• Crochet Patterns

    Twisted Shells Ear Warmer

    Twisted Shell Crochet Ear Warmer - Free Crochet Pattern by The Loopy Lamb  #crochet #earwarmer #headband #headwrap #crochetpattern
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    I love a good ear warmer pattern. And this free crochet ear warmer pattern is simply beautiful but with a bit of a twist…literally. The twisted shells ear warmer has a slight twist in it that when worn, looks like it is kind of crossed or wrapped on your head. This type of ear warmer looks great on everyone and can be worn a few different ways. I like to wear mine with the point created by the twist pointing up since it makes my round face appear a little less round (BONUS!).

    Here I’ve used Lion Brand’s Vanna’s Choice yarn but you can substitute any other comparable worsted weight yarn that fits your fancy. Just make sure that you match gauge so you don’t end up with a ear warmer that doesn’t fit.

    Twisted Shell Crochet Ear Warmer - Free Crochet Pattern by The Loopy Lamb  #crochet #earwarmer #headband #headwrap #crochetpattern

    Skill Level: Beginner

    Supplies:
    1 skein of Lion Brand Vanna’s Choice Yarn or another worsted weight yarn. I’m using Vanna’s Choice in Silver Heather.
    5.0 mm crochet hook
    Tapestry needle for weaving in ends
    Scissors

    Twisted Shell Crochet Ear Warmer - Free Crochet Pattern by The Loopy Lamb #crochet #earwarmer #headband #headwrap #crochetpattern

    Abbreviations:
    CH = Chain
    SC = Single Crochet
    HDC = Half Double Crochet
    DC = Double Crochet
    SL ST = slip stitch
    FO = Finish Off

    Size: Adult Woman

    Gauge: 9 sts across x 5 rows = 2” square

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    NOTES:

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

    Pattern:

    CH 17.

    Row 1: SC in each stitch across.  CH2 and turn. (16)
    Row 2: *(SC, HDC, DC) in the first stitch.  Skip 2 stitches.* repeat until end and sc in the last stitch.  CH2 and turn. (16)
    Repeat Row 2 until the piece measures approximately 21 inches long or until it fits snugly around your head.

    Twisted Shell Crochet Ear Warmer Pattern


    When the piece reaches the desired length, twist it once and join the ends together.  Slip stitch the ends together and SC around the entire piece. FO and weave in your ends. Enjoy your new Twisted Shells Ear Warmer!

    Disclaimer:

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

    I’d love to see your finished Twisted Shells Ear Warmers!  Please share your finished makes by tagging the pattern on Ravelry, sharing it to our Facebook page or Instagram.  Don’t forget to follow me on Facebook, Instagram and Pinterest 

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    Want to try another ear warmer pattern? Check out my Tiny Pebbles Ear Warmer.

  • Crochet Patterns

    Striped Thicket Stitch Blanket Pattern

    Free Crochet Baby Blanket/Lapgahn Pattern by The Loopy Lamb.  Great beginner crochet blanket pattern.

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    One of my favourite things about crocheting Christmas gifts for family is that I can use those gifts as opportunities to design new, fun projects.  When making my gift list for this year I really wanted to make my grandmother a blanket.  She loves maroon and has a lot of maroon in her home decor.  So the colours were pretty easy to pick.  They normally wouldn’t be colours I would choose myself but I am so glad that I used them.  I fell in love with the burgundy and whipped cream combo!  Now that I have finished my Striped Thicket Stitch Blanket, I want one for myself!

    Little girl playing with blanket on her lap

    Bernat Blanket is my go-to yarn for soft, cozy blankets that work up super quick.   The Bernat Blanket Whipped Cream in this texture actually kind of looks like real whipped cream which just makes me happy…and a little hungry but I promise I didn’t consume any of the yarn. Well…not on purpose anyway!

    This blanket is a lapghan/baby blanket size and is easy a good blanket for beginners.  If you  know how to chain, single crochet and double crochet, you can make this blanket.  It is so simple but has a beautiful texture.

    Close up of texture of the striped thicket stitch blanket

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    Stuffed bunny with Striped Thicket Stitch Blanket

    Striped Thicket Stitch Blanket

    Skill Level: Beginner

    Supplies:
    4 skeins of Bernat Blanket – 2 Burgundy and 2 Whipped Cream
    10 mm crochet hook
    Tapestry needle for weaving in ends
    Scissors

    Abbreviations:
    CH = Chain
    SC = Single Crochet
    DC = Double Crochet
    FO = Finish Off

    Size: One Size – Children’s Size
    Finished size: Approximately 44 inches tall x 34 inches wide.

    Gauge: 9 sts across x 7 rows = 4” square

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

    Row 1: Using Burgundy and a 10mm Hook, CH 72
    Row 2:
    SC and DC in the second CH from the hook.  *skip the next CH, (SC, DC) in the next CH* repeat across, SC in the last CH.  CH 1 and turn. (71)
    Row 3:
    SC and DC in the first SC.  *skip the next stitch, (SC, DC) in the next stitch* repeat across, SC in the last stitch. CH 1 and turn.  (71)
    Rows 4 – 15:
    Repeat Row 3 (71)
    Change to Whipped Cream
    Rows 16 – 31:
    Repeat Row 3 (71)
    Change to Burgundy.
    Rows 32 – 45:
    Repeat Row 3 (71)
    Change to Whipped Cream.
    Rows 46 – 61:
    Repeat Row 3 (71)
    Change to Burgundy.
    Rows 62 – 75:
    Repeat Row 3 (71)
    FO and weave in ends.

    Disclaimer:

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

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

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    Free Crochet Baby Blanket/Lapgahn Pattern by The Loopy Lamb.  Great beginner crochet blanket pattern.
  • Crochet Patterns

    Saint Prickolaus Cactus Cuddler Free Crochet Pattern

    Saint Prickolaus Cactus Cuddler - Free Crochet Pattern

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

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

     

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

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

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

     

     

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

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

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

    Check it out HERE.

     

    If you like this free pattern, please like, share and pin this post.

     

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

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    Skill Level: Intermediate

     

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    Materials:

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

    Terminology: US terminology

    Stitches Used and Abbreviations:

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

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

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

    Saint Prickolaus Cactus Cuddler

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Crochet Patterns

    Randy the Reindeer Cactus Free Crochet Pattern

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

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

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

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

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

    Stay tuned for another free crochet pattern next week!

     

    Randy the Cactus Reindeer Crochet Pattern

    Randy the Cactus Reindeer Free Crochet Pattern from The Loopy Lamb

     

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    Skill Level: Intermediate

    Materials:

    3.5 mm Hook

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

    6 mm Safety Eyes

    Polyester Stuffing

    Scissors

    Tapestry Needle

    Stitch markers

    Terminology: US terminology

    Stitches Used and Abbreviations:

    MC:    magic circle

    CH:     chain

    SC:      single crochet

    SCINC: single crochet increase

    SCDEC: single crochet decrease

    SLST: slip stitch
    BLO:   back loop only

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

     

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

     

    Important Notes:

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

     

    SOIL

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

     

    Cactus Body

    Using green and leaving a long tail, CH20.

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

     

    Right Antler

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

     

    Left Antler

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

     

    Nose

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

     

     

    Disclaimer:

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

     

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

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  • Crochet Patterns

    Mommy’s Go-To Fingerless Gloves Crochet Pattern

    Mommy's Go-To Fingerless Gloves - Free Crochet Pattern by The Loopy Lamb #Fingerlessgloves #CrochetPattern #Freecrochetpattern #Quickcrochet #Stripedgloves #gloves #Mittens

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    It has been a crazy couple of weeks!  It’s been so busy with the 30 Days of Cozy promotion going on and right in the middle of the promotion, my husband had a business trip to Halifax and I’ve been alone with both kids.   I’ve also been working away on a few new patterns for you as well so stay tuned!  This week’s free crochet pattern is Mommy’s Go-To Fingerless Gloves.

    My awesome husband brought me back this beautiful yarn from his trip.  It’s made by the Mineville Wool Project which is a local Halifax yarn dyer.  I’m so lucky that he supports my crazy yarn addiction.  I can’t wait to get my hooks into these babies.  If you have any suggestions on what I should make with this yarn, leave me a comment below.  I’m having a hard time deciding!

    Mommy's Go-To Fingerless Gloves Free Crochet Pattern by The Loopy Lamb

     

    I must confess: I lose A LOT of gloves.  I’m almost on par with my little one who loses mittens almost as fast as I can make and buy them.  I must also confess that I am a little particular when it comes to my gloves.  I don’t like the tops of the gloves to be too long because they can sometimes stretch out and look sloppy.  My preference is fingerless gloves so I can zip up zippers, tie up shoes and text with ease.

     

    Mommy's Go-To Fingerless Gloves - Free Crochet Pattern by The Loopy Lamb #Fingerlessgloves #CrochetPattern #Freecrochetpattern #Quickcrochet #Stripedgloves #gloves #Mittens

    So Mommy’s Go-To Fingerless Gloves were born out of my need for a cute and quick pair of fingerless gloves.  They are super quick to make so you can replace those lost gloves in a flash but you don’t have to substitute your cuteness factor.  This is also a beginner friendly pattern.  If you sell your crochet, these are great since you can make a pair in well under an hour.  The pattern is easily adaptable so if you need/want the tops or bottoms to be a bit longer, just add a few rows.  So without further ado, let’s get to that pattern!

     

    Mommy’s Go-To Fingerless Gloves

    Mommy's Go-To Fingerless Gloves - Free Crochet Pattern by The Loopy Lamb #Fingerlessgloves #CrochetPattern #Freecrochetpattern #Quickcrochet #Stripedgloves #gloves #Mittens

    Skill Level: Beginner

    Materials:

    Abbreviations:

    CH = Chain

    Sl St = Slip Stitch

    SC = Single Crochet

    HDC = Double Crochet

     

     

    Size: Woman’s – One Size fits most
    Finished size: 5.25 inches tall x 3 inches wide.

    Gauge:  8 sts across x 6.5 rows = 2” square

    NOTES:
    The end of each round is joined with a SL ST to the first stitch of the round.  It is noted in the pattern as “Join”.

    Mommy's Go-To Fingerless Gloves Free Crochet Pattern by The Loopy Lamb

     

    Pattern:

    Right Glove:

    Using black, CH 24, join with a sl st to first chain to form a circle, being sure not to twist your chain.

    Rows 2-3: CH 1.  HDC in each stitch around, join with sl st to first HDC. (24)
    Change to Grey
    Row 4: CH 1.  HDC in each stitch around.  Join. (24)
    Change to Black
    Rows 5 – 6: CH 1.  HDC in each stitch around.  Join. (24)
    Change to White
    Row 7: CH 1.  HDC in each stitch around.  Join.  (24)
    Change to Grey
    Row 8: CH 1.  HDC in each stitch around.  Join. (24)
    Change to Black
    Rows 9 – 12: CH 1.  HDC in each stitch around.  Join. (24)

    Row 13:  CH 1. HDC in first 19 stitches, chain 5 and skip the last 5 stitches. Join. (24)

    Rows 14-16: CH 1.  HDC in each stitch around.  Join. (24)
    Row 17: CH1. SC in each stitch around, join to first SC, fasten off and weave in ends. (24)

     

    Left Glove:

     

    Using black, CH 24, join with a sl st to first chain to form a circle, being sure not to twist your chain.

    Rows 2-3: CH 1.  HDC in each stitch around, join with sl st to first HDC. (24)
    Change to Grey
    Row 4: CH 1.  HDC in each stitch around.  Join. (24)
    Change to Black
    Rows 5 – 6: CH 1.  HDC in each stitch around.  Join. (24)
    Change to White
    Row 7: CH 1.  HDC in each stitch around.  Join. (24)
    Change to Grey
    Row 8: CH 1.  HDC in each stitch around.  Join. (24)
    Change to Black
    Rows 9 – 12: CH 1.  HDC in each stitch around.  Join. (24)

    Row 13:  CH 1. HDC in first 4 stitches, chain 5 and skip the next 5 stitches. HDC in the last 15 stitches.  Join. (24)

    Rows 14-16: CH 1.  HDC in each stitch around.  Join. (24)

    Row 17: CH1. SC in each stitch around, join to first SC, fasten off and weave in ends. (24)

     

    Disclaimer:

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

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

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

     

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    Mommy's Go-To Fingerless Gloves - Free Crochet Pattern by The Loopy Lamb #Fingerlessgloves #CrochetPattern #Freecrochetpattern #Quickcrochet #Stripedgloves #gloves #Mittens

  • Crochet Patterns

    Super Quick Chunky Cowl Crochet Pattern

    Super Quick Chunky Cowl Free Crochet Pattern - Excellent beginner's crochet pattern that can be made up in approximately an hour. Makes a great last minute gift.

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    I was going through my Christmas gift planner the other day and had this moment of panic when I looked at how much I had planned to make this year.  Rather than get totally stressed out and throw myself a pity party, I pulled myself together and started making an action plan.  My goal was to create something quick and easy.  I wanted it to be so easy that even an absolute beginner should be able to pump out dozens of these by the holidays.  Nothing works up quicker than chunky wool and a super-sized crochet hook.  With that in mind, I picked up one of the biggest crochet hooks I’ve got and some chunky wool and got to work.  Soon, the Super Quick Chunky Cowl Crochet Pattern was born.

    Super Quick Chunky Cowl Free Crochet Pattern - Excellent beginner's crochet pattern that can be made up in approximately an hour. Makes a great last minute gift.

    A few months ago, I made myself a cardigan using Bernat Beyond chunky yarn and I really enjoyed working with it.  I also ended up buying a TON of it when it went on sale.  When my husband saw me packing away 30 skeins of the stuff the day it was delivered, he just shook his head and walked away.  I’m pretty sure he said something about me being a nut bar, but I can live with that so I kept unpacking my new squishy yarn.

    When I say this cowl works up super quick, I mean it.  I was able to get one done in an hour with two little kids running around like our house is some modern version of The Lord of the Flies.  So if I can do it, you can too.  If you are in a bind and need a last-minute gift, make this your new go-to.

    Super Quick Chunky Cowl Free Crochet Pattern - Excellent beginner's crochet pattern that can be made up in approximately an hour. Makes a great last minute gift.

    You’ll need a 15mm crochet hook, your favourite super bulky yarn (if you aren’t using Bernat Beyond) to complete this project and you’ll need to be be able to crochet the following stitches: single crochet, double crochet and slip stitch.  That’s it!  The giant hook gives this cowl a bit of a lacy look and the alternating rows give a very subtle diagonal striping.  So grab your hook and let’s make us a Super Quick Chunky Cowl!

    Super Quick Chunky Cowl Free Crochet Pattern - Excellent beginner's crochet pattern that can be made up in approximately an hour. Makes a great last minute gift.

    Super Quick Chunky Cowl Crochet Pattern

    Skill Level: Beginner

    Supplies:
    Approximately 110 yards of Bernat Beyond in Smoke or your favourite Super Bulky yarn.
    15 mm crochet hook
    Tapestry needle for weaving in ends
    Scissors

    Abbreviations:
    CH = Chain
    SC = Single Crochet
    DC = Double Crochet
    SL ST = slip stitch
    FO = Finish Off

    Size: One Size
    Finished size: Approximately 10 inches tall x 12 inches wide.

    Gauge: 6 sts across x 8 rows = 4” square

    NOTES:
     – Instructions within the ** are to be repeated the

    PATTERN:

    CH 36 and join with a sl st, making sure not to twist your chain.
    Row 1:  CH 1.  SC in the 1st stitch and in every stitch around (36)
    Row 2:  CH 1.  SC in the first stitch.  DC in the next.  *SC1, DC1* until the end.  Join with a sl st.
    Row 3: CH 2.  DC in the first stitch.  DC in the next.  *DC1, SC1* until the end.  Join with a sl st.
    Row 4: Repeat row 2.
    Row 5: Repeat row 3.
    Row 6: Repeat row 2.
    Row 7: Repeat row 3.
    Row 8: Repeat row 2.
    Row 9: Repeat row 3.
    Row 10: Repeat row 2.
    Row 11: Repeat row 3.
    Row 12: Repeat row 2.
    Row 13: Repeat row 3.
    Row 14: Repeat row 2.
    Row 15: Repeat row 3.
    Row 16: Repeat row 2.
    Row 17: Repeat row 3.
    Row 18: CH 1.  SC in first stitch and each stitch.  Join with a sl st.
    FO and 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 Etsy Shop: www.etsy.com/ca/shop/theloopylamb.  Please do not resell, distribute, duplicate, or share this pattern in any printed or digital form, claiming this pattern as your own original design.  Please do not use my photos when selling your finished items.

     

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    Super Quick Chunky Cowl Free Crochet Pattern - Excellent beginner's crochet pattern that can be made up in approximately an hour. Makes a great last minute gift.

  • Crochet Patterns

    Tiny Pebbles Ear Warmer Free Crochet Pattern

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

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    This is an unsponsored post and the thoughts/opinions are all my own.

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

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

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

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

    Tiny Pebbles Ear Warmer Crochet Pattern

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

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

    Pattern:

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

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

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

    Disclaimer:

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

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

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

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

    The Polar Puff Messy Bun Hat Free Crochet Pattern

    The Polar Puff Messy Bun Hat Free Crochet Pattern

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    This is an unsponsored post and the thoughts/opinions are all my own. 

     

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

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

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

    Polar Puff Messy Bun Hat Free Crochet Pattern

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

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

    The Polar Puff Messy Bun Hat

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

    Skill Level: Intermediate

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

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

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

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

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

    Caron X Pantone Yarn - Morning Blues Pantone Colour Reference Tag

    Pattern:

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

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

    Hat Body:

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

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    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! Use #theloopylamb to share on Instagram for a chance to be featured on my Instagram page.
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    Disclaimer:

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

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

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

    The Polar Puff Messy Bun Hat Free Crochet Pattern

  • Crochet Patterns

    Sloth Coffee Cozy Pattern

    Free Crochet Sloth Cup Cozy Pattern from The Loopy Lamb. An adorable and quick crochet pattern that is great for beginners.

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    Hey everyone! Last week I was a ball of nerves. I flipped back and forth between “Yes, I’m doing this thing!” and “Why am I doing this?!”.  I almost talked myself out of doing it. When I hit post and shared my post on social media, I was a nervous wreck. But it was out there now and what would happen would happen. I added the pattern to Ravelry and I went to play with the kids to distract myself from the sinking feeling of knowing that my blog was out there and I’d told people about it.

    Ten minutes later, my phone started buzzing. People were liking and commenting on my posts. Everyone was so nice! Soon there were dozens of comments and people were private messaging me with questions and nice comments on my Arctic Gem Beanie pattern. I was so overwhelmed by the response. By the end of the day over 1200 people had visited my first blog post and I was blown away. This kind of response was the last thing that I expected. Thank you to everyone that took the time stop by and check it out, subscribed, and sent me such warm, encouraging comments. You all seriously made my day.

    Some of you were sending me messages like “I love it and it’s already on my hook!”. You guys work so fast! By the end of the day, people were sending me pictures of their already completed hats! Please keep sending me your pictures and sharing it on social media. I love seeing everyone’s finished work and how some of you are changing the colours up and really making it your own. I wanted to thank you everyone for reminding me what a wonderful community of crafters you all are and for supporting me in this crazy adventure.

    Thank you to everyone for all of your wonderful support of my new blog, The Loopy Lamb

    This week, I have another pattern to share with everyone. My son starts kindergarten next week and he is very excited to be going to “big boy school”. When the option to either have him take the bus or drive him to school came up, I made the decision to drive him to school each day. I work from home on a part-time basis so I’m happy that I’m able to make this work. Other Mom’s warned me about drop-off line drama but I figure that with the right amount of coffee, I can handle it.  And of course, if I’m going to have my coffee, I need to crochet something cute for it. Right?? (Raise your hand if you will take any excuse to crochet some sort of cute accessory.)

    As I was standing in the line at Michaels (yes, they probably all know my name by now), I saw this weird and cute sloth pencil case. Inspiration hit me! I would make a sloth coffee cup cozy. Sloths are crazy adorable AND the colours may not show the coffee stains as readily (because, I’ll admit it, I AM a clutz). I already had the yarn I needed at home so I cashed out and with visions of how I would execute my pattern in my head, I hit the Tim Horton’s drive-thru and went home.

    In progress picture of crochet sloth cup cozy

    This little guy doesn’t take long at all to make and is very cute. Since I’m Canadian, I’ve made the pattern to fit a large coffee from Tim Hortons. The body of the sleeve can easily be adjusted to fit whichever cup you’re using, just make the chain as long or as short as you need it to be. With that being said, let’s hook us up a sloth cup cozy!

    Free Crochet Sloth Cup Cozy Pattern from The Loopy Lamb. An adorable and quick crochet pattern that is great for beginners. Free Crochet Cup Cozy Pattern, Sloth Cup Cozy

    Sloth Crochet Cup Cozy Pattern

    Skill Level: Beginner

    Supplies:
    Worsted weight yarn in a light brown, dark brown and a buff colour. I used Bernat Premium in Cafe au Lait for the body, Red Heart Super Saver in Buff for the face and
    Loops & Thread Impeccable in Chocolate brown for the dark spots around the ends
    4 mm crochet hook
    9mm black shank/mushroom buttons or safety eyes
    Stitch marker
    Tapestry needle for sewing together and weaving in ends

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

    NOTES:
    • Fits a large coffee from Tim Hortons or a medium from Starbucks. The body of the sleeve can easily be adjusted to fit whichever cup you’re using, just make the chain as long or as
    short as you need it to be.

    Pattern

    Coffee Cozy Body:
    Using Cafe au Lait, CH 35 and join with a sl st.
    Row 1: CH1. HDC in the first stitch and in each stitch around. Join with a sl st. (35)
    Row 2 – 8: CH1. HDC in the first stitch and in each stitch around. Join with a sl st.
    FO and weave in ends.

    Face:
    The Face is worked in continuous rounds. Only join where indicated.
    Using Buff, CH7.
    Row 1: SCINC in the 2nd CH. SC 4, SC4 in the last CH. On the other side of the CH, SC4, SCINC in last stitch. (16)
    Row 2: SCINC in the next two stitches. SC4, SCINCx4, SC4, SCINCx2 (24)
    Row 3: SCINCx4, SC4, SCINCx8, SC4, SCINCx4 (40)
    Row 4: SC in each stitch around. Join with a sl st and FO leaving a long tail to set onto the coffee cozy body.

    Eye Patches: (make 2)
    Using Chocolate Brown, CH4.
    Row 1: SCINC in the 2nd CH from the hook. SC, SC5 in the last CH. On the other side of the CH, SC in the next stitch, SC3 in the last CH.
    Join with a sl st and FO leaving a long tail to sew onto the face.

    Assembly:
    Sew the face onto the cup cozy body.
    Place the button through the small gap created when you put 5 SCs in the last CH of the eye patch. Secure button. Repeat with the other eye patch.
    Position each eye patch on the face, slightly overlapping the edge of the face and sew onto cup cozy. Using dark brown, add a small nose between the eyes.

    If you’re using safety eyes: I had the hardest time finding black shank buttons so for my first cozy, I used safety eyes. I know that sounds crazy but I’ll tell you how I did it. Insert the safety eye through the last CH in the eye patch. Then position your eye patch at a slight angle on one side and push the safety eye through the face.  Put the back on the eye . Repeat with the other eye and eye patch. Use the dark brown yarn to add a nose between the eyes. Then sew the face onto the body of the coffee cozy.

    Photo showing where in the eye patch to place the safety eye for the crochet sloth cup cozy

    Photo showing the safety eye inserted into the eye patch for the crochet sloth cup cozy

    If you enjoyed this pattern, please pin it and share it. I love seeing pictures of your completed projects! Use the tag #theloopylamb when sharing on Instagram.

    Free Crochet Sloth Cup Cozy Pattern from The Loopy Lamb. An adorable and quick crochet pattern that is great for beginners.

    Got questions? Drop me a comment below and I’ll do what I can to help!

    Disclaimer:

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

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

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

    I’d love to see your finished items!  Please share your finished makes by tagging the pattern on Ravelry, sharing it to our Facebook page or Instagram! Use #theloopylamb when sharing on Instagram.

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  • Crochet Patterns

    The Arctic Gem Beanie Free Pattern

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Caron X Pantone Yarn
    My new, beautiful yarn

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

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    Skill Level
    : Intermediate

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

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

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

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

    Notes:

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

       

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

    Band:

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

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

    Hat Body:

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

     
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