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Want to Learn Filet Crochet? Try this Free Blanket Pattern

Want to Learn Filet Crochet? Try this Free Blanket Pattern

If you are wanting to try your hand at filet crochet, or are looking for an easy filet crochet pattern, then look no further! This pattern is suitable for beginners and was such a joy to work up. In fact it pretty much designed itself! 

Crochet Cup Cozy – Quick, Easy and Free Pattern

Crochet Cup Cozy – Quick, Easy and Free Pattern

Crochet cup cozy patterns are really popular. And so they should be. They are quick, easy and make fantastic gift ideas for just about anyone. This cup cosy crochet pattern is a little different from my usual cup copies. If you have been around Sunflower 

Love Reading? The Elegant Bookmark (s) are a must!

Love Reading? The Elegant Bookmark (s) are a must!

the PDF Pattern is for both the unisex and the lacy bookmark crochet pattern

Are you an avid reader? Is someone you know? If so, you can’t go wrong with making a bookmark.

My daughter seems to think books are like WIPs – it’s fine to have 6 books on the go! It drives me bonkers just thinking about it. In this she is definitely like her Daddy. So consequently, I am always making bookmarks for her.

Yes, you guessed it, I am a one book at a time and one WIP at a time kinda person! What about you?

Whenever I do try to make a bookmark for myself Jorja uses it, takes it to school and then comes back with orders for 6 more! (Let me be clear here – I don’t charge them anything for them!) 

A Great Gift Idea

I actually don’t mind making bookmarks for all of her friends or class. They are great gifts and if it encourages them to read a little more then I am all for it! It is also a fabulous opportunity to use my scraps or try out a hand dyed mini skein. My local yarn shop has her own beautiful hand dyed yarns and I can get a mini skein for less than £4. I get 3 bookmarks out of them (usually). 

This year I made a resolution – I want to read more. I love reading but my crochet seems to be getting in the way of that, even on an evening. So these patterns were designed for me really!

I love that this set has an obviously feminine bookmark AND a unisex bookmark – yes you get BOTH patterns in the PDF.

What type of books do you like to read?

I love historical fiction (especially Phillipa Gregory) and some legal crime books (think John Grisham and Karin Slaughter). Recently I bit the bullet and read the Tattooist of Auschwitz  – it has been sitting on my shelf for almost 2 years taunting me but I was scared that it might make me feel sad and cry!  I immediately read Cilka’s Journey (the follow up book) and have 2 more similar books sitting waiting for their turn to be read.

Shop your stash for 4ply (Sock / Sport weight) yarns and check out the free bookmark pattern below!

You can also use #3 weight yarns (DK), but remember that your bookmarks will be wider and a little thicker. That’s usually not an issue though.

PDF Pattern Links

NOTE: If you are here for the Fireside Comforts event these links WILL NOT get you the free pdf download! Keep scrolling and click the special event button!




  • any 4 ply or fingering weight yarn … approximately 27 metres
  • 3mm hook 
  • Stitch markers (optional)
  • Scissors


A good bookmark is essential! And they make great gifts.



Gauge is not important for this project as long as you are consistent in your tension.

Sizing of your bookmark

If you use 4 ply or fingering weight yarn your bookmark will be approximately 1.25’’ wide by as tall as you want it! Mine are about 8’’ tall.


  • CH – chain
  • CH sp – chain space
  • St / sts – stitch / stitches
  • Sk – skip
  • SC – Single Crochet
  • DC – double crochet
  • Rep – repeat
  • FO – fasten off

Pattern notes:

  • Written in US terms
  • This pattern is reversible 
  • Ch’s at the start of the row do count as a st unless specifically stated otherwise.
  • You can embellish these any way you like – with tassels, buttons, fringe etc.




Special Stitches:

Foundation Single crochet

Foundation stitches give a better finish to your projects. You can find our video tutorials on how to work these stitches at:




The Pattern for the Turquoise bookmark:

easy bookmark crochet pattern

Row 1:           FSC 12 


CH13, sc in second CH from hook and each st across (12) 

Row 2:       CH1, turn, DC in first st, *sk1, [SC, DC] in next st* rep from * to * until 

you have 2 sts left, sk 1, sc in the last st.


Rows 3:     CH1, turn, DC in first st, *sk1, [SC, DC] in next st* 

(Note: you will be working the [SC, DC] into the SC stitches from the

  previous row.)

Rep from * to * until you have 2 sts left, sk 1, sc in the last st.

Rows 4 – 45:     Rep row 3

Row 46:     CH1, turn, sc in each st across.


Fasten off and sew in ends, embellish any way you want to with tassels, fringe etc.


The Lacy bookmark is available on the PDF Pattern.


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Looking for an easy crochet scarf? Try this free pattern

Looking for an easy crochet scarf? Try this free pattern

This easy crochet scarf pattern will work up super quickly, and it’s the perfect stash or scrap busting project! When my testers were making their scarves a few of them asked me what the stitch was called as they were unfamiliar with it but loved 

Crochet in Public Day – June’s Free CAL Square Pattern

Crochet in Public Day – June’s Free CAL Square Pattern

Worldwide knit (and crochet) in public day is on June 11th this year.  How could I not acknowledge this day in my  corner to corner CAL?! My tester for this square will be turning hers into a WIP bag! What are you making with your 

Use those scraps and make the Scrappy Scarf!

Use those scraps and make the Scrappy Scarf!

Do you love a good scrap buster? If so, this Scrappy Scarf will be perfect for you.

By scraps I mean those skeins where you have used part of them for another project but didn’t need the whole skein. 



Yes, I used my scraps to design this!

I started 2021 with every intention of using up my scraps throughout the year. I started off well enough but unfortunately I couldn’t keep it up for various reasons outside of Sunflower. 

Have you noticed that I used my part used skeins from the Shades of Spring afghan to create this scarf? And it is just so pretty!


I turned my scarf into an infinity scarf, but you don’t have to.



Although this one is, I think, more of a feminine texture you could use manly colours just for him. Maybe it is the colours I have used that makes me think of it more as a female scarf? I am going to design another one with a more masculine feel to it very soon!

Designed for any size part skein

As long as you have approximately 20 yards or more in your part skein this scarf should work out just fine! You can see that some of my sections are way bigger than others because the amounts I had varied.



Go and raid your scrap bucket (making sure you get the same weight yarn scraps!) and come back for the pattern. I have written this one for #4 weight yarn (aran in the UK), but you can use #3 weight (DK) or #5 weight (chunky) if you have more of those.


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Materials for your Scrappy Scarf:

  • Enough scrap yarn to make a scarf – it looks great using scraps of different colours!
  • 5mm
  • Stitch markers (optional)
  • Scissors
  • Tapestry needle


Not important for this project as you are using your scraps – just be sure to use scraps of the same weight yarn!


I used #4 weight yarn and my scarf was approximately 8” wide by 40” long


  • Ch(s)–chain(s)
  • St(s)–stitch(es)
  • rep–repeat
  • sk—skip
  • fsc – foundation single crochet
  • dc – double crochet
  • sc – single crochet
  • YO—yarn over
  • FO—fasten off 
  • [] – everything noted between these is worked into the same st

Pattern notes:

  • Written in US terms.
  • Ch1 stitches at the beginning do count as a st unless otherwise stated.
  • The stitch count is in parenthesis at the end of each row.
  • Note the first and last row of each colour block is a sc row. This gives the blocks a cleaner, crisper edge.



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Here we go …. Let’s start our Scrappy Scarf!

Row 1 –           Fsc 25 


CH 26, sc in second ch from hook and each ch across  (25)

Row 2 –           Turn, ch1, dc in the first st, *sk the next st [sc, dc] in the next st* 

Rep from * to * until you have 2 sts left, sk 1 st, sc in the last st. 

Row 3 –           Rep row 2 until you have approximately 18 inches of your scrap yarn left after 

completing a full row.



Row 4 –           Turn, ch1 (does not count as a st), sc in each st across.

Row 5 –           Grab your next part skein of yarn 

Attach your yarn to your work (in the last st you just made)

                        Repeat row 4

Row 6 –           Repeat row 2. When you have approximately 18 inches of your scrap yarn left after completing a full row move to row 7.

Row 7 –           Repeat row 4 – this gives a cleaner, more finished look to the block.

Row 8 –           Repeat rows 5 – 7 until your scarf is as long as desired! You can join the ends to make an infinity scarf, or leave it as a more traditional scarf.

FO and Sew in ends.



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