2014/88 – make a bunny!

This one is an absolutely adorable pattern – for a stuffed bunny!

Unfortunately what you see in the image to the right is all that is available on the website, no tutorial or description of the size of the panel you need to make etc.

Have a go, and post in the comments below what dimensions and hooks you used and maybe include a picture πŸ™‚

Image comes from here:

– Leeloo the Tall

2014/83 – 3 Christmas decorations

Here’s one for those getting ready for Christmas – 3 patterns for making Christmas tree decorations!

There’s a wreath, a Christmas tree (if you want to be a bit meta and put a tree on a tree) and my favourite of the three: an angel!

Once again I recommend using colourful beads to decorate them, especially on the Christmas tree, which you could make them look like baubles if you chose the right colours! You could add extra thread in different colours as tinsel. Perhaps you could work out how to add a miniature star o the top of the tree.

Just be sure to translate the stitches from US terms to UK terms.

Find the tutorial here:

http://handmadebycamelia.blogspot.ro/2013/12/pattern-christmas-ornament.html#more

– Leeloo the Tall

P.S. This is my 50th post on UK Crochet Patterns!

2014/80 – in the spirit of Christmas…more stockings! (Miniature ones this time)

I’ve come to realise that I LOVE Petals to Picots. They’re constantly posting stuff I love. Take these stockings for example.

Absolutely freakin’ adorable. Super easy, very cute, and massive scope for customisation. Different accessories, different colours, different fluff, add some shiny bauble-esque beads (or actual baubles?!), or just coloured buttons, the possibilities are endless. These would look great hanging from the tree stuffed with sweets πŸ˜‰

In fact if you guys make these then send us a picture and we’ll promote your blog, as part of our new ongoing competition for featuring blog posts.

Also don’t forget our free chocolate giveaway, courtesy of Serenata Flowers!

Check out the link for the free pattern here:

http://www.craftsy.com/pattern/crocheting/home-decor/mini-christmas-stocking/118290?SSAID=676300

Happy crafting!

– Leeloo the Tall

A quick sharesies!

This one is less a tutorial and more a picture I found on pinterest that looked cool.

Really love the crochet artwork! And I’m fairly certain we’ve shared some free patterns for coasters, granny shapes, and other designs which you could use to make your own one of these. You could use white circle shapes for dandelion heads, with a thin green chain for the stem and make a picture of flowers and dandelions, or maybe an image of the night sky, or a Christmas tableau…

Have you done something similar? Got any ideas? Tell us in the comments!

Don’t forget about our competition to share your free patterns!

– Leeloo the Tall

2014/78 – A cool idea

Β Woman’s Weekly posted an idea for crocheting decorations for cards. Theirs is a flower but with Christmas only 6 weeks away I thought people might like to replace the flower with Christmas motifs, or other seasonal designs. Super-versatile, I think this one is a must-have for your crochet portfolio, because you can do so much with it, and all it really requires is glue, cards and the spare bits of leftover yarn that just aren’t big enough for a new project but too big to just throw away.

Enjoy!

http://www.womansweekly.com/knitting-crochet/how-to-make-our-free-gift-card-pattern/

 

2014/76 – a bit early I know, but I don’t care! Have some Christmas stockings.

I know that lots of “Scrooges” and “Grinches” out there will object and say it’s over a month too early to be thinking about Christmas. Well usually I agree, I don’t think anyone should even be thinking about it until well after Hallowe’en.

BUT

These are absolutely adorable! Cannot resist showing you these. And I am sure that some of you out there already have a mountain of projects waiting for your attention, so you might actually appreciate some advance notice. At least I hope you do!

The full tutorial is on facebook, posted by Littlefolds.

Find it here:

https://www.facebook.com/notes/1627721527455218/

2014/66 owl pattern in US terms

The cutest owl pattern ever has just been posted for free by Craft Queens, and I just think it’s incredibly adorable. Great for keyrings or decorations (perhaps use a greyish-white colour of wool and it’s a snowy owl Christmas tree decoration?).

Be advised that it’s in US terms so don’t forget to check out our stitch translation guide.

Here it is:

http://craftyqueens.nl/2014/05/04/hoot-hoot-free-crochet-pattern/

– Leeloo the Tall

2014/65 – baseball coaster

While looking at everything pinterest has to offer, I stumbled across this really cool pattern (by Katie Cooks and Crafts) for a coaster that looks like a baseball!

It also occurred to me that if you scale this pattern down, you could adapt it into anything, like clothing embellishments, buttons, badges or pins. Of course it looks great as a coaster too!

Take a look but remember that this is in US terms so don’t forget to check our stitch translation guide before getting started.

Find it here:

http://katiecooksandcrafts.blogspot.co.uk/2014/02/baseball-coaster-pattern.html

– Leeloo the Tall

2014/63 – crochet flower and button earrings!

Do you ever find that you have nigh unending heaps of bright buttons going to waste?

Or that you can never find the *perfect* project to add them to?

Well never fear, Happiness Crafty is here with a pattern for some gorgeous flower earrings!

I have a feeling you could equally adapt other patterns for the same purpose – the heart pattern we showed a while ago (great for Valentine’s themed earrings), maybe even the pineapple or the skates (instead of giving them a winter theme, you could use summer colours and use several smaller buttons for wheels instead of blades). You could make earrings like this with any shape pattern! Or even wacky or novelty buttons.

It’s all in UK terms already, and looks pretty easy, so go crazy!

http://happinesscrafty.blogspot.gr/2014/07/crochet-button-earrings-free-pattern.html

– Leeloo the Tall

2014/60 – another cute coaster pattern

For those of you who feel like redecorating, or just accessorising the things in your living room, here’s a cute pattern for a single colour coaster that you could make in any colour. (It’s a PDF so there’s no picture available).

It’s already in UK terms, so you can jump straight in!

It’s described as intermediate difficulty so keep that in mind, beginner crocheters!

Find Cylinda Mathews’ design here:

Click to access Pineapple-Lavender-Lace-Doily-0157.pdf

– Leeloo the Tall