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Autumn Crochet Pattern Roundup

Autumn is one of my favourite times to be a crocheter. After the drought of summer friendly patterns, autumn usually finds me surrounded by piles of yarn, hats, socks and cardigans. I love changing my yarn colours to the more seasonal reds, oranges, mustards and browns. There is just something about autumn, I can’t explain it, but it is my favourite time of year. It is still warm enough to be bearable, we still have Christmas and New Year to look forward to, and it just feels cosy somehow. I have made a list of my favourite autumn-inspired crochet patterns. Please make sure to head over to the blogs mentioned, to show the designers some love.

Free Autumn Crochet Patterns

https://celticknotcrochet.com/2018/10/autumn-splendor-scarf/.html

I adore the colours on this scarf, and the stitch is really pretty too! This would make a nice gift for someone, although I don’t think I’d want to give it away.

https://www.hookedonhomemadehappiness.com/simple-crochet-sweater-pattern/

As soon as the weather starts cooling down, I start looking for cute sweater and cardigan patterns. This one looks nice and easy, and perfect for layering.

https://www.crochetwithcarrie.com/crochet-puff-stitch-beanie/

Both the colour and stitch used in this beanie are just perfect! I would wear this hat every day.

https://garturstitchfarm.com/blog/pattern-mermaid-tail

This crochet mermaid tail is the cutest thing I’ve seen in a while. It really makes me want a new baby to wrap up.

https://niwolucreations.com/cosy-crochet-slippers/

I love cosy crochet socks for autumn. I always have freezing cold feet and three pairs of socks on so thick crocheted socks are the one!

https://hookedonpatterns.com/crochet-blog/free-crochet-pumpkin-pots-pattern

This little pumpkin pot is big enough for a handful of sweets. This would be such a cute addition to the autumn house decorations.

https://prettydarnadorable.com/2016/09/30/maple-leaf-crochet-pattern-and-video-tutorial/

Last but definitely not least, I found this pattern for maple leaf coasters. I think they would love amazing made in lots of different colours.

I hope you have found some inspiration in this post for your next crochet project. If you do make anything linked here, please be sure to tag the original designer on social media, as none of the designs in this post belong to me. Happy crocheting!

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Headband Earwarmer (Free Crochet Pattern)

This is another one of those patterns that I have made many of over the years. Headband earwarmers work up really quickly and look very cute. I think the thing I love the most is that they can be worn over a ponytail. That is something I have struggled with in the past, keeping the girls ears warm when they want to wear their hair up. They don’t like wearing a hat over their ponytail and to be fair, it does look pretty uncomfortable so I can see why they wouldn’t like it. This was our compromise. They get their ponytails and I get to cover their ears so I know they are warm ❤

To make your own headband earwarmer, you will need a 5mm crochet hook and double knit yarn in the colour of your choice. I let my girls choose their favourite colours, so I know there will be no fighting over wearing them. You will also need a tape measure, a pair of scissors and a yarn needle.

This pattern should fit an age 6-10 years or up to about a 21″ head. The finished earwarmer should measure approximately 17.25″ in unstretched length and 3.25″ width.

Crochet Headband Earwarmer (Free Pattern)

Main:

1. ch17, hdc in 3rd chain from hook and across (15)

2-41. ch2, working in back loops only, hdc in stitch at base of chain and each stitch across (15)

42. join the two short ends together with slip stitch, to form a tube

43. bind off and weave in all ends

Flower:

1. make a magic loop, ch2, work 16 dcs into loop, join with slst in top of 1st dc, pull centre tail to tighten (16)

2. ch1, do not turn, sc in same st, *ch4, sk 1st, sc in next st*, rep *-* until last st, ch4, join with slst in top of 1st sc

3. ch1, do not turn, *work sc, hdc, dc, trc, dc, hdc, sc, all into one chain space*, rep *-* around, join with a slst in top of 1st sc, bind off

4. rejoin yarn in one of the skipped stitches on round 2, ch1, sc in same st, *ch3, sc in next skipped stitch*, rep from *-* around, ch3, join with slst in top of 1st sc

5. ch1, do not turn, *work sc, hdc, dc, hdc, sc, all into one chain space*, rep *-* around, join with slst in top of 1st sc, bind off

6. make a magic loop, ch1, *sc into loop, ch4*, rep *-* seven more times, join with slst in top of 1st sc

7. ch1, do not turn, *work sc, hdc, dc, hdc, sc, all into one chain space*, rep *-* around, join with a slst in top of 1st sc, bind off

8. using the centre tail of the smaller flower, layer and stitch the small flower on top of the larger flower

9. stitch the flower onto the headband earwarmer

10. weave in all ends

I hope you find this free pattern useful and make a headband earwarmer of your own. Please let me know if you do make one so I can see your amazing work. You can tag me on social media (@adeleuyancrochet) or better still why not join our Facebook group so we can all see!

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Learn to Crochet: Single Crochet Stitch (VIDEO)

In my last two Learn to Crochet videos, I taught you which tools you really need to get started in crochet, and how to work a slipknot and chain. In this video, I am going to show you how to work the single crochet stitch. The single crochet stitch is one of the most basic crochet stitches, and one that I use most days, so it is definitely a useful stitch to know.

For this square, I used a 4mm crochet hook and double knit yarn. You can use whichever hook size and yarn you prefer, but please remember that a different sized hook or yarn will give different finished measurements. To start, you will need to make a slipknot and chain 22. To make the single crochet, insert your hook into the second chain from the hook. Catch the yarn and bring it through the chain, which should give you two loops on your hook. Catch the yarn again and bring it through both loops. You have just worked a single crochet.

You can now make a slipknot, chain and work a single crochet. Well done! You’re well on your way to becoming an expert crocheter.

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Baby Hoodie (Crochet Pattern)

With the weather getting colder, I figured that now is the best time to release my baby hoodie pattern. I have been making these little baby hoodies for as long as I can remember and I finally managed to write my pattern down as a PDF. The pattern is currently available in sizes newborn, 0-6m and 6-12m. More sizes will be released when I have had chance to sit down and write up the PDF for them. I love that this baby hoodie is so cute and cosy. The hoodie can be made without the bear ears, but for me bear ears are always a plus, so they always get added.

The hoodie is made using double knit yarn and two different sized crochet hooks. The pattern is easy to follow and is suitable for beginners, although basic knowledge of crochet is needed. I have written the pattern using US terminology.

You can find the baby hoodie pattern in my Etsy shop, alongside my other PDF patterns and a few things I have crocheted and are ready made for sale. Feel free to join us in my Facebook group to see more pictures, get feedback and ask any questions you may have.

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Things I Made in August (Roundup)

This month I have been doing a lot of admin, so I haven’t had as much time to crochet as I would’ve liked. I still managed to make lots of cute things though, most of which are up for sale in my Etsy shop.

The first thing I made in August were these very cute baby sandals. I made them for a PDF pattern that I was designing. Both the PDF pattern and the finished sandals are available in my Etsy shop.

I also made some baby booties in three different colours, blue, lilac and beige. I love that these baby booties are so cute and gender neutral. The pattern can be found on my blog and the finished booties can be found on my Etsy shop.

I made lots of earsavers, for use with face masks. I love them because face masks leave me with really sore ears. I gave some to family and friends, and listed some in my Etsy shop. The pattern I used is my own, and is on my blog.

The last things I made in August were varying sizes of baby hoodies, with very cute baby bear ears, for a PDF pattern. The PDF pattern and the finished hoodies can be found in my Etsy shop.

Why not head over to my Facebook group and show us what you have been working on this month. We would love to see it.

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Basic Baby Booties (Free Crochet Pattern)

These crochet baby booties are cute and unisex, making a lovely gift for a new baby. The free pattern is perfect for beginners, or for more experienced crocheters wanting a quick and easy project. The pattern is available in sizes newborn and 0-3 months.

To make your own baby booties, you will need a 4.5mm crochet hook (or whichever size hook you need to achieve the right measurements), double knit yarn, a tape measure, a pair of scissors and a yarn needle.

The pattern is available in sizes newborn and 0-3 months. The finished newborn sole should measure 4.25″ and the finished 0-3 months sole should measure 4.5″. My tension tends to be quite tight so please use whichever crochet hook size you need to get these measurements.

Basic Baby Booties (Free Crochet Pattern)

Newborn

To fit up to approximately 3.5” foot

4.25” sole length

Sole:

With a 4.5mm crochet hook and two strands double knit yarn held together –

1. ch12, 5dcs in 3rd ch from hook, dc in next 8sts, 5dcs in last st, (turn to work along opposite side of chain), dc in next 8sts, join with slst in top of 1st dc (26)

2. ch1, turn, 2hdcs in same st as ch, hdc in next 8sts, work 2hdcs in each of next 5sts, hdc in next 8sts, work 2hdcs in each of next 4sts, join with slst in top of 1st hdc, bind off (36)

Upper:

With a 4.5mm crochet hook and one strand double knit yarn –

1. with wrong side facing and working in back loops only, join yarn at bottom of sole, ch1, hdc in same st as ch and around, join with slst in top of 1st hdc (36)

2. ch1, turn, sc in same st as ch and next 8sts, hdc in next st, hdc2tog x 8, hdc in next st, sc in 9sts, join with slst in top of 1st sc (28)

3. ch1, turn, sc in same st as ch and next 8sts, hdc in next st, hdc2tog x 4, hdc in next st, sc in 9sts, join with slst in top of 1st sc (24)

4. ch1, turn, sc in same st and each st around, join with slst in top of 1st sc (24)

5. ch2, dc in same st and each st around, join with slst in top of 1st dc (24)

6. ch1, hdc in same st and each st around, join with slst in top of 1st hdc (24)

7. ch1, sc in same st and each st around, join with slst in top of 1st sc, bind off and weave in ends (24)

0-3m

To fit up to approximately 3.75” foot

4.5” sole length

Sole:

With a 4.5mm crochet hook and two strands double knit yarn held together –

1. ch13, 5dcs in 3rd ch from hook, dc in next 9sts, 5dcs in last st, (turn to work along opposite side of chain), dc in next 9sts, join with slst in top of 1st dc (28)

2. ch1, turn, 2hdcs in same st as ch, hdc in next 9sts, work 2hdcs in each of next 5sts, hdc in next 9sts, work 2hdcs in each of next 4sts, join with slst in top of 1st hdc, bind off (38)

Upper:

With a 4.5mm crochet hook and one strand double knit yarn –

1. with wrong side facing and working in back loops only, join yarn at bottom of sole, ch1, hdc in same st as ch and around, join with slst in top of 1st hdc (38)

2. ch1, turn, sc in same st as ch and next 9sts, hdc in next st, hdc2tog x 8, hdc in next st, sc in 10sts, join with slst in top of 1st sc (30)

3. ch1, turn, sc in same st as ch and next 9sts, hdc in next st, hdc2tog x 4, hdc in next st, sc in 10sts, join with slst in top of 1st sc (26)

4. ch1, turn, sc in same st and each st around, join with slst in top of 1st sc (26)

5. ch2, dc in same st and each st around, join with slst in top of 1st dc (26)

6. ch1, hdc in same st and each st around, join with slst in top of 1st hdc (26)

7. ch1, sc in same st and each st around, join with slst in top of 1st sc, bind off and weave in ends (26)

I hope you have enjoyed this pattern. Please let me know if you make anything using any of my patterns. I would love to see your work. You can tag me on social media (@adeleuyancrochet) or why not join our Facebook group to show off your creations.

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Learn to Crochet: How to Make a Slipknot and Chain (VIDEO)

If you are following along with my Learn to Crochet series, you will remember that, in my last post, I told you everything you needed to gather before you could get started with your project. This week, I am going to show you how to start your project. Most crochet projects (except some that are worked in the round) start with a slipknot and a certain amount of chains. The first row of stitches is worked into those chains and whatever you are crocheting grows from there. So you can see why it’s important that you know how to chain before you learn anything else.

I am using a 4mm crochet hook and 100% cotton yarn. We are just going to start by making a slipknot and 10 chains. To make a slipknot, you need to hold the tail end of the yarn in your left hand and the working end of the yarn in your right hand. Wrap the working end of the yarn around your index finger, from front to back and then to the top of your index finger again, to make an x shape. Pull the working end of the yarn underneath and through the loop on your finger, then pull both the tail end and working end of the yarn, whilst still keeping hold of the loop, to tighten the slipknot.

To make your first chain, place the slipknot on to your hook, with the tail end at the back and the working end towards the front. Hold the yarn over your index finger. Pass the hook in front of the yarn, catch the yarn with the hook and pull it through the loop on the hook. Repeat until you have 10 chains on your hook.

Well done! You can now make a slipknot and work the chain stitch. You will be a crochet queen in no time!

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Baby Flower Sandals (Crochet Pattern)

I just finished writing up the pattern for these tiny baby flower sandals, available in sizes preemie, newborn and 0-3m. They are so so small. My children are all older now so I always forget how tiny little baby feet are. I love that the flower on the sandals can be changed for whichever design you prefer. I made a daisy pair and a sunflower pair, but there are so many other possibilities. I wanted to make a pair with cherry blossom flowers, but I recently had a massive yarn destash and now I have ran out of pink yarn. I think they would look gorgeous though.

The crochet baby sandals can be made in the double knitting yarn of your choice, I used acrylic yarn because I had plenty on hand but I just received a big order of cotton yarn, in lots of pretty colours, so I am planning on making some in cotton aswell. US terminology is used throughout the pattern, and a basic knowledge of crochet is assumed. It is an easy pattern, suitable for beginners, and instructions are given for some stitches. To make your own baby sandals, you will need a 3mm crochet hook, a 4mm crochet hook, a 5mm crochet hook, 20g beige double knit yarn, 10g white double knit yarn, 10g double knit yarn in your preferred flower colour, a tape measure, a pair of scissors, a yarn needle and two small buttons.

You can find this pattern in my Etsy shop, with my other PDF patterns and things I have crocheted for sale. Feel free to join us in my Facebook group to see more pictures, get feedback and ask any questions you may have.

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Summer Crochet Pattern Roundup

Summer is a tricky time for crocheters, because most of the crochet things we make are more suited for cold weather. I know I always struggle a lot more with finding things to crochet in summer, so with that in mind, I compiled a list of summer friendly, free crochet patterns for you to choose from. Please go and visit the blogs of the patterns you like and show the designers some love ❤

Free Summer Crochet Patterns

https://www.leftinknots.com/home/crochet-water-balloons

My kids would love these, and anything that means less plastic in the world is fine by me.

https://www.eandpcrochet.com/sweet-summer-tee-crochet-pattern/

This tshirt is so sweet and simple, I feel like I need one in every colour!

I made one of these bags to give as a gift to my Auntie and it was really easy to make. It looks really cute aswell!

https://www.acrochetedsimplicity.com/wandering-free-summer-top/

I am in love with this top and the colour is just perfect for it!

https://hattingmadlycrochet.wordpress.com/2011/12/01/free-toddler-princess-crown/

Which princess wouldn’t love her very own crochet crown!

https://by-katerina.com/sea-breeze-cover-up-crochet-pattern/

This is stunning and contains a link to a little girl version aswell.

https://www.repeatcrafterme.com/2013/04/crochet-fruit-coasters-pattern.html

How perfect would these fruit coasters be for a garden party!

There you go, plenty of inspiration to keep you crocheting until the weather cools down again. I hope you enjoy looking through these cute ideas and planning your next project. Stay safe and happy crocheting!

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Baby Bear Beanie (Free Crochet Pattern)

Is there anything cuter than a baby in a baby bear hat? I love how adorable these hats are, especially considering how quick they are to make. This is an easy project so will be perfect for a beginner. The pattern can be used to make a basic beanie aswell, but the bear ears really make the hat for me, so I add them on as many things as possible.

To make your own baby bear hat, you will need a 6mm crochet hook, double knit yarn, a tape measure, a pair of scissors and a yarn needle.

This pattern is for a hat to fit a newborn, with a head circumference of up to 14.5″. At the end of round 3, the hat should measure approximately 4″ in diameter. Please bear in mind that I crochet quite tightly, so you may need to go down a hook size to get the right diameter. Use whichever hook you need to get the correct hat size.

Baby Bear Hat (Free Crochet Pattern)


With a 6mm crochet hook and two strands of double knit yarn held together –

1. make a magic loop, ch2, work 12dcs in loop, join with slst in top of 1st dc, pull centre yarn tail tight to close magic loop (12)

2. (inc row) ch2, turn, work 2dcs in st at base of ch and each st around, join with slst in top of 1st dc (24)

3. (inc row) ch2, turn, work 2dcs in st at base of ch, dc in next st, *2dcs in next st, dc in next st*, repeat from around, join with slst in top of 1st dc (36)

4-8. ch2, turn, work hdc in st at base of ch and in each st around, join with slst in top of 1st hdc (36)

9. ch1, turn, fpdc around 1st st of previous row, *bpdc around next st of previous row, fpdc around next st of previous row*, repeat from *-* around to end, join with slst in top of 1st fpdc

10. bind off and weave in ends

11. make a magic loop, ch2, work 6dcs in loop, pull centre yarn tail tight to close magic loop (6)

12. ch1, work 2scs in each st across, bind off, leaving a long tail to attach ear to hat (12)

13-14. repeat rows 11-12

15. use the long tail left on the ears to attach them to the hat, I like to attach the ears between the 2nd and 4th rows on the hat

I hope you have enjoyed this free baby bear hat crochet pattern. If you make one, please let me know so I can see your amazing work. You can tag me on social media (@adeleuyancrochet) or why not join our Facebook group to show off your creations.

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