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Free Crochet Bird Pattern – 3rd Project

The day continues with the third project of “my big crochet idea“: a free crochet pattern for birds! Inspired by Kathleen’s post: “I’d love to see these cute little birds!! http://pinterest.com/pin/44613852528533507/I got to work as soon as I saw the picture.

After three tries, I finally crocheted what I deemed to be a good bird shape.  How cute are they?!  So  adorable. They take only minutes to make and a few yards of yarn.

Free Crochet Bird Pattern

Materials

Size G (4.25mm) crochet hook

Worsted weight yarn

Free Crochet Bird Pattern

Chain 4, join with sl st to form ring

Round 1: Ch 2 (counts as first dc), 14 more dc into ring (15 sts)

Round 2: Ch 1 (counts as first sc). Into same stitch, work [dc, 5 trc, dc, sc].  (Bird head). Sc in each of next 10 sc (around  bird belly).  Into next stitch, work [sc, ch 1, dc, ch 1, sc] (bird tail). Sc in each of next 3 sc (bird back).

Fasten off, weave in ends.

Bird Beak

Join yellow yarn at base of your bird’s head. Ch 4, sl st back into the stitch where you joined your yarn.

Fasten off, weave in ends.

Free Crochet Bird Pattern

Bird Eye

With black or white yarn and a big yarn needle, sew a couple stitches onto your bird’s face for an eye.

Free Crochet Bird Pattern

Free Crochet Bird Pattern

The dirty side of pattern writing...

My Idea: Free Crochet Patterns Instantly

Good morning!  I woke up, looked out my window, and saw a white fluffly layer of snow.  I knew it.  I’m not going anywhere today.  That’s when I got an idea.  You might say I’m an old spinster, or even anti-social, but stay with me.

Here’s the deal: I’m sitting here with my crochet hooks, camera, and a pile of yarn.  I’m in the pattern-writing mood.  This means I’m here to help.  If you’ve been scouring the web for a crochet pattern that you can’t seem to find, look no more.

You + Idea + My Brain = Free Crochet Pattern

Today and today only (February 25th) I am your personal-pattern generator.  If you need a crochet pattern for something, I will crochet the item for you and post the free pattern. Does this sound cool or is it just me, still in my post wake-up haze?

Here’re the deals:

  • Leave what you want me to crochet in the comments
  • Pictures are helpful
  • Thorough descriptions are even better
  • In favor of creating a couple free patterns for people, please no large items (nothing bigger than a hat/ scarf – ie. no afghans or sweaters).
  • I’ll crochet the item, write a pattern, then post the free pattern here on my crochet blog
Oh, and I also forgot, but I’d like to give the finished item to the person who requested the pattern.  I’ll mail it out to you later this week.  You get a totally free item, the world gets a free crochet pattern.  It’s a beautiful ideal!

So yep, that’s the deal.

What do you want me to crochet?

Crochet Flower/ Star Pattern

It’s 1:30am Wednesday morning so naturally, I grab my trusty J crochet hook and a skein of yarn, fully intending to crochet a flower.  The funny thing with free-form crochet, though, is you can start out with one idea and end with a completely different project.  Ever been there?

Crochet Flower for Beginner

Instead of crocheting a flower, when I was finished, I looked down and saw I’d crocheted a sharp-looking flower or a 6-point star.  I don’t know if the mustard-yellow yarn was sending my brain a subconscious message or if this is what I get for crocheting past midnight, but whatever the cause, I present to you this non-flowery, very pointy, crocheted star.

Pictures, free instructions, and full crochet pattern follow.  I’ve never created a picture tutorial, but figured I’d try it out.  Let me know if it was helpful – Enjoy!

Step-by-step beginner crochet instructions for a free crocheted flower.

Crochet Flower or Star Pattern

Materials: Any size crochet hook (I used a size J) and worsted weight yarn.

Size: My crocheted flower/ throwing star measures 5 inches across, point to point.

Step 1: Chain 4.

Crochet Flower Pattern

Step 2: Join with slip stitch to form ring.

Crochet Flower Pattern

Step 3: Chain 2 (counts as first half-double crochet).

Crochet Flower Pattern

Step 4: 11 more half-double crochet into center of ring.  (12 HDC total)  Join with slip stitch to top of chain 2.

Crochet Flower Pattern

Crochet Flower Pattern

Step 5: Chain 5 (counts as 1 single crochet + chain 4).  *Skip 1 stitch.  Single crochet in next stitch.  Chain 4.*  Repeat around to create 6 petals.  Join by working a single crochet inside the first petal.

Crochet Flower Pattern

Crochet Flower Pattern

Crochet Flower Pattern

Crochet Flower Pattern

Step 6: Slip stitch counts as first single crochet.  1 half-double crochet, 2 double crochet, chain 4, 2 double crochet, 1 half-double crochet, 1 single crochet.  *Skip single crochet and into next chain-4 petal work: 1 single crochet, 1 half-double crochet, 2 double crochet, chain 4, 2 double crochet, 1 half-double crochet, 1 single crochet.*  Join by working a slip stitch into first stitch.

Crochet Flower Pattern

Crochet Flower Pattern

Crochet Flower Pattern

Step 7: You’re finished!  Cut yarn, fasten off, and enjoy your new “flar” (crocheted flower-star).

Free Coffee Cozy Crochet Pattern: FPF

It’s Friday already?  Alrighty then, time for another free crochet pattern as part of JJCrochet’s Free Pattern Friday.

I woke up this morning and was brainstorming what I could make and offer as a free crochet pattern for FPF.  I wanted something quick for summer, something useful, something practical.  Something people could make that would work crochet into their everyday routines.  A couple months ago one of my good friends, C.J., suggested I made crochet coffee cozies.  I instantly loved the idea, but hadn’t gotten around to crocheting up a prototype until today.  So thank you, C.J. for your inspiration!

C.J.’s Crochet Coffee Cup Cozy

Materials

  • Size E (3.5mm) crochet hook
  • Size F (4.0mm) crochet hook
  • Small amount Worsted Weight Yarn.  I used Vanna’s Choice Solids.

Directions

With smaller hook (size E), Chain 25. Join with sl st to first chain.

Round 1: Using larger hook, Ch 2 (counts as first hdc now and throughout), hdc in each st around (25 st).  Join to first hdc with sl st.

Round 2: Ch 2.  *Ch 1, skip 1 st, 2 hdc in next st*  Repeat around until beginning.  Ch 1, 1 hdc in same last st.  Join to first hdc with sl st.

Round 3: Ch 2.  1 hdc in first ch-1 space.  *2 hdc in next ch-1*  Repeat around until beginning.  Join to first hdc with sl st.  (Note: Do NOT ch-1 between each hdc cluster.)

Round 4: Ch 2, hdc in each st across (25 st).

Round 5: Repeat Round 2

Round 6: Repeat Round 3

Round 7: Using smaller hook, Ch 2, hdc in each st across (25 st).

Fasten off.  Weave in ends.

Choose different colors for each round or alternate a striping pattern.  Below is the color scheme for the two coffee cozies pictures:

Crochet Coffee Cozy 1

  • Round 1: Bright Coral
  • Round 2: Gray
  • Round 3: Purple
  • Round 4: Bright Coral
  • Round 5: Purple
  • Round 6: Gray
  • Round 7: Bright Coral

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Crochet Coffee Cozy 2

  • Round 1: Olive Green
  • Round 2: Grass Green
  • Round 3: Grass Green
  • Round 4: Olive Green
  • Round 5: Grass Green
  • Round 6:  Grass Green
  • Round 7: Olive Green

Experiment with your own colors to create your very own crochet coffee cozies to match your style.  They’re reusable, easy to wash, and a greener alternative to paper covers.  Happy crocheting!


FPF: Two Crochet Flower Patterns

It’s Friday again so that means free patterns.  Yay!  Happy Free Pattern Friday (FPF)!

Today, I’m giving you two different crochet flower patterns to try out.  The perfect accent for your summer project!  One pattern is a basic, 5-petal flower crocheted in the round and the other is a crochet rosette that’s rolled and sewn at the end.  Different techniques create two different looks, but equally beautiful crocheted flowers.  Of the two, which one’s your favorite?

Crochet Flower Pattern 1: 5-Petal Puff Stitch

Materials

  • Small bit of any yarn.  I used Vanna’s Choice, worsted weight yarn.
  • Any crochet hook you’d like.  I used a size H (5.0mm).

Special Stitches

Puff Stitch (PS): *Yo, insert hook in loop.  Yo, draw up a loop.  Yo, draw through 2 loops.* (<– I like to think of this as the first part of a regular dc if that helps.  Just leave off the last “yo, pull through 2 loops” you’d normally do when crocheting a dc.)  Repeat from * to * twice more.  4 loops on hook.  Yo, pull through all 4 loops.

Directions

Ch 3, join with sl st to form loop.

Round 1: ch 2, PS, ch 4.  *PS, ch 4*  Repeat from * to * 4 more times.  5 Puff Stitches total.  Join to first PS with sl st.

Round 2: Into each ch-4 space work, *sc, 5 dc, sc*.  To join, sl st in top of first ch.

Fasten off, leaving a 10 inch tail to weave onto a hat, pin, purse, sweater… whatever you’d like!

Crochet Flower Pattern 2: Rolled Rosette


Materials

  • Small bit of any yarn.  I used Vanna’s Choice, worsted weight yarn.
  • Any crochet hook you’d like.  I used a size F (4.0mm) to form a tighter rosette.
  • Darning needle

Note: Flower is worked horizontally, then rolled and sewn to create a bud.  If it sounds confusing, don’t worry, it’s not – pictures below so you know just what to do!

Directions

Ch 20 +1 (counts as first sc)

Row 1: Sc in 2nd chain from hook and each st across (21 sc).

Row 2: Ch 1.  *Skip next st, [hdc, ch 1, hdc, ch 1, hdc, ch1] into next st. *  Repeat from * to * until two sts remain.  Ch 1, sc in last st.

Fasten off, leaving a 12 inch tail.

You should now how a curved piece that looks a little something like this:

On the side opposite your long 12-inch tail, tightly roll the rose along the bottom chain.  Like this:

All rolled?  You should have a budding rosette that’s ready to be sewn up.  Using a darning needle, weave long tail back and forth through the flower to anchor everything down.

Confused by the puff stitch or not sure how to sew up the rosette?  Leave a comment or shoot me an e-mail and I’d be happy to help.  Happy Crocheting!

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Twisted Crochet Necklace Pattern:: Free Pattern Friday

Today’s Free (Crochet) Pattern Friday is a simple necklace to dress up a plain outfit.  I call it Twister. Simple, easy, fast… chic.

Materials

Size G crochet hook

25 yards of any worsted weight yarn

Directions

Round 1: Ch 90.  Join to beginning ch with sl st.

Round 2: Ch 95, twist chain 6-7 times around Round 1.  Join to beginning ch with sl st.

Round 3: Ch 100, twist chain 6-7 times around Rounds 1 & 2.  Join to beginning ch with sl st.

Fast off, weave in ends.

Enjoy!