Tag: free crochet pattern

Looking for a relaxing Project? Try this free pattern

Looking for a relaxing Project? Try this free pattern

The Snow Glory crochet Wall Hanging is a free pattern below. Made with #6 weight yarn it works up quickly and looks great! I was thrilled when Allison asked me to host her free Snow Glory Wall Hanging on the blog. It is part of 

Loveland Lace Bow – Free Pattern from Banana Moon Studio

Loveland Lace Bow – Free Pattern from Banana Moon Studio

This gorgeous textured lace bow is a special design that April from Banana Moon Studio is sharing with you today! I am so excited that April is guest designing here at Sunflower Cottage Crochet. She has been part of several events that I have been 

Easy Crochet Patterns Just for You

Easy Crochet Patterns Just for You

The first week of the Sweet and Simple event went well! This week there are 13 awesome  easy crochet patterns for you which are free with the coupon code between 15th and 21st February 2022.

 

How do I get my free PDF patterns?

The answer to that is easy.

  1. Make a note of the coupon code you need for this week (see below)
  2. Scroll down and check out the patterns that are available free this week
  3. Click on the photos of the ones you would like
  4. If you do not go straight to Ravelry for your download, scroll the designer’s post until you see the Download now button. It looks like this:

the button you need looks like this

 

Please make sure you use this button – Etsy does not allow free patterns and there is only one place you can get each pdf free from for each designer.

5. Use the code to get your free PDF Pattern

6. Come back here and get another one!

 

 

 

The coupon code

This week the code you need is SIMPLECROCHET

 

 

Shall I show you the fabulous easy crochet patterns for this week?

This Week’s Patterns

 

 

 

 

Elegant Hair Scarf by Sunflower Cottage Crochet

This week I am contributing my Elegant Hair Scarf to this event.

This one is a super simple pattern using double crochets (US terms – triple crochet in UK terms) and works up quickly!

 

 

 

The Freedom Beanie by Carroway Crochet

This one is worked up using a chunky yarn so you will be finished this one in no time!

The thicker yarn with the gaps make this one a perfect make for those chillier late winter / early Spring Days.

 

 

 

The Suzette Hanging Basket by Made by Gootie

I adore this basket so much! The stitch is so pretty and the basket is so handy for lots of things.

Would you use yours as decoration like Agat has here, or would you keep it by your bed to keep your phone and glasses in? What about somewhere to keep those extra toilet rolls in the bathroom?

 

 

 

Crochet Rose Bobble by Off the Hook for You

How cute is this one? I know that my daughter and nieces will be wanting a few of these along with a few done in smaller yarn with a smaller hook for pigtails and plaits.

 

 

 

Ear Warmer / Head band by My Crochet Space

These are really popular gifts and quick makes! Whether you just make the ear warmer, or add a scarf to match, maybe add it to a spa set for the perfect pamper yourself gift, you cannot go wrong with making one or two (or seven or eight) of these!

 

 

 

Cross Stitch Infinity Scarf by Loops and Love Crochet

This winter I have been drawn to infinity scarves and this one is a great one with an easy repeat. It is a perfect project for practicing those X stitches on and will look great dressed up if you are going for a meal, or dressed down for walking the dogs!

 

 

 

Alpine Scarf by Crochets by Trista

How elegant and cozy does this one look?

Trista has a great eye for detail and the simple repeat in this pattern works just perfectly!

 

 

 

Pine Trees Headband by Creations by Courtney

Now this lady is not afraid to play with texture.

Courtney’s design is perfect for the Spring and is another quick and easier than it looks project!

What colours would you make yours?

 

 

 

Houndstooth Sunglasses Case by Itchin’ for some Stitchin’

Can you go wrong with a bit of houndstooth?

If you have never tried it before then grab this project and give it a go!

 

 

 

Criss Cross Hat by Pam’s Cozy Corner

This project would make a great set with the criss cross scarf by Loops and Love above!

By the time you have finished this project you will be a master at the X stitch!

I love how a row or two of a complimentary colour work so well in designs.

 

 

 

Striped Cup Cozy by Pine Tree Crochet

In my house I can never have enough cup cozies. It is an unspoken rule that there must be one or two in both my car and my husband’s, and at least one in my bag. My daughter has been known to also give them away in the local coffee shop because people have admired them!

 

 

 

Boho Wall Decor by Valzies Boutique

This COLOURWAYS reminds me of the setting sun. This wall hanging just makes me smile.

Do you have any particular colours that mean anything to you that you would make this one in? What about birthstone colours of your children / grandchildren?

 

 

 

The midsummer infinity scarf by Once Upon a Cheerio

There are a few ways to wear this beautiful design – you should check them out!

This is another elegant but simple project that will work up in no time.

 

 

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Use the hashtag #sweetandsimple and share your easy crochet pattern projects online so that the designers can see your makes too! We LOVE seeing them!!

Want to join a friendly, welcoming and active face book group? Then the Sunflower Cottage Crochet Community may just be for you.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Free easy Tunisian scarf
Susan Set – hand towel, washcloth, scrubbies
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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 

Stag Throw Pillow – Free pattern

Stag Throw Pillow – Free pattern

Here is the first of several patterns in the Stag Collection – the stag throw pillow.   Note: this post may contain affiliate links. This means if you make a purchase using them we may get a small commission so that we can continue to 

Last Minute Gifts – Week 2

Last Minute Gifts – Week 2

The Last Minute Gifts week 2 round up is here! This week there is another batch of 21 patterns available free with the code for you.

I hope you enjoyed last week’s selection of last minute gifts. If you missed last week but would like to see what was included you can find the post here.

A couple of reminders:

**Please note that you should not be sharing the coupon code in Facebook groups etc. Feel free to link to any of the roundups for this event but do not directly disclose the code. Designers can only afford to keep giving free patterns away if in return you are willing to go to the blog posts and make a couple of clicks so that we benefit from a tiny bit of ad revenue (and trust me,  it is tiny!)

Once this event is over I shall keep this post as a last minute gifts week 2 round up post.

 

How does it work?

  1. Come to the round up post and check out the patterns that are available that week (there will be a new selection every week for 3 weeks)
  2. Make a note of the coupon code you will need this week. The codes will work from 00:01 on the Monday until 23:59pm LONDON time on Sunday 17th October 2021.
  3. Scroll the patterns and select the ones you would like.
  4. Click the photo of that pattern to go to the Designer’s blog or direct to their shop where you will be instructed on how to get the pattern. When you visit the designer’s site you are looking for this button:
  5. Repeat as many times as necessary until you have all of the patterns you would like.

 

 

This week’s code is LSTMINGIFT21

 

 

This week’s patterns:

 

1. The Casey Scarf set by Sunflower Cottage Crochet

Casey Set of his and her scarves

 

2. Snowbank Pocket Scarf by the Loophole Fox

 

3. Cast Iron Pot Holders by Green Fox Farms Designs


 

4. Loopy Necklace by Fosbas Designs

 

5. Reindeer Baby Boots by Hanjan Crochet

 

6. Lunt Twisted Headband by Joy of Motion

 

 

7.  Flower Face Scrubbie by Made by Gootie

 

8. Star Stitch Fingerless Gloves by Raffamusa Designs

 

9. Sassy Neck Sweater by SASS Crochet

 

10. Autumn Lake Wall Hanging by Valzies Designs

 

11. Cable Cuffs by Off the Hook for You

 

12. Thermal Stitch Potholder by Crochet Space

 

 

 

 

13. Christmas Panhandlers by My Fingers Fly

 

14. Christmas Ornaments by Crochet and Twists

 

15. Child Sized Pocket Full of Diamonds Shawl by Jo’s Crafty Hook

 

16. The SR Cowl by Crafty Patti

 

17. Octopus Keychain by Creative Snugglies

 

18. Men’s Bandana Crochet Scarf by Blue Star Crochet

 

 

 

19. Crochet Pumpkin Square by Missouri Makes

 

20. The Cozy Cowl by Carroway Crochet

21. Mini Angel Amigurumi by Loops and Love Crochet

 

There you have it – 21 more fabulous last minute gift ideas. Which ones have you collected?

If you would like to share your makes from this event please do join our FaceBook Community by clicking the button below!

Bat and Moon Placemat – Free Pattern

Bat and Moon Placemat – Free Pattern

The bat and moon placemat is the last in the current collection of Halloween placemats. I am thrilled at how many of you liked these patterns! They were fun to design and fun to make. These placemats will brighten up any table and make any 

The Elegant Cocoon Cardigan – Free pattern

The Elegant Cocoon Cardigan – Free pattern

I love the Elegant Cocoon Cardigan because it is such a simple pattern that looks fabulous once completed. I guarantee even a beginner crocheter will be able to master the drunken granny stitch in no time once the first couple of rows are done.  If 

Elegant Hairscarf

Elegant Hairscarf

Something came over me one day and I just had to design an elegant headscarf. I know! It’s not my usual kind of design.

When I think of head scarves I think of the 1950’s and old movies with (not so fast) open top cars, winding country roads, sunshine and that innocent romance element. So I knew that my design had to be lacy and lightweight to represent being carefree, pretty and simple to add to the elegance and practical because if it isn’t who is going to wear it?!

Head scarves look so cute on lots of women. Personally I don’t think I could pull this one off, but who knows in the summer with a super long summer dress I might pull off the boho vibe with it … maybe. I’m hoping!

 

 

Finding the right stitch for my Elegant Headscarf

So out came my stitch directories. You may have noticed that I am much more comfortable with the warmer stitches and my designs reflect that. Ordinarily I like to be cozy and wrapped up. And designing things with a spring and summer vibe in the middle of what feels like the longest winter ever has its own problems LOL.

There are so many pretty lacy stitches out there. But I found it hard to believe that the drunken granny stitch had not been used for something like this. It is such a great stitch, using only double crochets and chains (US terms) so is a great introduction to more open stitch work for beginner crocheters.

Elegant hair scarf uses the drunken granny stitch

Pattern links:

If you prefer an inexpensive pdf version of this pattern you can find it in the following places:

Our shop here

Ravelry here

Etsy here

Lovecrafts here

 

 

Materials you will need to create the Elegant Headscarf:

  • #2 weight yarn or cotton of choice. I used approx. 120 yards of Stylecraft Special 4 ply in cream.
  • 3.5mm hook
  • Stitch markers (optional)
  • Scissors

This is our first pattern that uses #2 weight (4 ply)yarn but for me it was a no-brainer decision. It is fine and lightweight so perfect for obtaining the lightweight, carefree elegance that I was looking for. I also happened to have some in my stash so that was a bonus!

#3 (DK) or #4 weight (aran) yarns add bulk and weight so your project will finish up being wider and heavier. Although the pattern works with them, and some of my testers used heavier yarns, I would recommend you try with a #2 weight first. I promise you will love the outcome!

 

Sizing:

My head scarf worked out at 2.75” by 58” – by all means make this one shorter but long enough to tie around a bun or ponytail and have the ends dangle a little. That too would look so pretty and be perfect for younger girls and moms alike!

 

Pattern Notes:

  • Written in US terms
  • This pattern is reversible
  • Ch3 at the start of the row does count as a st.
  • To make the pattern wider you could use a bigger hook or a heavier weight yarn.

 

Abbreviations:

  • Ch – chain
  • Ch sp – chain space
  • St / sts – stitch / stitches
  • Sk – skip
  • dc – double crochet
  • Rep – repeat
  • FO – fasten off

 

The Elegant Headscarf Pattern:

 

Row 1:            Ch19

(4dc, ch3, dc) in 6th ch from hook, *sk4 chs (4dc, ch3, dc) in next ch*.

Rep from * to * until you have 3 ch’s remaining. Sk 2ch, dc in last ch, turn.

 

Row 2:            Ch3, work (4dc, ch3, dc) in each ch3 sp across, dc in the top of the turning ch from the previous row, turn

 

 

Rows 3 on:     Repeat row 2 until your hair scarf measures approx 58” (or desired length)

FO, weave in ends.

 

Sweet and Simple Event

Between 15th and 21st February 2022 you can get this pdf pattern free on Ravelry using the code that you can find in the round up post.

Get the code by clicking the link below

 

Then come back and use the code in our Ravelry shop by clicking the button below:

 

You may also like:

The Kate Wristlet

The Joy Wrap

 

Picot Fan Wrap Crochet Pattern

Picot Fan Wrap Crochet Pattern

Our latest shawl crochet pattern is here: the Picot Fan Wrap!  As the name implies, we used picot stitches and “fans” (shells with spacing) to get the look.  I love this wrap because it is so very pretty and lacy yet it was actually pretty