Five Free Warm Weather Crochet Patterns


It’s really started to heat up here in Tampa.  This week there are two days where it is supposed to hit 90 degrees. So, I have been searching for some great warm weather crochet patterns to share.  Here are a few of the free patterns that I want to try.

1.  Summer Squares Beach Tote by Micah York

Disney Inspired Mickey Mouse Toilet Paper Roll & Tissue Box Cover

I just created this spare toilet paper roll and tissue box cover for a customer this afternoon.  The customer is a fellow Disney lover, like myself and I loved creating these for her.  

I also think they would look adorable in a child’s bathroom.  The tissue box cover would also look adorable in a nursery.
You can purchase the pattern through Ravelry:

Or through Craftsy:  Purchase

Free Crochet Pattern: Mary Jane Skimmer Booties

Crochet Mary Jane Skimmer Booties Pattern

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Adorable little Mary Jane skimmers. These little booties come with the pattern for the flower shown in the picture but also look great by themselves or can be dressed up with another applique.

They are very quick to whip up and make a great gift! Perfect little booties for spring/summer.

 The pattern has separate instructions for each size: 0-3 months (approximately 3.5 inches), 3-6 months (approximately 4 inches), and 6-12 months (approximately 4.5 inches). The slippers do have some give to them to accommodate a growing baby.

Materials:
Size G crochet hook

Worsted weight yarn (I use Red Heart Super Saver)

Needle to weave in loose ends

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This pattern is available as a free PDF download:   Mary Jane Skimmer Booties

Or, download via Ravelry: download now

 

Chokers are back in style! Free Crochet Choker Patterns

Recently, chokers have been photographed on some of the most famous young Hollywood actresses.  They are proving to be a major trend in jewelry and lucky for us in the crocheting community, they are a very easy project!

Here are a few free patterns for crochet chokers.

1.  Choker with Flower by Creative Yarn

2.   Floral Choker from TheAntiCraft.com
3.  The Kayta Choker from Dawn L.E. Riden
One of the great things about chokers is that you can dress them up any way you like.  You can add fun appliques or beading to make it your own.

Free Crochet Pattern: Baby Bear Hat & Crocs Sandals Pattern

Crochet Baby Bear Hat and Crocs Sandals

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 Crochet Baby Crocs Pattern I just finished crocheting this newborn hat and crocs for my nephew who is due May 1st.  I absolutely love making projects with baby yarn.  It is so soft and comfy!  I created the pattern for the newborn bear hat and the pattern for the crocs came from Christal’s Crochet.

(From Christal’s Crochet)
Size 0- 3 months  / 3.5 inch sole
Bigger size changes in brackets for
4, 4.5 & 5 inch soles.
Materials– G hook, small amount WW yarn, yarn needle, 2 or 4
     buttons for trim.
Stitches used
     sl st – slip stitch, sts – stitches, ch – chain, sc – single crochet,
     hdc – half-double crochet, dc – double crochet,
     sc dec – single crochet decrease, dc dec – double
     crochet decrease
Sole
Rnd 1) Ch 10 [11,12,13], 2 sc in the 2nd ch from hook, sc in the next 2 chs, hdc in the next 3 chs,  dc in the next 2 [3,4,5] chs, 6 dc in the last ch, then working on the opposite side of starting ch, dc in the next 2 [3,4,5] chs, hdc in the next 3 chs, sc in the next 2 chs,  sc in the same ch as the 1st 2 sc of this round. Join with sl st in the 1st sc. Ch 1. (23,25,27,29 sts)
Rnd 2) 2 sc in the 1st st, sc in the next 8 [9,10,11] sts, 2 sc in each of the next 2 sts,  sc in the next 2 sts, 2 sc in each of the next 2 sts, sc in the next 8 [9,10,11] sts. Join with a sl st to 1st sc. Ch 1. (28,30,32,34 sts)
Rnd 3)Sc in the 1st 2 sts, 2 sc in the next st, sc in the next 9 [10,11,12] sts, 2hdc in each of the next 2 sts, sc in the next 2 sts, 2 hdc in eachof the next 2 sts, sc in the next 9 [10,11,12] sts, 2 sc in the last st. Join with sl st to the 1st sc. Ch 1. (34,36,38,40 sts)
Sides
Rnd 4) Work in back loops only for this round!
Sc in 16 sts, hdc in the next 4 [6,8,10] sts, , sc in the last 14 sts. Join with a sl st to the 1st sc. Ch 1. (34,36,38,40 sts)
Rnd 5) Sc in the 1st 9 [10,11,12] sts, (ch 2, skip the next 2 sts, sc in the next 2 sts) 5 times, sc in the last 5 [6,7,8] sts. Join with a sl st to the 1st sc. (34,36,38,40 sts)   Fasten off!

 Fasten off just means to cut the yarn and tie off leaving about a two inch tail.  Then, weave in the ends the same way you would finish any crochet project.

 This is how the sandal should look after round 5.
 After cutting the yarn and tying a small knot.


 
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                                           Round 6 says to join with a single crochet tot he 8th st to the left of joining.  I personally just joined the yarn using a slip stitch and then chained 1 and continued with the instructions as written.
Joining yarn at the 8th stitch to the left of joining

Rnd 6) Join with a sc in the 8th [8th,8th,9th] st to the left of joining. Sc in the next 1 [2,3,3] st, 2 sc in the ch space, (sc dec over the next 2 sts, 2 sc in the next ch space) 4 times, sc in the next 2 [3,4,4] sts, loosely ch 14 [16,18,18] and sl st to the 1st sc to join. Ch 1. (18,20,22,22 sc, 14,16,18,18 chs)

 This is how the sandal should look after you complete round 6.

Rnd 7) Sc in the1st 2 [3,4,4] sts, dc dec 7 times, sc in the next 2 [3,4,4]sts, in one loop only sc in each ch around. Join with sl st to 1st sc. Ch 1. (25,29,33,33 sts)
Rnd 8) Sc in 1 [2,1,1] st, sc dec 2 [2,3,3] times, sc in the next st, sc dec 2 [2,3,3] times, sc in the next 1 [2,1,1 st, loosly sl st in the next 14 [16,18,18] sts,. Join with a sl st to the 1st sc. Fasten off! (7,9,9,9sc, 14,16,18,18 slst)
Thicker sole recommended for bigger sizes!
For thicker sole repeat rnds 1-3 and holding this piece against bottom of shoe, matching up stitches, slip st through both loops of this piece and leftover loops around bottom of shoe.
Weave in ends and sew on buttons as shown in pictures.
Enjoy!

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Crochet Newborn Bear Hat

Materials:
I used Bernat Softee baby yarn which has a weight of 3 (light/sport yarn)
Size G crochet hook.
Yarn needle

Abbreviations:
ch = chain
sl st = slip stitch
sc = single crochet
hdc = half double crochet
dc = double crochet

Round 1:  Ch 4, 11 dc in 4th chain from hook. Sl st to top of ch 3 to join. 12 dc total
Round 2:  Ch 3, dc in same stitch as ch 3, 2 dc in each stitch around. Sl st to top of ch 3 to join. 24 dc total
Round 3:  Ch 3, dc in same stitch as ch 3, 1 dc in next stitch, *2 dc in next stitch, 1 dc in following stitch* repeat from * to * around and join with a sl st to top of ch 3. 36 dc total
Rounds 4 – 10:  Ch 3, dc in next stitch and in each stitch around. Sl st to top of ch 3 to join. 36 dc total
Round 11:  Ch 1, sc in next stitch and in each stitch around. Sl st to top of ch 1 to join. 36 sc total
Round 12 – 14:  Ch 1, sc in back loop of next stitch and in the back loop of each stitch around.  Sl st to top of ch 1 to join.  36.  Tie off.

Ears (Make 2)

Round 1:  Ch 4, 11 dc in 4th ch from hook. Sl st to top of ch 3 to join.  12 dc total
Round 2:  Ch 2, hdc in same stitch as ch 2, 2 hdc in next stitch and in each stitch around. 24 hdc total
Round 3:  Ch 2, hdc in same stitch as ch 2, 1 hdc in next stitch, *2 hdc in next stitch, 1 hdc in following stitch*  repeat from * to * around and join with a sl st to top of ch 2.  36 hdc total
Tie off
Fold the circle in half so that you have a half moon shape.  Join yarn with a sc through both thicknesses at the right corner of the half moon.  Continue to sc through both thicknesses around the top arch of the ear.  Sl st and tie off when you reach the left corner of the ear leaving a 6″ tail.
Using the 6″ tail and a yarn needle, sew the ear to the top side of the hat.  Position ears approximately 1″ apart.

*This hat is also available as a download on our PDF Patterns page *

Baby Crocs Sandals

The pattern for these sandals is free and can be found here:  Christal’s Crochet

Handmade Crochet Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

Making a Mother’s Day present is a great way to show how much you care.  Homemade gifts can be a lot more sentimental than something purchased from a store.  Here are a few of my favorite crochet Mother’s Day gift ideas.  All the patterns below are free.

1. Crochet four strand necklace with flower from Creative Yarn.

http://creativeyarn.blogspot.com/2008/03/free-patterns-outline-for-crochet.html

2.  Crochet mary jane slippers.
3.  How about making a basket of some of your mother’s favorite bath items and including a crochet loofah?
4.  Convertible cowl from The Crimson Owl
5.  Stylish crochet handbag.

Lace Inspired Crocheted Top Pattern

I just found this free pattern for a lace inspired crochet top on the Better Homes and Gardens website. The pattern has a skill level of intermediate. Instructions are given for top sizes small, medium and large.

This pattern is available as a free download.  Lace Inspired Crochet Top