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. I am in the process of writing up the pattern for larger sizes, which will be released as soon as testing has finished. 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

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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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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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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