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Claire Goodale

Pinewood Beanie: Free Crochet Hat Pattern

Crisp mountain air and the smell of pine trees are some of my favorite things. Ever since I moved closer to the mountains, I’ve wanted to go there as much as possible, and it’s been inspiring me in so many of my designs. One of those designs is my brand new free crochet pattern, the Pinewood Beanie, which is a beginner friendly tapestry crochet winter hat pattern. It features simple pine tree motifs, uses single crochets and double crochets, has an easy construction, and includes a video tutorial for how to crochet this women’s beanie. Inspiration My inspiration for this crochet hat design was taken from the mountains. I wanted to create a stylish women’s crochet winter hat that would go great with your favorite winter outfit. I love how tapestry crochet makes some of the cutest cozy crochet accessories, especially when…

How to Crochet Velvet Bobble Pumpkins: Free Crochet Pattern

Once the air turns crisp and the sweaters come out, that means it’s time for pumpkin everything! I love the time of year when everything is flavored pumpkin from drinks to baked goods to candles. Give me all of the pumpkin! That also means that it’s time to start making all of the crochet pumpkins too. This year I wanted to try something different and make some crochet velvet pumpkins with bobble accents. Who knew pumpkins could look even prettier?? Soon you’ll fall in love with this free crochet velvet pumpkin pattern and will be filling your house with all of the crochet pumpkin decor. Inspiration Three of my favorite things are: Bernat velvet yarn, pumpkins, and crochet bobbles. So of course the only logical thing to do is combine all three and make some crochet velvet pumpkins! This year these are all the…

Autumn Diamonds Hat: Free Crochet Beanie Pattern

Cozy crochet hats, chunky yarn, and pom poms means it’s that time of the year when everyone is busy making themselves a crochet beanie! If you’re looking for a bold and preppy free crochet hat pattern, then you’ve come to the right place because my latest free crochet beanie pattern the Autumn Diamonds Beanie fits that exactly! This beginner friendly tapestry crochet hat pattern is simple to make while giving the look that it’s complicated. The crochet diamond pattern contrasts so well with the crochet ribbing brim of this beanie, that it will soon be your go to crochet winter hat! Inspiration After making my Chevron Beanie pattern, I wanted to create a similar tapestry crochet pattern that offered the same beginner friendly and easy crochet pattern with a unique motif. As I searched Pinterest for fair isle crochet patterns to use…

How to Crochet a Chevron Beanie Hat: Free Tapestry Crochet Pattern

Preppy, bold, and oh so cozy, this super chunky chevron women’s crochet winter hat is just the accessory you need for your wardrobe! The red and gold chevron pattern adds a unique twist to the classic ribbed hat, and the tapestry crochet color work creates such a beautiful fabric. Whether it’s to show school spirit, cheer on your favorite team, or you just love the colors, this free crochet hat pattern will quickly become your go to crochet beanie! Inspiration You ever have an idea that you can’t get out of your head? It’s like your brain is screaming at you to do something? Unfortunately for me, that always seems to strike at night when I’m trying to sleep. I often have insomnia, and one night the idea for this chevron crochet hat popped into my head. I decided to…

How to Organize Colors on a Lion Brand Mandala Skein

Do you ever get a variegated skein of yarn like Lion Brand Mandala, and you love the colors but not the order their end? Sometimes when I get a colored skein it will have all of the colors that I want. However, it won’t be in the color order that I envisioned for my project or design. Guess what? If you’ve ever struggled with that this step by step crochet tutorial will help you out! When I started designing my Happily Ever After Shawl design, I wanted to create a fun one skein crochet shawl pattern using Lion Brand Mandala. The only problem was that I wanted to have this pattern be a tapestry crochet shawl. So I set out to find a way to create color combinations of my own with a Lion Brand Mandala Pegasus skein. I found the perfect way to do this…