• Crochet Patterns

    Caron Anniversary Cake Blanket Pattern

    Caron Anniversary Cake Blanket draped over a fence
    This post may contain affiliate links. All opinions are my own.

    Many of you may remember when I first stumbled across Caron Anniversary Cakes and ran out to grab one and do my yarn review of it (found here). I got a little too excited about my huggable-sized yarn and dug into it right away but I also was inspired to create a new blanket pattern. I really want to call this Caron Anniverary Cake Blanket Pattern a one skein pattern (which is really is, only one Anniverary Cake is needed for this) but it feels like cheating since one Anniversary Cake weighs over 2 lbs and has over 1000 yards of yarn in it.

    Pin it for later Save

    The Tranquil Tides blanket is a relaxing and easy make, accessible for beginners. When I set out to design my Caron Anniversary Cake Blanket Pattern, I wanted to create something that was easy enough to do while you binge your favourite shows but interesting enough that you don’t get bored. I used the colourway Blueberry Birthday and the colours were really soothing and reminded me of water and my husband said that since it was a relaxing make, I should call it Tranquil Tides. And that’s how this pattern got it’s name.

    Because the yarn is super bulky, it works up quickly and you’ll have yourself a beautiful new blanket in no time. I’ve kept the stitches simple to not only make this pattern accessible to beginners, but to make it quick and relaxing. To make this blanket, you’ll need to know how to make a chain, do a double crochet, double crochet increase and double crochet decrease. You’ll also need to know how to work in the back loop only.

    Check out my video tutorial for this Caron Anniversary Cakes Blanket Pattern:

    This pattern doesn’t use a full Caron Anniversary Cake. There will be some left overs. I like to cut the yarn every three rows to control the colour changes. This is completely optional should you not want to weave in your ends, you will just have mid-row colour changes.

    Other Free Crochet Blanket Patterns Available On The Loopy Lamb:

    Caron Anniversary Cake Blanket Pattern: Tranquil Tides

    Smiling woman cuddling with the blanket made with this Caron Anniversary Cake Blanket Pattern

    Skill Level:

    • Beginner

    Supplies:

    • 8.0 mm Furls Crochet Hook (or whatever hook needed to match gauge) – – Save 15% when shopping Furls through this link using the code loopylamb15
    • 1 Caron Anniversary Cake (I used Blueberry Birthday) or 928 yards of Super Bulky (6) Yarn
    • Tapestry Needle
    • Scissors


    Abbreviations:

    • BLO = Back Loop Only
    • CH = Chain
    • DC = Double Crochet
    • DCINC = Double Crochet Increase
    • DCDEC = Double Crochet Decrease
    • FO = Finish Off
    • ST = Stitch
    • SK = Skip


    Finished size:

    • 48” Long by 36” wide

    Gauge:

    • 9.5 sts x 5 rows = 4 inches

    You can purchase an inexpensive ad-free PDF version of this pattern which includes all sizes for a small fee HERE on Ravelry and HERE on Etsy.


    NOTES:

    • CH 3s at the beginning of rows count as first DC stitch
    • To adjust the size of this pattern, chain in multiples of 12 + 3 for the turning CH.
    • To maintain clean colour changes, I cut the yarn every 3 rows and changed to the next colour that happened in the ball.  This is completely optional as it does result in more ends to weave in, however, it does look cleaner in the end result. 
    • All stitches in the row should be done in the BLO for rows that indicate BLO at the beginning of them.
    Woman holding a crochet ripple blanket up behind her.

    CH 87
    Row 1: DC in the 4th CH from the hook (skipped CHs count as 1st DC), *DC 3, (DCDEC) x 2, DC 3, (DCINC) x 2* repeat instructions given in ** until 11 STs remain.  DC 3, (DCDEC) x 2, DC 3, DCINC in the last ST. (84)
    Row 2: Turn and CH 3.  (counts as first ST here and throughout), DC in the 1st ST, *DC 3, (DCDEC) x 2, DC 3, (DCINC) x 2* repeat instructions given in ** until 11 STs remain.  DC 3, (DCDEC) x 2, DC 3, DCINC in the last ST. (84)
    Row 3: Turn and CH 3.  In BLO, DC in the 1st ST, *DC 3, (DCDEC) x 2, DC 3, (DCINC) x 2* repeat instructions given in ** until 11 STs remain.  DC 3, (DCDEC) x 2, DC 3, DCINC in the last ST. (84)
    Change to next colour in ball
    Row 4: Turn and CH 3.  DC in the 1st ST, *DC 3, (DCDEC) x 2, DC 3, (DCINC) x 2* repeat instructions given in ** until 11 STs remain.  DC 3, (DCDEC) x 2, DC 3, DCINC in the last ST. (84)
    Row 5: Turn and CH 3.  In BLO, DC in the 1st ST, *DC 3, (DCDEC) x 2, DC 3, (DCINC) x 2* repeat instructions given in ** until 11 STs remain.  DC 3, (DCDEC) x 2, DC 3, DCINC in the last ST. (84)
    Row 6: Turn and CH 3.  DC in the 1st ST, *DC 3, (DCDEC) x 2, DC 3, (DCINC) x 2* repeat instructions given in ** until 11 STs remain.  DC 3, (DCDEC) x 2, DC 3, DCINC in the last ST. (84)
    Change to next colour in ball
    Row 7: Turn and CH 3.  In BLO, DC in the 1st ST, *DC 3, (DCDEC) x 2, DC 3, (DCINC) x 2* repeat instructions given in ** until 11 STs remain.  DC 3, (DCDEC) x 2, DC 3, DCINC in the last ST. (84)
    Rows 8 – 10: Repeat Row 2. Change to next colour in your ball at the end of Row 9. (84)

    If you would like to support my blog, you can do so by doing your regular shopping on Amazon. As an Amazon affiliate, I earn a small commission on qualifying purchases made through my Amazon link, which in turn helps to support the blog so I can keep bringing you patterns and great content like this for free.

    Woman smiling, looking over her shoulder with a crochet blanket made with this free crochet pattern on her shoulders.
    When your glasses match your fresh off the hook new blanket.


    Rows 11 – 15: Repeat Rows 3 – 7. Change to next colour in your ball at the end of Rows 12 and 15. (84)
    Rows 16 – 18: Repeat Row 2 (84)
    Change to next colour in ball
    Rows 19 – 23: Repeat Rows 3 – 7. Change to next colour in your ball at the end of Row 21. (84)
    Rows 24 – 26: Repeat Row 2. Change to next colour in your ball at the end of Row 24. (84)
    Rows 27 – 31: Repeat Rows 3 – 7. Change to next colour in your ball at the end of Rows 27 and 30. (84)
    Rows 32 – 34: Repeat Row 2.  Change to next colour in your ball at the end of Row 33.  (84)
    Rows 35 – 39: Repeat Rows 3 – 7.  Change to next colour in your ball at the end of Rows 36 and 39. (84)
    Rows 40 – 42: Repeat Row 2.
    Change to next colour in ball
    Rows 43 – 47: Repeat Rows 3 – 7. Change to next colour in your ball at the end of Row 45. (84)

    close up of the caron anniversary cakes blanket pattern textures


    Rows 48 – 50: Repeat Row 2.  Change to next colour in your ball at the end of Row 48. (84)
    Change to next colour in ball
    Rows 51 – 55: Repeat Rows 3 – 7.  Change to next colour in your ball at the end of Rows 51 and 54. (84)
    Rows 56 – 58: Repeat Row 2. Change to next colour in your ball at the end of Row 57.  (84)
    Rows 59 – 61: Repeat Rows 3 – 5. Change to next colour in your ball at the end of Row 60.   (84)
    Row 62: Repeat Row 2 (84)

    FO and weave in ends.  Block.

    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 blog: http://www.theloopylamb.com.  Please do not resell, distribute, duplicate, or share this pattern in any printed or digital form, or claim 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 blankets made with my free Caron Anniversary Cake Blanket Pattern!  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 

    Facebook: www.facebook.com/TheLoopyLamb
    Instagram:
      www.instagram.com/TheLoopyLamb
    YouTube: The Loopy Lamb YouTube Channel
    Pinterest: www.pinterest.com/theloopylamb
    Newsletter: Sign up for my newsletter!

  • Crochet Patterns

    Crochet Gnome Christmas Tree Ornament Pattern

    Two crochet gnome christmas tree ornaments being held in hands.
    This post may contain affiliate links. All opinions are my own.

    Whether you’re ready or not, the holiday season is upon us and soon we’ll be decorating our trees (if you haven’t already). Adorn your tree with these quick, easy and oh so adorable Gnome Christmas Tree Ornaments.

    For this free crochet pattern, I’ve included two different versions which will help you get similar results using two different materials for the base of the ornament. Version 1 of the pattern includes making a beard for your Gnome Christmas Tree Ornament with faux fur yarn that takes only a few minutes to make. If you’re pressed for time or aren’t comfortable with using faux fur yarns, I have made Version 2. For Version 2, the beard of the Gnome Christmas Tree Ornament is made using a faux fur pom pom. Both versions are quick, easy and (more than) a little addictive. You have have a tree full of them before you know it.

    This Gnome Christmas Tree Ornament Free Pattern has been sponsored by Clover USA. All opinions are my own.

    Pin it for later Save

    If you haven’t used faux yarn to crochet amigurumi before, this Gnome Christmas Tree Ornament pattern is a great pattern to finally give it a try. The beard of Version 1 of this pattern is made with faux fur yarn and is only a few rounds so it isn’t a big committment and will give you some practice working with it. Faux fur yarn is incredibly forgiving so if you don’t have the tidiest seaming when putting your Gnome Christmas Tree Ornament together, no one can tell. The fur hides it all and still looks great. Check out my tips and tricks for using faux fur yarns in the video below (or find the write up HERE) so you can hit the ground running. If you’re looking to give faux fur yarns a try, I recommend using Fable Fur from WeCrochet (found HERE). It’s my favourite faux fur yarn as it has a thick strap on the back of the yarn which helps you feel the stitches, even if you can’t see them.

    Other Free Faux Fur Yarn Crochet Patterns Available:

    If you haven’t seen my other faux fur yarn crochet patterns that I’ve published so far, check them out here:

    supplies used in this free crochet gnome pattern.

    Supplies for Gnome Crocheted with Faux Fur (Referred to as Version 1):

    crochet gnome ornament made with faux fur yarn

    If you’re planning on buying the materials for this project, please consider doing so through this affiliate link. It helps to support the blog at zero cost to you and allows me to continue to bring you great free crochet patterns like this one.

    Supplies for Gnome with Pom Pom Base (Referred to as Version 2):

    gnome tree ornament made with faux fur pompom

    Abbreviations:

    • CH = Chain
    • MC = Magic Circle
    • ST = Stitch
    • SL ST = Slip Stitch
    • SC = Single Crochet
    • SCDEC = Single Crochet Decrease
    • SCINC = Single Crochet Increase
    • FO = Finish Off

    Get an ad-free PDF version of this Crochet Gnome Christmas Tree Ornament pattern HERE on Ravelry or HERE on Etsy.


    Finished size:

    • Approximately 4.5” tall

    Gauge:

    • Faux Fur Gauge: 5 sts x 5 rows = 2 inches
    • Hat Gauge: 12 sts x 12 rows = 2 inches
    • Gauge is not vital to project

    NOTES:

    • Gauge is not vital to the project but it may affect the amount of yarn needed for the project. 
    • A 5.5mm crochet hook is recommended for the project but if you find you are unable to feel your stitches, you can adjust your hook until you can more easily feel your stitches to know where to place your stitches.  This may however affect your gauge and therefore, the amount of yarn needed. 
    • This pattern is worked in continuous rounds (unless stated otherwise).  Do not join at the end of the row, unless indicated.  A stitch marker is used to keep track of the beginning of the round.
    • All pieces made in the Fable Fur are worked and sewn onto the project with the wrong side facing out to show the better-looking side of the fur. 

    Crochet Gnome Christmas Tree Ornament Free Pattern

    crochet gnome tree ornaments made with a faux fur pom pom and a gnome made with faux fur yarn

    Hat for Both Gnome Versions


    Round 1:
    Using 3.5mm hook and Brava Worsted Weight in Red, make a MC and SC 6 into the MC. (6)
    Round 2: SC around (6)
    Round 3:
    (SCINC) x 6 (12)
    Rounds 4 – 5: SC around (12)
    Round 6: (SC, SCINC) x 6 (18)
    Rounds 7 – 8:
    SC around (18)
    Round 9: SC, SCINC, (SC 2, SCINC) x 5, SC (24)
    Rounds 10 – 11: SC around (24)
    Round 12: (SC 3, SCINC) x 6 (30)
    Round 13: SC around (30)
    Round 14:  SC 2, SCINC, (SC 4, SCINC) x 6, SC 2 (36)
    Round 15: (SC 5, SCINC) x 6 (42)
    Rounds 16 – 18: SC around (42)Join last ST to the first ST with a SL ST.
    If using the faux fur yarn base, FO leaving a long tail to sew the hat onto the base.

    If using the pompom as your base (Version 2), FO and weave in ends.


    Creating the Hanger (for both versions):

    Cut a length of yarn that matches your hat colour to approximately 8 – 10” long.  Thread the tail onto a tapestry needle and pull the yarn through a stitch near the top of the hat.  Do NOT pull it all the way through.  Thread it through another stitch at the top of the hat and pull it inside the hat.  Take the two ends of your yarn and tie a knot inside the hat, making sure that you leave enough yarn outside of the hat to hang it on the tree. Pull the loop up to finish the hanger. (Need help with this step? Check out my YouTube video below)

    How to Assemble Your Crochet Gnome Christmas Tree Ornament (Version 2)

    trio of crochet gnome tree ornaments made with this free crochet pattern.

    Beard (for Version 1 Only)

    Round 1: Using 5.5mm hook and Fable Fur in Eisbar, make a MC and SC 6 into the MC. (6)
    Round 2: (SCINC) x 6 (12)
    Round 3: (SCINC, SC) x 6 (18)
    Rounds 4 – 6: SC around (18) – Add stuffing.  Continue to add more stuffing as you go.
    Round 7: (SCDEC, SC) x 6 (12)
    Round 8: (SCDEC) x 6 (6)
    FO leaving a long tail to sew the bead onto the Beard.  Finish stuffing. Thread the tail onto a tapestry needle and feed the needle down through the center hole left from finishing off the beard and out through the side of the beard towards you.  I like to go down approximately 3 rows. 

    needle coming out the side of a faux fur yarn pompom
    bead sewn onto side of faux fur yarn pompom

    Use the tail to sew the nose onto the side of the beard near the top of the beard (make sure the hat will cover the top part of the nose before securing it).  FO and weave in ends.  Alternatively, if you don’t want to sew on the nose, you can use some hot glue to glue it to the side of your beard.  Just make sure you’re confident of your placement before applying the glue.

    Assembly:

    Version 1:

    Stuff your hat with stuffing and place over top of your gnome beard so one edge slightly overhangs the nose.  Sew around the bottom of the hat, securing it to the beard, adding stuffing as you go.  When you get to the bead, pull the yarn through the stitch closest to the end of the bead in the hat and then through the hole in the bead to the other side and then through the stitch closest to the bead’s other side and pull taught(see image below).  Continue sewing the hat to the beard.  FO and weave in ends. Alternatively, if you don’t want to sew the hat on, you could glue it on using the hot glue and glue gun.

    image showing which stitches to use when attaching hat to crochet gnome

    Version 2:

    Use a scrap piece of yarn and thread it through your bead.  Tie the yarn to the elastic on your pompom so the bead hangs slightly against the top/side of the pompom. 

    fur pompom showing it has an elastic attachment
    pompom with bead nose attachment

    Use an elastic to wrap around the pompom to hold the fur down to make adding glue easier and less messy.  Stuff your hat with stuffing and place over top of your pompom to test the placement of your bead.  When satisfied add hot glue around the top of the pompom where the edge of your hat will meet/touch the pompom, making sure to add some to the top of the bead.  Place stuffed hat on top of the pompom and hold in place until glue cools/hat is secure.


    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 blog: http://www.theloopylamb.com.  Please do not resell, distribute, duplicate, or share this pattern in any printed or digital form, or claim 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 

    Facebook: www.facebook.com/TheLoopyLamb
    Instagram:
      www.instagram.com/TheLoopyLamb
    YouTube: The Loopy Lamb YouTube Channel
    Pinterest: www.pinterest.com/theloopylamb
    Newsletter: Sign up for my newsletter!

  • Crochet Patterns

    Crochet Animal Ears Headband Free Crochet Pattern

    Mother and daughter smiling wearing crochet animal ears headbands
    This post may contain affiliate links. All opinions are my own.

    Whether it’s for dress-up, Halloween or just because you can, these Crochet Animal Ears Headbands are a quick and easy make that’ll appeal to everyone. I know both my kids absolutely love them and wear them often for dress up. My daughter, who loves cats wears her cat ear headband almost everyday and my son, who’s into bears, wears his a few times a week. They play pretend to be animal friends and it’s just the cutest. Keep reading to find the free crochet pattern to make your own crochet animal ear headbands!

    Pin it for later Save

    When Halloween rolled around this year, I was caught without a Halloween costume. As an adult, that’s normally not a huge deal, but my young children really wanted both Mom & Dad to get into the spirit. So in the eleventh hour, I got an idea: I would make myself a crochet animal ears headband! I could’ve just ran to the dollar store and picked up a quick and cheap pair I guess, but where is the fun in that? I’ve got this skill and I was going to use it. So I grabbed some Fable Fur Yarn, an old headband I haven’t worn in ages and got to work.

    Smiling woman wearing faux fur crochet bear ears

    15 minutes later, I had a crochet bear ears headband and it was irresistable! Fable Fur made the ears so soft to touch and to realistic looking. I was thrilled! Take that dollar store ears! Little did I know that my now beloved crochet bear ear headband was in jeopardy. I went to show my husband my costume for the following evening. Upon walking into the room where my daughter was also sitting, I heard a little squeal. “Mommy’s a bear! I want to be a bear too!”

    She asked to try them on, to which I agreed and that was the last I held my bear ears until she went to bed that night. She wore them the whole afternoon.

    The next day was Halloween and I donned my crochet animal ears headband and my husband went as a lobster. He wore my red oven mitts, a red hoodie and a crochet lobster ear flap hat that I made him (find the free pattern here). We had a great time doing trick-or-treating at grandma’s house and everyone loved the crochet bear ears. I kept thinking I should write up the pattern and share it but I thought it may be too late to do so since Halloween had already passed.

    Smiling girl in a pink shirt wearing a crochet animal ears headband made with fable fur yarn

    Then, my kids wanted more ears. My daughter frequently pretends to be a cat (completed with hissing as people which drives me nuts) so I knew that I would have to make her a crochet cat ears headband as well. Since they play with them so often I figured that I wouldn’t wait to release the pattern because I know that with Christmas coming up, these would make a great Christmas gift for kids that is quick and easy to make.

    If this is your first time ever using faux fur yarn, check out my video below with tips and tricks for working with this yarn. If you’d prefer the written version, you can find that HERE.

    Free Crochet Patterns Using Faux Fur Yarn

    Ready to get started using faux fur yarns? Here are some free crochet patterns that I have available on my site to get you started:

    Crochet Animal Ears Headband Free Crochet Pattern

    Mother and daughter pretending to be bears while wearing crochet bear ears

    Skill Level:

    • Beginner

    Supplies:

    If you’re planning on buying the materials for this project, please consider doing so through this affiliate link. It helps to support the blog at zero cost to you and allows me to continue to bring you great free crochet patterns like this one.

    Abbreviations:


    Finished size:

    • One Size

    Gauge:

    • 5 sts x 5 rows = 2 inches – Not vital to project


    NOTES:

    • This pattern is worked in continuous rounds (unless stated otherwise).  Do not join at the end of the row, unless indicated.  A stitch marker is used to keep track of the beginning of the round.
    • All pieces made in the Fable Fur are worked and sewn onto the project with the wrong side facing out to show the better-looking side of the fur. 
    • Gauge is not critical to the project but it may affect the amount of yarn needed.
    • Please note that the amount of yarn you use may depending on the thickness of your headband. All of the headbands I’ve used were less than a centimeter wide. The wider the headband you use, the more yarn will be required to cover it.
    • If you are concerned about the bear ears being floppy, you can crochet over a chenille pipe cleaner in Round 4 of the bear ears to help support them.

    Get an ad-free PDF version of this Crochet Animal Ears Headbands Pattern HERE on Ravelry or HERE on Etsy.

    Mother and daughter wearing crochet animal ears headbands

    Crochet Animal Ears Headband Free Crochet Pattern

    Crochet Bear Ears (Make Two)

    crochet bear ears in a flat lay with We Crochet Fable Fur and a Furls Odyssey Crochet Hook

    Round 1:  Using Fable Fur in Kuma and 5.5mm crochet hook, make a MC and SC 6 into the MC.  (6)
    Round 2: (SCINC) x 6 (12)
    Round 3: (SC 1, SCINC) x 6 (18)
    Round 4: SC 1, SCINC,(SC 2, SCINC) x 5, SC 1 (24)
    Round 5: SL ST in each ST around.  (24)
    FO leaving a long tail to sew onto headband.

    If you would like to support my blog, you can do so by doing your regular shopping on Amazon. As an Amazon affiliate, I earn a small commission on qualifying purchases made through my Amazon link, which in turn helps to support the blog so I can keep bringing you patterns and great content like this for free.

    Crochet Cat Ears (Make Two)

    smiling girl wearing a crochet cat headband made with faux fur yarn

    Round 1:  Using Fable Fur in Corvo and 5.5mm crochet hook, make a MC and SC 6 into the MC.  (6)
    Round 2: SC in each ST around (6)
    Round 3: (SCINC) x 6 (12)
    Round 4: SC in each ST around (12)
    Round 5: (SC 1, SCINC) x 6 (18)
    Rounds 6 – 7: SC around (18)

    FO leaving a long tail to sew onto the headband.  Do NOT stuff.  Flatten the piece to secure to headband.

    Watch My Video Tutorial for How to Make a Crochet Animal Ears Headband (Bear Version):

    Headbands

    Attach your Fable Fur yarn to one end of the headband with a SL ST.  SC around the headband from one end to the other until the headband is covered and you cannot see the headband through the fur.  If you are concerned about the yarn slipping off the end of your headband, push the stitches on each end up slightly from the end of the headband and place a dab of hot glue on the head band.  Push the yarn back down so the last stitch or two are sitting in the hot glue.  Repeat on the other end and let dry.

    Mother and daughter wearing crochet animal ears headbands

    Assembling your Crochet Animals Ears Headbands

    Thread the tail of one of your ears onto a tapestry needle and sew onto the headband, working through the bottoms of the ears.  When doing the Cat Ears, ensure that you are working through both layers of the bottom of the opening of the ear. Repeat with the other ear on the other side of the headband.  FO and weave in ends.

    Disclaimer:

    Feel free to sell the item created by this crochet animal ears headband pattern but please provide pattern credit back to me when posting online, and please provide a link to my blog: http://www.theloopylamb.com.  Please do not resell, distribute, duplicate, or share this pattern in any printed or digital form, or claim 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 

    Facebook: www.facebook.com/TheLoopyLamb
    Instagram:
      www.instagram.com/TheLoopyLamb
    YouTube: The Loopy Lamb YouTube Channel
    Pinterest: www.pinterest.com/theloopylamb
    Newsletter: Sign up for my newsletter!

  • Crochet Patterns

    Snowella Crochet Snowman Hat Free Pattern

    Crochet snowman hat in a flat lay
    This post may contain affiliate links. All opinions are my own.

    We just had our first snowfall here and although none of it stuck to the ground, my kids are already asking me to go and make a snowman. This inspired me to make a crochet snowman hat pattern to share with you all. This hat is available in children’s sizes.

    While I was making my hat my 3 year old daughter was telling me what she thought a snowman should look like. She said that they would be “wearing a scarf, have a big bow on their head and a cute little carrot nose”. I loved the idea and decided to change what I was making to create her girly version of a snowman. When I asked her what colour the bow was she said “Pink! Of course!” We decided to name the snowman Snowella. I hope you enjoy it.

    Pin this Crochet Snowman Hat Pattern for later SAVE

    This crochet snowman hat is easy to make and perfect for gifting. If you’d prefer a less girly snowman, change up the main accent colour in the hat and omit the bow. Mix and match more than one accent colour for a different look too. You can customize this however you’d like to fit the requests and personality of the little one that will be the lucky recipient of your handmade crochet snowman hat.

    To make your own Snowella Crochet Snowman Hat, you’ll need to know how to do basic crochet stitches and techniques: single crochet, half double crochet, the magic circle as well as how to increase and decrease both single crochet and half double crochet stitches. I’ve included my video tutorial for how to do a magic circle here below in case this is something you haven’t done before or in case you need a refresher.

    The Snowella Crochet Snowman Hat is worked from the top down in a single piece and the ear flaps are crocheted on so they won’t need to be sewn on. I’ve given the amount of chains needed to create ties for the hats (which are added after making the second earflap) but feel free to use as many chains as you would like to make longer or shorter ties to your preference.

    Looking for other free crochet hat patterns? Check some of my other crochet hat patterns here:

    For this projects I’ve used my favourite worsted weight acrylic yarn Brava Worsted Weight from We Crochet. I’ve used this yarn for a wide variety of projects and it has never disappointed me. I’ve used four different colours of Brava for this project: Orange, Black, White and Pink. Pink is the contrasting colour used to create the bow and edging/earflaps and can be substituted for whatever colours you prefer.

    You can substitute your favourite worsted weight yarn for Brava if you prefer but as this is a wearable, it is vital that you make sure that you are able to match the gauge listed in the pattern to ensure the hat will fit its intended recipient.

    Crochet Snowman Hat in a flat lay with Brava Worsted Yarn and Furls Crochet Hook

    Skill Level:

    • Easy


    Terminology:

    • U.S. Terminology

    Supplies:

    If you’re planning on buying the materials for this project, please consider doing so through this affiliate link. It helps to support the blog at zero cost to you and allows me to continue to bring you great free crochet patterns like this one.


    Abbreviations:


    Sizes Available:

    • 0 – 3 months, 3 – 6 months. 6 – 12 months, 1 – 3 years, 3 – 5 years, 6 – 10 years

    Gauge:

    • 14 sts x 10 rounds in HDC = 4 inches


    Notes:

    • This pattern is worked in joined rounds from the top down.  The hat, earflaps and ties are all crocheted on to eliminate sewing.  Then the antennae and eyes are crocheted separately and sewn on. 
    • Gauge is vital to ensuring that your hat will fit as expected.  Do a gauge swatch of HDC stitches done in the round to check your gauge.  Use whatever hook size allows you to match gauge.
    • Always join your rounds in the top of the first HDC of the round, not the CH.
    • The CH 1 at the start of every round does not count as a stitch
    • Always start your rounds in the first stitch of the last round.


    Special Techniques:

    • Invisible Join: FO leaving a tail that is at least 5 – 6 inches in length.  Thread the tail onto a tapestry needle.  Place the tapestry needle through the top of the 2nd ST from front to back and pull through.  Place tip of needle into top of the last ST of the round, under the back loop of the stitch, and pull through to the back of the work.  Weave in the end.

    You can purchase an inexpensive ad-free PDF version of this pattern which includes all sizes for a small fee HERE on Ravelry and HERE on Etsy.


    Snowella Crochet Snowman Hat Pattern

    0 – 3 Months

    Round 1: Using Garnet and 5.5mm hook, make a MC and HDC 8 into the MC. Join last ST to the first ST with a SL ST.  (From here on out noted as “Join”). (8)
    Round 2: CH 1, (HDCINC) x 8.  Join. (16)
    Round 3: CH 1, (HDC, HDCINC) x 8. Join. (24)
    Round 4: CH 1, (HDC 2, HDCINC) x 8. Join. (32)
    Round 5: CH 1, (HDC 3, HDCINC) x 8. Join. (40)
    Round 6: CH 1, (HDC 4, HDCINC) x 8. Join. (48)
    Rounds 7 – 12: CH 1, HDC in the first stitch and each stitch around. Join. (48)
    Change to Rouge
    Rounds 13 – 14: CH 1, HDC in the first stitch and each stitch around. Join. (48)
    Do not fasten off.  Start first ear flap as written below.


    3 – 6 Months

    Round 1: Using Garnet and 5.5mm hook, make a MC and HDC 8 into the MC. Join last ST to the first ST with a SL ST (From here on out noted as “Join”). (8)
    Round 2: CH 1, (HDCINC) x 8.  Join. (16)
    Round 3: CH 1, (HDC, HDCINC) x 8. Join. (24)
    Round 4: CH 1, (HDC 2, HDCINC) x 8. Join. (32)
    Round 5: CH 1, (HDC 3, HDCINC) x 8. Join. (40)
    Round 6: CH 1, (HDC 4, HDCINC) x 8. Join (48)
    Round 7: CH 1, (HDC 11, HDCINC) x 4. Join (52)
    Rounds 8 – 13: CH 1, HDC in the first stitch and each stitch around. Join. (52)
    Change to Rouge
    Rounds 14 – 15: CH 1, HDC in the first stitch and each stitch around. Join. (52)
    Do not fasten off.  Start first ear flap as written below.



    6 – 12 Months

    Round 1: Using Garnet and 5.5mm hook, make a MC and HDC 8 into the MC. Join last ST to the first ST with a SL ST (From here on out noted as “Join”). (8)
    Round 2: CH 1, (HDCINC) x 8.  Join. (16)
    Round 3: CH 1, (HDC, HDCINC) x 8. Join. (24)
    Round 4: CH 1, (HDC 2, HDCINC) x 8. Join. (32)
    Round 5: CH 1, (HDC 3, HDCINC) x 8. Join. (40)
    Round 6: CH 1, (HDC 4, HDCINC) x 8. Join (48)
    Round 7: CH 1, (HDC 5, HDCINC) x 8. Join (56)
    Rounds 8 – 13: CH 1, HDC in the first stitch and each stitch around. Join. (56)
    Change to Rouge
    Rounds 14 – 15: CH 1, HDC in the first stitch and each stitch around. Join. (56)
    Do not fasten off.  Start first ear flap as written below.

    1 – 3 Years

    Round 1: Using Garnet and 5.5mm hook, make a MC and HDC 8 into the MC. Join last ST to the first ST with a SL ST (From here on out noted as “Join”). (8)
    Round 2: CH 1, (HDCINC) x 8.  Join. (16)
    Round 3: CH 1, (HDC, HDCINC) x 8. Join. (24)
    Round 4: CH 1, (HDC 2, HDCINC) x 8. Join. (32)
    Round 5: CH 1, (HDC 3, HDCINC) x 8. Join. (40)
    Round 6: CH 1, (HDC 4, HDCINC) x 8. Join (48)
    Round 7: CH 1, (HDC 5, HDCINC) x 8. Join (56)
    Round 8: CH 1, (HDC 13, HDCINC) x 4. Join (60)
    Rounds 9 – 15: CH 1, HDC in the first stitch and each stitch around. Join. (60)
    Change to Rouge
    Rounds 16 – 17: CH 1, HDC in the first stitch and each stitch around. Join. (60)
    Do not fasten off.  Start first ear flap as written below.


    3 – 5 years

    Round 1: Using Garnet and 5.5mm hook, make a MC and HDC 8 into the MC. Join last ST to the first ST with a SL ST (From here on out noted as “Join”). (8)
    Round 2: CH 1, (HDCINC) x 8.  Join. (16)
    Round 3: CH 1, (HDC, HDCINC) x 8. Join. (24)
    Round 4: CH 1, (HDC 2, HDCINC) x 8. Join. (32)
    Round 5: CH 1, (HDC 3, HDCINC) x 8. Join. (40)
    Round 6: CH 1, (HDC 4, HDCINC) x 8. Join (48)
    Round 7: CH 1, (HDC 5, HDCINC) x 8. Join (56)
    Round 8: CH 1, (HDC 6, HDCINC) x 8. Join (64)
    Rounds 9 – 15: CH 1, HDC in the first stitch and each stitch around. Join. (64)
    Change to Rouge
    Rounds 16 – 17: CH 1, HDC in the first stitch and each stitch around. Join. (64)
    Do not fasten off.  Start first ear flap as written below.

    6 – 10 years

    Round 1: Using Garnet and 5.5mm hook, make a MC and HDC 8 into the MC. Join last ST to the first ST with a SL ST (From here on out noted as “Join”). (8)
    Round 2: CH 1, (HDCINC) x 8.  Join. (16)
    Round 3: CH 1, (HDC, HDCINC) x 8. Join. (24)
    Round 4: CH 1, (HDC 2, HDCINC) x 8. Join. (32)
    Round 5: CH 1, (HDC 3, HDCINC) x 8. Join. (40)
    Round 6: CH 1, (HDC 4, HDCINC) x 8. Join (48)
    Round 7: CH 1, (HDC 5, HDCINC) x 8. Join (56)
    Round 8: CH 1, (HDC 6, HDCINC) x 8. Join (64)
    Round 9: CH 1, (HDC 15, HDCINC) x 4. Join (68)
    Rounds 10 – 17 : CH 1, HDC in the first stitch and each stitch around. Join. (68)
    Change to Rouge
    Rounds 18 – 19: CH 1, HDC in the first stitch and each stitch around. Join. (68)
    Do not fasten off.  Start first ear flap as written below.


    Ear Flaps for 0 – 3 months to 3 Years Old:


    First Ear Flap:

    Row 1: CH 1 and SC in the first stitch.  SC 9.  CH 1 and turn. (10)
    Row 2: SCDEC, SC 6, SCDEC.  CH 1 and turn. (8)
    Row 3: SC in the first stitch and each stitch across.  CH 1 and turn. (8)
    Row 4: SCDEC, SC 4, SCDEC.  CH 1 and turn. (6)
    Row 5: SC in the first stitch and each stitch across.  CH 1 and turn. (6)
    Row 6: SCDEC, SC 2, SCDEC.  CH 1 and turn. (4)
    Row 7: SC in the first stitch and each stitch across.  CH 1 and turn. (4)
    Row 8: (SCDEC) x 2.  CH 1 and turn. (2)
    Row 9: SCDEC. (1)
    FO and weave in ends.

    Crochet Ear Flap Hat lain flat showing ear flap placement

    Second Ear Flap:

    With the right side of the ear flap facing you, fold the hat in half, leaving slightly more stitches towards the front of the hat than the back.  Place the second earflap lined up with the first earflap. Attach Rouge yarn in your starting stitch.
    Row 1: CH 1 and SC in the first stitch.  SC 9.  CH 1 and turn. (10)
    Row 2: SCDEC, SC 6, SCDEC.  CH 1 and turn. (8)
    Row 3: SC in the first stitch and each stitch across.  CH 1 and turn. (8)
    Row 4: SCDEC, SC 4, SCDEC.  CH 1 and turn. (6)
    Row 5: SC in the first stitch and each stitch across.  CH 1 and turn. (6)
    Row 6: SCDEC, SC 2, SCDEC.  CH 1 and turn. (4)
    Row 7: SC in the first stitch and each stitch across.  CH 1 and turn. (4)
    Row 8: (SCDEC) x 2.  CH 1 and turn. (2)
    Row 9: SCDEC. (1)
    DO NOT FASTEN OFF.
    Continue to SC around the entire hat and ear flaps. At the top of each earflap: CH 30. SL ST in 2nd chain from hook and up the rest of the chain back to the body of the hat. Continue to SC around the hat.  Join your last stitch to your first stitch with a SL ST and fasten off.


    If you would like to support my blog, you can do so by doing your regular shopping on Amazon. As an Amazon affiliate, I earn a small commission on qualifying purchases made through my Amazon link, which in turn helps to support the blog so I can keep bringing you patterns and great content like this for free.

    Ear Flaps for 3 – 10 years:


    First Ear Flap:
    Row 1: CH 1 and SC in the first stitch.  SC 11.  CH 1 and turn. (12)
    Row 2: SCDEC, SC 8, SCDEC.  CH 1 and turn. (10)
    Row 3: SC in the first stitch and each stitch across.  CH 1 and turn. (10)
    Row 4: SCDEC, SC 6, SCDEC.  CH 1 and turn. (8)
    Row 5: SC in the first stitch and each stitch across.  CH 1 and turn. (8)
    Row 6: SCDEC, SC 4, SCDEC.  CH 1 and turn. (6)
    Row 7: SC in the first stitch and each stitch across.  CH 1 and turn. (6)
    Row 8: SCDEC, SC 2, SCDEC.  CH 1 and turn. (4)
    Row 9: SC in the first stitch and each stitch across.  CH 1 and turn. (4)
    Row 10: (SCDEC) x 2.  CH 1 and turn. (2)
    Row 11: SCDEC. (1)
    FO and weave in ends.

    Second Ear Flap:
    With the right side of the ear flap facing you, fold the hat in half, leaving slightly more stitches towards the front of the hat than the back.  Place the second earflap lined up with the first earflap. Attach Rouge yarn in your starting stitch.
    Row 1: CH 1 and SC in the first stitch.  SC 11.  CH 1 and turn. (12)
    Row 2: SCDEC, SC 8, SCDEC.  CH 1 and turn. (10)
    Row 3: SC in the first stitch and each stitch across.  CH 1 and turn. (10)
    Row 4: SCDEC, SC 6, SCDEC.  CH 1 and turn. (8)
    Row 5: SC in the first stitch and each stitch across.  CH 1 and turn. (8)
    Row 6: SCDEC, SC 4, SCDEC.  CH 1 and turn. (6)
    Row 7: SC in the first stitch and each stitch across.  CH 1 and turn. (6)
    Row 8: SCDEC, SC 2, SCDEC.  CH 1 and turn. (4)
    Row 9: SC in the first stitch and each stitch across.  CH 1 and turn. (4)
    Row 10: (SCDEC) x 2.  CH 1 and turn. (2)
    Row 11: SCDEC. (1)
    DO NOT FASTEN OFF.
    Continue to SC around the entire hat and ear flaps. At the top of each earflap: CH 40. SL ST in 2nd chain from hook and up the rest of the chain back to the body of the hat. Continue to SC around the hat.  Join your last stitch to your first stitch with a SL ST and fasten off.

    Close up of eyes, nose and bow on this crochet snowman hat pattern



    Nose – All Sizes (Make One)

    Round 1: Using Orange yarn and 3.5mm crochet hook, make a MC and SC 4 into the MC.  DO NOT JOIN. Continue working in continuous rounds, using a stitch marker to mark the first ST of each round and moving the stitch marker up at the beginning of every round.  (4)
    Round 2: (SCINC) x 4 (8)
    Rounds 3 – 6: SC around (8)
    FO leaving a long tail for securing to the hat.  Add stuffing to nose and sew onto the front of the hat where the bottom of the carrot lines up with the top of your colour change to Rouge on the hat.

    Eyes – All Sizes (Make 2)

    Round 1: Using Black yarn and 3.5mm hook, make a MC and SC 6 into the MC. Join last ST to the first ST with a SL ST (from here on out referred to as “Join”). CH 1. (6)
    Round 2: (SCINC) x 6. Join. CH 1. (12)
    Round 3: (SC 1, SCINC) x 6. Join. CH 1. (18)
    Round 4: (SCINC, SC 2) x 6. (24)
    FO using invisible join (see notes) and leaving a long tail to secure onto hat.  Using tail, sew the eyes onto the hat, on either side of the nose.


    Eye Reflection – All Sizes (Make 2)

    Round 1: Using White yarn and 3.5mm hook, make a MC and SC 6 into the MC. Join last ST to the first ST with a SL ST. (6)
    FO using invisible join(see notes) and leaving a long tail.  Sew an eye reflection to each eye in the top right of the eye.  Make sure they’re in the same place on each eye. 

    Bow – All Sizes (Make One)

    Row 1: Using Rouge yarn and 3.5mm hook, CH 15.  SC in the 2nd CH from the hook and each CH across (14)
    Rows 2 – 7: CH 1 and turn.  SC in each ST across. (14)
    FO and weave in ends.  Using a long piece of yarn threaded onto a tapestry needle, weave the yarn through the center of the bow to cinch the middle together.  Pull the ends of the yarn and cinch the center of the bow together and tie a knot to secure it.  Wrap your tail around the center of the bow until you are satisfied with how it looks.  Tie a knot on the back of the bow to secure it. Use the remainder of your tail to sew the bow onto the hat.


    Disclaimer:

    Feel free to sell the crochet snowman hat created with this pattern but please provide pattern credit back to me when posting online, and please provide a link to my blog: http://www.theloopylamb.com.  Please do not resell, distribute, duplicate, or share this pattern in any printed or digital form, or claim 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 Snowella Crochet Snowman Hats!  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 

    Facebook: www.facebook.com/TheLoopyLamb
    Instagram:
      www.instagram.com/TheLoopyLamb
    YouTube: The Loopy Lamb YouTube Channel
    Pinterest: www.pinterest.com/theloopylamb
    Newsletter: Sign up for my newsletter!

  • Crochet Patterns

    Sloth Crochet Gift Card Holder Free Pattern

    Crochet gift card holder with a sloth face on it in a flat lay
    This post may contain affilliate links. All opinions are my own.

    Every Christmas I end up giving certain people giftcards for Christmas and they just feel impersonal to me. I wanted a want to make them feel a bit more fun and personal and so what better way to do that, than with crochet? When trying to decide on what kind of crochet gift card holder I would make to spruce things up, I decided on a sloth. My Christmas tree doesn’t have any sloths on it and I gave this sloth crochet gift card holder a hanger so I can hang it on my tree until it’s time to give it away. It has the added bonus of not getting lost among gifts under the tree. Anything that makes things a little bit easier for me during the holidays is a win to me.

    Pin this Sloth Crochet Gift Card Holder Pattern for later SAVE

    This crochet gift card holder will fit the standard sized 3.5″ x 2.5″ rectangular gift card with a small bit of ease to make getting the gift card in and out easier. Gauge will be important to ensuring the best possible fit. It won’t be the end of the world if the gift card holer is a bit bigger than the gift card you’re using but potentially having it turn out smaller could mean you may not be able to get your gift card into it.

    For this project you’ll need worsted weight yarn in three coordinating colours. I used Brava Worsted Weight Yarn from We Crochet because it’s my favourite acrylic yarn to use right now and it has a great range of colours. I have not been able to get the three colours I like to use for my sloth projects in the same brand before and I was thrilled to find all three of them at crochet.com. This is important to me because using the same brand of yarn in a project helps with consistency in your finished project.

    hands taking a gift card out of the diy gift card holder made with this free crochet pattern

    I specifically used yarn from the Brava Mini Packs in the Reds colours which is a set of mini balls of Brava Worsted Weight Yarn. I use these packs a lot for amigurumi because I can get a great colour selection without having to buy full balls of all the colours. This pattern uses less than a full mini skein of three different colours. If you don’t have the mini packs, that’s fine, the regular Brava Worsted Weight yarn or your preferred worsted weight yarn that you can match gauge with are fine to use.

    Crochet Gift Card Holder Construction Overview

    This crochet gift card holder is made of two different body panels that are seamed together and a set of three appliques that are used to create the sloth’s face are sewn onto one side of the gift card holder. I’ve used crab stitch to seam the two panels of the body together but if prefer to seam it with another stitch like single crochet or slip stitch, those will work as well. Just have fun with it.

    I recently read in a book I reviewed Crochet Hacking by Emma Friedlander-Collins something that stuck with me. It was the author’s personal motto: “It doesn’t matter how you get there. As long as you have fun and you get there in the end.” Crochet is about being creative and having fun. So experiment, have fun and as long as you enjoyed it and you get your project to where you want it to be, that’s a win in my books.

    Other Free Crochet Sloth Patterns Available on my Blog

    If you love sloths, you may be interested in checking out some of my other free crochet sloth patterns that I have here on my blog:

    Sloth Crochet Gift Card Holder made with this free crochet pattern

    Get an ad-free PDF version of this crochet gift card holder pattern HERE on Ravelry or HERE on Etsy.

    Skill Level:

    • Beginner

    Terminology:

    • U.S. Terminology

    Supplies:

    If you’re planning on buying the materials for this project, please consider doing so through this affiliate link. It helps to support the blog at zero cost to you and allows me to continue to bring you great free crochet patterns like this one.

    Abbreviations:

    • CH = Chain
    • SC = Single Crochet
    • SCINC = Single Crochet Increase
    • SCDEC = Single Crochet Decrease
    • HDC = Half Double Crochet
    • HDCINC = Half Double Crochet Increase
    • SL ST = Slip Stitch
    • FO = Finish Off

    Size:

    • 4” long x 3.25” wide


    Gauge:

    • 8.5 sts x 9 sts = 2”

    NOTES:

    • This project is made of two panels and appliques that are used to create the sloth’s face.  After joining the panels together a chain is created and joined from one side to the next so this can be hung on the tree.
    • This project fits a standard 3.5” x 2.25” gift card with a small bit of ease to make getting the gift card in and out simple.
    • Gauge in the body of the gift card holder will be most important to ensuring a proper fit.
    • Stitch markers are used to mark the first stitch of each round for the face and eye patch pieces.  Move the stitch marker up every round to keep track of the first stitch.
    • Instructions given in () are to be repeated the number of times indicated next to the ().

    Special Stitches & Techniques:

    • Crab Stitch: Also referred to as Reverse Single Crochet because you are working Single Crochet stitches from left to right instead of the normal right to left. Insert hook into the next stitch to the right of your hook. YO and pull through ST (two loops on hook). YO and pull through both loops on hook. 
    • Invisible Join: FO leaving a tail that is at least 5 – 6 inches in length.  Thread the tail onto a tapestry needle.  Place the tapestry needle through the top of the 2nd ST from front to back and pull through.  Place tip of needle into top of the last ST of the round, under the back loop of the stitch, and pull through to the back of the work.  Weave in the end.

    Sloth Crochet Gift Card Holder Pattern

    Face Patch

    The Face Patch is worked in continuous rounds.  Only join where indicated.

    Using Almond, CH 7.

    Round 1: SCINC in the 2nd CH.  SC 4, SC 4 in the last CH.  Working on the other side of the CH, SC 4, SCINC in last ST.  (16)
    Round 2: (SCINC) x2, SC 4, (SCINC) x4, SC 4, (SCINC) x2 (24)
    Round 3: (SC, SCINC) x2, SC 6, (SCINC, SC) x3, SC 6, SCINC, SC. (30)
    Round 4: SCINC, SC 2, SCINC, SC 8, SCINC, (SC 2, SCINC) x2, SC 8, SCINC, SC 2. (36)

    Sloth crochet gift card holder with a furls odyssey hook, scissors and brava yarn

    FO using invisible join, leaving a long tail to sew onto the gift card holder body.

    Eye Patches (Make 2)

    Using Sienna, CH 5.

    Round 1: HDCINC in the 2nd CH from the hook.  HDC 2, HDC 5 in the last CH.  On the other side of the CH, HDC 2, HDC 3 in the last CH.  (14)

    FO using invisible join, leaving a long tail to sew onto the face.

    We Crochet Accessory Bag with a gift card holder and tools peeking out the top

    Gift Card Holder Body – Panel 1

    Row 1: Using Brindle, CH 18. SC in the 2nd CH from the hook and each ST across. (17)
    Rows 2 – 14: CH 1 and turn.  SC in each ST across. (17)
    FO and weave in ends.

    Gift Card Holder Body – Panel 2

    Row 1: Using Brindle, CH 18. SC in the 2nd CH from the hook and each ST across. (17)
    Rows 2 – 14: CH 1 and turn.  SC in each ST across. (17)
    Do NOT finish Off.


    Sloth Crochet Gift Card Holder in a flay lay with Brava Worsted Weight Yarn and a crochet hook

    Assembly:

    Sew the face patch the right side of one of the gift card body panels.

    If using shank/mushroom buttons: Place the button through the small gap created when you put 5 SCs in the last CH of the eye patch.  Secure button using sewing needle and thread.  Repeat with the other eye patch.  Position each eye patch on the face, slightly overlapping the edge of the face and sew onto gift card holder panel. 

    If you’re using safety eyes: Insert the safety eye through the small gap created when you put 5 SCs in the last CH of the eye patch.  Then position your eye patch at a slight angle on one side and push the safety eye through the face patch.  Put the back on the eye. Repeat with the other eye and eye patch. 

    Sloth Eye Patch image 1
    Sloth Eye Patch 2

    Adding the Nose: Use a length of Sienna, sew a nose onto the face patch approximately 3 STs wide between the eyes. 

    Place Gift Card Holder Panels with wrong sides together and the panel with the yarn still attached on the back.  The working yarn loop should be in the top left corner when facing you.  Pull the working loop from back to front through the front panel and CH 1.  Working through both layers, crab stitch into each stitch and the end of each row along 3 edges of the gift card holder, placing 3 STS in each corner. When you reach the end, CH 20 and attached with a SL ST to the opposite corner to create the hanger.  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 blog: http://www.theloopylamb.com.  Please do not resell, distribute, duplicate, or share this pattern in any printed or digital form, or claim 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 

    Facebook: www.facebook.com/TheLoopyLamb
    Instagram:
      www.instagram.com/TheLoopyLamb
    YouTube: The Loopy Lamb YouTube Channel
    Pinterest: www.pinterest.com/theloopylamb
    Newsletter: Sign up for my newsletter!

  • Crochet Patterns

    Crochet Lobster Hat Free Pattern

    Red Crochet Lobster Hat in a Flat Lay with Crochet Accessories
    This post may contain affilite links. All opinions are my own.

    The Pinch Me Crochet Lobster Hat Pattern is my latest free crochet pattern that I designed as part of the 2020 Holiday Stashdown CAL! This hat is a crochet ear flap hat that’s accessible for beginners and all the sizes use less than a 100g ball of Lion Brand Basic Stitch Premium. If you don’t have the recommended yarn don’t worry, you can use any worsted weight yarn from your stash that you’re able to match the patten gauge with.

    For more information about the Holiday Stashdown CAL please visit Marie’s post here: 2020 Holiday Stashdown Crochet Along.

    Be sure to scroll to the end of her post to enter the CAL giveaway before December 31, 2020.

    Image advertisting the CAL Central Holiday Stashdown Crochet Along

    When you share your progress on Social Media add the tags #CALCentralCrochet and #HolidayStashdownCAL so we can check out your projects too!

    The Pinch Me Crochet Lobster Hat Pattern was created when a family friend found out that her daughter was pregnant. She asked me if I could create a fun and goofy crochet lobster hat for her grandson to gift to him when he was born. I created the hat and subsequently a set of lobster mittens and a lobster tail bunting bag. The friend and her daughter both really enjoyed the set I made and I decided that I would grade the hat in all sizes to share it with you all.

    This hat is perfect for gifting and is easy to customize. My son asked me for an alien hat so I used this exact pattern but used green yarn instead of red and it made the perfect alien. The crochet lobster hat is also a bit of an inside joke for my family because my husband has wanted a lobster tree topper forever. He always jokes that lobsters are a Christmas animal. So for us, it was kind of fitting to release the crochet lobster hat pattern going into the holiday season.

    Thanks to my wonderful testers that checked the sizes of these hat for me to make sure they would fit. I really appreciate all their hard work and help!

    Pin this Free Crochet Lobster Hat Pattern for later SAVE

    Looking for other free crochet hat patterns? Check some of my other crochet hat patterns here:

    Pinch Me Crochet Lobster Hat Pattern

    Skill Level:

    • Easy


    Terminology:

    • U.S. Terminology

    Supplies:

    If you’re planning on buying the materials for this project, please consider doing so through this affiliate link. It helps to support the blog at zero cost to you and allows me to continue to bring you great free crochet patterns like this one.

    Abbreviations:

    Learn How to Do the Magic Circle For this Pattern:


    Sizes Available:

    • 0 – 3 months, 3 – 6 months. 6 – 12 months, 1 – 3 years, 3 – 5 years, 6 – 10 years, Teen/Adult Small and Adult Large

    Gauge:

    • 14 sts x 10 rounds in HDC = 4 inches


    Notes:

    • This pattern is worked in joined rounds from the top down.  The hat, earflaps and ties are all crocheted on to eliminate sewing.  Then the antennae and eyes are crocheted separately and sewn on. 
    • Gauge is vital to ensuring that your hat will fit as expected.  Do a gauge swatch of HDC stitches done in the round to check your gauge.  Use whatever hook size allows you to match gauge.
    • Always join your rounds in the top of the first HDC of the round, not the CH.
    • The CH 1 at the start of every round does not count as a stitch
    • Always start your rounds in the first stitch of the last round.

    You can purchase an inexpensive ad-free PDF version of this pattern which includes all sizes for a small fee HERE on Ravelry and HERE on Etsy.


    Pinch Me Crochet Lobster Hat Pattern

    0 – 3 Months

    Round 1: Using Garnet and 6mm hook, make a MC and HDC 8 into the MC. Join last ST to the first ST with a SL ST.  (From here on out noted as “Join”). (8)
    Round 2: CH 1, (HDCINC) x 8.  Join. (16)
    Round 3: CH 1, (HDC, HDCINC) x 8. Join. (24)
    Round 4: CH 1, (HDC 2, HDCINC) x 8. Join. (32)
    Round 5: CH 1, (HDC 3, HDCINC) x 8. Join. (40)
    Round 6: CH 1, (HDC 4, HDCINC) x 8. Join. (48)
    Rounds 7 – 14: CH 1, HDC in the first stitch and each stitch around. Join. (48)
    Do not fasten off.  Start first ear flap as written below.

    Ear flap animal hat

    3 – 6 Months

    Round 1: Using Garnet and 6mm hook, make a MC and HDC 8 into the MC. Join last ST to the first ST with a SL ST (From here on out noted as “Join”). (8)
    Round 2: CH 1, (HDCINC) x 8.  Join. (16)
    Round 3: CH 1, (HDC, HDCINC) x 8. Join. (24)
    Round 4: CH 1, (HDC 2, HDCINC) x 8. Join. (32)
    Round 5: CH 1, (HDC 3, HDCINC) x 8. Join. (40)
    Round 6: CH 1, (HDC 4, HDCINC) x 8. Join (48)
    Round 7: CH 1, (HDC 11, HDCINC) x 4. Join (52)
    Rounds 8 – 15: CH 1, HDC in the first stitch and each stitch around. Join. (52)
    Do not fasten off.  Start first ear flap as written below.



    6 – 12 Months

    Round 1: Using Garnet and 6mm hook, make a MC and HDC 8 into the MC. Join last ST to the first ST with a SL ST (From here on out noted as “Join”). (8)
    Round 2: CH 1, (HDCINC) x 8.  Join. (16)
    Round 3: CH 1, (HDC, HDCINC) x 8. Join. (24)
    Round 4: CH 1, (HDC 2, HDCINC) x 8. Join. (32)
    Round 5: CH 1, (HDC 3, HDCINC) x 8. Join. (40)
    Round 6: CH 1, (HDC 4, HDCINC) x 8. Join (48)
    Round 7: CH 1, (HDC 5, HDCINC) x 8. Join (56)
    Rounds 8 – 15: CH 1, HDC in the first stitch and each stitch around. Join. (56)
    Do not fasten off.  Start first ear flap as written below.


    1 – 3 Years

    Round 1: Using Garnet and 6mm hook, make a MC and HDC 8 into the MC. Join last ST to the first ST with a SL ST (From here on out noted as “Join”). (8)
    Round 2: CH 1, (HDCINC) x 8.  Join. (16)
    Round 3: CH 1, (HDC, HDCINC) x 8. Join. (24)
    Round 4: CH 1, (HDC 2, HDCINC) x 8. Join. (32)
    Round 5: CH 1, (HDC 3, HDCINC) x 8. Join. (40)
    Round 6: CH 1, (HDC 4, HDCINC) x 8. Join (48)
    Round 7: CH 1, (HDC 5, HDCINC) x 8. Join (56)
    Round 8: CH 1, (HDC 13, HDCINC) x 4. Join (60)
    Rounds 9 – 17: CH 1, HDC in the first stitch and each stitch around. Join. (60)
    Do not fasten off.  Start first ear flap as written below.

    3 – 5 years

    Round 1: Using Garnet and 6mm hook, make a MC and HDC 8 into the MC. Join last ST to the first ST with a SL ST (From here on out noted as “Join”). (8)
    Round 2: CH 1, (HDCINC) x 8.  Join. (16)
    Round 3: CH 1, (HDC, HDCINC) x 8. Join. (24)
    Round 4: CH 1, (HDC 2, HDCINC) x 8. Join. (32)
    Round 5: CH 1, (HDC 3, HDCINC) x 8. Join. (40)
    Round 6: CH 1, (HDC 4, HDCINC) x 8. Join (48)
    Round 7: CH 1, (HDC 5, HDCINC) x 8. Join (56)
    Round 8: CH 1, (HDC 6, HDCINC) x 8. Join (64)
    Rounds 9 – 17: CH 1, HDC in the first stitch and each stitch around. Join. (64)
    Do not fasten off.  Start first ear flap as written below.



    Red Crochet lobster hat

    6 – 10 years

    Round 1: Using Garnet and 6mm hook, make a MC and HDC 8 into the MC. Join last ST to the first ST with a SL ST (From here on out noted as “Join”). (8)
    Round 2: CH 1, (HDCINC) x 8.  Join. (16)
    Round 3: CH 1, (HDC, HDCINC) x 8. Join. (24)
    Round 4: CH 1, (HDC 2, HDCINC) x 8. Join. (32)
    Round 5: CH 1, (HDC 3, HDCINC) x 8. Join. (40)
    Round 6: CH 1, (HDC 4, HDCINC) x 8. Join (48)
    Round 7: CH 1, (HDC 5, HDCINC) x 8. Join (56)
    Round 8: CH 1, (HDC 6, HDCINC) x 8. Join (64)
    Round 9: CH 1, (HDC 15, HDCINC) x 4. Join (68)
    Rounds 10 – 19 : CH 1, HDC in the first stitch and each stitch around. Join. (68)
    Do not fasten off.  Start first ear flap as written below.


    If you would like to support my blog, you can do so by doing your regular shopping on Amazon. As an Amazon affiliate, I earn a small commission on qualifying purchases made through my Amazon link, which in turn helps to support the blog so I can keep bringing you patterns and great content like this for free.

    Teen/Adult Small

    Round 1: Using Garnet and 6mm hook, make a MC and HDC 8 into the MC. Join last ST to the first ST with a SL ST (From here on out noted as “Join”). (8)
    Round 2: CH 1, (HDCINC) x 8.  Join. (16)
    Round 3: CH 1, (HDC, HDCINC) x 8. Join. (24)
    Round 4: CH 1, (HDC 2, HDCINC) x 8. Join. (32)
    Round 5: CH 1, (HDC 3, HDCINC) x 8. Join. (40)
    Round 6: CH 1, (HDC 4, HDCINC) x 8. Join (48)
    Round 7: CH 1, (HDC 5, HDCINC) x 8. Join (56)
    Round 8: CH 1, (HDC 6, HDCINC) x 8. Join (64)
    Round 9: CH 1, (HDC 7, HDCINC) x 8. Join (72)
    Rounds 10 – 19: CH 1, HDC in the first stitch and each stitch around. Join. (72)
    Do not fasten off.  Start first ear flap as written below.


    Adult Large

    Round 1: Using Garnet and 6mm hook, make a MC and HDC 8 into the MC. Join last ST to the first ST with a SL ST (From here on out noted as “Join”). (8)
    Round 2: CH 1, (HDCINC) x 8.  Join. (16)
    Round 3: CH 1, (HDC, HDCINC) x 8. Join. (24)
    Round 4: CH 1, (HDC 2, HDCINC) x 8. Join. (32)
    Round 5: CH 1, (HDC 3, HDCINC) x 8. Join. (40)
    Round 6: CH 1, (HDC 4, HDCINC) x 8. Join (48)
    Round 7: CH 1, (HDC 5, HDCINC) x 8. Join (56)
    Round 8: CH 1, (HDC 6, HDCINC) x 8. Join (64)
    Round 9: CH 1, (HDC 7, HDCINC) x 8. Join (72)
    Round 10: CH 1, (HDC 8, HDCINC) x 8. Join (80)
    Rounds 11 – 21: HDC in the first stitch and each stitch around. Join. (80)
    Do not fasten off.  Start first ear flap as written below.

    Crochet Lobster Hat Ear Flaps

    Ear Flaps for 0 – 3 months to 3 Years Old:

    First Ear Flap:

    Row 1: CH 1 and SC in the first stitch.  SC 9.  CH 1 and turn. (10)
    Row 2: SCDEC, SC 6, SCDEC.  CH 1 and turn. (8)
    Row 3: SC in the first stitch and each stitch across.  CH 1 and turn. (8)
    Row 4: SCDEC, SC 4, SCDEC.  CH 1 and turn. (6)
    Row 5: SC in the first stitch and each stitch across.  CH 1 and turn. (6)
    Row 6: SCDEC, SC 2, SCDEC.  CH 1 and turn. (4)
    Row 7: SC in the first stitch and each stitch across.  CH 1 and turn. (4)
    Row 8: (SCDEC) x 2.  CH 1 and turn. (2)
    Row 9: SCDEC. (1)
    FO and weave in ends.

    Crochet Lobster Hat Ear Flap Placement

    Second Ear Flap:

    With the right side of the ear flap facing you, fold the hat in half, leaving slightly more stitches towards the front of the hat than the back.  Place the second earflap lined up with the first earflap. Reattach yarn in your starting stitch.
    Row 1: CH 1 and SC in the first stitch.  SC 9.  CH 1 and turn. (10)
    Row 2: SCDEC, SC 6, SCDEC.  CH 1 and turn. (8)
    Row 3: SC in the first stitch and each stitch across.  CH 1 and turn. (8)
    Row 4: SCDEC, SC 4, SCDEC.  CH 1 and turn. (6)
    Row 5: SC in the first stitch and each stitch across.  CH 1 and turn. (6)
    Row 6: SCDEC, SC 2, SCDEC.  CH 1 and turn. (4)
    Row 7: SC in the first stitch and each stitch across.  CH 1 and turn. (4)
    Row 8: (SCDEC) x 2.  CH 1 and turn. (2)
    Row 9: SCDEC. (1)
    DO NOT FASTEN OFF.
    Continue to SC around the entire hat and ear flaps. At the top of each earflap: CH 30. SL ST in 2nd chain from hook and up the rest of the chain back to the body of the hat. Continue to SC around the hat.  Join your last stitch to your first stitch with a SL ST and fasten off.


    Ear Flaps for 3 – 10 years:

    First Ear Flap:

    Row 1: CH 1 and SC in the first stitch.  SC 11.  CH 1 and turn. (12)
    Row 2: SCDEC, SC 8, SCDEC.  CH 1 and turn. (10)
    Row 3: SC in the first stitch and each stitch across.  CH 1 and turn. (10)
    Row 4: SCDEC, SC 6, SCDEC.  CH 1 and turn. (8)
    Row 5: SC in the first stitch and each stitch across.  CH 1 and turn. (8)
    Row 6: SCDEC, SC 4, SCDEC.  CH 1 and turn. (6)
    Row 7: SC in the first stitch and each stitch across.  CH 1 and turn. (6)
    Row 8: SCDEC, SC 2, SCDEC.  CH 1 and turn. (4)
    Row 9: SC in the first stitch and each stitch across.  CH 1 and turn. (4)
    Row 10: (SCDEC) x 2.  CH 1 and turn. (2)
    Row 11: SCDEC. (1)
    FO and weave in ends.

    Second Ear Flap:

    With the right side of the ear flap facing you, fold the hat in half, leaving slightly more stitches towards the front of the hat than the back.  Place the second earflap lined up with the first earflap. Reattach yarn in your starting stitch.
    Row 1: CH 1 and SC in the first stitch.  SC 11.  CH 1 and turn. (12)
    Row 2: SCDEC, SC 8, SCDEC.  CH 1 and turn. (10)
    Row 3: SC in the first stitch and each stitch across.  CH 1 and turn. (10)
    Row 4: SCDEC, SC 6, SCDEC.  CH 1 and turn. (8)
    Row 5: SC in the first stitch and each stitch across.  CH 1 and turn. (8)
    Row 6: SCDEC, SC 4, SCDEC.  CH 1 and turn. (6)
    Row 7: SC in the first stitch and each stitch across.  CH 1 and turn. (6)
    Row 8: SCDEC, SC 2, SCDEC.  CH 1 and turn. (4)
    Row 9: SC in the first stitch and each stitch across.  CH 1 and turn. (4)
    Row 10: (SCDEC) x 2.  CH 1 and turn. (2)
    Row 11: SCDEC. (1)
    DO NOT FASTEN OFF.
    Continue to SC around the entire hat and ear flaps. At the top of each earflap: CH 40. SL ST in 2nd chain from hook and up the rest of the chain back to the body of the hat. Continue to SC around the hat.  Join your last stitch to your first stitch with a SL ST and fasten off.

    Ear Flaps for Teen/Small Adult & Large Adult:

    First Ear Flap:

    Row 1: CH 1 and SC in the first stitch.  SC 13.  CH 1 and turn. (14)
    Row 2: SCDEC, SC 10, SCDEC.  CH 1 and turn. (12)
    Row 3: SC in the first stitch and each stitch across.  CH 1 and turn. (12)
    Row 4: SCDEC, SC 8, SCDEC.  CH 1 and turn. (10)
    Row 5: SC in the first stitch and each stitch across.  CH 1 and turn. (10)
    Row 6: SCDEC, SC 6, SCDEC.  CH 1 and turn. (8)
    Row 7: SC in the first stitch and each stitch across.  CH 1 and turn. (8)
    Row 8: SCDEC, SC 4, SCDEC.  CH 1 and turn. (6)
    Row 9: SC in the first stitch and each stitch across.  CH 1 and turn. (6)
    Row 10: SCDEC, SC 2, SCDEC.  CH 1 and turn. (4)
    Row 11: SC in the first stitch and each stitch across.  CH 1 and turn. (4)
    Row 12: (SCDEC) x 2.  CH 1 and turn. (2)
    Row 13: SCDEC. (1)
    FO and weave in ends.

    Second Ear Flap:

    With the right side of the ear flap facing you, fold the hat in half, leaving slightly more stitches towards the front of the hat than the back.  Place the second earflap lined up with the first earflap. Reattach yarn in your starting stitch.
    Row 1: CH 1 and SC in the first stitch.  SC 13.  CH 1 and turn. (14)
    Row 2: SCDEC, SC 10, SCDEC.  CH 1 and turn. (12)
    Row 3: SC in the first stitch and each stitch across.  CH 1 and turn. (12)
    Row 4: SCDEC, SC 8, SCDEC.  CH 1 and turn. (10)
    Row 5: SC in the first stitch and each stitch across.  CH 1 and turn. (10)
    Row 6: SCDEC, SC 6, SCDEC.  CH 1 and turn. (8)
    Row 7: SC in the first stitch and each stitch across.  CH 1 and turn. (8)
    Row 8: SCDEC, SC 4, SCDEC.  CH 1 and turn. (6)
    Row 9: SC in the first stitch and each stitch across.  CH 1 and turn. (6)
    Row 10: SCDEC, SC 2, SCDEC.  CH 1 and turn. (4)
    Row 11: SC in the first stitch and each stitch across.  CH 1 and turn. (4)
    Row 12: (SCDEC) x 2.  CH 1 and turn. (2)
    Row 13: SCDEC. (1)
    DO NOT FASTEN OFF.
    Continue to SC around the entire hat and ear flaps. At the top of each earflap: CH 40. SL ST in 2nd chain from hook and up the rest of the chain back to the body of the hat. Continue to SC around the hat.  Join your last stitch to your first stitch with a SL ST and fasten off.


    Eyes for the Crochet Lobster Hat

    Eyes – All Sizes (Make 2)

    Round 1: Using White yarn and 4.5mm hook, make a MC and SC 6 into the MC. Join last ST to the first ST with a SL ST (from here on out referred to as “Join”). CH 1. (6)
    Round 2: (SCINC) x 6. Join. CH 1 (12)
    Round 3: (SC 1, SCINC) x 6. Join. (18)
    Round 4: (SCINC, SC 2) x 6. Join (24)
    FO leaving a long tail to secure onto hat.
    Sew button on the center of each eye using black sewing thread and needle.  Using your tail threaded onto a tapestry needle, secure both eyes to the front of the hat directly next to each other.

    Crochet Lobster Hat Antennae


    Right Antenna – All Sizes (Make One)


    Row 1: Using Garnet yarn and 6mm hook, CH 17.  In the back bump of the CH, SL ST in the 2nd CH of the hook.  SL ST in the back bump of the next 5 CHs. Put 2 SL STs in the back bump of the next 2 CHs.  SL ST in the back bump of the last 8 CHs.  (18)
    FO leaving a long tail for securing to the hat.  Sew onto the top of the hat on the right side.


    Left Antenna – All Sizes (Make One)


    The Left Antenna is worked from the bottom-up so that the right side is facing out.

    Row 1: Using Garnet yarn and 6mm hook, CH 17.  In the back bump of the CH, SL ST in the 2nd CH of the hook.  SL ST in the back bump of the next 7 CHs. Put 2 SL STs in the back bump of the next 2 CHs.  SL ST in the back bump of the last 6 CHs.  (18)
    FO.  Using a long piece of yarn, secure the antennae to top of the hat on the left side.

    That’s it! I hope you enjoyed making your own crochet lobster hats! I’d love to see the hats you made. When sharing them on social media, please tag me or use #theloopylamb so I can see them and possibly share them in my stories.

    Disclaimer:

    Feel free to sell the crochet lobster hat created with this pattern but please provide pattern credit back to me when posting online, and please provide a link to my blog: http://www.theloopylamb.com.  Please do not resell, distribute, duplicate, or share this pattern in any printed or digital form, or claim 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 crochet lobster hats!  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 

    Facebook: www.facebook.com/TheLoopyLamb
    Instagram:
      www.instagram.com/TheLoopyLamb
    YouTube: The Loopy Lamb YouTube Channel
    Pinterest: www.pinterest.com/theloopylamb
    Newsletter: Sign up for my newsletter!

  • Crochet Patterns

    Crochet Wreath Pattern: Country Winter Wreath

    Crochet wreath with lights hanging on a fireplace mantel.
    This post may contain affilliate links. All opinions are my own.

    It’s almost that time of year and while we may be celebrating a bit differently this year, I can still decorate for the season. When I set out to design my Country Winter Wreath crochet pattern, I wanted to create something that was timeless and classic, accessible for beginners, yet easy to customize. Seems like a tall order but I feel like I was able to hit all my goals with this pattern.

    Pin this Free Crochet Wreath Pattern for later SAVE

    I really like the minimalist look for wreaths and Christmas decor in general but I wasn’t satified with just a beautifully, classic crochet wreath. I wanted to kick it up a notch and make it extra festive. Because, let’s be honest, this feels like a year where we’ll need all the extra festiveness we can get

    I used Whims Merino DK yarn in this design which is a Z-twist yarn. This z-twist really gives crochet stitches a boost in stitch texture. I wanted to choose a basic stitch that would really pop because of that z-twist. I used one of my favourite stitches: The Thicket Stitch. (You can find a stitch tutorial for how to crochet the Thicket Stitch HERE). The result is an absolutely gorgeous stitch texture with no extra effort or difficult stitching required.

    Lime and gold furls crochet hook laying on top of red yarn

    My Country Winter Wreath Crochet Pattern was designed to be easy to customize as well. Don’t like the minimalist look like I went with? Try adding some christmas baubles, extra lights, some greenery, small amigurumis or figurines. The only limit is your imagination my friends.

    While you’re here, check out some of my other easy crochet christmas patterns available for free here on my blog:

    Skill Level:

    • Easy

    Terminology:

    • U.S.

    Supplies:

    If you’re planning on buying the materials for this project, please consider doing so through this affiliate link. It helps to support the blog at zero cost to you and allows me to continue to bring you great free crochet patterns like this one.

    Christmas wreath lit up on a mantle

    Abbreviations:

    You can purchase an inexpensive ad-free PDF version of this pattern for a small fee HERE on Ravelry and HERE on Etsy.


    Finished Size:

    • Wreath Body: 6” wide x 44.5” long laid flat
    • Bow: 3” wide x 31” long laid flat

    NOTES:

    • Gauge is not vital to the project although it will affect the amount of yarn needed.
    • This pattern is easily adjustable to be used with other sizes of wreath forms.  Chain an even number of stitches that fit snuggly around the wreath form you have and follow the pattern instructions until your piece is long enough to fit your wreath form.

    Country Winter Wreath – Free Crochet Wreath Pattern

    White Crochet Wreath with a large red bow

    Wreath Body

    Using undyed yarn, CH 32.
    Row 1: (SC, DC) in the 2nd CH from the hook.  SK 1, (SC, DC) in the next CH*.  Repeat instructions in * * until 2 CHs remain.  SK 1, SC in the last CH. (31)

    light up crochet christmas wreath


    Rows 2 – 184:  CH 1 and turn. (SC, DC) in the first ST. *SK 1, (SC, DC) in the next ST*.  Repeat instructions in * * until 2 STs remain.  SK 1, SC in the last ST. (31)

    This piece is meant to fit snuggly against the wreath form.  If you aren’t matching gauge or you find your piece isn’t long enough to fit your wreath, continue to add rows of pattern stitch until your piece fits.
    FO.

    close up of the texture on the country winter wreath an easy crochet christmas pattern

    Bow

    Using red yarn, CH 14.
    Row 1:  HDC in the 2nd CH from the hook and each CH across (13)
    Rows 2 – 110: CH 1 and turn.  HDC in the first ST and each ST across (13)
    FO.

    Large red crochet bow close up image



    Piece for Center of Bow

    Using red yarn, CH 7.
    Row 1:  HDC in the 2nd CH from the hook and each CH across (6)
    Rows 2 – 16: CH 1 and turn.  HDC in the first ST and each ST across (6)
    FO leaving a long tail. 

    Battery Pocket (Optional)

    Using undyed yarn, CH 10
    Row 1: (SC, DC) in the 2nd CH from the hook.  *SK 1, (SC, DC) in the next CH*.  Repeat instructions in * * until 2 CHs remain.  SK 1, SC in the last CH. (9)
    Rows 2 –11:  CH 1 and turn. (SC, DC) in the first ST. *SK 1, (SC, DC) in the next ST*.  Repeat instructions in * * until 2 STs remain.  SK 1, SC in the last ST. (9)
    Row 12: CH 1 and turn.  SC in the first ST and each ST across. (9)
    FO leaving a long tail to seam the pocket onto the wreath.

    wreath on a wall, made with this easy christmas crochet pattern

    Assembly

    Adding the Lights (Optional)

    If adding lights to your wreath, hold one end of the lights with one hand to hold it in place and use the other hand to wrap the lights around the wreath form until you are back to where you started.  Use a piece of tape or some pins to hold each end of the lights in place temporarily while you cover the wreath with your fabric.

    Pin holding the end of a strand of lights onto the wreath form
    Pin holding the end of a strand of lights onto the wreath form

    Watch How I Wrap My Wreath with Lights Here:

    Covering the Wreath

    With the right side of your wreath body piece you created facing you, wrap the wreath body piece around the wreath form so the long ends touch and the stitches line up.  Using a long length of yarn threaded onto a tapestry needle, mattress stitch the long ends together, working through the ends of the rows.  If you’re using the lights, make sure that the short ends of your wreath body start and end where your lights start and end so that you can make sure the battery pack can be left on the outside of the wreath.  When you reach the end, sew the two ends together and leave a small space for the cord for the battery pack.  FO and weave in ends.

    Here’s a quick video showing me wrap my wreath with crochet and assembling the bow:


    easy christmas wreath on a grey and white door.

    Assembling and Adding the Bow

    Step 1: Lay the bow piece horizontally on a flat surface in front of you.  Take the short ends and cross them over each other to create an x-shape like in the image here.  Pinch the center of the bow together and using a tapestry needle threaded with red yarn, sew a running stitch through all layers of the center of the bow, leaving a tail of a few inches remaining at the end.

    crochet bow tutorial image 1

    Step 2: When you’re finished your running stitch, grab both ends of the yarn and cinch the middle together and tie a knot in the yarn, on the back of the bow.  Leave the tails to secure the bow to the wreath later.

    crochet bow tutorial image 2

    Step 3: Wrap the center piece for your bow around the center of the bow and match the short ends up on the back of the bow. Use your tail to seam the short ends together and secure it to the bow.

    crochet bow tutorial image 3

    Step 4: Using your remaining tails, sew the bow onto the center, bottom point of your wreath.  To help keep your bow from slipping/sagging, when you’re finishing sewing the bow onto the wreath, run your tails under the fabric, in opposite directions and out towards the back of your wreath.  Secure with a knot on the back of the wreath, making sure to poke the knot back inside the fabric.  Now do this process again back towards the front of the wreath, making sure to hide the knot behind your bow.  FO and weave in your ends.

    crochet christmas crafts free crochet pattern

    Adding the Battery Pack Pocket to your Crochet Wreath (Optional)

    Place the pocket piece on the wreath, opposite to the bow. Using your tail, threaded on a tapestry needle, sew around the outside of the battery pack pocket, attaching it to the back of the wreath, leaving one of the short sides of the pocket piece open.  Weave in your ends and place battery pack inside the pocket.

    Crochet christmas decor made with this crochet christmas decor free pattern

    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 blog: http://www.theloopylamb.com.  Please do not resell, distribute, duplicate, or share this pattern in any printed or digital form, or claim 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 crochet wreath!  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 

    Facebook: www.facebook.com/TheLoopyLamb
    Instagram:
      www.instagram.com/TheLoopyLamb
    YouTube: The Loopy Lamb YouTube Channel
    Pinterest: www.pinterest.com/theloopylamb
    Newsletter: Sign up for my newsletter!

  • Crochet Patterns

    Crochet Tarantula Free Pattern – Taran Tarantula

    Hand holding a black and brown crochet tarantula made with this free crochet pattern
    This post may contain affiliate links. All opinions are my own.

    The other evening I was struck by inspiration seeing two skeins of We Crochet’s Fable Fur sitting on my shelf. I rushed to get to working on my idea so I could share this crochet tarantula free pattern with you quickly. My kids have been watching a ton of wildlife videos and shows lately and that day, they had been watching a video about tarantulas. When I saw the Falke and Corvo yarns sitting next to eachother, it reminded me of a tarantula I saw on their video and I knew I was going to create one.

    Pin it for later Save

    Plus, an amigurumi tarantula is perfect for Halloween so inspiration struck at the perfect time! I gathered my tools and started working on my crochet tarantula while my husband watched TV. I worked like a woman posessed. I would not be swayed from creating my little crochet tarantula. A few hours later, and my little Taran the Tarantula was born. I couldn’t wait until the next morning when the kids woke up to see their reaction. It was priceless. They knew it was a crochet tarantula right away and both immediately asked if they could have it. Taran passed the kid-approved test with flying colours! Only downside is that now they both want their own tarantulas lol.

    Top view of the spider made with this free crochet pattern

    Tips for Working with Faux Fur Yarn

    If this is your first time working with faux fur yarns or if you’re nervous about doing so, go into this project knowing that it is seriously much easier than it looks. All my faux fur patterns use simple stitches and shaping techniques and although you can’t really see your stitches, the Fable Fur yarn from We Crochet has a thick strap on the yarn that makes it easy to feel. your stitches. Working with faux fur yarns is incredibly forgiving so even if you don’t think your stitch placement is perfect, I bet no one will even notice 😉 I’ve got a video below here with my top tips for working with faux fur yarns so check this out before you get started with this pattern.

    Standing Crochet Tarantula

    Other Projects Made with Faux Fur Yarn

    I am a bit totally in love with working with faux fur yarn for amigurumi. Ever since I got my hands on my first skein of Fable Fur in Kuma and designed my Crochet Koala with it, I haven’t been able to stop. Check out some of my other free amigurumi patterns using faux fur yarn:

    Crochet Spider with Fable Fur Yarn from We Crochet and a Furls Crochet Hook

    Skill Level:

    • Intermediate

    Supplies:

    If you’re planning on buying the materials for this project, please consider doing so through this affiliate link. It helps to support the blog at zero cost to you and allows me to continue to bring you great free crochet patterns like this one.

    Abbreviations:

    • CH = Chain
    • MC = Magic Circle
    • ST = Stitch
    • SL ST = Slip Stitch
    • SC = Single Crochet
    • SCDEC = Single Crochet Decrease
    • SCINC = Single Crochet Increase
    • FO = Finish Off
    close up of the amigurumi spider's face


    Finished size:

    • 8” Long along the body x 13.5” wide across the legs measuring from the end of one foot on the left and one foot on the right.

    Gauge:

    • 5 sts x 5 rows = 2 inches

    Get an ad-free PDF version of this crochet tarantula pattern HERE on Ravelry or HERE on Etsy.

    NOTES:

    • Gauge is not vital to the project but it may effect the amount of yarn needed for the project. 
    • A 5.5mm crochet hook is recommended for the project but if you find you are unable to feel your stitches, you can adjust your hook until you can more easily feel your stitches to more easily know where to place your stitches.  This may however effect your gauge and therefore, the amount of yarn needed. 
    • This pattern is worked in continuous rounds (unless stated otherwise).  Do not join at the end of the row, unless indicated.  A stitch marker is used to keep track of the beginning of the round.
    • All pieces made in the Fable Fur are worked and sewn onto the project with the wrong side facing out to show the better-looking side of the fur. 
    • When crocheting the stripes in the legs, carry the unused yarn inside your stitches to be used for the next set of stripes. 
    • Do not stuff the legs of the spider.

    Free Crochet Tarantula Pattern

    faux fur amigurumi spider holding a furls crochet hook

    Body & Head


    Round 1: Using 5.5mm hook and Fable Fur in Corvo, make a MC and SC 6 into the MC. (6)
    Round 2: (SCINC) x 6 (12)
    Round 3: (SCINC, SC) x 6 (18)
    Round 4:  (SCINC, SC 2) x 6 (24)
    Round 5: (SC 3, SCINC) x 6 (30)
    Rounds 6 – 7:  SC around (30)

    Black and brown amigurumi spider


    Round 8: (SC 3, SCDEC) x 6 (24)
    Round 9:  SC around (24)
    Round 10:  (SC 2, SCDEC) x 6 (18)
    Round 11:  SC around (18)
    Round 12: (SC, SCDEC) x 6 (12) – Start stuffing and continue adding stuffing every couple of rounds
    Round 13: SC around (12)
    Round 14:  (SCDEC) x 6 (6)
    Round 15: (SCINC) x 6 (12)
    Round 16: (SC, SCINC) x 6 (18)

    If you would like to support my blog, you can do so by doing your regular shopping on Amazon. As an Amazon affiliate, I earn a small commission on qualifying purchases made through my Amazon link, which in turn helps to support the blog so I can keep bringing you patterns and great content like this for free.


    Round 17:  (SC 2, SCINC) x 6 (24)
    Rounds 18 – 19:  SC around (24)
    Round 20: (SC 2, SCDEC) x 6 (18)
    Round 21: SC around (18)
    Round 22: (SC, SCDEC) x 6 (12) – Place safety eyes in STs 2 and 7 of Row 22
    Round 23: (SCDEC) x 6 (6)

    Crochet Tarantula made with faux fur

    FO leaving a long tail. Weave the tail through the front loops of the last round to cinch the hole closed.  If you cannot find the front loops, use the tail to sew the hole closed as neatly as possible.  Weave in ends.

    Legs (Make 8)

    Round 1: Using 5.5mm hook and Fable Fur in Corvo, make a MC and SC 6 into the MC. (6)
    Rounds 2 – 3: SC around (6)
    Change to Falke
    Rounds 4 – 6: SC around (6)

    Furry crochet spider on top of a pumpkin


    Change to Corvo
    Rounds 7 – 9: SC around (6)
    Change to Falke
    Rounds 10 – 12: SC around (6)

    FO leaving a long tail.  Use the tail on each leg to sew the leg to either side of the body, placing four legs on either side.  Weave in your 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 blog: http://www.theloopylamb.com.  Please do not resell, distribute, duplicate, or share this pattern in any printed or digital form, or claim 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 crochet tarantula!  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 

    Facebook: www.facebook.com/TheLoopyLamb
    Instagram:
      www.instagram.com/TheLoopyLamb
    YouTube: The Loopy Lamb YouTube Channel
    Pinterest: www.pinterest.com/theloopylamb
    Newsletter: Sign up for my newsletter!

  • Crochet Patterns

    Picot Single Crochet Ear Warmer & Cowl Set

    Smiling woman wearing the Picot Single Crochet Stitch Ear Warmer and Cowl Set
    This post may contain affiliate links. All opinions are my own.

    I’m so excited to share with you my brand new ear warmer and cowl free crochet pattern. This project uses picot single crochet stitch to create tiny little bobbles on the surface of the project that give it a fun texture without the weight of real crochet bobble stitches. They are quick and fun to make and I just love the way that they look.

    This project uses a yarn that is relatively new to me but had me falling head over heels at first stitch: We Crochet Swish Worsted. For this pattern, I used the colouway Wonderland Heather and it is absolutley beautiful. It has the subtlest heathering and it is crazy soft. It is currently available in 33 different colours and I can’t wait to see what colours you all choose to use! Check out my review of this yarn HERE.

    Pin this Free Crochet Ear Warmer and Cowl Set Pattern for later SAVE

    For this project, I use a special crochet picot stitch called the picot single crochet stitch. This stitch modifies the single crochet stitch to add the CH 3 of a picot in the middle of the stitch. After finishing this stitch, a single crochet is placed in the next stitch which helps keep the picot stitch grounded so to speak and the picot stick out from the fabric. I find doing picot stitches like this to be quick and easy.

    Because of the way that this picot stitch used in this project is created, your work will not have straight edges right away. Your work will look like a rectangle that leans to one side. That’s normal and totally fixable. To fix this issue, you just need to block your project. I steam block almost everything so I just place my project on the foam mats and pin the piece so the edges are straight. Then, I steam it and let it dry. Wet blocking would probably be best for this project but, if you’re impatient to wear this, steam blocking will still work too.

    work in progress picture of the picot single crochet ear warmer

    This pattern is part of the Stitch & Hustle Perfect Picot Blog Hop that is generously being sponsored by We Crochet. Find the beautiful free crochet patterns of the other participants here:

    Mamas2Hands.comJosephine Clochehttps://mamas2hands.com/2020/09/25/josephine-cloche-crochet-pattern/
    The Loopy LambPicot Me Up Ear Warmer and Cowl Sethttps://www.theloopylamb.com/2020/09/25/picot-single-crochet-stitch-ear-warmer-and-cowl-set/
    Underground CrafterSleepy Sunrise Amigurumihttps://undergroundcrafter.com/2020/09/25/perfect-picot-blog-hop-sleepy-sunrise-amigurumi/
    The Stitchin’ MommyTropical Sunset Fingerless Mittshttps://www.thestitchinmommy.com/2020/09/tropical-sunset-fingerless-mitts-free-crochet-pattern.html
    Erica DietzPicot Edge Scarfhttps://www.5littlemonsters.com/2020/09/picot-edged-scarf.html
    Sincerely PamContessa Cropped Pulloverhttps://www.sincerelypam.com/contessa-cropped-pullover-crochet-pattern
    Love.life.yarnSimple Crochet Baby Bonnethttps://lovelifeyarn.com/simple-crochet-baby-bonnet/
    Crystalized DesignsKoKo Cocoon Cardiganhttps://www.crystalized-designs.com/koko-cocoon-cardigan-free-crochet-pattern/
    Briana K DesignsPicot Crochet Shawl Free Patternhttps://brianakdesigns.com/picot-crochet-shawl-free-pattern/
    Detroit KnotsHayloft Capelethttps://detroitknots.wordpress.com/?p=305
    Stitch & HustleAtlantic Waves Shawlhttps://www.stitchandhustle.com/free-patterns/atlantic-waves-shawl-free-crochet-pattern
    Oombawka Design CrochetSeptember Mandalahttps://oombawkadesigncrochet.com/2020/09/september-mandala-pattern.html
    MooglyPicot Trip Cowlhttps://www.mooglyblog.com/picot-trip-cowl/
    2 Bossay Knits / Michelle TharpesSummer Citrus Wraphttps://seriousasshookersblog.weebly.com/
    Joy of Motion CrochetDiagonal Sunset Wraphttps://joyofmotioncrochet.com/diagonal-sunset-wrap-free-crochet-pattern
    ACCROchetBoxed inhttps://www.accrochet.com/stitch-hustle-blog-hop/

    We’re also holding a MASSIVE giveaway in which FIVE (5) winners will be selected to win the yarn to make 3 of the projects included in the blog hop. This giveaway has been generously sponsored by We Crochet. The prize groups are below. This giveaway is open world wide and you need only enter the giveaway one to be entered for all prize packs! Entry form is included below the prize pack list.

    Prize Pack One
    Mamas2Hands.comJosephine Clochehttps://mamas2hands.com/2020/09/25/josephine-cloche-crochet-pattern/
    Love.life.yarnSimple Crochet Baby Bonnethttps://lovelifeyarn.com/simple-crochet-baby-bonnet/
    Underground CrafterSleepy Sunrise Amigurumihttps://undergroundcrafter.com/2020/09/25/perfect-picot-blog-hop-sleepy-sunrise-amigurumi/
    Erica DietzPicot Edge Scarfhttps://www.5littlemonsters.com/2020/09/picot-edged-scarf.html
    Prize Pack 2
    The Loopy LambPicot Me Up Ear Warmer and Cowl Sethttps://www.theloopylamb.com/2020/09/25/picot-single-crochet-stitch-ear-warmer-and-cowl-set/
    Sincerely PamContessa Cropped Pulloverhttps://www.sincerelypam.com/contessa-cropped-pullover-crochet-pattern
    Detroit KnotsHayloft Capelethttps://detroitknots.wordpress.com/?p=305
    Prize Pack 3
    Crystalized DesignsKoKo Cocoon Cardiganhttps://www.crystalized-designs.com/koko-cocoon-cardigan-free-crochet-pattern/
    Briana K DesignsPicot Crochet Shawl Free Patternhttps://brianakdesigns.com/picot-crochet-shawl-free-pattern/
    The Stitchin’ MommyTropical Sunset Fingerless Mittshttps://www.thestitchinmommy.com/2020/09/tropical-sunset-fingerless-mitts-free-crochet-pattern.html
    Prize Pack 4
    Stitch & HustleAtlantic Waves Shawlhttps://www.stitchandhustle.com/free-patterns/atlantic-waves-shawl-free-crochet-pattern
    Oombawka Design CrochetSeptember Mandalahttps://oombawkadesigncrochet.com/2020/09/september-mandala-pattern.html
    MooglyPicot Trip Cowlhttps://www.mooglyblog.com/picot-trip-cowl/
    Prize Pack 5
    2 Bossay Knits / Michelle TharpesCitrus Wraphttps://seriousasshookersblog.weebly.com/
    Joy of Motion CrochetDiagonal Sunset Wraphttps://joyofmotioncrochet.com/diagonal-sunset-wrap-free-crochet-pattern
    ACCROchetBoxed inhttps://www.accrochet.com/stitch-hustle-blog-hop/
    a Rafflecopter giveaway

    Learn how to do the Picot Single Crochet Stitch in my Tutorial Below:

    Picot Me Up Ear Warmer and Cowl Set

    Crochet earwarmer and cowl set lain out in a flat lay with coffee, yarn and a furls crochet hook

    You can purchase an inexpensive ad-free PDF version of this pattern for a small fee HERE on Ravelry and HERE on Etsy.

    Skill Level:

    • Intermediate

    Supplies For Crochet Ear Warmer:

    Supplies For Crochet Cowl

    If you’re planning on buying the materials for this project, please consider doing so through this affiliate link. It helps to support the blog at zero cost to you and allows me to continue to bring you great free crochet patterns like this one.

    Abbreviations:


    Special Stitches:

    • Picot Single Crochet: Insert hook into indicated stitch, yarn over hook and pull through stitch.  Yarn over and pull through one loop on the hook three times.  Yarn over and pull through both loops on the hook. (Find the tutorial HERE).


    Finished Ear Warmer Size:

    • Adult – 19.5” Long (before seaming) by 4.5” wide

    Finished Cowl Size:

    • 24.75” Long (before seaming) by 8.5” wide

    Gauge:

    • 15 HDC sts x 12 rows of pattern ST = 4 inches

    Notes:

    •  This pattern is worked back and forth in rows in a flat panel and then is seamed together at the short ends. 
    • The completed projects will slant to the right and appear to not have straight edges.  This is caused by the Picot Single Crochets shifting the work to the right.  This project must be blocked in order to straighten the edges to provide a clean, straight seam which also makes seaming the project together easier.
    • Instructions given in ** are to be repeated for the indicated number of repeats or the instructions provided next to the **


    Picot Me Up Ear Warmer Pattern


    Row 1: FHDC 75 or CH 76 and HDC in each ST across, starting in the 2nd CH from the hook. (75)
    Row 2: CH 1 and turn.  HDC in the first ST and each ST across. (75)
    Row 3:  CH 1 and turn.  *SC in the first ST and PSC in the next ST* across until 1 ST remains.  SC in the last ST. (75)
    Row 4:  CH 1 and turn.  HDC in the first ST and each ST across. (75)
    Row 5:  CH 1 and turn.  HDC in the 1st ST, *CH 1, SK 1, HDC* repeat until end of row.  (75)

    Picot Me Up Crochet Ear Warmer made using Picot Single Crochet Stitch
    Smiling woman wearing a crochet ear warmer


    Row 6: CH 1 and turn.  HDC in the first ST and each ST across. (75)
    Row 7: CH 1 and turn.  *SC in the first ST and PSC in the next ST* across until 1 ST remains.  SC in the last ST. (75)
    Row 8: CH 1 and turn.  HDC in the first ST and each ST across. (75)
    Row 9: CH 1 and turn.  HDC in the 1st ST, *CH 1, SK 1, HDC* repeat until end of row.  (75)
    Row 10: CH 1 and turn.  HDC in the first ST and each ST across. (75)
    Row 11: CH 1 and turn.  *SC in the first ST and PSC in the next ST* across until 1 ST remains.  SC in the last ST. (75)
    Rows 12 – 13: CH 1 and turn.  HDC in the first ST and each ST across. (75)

    FO and leave a long tail to seam the ear warmer together.  Block your work using your preferred blocking method. 

    If you would like to support my blog, you can do so by doing your regular shopping on Amazon. As an Amazon affiliate, I earn a small commission on qualifying purchases made through my Amazon link, which in turn helps to support the blog so I can keep bringing you patterns and great content like this for free.

    Woman looking down wearing a crochet ear warmer and cowl set

    Finishing Your Ear Warmer:

    Lay your ear warmer right side up in front of you.  Pick the short ends together, right sides touching. 

    Step one of closing up the crochet ear warmer

    Place the ends inside each other so they overlap about an inch.  Make sure your tail is on the outside. 

    closing up the ear warmer step 2

    Thread your tapestry needle on the long tail left when finishing off and sew back and forth through all four layers going through the edge stitches. 

    Sewing the closure - Step 3

    When done, take the unfinished parts pictured and sew them together end to end. 

    showing the unfishing parts of the crochet ear warmer to seam.

    When done seaming FO and weave in ends.  Turn your ear warmer right side out and you’re all set. 

    Finishing the seaming of the ear warmer closure.

    Picot Me Up Cowl Pattern:

    Row 1: FHDC 95 or CH 96 and HDC in each ST across, starting in the 2nd CH from the hook. (95)
    Row 2: CH 1 and turn.  HDC in the first ST and each ST across. (95)
    Row 3:  CH 1 and turn.  *SC in the first ST and PSC in the next ST* across until 1 ST remains.  SC in the last ST. (95)
    Row 4:  CH 1 and turn.  HDC in the first ST and each ST across. (95)
    Row 5:  CH 1 and turn.  HDC in the 1st ST, *CH 1, SK 1, HDC* repeat until end of row.  (95)
    Row 6: CH 1 and turn.  HDC in the first ST and each ST across. (95)
    Row 7: CH 1 and turn.  *SC in the first ST and PSC in the next ST* across until 1 ST remains.  SC in the last ST. (95)

    Woman looking over the top of a crochet cowl with picot single crochet stitch bobbles


    Row 8: CH 1 and turn.  HDC in the first ST and each ST across. (95)
    Row 9: CH 1 and turn.  HDC in the 1st ST, *CH 1, SK 1, HDC* repeat until end of row.  (95)
    Row 10: CH 1 and turn.  HDC in the first ST and each ST across. (95)
    Row 11: CH 1 and turn.  *SC in the first ST and PSC in the next ST* across until 1 ST remains.  SC in the last ST. (95)
    Row 12: CH 1 and turn.  HDC in the first ST and each ST across. (95)
    Row 13: CH 1 and turn.  HDC in the 1st ST, *CH 1, SK 1, HDC* repeat until end of row.  (95)
    Row 14: CH 1 and turn.  HDC in the first ST and each ST across. (95)
    Row 15: CH 1 and turn.  *SC in the first ST and PSC in the next ST* across until 1 ST remains.  SC in the last ST. (95)
    Row 16: CH 1 and turn.  HDC in the first ST and each ST across. (95)
    Row 17: CH 1 and turn.  HDC in the 1st ST, *CH 1, SK 1, HDC* repeat until end of row.  (95)
    Row 18: CH 1 and turn.  HDC in the first ST and each ST across. (95)
    Row 19: CH 1 and turn.  *SC in the first ST and PSC in the next ST* across until 1 ST remains.  SC in the last ST. (95)
    Row 20: CH 1 and turn.  HDC in the first ST and each ST across. (95)
    Row 21: CH 1 and turn.  HDC in the 1st ST, *CH 1, SK 1, HDC* repeat until end of row.  (95)
    Row 22: CH 1 and turn.  HDC in the first ST and each ST across. (95)

    flat lay image of crochet cowl with a bobble texture made using picot single crochet stitch.


    Row 23: CH 1 and turn.  *SC in the first ST and PSC in the next ST* across until 1 ST remains.  SC in the last ST. (95)
    Rows 24 – 25: CH 1 and turn.  HDC in the first ST and each ST across. (95)

    FO and leave a long tail to seam the cowl together.  Block your work using your preferred blocking method.  Thread your tapestry needle on to the yarn tail and seam the two short ends of the cowl together using mattress stitch or your preferred seaming method.

    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 blog: www.theloopylamb.com.  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 

    Facebook: www.facebook.com/TheLoopyLamb
    Instagram:
      www.instagram.com/TheLoopyLamb
    YouTube: Subscribe to my YouTube Channel
    Pinterest: www.pinterest.com/theloopylamb
    Newsletter: Sign up for my newsletter!

    While you’re here, don’t forget to check out some of my other great free crochet patterns. If you like cowls and earwarmers, you may be interested in these:

  • Crochet Patterns

    Free Crochet Flamingo Pattern for Flikka Flamingo

    crochet flamingo made with faux fur yarn sitting upright
    This free crochet flamingo pattern has been sponsored by Clover USA. This post may contain affiliate links. All opinions are my own.

    Flamingos have been pretty popular recently and when We Crochet came out with a pink colourway of the Fable Fur yarn that I love, I knew I was going to use it to make a free crochet flamingo pattern. Flikka Flamingo is a baby flamingo that just begs to be cuddled. This pattern uses basic shaping and stitches so it can be made quickly and easily.

    This free crochet flamingo pattern has been sponsored by Clover USA. All opinions are my own.

    Pin it for later Save

    Flikka Flamingo’s head, neck and body are made in a single piece and the wings are made separately. The legs and beak are made with worsted weight yarn in separate pieces. The pieces work up quickly and you’ll have a finished crochet flamingo in no time.

    Pink Fable Fur with the crochet flamingo made with this free crochet pattern

    If you haven’t used faux yarn to crochet amigurumi before, this free crochet flamingo pattern is a great pattern to finally give it a try. Faux fur yarn is incredibly forgiving so if you don’t have the tidiest seaming when putting your toy together, no one can tell. The fur hides it all and still looks great. Check out my tips and tricks for using faux fur yarns in the video below (or find the write up HERE) so you can hit the ground running. If you’re looking to give faux fur yarns a try, I recommend using Fable Fur from WeCrochet (found HERE). It’s my favourite faux fur yarn as it has a thick strap on the back of the yarn which helps you feel the stitches, even if you can’t see them.

    If you haven’t seen my other faux fur yarn crochet patterns that I’ve published so far, check them out here: Kaya the Koala, Crochet Koala Keychain, Seth the Sloth, Otis the Owl, Gnorman the Gnome, Taran Tarantula and Salty the Seal.

    Flikka Flamingo sits up on his own with the assistance of a weighted base made with Poly Pellets/weighted beads added to the bottom of the body. You can find the written tutorial for how to create a base for your amigurumi project using Poly Pellets HERE or watch the video below.

    Flikka’s legs are not stuffed to make it easier for him to sit up on his own. I think the floppy legs just make him silly and fun. You can choose to stuff his legs if you wish but it may affect how well he sits.

    Get an ad-free PDF version of this crochet flamingo pattern HERE on Ravelry or HERE on Etsy.

    Skill Level:

    • Intermediate

    Supplies:

    If you’re planning on buying the materials for this project, please consider doing so through this affiliate link. It helps to support the blog at zero cost to you and allows me to continue to bring you great free crochet patterns like this one.

    Abbreviations:

    Special Stitches

    SC3TOG/ SC Three Together: Insert hook into first stitch, yarn over and pull through stitch.  Two loops on hook.  Insert hook into second stitch, yarn over and pull through stitch.  Three loops on hook.  Insert hook into third stitch, yarn over and pull through stitch. Four loops on hook.  Yarn over and pull all four loops on hook.  Stitch completed.


    Finished size:

    • Approximately 12.5” Tall from tips of feet to top of head

    Gauge:

    • Faux Fur Sections: 2 sts x 2 rows = 1 inch
    • Leg and Beak: 6 sts x 6 rows = 1 inch

    Notes:

    • This pattern is worked in continuous rounds (unless stated otherwise).  Do not join at the end of the row, unless indicated.  A stitch marker is used to keep track of the beginning of the round.
    • All pieces made in the Fable Fur are worked and sewn onto the project with the wrong side facing out to show the better-looking side of the fur. 
    • For a cleaner SCDEC, do your SCDEC under the front loops only of each stitch rather than under both loops.  This is often referred to as an invisible decrease.  Find my tutorial on how to do this HERE.
    • Gauge is not critical to the project but it may affect the amount of yarn needed.
    • A weighted base is added to the bottom of the flamingo to assist it with sitting up on its own.  This is optional but may affect whether the toy can sit up on its own.  Find a tutorial on how to create a weighted base for your toy HERE.

    Free Crochet Flamingo Pattern for Flikka Flamingo

    Close up of the face of the crochet flamingo

    Beak

    Round 1: Using 3.5mm hook and Brava Worsted in Black, make a MC and SC 6 into the MC. (6)
    Round 2: (SCINC) x 6 (12)
    Round 3: SC around (12)
    Round 4: (SCINC, SC 5) x 2 (14)
    Round 5:  SC around (14)
    Round 6: (SCINC, SC 6) x 2 (16)
    Round 7: SC around (16)
    Change to White
    Rounds 8 – 12: SC around (16)
    FO leaving a long tail to sew onto face.  Add some stuffing to the nose and sew onto face between eyes.

    Head & Body

    Round 1: Using 5.5mm hook and Fable Fur in Volpe, make a MC and SC 6 into the MC. (6)
    Round 2: (SCINC) x 6 (12)
    Round 3: (SCINC, SC) x 6 (18)
    Round 4:  SC 1 (SCINC, SC 2) x 5, SCINC, SC (24)
    Rounds 5 – 10:  SC around (24) – Place safety eyes in Round 6 with 4 STS between them.
    Round 11: SC 1 (SCDEC, SC 2) x 5, SCDEC, SC (18) – Start adding stuffing.  Adding a bit more each round.
    Round 12: (SCDEC, SC) x 6 (12)
    Rounds 13 – 16: SC around (12)
    Round 17: (SCINC, SC) x 6 (18)
    Round 18: SC 1 (SCINC, SC 2) x 5, SCINC, SC (24)
    Rounds 19 – 24: SC around (24)  – If using a weighted base, add it to the body at the end of Round 24.
    Round 25: SC 1 (SCDEC, SC 2) x 5, SCDEC, SC (18)
    Round 26: (SCDEC, SC) x 6 (12) – Finish stuffing.
    Round 27: (SCDEC) x 6 (6)

    FO and use the tail to close up the whole.  Weave in ends.


    amigurumi flamingo made with faux fur yarn

    Legs (Make 2)

    Round 1: Using 3.5mm hook and Brava Worsted in Black, CH 9. SC in the 2nd CH from the hook and the next 6 CHS.  SC 3 in the last CH.  Working up the other side of the chain, SC 6, SCINC in the last CH (18)
    Round 2: SC in each ST around (18)
    Round 3: (SC 2, SCINC) x 6 (24)
    Rounds 4 – 6: SC around (24)
    Round 7: (SC 2, SCDEC) x 6 (18)

    If you would like to support my blog, you can do so by doing your regular shopping on Amazon. As an Amazon affiliate, I earn a small commission on qualifying purchases made through my Amazon link, which in turn helps to support the blog so I can keep bringing you patterns and great content like this for free.


    Rounds 8 – 9: SC around (18)
    Round 10: (SCDEC) x 6, SC 6 (12)
    Round 11: (SCDEC) x 3, SC 6 (9)
    Round 12:
    SCDEC, SC 7 (8)
    Rounds 13 – 31: SC around (8)
    Join last ST to first ST with a SL ST.  FO leaving a long tail to sew onto bottom of the body.  Do not stuff.  Sew the legs onto the bottom of the body.

    crochet flamingo sitting on a ledge

    Wings (Make 2)

    Row 1: Using Volpe and 5.5mm crochet hook, make a MC and SC 3 into the MC.  (3)
    Row 2: CH 1 and turn. SCINC, SC, SCINC. (5)
    Row 3: CH 1 and turn. SC across. (5)
    Row 4: CH 1 and turn.  SCINC, SC 3, SCINC (7)
    Rows 5 – 7: CH 1 and turn.  SC across (7)
    Row 8: CH 1 and turn. SCDEC, SC 3, SCDEC (5)
    Row 9: CH 1 and turn.  SCDEC, SC, SCDEC (3)
    Row 10: CH 1 and turn. SC3TOG (1)

    Place a wing on either side of the body, with the pointed end facing the back of the bird.  Sew onto body and add stuffing between the wing and the body before closing up and finishing off.


    Your Flikka Flamingo is now complete! I hope you enjoyed this free crochet flamingo pattern! If you like flamingos, you may want to check out my Flaming-to-go Flamingo Cup Cozy Pattern or my free flamingo crochet pattern round up. Find a listing of all my free crochet patterns HERE.

    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 blog: http://www.theloopylamb.com.  Please do not resell, distribute, duplicate, or share this pattern in any printed or digital form, or claim 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 

    Facebook: www.facebook.com/TheLoopyLamb
    Instagram:
      www.instagram.com/TheLoopyLamb
    YouTube: The Loopy Lamb YouTube Channel
    Pinterest: www.pinterest.com/theloopylamb
    Newsletter: Sign up for my newsletter!