****The PDF version of this free pattern can be found in my shop by clicking here.****
I am thrilled to be sharing with you all my FIRST free pattern on the blog! Yes, you read that right: FREE.
This purse is simple and quick, the perfect beginners project. We will start by chaining the width of the purse, working around the chain (creating an oval-like shape when looking straight down) and continuing up to create the height of the purse.
I really tried my hardest to make this pattern as EASY to understand as possible. I know that sometimes wearables can be intimidating. I decided to also provide you guys with a Youtube video so that you are able to understand all the steps clearly.
For this project It is definitely best to use a cotton yarn. Cotton is great for a lot of different reasons; it's absorbent, breathable, machine washable, and best of durable! Cotton also tends not lose its original shape, making it the perfect fiber for a purse!
The BEST part about this purse is just how easily adjustable it is! You can simply change the size of the bag by increasing your foundation chain and also lengthen the height by adding more rows. And don't feel like you need to use the same hook and yarn size I used, you really don't even have to! I've made this bag using chunky Lion Brand before:
6.00mm Crochet Hook
Approx. 130 yards Cotton medium weight 4 yarn
Ch – Chain
SL ST - Slip Stitch
SL ST BLO - Slip Stitch in the Back Loop Only
SC - Single Crochet
SC BLO - Single Crochet in the Back loop Only
Gauge isn't SUPER important for this pattern. If you are using a different hook/yarn size don't worry about this part.
Using a 6.00mm Crochet Hook
16 SC BLO = 4”
16 SC BLO Rows = 4”
Note: You can easily make this bag as large or as small as you’d like. To adjust the width increase your foundation chain, to adjust the height increase the number of rounds until you reach your desired size.
R1 - Turn, SC into 2nd Ch from hook and across, Continue working on to opposite side of chain, SC into each stitch across, SL ST to beginning (60)
Note: Pattern will now be worked continuously in the round.
R2 - Ch1, place a stitch marker, SC around (60)
R3 - R26 - SC BLO around (60)
R27- R28 - SL ST BLO around (60)
Step 1 - Place one eyelet on either side of bag.
Step 2 - Clip straps around each eyelet on either side.
Tassels (Make 4):
Note: If you need help making the tassels you can skip to 8:18 on my Youtube video above for more help.
Step 1 - Cut to pieces of scrap yarn approx. 5” in length.
Step 2 - Wrap yarn around your hand (or any object approx. 3” in height) 20 times.
Step 3 - Take one of your scrap yarn pieces and pull through the top of your wrapped yarn, tie a knot.
Step 4 - Cut through the bottom loops of the wrapped yarn.
Step 5 - Take scrap yarn, wrap it around the tassel and tie it approx. 1” from the top.
Step 6 - Place two beads (approx. 1 cm in thickness) onto scrap yarn holding tassel together.
Note: Place Tassels approx. 2” apart along the top of your bag.
Step 1 - Find a single crochet stitch, pull one piece of the top of your tassel through, pull the other side of the tassel through the opposite side of the single crochet stitch.
Step 2 - Tie a knot on the inside of the bag to secure tassel.
Step 3 - Weave in ends throughout the inside of the bag.
Repeat for all tassels.
Make sure you have woven in all of your loose ends and you are done! Thank you so much for joining me on my first pattern posted to my blog!
In all the years I've been crocheting/knitting I am yet to make a pom pom rug! Of course, this DIY does not require you to crochet/knit but with having such a large yarn stash you would think I'd have made one by now.
I've been pretty busy lately, as most of you know this blog is new to me and I'm still working on coming up with fun DIY projects for you all. I've actually been in an inspiration rut lately, when this happens I will often leave my house and just wonder around town. So that's exactly what I did!
Recently, a family friend of ours visited us and she happened to bring along dish scrubbies. Random? Yes. Useful? Totally.
As our we chatted she began to tell me about her dish scrubbies, she went on to say that making them was her "thing." She exclaimed, "They are a great and quick project that I am easily able to sell for my fundraisers."
This throw has definitely made it's way to the top of my "Favorite Cozy Blankets I've made list" mostly do to the fact I despise crocheting blankets and i've honestly only made 3 in my crochet career.
As for the name; Hygge. I chose this Danish name specifically because of it's wondrous meaning.
" In Danish, hygge (pronounced “HUE-gah”) is one such word. Though there are many ways to describe hygge, we see it simply as the Danish ritual of enjoying life's simple pleasures. Friends. Family. Graciousness."
Free easy beginners crochet dish cloth pattern. Works up quickly and makes the perfect gift for anyone! Make a bunch of these clothes for your craft shows. Follow the link to print out the free PDF label as well!
DIY : Do It yourself tutorials. A dainty crocheted pom pom garland. A cute and unique decor to add to any room in your home. A nursery, living room, etc. You could even use them as party decor!
The Opal shrug has to be the most "out of my comfort zone" pattern i've created yet. That may sound odd, do to the fact this design is a simple shrug. But, let's be real here you guy's. I don't EVER wear shrugs. I can never find a shrug that actually fits my body right.
I am going to be sharing the Pereskia Kimono crochet pattern with you all for FREE.
As most of you know I have been slowly (but surely) moving all of my Etsy patterns to my blog. A few months ago I asked my Instagram followers (@Hookedontilly) if I should share the Genesis or Pereskia Kimono first, most of you voted for the Genesis Kimono, which I LOVE so I totally get it. But now it is time for us to get started on the Pereskia Kimono!
Free crochet pattern, The Seamstress top. Gorgeous “Inside out” detail, cropped style with a dolman sleeve.
DIY summer crochet crop top pattern, easy beginners bralette, crochet bikini top, swim suit top crochet patterm. Using cotton yarn you can create your own summer top! I used I Love This Cotton from Hobby Lobby. Easily adjust size and length to modify this design to fit you personal style. Wear this top to the beach, a casual day out with high waisted shorts, or to your favorite summer festival.
Free Crochet summer kimono/cardigan pattern. Easy to follow instructions, beginner friendly and very versatile. This pattern works up quickly and makes for a great DIY project. Lion Brand Mandala yarn in Warlock is used to create the gorgeous color transition without having to weave in a bunch of loose ends. Three total sizes included: Small, Medium, and Large
An easy beginner friendly crochet garment pattern. Easily make your own crochet crop top using this free pattern, Inspired by minimalism and spring, This pattern is available in sizes x-small, small, medium, large, and X-large.
I have received a multitude of messages these past few months from fellow crocheters (and knitters) asking a variety of questions pertaining to how I am able to afford being a stay at home mom and make a REAL income from my crocheting. I decided I would put together a list of legitimate ways that I (and SO MANY others) make money from this craft. I do want to put out a disclaimer first and foremost that these methods work for me but they won't all work for everyone, we each live a diverse life and encounter different struggles when it comes to finances. I am hoping that at least one of these methods can be hopeful for some of you.
I thought I would write something a little different for you guy's today, I recently have become OBSESSED with color palette's. These charts are great for inspiring new designs and using colors you often would not think can "go" together. I did my best to use the three most common yarn brands out there.
I am currently in search for a number of dedicated pattern testers. After recent review I have decided I am in need of a group of beginner through advanced knit and crochet pattern testers who are willing to work with me long term.
If you’ve been following my design process, you may notice I lack a very popular knit/crochet accessory that most people adore; shawls.
Where I live it is insanely hot. Like dry, I’m always dehydrated, hot. So Shawls tend to be a piece I often place in the back of my mind. It’s honestly a shame, shawls can be so versatile and allow for so much creativity. You can use basically any yarn with almost every stitch.
A few years ago bun beanies went VIRAL. And when I say viral, I mean instantly overnight these stylish beanies took over the internet. I remember being tagged in a multitude of photos of these hats on Facebook, so I decided to make a few and see how they did on my Etsy shop.
Have you ever been gifted a gorgeous skein of hand dyed yarn and had absolutly no idea what to make with it? No worries friends I have found the perfect project for you, a basic half double crochet beanie, or as I like to call it, the Nola Beanie!
Recently, I've found myself struggling to find inspiration. Sometimes, I try so hard to design amazing pieces that I end up completely failing.
It's such a sucky feeling.
One way I am able to come out of that "funk" is by strolling the yarn aisle at Hobby Lobby or Joanns and letting the yarn speak for itself. The different colors, textures, weights, all have something to say.
Do you guy's know what the absolute BEST part of summer is?
It's Farmer's Markets.
I mean come on, who doesn't love waking up early in the morning (cup of coffee in hand of course) and taking a relaxing walk down to your local farmer's market. Supporting small town vendors and getting to try all those yummy baked goods!
We've all been there. It's a hot summer day. You're hanging outside, sunbathing, just doing your thing and you reach to take a drink of your cold iced macchiato from your fav coffee shop,
but wait... UGH
Free crochet pattern headband, easy beginner friendly quick gift headband. Using caron simply soft (or any medium 4 weight yarn) make your own cinched headband in under one hour.
A great beginnings crochet purse patterns. Worked continually in the round upwards. Using cotton yarn, a leather tassel and fun beads you can make your own DIY bag, purse, in any size!
This beanie as been SO MUCH fun to design, because it's just that EASY. Seriously you guy's, you know I'm a sucker for easy and quick patterns that make everyone think you took a whole lot time and effort...and this beanie is just that!
Welcome to Hooked On Tilly first crochet/knitting podcast! Today we will be talking about my trip to Chicago for the Our Maker Life Meeting and taking a peek at all the yarn I was given while there. Below I linked the Youtube Video. Please like and subscribe!
So, I finally decided to join the podcast world on Youtube! You can find my first Video linked below along with show notes.