Broomstick Lace Cuff Pattern and Tutorial

Broomstick Lace Cuff Pattern

Yesterday, I finally got around to learning to crochet broomstick lace.  I found the pattern for this crochet cuff bracelet and I really wanted to try it out. 

 Broomstick Lace Tutorial

The pattern also contains a photo tutorial for people who are left handed.  I tried to figure out the stitch from the photo tutorial but couldn’t make it work.  So, I searched the web and found this video tutorial from Crochet Geek for broomstick lace.  After watching this video, crocheting the cuff was very simple!


Homemade Crochet Father’s Day Gift Ideas

Homemade Gift Ideas for Dad

Father’s Day is Sunday, June 17, 2012.  This year, why not give dad a homemade gift from the heart.  Below is a list of free crochet patterns that would make excellent gifts for dad.

1.  Crochet golf club covers by Lion Brand Yarn.  A great gift for any dad that likes to golf.  This pattern has an intermediate skill level and will take one skein of yarn to complete.  Personalize them and make them your own by using dad’s favorite colors.

2.  Crochet drink cozy by Lion Brand Yarn.  This pattern has a skill level of easy and will take one skein of yarn to complete.  A great and simple project for any level of crocheter.

3.  Men’s brimmed crochet hat by Red Heart Yarn.  This hat is perfect for the stylish and trendy dad.  This pattern requires one skein of yarn and has a skill level of easy.

4.  Crochet #1 dad bookmark by L. Matthewson.  Very simple and quick crochet project requiring very little yarn.  It would make a great last minute gift for dad.

My Latest Crochet Projects: Sock Monkey Hat & Diaper Cover Set and Floral Diaper Cover & Headband Set

I just finished two new crochet projects.  The first project I completed was this newborn flower diaper cover and matching headband.  Before starting this project I searched the web for a free diaper cover pattern but wasn’t pleased with the results. So, I caved in and purchased a pattern from Craftsy.  The pattern I used was designed by Little Abbee and I am very happy with the way it turnout out.

To crochet this set I used Vanna’s Choice yarn in eggplant with white yarn trim and buttons.

Crochet Flower Headband and Diaper Cover Set

My next project was this sock monkey hat and matching diaper cover.  I used the same diaper cover pattern as above only without the flower.  For the hat, I started with this pattern from Knotty Knotty Crochet, sock monkey hat, and made a few adjustments.  I added an extra increase row because I felt that my hat came out too small the first time around.  I also added a round of single crochets in red around the entire bottom of the hat to give it a more finished look.

Crochet Sock Monkey Hat and Diaper Cover Set


New Pattern for Sale: Minnie Mouse Tissue Box & Toilet Paper Roll Cover

I created the Mickey toilet tissue box and toilet paper roll cover patterns while making a custom order for a family friend.  The Mickey pattern has been so popular that I decided to make a Minnie version as well.

This pattern is available for $2.99 via Craftsy:  Buy now
Or via Ravelry:

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Crochet Pattern: Owl Fingerless Gloves

I found this pattern for owl fingerless gloves on Ravelry as a free download by Erika Ward.  I wanted to make a pair of fingerless gloves like these for a while but every pattern I found was for knitting and not crocheting.

The pattern was pretty easy to follow and the gloves came out looking just like the photos in the pattern.  I modified it a bit and added a ribbed texture to the bottom rows of the gloves.

The pattern for these fingerless gloves can be found  HERE

Four Unique Crochet Stitch Tutorials: Ripple, Crochet Cat , Antique Pineapple and Loop Stitch

Free Crochet Stitch Tutorials

1.  Ripple Pattern.  Tutorial from Attic 24.  This pattern would be great for an afghan or could be used to add interest to a beanie hat.

2.  Abstract Crochet Cats from Crochet Geek.  I think this stitch is so cute and versatile. 

3.  Antique Pineapple Stitch Tutorial From Free Vintage Crochet

4.  Loop Stitch Tutorial from Needle Noodles. I have seen this stitch used on everything from baby booties to amigurumi. Great stitch to add a unique texture to your work.

Crochet Baby Garden Boots

I just finished crocheting two pairs of Baby Garden Boots from a pattern I found on Craftsy by The Lovely Crow.  I am absolutely in love with this pattern.  I think the booties came out great.

The pattern for these booties can be found here:  Baby Garden Boots