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!
You love crochet plaid, now learn a new variation: Crochet Tartan! With just a few color stitch and count tweaks, you can change the technique to traditional tartan plaid. The pattern is similar to my original crochet buffalo plaid technique with some slight changes. You will love working older buffalo plaid patterns with the new crochet tartan color work! This post contains affiliate links, which means I get a small commission if you make a purchase as no extra cost to you. Thanks for your support!
With Cubbie’s addition to our family, it’s been a pretty crazy year. I was working on fall projects through the spring and summer, and when I started work on Plaid, I knew I wanted to bring something fresh this year. We love traditional buffalo plaid, but I wanted to create something different. This crochet tartan plaid technique came together much easier than I thought and I love the finished result.
One awesome thing as well is that this crochet tartan plaid technique uses the same stitch count as my original buffalo plaid technique (multiples of 6 for turning rows, multiples of 6 minus 1 for joined rows) so you can convert many of my older patterns to this color design easily.
The technique is slightly different so I have included a photo tutorial.
CROCHET TARTAN JOINED ROUNDS:
What I’m working on: Crochet Tartan Plaid Hat
ROW ONE: Begin with a project that is in multiples of 6 minus 1. Start your crochet tartan project with your red and wine color. Using your red color, ch Dc in same st and dc in next 2 sts. This is only 3 sts, but the chain makes it look like 4 sts, so this makes the seam look much nicer.
Switch to your wine color. Dc in the next 2 sts.
Switch back to your red color. Dc in next 4 sts.
You will repeat this color work all around. Join with the first st, not the ch 2.
ROW TWO: You will repeat row one. The main squares of the crochet tartan will be 4 dc wide and 2 rows tall, with the thinner stripes running through it.
ROW THREE: Pull up your wine color. Ch 2. Dc in same st. Dc in next two sts. This counts as the first 4-st block. Join your dark/black color. Dc in next 2 sts. Switch back to your wine color. Dc in next 4 sts. Repeat the pattern of working 2 dc with your black and 4 with your wine color all around the project. Join with the first st (not the ch 2).
(If you were working in turning rows, you would need to carry your red color through this entire row)
Repeat the three rows respectively until your project is as tall as you would like. That’s it!
The turning rows technique is similar when working turning rows, you just want to make sure that you are carrying your red yarn on row 3 so you have it when you need it the following row. In joined rows, you will just drop the yarn and pick it up at the beginning of the next row.
(turning row photo)
Isn’t crochet tartan fun?! You can change all the designs from the first Plaid Week to tartan, and most of them from the following years. I can’t wait to see what your crochet tartan projects!
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Looking for a new way to make pom-poms? Try these DIY Sheepskin pom-poms! They are the best of both worlds: round and plush like a yarn pom-pom, but with an extra woodsy texture of fur. They are even washable! This easy tutorial shows you how to make these pom-poms, your soon-to-be new favorite!
Use this crochet panda bear add-on to turn your Poca bear into a panda bear! Only simple changes are needed to turn your forest friend into a highland friend. Your child will love this darling little black and white crochet bear.
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These darling modern crochet baby bibs are perfect for your little drooler or your messy toddler. These bibs are for the modern mama, and will make an “oooh”-worthy baby shower gift. The pattern pack includes a toddler sized boho fringe bib, a baby-sized triangle bandana chevron bib and a baby-sized triangle bandana cactus print bib. Be sure to make your modern crochet bibs out of soft cotton yarn so they are perfect for your baby to drool and chew on! This post is sponsored by LoveCrafts.com; all opinions, ideas and content are 100% my own! This post also includes affiliate links, which means I get a small commission if you make a purchase, 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 darling crochet cat mermaid will delight any cat lover or mermaid aficionado! The best of both worlds, this cute crochet plushy will be your little one’s new best friend. The pattern is a video tutorial so you will have all the help you need to make this darling crochet toy.
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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).
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This modern boho-style crochet arrows blanket square makes a pretty addition to your current patchwork afghan blanket or would make a lovey blanket of all-arrows! Add some fringe and tassels for some extra style. Snuggle under your new cozy and modern crochet blanket or display it beautifully on your sofa or blanket ladder.
This project was part of a collaboration with the Joy Creators, a group of bloggers for Red Heart. Yarn was provided for this project by Red Heart, but no other compensation was provided.
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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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!
With Mother’s Day around the corner, it’s time to start thinking about a special gift for MOM. Nothing says love like “handmade”! I found some pretty and lovely crochet Mother’s Day ideas to get the creative juices flowing. Try one of these pretty, useful or sentimental gifts ideas this year. 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 supporting Whistle and Ivy.
Darling cactus made with scrubby yarn and stuffed with tulle for extra scrubbing power! It sits in a terra-cotta pot for quick drying.
Perfect sleep mask for mom
These flowers look so real. So beautiful
Darling cactus coasters, perfect for summer living
Beautiful wall hanging for a decor refresh
Mom will love this eco friendly spa set
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This darling purse is perfect for loose change or small essentials
Comfy sandal slippers that are perfect for spring and summer
So adorable, and they look good enough to eat
The perfect little friend for a bookshelf or desk
Lovely, rustic towel set for mom
Hang inside or out with a cute pot and mom's favorite flower or plant
This gorgeous pincushion is perfect for moms who sew
A lovely and useful basket for any room
This bag will be mom's new favorite
The perfect handmade frame to house little faces
Such a sweet way to display grandkids!
A lovey way to display mom's favorite plants
Trendy, southwest style tablet pouch, perfect for mom's digital reader or iPad.
What are you hand-making for mom this year?
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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 darling stash busting totes feature a clever play on words ” ‘stache bustin’ and a hand-drawn mustache made of yarn! This yarn tote is made with high quality thick canvas, so feel free to stuff this bag to the brim with all your crochet and knit essentials. The bag graphic was designed by me, and brought to life by my talented and skilled graphic designer. They are professionally screen-printed at a local shop in Utah.
If you are on my email list, you are probably wondering why my recents emails are peppered with excuses about why the blog has been a bit lacking in patterns and projects lately (“not feeling well” has been a common theme as of late 😂).
I am definitely not one to make excuses about missed deadlines (or do appropriate self-care for that matter), but I will tell you, a few
days weeks the last couple months have had me flat on my back (and with my face over the toilet).
But it’s not all bad news…
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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!
Introducing an upcoming Crochet Along! Work along as we make this darling Poca the Bear or Poca the Bear Lovey! Both patterns use basic stitches and the color work on the blanket looks deceivingly difficult (its actually very easy!). This post contains affiliate links which means I get a very small commission at no extra cost to you.
It’s been far too long since I have planned a crochet along (CAL). I love seeing the flow of individual flair on the same project and it’s so fun to all work together on the same thing.
This bear has been a very special project for me and has taken me quite some time to perfect. When my son was in the PICU after his accident he was given a teddy bear from a family friend. He loved how floppy the bear’s the arms and legs were and I loved its sweet face. It was special to him, which made it special to me.
Months later, I set out to create a crochet version. It was a lot of trial and error, changing my mind, sending off to testers, changing my mind again, making last minute changes…etc. But it’s finally completed and I am so excited to share it with you. (I even have plans for some fun variations 🥰)
POCA THE BEAR CROCHET ALONG
This CAL will be a bit different than the other ones I have done. This pattern will be a premium pattern and will be available in my Ravelry and Etsy shops, however, during the CAL, those who participate will be able to get the pattern parts for free on my blog.
Also, the other difference is the CAL will only be available to my email tribe! If you are interested in joining in the fun, be sure to sign up for my emails.
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Okay, here are the CAL deets.
WHEN IT STARTS:
Mark you calendars for Monday, March 25th.
HOW IT WORKS:
Beginning the Monday of March 25, I will send an email on each day of the CAL that contains a link to that day’s part of the CAL. Links will not be shared any other place other than the email, so be sure you whitelist my emails so you don’t miss any. The pattern parts will be available for 7 days after the day it’s released. You can either print the pages to keep the pattern or you can buy the ad-free PDF at the end of the CAL for 50% off my shop price.
WHAT YOU NEED:
To make Poca the Bear Lovey:
– 3.5mm hook
– (>1 skein each) Red Heart Soft in Cocoa, Coral, Sea Foam, Off White, Light Dove Heather
– Small amount of black for nose
– Polyfil Stuffing
– 10 mm Safety Eyes
– Darning Needle
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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 darling and cute teddy bear crochet pattern is your soon-to-be best friend! His sweet face and warm heart will be a treasured gift to anyone who receives him. Made almost entirely of sc, he is a simple project and you will enjoy making him for someone special. The patterns are available in both my Etsy and Ravelry shops.
These darling crochet mouse ears are perfect for your next trip to Disneyland! These one-of-a-kind ears will be cherished by those who wear them and you can guarantee that no one else around you will have them. Customize them with different colors or omit the bow for a different look. This post contains affiliate links, which means I get a small commission 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!
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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