• Crochet Patterns

    Flamin-To-Go Cup Cozy Pattern

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    The Flamin-to-go Cup Cozy - Free Crochet Pattern by The Loopy Lamb.  This fun flamingo cup cozy crochet pattern is easy, quick and accessible for beginners.  

#flamingo #flamingocupcozy #cupcozy #coffeecozy #crochet #crochetpattern #freecrochetpattern #beginnercrochetpattern #crochetcoffeecozy #crochetflamingo #animalcupcozy
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    Flamingos are really popular this summer and I can’t resist them. I came up with the flamingo cup cozy because I wanted a cute cup cozy that was a little goofy at the same time. This is a beginner crochet pattern but you’ll need to know amigurumi basics like working in a continuous round and single crochet increasing to make the beak. So let’s cut the squawking and get down to making this cute flamingo cup cozy.

    The skills you’ll need in order to be able to complete this cozy are:
    Chain, Single crochet, Half Double Crochet, Slip Stitch, Single Crochet Increase, working in the Back Loops Only (BLO) and colour changes. You’ll also need to know how to sew on some buttons and weave in your ends.

    This cozy makes a great gift for others (and yourself! *wink*) and works up quick for markets, craft fairs and etsy shops.

    An ad-free PDF version of this pattern can be found HERE on Etsy and HERE on Ravelry.

    Skill Level: Beginner

    Supplies:

    3.5 mm hook
    4 mm hook
    Red Heart Super Saver in Flamingo (0.6 oz/32 yards), Black (0.15 oz/8 yards) and White (0.4 oz/2.5 yards)
    Tapestry Needle
    Stitch Marker
    9mm Black Mushroom/Shank Buttons
    Polyester Stuffing

    Flamingo Cup Cozy

#flamingo #flamingocupcozy #cupcozy #coffeecozy #crochet #crochetpattern #freecrochetpattern #beginnercrochetpattern #crochetcoffeecozy #crochetflamingo #animalcupcozy

    Abbreviations:
    CH = Chain
    ST = Stitch
    SC = Single Crochet
    SCINC = Single Crochet Increase
    HDC = Half Double Crochet
    SL ST = Slip Stitch
    BLO = Back Loops Only
    FO = Finish Off

    Size: One Size
    Finished size: 2.5 inches tall x 4 inches wide. Measurements do not include beak.

    Cup Cozy Gauge: 6 rows x 9 stitches x 2” square
    Beak Gauge: Not important as long as the same tension is maintained throughout.

    Flamingo Cup Cozy

    NOTES: The end of each row of the cup cozy is joined to the first stitch of the row with a sl st.
    The beak is worked in continuous rounds.  Do not join at the end of each round.  A stitch marker is utilized to mark the beginning of each round and is moved up with each new round.

    Flamin-To-Go Cup Cozy Pattern

    Coffee Cozy Body

    Using 4mm hook and Flamingo, CH 35 and join with a sl st to the first CH, taking care not to twist.

    Row 1: CH1.  HDC in the first stitch and in each stitch around.  Join with a sl st. (35)
    Rows 2 – 8: CH1.  HDC in the first stitch and in each stitch around.  Join with a sl st. (35)
    FO and weave in ends.

    Beak

    Row 1: Using Black and 3.5mm hook, MC 6 (6)
    Row 2: SC around (6)
    Row 3: (SC 2, SCINC) x 2 (8)
    Row 4: SC around (8)
    Row 5: (SC 3, SCINC) x 2 (10)
    Row 6: SC around (10)
    Row 7: (SC 4, SCINC) x 2 (12)
    Row 8: SC around (12)
    Row 9: (SC 5, SCINC) x 2 (14)
    Change to white
    Row 10: In BLO, SC around (14)
    Row 11: (SC 6, SCINC) x 2 (16)
    Row 12: SC around (16)
    FO leaving a long tail and sew onto the cozy.  Sew the beak onto the cozy.

    The Flamin-to-go Cup Cozy - Free Crochet Pattern by The Loopy Lamb.  This fun flamingo crochet pattern is easy, quick and accessible for beginners.  

#flamingo #flamingocupcozy #cupcozy #coffeecozy #crochet #crochetpattern #freecrochetpattern #beginnercrochetpattern #crochetcoffeecozy #crochetflamingo #animalcupcozy

    Assembly

    Sew the eyes on to the cozy into the row above there the top of the beak is with 5 stitches in between them

    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.   

    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.  Don’t forget to follow me on Facebook, Instagram and Pinterest 

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    Like Cup Cozies? Try my Sloth Coffee Cozy Pattern too.

    The Flamin-to-go Cup Cozy - Free Crochet Pattern by The Loopy Lamb.  This fun flamingo cup cozy crochet pattern is easy, quick and accessible for beginners.  

#flamingo #flamingocupcozy #cupcozy #coffeecozy #crochet #crochetpattern #freecrochetpattern #beginnercrochetpattern #crochetcoffeecozy #crochetflamingo #animalcupcozy
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  • Pattern Round Up

    Free Summer Crochet Pattern Round Up

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    Free Summer Crochet Pattern Round Up by The Loopy Lamb - Looking for some of the best free summer crochet patterns available right now?  Check out this round up by The Loopy Lamb to find your next project today.

#freecrochetpatterns #summercrochetpattern #summercrochet #crochetwaterballoons #summergarmentpattern #crochetroundup #crochet #crochetpattern #Crochettop #amigurumi

    Let’s be real for a second. Some people think that crochet is a fall and winter thing and projects are limited to winter wear and accessories. That could not be further from the truth! There are so many gorgeous summer crochet patterns out there that my personal to-make list is out of control! I’ve gathered some popular and beautiful free crochet patterns specifically for summer here in this round up for you to check out.

    Rainbow Shawlette by Knitter Knotter - Warm Weather Shawl

    The Rainbow Shawlette crochet pattern from Knitter Knotter is light, airy and perfect for the warmer weather. Check out the free pattern HERE.

    The Open Waves Top by Loopingly Made - Crochet Garment for Summer

    This top promises to keep you cool and stylish this summer. The Open Waves Top by Loopingly Made is available in sizes XS to 4XL on her blog HERE.

    The Beehive Bag by Evelyn and Peter Crochet - Summer accessory pattern

    This cute Beehive Bag from Evelyn and Peter Crochet would be great for day trips and trips to the beach! Check out the free crochet pattern HERE.

    Crochet Water Balloons by Left in Knots - Summer accessory pattern

    These crochet water balloons are a huge hit during the summer. Add a bucket and water and let the fun begin! Find the free pattern HERE on the Left in Knots blog.

    Bloom Headband by Banana Moon Studio

    Looking for a quick and easy make or something to add to your market booth? Check out the free Bloom Headband pattern by Banana Moon Studio found HERE.

    Butterfly Amigurumi Pattern by Loops and Love Crochet

    This Butterfly Amigurumi Pattern by Loops and Love Crochet is way too cute not to share. Perfect for the kids on your list. The free pattern can be found HERE.

    Dragonfly Tee by Desmour Designs - crochet summer garment

    How cute is this Dragonfly Tee by Desamour Designs? I love the contrasting band in the middle! If you want to check it out, the pattern can be found HERE.

    A Crafty Concept - Crafty Lemon Pillow Pattern - Home decor project for summer

    Ashley from A Crafty Concept has this adorable Lemon Pillow pattern for free on her blog and it is giving me all the summer feels. You can find the pattern HERE.

    This striped tunisian bow tie for kids is a quick and easy project that is festive and fun. Check out the free pattern HERE by Noors Knits

    She sells Sea Shells Top by E'Claire Makery - Crochet project for summer

    This She Sells Sea Shells Top by E’Claire Makery is super cute and is available in sizes XS to 5x HERE.

    Thanks for reading! I hope you enjoyed this round up. Looking for more great free summer patterns? Checking out this other round up of Must Make Summer Crochet Patterns.

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  • Crochet Patterns,  Feature Maker

    Derek The Dinosaur by Sharky Knows Crochet

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    This week I can’t wait to introduce you to Charlotte of Sharky Knows Crochet! Charlotte is a talented maker living in Dubai and she has shared her ADORABLE Derek Dinosaur crochet pattern with us for free this week. I’ve interviewed her so you all can get to know this lovely maker better. The links to Charlotte’s social media profiles are at the end of the post so please go give her some love as a thank you for the free pattern.

    Tell me a little bit about yourself. 

    Hi, I’m Charlotte! I live in Dubai with my husband and two young children. I used to live in Devon in the UK but have been living in Dubai for 6 years now.

    Charlotte of Sharky Knows Crochet

    How long have you been crocheting?

    I have been crocheting for about 12 years.

    Are there any other crafts that you enjoy doing?

    When I was at school I studied textiles and had a wonderful teacher. It was at school that I developed my skills as a dress maker and went on to make bridesmaid dresses for family weddings including my own, and also some for customers. I do love a sewing machine! As well as dress making, I like making cards, patchwork quilts, all sorts really! I always have some sort of project on the go.

    How did you learn to crochet?

    I was taught to crochet by my mother in law. I think it was one of the first weekends I had stayed with them and was interested by the crochet and knitting work she was doing. I was too impatient for knitting so gave crochet a go. I picked it up pretty quickly and never really stopped after that!

     What is your favourite thing to crochet?

    I love making amigurumi. I think creating animals is fun as they seem to develop a character of their own. There is also an instant appreciation of cuddly toys from children which helps. Its so nice to see my sons little face light up when he sees what I have made.

     When did you start pursuing a business as a maker and why?

    My Sharky Knows business kind of developed slowly while I was a stay at home mum. I had all this desire to create and make beautiful things but only so much space in our apartment! So I just started slowly selling bits and pieces I was making and eventually it got more and  more popular. By selling my makes it makes me feel a bit more useful by bringing a bit of extra income to the family. Being a stay at home mum can be hard sometimes and crochet is my way of keeping my personality and a hobby to focus on; my ‘Me’ time.

     What are your aspirations for your business?

    The next target for Sharky Knows is to start producing and sharing my own patterns. As I make the majority of my products to order, I am often creating my own original designs to meet client’s briefs. So I would like to take this to the next step and share those designs with others. 

     How do you organize yourself and stick to your goals?

    Erm… sometimes I don’t feel very organized! I have 3 or 4 different notebooks with lists of orders, ideas, to do’s etc in. I always put my custom orders first, as this is my bread and butter. I am always coming up with ideas i want to try out and this is often my summer job – when the kids can be entertained a bit by family. Crochet is a really creative process so often happens in bits and pieces for me.

     What tips would you give to someone wanting to start out with a maker business?

    Find your niche, find something you love doing otherwise it will feel like a chore if the orders come rolling in. Also try to take up every opportunity you can, however small it may feel, as you never know what might happen from it.

     What are your biggest struggles as a maker?

    TIME. Being a stay at home mum to a 2 year old toddler and 7 year old who is at school, time is always a problem. Sneaking in crochet when I can, as well as all the other responsibilities that come with being a mum. You will often find me sat on the living room floor, wooden train in one hand, crochet hook in the other!

     Where does your inspiration come from?

    My children have also been a big inspiration to my work. Their favourite animals often creep in there and if they like my finished product then to me it’s a job well done.

     What’s your favourite yarn/fibre to work with?

    I have recently started using Alize cotton gold and gold plus which is great for amigurumi. It has vibrant bright colours which are perfect for creating fun creatures. For my blankets and loveys I really like Nako Saten yarn. It is so soft and again comes in beautiful colours. Its quite tricky to get interesting yarns in Dubai, most come from Turkey. However there is definitely a growing community of knitters, crocheters and yarn dyers.

     Who inspires you?  Who are your favourite makers?

    I have found Instagram an amazing place to find really diverse makers. Some of my favourites are Irene Strange, Oz and Belle, Airali Design, Le Petit Saint Crochet and Hello woolen.

    Back of Derek the Dinosaur

     What are your favourite tools?

    I am a creature of habbit. I used the same aluminium size 3.5mm crochet hook for years… now I have moved onto a 4mm handled one my mother in law got me and a cheap colourful set of different sizes I bought on ebay. I am not fussy about what I use, as long as its comfy and does the job!

    If time and money were not an issue, what would your dream project be?

    I really want to create a series of Arabian themed characters and animals. Living in the middle east and meeting so many different people has inspired me to try this. At the moment the inspiration behind my planned projects is coming from where I live – Dubai. It’s such a multicultural place and so interesting! There are many iconic images from the Middle East, I’m thinking camels, Arabian oryx, elegant abayas and crisp white Kandoras!  So fingers crossed! Anything else you’d like to tell us about? (i.e. exciting future projects, fun tidbits, etc.

    Derek the Dinosaur Crochet Pattern

    Details

    Derek measures approximately 23cm tall. For a larger size try using a chunky yarn and a larger crochet hook.

    Materials:

    DK Yarn in 3 colours – I used Eco Cotton.
    Black yarn/thread for eyes or safety eyes
    3mm Crochet hook
    Toy stuffing (polyester stuffing)
    2 Buttons
    Tapestry Needle for weaving in ends
    Scissors

    Abbreviations (U.S. standard terms)
    Ch – Chain
    SC – Single Crochet
    Inc – increase by SC 2 into next stitch
    Dec – decrease by inserting hook into front loop of next two stitches, yarn over and pull through all loops.
    DC – Double Crochet
    YO – Yarn Over
    ST – Stitch
    Number of stitches in ()

    Special stitches: DC Cluster
    Yo, insert hook in st, yo, pull through st, yo, pull through 2 loops on hook, (yo, insert hook in same st, yo, pull through st, yo, pull through 2 loops on hook) 2 more times. Yo and pull through all 4 loops on hook.

    HEAD

    Row 1: Using your main colour, make a magic circle and SC 6 into the magic circle (6)
    Row 2: SC inc in each stitch (12)
    Row 3: (SC 1, SC inc) repeat 6 times (18)
    Row 4: (SC 2, SC inc) repeat 6 times (24)
    Rows 5 – 10: SC in each stitch around (24)
    Row 11: (SC inc, SC 1) repeat 5 times, SC inc, SC in next 13 stitches (30)
    Rows 12 – 17: SC in each stitch around (30)
    Row 18: (SC 4, dec) repeat 6 times (24)
    Row 19: (SC 3, dec) repeat 6 times (18)
    Row 20: (SC 2, dec) repeat 6 times (12)
    Row 21: (SC 1, dec) repeat 6 times (6)
    Place safety eyes or embroider eyes onto row 11 where the head increases and sew two little crosses for the nose. Stuff Head. Fasten off and weave in ends.

    EARS (Make 2, in Main colour)

    Row 1: In magic ring, SC 6 (6)
    Row 2: SC in each stitch (6)
    Row 3: (SC 1, SC inc) repeat 3 times (9)
    Row 4: SC in each stitch (9)
    Fasten off, leaving long ends and attach to the head.

    Derek’s head once ears are attached.

    LEGS (In Main colour)

    Row 1: In magic ring, SC 6 (6)
    Row 2: SC Inc in each stitch (12)
    Row 3: (SC1, SC Inc) repeat 6 times (18)
    Row 4: In back loops only, SC in each stitch (18)
    Row 5 – 10: Sc in each stitch (18)
    Fasten off and stuff. Make second leg in the same manner but keep yarn attached.

    Derek the Dinosaur's - Completed Leg
    Derek the Dinosaur’s – Completed Leg
    Derek the Dinosaur's Body - Round One
    Derek’s Body – Round 1
    Derek the Dinosaur's Body - Round Two
    Derek the Dinosaur’s Body – Round Two

    BODY(In main colour)

    Row 1: Chain 2, SC into a stich on the top of the 1st leg, SC into each remaining stitch of the 1st leg, SCinto 2 chains, SC into each stitch of the 2nd leg, SC into other side of 2 chains. (40)
    Rows 2 – 5: SC in each stitch (40)
    Row 6: (SC 6, dec) repeat 5 times (35)
    Rows 7 – 9: SC in each stitch (35)
    Row 10: (SC 5, dec) repeat 5 times (30)
    Rows 11 – 19: SC in each stitch (30)
    Row 20: (SC 4, dec) repeat 5 times (25)
    Rows 21 – 26: SC in each stitch (25)
    Row 27: (SC 3, dec) repeat 5 times (20)
    Row 28: (SC 2, dec) repeat 5 times (15)
    Row 29: (SC 1, dec) repeat 5 times (10)
    Stuff body and fasten off, leaving a long end. Close top by weaving end through the 6 stitches. Use this yarn to sew the head to the body.

    ARMS(Make 2 in Main colour)

    Row 1: In Magic ring, SC6 (6)
    Row 2: SC Inc in each stitch (12)
    Row 3: SC 1, DC Cluster into next stitch (makes thumb), SC into next 10 stitches (12)
    Rows 4 – 18: SC into each stitch (12)
    Fasten off, leaving long ends to sew onto the body.

    TAIL (In main colour)

    Row 1: In magic ring, SC 6 (6)
    Row 2: SC in each stitch (6)
    Row 3: (SC1, SC Inc) repeat 3 times (9)
    Rows 4 – 6: SC in each stitch (9)
    Row 7: (SC 2, SC Inc) repeat 3 times (12)
    Rows 8 – 11: SC in each stitch (12)
    Row 12: (SC 3, SC Inc) repeat 3 times (15)
    Rows 13 – 16: SC in each stitch (15)
    Row 17: (SC 4, SC Inc) repeat 3 times (18)
    Rows 18 – 20: SC in each stitch (18)
    Fasten off and leave long end. Stuff tail and attach to the body, centeredon the back between the legs.

    SPIKES (Make 6, in colour 2)

    Row 1: In magic ring, SC 6 (6)
    Row 2: SC in each stitch (6)
    Row 3: (SC 1, SC Inc) repeat 3 times (9)
    Row 4: SC in each stitch (9)
    Fasten off, stretch into shape and attach to dinosaur. Spread the 6 spikes out along the head, body and tail.

    BOW TIE (In colour 3, worked in rows)

    Row 1: Chain 12, SC into each chain starting with 2nd chain from hook. (11)
    Rows 2 – 3: Chain 1, turn, SC across in each stitch (11)
    Fasten off and sew in ends.

    Row 1: Chain 7, SC in each chain starting with 2nd chain from hook. (6)
    Fasten off with a long end. Wrap small piece around the bigger one to create the bow, sew ends of smaller piece together to secure. Attach to body.

    Pieces of the bow tie
    Pieces of Derek’s Bow Tie
    Derek the Dinosaur's Bow Tie
    Completed Bow Tie

    Attach 2 small buttons to the body, underneath the bow tie.

    Close up shot of Derek the Dinosaur's wooden buttons
    Close up shot of Derek the Dinosaur’s buttons

    Want to know where to find this talented maker? You can find Charlotte and Sharky Knows Crochet at the links below:

    Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/sharkyknowscrochet/
    Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/sharkyknowscrochet/
    Shop:  https://saffronsouk.com/shop/handmadebysharkyknows/

    Like amigurumi patterns? Check out my patterns for Clawdia Cat or Wanda the Whale and Ned the Narwhal!

  • Crochet Patterns,  Feature Maker

    Rainbow Keychain Crochet Pattern by Osage County Crochet

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    Amigurumi Rainbow Keychain Crochet Pattern by Featured Maker Osage County Crochet

#Rainbow #rainbowcrochet #colourfulcrochet #crochetpattern #crochet #freecrochetpattern #minicrochet #fastcrochetpattern #quickcrochet #beginnercrochet #crochetkeychain #diycrochet #rainbowcrochet
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    I am very excited to introduce you all to our first featured maker, Sadie Sheppard from Osage County Crochet. I’ve interviewed Sadie so you can get to know a little bit more about her and her lovely crochet patterns. Sadie has shared her adorable Amigurumi Rainbow Keychain crochet pattern with us. The pattern for the Amigurumi Rainbow Keychain can be found following the interview with Sadie. Links to Sadie’s social media profiles are at the end of this post so please go show her some love as a thank you for the free pattern!

    Tell me a little bit about yourself. 

    My name is Sadie and I am the maker behind Osage County Crochet. I was born and raised in a tiny town located in the northern part of Oklahoma. I am a crochet enthusiast! As well as a full-time wife, mother, homemaker, and autism advocate! When I am not homeschooling my kiddos I design free as well as paid crochet patterns!

    Sage Sheppard of Osage County Crochet

    How long have you been crocheting?

    I am 26 yrs old and have been crocheting for over 15 years.

    Are there any other crafts that you enjoy doing?

    Not really! I am pretty much always crocheting whether it’s “work” or just to unwind you’ll always find a hook in my hand! I enjoy journalism
    and creative writing which led me to start my blog!

    How did you learn to crochet?

    My aunt taught me how to chain when I was 8 years old. I taught
    myself everything else via YouTube and other lovely makers on the internet!

    What is your favourite thing to crochet?

    I am guilty of often needing instant gratification a lot of the time, so I tend to stick to smaller projects and designs. Hats, bags, and scarves. Although lately I have been obsessed with amigurumi and ragdoll stuffies. One of my latest makes is this Alien Ragdoll and I just love him! https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/alien-ragdoll/

    Alien Ragdoll Crochet Pattern by Osage County Crochet

    When did you start pursuing a business as a maker and why?

    I started crocheting more frequently after I had my kiddos. It wasn’t until after I started staying home full-time with my son that I began to find my way as a designer. He was diagnosed with autism and is extremely nonverbal. In the beginning there were times I couldn’t get the dishes, laundry, or well basically anything done! It was a learning curve for all of us! I did however discover that even on the worst of days when my son and I were cuddled on the floor crying that I could still manage to crochet. I may not have been able to get the washing done but I was able to hold
    him, love him, and let him sit in my lap while I designed a hat! That was an extremely pivotal moment in my life! It taught me that I still had self-worth and could pursue my own interests while still being the best mom and advocate I could be for my children. My 3rd design was this Mermaid Tail Slouch Hat. It was my first design that was well received by my fellow crochet community. After that I was just smitten with designing and
    never looked back! https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/mermaid-tail-slouch-hat/

    Slouchy Mermaid Hat by Osage County Crochet

    What are your aspirations for your business?

    I aspire daily to use my platform to inspire others as well as advocate for anyone who may need it. I plan on continuing to grow my community to
    the point that all of my content can be free. (Currently it’s a mix of free and paid.) Until then I stay grateful and give back to my crochet community whenever I can via giveaways and freebies!

    How do you organize yourself and stick to your goals?

    To be perfectly honest I am very much a go with the flow designer. My kids rule my world! I homeschool and have tons to do to provide the best daily experience for my autistic toddler that I can so, most of the time I just set a
    monthly goal of what I want to get accomplished and as long as it gets done within that time frame then I am happy. I am always working to improve myself and am currently working on sticking to a new content schedule. None of us are perfect and that’s ok! We all always have room for improvement.

    What tips would you give to someone wanting to start out with a maker business?

    Everybody has to start somewhere! Find your niche. Never lose sight of what’s important. Don’t forget about self-care. Don’t ever stop having fun or enjoying what you are doing! Root for the success of others!

    What are your biggest struggles as a maker?

    There are never enough hours in the day!

    Where does your inspiration come from?

    My kiddos! They are constantly inspiring me to make fun new things! They keep my on my toes! All of my mermaid designs have been inspired by my
    daughter’s love of all things mythical. https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/mermaid-tailcross-body-purse/ My son has inspired my to always be inclusive of everyone! https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/the-inclusivity-scarf/

    Mermaid Purse Crochet Pattern by Osage County Crochet
    Mermaid Tail Purse by Osage County Crochet

    What’s your favourite yarn/fibre to work with?

    I am pretty simple when it comes to yarn. Most of the time I work with worsted weight acrylic yarn. I do have some big things planned with blanket yarn though!

    Inclusivity Scarf by Osage County Crochet

    Who inspires you?  Who are your favourite makers?

    Wilma of Wilmade! She makes some gorgeous things! I also love following her personal journey! https://wilmade.com/en/

    Jillian of Spin a Yarn Crochet! I just love everything she does. She definitely inspires with all of the cute things on her blog! https://spinayarncrochet.com/

    Oliva Laws! I recently found her on Instagram and she makes some amazing crochet sculptures! https://www.instagram.com/olivialawsart/

    Shauna of @crochetdermy! She makes breathtaking large-scale crochet art pieces. Shauna reminds me to think outside the box when it comes to crochet as an art form! https://www.instagram.com/crochetdermy/

    What are your favourite tools?

    I don’t really use too many fancy tools. Most of my patterns are designed with my Boye 5.00 mm crochet hook.

    If time and money were not an issue, what would your dream project be?

    A large scale yarn bombing or crochet sculpture!

    Anything else you’d like to tell us about? (i.e. exciting future projects, fun tidbits, etc.)

    If you want to stay in the loop feel free to follow my Facebook page! I have some fun collabs coming up. Here is a sneak peak of what’s currently on my hook!

    Here are my links!

    Ravelry: www.ravelry.com/designers/osage-county-crochet/
    Instagram: www.instagram.com/osagecountycrochet/
    Facebook: www.facebook.com/osagecountycrochet/
    Community Crochet Group: www.facebook.com/groups/2601877419852755/
    Pinterest: www.pinterest.com/osagecountycrochet/
    Blog: www.osagecountycrochet.com/blog/

    Amigurumi Rainbow Keychain Crochet Pattern by Osage County Crochet

    Amigurumi Rainbow Keychain Crochet Pattern by Featured Maker Osage County Crochet

#Rainbow #rainbowcrochet #colourfulcrochet #crochetpattern #crochet #freecrochetpattern #minicrochet #fastcrochetpattern #quickcrochet #beginnercrochet #crochetkeychain #diycrochet #rainbowcrochet

    Get the ad-free PDF version HERE


    Skill Level: Beginner Friendly


    Supply List:
    Scissors
    Tapestry needle
    Keychain hardware
    2.00 mm crochet hook
    Embroidery floss

    Abbreviations:
    • Ch: chain
    • Sl st: slip stitch
    • Sc: single crochet
    • Sc inc: single crochet increase

    Gauge: Gauge is not extremely important for the amigurumi rainbow keychain. Just keep consistent tension throughout the project.

    Final Measurements: Your finished rainbow will measure 1-inch x 2 inches without tassels added. With tassels your finished project will measure 1-inch x 3 inches.

    Yardage: This project uses up very little embroidery floss! You will need scrap amounts of the embroidery floss. One package of each color should be plenty to complete your rainbow keychain.

    Notes: The ch 1 does not count as a stitch unless stated otherwise! This project is worked in rounds. You will sl st to join after every round. You can use your finished rainbow for anything you wish. These would make adorable earrings! Happy Hooking!

    Pattern:

    Start with violet/purple embroidery floss! WATCH for info on when to change colors!

    Round 1: Ch 2. Place 6 sc into the 2nd ch from the hook. Sl st into the 1st sc to join. (6 sts)
    Round 2: Ch 1. Sc inc into each st of the round. Sl st into the 1st sc to join. (12 sts)
    Switch to blue embroidery floss!
    Round 3: Ch 1. {1 sc, sc inc.} Repeat what’s inside the { } for the entire round. Sl st into the 1st sc to join. (18 sts)
    Switch to green embroidery floss!
    Round 4: Ch 1. { 1 sc into the next 2 sts, sc inc.} Repeat what’s inside the { } for the entire round. Sl st into the 1st sc to join. (24 sts)
    Switch to yellow embroidery floss!
    Round 5: Ch 1. {1 sc into the next 3 sts, sc inc.} Repeat what’s inside the { } for the entire round. Sl st into the 1st sc to join. (30 sts)
    Switch to orange embroidery floss!
    Round 6: Ch 1. {1 sc into the next 4 sts, sc inc.} Repeat what’s inside the { } for the entire round. Sl st into the 1st sc to join. (36 sts)
    Switch to red embroidery floss!
    Round 7: Ch 1. {1 sc into the next 4 sts, sc inc.} Repeat what’s inside the { } for the entire round. Sl st into the 1st sc to join. (42 sts)
    Break yarn and weave in any ends you may have! See image below!

    crochet rainbow keychain step 1

    Now fold your rainbow in half. Use red embroidery floss and your tapestry needle to whip stitch your rainbow closed. See image below on where to sew. You will sew along the dotted line!

    Crochet Rainbow Keychain

    Once you are finished. Break yarn and weave in your ends!

    Add your keychain hardware! You could be done at this point, but I chose to add tassels onto my rainbows. I measured out several strands of white embroidery floss to 2.5 inches. Fold in half and use a smaller crochet hook to add the tassels along the bottom of the rainbow. Now your project is complete! Enjoy your new rainbow keychain!

    Crochet Rainbow Keychain

    Check out the best friend amigurumi pattern collaboration I did with Sadie HERE.

  • Pattern Round Up

    Must Make Free Summer Crochet Patterns

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    Must Make Free Summer Crochet Pattern Round Up by The Loopy Lamb

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    Let’s talk about summer crochet patterns this week. Crochet (for me at least) is not just a something to be done in the fall and winter. This is a year-round obsession for me. There are so many gorgeous options for light, summer yarns that it almost seems crazy to put down your hook in the summer months. Today I’ve rounded up some great must-make FREE summer crochet patterns for you all to check out. Let’s get started.

    Crochet Beachcomber Halter Top by Crafty Cruella for Joy of Motion Crochet

    This beautiful top is make with a DK weight 100% cotton yarn so it will be keep you cool on those hot summer days, making it a great summer crochet pattern. If you haven’t made a garment before no need to fret. This beauty is beginner friendly. It is available in sizes XS to 2XL. Check out the free pattern for the Crochet Beachcomber Halter Top here.

    Free Raffia Planter by Knits N’ Knots

    Crocheting with raffia is big this summer and Knits N’ Knots has the free pattern for these adorable raffia planters available on her blog. Using Wool and the Gang Raffia and simple stitches, this pattern is quick and easy. If I could keep plants alive, I’d have all my planters covered in these in every colour. Check out the Free Raffia Planter pattern here.

    Triangle Trio Boho Vest by Nana’s Crafy Home

    The vest is made with a cotton blend yarn which will make it light enough for summer. Couldn’t you just see yourself wearing this piece to a fun festival? The free pattern is available in sizes S to 4XL. Check out the Triangle Trio Boho Vest here.

    Springtime Market Bag

    Casey from Cats and Crochet offers the crochet pattern for this lovely bag for free on her blog. Unlike other market bag parterns, this bag doesn’t have large wholes in it so it can carry pretty much anything your heart desires. Made with simple stitches, this pattern is a beginner-friendly project. Check out the free pattern for the Springtime Market Bag here.

    Cara Cardi by Yarn Hook Needles

    The Cara Cardi crochet pattern by Yarn Hook Needles is a one size fits most pattern but Jerica gives you the instructions on how to easily adjust this to fit your size. The pattern uses Lion Brand Comfy Cotton Blend yarn (which I’ve heard is dreamy), this light and breezy cardi can become a wardrobe staple whether you’re heading to the beach or the grocery store. Check out the free Cara Cardi crochet pattern by Yarn Hook Needles here.

    Super Easy Freezie Holders by Loops and Love Crochet

    Looking for a super quick pattern? Check out this pattern for Super Easy Freezie Holders by Loops and Love Crochet. This pattern is perfect for beginners as you only need to know how to slip stitch, chain and single crochet. If you have kids in your life, you’re going to need to make about a dozen of these so you have back ups when the dirty ones are in the wash. Check out the free pattern for Super Easy Freezie Holders here.

    Easy Summer Tee Crochet Pattern by Yay for Yarn

    Here’s another great garment pattern for your summer wardrobe. The Easy Summer Tee crochet pattern is accessible for experienced beginners and is available in sizes XS to 5XL. This top is lacy and breezy so it will keep you cool on those hot summer days. Check out the Easy Summer Tee Crochet Pattern here.

    Mermaid Kawaii Cuddler by 3amgracedesigns

    Mermaid Kawaii Cuddler by 3amgracedesigns

    I don’t know about you but mermaids just scream summer to me. So if amigurumi is more your thing, check out the free pattern for the Mermaid Kawaii Cuddler from 3amgracedesigns. The finished project is approximately 12 inches tall so it is the perfect cuddle size for the little ones in your life. Get the Mermaid Kawaii Cuddler Pattern here.

    Pineapple Drawstring Sunglasses Bag

    Pineapple Drawstring Sunglasses Bag

    Seriously. How adorable is this Drawstring Pineapple Sunglasses Bag from The Crafter Life? I doubt you’ll have trouble finding your sunglasses in your purse in you put them in this. This bag is making me hungry so excuse me while I go get some pineapple. In the meantime, go check out the free summer pattern for the Drawstring Pineapple Sunglasses Bag here.

    Crochet Keychain Ice Cream by Yarnhild

    amigurumi ice cream

    This cute free summer crochet pattern is brought to you by Yarnhild. It’s an adorable little ice cream keychain! The little face is just too sweet. This project is beginner-friendly, and quick to work up. Omit the keychain hardware and you could give it to a toddler as play food. You can get the pattern for Yarnhild’s Crochet Keychain Ice Cream here.

    Pretty Spring Dress by Knitting with Chopsticks

    Woman wearing crochet dress, summer crochet pattern

    Last but not least is the Pretty Spring Dress by Knitting with Chopsticks. This dress pattern comes in one size, however instructions are given on how to adjust it to fit yourself. The texture on this dress is absolutely beautiful and the construction is relatively easy. Head on over to Knitting with Chopsticks to check out her Pretty Spring Dress crochet pattern.

    Thanks for reading! I hope you enjoyed this round up of free summer crochet patterns. If you like round ups, try checking out this one: Crochet Spring Shawl and Wrap Round Up.

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    Interview with Anna from The Knotty Boss

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    Maker Interview with Anna from The Knotty Boss

Learn more about this dynamic maker, how she got her start in crochet and her advice to makers like you!

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    I am very excited to introduce you to Anna from The Knotty Boss today. Anna is a very talented maker that designs and crochets the cutest amigurumi cacti. And her talent doesn’t stop there! Anna is also a talented graphic designer who makes some seriously awesome templates for crafters to take their projects to the next level. If you haven’t already seen her Instagram account, you need to check it out. Read below to learn more about Anna and The Knotty Boss.

    Tell me a little bit about yourself.

    My name is Anna. I’m the maker behind @theknottyboss. I currently reside in the Philadelphia area, although I’m originally from Ukraine.  As much as I would love for The Knotty Boss to be my main bread-n-butter, it’s currently a part time gig. Professionally, I’m a graphic designer, and have been doing design [as my full time job] for the past 14 years.  

    How long have you been crocheting?

    I’ve been crocheting for a little over 2 years

    Are there any other crafts that you enjoy doing?

    Yes, I’m a craft hoarder. I love knitting, sewing, painting, paper crafts… the list goes on. Unfortunately, with work and crochet taking up most of my time, it doesn’t leave room for any other crafts at the moment

    How did you learn to crochet?

    From good old YouTube

    How did you get started making cacti?

    I’m a habitual plant murderer, so I wanted to make a plant for my desk that wouldn’t die after a month. I searched for ideas on pinterest until i stumbled onto a world of amigurumi cacti. That’s what made me want to learn crochet. I had to make a cactus!!!

    What is your favourite project that you have designed to date?

    That’s a hard one. It’s like picking your favorite child [not that I know what that’s like, since I’m not a mom] I think my Frida and Rosie inspired cacti are my favorite. They were so fun to design, and people seem to like them.

    Frida inspired Cactus by The Knotty Boss

    When did you start pursuing a business as a maker and why?

    I think it was mainly peer-pressure, haha. Whenever people found out I made stuff, next question was always “do you have an Etsy store?”  After a few months of crocheting I decided to open one. Although, until this year I only used Etsy for custom listings, so my store was empty.  

    Rosie inspired cactus by The Knotty Boss

    What are your aspirations for your business?

    I ask myself this question from time to time, but I seriously haven’t come up with a good answer yet. I obviously want to be successful, but doing what, I’m still not 100% sure of.  Lately, design has been creeping into my crocheting world, and I’ve been working with different makers on their branding and packaging, which I LOVE TO DO! I would love to do more of that, in addition to crocheting.

    Some of Anna’s beautiful tags

    How do you organize yourself and stick to your goals?

    The only thing that I do to keep myself organized is make to-do lists. Other than that, I’m pretty all over the place.  I know this might be shocking to hear, but I don’t really set any crazy goals for myself [when it comes to The Knotty Boss]  I keep things very organic, and do what I feel like and when [unless i promise something specific to someone] Is that bad?

    What are your biggest struggles as a maker?

    Trying to achieve perfection, procrastination, inability to work on one thing at a time. Should I continue? haha.

    Where does your inspiration come from?

    From anywhere and everywhere. Friends and other makers, social media and also my customers. A lot of my cacti ideas came from customers with specific requests. For example, my first Frida cactus was a custom order.

    What tips would you give to someone wanting to start out with a maker business?
    I would be the worst person to give any business advice. However, as a designer, I can give some design advice… It’s important to know the difference between a professional logo and one designed with free apps with pre-made graphics.  Good logos aren’t cheap, and cheap logos aren’t good [most of the time] Also, stay consistent with your branding fonts and colors.

    What’s your favourite yarn/fibre to work with?
    I love cotton yarns, but I also haven’t worked with that much yarn variety yet.  I’m still learning and finding new fibers to work with.

    Who inspires you?  Who are your favourite makers?
    There are so many makers that inspire me, I wouldn’t know where to start, plus I don’t want to leave anyone out.

    If time and money were not an issue, what would your dream project be?
    I would love to make a huge cactus with one of those giant yarns [the ones you can just hand crochet with]

    Anna from The Knotty Boss

    Anything else you’d like to tell us about? (i.e. exciting future projects, fun tidbits, etc.)

    Just some random-ness:
    I love cheese, chocolate and sauv blanc. I’m a dog person [sorry, cats] I’m obsessed with typography and fonts. Recently I’ve been on a Judge Judy kick [can’t get enough of her sassy courtroom antics… and yes, it’s currently on in the background, as I type this]

    Want to know where to find this talented maker? You can find Anna and The Knotty Boss at the links below:

    Instagram: www.instagram.com/theknottyboss
    Facebook: www.facebook.com/theknottyboss
    Etsy: https://www.etsy.com/shop/theknottyboss

  • Crochet Patterns

    Carter the Carrot Amigurumi Pattern

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    Carter the Carrot Free Crochet Pattern by The Loopy Lamb

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    In celebration of Best Friends Day tomorrow, I’ve teamed up with Osage County Crochet to bring you two free crochet patterns this week! While we were brainstorming ideas, we found out that tomorrow is Best Friends Day and wanted to do a best friends theme. After some deliberation, we wanted to make some amigurumi peas and carrots who were best friends. My contribution to this collaboration is Carter the Carrot.

    I have to confess something. As soon as we started talking about our peas and carrots idea, I knew I was going to be putting a moustache on Carter the Carrot. I will put a moustache on ANYTHING. My very first crochet design was a cactus with a moustache on it. I don’t know why, but I think moustaches are hilarious and awesome so I love to put them on stuff.

    Amigurumi Carrot, Carterthe Carrot with Inpirational Stitch Markers by The Loopy Lamb

    Carter is a realitively quick and easy project that even beginners can do. You will need to know how to make a magic circle, single crochet, single crochet increase and decrease as well as how to single crochet in the back bump of your chain. (Need to learn how to crochet in the back bump of your chain? Check out this quick tutorial HERE.)

    When you’re done here, head on over to Osage County Crochet to check out her part of our collaboration: Beary the Pea.

    You can find Osage County Crochet on social media here:
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    Instagram: www.instagram.com/osagecountycrochet

    Carter the Carrot with Scissors and Crochet Hook

    Don’t lose it! Add it to your Ravelry Queue HERE.

    Skill Level: Beginner

    Get the inexpensive ad-free PDF copy of this pattern which includes step by step photos for making the glasses as well as the moustache template HERE via Etsy or HERE via Ravelry.

    Supplies:
    3.5 mm hook
    2 – 10 mm eyes
    Approximately 15 yards (14m) of Bernat Premium Yarn in Spring Green
    Approximately 35 yards (32 m) of Red Heart Super Saver in Carrot
    Black Craft Felt
    Scissors
    Tapestry Needle
    Fabric Adhesive
    20 Gauge Silver Craft/Jewelry Wire for Glasses
    Sharpie Marker (or something around the same size to wrap the wire around for the glasses)
    Polyester Stuffing
    Stitch Marker

    Abbreviations:
    CH = Chain
    MC = Magic Circle
    SC = Single Crochet
    SCINC = Single Crochet Increase
    SCDEC = Single Crochet Decrease
    SL ST = slip stitch
    FO = Finish Off

    Gauge: Not important as long as tension is maintained throughout the project and there are no large gaps between stitches – 10 stitches x 11 rows = 2″
    Finished size: 7.5 inches tall x 2.5 inches wide (at its widest point).

    NOTES:

    – This pattern is written in American standard terms
    – This project is worked in the round.  Do not join at the end of each round unless indicated otherwise.

    carter the carrot with a Be You Stitch Marker

    Carter the Carrot Pattern:

    Body

    Row 1: Using orange, make a MC and SC 6 into the MC. (6)
    Row 2:  (SCINC) x 6 (12)
    Row 3: (SC, SCINC) x 6 (18)
    Row 4: SC 1, SCINC, (SC2, SCINC) x 5, SC1 (24)
    Row 5: (SC 3, SCINC) x 6 (30)
    Row 6: SC around (30)
    Row 7: SC2, SCINC, (SC4, SCINC)X 5, SC2 (36)
    Rows 8 – 10: SC around (36)
    Row 11: SCDEC, SC16, SCDEC, SC16 (34)
    Row 12: SC around (34)
    Row 13: SC 8, SCDEC, SC15, SCDEC, SC7 (32)
    Row 14: SC around (32) – Insert eyes 6 stitches apart in Row 14.
    Row 15: SC 3, SCDEC, SC 13, SCDEC SC 12 (30)
    Row 16: SC around (30)
    Row 17: SC 13, SCDEC, SC 13, SCDEC (28)
    Row 18: SC around (28)
    Row 19: SC 4, SCDEC, SC 12, SCDEC, SC 8 (26)
    Row 20: SC around (26)
    Row 21: SC 7, SCDEC, SC 7, SCDEC, SC8 (24)
    Row 22: SC around (24)
    Row 23: SCDEC, SC10, SCDEC, SC 10 (22)
    Row 24: SC around (22)
    Row 25: SC5, SCDEC, SC9, SCDEC, SC4 (20)
    Row 26: SC around (20)
    Row 27: SC 8, SCDEC, SC 6, SCDEC, SC 2 (18)
    Row 28: SC around (18)
    Row 29: SC 2, SCDEC, SC7, SCDEC, SC5 (16)
    Row 30: SC around (16)
    Row 31: SCDEC, SC 6, SCDEC, SC 6 (14)
    Row 32: SC around (14)
    Row 33: SC 3, SCDEC, SC 5, SCDEC, SC 2 (12)
    Row 34: SC around (12)
    Row 35: SC 3, SCDEC, SC 4, SCDEC, SC 1 (10)
    Row 36: SC around (10)
    Row 37: SCDEC, SC 2, SCDEC, SC 2, SCDEC (7)
    Row 38: SC around (7)
    Row 39: SC 4, SCDEC, SC 1 (6)
    FO and weave in ends.

    amigurumi carrot wearing glasses

    Leaves

    Row 1: Using green, make a MC and SC 6 into the MC. (6)
    Row 2: (SCINC) x 6 (12)
    Row 3: SC 1, *CH13, SC in the back bump of the 2nd CH from the hook.  Working down the CH, SC 11 in the back bump of each CH.  SC into the next stitch of Row 2.*  Repeat 11 more times. SL ST into the first SC of this round.  FO leaving a long tail to sew onto carrot body.  Sew onto top of carrot head.

    Glasses

    carter the carrot and tools for making glasses

    Using silver craft/jewelry wire, bend the wire at a 90 degree angle approximately an inch from the end of the wire.  Next to the bend, create a circle by wrapping the wire around a large pen/marker once – this creates the first “lens”.  Leave some wire straight to act as the bridge of the glasses.  Make sure that the bridge is long enough so that when you create the second lens, the eyes should be centered in each “lens”. (I find it’s helpful to measure the space between the two eyes to help me gauge how long the bridge should be.)  Wrap the wire around the marker again to create the second “lens”.  Create a 90 degree bend in the wire to create the second “arm” and cut off at an inch and a half.  Put them on the carrot, inserting the arms into the carrot, through the spaces between the stiches on the outside of the each eye.  (Need more help? A step-by-step photo tutorial for making the glasses is available on the ad-free PDF available HERE via Etsy or HERE via Ravelry.)

    wire glasses for amigurumi

    Moustache

    Cut a moustache out of black felt. Mine is approximately 1 3/8” long. The template that I used for my moustache is available in the PDF of the pattern which is available HERE via Etsy or HERE via Ravelry. Apply some of the fabric glue to one side of the moustache and glue it to the carrot just below the bottom of the glasses.

    moustache

    When you’re done here, don’t forget to head on over to Osage County Crochet to see her pattern for Carter’s best friend Beary Pea.

    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.   

    I’d love to see your finished Carter the Carrot!  Please share your finished makes by tagging the pattern on Ravelry, sharing it to our Facebook page or use #theloopylamb on Instagram.  Don’t forget to follow me on Facebook, Instagram and Pinterest 

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    If you like amigurumi patterns, check out these fun projects: Wanda the Whale and Ned th Narwhal or Clawdia Cat

    Carter the Carrot Free Crochet Pattern by The Loopy Lamb

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  • How To's,  Uncategorized

    How to Crochet the Foundation Double Crochet Stitch

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    How to crochet the foundation double crochet stitch (FDC) - A stitch tutorial by The Loopy Lamb.  

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    This week I want to show you how to do a foundation double crochet (FDC). You may have heard some buzz about foundation stitches (aka chainless foundation stitches) lately and there is a good reason why – Foundation stitches create your base chain and your first row of stitches for your project at the same time. The foundation double crochet stitch is a real time saver and it isn’t as tedious as working into chains to create your first row.

    Foundation stitches have more stretch than working into chains and tend to look tidier because it is easier to maintain tension throughout your first row. My favourite part? No more counting chains! You just make as many stitches as you need. What’s not to love?

    Chain 3

    Step 1: Ch 3.

    Foundation Double Crochet Stitch Step 2

    Step 2: Yarn over and insert your hook into the 3rd chain from hook.

    Foundation Double Crochet Stitch Step 3

    Step 3: Yarn over and pull up a loop. You should have 3 loops on your hook. Next, you’ll yarn over and pull through 1 loop on your hook. This creates the “chain”.

    Foundation Double Crochet Stitch Step 4

    Step 4: Yarn over and draw through 2 loops on your hook. You should have 2 loops left on your hook.

    Foundation Double Crochet Stitch Step 5

    Step 5: Yarn over and pull through all the loops on your hook. This creates your first foundation double crochet stitch.

    Foundation Double Crochet Stitch Step 6

    Step 6: For the next stitch (and subsequent stitches), yarn over and insert your hook under the 2 loops of the “chain” of the last stitch and pull up a loop. You should have 3 loops on your hook again.

    Foundation Double Crochet Stitch Step 7

    Step 7: Yarn over and draw through 1 loop on your hook. This leaves 3 loops on your hook.

    Foundation Double Crochet Stitch Step 8

    Step 8: Yarn over and draw through 2 loops on your hook. This leaves 2 loops on your hook.

    Foundation Double Crochet Stitch Step 9

    Step 9: Yarn over and draw through all the remaining loops on your hook. This creates your foundation double crochet stitch.

    Foundation Double Crochet Stitch Step 10

    Repeat steps 6 to 9 until you have the number of stitches required for your project.

    Completed Foundation Double Crochet Stitch

    I hope that you enjoyed this tutorial! Please don’t forget to pin and share this post.

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  • Crochet Patterns

    Colour Block Make Up Bag Crochet Pattern

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    Colour Block Make Up Bag Free Crochet Pattern by The Loopy Lamb

This beginner-friendly crochet pattern is a quick and easy, yet modern-looking make.  

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    The colour block make up bag is a super easy, beginner-friendly crochet pattern that can be made in a few hours. Because who doesn’t love a quick, easy crochet pattern?

    Don’t lose it. Add it to your Ravelry Queue HERE.

    One of my favourite features of this bag is the suede tassel. I hunted high and low to find the perfect tassel for this project. After going to a few shops locally and searching online, I found this beauty on Etsy at Moxie’s Leather. Their tassels were gorgeous and I was so excited to support another Canadian maker that I couldn’t wait for it to get here. I think it was the perfect finishing touch to this bag.

    I also added another one of the Tim Holtz Word Bands to this bag. I have used them on the last two bags I’ve designed (The Rainbow Saver Tote Bag and the Shoreline Seeker Tote) and I really enjoyed the look they give to the bags. The one I used on this bag says “Encourage your hope, not your fears”.

    Colour Block Make Up Bag Crochet Pattern

    Colour Block Make Up Bag Free Crochet Pattern by The Loopy Lamb

This beginner-friendly crochet pattern is a quick and easy, yet modern-looking make.  

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    Skill Level: Beginner

    Get the inexpensive ad-free PDF copy of this pattern HERE.

    Supplies:
    Bernat Handicrafter in White (1- 50g Skein) and Classic Navy (1 – 50g Skein)
    4 mm crochet hook
    Tapestry needle for weaving in ends
    8” White Zipper
    White Sewing Thread and Sewing Needle
    Tim Holtz Idea-ology Word Band (Optional)
    4” Leather Tassel (Optional) – I got mine from Moxie’s Leather on Etsy (HERE)
    1 – 9mm Split Jump Ring to attach Tassel to Zipper (Optional)
    Sewing Pins
    Measuring Tape
    Scissors
    Fabric Pencil (or something to mark where you need to sew on the bottom of the bag)


    Colour Block Make Up Bag Free Crochet Pattern by The Loopy Lamb

This beginner-friendly crochet pattern is a quick and easy, yet modern-looking make.  

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    Abbreviations:
    CH = Chain
    SC = Single Crochet
    SCINC = Single Crochet Increase
    SCDEC = Single Crochet Decrease
    SL ST = slip stitch
    FO = Finish Off

    Size: Finished size: Approximately 3.75 inches tall x 8.75 inches wide (at widest part) x 3“ deep (at base).

    Gauge: 9.5 sts across x 9 rows = 2” square


    NOTES:
    – This pattern is written in American standard terms
    – This project is worked in the round.  The end of each round is joined with a slip stitch to the first stitch of that round.


    Using Classic Navy, CH 71.  Join with a SL ST to the first CH to form a ring.  CH 1. (71)
    Rows 1 – 12: SC in the first stitch and in each stitch around.  Join to the first stitch with a SL ST. CH1. (71)
    Change to White
    Rows 13 – 23: SC in the first stitch and in each stitch around.  Join to the first stitch with a SL ST.  CH1 (71)
    Row 24: SC in the first stitch and in each stitch around.  Join to the first stitch with a SL ST. (71)
    FO. Weave in ends.

    With the bag inside out, line up the bottom stitches.  Using Classic Navy, sew the bottom of the bag together, sewing through each set of lined up stitches.  FO and weave in ends. 

    Applying the zipper:  Pin in the zipper and using the sewing thread and needle, sew the zipper to the bag.

    Colour Block Make Up Bag Free Crochet Pattern by The Loopy Lamb

This beginner-friendly crochet pattern is a quick and easy, yet modern-looking make.  

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    To make the square bottom:  Keeping the bag inside out, turn it upside down.  Lay the bag so that the bottom faces up and one of the corners lays out in a triangular shape, with the seam centered. Use a ruler and measure 1 1/8” from the tip of the cover and mark a line across the corner at that point.  Using Classic Navy, sew through both layers across that line.  Repeat on the other corner. Fold the corners towards the center of the inside of the bag and using a length of classic navy secure the corners down to the bottom of the bag.

    Colour Block Make Up Bag Free Crochet Pattern by The Loopy Lamb

This beginner-friendly crochet pattern is a quick and easy, yet modern-looking make.  

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    Colour Block Make Up Bag Free Crochet Pattern by The Loopy Lamb

This beginner-friendly crochet pattern is a quick and easy, yet modern-looking make.  

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    Finishing Touches: If using the word band, sew it to the front of the bag in the center, just below the opening.

    If using the tassel, attach it to the jump ring and attach the jump ring to the zipper to act as a zipper pull.

    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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    Colour Block Make Up Bag Free Crochet Pattern by The Loopy Lamb

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  • How To's,  Uncategorized

    How to Crochet the Foundation Single Crochet Stitch

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    How to crochet the foundation single crochet stitch (FSC) - A stitch tutorial by The Loopy Lamb.  

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    You may have heard some buzz about foundation stitches (aka chainless foundation stitches) lately and there is a good reason why – Foundation stitches create your base chain and your first row of stitches for your project at the same time. The Foundation Single Crochet Stitch is a real time saver and it isn’t as tedious as working into chains to create your first row. Foundation stitches create your chains and first row of stitches at the same time.

    Foundation stitches have more stretch than working into chains and tend to look tidier because it is easier to maintain tension throughout your first row. My favourite part? No more counting chains! You just make as many stitches as you need. What’s not to love?

    How to Crochet the Foundation Single Crochet Stitch (FSC)

    Foundation Single Crochet Step 1

    Step 1: Chain 2.

    Foundation Single Crochet Stitch Step 2

    Step 2: Insert your hook in the second chain from the hook and yarn over.

    Foundation Single Crochet Stitch Step 3

    Step 3: Pull up a loop. You should have two loops on your hook.

    Foundation Single Crochet Stitch Step 4

    Step 4: Yarn over and pull through one loop on your hook. This creates your “chain”.

    Foundation Single Crochet Stitch Step 5

    Step 5: Yarn over and pull through both loops on your hook. This creates your first foundation single crochet (FSC).

    Foundation Single Crochet Stitch Step 6

    Step 6: For the next stitch (and subsequent stitches), insert your hook under the “chain” of the last stitch. Yarn over and pull up a loop (2 loops on hook).

    Foundation Single Crochet Stitch Step 7

    Step 7: Yarn over and pull through 1 loop on your hook.

    Foundation Single Crochet Stitch Step 8

    Step 8: Yarn over and pull through both loops on your hook. This creates your foundation single crochet stitch.

    Foundation Single Crochet Stitch Step 8

    Repeat steps 6 to 8 until you have the desired number of stitches for your project.

    Completed Foundation Single Crochet Stitches

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