Scrappy Granny Square: Free Crochet Pattern

Granny Squares are one of the most well loved and used techniques in crochet. With a granny square you can make all sorts of crochet patterns ranging from a granny square blanket to granny square bag. You can even customize granny squares crochet patterns to include things like flowers or fun crochet motifs! There is an endless variety to what you can do with them! This week I am happy to have my friend Natalie from the crochet blog Knitty Natty as this week’s guest blogger. She is sharing her own take on the granny square: the Scrappy Granny Square! Her pattern helps walk you through how to crochet a granny square, and includes links to her photo and video tutorial. This basic granny square crochet pattern is perfect for using up any scraps of yarn you have lying around, cause if you’re anything like me…

Tapestry Crochet Cactus Coasters: Free Crochet Pattern

Looking for a quick and adorable crochet coaster pattern to put your drinks on? Then these cute tapestry crochet cactus coasters are perfect for you! With this free crochet pattern, I combined two things I love: tapestry crochet and cacti. By putting the two together, it made these beautiful coasters! These coasters would be perfect to hold those ice cold drinks during the summer, or the piping hot cups of coffee or tea that you drink in the cold months. I want to make enough to go throughout all of my home! It’s an easy crochet pattern that you could whip up in no time. Love this pattern? Save it to your favorite Pinterest Board! The Yarn What’s great about these coasters is that you can use any scrap yarn that you have lying around. They don’t use very much yarn to make, so…

How to Write a Crochet Pattern: 10 Essentials to Include

Have you had an idea for a crochet pattern in your head, but just don’t know where to begin with it? Maybe you’ve been meaning to write down how to do a pattern you created, but don’t know what to include in your pattern? If this sounds like you, then you’re in luck, because in this blog post I am sharing my 10 essentials for how to write a crochet pattern! When I first started out crocheting I could barely do any stitches let alone write a pattern. Then as I kept learning how to crochet, I started developing this desire to create my own crochet patterns. Design ideas would pop in my head, and I’d try to write down what I did to create them, but never knew how to translate that into a written crochet pattern that I…

Carry The World Crochet Tapestry Crochet Bag Free Crochet Pattern

Every time around April I find myself thinking of ways that I could help protect this beautiful planet we live on, and one of my favorite practical ways to do this is to use re-useable tote bags! Growing up I lived in San Luis Obispo County, which was one of the first counties in the U.S.A. to get rid of plastic bags being used in stores. At first it was so strange to get used to bringing my own bags everywhere, and I didn’t like that extra step at all. However, I soon learned that making and buying reusable tote bags can be completely addicting! So as I was trying to come up with some ways that I could crochet to help the planet, I was inspired to design my Carry the World Tapestry Crochet Bag! Inspiration Behind Design This inspiration for this design mainly…

Free Crochet Top Pattern: She Sells Sea Shells Top

Get ready for spring with my newest pattern the She Sells Sea Shells top! This fun crochet top pattern is the perfect piece to add to your spring wardrobe, and it goes with just about everything. It’s both fun an functional while being super easy to make. This design was my first raglan design, and I’m so excited to be share it now! Pattern Inspiration Growing up I never felt comfortable with my fashion sense. Jeans and sweatshirts were my go to, and I was to afraid to venture out into taking time to do anything else. Have you ever been like that? I also never thought that I would actually be able to make my own clothes. How could someone who wasn’t confident in fashion make something of her own? I thought that crochet garments were extremely difficult and my skill would never…