Free Crochet Patterns

Lil’ Chunkster Beanie – FREE PATTERN!

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This newborn hat was born out of my search of how to use up my chunky yarn scraps leftover from making cowls.

This beanie fits newborns with a 14″ head circumference .

Materials:
Hometown USA(Or any chunky yarn)
N hook
Tapestry needle

Terms:
SL ST- Slip Stitch
ST-Stitch
CH- Chain
SC- Single Stitch
HDC- Half Double Crochet
HDC2TOG- Half Double Crochet two together
SC2TOG- Single Crochet two together

Special Stitches:

**Third Loop: When instructed you will need to work in the “third loop” of the HDC stitch to do so look for the “third loop” on the back of the HDC stitch, there are pictures at the end of the pattern showing the “third loop”.

Starting with the Band:

Row 1: Ch 4, turn, sc in back loop, ch1 turn.

2-25: repeat row 1 until band measures 13”
Slip stitch ends together
Body of beanie:
Row 1: Ch 1, working in back loops, hdc in same st as ch 1 and around band for a total of 24 hdc, join to 1st hdc. (24)
Row 2: Ch 1, working behind the 1st hdc in the “third loop”, work 1 hdc in each st around, join to 1st hdc. (24)
Row 3 – 4: Repeat row 2 (24)
Row 5: Working BLO, Ch 1, sc2tog around, join to 1st st. (12)
Row 6: Still working in BLO, Ch 1, sc2tog around, join to 1st st. (6)
Fasten off leaving long tail to sew up top. Using tapestry needle, weave tail in and out of back loops only and draw close, turn hat inside out, make a knot, sew in tail.
Finished hat height should be 5” tall

 

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DIY Carpet freshener with Bonus at the end!

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Raise your hand if you have kids…or pets because that’s basically the same thing!

Chances are that your carpets/rugs could use some freshening up, you can even use this in your car.

Here’s what you need to make your very own carpet/rug/car freshener!

*Baking Soda

*Essential Oil(I’m using Lavender, you use whichever one you want, your house your nose!)

*Some type of container with lid(I’m reusing a Parmesean cheese container)

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Now that you have your supplies gathered up…

Start pouring the baking soda into your container, I didn’t measure but depending on how big your area is you may need more or less than what I did. I poured until my container was about 1/4 full, if you prefer to measure yours than I would say start with 1 cup of baking soda, you can always add more later.

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Now my Lavender bottle doesn’t drip, it pours & I don’t measure that either. 😉

If your bottle drips then add 5-10 drops.

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Put on your lid and shake, shake, shake! Sprinkle all over your carpet/rugs/inside of car.

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Let it sit while you do some other house cleaning, cook, take a shower, read…etc, the longer it sits the better but at least 30 minutes is ideal!

While we are letting our homemade carpet cleaner work its magic lets talk about another way you can use this baking soda/essential oil concoction!

Again raise your hands if you have children, chances are your bathroom usually smells like a road side rest area bathroom, especially if you have boys!

Just kidding! It’s not THAT bad but boys do stink up a bathroom real quick, raise 4 boys at once and oh BOY!

Now grab a small jar, I used a mason jar(jelly size), fill it about 1/3 full of baking soda, add maybe 5 drops of your choice of essential oil, add a lid, shake it up real good. Now grab something sharp(BE CAREFUL!) and make a few holes in the lid.

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Sit that little bad boy on the back of the toilet or on a shelf in your bathroom. Every so often give it a little shake to help your bathroom smell lovely!

If you don’t have any mason jars on hand, another option is to look in your spice cabinet!

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Now back to that carpet/rug/car! Time to vaccum, be sure to take your time and enjoy the lovely smell as you make your home smell fresh & clean!

I hope you enjoyed this tutorial on making your own carpet freshener that also has many other uses!

If you have any suggestions for more tutorials leave a comment!

Free Crochet Patterns

Little Sprout hat & socks set – FREE PATTERN

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I designed this hat pattern when I was looking for a stretchy baby hat but with a unique look also. The pattern uses fpdc stitches and it is so stretchy!

I knew I wanted to make something else to go with it but wasn’t sure I wanted to do booties so I decided on simple socks.

Using soft baby yarn this would make a perfect gift for a baby shower!

Little Sprout hat & socks set

Size Newborn

Materials
Baby weight yarn
G hook(4.5mm)
Tapestry needle & scissors

Terms
CH-Chain
ST-Stitch
SL ST-Slip Stitch
SC-Single Crochet
DC-Double Crochet
FPDC-Front Post Double Crochet
RND-Round
SC3TOG-Single Crochet 3 Stitches Together

Hat

Rnd 1: Starting with a magic circle, Ch 2, work 6 dc inside of magic circle, join to 1st dc, ch 2. (6)

Rnd 2: Fpdc around 1st dc post and each dc post around, join to 1st fpdc, ch 2. (6)

Rnd 3-6: Repeat Rnd 2

Rnd 7: 2 fpdc around 1st dc post and each dc post around, join to 1st fpdc, ch 2. (12)

Rnd 8: 2 fpdc around 1st dc post and each dc post around, join to 1st fpdc, ch 2. (24)

Rnd 9: Fpdc around 1st dc post, *2 fpdc around next, 1 fpdc around next* to end, join to 1st fpdc, ch 2. (36)

Rnd 10: Fpdc around 1st dc post and next post, *2 fpdc around next, 1 fpdc around next 2* to end, join to 1st fpdc, ch 2. (48)

Rnd 11: Fpdc around each fpdc, join to 1st fpdc, ch 2. (48)
Rnd 12-20: Repeat Rnd 11

Rnd 21: Ch 1, loosely sl st in each st around, fasten off.

Baby Socks

Rnd 1: Starting with a magic circle, Ch 2, work 10 dc inside of magic circle, join to 1st dc, ch 2. (10)

Rnd 2: Fpdc around 1st dc post, *2 fpdc around next post, 1 fpdc around next post* to end, join to 1st fpdc, ch 2. (15)

Rnd 3: Fpdc around 1st fpdc and each fpdc to end, join to 1st fpdc, ch 2. (15)

Rnd 4-7: Rep Rnd 3

Heel

Rnd 8: Ch 1, hdc in same space and next 9 sts, turn (10)

Rnd 9: Ch 1, hdc in each hdc across, turn (10

Rnd 10: Ch 1, hdc in each hdc across, turn (10)

Rnd 11: Working down side of heel, work sc3tog, sc across back of heel, work sc3tog up side of heel, join, ch 2

Rnd 12: Dc in same space and each st around, join, ch 2

Rnd 13: Fpdc around 1st dc post and each dc post around, join, ch 2

Cuff

Rnd 14-15: Repeat Rnd 13, fasten off.

As always if you need any help or have any questions just leave a comment!

I would love to see your hat and/or socks if you make them! I will be adding this free pattern to Raverly also for those who like to add your projects on there. If you are not on Raverly, just tag me on any social media @comicallycreative or you can add your photos to my Facebook page just search for Comically Creative!

Download PDF!  Little Sprout hat

 

 

 

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2 new patterns!

Two new awesome blanket patterns have been added to my Raverly and Etsy stores!

First we have the Princess Inspired Dress Blanket, now all little girls(& big ones too!) can nap or relax in Princess style! Just slip your arms into the sleeves.

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Includes sizes:

Baby(0-6months)

Small child(1-4yrs)

Child(5-8yrs)

Teen/Adult

Make your favorite Princess!

Blue & Yellow for Snow White
Dark & light Pink for Aurora
Green & Purple for Ariel
Yellow for Belle
Blue for Cinderella
Green for Tiana
White for Leia
Emerald for Merida
Teal for Jasmine
Turquoise for Elsa
Blue & Black for Anna

Pattern has options for short or long sleeves.

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After making these dress blankets for my daughters I knew I needed something for the boys!

Introducing the Batman Hooded Blanket:batmanhoodedblanket

My 10 year old son is a huge fan of the original Batman. You can always use black for this blanket too! Have a Batgirl fan? This hooded blanket would look awesome in purple!

This pattern is for Child Size but easily adjustable by adding or omitting rows!

More superhero blankets coming soon!

 

 

 

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What’s on my hook Wednesday?

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This week I’ve been making baby cocoons.  I’m sure most of you have probably seen cocoons made with the crocodile stitch, usually Owl themed. They’re super cute.

Mine are a little different, the crocodile “scales” line up, the other patterns the “scales” are worked so they are staggered, this is just how mine came out and I love how it looks so I went with it. Both styles are equally cute to me!

I started this one yesterday, few more rows of “scales” & then the top part and its done!

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They really do work up fast, perfect for a last minute baby shower gift. After this one is done today I’ll be working on getting the pattern written up, take pictures and get it added to Raverly/Etsy.

Here’s the first one I made earlier this week, first time working with Caron Cakes, colorway is Rainbow Sprinkles. One cake made the cocoon & hat with some leftover.

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Free Crochet Patterns

Free pattern – Nursing cover

il_570xn-957536404_cyinWant a little discreet coverage while nursing in public?

If baby hates those huge ponchos/tents, this is great cover to try, light, breathable and easily portable.

Has generous opening that doesn’t get in the way, also gives baby something else to hold instead of Mom’s hair! In winter make them with acrylic and cotton in summer.

Soft worsted weight yarn & I hook(5.5mm)

Gauge: 6 sts = 2″

*Note: Ch 2 does not count as dc

Round 1: Ch 25, join with a sl st to form ring.

Round 2: Ch 2, 42 inside in ring(not in the chains) join to first dc

Opening should measure approx. 2.5″

Round 3: Ch 2, dc in each dc around, join to first dc (42 dc)

Repeat Round 3 until you reach desired length, measure from top where hole is:

2.5″ = A cup

3″ = B cup

3.5″ = C cup

4″ = D cup

Optional border: Ch 1, crab stitch around bottom, join to 1st st.