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…

10 Common Mistakes Crocheters Make and How to Avoid Them

When you first start crocheting, there are so many new terms and techniques to learn that it is so hard to keep track of them all. From things like how to read crochet patterns, keeping your project straight, gauge, and so many more, you might feel like you’re drowning in everything you need to know. When I was a beginner crocheter, I had such a hard time learning everything that I had to know to feel like I had a hand on what I was doing. I kept making mistakes, and didn’t know how to fix them. That’s what I’m here to do today. If you a beginner (or even an experienced) crocheter, this blog post is here to help you with 10 of the most common crochet mistakes that beginners make and how to avoid them. This crochet guide is filled…

Happily Ever After Shawl: Free Tapestry Crochet Pattern

If you would have told me a year ago that I would love to wear crochet shawls and crochet triangle scarves, I would not believe you. However, I totally have to take it back because they’ve become my go to cozy crochet accessory no matter what time of year it is! There’s something so wonderful about wearing a triangle crochet scarf in the cold months, and this unique and easy crochet shawl design will soon be your favorite too. Inspiration: When I saw the Pegasus color way of Lion Brand Mandala, it reminded me right away of a princess. It brought to mind the rich fabrics and beautiful patterns of royalty, and I knew that creating a tapestry crochet shawl design would be perfect for this yarn. So I set out to create different tapestry crochet stitch patterns that each highlighted the colors of this yarn…

May Flowers Blanket: Free Tapestry Crochet Flower Blanket

If you love flowers, the May Flowers Blanket is the perfect blanket for you! It’s like having a flower garden in your living room, made from beautiful crochet flowers. This crochet flower blanket pattern is a free crochet pattern that is made from 9 tapestry crochet flower blocks. It’s a beautifull and unique crochet graphgan pattern, that is a fun beginner crochet color work pattern. Inspiration Flowers are one of my favorite things, but since I have lots of seasonal allergies, I often can’t have any flowers in my home. However, it can be solved with crochet! I wanted to create a tapestry crochet blanket that would capture the beauty that flowers have, while creating crochet color work pieces that were pictures of flowers. It’s a flower garden that you get to cuddle with! Love this pattern? Save it to your favorite…

How to Crochet the Shells and Pearls Stitch

One of my favorite parts of crochet is getting to combine crochet stitches to create all sorts of different combinations. As I’ve been crocheting garments, one of my go to crochet stitch patterns that I’ve come up with is what I like to call the Shells and Pearls stitch. It’s a combination of the shell stitch and horizontal puff stitch, which creates the affect of shells with pearls in between them. I love it! It’s a unique crochet lace stitch pattern that has beautiful drape, and is super easy to do! This crochet lace stitch pattern has a lot of different uses. I’ve used it for tank tops, cardigans, and want to make a shawl using it. It would be really pretty on a dress, table runner, shawl, scarf, or anything else you’d like a lace pattern on…