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Claire Goodale

My Beginner Colorwork Sweater: Crochet Fair Isle Sweater Pattern

Have you been wanting to crochet a colorwork sweater, but don’t know where to begin? Maybe you’ve been eyeing the gorgeous knit colorwork sweaters, and have been wishing that there was one in crochet. If this sounds like you, then my latest crochet sweater pattern is for you! Introducing: the My Beginner Colorwork Sweater! This top down crochet circular yoke fair isle sweater is the perfect beginning point for top down and colorwork garments. Inspiration For a long time I’ve been wanting to create a crochet colorwork sweater pattern that would help teach people how to do colorwork, and give them the confidence to keep trying it. The design had to be made in one piece for ease of construction, and have just the right amount of colorwork to provide a taste of it without being too intimidating. I settled on a striped pattern with colorwork sections…

Snow Leopard Poncho: Free Tapestry Crochet Poncho Pattern

Be stylish and comfy this winter with the Snow Leopard Poncho, my latest free crochet pattern! If you’re like me, you can never own too many sweaters. Anything that feels like I’m wearing a blanket is a win for me, especially when it looks stylish too! This cozy crochet poncho pattern is like wearing a blanket, is made using tapestry crochet, and is a great beginner crochet color work pattern. I think you’re going to love it! Inspiration I am obsessed with leopard print, especially when it’s crocheted! I’ve been having my eyes on creating a swancho pattern, a combination of a sweater and a poncho. I could never find the right print for it though, or the right yarn. One day, it all clicked. I saw the We Crochet cream and tan yarn I used next to each other, and I fell in love…

Winter Fashion Blog Hop: 23 Free Patterns

It’s that time of year again; blog hop time! With the winter season quickly approaching, it’s time to break out all of your cozy crochet projects to keep you nice and warm. Need some new patterns, then you’ve come to the right place! This season’s blog hop is all about winter fashion, and there are some pretty amazing patterns that will be available. Want to save this post for later? Save it to your favorite Pinterest Board! (Save it from mine here!) How does this event work? So now you’re excited and ready to get all of these amazing patterns, but you might be wondering, how does this event work? From November 8 to November 30 a new crochet designer will be featured each day, and they will share a crochet pattern available as a free pdf download. The PDF will be available as…

Your Everyday Plaid Hat: Free Crochet Beanie Pattern

The Your Everyday plaid hat will quickly become your go to grab again and again in the cold months. It’s classic and simple design make it a great pairing with any outfit and the color combinations are endless. Using textured surface slip stitches, you’ll get the look of color work made simple. Inspiration I am a big fan of tartan plaid, but I’ve never been able to find a pattern for it with crochet. After designing my Your Everyday Plaid Skirt pattern, I wanted to create a crochet beanie pattern to match! I love the texture of surface slip stitches mixed with the simplicity of crocheting in the round. I love creating patterns that look more complicated then they are, and if you like making those, then you’re going to love this pattern! Want to save this pattern for later? Save it to your favorite Pinterest…

Your Cozy Pocket Scarf: Free Crochet Pocket Scarf Pattern

If you’re like me and you neck and your hands get super cold, now you can keep both warm with one accessory. This cozy crochet scarf is perfect to pair with jeans and your favorite sweater. Featuring the unique texture of bobble stitches and beginner friendly color work, you’ll want to make this free crochet pocket scarf pattern again and again to go with your whole winter wardrobe. Want to save this pattern for later? Save it to your favorite Pinterest board! (Save it from mine here!) Construction This crochet pocket scarf pattern has a simple construction that makes it great for beginner and advanced crocheters alike. You start with crocheting the scarf portion, which mainly is composed of half double crochet stitches. There are a two rows of bobbles thrown in there to help add some texture. Once the main scarf is done, you’ll crochet…