Easter Basket (Free Crochet Pattern)

When my girls were little, I made them a crochet basket one year, as one of their Easter gifts. The basket was well loved over the years, but was eventually given away as they got older. I decided to make another crochet basket this year, after a request for the pattern.

To make your own crochet basket, you will need double knit or aran yarn, a 5mm crochet hook, a pair of scissors and a yarn needle. The pattern is suitable for beginners and is written using American terminology. This basket is approximately 5” wide, which makes it the perfect size for stuffing with craft supplies, small toys or sweets to give as a cute gift.

Easter Basket (Free Crochet Pattern)

Basket:

1. with two strands of double knit yarn held together or one strand of aran yarn, 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 st, *2dcs in next st, dc in next st*, repeat from *-* around, join with slst in top of 1st dc (48)

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

6-8. ch2, turn, work dc in st at base of ch and in each st around, join with slst in top of 1st dc (48)

9. (worked in back loops only) ch2, turn, work dc in st at base of ch and in each st around, join with slst in top of 1st dc (48)

10-11. ch1, turn, work sc in st at base of ch and in each st around, join with slst in top of 1st sc (48)

12. bind off and weave in ends

Handle:

1. with wrong side of stitch facing, count back 2sts from bind off (not including stitch at base of bind off), join yarn, ch1, sc in same st and next st, skip stitch at base of bind off, sc in next 2sts (4)

2-40. ch1, turn, sc in st at base of ch and in each st across (4)

41. bind off, leaving a long tail, then join to the opposite side of the basket, weave ends in well

Ruffle:

1. (worked in unworked front loops from row 9) rejoin yarn with front of basket facing, ch2, turn, work 2dcs in loop at base of ch and each loop around, join with slst in top of 1st dc (96)

2. ch1, turn, sc in st at base of ch and in each st around, join with slst in top of 1st sc, bind off and weave in ends (96)

I hope you enjoy this free pattern. I would love to see if you make one so please feel free to share your crochet basket pictures in my Facebook group, or tag me on social media (@adeleuyancrochet) so I can see.

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Reversible Beanie Hat (Crochet Pattern)

Am I the only one who gets absolutely freezing in the slightest bit of cold weather and really needs something to keep me as warm as possible outside? I made this hat to help keep my family toasty and warm this winter, and it is lovely and thick and cosy so it really does keep those little (and big) ears warm. It’s an added bonus that the hat can be made different colours on the inside and the outside, giving two different looks in one hat.

The reversible beanie hat pattern is sized to fit newborn to adult, and is made using double knit yarn. To make this pattern, you will need between 50g and 100g double knit yarn, a tape measure, a pair of scissors and a yarn needle. Each size uses a different crochet hook, varying from 3.5mm to 4.5mm. If you would like to know which crochet hook is required for your particular size, feel free to message me and I will check for you before you buy.

This pattern is written using American terminology, and is suitable for beginners. Basic knowledge of crochet is expected, but photo instructions are provided for some stitches.

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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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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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 and 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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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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