The Highland Men’s Scarf is not a new pattern. In fact, it is one of the older Sunflower Cottage Crochet Patterns. But it is a GOOD one. I thought it was about time that I made this one a free pattern on the blog. An …
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Today I am bringing to you 10 free beginner crochet patterns that are also perfect stash busters. Bonus!!! You can get ALL of these patterns as free pdf downloads using the special coupon code between 22nd and 28th February 2022. How do I get my …
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.
- Make a note of the coupon code you need for this week (see below)
- Scroll down and check out the patterns that are available free this week
- Click on the photos of the ones you would like
- 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.
Share your projects with me!
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!!
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This is the final week of the Stash Busting Challenge for 2021! There have been some fabulous patterns offered to you through this challenge this year. Not to worry, there is still some fabulous patterns to be had below. Make sure you grab them with the code before 11:59pm EST on 29th June 2021.
How it works:
- Participating designers will be offering you a free pdf version of one of their patterns for one week. They will be available from midnight EST on Wednesday until 11:59pm EST on the following Tuesday.
- Make a note of the coupon code below – it is the same for all of the patterns that are available this week.
- Click on the photo of the pattern you would like from our round up post below. This will take you to the designers blog post about the pattern or directly to their shop.
- Use the code to get the free pdf download.
- Don’t forget to show the patterns some love on Ravelry as thanks for the freebie!
- Come back to this round up post and click on the next pattern you would like and repeat!
The code you will need for this week’s patterns is SBCHALLENGE
Shall we dive in?
Patterns available 23rd – 29th June 2021:
1. Classic Striped Potholder by Joy of Motion
This pot holder perfectly matches the dish towel from earlier int he stash busting challenge. If you got the dishtowel then this is a must have pattern also!
2. Paige Mod Scarf by Sunflower Cottage Crochet
Our Paige Mod Scarf works up quickly, is suitable for confident beginners and uses one skein of Caron Cakes. Add tassels or pompoms to the ends for some extra pizzazz.
3. Candy Cane Blanket Square by Knitting with Chopsticks
There is something about a pattern with stripes … This one has given me an idea! Anyway, so many things you can do with a blanket square. What will you use this one for?
4. The Penelope Placemat by Made by Gootie
This pattern is a fairly recent one by Agat. Fun fact…. I helped her name this one because the colours reminded me of Penelope Pitstop and the design reminded me of a racetrack lol. I had my nephew at the time and could just imagine him playing with a toy car at the table waiting for his meal. It is an elegant pretty placemat though!
5. Jellyfish and Octopus Appliqués by Raffamusa Designs
Raffaella has created some super cute appliqués! You should check out the others she has available on her blog too. These are super cute. I would add pins to min to make badges for the kids, or sew them onto beach towels and bags. What would you do with yours?
6. Gracie Gift Bag by Crafting Each Day
I have loved this design since Suzanne released it! I love the idea of making your own gift bags.
7. Wedge Project Bag by Blue Star Crochet
So many of us crochet in places other than our homes. This project bag would be a useful addition for taking quick projects with you.
8. WIP Bag pattern by Fosbas Designs
This WIP bag is a little larger than the one above, so you can use it for bigger projects or to hold your WIPs if you go away for a few days. This one is so easy to personalise with your colour choices.
9. The lemon peel dishcloth by Loops and Love Crochet
The lemon peel stitch gives such a pretty texture. If you haven’t tried it yet, maybe now is the time!
10. Eyeball Coasters by Hooked on Patterns
We have featured this pattern over on our Stash Busting Sunday feature in our FB Community group. This would be perfect for my teenage nephew’s room as well as halloween parties!
11. Any Way Skinny Wrap by Through the Loop Yarn Craft
This pattern is a great stash buster and has so many uses – hair scarf, scarf, belt … It will work up in no time and looks great!
12. Monstera Clutch by Eclaire Makery
This clutch is larger than it looks. Such a pretty design from the queen of colour work!
13. Crochet Thick Potholder by My Crochet Space
Potholders are something that you can make and keep to one side to use later. They will always be needed around the kitchen. I keep a few in case I need to replace any of mine, or need a quick gift.
14. Happy Scrappy Sweater by Carroway Crochet
Pam is one of those designers where when I see a pattern I know whether it is hers! She pours her happy bubbly character into every one! This is a great project, especially if you are new to garment making! And it’s suitable for him or her!
15. Seaside Mug Rug by Desert Blossom Crafts
How sweet are these mug rugs? I am loving the shell detail down the middle.
16. Pankh Dishcloth by Knitter Knotter
Last but not least, another great but practical pattern for you. Like potholders, it is always wise to have a few dishcloths ready to replace older ones when they start to wear or have a stash for quick gift ideas!
17. USA Mug Rug by Remington Lane
Just in time for the 4th July celebrations. This one would also make a great gift idea.
That is the final round up of the Stash Busting Challenge! That is 19 great patterns from 19 fantastic designers! I hope you have enjoyed this event as much as I have.
Join our Facebook Community Group and share all the makes from this event with us! It’s a lovely supportive group. Just remember to answer the three quick joining questions.
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