Crochet Patterns

Always a Treat, Never a Trick

I’m the type of person who when my kid goes trick or treating I’ll definitely steal a few for myself when they’ve gone to bed, now’s the time to own up guys! Although my small is too young for trick or treating I still wanted to make something fun for her to use now and when she’s older to collect those sweets for mum-mum!

My babe is obsessed with bags and baskets at the moment, anything that involves putting stuff in or pulling it out so I thought how fun would a seasonal bag be!! She can play with it now and then use it for more practical reasons later, although it probably won’t be cool then!

Simple in design but so cute! This bag would make a perfect addition to a Halloween outfit or as a favour bag for your guests to leave the party with. It makes up super quick and comes in two designs but if your theme doesn’t fit why not have some fun, use the bag pattern as a guide and then add your own theme to turn it out!!

Materials

For this project I double stranded DK yarn for the bag and borders, Aran will work just as well but I wanted a more sturdy feel to the piece which is why I choose to do it this way. You will need two contrasting colours. 

6mm  and 5mm Hook

Yarn Needle

Scissors

Abbreviations

This pattern is written in US terminology

Ch- Chain

HDC – Half Double Crochet

Rep – Repeat

St(s) – Stitche(s)

MC – Main colour

BC – Border Colour

NC – Nose Colour – Pink

Notes

  • This bag is made up of two panels crocheted together. You will need to make section 1 twice to complete the bag.
  • Using a 6mm hook for the main body of the bag and a 5mm for all features.

Pattern

Section 1 – working with your MC and a 6mm hook

Make a slip knot and Ch 33

Row 1 – HDC in each stitch to the end, Ch 1 and turn (32)

Row 2 – 25 – Rep row 1 until you have 25 rows of HDC (32)

Row 26 – HDC in the first 10 Sts, Ch 12 and miss 12 Sts, HDC in the 13th St and carry on HDC for a further 10 Sts until you reach the end of the row (32)

Row 27 – HDC in each stitch to the end, Ch 1 and turn (32)

Row 28 – HDC in each stitch to the end, Ch 1 and fasten off. (32)

Rep section one again to create 2 bag panels.

Pumpkin Features

Section 2 – Working with your BC and a 5mm hook

I hand stitched my mouth and crocheted two triangles for eyes then stitched them to the panel. See below for details. Again I double stranded DK for these features.

Mouth – Starting on the 8th row from the bottom (work in the back to begin with) start on the 6th St make a St diagonally to the 9th St on the 7th row. Sew in every other St along the 7th row for until you’ve made 9 Sts. Once you have made 9 Sts make a  diagonal St into the row above to make the corner of the mouth as before.

Working from the back again work in the spaces of the mouth to make it one straight line. Complete the mouth by adding some vertical lines, I started in the first stitch of the straight part of the mouth and Rep this every 4th St.

Eyes – 

Make 2 

Make a slip knot and Ch 9

Row 1 – In the second Ch from hook Sc across the row, Ch 1 and turn. (8)

Row 2 – Sc across in the next 6 St then make a decrease in the 7thand 8th St. (7)

To make a decrease, insert your hook, yarn over and put through with 2 loops on your hook insert your hook into th next space yarn over, 3 loops on the hook, yarn over and pull through all three loops on the hook.

Row 3 – 9 continue to Sc and decrease at the end of every row until you have 2 Sc left, make a final decease and fasten off.

Make another in the same way.

Sew your eyes to your work, the bottoms should sit on row 14 and should be 8 Sts apart from each other.

Section 3 – The Border

Put the panels together with the wrong sides facing. Make a Sc in the corner stitch of the top of the bag. 

Make a Sc in each St along the edge making sure to go through both panels. (Some stitch makers in each of the corners would help to keep the work together and straight).

When you reach a corner make a SC, Ch 2 and make another Sc in the same space and carry on Sc in each stitch along until you reach the next corner, Rep and carry on,

When you reach the top Sc in the last space, Ch 1 and fasten off.

Sew in your ends and buy some sweets to fill (that’s my favorite part)!!!

Cat Features

Section 2 using a 5mm hook

Eyes – Using BC

Make 2

Outer Eye  

Round 1 – create a magic circle or Ch 4 and Slst into the first Ch to create a ring. 12 Sc into the ring. (12)

Round 2 – 2 Sc into every St around. (24)

Round 3 – 2 SC in the first St, 1 Sc in the next, Rep until the end and fasten off. (32)

Inner Eye 

Round 1 – create a magic circle or Ch 4 and Slst into the first Ch to create a ring. 12 Sc into the ring fasten off and sew in the middle of the outer eye (12)

Nose – Using NC

In the centre between the eyes 3 rows down from where the eyes are placed make a small pin triangle for a nose. Mine was 3 stitches across and 3 down. If you wanted to you could fill your nose in like mine or leave it as an outline. When filling in your nose area try to come through the stitches under the outline stitch to make your inner stitches less noticeable.

Whiskers – Using BC

The whiskers are sewn in 3 straight lines one a little bit longer than the last by 1 stitch. I have sewn each whisker travelling in a different direction, please see images. 

Whisker 1 – covers 4 stitches

Whisker 2 – covers 5 stitches

Whisker 3 – covers 6 stitches

Ears – Using BC

Ears are hand stitched above the eyes. Insert your needle one row above the eye. Sew one straight diagonal line covering 3 rows. Working from the back again working 3 stitches from across inwards from the base of our first line create another straight diagonal line meeting the first line to create a point.

Section 3 – The Border

Put the panels together with the wrong sides facing. Make a Sc in the corner stitch of the top of the bag. 

Make 3 Sc in the same St, Ch 1, skip a Ch along the side of the bag and Sc 3 in the next St followed by a Ch 1. Rep along the edge making sure to go through both panels. (Some stitch makers in each of the corners would help to keep the work together and straight).

Continue with the pattern chaining 1 and inserting 3 Sc even in the corner, this will create nice rounded corners.

When you reach the last space make 3 Sc and Ch 1 to fasten off.

Sew in your ends and buy some sweets to fill (that’s my favorite part)!!!

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Granny’s Woven Throw

I love a cosy throw and this make is no exception. Made from gorgeous thick Aran and fluffy fashion yarn you can’t say this isn’t a comfy cosy make! Inspired by my grandmother this piece is a modern twist on a classic.

Just after I had my daughter my Granddad gave me some blankets made by Granny, she passed 20 years ago so these were super special to me! My Granny taught me to knit when I was about 4, she was all things yarn and crafts, my 91 yr old granddad still fondly talks about all the yarn she used to squirrel away. I couldn’t not dedicate a make to the woman who helped inspire me to love all thing yarny.

Lets get stuck into the pattern! I cannot wait for you all to make the Granny’s Woven Throw. It’s quick and beginner friendly, it’s also my biggest pattern to date!

Here we go…

Materials

400g Aran weight for the main body

150g Fluffy or 4 weight yarn (A textured yarn will help give better definition).

6mm Hook

Yarn needle

Scissors 

Abbreviations

This pattern is written in US terminology

Ch – Chain

St – Stitch

Rep – Repeat

DC – Double Crochet

BC – Base Colour

WC – Weave Colour

Measurements

Width – 130 cm

Height – 100 cm

Notes

  • This pattern is made up of 2 main parts.  1. The base and the weave. The pattern below is for the base and there is a small image tutorial for the weave.
  • The best part of all if you do this pattern as follows there are ONLY 2 ends to sew in.

Pattern

BASE – 

Using BC Ch 174 plus 6 (180)

Row 1 – DC in the 6th Ch from the hook, Ch 1, skip a Ch and DC in the next, Ch 1, skip the next Ch and Dc in the next. Rep until the end of the row and Ch 4 (inserting a stitch marker into the 3rd chain).

Row 2 – Dc directly above the last DC, Ch 1 and Rep pattern as before. To finish the row Ch 1 as before to create a space and  DC into the 3rd Ch of the Ch 4, where the St marker was placed, this acts as the last DC. Ch 4 (inserting a stitch marker into the 3rd chain if needed).

and turn

Row 3 – 64 – Rep as Row 2.

WEAVE – 

Using your WC colour.

Cut 140 lengths of WC yarn at 150 cm each.

Lay your base down flat using a yarn needle and your WC double stranded weave your yarn in and out of the gaps made from your DC and Ch 1 above.

  • Try to insert your needle from the same side on each row this will create an even look when creating your tassels.

Tassels – 

Gathering the yarn ends from across 4 rows use strands from the groups ends to tie around the group and make a tassel. See images below

Tassel ends                                 Ends tied off to create finished tassel

Check out this make from one of my pattern testers! Image by Out of Yarn.

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Northern Blossom Baby Blanket

Good morning lovelies!

I’m feeling all the good vibes today and I’m excited to share with you my latest creation which quite frankly I’ve kept you waiting for.

Welcoming my first blanket to the pattern pile, the Northern Blossom Baby Blanket. This has been a pleasure to design and make. I’ve used some yarn that’s been on my list for a while now, velvet. Who doesn’t love a soft to the touch, textured and cosy yarn! I wanted to make a blanket that fitted with the theme of my daughters room, pink and grey, of course. After a play around with what was originally another cushion idea I decided a blanket was more practical for her so I grabbed my hook and yarn and got to work, the Northern Blossom was born.

I’m one of those people who loves a textured stitch, I love a waffle, a bobble, a rib, a cable, a basket weave, seeing the pattern here? This is why for me, this make has all the feels!

Enough of my rambling lets move on to the good stuff… the pattern.

Materials

I used a bulky #5 velvet yarn, a comparable yarn in the same weight would be Bernat Velvet or Crushed Velvet in two colours, I have used pink and grey. You will need 600g in your main colour and a little less than 200g in your second colour.

6mm hook

Yarn Needle

Scissors

Measurements

My blanket measured width 72 x 90 cm height. If your foundation chain measures smaller than 72 cm try going up a hook size to create a bigger stitch.

Abbreviations

This pattern is written in US terminology

Ch- Chain

HDC – Double Crochet

BST – Bobble Stitch – yarn over insert hook into st, yarn over and pull through 2 loops only, rep 4 more times. You should have 6 loops on the hook in total, yarn over and pull through all 6 loops.

Rep – Repeat

St(s) – Stitches

MC – Main colour

BC – Bobble Colour

Notes

  • This pattern is for the advanced beginner.
  • This pattern is worked in multiples of 4 plus 5. (If you want to carry on your chain and increase I reckon this would make an awesome throw!).
  • Chain 1 and turn at the end of every row.
  • Remember to carry your MC with you as you use BC and vice versa on a bobble stitch row. TIP – When you carry your yarn try and carry your BC towards the front of the work and your MC towards the back to make it easier to hide the yarn. See images below.
  • Cut your BC colour yarn at the end of every bobble row, this way you won’t waste too much yarn.

Helpful images depicting how to carry your yarn through this project –

Carry your BC yarn in front of the current row (this is the wrong side of your work) making sure you crochet over it when you insert your hook and yarn over.

Carry your MC behind the current row (on the right side of the work) making sure to insert and yarn over it when you pull up a stitch.

Pattern

Using your main colour create a slip knot and Ch 72 + 5 (77)

Row 1 – HDC in the 3rd Ch from the hook (76) Ch 1 and turn

Row 2 – HDC in the first 3 Sts, finish the last HCD by pulling through all 3 loops on the hook with the BC. BST in the next St, HDC in the next 3 Sts and finish the last HDC in the same way as before, BST in the next St, Rep until the end. (76) Ch 1 and turn

Row 3 – HDC in every stitch to the end (76) Ch 1 and turn

Row 4 – HDC in the first 3 Sts, finish the last HCD by pulling through all 3 loops on the hook with the BC. BST in the next St, HDC in the next 3 Sts and finish the last HDC in the same way as before, BST in the next St, Rep until the end. (76) Ch 1 and turn

Row 5 – HDC in every stitch to the end (76) Ch 1 and turn

Row 6 –  HDC in the first 3 Sts, finish the last HCD by pulling through all 3 loops on the hook with the BC. BST in the next St, HDC in the next 3 Sts and finish the last HDC in the same way as before, BST in the next St, Rep until the end. (76) Ch 1 and turn

Row 7 – 11 – HDC in every stitch to the end (76) Ch 1 and turn

Row 12 – HDC in the first 3 Sts, finish the last HCD by pulling through all 3 loops on the hook with the BC. BST in the next St, HDC in the next 3 Sts and finish the last HDC in the same way as before, BST in the next St, Rep until the end. (76) Ch 1 and turn

Row 13 – HDC in every stitch to the end (76) Ch 1 and turn

Row 14 – HDC in the first 3 Sts, finish the last HCD by pulling through all 3 loops on the hook with the BC. BST in the next St, HDC in the next 3 Sts and finish the last HDC in the same way as before, BST in the next St, Rep until the end. (76) Ch 1 and turn

Row 15 – 21 – HDC in every stitch to the end (76) Ch 1 and turn

Row 22 – HDC in the first 3 Sts, finish the last HCD by pulling through all 3 loops on the hook with the BC. BST in the next St, HDC in the next 3 Sts and finish the last HDC in the same way as before, BST in the next St, Rep until the end. (76) Ch 1 and turn

Row 23 – 53 – HDC in every stitch to the end (76) Ch 1 and turn

When you reach Row 54 we are working the same pattern as above but backwards. Follow the steps below to continue.

Row 54 – Rep row 22

Row 55 – 61 – Rep rows 15-21

Row 62 – Rep row 14

Row 63 – Rep row 13

Row 64 –  Rep row 12

Row – 65 – 69 – Rep rows 7 – 11

Row 70 – Rep row 6

Row 71 – Rep row 5

Row 72 – Rep row 4

Row 73 – Rep row 3

Row 74 – Rep row 2

Row 75 – HDC in every stitch to the end (76) Ch 1 and turn, Ch 1 and fasten off

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Copyright

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Crochet Patterns

Corner to Corner Heaven

Another grey day here in the middle of June. I’m not a huge fan of summer but I can however appreciate a dry day.

A little while ago I got the corner to corner bug! It had taken me nearly 4 years to try it out. At first glance I couldn’t hack how complicated I thought it looked, we all have those moments, right? I finally got another amazing tutorial from BellaCoco Crochet – link can be found HERE and thought I’d try my luck. I almost laughed at myself after finding out how easy it was! I started with a few simple squares and was hooked. After a quick search showing all sorts of weird and wonderful designs I thought I’d try my hand at designing my own.

The heart was the simplest of the few I drew so I didn’t waste any time whipping it up. I used Red Heart Soft Baby Steps yarn, which if you follow me on Instagram you’ll know all about, who doesn’t love a bargin, and it turned out to be an absolutely gorgeous vibrant piece.

I have included the graph and a simple pattern for this piece below. Some knowledge of the corner to corner stitch would be helpful as this pattern is not written for the complete beginner.

Ps. If you’re feeling confident skip straight down to the heart graph below and have fun!

Materials

Red Heart Soft Baby Step in Pink, dye lot 0000 and Purple, dye lot 0000

5.5mm crochet hook

Yarn Needle to sew in your ends 

Scissors

Measurements

My piece measured approximately 22 x 22 CM. I have a fairly loose tension so please use a bigger hook size if you’d like your to measure exactly the same.

Abbreviations

This pattern is written in US terminology

Ch- Chain

St(s) – Stitche(s)

Slst – Slip Stitch

Dc – Double Crochet

Rep – Repeat

RS – Right Side

WS – Wrong Side

Pattern

Notes – I would recommend changing colours at the top of the last double crochet to make the colour switch look smoother.

Increase

Row 1  – CH 6, DC in the 4th ch from hook and in the next 2 CH, ch 6 and turn (1 block, RS)

Row 2 – DC in the 4th CH from hook and in the next 2 CH, Slst into the turning chain of the previous block, CH 3, 3 DC into the same space. CH 6 and turn – Do this at the end of every row to increase. (2 blocks, WS)

Row 3 – DC in the 4th CH from hook and in the next 2 CH, slst into the turning chain of the previous block, CH 3, 3 DC into the same space, Slst in the turning chain of the next block and Rep as before, CH 3, 3 DC into the same space. CH 6 and turn (3 blocks, RS)

Carry on this way until you reach row 13.

See images below for a step by step guide.

Decrease

When you reach the height of the graph (13 blocks diagonally) instead of CH 6 and turn you will turn your work and Slst along the top of the last block (into the 3 spaces between the DC’s) CH 3 and work 3 DC into the first DC of the previous row and continue to join and make blocks as usual turning and Slst into the end of every row on both sides to decrease. 

Please see images below.

Remember to Slst across the last block also, CH 1 and fasten off.

Here’s a handy graph for you to follow and use for all your beautiful corner to corner projects.

Why not try making more hearts and creating your own piece with this pattern? You could make 4 hearts and stitch them together to make a pillow or make the hearts and join them together to make a baby blanket or even a scarf, the possibilities are endless but just remember to have fun while you’re doing it!

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The Cosy Cwtch

Did you know Cwtch (pronounced kutch) is Welsh for hug?

I’m SO excited to be able to share my first pattern with you all! I’ve been working away on something I thought about in autumn last year. I made the beautiful cushion, posted it on Instagram and its been sitting on my sofa ever since. I logged on to Instagram one day and someone had asked me for the pattern, 6 months later! This lead me down the garden path of pattern designing.

You’ll be thrilled to know this pattern is beginner friendly and 100% FREE here on my blog but if you do wish to support me you can purchase a PDF copy from my Etsy shop HERE

Lets get started!

Materials and Tools

Yarn – 450/500g Stylescraft Special XL Super Chunky in Pale Rose (shade 1080) and 50g in Silver (shade 1203).

10mm Hook

Yarn Needle

Scissors

Cushion pad or insert (if you are using a different yarn please measure your cushion panels before buying this, mine measured 36x 36 CM (14 x 14 inches) approx).

This pattern is designed to be made using a super chunky yarn and a 10mm hook. If you use a different type of yarn or hook, please be aware that the size of your finished cushion may differ.

Abbreviations

This pattern is written in US terminology

Ch- Chain

Sc – Single Crochet

Dc – Double Crochet

Fpdc – Front post double crochet

Rep – Repeat

St(s) – Stitches

Slst – Slip Stitch

Pattern

Using Pale Rose

Create a slip knot and Ch 36

Row 1 – Dc in the 5th Ch from the hook and in every St until the end of the row, Ch 3 and turn [33]

Row 2 – Fpdc in the 2nd St, Dc in the next St, Fpdc in the next two Sts, DC in the next St, follow the last two step until the end of the row, Ch 3 and turn. [33]

Row 3 – DC in the next 2 Sts, 1 Fpdc followed by 2 Dc, Rep until the end of the row, chain 3 and turn. [33]

Rows 4 -24 – Rep rows 2 and 3 until you reach row 24 , work until the end of the row, Ch1 and fasten off. [33]

Rep for a second panel and sew in your ends.

Border – 

Note – Some stitch markers in the corners may be helpful at this point to hold your work together and keep it straight.

Using Silver

Putting the wrong sides together – Insert hook through the corner St of both panels, 2 Sc in the same St then one in each St across. When you reach a corner 3 Sc in the same St to turn the corner and carry on. Insert cushion pad when you have crocheted three sides together. When you reach the last St, Sc and Slst into the first St. Ch 1 to fasten off and sew in your ends.

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