FREE PATTERN: Reindeer

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I’m pleased to finally present to you my reindeer pattern! He was inspired by Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer. 🙂

I first started working on this pattern almost 2 years ago when I first started crocheting amigurumi. I sketched up his design on the back of a receipt and scribbled the pattern messily on the back of scrap paper as I fumbled through the stitches to make up a prototype. Whilst I finished my prototype, it never saw this blog as I soon realised I had crocheted him inside out (this was before I knew about the “right” and “wrong” side of crochet). Time passed and I questioned if I had even written out the pattern correctly. But fast forward to a few weeks ago when I finally sat down recently with my scraps of paper and tested the pattern – and here we have my reindeer!

I hope you…

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Stargazer Cowl

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This cowl was so easy and only takes a couple hours to crochet.

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It’s worked up with a bulky yarn and large hook, that gives it a nice loose pattern that drapes well and is nice and warm.

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Supplies:

Two skein’s of Lion Brand Hometown USA yarn in color of your choice (I used Dallas Grey)

Size S/35 Crochet hook (about 3/4 of an inch in diameter)

Tapestry needle (optional, using your hook to loop through works too if you don’t have a tapestry needle)

The Pattern:

Piece is worked flat then sewed up the side

Row 1: Chain 55 (or however many you want to make the diameter you would like. Just make sure it’s multiple’s of two plus one for your first row). Single crochet along first row starting in first chain from hook (54 stitches)

Row 2: Chain 2, half double crochet across starting in second stitch from…

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The Afterthought Heel

“Afterthought heels”. Genius.

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Socks look funny without feet. At least mine do.

Anyhow, I finished a pair of socks with afterthought heels. They turned out really nice and supposedly they are very comfortable (according to a 10-year-old).

Plus, Regia’s self striping sock yarn is beautiful to work with!

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Worsted Weight Fingerless Gloves

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

2014/79 – gorgeous cowl

Today we have a lovely cowl from B. Hooked Crochet. It looks really snuggly and I like the autumnal colours.

Plus the author rates it as an easy pattern, and provides a full tutorial.

Go check it out!

http://www.bhookedcrochet.com/2014/09/03/fall-color-cowl-free-pattern/

Please don’t forget our competition!

– Leeloo the Tall

2014/78 – A cool idea

 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/