28 Easy and Free Stash Busting Crochet Patterns: Stash Busting Challenge Week 2

Are you looking for some quick and easy free crochet patterns to use up any leftover yarn you have? Maybe you only have one skein of a color, and don’t know what to do with it? I have so many scraps and leftover yarn in my stash that I am always needing projects to use it up. If you’re looking for some free stash busting crochet patterns, I’ve got you covered!   Some of my blogging friends and I have gotten together to put together an event called the Stash Busting Challenge where you’ll be able to get free pdf patterns! It’s week 2 of the challenge already, so let’s jump right in!   What is the Stash Busting Challenge? This challenge is all about use up that yarn in your stash you’ve been meaning to…

C2C Crochet Tropical Toucan Blanket: C2C Crochet Blanket Pattern

Bring a piece of the tropics into your home with the C2C Tropical Toucan Blanket! This C2C crochet graphgan blanket pattern features a beautiful toucan in the midst of the jungle. It’s a cozy, fun, and gorgeous blanket made with C2C crochet. If you or someone you love is a fan of toucans, then this is just the C2C crochet blanket pattern for you need!   Inspiration When I first designed this blanket, it was to appear in the February Issue of Happily Hooked Magazine. The theme for the month was spring vacation with an emphasis on the tropics. Whenever I think of tropical things, a few of my first thoughts are monstera leaves, hibiscus, and toucans. I don’t know why, but they just scream tropical! As I thought of those, an idea began to bloom in my head of a toucan blanket with the toucan…

The Beginner’s Guide for How to do C2C Crochet

Have you been wanting to learn how to do corner to corner crochet, but don’t know where to begin? Maybe you’ve seen graphs, squares, and hear lingo different than what you’re used to in crochet? Well, if you’ve had those questions, I am here to answer them with The Beginner’s Guide for How to Do C2C (corner to corner) Crochet! I’ll walk you through everything from how to make a corner to corner crochet square, how to do increase and decreases in c2c crochet, and how to do multiple rows. Let’s get started! What is Corner to Corner Crochet? Before we begin learning how to do corner to corner crochet, let’s start with the basic question: what is corner to corner crochet? Corner to corner, or C2C as it is abbreviated, is a crochet…

Starburst C2C Quilt Block: Free Crochet Blanket Square Pattern

If you love classic quilts, then you’re going to love my latest free C2C crochet pattern: the Starburst Quilt Square! This C2C crochet blanket pattern can be made into a blanket by itself, or you can join it with my C2C crochet mystery quilt. It even includes a video tutorial, so that this C2C crochet blanket is beginner friendly and nice and easy. You’re going to love it! Inspiration I am a big fan of classic crochet quilt, and am always looking for new ways to bring vintage quilt designs to life through crochet! For this quilt square, I was inspired by the classic starburst design. I love the geometric style of this design, and there’s just something about it that makes me happy! My goal was to capture the geometric triangles and squares that come together to create an exploding star. Through a…

Stashing Busting Challenge: Week 1 – 16 Quick and Easy Stash Busting Crochet Patterns

Anyone else have an entire stash of yarn that you have no idea what to do with? You keep thinking that maybe you’ll use it for something, but still can’t come up with any ideas? Well, I have just the thing for you! I’m excited to announce a fun new challenge that my designer friends and I have put together to keep you busy. It’s called the Stash Busting Challenge!   What is the Stash Busting Challenge? This challenge is all about use up that yarn in your stash you’ve been meaning to use, with quick and easy crochet patterns that you can finish super quickly. For the month of April, a group of us crochet designers will be having one of our crochet patterns be available as a FREE PDF download on Ravelry for an entire week. Each pattern…

How to Crochet a Temperature Blanket: Everything you need to know!

You might have seen photos floating around Instagram, Facebook, or Pinterest of brightly colored blankets known as temperature blankets. But what are they? Why should you make a crochet temperature blanket? Can you start it later in the year? In this post, I’ll share all about what temperature blankets are and why you should make one! I didn’t hear about temperature blankets until a couple of years ago when I got back into crocheting. I started seeing them all over my Instagram feed, and was super curious about them! I started looking into what they were, and loved the idea of keeping track of my entire year through crochet. Wouldn’t that be so cool to have a journal of your entire year reflected with your favorite craft, crochet? Let’s do it together!   What is a temperature blanket? Temperature blankets are essentially…

2020 C2C Mystery Quilt Crochet Along

Want to be a part of a fun crochet event that will last the whole year? Join in on the 2020 Mystery C2C Quilt Crochet Along! Together we’ll make a beautiful crochet quilt inspired by classic quilt squares. You can make this pattern as a patchwork crochet quilt, or as a crochet temperature blanket to keep track of the temperatures throughout the whole year. It’s going to be so much fun!   The Project The basis for this crochet along started with me wanting to make a temperature blanket. I loved the idea of tracking the temperatures of each day, and getting to express those through different yarn colors. However, I know me. I have a hard time keeping consistent with year long projects. Are you the same? If you are, then this was designed for you! I set out to create a year long blanket…