The Ribbon Berry Stitch

Ribbon Berry Stitch crochet video tutorial and pattern - I really love the texture and stretch of this stitch. It's so much fun to make!

Continuing with my foray into the world of crochet ribbed stitches, I decided to try out this gorgeous ribbon berry stitch. I first spotted the stitch in this blogpost from 2012. Immediately I had to learn how to do it! I have to admit, I struggled a lot to get the 'berry' just right. Sometimes …

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Llama Bobbins!

Organize your yarn scraps and embroidery thread with these cute llama thread bobbins! There are two free printables available for download

I hate to throw away yarn scraps. I go through bouts of collecting scraps followed by periods of purging my messy workspace. To break this cycle, I sorted through my pile of odds and ends. I created these llama bobbins to organize and display my favorite yarns and threads! There are two files. One has …

Color Block Beanie

Color Block Beanie FREE crochet pattern and video tutorial - Creating a color block look with crochet was much easier than I expected. This technique is a great way to use up smaller amounts of yarn!

It's taken me quite some time to get this pattern just right but I've persevered! I love how well this beanie fits and stretches. Scroll down for the free pattern and video tutorial You can get the printable version of this pattern for $1.99 HERE. Color Block Beanie A Crochet Pattern by Picot Pals Finished …

Yarn Over Slip Stitch Ribbing

free crochet pattern and video tutorial for this faux knit crochet stitch. It looks super similar to a knitted Fisherman's rib stitch!

This has got to be my favorite crochet ribbing so far! It looks quite similar to a knitted fisherman's rib stitch (which I have always been a fan of). I tried out this stitch with an aran weight yarn and worsted weight yarn. I'm really happy with the way that the stitch looks and feels …

The Wave Beanie

The Wave Beanie - Free crochet beanie pattern

Recently I've purchased my first beanie! I know that might sound a little crazy to anyone else who lives in the Northeastern U.S., but I've never really been a hat person until this winter. I made the wave beanie to mimic the style of my newly purchased hat. You can wear this beanie with the …

Half Double Crochet & Slip Stitch Ribbing

As part of my exploration of crochet ribbing, I decided to try out this half double crochet and slip stitch variation.  Scroll down to see the written pattern, diagram, and my very first crochet video tutorial for this stitch! Written Pattern Materials 5mm crochet hook Red Heart Super Savers yarn in Buff tapestry needle Pattern …

Pepper The Hedgehog

FREE hedgehog crochet pattern | written pattern & crochet diagram for this life-sized hedgehog

  Hedgehogs are such adorable creatures! I've never seen a hedgehog in person (they're illegal to own without a permit in my state). That being said, I follow a handful of hedgehogs on Instagram! I named this little hedgehog Pepper for the variegated white and brown specks that look like salt n' pepper. I worked …

Single Crochet Ribbed Stitch

How to crochet the single crochet ribbed stitch | crochet diagram, photo tutorial, and written pattern provided - part of a series of crochet ribbed stitches

  Since I started crocheting I've had a sort of fascination with ribbed stitches. I love the plush texture and elasticity they provide to crochet accessories and garments. This year I'd like to explore all the possibilities of crochet ribbing and create a resource for crochet pattern designing. Every week I'll be exploring a different …

Cozy Crochet Boot Cuffs

FREE crochet boot cuff pattern | These cozy ribbed crochet boot cuffs can be made so quickly!

Lately I've been experimenting with different types of crochet ribbing. I love the texture and elasticity a ribbed stitch gives to crochet fabrics. My trials & errors lead to these 'knit look' boot cuffs. They're so easy to make, use only a bit of yarn, and work up super quickly! If you'd like, you can …

16 Last Minute Christmas Gifts to Crochet

Last minute Christmas gifts to crochet - 16 FREE crochet patterns | a crochet pattern roundup at picotpals.com |

Where has all the season gone? It feels like just yesterday I was anxiously awaiting Christmas crafting. With only 8 days until Christmas left, I have just a few more little stocking stuffers to create. I've assembled this list of free ( & very cute!) crochet patterns that you can make really quickly if you're …