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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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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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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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!

I hope you have enjoyed this free pattern. If you make anything from my patterns, please tag me on social media (@adeleuyancrochet) so I can see. I love to see what you have been making. Or why not join our Facebook group to show off your creations. For now, stay safe and happy crocheting!

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