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Crochet and Knit Stash-Busting Patterns for You

Crochet and Knit Stash-Busting Patterns for You

Are you looking for some crochet and knit stash-busting patterns to you help you shop your stash and maybe get a head start on those holiday makes? For the next 4 weeks I will round-up some fantastic patterns which are perfect for you to shop 

The Ultimate Collection of Hand / Kitchen Towel Patterns to Crochet

The Ultimate Collection of Hand / Kitchen Towel Patterns to Crochet

Hand towels and kitchen towel patterns are great items to crochet. They make fantastic gifts, are super practical and look so pretty! So whether you are looking to make some for yourself or to gift you are sure to find what you are looking for 

10 Free Beginner Friendly Crochet Patterns

10 Free Beginner Friendly Crochet Patterns

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 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. It may not always be Ravelry!

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 LETSCROCHET

 

 

Click the pictures below to be taken to the patterns.

 

 

The Roundup:

Simple Scarf by Carroway Crochet

This one will work up super quickly with a 16mm hook and #6 weight yarn!

It’s the perfect simple autumn and winter accessory.

 

Farmhouse Washcloth by Sunflower Cottage Crochet

Use the paired single crochet stitch (don’t worry – we have a video tutorial if you are new to it!) to create the Farmhouse dishcloth which also makes a great washcloth. The paired single crochet stitch is quite a dense one so it will hold up to a lot of scrubbing!

Fish Amigurumi by Loops and Love Crochet

How cute is this one??

I have plenty of scraps in my scrap bucket that would be perfect for this pattern! What about giving them as class gifts or party favours?

Barista Mug Cozy by Crochets by Trista

I love the simple elegance of these cozies!

As someone who drinks a lot of warm drinks I can never have too many of these!

Customise them to the colour scheme of your home and they will be perfect for keeping or gifting. These are a great unisex gift idea. And they make great teacher gifts etc too.

Modern Infinity Granny Scarf by Itchin’ for Some Stitchin’

I have actually made this one already! This is an older pattern from Raelynn but it is a great one. It works up quickly and is perfect for those DK (#3 weight) yarns.

I made mine with part of a left over cake and it looked fantastic. It was quickly claimed by a relative!

Waterlily Washcloth by Simply Melanie Jane

The texture in these washcloths is just so pretty and because the stitches are larger it will work up in no time.

Cool Everyday Scarf by Pam’s Cozy Corner

I often forget how pretty projects can turn out when you just use the very basic stitches in a simple way.

This is one of those projects that makes me appreciate those basic stitches even more.

Simple Cotton pouch by Creations by Courtney.

Pouches are so handy for a lot of things! Use it as a coin purse, stitch marker pouch, keep your earphones in it or maybe a couple of crayons to keep the kids occupied while you are out and about.

How will you use yours?

Rhapsody Headband by Pine Tree Crochet

This pattern is a great quick gift idea, an ideal stash buster, and a super make it for me project!

Rapunzel’s Braided Scarf by Once upon a Cheerio

You can see why this one was named after Rapunzel!

This is such a unique looking scarf. I’ve added it to my must makes list!

 

 

You may also like:

 

Cancer ribbon C2C block
Susan Tote
Elegant Bookmark

 

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 

Sweet and Simple Round Up – Week 1

Sweet and Simple Round Up – Week 1

When Pam at Carroway Crochet asked me to participate in the Sweet and Simple event she had planned I wasn’t going to say no. You know that I LOVE to bring you guys free pattern events when I can!     How do I get 

Thanksgiving Patterns Round Up!

Thanksgiving Patterns Round Up!

Thanksgiving is just around the corner! Have you started thinking about your decorations yet? If your answer is no then we have 27 fabulous patterns in our round up below (plus 2 from us which makes 29). I have included both free and paid patterns.

I know that once school is back people start thinking about Halloween and Christmas patterns. Many of you forget about Thanksgiving and then kick yourselves later.

Being from the UK Thanksgiving isn’t a thing here. We have the Harvest Festivals instead, although not on the same scale that Americans do Thanksgiving! We tend to be more low key. At harvest time we give thanks for the food that we have and make donations to the local food banks, the elderly or neighbours in need if we can.

Lots of the patterns that are listed below are suitable for both events, which fall at roughly the same time of year.

 

 

A little bit of everything

You will see that our round up contains a little bit of everything for you! Pumpkin patterns seems to be quite popular at this time of year, so I have included a few of those.

And something that Joey from Jo’s Crafty Hook suggested – using a rectangular wrap as a table runner! I am sat here wondering why on earth I had not thought of that!!

 

How it works…

This one is easy – just scroll down the list of patterns below – if you see one you like click on the picture and it will take you either to the designer’s blog post or their shop to grab the pattern! Under each pic I have identified whether they are free or paid and if paid how much they cost. Dont forget to read that as one of the designers has given me a special coupon code just for you!!

 

Shall we dive right into the Thanksgiving Patterns Round up?

 

Here at Sunflower we do have a couple of patterns that you may like for your thanksgiving table:

1. Stuffed Pumpkins

stuffed pumpkins – paid £3.60 on Etsy

 

2. Pumpkin placemat

Before I add the photo of this one, it was a pattern originally designed for halloween, but someone in the CAL left off the face and just made it a plain pumpkin and it looks fabulous! This one was turned into a Pumpkin pillow! So if you want to work this one then just substitute the black for orange in the instructions. You can find the free pattern on the blog here. (I cannot link both images to the post for this one so you will need to click the blue writing!)

 

 

1. Pumpkin Pie Earrings by My Fingers Fly

Paid – $1.99

 

2. Gourd-geous Pumpkins by Green Fox Farms Designs

Free pattern on the blog!

 

3. Amigurumi Turkey pattern by Jen Hayes Creations

free on the blog

 

4. Heart Shaped turkey by Golden Lucy Crafts

free on the blog

 

5. Turkey Kitchen Towel by A Crocheted Simplicity

free on the blog

 

6. Turkey Napkin Ring and Flatware Holder by A Crocheted Simplicity

free on the blog

 

7.  Sampler Pumpkins by Amelia Makes

free if you sign up to her emails on this page.

 

8. Corduroy Napkin rings by Amelia Makes

free on the blog post

 

9. Wacky Waddles Turkey Hat by Nana’s Crafty Home

free on the blog

 

 

 

 

10. Harvest Moon Pocket Shawl Pattern by Selina Veronique

free on the blog

 

11. Crochet Pumpkin Hat for Babies and Kids by Kirsten Holloway Designs

free on the blog

 

12. Turkey Tail Pullover (size 18-24 maths) By Krissy’s Over the Mountain Crochet

free on the blog

 

13. The Great Striped Pumpkin by This Pixie Creates

free on the blog

 

14. Beautiful Crochet Pumpkin Pattern by Craftbits

free on the blog

 

15. Granite Gourd by Bethany Henderson

paid pattern – $5 but use code HAPPYFALL until the end of September 2021 for a special discount just for you!!

 

16. Blessed Bread Cloth and French Press Cozy by Rows and Roses

free on the blog

 

17. Pumpkin Pot by Hooked on Patterns

free on the blog

 

18. Pilgrim Man by Caitlin Myers

free Ravelry download

 

19. No tricks here placemat by Make with Meggie

free chart on blog, paid pdf with written instructions

 

20. Beauty and Bite placemat by Made with Meggie

free chart on the blog, paid pdf with written instructions

 

 

 

 

21. Outfits for Crocheted Gonk by Hooked on Patterns

Paid – bundle of all these patterns is $1.50

 

22. Autumn Hues Wrap (use it as a table runner too!) by Jo’s Crafty Hook

Paid – $3.00

 

23. Autumn Equinox Sweater by Kaila Osborn

Paid – $6.00

 

24. Maple Leaf Garland by Kaila Osborn

free on the blog

 

25. Mushroom Foraging Bag by byGoldenberry

Paid – £4.50

 

26. Country Bumpkin Pumpkin by Avery Lane Creations

free on the blog

 

27. Autumn Hugs Set by Regina P Designs

paid – $3.99

 

 

Jingle in July – Designer’s Picks Patterns!

Jingle in July – Designer’s Picks Patterns!

There are so many fantastic designers out there. I am lucky that I co-work with a fabulous group of ladies. We have come together to bring you a week long event which runs from 24th – 31st July 2021. It is the Jingle in July 

Week 2 – Stash Busting Challenge

Week 2 – Stash Busting Challenge

Welcome to Week 2 of the Stash Busting Challenge 2021! Below you will find a great collection of patterns that have been donated free, with the special coupon code, by some fantastic designers for this week only!   How it works: Participating designers will be 

Round up of Patterns for Him!

Round up of Patterns for Him!

Did you know that April 17th is Husband Appreciation Day? So let’s celebrate the men in our lives with a roundup of patterns especially designed for him!

Husbands, we love them dearly don’t we? And when we have sons we hope (most of the time) that they grow up to be like their dad. But some days don’t you think that they go out of their way to drive us batty? Whether it’s getting the kids all excited after letting them eat a load of chocolate, refusing to learn even where the laundry basket is let alone use it, or leave 1 sheet of loo roll roll on the tube so they don’t have to replace it. And how many times do you have to ask for something small to be fixed or moved?

We all get frustrated…

Just yesterday I got annoyed at all the crap there is in our garage when I couldn’t put something away. I’ve been asking for MONTHS (at least 4) for it to be sorted and moved. Richard came in and asked what needed doing. WHOOPH! My small and mighty temper was let loose as that final straw broke.

After my blood pressure reduced somewhat and the vein in my head stopped throbbing I felt so guilty! I mean, yes, I’ve asked for the garage to be dealt with at least 700 times, but he works hard FOR US. He takes phone calls on weekends and vacation days FOR US. When he is working away (which is often at the moment) he makes sure to pick up the phone TO US whenever we call or rings back as soon as he can. And my goodness his hugs make all the difference on those crappy days!

But I couldn’t dream of a life without him there to push my buttons and give me those much needed hugs. For days like yesterday this man deserves the world for staying put!!

So on April 17th I will most definitely be trying to do something special to show him how much I appreciate him.

I reached out to some designer friends looking for patterns specifically for him and now have a round up of 20! So whether you are celebrating Husband Appreciation Day, or just wanting to show appreciation for a fantastic father, uncle, brother or son, maybe this collection of patterns will inspire you.

 

Click the pictures to go to the blog posts or pattern pages!

 

Richard Wrist Warmers by Sunflower Cottage Crochet

Free on the blog

We will start the roundup with one of our own patterns. The Richard wrist warmers are free on our blog. Click the photo above to go to the blog post. These use a stitch that is perfect for him – in fact these came about because the men in the office wanted a pair of our Susan Wrist Warmers LOL. I confirm that the guys still wear theirs! Yes, these were names after my husband.

Simple Crochet Treat Basket by Jen Hayes Creations

Free on the blog

This is a great idea! You could use this basket for anything – fill it with treats, use it to collect the changes, keys and other ‘stuff’ they collect in their pockets daily but ends up being flung around the bedroom when they are getting ready for bed.

 

Remote Holder Crochet Pattern by Jo to the World

Free on the blog

How handy is this one? You could put it anywhere and use it for just about anything. I love the idea that all the remote controls would be kept in one place with this. You could also make the pockets bigger so that it could hold a book and glasses if your husband likes to read. Or you could use it to hold bathroom essentials and roll it up in a suitcase for this business trips or vacations!

 

 

I Love You Can Cozy by Jo to the World

Free on the blog

This pattern is cute! Honestly, I am not sure how many men would  use this one when you weren’t around, but the sentiment is definitely there and I am sure they would be proud to use it during an afternoon in the garden or at a picnic in the park!

 

Earl Grey Cup Cozy Pattern by Rich Textures Crochet

Free on the blog

If your husband likes something a little more understated then this may be it! You could put so much meaning into it just with the colours you chose – maybe use the colours of your birthstones for the top and bottom section and the colour of the birthstone for the month you married in the centre? Or go with traditional and use his favourite sporting team’s colours!

 

Simple Crochet Booties by Meladora’s Creations

Free on the blog

What about some crochet booties to keep his feet warm around the house? If it was me, I would sew some leather or suede onto the bottom of these to try to prevent any slipping and falling, but if he only wears them to watch the game …. The great thing about these is that they are completely unisex! They are a gift for anyone and everyone.

 

Golf Club Cover by Sweet Potato 3

Paid pattern

This may be just the thing for some of you! I would have never thought of creating covers for golf clubs, but it’s a good job Christine did! I think this is a perfect gift idea for men (or women) who golf – I know a couple of golfers and their clubs mean the world to them so these would definitely be appreciated!

 

Woven Stitch bookmark pattern by Sunflower Cottage Crochet

free on the blog

This one is perfect for the book lovers! This simple woven stitch bookmark is a free pattern on our blog and we have a video tutorial to help you work the stitch if you have not tried it before. I also include a photo tutorial on how to make the tassels. I made mine over 2 years ago and they are still going strong!

 

On Hold Blanket Pattern by Shelby Shea’s Stitches

Paid pattern

If you are looking for a bigger project Shelby created this blanket especially for her husband. She is quite a new blogger but if you click the picture you can read more about this one, the materials list etc and there is a Ravelry link in there.

 

 

Crochet Flower Pot Cozy by Classy Lady Yarnworks

Free on the blog

Now, if you do not like curse words then Stephanie will not mind me saying that she is not the designer for you. Those words also make it to her designs and onto her blog posts. That being said, her designs are original and full of sass and humour. So if this resonates with you by all means check out what she has to offer.

This is one of her tamer designs and if it is your cup of tea then check it out.

 

Buddy Basketweave Beanie by Rebekah Haas Crochet

Free on blog

Are you heading into Spring and warmer weather where you are? Here it feels like we are looking at a second (or is that third ?) winter! Seriously, it is April and it was snowing today! If your hubby is outdoors a lot or likes to walk the dogs and take the kids to the park then this one he may really appreciate.

 

Metro Scarf Pattern by Ambassador Crochet

Paid pattern

It’s really difficult to go looking for men’s patterns sometimes isn’t it? I really like the look of this one. Kristine has kept it simple but given it a lot of texture with her stitch choice which makes this a great gift for him!

 

The Bolton Beanie by Fiber and Fox

Paid pattern

This is another pattern with a great texture suitable for him! Actually it is a great unisex beanie, so another pattern that you can have in your library to pull out for just about anyone! It uses front post and back post stitches to create this gorgeous texture.

 

Colour Block Super Scarf by The Loophole Fox

Free on the blog

Colour blocking can look so great! This pattern has such a great texture and the colour blocking really sets it off! What colours would you use?

 

Louis Cozy Crochet Throw by Creations by Courtney

Free on the blog

This one uses #6 weight yarn and a 10mm hook so it works up quickly and is so handy to keep by the sofa. Snuggle up under it together and watch a movie!

 

Dude Sweater by Two Brothers Blankets

Paid pattern

This pattern is available in both child and adult sizes from age 2-12 and adult small to 2XL! I love that there is a daddy and me pattern out there!

 

Dude Blanket by Two Brothers Blankets

free on the blog


Michelle actually has a whole Dude Collection! But this blanket is free on her blog. It works out at 55″ x 65″ so is a great size for him. You will need around 4500 yards of #4 weight yarn and 5.5mm hook.

 

Dad’s Soap on a Rope by Through the Loop Yarn Craft

free on the blog

This one is a quick scrap buster and is a male friendly version of the soap saver that we find in most spa sets. Ashley notes in her post that

‘My husband took the soap on a rope for some trial runs for me, and just loved it! He did use it for the life of the soap and it managed to stay in there the whole time too. He liked that it was less “girly” than the other soap savers I have made and he said the “soap to rope ratio was perfect for just a bit of scrubbing power“. ‘

 

Newberg Tie by Bliss This

Paid pattern

Amber designed this one using sock yarn and designed it for the little guys as well as the big guys! You could have so much fun with this one just through use of colours! Would you man love this one?

 

Grayson Hanging Basket by Sunflower Cottage Crochet

Paid pattern

Handy storage baskets are great for both men and women! I like the handle on this one as you can hang it on the end of your bannister, on a door handle or on the post of your bed to keep you bits and bobs in. I made one for my mother in law and she uses it for her glasses and medicines and hangs it on her bed post so they are within easy reach!

 

So there you are 20 ideas for gifts to show him that you appreciate him! What will you be doing to mark Husband Appreciation day this year?

 

Don’t forget you can follow Sunflower Cottage Crochet in all of the usual places:

 

 

The Ultimate Granny Square Round-up!

The Ultimate Granny Square Round-up!

Welcome to the Ultimate Granny Square Roundup!   Ever heard of Granny Square Appreciation Day? Did you know that August 15th 2020 is Granny Square Appreciation Day? It was new to me too! But I just knew that I had to do something to mark