Free poppy pattern from SimplyCrochet

It’s that time of year: Remembrance Day. Simply Crochet magazine are offering a free poppy crochet pattern which you can make in red, white for peace or purple for animals … or whatever colour you like. It might be a nice idea to donate a few pennies either way to a charity of your choice, too.

Click here for the pattern!

2014/57 – shoe decoration patterns

Our special friend Jane has done it again! She’s designed some really cute shoe embelllishments in the shape of little flowers.

Don’t they look great?

She’s given a tutorial (in UK terms) for some really easy little flowers to try as well as what you can see in the picture.

Take a look!

– Leeloo the Tall

2014/53 – a cute 1920’s style hat!

Another cute one I found on Crochet for Cancer, which resembles hats from the 1920s! There’s a lot of potential for customisation with this one, again you can use flowers or whatever you like – or no embellishments at all. I really adore this one, because it’s great for bad hair days.

This one comes from Cre8tion Crochet, and probably looks more complicated than it is. It does involve a “magic circle” stitch, for which it has a tutorial it links to. The tutorial for the hat itself is in US terms, so don’t forget to use double stitches where it says single, and triple stitches where it says double.

Find the full tutorial here:

And Crochet for Cancer:

– Leeloo the Tall

2014/45 – Flowers that can be used for anything!

This one is an awesome accessory or embellishment for clothes or bags.crochet flowers It would be great for hair accessories especially, headbands or clips, or even bracelets. You could hot glue a button into the middle, or use beads or alternating the colour of your yarn towards the edges.

The Party Artisan posted a full tutorial on this on her page, with a conversion chart as the pattern is in US terms. Just a reminder that a US single crochet is a UK double, and a US double crochet is a UK treble.

Find it here:

– Leeloo the Tall

2014/37 Finger rings

This beautiful crochet ring comes from I’mTopsyTurvy. She has kindly posted a pattern on this page but also links to others she found on Pinterest. These are gorgeous and quick to whip up, especially during summer in the northern hemisphere when it’s too hot for hats and blankets!

When the pattern asks for a dc, crochet a UK TR.

When it asks for an sc, crochet a UK DC.

She sticks her flowers to a metal ring base, but I don’t have any so I’ll be crocheting a little ring of a row or 2 of dc to attach mine to.

Visit her blog here!


2014 number 13 – Fresh as a daisy (see what I did there?)

This stunning photo tutorial will show you how to make these gorgeous daisies! Don’t you love them?!

The pattern is not in English (Swedish) BUT the photos are so helpful, no foreign language skills are required.

They make us feel all Spring-like!

Visit BautaWitch for the tutorial. She’ll even blow you a kiss.

Flower Cushion

Popular crochet blogger Lucy from Attic24 posted this lovely tutorial, already in UK crochet terms.

The colours she uses are bright and cheerful, but of course you could use any colours you like – even themed pallettes would work … eg Christmas.

There is an absolute wealth of inspiration on her blog so do take a look, even if the cushion isn’t your cup of tea.


Lampshade pattern

This gorgeous beast is an idea from a sillymoo. That’s what she calls herself. I’m not being mean :P. This is so cheery and happy, but I’m tempted to make goth themed one in black. You could make them pretty much any size you want and in any theme.


Visit sillymoo for the tutorial!