• Crochet Patterns

    The Ava Cowl Free Crochet Pattern

    The Ava Cowl Free Crochet Pattern by The Loopy Lamb

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    This pattern has been a long time coming. I initially posted a picture of my first Ava Cowl on Instagram in the Fall of 2018. I liked the aesthetic of the cowl however, I just wasn’t happy with it. So I tweaked it and tweaked it. Then, to be honest, I would put it down for a while because I would get distracted and move on to one of my other works in progress. But, thanks to the many people that loved it and messaged me asking me for the pattern, I perservered rather than letting this design disappear into my wip pile.

    My initial plan was to use up some of the Bernat Pop that I had in my stash but also to create a pattern that could be done utilizing only one skein of Bernat Pop. Everytime I tweaked something I would end up with too much yarn left over and when I say I want to use one skein, I mean that I want to use as much of that skein as I can and waste as little as possible. If you stick to the gauge, you’ll be able to use the full skein with very little waste – maybe 2 to 3 feet of yarn remaining.

    The Ava Cowl Free Crochet Pattern by The Loopy Lamb

#Cowl, #crochet #crochetpattern #freecrochetpattern #oneskein #oneskeinproject #beginnercrochet

    If you’re not wanting to use Bernat Pop, this pattern can be done in your favourite comparable worsted weight yarn as long as you’re meeting gauge. I’ve made this cowl in Blue Chambray and Ebony and Ivory colourways and both turned out amazing. The Ebony and Ivory cowl was a big hit and is actually what inspired my Polar Puff Messy Bun Hat Pattern

    Pattern

    Skill Level: Easy

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    Supplies:
    1 skein of Bernat Pop or 280 yards of comparable worsted weight yarn.  I’m using Bernat Pop in Blue Chambray
    6.5 mm crochet hook (or whatever hook you need to obtain the gauge)
    Tapestry needle for weaving in ends
    Scissors

    Abbreviations:
    CH = Chain
    SC = Single Crochet
    HDC = Half Double Crochet
    PS = Puff Stitch (see instructions below) 
    SL ST = slip stitch
    FO = Finish Off

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    Special stitches required:

    Puff Stitch: Yarn over and insert hook into designated stitch.  Yarn over and pull through stitch.  There will be three loops on your stitch.  Repeat this four more times.  You will have a total of eleven loops on the hook.  Yarn over and pull through all loops on the hook.  Chain one to secure the stitch.

    Size: 17” across when laid flat and 9.75” tall

    Gauge: 15 sts across x 12 rows = 4” square

    NOTES:
    Instructions within the asterisks (*) are to be repeated.

    Pattern

    CH 110.  Join with a sl st to form a circle.  Make sure your chain isn’t twisted before joining. 

    The Ava Cowl Free Crochet Pattern by The Loopy Lamb

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    Rows 1 – 3: CH 1. Sc in each stitch across.  Join with sl st.  (110)
    Row 4: CH 2. HDC in first stitch.  *CH 1, skip 1 stitch, HDC in next stitch*.  Repeat until end.  Join with sl st. (110)
    Rows 5 – 6: CH 1.  Sc in each stitch across.  Join with sl st. (110)
    Row 7: CH 3 (counts as a stitch) PS in 2nd stitch.  Skip 1 stitch. *1 ps, skip 1* til end.  Join with sl st to the top of the CH 3. (110)
    Rows 8 – 9: CH 1.  Sc in each stitch across.  Join with sl st.  (110)
    Row 10: CH 2. HDC in first stitch.  *CH 1, skip 1 stitch, HDC in next stitch*.  Repeat until end.  Join with sl st. (110)

    The Ava Cowl Free Crochet Pattern by The Loopy Lamb

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    Rows 11 – 12: CH 1.  Sc in each stitch across.  Join with sl st.  (110)
    Row 13: CH 2 (counts as a stitch) Ps in 2nd stitch.  Skip 1 stitch. *1 ps, skip 1* til end.  Join with sl st to the top of the CH 3 (110)
    Rows 14 – 15: CH 1.  Sc in each stitch across.  Join with sl st.  (110)
    Row 16: CH 2. HDC in first stitch.  *CH 1, skip 1 stitch, HDC in next stitch*.  Repeat until end.  Join with sl st. (110)
    Rows 17 – 18: CH 1.  Sc in each stitch across.  Join with sl st.  (110)
    Row 19: CH 2 (counts as a stitch) Ps in 2nd stitch.  Skip 1 stitch. *1 ps, skip 1* til end.  Join with sl st to the top of the CH 3. (110)

    The Ava Cowl Free Crochet Pattern by The Loopy Lamb

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    Rows 20 – 21: CH 1.  Sc in each stitch across.  Join with sl st.  (1101)
    Row 22: CH 2. HDC in first stitch.  *CH 1, skip 1 stitch, HDC in next stitch*.  Repeat until end.  Join with sl st. (110)
    Rows 23 – 24: CH 1.  Sc in each stitch across.  Join with sl st.  (110)
    Row 25: CH 2 (counts as a stitch) Ps in 2nd stitch.  Skip 1 stitch. *1 ps, skip 1* til end.  Join with sl st to the top of the CH 3. (110)
    Row 26: CH 2. HDC in first stitch.  *CH 1, skip 1 stitch, HDC in next stitch*.  Repeat until end.  Join with sl st. (110)
    Rows 27 – 29: CH 1.  Sc in each stitch across.  Join with sl st.  (110)
    FO and weave in ends.

    Disclaimer:

    Feel free to sell the item created by this pattern but please provide pattern credit back to me when posting online, and please provide a link to my Etsy Shop: www.etsy.com/ca/shop/theloopylamb.  Please do not resell, distribute, duplicate, or share this pattern in any printed or digital form, claiming this pattern as your own original design.  Please do not use my photos when selling your finished items.   

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    The Ava Cowl Free Crochet Pattern by The Loopy Lamb

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  • Crochet Patterns

    Saint Prickolaus Cactus Cuddler Free Crochet Pattern

    Saint Prickolaus Cactus Cuddler - Free Crochet Pattern

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    It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas around here and I am back with another Christmas cactus pattern this week. It’s called the Saint Prickolaus Cactus Cuddler! Related to his much tinier relative Saint Prickolaus, the Saint Prickolaus Cactus Cuddler is a giant amigurumi that is made with Bernat Blanket yarn, making it PERFECT for cuddling.

    When the original Saint Prickolaus pattern was released for the 30 Days of Cozy Bundle, a lot of people kept telling me that Saint Prickolaus was the only cactus that they wanted to cuddle. It gave me the idea to make a cuddle sized cactus friend. My kids are completely obsessed with this. My son cuddles it when he is watching TV when he gets home from school. I’m going to have to make a second giant amigurumi so they each have one.

     

    Saint Prickolaus Cactus Cuddler - Free Crochet Pattern from The Loopy Lamb. #Giantamigurumi #amigurumi #amigurumipattern #freecrochetpattern #crochetcactus #christmascactus #christmasamigurumi #bernatblanket

    With a Santa Hat and scarf, the Saint Prickolaus Cactus Cuddler is all ready for the holiday season. Use him as holiday decor or a fun holiday-themed toy for kids. I have designed the hat for the Saint Prickolaus Cactus Cuddler to fit snugly on his head to make sewing the hat on unnecessary. You may have to tug it on him a little. I’ve used a faux fur pompom because I LOVE them but any kind of pom pom will do.

    I have been having a ton of fun making these Christmas Cactus patterns and I hope you all have enjoyed them.  I’m going to be starting my planning for next year’s blog posts and crochet patterns and I want to hear from you!  Let me know what you would like to see more of on the blog next year.  More amigurumi patterns?  More baby stuff?  Tutorials on how to do different stitches?  I love you guys and want to give you more of what you want so let me know in the comments below!

     

     

    Saint Prickolaus Cactus Cuddler - Free Crochet Pattern from The Loopy Lamb. #Giantamigurumi #amigurumi #amigurumipattern #freecrochetpattern #crochetcactus #christmascactus #christmasamigurumi #bernatblanket

    If you have been digging my christmas cactus collection, you can purchase the Christmas Cactus Bundle from my Etsy shop.  You’ll get the following 4 ad-free PDF patterns for the cost of 3:

    • Saint Prickolaus
    • Saint Prickolaus Cactus Cuddler
    • Stanley the Cactus Snowman
    • Randy the Rudolf Cactus

    Check it out HERE.

     

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    Saint Prickolaus Cactus Cuddler - Free Crochet Pattern from The Loopy Lamb. #Giantamigurumi #amigurumi #amigurumipattern #freecrochetpattern #crochetcactus #christmascactus #christmasamigurumi #bernatblanket

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    Skill Level: Intermediate

     

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    Materials:

    6.5 mm and 7.0 mm Hooks
    Bernat Blanket Yarn (1 ball of each colour) in Go-Go Green, Race Car Red and White
    18 mm Safety Eyes
    PomPom – I’m using a fur pompom (HERE) but any pompom you choose will work.
    Polyester Stuffing
    Scissors
    Tapestry Needle
    Stitch marker

    Terminology: US terminology

    Stitches Used and Abbreviations:

    MC: magic circle
    CH: chain
    SC: single crochet
    SCINC: single crochet increase
    SCDEC: single crochet decrease
    SLST: slip stitch
    BLO: back loop only
    FLO: front loop only
    FO: finish off
    ST(S): stitch(es)

    Measurement(s): Approximately 19” tall from bottom of cactus to top of hat once assembled.

    Important Notes:
    • No matter your skill level, I always suggest that you read through the pattern from beginning to end before beginning your work just to be sure you don’t have any questions that might cause frustration in the midst of your project.
    • Instructions within the brackets () are to be repeated the number of times specified next to the brackets.

    Saint Prickolaus Cactus Cuddler

    Body
    Row 1: Using green yarn and 6.5mm hook, make a MC and SC 6 into the MC. (6)
    Row 2: (SCINC) x 6 (12)
    Row 3: (SCINC, SC 1) x 6 (18)
    Row 4: SC 1, SCINC, (SC 2, SCINC) x 5, SC 1 (24)
    Row 5: (SC 3, SCINC) x 6 (30)
    Row 6: SC 2, SCINC, (SC 4, SCINC) x 5, SC 2 (36)
    Row 7: (SC 5, SCINC) x 6 (42)
    Insert safety eyes in Row 14, with 2 stitches in between them. Stuff the body of the cactus as you go.
    Rows 8 – 38: SC in each stitch around (42)
    Start stuffing the cactus and continue stuffing as you go from this point on.
    Row 39: In BLO, (SC 5, SCDEC) x 6 (36)
    Row 40: SC 2, SCDEC, (SC 4, SCDEC) x 5, SC 2 (30)
    Row 41: (SC 3, SCDEC) x 6 (24)
    Row 42: SC 1, SCDEC, (SC 2, SCDEC) x 5, SC 1 (18)
    Row 43: (SCDEC, SC 1) x 6 (12)
    Row 44: (SCDEC) x 6 (6)
    FO and sew body onto the soil.

    Arms (make 2)
    Row 1: Using green yarn, make a MC and SC 10 into the MC. (10)
    Row 2: (SCINC) x 10 (20)
    Row 3: (SCINC, SC 1) x 10 (30)
    Rows 4 – 13: SC around (30)
    Row 14: Stop working in rounds, CH 1 and turn. SC in the first stitch. SC 14. (15)
    FO leaving a long tail for sewing onto each side of the body. Attach an arm onto either side of the body.

    Santa Hat
    Using white yarn and 6.5mm hook, CH 42. Join with a sl st to first ch to form a ring.
    Row 1: CH 1. SC in the first stitch and in each stitch around. Join with a slip stitch. (42)
    Rows 2 – 5: CH 1. SC in the first stitch and in each stitch around. Join with a slip stitch. (42)
    Switch to red yarn. The rest of the hat will be worked in rounds.
    Rows 6 – 10: Working in both loops, SC in each stitch around. (42)
    Row 11: (SC 5, SCDEC) x6 (36)
    Row 12: SC in each stitch around. (36)
    Row 13: (SC 4, SCDEC) x 6 (30)
    Row 14: SC in each stitch around. (30)
    Row 15: (SC 3, SCDEC) x 6 (24)
    Row 16: SC in each stitch around. (24)
    Row 17: (SC 2, SCDEC) x 6 (18)
    Row 18: SC in each stitch around. (18)
    Row 19: (SC 7, SCDEC) x 2 (16)
    Row 20: SC in each stitch around. (16)
    Row 21: (SC 6, SCDEC) x 2 (14)
    Row 22: SC in each stitch around. (14)
    Row 23: (SC 5, SCDEC) x 2 (12)
    Row 24: SC in each stitch around. (12)
    Row 25: (SC 4, SCDEC) x 2 (10)
    Row 26: SC in each stitch around. (10)
    Row 27: (SC 3, SCDEC) x 2 (8)
    Row 28: SC in each stitch around.
    Row 29: (SC 2, SCDEC) x 2 (6)
    Row 30: SC in each stitch around. (6)
    FO leaving a long tail.

    Secure pompom to hat. Bend the top of the hat off to one side and use the tail to secure the tip of the hat to the side of the hat. Weave in your ends. It will be a snug fit getting it onto the cactus so the hat should be able to stay on the cactus without sewing it to the cactus however, feel free to sew it to the cactus if you feel it is needed.

    Scarf
    Using red yarn and 7.0mm hook, CH 81.
    Row 1: SC in the 2nd stitch from the hook and in each stitch across. CH1 and turn. (80)
    Rows 2 – 3: SC in each stitch across. CH 1 and turn. (80)
    FO and weave in ends. Wrap the scarf around the cactus body, just above the arms and either sew onto body at the point where the scarf crosses over itself or tie the scarf onto the cactus.

    Disclaimer:
    This pattern and its images are copyright protected and the sole property of Ashley Parker of The Loopy Lamb. Please do not resell, distribute, duplicate, or share this pattern in any printed or digital form, claiming this pattern as your own original design. Please do not use my photos when selling your finished items.

    Feel free to sell the finished item created with this pattern but please provide pattern credit to The Loopy Lamb when posting online and provide a link to my blog: www.theloopylamb.com.
    If you encounter any difficulties or have questions about the pattern, please feel free to contact me at theloopylamb@hotmail.com. I’ll do whatever I can to help.

    Saint Prickolaus Cactus Cuddler - Free Crochet Pattern from The Loopy Lamb. #Giantamigurumi #amigurumi #amigurumipattern #freecrochetpattern #crochetcactus #christmascactus #christmasamigurumi #bernatblanket

  • Crochet Patterns

    Randy the Reindeer Cactus Free Crochet Pattern

    Randy the Cactus Reindeer Free Crochet Pattern from The Loopy Lamb #crochetcactus #Cactus #cactusreindeer #christmascactus #holidaycactus #amigurumi #amigurumicactus #christmasamigurumi #reindeer

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    There has been such an awesome response from everyone to my Saint Prickolaus and Stanley the Cactus Snowman patterns and I had so much fun making them that I just had to make it a trio.  Since  Saint Prickolaus and Stanley were taller cacti, I decided I wanted to go with something a little smaller.  Randy the Reindeer Cactus was the natural addition to the trio and I’m so excited to share him with you.

    Randy is made of a single small barrel cactus, a red nose and some antlers.  You could make yourself a whole team of adorable cactus reindeer if you made one with a red nose and another 8 without the nose.  How adorable would that be?!  I’ve had the idea of making the cactus reindeer team for a while and wasn’t sure if I wanted to add soil to the cactus pattern or not but decided to add it at the last moment so if you’re interested in making only one cactus and putting it in a pot, you’ll have the soil instructions in the pattern.

    Randy the Cactus Reindeer Free Crochet Pattern from The Loopy Lamb #crochetcactus #Cactus #cactusreindeer #christmascactus #holidaycactus #amigurumi #amigurumicactus #christmasamigurumi #reindeer

    When I first started out making and sharing my own crochet patterns, I really loved making crochet cacti.  I started making crochet cactus characters with names and their own little personalities.  Some people told me that I had an “oddly specific hobby” and that my designs were a little weird.  I could’ve have let that deter me and stopped making my little cactus designs but no way!  I embrace my weird and I love it.  Weird or not, you can’t argue with Randy’s cuteness.  So even though Randy isn’t your typical holiday decor, that’s what makes him special.  Enjoy your cactus reindeer and don’t forget to tag me in your posts or use #theloopylamb so I can see your makes.

    Stay tuned for another free crochet pattern next week!

     

    Randy the Cactus Reindeer Crochet Pattern

    Randy the Cactus Reindeer Free Crochet Pattern from The Loopy Lamb

     

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    Skill Level: Intermediate

    Materials:

    3.5 mm Hook

    Worsted Weight Yarn in Green, Brown and Red.  I’m using Bernat Premium in Spring Green,  Red and Loops and Threads in Chocolate Brown.

    6 mm Safety Eyes

    Polyester Stuffing

    Scissors

    Tapestry Needle

    Stitch markers

    Terminology: US terminology

    Stitches Used and Abbreviations:

    MC:    magic circle

    CH:     chain

    SC:      single crochet

    SCINC: single crochet increase

    SCDEC: single crochet decrease

    SLST: slip stitch
    BLO:   back loop only

    FLO:    front loop only
    FO:      finish off
    ST(S): stitch(es)

     

    Measurement:  Approximately 5.5” tall from bottom of soil to top of head once assembled (antlers not included in measurement)

     

    Important Notes:

    • No matter your skill level, I always suggest that you read through the pattern from beginning to end before beginning your work just to be sure you don’t have any questions that might cause frustration in the midst of your project.
    • Instructions within the brackets () are to be repeated the number of times specified next to the brackets.

     

    SOIL

    Row  1:  Using  brown  yarn,  make  a  MC  and  SC  6  into  the  MC (6)
    Row  2:  (SCINC)  x  6  (12)
    Row  3:  (SCINC,  SC  1) x 3  (18)
    Row  4:  SC,  SCINC,  (SC  2,  SCINC) x  5,  SC  1  (24)
    Row  5:  (SCINC,  SC  3) x  6  (30)
    Row  6:  SC  2,  SCINC  (SC  4,  SCINC) x  5,  SC  2  (36)
    Rows  7  –  16:  SC  around  (36)
    Row  17:  SC  2,  SCDEC,  (SC  4,  SCDEC) x  5,  SC  2  (30)
    Row  18:  (SCDEC,  SC  3)  x  6  (24)
    Row  19:  SC,  SCDEC,  (SC  2,  SCDEC) x  5,  SC  1  (18)
    Row  20:  (SCDEC,  SC)  x  6  (12)
    Row  21:  (SCDEC)  x  6  (6)
    FO  and  weave  in  ends.

     

    Cactus Body

    Using green and leaving a long tail, CH20.

    Row 1: SC in the 2nd chain from the hook and in each chain across.  CH1 and turn. (19)
    Row 2: SC in the first stitch.  SC in the back loop of the next 17 stitches.  SC under both loops of the last stitch (19)
    Repeat row 2 until the piece measures 16 cm.
    FO, leaving a long tail.  Work a running stitch along the long side of the cactus, working into the row ends.  Pull the yarn tight to close the cactus (like a drawstring).  Without fastening off, seam the two short sides together by putting the needle through the bottom loop of both stitches to recreate the ribbing effect for the seam. Insert the safety eyes with two ridges between them. Stuff firmly.  Work a running stitch along the open edge and pull tightly to close the cactus completely.  Secure and weave in your ends.  Sew onto soil.

     

    Right Antler

    Using brown yarn, CH 8
    Row 1: SL ST into the 2nd CH from the hook.  SL ST into the next stitch.  CH 3 and SL ST into the first CH.  SL ST into the next 2 stitches.  CH 4 and SL ST into the first CH.  SL into the remaining stitches (7)
    FO leaving a long tail and sew onto the right side of the head.

     

    Left Antler

    Using brown yarn, CH 8
    Row 1: SL ST into the 2nd CH from the hook.  SL ST into the next 2 stitches.  CH 4 and SL ST into the first CH. SL ST into the next 2 stitches.  CH 3 and SL ST into the first CH.  SL into the remaining 2 stitches (7)
    FO leaving a long tail and sew onto the left side of the head.

     

    Nose

    Row 1: Using red yarn, make a MC and SC 6 into the ring (6)
    Row 2: (SCINC) x 6 (12)
    Rows 3 – 5: SC around (12)
    Add stuffing.
    Row 6:
    (SCDEC) x 6 (6)
    FO and leave a long tail to sew on to the head.

     

     

    Disclaimer:

    Feel free to sell the item created by this pattern but please provide pattern credit back to me when posting online, and please provide a link to my Etsy Shop: www.etsy.com/ca/shop/theloopylamb.  Please do not resell, distribute, duplicate, or share this pattern in any printed or digital form, claiming this pattern as your own original design.  Please do not use my photos when selling your finished items.

     

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  • Crochet Patterns

    Tiny Pebbles Ear Warmer Free Crochet Pattern

    Tiny Pebbles Ear Warmer - Free Crochet Pattern. Beginner-Friendly! Available from The Loopy Lamb blog.

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    If you’re familiar with some of the patterns I’ve already released on the blog, you may have noticed that I LOVE texture. I am always looking to try to apply new and different textures to projects to see what I come up with. This week’s free crochet pattern is no exception. My Tiny Pebbles ear warmer pattern is beginner-friendly and works up in a flash.

    If you can do single crochet and a triple/treble crochet, you can make this ear warmer. Alternating the single and triple/treble crochets, it creates this lovely little pebbly-looking texture. To finish the ear warmer off, I use a length of yarn to wrap around the seam which hides it and gives the ear warmer a seamless look.

    Crochet ear warmers make a great stocking stuffer or gift. Because it works up quickly, you can whip up a bunch fast if you’re inclined to sell your finished items at craft sales. I personally love them for being able to stuff them in my pocket or purse so I can keep my ears warm when it’s windy or cool but I’m not feeling like rocking a hat. My Tiny Pebbles ear warmer satisfies my love of texture and my need for something cute that can be stuffed in my pocket when I’m done with it. That’s a win in my books.

    Tiny Pebbles Ear Warmer Free Crochet Pattern - Available from The Loopy Lamb Blog. A great project for beginners !

    Tiny Pebbles Ear Warmer Crochet Pattern

    Yarn: Size 4 Yarn – I used Bernat premium in Gold, Med. Heathered Grey and Red Heart Super Saver in Polo Stripes.
    Hook: 6mm
    Tapestry Needle
    Scissors

    Size: Fits an adult’s head between 20 – 22” as written.
    Gauge: 7.5 rows x 8 sts = 2″ square
    Notes: Gauge is important to ensure a proper fit.

    Pattern:

    Row 1: CH 74. Sc in the 2nd ch from the hook and in each stitch across. CH1 and turn. (73)
    Row 2: SC in the first stitch, TR in the next stitch, sc1 *TR 1. SC1* across. CH1 and turn.(73)
    Row 3: SC across. CH 1 and turn. (73)
    Row 4: SC in the first stitch, TR in the next stitch, sc1 *TR 1. SC1* across. CH1 and turn. (73)
    Row 5: SC across. CH 1 and turn. (73)
    Row 6: SC in the first stitch, TR in the next stitch, sc1 *TR 1. SC1* across. CH1 and turn. (73)
    Row 7: SC across. CH 1 and turn. (73)
    Row 8: SC in the first stitch, TR in the next stitch, sc1 *TR 1. SC1* across. CH1 and turn. (73)
    Row 9: SC across. CH 1 and turn. (73)
    Row 10: sc in the first stitch, TR in the next stitch, sc1 *TR 1. SC1* across. CH1 and turn. (73)
    Row 11: SC across. CH 1 and turn. (73)
    Row 12: sc in the first stitch, TR in the next stitch, sc1 *TR 1. SC1* across. CH1 and turn. (73)
    Row 13: SC across. CH 1 and turn. (73)

    Finishing the Ear Warmer
    Slip stitch or sew the two sides together to form a band and leave a long tail of yarn approximately 12 to 14” long. Squeeze the top and bottom of the ear warmer together and wrap the long tail of yarn around the seam approximately 6 to 8 times or until you get the look you want. Secure the yarn and weave in your ends.

    Want to adjust the size? Chain an even number of stitches to your desired length. That’s it! Super easy, right?

    Disclaimer:

    This pattern and its images are copyright protected and the sole property of Ashley Parker of The Loopy Lamb.  Please do not resell, distribute, duplicate, or share this pattern in any printed or digital form, claiming this pattern as your own original design.  Please do not use my photos when selling your finished items.

    Feel free to sell the finished item created with this pattern but please provide pattern credit to The Loopy Lamb when posting online and provide a link to my blog: www.theloopylamb.com.

    If you encounter any difficulties or have questions about the pattern, please feel free to contact me at theloopylamb@hotmail.com .   I’ll do whatever I can to help.

    I’d love to see your finished items! Please share your finished makes by tagging the pattern on Ravelry, save it on Pinterest, sharing it to our Facebook page or Instagram!
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  • Crochet Patterns

    The Polar Puff Messy Bun Hat Free Crochet Pattern

    The Polar Puff Messy Bun Hat Free Crochet Pattern

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    Hello again! I’m back this week with another free crochet  hat pattern  – the Polar Puff Messy Bun Hat. This hat was created when I received a custom order for a messy bun hat with loads of texture. The client had seen my post on Instagram for my Ava Cowl and loved the puff stitches.  She wanted a messy bun hat that was warm and had a ton of texture so I wanted to make sure I included a few different textures to give the hat some variety.  After discussing materials, we agreed that I would use the Caron X Pantone yarn for her hat.  I knew exactly what I wanted to make her and set out to making it happen.

    Free Crochet Hat Pattern: Polar Puff Messy Bun Hat by The Loopy Lamb

    After playing around with some designs, the Polar Puff Messy Bun Hat was born. This pattern works up quickly and is good for a beginner that wants to try a few different types of stitches in a single, small project. Like my Arctic Gem Beanie, this pattern features a ribbed band, made with half double crochet done in the back loops only.

    Polar Puff Messy Bun Hat Free Crochet Pattern

    The pattern calls for 2 skeins of Caron x Pantone yarn however, you will not use all of the second skein.  You will likely have enough to make a pair of gloves to match your new hat.

    Messy Bun Hat Free Crochet Pattern - The Polar Puff Messy Bun Hat

    The Polar Puff Messy Bun Hat

    An ad-free version of this pattern can be purchase HERE for a small fee.

    Skill Level: Intermediate

    Supplies:
    2 skeins of Caron X Pantone Yarn in Morning Blues
    5.5 mm crochet hook
    Tapestry needle for weaving in ends
    Scissors

    Abbreviations:
    CH = Chain
    SC = Single Crochet
    SCDEC = Single Crochet Decrease
    HDC = Half Double Crochet
    DC = Double Crochet
    DCDEC = Double Crochet Decrease
    SL ST = slip stitch
    BLO = Back Loops Only
    FO = Finish Off

    Puff Stitch: Yarn over (YO) and insert hook into designated stitch. YO and draw through stitch and pull up to height of previous stitch (or chain). YO and insert hook into same stitch, YO and pull through stitch and make it the same height as previous stitch 4 more times. YO and pull through all loops on hook. CH1 to secure.

    Size: One Size – Adult
    Finished size: 6.5 inches tall x 10 inches wide.
    Gauge: 8 sts across x 7 rows (rows 1 – 7 of the beginning of the hat body) = 2” square

    NOTES:
    • After the brim is completed, the body of the hat is worked in the round from the bottom up. The end of each round is joined with a sl st.
    • Instructions within the ** are to be repeated.
    • I’ve used the Pantone numbers on the packaging to note which colour is used and my description of the colour next to the Pantone number for those that may no longer have the packaging. A picture of the tag is included here as reference.

    Caron X Pantone Yarn - Morning Blues Pantone Colour Reference Tag

    Pattern:

    Band: (Using the darkest teal 19-4024 )
    Ch 8.
    Row 1: HDC in 2nd CH from hook. HDC 6. Ch 1 and turn. (7 sts)
    Row 2: HDC in same st. HDC 5 in BLO. HDC in last st, under both loops. Ch 1 and turn. (7 sts)

    Repeat row two until your band is approximately 18.5” long. You can make the band a little shorter or longer than that if you need to. Generally, a good length for a band for an adult is between 18” – 19”: long when laid flat. Do not stretch. When completed, fold the band in half and sl st the two sides together. Turn the piece so the seam is on the inside and the right side is facing you.

    Hat Body:

    Row 1: (Still using 19-4024) CH1. SC in the first stitch. SC 72 evenly around the top of the band. Join with a sl st. (72 sts)
    (Switch to 144089 – the lightest teal)
    Row 2: CH2. HDC in the first stitch and in each stitch across. Join with a sl st. (72 sts)
    Row 3: CH3. Puff stitch in the 2nd stitch, skip the next stitch. *Puff stitch in next stitch and skip the next stitch* until end. Join with sl st to top of chain. (72 sts)
    Row 4: CH2. HDC in the first stitch and in each stitch across. Join with a sl st. (72 sts)
    (Switch to 17-5034 – the next lightest teal)
    Row 5: CH2. HDC in the third loop of the first stich and in each stitch around. Join with a sl st. (72 sts)
    Row 6: CH2. FPDC around the 1st stitch (not the ch). BPDC around the next stitch. *FPDC 1, BPDC 1* until end. Join with sl st. (72 sts)
    Row 7: CH2. HDC in the first stitch and in each stitch across. Join with a sl st. (72 sts)
    (Switch to 94340 – the next lightest teal)
    Row 8: CH 2. HDC in the third loop of the first stich and in each stitch around. Join with a sl st. (72 sts)
    Row 9: CH3. Puff stitch in the 2nd stitch, skip the next stitch. *Puff stitch in next stitch and skip the next stitch* until end. Join with sl st to top of chain. (72 sts)
    Row 10: CH2. DCDEC in the first stitch, DC in the next. *DCDEC, DC1* until end. (48 sts)
    (Switch to 194026 – the second darkest teal)
    Row 11: CH2. DC in the first stitch and in each stitch across. (48 sts)
    Row 12: CH2, DCDEC in the first stitch, DC in the next. *DCDEC, DC1* until end. (32 sts)
    Row 13: CH1. *SCDEC, SC6* until end. (28 sts)
    FO and weave in ends.

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    Disclaimer:

    This pattern and its images are copyright protected and the sole property of Ashley Parker of The Loopy Lamb.  Please do not resell, distribute, duplicate, or share this pattern in any printed or digital form, claiming this pattern as your own original design.  Please do not use my photos when selling your finished items.

    Feel free to sell the finished item created with this pattern but please provide pattern credit to The Loopy Lamb when posting online and provide a link to my blog: www.theloopylamb.com.

    If you encounter any difficulties or have questions about the pattern, please feel free to contact me at theloopylamb@hotmail.com .   I’ll do whatever I can to help.

    The Polar Puff Messy Bun Hat Free Crochet Pattern

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    The Arctic Gem Beanie Free Pattern

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    Free Crochet Hat Pattern - Arctic Gem Beanie. Featuring Caron X Pantone yarn in Peacock Blue. This hat is a fun and colourful addition to your winter wardrobe. Available at The Loopy Lamb Blog

    Hi there!  Welcome to my brand new blog!  To celebrate my first blog post, I’ve included my first free crochet hat pattern: the Arctic Gem Beanie below, but first, I’d like to take a moment to introduce myself and tell you a bit about the yarn I used to create this pattern.  

    My name is Ashley.  I am a mother of two, a wife, crochet addict and crafter.  I have a wonderful family whom I love spending time with, that is incredibly supportive of me and my many artistic projects.  When I’m not spending time with my family, I have a crochet hook in my hand.  Crochet is not only a way for me to be creative, it is a way for me to destress and unwind.  I love creating new patterns and I have created this blog in order to share my free crochet patterns and other creative endeavors with the online crafting community. 

    I am a yarn hoarder…there… I said it.  I love yarn just as much as I love crochet.  My son, at only 3 years old, knew where the “yarn store” was and why I went there.   So when I got an email from Yarnspirations letting me know about their brand new yarn Caron x Pantone, I was very excited.  I packed up the kiddos and raced over to Michaels to see it (and touch it) for myself. Apparently I wasn’t the only one excited to get their hands on this yarn.  Below is a picture of what my local Michaels store’s display of Caron x Pantone yarn looked like 45 minutes after opening on launch day.

    (This is not a sponsored post and the opinions I’m sharing are my own.)  

    I loved the braided look and the bold colours choices.  Each braid is made of little hanks braided together.  The Caron x Pantone yarn is a bulky weight yarn that’s a blend of merino wool, nylon and acrylic.  One braid is 3.5oz/100g/ and 127 yards/116 metres.  I picked up a few braids and made my way to the cash…well, it wasn’t meant to be because I forgot my wallet at home! Gah!  So I left disappointed but I was able to head back later that day and get what I wanted.  I was inspired immediately by the Morning Blues and Peacock palettes so I got two of each and headed home.

    Once at home, it was nap time for the kiddos so after tucking them in, I quickly got to work.  My vision for the Peacock braids was a striped beanie with a fur pompom.  I was nervous that one braid may not be enough to create an adult-sized hat but I challenged myself to create a hat pattern to match my vision with only one skein. With my 6mm in hand,  strong coffee in my cup and my handy dandy notebook next to me, I set to work.

    Caron X Pantone Yarn
    My new, beautiful yarn

    The Caron x Pantone yarn was wonderful to work with.  Soft and squishy with just the right amount of stretch.  I was pleasantly surprised and am already planning a second project using this yarn. This hat feels great when you put it on because the yarn is wonderfully soft and silky.   I will say that there isn’t a lot of yardage to a single ball so if you aren’t inclined to check your gauge before starting a project, you may need a second braid to ensure you have enough to complete this hat.

    Before we get on to the pattern, I just wanted to thank you for taking the time to stop by and reading my blog.  Please share my blog, pin this on Pinterest and come back soon for more free patterns. 

    The Loopy Lamb - Arctic Gem Beanie In Progress. Free Crochet Hat Pattern - The Arctic Gem Beanie.
    Free Crochet Hat Pattern - The Arctic Gem Beanie. Using Caron X Pantone yarn, this hat is colourful and full of texture! Available at The Loopy Lamb Blog

    The Arctic Gem Beanie - Free Hat Pattern

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    Skill Level
    : Intermediate

    Supplies:
    1 skein of Caron X Pantone Yarn in Peacock Blue
    6 mm crochet hook
    Tapestry needle for weaving in ends
    Pompom (I’m using these ones here)

    Abbreviations:
    CH = Chain
    SC = Single Crochet
    SCDEC = Single Crochet Decrease
    HDC = Half Double Crochet
    DC = Double Crochet
    DCDEC = Double Crochet Decrease
    TR = Treble Crochet 
    SL ST = slip stitch
    BLO = Back Loops Only
    FO = Finish Off

    Size: One Size – Adult
    Finished size: 8.5 inches tall x 9.5 inches wide.

    Gauge: 12 sts across x 7 rows (rows 1 – 7 of the beginning of the hat body) = 2” square

    Notes:

    • I’ve used the Pantone numbers on the packaging to note which colour is used and my description of the colour next to the Pantone number for those that may no longer have the packaging.  A picture of the tag has been included here (below) for your reference as well.

       

    • After the brim is completed, the body of the hat is worked in the round from the bottom up.  The end of each round is joined with a sl st.
    • Instructions within the ** are to be repeated.
    Peacock Blue Pantone Numbers

    Band:

    (Using colour 19-4044 which is the darkest blue in the skein)
    Ch 6.
    Row 1: HDC in 2nd ch from hook. HDC 4. Ch 1 and turn. (5 sts)
    Row 2: HDC in same st. HDC 3 in BLO. HDC in last st, under both loops. Ch 1 and turn. (5 sts)

    Repeat row two until your band is approximately 18.5” long. You can make the band a little shorter or longer than that if you need to. Generally, a good length for a band for an adult is between 18” – 19″: long when laid flat. Do not stretch. When completed, fold the band in half and sl st the two sides together. Turn the piece so the seam is on the inside and the right side is facing you.

    Hat Body:

    Change to 18-3922 (the second darkest blue in the skein)
    Row 1: CH 1. SC in the first stitch. SC 72 evenly around the top of the band.  Join with a sl st. (72 sts)
    Row 2: CH 2. DC in the same stitch. CH 1, skip the next stitch, *DC in the next stitch, CH 1, Skip 1* around. Join with sl st. (72 sts)
    Change to 17-4540 (the bright blue)
    Row 3: CH 2. HDC in the first stitch. TR in the skipped stitch from the first row directly below the CH space. *HDC in the next stitch, TR in the next skipped stitch from the row below* until end. Join with sl st. (72 sts).
    Change to 16-07-37 (gold)
    Row 4: Repeat Row 2. Join with sl st. (72 sts)
    Change to 18-3922 (the second darkest blue in the skein)
    Row 5: Repeat Row 3. Join with sl st. (72 sts)
    Change to 17-4021 (the lightest blue)
    Row 6: CH 2. HDC in the first stitch and in each stitch across. Join with a sl st. (72 sts)
    Rows 7: CH 2. HDC in the third loop of the first stitch and in each stitch across. Join with a sl st. (72 sts)
    Row 8: CH 2. DC in the third loop of the first stitch. *CH 1, skip 1 stitch, DC in the third loop* until end. Join with sl st. (72 sts)
    Change to 17-4540 (the bright blue)
    Row 9: Repeat Row 3 making sure your TR stitches are worked in the 3rd loop. Join with a sl st. (72 sts)
    Change to 16-07-37 (gold)
    Row 10: Repeat Row 2. Join with a sl st. (72 sts)
    Change to 17-4021 (lightest blue)
    Row 11: Repeat Row 3.  Join with a sl st. (72 sts)
    Change to 18-3922 (the second darkest blue in the skein)
    Row 12: CH 2. HDC in first stitch and in each stitch around. Join with a sl st. (72 sts).
    Change to 16-07-37 (gold)
    Row 13: CH 2. DC in the first stitch. DC, DCDEC. *DC 2, DCDEC* until end (54 sts)
    Row 14: CH 2. DC in the first stitch. DCDEC. *DC, DCDEC* until end (36 sts)
    Change to 17-4540 (the bright blue)
    Row 15: CH 2. DC in first stitch, DCDEC. *DC, DCDEC* until end (24 sts)
    Row 16: CH 2. DCDEC starting in the first stitch. DCDEC x 11 (12 sts)
    Row 17: CH 2. DCDEC starting in the first stitch. DCDEC x 5 (6 sts)
    FO and weave in ends. Add a pompom and you’re all done.

     
    Disclaimer:

    This pattern and its images are copyright protected and the sole property of Ashley Parker of The Loopy Lamb.  Please do not resell, distribute, duplicate, or share this pattern in any printed or digital form, claiming this pattern as your own original design.  Please do not use my photos when selling your finished items.   

    Feel free to sell the finished item created with this pattern but please provide pattern credit to The Loopy Lamb when posting online and provide a link to my blog: www.theloopylamb.com.

    If you encounter any difficulties or have questions about the pattern, please feel free to contact me at theloopylamb@hotmail.com .   I’ll do whatever I can to help.

    I’d love to see your finished items! Please share your finished makes by tagging the pattern on Ravelry, sharing it to our Facebook page or Instagram!
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    Thanks for checking out my blog.  Come back soon!

    Ashley

    Arctic Gem Beanie - The Loopy Lamb Free Crochet Hat Pattern Made With Caron X Pantone Yarn