10 Patterns to elevate your crochet – and surprise yourself!

10 Patterns to elevate your crochet – and surprise yourself!
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As we head into Thanksgiving it has been a time of reflection for me.

As much as I am keeping one eye on where I have been I am also looking forward and planning 2023 with gusto!

And I am so grateful for you for helping me on my journey.

Until 11:59pm EST on Monday 28th November you can get 50% off all of my patterns on Etsy and Ravelry! Just click the relevant button below.

Always learning ….

Whether you have just started crocheting, or have done so for decades, crochet is one of those hobbies where there is ALWAYS something to learn …. A new stitch, a new technique, a better way of doing something that you have always done.

Surprise yourself!

I love to create patterns that will help you to elevate your crochet in some way. Maybe try a new stitch, have a go at garments, play with colour, or even learn an alternative name for a particular stitch.

Below I have highlighted 10 patterns that do this. Tell everyone – they are much easier than they look!

Note: these are paid patterns, but I also have lots of free patterns. Click the shop dropdown from the menu bar and then click free and a long list of over 100 free patterns that are available on the blog will pop up.

Click on the picture of them to find out more!

The Robin Sleeved Wrap

Robin Sleeved Wrap

Whether you dress this one up for a special event, or go casual with a pair of jeans for a late afternoon stroll along the beach, this sleeved wrap is just perfect.

Misty Days Sweater

This sweater is a really easy construction and a super simple stitch combo. But doesn’t it look great?

And it is so warm and comfortable too!

The Friendship Blanket

Friendship Blanket

This blanket was the first big collaborative CAL that I hosted. And golly! You guys loved it! 40 squares, 37 designers and a whole lot of fun.

Most of the squares are still available on the designers’ blog posts and the e-book remains at $10. Click the photo to find out more.

Mixed Toffee Cowl

Mixed Toffee Cowl

You may have seen it mentioned that this was my very first design. I still love it.

Each section has its own video tutorial to help you through it if you are wanting to try the Celtic weave or alpine stitches for instance. You can’t possibly be disappointed by this one!

Community Garden Blanket CAL

Community Garden Blanket

I love a good corner to corner project, and this one ticks so many boxes for me. Not to mention how cosy it is to snuggle under after a long day.

This was a recent collaborative CAL but most of the squares are still available free where the designers have blogs.

Why not check out the round up post and find out more?

Trinity Sweater

Trinity Sweater

This is such a practical and surprisingly warm sweater. It will be easy to adjust the length of the sleeves and add a little cuff too.

Designed using the trinity stitch there is a nice rhythm when making this one that I found so relaxing.

The Sarah Tee
The Sarah Tee

Sarah Tee

Looking for something a bit more delicate looking? What about the Sarah Tee.

This one uses the Y stitch (I have a photo tutorial linked in the pattern to help you through that). It really looks stunning when completed.

I just love how this design turned out.

Anita Beanie and Cowl set

This set oozes elegance and sophistication. Who says you can’t look fabulous while running those errand in the middle of winter?!

The drape is just gorgeous when made with #3 weight yarn.

Master those FPDC5tog stitches to create this gorgeous texture.

Summer Breeze Tee

Perfect if you are wanting to try garment making! This one is literally two rectangles sewn together. The stitch combos used as super simple too.

It’s a modern take on an old favourite, the granny stitch.

Doesn’t it look fabulous!

Robin Poncho

Another great design that looks much more complicated than it really is!

Get the look of cables without actually crocheting cables with this stunning pattern.

Secret Santa Scavenger Hunt

Santa Clause is in town … and there are prizes to be won in the Secret Santa Scavenger Hunt!

Eight designers have come together to offer you big savings and wonderful gift ideas as you prepare for the holiday season.

Each designer’s post has a different theme:

  • Ambassador Crochet
  • Hooked by Kati – Crochet Patterns for Geeky Gifts
  • Juniper and Oakes – Crochet Patterns using Interesting Stitches
  • MadameStitch – 35 Crochet Gifts for Men
  • Made with a Twist – 10 Quick Hat Patterns to Crochet for Christmas
  • Nana’s Crafty Home – Top Crochet Christmas Patterns
  • Sunflower Cottage Crochet – 10 Patterns to take your crochet up a notch!
  • Two Brothers Blankets – Crochet Sweater Patterns for Holiday Events

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  1. Start here! (Good job, you did it.)
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You have found the Christmas Tree. Make a note of it then click on the tree to be taken to the next post in the scavenger hunt!