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!Click for more
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.
Did you know you can do fair isle patterns with crochet? This crochet snowflake fair isle hat was inspired by the Team Canada toques, but it’s something everyone will love. 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!Click for more
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Do you decorate for Valentine’s Day? I am not a huge decorator in general, so naturally V-Day doesn’t make it onto my top-priority list. However, I love red and pink and I think hearts are adorable, and I wear them all year long. So I put together this timely roundup list of charming crochet heart patterns for you to make this month, next month or any other time you feel so inclined!
This heart stitch crochet infinity scarf features little shells that look like hearts! The technique is easy once you get the hang of it, and provided are helpful photos and a video. It’s a darling accessory for all of fall and winter.
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The weather here has been crazy. We are used to below-freezing temps even in the afternoon during this time of year, but it has been so warm. Like, go-outside-and-ride-your-scooter-without-a-jacket warm. This crochet hat almost feels like false advertising. However, I think that there is someone, somewhere who needs to bundle up (and most likely it will be us in April, because Utah weather is like that…), so this Snow Bunny Crochet Hat may just be the perfect crochet hat for a cold soul! Isn’t that white fur cottontail pom-pom so cute?
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I love the end of the year. It’s hard to believe that it’s already time to evaluate my goals! I keep all my goals on a handwritten list taped to my desk. I use the last week of every December to evaluate them, to see how well I did and how I can raise the bar for the upcoming year. It’s a lot of fun, and goals can truly be achieved if you work hard and keep your internal voice positive. As I was working on my goals, I decided to crochet a new hat, because I am obsessed with hats (apparently). I have had this wool tweed yarn in my stash for a while and I decided to break it out and make something. I settled on the idea for this Crochet Confetti Tweed Slouchy. I thought the tweed was very fitting for the end of the year, a nod to NYE and confetti, don’t you think?
This pretty and modern collection of crochet plaid patterns includes all the patterns from Plaid Week 2017 plus four bonus patterns only available in the book. If you love these, you may like the Vol. 1 ebook, too!
For the last three years I have promised myself that I will start designing for Christmas and Fall in the spring and summer so there is no rushing and no stressing when Crochet Season and the Holidays roll around…So I guess I will add another year onto the pile. Maybe next year, right? I am relieved to finally get this book put together because I hit a few snags, one being that I could NOT get the counts and shaping right on one of the patterns I intended to include in the Crochet Plaid Collection Vol. 2 Book (Get it on Etsy and Ravelry). So, despite my promises, it only includes 4 bonus patterns instead of 5. I hope you love it anyway!
These are the 4 bonus patterns that are included in the book:
1. Plaid Clutch
I based this clutch on my very beginner-friendly wrap clutch. I just love the boho look of it. And of course, faux fur goes perfect with buffalo plaid so I made a small pom-pom to go on the end of the wrap. I would suggest using short pile fur, so it’s not too bulky.
2. Buckled Neck Warmer Scarf
The scarf turned out so cute! It’s simple to make, and has a unique look to it. I was originally going to put this pattern up for Plaid Week, but decided to focus on reader suggestions instead. I haven’t done too much with hardware, but I think I will change that, because it certainly adds a nice touch and it is simple to attach.
3. Market Tote
I designed this market tote with #6 bulky, the same yarn I used to make the Plaid Tree Skirt, so it works up quite fast and is thick and durable. I might line it and add some pockets. It’s the perfect size to take shopping, but it would also make a lovely yarn tote.
4. Moose Lovey
Oh plushies! I am not so good at designing them. This guy almost didn’t happen because I about threw in the towel. I decided to persevere, but he looks a bit like a caribou, and could possibly be a deer as well. You know how you say a word over and over and it loses it’s meaning? That might be my problem here…does it look like a moose?
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Plaid Week turned out wonderful this year (mostly due to YOU). I hope you enjoyed all the new patterns because I had so much fun designing them. Due to your enthusiasm, I have decided to do Plaid Week for the next few years! At least for the foreseeable future while both you and I are excited about it. Or until I run out of ideas…That being said, I have written quite a few crochet plaid patterns to date and I decided to compile them all in one place for easy access.
This crochet plaid stocking adds the perfect rustic flair to your holiday or Christmas mantel! Easily add a bit of faux fur for extra pop around the top, and mix up the colors for different plaid looks. This post includes affiliate links which means I get a small commission if you make purchase (at no extra cost to you). Thanks for your support!
This crochet plaid triangle scarf doubles as a shawl! It’s a lovely and cozy addition to your fall wardrobe or would make a perfect gift for your bestie. Enjoy workin this free crochet pattern! The post includes affiliate links, which means a get a small commission if you make a purchase (at no extra cost to you). Thanks for your support!
These crochet plaid slippers are so comfortable and easier to make than you think. They are also incredibly easy to size up or down, so you will be able to make a pair for anyone who wants some (and everyone will!). This post 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!Click for more
As I continue to develop the plaid technique, I stumbled on a better way to work in joined rounds! This simple fix makes the join look much nicer and it’s very simile to incorporate into your work. Learn how to join the plaid stitch, the new way!
Last September, we were invited to stay in a cabin in Island Park, Idaho, which is just outside Yellowstone National Park. I was excited to go! I had only been once, and it was about 15 years ago. It would be so fun to return as a family and enjoy Mother Nature together. However, 3 days before our trip my son had his accident.
We were invited to stay in the cabin again this year and we were excited to make plans to go. The cabin sits up in the mountains, surrounded by trees and the smell of wet dirt and pine. The trip was a kind of renewal for us. We are finally done with all the “firsts” after his accident and it feels like the whole ordeal is truly behind us. The trip was the final sentence in this chapter of our lives, and we are ready to move onto the next one!
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Summer is wasting away. Next week The Boy will trot into school, his too-big-for-a-kindergartener backpack bouncing as he runs. I am happy for him. I remember all my first days and the excitement of making new friends, learning new things and playing new games. Despite summer coming quickly to a close, it’s still sandal season for a couple more months and I am going to squeeze in a review (and giveaway!) of these cute Copacabana Espadrilles Kit. The Crochet Espadrilles Sandals Kit includes a written pattern for both styles, one ball of yarn, two soles, a yarn needle and twine.
Today is the last day of our crochet along, its been so fun to see your projects in the group! Today is a different pattern than the others. It’s The Sun and the focal point of the finished blanket so I decided to make it quite a bit larger. It’s the size of four squares (maybe you are wondering how it would all fit together?). You can make it using the techniques and skills you have learned from making the other squares. You are a C2C Master!
Hello! I hope you had a lovely weekend and found some time to work on your squares. I am working on getting all of mine sewn together, and The Boy is so excited to see it put together. He loves the Solar System theme! We are wrapping up with this Solar System CAL this week (already?!) Today’s square is the C2C asteroids, which only leaves one LAST element to the Solar System to complete, the Sun.
The unofficial beginning of fall is around the corner, can you believe it? As much as I love summer and warm weather (which is a lot), I also love when the air gets a fresh crispness to it, and we can start thinking about cooler weather. The change of the weather seasons means the beginning of crochet season! Of course, all year is crochet season around here, but fall and winter is when I kick it up a notch, and design lots of fun, cozy things. One of my favorite things is hats. You simply CAN’T have too many cozy crochet hats. Since I am gearing up for this season, I looked through my archives and found 11 free perfect hats for fall. Make a few this weekend!
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Welcome back to the CAL! I hope you are enjoying learning how to C2C and make these fun graphs. Today is Day Seven of the Solar System C2C Crochet Along, and we are adding a C2C Rocket Ship (two actually) square to our blanket. Isn’t it cute?
Welcome back to the Solar System CAL! Today we are moving on from the planets and making some fun outer space object to add to the blanket. Today we will be making the C2C comet square.
When I was in elementary, we had the opportunity to see a comet passing by. I did a bit of research, but I can’t say for sure which comet it was, as I don’t remember exactly when I saw it. But I can say that I would appreciate seeing a comet more now then I did then. I am looking forward to the Solar Eclipse coming up in a week, are you?
Let’s dive into making the comets. They will be similar to Jupiter, as you will use two bobbins of gray to work around the inside white color. You can carry the color, but I found it looked too messy for my taste, so I decided to do extra bobbins and have a couple more ends to weave in at the end. You need to make THREE comets for the blanket.
Comet C2C Pattern:
H= Heather Gray
5. 1G, 3H, 1G
6. 1G, 4H, 1G
7. 1G, 1H, 3W, 1H, 1G
8. 1G, 2H, 2W, 2H, 1G
9. 2G, 1H, 3W, 1H, 2G
10. 2G, 2H, 2W, 2H, 2G
11. 3G, 1H, 3W, 1H, 3G
12. 3G, 6H, 3G
13. 4G, 5H, 4G
14. 5G, 4H, 5G
15. 5G, 5H, 5G
16. 6G, 4H, 6G
17. 6G, 4H, 5G
18. 5G, 4H, 5G
19. 5G, 4H, 4G
20. 4G, 4H, 4G
21. 4G, 3H, 4G
22. 3G, 3H, 4G
23. 4G, 2H, 3G
24. 3G, 2H, 3G
25. 3G, 2H, 2G
26. 2G, 2H, 2G
27. 2G, 2H, 1G
28. 1G, 1H, 2G
29. 1G, 2H
30. 1H, 1G
Finished by working an even row of sc around the edge, working 3 sc in each corner.
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Welcome back to the Solar System CAL, today is Day Five. I hope you are throughly enjoying making this blanket! It’s fun to see it come together, and even more fun to see your projects in the Facebook Group. Today’s pattern is the last of the large planets, and we are finishing with a bang! Today we are making C2C Jupiter, my favorite.
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Welcome to Day Four of the Solar System CAL! (Click here for details about the CAL.) Today is an easy day as we are only doing one square. Today we are making our C2C Saturn! We will be introducing a third color today, however, we won’t be carrying colors just yet, so I am hoping it will help transition you into using more than two colors for your C2C blocks.
Welcome back to the C2C Solar System Blanket CAL ! I hope you had time over the weekend to catch up on Day Two. This week should be a bit less time-instenive than last week, as we are finishing up the planets. Today’s pattern is for the two large planets that don’t have distinctive markings: Uranus and Neptune.
Welcome back friends! Today we are going to dive into making the next pattern in the C2C Solar System CAL, the small planets. Even though Pluto was downgraded to a dwarf planet, I decided to still include it in the Solar System. You could say this afghan isn’t totally scientifically correct.