Baby Matinee Cardigan (Crochet Pattern)

When my children were babies, I received a beautiful knitted matinee cardigan as a gift from their great nan. Ever since then, I have wanted to make a crocheted replica. My eldest is now 12, so this pattern has been trying to get out of my head and onto paper for that long. I finally finished the pattern this week and I am very happy to share it with you.

The baby matinee cardigan is available in sizes newborn to 12 months and is made using double knit yarn. I used a 4mm crochet hook for the body and a 3.5mm crochet hook for the button band. The pattern is suitable for beginners and photo tutorials are provided for some stitches. American terminology is used throughout.

This pattern is now available in my Etsy shop, along with my other PDF crochet patterns and a few things I have handmade to sell. I would love for you to join us in my Facebook group to see more pictures, get feedback and ask any questions you may have.

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Child’s Bow Tie (Free Crochet Pattern)

We have a family party coming up this month and I wanted to make my son a little bow tie to wear over his shirt, to make him look a little smarter. I adore the bow tie and shirt trend, especially on children, so this is definitely not a new look for him. He has several different colours of bow tie but none that matched with the specific shirt I wanted him to wear. As I was making the bow tie, I decided to write the pattern down for you all so you could make your own if you wanted to.

To make your own child’s crochet bow tie, you will need a 4mm hook, double knit or light worsted yarn and a small button. This size of bow tie fits my 4 year old son well. It can easily be made to fit smaller or larger children, by adding or removing rows from the neck strap. This pattern is written using American terminology.

Child’s Bow Tie (Free Crochet Pattern)

Bow:

1. ch8, dc in 3rd chain from hook and across (6)

2-16. ch2, turn, dc in same stitch as chain and across (6)

17. ch1, fold in half, sc around, working through both edges to close, join with slst in top of 1st sc, bind off and weave in ends

Neck Strap:

1. ch5, dc in 3rd chain from hook and across (3)

2-26. ch2, turn, dc in same stitch as chain and across (3)

27. ch1, turn, sc in same stitch as chain, ch1, skip 1 stitch, sc in last stitch

28. ch1, turn, sc in same stitch as chain, sc in chain space, sc in last stitch, bind off and weave in ends (3)

Bow Centre:

1. ch5, dc in 3rd chain from hook and across (3)

2-4. ch2, turn, dc in same stitch as chain and across (3)

5. bind off, leaving a long tail to join

Finishing:

1. take the main bow piece and gather the very centre with a piece of matching yarn, tie it off tightly to give the bow a nice shape and weave the ends in

2. lay the gathered bow on top of the neck strap and cover with the bow centre, stitch the two pieces of bow centre together, using the long tail that you left, with the bow and neck strap neatly inside, bind off and weave in ends

3. attach a small button to the end of the neck strap without the buttonhole

I hope you like this free pattern. Please do let me know if you do make one of your own so I can see it. You can tag me on social media (@adeleuyancrochet) or why not join our Facebook group so we can all see!

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Baby Bobble Hoodie (Crochet Pattern)

My latest new crochet pattern is this cute Baby Bobble Hoodie. The pattern is currently only available in size newborn but sizes 0-6m and 6-12m are in testing right now. The pattern will be updated with the new sizes when they are ready. I know that this pattern has been highly anticipated so I wanted to get it out as quickly as possible for you.

The hoodie is made using double knit yarn and 5mm and 6mm 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 and I have included photo tutorials for some of the less common stitches.

You can find the baby bobble hoodie pattern in my Etsy shop, alongside my other PDF patterns. 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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Lacy Collared Baby Cardigan (Crochet Pattern)

This beautiful lacy collared baby cardigan has been a long time in the making. After the release of my Baby Hoodie crochet pattern, I decided to design a more girly pattern to go alongside it. This pattern is currently available in sizes newborn, 0-6m and 6-12m. The collar can be left off if preferred but I think it adds something so sweet to this baby cardigan.

The baby cardigan is made using double knit yarn and a 4mm crochet hook. The pattern is suitable for beginners and uses only basic stitches. American terminology is used throughout.

The lacy collared baby cardigan crochet pattern is available in my Etsy shop, along with my other PDF crochet patterns and a few things I have handmade to sell. 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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Newborn Baby Beanie Hat (Free Crochet Pattern + Video)

This is the written pattern to go with the video tutorial on my YouTube channel for the crochet newborn baby beanie hat. This hat is sized to fit approx age newborn, or up to a 14.5″ head circumference. I hope it is easy to follow. I have tried to write it up as beginner friendly as possible because this is a perfect first project. It works up quickly and only uses a few stitches so it is a good way to get some practice but still have something wearable for your baby at the end. This hat makes a fantastic new baby gift aswell.

Newborn Baby Beanie Hat (Free Crochet Pattern)

To make this hat you will need a 4.5mm crochet hook and some double knit yarn. I used light grey and mint for the contrasting flower. You will also need a tape measure, a yarn needle and some scissors.

Gauge: At the end of round 4, your hat should measure 3.9″ in diameter. The finished length should be 5.25″.

You will use the following stitches:

ch – chain

dc – double crochet

slst – slip stitch

st – stitch

fpdc – front post double crochet

bpdc – back post double crochet

Hat:

1. make a magic loop, ch3, work 11dcs in loop, join with slst in top of ch3 (12)

2. ch3, turn, dc in same st as ch, work 2dcs in each st around, join with slst in top of ch3 (24)

3. ch3, turn, dc in same st as ch, *dc in next st, 2dcs in next st* repeat from *-* around, end with dc in last st, join with slst in top of ch3 (36)

4. ch3, turn, dc in same st as ch, *dc in next 2sts, 2dcs in next st* repeat from *-* around, end with dc in last 2sts, join with slst in top of ch3 (48)

5-12. ch2, turn, dc in same st as ch and around, join with slst in top of 1st dc (48)

13. ch1, turn, *fpdc, bpdc*, repeat around, join with slst in top of 1st st

14. bind off and weave in ends

Flower:

1. make a magic loop, ch1, work sc in loop, *ch4, work sc in loop*, repeat from *-* four more times, ch4, join with slst in top of 1st sc

2. ch1, turn, work sc, hdc, dc, hdc, sc into each petal chain space around, join with slst in top of 1st sc

3. bind off and weave in ends, attach flower to hat

I hope you find this free pattern useful and make a baby beanie hat 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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Toddler Hoodie (Crochet Pattern)

I released my Baby Bear Hoodie pattern a few months ago, and since then I have been working on a toddler version of that pattern. As I am a perfectionist and currently test all of my patterns myself, this has taken me longer than I would care to admit. I have had quite a few requests for larger sizes and I am delighted to now be able to say that I have finally finished the Toddler Bear Hoodie pattern! This pattern is for sizes 1-2y, 2-3y and 3-4y, or from around 20″-22″ chest. The pattern has been made with around 5″ of ease included, to allow for layering. The hoodie can be made without the bear ears, but I think they add an extra touch of cute.

The hoodie is made using two strands of double knit yarn held together throughout, with 5mm and 6mm 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 toddler hoodie pattern in my Etsy shop, alongside my other PDF patterns and a few things I have crocheted and are ready made for sale. The baby sized version of this pattern is available here, and for a combined pattern to fit from newborn to 4 years, click here. 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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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 but 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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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. The toddler sized version of this pattern is available here, and for a combined pattern to fit from newborn to 4 years, click here. 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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