Free Patterns To Spruce Up Your Christmas Tree

Free Crochet Christmas Ornament Patterns

Christmas is only two weeks away!  If you are looking for some unique decorations to spruce up your Christmas tree, below are some wonderful free crochet ornament patterns.  These ornaments would also make wonderful stocking stuffers or gifts for family and friends.

1.  Snowman Ornament by Audra Brown.  The pattern for these adorable little snowmen is available as a free ravelry download.

2.  Teddy Ornaments from All About Ami Blog.  These cut little ornaments would look great on a child’s holiday tree.

3.  Little Christmas Socks by Le Monde De Sucrette.  I love these little stockings.  Would look great on a Christmas tree or at your Christmas table.  One year I used stockings similar to this as silverware holders at each place setting.

4.  Quick and Easy Christmas Ornament by Roswitha Mueller.  This angel pattern is available as a free ravelry download.

5.  Snowflake Ornament from Red Heart.  

6.  Christmas Wreath by Doni Speigle

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Free Crochet Pattern: Ribbed Cuff Fingerless Gloves

Free Crochet Pattern Release:  Ribbed Cuff Fingerless Gloves

 

I created this pattern yesterday morning on a whim.  It’s a very basic pattern for fingerless gloves featuring a ribbed cuff.  Very quick to make, the gloves probably took me an hour total and that included the time it took me to write the pattern.  Enjoy!

Materials:

Size H crochet hook
Worsted weight yarn (I used Redheart Wth Love)
Needle



Gauge:
3 dc = 1”
2 rows of dc = 1”
 

Abbreviations:

ch = chain
sl st = slip stitch
sts = stitches
dc = double crochet
fpdc = front post double crochet
bpdc = back post double crochet

Pattern:

Round 1:  Ch 25, sl st to 1st chain to form a ring.  Be careful not to twist the chain.
Round 2:  Ch 3, dc in next stitch and in each stitch around.  Sl st in top of ch 3 to join round.
Round 3:  Ch 3, (fpdc in next st, bpdc in following stitch) repeat all the way around.  Sl st to top of ch 3 to join round.
Round 4:  Repeat round 3
Round 5:  Ch 3, dc in next st and in each st around. Sl st to top of ch 3 to join round.
Round 6-12:  Repeat round 5.
Round 13:  (This round creates the thumb opening) Ch 3, dc first 20 sts, ch 4, skip remaining stitches and sl st to top of ch 3 to join round.
Round 14:  Ch 3, dc in each stitch and chain around.  Sl st to top of ch 3 to join round.
Round 15:  Ch 3, (fpdc in next st, bpdc in following stitch) repeat all the way around.  Sl st to top of ch 3 to join round.
Round 16: Repeat round 15.

Tie off yarn.  Using the needle, weave in all loose ends.

Free Crochet Pattern: Two Tone Ballet Slippers


Two Tone Ballet Slippers



By
Tampa Bay Crochet
Please do not sell this pattern.  For more free patterns, visit http://tampabaycrochet.blogspot.com.

You may also download this pattern for free through Craftsy by clicking here.

Sizes (U.S. shoe size):
Small:  5-6
Medium:  7-8
Large:  9-10
x-large:  11-12
Materials:
Needle (for weaving in loose ends).
Size H crochet hook
Worsted weight yarn.  For this pattern, I used Redheart Super Saver.

Abbreviations:
Ssc:  Same stitch cluster
Tsc:  Two stitch cluster
Sc:  single crochet
Sl st:  slip stitch
St:  stitch
Special Stitches:
Same stitch cluster: Yarn over, insert hook in next stitch, yarn over pull up a loop, yarn over and pull through first two loops on hook, yarn over and insert hook in same stitch, yarn over and pull up a loop, yarn over and pull through first two loops on hook, yarn over and pull through all three loops on hook.
Two stitch cluster: Yarn over, insert hook in the same stitch as the last stitch made, yarn over and pull up a loop, yarn over and pull through first two stitches on hook, yarn over and insert hook into the next stitch, yarn over and pull up a loop, yarn over and draw through first two loops on hook, yarn over and pull through all three loops.
Slippers:
Row 1:  Ch 4, ssc 7 times in 4th ch from hook (7 stitches)
Row 2:  Ch 3, 2 ssc in each stitch around (14)
Row 3:  Ch 3, 1 ssc in each stitch around (14)
Row 4:  Ch 3, 2 ssc in next st, 1 ssc in next 3 st, repeat 2 more times, 2 ssc in next st, 1 ssc in next  st. Join with a sl st to top of ch 3 (18)
Row 5:  Ch 3, tsc in each st around (18)
Row 6:  Ch 3, tsc in each st around. (18)
If switching colors, tie off yarn and sl st with new color to join.
Row 7:  Ch 3, tsc in each st around (18)
Row 8:  Repeat row 7
Row 9:  Ch 3 turn, tsc in next 13 sts.
Row 10:  Ch 3 turn, tsc in next 13 sts,
Row 11:  Repeat row 10 until your slipper reaches your desired length.  Check the length of the slipper by folding it in half lengthwise.  Next, measure from the tip of the toe to your last completed row.  
 Here are the desired completed lengths for each size.
For size small:  the slipper should now be around 8”
For size medium:  the slipper should be around 8.75”
For size large:  the slipper should be around 9.25”
For size x-large:  the slipper should be around 9.75”
Last Row:  Ch 1, hdc in next 3 sts, hdc2tog 4 times, hdc in last 3 sts.  Tie off leaving a 12 inch tail.  
To close the heel of the slipper:
Turn slipper inside out.  Fold the slipper in half lengthwise.  Using a needle and the 12” tail, sew the two sides of the heel of the slipper together. 
Finishing:
Turn slipper right side out.  Sl st with main yarn toward the heel of the slipper.  Ch1, sc evenly around the opening of the slipper.  Slip st to ch 1 to join.
Tie off yarn and weave in all loose ends.
You can decorate the slippers with flowers, buttons or appliqués.

Free and Spooky Halloween Patterns

Although September has not yet come to an end, Halloween seems to be in full swing in every store.  Halloween is by far my favorite holiday of the year.  I love dressing up and decorating the house.

To stick with the theme of Halloween, here are some free crochet patterns perfect for the upcoming holiday.

1.  Crochet Halloween Treat Basket Pattern:  For carrying around all of your candy! 

2.  Halloween Tombstone Ornament:  Great little decoration.

3.  Crochet Ghost Ornament:  Another great little Halloween decoration.

4.  Crochet Halloween Spider and Web

5.  Crochet Panda Bear Hat:  Could be the perfect accessory for a panda themed costume!

6.   Crochet Spooky Cup Cozies:  Great for home or the office.

7.  Crochet Witch Hat

Free Back To School Crochet Patterns


Summer is coming to an end and the new school year is about to begin.  Here are some great free crochet patterns for the new school year.

1.  Roll-Up Pencil Case by Kim Kotary

2.  Adjustable Book Cover

3.  Lunch Bag from Crochet Uncut

4.  Spring Petals Backpack by Susan Gator

Free Crochet Patterns: Getting Ready for Fall

The past few days I have been getting a start on preparing my Etsy shop for the upcoming Fall and Halloween.  I decided to try a few new patterns I found on Ravelry and thought I would share my favorites with you.

The first pattern I tried was for this newborn pumpkin hat.  The pattern is by Danyel Pink and it was listed on FaveCrafts.com.  The hat came out just like it looked in the picture.  I only made a few little tweaks to the pattern.  I added a row of single crochets to the bottom brim of the hat just because I thought it gave the brim a more finished look.  I also added a few more rows of half double crochets to the body of the hat.  I found my yarn did not have very much give, so I needed a few extra rows.  This pattern is written for a newborn but it is very basic and could easily be modified to fit any size range.

Color nature with Copic markers!

The second pattern I tried was for this amigurumi pumpkin.  The pattern is written by June Gilbank from Planet June.  June has the best free crochet amigurumi patterns that I have found on the web.  This pumpkin came out perfectly without having to make any adjustments to the pattern.  I did however decide to use a larger crochet hook and add a few stitches to make a larger version of the pumpkin.  It also came out great.  These little pumpkins would make great fall/Halloween decorations.  I also think they would look absolutely adorable as decorations at your Thanksgiving dinner table.

I have several additional patterns I hope to try this next week as well as a few ideas for new patterns of my own.  Stay tuned 🙂

Free Crochet Pattern: Chunky Twist Torsade Necklace

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Chunky Twist Torsade Necklace
By
Tampa Bay Crochet
*This pattern may not be resold or copied.  Finished items however, may be sold.
About the Design
Chunky necklaces are a huge trend this summer so I wanted to create a simple crochet version.  This necklace pattern can be easily customized by adding more colors and adjusting the length of your chains.  You could also crochet longer chains and turn it into a belt.  The pattern is written in steps rather than rounds or rows.  This is because there are several steps that do not involve crocheting (ex.  twisting the strands of the necklace).   I hope you enjoy this pattern! 
Materials:
Hook Size  G
Worsted weight yarn ( I use two colors in this example but you can use as many as you like)
Needle  – for sewing in ends and attaching the button
Button
Abbreviations:
Sc = Single Crochet
Sl St = slip stitch
Ch = chain
Sts = stitches
St = stitch
Instructions:
Step 1:  Ch 115 and tie off.  When laid flat your chain should measure around 25”.  Gauge is not very important in this project as long as all of your chains are nearly the same length.  You may decide to crochet shorter or longer chains depending on the desired length of the necklace.
Step 2:  Repeat the first step 3 more times until you have a total of four chains of the same color.  
Step 3:  With your second color, Ch 115 and tie off.  Repeat three more times until you have a total of 4 chains with your second color.

Step 4:  Lay all 8 chains side by side and tape one end of them to a flat surface.  

Step 5:  Divide the chains up by color and begin to lightly twist them by placing one color over the other until you reach the end.

Now, you will begin connecting the chains together by slip stitching.
Step 6:  Take your crochet hook and either color yarn and slip stitch through the end of the first chain, then ch 1.  Slip stitch through the end of the next closest chain and ch 1 again.  Do this until you reach the last chain.  Slip stitch through the last chain, ch 1 and turn.

Step 7:  Sc in each stitch across, ch 1 and turn.
Step 8:   Sc in each stitch across, tie off yarn leaving a 6 inch tail.

 
Step 9:  Using the tail, sew a button to the center of the end of the necklace.
Un-tape the opposite side of the necklace.
You will now use the same process to finish the opposite side of the necklace.
Step 10:  Slip stitch through the end of the first chain and ch 1.  Do this with each chain across.  Once you have slip stitched through the last chain, ch 1 and turn.
Step 11:  Sc through each slip stitch and chain across.  Ch 1 turn.
This next row creates the loop to hook around the button.

Step 12:  Single crochet through first 6 sts, chain 6, skip the next st and sc in the following stitch and in each stitch across.  Tie off yarn.
Step 13:  Finally, using a needle, sew in all of your loose ends.