Free Pattern Friday – Fingerless Gloves

Well I have done hats and scarves so I think it time to do gloves!  Here are some lovely patterns for fingerless gloves that I have found this week.

The first pattern this week is a lovely design by Beatrice Ryan Designs.  I think these are very elegant and would make a lovely present.

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Image curtesy of Beatrice Ryan Designs

Amazing Grace Fingerless Gloves

 

The next pair are these funky fingerless wrist warmers by my absolute favourite crochet blogger and designer Lucy from Attic24.  Have a look at her fantastic blog for gorgeous blankets and all sorts of lovely things that she makes.  I even had the pleasure of meeting her at Yarndale and she is a lovely lady.

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Image curtesy of Attic24

Stripey Wrist Warmers

 

I love this next pair, they look so cosy.  They are designed by Olivia Kent and the pattern can be found on her website, Hopeful Honey.

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Image curtesy of Hopeful Honey

Puff Stitch Fingerless Gloves

 

The next pair are these lacy fingerless gloves by Favourite Little Princess.  These also have a matching headband.

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Image curtesy of Favourite Little Princess

Lacy Fingerless Gloves

 

For the last pattern this week, I just couldn’t resist these really cute bear gloves by The Penguin Pages.  How gorgeous are these, another item on my ‘to do’ list!

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Image curtesy of The Penguin Pages

Bear Fingerless Gloves

 

Well that’s it for this week, hope you like these patterns and enjoy making some fingerless gloves.

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Free Pattern Friday – Halloween

Well it’s Friday again, which can only mean one thing, it’s free pattern time again!  I seem to have done last week and this week the wrong way around, I should have done Halloween last week and Christmas this week but never mind.  Now I personally don’t  like Halloween, but I know a lot of people do so I have searched for some patterns to show you.  As always these are not my patterns so I will be including links to the pages they are on.

Here we go, the first pattern is for this great bunting which can be made easily and quite quickly.  This pattern is by Prairie Yarn.

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Image curtesy of Prairie Yarn

Boo Garland

The next pattern is for a really cute Mini Frankenstein Bag.  This pattern is by Craftown.

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Image curtesy of Craftown

Mini Frankenstein Bag

The third pattern is Easy Halloween Trio by FaveCrafts.  Three lovely patterns here.

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Image curtesy of FaveCrafts

Halloween Trio

I love this next pattern, these pumpkins are brilliantly!  This one is by Bellas Artes.

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Image curtesy of Else’s Bellas Artes

Chunky Pumpkin

The last pattern for this week is this great party banner that I found on the Red Heart website

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Image curtesy of Red Heart

Party Banner

Well that is it for this week, hope you like these patterns?

Baby Crocodile Stitch Bootees

As you probably know, I make a lot of these slipper boots and recently I have been getting lots of orders for them, people are buying for Christmas already!

The pattern I use is by Bonita Patterns, which can be found on Ravelry.  There are three pattern sizes to buy, baby, child and adult.  They all have five rows of the crocodile stitch for the boot cuff but I find on the baby size this makes the boot to tall for tiny baby legs.  So what I have started to do is just three rows of the crocodile stitch.  I think these make the bootees look really cute.  Here are some of my latest makes using just three rows.

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As you can see they are not too tall for newborn babies and they only have two buttons on instead of three.

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I thought these little boots would be suitable for boys so I put small wooden toggles on which I think add to the cuteness!

I also made a small pair in girl colours, which I added flower buttons to.

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I added these to my Facebook page and got a few orders for them.

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I’m going to make many more in different colours in this size as I think they are more suitable for newborn babies.  Hope you like them!

Free Pattern Friday – Christmas!

Well, what a very busy week I have had!  I’ve been making slipper boots in all different sizes and Minion hats for people who have wanted them for Christmas presents.  So I thought I would put some patterns on for Christmas decorations and gifts.  I know it might seem a little early but I’m thinking because things take time to be made, you can get a head start, just like I have.

The first pattern has got to be my sister’s and mine favourite and one of the best sellers at the Christmas fairs we did last year – the gingerbread house.

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Image curtesy of Garnstudio

Garnstudio Gingerbread House Pattern

The next pattern is for a gorgeous snowflake, again another good seller at craft fairs.  This pattern is by Carla Job, found on Crochetville

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Image curtesy of Carla Job

Snowflake Pattern

This is a great pattern that I have made many times and have also made them a little bigger to put chocolates and sweets in for children.

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Christmas Tree Boot Pattern

These patterns are another favourite of mine and also made many last year!  They each hold a Terry’s chocolate orange in so they are two presents in one.

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Image curtesy of Jane Brooker

Chocolate Orange Covers

The last pattern for today is for a cute snowman which I found on red heart.co.uk.  I will no doubt be making a few of these.

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Image curtesy of redheat.co.uk

Snowman Pattern

Hope you like the patterns this week and haven’t scared you about Chistmas coming! Haha.  I think I will be doing another pattern post for Christmas items as there are many out there.

Free Pattern Friday – Hats

I can’t believe it’s Friday again, where do the weeks go!  Anyway this weeks free patterns are for hats, not that we will be needing them yet as the weather here at the moment is unseasonably very warm, but I’m sure we will be needing hats very soon!

For the first hat pattern I thought I would show you one to match the popular Minion scarf I put on last week.  This pattern is by one of my favourite designers whose website is called Repeat Crafter Me.  I am making these hats at the moment and they are so easy and make up really quickly.

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Image curtesy of Repeat Crafter Me

http://www.repeatcrafterme.com/2014/01/crochet-minion-hat-pattern.html

 

The next pattern is a great beanie which can be made for men, women or children.  This one is called Brain Waves and is by Playin Hooky Designs.

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http://playinhookydesigns.blogspot.co.uk/p/brain-waves-beanie-free-crochet-pattern.html

 

I couldn’t resist this bobble hat pattern, it looks so cosy and warm and will be great if we have a cold and snowy winter.  This pattern is designed by This Housewife Life.


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Image curtesy of This Housewife Life

http://thishousewifelife.blogspot.co.uk/2013/11/trinity-hat-beanie-with-or-without.html?m=1

 

The next pattern is for a beautiful beret that I found on Garn Studio, if you haven’t heard of Garn Studio go and have a look on their website, they have hundreds of patterns for crochet and knitting all done made in Drops yarn. I really like Drops yarn and crochet many things with it.  This pattern also comes with a matching neck warmer, so two for one there!

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Image curtesy of Drops Designs

http://www.garnstudio.com/lang/en/pattern.php?id=6275&lang=en

 

The last one for today is a cute baby hat.  This is designed by A G Handmades and is made in cotton.  The pattern includes two sizes and is shown in two colours.

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Image curtesy of A G Handmades

http://aghandmades.blogspot.co.uk/2015/04/kayleigh-baby-hat-pretty-little-hat-in.html

 

Well that’s it for the patterns this week, hope they have given you some ideas.  I’m going to go and sit in the sun now, while its here!

Mermaid Tail Blanket

My two beautiful nieces have asked me if I would make them a mermaid tail blanket each. They are both in their twenties so as you can imagine it has taken me ages to finish one, as they want them to come up to their shoulders not just to their waist!  Well I have now finished one and proudly took it to my crochet club, which I attend every week (it’s the highlight of my week!) and they all thought it was hilarious!  So much so that they made me dress up in it!

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Yes that really is me under all that wool mermaid ‘hair’!  We all had such a laugh at this.  Clare who runs the crochet club and also owns the wool shop, hence the ‘hair’, where we have the club, also took a video.  Unfortunately I can’t upload that here, but I have put it on my Facebook page.  Needless to say we didn’t get much crocheting done that afternoon!

Free Patterns For Scarves And Shawls

This week’s free patterns are scarves and shawls I have found on the Internet.

The first one is the famous Road Trip Scarf by Zooty Owl.  I have made this scarf and it’s absolutely gorgeous!  It can be made with or without the flowers and makes a lovely gift for any age.

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Image curtesy of Zooty Owl

http://zootyowlcards.blogspot.co.uk/2014/06/road-trip-scarves-pattern.html

My next favourite is one that is becoming very popular at the moment and is very pretty, it’s called the Virus Shawl.  No one is sure who originally designed this shawl but I found this pattern on Ravelry by a lady called Julia Marquardt and she has a website called Woolpedia.  I haven’t made this yet but I’m hoping to do one soon so I will let you know how I get on.

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http://woolpedia.de/english/crochet-tutorials/shawl/

I found this beautiful chevron infinity scarf on Moogly.  I have made one of these and actually kept it for myself!  Many people comment on it and I did end up making it for others.

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Image curtesy of Moogly.

http://www.mooglyblog.com/chevron-lace-infinity-scarf/

How comfy and warm does this scarf look?  I will definitely be making many of these!  I’m thinking Christmas presents, already.  I found this cuddly scarf on a website with the great name Being Sqiffy.

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Image curtesy of Being Squiffy

http://www.beingspiffy.com/blog/chunky-rib-scarf-crochet-pattern.html

Last but not least are these great Minion scarves.  I think these scarves will be very popular due to minions taking over the world!  It’s such a shame I haven’t got any children young enough to want one of these.  This is a great pattern I found by Elaine Okupski on her blog.

Image curtesy of Elaine Okupski

Image curtesy of Elaine Okupski

http://freecellpenguin.blogspot.co.uk/2014/02/minion-scarves.html

Well that is it for this week on the free patterns I have found around the ‘web’.  I hope you like these and enjoy making some of them.  I am off now to get ready for Yarndale, I am so looking forward to going there, I missed out last year so I’m sure I will make up for it this year.  I will let you know how I get on.