Blog

Preemie Flower Beanie (Free Crochet Pattern)

I made my first preemie flower beanie around 8 years ago, for a friend of mine who had just given birth to her baby at 24 weeks gestation. This hat fit the baby really nicely and she was approximately 5lbs at the time.

This hat will fit up to approximately 12″ head circumference. I tend to crochet quite tightly so you may need to adjust your hook size to get the diameter you need. At the end of round 4, the hat should measure 3.4″ in diameter, and the finished hat should measure 4.5″ in length.

To make your own preemie flower beanie hat, you will need some super soft DK yarn, a 3mm crochet hook, a tape measure, a pair of scissors and a yarn needle.

Preemie Flower Beanie (Free Crochet Pattern)

With a 3mm crochet hook –

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. (inc row) ch2, turn, work 2dcs in st at base of ch, dc in next 2sts, *2dcs in next st, dc in next 2sts*, repeat from *-* around, join with slst in top of 1st dc (48)

5-10. ch2, turn, work dc in st at base of ch and in each st around, join with slst in top of 1st dc (48)

11. join contrasting yarn if using, ch2, turn, work dc in st at base of ch and in each st around, join with slst in top of 1st dc (48)

12-13. 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

14. bind off and weave in ends


Flower:

  1. with contrasting yarn, make a magic loop, ch1, *sc in ring, ch3*, repeat from *-* five more times to make six petals, join with slst in top of 1st sc, pull centre yarn tail tight to close magic loop
  2. ch1, do not turn, (sc, hdc, dc, hdc, sc) in each chsp around, join with slst in top of 1st sc
  3. bind off, attach to hat and weave in ends

I hope you have enjoyed this free pattern. I would love to see any hats you make using it. Feel free to tag me on social media (@adeleuyancrochet) so I can see them. Or why not join our Facebook group to show off your creations. Happy crocheting!

Processing…
Success! You’re on the list.

Crochet Dishcloth (Free Pattern)

I love making these pretty dishcloths to use when I wash the dishes. They are quite abrasive, due to the pattern, and are very good at removing dirt and grease. They wash well in the washing machine and dry quickly. I love the way that they add a pop of colour to an otherwise dull job. This size is perfect for me but they can easily be made bigger or smaller, depending on what you need.

To make your own, you will need a 4mm hook, a small amount of double knit yarn, a pair of scissors and a yarn needle.

This pattern should be suitable for beginners. If you do not yet know how to crochet, you can find a basic how to crochet video here.

Crochet Dishcloth (Free Pattern)

  1. loosely ch31, 2dcs in 5th st from ch, ch1, 2dcs in same st (shell made), sk1st, *dc in next st, sk1st, 2dcs in next st, ch1, 2dcs in same st, sk1st*, repeat from *-* across to last st, work dc in last st
  2. ch3, turn, work shell in previous rows shell chsp, dc in top of previous rows dc, end with dc in top of ch3
  3. repeat row 2 ten times
  4. do not ch or turn, work 4 more dcs in corner st, work alternating shells and dcs across in each hole on way up the side of the cloth until you reach the next corner, work 5dcs in the corner space, continue until you have worked 3 edges, do 4dcs in last corner, join with a sl st in top of ch 3
  5. bind off and weave in ends

I hope you enjoyed this pattern. I would love to see any dishcloths you make! Feel free to tag me on social media (@adeleuyancrochet) so I can see them. Or why not join our Facebook group to show off your creations. Happy crocheting.

Processing…
Success! You’re on the list.

Braided Pixie Hat (Free Crochet Pattern)

Is it even possible for a child to wear a pixie hat and not look the cutest they’ve ever looked? My eldest two think they are way too cool to wear Mammy made stuff now, but I can still get away with dressing the baby in little cute hats. This pixie hat will keep little ears warm and can be tied to make sure it won’t fall off (or be pulled off).

This pattern should be suitable for beginners. If you do not yet know how to crochet, you can find a basic how to crochet video here.

This hat should fix approximately 3-10 years. Obviously the hat will be baggier on a 3 year old and tighter on a 10 year old. You can easily size up or down as needed to get the look and fit you want.

I crochet quite tightly so you may need to play around with hook sizes to get the required hat size. My finished hat is 8.5″ wide and 9″ tall, so aim for a starting rectangle of around 17″ x 8.5″.

For this free crochet pattern, you will need double knit yarn in the colour of your choice. You will also need a 6mm crochet hook, a tape measure, a pair of scissors and a yarn needle.

Braided Pixie Hat (free crochet pattern)

Main:

  1. ch62, hdc in 3rd ch from hook and across (60)
  2. ch2, turn, hdc in st at base of ch and across (60)
  3. repeat row 2 another 20 times, or until piece measures approximately 17″ x 8.25″
  4. fold in half lengthwise to make a bonnet shape, stitch the back together then bind off

Neck:

  1. with wsf, join yarn in corner st, ch1, sc in same st and each row across (45)
  2. ch1, turn, *sc in next st, sc2tog*, repeat from *-* across (30)
  3. ch1, turn, sc across (30)
  4. repeat row 3 (30)
  5. do not ch or turn, work a second sc in corner st, *sc in next st, sc2tog*, repeat from *-* across front to end, sc in corner st, join with slst to previous corner sc, bind off and weave in all ends

Braids:

  1. cut 12 lengths of yarn measuring 30″ each
  2. find the corner of the hat, at the front, and thread the 12 lengths through, hanging half of the length either side of the hole, so you end up with 24 strands of yarn
  3. braid the strands together in groups of 8
  4. tie off with a knot at the bottom and trim the ends
  5. repeat on the other side of the hat

I hope you enjoyed making this cute crochet pixie hat. I would love to see any hats you make using this pattern. Feel free to tag me on social media (@adeleuyancrochet) so I can see them! Or why not join our Facebook group to show off your creations. Happy crocheting.

Processing…
Success! You’re on the list.

3D Butterfly (Free Crochet Pattern)

I first made a little 3D butterfly about 5 years ago, for a yarn bombing project I was taking part in with my local crochet group. We all made lots of flowers and butterflies and decorated a wall in the town centre with them. It looked amazing, if I say so myself. I recently tried to follow the pattern that I wrote back then and, as I wasn’t as experienced in pattern writing back then, it seemed unnecessarily complicated. I found myself getting frustrated with the pattern so I decided to update it. This is the updated pattern, easier and quicker to make but the end butterfly is still almost identical.

This pattern should be suitable for beginners. If you do not yet know how to crochet, you can find a basic how to crochet video here.

If you would like to make your own, you will need a 4mm crochet hook and DK yarn. You will also need a pair of scissors and a yarn needle.

3D Butterfly (Free Crochet Pattern)

Wings:

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

2. ch2, do not turn, 2dcs in st at base of ch, ch1, 2dcs in same st, sk1st, *(2dcs, ch1, 2dcs) in next st, sk1st*, repeat from *-* to end, join with slst in top of 1st dc

3. do not ch or turn, place stitch marker under join st, *2dcs in next chsp, ch1, 2dcs in same chsp, slst inbetween previous row’s shells*, repeat from *-* to end, join with slst in top of 1st dc

4. ch1, do not turn, hdc in st at base of ch, dc in next st, (dc, ch1, dc) in chsp, dc in next st, hdc in next st, slst in previous row’s slst, *hdc in next st, dc in next st, (dc, ch1, dc) in chsp, dc in next st, hdc in next st, slst in previous row’s slst*, repeat from *-* to end, join with slst in top of 1st hdc

5. join cc, ch1, do not turn, *hdc in 3sts, 3dcs in chsp, hdc in 3sts, slst in previous row’s slst*, repeat from *-* to end, join with slst in top of 1st hdc, bind off and weave in ends

Body:

1.with cc, ch36, bind off, fold butterfly in half and wrap body around wings, tie at the top of the wings to secure, tie a knot in the top of each antennae and weave in ends

I hope you enjoyed making this little 3D crochet butterfly. I would love to see any butterflies you make using this pattern. Feel free to tag me on social media (@adeleuyancrochet) so I can see them! Or why not join our Facebook group to show off your creations. Happy crocheting.

Processing…
Success! You’re on the list.

Mimie’s Big Bow Sandals (Free Crochet Pattern)

I first made a pair of these little sandals when my middle child was a newborn, so 9 years ago! Since then, I have made hundreds of these little sandals. They are very well received as a new baby or baby shower present.

This pattern should be suitable for beginners. If you do not yet know how to crochet, you can find a basic how to crochet video here.

Big Bow Baby Sandals (Free Crochet Pattern)

I have included instructions for preemie, newborn, 0-3months and 3-6months. The sandals are not suitable for babies who are cruising or walking.

I tend to crochet quite tightly so you may need to adjust your crochet hook size or yarn thickness to achieve the correct sole size. Try with the recommended crochet hook size and DK yarn first, then scale up or down from there.

The sole on the finished sandal should be 3.75″ long for preemie, 4.25″ long for newborn, 4.5″ long for 0-3months or 4.75″ long for 3-6months.

For this free crochet pattern, you will need double knit yarn in the colours of your choice. You will also need a 4mm crochet hook, a tape measure, a pair of scissors and a yarn needle.

Preemie (3.75″ to fit up to 3″ foot length)

Sole:

  1. ch12, 4hdcs in 3rd ch from hook, hdc in next 8sts, 4hdcs in last st, (turn to work along opposite side of the ch) hdc in next 8sts, join with slst in 1st hdc (24)
  2. ch2, turn, 2hdcs in same st as ch, hdc in next 7sts, work 2hdcs in each of next 5sts, hdc in next 7sts, work 2hdcs in each of next 4sts, join with slst in top of 1st hdc (34)
  3. ch1, turn, 2scs in same st as ch, work 2scs in each of the next 6sts, sc in 10sts, work 2scs in each of the next 7sts, sc in 10sts, join with slst in top of 1st sc, bind off (48)

Front Strap:

  1. with wrong side facing, join yarn in 8th st, counting left from bind off st, ch1, sc in same st and next 3sts (4)
  2. ch1, turn, sc across (4)
  3. repeat row 2 a further 8 times
  4. bind off, leaving a long tail to stitch strap to other side of sandal

Back Strap:

  1. with wrong side facing, ignore the st at the base of bind off st then join yarn in 8th st, counting right from bind off st, ch1, sc in same st and next 4sts (5)
  2. ch1, turn, sc across (5)
  3. repeat row 2 a further 6 times
  4. bind off, leaving a long tail to stitch strap to sole

Bow:

  1. ch7, sc in 2nd ch from hook and across (6)
  2. ch1, turn, sc across (6)
  3. repeat row 2 a further 17 times
  4. bind off, leaving a long tail
  5. fold the bow in half to make a 2″ rectangle then stitch together with the tail, gather the centre of the bow tightly with yarn, then secure and weave in ends

Finishing:

  1. use the tail to attach the front strap to the opposite side of the sandal
  2. fold the back strap down backwards and stitch last row of strap to first row of strap to create a channel for the ribbon
  3. weave in all ends
  4. stitch bow to front strap
  5. cut a piece of thin ribbon, long enough to go around baby’s ankle with spare to tie a bow, heat seal the edges
  6. insert ribbon into back strap channel and stitch in place for safety

Newborn (4.25″ to fit up to 3.5″ foot length)

Sole:

  1. ch12, 4hdcs in 3rd ch from hook, hdc in next 8sts, 4hdcs in last st, (turn to work along opposite side of the ch) hdc in next 8sts, join with slst in 1st hdc (24)
  2. ch2, turn, 2hdcs in same st as ch, hdc in next 7sts, work 2hdcs in each of next 5sts, hdc in next 7sts, work 2hdcs in each of next 4sts, join with slst in top of 1st hdc (34)
  3. ch2, turn, 2hdcs in same st as ch, work 2hdcs in each of the next 6sts, hdc in 10sts, work 2hdcs in each of the next 7sts, hdc in 10sts, join with slst in top of 1st hdc, bind off (48)

Front Strap:

  1. with wrong side facing, join yarn in 8th st, counting left from bind off st, ch1, sc in same st and next 3sts (4)
  2. ch1, turn, sc across (4)
  3. repeat row 2 a further 8 times
  4. bind off, leaving a long tail to stitch strap to other side of sandal

Back Strap:

  1. with wrong side facing, ignore the st at the base of bind off st then join yarn in 9th st, counting right from bind off st, ch1, sc in same st and next 5sts (6)
  2. ch1, turn, sc across (6)
  3. repeat row 2 a further 6 times
  4. bind off, leaving a long tail to stitch strap to sole

Bow:

  1. ch7, sc in 2nd ch from hook and across (6)
  2. ch1, turn, sc across (6)
  3. repeat row 2 a further 17 times
  4. bind off, leaving a long tail
  5. fold the bow in half to make a 2″ rectangle then stitch together with the tail, gather the centre of the bow tightly with yarn, then secure and weave in ends

Finishing:

  1. use the tail to attach the front strap to the opposite side of the sandal
  2. fold the back strap down backwards and stitch last row of strap to first row of strap to create a channel for the ribbon
  3. weave in all ends
  4. stitch bow to front strap
  5. cut a piece of thin ribbon, long enough to go around baby’s ankle with spare to tie a bow, heat seal the edges
  6. insert ribbon into back strap channel and stitch in place for safety

0-3m (4.5″ to fit up to 3.75″ foot length)

Sole:

  1. ch14, 4hdcs in 3rd ch from hook, hdc in next 10sts, 4hdcs in last st, (turn to work along opposite side of the ch) hdc in next 10sts, join with slst in 1st hdc (28)
  2. ch2, 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 (38)
  3. ch2, turn, 2hdcs in same st as ch, work 2hdcs in each of the next 6sts, hdc in 12sts, work 2hdcs in each of the next 7sts, hdc in 12sts, join with slst in top of 1st hdc, bind off (52)

Front Strap:

  1. with wrong side facing, join yarn in 9th st, counting left from bind off st, ch1, sc in same st and next 3sts (4)
  2. ch1, turn, sc across (4)
  3. repeat row 2 a further 9 times
  4. bind off, leaving a long tail to stitch strap to other side of sandal

Back Strap:

  1. with wrong side facing, ignore the st at the base of bind off st then join yarn in 9th st, counting right from bind off st, ch1, sc in same st and next 5sts (6)
  2. ch1, turn, sc across (6)
  3. repeat row 2 a further 6 times
  4. bind off, leaving a long tail to stitch strap to sole

Bow:

  1. ch7, sc in 2nd ch from hook and across (6)
  2. ch1, turn, sc across (6)
  3. repeat row 2 a further 17 times
  4. bind off, leaving a long tail
  5. fold the bow in half to make a 2″ rectangle then stitch together with the tail, gather the centre of the bow tightly with yarn, then secure and weave in ends

Finishing:

  1. use the tail to attach the front strap to the opposite side of the sandal
  2. fold the back strap down backwards and stitch last row of strap to first row of strap to create a channel for the ribbon
  3. weave in all ends
  4. stitch bow to front strap
  5. cut a piece of thin ribbon, long enough to go around baby’s ankle with spare to tie a bow, heat seal the edges
  6. insert ribbon into back strap channel and stitch in place for safety

3-6m (4.75″ to fit up to 4″ foot length)

Sole:

  1. ch16, 4hdcs in 3rd ch from hook, hdc in next 12sts, 4hdcs in last st, (turn to work along opposite side of the ch) hdc in next 12sts, join with slst in 1st hdc (32)
  2. ch2, turn, 2hdcs in same st as ch, hdc in next 11sts, work 2hdcs in each of next 5sts, hdc in next 11sts, work 2hdcs in each of next 4sts, join with slst in top of 1st hdc (42)
  3. ch2, turn, 2hdcs in same st as ch, work 2hdcs in each of the next 6sts, hdc in 14sts, work 2hdcs in each of the next 7sts, hdc in 14sts, join with slst in top of 1st hdc, bind off (56)

Front Strap:

  1. with wrong side facing, join yarn in 11th st, counting left from bind off st, ch1, sc in same st and next 3sts (4)
  2. ch1, turn, sc across (4)
  3. repeat row 2 a further 9 times
  4. bind off, leaving a long tail to stitch strap to other side of sandal

Back Strap:

  1. with wrong side facing, ignore the st at the base of bind off st then join yarn in 9th st, counting right from bind off st, ch1, sc in same st and next 5sts (6)
  2. ch1, turn, sc across (6)
  3. repeat row 2 a further 6 times
  4. bind off, leaving a long tail to stitch strap to sole

Bow:

  1. ch7, sc in 2nd ch from hook and across (6)
  2. ch1, turn, sc across (6)
  3. repeat row 2 a further 17 times
  4. bind off, leaving a long tail
  5. fold the bow in half to make a 2″ rectangle then stitch together with the tail, gather the centre of the bow tightly with yarn, then secure and weave in ends

Finishing:

  1. use the tail to attach the front strap to the opposite side of the sandal
  2. fold the back strap down backwards and stitch last row of strap to first row of strap to create a channel for the ribbon
  3. weave in all ends
  4. stitch bow to front strap
  5. cut a piece of thin ribbon, long enough to go around baby’s ankle with spare to tie a bow, heat seal the edges
  6. insert ribbon into back strap channel and stitch in place for safety

I hope you enjoyed this free crochet pattern and make many pairs of little baby sandals. Feel free to tag me on social media (@adeleuyancrochet) with any of your makes from my patterns. I always love to see your work. Or why not join our Facebook group to show off your creations. Happy crocheting!

Processing…
Success! You’re on the list.

Crochet Bath Set (Free Pattern)

Don’t you just love giving handmade gifts for Christmas and birthdays. I do! Some people don’t like receiving handmade gifts but I know how much time and effort goes into making them so I always appreciate handmade gifts. I have made this bath set for several of my family and friends for different occasions over the years. It makes a lovely little gift set if paired with a bottle of bubble bath and a bar of soap.

This pattern should be suitable for beginners. If you do not yet know how to crochet, you can find a basic how to crochet video here.

If you would like to make your own, you will need a 6mm crochet hook and DK yarn. You will also need a pair of scissors and a yarn needle.

Free Crochet Bath Set Pattern

Bath Puff

Main:

  1. with two strands DK yarn held together, make a magic ring, ch2, work 10dcs in ring, join with slst in top of 1st dc, do not pull the centre tight (10)
  2. ch2, turn, 3hdcs in each st around, join with slst in top of 1st hdc (30)
  3. ch2, turn, 2dcs in each st around, join with slst in top of 1st dc
  4. repeat rounds 1-3 five more times
  5. weave in outside ends but not magic ring ends

Tie:

  1. with two strands DK yarn held together, ch60, slst in 2nd ch from hook and across
  2. bind off and weave in ends
  3. fold the tie in half and tie a knot at the bottom to form a loop
  4. loosen magic rings on each piece of bath puff and push the knot through, repeat until all six pieces are on the tie
  5. weave in the magic ring ends, pulling tightly closed around the tie
  6. push the bath puff pieces down firmly and tie a knot at the top, making sure bath puff pieces are still tightly squashed together

Soap Bag

Main:

  1. with two strands DK yarn held together, ch14, dc in 3rd ch from hook and across (12)
  2. ch2, turn, dc in st at base of ch and across (12)
  3. repeat row 2 eight times or until work measures 7″
  4. fold in half along long edge then work slst down one side, across the bottom and up the other side to make a bag
  5. bind off and weave in ends

Tie:

  1. with one strand DK, ch50, slst in 2nd ch from hook and across
  2. bind off and weave in ends
  3. weave through the top row on the soap bag and knot each end
  4. add soap and pull tie tight to close

I hope you enjoyed making this crochet bath set. I would love to see any sets you make using this pattern. Feel free to tag me on social media (@adeleuyancrochet) so I can see them! Or why not join our Facebook group to show off your creations. Happy crocheting.

Processing…
Success! You’re on the list.

Welcome to my new blog

Hi everyone and welcome to my website. I am so happy to have you here. My name is Adele and my family and I live in sunny Shropshire.

I offer free patterns on my blog and free videos on my YouTube channel. I also have a shop, which I use to stock my PDF patterns aswell as any handmade items I have for sale.

I have been crocheting for the past 11 years and really enjoy it. It is one of my favourite ways to relax. Being sat in front of a good film with a ball of yarn and a crochet hook sounds like the perfect night to me.

I started writing my own patterns not long after I learned to crochet. I found that when I followed other people’s patterns, I would forever be adjusting here and then to make the final outcome the way I wanted it to be.

In the end, it became easier for me to just write my own patterns than to find and adjust a similar pattern. These days, pattern writing is second nature to me, and I wanted to share that with you.

If you make anything using one of my patterns, I would love to see it. Why not join our Facebook group to show off your creations!

I hope you enjoy my content and find something useful. If you would like to see more of me, you can find me on Youtube, Etsy, Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, Twitter and Pinterest.

This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is love-adele-1.jpg

JOIN MY EMAIL LIST

By clicking submit, you agree to share your email address with the site owner and Mailchimp to receive marketing, updates, and other emails from the site owner. Use the unsubscribe link in those emails to opt out at any time.