Sunflower Table Set Crochet Pattern

Is there anything more summery than a sunflower? I love how bright they are and how they always turn their faces to the sun. This week, the weather has been less than summery so I decided to bring summer inside instead. I absolutely adore how much this table set brightens up our dining table.

I made placemats, coasters, napkins and napkin holders. The inspiration to make this set actually came from the slippers I made last week. The flower on the front is almost but not quite a sunflower, so I decided I wanted to make an actual sunflower. I made the coaster first, then made lots more coasters to go with it. I was actually planning on leaving it at that but then I thought that a placemat would look lovely, to go with the coaster. While I was making the placemat, I decided to make a napkin holder and finally, I thought I may aswell make a napkin to go with it and complete the set. The final product is a full sunflower table set, for use everyday or for parties.

The coaster, placemat and napkin holder can be made in the yarn of your choice, although I would definitely recommend something washable. Cotton yarn, or another natural yarn, should be used for the napkin, to make it absorbent.

With this pattern, you will learn how to make a sunflower coaster, a sunflower placemat, a cotton napkin and a sunflower napkin holder. The pattern is written using US terminology. Basic knowledge of crochet is assumed, however the pattern is suitable for beginners and instructions are given for some stitches. To make this pattern, you will need a 3.5mm crochet hook, a 5mm crochet hook, 60g brown double knit yarn, 60g black double knit yarn, 50g yellow double knit yarn, 50g white cotton double knit yarn, a pair of scissors and a yarn needle.

This pattern is available in my Etsy store, where you can also find my handmade crochet clothes and accessories. 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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Crochet Slippers (Free Pattern)

Whenever I get the urge to crochet something, I usually prefer to make something quick and easy. Because of that, I tend to crochet more for babies and children than I do for adults. This week I needed a quick crochet project to give as a gift and I racked my brains to think of something I could make to gift to an adult. I finally remembered some slippers I had made a few years ago, and luckily I had written the pattern down! They are very quick and very easy so perfect for someone like me. I love that they fit so many different sizes aswell so one pattern is all you need to make slippers for most adults. This pattern makes slippers that will fit from a UK size 4 to a UK size 7 (I think that is 6.5 to 9.5 in American shoe sizes and 37 to 40 in European shoe sizes).

To make your own slippers, you will need a 3mm crochet hook, a 5mm crochet hook, some double knit yarn, a tape measure, a pair of scissors and a yarn needle.

Crochet Slippers (Free Pattern)

Toe:

With 5mm hook and two strands DK yarn held together –

1. ch10, 2scs in 2nd ch from hook, sc in next 7sts, 2scs in last st, turn the work to crochet up the other side of the foundation chain, sc in next 7sts, join with slst in top of 1st sc (18)

2. ch1, turn, hdc in next 8sts, 2hdcs in next st, hdc in next 8sts, 2hdcs in next st, join with slst in top of 1st hdc (20)

3. ch1, turn, hdc in next st, 2hdcs in next st, hdc in next 9sts, 2hdcs in next st, hdc in next 8sts, join with slst in top of 1st hdc (22)

4. ch1, turn, hdc in next 10sts, 2hdcs in next st, hdc in next 10sts, 2hdcs in next st, join with slst in top of 1st hdc (24)

5. ch1, turn, hdc in next st, 2hdcs in next st, hdc in next 11sts, 2hdcs in next st, hdc in next 10sts, join with slst in top of 1st hdc (26)

6. ch1, turn, hdc in next 11sts, 2hdcs in next st, hdc in next 12sts, 2hdcs in next st, hdc in next st, join with slst in top of 1st hdc (28)

7-9. ch1, turn, hdc in each st around, join with slst in top of 1st hdc (28)

10. bind off

Foot:

1. with wrong side facing, skip st at base of bind off st then count 7sts to the right, join yarn, ch1, hdc in same st and next 22sts (23)

2-13. ch1, turn, hdc in each st across (23)

14. bind off, leaving a long tail, fold the back with right sides together and stitch together to form the heel

Finishing:

1. with right side facing, join yarn at the back seam, ch1, sc in same st and evenly around, join with slst in top of 1st sc (33)

2. ch1, turn, sc in same st, ch2, sk1st, *sc in next st, ch2, sk1st*, repeat from *-* around to end, sc in last st, ch2, join with slst in top of 1st sc

3. ch1, turn, sc in each chsp and st around, join with slst in top of 1st sc (33)

4. bind off and weave in ends

Tie:

With 5mm hook and one strand DK yarn –

1. ch100, sc in 2nd ch from hook and across, bind off and weave in ends (99)

2. thread through the holes made in the top of the slipper and tie off in a bow

Flower:

With 3mm hook and one strand DK yarn –

1. with contrasting yarn, make a magic loop, ch2, work 16 dcs into loop, join with slst in top of 1st dc (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. join main 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, weave in ends then stitch to front of slipper

I hope you found this pattern useful and make lots of pairs of pretty slippers. If you make anything using one of my patterns, I would love to see it. You can tag me on social media (@adeleuyancrochet) or why not join our Facebook group to show off your creations.

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Crochet Baby Shorts (Free Pattern)

When my girls were younger, we used to use cloth nappies with them. I used to love making little wool shorties and skirties to go over them, to make sure they stayed dry. After having my son, we decided to go vegan, for various reasons, so little wool shorties were out of the question. I still loved to make little crochet pants and shorties for him, just out of acrylic yarn instead! Today, I want to share my pattern for crochet shorties. They are sized slightly differently for cloth nappies and disposable nappies, with cloth nappies requiring a higher rise (the measurement around the crotch from the front to the back waistband).

This pattern is to fit a newborn, with a waist of up to 15″ and a rise of up to 15″. To make the shorties more snug over a disposable nappy, you could shorten the length of the body by two rows.

To make your own baby shorties, you will need a 5mm crochet hook, a 7mm crochet hook, some double knit yarn, a tape measure, some scissors and a yarn needle.

WAISTBAND:

With a 7mm crochet hook and two strands of DK yarn held together –

1. ch4, sc in 2nd chain from hook and each chain across (3)

2-40. ch1, working in back loops only, sc in each st across (3)

41. taking care not to twist your work, join with a slip stitch under two loops of the first row, this will leave a v shaped opening, which will need stitching up at the end

42. ch1, sc in stitch at base of chain and next 2sts (I counted each row as a stitch), *2scs in next st, sc in next 3sts*, repeat from *-* around to last st, work 2scs in last st, join with slst in 1st sc (50)

43. ch1, turn, sc in each stitch around, join with slst in 1st sc (50)

BODY:

1. change to contrasting yarn if using, ch3, turn, dc in stitch at base of chain and next 7sts, hdc in 5sts, sc in 24sts, hdc in 5sts, dc in 7sts, 2dcs in last stitch, join with slst in top of ch3 (52)

2. ch1, turn, sc2tog, sc around till last 2sts, sc2tog, join with slst in first sc (50)

3. ch3, turn, dc in stitch at base of chain and next 7sts, hdc in 5sts, sc in 24sts, hdc in 5sts, dc in 7sts, 2dcs in last stitch, join with slst in top of ch3 (52)

4-11. repeat rows 2-3

12. ch1, turn, sc2tog, sc around till last 2sts, sc2tog, join with slst in first sc, bind off (50)

GUSSET:

1. with back of st facing, count 3sts to the right of the bind off stitch, ignoring the stitch at the base of the ch, join yarn, ch2, sc in same st and in next 5sts – you want the previous rows bind off to be right in the centre of the gusset (6)

2-8. ch2, turn, sc across

9. bind off, leaving a long tail, stitch the gusset to the middle 6sts on the opposite side of pants, check to make sure both legs have 19 stitches each

LEGS:

1. with back of st facing, join yarn in middle of gusset, ch1, work sc in the side of each row along the gusset and all around, join with slst in 1st sc (29)

2. ch1, turn, sc2tog, sc in each st around, join with slst in 1st sc (28)

3. ch2, turn, hdc in st at base of ch and each st around, join with slst in 1st hdc (28)

4. ch1, turn, fpdc around first 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, bind off and weave in all ends

DRAWSTRING:

With a 5mm crochet hook and one strand of DK yarn –

1. ch145, slst in 2nd chain from hook and each chain across, bind off and weave in ends, thread through the holes in the waistband and stitch at the back to secure in place

I hope you love this free pattern and make lots of baby shorties. Please let me know if you make something using one of my patterns, I always love to see your work. You can tag me on social media (@adeleuyancrochet) so I can see it, or why not join my Facebook group to share your work with us. Happy crocheting!

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Crochet Hot Pad Potholder (Free Pattern)

This week, I wanted a quick and easy project to make when the children were in bed. I always struggle to know what to crochet in the height of summer, because obviously hats and jumpers are out of the picture, and they are my two most crocheted things! I decided to focus on something for the home and, after a lot of scrolling through Pinterest, I decided I wanted to make a potholder for the middle of our dining table. I looked through lots of designs and originally started on a basic square one. I really did not like the way it was turning out, and decided I wanted something a bit more summery and a bit prettier. I pulled out all of my stitches and started working on a round design. I wanted something a bit more than just a plain circle so I started messing around with adding chain spaces to make the holes in the design. It took me a good few attempts and lots of pulling stitches to get a design that I was happy with, but I really love the way it turned out. It definitely did not end up being a quick and easy project for me, design wise at least, but I made a second one when the pattern was finished, and it made up really easily and very quickly. I love the pop of colour it adds to our neutral tablecloth and this will be used every day! I am also planning on making some to gift to people, in a variety of colours.

To make your own, you will need a 5mm crochet hook, 50g double knit yarn, a pair of scissors and a yarn needle.

Potholder Hot Pad (Free Crochet Pattern)

  1. with a 5mm hook and two strands of double knit yarn held together, make a magic loop, ch2, work 12dcs into the loop, join with slst in top of 1st dc (12)
  2. ch1, turn, sc in st at base of ch, ch1, *sc in next st, ch1*, repeat from *-* across to end, join with slst in top of 1st sc
  3. turn but do not chain, slst into 1st chsp, ch2, work 3dcs in each chsp around, join with slst in top of 1st dc (36)
  4. ch1, turn, sc in st at base of ch, ch2, skip next st, *sc in next st, ch2, skip next st*, repeat from *-* across to end, join with slst in top of 1st sc
  5. turn but do not chain, slst into 1st chsp, ch2, work 3dcs in each chsp around, join with slst in top of 1st dc (54)
  6. ch1, turn, sc in st at base of ch, ch3, skip next 2sts, *sc in next st, ch3, skip next 2sts*, repeat from *-* across to end, join with slst in top of 1st sc
  7. turn but do not chain, slst into 1st chsp, ch2, work 4dcs in each chsp around, join with slst in top of 1st dc (72)
  8. ch1, turn, sc in st at base of ch, ch4, skip next 3sts, *sc in next st, ch4, skip next 3sts*, repeat from *-* across to end, join with slst in top of 1st sc
  9. turn but do not chain, slst into 1st chsp, ch2, work 5dcs in each chsp around, join with slst in top of 1st dc (90)
  10. ch1, turn, sc in st at base of ch, ch3, skip next 2sts, *sc in next st, ch3, skip next 2sts*, repeat from *-* across to end, join with slst in top of 1st sc
  11. ch1, turn, *sc, hdc, dc, hdc, sc* in each chsp around, join with slst in top of 1st sc
  12. bind off and weave in ends

I hope you like this free pattern and make your own summery potholder. Let me know if you do make one, I love to see your work. You can tag me on social media (@adeleuyancrochet) so I can see what you have made, or why not join our Facebook group to show off your creations.Happy crocheting!

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Newborn Hooded Cardigan and Trousers Set (Free Crochet Pattern)

The baby bear hooded cardigan is my most requested pattern and also the bestselling item in my shop. It’s not hard to see why. I have made many of these cardigans for my children and at least one for every other baby in my life. Last week, I decided to design a pair of trousers to match the hooded cardigan, to make a new baby set. I really love the way they turned out and decided to share the newborn size with all of you, so you can make one for all the new babies in your lives.

Newborn Hooded Cardigan and Trousers Set (Free Crochet Pattern)

This set is very thick and cosy. It is worked with two strands of yarn held together. To make your own, you will need a 5mm and 6mm crochet hook, 250g double knit yarn, a tape measure, scissors, five buttons and a yarn needle.

CARDIGAN

To fit up to approximately 16” chest. The finished cardigan should be 20″ around (measured under the arms), 9.75″ shoulder to bottom and 5″ arm inseam.

BODY:

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

1. ch31, work dc in 3rd ch from hook and next 3sts, 3dcs in next, dc in 4sts, 3dcs in next, dc in 9sts, 3dcs in next, dc in 4sts, 3dcs in next, dc in 4sts

2-6. ch2, turn, work dc in same st and across, working 3dcs in middle st of each of previous row’s 3dcs

7. ch2, turn, work dc in same st and next 10sts, ch4, skip 16sts, dc in 23sts, ch4, skip 16sts, dc in 11sts

8. ch2, turn, work dc in same st and across, working 4dcs over each chain space (53)

9-13. ch2, turn, work dc in same st and across (53)

14. change to contrasting yarn if using, ch2, turn, work dc in same st and across (53)

15. 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 *-* to end, bind off and weave in ends

SLEEVES:

1. with wrong side facing, join yarn underarm, ch2, dc2tog, skip join st, dc2tog, dc in next 18sts, dc2tog, skip join st, dc2tog, join with slst in top of 1st st (22)

2-7. ch2, turn, dc2tog, dc in each st around, join with slst in top of 1st st

8. change to contrasting yarn if using, ch2, turn, work dc in st at base of ch and around (16)

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 *-* to end, bind off and weave in ends

HOOD:

1. with wrong side facing, join yarn in top corner st, ch2, work 2dcs in same st, dc in each st across to last st, 2dcs in last st (31)

2-11. ch2, turn, work dc in same st and across (31)

12. fold the hood in half, with right sides together, then stitch along the top to form the hood, bind off and weave in ends

BUTTON BAND:

With a 5mm crochet hook and two strands of DK yarn held together –

1. with right side facing, join yarn in bottom corner st, ch1, work sc in same st and each st around body and hood to other bottom corner, work 2scs per dc row (106) 31, 44, 31

2. ch1, turn, work sc in same st and across (106)

3. ch1, turn, work sc in same st and next st, *ch2, skip 1st, sc in 5sts*, repeat from *-* four more times, sc in 68sts

4. ch1, turn, work sc in same st and across, working sc in each chain space (106)

5. ch1, turn, work sc in same st and across (106)

EARS:

1. make a magic loop, ch3 (counts as 1st dc), work 5dcs in loop, pull centre yarn tail tight to close magic loop (6)

2. ch1, turn, work 2scs in each st across (12)

3. bind off, leaving a long tail to attach to cardigan

TROUSERS

The unstretched measurements of the trousers should be 15″ waist, 14″ rise, 5″ inside leg and 11″ length.

WAISTBAND:

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

1. ch4, sc in 2nd chain from hook and each chain across (3)

2-40. ch1, working in back loops only, sc in each st across (3)

41. taking care not to twist your work, join with a slip stitch under two loops of the first row, this will leave a v shaped opening, which will need stitching up at the end

42. ch1, sc in stitch at base of chain and next 2sts (I counted each row as a stitch), *2scs in next st, sc in next 3sts*, repeat from *-* around to last st, work 2scs in last st, join with slst in 1st sc (50)

43. ch1, turn, sc in each stitch around, join with slst in 1st sc (50)

BODY:

1. change to contrasting yarn if using, ch4, turn, trc in stitch at base of chain and next 6sts, htrc in 4sts, dc in 28sts, htrc in 4sts, trc in 6sts, 2trcs in last stitch, join with slst in top of ch5 (52)

2. ch2, turn, dc2tog, dc around till last 2sts, dc2tog, join with slst in first dc (50)

3. ch4, turn, trc in stitch at base of chain and next 6sts, htrc in 4sts, dc in 28sts, htrc in 4sts, trc in 6sts, 2trcs in last stitch, join with slst in top of ch5 (52)

4-5. repeat rows 2-3

6. ch2, turn, dc2tog, dc around till last 2sts, dc2tog, join with slst in first dc, bind off (50)

GUSSET:

1. with back of st facing, count back 3sts from bind off stitch, join yarn, ch2, dc in same st and in next 6sts – you want the previous rows bind off to be right in the centre of the gusset (7)

2-3. ch2, turn, dc across

4. bind off, leaving a long tail, stitch the gusset to the middle 7sts on the opposite side of pants, check to make sure both legs have 18 stitches each

LEGS:

1. with back of st facing, join yarn in middle of gusset, ch2, work 2dcs in the side of each dc along the gusset, dc in corner stitch of leg and all around, work 2dcs in the side of the final dc on the gusset, join with slst in 1st dc (26)

2-6. ch1, turn, sc around, join with slst in first sc (26)

7. ch2, turn, *dc2tog, dc in next stitch*, repeat from *-* around, dc2tog last 2 stitches, work dc in same place as turning chain, join with slst in first dc (18)

8. switch back to main colour yarn, ch2, turn, dc around, join with slst in first dc (18)

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, bind off and weave in all ends

DRAWSTRING:

1. with contrasting yarn, ch110, slst in 2nd chain from hook and each chain across, bind off and weave in ends, thread through the holes in the waistband and stitch at the back to secure in place

I hope you enjoy this free pattern and crochet some new baby sets of your own. Let me know if you do use this pattern or any of my other patterns. Feel free to tag me in your work on social media (@adeleuyancrochet). I love to see what you are all making. Or why not join our Facebook group to show off your creations. Happy crocheting!

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Face Mask Ear Saver Adaptor (Free Crochet Pattern)

For the past few weeks, like many others I am sure, I have been trying to think of ways I can help people whilst being lucky enough to be able to stay at home with my children. Here on the Isle of Man, we have not had the high case and death rates that we are seeing in other countries around the world. We were locked down really quickly and are still locked down, which has given me plenty of time (when I am not homeschooling!) to think about what I can do to help. Unfortunately, there does not seem to be much that can be crocheted to help those in need. A few weeks ago, I shared my Crochet Face Mask (Free Pattern), and today I would like to share this pattern for a face mask ear saver adaptor. This adaptor will only work for the type of face masks with the elasticated straps, but will hopefully stop the pain from having straps stretched around ears for hours at a time.

To make your own ear saver adaptor, you will need a 3mm crochet hook, a small amount of 100% cotton yarn, two plastic buttons and a yarn needle.

This face mask ear saver adaptor is very quick and easy to make. Using cotton yarn and plastic buttons ensures that it can be cleaned at high temperatures and disinfected appropriately, which is obviously crucial at the moment.

Face Mask Ear Saver Adaptor (Free Crochet Pattern)

1. Ch26, work 3dcs in 3rd chain from hook, dc in next 22sts, 6dcs in last st, working on opposite side of chain, dc in next 22sts, work 3dcs in same space as first 3dcs, join with slst in top of 1st dc (56)

2. Bind off, attach a button at each end and weave in all ends

I have made up a little stash of these and will be donating them to local keyworkers. I hope you can also make use of this free pattern and crochet some of your own for yourself or for keyworkers in your area. Let me know if you do use this pattern or any of my other patterns. Feel free to tag me in your work on social media (@adeleuyancrochet). I love to see what you are all making. Or why not join our Facebook group to show off your creations. Stay safe and happy crocheting!

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Easter Cross Bookmark (Free Crochet Tutorial)

This Easter, I wanted a quick, meaningful project to crochet. I love to read, and currently have a pile of books from the library to get through while we’re on lockdown, so I thought a bookmark would be ideal. I’m not going to lie, this bookmark took me a few attempts to get right because I was basically winging it. I almost gave up, but it was obviously meant to be because I managed it in the end, and I absolutely love my new bookmark!

In this tutorial, I am not going to teach you how to do the corner to corner stitch. There are plenty of amazing tutorials already out there for that, but I am going to show you how to use the different colours to achieve a cross pattern in the middle of your bookmark.

Easter Cross Bookmark (Free Crochet Tutorial)

To make your own bookmark, you will need a 3.5mm crochet hook, double knit yarn in two colours, scissors and a yarn needle.

1: 1 block white

2: (inc) 2 blocks white

3: (inc) 3 blocks white

4: (inc) 1 block white, 1 block purple, 2 blocks white

5: (inc) 2 blocks white, 1 block purple, 2 blocks white

6: (dec) 2 blocks white, 1 block purple, 2 blocks white

7: (inc) 2 blocks white, 1 block purple, 2 blocks white

8: (dec) 2 blocks white, 1 block purple, 2 blocks white

9: (inc) 2 blocks white, 1 block purple, 2 blocks white

10: (dec) 2 blocks white, 2 blocks purple, 1 block white

11: (inc) 2 blocks white, 1 block purple, 2 blocks white

12: (dec) 1 block white, 2 blocks purple, 2 blocks white

13: (dec) 1 block white, 1 block purple, 2 blocks white

14: (dec) 3 blocks white

15: (dec) 2 blocks white

16: (dec) 1 block white

17. weave in all ends

18. join purple yarn at bottom then work sc evenly around, working 3scs in each corner st, join with slst in 1st sc, bind off and weave in ends

I hope you have really enjoyed making this bookmark. If you have made anything with any of my free or paid patterns, please tag me on social media (@adeleuyancrochet) so I can see them. I would absolutely love to see your work. Or why not join our Facebook group to show off your creations. Stay safe during this lockdown period, happy Easter and happy crocheting!

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Crochet Face Mask (Free Pattern)

With everything going on at the minute, and the amount of conflicting information available, it is very difficult to know what to do for the best. I have seen lots of articles saying that face masks should not be worn by the general public because they do not work and are only meant to be used for a short time. However, I have also seen plenty of articles saying that every little helps and that we should be wearing masks, just like other countries are doing, and that if they do nothing else, at least they stop you from touching your face whilst outside, and potentially stop you from infecting other people if you are a carrier but are not showing symptoms. That last point was enough for me to make face masks for my family. We are mostly staying at home, and we are extremely lucky to be able to, but the thought of possibly being a carrier and infecting someone who does not have that luxury or may have underlying health issues, does not sit well with me at all. A few days ago, I sat down and wrote out a pattern for face masks. I made three sizes, adult, child and toddler, and will share all three with you today. It is, of course, up to you whether you choose to wear masks in public, but, for me, the pros far outweigh the cons.

To make your own face mask, you will need some double knit yarn (I used two strands held together), a 4mm, 6mm or 6.5mm hook, a pair of scissors and a yarn needle. You will also need some type of cotton material, to be used as a lining. The masks work up very quickly and they are very easy to make.

Adult:

1. with a 6.5mm crochet hook and two strands of double knit yarn held together, ch25, sc in 2nd ch from hook and next 5sts, hdc in 4sts, dc in 4sts, hdc in 4sts, sc in 6sts

2-11. ch1, turn, sc in 6sts, hdc in 4sts, dc in 4sts, hdc in 4sts, sc in 6sts

12. ch1, turn, *sc2tog, sc in 2sts*, repeat from *-* to end, bind off

13. with wsf, join yarn at bottom corner, ch1, *sc2tog, sc in 2sts*, repeat from *-* across bottom edge, bind off

14. with rsf, join yarn at top corner of mask, ch1, sc2tog in every stitch down the side of the mask (7)

15. ch1, turn, sc2tog, sc3tog, sc2tog (3)

16. ch12, turn, join with slst in last st of row, bind off

17-19. repeat rows 14-16 on opposite side of mask

20. weave in all ends, line with cotton and wear!

Child:

1. with a 6mm crochet hook and two strands of double knit yarn held together, ch25, sc in 2nd ch from hook and next 5sts, hdc in 4sts, dc in 4sts, hdc in 4sts, sc in 6sts

2-11. ch1, turn, sc in 6sts, hdc in 4sts, dc in 4sts, hdc in 4sts, sc in 6sts

12. ch1, turn, *sc2tog, sc in 2sts*, repeat from *-* to end, bind off

13. with wsf, join yarn at bottom corner, ch1, *sc2tog, sc in 2sts*, repeat from *-* across bottom edge, bind off

14. with rsf, join yarn at top corner of mask, ch1, sc2tog in every stitch down the side of the mask (7)

15. ch1, turn, sc2tog, sc3tog, sc2tog (3)

16. ch12, turn, join with slst in last st of row, bind off

17-19. repeat rows 14-16 on opposite side of mask

20. weave in all ends, line with cotton and wear!

Toddler:

1. with a 4mm crochet hook and two strands of double knit yarn held together, ch25, sc in 2nd ch from hook and next 5sts, hdc in 4sts, dc in 4sts, hdc in 4sts, sc in 6sts

2-10. ch1, turn, sc in 6sts, hdc in 4sts, dc in 4sts, hdc in 4sts, sc in 6sts

11. ch1, turn, *sc2tog, sc in 2sts*, repeat from *-* to end, bind off

12. with wsf, join yarn at bottom corner, ch1, *sc2tog, sc in 2sts*, repeat from *-* across bottom edge, bind off

13. with rsf, join yarn at top corner of mask, ch1, sc2tog in every stitch down the side of the mask, sc in last st (7)

14. ch1, turn, sc2tog, sc3tog, sc2tog (3)

15. ch12, turn, join with slst in last st of row, bind off

16-18. repeat rows 13-15 on opposite side of mask

19. weave in all ends, line with cotton and wear!

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Owl Earflap Hat (Free Crochet Pattern)

Ever since my babies were born, I have preferred an earflap hat over a basic beanie. I find that an earflap hat keeps little ears warmer, it can be tied on to stop it from falling off, and it tends to fit for longer than a beanie hat. All of my babies have had earflap hats made by me and it is my usual gift for new babies aswell.

A few years ago, I came up with this pattern for an owl earflap hat. Since then, I have made hundreds of hats with it. This hat is really easy to make but it looks like a lot of work went into it. It can be made in a variety of colours to mix it up but looks amazing in neutral colours well.

This pattern is for an owl earflap hat in size newborn. Newborn size will fit up to approximately 14.5″ head circumference. The finished hat has a diameter of 3.9″ and is 4.75″ in height.

To make your own owl earflap hat, you will need approximately 30g double knit yarn, a 3mm crochet hook, a 4mm crochet hook, scissors, a tape measure, scraps of white, black and yellow yarn and a yarn needle.

Crochet Owl Earflap Hat (Free Pattern)

Hat:

1. with a 4mm crochet hook, 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)

5-6. ch2, turn, work dc in st at base of ch and in each st around, join with slst in top of 1st dc (48)

7-11. change to second yarn colour 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. bind off and weave in ends

Earflap 1:

1. with wrong side facing, join yarn in 6th st from bind off, ch1, sc in same st and next 12sts (13)

2. ch1, turn, sc2tog, sc across to last 2sts, sc2tog (11)

3. ch1, turn, sc in same st and across (11)

4. ch1, turn, sc2tog, sc across to last 2sts, sc2tog (9)

5. ch1, turn, sc in same st and across (9)

6. ch1, turn, sc2tog, sc across to last 2sts, sc2tog (7)

7. ch1, turn, sc in same st and across (7)

8. ch1, turn, sc2tog, sc across to last 2sts, sc2tog (5)

9. ch1, turn, sc in same st and across (5)

10. ch1, turn, sc2tog, sc across to last 2sts, sc2tog (3)

11. ch1, turn, sc in same st and across (3)

12. bind off and weave in ends

Earflap 2:

1. with wrong side facing, join yarn in 30th st from bind off, ch1, sc in same st and next 12sts (13)

2. ch1, turn, sc2tog, sc across to last 2sts, sc2tog (11)

3. ch1, turn, sc in same st and across (11)

4. ch1, turn, sc2tog, sc across to last 2sts, sc2tog (9)

5. ch1, turn, sc in same st and across (9)

6. ch1, turn, sc2tog, sc across to last 2sts, sc2tog (7)

7. ch1, turn, sc in same st and across (7)

8. ch1, turn, sc2tog, sc across to last 2sts, sc2tog (5)

9. ch1, turn, sc in same st and across (5)

10. ch1, turn, sc2tog, sc across to last 2sts, sc2tog (3)

11. ch1, turn, sc in same st and across (3)

12. bind off and weave in ends

Eyes: make two

1. with black yarn and a 3mm hook, make a magic loop, ch2, work 12hdcs in loop, join with slst in top of 1st hdc, pull centre yarn tail tight to close magic loop (12)

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

3. (inc row) with white yarn, 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. bind off, leaving a long tail to attach to hat

Beak:

1. with yellow yarn and a 3mm hook, ch7, sc in 2nd ch from hook and across (6)

2. ch1, turn, sc2tog, sc across to last 2sts, sc2tog (4)

3. ch1, turn, sc across (4)

4. ch1, turn, sc2tog, sc2tog (2)

5. ch1, turn, sc across (2)

6. ch1, turn, sc2tog, bind off, leaving a long tail to attach to hat

Finishing:

1. with right side facing, join yarn at back, ch1, sc in each st around bottom of hat to bottom corner of 1st earflap, work 2scs in corner st, sc in middle st, ch35, slst in 2nd ch from hook and across, sc again in middle st to secure, work 2scs in corner st, sc around to bottom corner of 2nd earflap, work 2scs in corner st, sc in middle st, ch35, slst in 2nd ch from hook and across, sc again in middle st to secure, work 2scs in corner st, sc around to end, join with slst in 1st st, bind off and weave in ends

2. attach eyes to front of hat

3. attach beak under the eyes

4. to make the ear tassels, cut 6 lengths of yarn 5″ in length then use a crochet hook to pull them through the hat between the 3rd and 4th row, secure with a loop

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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!

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