Easy Crochet Flower

  1. Chain 2
  2. In second chain from hook, 5 single crochet
  3. In first Single Crochet work this cluster: *Slip Stitch, Single Crochet, Double Crochet, Single Crochet, Slip Stitch.*
  4. Repeat the cluster that is within the stars for each remaining four Single Crochet.
  5. Bind-Off with a long tail to use for sewing onto your project.

 

Find Flip-Flop Pattern Here: Easy, Quick and Cute Flip-Flops

 

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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

Crochet Water Bottle Holder

Easy Crochet Water Bottle Holder, Great for Crochet Beginners, Free Pattern

Spring is upon us and Summer is around the corner! I can’t wait!  We like being outside a lot in the summertime and I become the pack-mule for water bottles. Everyone wants water, but no-one wants to carry it. So, I have decided to make these crocheted water bottle holders so everyone can carry their own bottle this year. 😉

This pattern is easy and is great for beginners. If you make this Water Bottle Holder, I would love to see pictures!  Happy Crocheting!

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Two Bloggers You NEED To Follow BEFORE Starting Your Own Blog

When I first set out to start my blog, I was not under the impression it would be easy. I know there are many articles out there that state otherwise; still, I know it takes hard work to make money. Regardless what you are doing. I think anybody starting a new blog needs to know it takes time and dedication. It takes hours of learning and hours of creating content. Eventually, the hard work will pay off if you stick with it. Don’t give up, constantly learn, be consistent and patient.

The benefits of blogging are endless, here are just a few: you can work from anywhere, you can set your own schedule, you are your own boss, you get to choose your niche, which more than likely will be your passion so, work will be easy! It is not a 9-5 job, you don’t have to commute which means less impact on global warming and think of the savings on gas! You could even work in your PJ’s, if you so please.  😊

You may want to start a blog, but like me have no idea how.  There are many experts out there willing to share their success stories with you and help you create your own successful blog.  I jumped in head-first and I am now working my way backwards. While there are many great bloggers out there who teach on how to blog and be successful, two of my favorite bloggers you need to follow before you start your own are:

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Sjogren’s Awareness Crochet Purse

Crochet For A Cause, Sjogren's Awareness Purse, Free Pattern, Crochet For BeginnersThis purse is near and dear to my heart.  April is the official month for Sjogren’s Awareness. I was personally diagnosed over seven years ago.  It’s a very debilitating disease and can affect people in many ways. Sjogren’s affects the entire body causing: severe dryness, muscular pain, arthritis, neurological problems, extreme fatigue, gastrointestinal issues, respiratory problems and difficulty swallowing and talking(just to name a few). All major organs can be affected and anyone with Sjogren’s is at a higher risk for Lymphomas.

I have suffered from Sjogren’s for over seven years. There is no part of my body not affected by it.  The most difficult is the autonomic and peripheral neuropathy. I also suffer from debilitating fatigue and I feel like I have the flu pretty much everyday.  Everyone is affected differently from this disease, ranging from mild to severe.  Currently, there is no cure and it is progressive.

Whenever someone suffers from something, awareness of that illness is key to having people understand what you go through. So, I made this purse. Sjogren’s is not a well-known disease and I want to help get the word out and help raise awareness.

This purse has created many conversations with people wondering what the purple ribbon is for. Most people know the pink ribbon is for breast cancer and the yellow ribbon is for childhood cancer. Few know other colors. This has helped me share what Sjogren’s is and get the information out.

Even though I made this for Sjogren’s awareness, it will work for any color to increase understanding about any disease or illness.

This is actually more of a tote than a purse and I would consider it a medium size.   It’s 8 inches high, 11 1/2 inches wide and has a side depth of 3 inches. I actually created the pattern to fit around a purse insert I purchased on the Wish App. However, it works just fine with no insert.  It’s an easy pattern and is great for beginners. Hope you enjoy making this purse!  Happy Crocheting!

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Girls Easter Crochet Purse

   

Easter is my favorite Holiday of the year!  Flowers and trees are starting to bloom, the weather is becoming warmer and it reminds me of new life.  It reminds me of second chances and new beginnings.

I made this purse with my faith in mind. While I love the bunnies and the colored eggs that surround Easter, I also remember the true meaning of the Holiday; Jesus Christ’s Resurrection.  This also symbolizes new life and new beginnings to me.

This is a really easy purse to make and is another great pattern for beginners.  The whole pattern is made in single crochet. I am starting to experience with making handles that aren’t crocheted, so, I made a nylon strap handle for this purse. I have directions for how I made it (super easy!).  However, I do have directions for making a crocheted handle in the pattern as well.

I hope you enjoy this pattern and as always, I am here to help if you need anything. Happy Crocheting!

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Four things I’ve learned in two months of blogging

When I started this blog, I told myself I would post something to my blog at least once a week. But, I really wanted to strive for at least 2 posts a week. I started this blog at the same time I was starting an infusion treatment for my health problems. What I didn’t know, was how sick I was going to get from the infusion and how difficult it would be to keep up with this blog. I can tell you from experience, blogging is a full-time job. Especially if you want to keep your site up to date and provide consistent, fresh content. What did I learn? I learned that it’s important to have a back-up plan for your blog when life happens. It would have been smart of me to have a few extra posts ready to go for such a time as this. I learned that I didn’t do as much planning as I could have when I started this blog. I did research on blogging before I started, but maybe not as much as I should have. There are a lot of bloggers who are willing to share their shortcomings as well as their successes to help others who want to start a blog. I am quite thankful for this and love that others are willing to help others to succeed. So, I have decided I also want to share my shortcomings and one day my successes as well. If it just helps one person not make the same mistakes I did, it’s worth it. I have only been blogging for a couple of months and unfortunately it hasn’t gone as planned because of my health. But, I have learned already a few things I would do differently:

1.Take your time to launch your blog. Know your niche and come up with a good brand for your marketing. It will be worth the success
2.Have a few back-up posts for your blog for when life happens and you are unable to spend the time to create a post.

3.Learn from the experts. There are many bloggers out there willing to share how they have succeeded and what to avoid.

4.It’s okay to fail, we learn from our failures.

I may not have been able to blog as much as I had hoped these past couple of months, but that’s okay. I will eventually find my groove and be able to keep up with my goals for this blog. I have a lot to learn and I want to share with you, my readers, what I am learning along the way.

Beginners Bernat Blanket Crochet Purse

Do I have a fun purse for you today! This purse is worked only in single crochet and is great for a beginner project! Bernat Blanket is a soft yarn and makes a great purse, I just love the texture of it! I make many purses with this yarn and I always get rave reviews about them.  Trust me when I say, “Bernat Blanket Yarn, is not just for blankets.” This is a great yarn to work with and the end product never disappoints! Hope you enjoy this pattern!

Bernat Blanket Crochet Purse

Materials
Bernat Blanket Black
Bernat Blanket Red
Red Zipper (Measure the length to find the size you need)
Purse Handle
O or D rings to attach the purse Handle
P Hook
N Hook

A gauge is not needed on this pattern
This pattern is written in U.S. Crochet Terms
Note: This purse is not a tight stitch and it would be best to add a liner on the inside or use a make-up bag for your small things.

Starting with Black, using the P Hook
1.Chain 33
2.Single Crochet (sc) 2nd chain from hook. Single Crochet in each chain to the end. Chain 1, turn. (32 single crochet)
3.Single Crochet in each stitch down. Chain 1, turn.
4.Repeat #3.
5.Switch to Red
6.Single Crochet in each stitch down. Chain 1, turn.
7.Repeat for 18 more rows
8.Switch to Black
9.Continue Single Crochet in each stitch down, Chain 1, turn; for 2 more rows (3 rows in black total). Bind Off. (You will have a total of 25 rows when finished).
Fold in half so that the black sides are on top, taking a long piece of yarn, sew together the sides. (You can also slip stitch the sides to close the purse off.) Turn the purse inside out so that the sewn part is on the inside.

 

Flower Pocket
Work with Black Yarn using the P Hook
1.Chain 9
2.Single Crochet 2nd chain from hook. Single Crochet in each chain to the end. Ch 1, turn.
3.Single Crochet in each stitch to the end. Chain 1, turn.
4.Repeat #3 for 6 more rows. (You will have a total of 8 rows when finished).
5.Bind Off

Flower
Use an N Needle
Work with Red Yarn
1.Chain 2
2.In second chain from hook, single crochet 12 times. (each sc will be in the same chain.) Slip Stitch to close off. (To slip stitch, you want to insert your hook through the beginning single crochet, yarn over and then slip through both loops on hook.)
3.In the space where you just slip stitched, work this pattern. Single Crochet, Double Crochet, Treble Crochet, Double Crochet, Single Crochet, Slip Stitch.
4.In the next stitch, Single Crochet.
5.Repeat #3 in the next stitch.
6.Repeat #4.
7.Continue repeating #3 and #4 to the end. You should have 6 petals and 6 single crochet in the end. Bind Off

Assembly
8.Using the Red Yarn, sew the flower onto the black pocket.
9.Using the Black Yarn, whip stitch in the middle of the flower to emphasize the middle and make it stand out like a flower.
10.Sew the pocket onto the front of the purse where you would like it placed.
11.Sew on your O or D rings onto the side of your purse.
12.Sew on the zipper to the top of the purse. (I hand stitched my zipper, I was not able to do it through a sewing machine.)
13.Connect whatever handle you are using to your rings and your purse is done!

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Easy One Hour Girls Crochet Purse

 

Easy One Hour Girls Crochet Purse, Free Pattern, Crochet for Beginners

My Daughter’s school recently had a Daddy/Daughter Dance.  She asked me to make her and her best friend matching purses to take.  She made this request the day before the dance so, I had very little time to make these purses. I knew I had to make something easy, quick and cute.

These purses are the end product of what I came up with.
Easy One Hour Girls Crochet Purse, Free Pattern, Crochet For Beginners          Easy One Hour Girls Crochet Purse, Free Pattern, Crochet For Beginners

This purse is so cute and I completed it in about an hour.  I am a slow crocheter and I was able to complete this whole purse while watching an episode of, “This Is Us”(Isn’t it the best show ever?!).  It’s a perfect accessory to any girls wardrobe.

Update: After the dance, my daughter told me it really needs a closure.  So, I will be adjusting the pattern to add a closure to it. I will update the pattern when I complete it. However, it’s really cute without any closure; I just wouldn’t let girls dance around and jump up and down without one. 😉

 

Easy One Hour Girls Crochet Purse

Materials

I Hook
Any 2 colors worsted yarn that you would like to use for the purse and the flower. (Remnant yarn could probably be used, it doesn’t take much.)
Button
Pattern
Note:This purse I would consider for an intermediate beginner since it does use the Front Post Single Crochet Stitch. (Instead of stitching into the next stitch space, you take your hook through the space, go behind the post of the previous rows single crochet and come through on the other side of the post. Single Crochet as usual.) This stitch is what gives the purse its ribbed look. you could probably do the whole purse in single crochet only instead of the front post single crochet, but I have not tested it. If you decide to do this, please let me know how it turns out. 

Purse Panels (Make 2)

1. chain 22
2. *single crochet in 2nd chain from hook. single crochet in each chain. Chain 1, turn (21 single crochet)
3.front post single crochet in each post to the end of the row. At the end of the row, you will have one stitch from the last row that hasn’t been worked. single crochet in this stitch. chain 1, turn* (you will have 20 front post single crochet and 1 single crochet at the end)
4.Repeat directions between the two stars for a total of 16 rows. You will have 8 rows of single crochet and 8 rows of front post single crochet.

Take both panels with the ribbed stitches laying vertical, face the two ribbed sides together. (You should see the flat side of each panel) slip stitch around the panels to make the purse body. Make sure you remember to leave an opening for the top of the purse. Turn right side back out.

Flower

1.chain 2
2.In second chain from hook, insert 11 single crochet into this chain
Note: I did not do a slip stitch into the first single crochet when I finished the 11 single crochet, rather I just started my stitches to create the flower.
3.In first single crochet work (single crochet, double crochet, double crochet, treble crochet, double crochet, double crochet, single crochet)
4.In next single crochet work a single crochet
5.Repeat (single crochet, double crochet, double crochet, treble crochet, double crochet, double crochet, single crochet) in one single crochet and then work a single crochet in the next. You will have a total of 5 petals when complete and should end with a single crochet, Bind off
6.Add a button to the center of the purse and then stitch the flower onto the front of the purse
Handle

1.chain 95
2.Stitch onto purse from the inside of the purse
3.Finished!

Courtney Echeverria, CrochetRemedy, LLC©

Crochet For Beginners-Hand Warmers

Hello! My fellow crocheters! Today I want to share my pattern for hand warmers. These hand warmers are the first pattern I wrote down. Make these with your favorite team’s color to show your support. This is a very easy pattern and is perfect for the beginner. This pattern is written in U.S. terms and is simple to read. The stitches used are: slip stitch, single crochet, half-double crochet and double crochet. It’s worked as a flat piece that is sewn together with trim on the top and bottom. I hope you enjoy my pattern, please let me know how you like it, I love having feedback. As always, if you need any help or see an error in my pattern, please contact me! Thank you!

Pattern

Difficulty: Easy

Materials

Worsted Yarn (One main color, one accent color)
I Hook Needle (5.5m)
2 Football buttons or any other embellishment you would like to use.

Pattern
1. Chain 17, loosely. In third chain from hook, half-double crochet.


Half-double crochet in each chain. At the end, chain 2 and turn. (You should have 15 half-double crochets).
2. Half-double crochet in each stitch to the end, chain 2 and turn.
3. Repeat #2 for 14 more rows. (You will have a total of 16 rows when finished)(If you want to make med/large hand-warmers, continue for 2-3 more rows for a total of 18-20 rows, depending on the size you need.) Bind-Off leaving a tail.


4. Fold your flat piece in half by taking the bottom (the beginning chains) and fold up to the top where you are currently working. This will become the side were the thumb goes through.


5. Begin slip-stitching or use a yarn and needle to bind the sides together.
Sew or slip-stitch the first 8 stitches, leave 4 stitches open (this is for the thumb and I weave in and out on one side only in the open 4 stitches) continue sewing together the last 4 stitches together. Bind-off and weave in the ends.
6. In a contrasting color, single-crochet around the top, for a total of 16 single crochet. Slip-stitch into the beginning single-crochet to bring together the round. Bind-off and weave in the ends.


7. In the same contrasting color, repeat this pattern cluster in every other space on the bottom of the hand-warmers: 3 double-crochet, slip-stitch, in the same space for a total of 8 clusters around. Slip-stitch into the beginning cluster to make a complete round. Bind-off and weave in ends.

You want to skip a stitch in between each cluster.

8. Sew your buttons on and you’re done!

 

Courtney Echeverria, CrochetRemedy, LLC©