buffalo plaid. Enjoy making this fun and timeless scarf with this free crochet pattern.
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This lux crochet plaid sheepskin wool features a large 4-color buffalo plaid check pattern, but it’s also lined with buttery-soft faux sheepskin, making it so warm and cozy! You will love how beautiful the soft and squishy Chic Sheep by Marly Bird works up into the darling cowl and you will love how easy the pattern is to make! It’s even one of those rare projects that would be a great crochet item for men. The post is proudly sponsored by Red Heart Yarn, who is a big supporter of Whistle and Ivy and Plaid Week!
This faux crochet cables hat is a fun, easy crochet project! You won’t believe how easy the “faux crochet cables” are to make, and this hat is very easy to adjust the sizing. The hat is perfect for both men and women and I encourage you to try using the same tweed yarn, it looks stunning with the faux cables. This post contains affiliate links, thank you for your support!
This colorful crochet clutch is made up of simple stitches, but has a stunning color effect. Mix and match different colors to make your clutch totally unique! This post contains affiliate links, which means if you make a purchase I get a small commission. Thanks for your support!
These pretty Ankle Tie Crochet Slippers add an extra touch of style with a tie around the ankle. The double layer sole make them extra comfortable. Be sure to make them non-slip with one of these methods! This post contains affiliate links, wich means I get a small commission if you made a purchase. Thanks for your support!
This cute crochet chevron hat is made up of single crochet stitches and alternates between two colors to make up the graph creating a stunning chevron effect. Watch the video and learn how to easily change colors and read the graph. This post contains affiliate links, which means I earn a small commission if you make a purchase. Thanks for your support!
Using a simple single crochet stitch and a graph, make this beautiful crochet tablet pouch featuring a pretty southwest-style design. A video is included to show how to read a graph and how to change colors easily. This post contains affiliate links which means I get a small commission if you click and make a purchase. Thanks for your support!
What have you been working on this summer? I have been focusing on light and fast projects, and brainstorming Christmas and Fall (yes, it’s time to start thinking about it!). This boho crochet headband was a pattern I designed four years ago, and it was always a design I liked, but the delivery and pattern design were seriously lacking (if you don’t remember, it had a large button on the back and was worked rather funky with unattached chains). The pattern was confusing but since it was 4 years ago, I wasn’t sure how to make it better. I’m happy that I finally got around to fixing the pattern for this cute boho crochet headband this week! Not only is it easy, but it’s super fast too. You will want to make them for everyone :) I have included 3 sizes, but this headband is super easy to change into whatever size you want or need.
This crochet fringe clutch is a makeover pattern! I designed this crochet pattern in thick acrylic/wool yarn last summer. I actually really like it in the bulky yarn, and it works up so fast, but I really wanted to make it in t-shirt yarn. I had searched but hadn’t found an affordable, readily available t-shirt yarn, so I settled for a bulky acrylic. However, a few weeks ago I discovered Bernat Home! I am currently working a few projects with it, and I made these deliciously comfortable flip-flops sandals last month. The stretchy texture is perfect for slippers. It’s SO comfortable. And of course I decided to remake my crochet fringe clutch with this newfound yarn.
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I am sure you have heard of the various kinds of monthly subscription boxes, but have you heard of this delightful crochet subscription, Happy Yarn Mail ? My March project came this week and I was excited to open it up see what surprises await. Inside the March box is materials and instruction to make this pretty crochet beret, the Parisienne Beret, complete with an adorable cross-stitch heart. I am more of a slouchy girl myself, but this beret turned out darn cute.
What is Happy Yarn Mail ?
It’s a lovely, crochet subscription that comes monthly in the mail! Inside the cute sprinkled bag you will find a simple and easy-to-read pattern, all the yarn needed to compete the project, and some other bonus goodies.
How adorable is that button?
Plus, the pattern comes with a video. You can be sure that any pattern that comes in Happy Yarn Mail with be something you can complete. Simply follow the URL on the back of the pattern booklet and enter the password provided.
March’s project came with this squishy Touch of Alpaca by Lion Brand Yarns. I haven’t tried this yarn before getting my Happy Yarn Mail. Quite frankly, I have never made a crochet beret before either. This box is fun because it provides an opportunity to try something new, something you may not choose for yourself but something you will end up loving!
Turned out quite cute, don’t you think?
You can see that my hand-sewing skills are quite lacking. My mom is an avid cross-stitcher, and the one thing I remember learning from her is to work the top crosses of each stitch all the same way. At least I’ve got that going for me!
Okay, so if you are reading to start your monthly crochet subscription, hippity-hoppity over to Happy Yarn Mail and snag up your April box, because they sell out FAST! Once, they’re gone, they’re gone.
Get ready to start looking forward to the mail :)
These women’s crochet flip-flops are a very comfortable summer sandals. They are made with stretchy, comfy t-shirt yarn and feature a thick felt sole, so they are perfect for wearing around the house or to lounge outside on your patio. Enjoy this free crochet pattern and make yourself some women’s crochet flip-flops this season! This post includes affiliate links, which means I earn a small commission if you make a purchase, at no extra cost to you. Thanks for supporting Whistle and Ivy!
Do you lose your crojo (crochet mojo) a bit in the summer? I admit I do a bit. Summertime is my jam! I want to be outside, playing in the sun, digging in my garden, repainting furniture, sipping drinks and a million other things. When evening comes, I am not super interested in sitting under my large WIP crochet blanket. I have a feeling there are a few of you who are with me. But don’t worry, I got you! In this post are 16 fun summer crochet projects that are perfect for your summer crochet bucket list. Which one are you going to try first?
16 SUMMER CROCHET PROJECTS
This cute aviator-style crochet sleep mask makes a lovely gift for mom or for yourself. It is made with easy construction, and you will want to make more than one. This post contains affiliate links, which means I get a small commission at no extra cost to you. Thank you for your support.