Keep Your Hands Warm With These Hand Warmers This Winter

Hey y’all! So, a few posts back I made a T-shirt with these easy flowers.  I couldn’t decide if I wanted to make hand warmers to match or to add the flowers to the back pockets of some jeans.  I decided to make hand warmers with winter coming. I get really cold hands that rarely warm-up all winter long. These will help me stay warm while allowing me to still use my hands.  These are super easy to make and work up quickly. Perfect for the beginner. Without further adieu, here is the pattern. I hope you like it! Tell me, do you wear hand warmers often as well in the winter months?

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Easy Crochet Purse For Beginners

I love working with Bernat Blank Yarn.  I have made several purses using this yarn and I love it. It’s soft and plushy feeling.  This pattern’s worked with a larger hook so, I strongly recommend sewing an inside or using an insert like mine. (This is the insert I use.) I currently use the medium insert, but this purse will work for both medium and large. I love my insert because I can change purses with ease and I love to change my purses frequently. This crochet purse is quick and easy to make, only taking a few hours give or take. It is perfect for the beginner. Hope you enjoy!
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Home Decor- Fall Crochet Round-Up

I can’t wait for Fall! Here in Colorado, the air is already cooler in the morning. I love fall, it’s my favorite time of year. The weather is not too hot or not too cold, it’s harvest time, canning time, and the beginning of the Holiday Season. Not to mention, Pumpkin Spice Latte’s!  So, to help you get into the spirit of Autumn, here is a round-up of free crochet patterns to decorate your house with this Fall. Happy Crocheting!

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Easy Crochet Flower Applique for Clothes and More!

 

I have a confession to make, I am a Goodwill shopper. I especially love their, “50% off the whole store” sales. I like taking ‘recycled’ clothes and making them my own. I picked up this brand new T-shirt with the price tag still on, for only $2.00. While it was fine plain, I thought I would cheer it up a bit by adding some easy crochet flower appliques to it. It went from plain, to really cute in a few easy, simple steps!

I’m also thinking of adding a few of the same flowers to the back pockets of some pants, or maybe make some hand warmers with the same flowers on them to match. I don’t know yet. What would you do?  Would you add in another accessory with the crochet flower appliques to even cheer up your outfit more?  Nonetheless, here is a very simple, easy and super quick  crochet flower you can use on just about anything your mind can imagine.  Happy Crocheting!

 

Easy Crochet Flower Applique for Clothes and More!

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Crochet Newsboy Hat in Your Favorite Team Color

Have you ever had a pattern that you are so in love with, that you literally know it by heart?  It’s a pattern you go to time and time again and there really is no reason to find another because you are just that in love with the pattern?  Well, I have one and it’s a pattern created by Lorene with Cre8tionCrochet.com.  She has many amazing patterns, but her Newsboy Crochet Hat, is definitely my favorite. I have honestly not made another type of hat since. Not even my own patterns. Why mess with a good thing?  I think I have this hat in every color. However, my favorite is the Broncos Hat I made for my daughter (Yes, I definitely steal it, I mean borrow it. Don’t judge.:) ).
Below is how I turned this Newsboy Hat into a hat you can wear to support your favorite team. You can make hats that show-off all kinds of sports. Little league football, baseball, High school teams etc.
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Boho Crochet Beaded Necklace

 

It has been way too long since I have posted. I made a goal to post at a minimum once every 2 weeks. I know that’s not posting much, but it is very difficult for me at times with my health problems. This is one of those times where my illness was just too much and I had to put life on hold for a bit.  I still have hopes of getting better and being able to blog weekly. In the meantime, I continue to crochet to help me through and I will continue to post my patterns to share with you.

I have been working on a few patterns recently. I kind of get into a crochet cycle and tend to stay there for a while. For example, my favorite to thing to crochet is purses. Sometimes, I end up making purse after purse and nothing different. Right now, it’s crochet jewelry.  I was always afraid to crochet jewelry because of my hands. I have neuropathy in them and working with anything tidy can really flare it up. However, with all the new crochet hooks that have wider ends it makes it easier for me.  Because of this, I have been making all kinds of different crochet jewelry! Necklaces, bracelets, anklets, etc. I have been working with cotton thread and embroidery thread the most. I have really enjoyed exploring this new area of crochet I have found. I really love making a quick necklace and/or bracelet to match what I am wearing. It’s been so much fun!

The pattern below is for a Boho Necklace that has become a favorite piece of mine.  It works as a necklace or an anklet that wraps a couple of times. The choice is yours!  It’s easy and quick to make this necklace.

How about you? Do you enjoy making crochet jewelry? What is your favorite type of crochet jewelry to make?

 

Crochet Boho Beaded Necklace

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4th Of July Crochet Beaded Necklace

This necklace is so easy to make! It doesn’t even take 15 minutes. Show your patriotism this 4th of July wearing this necklace.  Happy Crocheting!

 

Materials
1. 5 mm Hook
Threading needle
10 small glass seed beads. 5 Red and 5 Blue
White Crochet Thread
Blue Embossing Thread
Small Red Button
Necklace Clasp

Abbreviations
sl st-slip stitch
ch-chain
sc-single crochet
hdc-half double crochet
dc-double crochet
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4th of July Water Bottle Holder

I seriously can’t get enough of these water bottle holders! I love them!  Being hands free at the Zoo, Amusement Park, Water Park, etc. etc. this summer has been priceless! I decided to make some for the 4th of July but “tweeked” my original pattern a bit. I took out the paracord and made a strap to hold the water bottle instead.  It works like a charm! How about you, do you like Water Bottle Holders? What are your plans for 4th of July?

4th of July Water Bottle Holder

Materials
Worsted Yarn in Red, White, and Blue (I used, ‘Love This Yarn’)
I Hook
Button

Abbreviations
Single Crochet-sc
Slip Stitch-sl st
Double Crochet-dc
Chain-ch
Half-Double Crochet-hdc

Note: The 2 ch after each round is the beginning dc of each round.

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Crochet Kitchen Towel Round-Up

So many people think crocheting is only for winter. What?!? Crochet is a year- round, all-day, everyday hobby!  Although, I do admit that I don’t crochet too many mittens, hats, scarves etc. in the summertime. I do crochet many other things and there are so many other things to crochet! It’s limitless really. Take for example these kitchen/ hand towels I have rounded up for you guys.  There are many great patterns you can choose from. Just click on the link or the picture to be taken to the patterns.

  1. I love these Cupcake Kitchen Towels designed by Crochetdreamz.blogspot.com They are bright and happy.

 

2.  I absolutely adore how organic and natural these kitchen towels looks from Tales and Yarns by Laurie Laliberte

 

3.  This Contrast Kitchen Towel by The Yarn And Hook is perfect for the beginner. It’s simple, yet elegant.

 

4.  These One Skein Kitchen Towels by The Purple Hooker are perfect for any kitchen.

 

5.  These Lazy Wave Hand Towels by Crochet-N-Play are made with calming colors that remind me of being at the beach and relaxing.

Quick, Easy, and Cute Flip-Flops

Do I have a super cute and super easy pattern for you today!  I absolutely love wearing flip-flops in the summer.  I found some flip-flops at Wal-Mart for only $1.00 and decided to buy a few. I jazzed them up with my own touch and not only are they cute, they are more comfortable! You can truly design these however you want. Have fun and be creative!

Quick, Easy, and Cute Flip-Flops

Any color yarn of your choice (It can be scrap yarn, it doesn’t take much)
You want to work from the inside of the flip-flop not the outside so that the stitches will be on top

  1. Starting on one end of the flip-flop, working on the inside, single crochet all the way around the top. You will want to push the stitches down now and then to ensure that all the plastic top is covered and not showing. Once you get to the other end, Chain 1, turn.
  2.  Single Crochet all the way around and bind-off
  3. Decorate with buttons,  crochet flowers, beads etc.
  4. Enjoy!

Find the Flower Pattern Here: Easy Crochet Flower