Tiny Crochet Daisies

FREE crochet daisy pattern & a tutorial for making stems for your crochet flowers

Even though it doesn't feel like it yet, Spring is here! I'm working on a seasonal crocheted flower crown. The first (and smallest) flowers that I've created are these tiny daisies. They work up super quickly so you can make a bunch between larger crochet projects! I took my daisies a step further and made …

Crochet Succulents

Rosette Succulents - FREE crochet pattern & tutorial. Use items that you already have at home to make your crochet succulents look even more realistic! picotpals.com #succulents #free crochet pattern

Warmer temperatures and longer days have me yearning for Spring! I've started getting into gardening again. While I was propagating succulents I thought, "Why not crochet one?". This thought prompted a crochet succulent journey. I've experimented with a few  patterns & techniques to come up with something that I think looks really true to nature. …

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 …

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

*EDIT - I've since updated this pattern, you can see the newer version of this pattern HERE.* 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 …

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 …